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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.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayera 5780

11/14/2019 10:20:49 PM

Nov14

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayera 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Max Spitalnick
in memory of his grandfathers,
Irving Spitalnick,
יהושע אלעזר בן אשר,
and
Richard 'Poppa Peachy' Salzberg,
ראובן בן אברהם


 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

 

4:20 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:20 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:21 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:12 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:05 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:25 PM
Maariv   5:11 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:21 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.


Tot Shabbat This Shabbat! Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Vayera, November 16th. 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 Rachel & Jordan Friedman on the birth & naming of their daughter, Ruby Lee, רוחמי עינת.

 

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 November 30th (Shabbat Toldot).

 



Events

 

TUESDAY NIGHT, November 19th - Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman: Join Yoetzet Halacha Shiffy Friedman, Tali Zilberman LMSW, and Shonna Levin of Immerse NYC, at 7:30 PM, for an intimate, open conversation on Mikva, Halacha, and Mental Health. Topics include common questions about the Mikvah, the intersection of anxiety and other mental health concerns with Taharat Mishpacha, it’s impact on relationships and how to utilize professional and halachic resources when approaching these challenges. Please visit the event page for more info and to register.

 

NEXT SHABBAT, November 22nd - 23rd: Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein: Next Shabbat, Parshat Chayei Sarah, we will welcome as our Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein, a noted psychologist, author, 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. For more info and to register for the dinner, please visit the event page.

 

SAVE THE DATES
November 19Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman
November 22-23 - Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

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

 

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

11/11/2019 02:44:23 PM

Nov11


Next week, on Shabbat Chayei Sarah, November 22nd - 23rd, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein, a noted psychologist, author, 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 Tuesday, November 19th.
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.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Lech Lecha 5780

11/08/2019 06:31:48 AM

Nov8

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Lech Lecha 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Jill Golub
in celebration of the birthdays of
Zachary Griff

and

Jonah Rosen
and in honor of
the greatest Friday night
news announcer
of all time (of all time)


 This week's delicious 
Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored by
 the Liberman Family
in celebration of the engagement of
Stella & Jacob Silver

 

Our Tubi 60 supply
has been significantly augmented by

Rachel & Jordan Friedman
in celebration of the birth
and naming of their daughter

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by

The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:26 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:25 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:27 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:07 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 Rachel & Jordan Friedman on the birth of their daughter.

 

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 November 16th (Shabbat Vayera).

 



Events

 

November 19th - Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman: Join Yoetzet Halacha Shiffy Friedman, Tali Zilberman LMSW, and Shonna Levin of Immerse NYC, at 7:30 PM, for an intimate, open conversation on Mikva, Halacha, and Mental Health. Topics include common questions about the Mikvah, the intersection of anxiety and other mental health concerns with Taharat Mishpacha, it’s impact on relationships and how to utilize professional and halachic resources when approaching these challenges. Please visit the event page for more info and to register.

 

November 22nd - 23rd: Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Benjy EpsteinIn three weeks, on Shabbat Chayei Sarah, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein, a noted psychologist, author, 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. For more info and to register for the dinner, please visit the event page.

 

SAVE THE DATES
November 19Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman
November 22-23 - Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

December 15 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Noach 5780

10/31/2019 11:17:19 PM

Oct31

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Noach 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Ari Tepler

in memory of his grandfather,
שלום אהרן בן גדליה,
upon his upcoming Yahrzeit


 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by
The Bellino Family
in celebration of
Ke$het's birthday

This week's face cake
has been sponsored
in celebration of the birthdays
of Ke$het Bellino
and her friend,
Ashley Weinstein

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
Jeremy Newberger
& Dr. Rebecca Betensky

in observance of the
Yahrzeit of Jeremy’s father, Philip,
אברהם פייבל בן רפאל ורבקה יהודית

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:34 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:35 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:34 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   10:03 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:20 PM
Seudah Shelishit   5:40 PM
Maariv   6:24 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:34 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

Tot Shabbat This Shabbat! Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Noach, November 2nd. 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.
 

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.

 

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.

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 November 16th (Shabbat Vayera).

 



Events

 

November 19th - Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman: Join Yoetzet Halacha Shiffy Friedman and Tali Zilberman LMSW at 7:30 PM for an intimate, open conversation on Mikva, Halacha, and Mental Health. Topics include common questions about the Mikvah, the intersection of anxiety and other mental health concerns with Taharat Mishpacha, it’s impact on relationships and how to utilize professional and halachic resources when approaching these challenges. Please visit the event page for more info and to register.

 

November 22nd - 23rd: Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Benjy EpsteinIn three weeks, on Shabbat Chayei Sarah, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein, a noted psychologist, author, 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. For more info and to register for the dinner, please visit the event page.

