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Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayakhel-Pekudei (HaChodesh) 5781

03/12/2021 06:53:10 AM

Mar12

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayakhel-Pekudei (HaChodesh) 5781
 


   
Candle Lighting: 5:41 PM
Shema After: 6:41 PM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Morning Shema Before: 9:08 AM
Mincha After: 12:35 PM
Sunset: 6:00 PM
Havdala: 6:41 PM

 

 

 

This Shabbat we are once again in our beloved sanctuary for Saturday morning services. We feel that is appropriate in light of the improving conditions and metrics we follow. The Six Feet Synagogue service will run a bit quicker than usual, with reduced singing, and Anti-Social Kiddush Club  (Kiddush-To-Go). We ask that you come on time, so that we may conclude early. In addition, the sanctuary may be quite cold as we plan to have windows and doors open to increase ventilation in the building. Please click here for our updated set of Practices & Community Expectations.

 

Kiddush-to-Go has been sponsored by Ellen R. Cherrick in memory of her grandmother, חיה ליבא בת שלמה הכהן ז"ל, whose 50th yahrzeit is today (28th of Adar), and in memory of her Grandfather, שלמה משה בן זאב ז"ל, whose yahrzeit is on the 5th of Nisan.

 

 

 

News

 

This week Rabbi Bellino will teach a full week of Passover classes. Zoom links to follow.

Sunday (7PM): Pesach Preparation.
Monday (7PM): Origins of the Seder

Tuesday (7PM): Drunk Rabbis - Passover Drinking

Wednesday (6:30 PM): Hebrew Reading - Mah Nishtana Practice
Wednesday (7PM): Foundations of Passover

Thursday (7PM): Seder Liturgy

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

DRUNK RABBIS: A presentation of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the sophistication and dangers of drinking. All materials may be found hereTuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

Mendy's at 441 Park Ave South

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Tissa 5781

03/05/2021 09:22:26 AM

Mar5

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Tissa 5781
 


Candle Lighting: 5:34 PM
Shema After: 6:23 PM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Morning Shema Before: 9:14 AM
Mincha After: 12:37 PM
Sunset: 5:53 PM
Havdala: 6:33 PM

 

 

 

This Shabbat we are once again in our beloved sanctuary for Saturday morning services. We feel that is appropriate in light of the improving conditions and metrics we follow. The Six Feet Synagogue service will run a bit quicker than usual, with reduced singing, and Anti-Social Kiddush Club  (Kiddush-To-Go). We ask that you come on time, so that we may conclude early. In addition, the sanctuary may be quite cold as we plan to have windows and doors open to increase ventilation in the building. Please click here for our updated set of Practices & Community Expectations.

 

Kiddush-To-Go has been sponsored by Shimmy Rapps in observance of the Yahrtzeit of his father, Joseph Rapps (יוסף חיים בן יהושע).

 

 

 

News 


We wish a Mazal Tov to Julie Tauber & Gordon O'Brien on the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Jacob Barksdale (יעקב ברק).

 

We offer blessings of consolation to Cori Robinson on the passing of her father, Sigmund Robinson (זושא יואל בן פסח).


Zoom Shiva hours are as follows:
Friday: 10 AM - 1 PM, Saturday: 7 - 10 PM, Sunday: 10 AM - 12:30 PM, 6 - 9 PM
To join the Zoom Shiva click here.
Zoom ID: 896 1855 4766 Password: shiva
Dial-in audio 1-646-558-8656; Meeting ID: 896 1855 4766

Wishes of condolence are welcome by email at
corirobinson205@gmail.com.
Donations may be made to the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. To do so, click here.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

DRUNK RABBIS: A presentation of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the sophistication and dangers of drinking. All materials may be found hereTuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Tetzaveh 5781

02/26/2021 12:12:28 PM

Feb26

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Tetzaveh 5781
 


Candle Lighting: 5:25 PM
Shema After: 6:23 PM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Morning Shema Before: 9:22 AM
Mincha After: 12:37 PM
Sunset: 5:44 PM
Havdala: 6:24 PM

 

 

 

This Shabbat we return to our beloved sanctuary for Saturday morning services. We feel that is appropriate in light of the improving conditions and metrics we follow. The Six Feet Synagogue service will run a bit quicker than usual, with reduced singing, and Anti-Social Kiddush Club  (Kiddush to go). We ask that you come on time, so that we may conclude early. In addition, the sanctuary may be quite cold as we plan to have windows and doors open to increase ventilation in the building. Please click here for our updated set of Practices & Community Expectations.

 

Kiddush to go has been sponsored by Eirit & Joe Trocki in memory of his mother, Sara Trocki (שרה בת זיסל).

 

 

 

News 


 

We raised more than 18k for Matanot L'Evyonim (gifts to the poor)! You can still make a donation click here. You may also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue (be sure to specify Purim Charity!). Of course you may also bring in a check (made out to Sixth Street Community Synagogue Rabbi's Discretionary) or cash on Purim.

 

We offer blessings of consolation to Professor Sandra Pulver upon the passing of her husband, Martin.


Rabbi Bellino is currently teaching a series entitled "Drunk Rabbis." The class discusses an array of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the perceived sophistication as well as the dangers of drinking alcohol. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

DRUNK RABBIS: A presentation of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the sophistication and dangers of drinking. All materials may be found hereTuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Terumah 5781

02/18/2021 10:10:23 PM

Feb18

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Terumah 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 5:17 PM
Shema After: 6:10 PM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Morning Shema Before: 9:26 AM
Mincha After: 12:39 PM
Sunset: 5:37 PM
Havdala: 6:18 PM

 

 

 

This Shabbat we plan to return to our beloved sanctuary for Saturday morning services. We feel that is appropriate in light of the improving conditions and metrics we follow, and in preparation for our in-person Purim services next Thursday and Friday. As in the past, the Six Feet Synagogue service will run a bit quicker than usual, with reduced singing, and Anti-Social Kiddush Club  (Kiddush to go). We ask that you come on time, so that we may conclude early. In addition, the sanctuary may be quite cold as we plan to have windows and doors open to increase ventilation in the building. Please click here for our updated set of Practices & Community Expectations.

 

Kiddush to go has been sponsored by Norma & Victor Bellino in observance on the yahrtzeit of Norma's mother, Gertrude Smith (גולדא בת ר' שלמה עובדיה).

 

 

 

 

Purim

 

Purim begins next Thursday night. In light of the global pandemic, this year's observance is going to be a different sort of complicated than that in years past. We believe that the preservation of health is *the* Halakhic priority and we have acted boldly and diligently to reduce the risk of exposure. Our decisions and procedures are made in collaboration with our medical committee that reviews local positivity rates, city-wide hospitalization rates, and the latest CDC guidelines.


These are exceptional times and so exceptions can and should be made. We will - of course - read the Megillah in synagogue, but we will simultaneously broadcast it over Zoom. We side with the Torah authorities who believe that the performance of this Mitzvah over Zoom is perfectly acceptable.


We also understand the emotional and spiritual interest in hearing the Megillah in person. To this end, we plan to re-open the synagogue for both evening and morning Megillah readings. Attendance will be limited and registration will be mandatory. The frequency and operations of the readings will depend on local positivity rates, as well as community interest. Details will be sent upon registration. You may register here.

 

Matanot L'Evyonim (gifts to the poor) is arguably the most important mitzvah of Purim. In the course of our own joy, we make it our duty to share with others, thus amplifying the spirit of unity that we read about in the Megillah, and extending the divine generosity shown to our people. In the spirit of modern Religious Humanism, we extend this kindness to both our Jewish and non-Jewish neighbors.

