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Weekly Update: Shabbat Yitro 5779

01/24/2019 10:32:51 PM

Jan24

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Yitro 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

This week's
Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Esther & Martin Tessler

in observance of the Yahrzeit of

Marty's father, Louis Tessler,
אריה לייב ב"ר מרדכי

 

This week's
Dairy Kiddush
has been
 sponsored by
Daniela Sirotti
in memory of her mother,

Libera Massaria Sirotti

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
provided by

The House

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:46 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:45 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:42 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:40 AM
Sermon-Rabbi Joe Wolfson   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:35 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:55 PM
Maariv   5:40 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:50 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

We are to honored to welcome Rabbi Joe Wolfson, who will give the sermon this Shabbat. Rabbi Wolfson is the Director of the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU) as well as the rabbi of the Orthodox community at New York University.

 

All Shabbat services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

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

We wish a Mazal Tov to our friends, Doris Sheynfeld and Abe Samra, on their recent engagement.

 

We offer Blessings of Consolation to Eric Johnson on the loss of his mother, Grace Elizabeth Johnson. Eric will accept visitors at his apartment (445 East 14th Street, Apt. #2D) during the following hours:

Sunday, January 27th: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Monday, January 28th through Thursday, January 31st: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM.


Tot Shabbat Next Week: Children and their parents are invited to the next Tot Shabbat on Parshat Mishpatim, February 2nd, featuring our newly hired Early Childhood Educator, Leat KlingmanPlease join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM. Parent participation and feedback helps us create a nurturing and educational environment for our youngest members--so join us on February 2nd!

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

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Elie Yudewitz who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on February 9th (the afternoon reading is Tetzaveh). We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is February 23rd, (Shabbat Ki Tisa).
 



Events
 


January 28th - Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about Toharat HaMishpacha
Join downtown Yoetzet Halacha, Shiffy Friedman, on Monday, January 28th, at 7:30 PM for a discussion of the Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about keeping the Jewish Purity Family Laws. Join us for a discussion of common misconceptions, some “hacks” to getting to the mikvah sooner, as well as some issues regarding mental health and anxiety that can arise from issues related to Jewish Family laws. Please come with any questions you might have, and feel free to submit anonymous questions at nycyoetzet@gmail.com ahead of the discussion. This event is open to married and unmarried women. Please RSVP on the event pageThis event has been sponsored by Adina & Henry Frank, in observance of the first Yahrzeit of Adina's mother, Bea Haims.


February 2nd - CholentFest VI
Join us for Shabbat Kiddush on February 2nd, and taste a wide variety of cholents. Or, perhaps you want to challenge last year's winner of the CholentFest Eydel Ladle to claim the ladle and the respect of your peers. To register as a chef and to learn about preparation info, please email
Eli Szus ASAP. This is NOT a cholent eating contest. Prizes will be given to
Best Cholent (Judged), Best Cholent (People's Choice), Best Decorations (Judged), Best Nontraditional Cholent (Judged).

 

February 7th - "Esther’s Day: Purim in Art", with Richard McBee

In this illustrated lecture, which spans Dura Europos, Michelangelo, Veronese, illuminated Megillot, as well as contemporary Graphic Novels and McBee paintings, Richard McBee shows us that Purim is a treasure of Jewish art.


SAVE THE DATES
January 28 - Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about Toharat HaMishpacha with Yoetzet Shifra Friedman
February 2 - CholentFest VI
February 6 - An Evening of Study with Yeshivat Maaleh Gilboa

February 7 - McBee on the Art of Purim

 



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook 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 (Shira) 5779

01/17/2019 09:10:51 PM

Jan17

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Beshalach (Shira) 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

This week's
Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

This week's
Dairy Kiddush
has been
 sponsored by
Alan Schwartz

in observance of the yahrzeits of
of his beloved grandparents,
Frimit & Mordechai Shlomo
Konigsberg,

and in celebration
of Tu B'Shevat

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
provided by

The House

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:38 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:40 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:42 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:42 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:25 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:45 PM
Maariv   5:32 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:42 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

Tot Shabbat This Shabbat (1/19), Tu B'Shvat Edition! In honor of Tu B'Shvat, everyone is welcome for a Tu B'Shvat-themed program, with stories, songs, and snacks. Please join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.

