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Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemot 5780

01/16/2020 11:18:20 PM

Jan16

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemot 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 

 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored
anonymously
 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:37 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:40 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:41 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

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

 

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

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


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

 

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


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

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

 



Events


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

 

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

 

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

SAVE THE DATES

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

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

 



Classes

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayechi 5780

01/09/2020 11:14:18 PM

Jan9

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayechi 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by

Mindy & Michael Turk

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

Rhoda Kanarek

רעשא זלדה בת יהודה אליהו הלוי

 

 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by

Adeena Chefitz & Jared Rosen
in celebration of
their recent engagement

 

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

דב בערל בן טוביה

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:29 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:30 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:27 PM

Presentation by Dr. Siegal: 
Christian Monks and Talmudic Rabbis

 

7:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

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


Speaking Schedule & Topics


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

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


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


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


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

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

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

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


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

 

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

 

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


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

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

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

 



Events

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

 

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

 

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

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

 



Classes

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

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

01/08/2020 01:56:51 PM

Jan8


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

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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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

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

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

 


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

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

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

01/06/2020 11:50:18 AM

Jan6


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

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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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

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


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

 


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

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

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayigash 5780

01/02/2020 11:10:46 PM

Jan2

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayigash 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Miles Bronstein

in celebration of his birthday

 

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

 

Our Shabeer Supply
has been sponsored by

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

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:22 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:25 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:27 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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


All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

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


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

 

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

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

 

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

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


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

 

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


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

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

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

 



Events

 

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

 

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

 

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

 



Classes

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

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

01/02/2020 03:14:24 PM

Jan2


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

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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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

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

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

 


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

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

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

12/27/2019 01:14:55 PM

Dec27


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

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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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

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

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

 


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

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

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

12/27/2019 12:26:51 AM

Dec27

 


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

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 

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

anonymously
 

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

whose Yahrzeit is on
the fourth day of Chanukah

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:17 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:20 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:18 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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


All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

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


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

 

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

 

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


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

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

 

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


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

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

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

 



Events

 

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

 

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

 

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

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



Classes

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeshev 5780

12/19/2019 11:32:48 PM

Dec19

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeshev 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


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

and in appreciation of David Hammer
who offered him career advice

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:13 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:15 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:18 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

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

 

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


All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

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


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

 

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


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

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

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


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

 

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


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

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

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

 



Events

 

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

 

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

 

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

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



Classes

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

2019 Year-End Giving

12/18/2019 06:09:49 PM

Dec18


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

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

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

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

Elie Yudewitz, President
Alan Schwartz, Treasurer

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5780

12/12/2019 11:38:20 PM

Dec12

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


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

 

This week's Shabeer Supply

-a keg of Mikkeller - DIPA-

has been sponsored by
Aliyah & Michael Gluckstadt

in celebration of Michael's birthday

 

Our Tubi supply has been
greatly augmented by

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:10 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:15 PM

Presentation by Dr. Brown:
Chanuka Ideologies

 

7:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

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


Speaking Schedule & Topics


Chanukah Ideologies
Friday Night, 7:30 PM

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


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

Seudah Shelishit, 4:15 PM



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

 

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

News

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


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

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

 

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


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

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

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

 



Events


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

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

 

SAVE THE DATES

December 15 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party

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

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



Classes

 

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

 

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

 


 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

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

12/11/2019 11:43:23 AM

Dec11


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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Chanukah Ideologies"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM


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

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

 


  Dr. Benny Brown

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

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

12/09/2019 03:21:51 PM

Dec9


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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Chanukah Ideologies"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM


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

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

 


  Dr. Benny Brown

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

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeitzei 5780

12/06/2019 08:40:48 AM

Dec6

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeitzei 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Zach Griff

in celebration of

Jill Golub's birthday


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

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:10 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:15 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

News

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


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

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


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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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


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

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

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

 



Events

 

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

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

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

 

SAVE THE DATES

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

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

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



Classes

 

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

 

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

 


 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

4th Annual Whiskey Wednesday

12/04/2019 08:23:48 AM

Dec4


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

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

We are grateful for your continued participation and support.

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

12/02/2019 04:06:20 PM

Dec2


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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Chanukah Ideologies"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM


TBA
Shabbat Morning, 10:45 AM

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

 


  Dr. Benny Brown

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

Weekly Update: Shabbat Toldot 5780

11/29/2019 09:43:48 AM

Nov29

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Toldot 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House


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

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:11 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:15 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

News

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


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

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

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

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

 



Events

 

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

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

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

 

SAVE THE DATES

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

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

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



Classes

 

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

 

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

 


 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

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

11/27/2019 07:16:18 PM

Nov27


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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Chanukah Ideologies"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM


TBD
Shabbat Morning, 10:45 AM

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

 


  Dr. Benny Brown

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

Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sarah 5780

11/21/2019 11:48:47 PM

Nov21

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sarah 5780

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


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


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

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


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

 

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

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:15 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:15 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:17 PM

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

 

7:15 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:17 AM

Sermon by R. Dr. Epstein:

A Meditation on Cultivating

Equanimity

  10:45 AM
Mincha   4:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit/Q & A   4:20 PM
Maariv   5:07 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:17 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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


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


Speaking Schedule & Topics


Living in the Presence:
An Introduction to Jewish Mindfulness

Friday Night, 7:15 PM

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

Shabbat Morning, 10:45 AM


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

Seudah Shelishit, 4:20 PM



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



Tot Shabbat This Shabbat! Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Chayei Sarah, November 23rd. Please join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.

 

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.

News

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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


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

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

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

 



Events

 

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

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

 

SAVE THE DATES

December 15 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party

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

February 1 - CholentFest VII

 



Classes

 

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

 

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

 


 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

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

11/20/2019 03:05:50 PM

Nov20


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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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


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

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

 


  Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

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

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

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

11/18/2019 01:27:48 PM

Nov18


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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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


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

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

 


  Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

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

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

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

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