 

This Purim we will again partner with Rabbi Zvi Romm of the Bialystoker Synagogue, Rabbi Joe Wolfson of JLIC-NYU and the NYU community, the Bowery Mission, the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, and Knock Knock Give a Sock, in providing gifts to those in our neighborhood who truly need our assistance

 

To make a donation click here. You may also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue (be sure to specify Purim Charity!). Of course you may also bring in a check (made out to Sixth Street Community Synagogue Rabbi's Discretionary) or cash before or on Purim.

 

 

 

News 


We offer blessings of consolation to the Roth Family upon the passing of Robert's father,  Irving Roth (שמואל מאיר בן יוסף הכהן), father of Robert Roth.


This Sunday we hold a memorial event to reflect upon the legacy and impact of Rabbi Israel Wohlgelernter, former rav of the Sixteenth Street Synagogue / Young Israel of Fifth Avenue. The event will be held on Zoom on Sunday, February 21st at 3:00 PM.

 

Rabbi Bellino is currently teaching a series entitled "Drunk Rabbis." The class discusses an array of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the perceived sophistication as well as the dangers of drinking alcohol. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

DRUNK RABBIS: A presentation of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the sophistication and dangers of drinking. All materials may be found hereTuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Memorial in Tribute to Rabbi Israel Wohlgelernter

02/16/2021 08:49:09 AM

Feb16

 

Join us as we convene to offer words of tribute and reflect upon the passing, contribution, and legacy of Rabbi Israel Wohlgelernter ז"ל, longtime rabbi of the Young Israel of Fifth Avenue / Sixteenth Street Synagogue.

This event will take place this Sunday (2/21) at 3 PM EST on Zoom and will feature several students, friends, and family members.

Rabbi Israel Wohlgelernter served as the Rabbi of the former Young Israel of Fifth Avenue / Sixteenth Street Synagogue for 45 years. Under his guidance, the synagogue became a vital center of downtown Jewish life. He was a graduate of Yeshiva University, a student of the late Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, and a retired professor of Talmud and Jewish philosophy at Yeshiva University.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Mishpatim 5781

02/12/2021 08:06:23 AM

Feb12

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Mishpatim 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 5:09 PM
Shema After: 6:10 PM
Morning Shema Before: 9:31 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:24 AM
Mincha After: 12:40 PM
Sunset: 5:28 PM
Havdala: 6:10 PM

 

 

 

Our synagogue is closed this Shabbat. For the last year, our closure, reopening, and operating decisions have all been made under the guidance of our medical committee - a group of medical professionals, scientists, and policy experts.


The current closure is largely based upon the local 7-day positivity averages of each of the areas in which our local membership lives. The current elevated Covid positivity of our zip code (10003 - 1.89%), Stuyvesant Town (10009 - 4.22%) and the Lower East Side (10002 - 6.64%) concerns us, as does the reality that rates of positivity and hospitalization are high in most neighborhoods of NYC.


Together, we monitor a variety of metrics and discuss the conditions multiple times each week. It continues to be our assessment that the socially-distant and masked services (A.K.A. The Six Feet Synagogue) operating model is appropriate only when local positivity rates and other metrics are low.

 

Most obviously, we share your disappointment, but we believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our understanding of the realities that we continue to face, as well as our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

 

Finally, we are grateful to our team of professionals who continue to advise us and keep us safe. We pray for and look forward to the eventual end of this plague, or at the very least, relatively safer local conditions that would allow us to re-open.

 

We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue your rigorous social distancing practices.

 

 

News 

 

We are planning a memorial event to reflect upon the legacy and impact of Rabbi Israel Wohlgelernter, former rav of the Sixteenth Street Synagogue. The event will be held on Zoom on Sunday, February 21st at 3:00 PM.

 

Purim begins on February 25th. This year, Purim is a different sort of complicated. The schedule (meaning frequency) of in-person Megillah readings, will be determined by occupancy capacity, a variable dependent upon interest and the positivity rates the week prior. Attendance will require pre-registration. Please let us know if you plan to attend. That said, we side with our leaders who permit Megillah reading over Zoom during this exceptional time and of course will offer that option as well.

 

Rabbi Bellino is currently teaching a series entitled "Drunk Rabbis." The class discusses an array of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the perceived sophistication as well as the dangers of drinking alcohol. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

DRUNK RABBIS: A presentation of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the sophistication and dangers of drinking. All materials may be found hereTuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Yitro 5781

02/05/2021 07:37:08 AM

Feb5

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Yitro 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 5:00 PM
Shema After: 6:02 PM
Morning Shema Before: 9:35 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:27 AM
Mincha After: 12:40 PM
Sunset: 5:20 PM
Havdala: 6:02 PM

 

 

 

Our synagogue has been closed for the last 11 weeks and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Since March, our closure, reopening, and operating decisions have all been made under the guidance of our medical committee - a group of medical professionals, scientists, and policy experts.


The current closure is largely based upon the local 7-day positivity averages of each of the areas in which our local membership lives. The current elevated Covid positivity of our zip code (10003 - 2.07%), Stuyvesant Town (10009 - 4.58%) and the Lower East Side (10002 - 4.96%) concerns us, as does the reality that rates of positivity and hospitalization are high in most neighborhoods of NYC.


Together, we monitor a variety of metrics and discuss the conditions multiple times each week. It continues to be our assessment that the socially-distant and masked services (A.K.A. The Six Feet Synagogue) operating model is appropriate only when local positivity rates and other metrics are low.

 

Most obviously, we share your disappointment, but we believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our understanding of the realities that we continue to face, as well as our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

 

Finally, we are grateful to our team of professionals who continue to advise us and keep us safe. We pray for and look forward to the eventual end of this plague, or at the very least, relatively safer local conditions that would allow us to re-open.

 

We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue your rigorous social distancing practices.

 

 

News 
 

This Shabbat is Shabbat Mevarkhim. Rosh Chodesh Adar will be next Friday and Shabbat.

 

We are planning a memorial event to reflect upon the legacy and impact of Rabbi Israel Wohlgelernter, former rav of the Sixteenth Street Synagogue. The event will be held on Zoom on Sunday, February 21st.

 

Purim begins on February 25th. This year, Purim is a different sort of complicated. The schedule (meaning frequency) of in-person Megillah readings, will be determined by occupancy capacity, a variable dependent upon interest and the positivity rates the week prior. Attendance will require pre-registration. Please let us know if you plan to attend. That said, we side with our leaders who permit Megillah reading over Zoom during this exceptional time and of course will offer that option as well.

 

Rabbi Bellino is currenty teaching a series entitled "Drunk Rabbis." The class discusses an array of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the perceived sophistication as well as the dangers of drinking alcohol. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

DRUNK RABBIS: A presentation of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the sophistication and dangers of drinking. All materials may be found hereTuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Beshalach 5781

01/29/2021 10:06:55 AM

Jan29

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Beshalach 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:52 PM
Shema After: 5:38 PM
Morning Shema Before: 9:38 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:28 AM
Mincha After: 12:39 PM
Sunset: 5:11 PM
Havdala: 5:54 PM

 

 

 

Our synagogue has been closed for the last 10 weeks and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Since March, our closure, reopening, and operating decisions have all been made under the guidance of our medical committee - a group of medical professionals, scientists, and policy experts.


The current closure is largely based upon the local 7-day positivity averages of each of the areas in which our local membership lives. The current elevated Covid positivity of our zip code (10003 - 3.02%), Stuyvesant Town (10009 - 4.25%) and the Lower East Side (10002 - 7.01%) concerns us, as does the reality that rates of positivity and hospitalization are increasing in all neighborhoods of NYC. In addition, the citywide rate is excessively high - being above 5% for the last month.


Together, we monitor a variety of metrics and discuss the conditions multiple times each week. It continues to be our assessment that the socially-distant and masked services (A.K.A. The Six Feet Synagogue) operating model is appropriate only when local positivity rates and other metrics are low.

