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Weekly Update: Shabbat Toledot 5781

11/19/2020 10:11:08 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Toledot 5781

Candle Lighting Before: 4:15 PM
Shema After: 5:18 PM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Mincha After: 12:11 PM
Sunset: 4:32 PM
Havdala: 5:18 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. 


This Shabbat we will again hold a 9:00 AM Minyan, with masks required and social-distance preserved. Attendance is monitored and limited, and congregants are seated throughout the entire main sanctuary in individually marked seats. The social hall is closed. Services are shortened and Kiddush offered to-go. Hand sanitizer is available. Please review our social distancing protocols and expectations here.


A Kiddush-To-Go has been provided by The House.








We wish a Mazal Tov to our friends Doris & Abe Samra on the birth and naming of their daughter, Simy (Simcha Adi).


While we continue to safely operate our modified and socially distant services, we must acknowledge the recent increased positivity rates, locally and abroad. It is for this reason that we have decided to voluntarily close our building NEXT Shabbat (11/28), so that we may create some protective distance and reevaluate our operating policies and plans for services. We believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, one that demonstrates our acknowledgment of the realities that we continue to face, and our continuous commitment 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 continue to maintain rigorous social distancing practices.


Our collection of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks' books is near completion. We are grateful to our donors: Richard L. Bell, Norma & Victor Bellino, Miles Bronstein, Ellen R. Cherrick, Jill Golub & Zach Griff, Dr. Yael Goverover & Dr. Joshua Livnat, Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz & Dr. Ronnie Perelis, Rhonda & David Malkin, Alexia & Harris Marks, Joan & Eli Nachmani, Brenda Pace, Cori Ann Robinson & Rabbi Gavriel Bellino, Isobel Rubin, Anita Rubin & David Schneiderman, Shira Schindel & Dr. Ron Gejman, Alan Schwartz, Daniela Sirotti, Jacqueline Slawsky, Shelly & Elie Yudewitz, and The Zeitchik Family.


We are still fundraising for the Downtown Eruv. We are grateful to our donors: Nina AnikeevaRichard L. Bell, Norma & Victor Bellino, Dr. Rebecca Betensky & Jeremy Newberger, Margaux Caby-Baer, Dina & Kenny Canfield, Ellen R. Cherrick, Suzanne Dance & Andrew Obin, Sarah & Corey Dicker, Toby Freilich, Dana Friedman, Jackie & Donny Furst, Aliyah & Michael Gluckstadt, Hannah Grass & Jon Stobezki, Yitzchak Greenberg, Eliana Kandel, Terry & Jack Lebewohl, Lori Leifer, Sara Liss, Dr. Ashira Lubkin & Alan Feder, Rhonda & David Malkin, Phoebe & Richard McBee, Harlee Miller, Kailah & Jonny Nulman, Gordon & Julie O'Brien, Brenda Pace, Bridget Priolo & Michael Grazi, Yosef Quint, Shimmy Rapps, Modi Rosenfeld, Isobel Rubin, Julia & Shlomi Salant, Alan Schwartz, Shlomo Schwartz & Marc Biquard, Jordana Meir Shapiro, Daniella Sirotti, Adina Lichtman & Avi Popack, Emma Sukenik, Eli Szus, Dr. Maxbeter & Avital Vizelberg, Kate Winick, Lübba Wintzer, Holly Wolf & Josh Levinson, Sharon & Bruce Yudewitz, Shelly & Elie Yudewitz, and Michelle Zigelman & Arieh Rosenblum. To make a payment, please do so on our synagogue page, Venmo @sixthstreetsynagogue, or send a check to: The Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York NY 10003. Be sure to specify that this donation is for the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund and/or for the Eruv.


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).




Membership has almost no privileges.

But it's the right thing to do and it allows us to thrive. 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
Sushi Tokyo at 121 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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