Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeshev 5778

12/07/2017 11:10:50 PM

Dec7

 


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Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeshev 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Whiskey
has been sponsored by

Caroline Tell & Evan Gasman

 

 

A delicious fruit & cake Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 


Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
Ellen Cherrick

in memory of her grandfather,
Maurice H. Katz, z'l,
Moshe Chaim ben Yosef Yehuda HaCohen, whose 78th yahrzeit will be observed
on the first day of Chanukah

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:10 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:14 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:28 AM
Mincha   3:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:15 PM
Maariv  

5:04 PM

Havdala  

5:14 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat are really soon and will be held at 4:10 PM. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

 

News

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

 

We are saddened by the recent passing of our friend Asher Rosanetz.


We mourn the loss of Alan Sprenger, beloved husband of Shirley Sprenger.


THIS SUNDAY, December 10th, from 3-5 PM, we will be hosting our annual Children’s Chanukah Party. Join us in our social hall for bouncy house fun, arts and crafts, and a holiday sing-along led by Rabbi Bellino. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend - and please bring your friends! If you are coming, please go to the event page to register so we know how many to expect.

During this happy time of year, we will be supporting those less fortunate than us through a sock drive for 
Knock Knock Give a Sock. Please bring new adult or children’s socks with you to the Chanukah party, or to shul on Shabbat in the
coming weeks.

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is now being prepared. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Elie Yudewitz who read last week, and to David Waxman who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on December 16th (the afternoon reading is Vayigash). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to read torah to prepare a reading.

 

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

 

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



Events

 

Come celebrate Chanukah with our Kommunity Kinderlach! Our annual children’s Chanukah party will take place on Sunday, December 10th (from 3:00-5-00 PM) and will be filled with activities, crafts, music and food! Please go to the event page to register.

 


 

Classes

 

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


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


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

 


 

Save The Dates
 

December 10th - Children's Chanukah Party

February 3rd - CholentFest V
 


 

Downtown Community

 

 

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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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 & Pirqei D'Rabbi Eliezer

12/06/2017 01:07:42 PM

Dec6

Join us tonight, Wednesday, December 6th, for classes in Foundations of Chanukah and Pirqei D'Rabbi Eliezer.

Tonight's class in Pirqei D'Rabbi Eliezer will deal with the excommunication and death of Rabbi Eliezer. Sources and study-aids may be found here.

6:30 PM Hebrew Reading
7:00 PM Foundations of Chanukah
8:00 PM Pirqei d'Rabbi Eliezer

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5778

11/30/2017 10:40:03 PM

Nov30

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush
has been provided by the House
in honor of our teacher,

Dr. Moshe Halbertal
 

A delicious meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by

Suzanne Dance & Andrew Obin
in honor of

the Shul that they love

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:11 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:16 PM

Presentation-Dr. Halbertal   7:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:23 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   3:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:15 PM
Maariv  

5:04 PM

Havdala  

5:14 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat are really soon and will be held at 4:10 PM. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

We welcome Dr. Moshe Halbertal, the Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, as our Friday Night Scholar-in-Residence.
 

FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:10 PM
Friday Night Kiddush: 5:30 PM
Community Dinner: 6:00 PM


Presentation: 7:30 PM
"The Problem of Power
and the Nature of Political Crime"


The presentation is free and all are invited.

 

On Saturday night, immediately following Musical Havdalla, Rabbi Bellino will play guitar for the Kommunity Kinder. Children and their parents are invited to attend.

News

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

 

We offer blessings of consolation to the Bigel Family upon the passing of Madeline's mother, Lenore Kolsky.

 

We are grateful to Rabbi Andrew Scheer for delivering the sermon during services last Shabbat, and to Rabbi Josh Yuter, who was our guest speaker for Seudah Shelishit.

 

We thank Caroline Berti and Cori Robinson for making Tuesday night's hat-making class such a fun and enjoyable event.

 

Our Whiskey Wednesday fundraiser was a great success! We are grateful to our very generous participants: Norma & Victor Bellino, Anya Glikson, Aliyah & Michael Gluckstadt, Kenneth Grumer, Terry & Jack Lebewohl, Francesca Macaluso & Dr. Micah Timen, Alexia & Harris Marks, Rav Judah Mischel (in honor of Choni’s Bar Mitzva), Alan Schwartz, Caroline Tell & Evan Gasman, and Shelly & Elie Yudewitz.

 

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

 

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

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Kiddush for sponsorship is December 16th (Shabbat Chanukah).
 



Events

 

Come celebrate Chanukah with our Kommunity Kinderlach! Our annual children’s Chanukah party will take place on Sunday, December 10th (from 3:00-5-00 PM) and will be filled with activities, crafts, music and food! Please go to the event page to register.

 


 

Classes

 

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


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


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

 


 

Save The Dates
 

December 10th - Children's Chanukah Party

February 3rd - CholentFest V
 


 

Downtown Community

 

 

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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

LAST CALL: Community Dinner with Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Moshe Halbertal

11/29/2017 03:04:36 PM

Nov29

 

THIS Friday night, Parashat Vayishlach (December 1st), we welcome Dr. Moshe Halbertal, Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, as our Friday Night Scholar-in-Residence. There will be a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, followed by a presentation by Dr. Halbertal on the topic: The Problem of Power and The Nature of Political Crime.

We thank all those who have already signed up for the community dinner. If you have not yet signed up, the deadline for
reservations is today, Wednesday, November 29th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180
Fish, vegan, and gluten-free dinners are available.


FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:10 PM
Friday Night Kiddush: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Presentation: 7:30 PM


'The Problem of Power
and the Nature of Political Crime'

The presentation is free and all are invited.
 



DR. MOSHE HALBERTAL


Dr. Moshe Halbertal is the Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, and a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 1989, and from 1988-1992 he was a fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Halbertal served as a visiting Professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of the books Maimonides: Life and Thought, Idolatry (co-authored with Avishai Margalit) and People of the Book: Canon, Meaning and Authority, both published by Harvard University Press. He is also the author of Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Tradition and Its Philosophical Implications (2007), Between Torah and Wisdom: R. Menachem ha-Meiri and The Maimonidean Halakhists in Provence (2000), and Commentary Revolutions in the Making (1997). His latest book, The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel, was written together with Dr. Stephen Holmes and released in May 2017.

Foundations Classes & New Class TONIGHT

11/29/2017 12:48:56 PM

Nov29

Join us tonight for Foundations of and a new class in Pirqei D'Rabbi Eliezer.

