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Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemini 5777

04/20/2017 08:18:53 PM

Apr20
 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemini  5777

Bereshit

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

A delicious dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored by

Amy Reichert & Dr. Sam Fleischacker

in celebration of Sam's birthday

and in gratitude to a great shul

 

and by

Eirit & Joe Trocki

in memory of his father,

נח בן יוסף,

and in memory of his numerous family members murdered in the Shoah
 

Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by
The House

 

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

7:23 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

8:16 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM

Shacharit

9:00 AM
Shema Before 9:31 AM
Sermon 10:30 AM
Mincha 7:10 PM
Maariv

8:16 PM

Musical​ Havdala

8:26 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times during the week and schedule of events.

 
 


This week, Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 7:00 PM and will continue to be at 7:00 PM until September 15!  Please join us and enjoy a beautiful davening and a wonderful community.

 

This Shabbat Rabbi Bellino begins his yearly study of Avot d'Rabi Natan, the Midrashic explanation and elaboration of Pirkei Avot. The class meets one hour before Shabbat Mincha.

 


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 Dr. Leora Walter on her recent engagement to Dr. Daniel Greenbaum.

 

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 Kiddush for sponsorship is - Parashat Tazria-Metzora - 4/29/2017.

 

 


 

Classes (will meet this week)

 

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.

 

SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

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

 

AVOT D'RABI NATAN: Rabbi Bellino will present the midrashic explanation and elaboration upon Pirkei Avot. Shabbat, One Hour before Mincha

 

THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.

 


 

Events


April 28 - 29 - Shabbat with Rav Judah Mischel
Please join us on Shabbat Tazria-Metzora, as Rav Judah Mischel
joins us from Israel for a special pre-Yom Ha’Atzmaut Shabbaton.

 

Decoded: A Very Jay-Z Yom Ha'atzmaut
Friday Night - 7:45 PM (during Kiddush)

 

על הדבש ועל העוקץ
The Sweetness & Sting of Independence

Shabbat Sermon - 10:30 AM

 

Rabbi of the Sabras:
A Midrash from The Land of Israel

Shabbat Afternoon Class - 6:15 PM

 

A Conversation with Rav Judah
Seudah Shelishit - 7:35 PM

 

 

Rav Judah & his wife, Ora, live in Ramat Beit Shemesh with their seven children. Ordained by the Jerusalem Rabbinate, he earned a BA in History from Yeshiva University, a Masters in Education from Azrieli Graduate School, and was a Graduate Fellow at the CUNY Center for Coexistence at the School for Public Affairs. R. Judah is Executive Director of Camp HASC, the Hebrew Academy for Special Children -the Jewish community’s premier Summer program for individuals with special needs He is a teacher of Jewish thought at numerous institutions throughout Israel, and shares Torah with communities throughout the United States. R. Judah founded Tzama Nafshi, an organization dedicated to fostering Jewish unity, identity, education, inspiration and participation, committed to working to connect Jews with their Heritage, and each other.



May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor and accomplished speaker, will address us.
Synagogue members, the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, accompanied by their families, will participate in a candle lighting ceremony in remembrance of the six million men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust.

 

SAVE THE DATES
April 28 - Shabbat with Rav Judah Mischel

May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration
May 13 - Mother's Day Kiddush
May 13 - Lager Ba'Omer 5777

 


 

Downtown Community


 

We are thrilled to have Ilana Gadish as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ilana 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 the Va'ad's recent letter 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

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue

 

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 Pesach 5777

04/13/2017 11:10:46 PM

Apr13
 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Pesach  5777

Bereshit

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

A delicious Kiddush
has been provided by

The House

 

Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by
The House

 

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

7:16 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

8:08 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM

Shacharit

9:00 AM
Shema Before 9:37 AM
Sermon 10:30 AM
Mincha 7:05 PM
Maariv

8:08 PM

Musical​ Havdala

8:18 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times during the week and schedule of events.

 
 


This week, Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 7:00 PM and will continue to be at 7:00 PM until September 15!  Please join us and enjoy a beautiful davening 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.

Thank you to everyone who joined us over the first days of Passover. We hope to see you on Shabbat and for the second days of Passover, which start Sunday night. Chag Sameach!

 

Please join us on Tuesday evening, April 18, for our annual Neilat HaChag together with our friends at the Stanton Street Synagogue.
 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan, especially on Chol HaMoed.
With many of our minyan regulars away for Pesach, your presence at Shacharit would greatly help the minyan, and also enable those saying Kaddish to do so. 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 Kiddush for sponsorship is - Parashat Shemini - 4/22/2017.

 

 


 

Classes (will not meet this week)

 

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.

 

SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

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

 

MEKHILTA: A discussion of the Midrashim on the Book of Exodus, with a focus on the Tannaitic analysis of the Biblical verses dealing with the laws of Passover. Shabbat, One Hour before Mincha
 

THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.

 


 

Events


May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor and accomplished speaker, will address us.
Synagogue members, the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, accompanied by their families, will participate in a candle lighting ceremony in remembrance of the six million men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust.

 

SAVE THE DATES

April 18 - Neilat HaChag with Stanton Street Shul
April 28 - Shabbat with Rav Judah Mischel

May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration

 


 

Downtown Community


 

We are thrilled to have Ilana Gadish as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ilana 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 the Va'ad's recent letter 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

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue

 

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 Tsav (HaGadol) 5777

04/06/2017 10:34:48 PM

Apr6
 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Tsav (HaGadol)  5777

Bereshit

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

A delicious Cookie Kiddush
has been sponsored by

Brenda Pace
in observance of the Yahrzeit
of her mother

Ruth Spitzer Kaye

 

 

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

7:08 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

8:00 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM

Shacharit

9:00 AM
Shema Before 9:43 AM
Sermon 10:30 AM
Mincha 6:30 PM
Shabbat HaGadol Drasha 6:50 PM
Maariv

8:00 PM

Musical​ Havdala

8:10 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times during the week and schedule of events.

 
 


This week, Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 7:00 PM and will continue to be at 7:00 PM until September 15!  Please join us and enjoy a beautiful davening, a wonderful community, as well as a delicious Friday night Kiddush.


This Shabbat is Shabbat HaGadol. Please join us for the Drasha on Shabbat afternoon at 6:50 PM (immediately following Mincha at 6:30 PM). Rabbi Bellino will speak on Passover: Zman Nekamateinu (Time of our Vengeance). Remember that there will be no Seudah Shelishit served.

 


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.

Rabbi Bellino is happy to sell your Chametz for you. Please do so here.

The kitchen has been thoroughly cleaned for Pesach and is now Chametz free. Since the Kiddush this Shabbat will be from Chametz, we ask that no one enter the kitchen and that certainly no food at all should be brought into the kitchen.


Please join us on Monday morning, Erev Pesach, at 6:30 AM for Shacharit and a Siyum, which will be made by Dr. Jonathan Boyarin.
 

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 Kiddush for sponsorship is - Parashat Shemini - 4/22/2017.

 

 


 

Classes (will not meet this week)

 

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.

 

SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

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

 

MEKHILTA: A discussion of the Midrashim on the Book of Exodus, with a focus on the Tannaitic analysis of the Biblical verses dealing with the laws of Passover. Shabbat, One Hour before Mincha
 

THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.

 


 

Events


April 8 - Shabbat HaGadol Drasha

Rabbi Bellino will deliver his eleventh sermon for Shabbat HaGadol on Saturday, April 8 at 6:50 PMThis year's topic: Pesach - Zman Nekamateinu (Time of our Vengeance). 

