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Weekly Update: Shabbat Mikeitz (Chanukah / Rosh Chodesh) 5779

12/06/2018 11:01:16 PM

Dec6

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Mikeitz (Chanukah / Rosh Chodesh) 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 
Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Zach Griff in honor of
Jill Golub's birthday

 

This week's Shabeer Supply
has been sponsored by 

Aliyah Gluckstadt
in celebration of
Michael Gluckstadt's birthday


This week's delicious

Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by 
Julia & Shlomi Salant

in celebration of their birthdays

Cake and a Bacon Cocktail
have been sponsored by
friends and family of
David Waxman
in his honor

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
 sponsored by

Alan Schwartz
in memory of his great-grandfather,
Avraham Hutter, z'l,
אברהם בן ישראל

whose Yahrzeit is the fourth day
of Chanukah

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:10 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:04 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:27 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   3:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:15 PM
Maariv   5:04 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:14 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 this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community. This week's Kabbalat Shabbat will be led by Rabbi Dr. Zohar Atkins.

All Shabbat services are held in our main sanctuary.

Kids' Seudah Shlishit + Musical Havdalah + Candlelighting: Join the Kommunity Kinderlach this Shabbat for a kid-friendly Seudah Shlishit, musical Havdalah, and Menorah lighting and Hanukkah sing-a-long at the conclusion of Shabbat. Bring your kids, we'll provide the nosh, egg shakers and glow sticks! Mincha at 3:55p, Seudah Shelishit at 4:15p, Maariv at 5:04p, Havdalah at 5:14p. Candle-lighting and sing-along to follow.

 

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. 

Our annual Children’s Chanukah Party this past Sunday was super fun and well-attended. We are very grateful to Annie & Jeremy Watman for all their work in planning the event.

Last week's Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton with Dr. Malka Simkovich was thought-provoking and entertaining. We are grateful to Dr. Simkovich for sharing her scholarship with us, and to Ellen Cherrick and Alan Schwartz for sponsoring the Friday night Community Dinner.

This Shabbat, we bid farewell to our friend and lamb bacon provider, David Waxman. David is also our Baal Koreh.

Chanukah Dedication Campaign: On Chanukah we celebrate the miraculous dedication of those who fought to ensure that their spiritual home would continue to flourish. In this spirit, we ask for your generous support of our continued renewal and rededication. As always, you may send in a check or click to our
 Chanukah Dedication campaign online.


Tot Shabbat in Two Weeks: Children and their parents are invited to the next Tot Shabbat on Parshat Vayechi, December 22nd, featuring our newly hired Early Childhood Educator, Leat KlingmanPlease join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM. Parent participation and feedback helps us create a nurturing and educational environment for our youngest members--so join us on December 22nd!

Henry Shelly Shapiro is at Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center on the Upper West Side for an indefinite stay. Any visitor from the Sixth Street Synagogue would brighten his day with a short visit next time you're uptown.The Riverside Center is located at 150 Riverside Drive (at 87th Street).

 

The Downtown Community's yearly financial Eruv obligation is $36K. These funds are raised by several synagogues and institutions, as well by many individuals and families that make use of the Eruv. How much to give is certainly up to you, and any donation is appreciated. To give you some context: If 200 families/individuals were to give $180, this year's fundraising effort would be over. To make a payment, please do so here, or send in a check to the office. If you send a check, be sure to specify that this donation is for the Eruv.

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 Jeremy.

 

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 grateful to David Waxman who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on December 15th (the afternoon reading is Vayechi). We are 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 available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Shabbat Shemot, December 29th.
 



Events
 

December 15th - Woman's Tefilla & Torah Reading
All women are invited to join us on December 15th, Parshat Vayigash, for a Women's Tefilla and Torah Reading. If you would like a role such as reading the Torah, or have any questions, please email Tali Zilberman.

December 23-25 - Drisha Winter Week of Learning
Each year, Drisha offers a Winter Week of Learning, providing thoughtful and scholarly alternatives to "winter break." We are honored to host this important opportunity in our synagogue. This year's theme is: "Mysticism and Diplomacy: Ramban as Commentator, Disputant, Kabbalist, and Communal Leader"
For more information or to register for all or some of this unique programming, please click here.

SAVE THE DATES

December 15 - Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading

December 23-25 - Drisha Winter Week of Learning
January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
January 20 - Hazon Tu B'Shvat Yom Iyun/Seder
February 2 - CholentFest
 



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.

 

RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.
This week, Rabbi Bellino will start to teach the Jesus stories found in Talmud legends.
Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.


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

 


 

 

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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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 5779

11/29/2018 10:30:49 PM

Nov29

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeshev 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 
Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by 
Phyllis & Barnet Liberman

in celebration of their
37th wedding anniversary

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
 sponsored by
Ellen R. Cherrick

in memory of her grandfather,
Maurice H. Katz, z'l,
Moshe Chaim ben Yosef Yehudah HaCohen's 79th Yahrzeit -
the first night of Chanukah

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:11 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:04 PM

Presentation by Dr. Simkovich:

"The Chanukah Story, For Grown-Ups"

 

7:00 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:23 AM
Sermon by Dr. Simkovich:
"Joseph, Hero of the Diaspora"
  10:30 AM
Mincha   3:40 PM
Seudah Shelishit / Q & A    4:00 PM
Maariv   5:04 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:14 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 this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

With the dramatic growth in our Shabbat attendance, most significantly on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, our Beit Midrash no longer adequately meets our needs. Moving forward, we plan to hold Shabbat services in our main sanctuary exclusively, for the foreseeable future.
 

Shabbat Scholar: This Shabbat, we welcome Dr. Malka Simkovich, the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and Core Faculty at Drisha Institute, as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence.
 

Speaking Schedule & Topics


The Chanukah Story, For Grown Ups
Friday Night, 7:00 PM

Joseph: Hero of the Diaspora
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

 

Women's Leadership within Orthodox Judaism
A Q & A with Dr. Simkovich
Seudah Shelishit, 4:00 PM


We are grateful to Ellen R. Cherrick and Alan Schwartz 
for sponsoring the Friday night Community Dinner.

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 Suzanne Dance Obin on the passing of her father, Mark Dance.

 

We offer Blessings of Consolation to Daniela Sirotti on the passing of her mother, Libera Massaria Sirotti.
 

This past Thursday night we held a well-attended evening to celebrate the publication of Dr. Malka Simkovich’s new book - Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism. We are grateful to her for her enlightening talk on Jewish literature and communities in Greek and Roman times, as Jews navigated as a minority through worlds dominated by powerful cultures. We are also grateful to Dr. Lawrence Schiffman for his talk on the Dead Sea Scrolls; and to the Jewish Publication Society and Drisha Institute for sponsoring the event with us.

Tot Shabbat THIS Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Vayeshev, December 1st, featuring our newly hired Early Childhood Educator, Leat KlingmanPlease join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM. Parent participation and feedback helps us create a nurturing and educational environment for our youngest members--so join us on December 1st!


Children's Chanukah Party: On Sunday, December 2nd, from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, we will be hosting our annual Children’s Chanukah Party. Join us in our social hall for food, fun, arts and crafts, and a holiday sing-along led by Rabbi Bellino. Please register on the website.

The Downtown Community's yearly financial Eruv obligation is $36K. These funds are raised by several synagogues and institutions, as well by many individuals and families that make use of the Eruv. How much to give is certainly up to you, and any donation is appreciated. To give you some context: If 200 families/individuals were to give $180, this year's fundraising effort would be over. To make a payment, please do so here, or send in a check to the office. If you send a check, be sure to specify that this donation is for the Eruv.

 

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 Jeremy.

 

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 grateful to Neil Kitainik who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on December 8th (the afternoon reading is Vayigash). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Shabbat Shemot, December 29th.
 



Events

 

December 5th - Lazer Lloyd Concert - 8:00 PM
A holiday evening with Lazer Lloyd and special guests Kosha Dillz , Yoni Stokar (TaShma Orchestra) and Tali Yess, with a theme of unity and music dedicated in the memory of those killed in Pittsburgh. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to an organization helping the families who lost loved ones or are caring for those injured (specific organization to be announced soon). $15 at the door will include delicious sufganiyot. Please see here for more info on the event.
 

December 15th - Woman's Tefilla & Torah Reading
All women are invited to join us on December 15th, Parshat Vayigash, for a Women's Tefilla and Torah Reading. If you would like a role such as reading the Torah, or have any questions, please email Tali Zilberman.


