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Weekly Update: Shabbat Yitro 5780

02/14/2020 10:20:23 AM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Yitro 5780



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House


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


Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House




Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


5:11 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


5:10 PM

Repeat Shema After


6:13 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


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


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


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

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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



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




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


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


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




Downtown Community


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


There are several Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street


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






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


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Sixth Street Community Synagogue

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


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325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

(212) 473-3665

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