Weekly Update: Shabbat Chukat

06/21/2018 11:06:14 PM

Jun21

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Chukat 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Pnina Silver
in observance of the Yahrzeit
of her husband,
Dr. William Silver, 
אברהם זאב בן שלמה

 


Seudah Shelishit
has been anonymously
sponsored

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

8:12 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

9:22 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:12 AM
Sermon by Dr. Michael Broyde:
“Why Would Anyone Like
Irrational Law"
  10:30 AM
Class with Dr. Broyde: 
“Battlefield Ethics & Halacha
  7:00 PM
Mincha   8:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit:
Q & A with Dr. Broyde
  8:20 PM
Maariv   9:11 PM
Musical Havdalah   9:22 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 14th!).

 

Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.

We wish a Mazal Tov to Francesca Macaluso & Dr. Micah Timen upon their enagement.

 

We are grateful to our Downtown Yoetzet Halacha, Shiffy Friedman, for her informative presentation this past Tuesday on the Jewish approach to sexuality & intimacy, and to Annie Watman, for all her help in arranging the class. 

 

Shabbat Scholar - Rabbi Dr. Michael Broyde: This Shabbat, Parshat Chukat, we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Michael Broyde, professor of law at Emory Law, and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law & Religion at Emory University. Please see the event page for more details.

We request the presence of all members in good standing at our General Membership Meeting on Wednesday June 27, at 7:00 PM. During the meeting, we will elect new officers and members of the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board. Please take note of the relevant election documents below (If you can not attend the membership meeting, a proxy may be filled out and e-mailed back to the office).

Ballot

 Proxy 


Membership Drive: With the arrival of June, it is again time for us to encourage membership; to ask that you please formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue

 

Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.


Family Membership: $900 (Includes 2 High Holy Day Tickets)
Individual Membership: $500 (Includes 1 High Holy Day Ticket)
Associate Membership: $300 (For those with membership at another synagogue)
Student Membership: $150


Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This can be easily set up through our website:

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Rabbi Bellino  who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on June 30th (the afternoon reading is Pinchas). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is July 14th (Matot-Masei).
 



Events


July 10th - Tuesday Night Study with Maharat Michal Kohane
Please join us for a class with Maharat Michal Kohane, the Rosh Kehila of the Prospect Heights Shul in Brooklyn, and a student at Yeshivat Maharat,  entitled "Between Babylon & Jerusalem, Then & Now". For more details, click here.


July 22nd - Tisha b'Av Program with Drisha Institute
On Tisha b'Av day, we will partner with the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, for a full day of programming, including Kinot recitation and discussion, multiple classes, and a film screening. All are welcome to attend.

 

SAVE THE DATES

June 27: General Membership Meeting

July 10: Tuesday Night Study with Maharat Michal Kohane
July 21: Tisha b'Av Night

July 22: Tisha b'Av Day of Programming with Drisha

July 26: Jessica Tamar Deutsch Art Event

September 9: Erev Rosh HaShana

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM (resumes July 11th).
 

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah over the next 6 Shabbatot. After Shavuot he will teach Avot d'Rabbi Natan for the duration of the summer. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.


SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

 

We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

No Classes Tonight

06/20/2018 12:11:15 PM

Jun20

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will not meet tonight, June 20th. Classes will resume on July 11th.

TONIGHT: A Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy - 8:00 PM

06/19/2018 09:59:14 AM

Jun19



 

A Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM


​​​Join the women of our community for an open discussion and learning opportunity with our downtown Yoetzet Halacha, Shiffy Friedman. We will explore the Jewish approach to sexuality, intimacy, and the Jewish ethic around consent. We will also use common questions received by Yoatzot Halacha as a framework to discuss physical and emotional challenges that arise in the most intimate area of a relationship. 

Please note that the correct start time is 8:00 PM.

This event is open to all women - married and unmarried - and will be a safe place for questions and answers. Feel free to bring your questions, or email them in advance to nycyoetzet@gmail.com, or submit them anonymously at Tinyurl.com/yoetzetQandA


The event has been sponsored by Adina & Henry Frank, in memory of Adina's mother, Bea Haims.


Shiffy Friedman graduated from Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center’s U.S. Yoatzot Halacha Fellows Program in 2015. She has been counseling women in the area of women's health and halacha, both through her role as Yoetzet  Halacha in Westchester County and through teaching brides and couples before marriage. Shiffy has taught at SAR Academy and currently teaches at Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School. She received her B.A. in Judaic studies from Stern College and a dual M.A. in Education and Jewish Studies from New York University. Prior to that, she spent a year studying in Israel at the Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women in Migdal Oz. She and her husband, Rabbi Noam Friedman, live with their two children, Avital and Adir, in Morningside Heights, where they serve as the OU-JLIC couple at Columbia/Barnard Hillel.


 

 

THIS TUESDAY: Women's Class - A Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

06/15/2018 03:43:16 PM

Jun15



 

A Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


​​​Join the women of our community for an open discussion and learning opportunity with our downtown Yoetzet Halacha, Shiffy Friedman. We will explore the Jewish approach to sexuality, intimacy, and the Jewish ethic around consent. We will also use common questions received by Yoatzot Halacha as a framework to discuss physical and emotional challenges that arise in the most intimate area of a relationship. 

Feel free to bring your questions, or email them in advance to nycyoetzet@gmail.com, or submit them anonymously at Tinyurl.com/yoetzetQandA

Please visit the event page for more info and to register.


The event has been sponsored by Adina & Henry Frank, in memory of Adina's mother, Bea Haims.


Shiffy Friedman graduated from Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center’s U.S. Yoatzot Halacha Fellows Program in 2015. She has been counseling women in the area of women's health and halacha, both through her role as Yoetzet  Halacha in Westchester County and through teaching brides and couples before marriage. Shiffy has taught at SAR Academy and currently teaches at Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School. She received her B.A. in Judaic studies from Stern College and a dual M.A. in Education and Jewish Studies from New York University. Prior to that, she spent a year studying in Israel at the Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women in Migdal Oz. She and her husband, Rabbi Noam Friedman, live with their two children, Avital and Adir, in Morningside Heights, where they serve as the OU-JLIC couple at Columbia/Barnard Hillel.


 

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Korach

06/14/2018 10:54:15 PM

Jun14

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Korach 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

This week's delicious

Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by more than
50 individuals and families
in celebration of
Father's Day

 


Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

8:10 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

9:20 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:10 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot   6:55 PM
Mincha   7:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit   8:15 PM
Maariv   9:09 PM
Musical Havdalah   9:20 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 14th!).