SAVE THE DATES

December 2 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party - 10:30 AM

December 2 - First Night of Chanukah
December 5 - Lazer Lloyd Concert

December 15 - Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading

December 23-27 - Drisha Winter Week of Learning
January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
January 20 - Hazon Tu B'Shvat Yom Iyun/Seder
 



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.

 

RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.  Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.


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

 


 

 

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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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. Malka Simkovich

11/28/2018 01:53:28 PM

Nov28


THIS Shabbat, Parshat Vayeshev, November 30th - December 1st, we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar, Dr. Malka Simkovich, the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, as well as a Core Faculty member of Drisha Institute.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, followed by a lecture on 'The Chanuka Story, for Grown-Ups'. And join us on Shabbat day as Dr. Simkovich speaks on 'Joseph, Hero of the Diaspora', and 'Women's Leadership within Orthodoxy Judaism' (see schedule below).

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by today, Wednesday, November 28th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:10 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 5:30 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:00 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:00 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"The Chanukah Story, For Grown Ups"
Friday Night, 7:00 PM


"Joseph, Hero of the Diaspora"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

"Women's Leadership within Orthodox Judaism:
A Q & A with Dr. Simkovich"

Seudah Shelishit, 4:00 PM

 


Dr. Malka Simkovich

Dr. Malka Simkovich is the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, as well as a Core Faculty member of Drisha Institute. She earned a doctoral degree in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism from Brandeis University and a Masters degree in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University. Malka’s articles have been published in such journals as the Harvard Theological Review and the Journal for the Study of Judaism, as well on online forums such as TheTorah.com, The Lehrhaus, and the Times of Israel. Her first book, The Making of Jewish Universalism: From Exile to Alexandria was published in 2016, and her second book, Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism, was published by the Jewish Publication Society in 2018.  Malka is currently completing a commentary to the book of Zechariah which will be published in 2019 by Liturgical Press. A native of Philadelphia, Malka lives in Skokie, Illinois, with her husband Aaron and their four children.

Foundations Classes & Rabbinic Storytelling Class Tonight!

11/28/2018 12:31:25 PM

Nov28

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will meet tonight, Wednesday, November 28th. Rabbi Bellino will also continue his new class at 8:00 PM in Rabbinic Storytelling, focusing on a literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Chanukah

8:00 PM - Rabbinic Storytelling: 'Tales of the Hasmoneans'

 

THIS SHABBAT! Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Malka Simkovitch

11/26/2018 05:19:47 PM

Nov26


This Shabbat, Parshat Vayeshev, November 30th - December 1st, we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Malka Simkovich, the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, as well as a Core Faculty member of Drisha Institute.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a thought-provoking series of talks and discussions on: Chanuka for Grown-Ups, Joseph as Hero of the Diaspora, and Women's Leadership within Orthodoxy Judaism.

Join us as well on Thursday, November 29th, at 7:00 PM for an evening to celebrate the publication of Dr. Simkovich’s new book - Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2018). For more information, please visit the event page.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Wednesday, November 28th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:10 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 5:30 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:00 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:00 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"The Chanukah Story, For Grown Ups"
Friday Night, 7:00 PM


"Joseph, Hero of the Diaspora"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

"Women's Leadership within Orthodox Judaism:
A Q & A with Dr. Simkovitch"

Seudah Shelishit, 4:00 PM

 


Dr. Malka Simkovitch

Dr. Malka Simkovich is the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, as well as a Core Faculty member of Drisha Institute. She earned a doctoral degree in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism from Brandeis University and a Masters degree in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University. Malka’s articles have been published in such journals as the Harvard Theological Review and the Journal for the Study of Judaism, as well on online forums such as TheTorah.com, The Lehrhaus, and the Times of Israel. Her first book, The Making of Jewish Universalism: From Exile to Alexandria was published in 2016, and her second book, Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism, was published by the Jewish Publication Society in 2018.  Malka is currently completing a commentary to the book of Zechariah which will be published in 2019 by Liturgical Press. A native of Philadelphia, Malka lives in Skokie, Illinois, with her husband Aaron and their four children.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5779

11/22/2018 10:39:18 PM

Nov22

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 
Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by 
Phoebe & Richard McBee

in observance of the 11th yahrzeit
of Richard's mother,
Ruth McBee

(רות בת פערדינאנד)

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
 provided by 
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:14 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:15 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:06 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:18 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:20 PM
Maariv   5:06 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:17 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 this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

With the dramatic growth in our Shabbat attendance, most significantly on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, our Beit Midrash no longer adequately meets our needs. Moving forward, we plan to hold Shabbat services in our main sanctuary exclusively, for the foreseeable future.

 

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. 


Tot Shabbat Next Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to our next Tot Shabbat on Parshat Vayeshev, December 1st, featuring our newly hired Early Childhood Educator, Leat KlingmanPlease join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM. Parent participation and feedback helps us create a nurturing and educational environment for our youngest members--so join us on December 1st!
 

The Downtown Community's yearly financial Eruv obligation is $36K. These funds are raised by several synagogues and institutions, as well by many individuals and families that make use of the Eruv. How much to give is certainly up to you, and any donation is appreciated. To give you some context: If 200 families/individuals were to give $180, this year's fundraising effort would be over. To make a payment, please do so here, or send in a check to the office. If you send a check, be sure to specify that this donation is for the Eruv.

 

Next Thursday: Book Event - Dr. Malka Simkovich on Second Temple Literature - Come celebrate the publication of Dr. Malka Simkovich’s new book - Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism. We will hear from Dr. Simkovich (Drisha Faculty member and Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union), and Dr. Lawrence Schiffman (Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies at NYU), who will explore the Jewish literature and communities of Alexandria and the Dead Sea Scrolls in Greek and Roman times, as Jews navigated as a minority through worlds dominated by powerful cultures. This event has been sponsored by Drisha, The Jewish Publication Society, and our synagogue. Please register on the event page.

Next Shabbat: Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich - November 30-December 1: Please join us on Shabbat Vayeshev (November 30 - December 1) when we welcome as our Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Malka Simkovich, the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, who will speak on the Chanukah story for grown-ups, Joseph as hero of the Diaspora, and women's leadership in Orthodoxy. There will be a Community Dinner on Friday night. For more details and to register for the dinner, please visit the event page.

 

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 Jeremy.

 

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 grateful to Elie Yudewitz who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on December 1st (the afternoon reading is Mikeitz). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


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



Events


November 29th - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Second Temple Literature 
Next Thursday, we celebrate the publication of Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich’s new book - Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism.Talks will be given by Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich (Drisha Faculty member and Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union) and Dr. Lawrence Schiffman
 (Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies at NYU).This event has been sponsored by Drisha, The Jewish Publication Society, and our synagogue. Please register on the event page.


November 30 / December 1 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich
Next week, Shabbat Vayeshev, we welcome our next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Malka Simkovich (Drisha Faculty member and Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union). For more details and to register for the Friday night dinner, please visit the event page.

December 2nd - Children's Chanukah Party
On Sunday, December 2nd, from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, we will be hosting our annual Children’s Chanukah Party. Join us in our social hall for food, fun, arts and crafts, and a holiday sing-along led by Rabbi Bellino. Please register on the website.

 

December 15th - Woman's Tefilla & Torah Reading
All women are invited to join us on December 15th, Parshat Vayigash, for a Women's Tefilla and Torah Reading. If you would like a role such as reading the Torah, or have any questions, please email Tali Zilberman.


SAVE THE DATES
November 29 - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Second Temple Literature
November 30 / December 1 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich
December 2 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party - 10:30 AM

December 2 - First Night of Chanukah

December 15 - Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading

December 23-27 - Drisha Winter Week of Learning
January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
January 20 - Hazon Tu B'Shvat Yom Iyun/Seder
 



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.

 

RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.  Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.


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

 


 

 

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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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-in-Residence Dr. Malka Simkovitch

11/21/2018 05:50:49 PM

Nov21


Next week, on Shabbat Vayeshev, November 30th - December 1st, we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Malka Simkovitch, the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, as well as a Core Faculty member of Drisha Institute.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a thought-provoking series of talks and discussions on Chanuka for Grown-Ups, Joseph as Hero of the Diaspora, and Women's Leadership within Orthodoxy Judaism.

