Weekly Update: Shabbat Behar-Bechukotai 5777

05/18/2017 08:42:26 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Behar-Bechukotai 5777



Shabbat Information

A delicious meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by

Elana Ziman & Simcha Pearl

(parents of Adin Pearl)

in celebration of Adin's birthday,

graduation from NYU law school,

and academic achievements,

and in gratitude to the Sixth Street community for providing Adin with

his Jewish home away from home


This weeks' supply of

glass-bottled Coca-Cola

(it's a Zilberman thing)

and Shabbocktail

- The Social Werkitini -

have been sponsored by

David Neuhaus

in celebration of Tali Zilberman

and her graduation from NYU.


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

7:51 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

8:40 PM

Daf Yomi

8:15 AM


9:00 AM
Shema Before 9:14 AM
Sermon 10:30 AM
Avot 6:40 PM
Mincha 7:40 PM
Seudah Shelishit 8:00 PM

8:48 PM

Musical Havdala

8:59 PM


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


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat will continue to be held at 7:00 PM until September 15! Please join this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community. This week's Friday Night Kiddush has been sponsored by Cori Robinson in observance of the yahretzeit of her mother, Peggy Robinson.


On Shabbat afternoon, Rabbi Bellino will teach his class in Avot D'Rabbi Natan at 6:40 PM.


Seudah Shelishit has been sponsored by Cathy & Amir Koren in observance of the yahrzeits of Amir's father, Shmuel ben Salech, and of Cathy's father, Eugene Yechiel ben Avraham.



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 all of this week's graduates, especially to Tali Zilberman, Adina Lichtman, Dr. Michah Timen, Henry Landis, and Chavie Lieber-Stokar.


We are grateful to the 45 individual/familiy sponsors of last Shabbat's Mothers' Day Kiddush.


Lager BaOmer was a great success! We are grateful to the organizers (Dr. Jeremy Block, Mike Miles, David Neuhaus, & Rabbi Bellino), the generosity and involvement of our local beer stores Malt & Mold and The Good Beer Store, our house band, The Sixth Street Schlepper Symphony (featuring Jessica Tamar Deutsch, Yoni Stokar, Eli Szus, Mike Miles, David Neuhaus, and Rabbi Bellino), our many volunteers (especially Tali Zilberman and David Waxman), as well as to the many many beer and shul enthusiasts who attended. To see pictures, click here.


We are expanding our library and are looking for sponsors to help us buy volumes of the new Artscroll Midrash Rabbah. Sponsorships are $54 a volume. If you are interested, please contact the synagogue office or Rabbi Bellino. Be sure to include your dedication 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.


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 Bemidbar - 5/27.



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





May 23 - Yom Yerushalayim - 50th Anniversary Celebration

Join us THIS TUESDAY - at 6:30 PM for Mincha followed by a festive Maariv with a musical Hallel. After davening, Rabbi Yotav Eliach, principal of the Rambam Mesivta, and our own Annie Watman, Associate Director of AIPAC - South Shore Long Island, will engage in a spirited conversation about Israel, the 6-Day War, the reunification of Jerusalem, and the future of the State of Israel. A Q & A session will be followed by refreshments.


May 30-June 1 - Shavuot

We are looking forward to Shavuot with excited anticipation! Our programming includes:

  • A light dairy Shavuot Dinner on Tuesday, March 30, at 9:00 PM, followed by a presentation by Rabbi Joe Wolfson, OU/JLIC Director at NYU. Rabbi Wolfson will speak on: Heavenly Torah vs. Earthly Torah The Worlds of Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Eliezer. This event is free, but we ask that you register on the event page so that we may adequately prepare. Your sponsorship of this event would be greatly appreciated.
  • Women's Reading of Megillat Ruth on Thursday, June 1, at 10:00 AM. For more information, please contact Ashira Lubkin.
  • Women's Wine, Cheese, and Torah on Thursday, June 1, at 4:00 PM.
    Please join our Sixth Street Women for a Shavuot Wine & Cheese!!! Expect fine wine (well that's sorta up to you), delicious cheese, and Shavuot Torah. The event is free, but we ask all participants to bring their own bottle(s). Please RSVP


May 23 - Yom Yerushalayim
May 30 - June 1 - Shavuot
June 11 - Jessica Tamar Deutsch Art/Book Event
June 17 - Father's Day Kiddush



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

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325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003


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