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Weekly Update: Shabbat Tzav (HaGadol) 5780

04/03/2020 01:27:49 AM

Apr3

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Tzav (HaGadol) 5780

 

 

News

 

Candle Lighting: 7:05 PM
Evening Shema After: 8:05 PM
Morning Shema Before: 9:46 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:50 AM
Mincha After: 1:31 PM
Sunset: 7:24 PM
Havdala: 8:05 PM

 

 

 

The unfolding health crisis has caused many much concern and a sense of confusion, experiences undoubtedly exacerbated by our being separated from each other and our synagogue. We pray for swift resolution and healing.

 

All services and classes at Sixth Street Community Synagogue are suspended. The building is closed.

 

Thank you for partnering with us as we diligently follow the advice of our medical professionals and the laws of our officials, as we demonstrate to God that we value life above all.

 

Despite this social distancing, it is our intention to replicate as much of the Sixth Street experience as possible.  It is very important to me that we look after each other and continue to maintain and even build our community, remotely. This means calling each other, reaching out on social media, and making sure that our friends and neighbors are adequately supported. Please email us if you need any contact information or if you can think of anyone that might require attention.

 

Please consider joining our Pre-Shabbat Lechaim at 6:00 PM on Friday.

https://zoom.us/j/552878301

Or dial in: 1-929-436-2866


 

News

 

We are saddened by the passing of Sandy Furst, beloved mother of our member, Donny Furst. Although shiva must be observed privately, blessings of consolation may be sent here.


2019 Tax Letter: You may have received a tax letter from us listing all of your 2019 tax-deductible contributions to the synagogue. If you have any questions about the statement, or feel that some contributions were not listed, please contact us at 212-473-3665, or email us.

 

Are you using your Custom Sixth Street Zoom Backgrounds? Click here and download the images, and adjust your virtual background on the Zoom app. These Sixth Street backgrounds will let your friends and family know where you proudly daven, study, and eat mini-hot-dogs. May we all return soon in good health.
 



Passover

 

Passover is next week. For more information click the following links:

  • Passover Charity - In keeping with the spirit of empathy that Passover engenders, we prepare for Passover by assisting others in their preparation. Unfortunately, Passover will most likely look different this year. As we "socially distance" we must pay careful attention to simultaneously support those in need, especially within our own community. To donate, please visit the Passover Charity page.
     
  • Passover Preparation - The preparation page is very much in process, but for now contains links to a list of products that do not require special Passover supervision. There will be several Zoom classes devoted to Passover preparation. As always, we will be sure to apply Halacha authentically, but also with some flexibility in light of our current predicament. Please visit the Passover Preparation page for more information.
     
  • Sell Your Hametz - Rabbi Bellino is happy to sell your Chametz for you.This year though, he will not be accepting forms in person. Instead, he has created a digital form which will work as your authorization for the sale of your Hametz. Please click here for the form.
     
  • Passover Seder Resources

 



Classes

 

Our classes are being held on Zoom. For those of you who do not know, Zoom is a remote conferencing service that facilitates meetings online, by video and by phone. A useful instructional video may be found here. We strongly encourage you to download the free app to your phones and/or computers and then click the meeting links that we provide. If you do not have the technology to participate over the Internet, you may simply dial in. We will provide the links and numbers in a separate email as well as PDFs of any relevant class material. To access a schedule of upcoming classes, class materials, and zoom links, click here

 

THE HAGGADAH: Join Rabbi Bellino as he presents the basics of Seder ritual and liturgy. Bring your own wine. Sunday, April 5th at 7:00 PM.

https://zoom.us/j/750041172

Or dial in: 1-929-436-2866

 

JEWISH ARTS SALON - ARTISTS' BEIT MIDRASH: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM. Will resume after Passover.

 

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 after Passover.

 

PIRKEI AVOT - A MISHNAH A DAY: Rabbi Bellino will teach one Mishna of Pirkei Avot for approximately 15 minutes, 6 days a week, at 7:00 PM. Starting Soon.

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayikra 5780

03/26/2020 10:38:50 PM

Mar26

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayikra 5780

 

 

News

 

Candle Lighting: 6:58 PM
Evening Shema After: 7:59 PM
Morning Shema Before: 9:53 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:55 AM
Mincha After: 1:32 PM
Sunset: 7:17 PM
Havdala: 7:59 PM

 

 

 

The unfolding health crisis has caused many much concern and a sense of confusion, experiences undoubtedly exacerbated by our being separated from each other and our synagogue. We pray for swift resolution and healing.

 

All services and classes at Sixth Street Community Synagogue are suspended. The building is closed.

 

Thank you for partnering with us as we diligently follow the advice of our medical professionals and the laws of our officials, as we demonstrate to God that we value life above all.

 

To read a letter from several Manhattan Orthodox Rabbis concerning some guidelines in light of the unfolding health crisis, click here.

 

Despite this social distancing, it is our intention to replicate as much of the Sixth Street experience as possible.  It is very important to me that we look after each other and continue to maintain and even build our community, remotely. This means calling each other, reaching out on social media, and making sure that our friends and neighbors are adequately supported. Please email us if you need any contact information or if you can think of anyone that might require attention.

 

Please consider joining our Pre-Shabbat Lechaim at 6:00 PM on Friday.

https://zoom.us/j/784185094

Dial in: 1 929 436 2866


 

News

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Daniella & Joseph Bedros upon the birth of their daughter, Perla Aviva.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Leora "LeeLee" Borzak upon her recent engagement to Coby Sloyer.

 

Annual Dinner: While we had hoped to come together this Monday night for our Annual Dinner in celebration of the Sixth Street community and our honorees, Julia & Shlomi Salant, and Dr. Ashira Lubkin & Alan Feder, we must now protect our community by staying apart. We thank everyone who has supported Sixth Street and our dinner and look forward to celebrating our wonderful honorees and the strength of our renewed community soon. We will reach out to you as soon as a new date can be scheduled.

 

2019 Tax Letter: You may have received a tax letter from us listing all of your 2019 tax-deductible contributions to the synagogue. If you have any questions about the statement, or feel that some contributions were not listed, please contact us at 212-473-3665, or email us.

 

Are you using your Custom Sixth Street Zoom Backgrounds? Click here and download the images, and adjust your virtual background on the Zoom app. These Sixth Street backgrounds will let your friends and family know where you proudly daven, study, and eat mini-hot-dogs. May we all return soon in good health.
 

 



Passover

 

Passover is in less than two weeks. Rabbi Bellino is in the process of compiling several resources to help you manage in advance of the upcoming holiday. For more information click the following links:

  • Passover Charity - In keeping with the spirit of empathy that Passover engenders, we prepare for Passover by assisting others in their preparation. Unfortunately, Passover will most likely look different this year. As we "socially distance" we must pay careful attention to simultaneously support those in need, especially within our own community. To donate, please visit the Passover Charity page.
     
  • Passover Preparation - The preparation page is very much in process, but for now contains links to a list of products that do not require special Passover supervision. There will be several Zoom classes devoted to Passover preparation. As always, we will be sure to apply Halacha authentically, but also with some flexibility in light of our current predicament. Please visit the Passover Preparation page for more information.
     
  • Sell Your Hametz - Rabbi Bellino is happy to sell your Chametz for you.This year though, he will not be accepting forms in person. Instead, he has created a digital form which will work as your authorization for the sale of your Hametz. Please click here for the form.

 



Classes

 

Our classes are being held on Zoom. For those of you who do not know, Zoom is a remote conferencing service that facilitates meetings online, by video and by phone. A useful instructional video may be found here. We strongly encourage you to download the free app to your phones and/or computers and then click the meeting links that we provide. If you do not have the technology to participate over the Internet, you may simply dial in. We will provide the links and numbers in a separate email as well as PDFs of any relevant class material. To access a schedule of upcoming classes, class materials, and zoom links, click here

 

THE HAGGADAH: Join Rabbi Bellino as he presents the basics of Seder ritual and liturgy. Bring your own wine. Monday, March 30th at 7:00 PM

https://zoom.us/j/311934088

Meeting ID: 311 934 088

Dial in: 1-929-436-2866

 

JEWISH ARTS SALON - ARTISTS' BEIT MIDRASH: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7:00-9:00 PM (Links to follow)

 

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

https://zoom.us/j/630241357

Meeting ID: 630 241 357

Dial in: 1-929-436-2866

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayakhel-Pekudei (HaChodesh) 5780

03/19/2020 10:29:52 PM

Mar19

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayakhel-Pekudei (HaChodesh) 5780

 

 

News

 

Candle Lighting: 6:50 PM
Evening Shema After: 7:51 PM
Morning Shema Before: 10:00 AM
Morning Amida Before: 11:01 AM
Mincha After: 1:33 PM
Sunset: 7:41 PM
Havdala: 7:51 PM

 

 

 

The unfolding health crisis has caused many much concern and a sense of confusion, experiences undoubtedly exacerbated by our being separated from each other and our synagogue. We pray for swift resolution and healing.