Join us as well on Thursday, November 29th, at 7:00 PM for an evening to celebrate the publication of Dr. Simkovich’s new book - Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2018). For more information, please visit the event page.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Tuesday, November 27th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:10 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 5:30 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:00 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:00 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"The Chanukah Story, For Grown Ups"
Friday Night, 7:00 PM


"Joseph, Hero of the Diaspora"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

"Women's Leadership within Orthodox Judaism:
A Q & A with Dr. Simkovitch"

Seudah Shelishit, 4:00 PM

 


Dr. Malka Simkovitch

Dr. Malka Simkovich is the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, as well as a Core Faculty member of Drisha Institute. She earned a doctoral degree in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism from Brandeis University and a Masters degree in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University. Malka’s articles have been published in such journals as the Harvard Theological Review and the Journal for the Study of Judaism, as well on online forums such as TheTorah.com, The Lehrhaus, and the Times of Israel. Her first book, The Making of Jewish Universalism: From Exile to Alexandria was published in 2016, and her second book, Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism, was published by the Jewish Publication Society in 2018.  Malka is currently completing a commentary to the book of Zechariah which will be published in 2019 by Liturgical Press. A native of Philadelphia, Malka lives in Skokie, Illinois, with her husband Aaron and their four children.

No Classes Tonight

11/21/2018 12:04:59 PM

Nov21

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism & Rabbinic Storytelling will not meet tonight, November 21st.

Classes will resume on November 28th.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeitzei 5779

11/15/2018 11:20:19 PM

Nov15

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeitzei 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Annie & Judah Watman
in celebration of
Jeremy's birthday

 

This week's delicious

Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by 
The Lebewohl Family
in celebration of
Effie's birthday

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
 provided by 
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:19 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:20 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:06 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:13 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:05 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:25 PM
Maariv   5:06 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:17 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 this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

With the dramatic growth in our Shabbat attendance, most significantly on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, our Beit Midrash no longer adequately meets our needs. Moving forward, we plan to hold Shabbat services in our main sanctuary exclusively, for the foreseeable future.

 

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 Dana & Philippe Gerschel on the birth and naming of their daughter Ray (רחל).

Tot Shabbat THIS Shabbat! Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this Shabbat, Parshat Vayeitzei, November 17th, featuring our newly hired Early Childhood Educator, Leat KlingmanPlease join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM. Parent participation and feedback helps us create a nurturing and educational environment for our youngest members--so join us on November 17th!
 

The Downtown Community's yearly financial Eruv obligation is $36K. These funds are raised by several synagogues and institutions, as well by many individuals and families that make use of the Eruv. How much to give is certainly up to you, and any donation is appreciated. To give you some context: If 200 families/individuals were to give $180, this year's fundraising effort would be over. To make a payment, please do so here, or send in a check to the office. If you send a check, be sure to specify that this donation is for the Eruv.

 

Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich - November 30-December 1: Please join us on Shabbat Vayeshev (November 30 - December 1) when we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Malka Simkovich (Drisha Faculty member and Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union), who will speak on the Chanukah story for grown-ups, Joseph as hero of the Diaspora, and women's leadership in Orthodoxy. There will be a Community Dinner on Friday night. For more details and to register for the dinner, please visit the event page.


Woman's Tefilla & Torah Reading - December 15th: All women are invited to join us on December 15th, Parshat Vayigash, for a Women's Tefilla and Torah Reading. If you would like a role such as reading the Torah, or have any questions, please email Tali Zilberman.

 

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 Jeremy.

 

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 grateful to Elie Yudewitz who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 24th (the afternoon reading is Vayeshev). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Shabbat Vayeshev, December 1st.
 



Events


November 29th - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Second Temple Literature 
Please join us to celebrate the publication of Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich’s new book - Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism.Talks will be given by Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich (Drisha Faculty member and Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union) and Dr. Lawrence Schiffman
 (Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies at NYU). We'll explore the Jewish literature and communities of Alexandria and the Dead Sea Scrolls in Greek and Roman times, as Jews navigated as a minority through worlds dominated by powerful cultures. This event has been sponsored by Drisha, The Jewish Publication Society, and our synagogue. Please register on the event page.


November 30 / December 1 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich
In two weeks, on Shabbat Vayeshev, we welcome our next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Malka Simkovich (Drisha Faculty member and Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union). For more details and to register for the Friday night dinner, please visit the event page.

December 2nd - Children's Chanukah Party
On Sunday, December 2nd, from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, we will be hosting our annual Children’s Chanukah Party. Join us in our social hall for food, fun, arts and crafts, and a holiday sing-along led by Rabbi Bellino. Please register on the website.

 

SAVE THE DATES
November 29 - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Second Temple Literature
November 30 / December 1 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich
December 2 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party - 10:30 AM

December 2 - First Night of Chanukah

December 15 - Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading

December 23-27 - Drisha Winter Week of Learning
January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
January 20 - Hazon Tu B'Shvat Yom Iyun/Seder
 



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.

 

RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.  Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.


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

 


 

 

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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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

 

Foundations Classes & Rabbinic Storytelling Class Tonight!

11/14/2018 11:35:59 AM

Nov14

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will meet tonight, Wednesday, November 14th. Rabbi Bellino will also continue his new class at 8:00 PM in Rabbinic Storytelling, focusing on a literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Shabbat

8:00 PM - Rabbinic Storytelling: 'Meeting the Messiah'

 

IN 2 WEEKS! Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Malka Simkovitch

11/13/2018 05:41:48 PM

Nov13


In two weeks, on Shabbat Vayeshev, November 30th - December 1st, we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Malka Simkovitch, the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, as well as a Core Faculty member of Drisha Institute.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a thought-provoking series of talks and discussions on Chanuka for Grown-Ups, Joseph as Hero of the Diaspora, and Women's Leadership within Orthodoxy Judaism.

Join us as well on Thursday, November 29th, at 7:00 PM for an evening to celebrate the publication of Dr. Simkovich’s new book - Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2018). For more information, please visit the event page.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Tuesday, November 27th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:10 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 5:30 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:00 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:00 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"The Chanukah Story, For Grown Ups"
Friday Night, 7:00 PM


"Joseph, Hero of the Diaspora"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

"Women's Leadership within Orthodox Judaism:
A Q & A with Dr. Simkovitch"

Seudah Shelishit, 4:00 PM

 


Dr. Malka Simkovitch

Dr. Malka Simkovich is the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, as well as a Core Faculty member of Drisha Institute. She earned a doctoral degree in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism from Brandeis University and a Masters degree in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University. Malka’s articles have been published in such journals as the Harvard Theological Review and the Journal for the Study of Judaism, as well on online forums such as TheTorah.com, The Lehrhaus, and the Times of Israel. Her first book, The Making of Jewish Universalism: From Exile to Alexandria was published in 2016, and her second book, Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism, was published by the Jewish Publication Society in 2018.  Malka is currently completing a commentary to the book of Zechariah which will be published in 2019 by Liturgical Press. A native of Philadelphia, Malka lives in Skokie, Illinois, with her husband Aaron and their four children.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Toldot 5779

11/08/2018 10:07:48 PM

Nov8

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Toldot 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by friends of
Zach Griff and Jonah Rosen
in celebration of their birthdays

 

This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored by 
Dana & Philippe Gerschel
in celebration of the birth and naming
of their daughter

 

Seudah Shelishit has been sponsored
by Lindsey & Rabbi Aviad Bodner
in celebration of the 
second birthday
of their son, Jonah

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:25 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:25 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:16 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:08 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:30 PM
Maariv   5:16 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:26 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 this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

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. 


THIS SHABBAT - Special Seudah Shelishit / Musical Havdalah & Singalong: Now that we've changed the clocks and Shabbat is over before bedtime, we are thrilled that our youngest members and friends can join us for musical havdalah. Join us this Shabbat afternoon at 4:30 PM for a special Seudah Shelishit complete with kid-friendly food, then join the musical Havdalah with Rabbi Bellino. After Havdalah, Rabbi Bellino will lead a spirited kids singalong. 

Mincha at 4:10 PM / Seudah Shelishit at 4:30 PM / Musical Havdalah at 5:26 PM.


Tot Shabbat Next Shabbat! Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat next Shabbat, Parshat Vayeitzei, November 17th, featuring our newly hired Early Childhood Educator, Leat KlingmanPlease join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM. Parent participation and feedback helps us create a nurturing and educational environment for our youngest members--so join us on November 17th!

 

Wednesday, November 14th - Rabbi Bellino continues his classes in Foundations of Shabbat (7:00 PM) and Literary Study of Talmudic Legends (8:00 PM).
 

The Downtown Community's yearly financial Eruv obligation is $36K. These funds are raised by several synagogues and institutions, as well by many individuals and families that make use of the Eruv. How much to give is certainly up to you, and any donation is appreciated. To give you some context: If 200 families/individuals were to give $180, this year's fundraising effort would be over. To make a payment, please do so here, or send in a check. Be sure to specify that this donation is for the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund and for the Eruv.