Pirkei D'Rabbi Eliezer is a strange, occasionally esoteric, and rather entertaining, late (most likely) Palestinian Midrash attributed to R. Eliezer b. Hyrqanus. Sources and study-aids may be found here.

6:30 PM Hebrew Reading
7:00 PM Foundations of Synagogue Life
8:00 PM Pirqei d'Rabbi Eliezer

2nd Annual Whiskey Wednesday

11/29/2017 11:49:45 AM

Nov29

The natural follow-up to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday is "Whiskey Wednesday." Would you consider helping us defray the cost of - and perhaps even diversify - our Kiddush experience?

 

To do so, sign up on our website. You may select the level and - if you wish - the style or even the bottle you would like to be purchased. You will be thanked when your donated bottle is served.

 

We are grateful for your continued participation and support.

 

 

 

 

 

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT: Community Dinner with Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Moshe Halbertal

11/27/2017 03:01:19 PM

Nov27

 

THIS Friday night, Parashat Vayishlach (December 1st), we welcome Dr. Moshe Halbertal, Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, as our Friday Night Scholar-in-Residence.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner. Following the dinner, Dr. Halbertal will speak on the topic: The Problem of Power and The Nature of Political Crime.


Reservations for the dinner should be made by
Tuesday, November 28th.

Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180
Fish, vegan, and gluten-free dinners are available.


FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:10 PM
Friday Night Kiddush: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Presentation: 7:30 PM


'The Problem of Power
and the Nature of Political Crime'

The presentation is free and all are invited.



DR. MOSHE HALBERTAL


Dr. Moshe Halbertal is the Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, and a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 1989, and from 1988-1992 he was a fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Halbertal served as a visiting Professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of the books Maimonides: Life and Thought, Idolatry (co-authored with Avishai Margalit) and People of the Book: Canon, Meaning and Authority, both published by Harvard University Press. He is also the author of Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Tradition and Its Philosophical Implications (2007), Between Torah and Wisdom: R. Menachem ha-Meiri and The Maimonidean Halakhists in Provence (2000), and Commentary Revolutions in the Making (1997). His latest book, The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel, was written together with Dr. Stephen Holmes and released in May 2017.

IN ONE WEEK: Community Dinner with Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Moshe Halbertal

11/24/2017 02:37:55 PM

Nov24

Please join us NEXT Shabbat, Parashat Vayishlach (December 1st) as we welcome Dr. Moshe Halbertal, Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, as our Friday Night Scholar-in-Residence.

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:10 PM
Friday Night Kiddush: 5:30 PM

Dinner: 6:00 PM

The Problem of Power
and the Nature of Political Crime

Presentation: 7:30 PM

The presentation is free and all are invited.


Click here to register for dinner

Reservations for dinner should be made by Tuesday, November 28th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180
Fish, vegan, and gluten-free dinners are available.

 

Dr. Moshe Halbertal


Dr. Moshe Halbertal is the Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, and a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 1989, and from 1988-1992 he was a fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Halbertal served as a visiting Professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of the books Maimonides: Life and Thought, Idolatry (co-authored with Avishai Margalit) and People of the Book: Canon, Meaning and Authority, both published by Harvard University Press. He is also the author of Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Tradition and Its Philosophical Implications (2007), Between Torah and Wisdom: R. Menachem ha-Meiri and The Maimonidean Halakhists in Provence (2000), and Commentary Revolutions in the Making (1997). His latest book, The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel, was written together with Dr. Stephen Holmes and released in May 2017.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayetsei 5778

11/24/2017 11:47:57 AM

Nov24

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayetsei 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


 A delicious cake Kiddush

has been sponsored by

The House

 

 

 

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:14 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:15 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:16 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:18 AM
Sermon - Rabbi Scheer   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit - Rabbi Yuter   4:20 PM
Maariv  

5:06 PM

Havdala  

5:16 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat are really soon and will be held at 4:15 PM. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

News

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

This week, Shabbat Vayetze, November 25th, our own Rabbi Andrew Scheer, Chaplain for the New York City Department of Correction, will deliver the sermon during services. Additionally, we welcome Rabbi Josh Yuter, former Rabbi of the Stanton Street Shul, as our guest speaker for Seudah Shelishit. Rabbi Yuter will speak about: Dealing with Rabbinic Scandals.

 

Next week, on Shabbat Vayishlach, December 1st, we are excited to welcome Dr. Moshe Halbertal, the Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, as our Friday Night Scholar-in-Residence.
 

FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
 

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:10 PM
Friday Night Kiddush: 5:30 PM
Community Dinner: 6:00 PM


Presentation: 7:30 PM
"The Problem of Power
and the Nature of Political Crime"


The presentation is free and all are invited.
 

Please go to the event page for more info and to register for the Friday night community dinner.

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

 

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

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Kiddush for sponsorship is December 2nd (Shabbat Vayishlach).
 



Events
 

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th, for an evening of DIY fashion and fun with Caroline Berti. Caroline is an instructor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a beloved member of our congregation. In this class, you will learn how to make your very own fascinator, turban, or small hat, from start to finish. The class costs $54 and all materials will be provided. To register, please go to the event page.

 

Come celebrate Chanukah with our Kommunity Kinderlach! Our annual children’s Chanukah party will take place on Sunday, December 10th (from 3:00-5-00 PM) and will be filled with activities, crafts, music and food! Please go to the event page to register.

 


 

Classes

 

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


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


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

 


 

Save The Dates
 

November 28- Over Your Head: Making Fascinators, Turbans & Hats from Start to Finish
December 1-   Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence: Dr. Moshe Halbertal
December 10- Children's Chanukah Party
 


 

Downtown Community

 

 

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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

LAST CALL: Make Your Own Fascinators, Turbans & Hats from Start to Finish - Nov. 28

11/22/2017 02:36:13 PM

Nov22

 

 

Please join us THIS Tuesday night, November 28th, at 7:00 PM, for an evening of DIY fashion and fun with Caroline Berti. Caroline is an instructor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a beloved member of our congregation.

 

In this class, you will learn how to make your very own fascinator, turban, or small hat, from start to finish.

 

The class costs $54 and all materials will be provided.

Light refreshments will be served.
Registration is required.