May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor and accomplished speaker, will address us.
Synagogue members, the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, accompanied by their families, will participate in a candle lighting ceremony in remembrance of the six million men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust.

 

SAVE THE DATES

April 8 - Shabbat HaGadol Drasha

April 18 - Neilat HaChag with Stanton Street Shul
April 28 - Shabbat with Rav Judah Mischel

May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration

 


 

Downtown Community


 

We are thrilled to have Ilana Gadish as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ilana 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 the Va'ad's recent letter 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

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue

 

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

 

TONIGHT: Foundations Classes Only

04/05/2017 12:14:18 PM

Apr5

Foundations of Hebrew and Foundations of Passover will meet tonight, Wednesday, April 5. The class on Sufi Jews will NOT meet tonight.

6:30 PM - Foundations of Hebrew Reading
7:00 PM - Foundations of Passover

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayikra 5777

03/30/2017 10:05:53 PM

Mar30
 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayikra  5777

Bereshit

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

A delicious Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by

Tali Zipper & Rabbi Andrew Scheer

in celebration of their engagement.

 

This week's Shabeer Supply

has been provided by the House

in celebration of

Tali Zipper & Rabbi Andrew Scheer

 

This week's cake

has been sponsored by

Dr. Leora Walter

in celebration of

National Prosthodontics Awareness Week

 

Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by

The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

7:01 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

7:52 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM

Shacharit

9:00 AM
Shema Before 9:50 AM
Sermon 10:30 AM
Mekhilta Class 5:50 PM
Mincha 6:50 PM
Seudah Shelishit 7:10 PM
Maariv

7:52 PM

Musical​ Havdala

8:02 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times during the week and schedule of events.

 
 


This week, Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 7:00 PM and will continue to be at 7:00 PM until September 15!  Please join us and enjoy a beautiful davening, a wonderful community, as well as a delicious Friday night Kiddush.

 

This week's Friday Night Kiddush will function as a Shalom Zachar, celebrating the birth of a son to Suzanne Dance & Andrew Obin. Join us as we toast our newest member (with Oban!) and enjoy delicious food from the NY Brat Factory. Please join us.


The class in the Mekhilta will meet one hour before Mincha. Please join us as we learn this classic Midrash.

 


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 Suzanne Dance & Andrew Obin upon the birth of a son.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Hannah Laytner & Jacob (Shackleton) Frommer upon their engagement.

 

The film screening of 'Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream' this past Tuesday night was a great success, with over 60 people enjoying the documentary. We are very grateful to Ellen Cherrick for generously sponsoring the event in memory of her grandparents, Chaya Liba Cherrick, z’l,  & Shlomo Moshe Cherrick, z’l, and in memory of Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik, zt’l.

Rabbi Bellino is happy to sell your Chametz for you. Please do so here.
 

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 Kiddush for sponsorship is - Parashat Shemini - 4/22/2017.

 

 


 

Classes (will meet this week)

 

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.

 

SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

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

 

MEKHILTA: A discussion of the Midrashim on the Book of Exodus, with a focus on the Tannaitic analysis of the Biblical verses dealing with the laws of Passover. Shabbat, One Hour before Mincha
 

THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.

 


 

Events


April 8 - Shabbat HaGadol Drasha

Rabbi Bellino will deliver his eleventh sermon for Shabbat HaGadol on Saturday, April 8 at 6:50 PMThis year's topic: Pesach - Zman Nekamateinu (Time of our Vengeance). 

May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor and accomplished speaker, will address us.
Synagogue members, the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, accompanied by their families, will participate in a candle lighting ceremony in remembrance of the six million men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust.

 

SAVE THE DATES

April 8 - Shabbat HaGadol Drasha

April 18 - Neilat HaChag with Stanton Street Shul

May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration

 


 

Downtown Community


 

We are thrilled to have Ilana Gadish as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ilana 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 the Va'ad's recent letter 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

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue

 

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

 

Classes Tonight!

03/29/2017 03:28:20 PM

Mar29

Foundations of Hebrew, Foundations of Blessings, and the class on Sufi Jews, will all meet tonight, Wednesday, March 29.

6:30 PM - Foundations of Hebrew Reading
7:00 PM - Foundations of Passover
8:00 PM - Sufi Jews

THIS TUESDAY NIGHT (3/28) - Film Screening: Streit's: 'Matzo and the American Dream'

03/26/2017 09:23:27 PM

Mar26




Film Screening
Streit's: 'Matzo and the American Dream'

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 


Please join us this Tuesday, March 28, for a screening of Streit's: 'Matzo and the American Dream'. The film  is a story of tradition, of resistance and resilience, and a celebration of the Streits family, whose commitment to their heritage and to their employees is inspiring proof that the family that bakes together, stays together. Rabbi Bellino will introduce the film with a brief presentation entitled "The Nuance of Automation." The director Michael Levine.will be on hand for a post-film discussion.

Pizza and Beer will be served.
The event is free but please register on the event page if you plan to attend.


This event has been generously sponsored by Ellen Cherrick in memory of her grandparents, Chaya Liba Cherrick, z’l,  & Shlomo Moshe Cherrick, z’l,  whose yahrzeits will be observed respectively on the 28th day of Adar and the 5th day of Nisan, and in memory of Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik, zt’l.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayakhel-Pekudei (HaChodesh) 5777

03/23/2017 10:45:58 PM

Mar23
 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayakhel-Pekudei (HaChodesh)  5777

Bereshit

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

This week's delicious
  Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by

Daniella Krieger & Joseph Bedros

in celebration of their upcoming wedding

and Joseph's Ufruf.

 

This week's Shabbocktail

"The Bat Mitzvah"

has been sponsored by

The Bellino Family

in honor of Choni Bellino,

one year before his Bar Mitzvah.

 

Seudah Shelishit

has been sponsored by

Phoebe & Richard McBee

in memory of the 146 victims of
the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

on March 25, 1911.
 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

6:54 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

6:55 PM

Repeat Shema After

7:44 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM

Shacharit

9:00 AM
Shema Before 9:57 AM
Sermon 10:30 AM
Mekhilta Class 5:40 PM
Mincha 6:40 PM
Seudah Shelishit 7:00 PM
Maariv

7:44 PM

Musical​ Havdala

7:54 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times during the week and schedule of events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:55 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us and enjoy a beautiful davening, wonderful community, as well as a delicious Friday night Kiddush.

 

The class in the Mekhilta meets one hour before Mincha. Please join us as we learn this classic Midrash.

 


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.

 

Our Children's Shabbat Program (Kommunity Kinderlach) will NOT meet this Shabbat, March 25, Parashat Vayakhel/Pekudei. Upcoming dates for the Shabbat Kids' groups will be announced soon. For more information, please contact us.

 

Join us this Sunday, March 26, at 10:00 AM, as Rabbi Bellino teaches his Pesach Preparation Made Simple. He promises to save you time and make the Passover season much more pleasant.

 

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 Kiddush for sponsorship is - Parashat Shemini - 4/22/2017.

 

 


 

Classes (will meet this week)

 

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.

 

SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

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

 

MEKHILTA: A discussion of the Midrashim on the Book of Exodus, with a focus on the Tannaitic analysis of the Biblical verses dealing with the laws of Passover. Shabbat, One Hour before Mincha
 

THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.

 


 

Events


March 28 - Film Screening: 'Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream'

'Matzo and the American Dream' is a story of tradition, of resistance and resilience, and a celebration of the Streits family, whose commitment to their heritage and to their employees is inspiring proof that the family that bakes together, stays together. The director Michael Levine.will be on hand for a post-film discussion.