 

Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Irvin Jacobson on his Ufruf and his marriage to Rebecca Feygenson.

We are grateful to Paul Kaplan for his presentation this past Sunday on Lillian Wald, and to Elissa Sampson for her highly informative tour of the synagogue.

 

Women's Torah Study: Please join us this Tuesday night, June 19th, at 7:00 PM, for an open discussion with our downtown Yoetzet Halacha, Shiffy Friedman, exploring the Jewish approach to sexuality, intimacy, and the Jewish ethic around consent. Feel free to bring your questions, or email them in advance to nycyoetzet@gmail.com, or submit them anonymously at Tinyurl.com/yoetzetQandA. Please click here for more info and to register.


Membership Drive: With the arrival of June, it is again time for us to encourage membership; to ask that you please formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue

 

Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.


Family Membership: $900 (Includes 2 High Holy Day Tickets)
Individual Membership: $500 (Includes 1 High Holy Day Ticket)
Associate Membership: $300 (For those with membership at another synagogue)
Student Membership: $150


Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This can be easily set up through our website:

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.

 

We request the presence of all members in good standing at our General Membership Meeting on Wednesday June 27, at 7:00 PM.


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Choni Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on June 23rd (the afternoon reading is Balak). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is July 14th (Matot-Masei).
 



Events



June 19th - Women's Torah Study: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy
Please join us this Tuesday night for for a Shiur, discussion, and Q & A, led by our  Yoetzet Halacha, Shifra Friedman. The event has been sponsored by Adina & Henry Frank, in memory of Adina's mother, Bea Haims. 

June 23rd -
Shabbat Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Dr. Michael Broyde
Please join us on Shabbat Chukat, as we welcome our next Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Michael Broyde, 
professor of law at Emory Law, and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law & Religion at Emory University. Please see the event page for more details.
 

 

SAVE THE DATES
June 19: Women's Torah Study with Yoetzet Shifra Friedman: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

June 23: Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Professor Michael Broyde

June 27: General Membership Meeting

July 10: Tuesday Night Study with Maharat Michal Kohane
July 21: Tisha b'Av Night

July 22: Tisha b'Av Day of Programming

July 26: Jessica Tamar Deutsch Art Event

September 9: Erev Rosh HaShana

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.
 

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah over the next 6 Shabbatot. After Shavuot he will teach Avot d'Rabbi Natan for the duration of the summer. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.


SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

 

We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

LAST CALL! Fathers' Day Kiddush 2018

06/14/2018 01:03:17 PM

Jun14



 

This Shabbat is our Sixth Annual Fathers' Day Kiddush!!!

For $54 you can be named as a contributor. The names of your sons, fathers, grandfathers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. You may list as many people as you wish. This list will be read aloud in shul, as well as distributed at the Kiddush.

Email info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org for more information. Please click here to make a payment.

Click here to see last year's listing.

 

No classes tonight

06/13/2018 12:21:18 PM

Jun13

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will resume next week, June 20th.

THIS SHABBAT: Fathers' Day Kiddush 2018

06/11/2018 02:24:19 PM

Jun11




This Shabbat is our Sixth Annual Fathers' Day Kiddush!!!

For $54 you can be named as a contributor. The names of your sons, fathers, grandfathers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. You may list as many people as you wish. This list will be read aloud in shul, as well as distributed at the Kiddush.

Email info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org for more information. Please click here to make a payment.

Click here to see last year's listing.

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Shelach

06/07/2018 10:23:16 PM

Jun7

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Shelach 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Steven Strauss
in honor of his graduation
from law school

 

A keg of delicious Grimm beer

has been sponsored by
Dr. Jeremy Block

in honor of
the Downtown Community


This week's delicious

Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by

Brenda Pace
in celebration of her birthday
and by
Julia & Shlomi Salant 
in celebration of the 2nd birthday
of their daughter Leah


Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
Alan Schwartz
in observance of the Yahrzeits 
of his grandparents
Moshe & Matel Schwartz

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

8:07 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

9:17 PM

Presentation by Dr. Alan Brill:
"Rabbi on the Ganges"
  9:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:10 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Class with Dr. Brill: "Kabbalistic &
Eastern Meditation"
  6:55 PM
Mincha   7:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit   8:15 PM
Maariv   9:06 PM
Musical Havdalah   9:17 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 14th!).

 

Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

This week, we welcome Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill, as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Brill is a very well respected professor of Judaic studies and comparative religion, and is an active participant in the Jewish interfaith encounter with Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus.
 

Speaking Schedule & Topics


Friday Night, 9:30 PM:
"Rabbi on the Ganges: A Jewish-Hindu Encounter"


Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM:
"Do Jews Meditate?"

Shabbat Afternoon, 6:55 PM:
"Kabbalistic Meditation & Eastern Meditation"


Seudah Shelishit, 6:30 PM:
Q & A with Dr. Brill


We are grateful to Ellen R. Cherrick, and Alan Schwartz & Michael Sarid, for sponsoring the Friday night Community Dinner.

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.

 


Membership Drive: WIth the arrival of June, it is again time for us to encourage membership; to ask that you please formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue

 

Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.


Family Membership: $900 (Includes 2 High Holy Day Tickets)
Individual Membership: $500 (Includes 1 High Holy Day Ticket)
Associate Membership: $300 (For those with membership at another synagogue)
Student Membership: $150


Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This can be easily set up through our website:

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.

 

We request the presence of all members in good standing at our General Membership Meeting on Wednesday June 27, at 7:00 PM.


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Henry Reininger who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on June 23rd (the afternoon reading is Balak). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is July 14th (Matot-Masei).
 



Events



June 10th - Book Event: Paul Kaplan presents Lillian Wald - America’s Great Social and Healthcare Reformer
Please join us for a presentation of the newly released book Lillian Wald: America's Great Social and Healthcare Reformer by Paul Kaplan. Paul will discuss how this relentless advocate for the welfare of children, called "one of the least-known yet most important people" by President Franklin Roosevelt, became responsible for many of the social and health-related programs we take for granted today. Please see the event page for more details.

June 16th - Father's Day Kiddush
For $54 you can be named as a contributor. The names of your sons, fathers, grandfathers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. You may list as many people as you wish. This list will be read aloud in shul, as well as distributed at the Kiddush. Please click here for more info and to register.

