|Q. What is Sixth & I all about?
A. Sixth & I is a non-denominational, non-membership, non-traditional synagogue and cultural center where the lines of devotion blur and programs speak to personal, spiritual, and social interests. Read more about us here.
Q. If I’m not Jewish, can I still come to Sixth & I events?
A. Of course. Sixth & I is for everyone.
Q. Where is Sixth & I located?
A. Sixth & I is in downtown DC at the intersection of 6th St. and I St. NW (that’s how we got our name!). The address is 600 I Street NW.
Q. Is Sixth & I located near a Metro station?
A. Yes. Sixth & I is conveniently located two blocks from the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station (Red, Yellow, and Green lines). Use the 7th and H St. exit from the station.
Q. Does Sixth & I have a parking lot?
A. No. Metered street parking is available in the neighborhood surrounding Sixth & I. Nearby parking lots include the PMI Parking Lot (6th and Massachusetts Avenue, entrance on Mass.), the Verizon Center Parking Lot (6th and G Streets, entrance on 6th), and the City Center Parking Lot (9th and I Streets, entrance on 9th Street).
Q. What are Sixth & I’s hours?
A. Sixth & I’s administrative hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The building is open additional hours for events, but administrative activities do not take place during those times.
Q. Is Sixth & I accessible to persons with disabilities?
A. Yes, we have been accessible since 2008. Because we are a contributing building to a historic neighborhood and could not change the façade of our building, we have a lift system to enter the building and to access the different floors (no outdoor ramps). As a courtesy (not required), if you or someone you are with intends on using the lift system, please call the office at 202.408.3100 in advance so we can anticipate your arrival.
Q. Do you offer tours of the synagogue?
A. Yes. Tours occur on most first Sundays of the month. Check the calendar for scheduled offerings. Daily walk-in tour hours are from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday. These tours are free, but we greatly appreciate donations. Can’t make it to an in-person tour? No worries; you can also take a virtual tour here.
Q. Can I become a member and join Sixth & I?
A. Sixth & I is non-membership-based. We have a fluid community of locals, long-time Washingtonians, newcomers, tourists from around the world, and anyone looking to put a little more ‘gogue in their life. If you’re moved by what you experience and are inspired to give back, we appreciate your financial support.
Q. How can I find out about upcoming Sixth & I events?
A. Submit your email on the homepage to receive our weekly email of upcoming events. Sign up here to receive our monthly postcard mailing. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Q. Where do events take place within the synagogue?
A. Sixth & I’s sanctuary, with its beautiful stained-glass windows, breath-taking dome, and near-perfect acoustics, dates back to 1908.
Downstairs is an intimate space for music and entertainment. With a capacity of about 200 (seated and standing), it’s a unique setting to experience today’s most talented, on-the-verge artists, up-close-and-personal. Drinks (cash bar) are often available for purchase during shows.
Q. When is the Sixth & I Box Office open?
A. The box office is open Monday through Friday, from noon - 3:00 pm. Cash, Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Please call ahead of time when coming to pick up tickets so we can have them ready for you, and be sure to bring a photo ID.
- On the day of an event, the box office typically opens one hour before the event begins. A valid photo ID that matches the name on the credit card used to purchase the ticket(s) is required for pick-up.
- Tickets for select events (most concerts and comedy shows) can be purchased through Sixth & I’s Box Office. If the box office applies to an event, it will be noted in the event description on our website so please check before coming by.
Q. What is Sixth & I’s refund policy?
A. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
Q. Is there assigned seating at events?
A. Unless noted, seating is general admission, first-come first-served. Seating is in pews (similar to benches) so there are not individual, chair-style seats. Seating in the sanctuary is split between the ground floor and a balcony level.
Q. How old do you have to be to attend events at Sixth & I?
A. Generally, there are no age limitations for Sixth & I events. However, we do have some age specific events, which are clearly labeled. If you see the phrase “6th in the City,” it means the event is for people in their 20s and 30s.
Q. Does Sixth & I sell food and drinks at events?
A. Some events include concession sales. However, we do not allow food in the sanctuary.
Q. What restaurants are nearby?
A. There are many restaurants in the neighborhood, especially along 7th St.
Q. What is Sixth & I’s camera policy?
A. This varies event to event. Please call ahead to find out what a specific event’s camera policy will be.
Q. Does Sixth & I have a lost and found?
A. Yes. Please call 202.408.3100.