 

Most obviously, we share your disappointment, but we believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our understanding of the realities that we continue to face, as well as our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

 

Finally, we are grateful to our team of professionals who continue to advise us and keep us safe. We pray for and look forward to the eventual end of this plague, or at the very least, relatively safer local conditions that would allow us to re-open.

 

We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue your rigorous social distancing practices.

 

 

 

News

 

We offer blessings of consolation to Miriam Kaplan upon the passing of her brother, Hillel Kaplan. Miriam can be reached at (212) 533-3191 or by email, mjk.2@netzero.com. 
 

We are planning a memorial event to reflect upon the legacy and impact of Rabbi Israel Wohlgelernter, former rav of the Sixteenth Street Synagogue. The event will be held on Zoom sometime around the Sheloshim of his passing. 
 

On December 23rd, our synagogue turned 80. To watch a particularly moving video tribute click here.

 

Rabbi Bellino has begun teaching a series entitled "Drunk Rabbis." The class discusses an array of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the perceived sophistication as well as the dangers of drinking alcohol. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

DRUNK RABBIS: A presentation of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the sophistication and dangers of drinking. All materials may be found hereTuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Bo 5781

01/22/2021 11:37:58 AM

Jan22

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Bo 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:43 PM
Shema After: 5:38 PM
Morning Shema Before: 9:40 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:29 AM
Mincha After: 12:38 PM
Sunset: 5:02 PM
Havdala: 5:46 PM

 

 

 

Our synagogue has been closed for the last 9 weeks and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Since March, our closure, reopening, and operating decisions have all been made under the guidance of our medical committee - a group of medical professionals, scientists, and policy experts.


The current closure is largely based upon the local 7-day positivity averages of each of the areas in which our local membership lives. The current elevated Covid positivity of our zip code (10003 - 3.02%), Stuyvesant Town (10009 - 4.25%) and the Lower East Side (10002 - 7.01%) concerns us, as does the reality that rates of positivity and hospitalization are increasing in all neighborhoods of NYC. In addition, the citywide rate is excessively high - being above 5% for the last month.


Together, we monitor a variety of metrics and discuss the conditions multiple times each week. It continues to be our assessment that the socially-distant and masked services (A.K.A. The Six Feet Synagogue) operating model is appropriate only when local positivity rates and other metrics are low.

 

Most obviously, we share your disappointment, but we believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our understanding of the realities that we continue to face, as well as our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

 

Finally, we are grateful to our team of professionals who continue to advise us and keep us safe. We pray for and look forward to the eventual end of this plague, or at the very least, relatively safer local conditions that would allow us to re-open.

 

We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue your rigorous social distancing practices.

 

 

 

News

 

We are saddened by the passing of Rabbi Israel Wohlgelernter (מורנו הרב ישראל אלעזר בן הרב יעקב יצחק), longtime rabbi of the Young Israel of Fifth Avenue / Sixteenth Street Synagogue. We offer blessings of consolation to the Wohlgelernter, Gordon, Katz, Roness, and Fruchter families as well to his many many students. 

 

On December 23rd, our synagogue turned 80. To watch a particularly moving video tribute click here.

 

Rabbi Bellino has begun teaching a series entitled "Drunk Rabbis." The class discusses an array of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the perceived sophistication as well as the dangers of drinking alcohol. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

DRUNK RABBIS: A presentation of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the sophistication and dangers of drinking. All materials may be found hereTuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaera 5781

01/15/2021 08:24:23 AM

Jan15

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaera 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:35 PM
Shema After: 5:38 PM
Morning Shema Before: 9:41 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:29 AM
Mincha After: 12:36 PM
Sunset: 4:54 PM
Havdala: 5:38 PM

 

 

 

Our synagogue has been closed for the last 8 weeks and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Since March, our closure, reopening, and operating decisions have all been made under the guidance of our medical committee - a group of medical professionals, scientists, and policy experts.


The current closure is largely based upon the local 7-day positivity averages of each of the areas in which our local membership lives. The current elevated Covid positivity of our zip code (10003 - 3.13%), Stuyvesant Town (10009 - 4.69%) and the Lower East Side (10002 - 7.92%) concerns us, as does the reality that rates of positivity and hospitalization are increasing in all neighborhoods of NYC. In addition, the citywide rate is excessively high - being above 5% for the last month.


Together, we monitor a variety of metrics and discuss the conditions multiple times each week. It continues to be our assessment that the socially-distant and masked services (A.K.A. The Six Feet Synagogue) operating model is appropriate only when local positivity rates and other metrics are low.

 

Most obviously, we share your disappointment, but we believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our understanding of the realities that we continue to face, as well as our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

 

Finally, we are grateful to our team of professionals who continue to advise us and keep us safe. We pray for and look forward to the eventual end of this plague, or at the very least, relatively safer local conditions that would allow us to re-open.

 

We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue your rigorous social distancing practices.

 

 

 

News

 

On December 23rd, our synagogue turned 80. To watch a particularly moving video tribute click here.

 

Rabbi Bellino has begun teaching a series entitled "Drunk Rabbis." The class discusses an array of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the perceived sophistication as well as the dangers of drinking alcohol. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

DRUNK RABBIS: A presentation of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the sophistication and dangers of drinking. All materials may be found hereTuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemot 5781

01/08/2021 08:10:53 AM

Jan8

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemot 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:28 PM
Shema After: 5:25 PM
Morning Shema Before: 9:41 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:28 AM
Mincha After: 12:33 PM
Sunset: 4:47 PM
Havdala: 5:31 PM

 

 

 

Our synagogue has been closed for the last 7 weeks and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Since March, our closure, reopening, and operating decisions have all been made under the guidance of our medical committee - a group of medical professionals, scientists, and policy experts.


The current closure is largely based upon the local 7-day positivity averages of each of the areas in which our local membership lives. The current elevated Covid positivity of our zip code (10003 - 2.7%), Stuyvesant Town (10009 - 5.3%) and the Lower East Side (10002 - 7.6%) concerns us, as does the reality that rates of positivity and hospitalization are increasing in all neighborhoods of NYC. In addition, the citywide rate is excessively high - being above 5% for the last month.


Together, we monitor a variety of metrics and discuss the conditions multiple times each week. It continues to be our assessment that the socially-distant and masked services (A.K.A. The Six Feet Synagogue) operating model is appropriate only when local positivity rates and other metrics are low.

 

Most obviously, we share your disappointment, but we believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our understanding of the realities that we continue to face, as well as our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

 

Finally, we are grateful to our team of professionals who continue to advise us and keep us safe. We pray for and look forward to the eventual end of this plague, or at the very least, relatively safer local conditions that would allow us to re-open.

 

We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue your rigorous social distancing practices.

 

 

 

News

 

On December 23rd, our synagogue turned 80. To watch a particularly moving video tribute click here.

 

Rabbi Bellino will begin teaching a series entitled "Drunk Rabbis." The class will discusss an array of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the perceived sophistication as well as the dangers of drinking alcohol. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

DRUNK RABBIS: A presentation of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the sophistication and dangers of drinking. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Prayer for our Country

01/07/2021 12:16:40 PM

Jan7

 

Greetings Friends,

The Babylonian Talmud (Sota 11a) provides a fascinating backstory, relevant to the upcoming Torah Portion and unfortunately to our times.

א"ר חייא בר אבא א"ר סימאי:
שלשה היו באותה עצה - בלעם ואיוב ויתרו.
בלעם שיעץ נהרג. איוב ששתק נידון ביסורין.
יתרו שברח זכו מבני בניו שישבו בלשכת הגזית.