 

All services and classes at Sixth Street Community Synagogue are suspended. The building is closed.

 

Thank you for partnering with us as we diligently follow the advice of our medical professionals and the laws of our officials, as we demonstrate to God that we value life above all.

 

To read a letter from several Manhattan Orthodox Rabbis concerning some guidelines in light of the unfolding health crisis, click here.

 

Despite this social distancing, it is our intention to replicate as much of the Sixth Street experience as possible.  It is very important to me that we look after each other and continue to maintain and even build our community, remotely. This means calling each other, reaching out on social media, and making sure that our friends and neighbors are adequately supported. Please email us if you need any contact information or if you can think of anyone that might require attention.

 

Please consider joining our Pre-Shabbat Lechaim at 6:00 PM on Friday.

https://zoom.us/j/113314477

Meeting ID: 113 314 477

 

I also have created this folder of custom Zoom backgrounds. Simply download the images, and adjust your virtual background on the Zoom app. These Sixth Street backgrounds will let your friends and family know where you proudly daven, study, and eat mini-hot-dogs. May we all return soon in good health.

 

News

 

 

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to the McBee Family upon the engagement of Julia McBee to Matt Hertzberg.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to our friend, Rabbi Josh Yuter, upon his engagement to Estie Rosenblum.

 

2019 Tax Letter: You should have received a tax letter from us listing all of your 2019 tax-deductible contributions to the synagogue. If you have any questions about the statement, or feel that some contributions were not listed, please contact us at 212-473-3665, or email us.

 

 



Passover

 

As difficult as it is to fathom, Passover is just around the corner. Rabbi Bellino is in the process of compiling several resources to help you manage in advance of the upcoming holiday. For more information click the following links:

  • Passover Charity - In keeping with the spirit of empathy that Passover engenders, we prepare for Passover by assisting others in their preparation. Unfortunately, Passover will most likely look different this year. As we "socially distance" we must pay careful attention to simultaneously support those in need, especially within our own community. To donate, please visit the Passover Charity page.
  • Passover Preparation - The preparation page is very much in process, but for now contains links to a list of products that do not require special Passover supervision. There will be several Zoom classes devoted to Passover preparation. As always, we will be sure to apply Halacha authentically, but also with some flexibility in light of our current predicament. Please visit the Passover Preparation page for more information.
     
  • Hametz Sale: Neil Kitainik & Rabbi Bellino are working on a digital platform so that you may sell your hametz without leaving your home. We will email you when the Hametz Sale page goes live.

 

 



Classes

 

Our classes are being held on Zoom. For those of you who do not know, Zoom is a remote conferencing service that facilitates meetings online, by video and by phone. A useful instructional video may be found here. We strongly encourage you to download the free app to your phones and/or computers and then click the meeting links that we provide. If you do not have the technology to participate over the Internet, you may simply dial in. We will provide the links and numbers in a separate email as well as PDFs of any relevant class material.

 

PASSOVER PREPARATION: Join Rabbi Bellino as he teaches the basics of Passover cleaning, kashering, and shopping! Monday at 7:00 PM

https://zoom.us/j/958122310

Meeting ID: 958 122 310

Or Dial in: +1 929 436 2866 US

 

JEWISH ARTS SALON - ARTISTS' BEIT MIDRASH: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7:00-9:00 PM (Links to follow)

 

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 (Links to follow)

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Tisa 5780

03/12/2020 11:18:20 PM

Mar12

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Tisa 5780

 

 

News

 

Candle Lighting: 6:45 PM
Evening Shema After: 7:43 PM
Morning Shema Before: 10:07 AM
Morning Amida Before: 11:06 AM
Mincha After: 1:36 PM
Sunset: 7:02 PM
Havdala: 7:43 PM

 

 

 

The unfolding health crisis has caused many of much concern and a sense confusion, experiences undoubtedly exacerbated by our being separated from each other and our synagogue. We pray for swift resolution and healing.

 

All services and classes at Sixth Street Community Synagogue are suspended. The building is closed.

 

We strongly believe that safeguarding health is a Halakhic priority, one that requires us to act boldly to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond. We know that this requirement supersedes any requirement of congregational prayer. For more on social distancing click here. If you are someone who is at greater risk of infection, or has symptoms: ask for help. This includes medical assistance, help with food, or just to speak with someone. For more information and/or resources click here.

 

 

News

 

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Shay Hourizadeh & Dan Lifton on their recent engagement. 
 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Kailah Kaner & Jonny Nulman on their recent engagement.

 

We are grateful to all those of you who helped make Purim a great - albeit subdued - success. We are especially grateful to our sponsors of chaos: Dina Benzaquen & Kenny Canfield​​​​​​, Suzanne Dance & Andrew ObinZachary DukoffSarah Fels & Corey DickerRafi FriedmanKenneth GrumerAgita Jaber & Jonathan Falik,​​​​​Michael MitznerCori Robinson, PLLC, the Rosenfeld Family, Shelly & Elie Yudewitz,​​​​​​​the University of Purim, and several anonymous donors. We are grateful to our Kommunity Kinder parents, especially Alan Feder, Aliyah Gluckstadt, and Julia Salant, for running our Children's Pre-Purim Party. We thank Neil Kitainik for his beautiful reading, Yoni Stokar for his insane sound effects, and the many of you who joined us in synagogue and online.

 

We are grateful to all those of you who participated in our Matanot L'Evyonim Drive. This year we raised more than $14,000 that was distributed to the poor on Purim.
 

2019 Tax Letter: You should have received a tax letter from us listing all of your 2019 tax-deductible contributions to the synagogue. If you have any questions about the statement, or feel that some contributions were not listed, please contact us at 212-473-3665, or email us.

 

 



Classes

 

 

We are hoping to transition to online study using Zoom. We will update you on our classes very soon.

 

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

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

ARTISTS' BEIT MIDRASH: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7:00-9:00 PM

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Tetzaveh 5780

03/05/2020 11:42:48 PM

Mar5

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Tetzaveh 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored in celebration
of Elena Rosenthal being accepted
into medical school and in celebration
of Zach Neugut's birthday as well
his decision to actually stay
downtown this Shabbat

 

 This week's delicious 
Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored

by Eirit & Joe Trocki
in memory of his mother,

Sara Trocki, שרה בת זיסל

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:35 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:35 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:36 PM

Presentation by Dr. Koller:
Diaspora & Gender in Esther

 

8:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:20 AM
Sermon by Dr. Koller:
Purim as a Prelude to Passover
  10:30 AM
Mincha   5:20 PM
Seudah Shelishit/
Q & A with Dr. Koller
  5:40 PM
Maariv   6:26 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:36 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:35 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.
 

Shabbat Scholar: Please join us this Shabbat as we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar, Dr. Aaron Kollerprofessor of Near Eastern studies at Yeshiva University, where he is chair of the Beren Department of Jewish Studies.


Speaking Schedule & Topics


Diaspora & Gender in Esther
Friday Night, 8:30 PM

 Purim as a Prelude to Passover
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM


A Q & A with Dr. Koller
Seudah Shelishit, 5:40 PM


We are grateful to Ellen R. Cherrick, Alan Schwartz,and  Shelly & Elie Yudewitz, 
for sponsoring the Friday night Community Dinner.


Tot Shabbat This Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Tetzaveh, March 7th. Please join us for open play in the Beit Midrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.


All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

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.
 

Coronavirus Information: Please click here to read the important email we recently sent regarding Coronavirus.

Purim is this Monday night! Join us this Monday, March 9th, with Maariv/Megillah Reading at 7:00 PM, immediately followed by our Purim Party. We on Sixth Street do Purim really well, but to do so requires planning. Please consider helping us with our Purim Chaos, as well as participating in our Purim Charity Campaign.

  • Purim Chaos: The Committee for Purim Chaos is actively plotting various chaotic activities, but needs some financial support as well as assistance in setting up. For more information and/or to sponsor something, please visit our Purim Chaos page.
     
  • Purim Charity: Matanot L'evyonim is arguably the most important Mitzvah of Purim. This year, we are again proud to partner with Rabbi Zvi Romm of the Bialystoker SynagogueRabbi Joe Wolfson of JLIC-NYU and the NYU community, the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, as well as Knock Knock Give a Sock, in providing gifts to those in the region who truly need our assistance. To make a donation, click here.

