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Weekly Update: Shabbat Tetzaveh 5780

03/05/2020 11:42:48 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Tetzaveh 5780



Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored in celebration
of Elena Rosenthal being accepted
into medical school and in celebration
of Zach Neugut's birthday as well
his decision to actually stay
downtown this Shabbat


 This week's delicious 
Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored

by Eirit & Joe Trocki
in memory of his mother,

Sara Trocki, שרה בת זיסל

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House




Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


5:35 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


5:35 PM

Repeat Shema After


6:36 PM

Presentation by Dr. Koller:
Diaspora & Gender in Esther


8:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:20 AM
Sermon by Dr. Koller:
Purim as a Prelude to Passover
  10:30 AM
Mincha   5:20 PM
Seudah Shelishit/
Q & A with Dr. Koller
  5:40 PM
Maariv   6:26 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:36 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


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

Shabbat Scholar: Please join us this Shabbat as we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar, Dr. Aaron Kollerprofessor of Near Eastern studies at Yeshiva University, where he is chair of the Beren Department of Jewish Studies.

Speaking Schedule & Topics

Diaspora & Gender in Esther
Friday Night, 8:30 PM

 Purim as a Prelude to Passover
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

A Q & A with Dr. Koller
Seudah Shelishit, 5:40 PM

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

Tot Shabbat This Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Tetzaveh, March 7th. Please join us for open play in the Beit Midrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.

All Shabbat Services are held in our main sanctuary.



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.

Coronavirus Information: Please click here to read the important email we recently sent regarding Coronavirus.

Purim is this Monday night! Join us this Monday, March 9th, with Maariv/Megillah Reading at 7:00 PM, immediately followed by our Purim Party. We on Sixth Street do Purim really well, but to do so requires planning. Please consider helping us with our Purim Chaos, as well as participating in our Purim Charity Campaign.

  • 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 visit our Purim Chaos page.
  • 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.

2019 Tax Letter: You should have received a tax letter from us listing all of your 2019 tax-deductible contributions to the synagogue. If you have any questions about the statement, or feel that some contributions were not listed, please contact us at 212-473-3665, or email us.

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

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

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

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

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



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. This class explores 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.

Kommunity Kinderlach Pre-Purim Party - March 8th: Join the Kommunity Kinderlach for the annual Children's pre-Purim Party on Sunday, March 8, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Magician, games, make your own rainbow Hamantashen, Holiday sing-along with Rabbi Bellino. Please register on the event page.

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.

Annual Shul Dinner - March 30th: We look forward to our annual fundraising dinner to be held on Monday evening, March 30th. This year we will be honoring Dr. Ashira Lubkin & Alan Feder and Julia & Shlomi Salant. Join us as we celebrate their loyal support and our devoted community. Please RSVP here.

March 8 - Kids' Purim Party
March 9 - Purim Megillah and Party

March 17 - Jewish Arts Salon Artists Beit Midrash
March 30 - Annual Dinner

May 12 - Lager Ba'Omer




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

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