Real talk: Most of us don’t have a dedicated space to get into those questions that keep us up at night. These five-week meetups offer a relaxed, laid-back setting to think through life’s big questions using a Jewish framework. Led by Sixth & I’ers in their apartments and homes, these salon-style gatherings are a great way to meet new people and build meaningful connections through deep conversation. 

You’ll discuss:

  • Week 1: Introduction
  • Week 2: Individuality vs. communal belonging 
  • Week 3: How to make big decisions 
  • Week 4: How to disagree with people you love 
  • Week 5: How to say goodbye 

Get to know each small group facilitator before you apply for your preferred cohort(s). Applications for fall 2023 cohorts are due by Monday, September 25 at 5:00 pm.  

Gavi’s Small Group
Mondays, October 2 – 30 from 6:30  – 8:00 pm
Gavi Keyles (she/her) grew up in New Jersey but lived in California for 7 years before moving to DC in 2021. She works on climate and transportation policy at Earthjustice. When not working, you can find her petting her orange cat Odie, taking walks, going to trivia nights with friends, belting power ballads in her car, and planning her next outdoor adventure.

Isabel’s Small Group
Tuesdays, October 10 – November 7 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Isabel Scher (she/her) is from New Jersey where she grew up with two brothers (one is her twin), practicing Reform Judaism. By leading a small group, she hopes to grow her community in DC and foster an intentional space for asking big spiritual questions. Isabel runs her own coaching company and loves playing sports, dancing, taking care of her plants, and cooking new recipes.

Lois’s Small Group
Wednesdays, October 11 – 18 and November 1 – 15 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Lois Kimmel (she/her) loves to connect with people through deep conversations about the bigger questions in life. Judaism in Lois’ life looks like Rosh Chodesh Well Circle gatherings, Shabbat dinners, and teaching children. She lives in Adams Morgan with a lot of plants!

Jeremy’s Small Group
Thursdays, October 19 – November 16 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Jeremy Lutz (he/him) attributes his Sixth & I small group experience to his love of DC and finding a community after having moved here from Atlanta in 2021. Jeremy graduated with a Master’s in industrial engineering from Clemson University. He loves playing soccer, eating great food, practicing yoga, and exploring the city.