2019 Tax Letter: You should have received a tax letter from us listing all of your 2019 tax-deductible contributions to the synagogue. If you have any questions about the statement, or feel that some contributions were not listed, please contact us at 212-473-3665, or email us.

Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email
Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is March 14th (Shabbat Ki Tisa).

 



Events


Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash "PARDES: Encountering the Divine" - 8 Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7-9 PM: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. This class explores these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Heikhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Each participant will have the opportunity to react personally to the text, working in the art form of their choice, and to offer and receive responses to their work. Please click here for more information on the course and to sign up.

Kommunity Kinderlach Pre-Purim Party - March 8th: Join the Kommunity Kinderlach for the annual Children's pre-Purim Party on Sunday, March 8, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Magician, games, make your own rainbow Hamantashen, Holiday sing-along with Rabbi Bellino. Please register on the event page.


Purim Night - March 9: Maariv/Megillah Reading (at 7:00 PM), immediately  followed by our Purim Party. The party concludes at 11:00 PM.

Purim Day March 10: Shacharit on Tuesday morning will be at 7:30 AM followed by Megillah at 8:00 AM.


Annual Shul Dinner - March 30th: We look forward to our annual fundraising dinner to be held on Monday evening, March 30th. This year we will be honoring Dr. Ashira Lubkin & Alan Feder and Julia & Shlomi Salant. Join us as we celebrate their loyal support and our devoted community. Please RSVP here.

SAVE THE DATES
March 8 - Kids' Purim Party
March 9 - Purim Megillah and Party

March 17 - Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash
March 30 - Annual Dinner

May 12 - Lager Ba'Omer

 



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 (Classes resume .

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

ARTISTS' BEIT MIDRASH: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7:00-9:00 PM

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
 

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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 TO RSVP: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Aaron Koller

03/04/2020 11:16:33 AM

Mar4


This week, on Shabbat Tetzaveh (Zachor), March 6-7, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Aaron Koller, professor of Near Eastern studies and chair of the Beren Department of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and over Shabbat for a series of presentations and discussions on a variety of Purim-related topics including unique themes in the Book of Esther and Purim's connection to Passover.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by today, Wednesday, March 4th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:35 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 5:40 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Diaspora & Gender in Esther"
Friday Night, 8:30 PM

"Purim as a Prelude to Passover"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

"A Q & A with Dr. Koller"
Seudah Shelishit, 5:40 PM

 


  Dr. Aaron Koller

Aaron Koller is professor of Near Eastern studies at Yeshiva University, where he is chair of the Beren Department of Jewish Studies. His last book was Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge University Press), and his next is Unbinding Isaac: The Akedah in Jewish Thought (forthcoming from JPS/University of Nebraska Press in 2020); he is also the author of numerous studies in Semitic philology. Aaron has served as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and held research fellowships at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research and the Hartman Institute. He lives in Queens, NY with his wife, Shira Hecht-Koller, and their children.

THIS WEEK: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Aaron Koller

03/02/2020 05:01:25 PM

Mar2


This week, on Shabbat Tetzaveh (Zachor), March 6-7, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Aaron Koller, professor of Near Eastern studies and chair of the Beren Department of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and over Shabbat for a series of presentations and discussions on a variety of Purim-related topics including unique themes in the Book of Esther and Purim's connection to Passover.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Wednesday, March 4th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:35 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 5:40 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Diaspora & Gender in Esther"
Friday Night, 8:30 PM

"Purim as a Prelude to Passover"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

"A Q & A with Dr. Koller"
Seudah Shelishit, 5:40 PM

 


  Dr. Aaron Koller

Aaron Koller is professor of Near Eastern studies at Yeshiva University, where he is chair of the Beren Department of Jewish Studies. His last book was Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge University Press), and his next is Unbinding Isaac: The Akedah in Jewish Thought (forthcoming from JPS/University of Nebraska Press in 2020); he is also the author of numerous studies in Semitic philology. Aaron has served as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and held research fellowships at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research and the Hartman Institute. He lives in Queens, NY with his wife, Shira Hecht-Koller, and their children.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Terumah 5780

02/28/2020 12:23:52 AM

Feb28

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Terumah 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Emma Sukenik, Michael Mitzner,
and Miles Bronstein in celebration
of the birthday of their friend,
Zachary Neugut. Unfortunately, Zach
has chosen to spend this Shabbat on
the Upper West Side; thus abandoning
his loving friends, his wonderful
community, and his hip, on trend,
and always inspiring neighborhood.
We toast and celebrate him, despite
his critical error in judgement.

 

 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been provided by
The House


Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:27 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:30 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:28 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:20 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:15 PM
Seudah Shelishit    5:35 PM
Maariv   6:18 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:28 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:30 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

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.
 

Purim is in less than 2 Weeks! Join us on March 9th, with Maariv/Megillah Reading at 7:00 PM, immediately followed by our Purim Party. We on Sixth Street do Purim really well, but to do so requires planning. Please consider helping us with our Purim Chaos, as well as participating in our Purim Charity Campaign.

  • Purim Chaos: The Committee for Purim Chaos is actively plotting various chaotic activities, but needs some financial support as well as assistance in setting up. For more information and/or to sponsor something, please visit our Purim Chaos page.
     
  • Purim Charity: Matanot L'evyonim is arguably the most important Mitzvah of Purim. This year, we are again proud to partner with Rabbi Zvi Romm of the Bialystoker SynagogueRabbi Joe Wolfson of JLIC-NYU and the NYU community, the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, as well as Knock Knock Give a Sock, in providing gifts to those in the region who truly need our assistance. To make a donation, click here.

2019 Tax Letter: You should have received a tax letter from us listing all of your 2019 tax-deductible contributions to the synagogue. If you have any questions about the statement, or feel that some contributions were not listed, please contact us at 212-473-3665, or email us.

Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email
Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is March 7th (Shabbat Tetzaveh).

 



Events

 

Victoria Hanna in Aleph-Bet: A Melave Malke Concert - February 29: Join us for a participatory experiential concert with Victoria Hanna and Gershon Waiserfirer. Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00. Click here for more info.

Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash "PARDES: Encountering the Divine" - 8 Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7-9 PM: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. This class explores these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Heikhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Each participant will have the opportunity to react personally to the text, working in the art form of their choice, and to offer and receive responses to their work. Please click here for more information on the course and to sign up.


Shabbat Zachor (March 6-7) - Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Aaron Koller: On the Shabbat before Purim, we will welcome Dr. Aaron Koller as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Koller has recently published a book on Esther and is a personable and fascinating speaker. He's even a bit controversial. Please visit the event page for more info and to register for the dinner.

Kommunity Kinderlach Pre-Purim Party - March 8th: Join the Kommunity Kinderlach for the annual Children's pre-Purim Party on Sunday, March 8, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Magician, games, make your own rainbow Hamantashen, Holiday sing-along with Rabbi Bellino. Please register on the event page.


Purim Night - March 9: Maariv/Megillah Reading (at 7:00 PM), immediately  followed by our Purim Party. The party concludes at 11:00 PM.

Purim Day March 10: Shacharit on Tuesday morning will be at 7:30 AM followed by Megillah at 8:00 AM.


Annual Shul Dinner - March 30th: We look forward to our annual fundraising dinner to be held on Monday evening, March 30th. This year we will be honoring Dr. Ashira Lubkin & Alan Feder and Julia & Shlomi Salant. Join us as we celebrate their loyal support and our devoted community. Please RSVP here.

SAVE THE DATES
March 3 - Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash
March 6-7 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Aaron Koller
March 8 - Kids' Purim Party
March 9 - Purim Megillah and Party

March 30 - Annual Dinner

May 12 - Lager Ba'Omer

 



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 (Classes resume .

