“Disproving the idea that synagogue life is not attractive to single adults in their 20s and 30s, Sixth and I is a wake up call to congregations across the country seeking to providing meaning to young adults.”
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
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National, Washington, DC
A multi-denominational and membership-free historic synagogue focused on engaging young adults in their 20s and 30s through impactful, entertaining, and thought-provoking programs that span Jewish and secular traditions.
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Sixth & I offers a place where young adults in Washington, DC can explore creative and thought-provoking ways to become involved with Jewish life. Sitting at the intersection of secular and Jewish life, the organization reinvents synagogue life in ways that speak to its constituency of intellectually and spiritually curious young professionals. Sixth & I uniquely targets one age group – people in their 20s and 30s, largely without children – and offers this audience a space where Jews and non-Jews alike can experience and explore Judaism through a menu of affordable and wide-ranging programs. Focused on creating a “convening point” rather than a membership- or fees-based community, Sixth & I reaches over 100,000 young adults each year. Nearly every night, Sixth & I hosts programs in its beautiful, historic synagogue, ranging from trivia night to yoga to Shabbat and holiday celebrations, and from sold-out learning opportunities like Interfaith Couples or Jewish Welcome Workshops, to concerts and book talks from some of the biggest names on tour today. As the organization celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, Sixth & I continues to look inward and regularly innovate in order to meet the needs of the local DC young adult community, while also looking outward through Inside Sixth & I, an initiative that allows other congregations and communities to adapt the Sixth & I model across the country.
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