In an attempt to be welcoming to the widest range of people, Sixth & I holds a number of different Shabbat services. Read the descriptions below to find the one(s) that appeal to you; our staff is happy to speak with you in greater detail.
All of our services share the same goal: to bring people together in prayerful, spiritually uplifting, community-building Shabbat experiences.
*For those in their 20s and 30s
Shabbat Services with MesorahDC*
On the first and third Fridays and Saturdays of every month, rabbis and chazzans of MesorahDC lead a traditional service with soulful melodies and contemporary insights. Friday night services are followed by dinner. There is separate seating for men and women during the service. (Services are not held during the summer.)
6th in the City Shabbat*
Rabbi Shira and Jewish singers Rick Recht or Sheldon Low lead a musical and interactive service on the second Friday of each month. Includes hors d’ouvres and cocktails before the service and dinner following.
Shabbasana: Pre-Shabbat Yoga*
Prepare your mind and body for Shabbat with Jewish-inspired yoga and meditation; this takes place before 6th in the City Shabbat on the second Friday of every month.
Shabbat: Pure & Simple*
Rabbi Scott guides an open service at a relaxed pace that allows for thoughtful prayer in a comfortable, spiritual setting. The monthly service, held on the fourth Saturday morning of each month, is followed by kiddush lunch and discussion.
Rabbi Scott, accompanied by musician Kevin Snider of DeLeon, Guy Irlander, and Michal Bilick, offers soulful acoustic music, deep spirituality, and thoughtful local justice in this service held on the third Friday of each month.
Open to people of all ages, Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner lead a Carlebach-inspired service on the fourth Friday of each month, followed by dinner.
“Fifth Friday” Shabbat
During months when a fifth Friday occurs, check our calendar for information on one-time thematic Shabbat offerings. Past fifth Friday services included Pride Shabbat (during Capital Pride Week), Labor on the Bimah, A Capella Shabbat, and Meditation Shabbat.
For more information about Shabbat services, contact our Jewish Programming Event Planner, Abby Eisen.