 

SAVE THE DATES


March 26 - Passover Preparation Class
March 28 -
Documentary Film: 'Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream'
April 8 - Shabbat HaGadol Drasha

April 18 - Neilat HaChag with Stanton Street Shul

 


 

Downtown Community


 

We are thrilled to have Ilana Gadish as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ilana 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 the Va'ad's recent letter 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

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue

 

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

 

THIS TUESDAY (3/28) - Film Screening: Streit's: 'Matzo and the American Dream'

03/22/2017 02:12:26 PM

Mar22




Film Screening
Streit's: 'Matzo and the American Dream'

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 


Please join us this coming Tuesday, March 28, for a screening of Streit's: 'Matzo and the American Dream'. The film  is a story of tradition, of resistance and resilience, and a celebration of the Streits family, whose commitment to their heritage and to their employees is inspiring proof that the family that bakes together, stays together. Rabbi Bellino will introduce the film with a brief presentation entitled "The Nuance of Automation." The director Michael Levine.will be on hand for a post-film discussion.

Pizza and Beer will be served.
The event is free but please register on the event page if you plan to attend.


This event has been generously sponsored by Ellen Cherrick in memory of her grandparents, Chaya Liba Cherrick, z’l,  & Shlomo Moshe Cherrick, z’l,  whose yahrzeits will be observed respectively on the 28th day of Adar and the 5th day of Nisan, and in memory of Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik, zt’l.

Classes Tonight!

03/22/2017 12:30:33 PM

Mar22

Foundations of Hebrew, Foundations of Blessings, and the class on Sufi Jews, will all meet tonight, Wednesday, March 22.

6:30 PM - Foundations of Hebrew Reading
7:00 PM - Foundations of Blessings
8:00 PM - Sufi Jews

Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Tisa (Parah) 5777

03/16/2017 11:53:56 PM

Mar16
 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Tisa (Parah)  5777

Bereshit

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

This week's delicious
  Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by

 

Shimmy Rapps
in observance of the Yahrtzeit
of his father,

יוסף חיים בן יהושע

 

Benay Reininger and Roslyn Blatt

in observance of the Yahretzeit
of their mother

רעשא ליבא בת מנחם מנדל

 

Eirit & Joe Trocki

in memory of Joe's mother,

שרה בת זיסל

 

Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

6:46 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

6:45 PM

Repeat Shema After

7:37 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM

Shacharit

9:00 AM
Shema Before 10:04 AM
Sermon 10:30 AM
Mekhilta Class 5:35 PM
Mincha 6:35 PM
Seudah Shelishit 6:55 PM
Maariv

7:37 PM

Musical​ Havdala

7:47 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times during the week and schedule of events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:45 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us and enjoy a beautiful davening, wonderful community, as well as a delicious Friday night Kiddush.

 


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 Tali Zipper & Rabbi Andrew Scheer on their recent engagement.

 

Purim was a HUGE success. Our services and parties were very well attended (approximately 300 people were at Megillah and more than 800 people passed through our doors over the course of the night) and our Matanot L'evyonim campaign raised over $4,000 for those in need. For photo evidence of the evening, please go to our Facebook page.
 

We are grateful to:

  • Our Megillah readers: Rabbi Bellino, Alan Feder, Harris Marks, Eli Szus, Neil Kitainik, and David Waxman
  • The sponsors of Purim Chaos: Alan Schwartz, Donnie & Jackie Furst, Yitz Komin, Kenneth Grumer, and Claire and Dr. Paul Wachtel
  • Our devoted maintenance team, Franklin and Denys, for all their help at the party and after the party 
  • Our friends from the University of Purim
  • Annie Watman and Alan Feder for arranging the Kids' party (For pictures of the kids' party, click here).
  • Everyone who helped set up for the party at night
  • Lions Beer Store for their generous help with the beer supply
  • El Grupo Diamante Norteño (the amazing Mariachi band that you know from the subway)
  • Vincenzo and Romano for the post-cleanup cleanup

We are most grateful to Rabbi Bellino for his vision, humor, and organization and implementation of what was by all counts a crazy fun, wonderfully-spirited, and abundantly successful Purim. 

 

Our Children's Shabbat Program (Kommunity Kinderlach) will meet NEXT Shabbat, March 25, Parashat Vayakhel/Pekudei, and will be led by Rachel Kaminetzky. In April, the Shabbat program will meet on April 1st and 29th. The program is geared toward children 2-5 years of age. Children younger than 2 are welcome to join but must be accompanied by a parent. It begins at 10:15 AM and continues until the end of services. For more information, please contact us.

 

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 Kiddush for sponsorship is - Parashat Vayakhel/Pekudei - 3/25/2017.

 

 


 

Classes (will meet this week)

 

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.

 

SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan will begin teaching a class on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 

MEKHILTA: A discussion of the Midrashim on the Book of Exodus, with a focus on the Tannaitic analysis of the Biblical verses dealing with the laws of Passover. Shabbat, One Hour before Mincha
 

THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.

 


 

Events
 

 

March 19 - Downtown Va’ad General Meeting with Rabbi Sacks 
Please join us for a morning of highlights, achievement, and appreciation, as well as a look into strategies for our future. The event will feature Downtown Va'ad rabbis, lay leaders, and - most notably - Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Please register at facebook.com/downtownvaad or RSVP to DowntownVaad@gmail.com.


March 28 - Film Screening: 'Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream'

'Matzo and the American Dream' is a story of tradition, of resistance and resilience, and a celebration of the Streits family, whose commitment to their heritage and to their employees is inspiring proof that the family that bakes together, stays together. The director Michael Levine.will be on hand for a post-film discussion.

 

SAVE THE DATES

March 19 - Downtown Va’ad General Meeting with Lord Rabbi Sacks
March 26 - Passover Preparation Class
March 28 -
Documentary Film: 'Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream'
April 8 - Shabbat HaGadol Drasha

April 18 - Neilat HaChag

 


 

Downtown Community


 

We are thrilled to have Ilana Gadish as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ilana 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 the Va'ad's recent letter 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.

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue.

 

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

 

Film Screening: Streit's: 'Matzo and the American Dream'

03/15/2017 02:03:38 PM

Mar15



Film Screening: Streit's: 'Matzo and the American Dream'
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


 


Please join us on Tuesday, March 28, for a screening of Streit's: 'Matzo and the American Dream'. The film  is a story of tradition, of resistance and resilience, and a celebration of the Streits family, whose commitment to their heritage and to their employees is inspiring proof that the family that bakes together, stays together. Rabbi Bellino will introduce the film with a brief presentation entitled "The Nuance of Automation." The director Michael Levine.will be on hand for a post-film discussion.

Pizza and Beer will be served.
The event is free but please register on the event page if you plan to attend.


This event has been generously sponsored by Ellen Cherrick in memory of her grandparents, Chaya Liba Cherrick, z’l,  & Shlomo Moshe Cherrick, z’l,  whose yahrzeits will be observed respectively on the 28th day of Adar and the 5th day of Nisan, and in memory of Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik, zt’l.

Classes Tonight!

03/15/2017 12:41:29 PM

Mar15

Foundations of Hebrew, Foundations of Liturgy, and the class on Sufi Jews, will all meet tonight, Wednesday, March 15.

