Sixth & I approaches the celebration and observance of Jewish holidays by embracing tradition and culture in ways that are resonant with and reflective of people’s modern interests. Some highlights of past holiday programs include:
Built by our community and around the entrance to our building, Sixth & I’s sukkah is host to social events, meals, and text study sessions.
Dancin’ in the Streets
In celebration of Simchat Torah, we close down I Street as local Jewish communities and minyanim join together to dance and sing with the Torah.
Thrilla in Megillah Purim Celebration
Staff, class participants, and people in our community act out chapters of the Megillah with original skits, set against the backdrop of highly encouraged revelry.
The TEN: An Alternative Shavuot Experience
This innovative take on Shavuot, the holiday traditionally celebrated by studying Torah and enjoying the first fruits of the harvest, has featured Matisyahu, Josh Radnor, Natasha Lyonne, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Hanna Rosin and David Plotz.
At the turn of the 20th century, Chinatown was home to three synagogues, located at 5th and I, 6th and I, and 8th and I streets. Only Sixth & I remains a functioning synagogue. During the High Holidays we revive the energy of our historically Jewish neighborhood by hosting four different types of services throughout our building and two additional nearby churches (one the former homes of Ohev Sholom Synagogue) to accommodate over 3,000 people.
For more information about holiday programs, contact Rabbi Suzy.