 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Toledot 5778

11/16/2017 08:59:03 PM

Nov16

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Toledot 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 A delicious Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by

Tali Zilberman & David Neuhaus
in celebration of
Mooki's Bat Mitzvah

 

Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by

Alexia & Harris Marks
 

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:18 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:20 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:20 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:13 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:05 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:25 PM
Maariv  

5:10 PM

Musical Havdala  

5:20 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat are really soon and will be held at 4:20 PM. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

News

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

We wish a Mazal Tov to our friends, Chavie Lieber-Stokar & Yoni Stokar upon the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Joseph Lev. תגדלוהו לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים.

 

This Shabbat, Parashat Toledot, November 18th, we proudly host Adina Lichtman, founder of Knock Knock Give a Sock, who will deliver the sermon during services. Adina will speak to us about her amazing initiative dedicated to collecting socks for those in need and her efforts in ending the stigma surrounding homelessness. To learn more and/or to support her efforts, click here.

 

Immediately following Musical Havdalla, Rabbi Bellino will play guitar for the Kommunity Kinder. Children and their parents are invited to attend.
 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is now being prepared. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Daniel Josephs who read last week, and to Elie Yudewitz who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 25th (the afternoon reading is Vayishlach). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to read torah to prepare a reading.

 

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

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Kiddush for sponsorship is December 2nd (Shabbat Vayishlach).
 



Events
 

Next week, Shabbat Vayetze, (Thanksgiving weekend), November 25th, our own Rabbi Andrew Scheer, Chaplain for the New York City Department of Correction, will deliver the sermon during services. Additionally, we will welcome Rabbi Josh Yuter, former Rabbi of the Stanton Street Shul, as our guest speaker for Seudah Shelishit. Rabbi Yuter will speak about: Dealing with Rabbinic Scandals.

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th, for an evening of DIY fashion and fun with Caroline Berti. Caroline is an instructor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a beloved member of our congregation. In this class, you will learn how to make your very own fascinator, turban, or small hat, from start to finish. The class costs $54 and all materials will be provided. To register, please go to the event page.

We are excited to welcome Dr. Moshe Halbertal, the Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, as our Friday Night Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence on Shabbat Vayishlach, December 1st. Please go to the event page for more info and to register for the Friday night community dinner.

 

Come celebrate Chanukah with our Kommunity Kinderlach! Our annual children’s Chanukah party will take place on Sunday, December 10th (from 3:00-5-00 PM) and will be filled with activities, crafts, music and food!
 


 

Classes

 

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


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


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

 


 

Save The Dates
 

November 25- Shabbat Sermon by Rabbi Andrew Andrew Scheer
November 25- Seudah Shelishit Discussion with Rabbi Josh Yuter

November 28- Over Your Head: Making Fascinators, Turbans & Hats from Start to Finish
December 1-   Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence: Dr. Moshe Halbertal
December 10- Children's Chanukah Party


 

Downtown Community

 

 

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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

Community Dinner with Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Moshe Halbertal

11/16/2017 07:25:58 PM

Nov16

Please join us on Shabbat Vayishlach (December 1st) as we welcome Dr. Moshe Halbertal, Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, as our Friday Night Scholar-in-Residence.

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:10 PM
Friday Night Kiddush: 5:30 PM

Dinner: 6:00 PM

The Problem of Power
and the Nature of Political Crime

Presentation: 7:30 PM

The presentation is free and all are invited.


Click here to register for dinner

Reservations for dinner should be made by Tuesday, November 28th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180
Fish, vegan, and gluten-free dinners are available.

 

Dr. Moshe Halbertal


Dr. Moshe Halbertal is the Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, and a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 1989, and from 1988-1992 he was a fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Halbertal served as a visiting Professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of the books Maimonides: Life and Thought, Idolatry (co-authored with Avishai Margalit) and People of the Book: Canon, Meaning and Authority, both published by Harvard University Press. He is also the author of Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Tradition and Its Philosophical Implications (2007), Between Torah and Wisdom: R. Menachem ha-Meiri and The Maimonidean Halakhists in Provence (2000), and Commentary Revolutions in the Making (1997). His latest book, The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel, was written together with Dr. Stephen Holmes and released in May 2017.

Foundations Classes & Torah Cantillation Tonight!

11/15/2017 11:56:04 AM

Nov15

Foundations of Hebrew Reading & Foundations of Jewish Mysticism will meet tonight, Wednesday, November 15th.

At 8:00 PM, Rabbi Bellino will continue his seminar on Torah Cantillation. This class is open to both women and men, and assumes no prior knowledge of Torah reading. The class will focus on reading precision as well as the traditional Ashkenazic tropes used in ritual chanting.

6:30 PM - Foundations of Hebrew Reading
7:00 PM - Foundations of Jewish Mysticism
8:00 PM - Torah Cantillation

Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sara 5778

11/09/2017 09:33:19 PM

Nov9

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sara 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

A delicious Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Elly Kramer

in observance of the Yahretzeit
of her beloved grandfather,
Abraham Getzler

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
Dr. Elliot Levitch

in observance of
the 25th yahrtzeit of his father,

Phillip Levitch
(פישל ב"ר צבי)

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:24 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:25 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:25 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:09 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:30 PM
Maariv  

5:15 PM

Musical Havdala  

5:25 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat are really soon and will be held at 4:25 PM. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community. This week's Friday Night Kiddush has been sponsored by Avi Beluca.

 

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 our friends, Chavie Lieber-Stokar & Yoni Stokar upon the birth of a boy. תגדלוהו לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים ותכניסוהו לבריתו של א"א בזמנו ובעתו. 

 

We are grateful to Rav Ori Lifshitz and Dr. Eitan Abramovitch of Yeshivat Siach Yitzchak in Efrat (Rav Shagar's Yeshiva) for joining us this past Tuesday night and discussing how Halacha can provide us a life of faith in today's post-modern world. We are also grateful to Alan Feder for his help in organizing this event, as well as to everyone who attended this learning event.

 

We thank all those who pledged for the Kol Nidrei Appeal and have fulfilled their committment. To make a payment, please go to our website or send a check to: 325 East 6th Street, NY, NY 10003.


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is now being prepared. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Neil Kitainik who read last week and to Daniel Josephs who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 18th (the afternoon reading is Vayetse). We are looking for women to prepare  aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to read torah to prepare a reading.

 

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

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Kiddush for sponsorship is December 2nd (Shabbat Vayishlach).
 