6:30 PM - Foundations of Hebrew Reading
7:00 PM - Foundations of Liturgy
8:00 PM - Sufi Jews

Weekly Update: Shabbat Tetzaveh (Zakhor) 5777

03/09/2017 10:43:00 PM

Mar9
 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Tetzaveh (Zakhor)  5777

Bereshit

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

This week's delicious
  Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by

The Lebewohl Family

in observance of the Yahrtzeit of
Abe Lebewohl

and in celebration of the 3rd

wedding anniversary of

Cara & Josh Lebewohl

 

and by

Ellen Neuborne & David Landis

in observance of the Yahrtzeits

of David's sister,

Florence Lynn Landis

and David's father,

Dr. Gilbert Landis

 

Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

5:39 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

5:40 PM

Repeat Shema After

6:32 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM

Shacharit

9:00 AM
Shema Before 9:11 AM
Sermon 10:30 AM
Mincha 5:25 PM
Seudah Shelishit 5:45 PM
Maariv

7:15 PM

Megilla

7:30 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times during the week and schedule of events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:40 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us and enjoy a beautiful davening, wonderful community, as well as a delicious Friday night Kiddush.

 


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.

 

The Annual Dinner was a great success! We are very grateful to Kristina & Daniel Gerschel, Vivian Klaus, Joan Nachmani, and Alan Schwartz, for all their work in planning the annual dinner. We are also grateful to Ellen Neuborne & David Landis for their great help with the seating. We also thank the more than 150 people in attendance and the nearly 200 people overall whose financial contributions helped us raise close to $100K for our synagogue.


To see pictures of the dinner, please click here.

For photo booth pictures, click  here.


 

Purim

Purim begins this Saturday night, March 11, as Shabbat concludes. Shabbat will end at 6:39 PM, and we will hold off on Maariv until 7:15 PM, with Megilla shortly thereafter. Immediately following our services, the entire congregation is invited to join us for our Purim Celebration. We look forward to our friends from the University of Purim (nonaccreditted) joining us at approximately 10:00 PM. The party will end at some point before morning services. (Please remember that we spring forward into Daylight Savings Time and lose an hour or Purim.)

 

If you are available to help Rabbi Bellino set up the room for the Purim Party, please contact him.

 

The theme for Purim this year is a loving tribute to our own neighborhood, entitled "Lower East Side Disturbed." Come dressed as your favorite Lower East Side immigrant, rabbi, pickle, convict, landlord, artist, or victim! Or wear whatever costume you like. You do you. This is where individuality was born.

 

We will return on Sunday morning for Shacharit at 8:30 AM, and Megilla at 9:00 AM. There will be a Kids' Purim Party at 10:00 AM. Please RSVP here.

 

We thank all the sponsors of Purim Chaos: Alan Schwartz, Donnie & Jackie Furst, Yitz Komin, and Kenneth Grumer. And we are grateful to Lion's Beer Store for their generous contribution of beer.

 

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 Kiddush for sponsorship is - Parashat Vayikra - 4/1/2017.

 

 


 

Classes (will meet this week)

 

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.

 

SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan will begin teaching a class on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 

THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.

 


 

Events
 

 

March 19 - Downtown Va’ad General Meeting with Rabbi Sacks 
Please join us for a morning of highlights, achievement, and appreciation, as well as a look into strategies for our future. The event will feature Downtown Va'ad rabbis, lay leaders, and - most notably - Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Please register at facebook.com/downtownvaad or RSVP to DowntownVaad@gmail.com.


March 28 - Screening of the Documentary Film: 'Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream'

'Matzo and the American Dream' is a story of tradition, of resistance and resilience, and a celebration of the Streits family, whose commitment to their heritage and to their employees is inspiring proof that the family that bakes together, stays together. The director Michael Levine.will be on hand for a post-film discussion.

 

SAVE THE DATES

March 11-12 - Purim!!

 

March 19 - Downtown Va’ad General Meeting with Lord Rabbi Sacks
March 28 -
Documentary Film: 'Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream'

 

 

 


 

Downtown Community


 

We are thrilled to have Ilana Gadish as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ilana 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 the Va'ad's recent letter 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.

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue.

 

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

 

Tonight: Foundations Classes Only / Tomorrow: Shacharit at 6:15 AM

03/08/2017 12:41:37 PM

Mar8

Tonight, Wednesday, March 8, only Foundations of Hebrew and Foundations of Shabbat will be meeting. The class on Sufi Jews will NOT meet tonight.

6:30 PM - Foundations of Hebrew Reading
7:00 PM - Foundations of Shabbat

Please note that tomorrow morning, on Ta'anit Esther, Shacharit will start at 6:15 AM.
Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.

You can still join, sorta.

03/06/2017 08:29:21 AM

Mar6

We are looking forward to tonight's Annual Dinner when we will honor our Rabbi, Gavriel Bellino, and celebrate his ten years of service. The Dinner will be held at the Union Square Ballroom (27 Union Square West).

If you are unable to attend, you may still join us in this very important fundraising effort. To do so, please email your pledge or make a payment on the website. We remind you that any amount helps our efforts and will lift our spirits.

As always, Rabbi Bellino will celebrate your participation by publicly toasting you. What better incentive is there?

 

2017 Dinner Committee
Kristina & Daniel Gerschel, Vivian Klaus, Joan Nachmani, Alan Schwartz

TOMORROW NIGHT: The 2017 Annual Dinner

03/05/2017 09:08:23 PM

Mar5


Dear Friends,

Our Annual Dinner will be held tomorrow night, March 6th, at 6:30 PM, at a NEW location, the Union Square Ballroom. This year we will honor our Rabbi, Gavriel Bellino, and celebrate his ten years of service. Rabbi Bellino, along with his wife Cori Robinson, has sustained and revitalized our synagogue as well as the Downtown Jewish Community. He and his family are among our most valuable assets and it is with great pleasure that we will recognize the efforts they have made and the successes we have all shared on their account.


Will you be able to celebrate our accomplishments and help us secure our future? Your support would be directly applied to the strengthening of a rebuilding community and the reinforcement and beautification of its 170 year old building. We remind you that any amount helps our efforts and lifts our spirits.

If you cannot attend the dinner, you can still join us in this fundraising initiative. As always, you may mail in payment or pay on the website.
 

TIME
Cocktails- 6:30 PM
Dinner & Program- 7:30 PM


LOCATION
Union Square Ballroom,  27 Union Square West, between 15th and 16th Streets 
(the entrance to the Ballroom is between Starbucks and The Coffee Shop restaurant).

DIRECTIONS
By Subway: Take the N, R , L, 4, 5, or 6 to Union Square.
By Car: Take the FDR or West Side Highway to 14th Street; follow 14th Street to Union Square.

 

We look forward to celebrating with you!

 

2017 Dinner Committee
Kristina & Daniel Gerschel, Vivian Klaus, Joan Nachmani, Alan Schwartz

 

 

 


 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Terumah 5777

03/02/2017 08:06:21 PM

Mar2
 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Terumah 5777

Bereshit

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

This week's delicious
  Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored by

Sam & Arezoo Jesselson

in celebration of the first brithday
of their son, Nathaniel.

 

 

Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by
The House

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

5:31 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

5:30 PM

Repeat Shema After

6:32 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM

Shacharit

9:00 AM
Shema Before 9:17 AM
Sermon 10:30 AM
Mincha 5:20 PM
Seudah Shelishit 5:40 PM
Maariv

6:21 PM

Musical Havdalah

6:32 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times during the week and schedule of events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:30 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us and enjoy a beautiful davening, wonderful community, as well as a delicious Friday night Kiddush. This week's Friday Night Kiddush has been sponsored by Rabbi Bellino in anticipation of this Monday's Annual 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.

 

Our Annual Dinner will be held this Monday. This year we will honor our Rabbi, Gavriel Bellino, and celebrate his ten years of service. Rabbi Bellino, along with his wife Cori Robinson, has sustained and revitalized our synagogue as well as the Downtown Jewish Community. He and his family are among our most valuable assets and it is with great pleasure that we will recognize the efforts they have made and the successes we have all shared on their account. Won't you please join us in our fundraising efforts? Please click here to donate.

