Rabbi Shira Stutman

Name:  Rabbi Shira Stutman

What people call you:  Rabbi Shira

Congregation:  Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Location: 600 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Denomination:  Multi-denominational

Ordained from: Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Programs/Services you run/offer:  Jewish Welcome Workshop (Intro to Judaism), Interfaith Couples Workshop, 6th in the City Shabbat Services, holiday text studies

Speciality within Judaism:  Jewish education

One DC Jewish event that you highly recommend:  See a show at Theater J

Hobbies:  Jogging, reading, watching bad TV, playing with my children

Fun fact about you:  I spent a year traveling around the world.

Contact information:  sstutman@sixthandi.org, 202-266-4866


From the Sixth & I website:


Rabbi Shira Stutman
Director of Jewish Programming

As Sixth & I’s Director of Jewish Programming, I’m here as a resource for you. My focus is to make Jewish meaning and build Jewish community. As the sole rabbi on staff, I strive to infuse Sixth & I’s diverse programs with Jewish context and content. I support a number of “boutique” communities, including workshops for those interested in joining the Jewish community. I graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2007, where I was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. I also graduated from Columbia University and the Charles E Smith Jewish Day School. I was the founding rabbi of Kesher Shalom Congregation in Abington, PA. And my favorite t-shirt reads: “This is what a real rabbi looks like.”