 

SAVE THE DATES
November 19Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman
November 22-23 - Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein
November 24 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference

December 15 - Children's Chanukah Party

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

 



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 3 WEEKS! Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

10/30/2019 04:34:27 PM

Oct30


In three weeks, on Shabbat Chayei Sarah, November 22nd - 23rd, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein, a noted psychologist, author, 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 Tuesday, November 19th.
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, 7:00 PM


"A Guided Meditation"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 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.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Bereishit 5780

10/24/2019 11:10:46 PM

Oct24

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Bereishit 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House


 This week's delicious 
Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Dr. 
Ira Orgel and Andy Gelfand
in observance of the first Yahrzeit of
Ira's father, Eugene Orgel,
(ישראל יעקב בן מרדכי),
and in celebration of
the 91st Birthday of
Gloria Karpas

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by
The House
.

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:43 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:45 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:42 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:59 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:30 PM
Seudah Shelishit   5:50 PM
Maariv   6:32 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:42 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:45 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us 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 our Simchat Torah Honorees: Daniel Gerschel, Kol HaNearim (Children's Aliyah), Brenda Pace, Aderet Torah (Magnificence of the Torah), Rav Andrew Scheer, Chattan Torah (Groom of the Torah), Dr. Ashira Lubkin, Tiferet Bereishit (Glory of Creation), Michael Mitzner, Chattan Beraishit (Groom of Creation).

 

We are grateful to our many Simchat Torah Sponsors: Michelle Charnoff & Brian Polay, who sponsored our Simchat Torah Keg; Solomon Birnbaum, Dina & Kenneth Canfield, Agita & Jonathan Falik, Erin Scharfman, and Shelly & Elie Yudewitz, who sponsored our adult beverages; Phyllis & Barnet Liberman, who sponsored our supply of water, keeping us sufficiently hydrated; the Lebewohl Family, who sponsored our Yom Tov Candy Buffet; Shelly & Elie Yudewitz, who sponsored our Super Secret Pre-Hakafot Kiddush, and to Francesca & Dr. Micah Timen, who sponsored our copious supply of Advil served at said Kiddush; Alan "Bubbles" Schwartz, who sponsored the Kids' Hakafa; Daniella, Elie, & Joseph Bedros, Avi Beluca, Elizabeth Ehrlich & Leon Potok, Yitz Komin, Michael Krasna, Dr. Ava Liberman, Dr. Ashira Lubkin, Alan, Matan & Sarit Feder, Jackie & Donny Furst, Brenda Pace, Celine & Alexander Rohr, Pamela & Dr. Max Scheer, and Victoria Skolnick, who sponsored the Kiddush and endless snacks.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Ke$het Bellino on reading from the Torah for the first time.

 

We are grateful to David Lessman for all his effort in building, preparing, enhancing, and taking down our sukkah.

 

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 November 16th (Shabbat Vayera).

 



Events

 

October 27th - Bard College Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture:

Please join us on Sunday, October 27th, at 7:00 PM, as Bard College presents the Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture in Jewish & Religious Studies. Professor Moshe Halbertal, Gruss Professor of Law at NYU, will speak on the topic: "Confronting Loss - The Meaning and Experience of Mourning from the Talmud to Maimonides". Light refreshments will be served after the lecture. The event is free but please register on our event page so we may know how many are attending.

 

SAVE THE DATES
October 29 - 3GNY Event
November 5Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman
November 22-23 - Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein
November 24 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference

 



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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Chol HaMoed 5780

10/17/2019 09:31:17 PM

Oct17

 


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Weekly Update: Shabbat Chol HaMoed  5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House


 This week's delicious 
Cholent & Kugel Kiddush
has been provided by
The House

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
Cathy & Amir Koren

upon the 52nd anniversary of
Amir's surviving the 1967 Egyptian attack
on the INS Eilat 
and in memory of 
the 53 who perished.

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:53 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:55 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:52 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:56 AM
Kohelet   10:00 AM
Mincha   5:40 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:00 PM
Maariv   6:41 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:52 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:55 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us 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 Rebecca Rubin & Yosef Grosser upon their recent engagement.

 

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

Our morning Minyan starts at 6:15 AM this Friday. Please make an extra effort to help the Minyan this week as several of our regulars are away for Sukkot. Hoshana Rabbah: Shacharit will start at 7:30 AM this Sunday.

 

There are many sponsorship opportunities for our Simchat Torah celebrations (Pre-Party, Party,  Bar, Keg, Snacks, Kiddush, Advil). Perhaps consider helping to sponsor Kiddush in honor of our honorees or increase our Scotch reserves. We might just crown you "Chattan Tubi."

Donate here or Venmo (@sixthstreetsynagogue) us. Be sure to include what you are sponsoring and the dedication info.

 


Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah

 

There are all sorts of activities planned for this next round of Yom Tov. Please join us!

 
Community Simchat Torah Party & Hakafot - Expect snacks, drinks, and a great crowd. Monday, October 21st, starting at 5:30 PM. We start early and end early! (Don't worry there's an after-party). Maariv will begin at approximately 7:00 PM. To help us throw the best party ever, come and bring your friends and/or help us by sponsoring.

 

We are grateful to Michelle Charnoff & Brian Polay for sponsoring our Simchat Torah Keg.

 

Super Secret Pre-Hakafot Kiddush - Elsewhere Espresso Coffee and Rugelach, all before we dance and read from the Torahs. Tuesday, October 22nd, at approximately 9:45 AM. Sponored by the Yudewitz Family in honor of Rabbi Bellino שליט"א.

