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Weekly Update: Shabbat Bereishit 5781

10/15/2020 11:20:23 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Bereishit 5781

Candle Lighting Before: 5:55 PM
Shema After: 7:25 PM
Morning Shema Before: 9:55 AM
Morning Amida Before: 10:50 AM
Mincha After: 1:10 PM
Sunset: 6:11 PM
Havdala: 6:52 PM




Shabbat Bereishit Closure


With the holiday season now behind us, we would like to thank you all for your continued support. These Yamim Tovim were particularly festive and lovely, despite the significant modifications that were necessary. We are most grateful to all those of you who participated in our services, who enhanced our community with their presence, and who sustained us with their great generosity. Most importantly, we thank all those of you who have partnered with us in our efforts to vigilantly protect our community during this particularly difficult time.


While we continue to safely operate our modified and socially distant services, we must continue to acknowledge that the risks and harms of the pandemic are still present. For this reason, we have decided to voluntarily close our building this Shabbat (10/17), so that we may create some protective distance. We believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, especially given our increased interaction over the holidays, and the probable recent increase in travel to neighborhoods with higher levels of Covid positivity. At the very least, we hope that this decision demonstrates our acknowledgment of the realities that we continue to face, and our recommitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond. We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you maintain your rigorous social distancing practices. We look forward to greeting you on Shabbat Noach (10/24).


The traditional post-holiday greeting, is "gut vinter." May our rigorous concern for the preservation of health, paired with God's continued protection, facilitate for us a healthy and happy winter.

For class schedule and Zoom links, click here.





We wish a Mazal Tov to Carly Korman & Nathaniel Schlakman on their recent wedding.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Dr. Leora Walter & Asher Schlusselberg on the birth of a girl.


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).





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.





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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