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

ARTISTS' BEIT MIDRASH: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7:00-9:00 PM

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
 

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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 WEEK: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Aaron Koller

02/24/2020 01:44:00 PM

Feb24


Next week, on Shabbat Tetzaveh (Zachor), March 6-7, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Aaron Koller, professor of Near Eastern studies and chair of the Beren Department of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and over Shabbat for a series of presentations and discussions on a variety of Purim-related topics including unique themes in the Book of Esther and Purim's connection to Passover.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Wednesday, March 4th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:35 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 5:40 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Diaspora & Gender in Esther"
Friday Night, 8:30 PM

"Purim as a Prelude to Passover"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

"A Q & A with Dr. Koller"
Seudah Shelishit, 5:40 PM

 


  Dr. Aaron Koller

Aaron Koller is professor of Near Eastern studies at Yeshiva University, where he is chair of the Beren Department of Jewish Studies. His last book was Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge University Press), and his next is Unbinding Isaac: The Akedah in Jewish Thought (forthcoming from JPS/University of Nebraska Press in 2020); he is also the author of numerous studies in Semitic philology. Aaron has served as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and held research fellowships at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research and the Hartman Institute. He lives in Queens, NY with his wife, Shira Hecht-Koller, and their children.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Mishpatim 5780

02/20/2020 10:56:48 PM

Feb20

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Mishpatim 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Daniel Jonas, Jonathan Singer,
and Ben Turner

 

 This week's delicious 
Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored by 
Elisabeth & Dr. Donald Liss

in celebration of

שרה חנה דבורה ליס

and by
Daniela Sirotti

in observance of the Yahrzeit
of her father,

Giulio Sirotti


Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:19 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:20 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:20 PM

Presentation by Dr. Pinchasi: 
Yalta: On Gender, the Sages,
& Skeptcism

 

8:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:25 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:05 PM
Seudah Shelishit    5:25 PM
Maariv   6:10 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:20 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:20 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.
 

Friday Night Scholar: Please join us this Shabbat as we welcome as our Friday Night Scholar, Dr. Channah Pinchasidirector of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and founder of the Cheider MiShelach forum for influential female leaders in Tel Aviv.

 

Friday Night Lecture

Yalta: On Gender, the Sages, & Skepticism
Friday Night, 8:30 PM


We are grateful to Ellen R. Cherrick, Alan Schwartz, and Shelly & Elie Yudewitz, for sponsoring the Friday night Community Dinner.

Tot Shabbat This Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Mishpatim, February 22nd. Please join us for open play in the Beit Midrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

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.
 

Purim is in less than 3 Weeks! Join us on March 9th, with Maariv/Megillah Reading at 7:00 PM, immediately followed by our Purim Party. We on Sixth Street do Purim really well, but to do so requires planning. Please consider helping us with our Purim Chaos, as well as participating in our Purim Charity Campaign.

  • Purim Chaos: The Committee for Purim Chaos is actively plotting various chaotic activities, but needs some financial support as well as assistance in setting up. For more information and/or to sponsor something, please visit our Purim Chaos page.
     
  • Purim Charity: Matanot L'evyonim is arguably the most important Mitzvah of Purim. This year, we are again proud to partner with Rabbi Zvi Romm of the Bialystoker SynagogueRabbi Joe Wolfson of JLIC-NYU and the NYU community, the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, as well as Knock Knock Give a Sock, in providing gifts to those in the region who truly need our assistance. To make a donation, click here.

2019 Tax Letter: You should have received a tax letter from us listing all of your 2019 tax-deductible contributions to the synagogue. If you have any questions about the statement, or feel that some contributions were not listed, please contact us at 212-473-3665, or email us.

Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email
Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is February 29th (Shabbat Terumah).

 



Events

 

Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash "PARDES: Encountering the Divine" - 8 Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7-9 PM: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. This class explores these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Heikhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Each participant will have the opportunity to react personally to the text, working in the art form of their choice, and to offer and receive responses to their work. Please click here for more information on the course and to sign up.

 

Victoria Hanna in Aleph-Bet: A Melave Malke Concert - February 29: Join us for a participatory experiential concert with Victoria Hanna and Gershon Waiserfirer. Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00. Click here for more info.

Shabbat Zachor (March 6-7) - Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Aaron Koller: On the Shabbat before Purim, we will welcome Dr. Aaron Koller as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Koller has recently published a book on Esther and is a personable and fascinating speaker. He's even a bit controversial. Please visit the event page for more info and to register for the dinner.

Kommunity Kinderlach Pre-Purim Party - March 8th: Join the Kommunity Kinderlach for the annual Children's pre-Purim Party on Sunday, March 8, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Magician, games, make your own rainbow Hamantashen, Holiday sing-along with Rabbi Bellino. Please register on the event page.


Purim Night - March 9: Maariv/Megillah Reading (at 7:00 PM), immediately  followed by our Purim Party. The party concludes at 11:00 PM.

Purim Day March 10: Shacharit on Tuesday morning will be at 7:30 AM followed by Megillah at 8:00 AM.


Annual Shul Dinner - March 30th: We look forward to our annual fundraising dinner to be held on Monday evening, March 30th. This year we will be honoring Dr. Ashira Lubkin & Alan Feder and Julia & Shlomi Salant. Join us as we celebrate their loyal support and our devoted community. Please RSVP here.

SAVE THE DATES

February 25 - Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash
February 29 - Victoria Hannah Concert
March 6-7 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Aaron Koller
March 8 - Kids' Purim Party
March 9 - Purim Megillah and Party

March 30 - Annual Dinner

May 12 - Lager Ba'Omer

 



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 (Classes resume .

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

ARTISTS' BEIT MIDRASH: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7:00-9:00 PM

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
 

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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 TO RSVP: Shabbat Dinner & Lecture with Dr. Channah Pinchasi

02/19/2020 12:49:19 PM

Feb19


This Friday night, February 21, we will welcome as our Friday Night Scholar, Dr. Channa Pinchasi, Director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and founder of the Cheider Mishelach forum for influential female leaders in Tel Aviv.    .

Please join us this Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, followed by a presentation by Dr. Pinchasi entitled "Yalta: On Gender, the Sages, & Skepticism".

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by today, Wednesday, February 19.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

The evening includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:20 PM
  • Friday Night Kiddush at 6:20 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 6:45 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 8:30 PM (free – all are welcome)

  Dr. Channa Pinchasi

Dr. Channa Pinchasi is Director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and founded the Cheider Mishelach forum for influential female leaders in Tel Aviv. She received her doctorate in gender studies from Bar Ilan University. Dr. Pinchasi is a graduate of the Hartman Institute's Maskilot program, and has led and taught in various study groups at the pluralistic Beit Midrash Elul, which she was instrumental in founding. She is a fellow at Shacharit Think and Do Tank, and writes for news publications such as Makor Rishon, Yediot Aharonot, and Ynet. From 2001-2004, Dr. Pinchasi was the Jewish Agency's Canada education department representative. She is married to Gili and has two daughters and two sons.

THIS WEEK: Shabbat Dinner & Lecture with Dr. Channah Pinchasi

02/17/2020 09:48:18 PM

Feb17


This week, Shabbat Mishpatim, February 21, we will welcome as our Friday Night Scholar, Dr. Channa Pinchasi, Director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and founder of the Cheider Mishelach forum for influential female leaders in Tel Aviv.    .

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, followed by a presentation by Dr. Pinchasi entitled "Yalta: On Gender, the Sages, & Skepticism".

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Wednesday, February 19.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

The evening includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:20 PM
  • Friday Night Kiddush at 6:20 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 6:45 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 8:30 PM (free – all are welcome)

  Dr. Channa Pinchasi

Dr. Channa Pinchasi is Director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and founded the Cheider Mishelach forum for influential female leaders in Tel Aviv. She received her doctorate in gender studies from Bar Ilan University. Dr. Pinchasi is a graduate of the Hartman Institute's Maskilot program, and has led and taught in various study groups at the pluralistic Beit Midrash Elul, which she was instrumental in founding. She is a fellow at Shacharit Think and Do Tank, and writes for news publications such as Makor Rishon, Yediot Aharonot, and Ynet. From 2001-2004, Dr. Pinchasi was the Jewish Agency's Canada education department representative. She is married to Gili and has two daughters and two sons.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Yitro 5780

02/14/2020 10:20:23 AM

Feb14

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Yitro 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 

 This week's delicious 
Dairy Kiddush
has been provided by
The House

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:11 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:13 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:30 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit    5:20 PM
Maariv   6:02 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:13 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:10 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

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.
 

Purim is less than 4 weeks away! Here's a quick preview of our upcoming shenanigans.

  • Purim Chaos: The Committee for Purim Chaos is actively plotting various chaotic activities, but needs some financial support as well as assistance in setting up. For more information and/or to sponsor something, please click to our Purim Chaos page.
  • Shabbat Zachor (March 6-7) - Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Aaron Koller: Join us on the Shabbat before Purim when we will welcome Dr. Aaron Koller, as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Koller has recently published a book on Esther and is a personable and fascinating speaker. He's even a bit controversial. Please visit the event page for more info and to register for the dinner.
  • Kids' Pre-Purim Party (March 8): Join the Community Kinderlach on Sunday, March 8th, at 10:30 AM, for the annual Kids' Pre-Purim Party, which will include brunch, balloons, facepaint, games, make your own rainbow hamantashen, a sing-along with Rabbi Bellino, and much more. Click here to register.
  • Purim Night (March 9) - Maariv/Megillah Reading (at 7:00 PM), immediately  followed by our Purim Party. The party concludes at 11:00 PM.
  • Purim Day (March 10) - Shacharit on Tuesday morning will be at 7:30 AM followed by Megillah at 8:00 AM.
  • Purim Charity: Matanot L'evyonim is arguably the most important Mitzvah of Purim. This year, we are again proud to partner with Rabbi Zvi Romm of the Bialystoker SynagogueRabbi Joe Wolfson of JLIC-NYU and the NYU community, the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, as well as Knock Knock Give a Sock, in providing gifts to those in the region who truly need our assistance. To make a donation click here.

Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email
Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is February 22nd (Shabbat Mishpatim).

 



Events

 

Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash "PARDES: Encountering the Divine" - 8 Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7-9 PM: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. Rabbi Bellino and Richard McBee will lead an exploration of these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Heikhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Each participant will have the opportunity to react personally to the text, working in the art form of their choice, and to offer and receive responses to their work. Please click here for more information on the course and to sign up.

Shabbat Dinner and Lecture featuring Dr. Channa Pinchasi - February 21: Please join us on Shabbat Mishpatim for a Community Dinner followed by a presentation by our Friday Night Scholar Dr. Channa Pinchasi, director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and founder of the Cheider Mishelach forum for influential female leaders in Tel Aviv. For more info and to register, click here.

 

SAVE THE DATES

February 18 - Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash
February 21 - Community Dinner & Lecture with Dr. Channa Pinchasi
March 6-7 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Aaron Koller
March 8 - Kids' Purim Party
March 9-10 - Purim
March 30 - Annual Dinner

 



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 (Classes resume .

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

ARTISTS BEIT MIDRASH: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7:00-9:00 PM

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
 

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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 WEEK: Shabbat Dinner & Lecture with Dr. Channah Pinchasi

02/13/2020 10:18:59 AM

Feb13


Next week, on Shabbat Mishpatim, February 21, we will welcome as our Friday Night Scholar, Dr. Channa Pinchasi, Director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and founder of the Cheider Mishelach forum for influential female leaders in Tel Aviv.    .

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, followed by a presentation by Dr. Pinchasi entitled "Yalta: On Gender, the Sages, & Skepticism".

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Wednesday, February 19.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

The evening includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:20 PM
  • Friday Night Kiddush at 6:20 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 6:45 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 8:30 PM (free – all are welcome)

  Dr. Channa Pinchasi

Dr. Channa Pinchasi is Director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and founded the Cheider Mishelach forum for influential female leaders in Tel Aviv. She received her doctorate in gender studies from Bar Ilan University. Dr. Pinchasi is a graduate of the Hartman Institute's Maskilot program, and has led and taught in various study groups at the pluralistic Beit Midrash Elul, which she was instrumental in founding. She is a fellow at Shacharit Think and Do Tank, and writes for news publications such as Makor Rishon, Yediot Aharonot, and Ynet. From 2001-2004, Dr. Pinchasi was the Jewish Agency's Canada education department representative. She is married to Gili and has two daughters and two sons.

IN 2 WEEKS: Shabbat Dinner & Lecture with Dr. Channah Pinchasi

02/07/2020 12:08:55 PM

Feb7


In two weeks, on Shabbat Mishpatim, February 21, we will welcome as our Friday Night Scholar, Dr. Channa Pinchasi, Director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and founder of the Cheider Mishelach forum for influential female leaders in Tel Aviv.    .

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, followed by a presentation by Dr. Pinchasi entitled "Yalta: On Gender, the Sages, & Skepticism".

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Wednesday, February 19.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

The evening includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:20 PM
  • Friday Night Kiddush at 6:20 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 6:45 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 8:30 PM (free – all are welcome)

  Dr. Channa Pinchasi

Dr. Channa Pinchasi is Director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and founded the Cheider Mishelach forum for influential female leaders in Tel Aviv. She received her doctorate in gender studies from Bar Ilan University. Dr. Pinchasi is a graduate of the Hartman Institute's Maskilot program, and has led and taught in various study groups at the pluralistic Beit Midrash Elul, which she was instrumental in founding. She is a fellow at Shacharit Think and Do Tank, and writes for news publications such as Makor Rishon, Yediot Aharonot, and Ynet. From 2001-2004, Dr. Pinchasi was the Jewish Agency's Canada education department representative. She is married to Gili and has two daughters and two sons.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Beshalach (Shira) 5780

02/06/2020 11:55:49 PM

Feb6

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Beshalach (Shira) 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Michael Krasna

in celebration of

the anniversary of
his Bar Mitzvah

 

 This week's delicious 
Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored
by Alan Schwartz
in observance of the yahrzeits
of his beloved grandparents,
Frimit & Mordechai Shlomo
Konigsberg,

and in celebration of
Tu B'Shevat

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:02 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:05 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:05 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:35 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:50 PM
Seudah Shelishit    5:10 PM
Maariv   5:54 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:05 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:05 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

 

This Shabbat is Shabbat Shira - the Sabbath of Song. We are grateful to Meir Shapiro who will musically enhance this week's service.

Tot Shabbat This Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Beshalach, February 8th. Please join us for open play in the Beit Midrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

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 Eliane Dabbah & Daniel Low on their recent engagement.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Michelle Charnoff & Brian Polay on their recent Aliya.
 

We offer Blessings of Consolation to Linda Talisman on the death of her husband, José Gomez.

 

We offer Blessings of Consolation to Barbara Newman on the death of her mother, Debbie Levinski.

 

CholentFest was a great success! We are especially grateful to Eli Szus and Rabbi Bellino for organizing this event. We congratulate the winners: Cori Ann Robinson (Edel Ladle Trophy), Haim Shechtman (People’s Choice Award), Daniela Sirotti (Best Decoration), and Suzanne Dance & Andrew Obin (Best Non-Traditional Cholent). We thank our judges: Evan Gasman, Emily Hoenig, and David Neuhaus, and we thank our many cholent chefs: Choni Bellino, Ke$het Bellino & Rocky Furst, Rabbi Gavriel Bellino, Dr. Jeremy Block, Adeena Chefitz & Jared Rosen, Suzanne Dance & Andrew Obin, Alan Feder, Jennifer Gersch, Aliyah & Jonah Henry Gluckstadt, Debra Paul Singer, Cori Robinson, Elana Rosenthal & Rafi Friedman, Haim Shechtman, Corinne Shmuel & Madeline Cohodes, Daniela Sirotti, Emma Sukenik, Zachary Neugut, & Jill Gloub, David Waxman, and Lübba Wintzer. Special thanks to Choni & Keshet Bellino, Genna Singer, and Cori Robinson, for their help setting up. Perhaps most importantly, we thank the 200 tasters who participated in what was one of our most successful and well-attended CholentFests yet!

 

Purim is a month away! The Committee for Purim Chaos is actively plotting various chaotic activities but it would all be much less chaotic were it not for your generous financial support. For more information and to sponsor, please visit our Purim Chaos page. Organizing chaos also requires a lot of schlepping, decorating, supervising, drink mixing, and cleaning. If you can help, please contact the office.

 

Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email
Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is February 15th (Shabbat Yitro).

 



Event

 

Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash "PARDES: Encountering the Divine" - 8 Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7-9 PM: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. Rabbi Bellino and Richard McBee will lead an exploration of these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Heikhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Each participant will have the opportunity to react personally to the text, working in the art form of their choice, and to offer and receive responses to their work. Please click here for more information on the course and to sign up.

Shabbat Dinner and Lecture featuring Dr. Channa Pinchasi - February 21: Please join us on Shabbat Mishpatim for a Community Dinner followed by a presentation by our Friday Night Scholar Dr. Channa Pinchasi, director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and founder of the Cheider Mishelach forum for influential female leaders in Tel Aviv.

 

SAVE THE DATES

February 11 - Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash
February 21 - Community Dinner & Lecture with Dr. Channa Pinchasi
March 6-7 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Aaron Koller
March 8 - Kids' Purim Party
March 9-10 - Purim
March 30 - Annual Dinner

 



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 (Classes resume .