Events


On Shabbat Toledot, November 18th, we will host Adina Lichtman, founder of Knock Knock Give a Sock, who will deliver the sermon during services. Adina will speak to us about her amazing initiative dedicated to collecting socks for those in need and her efforts in ending the stigma surrounding homelessness.
 

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th, for an evening of DIY fashion and fun with Caroline Berti. Caroline is an instructor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a beloved member of our congregation. In this class, you will learn how to make your very own fascinator, turban, or small hat, from start to finish. The class costs $54 and all materials will be provided. To register, please go to the event page.
 

 


 

Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM. Will resume November 15.


CANTILLATION: A seminar on Torah Cantillation, focusing on reading precision as well as the traditional Ashkenazic tropes used in ritual chanting. Wednesday 8:00-9:00 PM. Will resume November 15.


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

 


 

Save The Dates
 

November 18- Shabbat Sermon by Adina Lichtman, Founder of Knock Knock Give A Sock
 

November 28- Over Your Head: Make Your Own Fascinators, Turbans & Hats from Start to Finish
 


 

Downtown Community

 

 

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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

Over Your Head: Make Your Own Fascinators, Turbans & Hats from Start to Finish

11/07/2017 06:58:48 PM

Nov7

 

 

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th, at 7:00 PM, for an evening of DIY fashion and fun with Caroline Berti. Caroline is an instructor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a beloved member of our congregation.

 

In this class, you will learn how to make your very own fascinator, turban or small hat from start to finish.

 

The class costs $54 and all materials will be provided.

Light refreshments will be served.
Registration is required.


 

TOMORROW NIGHT: Exploring The Thought of Rav Shagar

11/06/2017 12:55:32 PM

Nov6


Halacha, Halicha, and Emuna -
Walking the Inner Language of Halacha:
Based on the Works of Rav Shagar zt"l

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Please join us THIS Tuesday night, November 7th, at 7:00 PM, as we welcome Rav Ori Lifshitz and Dr. Eitan Abramovitch of Yeshivat Siach Yitzchak in Efrat (Rav Shagar's Yeshiva). Building on the writings of Rav Shagar, they will discuss how Halacha is not simply about praxis, but about faith as well, and how Halacha gives and allows us a life of faith in today's post-modern world.

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

SPEAKERS:


Rav Ori Lifshitz is the rabbi of Kibbutz Tirat Tzvi, and a lecturer at Herzog College in Alon Shvut. He is also a deputy battalion commander (res.) in an elite IDF infantry unit. His Ph.D. dissertation examines redaction and meaning in the Babylonian Talmud.

Dr. Eitan Abramovitch studied at Yeshivat Ma’alot and later on at Siach Yitzhak where, since 2008, he has taught philosophy, Hassidism and contemporary philosophy.
His Ph.D. dissertation examines Jewish identity in the writings of R. Tzadok of Lublin. He is an editor at the institute for the advancement of Rav Shagar’s writings.

 

Children's Programming

11/03/2017 12:44:23 PM

Nov3

 

At this point in our synagogue's growth, we find ourselves doubly fortunate - fortunate to be joined by so many children and fortunate to have so many wonderful parents that are active in creating a warm, fun, and inspiring home for them here at shul.

 

All sorts of exciting children's activities are being planned for the upcoming months. If you are not yet on the Sixth Street Parents Listserv, please speak with Harris Marks or Adina Frank, or email sixthstreetparents@gmail.com.

 

Additionally, volunteers are needed to support these efforts. Please speak with or email Harris or Adina to offer your assistance.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayera 5778

11/02/2017 10:08:28 PM

Nov2

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayera 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

A delicious Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by
The House
(Do let us know if you wish to sponsor)

 

This Shabbat's Wine and Prosecco

have been sponsored by

Rabbi Bellino

in celebration of the anniversary of

Norma & Victor Bellino.

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
David Lessman

in observance of
the yahrtzeit of his mother,

Eva Lessman

(חוה בת דוד)
 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:32 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:35 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:32 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   10:04 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:15 PM
Seudah Shelishit   5:35 PM
Maariv  

6:22 PM

Musical Havdala  

6:32 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 5:35 PM. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

 

News

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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 our friend, Gabrielle Kaplan, grandaughter of Lillian & Rabbi Murry Penkower, upon her engagement to Allen Glenn.
 

We are grateful to Rav Yehuda Gilad, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Maaleh Gilboa, for his very informative talk tonight on the topic of *Illegal* Legal Conversion in Israel. We are also grateful to Alan Feder, David Hammer, and Sam Jesselson, alumni of Yeshivat Maaleh Gilboa, for their help in organizing this event, as well as to everyone who attended tonight's learning event.

 

Last week's Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton was a wonderful and enlightening experience. We are especially thankful to Rav Hanan Schlesinger and Antwan Saca, for their thought-provoking discussion on the efforts of Root/Shorashim/Judur to foster a local, grassroots movement of understanding, nonviolence, and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians. We are also grateful to our generous dinner sponsors and to the many of you who attended this important event.

 

We thank all those who pledged for the Kol Nidrei Appeal and have fulfilled their committment. To make a payment, please go to our website or send a check to: 325 East 6th Street, NY, NY 10003.


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is now being prepared. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Jeremy Watman who read last week and to Neil Kitainik who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 11th (the afternoon reading is Toledot). We are looking for women to prepare  aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to read torah to prepare a reading.

 

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

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Kiddush for sponsorship is November 18th (Shabbat Toledot).
 



Events


On Saturday, November 4th, we will host a Melave Malka with our friend Ezra Amichai, Director of the Jerusalem Soul Center. For more information and to register, click here.
 

On Tuesday, November 7th, we welcome Rav Ori Lifshitz and Dr. Eitan Abramovitch of Yeshivat Siach Yitzchak in Efrat (Rav Shagar's Yeshiva). Building on Rav Shagar's writing, they will discuss how Halacha is not simply about praxis but about faith, and how Halacha gives us and allows us a life of faith in today's post-modern world. To register, please go to the event page.


Join us on Tuesday, November 28th, for an evening of DIY fashion and fun with Caroline Berti. Caroline is an instructor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a beloved member of our congregation. In this class, you will learn how to make your very own fascinator, turban, or small hat, from start to finish. The class costs $54 and all materials will be provided. To register, please go to the event page.
 

 


 

Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM. Will resume November 15.