 

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 Jeremy.


Woman's Tefilla & Torah Reading - December 15th: All women are invited to join us on December 15th, Parshat Vayigash, for a Women's Tefillah and Torah Reading. If you would like a role such as reading the Torah, or have any questions, please email Tali Zilberman.

 

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 grateful to Rabbi Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 17th (the afternoon reading is Vayishlach). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Shabbat Vayeshev, December 1st.
 



Events


November 29th - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Second Temple Literature 
Please join us to celebrate the publication of Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich’s new book - Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism.Talks will be given by Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich (Drisha Faculty member and Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union) and Dr. Lawrence Schiffman
 (Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies at NYU). We'll explore the Jewish literature and communities of Alexandria and the Dead Sea Scrolls in Greek and Roman times, as Jews navigated as a minority through worlds dominated by powerful cultures. This event has been sponsored by Drisha, The Jewish Publication Society, and our synagogue.


November 30 / December 1 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich
Please join us on Shabbat Vayeshev (November 30 - December 1) when we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Malka Simkovich (Drisha Faculty member and Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union), who will speak on the Chanukah story for grown-ups, Joseph as hero of the Diaspora, and women's leadership in Orthodoxy. Please visit the event page for more details.

December 2nd - Children's Chanukah Party
On Sunday, December 2nd, from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, we will be hosting our annual Children’s Chanukah Party. Join us in our social hall for food, fun, arts and crafts, and a holiday sing-along led by Rabbi Bellino.

 

SAVE THE DATES
November 29 - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Second Temple Literature
November 30 / December 1 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich
December 2 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party - 10:30 AM

December 2 - First Night of Chanukah

December 15 - Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading

December 23-27 - Drisha Winter Week of Learning
January 20 - Hazon Tu B'Shvat Yom Iyun/Seder
 



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.

 

RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.  Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.


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

 


 

 

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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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

 

Foundations Classes & Rabbinic Storytelling Class Tonight!

11/07/2018 01:43:50 PM

Nov7

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will meet tonight, Wednesday, November 7th. Rabbi Bellino will also continue his new class at 8:00 PM in Rabbinic Storytelling, focusing on a literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Shabbat

8:00 PM - Rabbinic Storytelling: 'Moses and Rabbi Akiva'

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sara 5779

11/01/2018 09:54:18 PM

Nov1

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sara 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Shelly & Elie Yudewitz
in celebration of the Boston Red Sox'

4th World Series win this crazy century

 

This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored by 
Elly Kramer

in observance of the Yahrtzeit of
her beloved grandfather, 
Abraham Getzler
אברהם עבר בן יחזקאל וחוה


and by
The Orgel Family & Andy Gelfand
to mark the end of the shloshim
for Ira's father,
Eugene Orgel

ישראל יעקב בן מרדכי
 

Seudah Shelishit has been sponsored by
Zipporah & Jason Nagel
in memory of Zipporah's grandfather,
Ernest Kahn

יעקב בן יוסף הכהן
whose shloshim will be Sunday night

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:33 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:35 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:23 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   10:04 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:20 PM
Seudah Shelishit   5:40 PM
Maariv   6:23 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:33 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 this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

Tot Shabbat This Shabbat! Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat THIS Shabbat, Parshat Chayei Sara, November 3rd, featuring our newly hired Early Childhood Educator, Leat KlingmanPlease join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM. Parent participation and feedback helps us create a nurturing and educational environment for our youngest members--so join us on November 3rd!

 

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 offer condolences to the Tree of Life Synagogue community in Pittsburgh and pray for safety, healing, and peace. 

We share your sadness for the unspeakable loss in Pittsburgh, your anger at the social/political climate that enables such hatred, and your concern for our own community’s safety. Please click here for a full statement from our leadership.

We offer continued Blessings of Consolation to the Gerschel Family upon the passing of Daniel's beloved Grandmother, Rachel 'Mamita' Feldman.

 

We are grateful to Richard McBee for his presentation this past Tuesday night of artistic representations of the Akeidah.

 

Wednesday, November 7th - Rabbi Bellino continues his classes in Foundations of Shabbat (7:00 PM) and Literary Study of Talmudic Legends (8:00 PM).

 

Next Thursday, November 8th - 8:00 PM: The Drawings, Paintings, and Torah of Jessica Tamar Deutsch: Join us as we celebrate and discuss the drawings, paintings and Torah of Jessica Tamar Deutsch, a New York based artist whose work explores the intersection of ancient Jewish practice and contemporary culture. Please RSVP on the event page.
 

The Downtown Community's yearly financial Eruv obligation is $36K. These funds are raised by several synagogues and institutions, as well by many individuals and families that make use of the Eruv. How much to give is certainly up to you, and any donation is appreciated. To give you some context: If 200 families/individuals were to give $180, this year's fundraising effort would be over. To make a payment, please do so here, or send in a check. Be sure to specify that this donation is for the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund and for the Eruv.

 

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 Jeremy.


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 grateful to Jeremy Newberger who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 10th (the afternoon reading is Vayetzei). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Shabbat Toldot, November 10th.
 



Events


November 29th - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Second Temple Literature 
Please join us to celebrate the publication of Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich’s new book - Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism.Talks will be given by Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich (Drisha Faculty member and Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union) and Dr. Lawrence Schiffman
 (Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies at NYU). We'll explore the Jewish literature and communities of Alexandria and the Dead Sea Scrolls in Greek and Roman times, as Jews navigated as a minority through worlds dominated by powerful cultures. This event has been sponsored by Drisha, The Jewish Publication Society, and our synagogue.


November 30 / December 1 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich
Please join us on Shabbat Vayeshev (November 30 - December 1) when we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Malka Simkovich (Drisha Faculty member and Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union), who will speak on the Chanukah story for grown-ups, Joseph as hero of the Diaspora, and women's leadership in Orthodoxy. Please visit the event page for more details.

 

SAVE THE DATES
November 8 - The Drawings, Paintings, and Torah of Jessica Tamar Deutsch
November 10 - Special Seudah Shelishit / Musical Havdalah with Singalong for Kids
November 29 - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Second Temple Literature
November 30 / December 1 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich
December 2 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party - 10:30 AM

December 2 - First Night of Chanukah

December 23-27 - Drisha Winter Week of Learning
 



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.

 

RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.  Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.


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

 


 

 

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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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

 

Foundations Classes & Rabbinic Storytelling Class Tonight!

10/31/2018 12:20:18 PM

Oct31

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will meet tonight, Wednesday, October 31st. Rabbi Bellino will also continue his new class at 8:00 PM in Rabbinic Storytelling, focusing on a literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Shabbat

8:00 PM - Rabbinic Storytelling: 'Ghosts in the Cemetery'

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayera 5779

10/25/2018 10:20:47 PM

Oct25

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayera 5779

 

 
 

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

 

5:42 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:45 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:31 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   10:00 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:25 PM
Seudah Shelishit   5:45 PM
Maariv   6:31 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:41 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:45 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

This week we observe Pink Shabbat, the Sharsheret-initiated annual Sabbath when we raise breast-cancer awareness. Please join us for our Shabbocktail - The Pink Warrior - in memory of our beloved friend, Rochelle Shoretz. Please consider donating to Rabbi Bellino's Discretionary Fund so that he may make a significant synagogue donation to Sharsheret, the organization she founded.

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 Olivia Paris Garcia upon her engagement to Samuel Volkin.

 

We offer Blessings of Consolation to the Gerschel Family upon the passing of Daniel's beloved Grandmother, Rachel Feldman.

 

THIS TUESDAY, October 30th - Richard McBee: Imagining the Akeida The piety, devotion, and protest of the Akeida - the binding of Issac - have inspired many artisans to recreate this famous biblical scene. Join Richard McBee as he presents his "Top Ten List" of the classics as well as ten pieces of his own. Pizza and beer will be served. RSVP please.

 

THIS WEDNESDAY, October 31st - Rabbi Bellino continues his Foundations of Shabbat (7:00 PM) and his Literary Study of  Talmudic Legends (8:00 PM).

 

Kol Nidrei Appeal: We are grateful to all those who have already paid their pledges. To pay your Kol Nidrei pledge, click here, or send a check to: Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York, NY, 10003


We will hold Tot Shabbat next Shabbat! Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat next Shabbat, November 3rd, featuring our newly hired Early Childhood Educator, Leat KlingmanPlease join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM. Parent participation and feedback helps us create a nurturing and educational environment for our youngest members--so join us on November 3rd!
 

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 Jeremy.