Our Children's Shabbat Program (Kommunity Kinderlach) will meet THIS Shabbat, Parashat Terumah and will be led by Rachel Kaminetzky. In March, the program will take place on March 4th, 18th and 25th, and in April, on April 1st and 29th. The program is geared toward children 2-5 years of age. Children younger than 2 are welcome to join but must be accompanied by a parent. It begins at 10:15 AM and continues until the end of services. For more information, please contact us.

 

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 Kiddush for sponsorship is - Parashat Vayikra - 4/1/2017.

 

 


 

Classes (will not meet this week)

 

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.

 

SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan will begin teaching a class on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 

THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.

 


 

Events

 

March 11-12 - PURIM!!

Purim begins on Saturday night, March 11, as Shabbat concludes. Shabbat will end at 6:39 PM, and we will hold off on Maariv until 7:15 PM, with Megilla shortly thereafter. Immediately following our services, the entire congregation is invited to join us for our Purim Celebration. We look forward to our friends from the University of Purim joining us at approximately 10:00 PM. The party will end at some point before morning services.

 

The theme for Purim this year is a loving tribute to our own neighborhood, entitled "Lower East Side Disturbed." Come dressed as your favorite Lower East Side immigrant, rabbi, pickle, convict, landlord, artist, or victim! Or wear whatever costume you like. You do you. This is where individuality was born.

 

We will return on Sunday morning for Shacharit at 8:30 AM, and Megilla at 9:00 AM. There will be a Kids' Purim Party at 10:00 AM. Please RSVP here.

 

March 19 - Downtown Va’ad General Meeting with Rabbi Sacks 
Please join us for a morning of highlights, achievement, and appreciation, as well as a look into strategies for our future. The event will feature Downtown Va'ad rabbis, lay leaders, and - most notably - Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, who will speak on the topic of Eruv and Areivut: Lines of Community Structure and Responsibility. Please register at facebook.com/downtownvaad or RSVP to DowntownVaad@gmail.com.


March 28 - Screening of the Documentary Film: 'Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream'

'Matzo and the American Dream' is a story of tradition, of resistance and resilience, and a celebration of the Streits family, whose commitment to their heritage and to their employees is inspiring proof that the family that bakes together, stays together. The director Michael Levine.will be on hand for a post-film discussion.

 

SAVE THE DATES

March 6 - Shul Dinner

March 11-12 - Purim!!
March 19 - Downtown Va’ad General Meeting with Lord Rabbi Sacks
March 28 -
Documentary Film: 'Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream'

 

 


 

Downtown Community


 

We are thrilled to have Ilana Gadish as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ilana 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 the Va'ad's recent letter 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.

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue.

 

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

 

Please Join Us

02/28/2017 09:42:53 AM

Feb28

Our Annual Dinner will be held this coming Monday on March 6th and will honor our Rabbi, Gavriel Bellino, and celebrate his ten years of service to the downtown Jewish community. Rabbi Bellino, along with his wife Cori Robinson, has sustained and revitalized our synagogue as well as the Downtown Jewish Community. He and his family are among our most valuable assets and it is with great pleasure that we will recognize the efforts they have made and the successes we have all shared on their account.

 

Will you be able to celebrate our accomplishments and help us secure our future? Your support would be directly applied to the strengthening of a rebuilding community and the reinforcement and beautification of its 170 year old building. We remind you that any amount helps our efforts and lifts our spirits.

 

Please RSVP here (To see photos from last year's Dinner, click here).

If you cannot attend, we ask that you please join us in this fundraising initiative.

As always, you may mail in payment or pay on the website.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

 

2017 Dinner Committee
Kristina & Daniel Gerschel, Vivian Klaus, Joan Nachmani, Alan Schwartz

Please RSVP to our Annual Dinner!!

02/24/2017 10:46:49 AM

Feb24

Dear Friends,

 

The Sixth Street Community Synagogue continues to flourish. Together, we have enjoyed meaningful and efficient services, serious and thoughtful learning (at all levels), fascinating speakers, well attended shabbatons, delicious kiddushes, and festive celebrations. We are indeed a center of downtown religious life.

 

Our Annual Dinner will be held on March 6th, 2017. This year we will honor our Rabbi, Gavriel Bellino, and celebrate his ten years of service. Rabbi Bellino, along with his wife Cori Robinson, has sustained and revitalized our synagogue as well as the Downtown Jewish Community. He and his family are among our most valuable assets and it is with great pleasure that we will recognize the efforts they have made and the successes we have all shared on their account.

 

Will you be able to celebrate our accomplishments and help us secure our future? Your support would be directly applied to the strengthening of a rebuilding community and the reinforcement and beautification of its 170 year old building. We remind you that any amount helps our efforts and lifts our spirits.

 

Please RSVP here (To see photos from last year's Dinner, click here).

If you cannot attend, we ask that you please join us in this fundraising initiative.

As always, you may mail in payment or pay on the website.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

 

 

2017 Dinner Committee
Kristina & Daniel Gerschel, Vivian Klaus, Joan Nachmani, Alan Schwartz

 

 

 


 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Mishpatim/Shekalim 5777

02/23/2017 08:07:20 PM

Feb23
 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Mishpatim/Shekalim 5777

Bereshit

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

This week's delicious
 Cake Kiddush
has been sponsored by
The House

 

 

Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by
Ellen Cherrick

in observance of the 9th yahrzeit of
Stephen B. Colvin, M.D

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

5:23 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

5:25 PM

Repeat Shema After

6:24 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM

Shacharit

9:00 AM
Shema Before 9:23 AM
Sermon 10:30 AM
Mincha 5:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit 5:30 PM
Maariv

6:14 PM

Musical Havdalah

6:24 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times during the week and schedule of events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:25 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us and enjoy a beautiful davening, wonderful community, as well as a delicious Friday night Kiddush.

 


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.

 

Our Annual Dinner will be held on March 6th. This year we will honor our Rabbi, Gavriel Bellino, and celebrate his ten years of service. Rabbi Bellino, along with his wife Cori Robinson, has sustained and revitalized our synagogue as well as the Downtown Jewish Community. He and his family are among our most valuable assets and it is with great pleasure that we will recognize the efforts they have made and the successes we have all shared on their account. Will you be able to celebrate our accomplishments and help us secure our future? Your support would be directly applied to the strengthening of a rebuilding community and the reinforcement and beautification of its 170 year old building. We remind you that any amount helps our efforts and lifts our spirits. Please RSVP here.

 

We wish a Mazel Tov to Jackie Fish and Eitan Reshef on their recent wedding.

We are grateful to Dr. Sam Fleischacker for his thought-provoking lecture this past Tuesday night on Maimonides views on the nature of revelation.


Our Children's Shabbat Program (Kommunity Kinderlach) will meet again NEXT Shabbat, Parashat Terumah (March 4) and will be led by Rachel Kaminetzky. In March, the program will take place on March 4th, 18th and 25th, and in April, on April 1st and 29th. The program is geared toward children 2-5 years of age. Children younger than 2 are welcome to join but must be accompanied by a parent. It begins at 10:15 AM and continues until the end of services. For more information, please contact us.

 

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

 

There are 16 days until Purim. If you would like to serve on the Committee for Purim Chaos, please speak to Rabbi Bellino.

 

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 Kiddush for sponsorship is THIS SHABBAT - Mishpatim - 2/25/2017.

 

The StuyTown Lottery is underway, creating a rare opportunity for eligible applicants to lock-in an affordable apartment in Stuyvesant Town. If you are interested, or know someone who would be interested, please visit the StuyTown lottery website for more info: www.stuytownlottery.com
 


 

Classes (will not meet this week)

 

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.