June 19th - Women's Torah Study: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

Please join us for for a Shiur, discussion, and Q & A, led by our  Yoetzet Halacha, Shifra Friedman. The event has been sponsored by Adina & Henry Frank, in memory of Adina's mother, Bea Haims.

June 23rd -
Shabbat Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Dr. Michael Broyde
Please join us on Shabbat Chukat, as we welcome our next Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Michael Broyde, 
professor of law at Emory Law, and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law & Religion at Emory University.
 

 

SAVE THE DATES
June 10: Book Event: Paul Kaplan presents Lillian Wald - America’s Great Social and Healthcare Reformer

June 16: Father's Day Kiddush
June 19: Women's Torah Study with Yoetzet Shifra Friedman: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

June 23: Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Professor Michael Broyde

June 27: General Membership Meeting

July 10: Tuesday Night Study with Maharat Michal Kohane
July 21: Tisha b'Av Night

July 22: Tisha b'Av Day of Programming

July 26: Jessica Tamar Deutsch Art Event

September 9: Erev Rosh HaShana



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.
 

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah over the next 6 Shabbatot. After Shavuot he will teach Avot d'Rabbi Natan for the duration of the summer. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.


SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

 

We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

LAST CALL TO RSVP! Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill

06/06/2018 05:10:24 PM

Jun6

THIS Shabbat, June 8-9, we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill, the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University. Dr. Brill is a very well respected professor of Judaic studies, comparative religion, and mysticism, and is an active participant in the Jewish interfaith encounter with Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a series of thought-provoking talks and discussions on the Jewish encounter with Hinduism, and Jewish & Eastern traditions of meditation.

Reservations for the dinner should be made by TONIGHT, Wednesday, June 6th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 7:00 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 8:00 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 9:30 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Shabbat afternoon class at 6:55 PM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 8:15 PM


Speaking Schedule & Topics

Friday Night, 9:30 PM: 
   "Rabbi on the Ganges: A Jewish-Hindu Encounter"

Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM: 
   "Do Jews Meditate?"

Shabbat Afternoon, 6:55 PM: 
   "Kabbalistic Meditation & Eastern Meditation"

Seudah Shelishit, 6:30 PM: 
   Q & A with Dr. Brill


Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill

Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill is the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University, where he teaches Jewish studies in the graduate program. Brill is the author of Thinking God: The Mysticism of Rabbi Zadok of Lublin (2002), Judaism and Other Religions: Models Of Understanding (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and Judaism and World Religions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Dr. Brill received his BA, MA, and Rabbinical Ordination from Yeshiva University and his PhD from  Fordham University. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar awardee to research and teach at Banares Hindu University in Varanasi, India. Brill just completed a book tentatively entitled “Rabbi on The Ganges: A Jewish Hindu Encounter." Brill is active in the Jewish interfaith encounter with Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus. He also just edited a forthcoming volume on the writings of Rav Shagar (d. 2007).

 

Foundations Classes Tonight!

06/06/2018 12:13:20 PM

Jun6

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will meet tonight, Wednesday, June 6. 
 

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Kashrut

THIS SHABBAT! Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill

06/05/2018 02:59:37 PM

Jun5

This week, on Shabbat Shelach, June 8-9, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill, the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University. Dr. Brill is a very well respected professor of Judaic studies, comparative religion, and mysticism, and is an active participant in the Jewish interfaith encounter with Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a thought-provoking series of talks and discussions on the Jewish encounter with Hinduism, and Jewish & Eastern meditation.

Reservations for the dinner should be made by Wednesday, June 6th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 7:00 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 8:00 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 9:30 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Shabbat afternoon class at 6:55 PM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 8:15 PM


Speaking Schedule & Topics

Friday Night, 9:30 PM: 
   "Rabbi on the Ganges: A Jewish-Hindu Encounter"

Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM: 
   "Do Jews Meditate?"

Shabbat Afternoon, 6:55 PM: 
   "Kabbalistic Meditation & Eastern Meditation"

Seudah Shelishit, 6:30 PM: 
   Q & A with Dr. Brill


Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill

Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill is the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University, where he teaches Jewish studies in the graduate program. Brill is the author of Thinking God: The Mysticism of Rabbi Zadok of Lublin (2002), Judaism and Other Religions: Models Of Understanding (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and Judaism and World Religions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Dr. Brill received his BA, MA, and Rabbinical Ordination from Yeshiva University and his PhD from  Fordham University. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar awardee to research and teach at Banares Hindu University in Varanasi, India. Brill just completed a book tentatively entitled “Rabbi on The Ganges: A Jewish Hindu Encounter." Brill is active in the Jewish interfaith encounter with Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus. He also just edited a forthcoming volume on the writings of Rav Shagar (d. 2007).

 

Time to Renew Your Membership

06/01/2018 02:38:15 PM

Jun1

Dear Friends,

Our membership year starts on June 1st, and so it is once again time for us to encourage membership; to ask that you please formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue.

We have had a remarkable year. Together, we have experienced the growth of our community, delicious kiddushes, meaningful services, insightful classes, festive parties, engaging children’s programming, and respected and inspiring speakers. We have made several essential repairs, as well as aesthetic improvements, to our 171 year old building. We are most grateful to the many of you who have stepped up to join our leadership, attended our services, contributed financially, strengthened our community through presence, and who have made our synagogue a true center of thoughtful Orthodox Judaism.

Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue this impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

Family Membership: $900 (Includes 2 High Holy Day Tickets)
Individual Membership: $500 (Includes 1 High Holy Day Ticket)
Associate Membership: $300 (For those with membership at another synagogue)
Student Membership: $150


Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This can be easily set up through our website:

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.

 

We thank you for being a part of our great success,

 

Alan Schwartz
Treasurer

Gavriel Bellino
Rabbi

Weekly Update: Shabbat Beha'alotecha

05/31/2018 09:52:16 PM

May31

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Beha'alotecha 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House.


This week's delicious

Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by

Ashira Lubkin & Alan Feder, Adina & Henry Frank, Dr. Ellie & David Hammer, Arezoo & Sam Jesselson,Cara & Josh Lebewohl, Alexia & Harris Marks, Zipporah & Jason Nagel, Julia & Shlomi Salant, Annie & Jeremy Watman, and Shelly & Elie Yudewitz

parents of the Kommunity Kinderlach
in honor of and in gratitude to their friends at Sixth Street who play with and care for their children, and give them a break each week! It take a (East) Village!


Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
The Lebewohl Family
in obserbance of the Yahrtzeit
of Jack's father,
Ephraim Lebewohl

אפרים בן יעקב

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

8:02 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

9:05 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:10 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot with Rabbi Bellino   6:50 PM
Mincha   7:50 PM
Seudah Shelishit   8:10 PM
Maariv   9:01 PM
Musical Havdalah   9:11 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 14th!).

 

Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

Rabbi Bellino will teach his Straight-Forward Approach to Avot this Shabbat at 6:50 PM.

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.

 

Membership Drive: With June approaching, it is again time for us to encourage membership; to ask that you please formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue

 

Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.


Family Membership: $900 (Includes 2 High Holy Day Tickets)
Individual Membership: $500 (Includes 1 High Holy Day Ticket)
Associate Membership: $300 (For those with membership at another synagogue)
Student Membership: $150


Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This can be easily set up through our website:

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Rabbi Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on June 23rd (the afternoon reading is Balak). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is July 14th (Matot-Masei).
 



Events
 

June 3rd - Breaking & Entering: The Paintings of Samantha Lish

Samantha Lish is an emerging visual artist whose paintings and drawings offer a refreshing degree of visual complexity. Her work lives in both the realistic, abstract and conceptual world of viewing art. She breaks down Jewish, scientific, and philosophical concepts by depicting their elemental components. Join us for an exciting evening of art and conversation with the artist. Please see the event page for more details and to let us know you're coming.

 

June 8th & 9th - Shabbat Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill
On Shabbat Shelach, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill
, a well respected professor of Judaic studies and comparative religion, and an active participant in the Jewish interfaith encounter with Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus. Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a thought-provoking series of talks and discussions on the Jewish encounter with Hinduism, and other themes. Reservations for the Friday night dinner can be made on the event page.

June 10th - Book Event: Paul Kaplan presents Lillian Wald - America’s Great Social and Healthcare Reformer
Please join us for a presentation of the newly released book Lillian Wald: America's Great Social and Healthcare Reformer by Paul Kaplan. Paul will discuss how this relentless advocate for the welfare of children, called "one of the least-known yet most important people" by President Franklin Roosevelt, became responsible for many of the social and health-related programs we take for granted today.

June 16th - Father's Day Kiddush
For $54 you can be named as a contributor. The names of your sons, fathers, grandfathers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. You may list as many people as you wish. This list will be read aloud in shul, as well as distributed at the Kiddush. Please click here for more info and to register.

June 19th - Women's Torah Study: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

Please join us for for a Shiur, discussion, and Q & A, led by our  Yoetzet Halacha, Shifra Friedman. The event has been sponsored by Adina & Henry Frank, in memory of Adina's mother, Bea Haims.

 

SAVE THE DATES
June 3: "Breaking and Entering" - The Paintings of Samantha Lish

June 8-9: Shabbat Scholar Dr. Alan Brill
June 10: Book Event: Paul Kaplan presents
Lillian Wald - America’s Great Social and Healthcare Reformer

June 16: Father's Day Kiddush
June 19: Women's Torah Study with Yoetzet Shifra Friedman: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

June 23: Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Professor Michael Broyde

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.
 

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah over the next 6 Shabbatot. After Shavuot he will teach Avot d'Rabbi Natan for the duration of the summer. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.


SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

 

We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

A Very Busy June

05/30/2018 08:51:19 PM

May30

  

Be sure to join us for what is sure to be
a very busy, uplifting, and fascinating June!

Click below for more information
or to register.

 

Breaking and Entering:
The Paintings of Samantha Lish

Sunday, Jun 3rd 5:00p to 8:00p

An exciting evening of art
and conversation with
Samantha Lish.

   


Shabbat Scholar in Residence:
Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill

Friday Night Dinner, Jun 8th 8:30p to 10:00p

Lecture following dinner.
Saturday Sermon, Pre-Mincha Lecture,
and Seudah Shelishit Q & A.

   

Book Event: Lillian Wald:
America’s Great Social
and Healthcare Reformer
by Paul Kaplan

Sunday, Jun 10th 2:00p to 4:00p

Presentation by the author.

   

Father's Day Kiddush
Shabbat, Jun 16th 11:45a to 12:30p

For $54 you can be named
as a contributor. The names of your
fathers, sons, grandfathers, teachers,
or virtually anyone you choose,
may be listed.

   

Women's Class: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy
Tuesday, Jun 19th 7:00p to 9:00p


Shiur, discussion, and Q & A led by our
Yoetzet Halacha, Shifra Friedfman.

Sponsored by Adina & Henry Frank
in memory of Adina's mother,
Bea Haims ז"ל.

   
Shabbat Scholar:
Rabbi Professor Michael Broyde

Shabbat, Jun 23rd (All day)

Saturday Sermon, Pre-Mincha Lecture, and Seudah Shelishit Q & A.


 

  

No classes tonight

05/30/2018 01:47:16 PM

May30

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will resume next week.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Nasso

05/24/2018 11:37:14 PM

May24

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Nasso 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Zachary Dukoff
in celebration of
Raphael Benchabbat’s
graduation from Yeshiva University 


This week's delicious

Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by
The Lebewohl Family
in celebration of
the birth of two girls,

Emily Rachel, born to Cara & Josh,
and Maya Libby
born to Ariella & Jeremy

 

This week's Shabbocktail

- The Pink Warrior -

has been sponsored by

Rabbi Bellino

in observance of the Yahrtzeit
of his friend,
Rochelle Shoretz

A special Israel-themed
Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by
The House

in celebration of the Aliyah of our friend, Rebecca Steiner

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

7:57 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

9:05 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:12 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot with Rabbi Bellino   6:45 PM
Mincha   7:45 PM
Seudah Shelishit   8:05 PM
Maariv   8:54 PM
Musical Havdalah   9:05 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 14th!).

 

Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

Rabbi Bellino will teach his Straight-forward Approach to Avot this Shabbat at 6:45 PM

 

 

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.


Shavuot was wonderful. We thank the very many of you who joined us for our meals, Torah study and services.