Rabbi Ḥiyya bar Abba says that Rabbi Simai says: Three were consulted by Pharaoh [and they were:] Balaam, and Job, and Jethro. Balaam, who advised, [was punished by] being killed. Job, who was silent, was punished with afflictions. Jethro, who fled, merited that some of his descendants sat in the Chamber of Hewn Stone (i.e., the Sanhedrin).

This homiletic tradition speaks of the moral failure, not only of perpetuating evil, but remaining silent in the face of it, or at the very least, declining to distance oneself from it. (Of course, similar sentiments have been attributed to Habakuk, Edmund Burke, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ginetta Sagan and many others.) This teaching acknowledges that speaking out can simultaneously lead to personal, social and political exile; nevertheless, it suggests that the foundations of Judaic morality and justice are rooted in one person’s appropriate objection.

It is with this Midrash in mind, that I unequivocally express my complete disgust and dismay having witnessed the atrocities that unfolded yesterday at the Capitol (and beyond). The disregard for law and decency on the part of the terrorists, undermined the foundations of our democratic tradition. It is terrifying that our President has participated in fueling the fire that facilitated this disaster.

I ask that you all petition God to restore peace across our country and to facilitate the reemergence of a republic united that may once again model democracy and civility.

​​​​​אבינו שבשמים.
עזור וברך את ארצנו ארצות הברית.
שים אהבה ואחוה בין כל תושבי ארצנו.
ברך את כל מנהיגי המדינות האלו
ותן בלבם רוח חכמה ובינה לקיים שלום הארץ וחרותה.

Heavenly Father.
Assist and bless our country,
the United States of America.
Implant love and fraternity
among all who dwell therein.
Bless all the officers of our states
and set in their hearts the spirit of wisdom
and understanding to uphold peace and liberty.

 

Sincerely,

Gavriel Z. Bellino, Rabbi

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayechi 5781

01/01/2021 10:23:37 AM

Jan1

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayechi 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:21 PM
Shema After: 5:25 PM
Morning Shema Before: 9:40 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:26 AM
Mincha After: 12:30 PM
Sunset: 4:40 PM
Havdala: 5:25 PM

 

 

 

Our synagogue has been closed for the last 5 weeks and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Since March, our closure, reopening, and operating decisions have all been made under the guidance of our medical committee - a group of medical professionals, scientists, and policy experts.


The current closure is largely based upon the local 7-day positivity averages of each of the areas in which our local membership lives. The current elevated Covid positivity of our zip code (10003 - 3.5%), Stuyvesant Town (10009 - 4.35%) and the Lower East Side (10002 - 8.6%) concerns us, as does the reality that rates of positivity and hospitalization are increasing in all neighborhoods of NYC. In addition, the citywide rate is excessively high - being above 5% for the last month.


Together, we monitor a variety of metrics and discuss the conditions multiple times each week. It continues to be our assessment that the socially-distant and masked services (A.K.A. The Six Feet Synagogue) operating model is appropriate only when local positivity rates and other metrics are low.

 

Most obviously, we share your disappointment, but we believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our understanding of the realities that we continue to face, as well as our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

 

Finally, we are grateful to our team of professionals who continue to advise us and keep us safe. We pray for and look forward to the eventual end of this plague, or at the very least, relatively safer local conditions that would allow us to re-open.

 

We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue your rigorous social distancing practices.

 

 

 

News

 

 

We offer blessings of consolation to the Rosenfeld Family, upon the passing of Arlene Wiczyk.

 

On December 23rd, our synagogue turned 80. To watch a particularly moving video tribute click here.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

RABBINIC HERESY: A presentation of Early Rabbinic boundaries and exclusions. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

2020 Year-End Giving

12/28/2020 12:11:36 PM

Dec28


As 2020 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. You may also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue.

This is also the appropriate time to honor your open commitments to the synagogue and to pay any outstanding balances.

Please remember that in order to maximize your 2020 tax benefits, contributions and payments must be made no later than Thursday, 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 Vayigash 5781

12/25/2020 10:09:22 AM

Dec25

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayigash 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:16 PM
Shema After: 5:14 PM
Morning Shma Before: 9:37 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:24 AM
Mincha After: 12:26 PM
Sunset: 4:34 PM
Havdala: 5:20 PM

 

 

 

Our synagogue has been closed for the last 4 weeks and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Since March, our closure, reopening, and operating decisions have all been made under the guidance of our medical committee - a group of medical professionals, scientists, and policy experts.


The current closure is largely based upon the local 7-day positivity averages of each of the areas in which our local membership lives. Despite the relatively low Covid positivity rate of our synagogue’s zip code (10003), the current elevated positivity on the Lower East Side (10002 - 5.97%) concerns us, as does the reality that rates of positivity and hospitalization are increasing in all neighborhoods of NYC. In addition, the citywide rate is excessively high - being above 5% for the last month.


Together, we monitor a variety of metrics and discuss the conditions multiple times each week. It continues to be our assessment that the socially-distant and masked services (A.K.A. The Six Feet Synagogue) operating model is appropriate only when local positivity rates and other metrics are low.

 

Most obviously, we share your disappointment, but we believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our understanding of the realities that we continue to face, as well as our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

 

Finally, we are grateful to our team of professionals who continue to advise us and keep us safe. We pray for and look forward to the eventual end of this plague, or at the very least, relatively safer local conditions that would allow us to re-open.

 

We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue your rigorous social distancing practices.

 

 

 

News

 

 

On December 23rd, our synagogue turned 80. To watch a particularly moving video tribute click here.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Miketz 5781

12/18/2020 08:35:37 AM

Dec18

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Miketz 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:12 PM
Shema After: 5:14 PM
Morning Shma Before: 9:34 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:20 AM
Mincha After: 12:23 PM
Sunset: 4:30 PM
Havdala: 5:16 PM

 

 

 

Despite the relatively low Covid positivity rate in our zip code (10003), the recent uptick of positivity on the Lower East Side (10002) and Alphabet City / Stuyvesant Town (10009) concern us, as does the reality that rates seem to be increasing in all neighborhoods of NYC. It is for this reason that we have again decided to voluntarily close our building THIS Shabbat (12/19).

 

We share your disappointment, but we believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our acknowledgment of the realities that we continue to face, as well as our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

 

We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue your rigorous social distancing practices.

 

 

 

News

 

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeshev (Chanukah) 5781

12/11/2020 11:13:26 AM

Dec11

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat (Chanukah) Vayeshev 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:10 PM
Shema After: 5:14 PM
Morning Shma Before: 9:30 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:16 AM
Mincha After: 12:19 PM
Sunset: 4:28 PM
Havdala: 5:14 PM

 

 

 

Despite the relatively low Covid positivity rates north of Houston Street, the recent uptick of positivity on the Lower East Side concerns us, as does the reality that rates seem to be increasing in all neighborhoods of NYC - including ours. It is for this reason that we have again decided to voluntarily close our building THIS Shabbat (12/12).

 

We share your disappointment, but we believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our acknowledgment of the realities that we continue to face, as well as our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

 

We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue your rigorous social distancing practices.

 

 

 

News

 

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Aliyah & Michael Gluckstadt on the birth, brit, and naming of their son, Zachary Marvin (זכריה מאיר).

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5781

12/04/2020 08:38:38 AM

Dec4

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:10 PM
Shema After: 5:13 PM
Morning Shma Before: 9:25 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:12 AM
Mincha After: 12:16 PM
Sunset: 4:28 PM
Havdala: 5:13 PM

 

 

 

While we continue to safely operate our modified and socially distant services, we must acknowledge the recent increased positivity rates, locally and abroad. It is for this reason that we have decided to voluntarily close our building THIS Shabbat (12/5), so that we may create some protective distance and reevaluate our operating policies and plans for services.