 

Women's Torah Reading and Aliyot - Our Sixth Street Women will meet in the Beit Midrash to read Torah and all women are invited for aliyot. If you are able to read any or all of it, let us know. If you are unsure of the procedure, please click here for an instructional video. For more info, please contact Ashira LubkinTuesday, October 22nd, at 10:30 AM.
 
Kids' Hakkafa - The Kommunity Kinder will dance their way to their own Aliyah. It's literally the cutest thing that happens all year. Tuesday, October 22nd, at approximately 11:00 AM. The Kids' Hakkafa has been sponsored by Alan "Bubbles" Schwartz.

 

Honorees - We are excitedly looking forward to honoring the following beloved Sixth Streeters.

 

Daniel Gerschel, Kol HaNearim (Children's Aliyah)
Brenda Pace, Aderet Torah (Magnificence of the Torah)
Rav Andrew Scheer, Chattan Torah (Groom of the Torah)
Dr. Ashira Lubkin, Tiferet Bereishit (Glory of Creation)
Michael Mitzner, Chattan Beraishit (Groom of Creation)

 

These five have greatly helped to enhance our synagogue, grown our community, and modeled scholarship, kindness, and devotion. Mazel Tov.

 

Simchat Torah Kiddush - You've finished and restarted the Torah, you've honored wonderful people, and you've survived the Holiday Season. You deserve some deliciousness. Tuesday, October 22nd, at approximately 12:30 PM.

 


Keep In Mind

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 November 16th (Shabbat Vayera).

 



Events

 

October 27th - Bard College Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture: Join us on Sunday, October 27th, as Professor Moshe Halbertal, Gruss Professor of Law at NYU, speaks on the topic: "Confronting Loss - The Meaning and Experience of Mourning from the Talmud to Maimonides": Please the event page for more info and to register.

 

SAVE THE DATES
October 29 - 3GNY Event
November 5Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman
November 22-23 - Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein
November 24 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference

 



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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Ha'azinu 5780

10/10/2019 11:00:49 PM

Oct10

 


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Weekly Update: Shabbat Ha'azinu  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

 

6:04 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

6:05 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

7:02 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:53 AM
Mincha   5:50 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:10 PM
Maariv   6:52 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:02 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:05 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us 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 Sara Eisen & Matthew Levine on the birth, Brit and naming this week of a boy, Harrison James (אברהם ישראל)
 

 

POST YOM KIPPUR

 

Yom Kippur 5780 on Sixth Street was beautiful and well-attended.


We are especially grateful to:

  • Our Chazzanim: Modi Rosenfeld, Rabbi Gavriel Bellino, Neil Kitainik, and Alan Feder
  • Our Torah Readers: Jonathan Falik, Josh Lebewohl, and Shimmy Rapps;
  • Our Gabbaim: Choni Bellino, Shimmy Rapps, and Elie Yudewitz;
  • Our Speakers: Sandra Bernhard, Rabbi Andrew Scheer, and Rabbi Gavriel Bellino;
  • Cori Robinson for providing the beautiful flowers;
  • Choni Bellino, Sara Liss, Amir Nakash, and Elie Yudewitz for helping us to prepare our sanctuary;
  • Ke$het Bellino for polishing our silver;
  • Neil Kitainik & Grace Auerbach for their administrative assistance;
  • Our building manager, Vincenzo Aiosa, and his team for the essential and aesthetic improvements they continue to make for us and for providing much needed support;
  • Sam & Arezoo Jesselson for sponsoring the Break Fast in celebration of the birthday of their son Adir;
  • Rabbi Gavriel Bellino for his leadership and vision;
  • The approximately 500 of you who chose to spend Yom Kippur with us!
     

May the great significance of Yom Kippur, the astounding beauty with which it was observed in our synagogue, and the obviously vital role our synagogue plays in lower Manhattan inspire your continued generosity.


To pay your Kol Nidrei pledge, click here, or send a check to:
Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 East Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

 

SUKKOT
 

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

 

Sets of Four Species are available on the Lower East Side from our friends, the Shoshani Family, who are located outside of 26 Canal Street.

Thursday, October 10
Friday, October 11
Motzaei Shabbat, October 12
Sunday, October 13

Questions? You may reach the Shoshani Family at 212-673-2719 or 646-283-8665.

 

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 November 2nd (Shabbat Noach).

 



Events

 

October 16th - Na Nach Under the Schach: Join us in our Sukkah on Wednesday night at 8:00 PM, as we observe the Yahrtzeit of Reb Nachman of Breslov!

 

October 27th - Bard College Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture: Join us on Sunday, October 27th, as Professor Moshe Halbertal, Gruss Professor of Law at NYU, speaks on the topic: "Confronting Loss - The Meaning and Experience of Mourning from the Talmud to Maimonides": Please the event page for more info and to register.