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

ARTISTS BEIT MIDRASH: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7:00-9:00 PM

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
 

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Bo 5780

01/31/2020 12:00:20 AM

Jan31

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Bo 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
the Bellino Family

in honor of last year's
CholentFest Champion
and current holder of the Edel Ladle,

Choni Bellino

 

 This week's delicious
CholentFest Kiddush
has been provided by the 25 people
who have prepared cholents

 

This week's Shabeer Supply

has been sponsored by
the Yudewitz Family
in celebration of
CholentFest

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:54 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:55 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:49 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:38 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:40 PM
Seudah Shelishit    5:00 PM
Maariv   5:46 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:57 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:55 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

CholentFest - our annual Cholent competition - is this week! Join us for Shabbat Kiddush on February 1 and taste a wide variety of cholents. Prizes will be given to Best Cholent (Judged), Best Cholent (People's Choice), Best Decorations (Judged), Best Non-Traditional Cholent (Judged). Taste them all and judge for yourself at CholentFest VII!!!

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

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 our long-time secretary and member, Grace Auerbach, on the passing of her beloved brother, Edward Zand.

We wish a Mazal Tov to Lindsey & Rabbi Aviad Bodner on the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Barak Naftali.

 

This past Tuesday night, we had the privilege of hosting JOFA & the NYC Commission on Human Rights for an informative panel discussion on the recent rise of anti-Semitism. We are grateful to the panelists, Yocheved Sidof, Megan Madison, Dr. Michal Bitton, and Paula  Eiselt, and to Jonah Boyarin of the NYC Human Rights Commission, and to Daphne Lazar Price and Daniela Kogan of JOFA for all their work in organizing this important event.


Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

 

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is February 8th (Shabbat Beshalach).

 



Events


Jewish Arts Salon Artists' Beit Midrash "PARDES: Encountering the Divine" - 8 Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7-9 PM: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. Rabbi Bellino and Richard McBee will lead an exploration of these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Heikhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Each participant will have the opportunity to react personally to the text, working in the art form of their choice, and to offer and receive responses to their work. Please click here for more information on the course and to sign up.

SAVE THE DATES

February 4 - Jewish Arts Salon Artists' Beit Midrash
February 9 - Tu B'Shvat Tish
March 7 - Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Aaron Koller
March 8 - Kids' Purim Party
March 9-10 - Purim
March 30 - Annual Dinner

 



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

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaera 5780

01/24/2020 06:08:20 AM

Jan24

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaera 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 

 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored
by Dina Schorr
in observance of the Yahrzeit
of her grandmother,
Renee Bohm

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:45 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:45 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:49 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:40 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:30 PM
Seudah Shelishit    4:50 PM
Maariv   5:38 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:49 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:45 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

Tot Shabbat This Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Vaera, January 25th. Please join us for open play in the Beit Midrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

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 Michelle Charnoff & Brian Polay on their recent engagement.

We wish a
 Mazal Tov to the Liberman Family on the recent wedding of Stella to Jacob Silver.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Ashley & Ariel Stern Mintz on their recent wedding.

We wish a Mazal Tov to Lindsey & Rabbi Aviad Bodner on the birth of a boy.

 

We are grateful to Adina Lichtman of Knock Knock Give a Sock and the UJA for hosting the MLK Day Meet Your Neighbors Lunch this past Monday. The event brought together New Yorkers from various socio-economic and faith backgrounds to share their experiences and challenges. For more information see http://knockknockgiveasock.org

 

Tuesday, January 28 - Building Community, Creating Unity in a Polarized Society:
Jewish Responses to the Rise of Anti-Semitism and other forms of
Hate. Join us this Tuesday at 6:30 PM for a panel discussion featuring: Yocheved Sidof, Founder & former CEO of Lamplighters Yeshiva, Megan Madison, board member of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, Dr. Michal Bitton of the Shalom Hartman Institute and Downtown Minyan, and Paula  Eiselt, film maker and board member of JOFA. Daphne Lazar Price, Executive Director of JOFA, will moderate, and Jonah Boyarin of the NYC Commission on Human Rights will introduce the event, which is co-sponsored by JOFA and the NYC Commission on Human Rights. For more information and to register, please visit the event page.


Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

 

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is February 8th (Shabbat Beshalach).

 



Events


Panel Discussion: The Rise of Anti-Semitism, with JOFA and the NYC Commission on Human Rights - January 28Rising antisemitism is a shared concern across the Jewish world.The panel will feature diverse Jewish responses to understanding the forces that are driving this difficult moment and offer suggestions on how we can create unity in a polarized society. For more info and to register, please visit the event page.

 

CholentFest VII - February 1: Challenge last year's winner of the SSCS CholentFest Eydel Ladle to claim the ladle and the respect of your peers. Come taste all the delicious cholents at Kiddush on February 1st.

 

Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash "PARDES: Encountering the Divine" - 8 Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7-9 PM: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. Rabbi Bellino and Richard McBee will lead an exploration of these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Heikhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Each participant will have the opportunity to react personally to the text, working in the art form of their choice, and to offer and receive responses to their work. Please click here for more information on the course and to sign up.

SAVE THE DATES

January 28 - Panel Discussion: The Rise of Anti-Semitism, with JOFA and the NYC Commission on Human Rights
February 1 - CholentFest VII

February 4 - 1st Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash
February 9 - Tu B'Shvat Tish
March 9-10 - Purim

 



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 (Classes resume .

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Sunshine Cafe at 59 E 8th Street

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemot 5780

01/16/2020 11:18:20 PM

Jan16

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemot 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 

 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored
anonymously
 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:37 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:40 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:41 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:42 AM
Mincha   4:25 PM
Seudah Shelishit    4:45 PM
Maariv   5:31 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:41 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:40 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

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 Jessica & Roni Jesselson upon the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Harrison Jacob.

With several of our Shacharit minyan regulars away next week for Yeshiva week, your presence at Shacharit next week would greatly help the minyan, and also enable those saying Kaddish to do so. Please consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.


Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

 

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 prepare a reading.

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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is February 8th (Shabbat Beshalach).

 



Events


Panel Discussion: The Rise of Anti-Semitism, with JOFA and the NYC Commission on Human Rights - January 28Rising antisemitism is a shared concern across the Jewish world.The panel will feature diverse Jewish responses to understanding the forces that are driving this difficult moment and offer suggestions on how we can create unity in a polarized society. For more info and to register, please visit the event page.

 

CholentFest VII - February 1: Challenge last year's winner of the SSCS CholentFest Eydel Ladle to claim the ladle and the respect of your peers. Come taste all the delicious cholents at Kiddush on February 1st.

 

Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash "PARDES: Encountering the Divine" - 8 Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7-9 PM: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. Rabbi Bellino and Richard McBee will lead an exploration of these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Each participant will have the opportunity to react personally to the text, working in the art form of their choice, and to offer and receive responses to their work. Please click here for more information on the course and to sign up.

SAVE THE DATES

January 28 - Panel Discussion: The Rise of Anti-Semitism, with JOFA and the NYC Commission on Human Rights
February 1 - CholentFest VII

February 4 - 1st Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash
February 9 - Tu B'Shvat Tish
March 9-10 - Purim

 



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 (Classes resume .

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Sunshine Cafe at 59 E 8th Street

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayechi 5780

01/09/2020 11:14:18 PM

Jan9

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayechi 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by

Mindy & Michael Turk

in the observance of the first yahrtzeit
of Mindy's beloved mother,

Rhoda Kanarek

רעשא זלדה בת יהודה אליהו הלוי

 

 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by

Adeena Chefitz & Jared Rosen
in celebration of
their recent engagement

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
Shelly & Elie Yudewitz
in observance of the Yahrzeit
of Elie's grandfather,
Bernard Danis

דב בערל בן טוביה

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:29 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:30 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:27 PM

Presentation by Dr. Siegal: 
Christian Monks and Talmudic Rabbis

 

7:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:42 AM
Sermon by Dr. Siegal: 
Rabbinic Life Lessons
  10:30 AM
Mincha   4:15 PM
Seudah Shelishit /
Q & A with Dr. Siegal
  4:35 PM
Maariv   5:31 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:41 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:30 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

 

Shabbat Scholar: Please join us this Shabbat as we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar, Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegala leading scholar of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world.


Speaking Schedule & Topics


Christian Monks and Talmudic Rabbis
Friday Night, 7:30 PM

 Rabbinic Life Lessons from Parshat Vayechi
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM


A Q & A with Dr. Bar-Asher Siegal
Seudah Shelishit, 4:15 PM


We are grateful to Ellen R. CherrickAlan Schwartz, and Shelly & Elie Yudewitz, for sponsoring the Friday night Community Dinner.


Tot Shabbat This Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Vayechi, January 10th. Please join us for open play in the Beit Midrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

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 the Jesselson Family upon the birth of a boy to Jessica & Roni Jesselson.


This past Thursday night we held a well-attended evening to celebrate the publication of Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal's new book - Jewish – Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretics Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud. We are grateful to her for her enlightening talk on Rabbinic interactions with Christians as presented in the Babylonian Talmud. We are also grateful to Shira Hecht-Koller and 929 English, and to the Hartman Institute, for sponsoring the event with us.