 

We believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our acknowledgment of the realities that we continue to face, and our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

 

We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue to maintain rigorous social distancing practices.

 

 

 

News

 

 

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeitzei 5781

11/27/2020 08:21:23 AM

Nov27

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeitzei 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:12 PM
Shema After: 5:14 PM
Morning Shma Before: 9:20 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:08 AM
Mincha After: 12:13 PM
Sunset: 4:30 PM
Havdala: 5:14 PM

 

 

 

While we continue to safely operate our modified and socially distant services, we must acknowledge the recent increased positivity rates, locally and abroad. It is for this reason that we have decided to voluntarily close our building THIS Shabbat (11/28), so that we may create some protective distance and reevaluate our operating policies and plans for services.

 

We believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our acknowledgment of the realities that we continue to face, and our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

 

We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue to maintain rigorous social distancing practices.

 

 

 

News

 

 

We are still fundraising for the Downtown Eruv. To make a payment, please do so on our synagogue page, Venmo @sixthstreetsynagogue, or send a check to: The Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York NY 10003. Be sure to specify that this donation is for the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund and/or for the Eruv.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Toledot 5781

11/19/2020 10:11:08 PM

Nov19

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Toledot 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:15 PM
Shema After: 5:18 PM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Mincha After: 12:11 PM
Sunset: 4:32 PM
Havdala: 5:18 PM

 

 

 

Being separated from our building - and from one another - has been painful, but we are confident that in doing so, we successfully protected our community and demonstrated that we value life above all. 

 

This Shabbat we will again hold a 9:00 AM Minyan, with masks required and social-distance preserved. Attendance is monitored and limited, and congregants are seated throughout the entire main sanctuary in individually marked seats. The social hall is closed. Services are shortened and Kiddush offered to-go. Hand sanitizer is available. Please review our social distancing protocols and expectations here.

 

A Kiddush-To-Go has been provided by The House.

 

 

 

 

News

 

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to our friends Doris & Abe Samra on the birth and naming of their daughter, Simy (Simcha Adi).

 

While we continue to safely operate our modified and socially distant services, we must acknowledge the recent increased positivity rates, locally and abroad. It is for this reason that we have decided to voluntarily close our building NEXT Shabbat (11/28), so that we may create some protective distance and reevaluate our operating policies and plans for services. We believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our acknowledgment of the realities that we continue to face, and our continuous commitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond. We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you continue to maintain rigorous social distancing practices.

 

Our collection of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks' books is near completion. We are grateful to our donors: Richard L. Bell, Norma & Victor Bellino, Miles Bronstein, Ellen R. Cherrick, Jill Golub & Zach Griff, Dr. Yael Goverover & Dr. Joshua Livnat, Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz & Dr. Ronnie Perelis, Rhonda & David Malkin, Alexia & Harris Marks, Joan & Eli Nachmani, Brenda Pace, Cori Ann Robinson & Rabbi Gavriel Bellino, Isobel Rubin, Anita Rubin & David Schneiderman, Shira Schindel & Dr. Ron Gejman, Alan Schwartz, Daniela Sirotti, Jacqueline Slawsky, Shelly & Elie Yudewitz, and The Zeitchik Family.

 

We are still fundraising for the Downtown Eruv. We are grateful to our donors: Nina AnikeevaRichard L. Bell, Norma & Victor Bellino, Dr. Rebecca Betensky & Jeremy Newberger, Margaux Caby-Baer, Dina & Kenny Canfield, Ellen R. Cherrick, Suzanne Dance & Andrew Obin, Sarah & Corey Dicker, Toby Freilich, Dana Friedman, Jackie & Donny Furst, Aliyah & Michael Gluckstadt, Hannah Grass & Jon Stobezki, Yitzchak Greenberg, Eliana Kandel, Terry & Jack Lebewohl, Lori Leifer, Sara Liss, Dr. Ashira Lubkin & Alan Feder, Rhonda & David Malkin, Phoebe & Richard McBee, Harlee Miller, Kailah & Jonny Nulman, Gordon & Julie O'Brien, Brenda Pace, Bridget Priolo & Michael Grazi, Yosef Quint, Shimmy Rapps, Modi Rosenfeld, Isobel Rubin, Julia & Shlomi Salant, Alan Schwartz, Shlomo Schwartz & Marc Biquard, Jordana Meir Shapiro, Daniella Sirotti, Adina Lichtman & Avi Popack, Emma Sukenik, Eli Szus, Dr. Maxbeter & Avital Vizelberg, Kate Winick, Lübba Wintzer, Holly Wolf & Josh Levinson, Sharon & Bruce Yudewitz, Shelly & Elie Yudewitz, and Michelle Zigelman & Arieh Rosenblum. To make a payment, please do so on our synagogue page, Venmo @sixthstreetsynagogue, or send a check to: The Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York NY 10003. Be sure to specify that this donation is for the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund and/or for the Eruv.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sarah 5781

11/13/2020 08:52:09 AM

Nov13

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sarah 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:21 PM
Shema After: 5:27 PM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Mincha After: 12:10 PM
Sunset: 4:38 PM
Havdala: 5:21 PM

 

 

 

Being separated from our building - and from one another - has been painful, but we are confident that in doing so, we successfully protected our community and demonstrated that we value life above all. 

 

This Shabbat we will again hold a 9:00 AM Minyan, with masks required and social-distance preserved. Attendance is monitored and limited, and congregants are seated throughout the entire main sanctuary in individually marked seats. The social hall is closed. Services are shortened and Kiddush offered to-go. Hand sanitizer is available. Please review our social distancing protocols and expectations here.

 

A Kiddush-To-Go has been sponsored by Rachel Concha, Ruth Geye, Ian Berger & Yael Scolnick in celebration of peer pressure.

 

 

 

 

News

 

 

We are devastated by the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, מורנו הרב יעקב צבי בן דוד אריה, ז"ל. Through his numerous articles, countless speeches, and over 30 important volumes, Rabbi Sacks made his Torah accessible to a broad audience, added significantly to Judaic scholarship, and eloquently servDavid Ded as an ambassador of our Tradition. We were fortunate to have him downtown for so long. In addition to his global impact, he was a treasure of our community, a supportive friend of our synagogue, and a personal advisor to several of us. His passing is especially devastating during these divided and scary times, when inspirational leadership is so deeply lacking. We offer condolences to Lady Elaine, to their children and grandchildren.

 

  • Despite the universal tradition of studying the Rabbinic canon, it seems most appropriate to encourage the study of Rabbi Sacks' Torah. You may find a list of his books here. (Almost all of them are sold on Amazon. Many are available for Kindle.) Please notify us with the name of the volume that you plan to read. It would be nice to make a Siyum in the coming weeks.
     
  • To preserve his spiritual presence and to further encourage the study of his Torah, we would like our Synagogue library to own a copy of each one of his books and siddurim. Please donate $36 here or Venmo @sixthstreetsynagogue. Be sure to use the charge type 'Library' and to indicate that your donation is intended for the Sacks library. The response to this has been strong and we only a few more volumes donated.

We are saddened by the passing of Rabbi Dovid Feinstein.Rabbi Feinstein served as the head of the Mesivtha Tiferes Yerushalayim on the Lower East Side from the time of his father’s death in 1986 until his own passing last Friday. He served on the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah, the rabbinical council connected to Agudath Israel, an umbrella organization representing haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, communities. He was the Rabbinic advisor and guide to the entire ArtScroll enterprise.  Rav Dovid's influence and reach has had an impact on all of us, indirectly if not directly. You may find some personal reflection of our teacher, Dr. Jonathan Boyarin, here.