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 grateful to Rabbi Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 10th (the afternoon reading is Vayetzei). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Shabbat Toldot, November 10th.
 



Events


November 8th - The Drawings, Paintings, and Torah of Jessica Tamar Deutsch
Join us as we celebrate and discuss the drawings, paintings and Torah of Jessica Tamar Deutsch, a New York based artist whose work explores the intersection of ancient Jewish practice and contemporary culture. Please RSVP on the event page.


November 29th - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Second Temple Literature 
Please join us to celebrate the publication of Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich’s new book - Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism.Talks will be given by Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich (Drisha Faculty member and Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union) and Dr. Lawrence Schiffman
 (Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies at NYU). We'll explore the Jewish literature and communities of Alexandria and the Dead Sea Scrolls in Greek and Roman times, as Jews navigated as a minority through worlds dominated by powerful cultures. This event has been sponsored by Drisha, The Jewish Publication Society, and our synagogue.


SAVE THE DATES
November 8 - The Drawings, Paintings, and Torah of Jessica Tamar Deutsch
November 10 - Special Seudah Shelishit / Musical Havdalah with Singalong for Kids
November 29 - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Second Temple Literature
November 30 / December 1 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich
December 2 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party - 10:30 AM

December 2 - First Night of Chanukah

December 23-27 - Drisha Winter Week of Learning
 



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.

 

RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.  Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community



October 14-27: "The Open Gate" at the Theater for the New City - Music by Arthur Abrams

Theater for the New City presents THE OPEN GATE, a musical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel The Manor, on Sunday October 14th, at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). Written and directed by David Willinger, THE OPEN GATE has music composed by our member Arthur Abrams and choreography by Michael Vazquez. The show will play a limited engagement through October 27th. Visit the theater's website for more info and tickets.


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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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

 

Foundations Classes & New Rabbinic Storytelling Class Tonight!

10/24/2018 12:30:54 PM

Oct24

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will meet tonight, Wednesday, October 24th. Rabbi Bellino will also start a new class at 8:00 PM in Rabbinic Storytelling, focusing on a literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Shabbat

8:00 PM - Rabbinic Storytelling: 'Praying in the Ruins of Jerusalem'

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Lech Lecha 5779

10/18/2018 10:36:17 PM

Oct18

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Lech Lecha 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

This week's delicious
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Gloria Karpas
in celebration of
her 90th birthday

 

Seudah Shelishit 
has been sponsored by

Benay Reininger & Roslyn Blatt
in observance of the
yahrzeit of their father

Morris Edelstein
(משה יצחק בן אברהם)


 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:55 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:55 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:40 PM

Presentation by Dr. Bernstein:
"Living in an Uncertain World"

 

9:00 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:56 AM
Sermon by Dr. Bernstein   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   5:30 PM
Maariv   6:40 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:50 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:55 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

This Shabbat we welcome Dr. David Bernstein, the Dean of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide), as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence.

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics


Friday Night, 9:00 PM: 
"Living in an Uncertain World"


Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM: 
"Family Feud:
What The Relationship
of Avraham and Lot Might Say
to a Divided Community
"


Seudah Shelishit, 5:30 PM: 
Q & A with Dr. Bernstein


We are grateful to Ellen R. Cherrick and Alan Schwartz for sponsoring the Friday night Community Dinner.

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 Brina Breitbart & Moshe Teitz on their recent wedding.

 

Last week's Eshel Shabbaton was well attended and inspiring. We are thankful to: Rabbi Steve Greenberg, Miryam Kabakov, and Dana Friedman of Eshel, for their hard work in organizing the Shabbaton; Dr. Michelle & Rabbi Yehuda Sarna for their insights; and Alan Schwartz & Michael Sarid for their sponsorship.

Kol Nidrei Appeal: We are grateful to all those who have already paid their pledges. 
To pay your Kol Nidrei pledge, click here, or send a check to: Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York, NY, 10003


Tot Shabbat This Shabbat! Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this Shabbat, October 20th, featuring our newly hired Early Childhood Educator, Leat Klingman. Leat was born and raised in Israel and has taught in schools and synagogues in New York for the last 15 years. Leat brings professionalism and structure to our Tot Shabbat program which was parent led over the summer and received rave reviews. Please join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM. Parent participation and feedback helps us create a nurturing and educational environment for our youngest members--so join us on October 20th!
 

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 jeremy.watman@gmail.com.


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 grateful to Jeremy Watman who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 3rd (the afternoon reading is Toledot). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Shabbat Vayera, October 27th.
 



Events

 

Wednesday, October 24th (6:30 PM) - Jewish Harlem Lecture with Justin Ferate - The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy will host a slide presentation and lecture on Jewish Harlem. Your armchair tour will be presented by Urban Historian, Justin Ferate, well known and highly respected for his professional in-depth knowledge about the myriad aspects of New York City. RSVP please.

October 30th - Richard McBee: Imagining the Akeida 
The piety, devotion, and protest of the Akeida - the binding of Issac - have inspired many artisans to recreate this famous biblical scene. Join Richard McBee as he presents his "Top Ten List" of the classics as well as ten pieces of his own. Pizza and beer will be served. RSVP please.

November 8th - The Drawings, Paintings, and Torah of Jessica Tamar Deutsch
Join us as we celebrate and discuss the drawings, paintings and Torah of Jessica Tamar Deutsch, a New York based artist whose work explores the intersection of ancient Jewish practice and contemporary culture. Please RSVP on the event page.


 

SAVE THE DATES
November 8 - The Drawings, Paintings, and Torah of Jessica Tamar Deutsch
November 29 - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Discovering Second Temple Literature
November 30 / December 1 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich
December 2 - First Night of Chanukah
 



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.

 

RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.  Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM. Begins this week!


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

October 22 - “The Podkamieners” — Featuring Sarah Kamaras

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is showing a series of poignant animated short films, in which our member and filmmaker Sarah Kamaras tells the stories of Holocaust survivors who were forced to flee their small town of Podkamien, Poland during World War II—and explores the history of her own family. Following a screening of her remarkable work, Kamaras is joined by Noah Lederman (author of A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets) for a conversation about the “third generation.” Please see the Musuem's event page for more info and to register.

October 14-27 - "The Open Gate" at the Theater for the New City - Music by Arthur Abrams

Theater for the New City presents THE OPEN GATE, a musical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel The Manor, on Sunday October 14th, at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). Written and directed by David Willinger, THE OPEN GATE has music composed by our member Arthur Abrams and choreography by Michael Vazquez. The show will play a limited engagement through October 27th. Visit the theater's website for more info and tickets.


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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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

 

No Classes Tonight

10/17/2018 11:05:51 AM

Oct17

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will not meet tonight, October 17th.

Classes will resume on October 24th.

THIS SHABBAT! Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. David Bernstein

10/16/2018 12:17:16 PM

Oct16

This week, on Shabbat Lekh Lekha, October 19th-20th, we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. David Bernstein, the Dean of the Pardes Institue of Jewish Studies, an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a thought-provoking series of talks and discussions on pluralism, uncertainty, and a variety of contemporary issues.

Reservations for the dinner should be made by Wednesday, October 17th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:55 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 7:30 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 9:00 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 5:30 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics


"Living in an Uncertain World"
Friday Night, 9:00 PM


"Family Feud: What the Relationship of
Avraham & Lot Might Say to a Divided Community
"

Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

Q & A with Dr. Bernstein
Seudah Shelishit, 5:30 PM

 


Dr. David Bernstein

Dr. David Bernstein holds a B.A. and M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Religious Education from New York University. He also attended Yeshivat HaMivtar.

David has been the Dean of Pardes since 1998. Previously, he was the director of Midreshet Lindenbaum, popularly known as Brovender’s, for 12 years. David was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel School for Jewish Education in Jerusalem from 1996-1998. Before making Aliyah in 1984, David was the director of informal education at the Ramaz Upper School in New York City, where he created and taught a 2-year curriculum integrating world and Jewish history.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Noach 5779

10/11/2018 10:23:46 PM

Oct11

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Noach 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

This week's delicious
OktoberKe$ht Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by
The Bellino Family
in celebration of Ke$het's birthday
and by The House
in honor of the 
Eshel Shabbaton

 

Seudah Shelishit 
has been sponsored by
Alan Schwartz & Michael Sarid
in honor of Eshel and in gratitude
to our synagogue community and leadership for their truly welcoming spirit

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

6:02 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

6:05 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:50 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:53 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   5:30 PM
Maariv   6:50 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:00 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:05 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

All services - this Shabbat - will be held in the main sanctuary.