 

All Shabbat services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

 

News

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

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Olivia Paris Garcia & Samuel Volkin on their recent wedding.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Avi Sosa & Chavie Sharfman on their recent engagement.

 

We are saddened by the passing of Hasida Berkowitz, mother of our teacher and friend, Rabbi Dr. Avi Berkowitz. Shiva is being held in Israel.


We offer Blessings of Consolation to Eric Johnson on the loss of his mother, Grace Elizabeth Johnson.

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

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Neil Kitainik who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on January 16th (the afternoon reading is Mishpatim). We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is February 9th, (Shabbat Terumah).
 



Events
 


January 28th - Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about Toharat HaMishpacha
Join downtown Yoetzet Halacha, Shiffy Friedman, on Monday, January 28th, at 7:30 PM for a discussion of the Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about keeping the Jewish Purity Family Laws. Join us for a discussion of common misconceptions, some “hacks” to getting to the mikvah sooner, as well as some issues regarding mental health and anxiety that can arise from issues related to Jewish Family laws. Please come with any questions you might have, and feel free to submit anonymous questions at nycyoetzet@gmail.com ahead of the discussion. This event is open to married and unmarried women. Please RSVP on the event pageThis event has been sponsored by Adina & Henry Frank, in observance of the first Yahrzeit of Adina's mother, Bea Haims.


February 2nd - CholentFest VI
Join us for Shabbat Kiddush on February 2nd, and taste a wide variety of cholents. Or, perhaps you want to challenge last year's winner of the CholentFest Eydel Ladle to claim the ladle and the respect of your peers. To register as a chef and to learn about preparation info, please email
Eli Szus ASAP. This is NOT a cholent eating contest. Prizes will be given to
Best Cholent (Judged), Best Cholent (People's Choice), Best Decorations (Judged), Best Nontraditional Cholent (Judged).

 

February 7th - "Esther’s Day: Purim in Art", with Richard McBee

In this illustrated lecture, which spans Dura Europos, Michelangelo, Veronese, illuminated Megillot, as well as contemporary Graphic Novels and McBee paintings, Richard McBee shows us that Purim is a treasure of Jewish art.


SAVE THE DATES
January 28 - Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about Toharat HaMishpacha with Yoetzet Shifra Friedman
February 2 - CholentFest VI
February 7 - McBee on the Art of Purim

February 8-9 - Scholars-in-Residence with Dr. Aaron Koller & Shira Hecht-Koller
 



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook 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 5779

01/10/2019 07:49:56 PM

Jan10

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Bo 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

This week's Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by

Solomon Birnbaum, Jason Wohlberg
Eric Weintraub, Elisha Friedman,
Ari Werthheimer &
Joseph Grosser

in honor of the Sixth Street congregation
and Rabbi Bellino (& family)
for their hard work and dedication
in strengthening
the Downtown Jewish Community

 

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

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
 provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:30 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:30 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:35 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:42 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:15 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:35 PM
Maariv   5:25 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:35 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

Moments following Shabbat, we will hold our Glow-Stick Guitar-Havdallah & Sing-Along. Children are encouraged to attend and all are welcome to participate.

 

All Shabbat services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

 

News

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

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Francesca & Dr. Micah Timen on their wedding this past Sunday.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Olivia Paris Garcia & Samuel Volkin on their upcoming wedding.

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to our friend, Eliot Bickoff, upon his engagement to Carly Kulawitz.

 

Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat next Saturday morning, Parshat Beshalach, January 19th, featuring our Early Childhood Educator, Leat Klingman. Please join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.

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

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Jeremy Newberger who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on January 19th (the afternoon reading is Yitro). We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is January 19th, (Shabbat Beshalach).
 