 

Downtown Eruv: The downtown community's yearly financial Eruv obligation is roughly $36K. Our synagogue raises at least $6k. (We are half way there!). To make a payment, please do so on our synagogue page, Venmo @sixthstreetsynagogue, or send a check to: The Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York NY 10003. Be sure to specify that this donation is for the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund and/or for the Eruv.

 

For class schedule and Zoom links, click here.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayera 5781

11/05/2020 10:40:23 PM

Nov5

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayera 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 4:27 PM
Shema After: 5:27 PM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Mincha After: 12:09 PM
Sunset: 4:44 PM
Havdala: 5:27 PM

 

 

 

Being separated from our building - and from one another - has been painful, but we are confident that in doing so, we successfully protected our community and demonstrated that we value life above all. 

 

This Shabbat we will again hold a 9:00 AM Minyan, with masks required and social-distance preserved. Attendance is monitored and limited, and congregants are seated throughout the entire main sanctuary in individually marked seats. The social hall is closed. Services are shortened and Kiddush offered to-go. Hand sanitizer is available. Please review our social distancing protocols and expectations here.

 

A Meat Kiddush-To-Go has been sponsored by Dina Canfield in celebration of Kenny's birthday.

 

For class schedule and Zoom links, click here.

 

Downtown Eruv: The downtown community's yearly financial Eruv obligation is roughly $36K. This is not a burden that should fall solely upon synagogues or institutions, but should be shared by the 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 on our synagogue page, Venmo @sixthstreetsynagogue, or send a check to: The Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York NY 10003. Be sure to specify that this donation is for the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund and/or for the Eruv.

 

 

 

News

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Lekh Lekha 5781

10/29/2020 10:02:23 PM

Oct29

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Lekh Lekha 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 5:36 PM
Shema After: 6:34 PM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Mincha After: 1:09 PM
Sunset: 5:52 PM
Havdala: 6:34 PM

 

 

 

Being separated from our building - and from one another - has been painful, but we are confident that in doing so, we successfully protected our community and demonstrated that we value life above all. 

 

This Shabbat we will again hold a 9:00 AM Minyan, with masks required and social-distance preserved. Attendance is monitored and limited, and congregants are seated throughout the entire main sanctuary in individually marked seats. The social hall is closed. Services are shortened and Kiddush offered to-go. Hand sanitizer is available. Please review our social distancing protocols and expectations here.

 

A Meat Kiddush-To-Go has been sponsored by:

  • The Gerschel Family in observance of the Yahrtzeit of Rachel ("Mamita") Feldman, grandmother of Daniel.
  • Ariel Matityahu & Nathan Lerman in celebration of their recent engagement.

 

For class schedule and Zoom links, click here.

 

Downtown Eruv: The downtown community's yearly financial Eruv obligation is roughly $36K. This is not a burden that should fall solely upon synagogues or institutions, but should be shared by the 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 on our synagogue page, Venmo @sixthstreetsynagogue, or send a check to: The Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York NY 10003. Be sure to specify that this donation is for the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund and/or for the Eruv.

 

 

 

News

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Yael Mühlrad & Alon Gorbonos on the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Avraham Liam.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Ariel Matityahu & Nathan Lerman on their recent engagement.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership has almost no privileges.


But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sage Kitchen at 352 Bowery
Sushi Tokyo at 121 19th Street

 

 

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

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

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

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Noach 5781

10/22/2020 11:37:08 PM

Oct22

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Noach 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 5:45 PM
Shema After: 6:43 PM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Mincha After: 1:09 PM
Sunset: 6:01 PM
Havdala: 6:43 PM

 

 

 

Being separated from our building - and from one another - has been painful, but we are confident that in doing so, we successfully protected our community and demonstrated that we value life above all. 

 

This Shabbat we will again hold a 9:00 AM Minyan, with masks required and social-distance preserved. Attendance is monitored and limited, and congregants are seated throughout the entire main sanctuary in individually marked seats. The social hall is closed. Services are shortened and Kiddush offered to-go. Hand sanitizer is available. Please review our social distancing protocols and expectations here.

 

A Kiddush-To-Go has been sponsored by:

  • Phoebe & Richard McBee in honor of their daughter, Julia McBee
  • The Bellino Family in celebration of the birthday of Keshet Bellino


For class schedule and Zoom links, click here.

 

 

Tanakh Yomi 5781: As we have just begun a new cycle of Torah reading and study, please consider joining our synagogue in Tanakh Yomi, our (near) daily study of Bible that facilitates its completion in one year.

Here's how it works:

  • Follow the Torah reading every Shabbat.
  • Read approximately 3 chapters of Prophets/Writings Sunday thru Friday.
  • Follow the Megillot on the days we read them.

To keep everyone on the same page, there's a schedule, which includes the daily readings as well as several days after each book for rest and "catch-up." 
 

Please plan for your completion of Tanakh on Shabbat Nitzavim, September 4th, 2021.

 

 

News

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 


 

 

Membership


With a new fiscal year having begun on June 1st, it is once again time for us to encourage membership, asking you to formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue. Despite our four month hiatus, this has been a year of significant growth, meaningful services, insightful classes, festive parties, engaging children’s programming, and respected and inspiring speakers. We continue to make essential repairs and aesthetic improvements to our 174 year old building. Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sage Kitchen at 352 Bowery

 

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 Bereishit 5781

10/15/2020 11:20:23 PM

Oct15

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Bereishit 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 5:55 PM
Shema After: 7:25 PM
Morning Shema Before: 9:55 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:50 AM
Mincha After: 1:10 PM
Sunset: 6:11 PM
Havdala: 6:52 PM

 

 

 

Shabbat Bereishit Closure

 

With the holiday season now behind us, we would like to thank you all for your continued support. These Yamim Tovim were particularly festive and lovely, despite the significant modifications that were necessary. We are most grateful to all those of you who participated in our services, who enhanced our community with their presence, and who sustained us with their great generosity. Most importantly, we thank all those of you who have partnered with us in our efforts to vigilantly protect our community during this particularly difficult time.

 

While we continue to safely operate our modified and socially distant services, we must continue to acknowledge that the risks and harms of the pandemic are still present. For this reason, we have decided to voluntarily close our building this Shabbat (10/17), so that we may create some protective distance. We believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, especially given our increased interaction over the holidays, and the probable recent increase in travel to neighborhoods with higher levels of Covid positivity. At the very least, we hope that this decision demonstrates our acknowledgment of the realities that we continue to face, and our recommitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond. We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you maintain your rigorous social distancing practices. We look forward to greeting you on Shabbat Noach (10/24).

 

The traditional post-holiday greeting, is "gut vinter." May our rigorous concern for the preservation of health, paired with God's continued protection, facilitate for us a healthy and happy winter.


For class schedule and Zoom links, click here.

 

 

News

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Carly Korman & Nathaniel Schlakman on their recent wedding.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Dr. Leora Walter & Asher Schlusselberg on the birth of a girl.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).
 

 


 

 

Membership


With a new fiscal year having begun on June 1st, it is once again time for us to encourage membership, asking you to formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue. Despite our four month hiatus, this has been a year of significant growth, meaningful services, insightful classes, festive parties, engaging children’s programming, and respected and inspiring speakers. We continue to make essential repairs and aesthetic improvements to our 174 year old building. Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sage Kitchen at 352 Bowery

 

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: Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah 5781

10/08/2020 10:23:08 PM

Oct8

 


Weekly Update: Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah 5781
 


Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Schedule

First Night - Friday, October 9
 
Candle-lighting: 6:06 PM
Sunset: 6:24 PM
   
Shemini Atzeret - Shabbat, October 10
 
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Yizkor: 10:15 AM
Candle-lighting After (from pre-existing flame): 7:04 PM
   
   
Simchat Torah - Sunday, October 11
 
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Sunset: 6:20 PM
Havdalah: 7:01 PM

 

Hoshana Rabba/Shemini Atzeret/
Simchat Torah

 

Hoshana Rabba Shacharit will be held this Friday morning at 8:00 AM in the Main Sanctuary. Hoshanot bundles will be made available. Hoshana Rabba on Sixth Street is surprisingly efficient and always beautiful. Please consider joining us.

