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Weekly Update: Shabbat Pinchas 5780

07/09/2020 11:34:51 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Pinchas 5780


Candle Lighting Before: 8:10 PM
Shema After: 9:26 PM  
Shacharit: 9:00 AM  
Mincha After: 1:38 PM  
Sunset: 8:27 PM  
Havdala: 9:26 PM  




Being separated from our building - and from one another - has been painful, but we are confident that in doing so, we successfully protected our community and demonstrated that we value life above all. 


As New York City is now in Phase 3 of re-opening, we have decided to re-open as well. To be able to return safely, masks will be required and social-distance will be preserved. Attendance will be monitored and limited, and congregants will be spread throughout the entire main sanctuary in individually marked seats. The social hall will be closed. Services will be shortened and Kiddush will be offered to-go. Hand sanitizer will be made available. An e-mail with several reminders and protocols will be sent out on Friday.


This Shabbat we will hold a 9:00 AM Shacharit Minyan only.


A to-go kiddush has been sponsored by President Elie Yudewitz in honor of Rabbi Gavriel Bellino, and by Rabbi Gavriel Bellino in honor of President Elie Yudewitz.


Even though we are opening, please consider joining our Pre-Shabbat Lechaim at 6:00 PM on Friday. Click here.

For class schedule and Zoom links, click here.






The Manhattan Yoetzet Initiative will offer its Summer Series beginning this Tuesday evening at 8:30 PM. The series will offer five text-based discussions on Jewish life led by Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman and is intended for women of all ages and stages. Join via zoom at or use meeting ID  2637832546. You may e-mail Yoetzet Friedman with any questions.


In the market for a Mitzva? 700 free kosher meals are distributed on the Lower East Side daily, and volunteers are needed! If you can help, please contact Penina Seidman.


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).


Bagel Boss on 1st Avenue and 15th Street is open for take-out and delivery. You can place an order here. Additionally, they are working with "Manhattan Together" to help feed hungry New Yorkers. To support their efforts or to learn more, click on the "Manhattan Together" GoFundMe page.





With a new fiscal year having begun on June 1st, it is once again time for us to encourage membership, asking you to formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue. Despite our four month hiatus, this has been a year of significant growth, meaningful services, insightful classes, festive parties, engaging children’s programming, and respected and inspiring speakers. We continue to make essential repairs and aesthetic improvements to our 174 year old building. Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.


Membership Level  
Family $1000
Individual $550
Associate $300
Student $150


  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.




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.


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 local Kosher options that are open for take-out/delivery:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sage Kitchen at 352 Bowery


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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