 

This Shabbat we welcome our friends from Eshel - an organization devoted to creating community and fostering acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews and their families within Orthodox communities. Shabbat will feature Dr. Michelle Sarna, Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, Rabbi Gavriel Bellino, Miryam Kabakov (Eshel Executive Director), Rabbi Steve Greenberg (Eshel’s Founding Director), and other guests as they present and explore the following topics: Are Yeshiva day schools changing? Eshel’s High School Pledge Project;  Lessons learned from Parshat Noach; and The Religious and Cultural Implications of LGBTQ Inclusion within Orthodox communities.

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 Bita Alaghebandan & Matthew Moinian on their wedding.

 

We offer continued Blessings of Consolation to Dr. Ira Orgel & Andy Gelfand upon the passing of Ira's father, Eugene Orgel.

 

Kol Nidrei Appeal: We are grateful to all those who have already paid their pledges. To pay your Kol Nidrei pledge, click here, or send a check to: Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York, NY, 10003


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 jeremy.watman@gmail.com.


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 grateful to Eli Szus who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 3rd (the afternoon reading is Toledot). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Shabbat Vayera, October 27th.
 



Events

 

Tuesday, October 16th (7:00 PM) - Rabbi Natan Slifkin Lecture: Rationalism vs. Mysticism On Tuesday, October 16th, we will welcome Rabbi Natan Slifkin, noted author of several works exploring the interface of Torah and natural science, who will speak on the topic: Rationalism vs. Mysticism - Schisms in Traditional Jewish Thought. Pizza and beer will be served. RSVP please.

 

Shabbat, October 19-20th - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. David Bernstein - Next Shabbat we will welcome Dr. David Bernstein, the Dean of the Pardes Institue of Jewish Studies (an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide), as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. Join us for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a thought-provoking series of talks and discussions on pluralism, uncertainty, and a variety of contemporary issues. Register for the dinner here.

 

Wednesday, October 24th (6:30 PM) - Jewish Harlem Lecture with Justin Ferate - The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy will host a slide presentation and lecture on Jewish Harlem. Your armchair tour will be presented by Urban Historian, Justin Ferate, well known and highly respected for his professional in-depth knowledge about the myriad aspects of New York City. RSVP please.

October 30th - Richard McBee: Imagining the Akeida 
The piety, devotion, and protest of the Akeida - the binding of Issac - have inspired many artisans to recreate this famous biblical scene. Join Richard McBee as he presents his "Top Ten List" of the classics as well as ten pieces of his own. Pizza and beer will be served. RSVP please.

 

SAVE THE DATES
November 8 - The Drawings, Paintings, and Torah of Jessica Tamar Deutsch
November 29 - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Discovering Second Temple Literature
November 30 / December 1 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich
December 2 - First Night of Chanukah
 



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.

 

RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.  Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM. Begins this week!


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

October 22nd - “The Podkamieners” — Featuring Sarah Kamaras

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is showing a series of poignant animated short films, in which our member and filmmaker Sarah Kamaras tells the stories of Holocaust survivors who were forced to flee their small town of Podkamien, Poland during World War II—and explores the history of her own family. Following a screening of her remarkable work, Kamaras is joined by Noah Lederman (author of A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets) for a conversation about the “third generation.” Please see the Musuem's event page for more info and to register.


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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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

 

Kol Nidrei

10/09/2018 02:15:46 PM

Oct9


Greetings friends,

With the conclusion of the month of Tishrei - and with it the High Holy Day season - so will conclude our Kol Nidrei fundraising campaign. To those of you who have participated and/or scheduled the payments of your pledge, we are deeply grateful for your support. You may stop reading this email.



If you haven't yet pledged to our Kol Nidrei appeal, won’t you please consider doing so? Your support would go a long way in sustaining and improving this growing community and its 173 year old building.

If you found our observance of this holiday season meaningful, or if you are generally appreciative of the good work we’re up to, please act now.

To make a donation to our Kol Nidrei Appeal, please go to the donation page on our website (please use the charge type 'Kol Nidrei Appeal'), or send a check to: Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York, NY, 10003.

 

We are grateful to you for your support,

Alan Schwartz, Treasurer
Gavriel Bellino, Rabbi

IN 2 WEEKS! Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. David Bernstein

10/08/2018 02:13:16 PM

Oct8

In two weeks, on Shabbat Lekh Lekha, October 19th-20th, we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. David Bernstein, the Dean of the Pardes Institue of Jewish Studies, an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a thought-provoking series of talks and discussions on pluralism, uncertainty, and a variety of contemporary issues.

Reservations for the dinner should be made by Tuesday, October 16th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:55 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 7:30 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 9:00 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 5:55 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics


"Living in an Uncertain World"
Friday Night, 9:00 PM


"The Limits of Pluralism, Peace, and Love"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

Q & A with Dr. Bernstein
Seudah Shelishit, 5:55 PM

 


Dr. David Bernstein

Dr. David Bernstein holds a B.A. and M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Religious Education from New York University. He also attended Yeshivat HaMivtar.

David has been the Dean of Pardes since 1998. Previously, he was the director of Midreshet Lindenbaum, popularly known as Brovender’s, for 12 years. David was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel School for Jewish Education in Jerusalem from 1996-1998. Before making Aliyah in 1984, David was the director of informal education at the Ramaz Upper School in New York City, where he created and taught a 2-year curriculum integrating world and Jewish history.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Bereishit 5779

10/04/2018 11:21:16 PM

Oct4

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Bereishit 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Michael Mitzner and Tyler Crane,
in celebration of
Avi Colonomos' birthday

 

This week's delicious
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by
The Lebewohl Family
in memory of Jack's mother,
Ethel Lebewohl (עטיל ליבא בת יוסף).

This week's Shabbocktail
-the CBTini-
has been sponsored by
Rachel Feit
in celebration of
Dr. Elie Weiner's birthday


Seudah Shelishit 
has been provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

6:13 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

6:15 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

7:01 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:51 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   6:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:20 PM
Maariv   7:01 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:11 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:15 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

Tot Shabbat is this Shabbat! Children and their parents are invited to the first Tot Shabbat of 5779 this Shabbat, October 6th, featuring our newly hired Early Childhood Educator, Leat Klingman. Leat was born and raised in Israel and has taught in schools and synagogues in New York for the last 15 years. Leat brings professionalism and structure to our Tot Shabbat program which was parent led over the summer and received rave reviews. Please join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM. Parent participation and feedback helps us create a nurturing and educational environment for our youngest members--so join us on October 6th!

 

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 our Simchat Torah Honorees: Sam Jesselson (Chatan Torah), Zach Griff (Chattan Beraishit), and Jeremy Watman (Kol HaNearim).

 

We are grateful to all of our Simchat Torah sponsors:

  • Zach Dukoff, Alan "Bubbles" Schwartz, Daniella & Joseph Bedros, Shelly & Elie Yudewitz, Ke$het & Choni Bellino, Christina & Akiva Katz, Kristina & Daniel Gerschel, and Jonathan Falik, for sponsoring the Simchat Torah party
  • Alan "Bubbles" Schwartz, for sponsoring the Kid's dinner and Hakafot
  • Ananda & Jeremy Watman, for arranging the Kid's dinner and sponsoring the Super Secret Pre-Hakafot Coffee Kiddush
  • Dr. Ashira Lubkin, for organizing the Women's Torah Reading and Aliyot
  • The Lebewohl Family, for sponsoring the Yom Tov Candy Buffet
  • Susan Zilberman, for sponsoring the delicious Simchat Torah Kiddush

 

Kol Nidre Appeal: We are grateful to all those who have already paid their pledges. To pay your Kol Nidre pledge, click here, or send a check to: Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York, NY, 10003

 

Tanakh Yomi begins this Shabbat! Here's how it works: Follow the Torah reading every Shabbat, read approximately 3 chapters of Prophets/Writings Sunday thru Friday, and you will finish the entire Bible within a year. Click here for the Schedule. It includes the daily readings as well as several days after each book for rest and "catch-up." Please plan for your completion of Tanakh on Shabbat Nitzavim, September 29th, 2019.


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 jeremy.watman@gmail.com.

 

ESHEL Shabbaton - October 12-13: Please join us next Shabbat (October 12-13), Parashat Noach, when we will host Eshel - an organization devoted to creating community and fostering acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews and their families within Orthodox communities. The weekend will include discussions led by Dr. Michelle Sarna, Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, Miryam Kabakov (Eshel Executive Director), Rabbi Steve Greenberg (Eshel’s Founding Director), and other guests as they present and explore a variety of topics, including:

  • Are Yeshiva day schools changing? Eshel’s High School Pledge Project
  • Lessons learned from Parshat Noach
  • The Religious and Cultural Implications of LGBTQ Inclusion within Orthodox communities

A full schedule of services, meals, and study sessions will be made available shortly. If you can host a guest in your home, please email Eshel at berina@eshelonline.org.