Events
 


January 28th - Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about Toharat HaMishpacha
Join downtown Yoetzet Halacha, Shiffy Friedman, on Monday, January 28th, at 7:30 PM for a discussion of the Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about keeping the Jewish Purity Family Laws. Join us for a discussion of common misconceptions, some “hacks” to getting to the mikvah sooner, as well as some issues regarding mental health and anxiety that can arise from issues related to Jewish Family laws. Please come with any questions you might have, and feel free to submit anonymous questions at nycyoetzet@gmail.com ahead of the discussion. This event is open to married and unmarried women. Please RSVP on the event pageThis event has been sponsored by Adina & Henry Frank, in observance of the first Yahrzeit of Adina's mother, Bea Haims.


February 2nd - CholentFest VI
Join us for Shabbat Kiddush on February 2nd, and taste a wide variety of cholents. Or, perhaps you want to challenge last year's winner of the CholentFest Eydel Ladle to claim the ladle and the respect of your peers. To register as a chef and to learn about preparation info, please email
Eli Szus by January 18th. This is NOT a cholent eating contest. Prizes will be given to
Best Cholent (Judged), Best Cholent (People's Choice), Best Decorations (Judged), Best Nontraditional Cholent (Judged).


SAVE THE DATES
January 28 - Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about Toharat HaMishpacha with Yoetzet Shifra Friedman
February 2 - CholentFest VI

February 8-9 - Scholars-in-Residence with Dr. Aaron Koller & Shira Hecht-Koller
 



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook 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 5779

01/03/2019 09:27:46 PM

Jan3

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaera 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

This week's delicious
Friday Night Kiddush,

Saturday Morning Meat Kiddush,

Shabeer Supply, and Shabbocktails

have been sponsored by

Dr. Sanford & Mrs. Beth Timen
in celebration of the Aufruf of
Dr. Micah Timen

and his upcoming wedding to

Francensca Macaluso,

daughter of
Mr. Fred & Mrs. Magaly Macaluso

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
 provided by
The House

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:23 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:25 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:28 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:41 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:30 PM
Maariv   5:18 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:28 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


This Shabbat we celebrate the upcoming wedding of Dr. Micah Timen & Francesca Macaluso. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and our wonderful community. 

 

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:25 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time.

 

Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this Saturday morning, featuring our Early Childhood Educator, Leat KlingmanPlease join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.

 

Moments following Shabbat, we will hold our Glow-Stick Guitar-Havdallah & Sing-Along. Children are encouraged to attend and all are welcome to participate.

 

All Shabbat services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

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

 

 

 

We offer Blessings of Consolation to our friend, Mindy Turk, and to the entire Turk family, upon the passing of Mindy's mother, Rhoda Kanarek, and Mindy's brother, Lenny Kanarek.

 

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

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Mr. Henry Reininger who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on January 12th (the afternoon reading is Beshalach). We are also looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Next Week, January 12th (Shabbat Bo).
 



Events
 


January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
Jane Jacobs called it a ballet. Neighborhoods had density. Buildings had character. Streets had eyes. But by the 1960’s, led by Robert Moses, the ballet of the city came to a grinding halt, replaced by the superblock, the highrise, and the highway. The wrecking ball sealed the fate of neighborhoods.  What were its implications on NY Jewish life in the 20th century and how did decisions made then still impact us today? Join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for a conversation lead by professor, author and real estate expert, Jason Haber.


January 28 - Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about Toharat HaMishpacha
Join downtown Yoetzet Halacha, Shiffy Friedman, on Monday, January 28th, at 7:30 PM for a discussion of the Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about keeping the Jewish Purity Family Laws. Join us for a discussion of common misconceptions, some “hacks” to getting to the mikvah sooner, as well as some issues regarding mental health and anxiety that can arise from issues related to Jewish Family laws. Please come with any questions you might have, and feel free to submit anonymous questions at nycyoetzet@gmail.com ahead of the discussion. This event is open to married and unmarried women. Please RSVP on the event page.

 

February 2nd - CholentFest VI
Challenge last year's winner of the SSCS CholentFest Eydel Ladle to claim the ladle and the respect of your peers. Come taste all the delicious cholents at Kiddush on February 2nd.