 

SAVE THE DATES
October 16 - Na Nach Under the Schach
October 21 - Simchat Torah Party & Hakkafot
October 22 - Simchat Torah Women's Aliyot/Torah Reading

October 27 - Bard College Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture: "Confronting Loss - The Meaning and Experience of Mourning from the Talmud to Maimonides"
October 29 - 3GNY Event

November 5Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman
November 22-23 - Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein
November 24 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference 

 



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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeilech (Shuvah) 5780

10/03/2019 11:39:16 PM

Oct3

 


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Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeilech (Shuvah)  5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House


 This week's delicious 
Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Rachel Feit
in celebration of the birthday of
Dr. Elie Weiner

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

6:15 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

6:15 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

7:13 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:50 AM
Mincha   5:30 PM
Shabbat Shuva Drasha   5:50 PM
Maariv   7:03 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:13 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:15 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us 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 Vayeilech, October 5th. Please join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:15 AM.

Shabbat Shuva Drasha: Please join us this Shabbat afternoon at 5:50 PM as Rabbi Bellino discusses the origin, evolution, and application of the ancient supplication known as "Avinu Malkainu". There will be no Seudah Shelishit.

 

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 Sara Eisen & Matthew Levine on the birth this week of a boy. The Brit Milah will be held on Yom Kippur.

 

 

YOM KIPPUR


High Holy Days/Membership Drive: Yom Kippur is this Tuesday night, and so we once again encourage your membership - to ask that you formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue. And as we anticipate a record number of people attending this year, we ask that you reserve your Yom Kippur seats as soon as possible.

 

Membership Level Dues
Family (includes 2 RH/YK Tickets)               $1000
Individual (includes 1 RH/YK Ticket)    $550
Associate (for members of other synagogues)    $300
Student $150

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. If you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments, which can be easily set up through our website. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.

 

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

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


Our Book of Remembrance is an opportunity for us all to enhance our Yizkor Service as we remember those who greatly impacted our lives. The booklet will contain the complete Yizkor Service and assorted readings and Psalms, your sponsored pages, half-pages, quarter pages and/or entry listings of those that you chose to honor and remember, and a message from Rabbi Bellino. Full Page: $180; Half Page: $108; Quarter Page: $54; Listing: $10 per entry. Please submit (English/Hebrew) names, relation, and yahrtzeit dates no later than October 4th. Please send all entries and any questions which you may have to us at: info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org.

We plan to provide childcare on Tuesday, October 8th, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and then on Wednesday October 9th, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, and then from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Please remember that only parents and children are allowed in the Beit Midrash during these hours.

 

For those who may need to eat on Yom Kippur, we have refrigerator space available for you to store your food.

 

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 October 12th (Shabbat Ha'azinu).

 



Events

 

October 6th (10:00 AM) - Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party: Join the Sixth Street Kommunity Kinderlach on Sunday, October 6th, at 10:00 AM, for Sukkot themed arts and crafts and a festive sing-a-long with Rabbi Bellino. Make a Sukka decoration to take home and leave one behind for the shul's Sukka. Free and open to the community. Light lunch will be served. Please visit the event page to register.

 

SAVE THE DATES 

October 6 - Kids' Sukkah Decorating Party
October 7 -
Community Blood Drive at Congregation Magen David

October 16 - Na Nach Under the Schach
October 21 - Simchat Torah Party & Hakkafot
October 22 - Simchat Torah Women's Aliyot/Torah Reading

October 27 - Bard College Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture: "Confronting Loss - The Meaning and Experience of Mourning from the Talmud to Maimonides"
October 29 - 3GNY Event

November 5Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman
November 22-23 - Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein
November 24 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference 

 



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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Nitzavim 5779

09/27/2019 06:58:15 AM

Sep27

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Nitzavim 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House


 

 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Myrna Beth Hurwitz,

Dr. Meryle Cherrick Saslow, 
& Ellen R. Cherrick,
in celebration of
their completion of Tanakh Yomi

our daily study of Bible
that facilitates its 
completion in one year



Seudah Shelishit

has been sponsored by
Phoebe & Richard McBee
and Chavie Sharfman & Avi Sosa

in recognition of the upcoming
Shloshim of Eric Johnson

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

6:27 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

6:30 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

7:36 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:48 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   6:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:30 PM
Maariv   7:14PM
Musical Havdalah   7:24 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:30 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.


Rabbi Bellino's class in Avot will resume next spring.


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.


High Holy Days/Membership Drive: Rosh Hashana is this Sunday night, and so we once again encourage your membership - to ask that you formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue. And as we anticipate a record number of people attending this year, we ask that you reserve your High Holy Days seats as soon as possible.

 

Membership Level Dues
Family (includes 2 RH/YK Tickets)               $1000
Individual (includes 1 RH/YK Ticket)    $550
Associate (for members of other synagogues)    $300
Student $150

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. If you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments, which can be easily set up through our website. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.


 

 

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

Our Book of Remembrance is an opportunity for us all to enhance our Yizkor Service as we remember those who greatly impacted our lives. The booklet will contain the complete Yizkor Service and assorted readings and Psalms, your sponsored pages, half-pages, quarter pages and/or entry listings of those that you chose to honor and remember, and a message from Rabbi Bellino. Full Page: $180; Half Page: $108; Quarter Page: $54; Listing: $10 per entry. Please submit (English/Hebrew) names, relation, and yahrtzeit dates no later than October 2nd. Please send all entries and any questions which you may have to us at: info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org.