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 grateful to Elie Yudewitz  who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on October 13th (the afternoon reading is Lech Lecha). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Shabbat Vayera, October 27th.
 



Events
 

October 12-13 - Eshel Shabbaton

All are invited to attend a special weekend with members of the Eshel community; a weekend of learning, celebrating, and discussion about LGBTQ inclusion within Orthodoxy. 

 

October 16th - Rabbi Natan Slifkin Lecture: Rationalism vs. Mysticism
On Tuesday, October 16th, we will welcome Rabbi Natan Slifkin, noted author of several works exploring the interface of Torah and natural science, who will speak on the topic: Rationalism vs. Mysticism - Schisms in Traditional Jewish Thought.


 

SAVE THE DATES
October 12-13 - Eshel Shabbaton
October 16 - R. Natan Slifkin: Rationalism vs. Mysticism
October 19-20 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. David Bernstein
October 24 - Presentation on Jewish Harlem by Justin Ferate
October 30 - Richard McBee: Imagining the Akeida
November 29 - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Discovering Second Temple Literature
 



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.

 

RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.  Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.


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

 


 

 

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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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

 

No Classes Tonight

10/03/2018 04:59:23 PM

Oct3

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will not meet tonight, October 3rd.

Classes will resume on October 17th.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot 5779

09/27/2018 10:54:46 PM

Sep27

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

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


Seudah Shelishit 
has been sponsored by
Cathy & Amir Koren 
upon the 51st anniversary of
Amir's surviving the 1967 Egyptian attack
on the INS Eilat 
and in memory of 
the 53 who perished.

For more information click here.

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

6:25 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

6:25 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

7:13 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:48 AM
Mincha   6:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:30 PM
Maariv   7:13 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:23 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:25 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

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.
 

Kol Nidre Appeal: We are grateful to all those who have already paid their pledges. To pay your Kol Nidre pledge, click here, or send a check to: Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York, NY, 10003
 

Hoshana Rabbah: Shacharit will start at 7:30 AM this Sunday.
 


SHEMINI ATZERET/SIMCHAT TORAH
 

There are all sorts of activities planned for this next round of Yom Tov. Please join us!
 
Community Simchat Torah Party & Hakafot - Expect snacks, drinks, and a great crowd. Hakafot will begin at approximately 7:30 PM. To help us throw the best party ever, come and bring your friends and/or help us by sponsoring. Monday, October 1st, starting at 6:00 PM.
 
Simchat Torah Kids' Dinner - The little ones need real food, so bring them for some kid friendly food and all the grape juice you'll let them drink.
Kindly RSVP on the event page so we know how much food to prepare. Monday, October 1st, at 6:00 PM.
 
Women's Torah Reading and Aliyot - Our Sixth Street Women will meet in the Beit Midrash to read Torah and all women are invited for aliyot. If you are able to read any or all of it, let us know. If you are unsure of the procedure, please click here for an instructional video. Tuesday, October 2nd, at 10:30 AM.
 
Kids' Hakafa - The Kommunity Kinder will dance their way to their own Aliyah. It's literally the cutest thing that happens all year. Tuesday, October 2nd, at approximately 11:00 AM.
 
Simchat Torah Kiddush - You finished and restarted the Torah, you deserve some deliciousness. Tuesday, October 2nd, at approximately 12:30 PM.

 

There are many sponsorship opportunities for our Simchat Torah celebrations (Pre-Party, Party,  Bar, Keg, Snacks, Kiddush, Advil). Please contact Rabbi Bellino for details.

 


MISC.


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 jeremy.watman@gmail.com.
 

New Early Childhood Educator: We are excited to announce the hire of our new Early Childhood Educator, Leat Klingman. Leat was born and raised in Israel and has lived in New York City for 15 years. She has taught at East End Temple, JCP Downtown, and the Gateway school. Leat will be leading the Tot Shabbat program at Sixth Street, which had tremendous reviews and success during its parent-led pilot version earlier this year.

 

Please join us for the first official Tot Shabbat program with Leat on Shabbat Bereishit, October 6th. Open play time will begin at 10:00 AM, and the structured program will begin promptly at 10:45 AM. The Kinder will make Kiddush before joining the congregation upstairs for Adon Olam. Programs like these succeed because of parent and child participation--so join us on October 6th!


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 grateful to Rabbi Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on October 6th (the afternoon reading is Noach). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Shabbat Lech Lecha, October 20th.
 



Events


October 6th - First Tot Shabbat of 5779
Children and their parents are invited to attend the first Tot Shabbat of 5779 on Shabbat Bereishit, October 6th, featuring our newly hired Early Childhood Educator, Leat Klingman. Please join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.  Parent participation and feedback is encouraged to help us create a nurturing and educational environment for our youngest members--so join us on October 6th!

 

October 16th - Rabbi Natan Slifkin Lecture: Rationalism vs. Mysticism
On Tuesday, October 16th, we will welcome Rabbi Natan Slifkin, noted author of several works exploring the interface of Torah and natural science, who will speak on the topic: Rationalism vs. Mysticism - Schisms in Traditional Jewish Thought.


 

SAVE THE DATES

October 1 - Children's Pre-Hakkafot Dinner & Hakkafot
October 6 - 1st Tot Shabbat of 5779
October 16 - R. Natan Slifkin: Rationalism vs. Mysticism
October 20 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. David Bernstein
October 24 - Presentation on Jewish Harlem by Justin Ferate
October 30 - Richard McBee: Imagining the Akeida
November 29 - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Discovering Second Temple Literature



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.


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

 


 

 

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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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 Ha'azinu 5779

09/20/2018 09:59:22 PM

Sep20

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Ha'azinu 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Brian Yagoda

in celebration of
Henry Frank's Big Birthday

 

This week's delicious
Autumnal
Dairy
Kiddush
has been sponsored by

Alan & Matan Feder
in honor of

Dr. Ashira Lubkin

and in celebration of her
successful completion of her PhD
 

Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

6:37 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

6:40 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

7:24 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:46 AM
Mincha   6:20 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:40 PM
Maariv   7:24 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:35 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:40 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

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 Mazel Tov to Lindsey & Rabbi Aviad Bodner upon the birth, Brit, and naming of a boy, נתן חיים.
 

The Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party this past Sunday was a lot of fun. We are grateful to Annie & Jeremy Watman for all their work in organizing the event.

 

 

POST YOM KIPPUR

 

Yom Kippur 5779 on Sixth Street was beautiful and well-attended.


We are especially grateful to:

* Our Chazzanim: Modi Rosenfeld, Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Gavriel Bellino, Neil Kitainik, and Alan Feder, as well as Sandra Bernhard for her reading;
* Our Torah Readers: Jonathan Falik, Shimmy Rapps, and Josh Lebewohl;
* Our Gabbaim: Choni BellinoShimmy Rapps, and Elie Yudewitz;
* Our Speakers: Rabbi Andrew Scheer, Dr. Shai Secunda, and Rabbi Gavriel Bellino;
* Cori Robinson and Joan Nachmani for providing the beautiful flowers;
* Avi Sosa, Dana Friedman, and Choni Bellino for helping us to prepare our sanctuary;
* Neil Kitainik and Grace Auerbach for their administrative assistance;
* Ke$het Bellino for being so helpful in keeping the children amused;

* Our building manager, Vincenzo Aiosa, as well as his team, for the essential and aesthetic improvements they continue to make for us and for providing much needed support;
* Matthew Levine & Sarah Eisen for providing the post-Neila beer;
* Sam & Arezoo Jesselson for sponsoring the Break Fast in celebration of the birthday of their son, Adir;
*Rabbi Gavriel Bellino for his leadership and vision;
*The approximately 500 of you who chose to spend Yom Kippur with us!

 

May the great significance of Yom Kippur, the astounding beauty with which it was observed in our synagogue, and the obviously vital role our synagogue plays in lower Manhattan inspire your continued generosity. To pay your Kol Nidrei pledge, click here, or send a check to: Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York, NY, 10003
 

 

SUKKOT
 

Sukkot is this Sunday night! Please join us in our beautiful Sukkah and for services (A full Sukkot schedule will be emailed on Saturday night).

Sets of Four Species are available on the Lower East Side from our friends, the Shoshani Family, who are located outside of 
26 Canal Street.
You may reach the Shoshani Family at 212-673-2719 or 646-283-8665.

