In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.
We wish a Mazel Tov to Dr. Leora Walter on her recent engagement to Dr. Daniel Greenbaum.
Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.
Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Kiddush for sponsorship is - Parashat Tazria-Metzora - 4/29/2017.
Classes (will meet this week)
FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.
SUFI JEWS: JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAMIC MYSTICISM: Approximately 400 years after the birth of Islam, some Jewish sages recommended Sufic ritual and thought. Rabbi Bellino will present the Medieval sages, Bahye Ibn Paquda and Abraham son of Maimonides, as well as Jewish-Sufic material from 16th Century Safed Pietism and Hassidut. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.
SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.
AVOT D'RABI NATAN: Rabbi Bellino will present the midrashic explanation and elaboration upon Pirkei Avot. Shabbat, One Hour before Mincha
THE BERDITCHIVER: Rabbi Bellino will present the Hasidic folklore and writings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Shabbat, Seudah Shelishit.
April 28 - 29 - Shabbat with Rav Judah Mischel
Please join us on Shabbat Tazria-Metzora, as Rav Judah Mischel joins us from Israel for a special pre-Yom Ha’Atzmaut Shabbaton.
Decoded: A Very Jay-Z Yom Ha'atzmaut
Friday Night - 7:45 PM (during Kiddush)
על הדבש ועל העוקץ
The Sweetness & Sting of Independence
Shabbat Sermon - 10:30 AM
Rabbi of the Sabras:
A Midrash from The Land of Israel
Shabbat Afternoon Class - 6:15 PM
A Conversation with Rav Judah
Seudah Shelishit - 7:35 PM
Rav Judah & his wife, Ora, live in Ramat Beit Shemesh with their seven children. Ordained by the Jerusalem Rabbinate, he earned a BA in History from Yeshiva University, a Masters in Education from Azrieli Graduate School, and was a Graduate Fellow at the CUNY Center for Coexistence at the School for Public Affairs. R. Judah is Executive Director of Camp HASC, the Hebrew Academy for Special Children -the Jewish community’s premier Summer program for individuals with special needs He is a teacher of Jewish thought at numerous institutions throughout Israel, and shares Torah with communities throughout the United States. R. Judah founded Tzama Nafshi, an organization dedicated to fostering Jewish unity, identity, education, inspiration and participation, committed to working to connect Jews with their Heritage, and each other.
May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor and accomplished speaker, will address us. Synagogue members, the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, accompanied by their families, will participate in a candle lighting ceremony in remembrance of the six million men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust.
SAVE THE DATES
April 28 - Shabbat with Rav Judah Mischel
May 7 - Yom HaShoah Commemoration
May 13 - Mother's Day Kiddush
May 13 - Lager Ba'Omer 5777
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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