CANTILLATION: A seminar on Torah Cantillation, focusing on reading precision as well as the traditional Ashkenazic tropes used in ritual chanting. Wednesday 8:00-9:00 PM. Will resume November 15.


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

 


 

Save The Dates
 

November 4- Melave Malka with Ezra Amichai and the Jerusalem Soul Center
November 7- Exploring the Thought of Rav Shagar
November 28-
Over Your Head: Making Fascinators, Turbans & Hats from Start to Finish
 


 

Downtown Community

 

 

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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

Foundations Classes & Torah Cantillation Tonight!

11/01/2017 12:39:09 PM

Nov1

Foundations of Hebrew Reading & Foundations of the Jewish Calendar will meet tonight, Wednesday, November 1st.

At 8:00 PM, Rabbi Bellino will continue his seminar on Torah Cantillation. This class is open to both women and men, and assumes no prior knowledge of Torah reading. The class will focus on reading precision as well as the traditional Ashkenazic tropes used in ritual chanting.

6:30 PM - Foundations of Hebrew Reading
7:00 PM - Foundations of the Jewish Calendar
8:00 PM - Torah Cantillation

Weekly Update: Shabbat Lech Lecha 5778

10/26/2017 10:29:30 PM

Oct26

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Lekh Lekha 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

A delicious meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Elie & Shelly Yudewitz
in honor of
our Scholar-in-Residence
and all of
our High Holiday honorees

This week's Shabbocktail
-The Rochitini-
has been sponsored by Rabbi Bellino
in memory of his friend
Rochie Shoretz
and in observance of
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Seudah Shelishit
is sponsored by
Benay Reininger & Roslyn Blatt
in observance of the yahrzeit
of their father

Morris Edelstein
(משה יצחק בן אברהם)

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:40 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:40 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:49 PM

R. Schlesinger - Lecture   8:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   10:00 AM
R. Schlesinger - Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:25 PM
Seudah Shelishit   5:45 PM
Maariv  

6:30 PM

Musical Havdala  

6:40 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 5:40 PM. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.
 


Shabbat Scholar: Rav Hanan Schlesinger
 

THIS SHABBAT, we welcome our Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, the Co-Founder and Director of International Relations for Roots/Shorashim/Judur, a joint Palestinian-Israeli grassroots peacemaking initiative dedicated to understanding, nonviolence, and transformation. We also welcome Antwan Saca, a Palestinian peace activist, the Director of Programs for the Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem, and a Roots/Shorashim/Judur participant.

Please join us over Shabbat for a fascinating series of talks and discussions on the efforts of Root/Shorashim/Judur to foster a grassroots movement of understanding, nonviolence, and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians.



Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Unlikely Partners for Peace -
A Jewish Settler & A Palestinian Activist":
 Shorashim/Judur/Roots Presentation
with Antwan Saca and Rav Hanan Schlesinger
 
 Friday Night - 8:30 PM


Hassidic Texts of Passionate
Jewish Pluralism
 
Sermon: Saturday Morning - 10:30 AM


Q & A with Rav Hanan Schlesinger
Seuda Shelishit Discussion -  5:45
 PM

 

News

 

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

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Drs. Tova & Donnie Isseroff upon the birth of a girl.


Tonight's panel discussion on Cancer Genetics & The Jewish Community was well-attended, informative, and even entertaining. We thank Dr. Ken Offit of Memorial-Sloan Kettering and Melissa Rosen of Sharsheret for sharing with us their knowledge and experience, and for alerting the community to the importance of genetic testing. We especially thank our own Dr. Jeremy Block for all his work in arranging this important and potentially life-saving discussion. For more information on the BRCA Founder Outreach Study, please go to BFORStudy.com.
 

We thank all those who pledged for the Kol Nidrei Appeal and have fulfilled their committment. To make a payment, please go to our website or send a check to: 325 East 6th Street, NY, NY 10003.


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is now being prepared. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Eli Szus who read last week and to Jeremy Watman who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 11th (the afternoon reading is Toledot). We are looking for women to prepare  aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to read torah to prepare a reading.

 

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

 

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Kiddush for sponsorship is November 4th (Shabbat Vayera).
 



Events


Please join us on Thursday, November 2nd, at 7:00 PM, for an evening of Torah study with Rav Yehudah Gilad, Rosh HaYeshiva at Yeshivat Ma'ale Gilboa. Rav Gilad will be speaking about Giyur K'Halacha, which performs conversions in Israel outside of the Chief Rabbinate. To register for the event, please visit the event page.


On Saturday, November 4th, we will host a Melave Malka with our friend Ezra Amichai, Director of the Jerusalem Soul Center. For more information and to register, click here.
 

On Tuesday, November 7th, we welcome Rav Ori Lifshitz and Rav Eitan Abramovitch for a discussion of ideas drawn from the writings of Rav Shagar, former Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshivat Siach Yitzchak. To register, please go to the event page.

 


 

Classes

 

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


CANTILLATION: A seminar on Torah Cantillation, focusing on reading precision as well as the traditional Ashkenazic tropes used in ritual chanting. Wednesday 8:00-9:00 PM


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

 


 

Save The Dates
 

November 2- Torah Study with Rav Yehuda Gilad
November 4- Melave Malka with Ezra Amichai and the Jerusalem Soul Center
November 7- Exploring the Thought of Rav Shagar

 


 

Downtown Community

 

 

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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

LAST CALL! Community Dinner with Scholar-in-Residence Rav Hanan Schlesinger

10/24/2017 12:18:17 PM

Oct24

THIS SHABBAT, Parashat Lech Lecha, October 27-28, we welcome our next Shabbat Scholar, Rav Hanan Schlesinger, Co-Founder and Director of International Relations for Roots/Shorashim/Judur, a local Palestinian/Israeli Initiative for Understanding, Nonviolence and Transformation.

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 the efforts of Root/Shorashim/Judur to foster a grassroots movement of understanding, nonviolence, and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians.

Reservations for the dinner should be made by Tuesday, October 24th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:40 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 7:00 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 8:30 PM (free – all are welcome),
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 5:45 PM

Speaking Schedule & Topics

Friday Night, 8:30 PM:
"Unlikely Partners for Peace-A Jewish Settler & A Palestinian Activist": Presentation on Roots/Shorasim/Judur with Antwan Saca and Rav Hanan Schlesinger

Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM: 
Hassidic Texts of Passionate Jewish Pluralism

Seuda Shelishit, 5:45 PM:
Q & A with Rav Hanan Schlesinger


Rav Hanan Schlesinger

Hanan Schlesinger is an Orthodox rabbi, teacher, and passionate Zionist settler, who has been profoundly transformed by his friendship with the Palestinians he has met.  His understanding of the reality of the Middle East conflict, and of Zionism, has been utterly complicated by the parallel universe to which they have introduced him. 

