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Weekly Update: Shabbat Mishpatim 5780

02/20/2020 10:56:48 PM

Feb20

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Mishpatim 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

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

 

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

in celebration of

שרה חנה דבורה ליס

and by
Daniela Sirotti

in observance of the Yahrzeit
of her father,

Giulio Sirotti


Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:19 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:20 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:20 PM

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

 

8:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

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

 

Friday Night Lecture

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


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

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

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.
 

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

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

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

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

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

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

 



Events

 

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

 

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

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

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


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

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


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

SAVE THE DATES

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

March 30 - Annual Dinner

May 12 - Lager Ba'Omer

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM (Classes resume .

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
 

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

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

02/19/2020 12:49:19 PM

Feb19


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

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

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

The evening includes:

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

  Dr. Channa Pinchasi

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

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

02/17/2020 09:48:18 PM

Feb17


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

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

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

The evening includes:

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

  Dr. Channa Pinchasi

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

Weekly Update: Shabbat Yitro 5780

02/14/2020 10:20:23 AM

Feb14

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Yitro 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 

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

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:11 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:13 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.
 

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

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

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

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

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

 



Events

 

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

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

 

SAVE THE DATES

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

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM (Classes resume .

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
 

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

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

02/13/2020 10:18:59 AM

Feb13


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

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

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

The evening includes:

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

  Dr. Channa Pinchasi

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

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

02/07/2020 12:08:55 PM

Feb7


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

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

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

The evening includes:

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

  Dr. Channa Pinchasi

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

Weekly Update: Shabbat Beshalach (Shira) 5780

02/06/2020 11:55:49 PM

Feb6

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Beshalach (Shira) 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Michael Krasna

in celebration of

the anniversary of
his Bar Mitzvah

 

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

and in celebration of
Tu B'Shevat

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:02 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:05 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:05 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

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

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

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.

We wish a Mazal Tov to Eliane Dabbah & Daniel Low on their recent engagement.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is February 15th (Shabbat Yitro).

 



Event

 

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

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

 

SAVE THE DATES

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

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM (Classes resume .

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
 

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Bo 5780

01/31/2020 12:00:20 AM

Jan31

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Bo 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
the Bellino Family

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

Choni Bellino

 

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

 

This week's Shabeer Supply

has been sponsored by
the Yudewitz Family
in celebration of
CholentFest

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:54 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:55 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:49 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

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

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.

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

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

 

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


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

 

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is February 8th (Shabbat Beshalach).

 



Events


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

SAVE THE DATES

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

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaera 5780

01/24/2020 06:08:20 AM

Jan24

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaera 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 

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

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:45 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:45 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:49 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

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

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is February 8th (Shabbat Beshalach).

 



Events


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

 

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

 

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

SAVE THE DATES

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

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

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM (Classes resume .

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemot 5780

01/16/2020 11:18:20 PM

Jan16

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemot 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 

 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored
anonymously
 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:37 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:40 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:41 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Jessica & Roni Jesselson upon the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Harrison Jacob.

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


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

 

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is February 8th (Shabbat Beshalach).

 



Events


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

 

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

 

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

SAVE THE DATES

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

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

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM (Classes resume .

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayechi 5780

01/09/2020 11:14:18 PM

Jan9

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayechi 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by

Mindy & Michael Turk

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

Rhoda Kanarek

רעשא זלדה בת יהודה אליהו הלוי

 

 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by

Adeena Chefitz & Jared Rosen
in celebration of
their recent engagement

 

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

דב בערל בן טוביה

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:29 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:30 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:27 PM

Presentation by Dr. Siegal: 
Christian Monks and Talmudic Rabbis

 

7:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

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


Speaking Schedule & Topics


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

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


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


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


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

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.

We wish a Mazal Tov to the Jesselson Family upon the birth of a boy to Jessica & Roni Jesselson.


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

 

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

 

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is January 18th (Shabbat Shemot).

 



Events

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

 

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

 

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

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

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

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

01/08/2020 01:56:51 PM

Jan8


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

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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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

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

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

 


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

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

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

01/06/2020 11:50:18 AM

Jan6


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

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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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

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


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

 


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

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

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayigash 5780

01/02/2020 11:10:46 PM

Jan2

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayigash 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Miles Bronstein

in celebration of his birthday

 

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

 

Our Shabeer Supply
has been sponsored by

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

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:22 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:25 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:27 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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


All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Elana & Jonathan Sichel on the birth, Brit, and naming of their sons Joe (יוסף אוריאל) and Sam (שמשון ראובן).

 

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

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

 

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

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


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

 

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is January 18th (Shabbat Shemot).

