In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.
Thank you to everyone who joined us over the first days of Passover. We hope to see you on Shabbat and for the second days of Passover, which start Sunday night. Chag Sameach!
Please join us on Tuesday evening, April 18, for our annual Neilat HaChag together with our friends at the Stanton Street Synagogue.
Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan, especially on Chol HaMoed.
With many of our minyan regulars away for Pesach, your presence at Shacharit would greatly help the minyan, and also enable those saying Kaddish to do so. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.
Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Kiddush for sponsorship is - Parashat Shemini - 4/22/2017.
Classes (will not meet this week)
FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.
SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.
SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.
MEKHILTA: A discussion of the Midrashim on the Book of Exodus, with a focus on the Tannaitic analysis of the Biblical verses dealing with the laws of Passover. Shabbat, One Hour before Mincha
THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.
May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor and accomplished speaker, will address us. Synagogue members, the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, accompanied by their families, will participate in a candle lighting ceremony in remembrance of the six million men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust.
SAVE THE DATES
April 18 - Neilat HaChag with Stanton Street Shul
April 28 - Shabbat with Rav Judah Mischel
May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration
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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