 

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 October 5th (Shabbat Vayeilech).

 



Events


October 5th (5:50 PM) - Shabbat Shuva Drasha: Please join us on October 5th as Rabbi Bellino discusses the origin, evolution, and application of the ancient supplication known as "Avinu Malkainu."


October 6th (10:00 AM) - Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party: Join the Sixth Street Kommunity Kinderlach on Sunday, October 6th, at 10:00 AM, for Sukkot themed arts and crafts and a festive sing-a-long with Rabbi Bellino. Make a Sukka decoration to take home and leave one behind for the shul's Sukka. Free and open to the community. Light lunch will be served. Please visit the event page to register.

 

SAVE THE DATES 
September 29-October 1 - Rosh Hashana

October 5 - Shabbat Shuva Drasha

October 6 - Kids' Sukkah Decorating Party
October 7 -
Community Blood Drive @ Cong. Magen David

October 16 - Na Nach Under the Schach
October 21 - Simchat Torah Party & Hakkafot
October 22 - Simchat Torah Women's Aliyot/Torah Reading

October 27 - Bard College Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture: "Confronting Loss - The Meaning and Experience of Mourning from the Talmud to Maimonides"
October 29 - 3GNY Event

November 5Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman
November 22-23 - Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein
November 24 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference 

 



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.


AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah, starting after Passover. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.

 


 

 

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

 

Rosh Hashana 5780 Seating

09/23/2019 05:21:47 PM

Sep23



Rosh Hashana Seating
 

Rosh Hashana starts this coming Sunday night, September 29th. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful sanctuary and to our thoughtful services.

We are still processing reservations for Rosh Hashana and our seating chart will continue to be populated and updated. For those who have already reserved though, we're providing a link to the seating chart for the Rosh Hashana services to help you locate your seat(s) in advance (Yom Kippur seating is a separate chart). 
To view your Rosh Hashana seats, please click here.

We have made every effort to preserve your customary seats and to accommodate your requests. If you do not see your name, the name of a guest, or notice any mistakes, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may take care of it.
 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Tavo 5779

09/20/2019 12:24:47 AM

Sep20

 


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Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Tavo 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Zach Griff
in celebration of
the King
being in the field


 

 This week's horribly 
Bad Kiddush 
(A throwback to 
Kiddushes that you hated)

is sponsored by:

Dr. Jeremy Block
& the SBS Crew 

Joey Baruh
,
in memory of
his grandmothers,
Ester bat Yosef,
and Naomi bat Yosef Tzvi 

Modi Rosenfeld

Shelly & Elie Yudewitz



Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by

The House

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

6:38 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

6:40 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

7:36 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:45 AM
Sermon by Dr. Shai Secunda   10:30 AM
Class with Dr. Secunda   5:25 PM
Mincha   6:25 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:45 PM
Maariv   7:26 PM
Havdalah   7:36 PM
Kumzitz/Musical Selichot   10:00 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:40 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

 

Shabbat Scholar: Please join us this Shabbat, Parshat Ki Tavo, as we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar, Dr. Shai Secunda, Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College.
 

Speaking Schedule & Topics


Sermon: A Brief History of Cussing
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM


Class: Flying Fragments:
The Book of Enoch and the Ilan Ramon Diary

Shabbat Afternoon, 5:20 PM

 


Rabbi Bellino's class in Avot will not meet this Shabbat.


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.

 

This Saturday Night - First Night of Selichot: Get an early start on the New Year with our guitar-enhanced Selichot! Join us for a Kumzitz and teachings at 10:00 PM, followed at 10:45 PM by Musical Selichot with The Downtown Minyan, along with special guests.

High Holy Days/Membership Drive: Rosh Hashana is less than two weeks away, and so we once again encourage your membership - to ask that you formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue. And as we anticipate a record number of people attending this year, we ask that you reserve your High Holy Days seats as soon as possible.

 

Membership Level Dues
Family (includes 2 RH/YK Tickets)               $1000
Individual (includes 1 RH/YK Ticket)    $550
Associate (for members of other synagogues)    $300
Student $150
  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. If you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments, which can be easily set up through our website. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.


Our Book of Remembrance is an opportunity for us all to enhance our Yizkor Service as we remember those who greatly impacted our lives. The booklet will contain the complete Yizkor Service and assorted readings and Psalms, your sponsored pages, half-pages, quarter pages and/or entry listings of those that you chose to honor and remember, and a message from Rabbi Bellino. Full Page: $180; Half Page: $108; Quarter Page: $54; Listing: $10 per entry. Please submit (English/Hebrew) names, relation, and yahrtzeit dates no later than October 2nd. Please send all entries and any questions which you may have to us at: info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org.

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 October 5th (Shabbat Vayeilech).

 



Events


October 5th - Shabbat Shuva Drasha: Please join us on October 5th, as Rabbi Bellino delivers the Shabbat Shuva Drasha on the prayer, 'Avinu Malkeinu'.