 

SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan will begin teaching a class on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 

THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.

 


 

Events

 
 

 

March 11-12 - PURIM!!

Purim Night, March 11                                  Purim Day, March 12

Shabbat Ends 6:39 PM
Maariv 7:15 PM
Megillah 7:30 PM
Purim Party 8:15 PM
University of Purim 10:00 PM
Shacharit 8:30 AM
Megillah 9:00 AM
Kids' Purim Party 10:00 AM

 

 

 

 

March 19 - Downtown Va’ad General Meeting with Rabbi Sacks 
Please join us for a morning of highlights, achievement, and appreciation, as well as a look into strategies for our future. The event will feature Downtown Va'ad rabbis, lay leaders, and - most notably - Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, who will speak on the topic of Eruv and Areivut: Lines of Community Structure and Responsibility. Please register at facebook.com/downtownvaad or RSVP to DowntownVaad@gmail.com.

 

SAVE THE DATES

March 6 - Shul Dinner

March 11-12 - Purim!!
March 19 - Downtown Va’ad General Meeting with Lord Rabbi Sacks

 

 


 

Downtown Community


 

We are thrilled to have Ilana Gadish as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ilana 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 the Va'ad's recent letter 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.

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue.

 

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

 

TOMORROW NIGHT! Tuesday Evening Lecture Series with Dr. Samuel Fleischacker

02/20/2017 06:02:51 PM

Feb20

 

Does It Matter Who Wrote The Torah?

What Would Maimonides Say?

A Talk by Dr. Samuel Fleischacker

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, February 21st, at 7:00 PM, our own Dr. Samuel Fleischacker will talk with us about Maimonides' Eighth Principle of Faith - Divine Authorship of the Torah.

Famously, Maimonides says in his Commentary on the Mishnah and his Mishneh Torah that Moses wrote every word of the Torah at the dictation of God.  But Maimonides also says that God can't talk, and that anyone who thinks God can talk is an idolater. So what exactly does Maimonides mean by describing Moses as a scribe who wrote down God's words? 

Please join us as Dr. Fleischacker presents a philosophical approach to the proper understanding of Maimonides' views on the nature of revelation - empowering us to stand, once again, with Moses on Sinai.

Pizza and Beer will be served.
The event is free but please register on the event page if you plan to attend.


About Dr. Fleischacker

Samuel Fleischacker is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and currently a Berggruen Fellow at NYU. He studied at Yale University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1989.  He works in moral and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, aesthetics and the philosophy of religion. Among the issues that have particularly interested him are the moral status of culture, the nature and history of liberalism, and the relationship between moral and other values (aesthetic values, religious values, political values). His publications include The Ethics of Culture (Cornell, 1994), A Third Concept of Liberty: Judgment and Freedom in Kant and Adam Smith (Princeton, 1999), On Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations: A Philosophical Companion (Princeton, 2003), A Short History of Distributive Justice (Harvard, 2004), Divine Teaching and the Way of the World (Oxford, 2011), What Is Enlightenment? (Routledge, 2012), and The Good and the Good Book (Oxford, 2015). Professor Fleischacker has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at Edinburgh University, and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton.  He taught previously at Williams College.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Yitro 5777

02/16/2017 10:01:36 PM

Feb16
 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Yitro 5777

Bereshit

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

This week's delicious
 Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by
The House

in honor of
Rabbi Dr. Avi Berkowitz.

 

Seudah Shelishit

has been provided
by The House.

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

5:15 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

5:15 PM

Repeat Shema After

6:16 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM

Shacharit

9:00 AM
Shema Before 9:28 AM
Rabbi Berkowitz Sermon 10:30 AM
Mincha 5:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit 5:20 PM
Maariv

6:06 PM

Musical Havdalah

6:16 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times during the week and schedule of events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:15 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us and enjoy a beautiful davening, wonderful community, as well as a delicious Friday night Kiddush.

 

This Shabbat we we welcome our beloved former Rabbi, Rabbi Dr. Avi Berkowitz, who will deliver the sermon. Rabbi Dr. Berkowitz holds a Ph.D. in political science with a specialty in Middle East studies from Columbia University. He received his Rabbinical Ordination – yoreh yoreh yadin yadin – from Rabbi Aaron Soloveitchik.

 


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 are especially grateful to our Building Manager and contractor, Vincenzo Aiosa, for his hard and efficient work on our kitchen. Be sure to thank him and his staff (Franklin and Romano) when you see them.

 

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

 

There are 23 days until Purim. If you would like to serve on the Committee for Purim Chaos, please speak to Rabbi Bellino.

 

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 Kiddush for sponsorship is NEXT SHABBAT - Mishpatim - 2/25/2017.

 

The StuyTown Lottery is underway, creating a rare opportunity for eligible applicants to lock-in an affordable apartment in Stuyvesant Town. If you are interested, or know someone who would be interested, please visit the StuyTown lottery website for more info: www.stuytownlottery.com
 


 

Classes (will meet this week)

 

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.

 

SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan will begin teaching a class on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 

THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.

 


 

Events

 

 

February 21 -  Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Our own Dr. Sam Fleischacker, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and currently a Berggruen Fellow at NYU, will discuss the issue of Divine Authorship of the Torah and Maimonides' views on revelation in a talk entitled: Does It Matter Who Wrote the Torah? What Would Maimonides Say?

 

Our Annual Dinner will be held on March 6th, 2017. This year we will honor our Rabbi, Gavriel Bellino, and celebrate his ten years of service. Rabbi Bellino, along with his wife Cori Robinson, has sustained and revitalized our synagogue as well as the Downtown Jewish Community. He and his family are among our most valuable assets and it is with great pleasure that we will recognize the efforts they have made and the successes we have all shared on their account. Will you be able to celebrate our accomplishments and help us secure our future? Your support would be directly applied to the strengthening of a rebuilding community and the reinforcement and beautification of its 170 year old building. We remind you that any amount helps our efforts and lifts our spirits. Please RSVP here.

 

Chessed on Sixth Street - Several of us utilize our Synagogue's kitchen to prepare meals for the Trinity Place Shelter. The shelter's mission is to help LGBTQ youth and young adults in New York City to safely transition out of the shelter system and grow into independent, positive, and productive adults. To financially support our efforts, please consider donating to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund (Be sure to specify Shelter Meals in the note). The next meal will be prepared after the holidays. If you are interested in cooking, schlepping, or starting your own Chessed initiative, please contact Rabbi Bellino or Tali Zilberman.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES
February 21 - Does It Matter Who Wrote the Torah with Dr. Sam Fleischacker

March 6 - Shul Dinner
March 19—Downtown Va’ad General Meeting with Rabbi Sacks

 

 


 

Downtown Community


 

We are thrilled to have Ilana Gadish as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ilana 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 the Va'ad's recent letter 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.

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue.

 

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 ONE WEEK: Tuesday Evening Lecture Series with Dr. Samuel Fleischacker (Feb. 21)

02/14/2017 05:45:51 PM

Feb14

 

Does It Matter Who Wrote The Torah?

What Would Maimonides Say?

A Talk by Dr. Samuel Fleischacker

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

In one week, on Tuesday, February 21st, at 7:00 PM, our own Dr. Samuel Fleischacker will talk with us about Maimonides' Eighth Principle of Faith - Divine Authorship of the Torah.

Famously, Maimonides says in his Commentary on the Mishnah and his Mishneh Torah that Moses wrote every word of the Torah at the dictation of God.  But Maimonides also says that God can't talk, and that anyone who thinks God can talk is an idolater. So what exactly does Maimonides mean by describing Moses as a scribe who wrote down God's words? 