Originally from New York, Rav Hanan made aliya at the age of 20 and has lived over the green line, in Alon Shvut, Gush Etzion, for over 30 years. He spent over 10 years learning in Israeli Talmudic seminaries and also studied towards a MA in Jewish Philosophy at Hebrew University. His professional career has been dedicated to teaching Jewish studies in various colleges and seminaries in the Jerusalem area, as well as in different frameworks in Florida and Texas.

It was in Dallas about 9 years ago that he became involved in interfaith work, first with Christians, and then with Muslims. There he founded Faiths in Conversation, a framework for Jewish - Christian – Muslim theological dialogue. The mind-expanding experience of these trialogues inspired him to attempt to meet Muslims and Christians back in the Holy Land.

Although always drawn to pluralism and deeply empathic for the other, Rav Hanan had never formed a personal relationship with a Palestinian until he returned to Gush Etzion about three and a half years ago. The meetings that began then have become far more meaningful than he could have imagined. He found himself part of the small team that founded Roots/Shorashim/Judur and has dedicated himself to bringing reconciliation to that tiny sliver of land that both Palestinians and Israelis call home.

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Noach 5778

10/19/2017 09:15:59 PM

Oct19

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Noach 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

A delicious meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by

the Bellino/Robinson Family

in celebration of the 7th birthday of

Ke$het Bellino

 

and by several congregants
to bid farewell to
Ellen Neuborne
& David Landis

as they move to Las Vegas

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:50 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:50 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:49 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:57 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:35 PM
Seudah Shelishit   5:55 PM
Maariv  

6:39 PM

Musical Havdala  

6:49 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 5:50 PM. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

Friday Night Kiddush is sponsored by Phoebe & Richard McBee in memory of Richard's grandmother, Clara Danziger.

 

Seudah Shelishit has been sponsored by Victor Bellino & Richard McBee in honor of the 50th anniversary of Amir Koren's surviving the 1967 Egyptian attack on the INS Eilat and in memory of the 47 who perished.

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 Rebekah & Max Tokatlilar on the birth and naming of their son Sam (שמואל יצחק).

We wish a Mazal Tov to Rachel & Jordan Friedman on the birth and naming of their daughter Sophie (יקירה עדי).

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Ke$het Bellino on her seventh birthday.

We wish a Mazal Tov to our Simchat Torah Honorees: Alan Schwartz (Hattan Torah) & Shimmy Rapps (Hattan Beraishit).
 

We thank all those who pledged for the Kol Nidrei Appeal and have fulfilled their committment. To make a payment, please go to our website or send a check to: 325 East 6th Street, NY, NY 10003.


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is now being prepared. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino.

 

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 October 28th (Shabbat Lech Lecha).
 



Events

 


CANCER GENETICS & THE JEWISH COMMUNITY 

Please join us on
Thursday October 26th, at 7:00 PM, as we join with Sharsheret (www.sharsheret.org) in hosting a panel discussion about cancer genetics and individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. The panel includes:

  • Dr. Ken Offit, the Chief of Clinical Genetics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Melissa K. Rosen, Director of National Outreach for Sharsheret
  • Dr. Jeremy Block, Co-Founder of Medaptive Health and Co-Investigator on the digital health population screening study (BFOR) at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Following the panel discussion, Dr. Offit will describe the BRCA Founder Outreach Registry (BFOR). Light Refreshments will be served. The event is free but please register on the event page if you plan to attend.
 


SHABBAT SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE

Please join us next week on
Shabbat Lech Lecha (October 27-28) as we welcome our next Shabbat Scholar, Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, the co-founder and director of international relations for Roots/Shorashim/Judur, a joint Palestinian-Israeli grassroots peacemaking initiative dedicated to understanding, nonviolence, and transformation.

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Unlikely Partners for Peace -
A Jewish Settler & A Palestinian Activist":
 Shorashim/Judur/Roots Presentation
with Antwan Saca and Rav Hanan Schlesinger
 
 Friday Night - 8:30 PM


Hassidic Texts of Passionate
Jewish Pluralism
 
Sermon: Saturday Morning - 10:30 AM


Q & A with Rav Hanan Schlesinger
Seuda Shelishit Discussion -  5:45
 PM
 

There will a Friday night community dinner in the Social Hall. RSVP and payment are required by Tuesday, October 26th. Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

Please email info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org if you need financial assistance.
 


 

Classes

 

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


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

 


 

Save The Dates

 

October 26 - Cancer Genetics and the Jewish Community - 7:00 PM

October 27-28 - Shabbat Scholar Rav Hanan Schlesinger

 


 

Downtown Community

 

 

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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

NEXT SHABBAT! Community Dinner with Scholar-in-Residence Rav Hanan Schlesinger

10/16/2017 04:24:24 PM

Oct16

Please join us next week, on Shabbat Lech Lecha, October 27-28, as we welcome our next Shabbat Scholar, Rav Hanan Schlesinger, Co-Founder and Director of International Relations for Roots/Shorashim/Judur, a local Palestinian/Israeli Initiative for Understanding, Nonviolence and Transformation.

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 the efforts of Root/Shorashim/Judur to foster a grassroots movement of understanding, nonviolence, and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians.

Reservations for the dinner should be made by Tuesday, October 24th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:40 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 7:00 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 8:30 PM (free – all are welcome),
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 5:45 PM

Speaking Schedule & Topics

Friday Night, 8:30 PM:
Presentation on Roots/Shorasim/Judur with Antwan Saca and Rav Hanan Schlesinger

Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM: 
Hassidic Texts of Passionate Jewish Pluralism

Seuda Shelishit, 5:45 PM:
Q & A with Rav Hanan Schlesinger


Rav Hanan Schlesinger

Hanan Schlesinger is an Orthodox rabbi, teacher, and passionate Zionist settler, who has been profoundly transformed by his friendship with the Palestinians he has met.  His understanding of the reality of the Middle East conflict, and of Zionism, has been utterly complicated by the parallel universe to which they have introduced him. 