 



Events

 

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

 

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

 

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

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

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

01/02/2020 03:14:24 PM

Jan2


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

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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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

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

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

 


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

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

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

12/27/2019 01:14:55 PM

Dec27


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

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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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

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

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

 


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

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

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

12/27/2019 12:26:51 AM

Dec27

 


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

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 

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

anonymously
 

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

whose Yahrzeit is on
the fourth day of Chanukah

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:17 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:20 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:18 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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


All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Elana & Jonathan Sichel on the birth of twin boys this week.

 

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

 

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


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

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

 

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is January 4th (Shabbat Vayigash).

 



Events

 

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

 

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

 

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

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeshev 5780

12/19/2019 11:32:48 PM

Dec19

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeshev 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


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

and in appreciation of David Hammer
who offered him career advice

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:13 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:15 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:18 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

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

 

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


All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Arezoo & Sam Jesselson upon the birth of their son last Shabbat.

 

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


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

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

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


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

 

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is December 28th (Shabbat Mikeitz).

 



Events

 

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

 

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

 

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

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

2019 Year-End Giving

12/18/2019 06:09:49 PM

Dec18


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

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

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

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

Elie Yudewitz, President
Alan Schwartz, Treasurer

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5780

12/12/2019 11:38:20 PM

Dec12

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


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

 

This week's Shabeer Supply

-a keg of Mikkeller - DIPA-

has been sponsored by
Aliyah & Michael Gluckstadt

in celebration of Michael's birthday

 

Our Tubi supply has been
greatly augmented by

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:10 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:15 PM

Presentation by Dr. Brown:
Chanuka Ideologies

 

7:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

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


Speaking Schedule & Topics


Chanukah Ideologies
Friday Night, 7:30 PM

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


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

Seudah Shelishit, 4:15 PM



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

 

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Rachel Feit & Dr. Elie Weiner on the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Caleb Murray (מאיר דוד).

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

 

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is December 28th (Shabbat Mikeitz).

 



Events


Children's Pre-Chanukah Party: On Sunday, December 15th, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, we will be hosting our annual Children’s Chanukah Party. Join us in our social hall for fun, arts and crafts, and a holiday sing-along led by Rabbi Bellino. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend-and please bring your friends! If you are coming, please register on the event page so we know how many to expect.

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

 

SAVE THE DATES

December 15 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party

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

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.

 

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

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

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

12/11/2019 11:43:23 AM

Dec11


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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Chanukah Ideologies"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM


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

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

 


  Dr. Benny Brown

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

THIS SHABBAT: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Benny Brown

12/09/2019 03:21:51 PM

Dec9


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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Chanukah Ideologies"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM


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

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

 


  Dr. Benny Brown

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

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeitzei 5780

12/06/2019 08:40:48 AM

Dec6

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeitzei 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Zach Griff

in celebration of

Jill Golub's birthday


 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

 

4:10 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:15 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:27 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   3:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:15 PM
Maariv   5:05 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:15 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Rachel Feit & Dr. Elie Weiner on the birth of boy this week.

We offer Blessings of Consolation to Jeremy Newberger on the passing of his mother, Lois Newberger (אהובה גענעסא בת ירמיהו וגאלדא לאה).


We are grateful to those who included our synagogue in their Giving Tuesday generosity.

 

We are grateful to Norma & Victor Bellino, Michelle Charnoff & Brian Polay, Cori Robinson, Alan Schwartz, Genna Singer, Lubba Wintzer, and Elie & Shelly Yudewitz for their generous support of Whiskey Wednesday.

 

Please join us next week on Shabbat Vayishlach (December 13-14) when we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar Dr. Benny Brown, a lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, and one of the leading scholars in the world of contemporary Orthodox thought and ideology. For more info and to register for the Friday night community dinner, please visit the event page.

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

 

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is December 14th (Shabbat Vayishlach).

 



Events

 

Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence - Dr. Benny Brown: In two weeks, on Shabbat Vayislach, December 13-14, we will welcome as our next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Benny Brown, a lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, and one of the leading scholars in the world of current Orthodox thought and ideology. Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and as well as over Shabbat for a series of talks and discussions on contemporary ideologies of Chanukah, and modern Ultra-Orthodoxy. For more info and to register for the dinner, please visit the event page.

Children's Pre-Chanukah Party: On Sunday, December 15th, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, we will be hosting our annual Children’s Chanukah Party. Join us in our social hall for fun, arts and crafts, and a holiday sing-along led by Rabbi Bellino. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend-and please bring your friends! If you are coming, please register on the event page so we know how many to expect.

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

 

SAVE THE DATES

December 13-14 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. Benny Brown
December 15 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party

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

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.