  • The Lebewohl Family for helping us with Shavuot food
  • The Gasman Family for providing the Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • Ellen R. Cherrick for sponsoring the beautiful Shavuot flowers (in memory of her parents Udy (Katz) & William Cherricknd entertaining Shavuot presentation.
  • Jonathan Falik, Yitz Komin, Phyllis & Barnet Liberman, Alan Schwartz, and Cori & Rabbi Gavriel Bellino for sponsoring our Shavuot night dinner & Torah study.
  • The Watman Family, for providing the cold-brewed ice coffee;
  • All those who contributed to the Shavuot Yizkor Appeal. If you wish to contribute, please click here.
  • Rabbi Gavriel Bellino for feeding and teaching us.

 

Membership Drive: With June approaching, it is again time for us to encourage membership; to ask that you please formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue

 

Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.


Family Membership: $900 (Includes 2 High Holy Day Tickets)
Individual Membership: $500 (Includes 1 High Holy Day Ticket)
Associate Membership: $300 (For those with membership at another synagogue)
Student Membership: $150


Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This can be easily set up through our website:

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Elie Yudewitz who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on June 23rd (the afternoon reading is Balak). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is June 23rd (Chuqat).
 



Events
 

June 3rd - Breaking & Entering: The Paintings of Samantha Lish

Samantha Lish is an emerging visual artist whose paintings and drawings offer a refreshing degree of visual complexity. Her work lives in both the realistic, abstract and conceptual world of viewing art. She breaks down Jewish, scientific, and philosophical concepts by depicting their elemental components. Join us for an exciting evening of art and conversation with the artist. Please see the event page for more details and to let us know you're coming.

 

June 8th & 9th - Shabbat Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill
On Shabbat Shelach, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill
, a well respected professor of Judaic studies and comparative religion, and an active participant in the Jewish interfaith encounter with Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus. Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a thought-provoking series of talks and discussions on the Jewish encounter with Hinduism, and other themes. Reservations for the Friday night dinner can be made on the event page.

June 10th - Book Event: Paul Kaplan presents Lillian Wald - America’s Great Social and Healthcare Reformer
Please join us for a presentation of the newly released book Lillian Wald: America's Great Social and Healthcare Reformer by Paul Kaplan. Paul will discuss how this relentless advocate for the welfare of children, called "one of the least-known yet most important people" by President Franklin Roosevelt, became responsible for many of the social and health-related programs we take for granted today.

June 16th - Father's Day Kiddush
For $54 you can be named as a contributor. The names of your sons, fathers, grandfathers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. You may list as many people as you wish. This list will be read aloud in shul, as well as distributed at the Kiddush. Please click here for more info and to register.

June 19th - Women's Torah Study: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

Please join us for for a Shiur, discussion, and Q & A, led by our Yoetzet Halacha, Shifra Friedman. The class is sponsored by Adina & Henry Frank, in memory of her mother, Bea Haims.

 

SAVE THE DATES
June 3: "Breaking and Entering" - The Paintings of Samantha Lish

June 8-9: Shabbat Scholar Dr. Alan Brill
June 10: Book Event: Paul Kaplan presents
Lillian Wald - America’s Great Social and Healthcare Reformer

June 16: Father's Day Kiddush
June 19: Women's Torah Study with Yoetzet Shifra Friedman: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy
June 22-23: Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Michael Broyde

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.


PIRQEI D'RABBI ELIEZER: Rabbi Bellino presents the often strange, occasionally esoteric, and rather entertaining, late (most likely) Palestinian Midrash. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.
 

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah over the next 6 Shabbatot. After Shavuot he will teach Avot d'Rabbi Natan for the duration of the summer. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.


SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

 

We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

IN 2 WEEKS! Community Dinner with Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill

05/23/2018 04:39:19 PM

May23

In two weeks, on Shabbat Shelach, June 8-9, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill, the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University. Dr. Brill is a very well respected professor of Judaic studies and comparative religion, and is an active participant in the Jewish interfaith encounter with Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a thought-provoking series of talks and discussions on the Jewish encounter with Hinduism, and other themes.

Reservations for the dinner should be made by Tuesday, June 5th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 7:00 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 8:00 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 9:30 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Shabbat afternoon class at 6:55 PM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 8:15 PM


Speaking Schedule & Topics

Friday Night, 9:30 PM:
  "Rabbi on The Ganges: A Jewish-Hindu Encounter"  


Dr. Brill will be speaking a number of times on Shabbat day as well; those topics will be announced.
 


Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill

Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill is the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University, where he teaches Jewish studies in the graduate program. Brill is the author of Thinking God: The Mysticism of Rabbi Zadok of Lublin (2002), Judaism and Other Religions: Models Of Understanding (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and Judaism and World Religions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Dr. Brill received his BA, MA, and Rabbinical Ordination from Yeshiva University and his PhD from  Fordham University. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar awardee to research and teach at Banares Hindu University in Varanasi, India. Brill just completed a book tentatively entitled “Rabbi on The Ganges: A Jewish Hindu Encounter." Brill is active in the Jewish interfaith encounter with Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus. He also just edited a forthcoming volume on the writings of Rav Shagar (d. 2007).

 

Foundations Classes Tonight!

05/23/2018 12:35:20 PM

May23

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will meet tonight, Wednesday, May 23rd.
 

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Kashrut

Weekly Update: Shabbat Bamidbar/Shavuot

05/18/2018 12:39:11 AM

May18

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Bemidbar/Shavuot 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Shelly & Elie Yudewitz
in celebration of
Elie's great-aunt Lillian'
s

99th birthday

 


This week's delicious

 Cake & Cholent Kiddush

has been provided by
The House


 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

7:50 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

9:00 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:14 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot with Rabbi Bellino   6:50 PM
Mincha   7:50 PM
Maariv   8:35 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 14th!).

 

Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

Rabbi Bellino will teach his Straight-forward Approach to Avot this Shabbat at 6:50 PM. There will be no Seudah Shelishit this week.

 


Shavuot

 

Shavuot immediately follows this Shabbat.

We are grateful to our Shavuot sponsors: the Lebewohl Family, for all their help with the Shavuot  food; the Gasman Family, for providing the delicious and plentiful Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream; the Watman Family, for providing the cold-brewed ice coffee; as well as Phyllis & Barnet Liberman, Alan Schwartz, and Cori & Rabbi Gavriel Bellino for sponsoring our Shavuot night dinner & Torah study.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 19

Candle Lighting After (From pre-existing flame):  9:01 PM
Maariv: 8:35 PM
Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study: 9:00 PM
Rabbi Bellino at 14th Street Y: 1:00 AM


Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study - 9:00 PM
Please join us on the first night of Shavuot for a light dairy dinner, followed by Torah study with Rabbi Bellino, who will speak about "The Caveman: Reflections on Rabbi Simeon Bar Yochai." The dairy dinner on Saturday night is free, but registration is required.

