Weekly Update: Shabbat Tsav (HaGadol) 5777

04/06/2017 10:34:48 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Tsav (HaGadol)  5777




Shabbat Information


A delicious Cookie Kiddush
has been sponsored by

Brenda Pace
in observance of the Yahrzeit
of her mother

Ruth Spitzer Kaye






Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

7:08 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

8:00 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM


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

8:00 PM

Musical​ Havdala

8:10 PM


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


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

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



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

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

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

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

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Kiddush for sponsorship is - Parashat Shemini - 4/22/2017.




Classes (will not meet this week)


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


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


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


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

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




April 8 - Shabbat HaGadol Drasha

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

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



April 8 - Shabbat HaGadol Drasha

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

May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration



Downtown Community


We are thrilled to have Ilana Gadish as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ilana is available to answer questions related to Toharat Hamishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read the Va'ad's recent letter about her appointment.


There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue


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






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.


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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.


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325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003


(212) 473-3665

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