October 6th - Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party: Join the Sixth Street Kommunity Kinderlach for Sukkot themed arts and crafts and a festive sing-a-long with Rabbi Bellino. Make a Sukka decoration to take home and leave one behind for the shul's Sukka. Free and open to the community. Light lunch will be served.

 

SAVE THE DATES 
September 29-October 1 - Rosh Hashana

October 5 - Shabbat Shuva Drasha

October 6 - Kids' Sukkah Decorating Party
October 7 -
Community Blood Drive @ Cong. Magen David
October 21 - Simchat Torah Party & Hakkafot
October 22 - Simchat Torah Women's Aliyot/Torah Reading

October 27 - Bard College Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture
October 29 - 3GNY Event

November 5Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman
November 24 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference 

 



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.


AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah, starting after Passover. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.

 


 

 

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

 

High Holy Days 5780

09/16/2019 04:37:50 PM

Sep16

Dear Members and Friends,

The High Holy Days, which start this year on September 29th, are only two weeks away.

We anticipate a record number of people attending this year, so please reserve your seats as soon as possible. We will make every effort to preserve your customary seats. If you would like to adjust your seating, please let us know. Let us know as well if you will be attending only Rosh Hashana, only Yom Kippur, or both.

Family membership includes two free seats. Individual membership includes one free seat. Additional seats for members are $125 and all seats for non-members are $250.

Level Dues
Family $1000
Individual $550
Associate $300
Student $150

We are grateful to the many of you who have already paid your membership dues. For more information on reserving seats, and either renewing your membership or joining as a new member, please visit our High Holiday page.

To discuss membership or any special seating needs that you may have, please call the office (212-473-3665) or e-mail us at info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org. We plan to provide childcare, so please indicate how many children and on which days they will be joining us.

We wish you all a Ketiva v'Chatima Tova and a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Teitzei 5779

09/12/2019 11:50:16 PM

Sep12

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Teitzei 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 

 

This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Julia & Shlomi Salant
in celebration of
Dean Michael Salant's
2nd birthday



Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by

The House

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

6:50 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

7:48 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:43 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot   5:35 PM
Mincha   6:35 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:55 PM
Maariv   7:38 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:48 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 20th!). Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

Rabbi Bellino's class in Avot will meet this Shabbat afternoon at 5:35 PM.


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 Steven Strauss on his recent wedding to Chana Shechter.

 

High Holy Days/Membership Drive: Rosh Hashana is less than three weeks away, and so we once again encourage your membership - to ask that you formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue. And as we anticipate a record number of people attending this year, we ask that you reserve your High Holy Days seats as soon as possible.

 

Membership Level Dues
Family (includes 2 RH/YK Tickets)               $1000
Individual (includes 1 RH/YK Ticket)    $550
Associate (for members of other synagogues)    $300
Student $150
  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. If you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments, which can be easily set up through our website. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.


Our Book of Remembrance is an opportunity for us all to enhance our Yizkor Service as we remember those who greatly impacted our lives. The booklet will contain the complete Yizkor Service and assorted readings and Psalms, your sponsored pages, half-pages, quarter pages and/or entry listings of those that you chose to honor and remember, and a message from Rabbi Bellino. Full Page: $180; Half Page: $108; Quarter Page: $54; Listing: $10 per entry. Please submit (English/Hebrew) names, relation, and yahrtzeit dates no later than October 2nd. Please send all entries and any questions which you may have to us at: info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org.

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 September 21st (Shabbat Ki Tavo).

 



Events


September 21st- Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Shai Secunda: Please join us on Shabbat Ki Tavo, as we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar Dr. Shai Secunda, Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College. Click here for more info and topics.

 

September 21st- Bad Kiddush: We at Sixth Street pride ourselves on amazing kiddushes, but not this time. Join us 9/21 as we delight in the awfulness of the kiddush of yesteryear and appreciate the simple pleasures of store brand cola, Pareve cookies, and jarred gefilte fish. Copious Canadian Club will make you forget just how bad it is.

September 21st- First Night of Selichot: Get an early start on the New Year with our guitar-enhanced Selichot! Kumzitz, teachings, and Selichot with The Downtown Minyan, along with special guests.

October 6th - Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party: Join the Sixth Street Kommunity Kinderlach for Sukkot themed arts and crafts and a festive sing-a-long with Rabbi Bellino. Make a Sukka decoration to take home and leave one behind for the shul's Sukka. Free and open to the community. Light lunch will be served.

 

SAVE THE DATES 

September 21 - Bad Kiddush (A throwback to Kiddushes that you hated)

September 21 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Shai Secunda 
September 21 - First Night of Selichot
September 29-October 1 - Rosh Hashana

October 5 - Shabbat Shuva Drasha

October 6 - Kids' Sukkah Decorating Party
October 7 -
Community Blood Drive @ Cong. Magen David

October 27 - Bard College Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture
November 5Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman
November 24 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference 

 



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.


AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah, starting after Passover. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.

 


 

 

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

 

Book of Remembrance 5780

09/06/2019 10:43:50 AM

Sep6

  

 


The High Holy Day season is a time of repentance and atonement, contemplation and prayer. One of the strongest emotional moments that we experience this period, and especially on Yom Kippur, is the recalling of the memory of those loved ones who have meant so much to us and have gone on to eternal life.