Originally from New York, Rav Hanan made aliya at the age of 20 and has lived over the green line, in Alon Shvut, Gush Etzion, for over 30 years. He spent over 10 years learning in Israeli Talmudic seminaries and also studied towards a MA in Jewish Philosophy at Hebrew University. His professional career has been dedicated to teaching Jewish studies in various colleges and seminaries in the Jerusalem area, as well as in different frameworks in Florida and Texas.

It was in Dallas about 9 years ago that he became involved in interfaith work, first with Christians, and then with Muslims. There he founded Faiths in Conversation, a framework for Jewish - Christian – Muslim theological dialogue. The mind-expanding experience of these trialogues inspired him to attempt to meet Muslims and Christians back in the Holy Land.

Although always drawn to pluralism and deeply empathic for the other, Rav Hanan had never formed a personal relationship with a Palestinian until he returned to Gush Etzion about three and a half years ago. The meetings that began then have become far more meaningful than he could have imagined. He found himself part of the small team that founded Roots/Shorashim/Judur and has dedicated himself to bringing reconciliation to that tiny sliver of land that both Palestinians and Israelis call home.

 

TONIGHT: Foundations Classes & Cantillation for Women

09/27/2017 11:27:19 AM

Sep27


Foundations of Hebrew Reading & Foundations of Yom Kippur will meet tonight, Wednesday, September 27th.

At 8:00 PM, Rabbi Bellino will also teach his seminar for women on Torah Cantillation.

6:30 PM - Foundations of Hebrew Reading
7:00 PM - Foundations of Yom Kippur
8:00 PM - Cantillation for Women

Weekly Update: Shabbat Nitzavim-Vayeilech 5777

09/14/2017 10:49:18 PM

Sep14

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Nitzavim-Vayeilech 5777

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

A delicious meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Ellen Cherrick, Victor Bellino,
Myrna Beth Hurwitz, and Henry Frank

in celebration of their
completion of Tanakh Yomi.

 

 

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by

The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

6:47 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

6:50 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

7:45 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:44 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Pre-Mincha Class   5:45 PM
Mincha   6:30 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:50 PM
Maariv  

7:35 PM

Havdala  

7:45 PM

Musical Selichot   10:00 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 6:50 PM. Following Friday night services, we will celebrate the birth of a boy to Julia and Shlomi Salant with a Shalom Zakhar / Friday Night Kiddush. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

This Shabbat we welcome Dr. Shai Secunda who will present a pre-Mincha class entitled "Who By Fire? Hidden Histories of High Holiday Hymns." Dr. Secunda is the Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College, where he teaches in the Department of Religion.


This Saturday night at 10:00 PM, we will begin saying Selichot, the penitential prayers for forgiveness and mercy, traditionally said the week before Rosh Hashanah. Rabbi Aviad Bodner of the Stanton Street Shul will introduce the Selichot, followed by guitar-enhanced prayers led by Rabbi Bellino.

 

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 hearts and prayers are with the people of Houston and Florida, who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. To provide direct assistance, we suggest donating to Rabbi's Bellino's Discretionary Fund and he will send the money to where it is needed most.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Rabbi Andrew Scheer and Tali Zipper on their marriage this week.

We wish a Mazal Tov to Julia & Shlomi Salant on the birth this week of a baby boy.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Victor Bellino, Ellen Cherrick, Henry Frank, and Myrna Beth Hurwitz, upon their completion of the entire Tanakh, following Rabbi Bellino's Tanakh Yomi program. They followed the Torah reading every Shabbat, and read approximately 3 chapters of Prophets/Writings every weekday. The schedule will begin again immediately following Simchat Torah.

 

Rosh Hashana is less than a week away, and so we ask that you renew your commitment to our synagogue in the form of Membership. Membership dues go a long way in making possible all of our synagogue's accomplishments. Won't you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization?

Family membership includes two free seats. Individual membership includes one free seat. Additional seats for members are $125 and all seats for non-members are $250.

 

We are grateful to the many of you who have already paid their membership dues. To make a payment, please go to the donation page on our website, or send a check to the synagogue office. To discuss membership or any special seating needs that you may have, please call the office (212-473-3665) or e-mail us at info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org. We plan to provide childcare, so please indicate how many children and on which days they will be joining us.


There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you. 

 

Level Dues
Family $900
Individual $500
Associate $300
Student $150

 

Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This is easily set up through our website (sixthstreetsynagogue.org). Payment may be made on the site, or by mailing a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003). Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.

 

To enhance the Yizkor Service, our synagogue will again assemble our own Book of Remembrance. This is an opportunity for us all to remember those people (relatives, friends, teachers, etc.) who greatly impacted our lives. The booklet will contain the complete Yizkor Service and assorted readings and psalms, your sponsored pages, half-pages, quarter pages and/or entry listings of those that you chose to honor and remember, and a message from Rabbi Bellino.

Full Page - $180
Half Page - $ 108
Quarter Page - $54

 

Please submit (English/Hebrew) names, relation, and yahretzeit dates no later than September 24th. Please send all entries and any questions to info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending, especially as we prepare for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Selichot will begin each morning at 6:00 AM. 

 

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 November 4th (Shabbat Vayeira).

 


 

Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM. Will not meet this week.

 

CANTILLATION FOR WOMEN: A seminar for women on Torah Cantillation, focusing on reading precision as well as the traditional Ashkenazic tropes used in ritual chanting.
Will not meet this week. Next class: Wednesday, September 27, 8:00-9:00 PM

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

 

 


 

Events

 

September 16 - Motzei Shabbat - First Night of Selichot - 10 PM
September 21 - Rosh Hashana New Years Party
September 23 - Shabbat Shuva Drasha

 


 

Downtown Community


On Sunday Night, the Stanton Street Shul will host  an uplifting evening, of study, song, and prayer in preparation for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur with one of the greatest Jewish educators and moral voices of our time - Rabbi Avi Weiss.Following the program, at 10:00 PM, there will be a musical Slichot service led by Rabbi Bellino.

 

 

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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

Welcome to Our New Yoetzet Shifra Freidman!

09/08/2017 02:05:47 PM

Sep8

 


We are thrilled to announce the hiring of Shifra Friedman as the new Yoetzet Halacha for our Sixth Street community.

 

Yoatzot Halacha are women who serve as a resource regarding Taharat Hamishpacha (the area of Jewish Law that relates to marriage, sexuality, ritual immersion, and women's health). Yoatzot Halacha are trained and certified by Nishmat and a panel of Orthodox rabbis. This position was initiated for women who might be more comfortable discussing sensitive issues with female religious advisors.