 

Sadly, the final days of the holiday will look very different this year. Our absolute insistence upon social distancing - especially indoors - precludes us from observing many of the Simchat Torah practices that we are used to. The recent Covid uptick has only strengthened our resolve to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond.

Please be aware of the following holiday modifications:

  • No evening services will be held.
  • Morning services will meet at 9:00 AM on both days. They will run quicker than usual. Yizkor on Shemini Atzeret will be recited at approximately 10:15 AM.
  • The scroll of Ecclesiastes will not be read.
  • Daytime Hakkafot will be performed by one person. The rest of us will observe/participate from our seats.
  • No extra Aliyot will be given.
  • Simchat Torah honors will be given to those who have prepared the readings.
  • Choni and his father will perform every Hagba/Gelila, unless another father/son duo is available.
  • A modest To-Go Kiddush will be made available outside.

As always: Anyone who is feeling unwell or is immunocompromised is religiously prohibited from participating in public prayer services. Anyone who is even nervous about exposure is released from the general obligation of public prayer.

 

 

News

 

 

Post Sukkot Gratitude. Our first days of Sukkot were magnificent. We are especially grateful to Choni Bellino for his flawless Torah reading, to David Lessman for his preparation of our beautiful sukkot, and to Vincenzo Aiosa and staff for their dedicated support inside and outside of our building.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 

 


 

 

Membership


With a new fiscal year having begun on June 1st, it is once again time for us to encourage membership, asking you to formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue. Despite our four month hiatus, this has been a year of significant growth, meaningful services, insightful classes, festive parties, engaging children’s programming, and respected and inspiring speakers. We continue to make essential repairs and aesthetic improvements to our 174 year old building. Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

MASEKHET AVOT: Rabbi Bellino's untraditionally traditional approach to Masekhet Avot. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:00 PM.

 

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

 

PARDES: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, 8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sage Kitchen at 352 Bowery

 

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: Sukkot 5781

10/01/2020 11:14:38 PM

Oct1

 


Weekly Update: Sukkot 5781
 


Schedule for Sukkot

First Night - Friday, October 2
 
Candle-lighting: 6:17 PM
Sunset: 6:35 PM
Sukka after: 7:15 PM
   
First Day - Shabbat, October 3
 
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Candle-lighting After (from pre-existing flame): 7:15 PM
   
   
Second Day - Sunday, October 4
 
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Sunset: 6:33 PM
Havdalah: 7:14 PM

 

Sukkot

 

Although Covid-positivity rates have increased among certain segments of the Orthodox community, assuming the local rates stay where they are, we are comfortable holding services over Sukkot. This will include morning (only) services as well as Sukka access. With so many of us away this Yom Tov, we ask that you please come on time.

 

Immediately following services there will be a Sukka Kiddush sponsored by Stanley Sherman in memory of his great grandfather, Samuel Levi. Wine, Challa rolls, and snacks will be made available so that everyone can conveniently perform the mitzva.

 

The Sukkot will be available from 7-10 PM each evening of Yom Tov as well as immediately following services.

 

In order to help effectively socially-distance, a third Sukka has been built on the sanctuary terrace found on the eastern side of our building. We will have to be very careful and conscious of the space, maintaining distance, limiting exposure time, and taking turns. To be clear: Anyone who is feeling unwell, is immunocompromised, or is even nervous about exposure is released from the obligation of Sukka and may eat Yom Tov meals indoors. 


 

 

 

News

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Chavie Lieber & Yoni Stokar upon the birth of a boy.

 

Next Friday is Hoshana Rabba. We expect to convene an 8:00 AM Shacharit in the main sanctuary.

 

A plan for a modified Simchat Torah is in the works. Stay tuned.

 

Post YK Gratitude/Kol Nidrei Appeal. Yom Kippur was a wonderful success. More than 200 people - masked, distanced, and in limited groups - were welcomed over the course of the day. Each service was magnificent;  "normal," uplifting, and safe. We are especially grateful to our cantors, Meir Shapiro and Neil Kitainik for their beautiful and perfectly-timed davening. We also thank Jonathan Falik for his Torah reading, Lübba Wintzer and Choni Bellino for their help in setting up the sanctuary, Elie Yudewitz for his ushering, Daniela Sirotti and Gloria Mills for sponsoring the Break Fast, and Vincenzo Aiosa and staff for their hard work in preparing, disinfecting, and maintaining our building.

 

At Kol Nidrei - the service that surprisingly encourages us to pivot away from our more predictable behaviors - Rabbi Bellino discussed how tradition is sometimes counter-intuitively secured - and even enhanced - by flexibility and a creative spirit, and how this has long-defined his religious approach and vision of our synagogue's role within Orthodox Jewish life. He applied this outlook to our safety as well, and detailed our ongoing challenges during - and successes despite - the global pandemic. If this vision speaks to you, if you have benefited from it, or if you would like to see it enlarged further, please consider participating in our Kol Nidrei Campaign. Your support is essential for our continued success. We remind you that any amount helps our efforts and lifts our spirits.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 

Bagel Boss on 1st Avenue and 15th Street is open for take-out and delivery. You can place an order here. Additionally, they are working with "Manhattan Together" to help feed hungry New Yorkers. To support their efforts or to learn more, click on the "Manhattan Together" GoFundMe page.
 

 


 

 

Membership


With a new fiscal year having begun on June 1st, it is once again time for us to encourage membership, asking you to formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue. Despite our four month hiatus, this has been a year of significant growth, meaningful services, insightful classes, festive parties, engaging children’s programming, and respected and inspiring speakers. We continue to make essential repairs and aesthetic improvements to our 174 year old building. Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

MASEKHET AVOT: Rabbi Bellino's untraditionally traditional approach to Masekhet Avot. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:00 PM.

 

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

 

PARDES: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, 8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sage Kitchen at 352 Bowery

 

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

 

CORRECTED: Thank You, Kol Nidrei, Sukkot

09/30/2020 12:54:40 PM

Sep30

 

 

Thank You, Kol Nidrei, Sukkot

 


Greetings Friends,

 

Thank You. Yom Kippur was a wonderful success. More than 200 people - masked, distanced, and in limited groups - were welcomed over the course of the day. Each service was magnificent;  "normal," uplifting, and safe. I am especially grateful to our cantors, Meir Shapiro and Neil Kitainik for their beautiful and perfectly-timed davening. I also thank Jonathan Falik for his Torah reading, Lübba Wintzer and Choni Bellino for their help in setting up the sanctuary, Elie Yudewitz for his ushering, Daniela Sirotti and Gloria Mills for sponsoring the Break Fast, and Vincenzo Aiosa and staff for their hard work in preparing, disinfecting, and maintaining our building.

 

At Kol Nidrei - the service that surprisingly encourages us to pivot away from our more predictable behaviors - I discussed how tradition is sometimes counter-intuitively secured - and even enhanced - by flexibility and a creative spirit, and how this has long-defined my religious approach and my vision of our synagogue's role within Orthodox Jewish life. I applied this outlook to our safety as well, and detailed our ongoing challenges during - and successes despite - the global pandemic. If this vision speaks to you, if you have benefited from it, or if you would like to see it enlarged further, please consider participating in our Kol Nidrei Campaign. Your support is essential for our continued success. I remind you that any amount helps my efforts and lifts my spirits.