 

Rabbi Bellino will also teach a class at 1:00 AM at the 14th Street Y, on the topic of 'Jews & Booze'. While the Torah (Hebrew Bible) sees wine as a pathway to sin, Jewish culture later ritualized and sanctified drinking. This class will analyze and discuss this transformation through traditional Jewish text study. Please see the Y's website for more details and to register.


SUNDAY, MAY 20
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Mincha: 7:55 PM
Maariv: 8:35 PM
Candle Lighting After (From pre-existing flame): 9:01 PM

 

MONDAY, MAY 21
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Ruth: 10:00 AM

Yizkor: 10:45 AM
Women's Wine, Cheese & Torah: 4:00 PM

Mincha: 7:55 PM
Maariv: 8:49 PM
Havdalah: 9:00 PM


Women's Shavuot Wine, Cheese, and Torah - 4:00 PM
Please join our Sixth Street Women for a Shavuot Wine & Cheese!!! Expect fine wine, delicious cheese, and Shavuot Torah. The event is free, but we ask all participants to bring their own bottle(s). Please RSVP 
here.

 

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.


We wish a continued Mazal Tov to the Lebewohl Family upon the birth and naming of Maya Liba, born to Ariella & Jeremy Lebewohl.

Membership Drive: With June approaching, it is again time for us to encourage membership; to ask that you please formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogueMembership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue this impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.
 

Family Membership: $900 (Includes 2 High Holy Day Tickets)
Individual Membership: $500 (Includes 1 High Holy Day Ticket)
Associate Membership: $300 (For those with membership at another synagogue)
Student Membership: $150


Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This can be easily set up through our website:

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Elie Yudewitz who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on June 23rd (the afternoon reading is Balak). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is June 23rd (Chuqat).
 



Events
 

June 8th & 9th - Shabbat Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill
On Shabbat Shelach, we welcome our next Shabbat Scholar, Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill, professor of Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University.


June 10th - Book Event: Paul Kaplan presents Lillian Wald - America’s Great Social and Healthcare Reformer
Please join us for a presentation of the newly released book Lillian Wald: America's Great Social and Healthcare Reformer by Paul Kaplan. Paul will discuss how this relentless advocate for the welfare of children, called "one of the least-known yet most important people" by President Franklin Roosevelt, became responsible for many of the social and health-related programs we take for granted today.

June 16th - Father's Day Kiddush
For $54 you can be named as a contributor. The names of your sons, fathers, grandfathers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. You may list as many people as you wish. This list will be read aloud in shul, as well as distributed at the Kiddush. Please click here for more info and to register.

June 19th - Women's Torah Study: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

Please join us for for a Shiur, discussion, and Q & A, led by our Yoetzet Halacha, Shifra Friedman.

 

SAVE THE DATES
June 3: "Breaking and Entering" - The Paintings of Samantha Lish

June 9-10: Shabbat Scholar Dr. Alan Brill
June 11: Book Event: Paul Kaplan presents
Lillian Wald - America’s Great Social and Healthcare Reformer

June 16: Father's Day Kiddush
June 19: Women's Torah Study with Yoetzet Shifra Friedman: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.


PIRQEI D'RABBI ELIEZER: Rabbi Bellino presents the often strange, occasionally esoteric, and rather entertaining, late (most likely) Palestinian Midrash. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.
 

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah over the next 6 Shabbatot. After Shavuot he will teach Avot d'Rabbi Natan for the duration of the summer. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.


SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

 

We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Foundations Classes Tonight!

05/16/2018 12:39:16 PM

May16

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will meet tonight, Wednesday, May 16th.
 

6:30 - Hebrew Reading

7:00 - Foundations of Shavuot & Kashrut

Membership Drive 2018

05/14/2018 03:48:12 PM

May14

Dear friends,

With June approaching, it is once again time for us to encourage membership; to ask that you please formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue.

We have had a remarkable year. Together, we have experienced the growth of our community, delicious kiddushes, meaningful services, insightful classes, festive parties, engaging children’s programming, and respected and inspiring speakers. We have made several essential repairs, as well as aesthetic improvements, to our 171 year old building. We are most grateful to the many of you who have stepped up to join our leadership, attended our services, contributed financially, strengthened our community through presence, and who have made our synagogue a true center of thoughtful Orthodox Judaism.

Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue this impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

Family Membership: $900 (Includes 2 High Holy Day Tickets)
Individual Membership: $500 (Includes 1 High Holy Day Ticket)
Associate Membership: $300 (For those with membership at another synagogue)
Student Membership: $150


Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This can be easily set up through our website:

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.

 

We thank you for being a part of our great success,

 

Alan Schwartz
Treasurer

Gavriel Bellino
Rabbi

Weekly Update: Shabbat Behar-Bechukotai 5778

05/10/2018 10:33:14 PM

May10

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Behar-Bechukotai 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Adina & Henry Frank
in memory of Adina's mother,

Bea Haims
בת שבע זיסעל בת אברהם שמואל
and in memory of Henry's mother's mother,
(Omi) Joyce Frank

מרים בת צדוק

 

This week's delicious

 Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored

by more than 40 individuals
and families 
in celebration of 
Mothers' Day 
and in recognition of
many of the 
important women in their lives.


Seudah Shelishit has been sponsored
by Ellen
Cherrick 
in memory of her grandmother,
Eva Katz Feigenbaum, z'l,
whose Yahrzeit will be observed on
the 28th day of Sivan, Yom Yerushalayim

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

7:44 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

8:42 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:17 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot with Rabbi Bellino   6:30 PM
Mincha   7:30 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:50 PM
Maariv  

8:39 PM

Havdala  

8:50 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 14th!).

 

Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

Dr. Shai Secuda will teach a Straight-forward Approach to Avot this Shabbat at 6:30 PM. Dr. Secunda is the Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College, where he teaches in the Department of Religion.

 

Please join us at the conclusion of Shabbat this week for a festive and musical Hallel, in celebration of Yom Yerushalayim.

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.


We wish a Mazal Tov to the Lebewohl Family upon the birth of a girl, born to Ariella & Jeremy Lebewohl.

