Photo: Ari Strauss

Shabbat

Sixth & I’s Shabbat services are designed to create community for people in their 20s and 30s through spiritually uplifting experiences. Whether you participate in person or virtually from our Facebook page, our staff is happy to help find the best match for you. For in-person services, be sure to register in advance. Check out our regular offerings.

Shabbat: Exhale

First Friday
At this alternative Shabbat experience, mindfulness teacher Alison Cohen and a Sixth & I rabbi lead guided meditation, song, and reflection on Jewish teachings designed to help you renew your connection to yourself and others.

Friday Night Services

Second and Third Fridays
This inclusive service led by Rabbi Aaron or Rabbi Nora blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh. Uplifting music and the rabbi’s thought-provoking sermon combine for a welcoming one-hour service that’s a good fit for those new to Shabbat or those looking for space to wind down and reflect.

On the fourth Friday of each month, while our Jewish Life team celebrates Shabbat independently, we encourage you to lead your own Shabbat at home using our music library.

Holidays

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:

Sukkot

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

To celebrate Simchat Torah, we close down I Street and dance (like no one’s watching) and sing with the Torah.

Purim Celebration

We bring the central themes of the holiday to life through improv games and irreverent, politically incorrect original sketches, followed by dancing and drinks at our after party.

Register for The Esties: A Purim Party on March 6

Sinai Slam: An Alternative Shavuot Experience

This innovative take on Shavuot, the holiday traditionally celebrated by studying Torah and enjoying the first fruits of the harvest, features a night of storytelling exploring themes of anticipation, revelation, and conversion.

High Holidays

For a fresh start to the new year, we offer in-person and virtual services along with alternative programming and classes to help you connect more deeply to the holidays and their themes.

Better Nature

A Tu B’Shvat Seder and Dinner - 6:30 pm ET

Celebrate the New Year of the Trees with a Tu B’Shvat seder, a ritual that began with the Kabbalists of the 16th century. At our seder led by Rabbi Nora, you’ll dive into...

Celebrate the New Year of the Trees with a Tu B’Shvat seder, a ritual that began with the Kabbalists of the 16th century. At our...

Friday Night Services with Dinner

with Rabbi Aaron - 7:00 pm ET

This inclusive service led by Rabbi Aaron and the Sixth & I musicians blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.

This inclusive service led by Rabbi Aaron and the Sixth & I musicians blends contemporary and traditional elements for an...

Friday Night Services

with Rabbi Nora - 7:00 pm ET

This inclusive service led by Rabbi Nora and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Jeff Geld blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.

This inclusive service led by Rabbi Nora and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Jeff Geld blends contemporary and traditional elements for...

Friday Night Services

Mardi Gras Edition - 7:00 pm ET

In celebration of the holidays of Rosh Chodesh Adar and Mardi Gras, this service led by Rabbi Aaron features the sounds of New Orleans from DC-based ensemble DuPont Brass, alongside...

In celebration of the holidays of Rosh Chodesh Adar and Mardi Gras, this service led by Rabbi Aaron features the sounds of New...