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Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Tisa 5780

03/12/2020 11:18:20 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Ki Tisa 5780





Candle Lighting: 6:45 PM
Evening Shema After: 7:43 PM
Morning Shema Before: 10:07 AM
Morning Amida Before: 11:06 AM
Mincha After: 1:36 PM
Sunset: 7:02 PM
Havdala: 7:43 PM




The unfolding health crisis has caused many of much concern and a sense confusion, experiences undoubtedly exacerbated by our being separated from each other and our synagogue. We pray for swift resolution and healing.


All services and classes at Sixth Street Community Synagogue are suspended. The building is closed.


We strongly believe that safeguarding health is a Halakhic priority, one that requires us to act boldly to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond. We know that this requirement supersedes any requirement of congregational prayer. For more on social distancing click here. If you are someone who is at greater risk of infection, or has symptoms: ask for help. This includes medical assistance, help with food, or just to speak with someone. For more information and/or resources click here.






We wish a Mazal Tov to Shay Hourizadeh & Dan Lifton on their recent engagement. 

We wish a Mazal Tov to Kailah Kaner & Jonny Nulman on their recent engagement.


We are grateful to all those of you who helped make Purim a great - albeit subdued - success. We are especially grateful to our sponsors of chaos: Dina Benzaquen & Kenny Canfield​​​​​​, Suzanne Dance & Andrew ObinZachary DukoffSarah Fels & Corey DickerRafi FriedmanKenneth GrumerAgita Jaber & Jonathan Falik,​​​​​Michael MitznerCori Robinson, PLLC, the Rosenfeld Family, Shelly & Elie Yudewitz,​​​​​​​the University of Purim, and several anonymous donors. We are grateful to our Kommunity Kinder parents, especially Alan Feder, Aliyah Gluckstadt, and Julia Salant, for running our Children's Pre-Purim Party. We thank Neil Kitainik for his beautiful reading, Yoni Stokar for his insane sound effects, and the many of you who joined us in synagogue and online.


We are grateful to all those of you who participated in our Matanot L'Evyonim Drive. This year we raised more than $14,000 that was distributed to the poor on Purim.

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.






We are hoping to transition to online study using Zoom. We will update you on our classes very soon.


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


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


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.


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

(212) 473-3665

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Fri, December 4 2020 18 Kislev 5781