SAVE THE DATES
January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
January 20 - Hazon Tu B'Shvat Yom Iyun/Seder
January 28 - Yoetzet Event with Shifra Friedman
February 2 - CholentFest
 



Classes

 

FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM. (Will not meet this week).

 

RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.
Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM. (Will not meet this week).


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagaram 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

 

How long till next year?

12/31/2018 06:20:46 PM

Dec31


Dear Friends,

I know these emails are the worst, so here's the short version... If you are able to extend your end-of-year generosity to include our unique synagogue, please do so now.

Your generosity would go a long way in sustaining our unique brand of kind, thoughtful, and "extra" Orthodox Judaism. By "kind" I mean our welcoming atmosphere, our spirit (and demand) of inclusion, as well as our numerous charitable efforts and support. With "thoughtful," I refer to our academic style classes and sermons, our beautiful art, our wonderful children's programming, as well as our carefully curated visiting scholars. Finally, by "extra" I mean our renewal of our 175 year old building, our patently unique endless swag, our hilarious internet presence, our delcious Friday Night Kiddushes, our glowstick guitar havdalahs, and everything else that makes our synagogue like no other.

To make a contribution, please go the synagogue’s donation page. This is also the appropriate time to honor your open commitments to the synagogue and to pay any outstanding balances. Please remember that in order to maximize your 2018 tax benefits, contributions and payments must be made no later than 11:59 PM.


Thank you for your generous support and commitment.

To even more "Extra Orthodoxy" in 2019,
Gavriel Z. Bellino
Rabbi

Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemot 5779

12/27/2018 11:10:47 PM

Dec27

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemot 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

Friday Night Kiddush
has been provided by
The House

This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush

has been provided by
The House


Seudah Shelishit
has been
 provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:17 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:20 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:12 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:39 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:05 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:25 PM
Maariv   5:12 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:22 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:20 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community. 

All regular Shabbat services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

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

 

We offer Blessings of Consolation to Elie Yudewitz on the passing of his grandfather, Bernard Danis, דב בערל בן טוביה.

 

We offer Blessings of Consolation to our friend, Mindy Turk, on the passing of her brother, Lenny Kanarek.

This past week we had the honor of hosting Drisha's Winter Week of Learning, which focused on the thought of Nachmanides. We are grateful to: Dr. Aaron Koller, Neesa Berezin-Bahr, and Yehudis Isenberg of Drisha for all their work in planning and organizing the week; to all the presenters: Dr. Aaron Koller, Rabbi David Silber, Jennifer Seligman, Dr. Yonatan Brafman, Dr. Michelle Levine, and Dr. Joel Hecker; and to everyone who joined us and participated. We are grateful to Drisha for sharing thoughtful Torah and a lovely community.

 

End-of-the-Year Giving: As 2018 rapidly comes to a close, you may be planning your end-of-the-year charitable contributions. Please consider including the Sixth Street Synagogue in your year-end giving. To make a contribution, please go the synagogue’s donate pageThis is also a great time to honor your open commitments to the synagogue and to pay any outstanding balances. If you do have a balance, it might be better to resolve this before the end of 2018. And it is certainly helpful for the synagogue at this time of the year, when cash flow is a bit restricted. To see if you have an outstanding balance, please check your account on the synagogue website or contact the synagogue office.

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

 

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

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

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Neil Kitainik who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on January 12th (the afternoon reading is Beshalach). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is Shabbat Bo, January 12th.
 



Events
 


January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
Jane Jacobs called it a ballet. Neighborhoods had density. Buildings had character. Streets had eyes. But by the 1960’s, led by Robert Moses, the ballet of the city came to a grinding halt, replaced by the superblock, the highrise, and the highway. The wrecking ball sealed the fate of neighborhoods.  What were its implications on NY Jewish life in the 20th century and how did decisions made then still impact us today? Join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for a conversation lead by professor, author and real estate expert, Jason Haber.