To enhance the Yizkor Service, our synagogue will again assemble our own Book of Remembrance. This is an opportunity for us all to remember those people (relatives, friends, teachers, etc.) who greatly impacted our lives. To view last year's book, click here.

 

The booklet will contain:

1. The complete Yizkor Service and assorted readings and psalms
2. Your sponsored pages, half-pages, quarter pages and/or entry listings of those that you chose to honor and remember
3. A message from Rabbi Bellino

 

We urge all our members and friends to take part in our Book of Remembrance.

The final date of submission for all entries must be no later than October 2, 2019.

 

Please submit (English/Hebrew) names, relation, and yahretzeit dates. For full, half and quarter page entries, please consider adding a brief statement.

FULL PAGE…………………$180
HALF PAGE…………………$ 108
QUARTER PAGE……………$ 54
LISTING (EACH ENTRY)……$ 10

If you wish to make the same dedication as last year, please let us know.


Please send all entries and any questions to info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

We thank you in advance for your participation in this meaningful project.

  

Weekly Update: Shabbat Shofetim 5779

09/05/2019 11:45:15 PM

Sep5

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Shofetim 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by

Steven Strauss in celebration of

his Aufruf this Shabbat,
and his upcoming wedding
to Chana Shechter

 

This week's delicious

Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by:

Dr. Jeremy Block
honoring our never-ending
pursuit of justice

 

Dr. Yael Goverover &
Dr. Joshua Livnat

in observance of the yahrzeit of
Dr. Livnat's father,
Meyer Livnat (7 Elul)

 Esther & Marty Tessler 
in observance of the yahrzeit of
Marty's mother,
Cecilia Tessler 
(7 Elul)

 

This week's Shabbeer supply
has been provided by

Dr. Jeremy Block

 

Mock shrimp and crab
have been sponsored by

 Phoebe & Richard McBee
in observance of the yahrzeit of
Richard's father, 
Carl McBee (26 Av
),
& grandfather,
Ferdinand Danziger 
(7 Elul)
 

Seudah Shelishit

has been sponsored by
The House

in celebration of

Steven Strauss' Aufruf
this Shabbat,
and his upcoming wedding
to Chana Shechter

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

7:02 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

8:01 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:41 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot   5:45 PM
Mincha   6:45 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:05 PM
Maariv   7:50 PM
Musical Havdalah   8:01 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 20th!). Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.


Tot Shabbat This Shabbat: We are excited that this Shabbat, September 7th, will be the first Sixth Street Tot Shabbat of the new year!  All children and their caregivers are invited to Tot Shabbat with Leat this week. Open play at 10:00 AM, program starts at 10:45 AM.

Rabbi Bellino's class in Avot will meet this Shabbat afternoon at 5:45 PM.


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 Zilberman/Grossman/Blackston family on the birth, Brit, and naming of a boy, Reuben Zachary (ראובן זכריה), born to Dr. Meredith Grossman & David Blackston.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Alina & Sam Eckstein on their recent wedding.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Steven Strauss on his Aufruf this Shabbat, and his upcoming wedding to Chana Shechter.

 

Last week, we buried our friend, Eric Johnson (אהרן שמחה בן אברהם). Eric was a gentle, thoughtful, and kind person who will be deeply missed. If you are considering making a donation in Eric's memory, we recommend that you support one (or all) of those causes/institutions that were important to him. There were very many of them, but here are several:

  • Our Synagogue. One of Eric's two downtown shuls.
  • Knock Knock Give a Sock. KKGS brings communities together in order to help those who are experiencing homelessness. Their motto is Help your neighbor, Meet your neighbor, Know your neighbor. In addition to providing needed resources by collecting socks, they encourage personal and meaningful interactions with the homeless.
  • The Stanton Street Shul. Eric's other downtown shul.
  • Lincoln Square Synagogue. Eric's uptown shul.
  • The Manhattan Eruv. This is how Eric was able to carry Scotch on Shabbat. You can make the donation to the Eruv here. Rabbi Bellino will forward the amount and any note you include.
  • NJOP.  The Torah organization where Eric studied and flourished.

High Holy Days/Membership Drive: Rosh Hashana is less than four weeks away, and so we once again encourage your membership - to ask that you formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue. And as we anticipate a record number of people attending this year, we ask that you reserve your High Holy Days seats as soon as possible.

 

Membership Level Dues
Family (includes 2 RH/YK Tickets)               $1000
Individual (includes 1 RH/YK Ticket)    $550
Associate (for members of other synagogues)    $300
Student $150
  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. If you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments, which can be easily set up through our website. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.


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 September 21st (Shabbat Ki Tavo).

 



Events


September 21st- First Night of Selichot: Kumzitz, teachings, and Selichot with The Downtown Minyan, along with special guests.

 

SAVE THE DATES 

September 21 - Bad Kiddush (A throwback to Kiddushes that you hated)

September 21 - Shabbat Scholar Dr. Shai Secunda 
September 21 - First Night of Selichot
September 29-October 1 - Rosh Hashana

October 5 - Shabbat Shuva Drasha

October 6 - Kids' Sukkah Decorating Party

October 27 - Bard College Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture

 



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.


AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah, starting after Passover. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.

 


 

 

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

 

High Holy Days 5780

09/03/2019 04:22:50 PM

Sep3

Dear Members and Friends,

Elul has begun, and so we must turn our attention to the High Holy Days, which start this year on September 29th, in less than four weeks.

We anticipate a record number of people attending this year, so please reserve your seats as soon as possible. We will make every effort to preserve your customary seats. If you would like to adjust your seating, please let us know. Let us know as well if you will be attending only Rosh Hashana, only Yom Kippur, or both.

Family membership includes two free seats. Individual membership includes one free seat. Additional seats for members are $125 and all seats for non-members are $250.

Level Dues
Family $1000
Individual $550
Associate $300
Student $150

We are grateful to the many of you who have already paid your membership dues. For more information on reserving seats, and either renewing your membership or joining as a new member, please visit our High Holiday page.

To discuss membership or any special seating needs that you may have, please call the office (212-473-3665) or e-mail us at info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org. We plan to provide childcare, so please indicate how many children and on which days they will be joining us.

We wish you all a Ketiva v'Chatima Tova and a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Re'eh 5779

08/29/2019 11:17:16 PM

Aug29

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Re'eh 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush/Shalom Zachor
has been sponsored by
Tali Zilberman & David Neuhaus
in celebration of the birth of a boy to
Dr. Meredith Grossman
& David Blackston

and in observance of the fourth yahrzeit
of the Tosher Rebbe,

Meshulim Feish Segal Lowy II

 

This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by

Andy Gelfand & Dr. Ira Orgel
and Daniela Sirotti

in gratitude to Annie, Jeremy,
Judah Hadar & Ezra Nuriel Watman,

for all they have done for our synagogue
and the downtown community,

and in memory of
Andy's uncle, Charles Gelfand


This week's Shabbocktail
-The MetroNorth-
has been sponsored by
Annie & Jeremy Watman
in gratitude to the
Sixth Street Community Synagogue,
the Bellinos/Robinson,
and to all the people who have
showered their children with love
in this incredibly special community

 

Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

7:13 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

8:13 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:39 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot   6:00 PM
Mincha   7:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:20 PM
Maariv   8:02 PM
Musical Havdalah   8:13 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 20th!). Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.


Rabbi Bellino's class in Avot will meet this Shabbat afternoon at 6:00 PM.

 

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 Zilberman/Grossman/Blackston family on the birth of a boy born to Dr. Meredith Grossman & David Blackston.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Doris Sheynfeld & Abe Samra on their wedding.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Debra Paul & Tal Singer on their wedding.

We wish a Mazal Tov to Rabbi Dov Yonah & Sarah Korn on the marriage of their daughter Liba to Yisrolik Kievman.

 

We are saddened by the passing of our member, Eric Johnson (אהרן שמחה בן אברהם). The funeral will be held at 9:00 AM on Friday (August 30th), at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel (630 Amsterdam Avenue). Interment at the Hillside / New Mt. Zion Cemetery (742 Rutherford Avenue in Lyndhurst, NJ). Click here to sign up for Mishna study in his memory.

 

This Shabbat we bid farewell to Annie & Jeremy Watman as they leave our community for Stamford, CT. (Not to be confused with Stratford, CT; Stafford, CT; or Stanford, CA.).

 

High Holy Days/Membership Drive: Rosh Hashana is less than five weeks away, and so we once again encourage your membership - to ask that you formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue.

 

Membership Level Dues
Family (includes 2 RH/YK Tickets)               $1000
Individual (includes 1 RH/YK Ticket)    $550
Associate (for members of other synagogues)    $300
Student $150
  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. If you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments, which can be easily set up through our website. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.


Gold Leaf Campaign: In honor of our synagogue's 80th anniversary this year, we encourage community members to sponsor Gold Leafs on the Tree of Life outside of the Main Sanctuary doors. As a nod to the synagogue's traditional history, coupled with the recent revitalization, let's take this opportunity to commemorate the many happy events and milestones celebrated in our synagogue, such as Graduations, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Marriages, Birth of Children, or any other momentous event. Each leaf can have up to 4 lines. The cost for each leaf is $118. Please submit payments and text by August 30th so the plaques can be finalized before Rosh Hashanah. Submit text and payment on the donate page (use the charge type 'Gold Leaf Campaign'), and email Annie Watman a copy of your text. Please join us in this campaign to celebrate the revitalization of our shul and the joy celebrated within these walls. Contact Annie Watman with any questions.


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 September 21st (Shabbat Ki Tavo).

 



Events



SAVE THE DATES 

September 14 - Bad Kiddush (A throwback to Kiddushes that you hated)

September 21 - First Night of Selichot
September 29-October 1 - Rosh Hashana

October 5 - Shabbat Shuva Drasha

October 6 - Kids' Sukkah Decorating Party

October 27 - Bard College Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture

 



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.


AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah, starting after Passover. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

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