 

Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

 

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is January 18th (Shabbat Shemot).

 



Events

Panel Discussion: The Rise of Anti-Semitism, with JOFA and the NYC Commission on Human Rights - January 28Rising antisemitism is a shared concern across the Jewish world.The panel will feature diverse Jewish responses to understanding the forces that are driving this difficult moment and offer suggestions on how we can create unity in a polarized society. For more info and to register, please visit the event page.

 

CholentFest VII - February 1: Challenge last year's winner of the SSCS CholentFest Eydel Ladle to claim the ladle and the respect of your peers. Come taste all the delicious cholents at Kiddush on February 1st.

 

SAVE THE DATES
January 28 - Panel Discussion: The Rise of Anti-Semitism, with JOFA and the NYC Commission on Human Rights
February 1 - CholentFest VII

February 9 - Tu B'Shvat Tish
March 9-10 - Purim

 



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.

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Sunshine Cafe at 59 E 8th Street

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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 TO RSVP: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

01/08/2020 01:56:51 PM

Jan8


This week, Shabbat Vayechi, January 10-11, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, a leading scholar of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world, and author of "Jewish – Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretics Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud", which was recently published by Cambridge University.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and over Shabbat for a series of presentations and discussions on a variety of topics including Rabbinic interactions with Christian scholars during the early Talmudic era and Rabbinic life lessons.

Join us as well this Thursday, January 9th, at 7:00 PM as we partner with 929 English to celebrate the publication of Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal’s new book - Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretic Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The lecture will be followed by a reception with light refreshments and wine.​​​​​ For more information, please visit the event page.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by today, Wednesday, January 8th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:30 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 6:00 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:30 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:35 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Christian Monks and Talmudic Rabbis"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM

"Rabbinic Life Lessons from Parshat Vayechi"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

"A Q & A with Dr. Bar-Asher Siegal"
Seudah Shelishit, 4:35 PM

 


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

Michal Bar-Asher Siegal is a scholar of rabbinic Judaism. Her work focuses on aspects of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world, and compares between Early Christian and rabbinic sources. Her book, Early Christian Monastic Literature and the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2013, winner of the 2014 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award) compared between Christian monastic and rabbinic sources. Her upcoming book Jewish – Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretics Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud, will focus on heretics stories in the Babylonian Talmud. She is an elected member of the Israel Young Academy of Sciences and holds the Rosen Family Career Development Chair in Judaic Studies at The Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

01/06/2020 11:50:18 AM

Jan6


This week, Shabbat Vayechi, January 10-11, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, a leading scholar of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world, and author of "Jewish – Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretics Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud", which was recently published by Cambridge University.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and over Shabbat for a series of presentations and discussions on a variety of topics including Rabbinic interactions with Christian scholars during the early Talmudic era and Rabbinic life lessons.

Join us as well this Thursday, January 9th, at 7:00 PM as we partner with 929 English to celebrate the publication of Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal’s new book - Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretic Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The lecture will be followed by a reception with light refreshments and wine.​​​​​ For more information, please visit the event page.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Wednesday, January 8th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:30 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 6:00 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:30 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:35 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Christian Monks and Talmudic Rabbis"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM

"Rabbinic Life Lessons from Parshat Vayechi"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM


"A Q & A with Dr. Bar-Asher Siegal"
Seudah Shelishit, 4:35 PM

 


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

Michal Bar-Asher Siegal is a scholar of rabbinic Judaism. Her work focuses on aspects of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world, and compares between Early Christian and rabbinic sources. Her book, Early Christian Monastic Literature and the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2013, winner of the 2014 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award) compared between Christian monastic and rabbinic sources. Her upcoming book Jewish – Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretics Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud, will focus on heretics stories in the Babylonian Talmud. She is an elected member of the Israel Young Academy of Sciences and holds the Rosen Family Career Development Chair in Judaic Studies at The Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayigash 5780

01/02/2020 11:10:46 PM

Jan2

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayigash 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Miles Bronstein

in celebration of his birthday

 

 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Ellen Cherrick,
Phoebe & Richard McBee
,
and Chavi & Avi Sosa,
in celebration of the
Siyum HaShas

 

Our Shabeer Supply
has been sponsored by

Dr. Jeremy Block
in celebration of the engagement of
Adeena Chefitz & Jared Rosen

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:22 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:25 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:27 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:41 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:30 PM
Maariv   5:17 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:27 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:25 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.


All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

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 Elana & Jonathan Sichel on the birth, Brit, and naming of their sons Joe (יוסף אוריאל) and Sam (שמשון ראובן).

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Adeena  Chefitz & Jared Rosen on their recent engagement.

We wish a Mazal Tov to Ellen Cherrick, Richard McBee, and Avi Sosa, for all their inspiring work with the Daf Yomi.

 

No Hate, No Fear Solidarity March - Sunday, January 5th: Monsey. Brooklyn. Jersey City. When anti-Semitism strikes our community, we stand up and stand together. Join New Yorkers of every background who are saying no to hate and no to fear. Come to Foley Square at 11:00 AM for a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to Columbus Park (near Cadman Plaza). Click here for more details.

Please join us next week on Shabbat Vayechi (January 10-11) when we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, a leading scholar of Rabbinic Judaism. For more info and to register for the Friday night community dinner, please visit the event page.


Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

 

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is January 18th (Shabbat Shemot).

 



Events

 

Book Event: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal- January 9: Please join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for an evening to celebrate the publication of Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal’s new book - Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretic Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Please visit the event page for more details and to register.

 

Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence- January 10-11: Next week, we will welcome Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, a scholar of rabbinic Judaism, as our next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. See the event page for more information and to register for the Friday night community dinner.

 

SAVE THE DATES
January 9 - Book Event: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal on Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity
January 10-11 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
January 28 - Panel Discussion: The Rise of Anti-Semitism, with JOFA and the NYC Commission on Human Rights
February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



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.

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Sunshine Cafe at 59 E 8th Street

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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 WEEK: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

01/02/2020 03:14:24 PM

Jan2


Next week, on Shabbat Vayechi, January 10-11, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, a leading scholar of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world, and author of "Jewish – Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretics Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud", which was recently published by Cambridge University.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and over Shabbat for a series of presentations and discussions on a variety of topics including Rabbinic interactions with Christian scholars during the Talmudic era.

Join us as well on Thursday, January 9th, at 7:00 PM as we partner with 929 English to celebrate the publication of Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal’s new book - Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretic Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The lecture will be followed by a reception with light refreshments and wine.​​​​​ For more information, please visit the event page.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Wednesday, January 8th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:30 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 6:00 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:30 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:35 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Christian Monks and Talmudic Rabbis"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM

"Reflections on the Parsha"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

"A Q & A with Dr. Brown"
Seudah Shelishit, 4:35 PM

 


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

Michal Bar-Asher Siegal is a scholar of rabbinic Judaism. Her work focuses on aspects of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world, and compares between Early Christian and rabbinic sources. Her book, Early Christian Monastic Literature and the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2013, winner of the 2014 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award) compared between Christian monastic and rabbinic sources. Her upcoming book Jewish – Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretics Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud, will focus on heretics stories in the Babylonian Talmud. She is an elected member of the Israel Young Academy of Sciences and holds the Rosen Family Career Development Chair in Judaic Studies at The Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

IN 2 WEEKS: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

12/27/2019 01:14:55 PM

Dec27


In two weeks, on Shabbat Vayechi, January 10-11, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, a leading scholar of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world. She holds the Rosen Family Career Development Chair in Judaic Studies at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.    .

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and over Shabbat for a series of presentations and discussions on a variety of topics including Rabbinic interactions with Christian scholars during the Talmudic era.

Join us as well on Thursday, January 9th, at 7:00 PM for an evening as we partner with 929 English to celebrate the publication of Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal’s new book - Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretic Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The lecture will be followed by a reception with light refreshments and wine.​​​​​ For more information, please visit the event page.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Wednesday, January 8th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:30 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 6:00 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:30 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:35 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Christian Monks and Talmudic Rabbis"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM

"Reflections on the Parsha"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

"A Q & A with Dr. Brown"
Seudah Shelishit, 4:35 PM

 


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

Michal Bar-Asher Siegal is a scholar of rabbinic Judaism. Her work focuses on aspects of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world, and compares between Early Christian and rabbinic sources. Her book, Early Christian Monastic Literature and the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2013, winner of the 2014 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award) compared between Christian monastic and rabbinic sources. Her upcoming book Jewish – Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretics Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud, will focus on heretics stories in the Babylonian Talmud. She is an elected member of the Israel Young Academy of Sciences and holds the Rosen Family Career Development Chair in Judaic Studies at The Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Mikeitz (Chanukah / Rosh Chodesh) 5780

12/27/2019 12:26:51 AM

Dec27

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Mikeitz (Chanukah / Rosh Chodesh) 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 

 This week's delicious 
Cholent & Latke Kiddush
has been sponsored

anonymously
 

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by 
Alan Schwartz
in memory of his great-grandfather,
Avraham Hutter, z'l,
אברהם בן ישראל

whose Yahrzeit is on
the fourth day of Chanukah

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:17 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:20 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:18 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:38 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:05 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:25 PM
Maariv   5:11 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:22 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:20 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.