January 28 - Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about Toharat HaMishpacha
Join downtown Yoetzet Halacha Shiffy Friedman on Monday, January 28th, at 7:30 PM for a discussion of the Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about keeping the Jewish Purity Family Laws. Join us for a discussion of common misconceptions, some “hacks” to getting to the mikvah sooner, as well as some issues regarding mental health and anxiety that can arise from issues related to Jewish Family laws. Please come with any questions you might have, and feel free to submit anonymous questions at nycyoetzet@gmail.com ahead of the discussion. This event is open to married and unmarried women. Please RSVP on the event page.

 

February 2nd - CholentFest VI
Challenge last year's winner of the SSCS CholentFest Eydel Ladle to claim the ladle and the respect of your peers. Come taste all the delicious cholents at Kiddush on February 2nd.


SAVE THE DATES
January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
January 20 - Hazon Tu B'Shvat Yom Iyun/Seder
January 28 - Yoetzet Event with Shifra Friedman
February 2 - CholentFest
 



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

2018 Year-End Giving

12/26/2018 05:13:20 PM

Dec26


As 2018 rapidly comes to a close, you may be planning your end-of-the-year charitable contributions. Please consider including the Sixth Street Synagogue in your year-end giving. To make a contribution, please go the synagogue’s donation page.

This is also the appropriate time to honor your open commitments to the synagogue and to pay any outstanding balances. To see if you have an outstanding balance, please check your synagogue account.

Please remember that in order to maximize your 2018 tax benefits, contributions and payments must be made no later than Monday, 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 Vayechi 5779

12/21/2018 12:14:47 AM

Dec21

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayechi 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 

Friday Night Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Dr. Ira Orgel & Andy Gelfand
in observance of the 24th yahrzeit
of Andy's grandfather,
Dr. Maxwell Gelfand
אלימלך בן הרב משה חיים

This week's delicious

Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by 
Suzanne Dance & Andrew Obin
in memory of Suzanne's father,
Mark Dance

This week's Shabbeer supply
has been sponsored by
Eli Shoshani in honor of
his in-laws, Linda and Hezi Stein,
who are visiting
from Kibbutz Kalia in Israel.


Seudah Shelishit
has been
 provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:13 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:15 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:08 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:38 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:20 PM
Maariv   5:08 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:18 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:15 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community. 

All regular Shabbat services are held in our main sanctuary.

 

News

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

 

We are grateful to David Neuhaus for taking advantage of the Whole Foods beer sale, and to everyone who contributed: Alan Feder, Michael Gluckstadt, Mike Miles, Micah Timen, and Elie Yudewitz.

We are grateful to Eli Szus who will read his Bar Mitzva Parsha this Shabbat.

 

The Woman's Tefilla & Torah Reading this past Shabbat was a meaningful and inclusive experience and we are thankful to Tali Zilberman for her efforts, and to everyone who attended and participated.

 

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

End-of-the-Year Giving: As 2017 rapidly comes to a close, you may be planning your end-of-the-year charitable contributions. Please consider including the Sixth Street Synagogue in your year-end giving. To make a contribution, please go the synagogue’s donate page.

This is also a great time to honor your open commitments to the synagogue and to pay any outstanding balances. To see if you have an outstanding balance, please check your account on the synagogue website or 
contact the synagogue office.

 

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

As part of the Drisha Winter Week of Learning, there will be a Mincha minyan at 1:15 PM on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

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

 

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

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

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Neil Kitainik who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on December 29th (the afternoon reading is Vaera). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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


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



Events
 


January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
Jane Jacobs called it a ballet. Neighborhoods had density. Buildings had character. Streets had eyes. But by the 1960’s, led by Robert Moses, the ballet of the city came to a grinding halt, replaced by the superblock, the highrise, and the highway. The wrecking ball sealed the fate of neighborhoods.  What were its implications on NY Jewish life in the 20th century and how did decisions made then still impact us today? Join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for a conversation lead by professor, author and real estate expert, Jason Haber.