Please join us as Dr. Fleischacker presents a philosophical approach to the proper understanding of Maimonides' views on the nature of revelation - empowering us to stand, once again, with Moses on Sinai.

Pizza and Beer will be served.
The event is free but please register on the event page if you plan to attend.


About Dr. Fleischacker

Samuel Fleischacker is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and currently a Berggruen Fellow at NYU. He studied at Yale University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1989.  He works in moral and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, aesthetics and the philosophy of religion. Among the issues that have particularly interested him are the moral status of culture, the nature and history of liberalism, and the relationship between moral and other values (aesthetic values, religious values, political values). His publications include The Ethics of Culture (Cornell, 1994), A Third Concept of Liberty: Judgment and Freedom in Kant and Adam Smith (Princeton, 1999), On Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations: A Philosophical Companion (Princeton, 2003), A Short History of Distributive Justice (Harvard, 2004), Divine Teaching and the Way of the World (Oxford, 2011), What Is Enlightenment? (Routledge, 2012), and The Good and the Good Book (Oxford, 2015). Professor Fleischacker has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at Edinburgh University, and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton.  He taught previously at Williams College.

2017 Annual Dinner

02/13/2017 07:39:52 PM

Feb13

Dear Friends,

 

The Sixth Street Community Synagogue continues to flourish. Together, we have enjoyed meaningful and efficient services, serious and thoughtful learning (at all levels), fascinating speakers, well attended shabbatons, delicious kiddushes, and festive celebrations. We are indeed a center of downtown religious life.

 

Our Annual Dinner will be held on March 6th, 2017. This year we will honor our Rabbi, Gavriel Bellino, and celebrate his ten years of service. Rabbi Bellino, along with his wife Cori Robinson, has sustained and revitalized our synagogue as well as the Downtown Jewish Community. He and his family are among our most valuable assets and it is with great pleasure that we will recognize the efforts they have made and the successes we have all shared on their account.

 

Will you be able to celebrate our accomplishments and help us secure our future? Your support would be directly applied to the strengthening of a rebuilding community and the reinforcement and beautification of its 170 year old building. We remind you that any amount helps our efforts and lifts our spirits.

 

Please RSVP here (To see photos from last year's Dinner, click here).

If you cannot attend, we ask that you please join us in this fundraising initiative.

As always, you may mail in payment or pay on the website.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

 

 

2017 Dinner Committee
Kristina & Daniel Gerschel, Vivian Klaus, Joan Nachmani, Alan Schwartz

 

 

 


 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Beshalach (Shira) (Tu b'Shevat) 5777

02/09/2017 08:29:44 PM

Feb9
 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Beshalach (Shira) (Tu b'Shevat) 5777

Bereshit

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

This week's delicious
fruit and cake kiddush
has been sponsored by
Alan Schwartz

in observance of of the yahrzeit of his beloved grandparents,
Frimit & Mordechai Shlomo Konigsberg

and by

Alexia & Harris Marks
in celebration of the first birthday
of their son, Elijah Jonah's,
which is on Tu B'Shevat
.


Seudah Shelishit

has been sponsored by

Amir Koren
in observance of the yartzeit of
Avraham ben Yosef and
Yosef ben Nissan HaLevi.

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

5:06 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

5:05 PM

Repeat Shema After

6:08 PM

Dr. Secunda Lecture 8:00 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM

Shacharit

9:00 AM
Shema Before 9:33 AM
Dr. Secunda Sermon 10:30 AM
Mincha 4:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit 5:15 PM
Maariv

5:58 PM

Musical Havdalah

6:08 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times during the week and schedule of events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:05 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us and enjoy a beautiful davening, wonderful community, as well as a delicious Friday night Kiddush.
 

This Shabbat, we welcome our Shabbat Scholar, Dr. Shai Secunda, the Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College and author of the 'The Iranian Talmud'. Please join us over Shabbat for a fascinating series of talks and discussions related to  Tu B'Shevat and contemporary Modern Orthodoxy.


Talking Trees?
Rabbis, Manichaeans, and Other Strange Birds

Friday Night, 8:00 PM

 

כי האדם עץ השדה - Each Person a Tree:
A Short History of a Tall Metaphor

Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM


Eastern Orthodox: A Discussion of 21st Century
Modern Orthodoxy in Israel and North America

Seuda Shelishit, 5:15 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 are grateful to Phil Kaplan,Yeshivat Chovevei Torah rabbinical stufent and talented musician, who served as our special guest ba'al tefillah this past Friday night.
 

We thank Ellen Cherrick and Alan Schwartz for their ongoing support of our Shabbat Scholar programs and for their sponsorship of this Friday night's Community Dinner. If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming community dinner or event, please contact Rabbi Bellino or the synagogue office.
.

Congratulations to the winners of CholentFest IV!
Eydel Ladle Trophy: Texas Hold 'Em Cholent by Ellen Neuborne and Leslie Landis
People’s Choice Award: Crocky IV by Choni Bellino
Runner Up People’s Choice Award: Honey, Spice, and Everything Fleish by David Neuhaus
Best Decoration: Seven Species by Fern Penn
Best Innovative Cholent: Apple Bottom Crock; Boots with Da Fur by Cori "Cho Rida" RobinsonKeshet "Shawty" Bellino.


We are thankful for everyone who made the event such a success, including Rabbi Bellino, Eli Szus, all the chefs, the judges, and the more than 150 cholent tasters/aficionados. To see photos from before this event, click here.


We are especially grateful to our Building Manager and contractor, Vincenzo Aiosa, for his hard and efficient work on our kitchen. Be sure to thank him and his staff (Franklin and Romano) when you see them.

 

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

 

There are 30 days until Purim. If you would like to serve on the Committee for Purim Chaos, please speak to Rabbi Bellino.

 

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 Kiddush for sponsorship is NEXT SHABBAT - Yitro - 2/18/2017.
 


 

Classes (will not meet this week)

 

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.

 

SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan will begin teaching a class on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.

 

THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.

 


 

Events

 

 

February 21 -  Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Our own Dr. Sam Fleischacker, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and currently a Berggruen Fellow at NYU, will discuss the issue of Divine Authorship of the Torah and Maimonides' views on revelation in a talk entitled: Does It Matter Who Wrote the Torah? What Would Maimonides Say?

 

Our Annual Dinner will be held on March 6th, 2017. This year we will honor our Rabbi, Gavriel Bellino, and celebrate his ten years of service. Rabbi Bellino, along with his wife Cori Robinson, has sustained and revitalized our synagogue as well as the Downtown Jewish Community. He and his family are among our most valuable assets and it is with great pleasure that we will recognize the efforts they have made and the successes we have all shared on their account. Will you be able to celebrate our accomplishments and help us secure our future? Your support would be directly applied to the strengthening of a rebuilding community and the reinforcement and beautification of its 170 year old building. We remind you that any amount helps our efforts and lifts our spirits. Please RSVP here.

 

Chessed on Sixth Street - Several of us utilize our Synagogue's kitchen to prepare meals for the Trinity Place Shelter. The shelter's mission is to help LGBTQ youth and young adults in New York City to safely transition out of the shelter system and grow into independent, positive, and productive adults. To financially support our efforts, please consider donating to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund (Be sure to specify Shelter Meals in the note). The next meal will be prepared after the holidays. If you are interested in cooking, schlepping, or starting your own Chessed initiative, please contact Rabbi Bellino or Tali Zilberman.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES
February 18 - Sermon by Rabbi Avi Berkowitz

February 21 - Does It Matter Who Wrote the Torah with Dr. Sam Fleischacker

March 6 - Shul Dinner
March 19—Downtown Va’ad General Meeting with Rabbi Sacks

 

 


 

Downtown Community


 

We are thrilled to have Ilana Gadish as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ilana 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 the Va'ad's recent letter 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.