Friday, September 21
Motzaei Shabbat, September 22
Sunday, September 23

 

 

 

MISC.


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 jeremy.watman@gmail.com.

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 grateful to Rabbi Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on October 6th (the afternoon reading is Noach). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot, September 29th.
 



Events



October 16th - Rabbi Natan Slifkin Lecture: Rationalism vs. Mysticism
On Tuesday, October 16th, we will welcome Rabbi Natan Slifkin, noted author of several works exploring the interface of Torah and natural science, who will speak on the topic: Rationalism vs. Mysticism - Schisms in Traditional Jewish Thought.


 

SAVE THE DATES

October 1 - Children's Pre-Hakkafot Dinner & Hakkafot
October 16 - R. Natan Slifkin: Rationalism vs. Mysticism
October 20 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. David Bernstein
October 24 - Presentation on Jewish Harlem by Justin Ferate
October 30 - Richard McBee: Imagining the Akeida
November 29 - Book Event: Dr. Malka Simkovich on Discovering Second Temple Literature
 



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.


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

 


 

 

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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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 Vayeilech (Shuva) 5779

09/13/2018 10:56:17 PM

Sep13

 


Weekly Update: Vayeilech (Shuva) 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by 

The House

 

This week's Shabbocktail

- Thyroid Rage -
has been sponsored by
Elisabeth & Donald Liss
in honor of Sara Liss

 

This week's delicious
Dairy Kiddush
has been 
sponsored by
Henry & Rebecca Bahmani Fard

in celebration of the Shalom Bat 
of their daughter

Rowwy Elizabeth

אליאורה אריה
 

Seudah Shelishit 

has been provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

6:49 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

6:50 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

7:37 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:44 AM
Mincha   6:00 PM
Shabbat Shuva Drasha   6:20 PM
Maariv   7:37 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:47 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:50 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

Please join us this Shabbat, at 6:20 PM, as Rabbi Bellino delivers the Shabbat Shuva Drasha entitled, Crying Fowl - The Kapparot Controversy.

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 Mazel Tov to Henry & Rebecca Bahmani Fard on the Shalom Bat of their daughter, Rowwy Elizabeth (Eliorah Aryeh).

 

We wish a Mazel Tov to Lindsey & Rabbi Aviad Bodner upon the birth of a boy.

 

YOM KIPPUR

 

If you have not yet done so, please reserve your seats for Yom Kippur as soon as possible, as we anticipate a record number of people attending this year. We will make every effort to preserve your customary seats. Additional seats for members are $125 and all seats for non-members are $250

  • To reserve an additional seat, please go to the donate page on our website.
  • To reserve a non-member seat, please register on the High Holy Days page.
  • For Membership Renewal, please click here.
  • For New Members, please click here.

Schedule of Services: Please visit our High Holy Days page for a complete schedule of our Yom Kippur services.

 

Yom Kippur Seating: To help you locate your seat(s) in advance, we're providing a link to our seating chart for the Yom Kippur services. To view your Yom Kippur seats, please click here. We have tried to preserve your customary seats and to accommodate your requests. If you do not see your name, the name of a guest, or notice any mistakes, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may take care of it.

We plan to provide childcare on Tuesday, September 18th, from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM and then on Wednesday, September 19th, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, and then from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Please remember that only parents and children are allowed in the Beit Midrash during these hours.


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 jeremy.watman@gmail.com.

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 grateful to Rabbi Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on September 22nd (the afternoon reading is Vezot Habracha). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is September 22nd (Ha'azinu).
 



Events



September 16th - Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party
Join the Sixth Street Kommunity Kinderlach this Sunday, September 16th, at 10 AM, for Sukkot themed arts and crafts and a festive sing-a-long with Rabbi Bellino. Make a Sukka decoration to take home and leave one behind for the shul's Sukka. Free and open to the community. Light lunch will be served.


October 16th - Rabbi Natan Slifkin Lecture: Rationalism vs. Mysticism
On Tuesday, October 16th, we will welcome Rabbi Natan Slifkin, noted author of several works exploring the interface of Torah and natural science, who will speak on the topic: Rationalism vs. Mysticism - Schisms in Traditional Jewish Thought.



 

SAVE THE DATES

September 15 - Shabbat Shuva Drasha
September 16 - Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party
October 1 - Children's Pre-Hakkafot Dinner & Hakkafot
October 16 - R. Natan Slifkin: Rationalism vs. Mysticism
October 20 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. David Bernstein
October 24 - Presentation on Jewish Harlem by Justin Ferate
October 30 - Richard McBee: Imagining the Akeida
November 29 - Book Event: Malka Simkovich on Discovering Second Temple Literature
 



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.


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

 


 

 

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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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

 

No Classes Tonight

09/12/2018 11:58:19 AM

Sep12

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will not meet tonight, September 12th.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Nitzavim

09/06/2018 11:04:18 PM

Sep6

 


Weekly Update: Nitzavim 5778

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by 

The House

 

This week's delicious
Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Dr. Meryle Cherrick
Saslow, 
Ellen R. Cherrick, Victor Bellino,
Henry Frank, and Daniel Josephs

in celebration of
their completion of Tanach

 

Seudah Shelishit 

has been provided by
The House

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

7:00 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

7:49 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:41 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot   5:45 PM
Mincha   6:45 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:05 PM
Maariv   7:49 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:59 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 14th!).

 

Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

 

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 Mazel Tov to Dr. Leora Walter & Asher Schlusseberg on their wedding.


We wish a Mazel Tov to Aliyah & Michael Gluckstadt on the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Jonah Henry (יונה הירש).

Please reserve your seats for the High Holy Days as soon as possible, as we anticipate a record number of people attending this year. We will make every effort to preserve your customary seats. Additional seats for members are $125 and all seats for non-members are $250

  • To reserve an additional seat, please go to the donate page on our website.
  • To reserve a non-member seat, please register on the High Holy Days page.
  • For Membership Renewal, please click here.
  • For New Members, please click here.

Rosh Hashana Seating: To help you locate your seat(s) in advance, we're providing a link to our seating chart for the Rosh Hashana services (Yom Kippur seating is a separate chart). To view your Rosh Hashana seats, please click here. We have tried to preserve your customary seats and to accommodate your requests. If you do not see your name, the name of a guest, or notice any mistakes, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may take care of it.

Our Book of Remembrance is an opportunity for us all to enhance our Yizkor Service as we remember those who greatly impacted our lives. The booklet will contain the complete Yizkor Service and assorted readings and Psalms, your sponsored pages, half-pages, quarter pages and/or entry listings of those that you chose to honor and remember, and a message from Rabbi Bellino. Full Page: $180; Half Page: $108; Quarter Page: $54; Listing: $10 per entry. Please submit (English/Hebrew) names, relation, and yahrtzeit dates no later than September 13th. Please send all entries and any questions which you may have to us at: info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org.

 

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 grateful to Rabbi Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on September 8th (the afternoon reading is Vayelech). We are 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.


Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is September 22nd (Ha'azinu).
 



Events


September 10th - Rosh Hashana New Year's Party 
Rosh Hashana is a long day - and lacking in kiddush. And there are so many new people to meet. Why not come back later in the day, at 5:30 PM on the first day of Rosh Hashana, for some honey cake and a cocktail?

September 15th - Shabbat Shuva Drasha: 
Crying Fowl - The Kapparot Controversy
Please join us next Shabbat, Parshat Vayelech, at 6:20 PM, as Rabbi Bellino speaks about the controversial practice of Kapparot, the customary atonement ritual practiced by some Jews on the eve of Yom Kippur.

September 16th - Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party
All parents and children are invited to bring their artistic talents and join our Kommunity Kinderlach in decorating our Sukkah, on Sunday, September 16th, at 10 AM.


 

SAVE THE DATE

September 10 - New Year's Party
September 15 - Shabbat Shuva Drasha
September 16 - Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party
October 1 - Children's Pre-Hakkafot Dinner & Hakkafot
October 16 - R. Natan Slifkin: Rationalism vs. Mysticism
October 20 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. David Bernstein
October 24 - Presentation on Jewish Harlem by Justin Ferate
October 30 - Richard McBee: Imagining the Akeida
November 29 - Book Event: Malka Simkovich on Discovering Second Temple Literature
 



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.
 

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah over the next 6 Shabbatot. After Shavuot he will teach Avot d'Rabbi Natan for the duration of the summer. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.


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

 


 

 

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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton

 

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 to see more updates!

 

 

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

 
Tue, December 11 2018 3 Tevet 5779