February 2nd - CholentFest VI: Challenge last year's winner of the SSCS CholentFest Eydel Ladle to claim the ladle and the respect of your peers. Come taste all the deliciouscholents at Kiddush on February 2nd.

SAVE THE DATES

December 23-25 - Drisha Winter Week of Learning
January 3 - Leil Shishi with Rav Judah
January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
January 20 - Hazon Tu B'Shvat Yom Iyun/Seder
January 28 - Yoetzet Event with Shifra Friedman
February 2 - CholentFest
 



Classes

 

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

 

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


SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush (will not meet this week).

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Foundations Classes & NEW Rabbinic Storytelling Class Tonight!

12/19/2018 12:05:51 PM

Dec19

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will meet tonight, Wednesday, December 19th. Rabbi Bellino will also continue his class in Rabbinic Storytelling, presenting a literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud. This week he will continue his new series of classes on Jesus in the Talmud.
 

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of the Sabbath Liturgy

8:00 PM - Rabbinic Storytelling: "The Lineage and Trial of Jesus "

 

Join us!

 

2018 Year-End Giving

12/17/2018 04:13:48 PM

Dec17


As 2018 rapidly comes to a close, you may be planning your end-of-the-year charitable contributions. Please consider including the Sixth Street Synagogue in your year-end giving. To make a contribution, please go the synagogue’s donation page.

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

Please remember that in order to maximize your 2018 tax benefits, contributions and payments must be made no later than Monday, 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 5779

12/13/2018 10:33:17 PM

Dec13

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayigash 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 
Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Vivian & Arthur Klaus
in observance of the 26th Yahrzeit
of Arthur's mother,
Bessie Klaus,
באשי בת מרדכי ניסן


This week's Tubi Shabbocktail
-Bubbe Le(y)na-

has been sponsored by
Dr. Max Scheer 
in observance of the 15th Yahrzeit
of Andrew's grandmother,
Lena Scheer,
and in celebration of
the women's Torah reading


This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by 
Alan Schwartz in observance of
the first Yahrzeit of his father,
Professor William Schwartz,
צבי זאב בן משה אביגדור

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
 provided by
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:11 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:05 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:32 AM
Women's Tefilla   10:00 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   3:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:15 PM
Maariv   5:05 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:15 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:10 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community. 

All regular Shabbat services are held in our main sanctuary.

This Shabbat: Woman's Tefilla & Torah Reading - All women are invited to join us this Shabbat, Parshat Vayigash, December 15th, at 10:00 AM, for a Women's Tefilla and Torah Reading. The Women's Torah Reading will be in the Beit Midrash. If you would like a role such as reading the Torah, or have any questions, please email Tali Zilberman
If you are unsure of the procedure for an Aliyah, please click here for an instructional video.

 

News

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Eli Szus who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on December 22nd (the afternoon reading is Shemot). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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


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



Events
 


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

January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
Jane Jacobs called it a ballet. Neighborhoods had density. Buildings had character. Streets had eyes. But by the 1960’s, led by Robert Moses, the ballet of the city came to a grinding halt, replaced by the superblock, the highrise, and the highway. The wrecking ball sealed the fate of neighborhoods.  What were its implications on NY Jewish life in the 20th century and how did decisions made then still impact us today? Join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for a conversation lead by professor, author and real estate expert, Jason Haber.


SAVE THE DATES

December 23-25 - Drisha Winter Week of Learning
January 3 - Leil Shishi with Rav Judah
January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
January 20 - Hazon Tu B'Shvat Yom Iyun/Seder
January 28 - Yoetzet Event with Shifra Friedman
February 2 - CholentFest
 



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Foundations Classes & NEW Rabbinic Storytelling Class Tonight!

12/12/2018 10:06:52 AM

Dec12

 

The Wednesday night classes in Foundations of Judaism will meet tonight, Wednesday, December 12th. Rabbi Bellino will also continue his class in Rabbinic Storytelling, presenting a literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud. This week he will begin a series of classes on Jesus in the Talmud.
 

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Shabbat

8:00 PM - Rabbinic Storytelling: "Jesus the Disciple"

 

Join us!

