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Weekly Update: Shabbat Emor 5780

05/07/2020 11:35:46 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Emor 5780


Candle Lighting: 7:41PM
Evening Shema After: 8:46 PM
Morning Shema Before: 9:18 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:30 AM
Mincha After: 1:28 PM
Sunset: 8:00 PM
Havdala: 8:46 PM




The unfolding health crisis has caused many much concern and a sense of 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.


Thank you for partnering with us as we diligently follow the advice of our medical professionals and the laws of our officials, as we demonstrate to God that we value life above all.


Despite this social distancing, it is our intention to replicate as much of the Sixth Street experience as possible.  It is very important to me that we look after each other and continue to maintain and even build our community, remotely. This means calling each other, reaching out on social media, and making sure that our friends and neighbors are adequately supported. Please email us if you need any contact information or if you can think of anyone that might require attention.


Please consider joining our Pre-Shabbat Lechaim at 6:00 PM on Friday.


For class schedule and Zoom links click here.






We wish a Mazal Tov to Vivian & Arthur Klaus on the birth of their granddaughter - Nicole - born to Marlowe & Ryan Klaus.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Ariane Barrie-Stern & Rav Ben Freed on their recent engagement.


Shabbat Catering: Village Crown Catering is now offering Shabbat food delivery to our neighborhood. For more information or to place an order, please contact them at or click to their website. You must order by Tuesday evening (5:00 PM). Our friends at Village Crown have been very good to our synagogue. They are consistently dependable and their food is consistently delicious and plentiful. Please consider giving them your business.

Are you using your Custom Sixth Street Zoom Backgrounds? Click here and download the images, and adjust your virtual background on the Zoom app. These Sixth Street backgrounds will let your friends and family know where you proudly daven, study, and eat mini-hot-dogs. May we all return soon in good health.



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


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


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


COMING SOON!  PARDES:  Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. We will explore these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Hekhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Tuesdays, 8:00 PM.



Downtown Community


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


There are several 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