 

Sukkot. I am aware of the increase in Covid-positivity among certain segments of the Orthodox community, but assuming the local rates stay where they are, I am comfortable holding services over Sukkot. This will include evening evening services, morning services, as well as Sukka access. In order to help effectively socially-distance I have had a third Sukka built on the sanctuary terrace found on the eastern side of our building. We will have to be very careful and conscious of the space, maintaining distance, limiting exposure time, and and take turns. Wine and Challa rolls will be made available so that everyone can conveniently perform the mitzva. To be clear: Anyone who is feeling unwell, is immunocompromised, or is even nervous about exposure is released from the obligation of Sukka and may eat Yom Tov meals indoors. Finally, a plan for a modified Simchat Torah is in the works, but it is unfortunately too soon for me to make a firm commitment.

 

Thank you for your continued interest, flexibility, and support. Wishing you continued good health and a joyful holiday season,

 

GZB

Thank You, Kol Nidrei, Sukkot

09/30/2020 12:49:09 PM

Sep30

 

 

Thank You, Kol Nidrei, Sukkot

 


Greetings Friends,

 

Thank You. Yom Kippur was a wonderful success. More than 200 people - masked, distanced, and in limited groups - were welcomed over the course of the day. Each service was magnificent;  "normal," uplifting, and safe. I am especially grateful to our cantors, Modechai Shapiro and Neil Kitainik for their beautiful and perfectly-timed davening. I also thank Jonathan Falik for his Torah reading, Lübba Wintzer and Choni Bellino for their help in setting up the sanctuary, Elie Yudewitz for his ushering, Daniela Sirotti and Gloria Mills for sponsoring the Break Fast, and Vincenzo Aiosa and staff for their hard work in preparing, disinfecting, and maintaining our building.

 

At Kol Nidrei - the service that surprisingly encourages us to pivot away from our more predictable behaviors - I discussed how tradition is sometimes counter-intuitively secured - and even enhanced - by flexibility and a creative spirit, and how this has long-defined my religious approach and my vision of our synagogue's role within Orthodox Jewish life. I applied this outlook to our safety as well, and detailed our ongoing challenges during - and successes despite - the global pandemic. If this vision speaks to you, if you have benefited from it, or if you would like to see it enlarged further, please consider participating in our Kol Nidrei Campaign. Your support is essential for our continued success. I remind you that any amount helps my efforts and lifts my spirits.

 

Sukkot. I am aware of the increase in Covid-positivity among certain segments of the Orthodox community, but assuming the local rates stay where they are, I am comfortable holding services over Sukkot. This will include evening evening services, morning services, as well as Sukka access. In order to help effectively socially-distance I have had a third Sukka built on the sanctuary terrace found on the eastern side of our building. We will have to be very careful and conscious of the space, maintaining distance, limiting exposure time, and and take turns. Wine and Challa rolls will be made available so that everyone can conveniently perform the mitzva. To be clear: Anyone who is feeling unwell, is immunocompromised, or is even nervous about exposure is released from the obligation of Sukka and may eat Yom Tov meals indoors. Finally, a plan for a modified Simchat Torah is in the works, but it is unfortunately too soon for me to make a firm commitment.

 

Thank you for your continued interest, flexibility, and support. Wishing you continued good health and a joyful holiday season,

 

GZB

Weekly Update: Shabbat Ha'azinu (Shuva) 5781

09/25/2020 07:32:20 AM

Sep25

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Ha'azinu (Shuva) 5781
 


Candle Lighting Before: 6:29 PM
Shema After: 7:25 PM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Mincha After: 1:16 PM
Sunset: 6:45 PM
Havdala: 7:25 PM

 

 

 

Being separated from our building - and from one another - has been painful, but we are confident that in doing so, we successfully protected our community and demonstrated that we value life above all. 

 

This Shabbat we will again hold a 9:00 AM Minyan, with masks required and social-distance preserved. Attendance is monitored and limited, and congregants are seated throughout the entire main sanctuary in individually marked seats. The social hall is closed. Services are shortened and Kiddush offered to-go. Hand sanitizer is available. Please review our social distancing protocols and expectations here.

 

A Kiddush-To-Go has been sponsored by Toby Pearl in memory of her parents, Anna & Isak Freilich.


For class schedule and Zoom links, click here.

 

 

 

Yom Kippur Preparation
 

Rabbi Bellino's Fasting Tips can be found here.

 

Cruely-Free Kaporos can be found here.

 

The Kol Nidrei Campaign can be found here.

 

 

 

 

Yom Kippur
 

Assuming that the local infection rates stay low, we will hold modified Yom Kippur services. We are indeed blessed with a large sanctuary; however, we are limited in the number of people that we may safely accommodate. RSVPS are required and shul members have been prioritized. Seats will be assigned and masks will be required.

 

You will not be allowed to enter unless you have a confirmed reservation. If you are unsure of the status of your reservation, contact us immediately.

 


There are two options for Kol Nidrei:

  • Early Kol Nidrei will begin at 4:00 PM with Mincha and will include the Kol Nidrei service, a short speech, and one of the Yom Kippur evening poems. The service will conclude at 5:00 PM after which you should go home and eat your pre-Yom-Kippur meal. You should be careful to conclude the meal and light candles by 6:25 PM.
  • Zman (on-time) Kol Nidrei will begin at 6:20 PM and will be live-streamed (until 6:42 PM). A short speech will be followed by a shortened Yom Kippur Maariv. Note that at at this point, you are not permitted to attend both this Kol Nidrei and Neilah. You will have to choose one.

 

There are two options for the morning service.

  • The full morning service will begin at 8:00 AM. It will include a mostly rabbinic Shacharit but will include the penitential prayers. There will be a Torah reading, Yizkor, as well as an abridged Musaph.
  • The late half-service will begin with Yizkor at 1:00 PM. Yizkor will be followed by an abridged Musaph.

 

Finally, there will be one service on Yom Kippur afternoon.

  • It will begin with Mincha at 4:45 PM and then Neila at 6:00 PM. There will be only one Neila service, and we are limiting Neila attendance to our membership. Remember that you must choose between the Zman Kol Nidrei (at 6:20 PM) and the Neila service.

 

We thank you for you patience and for partnering with us in making our High Holy Day services sufficiently safe and appropriately meaningful. If you have any questions or suggestions, be sure to contact us.

 

 

News

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to our friends Sara & Farmer Yosef Gillers upon the birth and naming of their daughter, Mina Eva.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Reut Baer & Amitai Samuels on their recent engagement.

 

The 2020 Census needs your help! The Manhattan self-response rates for Census 2020 are considerably lower than 2010, most likely due to the pandemic and people leaving the city. Quite simply, each completed census brings money to their neighborhoods, ensures representation in Washington and can be filled out online in less than ten minutes at www.my2020census.gov. You do not need a paper form or code to fill out the census, you can simply go to my2020census.gov and write-in your NYC address.

 

In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.

 

Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at info@villagecrown.com or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM).

 

Bagel Boss on 1st Avenue and 15th Street is open for take-out and delivery. You can place an order here. Additionally, they are working with "Manhattan Together" to help feed hungry New Yorkers. To support their efforts or to learn more, click on the "Manhattan Together" GoFundMe page.
 

 


 

 

Membership


With a new fiscal year having begun on June 1st, it is once again time for us to encourage membership, asking you to formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue. Despite our four month hiatus, this has been a year of significant growth, meaningful services, insightful classes, festive parties, engaging children’s programming, and respected and inspiring speakers. We continue to make essential repairs and aesthetic improvements to our 174 year old building. Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

 

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

 

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 



Classes

 

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

 

MASEKHET AVOT: Rabbi Bellino's untraditionally traditional approach to Masekhet Avot. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:00 PM.

 

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

 

PARDES: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, 8:00 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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sage Kitchen at 352 Bowery

 

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.

 

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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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