 

We are grateful to Ahron Moeller for sharing with us his photographic work, entitled Feral Hasids, this past Sunday evening. The show was the first in a series of art exhibits we will be hosting that feature the work of emerging artists and friends of the shul.

We are very much looking forward to Shavuot, which begins next Saturday night, May 19th. Our observance of the holiday will include Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study with Rabbi Bellino, beautiful services, a lot of ice cream and cheese cake, and a Women's Wine, Cheese, and Torah. The dairy dinner on Saturday night is free, but registration is a must! Please click here to register.

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Choni Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on June 9th (the afternoon reading is Korach). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is May 26th (Naso).

 



Events
 


May 19th - Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study
Please join us for a light dairy Shavuot dinner, followed by Torah study with Rabbi Bellino, who will speak about "The Caveman: Reflections on Rabbi Simeon Bar Yochai." This event is free, but we ask that you register so that we may adequately prepare. Your sponsorship of this event would be greatly appreciated.

May 21st - Women's Shavuot Wine, Cheese, and Torah 
Please join our Sixth Street Women for a Shavuot Wine & Cheese!!! Expect fine wine, delicious cheese, and Shavuot Torah. The event is free, but we ask all participants to bring their own bottle(s). Please RSVP 
here.

 

SAVE THE DATES
May 19: Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study
May 21: Women's Wine, Cheese & Torah
June 3: "Breaking and Entering" - The Paintings of Samantha Lish

June 9-10: Shabbat Scholar Dr. Alan Brill
June 11: Book Event: Paul Kaplan presents
Lillian Wald - America’s Great Social and Healthcare Reformer

June 16: Father's Day Kiddush
June 19: Women's Torah Study with Yoetzet Shifra Friedman

June 22: Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Michael Broyde

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.


PIRQEI D'RABBI ELIEZER: Rabbi Bellino presents the often strange, occasionally esoteric, and rather entertaining, late (most likely) Palestinian Midrash. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.
 

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah over the next 6 Shabbatot. After Shavuot he will teach Avot d'Rabbi Natan for the duration of the summer. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.


SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

 

We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

LAST CALL: Mother's Day Kiddush 2018

05/10/2018 11:16:16 AM

May10

 

This Shabbat we will hold our Annual Mother's Day Kiddush! For $54 you can be named as a contributor, and everyone is welcome to attend. The names of your daughters, mothers, grandmothers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. Please specify "in honor of" or "in memory of" in the notes when you make your payment. You may list as many people as you wish. This list will be read aloud in shul, as well as distributed at the Kiddush.

 

To see last year's listing, click here.

Email info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org for more information.

Please click here to make a payment.

Foundations Classes Tonight!

05/09/2018 12:28:13 PM

May9

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will meet tonight, Wednesday, May 9th.
 

6:30 - Hebrew Reading

7:00 - Foundations of Kashrut

Mothers' Day Kiddush 2018

05/07/2018 02:16:22 PM

May7

 

This Shabbat, May 12th, we will hold our Annual Mothers' Day Kiddush! For $54 you can be named as a contributor, and everyone is welcome to attend. The names of your daughters, mothers, grandmothers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. Please specify "in honor of" or "in memory of" in the notes when you make your payment. You may list as many people as you wish. This list will be read aloud in shul, as well as distributed at the Kiddush.

 

To see last year's listing, click here.

Email info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org for more information.

Please click here to make a payment.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Emor 5778

05/03/2018 10:52:17 PM

May3

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Emor 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Taylor Crane and Zach Griff
in celebration of the birthday of
Michael Mitzner

 

This week's delicious
 Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by 

Phyllis & Barnet Liberman
in observance of the Yahrzeit
of Barnet’s mother,

Estelle Liberman


and by
Cori Robinson
in observance of
the 10th Yahrzeit of her mother,
Peggy Robinson

פנינה בת אברהם


Seudah Shelishit

has been sponsored by
Cathy & Amir Koren
in observance of the yahrzeit of Amir's father, 
Shmuel Koren
שמואל בן סאלח
 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

7:36 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

8:42 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:21 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot with Rabbi Bellino   6:25 PM
Mincha   7:25 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:45 PM
Maariv  

8:31 PM

Havdala  

8:42 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 14th!).

 

Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

Rabbi Bellino will teach his Straight-forward Approach to Avot this Shabbat at 6:25 PM.

 

 

 

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.

 

We wish a Mazel Tov to Miriam & Micha Weinblatt on the birth, Brit, and naming of their son Leor Eitan.

 

Lager Ba'Omer was a great success! We thank our organizers, Rabbi Bellino, and Dr. Jeremy Block; to all of our volunteers including Farmer Yosef Gillers, Sara Liss, David Neuhaus & Tali  Zilberman, Cori Robinson, & Elie Yudewitz; to our judges, Dr. Jeremy Block, Rav Judah Mischel, Sam Schear, and Tali Scheer; as well as to the many, many beer and shul enthusiasts who attended. We are especially grateful to all those of you who brought great beer. And the winners are:

 

Wheat: Weihenstephaner Braupaakt - Eric Kroll!
Local: Hudson Valley Brewery Syzygy - Sam Schear!
Something free: Estrella Damm Daura - Victor Bellino!
Insane: Founders KBS - Ke$het Bellino!
Sour: Jester King Boxer's Revenge - David Neuhaus!
Pale Ale: Grimm After Image – Dr. Jeremy Block!
Belgian: Kristoffel Blonde - Suri Grussgott!
Heavy: Founders Sumatra Mountain - Paul Kentor!
Medium: Boulevard Tank - Morris Didia!
Light: Metric Pils  - Joan Nachmani!


The overall winner came out to a tie between David Neuhaus and Ke$het Bellino.



Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Amir Koren who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on June 9th (the afternoon reading is Korach). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is May 19th (B'midbar).

 



Events
 


May 6th - Feral Hasids Photo Exhibit
Feral Hasids is a story in photographs of religious New Yorkers escaping captivity from modern shtetl life. The men and women photographed are fervently pious, yet unashamed and feral. Aaron Moeller used Gonzo journalistic tactics to capture their experiences on camera, traveling to music festivals, forests, and rural landscapes around Upstate New York, sensitively placing himself in each episode to help birth a new sense of ritual, a new American pastime. Click here for more info and to register.