 

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

12/06/2018 11:01:16 PM

Dec6

 


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

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 
Friday Night Kiddush

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

 

This week's Shabeer Supply
has been sponsored by 

Aliyah Gluckstadt
in celebration of
Michael Gluckstadt's birthday


This week's delicious

Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by 
Julia & Shlomi Salant

in celebration of their birthdays

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

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
 sponsored by

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

whose Yahrzeit is the fourth day
of Chanukah

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:10 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:04 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:27 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   3:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:15 PM
Maariv   5:04 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:14 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:10 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community. This week's Kabbalat Shabbat will be led by Rabbi Dr. Zohar Atkins.

All Shabbat services are held in our main sanctuary.

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

 

News

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to David Waxman who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on December 15th (the afternoon reading is Vayechi). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.

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


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



Events
 

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

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

SAVE THE DATES

December 15 - Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading

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



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeshev 5779

11/29/2018 10:30:49 PM

Nov29

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeshev 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 
Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by 
Phyllis & Barnet Liberman

in celebration of their
37th wedding anniversary

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
 sponsored by
Ellen R. Cherrick

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

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:11 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:04 PM

Presentation by Dr. Simkovich:

"The Chanukah Story, For Grown-Ups"

 

7:00 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:23 AM
Sermon by Dr. Simkovich:
"Joseph, Hero of the Diaspora"
  10:30 AM
Mincha   3:40 PM
Seudah Shelishit / Q & A    4:00 PM
Maariv   5:04 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:14 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:10 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

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

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

Speaking Schedule & Topics


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

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

 

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


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

News

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

 

We offer Blessings of Consolation to Suzanne Dance Obin on the passing of her father, Mark Dance.

 

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Neil Kitainik who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on December 8th (the afternoon reading is Vayigash). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.


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

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


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



Events

 

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

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


SAVE THE DATES

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

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

December 15 - Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading

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



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

LAST CALL TO RSVP! Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich

11/28/2018 01:53:28 PM

Nov28


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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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


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

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

Seudah Shelishit, 4:00 PM

 


Dr. Malka Simkovich

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

Foundations Classes & Rabbinic Storytelling Class Tonight!

11/28/2018 12:31:25 PM

Nov28

 

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

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Chanukah

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

 

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

11/26/2018 05:19:47 PM

Nov26


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

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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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


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

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

Seudah Shelishit, 4:00 PM

 


Dr. Malka Simkovitch

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

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5779

11/22/2018 10:39:18 PM

Nov22

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayishlach 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information

 
Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by 
Phoebe & Richard McBee

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

(רות בת פערדינאנד)

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
 provided by 
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:14 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:15 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:06 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:18 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:20 PM
Maariv   5:06 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:17 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:15 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

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

 

News

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


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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Elie Yudewitz who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on December 1st (the afternoon reading is Mikeitz). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.


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

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


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



Events


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


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

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

 

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


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

December 2 - First Night of Chanukah

December 15 - Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading

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



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

NEXT WEEK! Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Malka Simkovitch

11/21/2018 05:50:49 PM

Nov21


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

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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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


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

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

Seudah Shelishit, 4:00 PM

 


Dr. Malka Simkovitch

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

No Classes Tonight

11/21/2018 12:04:59 PM

Nov21

 

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

Classes will resume on November 28th.

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeitzei 5779

11/15/2018 11:20:19 PM

Nov15

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeitzei 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

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

 

This week's delicious

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

 

Seudah Shelishit
has been
 provided by 
The House

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:19 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:20 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:06 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:13 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:05 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:25 PM
Maariv   5:06 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:17 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:20 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

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

 

News

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

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Dana & Philippe Gerschel on the birth and naming of their daughter Ray (רחל).

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

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Elie Yudewitz who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 24th (the afternoon reading is Vayeshev). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.


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

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


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



Events


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


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

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

 

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

December 2 - First Night of Chanukah

December 15 - Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading

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



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Foundations Classes & Rabbinic Storytelling Class Tonight!