 

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

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

4th Annual Whiskey Wednesday

12/04/2019 08:23:48 AM

Dec4


The natural follow-up to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday is "Whiskey Wednesday." Won't you consider helping us defray the cost of - and perhaps even diversify - our Kiddush experience?

To do so, sign up on our website. You may select the level and - if you wish - the style or even the bottle you would like to be purchased. You will be thanked when your donated bottle is served.

We are grateful for your continued participation and support.

NEXT SHABBAT: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Benny Brown

12/02/2019 04:06:20 PM

Dec2


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

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

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Tuesday, December 10th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Chanukah Ideologies"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM


TBA
Shabbat Morning, 10:45 AM

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

 


  Dr. Benny Brown

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

Weekly Update: Shabbat Toldot 5780

11/29/2019 09:43:48 AM

Nov29

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Toldot 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House


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

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:11 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:15 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:17 AM
Mincha   3:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:15 PM
Maariv   5:04 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:15 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.


Please join us in two weeks on Shabbat Vayishlach (December 13-14) when we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar Dr. Benny Brown, a lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, and one of the leading scholars in the world of contemporary Orthodox thought and ideology. For more info and to register for the Friday night community dinner, please visit 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, send in a check, or Venmo us: @SixthStreetSynagogue. Be sure to specify that this donation is for the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund and for the Eruv.

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

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

 

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is December 7th (Shabbat Vayeitzei).

 



Events

 

Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence - Dr. Benny Brown: In two weeks, on Shabbat Vayislach, December 13-14, we will welcome as our next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Benny Brown, a lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, and one of the leading scholars in the world of current Orthodox thought and ideology. Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and as well as over Shabbat for a series of talks and discussions on contemporary ideologies of Chanukah, and modern Ultra-Orthodoxy. For more info and to register for the dinner, please visit the event page.

Children's Pre-Chanukah Party: On Sunday, December 15th, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, we will be hosting our annual Children’s Chanukah Party. Join us in our social hall for fun, arts and crafts, and a holiday sing-along led by Rabbi Bellino. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend-and please bring your friends! If you are coming, please register on the event page so we know how many to expect.

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

 

SAVE THE DATES

December 13-14 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. Benny Brown
December 15 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party

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

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.

 

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

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

IN 2 WEEKS: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Benny Brown

11/27/2019 07:16:18 PM

Nov27


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

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

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Tuesday, December 10th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Chanukah Ideologies"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM


TBD
Shabbat Morning, 10:45 AM

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

 


  Dr. Benny Brown

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

Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sarah 5780

11/21/2019 11:48:47 PM

Nov21

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sarah 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
the Yudewitz Family
in honor of the 1997
Rabbi Alexander S. Gross
Hebrew Academy Warriors
Varsity Boys Basketball team


 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Elly Kramer 

in observance of the Yahrtzeit
of her beloved grandfather,
Abraham Getzler


This week's Shabbat Keg has been
sponsored by the Moche Family
in honor of our Shabbat Scholar 
Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein 

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
the Yudewitz Family
in honor of the far superior 1996
Ben Lipson Hillel Community
High School Hurricanes Boys
Varsity Basketball team

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:15 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:15 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:17 PM

Presentation by R. Dr. Epstein:
An Introduction to Jewish
Mindfulness

 

7:15 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:17 AM

Sermon by R. Dr. Epstein:

A Meditation on Cultivating

Equanimity

  10:45 AM
Mincha   4:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit/Q & A   4:20 PM
Maariv   5:07 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 as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.


Shabbat Scholar: Please join us this Shabbat, as we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar, Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein, author of "Living in the Presence: A Jewish Mindfulness Guide for Everyday Life", a noted cognitive therapist and speaker, as well as the Director of Staff Development and Clinical Research at Camp HASC.


Speaking Schedule & Topics


Living in the Presence:
An Introduction to Jewish Mindfulness

Friday Night, 7:15 PM

And They Were All Equal For Good:
A Meditation on Cultivating Equanimity

Shabbat Morning, 10:45 AM


Modern Spirituality:
A Q & A with Rabbi Dr. Epstein

Seudah Shelishit, 4:20 PM



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



Tot Shabbat This Shabbat! Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Chayei Sarah, November 23rd. 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.

 

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.
 

We wish a Mazal Tov to our friends Chelsea Garbell & Paul Caesar on their recent engagement.

 

We are grateful to our downtown Yoetzet Halacha Shiffy Friedman, Tali Zilberman, and Shonna Levin, for an informative discussion this past Tuesday night on Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health. We also thank Tali for all her help in arranging the class.

 

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, send in a check, or Venmo us: @SixthStreetSynagogue. Be sure to specify that this donation is for the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund and for the Eruv.

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

 

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

 

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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

Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is December 7th (Shabbat Vayeitzei).