May 12th - Mothers' Day Kiddush
It's Sixth Street's Annual Mothers' Day Kiddush! For $54 you can be named as a contributor. The names of your daughters, mothers, grandmothers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. Click here to register.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES
May 6: Feral Hasids Photo Exhibit
May 12: Mothers' Day Kiddush
May 19: Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study
June 9-10: Shabbat Scholar Dr. Alan Brill

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.


PIRQEI D'RABBI ELIEZER: Rabbi Bellino presents the often strange, occasionally esoteric, and rather entertaining, late (most likely) Palestinian Midrash. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.
 

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah over the next 6 Shabbatot. After Shavuot he will teach Avot d'Rabbi Natan for the duration of the summer. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.


SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

 

We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim 5778

04/26/2018 10:44:20 PM

Apr26

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

This week's delicious
Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Jonathan Falik

in celebration of his Bar Mitzvah parsha

and in blessed memory of his great-uncle,

Rabbi Myron Rakowitz
 

Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

7:29 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

8:25 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:26 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot with Rabbi Bellino   6:15 PM
Mincha   7:15 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:35 PM
Maariv  

8:23 PM

Havdala  

8:33 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 14th!).

 

Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

Rabbi Bellino will teach his Straight-forward Approach to Avot this Shabbat at 6:15 PM.

 

 

 

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.

 

We offer Blessings of Consolation to Rabbi Andrew Scheer on the loss of his beloved grandmother, Adele Donin.

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Choni Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on May 5th (the afternoon reading is Behar). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is next week, May 5th (Emor / Cinco de Mayo).

 



Events
 

 
May 2nd - Lager Ba'Omer 5778
Beer fest + Lag BaOmer = Lager BaOmer at Sixth Street Synagogue. The fifth annual event will be a fun time for all craft beer enthusiasts and students of Beer Yochai. Please click here for more information or to let us know that you will attend.


May 6th - Feral Hasids Photo Exhibit
Feral Hasids is a story in photographs of religious New Yorkers escaping captivity from modern shtetl life. The men and women photographed are fervently pious, yet unashamed and feral. Aaron Moeller used Gonzo journalistic tactics to capture their experiences on camera, traveling to music festivals, forests, and rural landscapes around Upstate New York, sensitively placing himself in each episode to help birth a new sense of ritual, a new American pastime. Click here for more info and to register.


May 12th - Mothers' Day Kiddush
It's Sixth Street's Annual Mothers' Day Kiddush! For $54 you can be named as a contributor. The names of your daughters, mothers, grandmothers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. Click here to register.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES

May 2: Lager Ba'Omer V
May 6: Feral Hasids Photo Exhibit
May 12: Mothers' Day Kiddush
May 19: Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study
June 9-10: Shabbat Scholar Dr. Alan Brill

 

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.


PIRQEI D'RABBI ELIEZER: Rabbi Bellino presents the often strange, occasionally esoteric, and rather entertaining, late (most likely) Palestinian Midrash. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.
 

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah over the next 6 Shabbatot. After Shavuot he will teach Avot d'Rabbi Natan for the duration of the summer. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.


SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

 

We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Foundations Classes Tonight!

04/25/2018 11:49:22 AM

Apr25

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will meet tonight, Wednesday, April 25th.
 

6:30 - Hebrew Reading

7:00 - Foundations of Dietary Laws

Weekly Update: Shabbat Tazria-Metzora 5778

04/19/2018 10:56:18 PM

Apr19

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Tazria-Metzora 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Zach Griff and Michael Mitzner

in celebration of the birthday of

Tyler Crane

 

This week's delicious
Meat Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

This week's cake
has been sponsored by
Dr. Leora Walter
in celebration of
National Prosthodontics
Awareness Week

 

Seudah Shelishit

has been sponsored by
Rabbi Bellino
in memory of his friend
Arnold Ellison

אברהם מאיר בן יוסף

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

7:22 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

8:25 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:32 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot with Rabbi Bellino   6:10 PM
Mincha   7:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:30 PM
Maariv  

8:15 PM

Havdala  

8:25 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 14th!).

 

Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

Rabbi Bellino will teach his Straight-forward Approach to Avot this Shabbat at 6:10 PM.

 

 

 

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to the Lebewohl Family upon the birth of Emily Rachel (אסתר רחל), born to Cara & Josh Lebewohl.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Michelle Zigelman & Ari Rosenblum upon the birth of Ava Zigi (אביה פריידא).

 

The Annual Dinner was a great success! We are very grateful to Shelly & Elie Yudewitz, Suzanne Dance & Andrew ObinVivian Klaus, Joan Nachmani, Tali Zilberman & David Neuhaus, and Alan Schwartz, for all their work in planning the annual dinner. We also thank the more than 150 people in attendance and the nearly 200 people overall whose financial contributions helped us raise well over $100K for our synagogue.

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Jonathan Falik who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on May 5th (the afternoon reading is Behar). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is May 5th (Emor / Cinco de Mayo).

 



Events
 

 
May 2nd - Lager Ba'Omer 5778
Beer fest + Lag BaOmer = Lager BaOmer at Sixth Street Synagogue. The fifth annual event will be a fun time for all craft beer enthusiasts and students of Beer Yochai. Please click here for more information or to let us know that you will attend.


May 6th - Feral Hasids Photo Exhibit
Feral Hasids is a story in photographs of religious New Yorkers escaping captivity from modern shtetl life. The men and women photographed are fervently pious, yet unashamed and feral. Aaron Moeller used Gonzo journalistic tactics to capture their experiences on camera, traveling to music festivals, forests, and rural landscapes around Upstate New York, sensitively placing himself in each episode to help birth a new sense of ritual, a new American pastime. Click here for more info and to register.


May 12th - Mothers' Day Kiddush
It's Sixth Street's Annual Mothers' Day Kiddush! For $54 you can be named as a contributor. The names of your daughters, mothers, grandmothers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. Click here to register.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES

May 2: Lager Ba'Omer V
May 6: Feral Hasids Photo Exhibit
May 12: Mothers' Day Kiddush
May 19: Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study
June 9-10: Shabbat Scholar Dr. Alan Brill

 

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM (will resume April 25th).


PIRQEI D'RABBI ELIEZER: Rabbi Bellino presents the often strange, occasionally esoteric, and rather entertaining, late (most likely) Palestinian Midrash. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM 
(will resume April 25th).

 

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah over the next 6 Shabbatot. After Shavuot he will teach Avot d'Rabbi Natan for the duration of the summer. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.


SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

 

We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 
Sat, June 23 2018 10 Tammuz 5778