Our Jewish education series, designed for people in their 20s and 30s, provide a variety of opportunities to explore Jewish learning, spiritual growth, and modern discourse on an ancient religion.
This five-session introductory course is designed for Jews and non-Jews looking to discover or reconnect with Judaism. Each session delves into a different framework for thinking about American-Jewish identity and allows students to develop a deeper and more intentional connection with Judaism. Add your name to our inquiry list. Dates for the next cohort are Mondays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1 and 8 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Additionally, attending Shabbat services on Friday, March 15 at 7:00 pm is part of the course requirement.
Interfaith Couples Workshop
This workshop offers a guided, nonjudgmental space for Jews and their non-Jewish partners to participate in practical conversations, gain insight from case studies, and find personal support. Add your name to our inquiry list. Dates for the next cohort are Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, and 17 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Jewish Welcome Workshop: An In-depth Introduction to Judaism
This 38-week course is designed for those interested in learning more about Judaism and/or converting. Participants learn both within the classroom and through immersion in the larger Sixth & I and DC community. At the end of the program, non-Jewish participants will be prepared to convert to Judaism or to live as a Ger Toshav (“fellow traveler”) with the Jewish people.
The annual course starts in September and runs for 38 weeks, typically on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This class includes a mix of lectures, group activities, text studies, and holiday celebrations. No Hebrew language knowledge is required. Those wishing to convert will meet with one of the rabbis individually during the year. The rabbi—in consultation with you—determines when you are ready for the actual conversion.
To be considered for the upcoming cohort, for which registration begins around May, please join this inquiry list. If you are interested in meeting with a rabbi before that time to discuss the process of conversion, please contact Eve to set up a meeting.
An Introduction to Judaism class is a prerequisite for the Jewish Welcome Workshop. One option is our 5-week Basically Jewish course. Though the course does not have to be completed at Sixth & I, please note that academic courses at a university do not meet the prerequisite requirement.
Next class: Beginning September 2024. Add your name to our inquiry list.
Once a month, over pizza and wine, dive into hot topics in the news and culture through casual conversations through a Jewish framework.
This series offers an opportunity to dive deeper into specific Jewish topics over the course of four weeks while building community over a shared a sense of curiosity for the world around you. Topics for a Next Level series include ethics through a Jewish lens, antisemitism, Israel, and Jewish thought. To learn more, contact Molly.
What It Takes
These practical, how-to classes are designed to help you learn the essentials of Jewish rituals, practices, and holidays—everything from havdallah and leading a Passover seder to officiating a friend’s wedding.
*No one will be turned away from any of our classes due to a lack of funds. For more information about setting up a payment plan, please contact Molly.