Sixth & I: Talks

Sixth & I is a center for arts, entertainment, ideas, and Jewish life in Washington, DC. We inspire more meaningful and fulfilling lives through an unexpected mix of experiences that embrace the multi-faceted identities of those we serve.
Exterior of Sixth and I Synagogue at night

About

Sixth & I is a center for arts, entertainment, and ideas and a synagogue that reimagines how religion and community can enhance people’s everyday lives.

Housed within a revitalized historic space dating back to 1908 in the heart of the Nation’s Capital, our unexpected mix of cultural and spiritual programs embraces the multi-faceted identities of those we serve and offers wide-ranging, eye-opening, and accessible experiences to inspire more meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Our arts and culture programming—including talks, concerts, and comedy shows—entertains and enlightens the widest possible audience with innovative experiences that fuel curiosity, spark inspiration, and promote interaction with preeminent thought leaders and pop culture influencers.

Our Jewish programming—including education, Shabbat services, holiday celebrations, and social justice work—offers dynamic ways for those primarily in their 20s and 30s to engage with Jewish values, ideas, and traditions on their own terms and without judgment. As a multi-denominational and non-membership spiritual home, Sixth & I works to foster community among people at a similar stage of life, figuring out what matters to them and who they want to be.

Our Jewish programming—including education, Shabbat services, holiday celebrations, and social justice work—offers dynamic ways for those in their 20s and 30s to explore life’s big questions through a Jewish framework and engage with Jewish values, ideas, and traditions on their own terms and without judgment. As a multi-denominational and non-membership spiritual home, Sixth & I creates space for people at a similar stage of life to find community with one another and to discover the value Judaism can add to their lives.

Jobs

Sixth & I: Talks has not posted any current job opportunities.

Events

Sun October 2
Pete Souza at Sixth & I In The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency, presidential photographer Pete Souza shares rarely seen photos and stories of life and work in the White House, the Situation Room, and more. You’ll go behind the scenes of consequential moments in the Oval Office, decisive meetings in the West Wing, an ...
Tue October 11
Temple Grandin at Sixth & I A quarter of a century after her memoir, Thinking in Pictures, forever changed how the world understood autism, Temple Grandin transforms our awareness of the different ways our brains are wired in Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions. ...
Wed October 12
Iliza Shlesinger in conversation with Jake Tapper at Sixth & I In All Things Aside: Absolutely Correct Opinions, award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and producer Iliza Shlesinger shares a collection of hilarious and insightful essays about the exasperating issues of everyday life. From the macro to the micro, Shlesinger tackles it all wi ...
Thu October 13
Stuff They Don't Want You to Know at Sixth & I In their new book Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know, Ben Bowlin, Matthew Frederick, and Noel Brown, hosts of the eponymous podcast, look at popular conspiracy theories—from chemtrails to surveillance to the Tuskegee experiment—and seek to discern fact from fiction. This progra ...
Thu October 20
Phil Rosenthal at Sixth & I In Somebody Feed Phil the Book, Phil Rosenthal, creator of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and host of the beloved, James Beard Award-nominated Netflix series “Somebody Feed Phil,” presents more than sixty of viewers’ most requested recipes from acclaimed international chefs and local legends alike and shares ...
Mon October 24
Kevin Nealon at Sixth & I In I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame, comedian, actor, and Saturday Night Live alumnus Kevin Nealon shares original full-color caricatures and funny, endearing personal essays about his famous friends. This program will run approximately 1 hour. At this in-pers ...
Thu October 27
Jon Meacham at Sixth & I In And There Was Light, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and #1 New York Times bestselling author chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, charting how—and why—he confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America. with Politics a ...
Thu November 17
Patti Smith: Songs & Stories at Sixth & I With over 365 photographs taking you through a single year, A Book of Days is a new way to experience the expansive mind of the visionary writer and performer. Charting her passions, devotions, obsessions, and whims, it is a timeless offering for deeply uncertain times and an inspirational map ...
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Sixth & I: Talks

600 I Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
(618) 309-3003

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