 

Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Taharat Hamishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email at nycyoetzet@gmail.com.

 

 

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

 

 

For individual sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rabbi Bellino.

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Tavo 5777

09/07/2017 10:19:02 PM

Sep7

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Tavo 5777

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

A delicious dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by
The House

 

 

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by

The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

6:59 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

7:57 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:42 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Seudah Shelishit   7:05 PM
Maariv  

7:47 PM

Havdala  

7:57 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 7:00 PM (and will continue at this time until September 15!). Please join this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

News

 

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

Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Houston, who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and those in the path of Hurricane Irma. To provide direct assistance, we suggest donating to Rabbi's Bellino's Discretionary Fund and he will send the money to where it is needed most.

 

Rosh Hashana is less than two weeks away, and so we ask that you renew your commitment to our synagogue in the form of Membership. Membership dues go a long way in making possible all of our synagogue's accomplishments. Won't you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization?

Family membership includes two free seats. Individual membership includes one free seat. Additional seats for members are $125 and all seats for non-members are $250.

 

We are grateful to the many of you who have already paid their membership dues. To make a payment, please go to the donation page on our website, or send a check to the synagogue office. To discuss membership or any special seating needs that you may have, please call the office (212-473-3665) or e-mail us at info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org. We plan to provide childcare, so please indicate how many children and on which days they will be joining us.


There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you. 

 

Level Dues
Family $900
Individual $500
Associate $300
Student $150

 

Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This is easily set up through our website (sixthstreetsynagogue.org). Payment may be made on the site, or by mailing a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003). Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.

We are happy to announce the introduction of Life Event cards: When you make a donation to the synagogue in memory of someone, or in celebration of someone's Simcha or lifecycle event, the synagogue will send a card to the family or individual notifying them of your donation. Please contact the synagogue office for more information.
 

Help us hire the perfect youth leader to run a Bi-weekly (every other) Shabbat morning program for children ages 2-5. This is a paid position; experience with children/education is a plus. This is a unique leadership opportunity to create, develop, and maintain a children's program through working with community leadership. Please email us any recommendations.

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending, especially while many of our congregants are away for the summer.

 

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 September 9th (Ki Tavo).

 


 

Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM. Will not meet this week.

 

CANTILLATION FOR WOMEN: A seminar for women on Torah Cantillation, focusing on reading precision as well as the traditional Ashkenazic tropes used in ritual chanting.
Thursday 8:00-9:00 PM

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

 

 


 

Events

 

September 16 - Motzei Shabbat - First Night of Selichot - 10 PM
September 21 - Rosh Hashana New Years Party
September 23 - Shabbat Shuva Drasha

 


 

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

 

Foundations Classes & Cantillation for Women Tonight!

09/06/2017 11:40:34 AM

Sep6

Foundations of Hebrew Reading & Foundations of the High Holy Days will meet tonight, Wednesday, September 6th.

At 8:00 PM, Rabbi Bellino will also begin a seminar on Torah Cantillation. This class is limited to women and will focus on reading precision as well as the traditional Ashkenazic tropes used in ritual chanting.

6:30 PM - Foundations of Hebrew Reading
7:00 PM - Foundations of the High Holy Days
8:00 PM - Cantillation for Women

Cantillation for Women

09/05/2017 01:20:27 PM

Sep5

This Wednesday night (September 6th), Rabbi Bellino will begin a seminar on Torah Cantillation. The classes will be limited to women and will focus on reading precision as well as the traditional Ashkenazic musical tropes used in ritual chanting. After teaching the basics, Rabbi Bellino will assist in the preparation of the readings for Simchat Torah to be read at the Women's Torah Reading. The class will begin at 8:00 PM. Please let us know if you are interested. 

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09/01/2017 09:34:51 AM

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Shabbat Information

 

A delicious fruit & cake Kiddush

has been sponsored by
David Hammer & Dr. Ellie Kaplow

in celebration of Henry and David's
Fibonacci birthdays.

 

 

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by

The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

7:10 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

8:09 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM

Shacharit

9:00 AM
Shema Before 9:39 AM
Mincha 6:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit 7:15 PM
Maariv

7:59 PM

Havdala

8:09 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 7:00 PM (and will continue at this time until September 15!). Please join this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

News

 

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

Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Houston, who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. If you wish to help in the relief efforts, the Mayor of Houston has set up a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to assist the victims of the recent flooding. The Jewish community in Houston has been severely impacted as well. To provide direct assistance to them, we suggest donating to Rabbi's Bellino's Discretionary Fund and he will send the money to where it is needed most.

 

Rosh Hashana is only three weeks away, and so we ask that you renew your commitment to our synagogue in the form of Membership. Membership dues go a long way in making possible all of our synagogue's accomplishments. Won't you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization?

Family membership includes two free seats. Individual membership includes one free seat. Additional seats for members are $125 and all seats for non-members are $250.

 

We are grateful to the many of you who have already paid their membership dues. To make a payment, please go to the donation page on our website, or send a check to the synagogue office. To discuss membership or any special seating needs that you may have, please call the office (212-473-3665) or e-mail us at info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org. We plan to provide childcare, so please indicate how many children and on which days they will be joining us.


There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you. 

 

Level Dues
Family $900
Individual $500
Associate $300
Student $150

 

Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This is easily set up through our website (sixthstreetsynagogue.org). Payment may be made on the site, or by mailing a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003). Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.

We are happy to announce the introduction of Life Event cards: When you make a donation to the synagogue in memory of someone, or in celebration of someone's Simcha or lifecycle event, the synagogue will send a card to the family or individual notifying them of your donation. Please contact the synagogue office for more information.
 

Help us hire the perfect youth leader to run a Bi-weekly (every other) Shabbat morning program for children ages 2-5. This is a paid position; experience with children/education is a plus. This is a unique leadership opportunity to create, develop, and maintain a children's program through working with community leadership. Please email us any recommendations.

 

Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending, especially while many of us congregants are away for the summer..

 

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. TThe next available Kiddush for sponsorship is September 9th (Ki Tavo).

 


 

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.

 

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

 

 


 

Events

 

September 16 - Motzei Shabbat - First Night of Selichot - 10 PM
 


 

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

 
Wed, December 13 2017 25 Kislev 5778