All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

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 Elana & Jonathan Sichel on the birth of twin boys this week.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Arezoo & Sam Jesselson upon the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Ilan Ayal.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Drs. Tova & Donnie Isseroff upon the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Azariah Menachem (Azi Mendel).


We wish a Mazal Tov to Natalie Eisen & Zach Newburgh on their wedding this past week.

Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

 

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is January 4th (Shabbat Vayigash).

 



Events

 

Book Event: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal- January 9: Please join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for an evening to celebrate the publication of Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal’s new book - Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretic Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Please visit the event page for more details and to register.

 

Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence- January 10-11: In two weeks, on January 10-11, Shabbat Vayechiwe will welcome Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, a scholar of rabbinic Judaism, as our next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. See the event page for more information and to register for the Friday night community dinner.

 

SAVE THE DATES
January 9 - Book Event: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal on Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity
January 10-11 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
January 12 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



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.

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Sunshine Cafe at 59 E 8th Street

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeshev 5780

12/19/2019 11:32:48 PM

Dec19

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeshev 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
Mike Miles
in celebration of the completion
of his MBA at NYU Stern,
in honor of
Tali Zilberman & David Neuhaus
who produced and starred
in his application video,
in appreciation of Alan Feder
who helped him pass Statistics,

and in appreciation of David Hammer
who offered him career advice

 

 This week's delicious 
Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Alan Schwartz
in observance of the second
Yahrzeit of his father,
Professor William Schwartz z"l,
צבי זאב בן משה אביגדור ז"ל

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by 
Ellen Cherrick
in memory of her grandfather,
Maurice Katz, z"l,
משה חיים בן יוסף יהודה הכהן ז"ל 

on his 80th yahrzeit,
observed on the first day of Chanukah

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:13 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:15 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:18 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:35 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:20 PM
Maariv   5:07 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:18 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:15 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

 

Tot Shabbat This Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Vayeshev, December 21st. Please join us for open play in the Beit Midrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.

 

Please join us at Seudah Shelishit when we say "L'hitraot" to our friend, Amanda Avnery, who will be moving to Israel to study Torah at Pardes.


All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

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 Arezoo & Sam Jesselson upon the birth of their son last Shabbat.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Drs. Tova & Donnie Isseroff upon the birth of their son on Tuesday.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Natalie Eisen & Zach Newburgh on Zach's Aufruf and their upcoming wedding.

We are grateful to Brian Yagoda who has again sponsored the year's worth of non-alcoholic beverages served at our Friday Night Kiddushes.

Our annual Children’s Chanukah Party this past Sunday was super fun and well-attended. We are very grateful to Kristina Gerschel and Shelly Yudewitz for all their work in planning the event.


Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

 

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is December 28th (Shabbat Mikeitz).

 



Events

 

Book Event: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal- January 9: Please join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for an evening to celebrate the publication of Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal’s new book - Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretic Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Please visit the event page for more details and to register.

 

Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence- January 10-11: In three weeks, on January 10-11, Shabbat Vayechiwe will welcome Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, a scholar of rabbinic Judaism, as our next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. See the event page for more information and to register for the Friday night community dinner.

 

SAVE THE DATES
January 9 - Book Event: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal on Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity
January 10-11 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
January 12 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



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.

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Sunshine Cafe at 59 E 8th Street

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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

 

2019 Year-End Giving

12/18/2019 06:09:49 PM

Dec18


As 2019 rapidly comes to a close, you may be planning your end-of-the-year charitable contributions. Please consider including the Sixth Street Synagogue in your year-end giving. To make a contribution, please go the synagogue’s donation page.

This is also the appropriate time to honor your open commitments to the synagogue and to pay any outstanding balances. For your convenience, we will send out an e-mail shortly to all account holders with an outstanding balance.

Please remember that in order to maximize your 2019 tax benefits, contributions and payments must be made no later than Tuesday, December 31st.

Thank you for your generous support and commitment to the Sixth Street Community Synagogue.

Elie Yudewitz, President
Alan Schwartz, Treasurer

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5780

12/12/2019 11:38:20 PM

Dec12

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Tyler Crane and Zach Griff
in celebration of the birthday of
Jacob Shamash

 

This week's Shabeer Supply

-a keg of Mikkeller - DIPA-

has been sponsored by
Aliyah & Michael Gluckstadt

in celebration of Michael's birthday

 

Our Tubi supply has been
greatly augmented by

Shelly & Elie Yudewitz
in celebration of the
Sixteenth Street Synagogue's
winning the 2019 "Best of Manhattan Award" in the category of Community Synagogues

 

 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by
The House

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by 
Phoebe & Richard McBee
in observance of the 13th Yahrzeit
of Ruth McBee

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:10 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:15 PM

Presentation by Dr. Brown:
Chanuka Ideologies

 

7:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:31 AM
Sermon-Dr. Brown: Struggle & the Attainment of Perfection    10:30 AM
Mincha   3:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit / Q & A with Dr. Brown: Modern Ultra-Orthodoxy   4:15 PM
Maariv   5:05 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:15 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:10 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

 

Shabbat Scholar: Please join us this Shabbat as we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar, Dr. Benny Brownlecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, and one of today's leading scholars of contemporary Orthodox thought and ideology.


Speaking Schedule & Topics


Chanukah Ideologies
Friday Night, 7:30 PM

 Struggle and the Attainment of Perfection
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM


Modern Ultra-Orthodoxy
A Q & A with Dr. Brown

Seudah Shelishit, 4:15 PM



We are grateful to Ellen R. Cherrick, Alan Schwartz, and Shelly & Elie Yudewitz,
for sponsoring the Friday night Community Dinner.

 

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

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 Rachel Feit & Dr. Elie Weiner on the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Caleb Murray (מאיר דוד).

Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.

 

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email Alan Feder or Julia Salant.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also 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 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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is December 28th (Shabbat Mikeitz).

 



Events


Children's Pre-Chanukah Party: On Sunday, December 15th, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, we will be hosting our annual Children’s Chanukah Party. Join us in our social hall for 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 register on the event page so we know how many to expect.

Meet Your Neighbors Dinner: Join the Sixth Street Synagogue and Knock Knock Give a Sock on December 20th for a unique experience which brings together our downtown Jewish community with people who are experiencing homelessness. Through dinner, song, and conversation, enjoy the unique opportunity to meet your neighbor! Registration includes dinner for you and for a neighbor from a local shelter.

 

SAVE THE DATES

December 15 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party

December 20 - Meet Your Neighbors Dinner
January 9 -
Book Event: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal on Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity
January 10-11 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
January 12 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



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.

 

B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

 


 

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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Sunshine Cafe at 59 E 8th Street

 

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 and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

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

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LAST CALL TO RSVP: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Benny Brown

12/11/2019 11:43:23 AM

Dec11


This week, Shabbat Vayishlach, December 13-14, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Benny Brown, a lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, and one of today's leading scholars of contemporary Orthodox thought and ideology, especially Ultra-Orthodoxy.

Please join us this Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a series of presentations and discussions on a variety of topics including contemporary ideologies of Chanukah and modern Ultra-Orthodoxy.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by TODAY, Wednesday, December 11th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:10 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 5:45 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:30 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:15 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Chanukah Ideologies"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM


"Struggle and the Attainment of Perfection"
Shabbat Morning, 10:45 AM

"Modern Ultra-Orthodoxy: A Q & A with Dr. Brown"
Seudah Shelishit, 4:20 PM

 


  Dr. Benny Brown

Dr. Benjamin Brown is an Israeli professor, researcher of Jewish thought, a lecturer at the Department of Jewish thought at Hebrew University and a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute. Dr. Brown is known for his studies on Orthodox Judaism, especially the ultra-Orthodox community, from the theological, Jewish-legal and historical perspectives.  Among other topics, he was the first to trace the development of the concept Daas Torah and its various usages in the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) world. In addition, he published many papers about Halakhah, the Musar movement, and the Hasidic movement.

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