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue.

 

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

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IN TWO WEEKS: Tuesday Evening Lecture Series with Dr. Samuel Fleischacker (Feb. 21)

02/07/2017 07:41:54 PM

Feb7

 

Does It Matter Who Wrote The Torah?

What Would Maimonides Say?

A Talk by Dr. Samuel Fleischacker

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

On Tuesday, February 21, at 7:00 PM, our own Dr. Samuel Fleischacker will talk with us about Maimonides' Eighth Principle of Faith - Divine Authorship of the Torah.

Famously, Maimonides says in his Commentary on the Mishnah and his Mishneh Torah that Moses wrote every word of the Torah at the dictation of God.  But Maimonides also says that God can't talk, and that anyone who thinks God can talk is an idolater. So what exactly does Maimonides mean by describing Moses as a scribe who wrote down God's words? 

Please join us as Dr. Fleischacker presents a philosophical approach to the proper understanding of Maimonides' views on the nature of revelation - empowering us to stand, once again, with Moses on Sinai.

Pizza and Beer will be served.
The event is free but please register on the event page if you plan to attend.


About Dr. Fleischacker

Samuel Fleischacker is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and currently a Berggruen Fellow at NYU. He studied at Yale University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1989.  He works in moral and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, aesthetics and the philosophy of religion. Among the issues that have particularly interested him are the moral status of culture, the nature and history of liberalism, and the relationship between moral and other values (aesthetic values, religious values, political values). His publications include The Ethics of Culture (Cornell, 1994), A Third Concept of Liberty: Judgment and Freedom in Kant and Adam Smith (Princeton, 1999), On Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations: A Philosophical Companion (Princeton, 2003), A Short History of Distributive Justice (Harvard, 2004), Divine Teaching and the Way of the World (Oxford, 2011), What Is Enlightenment? (Routledge, 2012), and The Good and the Good Book (Oxford, 2015). Professor Fleischacker has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at Edinburgh University, and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton.  He taught previously at Williams College.

LAST CALL to RSVP!! Community Dinner with Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Shai Secunda

02/07/2017 11:52:00 AM

Feb7

This Shabbat, Parashat Beshalach/Tu B'Shevat, February 10-11, we welcome our next Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Shai Secunda, Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College and author of 'The Iranian Talmud'.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner. You'll enjoy a delicious dinner, time spent with friends old and new, and an opportunity to sample delicious, high-quality wines.

And join us as well over Shabbat for a fascinating series of talks and discussions on both Tu B'Shevat in it's historical context, and contemporary Modern Orthodoxy (see schedule below).

Reservations for the dinner should be made by today, Tuesday, February 7th!
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:05 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 6:30 PM (RSVP and payment required),
  • Lecture at 8:00 PM (free – all are welcome),
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 5:15 PM

Speaking Schedule & Topics

Friday Night, 8:00 PM:
Talking Trees? Rabbis, Manichaeans, and Other Strange Birds

Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM: 
כי האדם עץ השדה - Each Person a Tree: A Short History of a Tall Metaphor

Seuda Shelishit, 5:15 PM:
Eastern Orthodox: A Discussion of 21st Century Modern Orthodoxy in Israel and North America


Dr. Shai Secunda

Shai Secunda is Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College, where he teaches in the Department of Religion. He earned his PhD at Yeshiva University, and then held posts at Yale and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses on classical Judaism and its interactions with other traditions and on the Talmud's Iranian context, (his book The Iranian Talmud, has recently been released in paperback). He writes regularly on Jewish scholarship and popular culture for the Jewish Review of Books.

 

 

CholentFest Resuts

02/06/2017 08:41:49 PM

Feb6

Congratulations to the winners of CholentFest IV!

 

Eydel Ladle Trophy:
Texas Hold 'Em Cholent by Ellen Neuborne and Leslie Landis
Prize: $50 kitchen supplies gift card

 

People’s Choice Award:
Crocky IV by Choni Bellino

Prize: $50 kitchen supplies gift card

 

Runner Up People’s Choice Award:
Honey, Spice, and Everything Fleish by David Neuhaus

 

Best Decoration:
Seven Species by Fern Penn
Prize: $50 kitchen supplies gift card

 

Best Innovative Cholent:
Apple Bottom Crock; Boots with Da Fur by Cori "Cho Rida" Robinson & Keshet "Shawty" Bellino

 

We are grateful to everyone who made the event possible!

 

  • Rabbi Gavriel Bellino for his creativity and love of labor in producing the event.
  • Eli Szus for sponsoring prizes and supplies, producing the event and bedazzling the new trophy.
  • All the chefs who shared their delicious and innovative cholents with us and decorated their tables.

    Crocky IV by Choni Bellino
    Sausage Party by Gavriel Bellino and Starring NY Brat Factory
    Canadian Bacon Chulent by Aliyah & Michael Gluckstadt
    North African Cholent by Maurice Goldstein & Marc Zegen
    Mexican Vegetarian Chili by Phyllis Liberman
    Ex-Tremé by Harris Marks
    Texas Hold 'Em Cholent by Ellen Neuborne & Leslie Landis
    Honey, Spice, and Everything Fleish by David Neuhaus
    Seven Species by Fern Penn
    Apple Bottom Crock; Boots wit da Fur by Cori "Cho Rida" Robinson
    & Ke$het “Sho’ty” Bellino
    Gluten Free Surprise by Chaim Shechtman
    Chimney by Eli Szus
    Experimental Cholent IV by David Waxman

  • Our tasting judges: Joseph Bedros, Avi Beluca, Dr. Laura Van Metre Baum
  • Our artistic judges: Meredith Spector and Ariel Matityahu
  • Tali Zilberman and Henry Frank for handing out tickets.
  • Dr. Leora Walter for engraving the new trophy.
  • Sarah Kamaras for helping with the setup.
  • The more than 150 cholent tasters/afficionados.

 

To see photos from before this event, click here.

 

THIS SHABBAT!! Community Dinner with Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Shai Secunda

02/05/2017 08:05:51 PM

Feb5

This Shabbat, Parashat Beshalach/Tu B'Shevat, February 10-11, we welcome our next Shabbat Scholar, Dr. Shai Secunda, Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College and author of 'The Iranian Talmud'.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner. And join us as well over Shabbat for a fascinating series of talks and discussions on both Tu B'Shevat in it's historical context, and contemporary Modern Orthodoxy (see schedule below).

Reservations for the dinner should be made by Tuesday, February 7th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:05 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 6:30 PM (RSVP and payment required),
  • Lecture at 8:00 PM (free – all are welcome),
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 5:15 PM

Speaking Schedule & Topics

Friday Night, 8:00 PM:
Talking Trees? Rabbis, Manichaeans, and Other Strange Birds

Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM: 
כי האדם עץ השדה - Each Person a Tree: A Short History of a Tall Metaphor

Seuda Shelishit, 5:15 PM:
Eastern Orthodox: A Discussion of 21st Century Modern Orthodoxy in Israel and North America


Dr. Shai Secunda

Shai Secunda is Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College, where he teaches in the Department of Religion. He earned his PhD at Yeshiva University, and then held posts at Yale and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses on classical Judaism and its interactions with other traditions and on the Talmud's Iranian context, (his book The Iranian Talmud, has recently been released in paperback). He writes regularly on Jewish scholarship and popular culture for the Jewish Review of Books.

 

 

Tue, 25 April 2017 29 Nisan 5777