11/14/2018 11:35:59 AM

Nov14

 

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

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Shabbat

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

 

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

11/13/2018 05:41:48 PM

Nov13


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

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

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

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

This Shabbaton includes:

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

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


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

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

Seudah Shelishit, 4:00 PM

 


Dr. Malka Simkovitch

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

Weekly Update: Shabbat Toldot 5779

11/08/2018 10:07:48 PM

Nov8

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Toldot 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

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

 

This week's delicious

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

 

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

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

4:25 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

4:25 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

5:16 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:08 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:30 PM
Maariv   5:16 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:26 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:25 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

News

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


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

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


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

 

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

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

 

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


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

 

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Rabbi Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 17th (the afternoon reading is Vayishlach). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.


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

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


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



Events


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


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

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

 

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

December 2 - First Night of Chanukah

December 15 - Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading

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



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Foundations Classes & Rabbinic Storytelling Class Tonight!

11/07/2018 01:43:50 PM

Nov7

 

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

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Shabbat

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sara 5779

11/01/2018 09:54:18 PM

Nov1

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sara 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

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

4th World Series win this crazy century

 

This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored by 
Elly Kramer

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


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

ישראל יעקב בן מרדכי
 

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

יעקב בן יוסף הכהן
whose shloshim will be Sunday night

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:33 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:35 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:23 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

  9:00 AM
Shema Before   10:04 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:20 PM
Seudah Shelishit   5:40 PM
Maariv   6:23 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:33 PM

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:35 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.

 

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

 

News

In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We offer condolences to the Tree of Life Synagogue community in Pittsburgh and pray for safety, healing, and peace. 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Jeremy Newberger who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 10th (the afternoon reading is Vayetzei). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.


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

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


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



Events


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


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

 

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

December 2 - First Night of Chanukah

December 23-27 - Drisha Winter Week of Learning
 



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Foundations Classes & Rabbinic Storytelling Class Tonight!

10/31/2018 12:20:18 PM

Oct31

 

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

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Shabbat

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayera 5779

10/25/2018 10:20:47 PM

Oct25

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayera 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

This week's delicious

Dairy Kiddush
has been provided by
The House

 

Seudah Shelishit 
has been
provided by
The House

 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:42 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:45 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:31 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

 

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

News

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

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Olivia Paris Garcia upon her engagement to Samuel Volkin.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Rabbi Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 10th (the afternoon reading is Vayetzei). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.


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

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


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



Events


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


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


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

December 2 - First Night of Chanukah

December 23-27 - Drisha Winter Week of Learning
 



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community



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

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


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

Like us on Facebook

 

Foundations Classes & New Rabbinic Storytelling Class Tonight!

10/24/2018 12:30:54 PM

Oct24

 

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

6:30 PM - Hebrew Reading

7:00 PM - Foundations of Shabbat

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

 

Weekly Update: Shabbat Lech Lecha 5779

10/18/2018 10:36:17 PM

Oct18

 


Weekly Update: Shabbat Lech Lecha 5779

 

 
 

Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

 

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

 

Seudah Shelishit 
has been sponsored by

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

Morris Edelstein
(משה יצחק בן אברהם)


 

 

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before

 

5:55 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

 

5:55 PM

Repeat Shema After

 

6:40 PM

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

 

9:00 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM

Shacharit

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

 

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.

 
 


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

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

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics


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


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


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


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

News

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

 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Brina Breitbart & Moshe Teitz on their recent wedding.

 

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

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


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

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


Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Jeremy Watman who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 3rd (the afternoon reading is Toledot). We are looking for women to prepare aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to prepare a reading.


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

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


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



Events

 

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

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

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


 

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



Classes

 

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

 

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


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

 


 

 

Downtown Community

 

October 22 - “The Podkamieners” — Featuring Sarah Kamaras

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

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

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


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

 

There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

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

 

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

 

 


 

Feedback

 

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

 

We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook to see more updates!

 

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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

 

Contact Us

 

325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

(212) 473-3665

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Mon, June 24 2019 21 Sivan 5779