 



Events

 

Children's Pre-Chanukah Party: On Sunday, December 15th, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, we will be hosting our annual Children’s Chanukah Party. Join us in our social hall for fun, arts and crafts, and a holiday sing-along led by Rabbi Bellino. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend-and please bring your friends! If you are coming, please register on the event page so we know how many to expect.

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

 

SAVE THE DATES

December 15 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party

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

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM.

 

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

 


 

Downtown Community

 


We are thrilled to have Shifra Friedman as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Shifra is available to answer questions related to Toharat HaMishpacha and may be reached by phone at (646) 598-1080 and by email. Click here to read our recent e-mail about her appointment.

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

We are proud to be a member synagogue of The Downtown Va'ad, an Orthodox rabbinic network intended to advance the welfare and flourishing of the Downtown community. Check out the Va'ad on Facebook for more information.

 

 


 

Feedback

 

We encourage your participation and insight. Feedback to Elie Yudewitz, Rabbi Bellino or the Shul Office would be most appreciated. Please contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns, or most importantly, to volunteer. You can also make suggestions here.

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!
 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

We like to think we're different. Everyone from the traditionally Orthodox to the occasionally observant feels at home here - 365 days a year. We hope you do too.

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

LAST CALL TO RSVP: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

11/20/2019 03:05:50 PM

Nov20


This week, on Shabbat Chayei Sarah, November 22nd - 23rd, we will welcome as our next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein, author of "Living in the Presence: A Jewish Mindfulness Guide for Everyday Life", a noted cognitive therapist and speaker, as well as the Director of Staff Development and Clinical Research at Camp HASC.

Please join us this Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a series of talks, guided practices, and discussions on Jewish Mindfulness, Meditation, and Modern Spirituality.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by today, Wednesday, November 20th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:15 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 5:45 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:15 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:20 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Living in the Presence: An Introduction to Jewish Mindfulness"
Friday Night, 7:15 PM


"
And They Were All Equal For Good:
A Meditation on Cultivating Equanimity
"
Shabbat Morning, 10:45 AM

"Modern Spirituality: A Q & A with Rabbi Dr. Epstein"
Seudah Shelishit, 4:20 PM

 


  Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

Rabbi Benjamin Epstein, Ph.D. is an experienced psychologist, author, and speaker who blends traditional Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with cognitive, behavioral, spiritual, and acceptance techniques. Dr. Benjy works effectively across a broad spectrum of age groups to enhance well being by teaching how to live more mindfully and in the present.  In addition to his private practice and mindfulness seminars, he spends his Summers as the Director of Staff Development and Clinical Research in Camp HASC. Dr. Benjy lives in Jerusalem with his wife and four children.

Dr. Benjy has recently authored, "Living in the Presence: A Jewish Mindfulness Guide for Everyday Life," a work designed to provide a practical roadmap to the discovery of purpose, to capture and experience some of the benefits of the world-to-come, right now, in this world. To order, click here.

THIS SHABBAT: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

11/18/2019 01:27:48 PM

Nov18


This week, on Shabbat Chayei Sarah, November 22nd - 23rd, we will welcome as our next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein, author of "Living in the Presence: A Jewish Mindfulness Guide for Everyday Life", a noted cognitive therapist and speaker, as well as the Director of Staff Development and Clinical Research at Camp HASC.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a series of talks, guided practices, and discussions on Jewish Mindfulness, Meditation, and Modern Spirituality.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Wednesday, November 20th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:15 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 5:45 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:15 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:20 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Living in the Presence: An Introduction to Jewish Mindfulness"
Friday Night, 7:15 PM


"
And They Were All Equal For Good:
A Meditation on Cultivating Equanimity
"
Shabbat Morning, 10:45 AM

"Modern Spirituality: A Q & A with Rabbi Dr. Epstein"
Seudah Shelishit, 4:20 PM

 


  Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

Rabbi Benjamin Epstein, Ph.D. is an experienced psychologist, author, and speaker who blends traditional Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with cognitive, behavioral, spiritual, and acceptance techniques. Dr. Benjy works effectively across a broad spectrum of age groups to enhance well being by teaching how to live more mindfully and in the present.  In addition to his private practice and mindfulness seminars, he spends his Summers as the Director of Staff Development and Clinical Research in Camp HASC. Dr. Benjy lives in Jerusalem with his wife and four children.

Dr. Benjy has recently authored, "Living in the Presence: A Jewish Mindfulness Guide for Everyday Life," a work designed to provide a practical roadmap to the discovery of purpose, to capture and experience some of the benefits of the world-to-come, right now, in this world. To order, click here.

Sat, February 22 2020 27 Shevat 5780