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Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayikra 5781

03/19/2021 12:17:27 AM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayikra 5781

Candle Lighting: 6:49 PM
Shema After: 7:47 PM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Morning Shema Before: 10:02 AM
Mincha After: 1:34 PM
Sunset: 7:07 PM
Havdala: 7:47 PM




This Shabbat we are once again in our beloved sanctuary for Saturday morning services. We feel that is appropriate in light of the improving conditions and metrics we follow. The Six Feet Synagogue service will run a bit quicker than usual, with reduced singing, and Anti-Social Kiddush Club  (Kiddush-To-Go). We ask that you come on time, so that we may conclude early. In addition, the sanctuary may be quite cold as we plan to have windows and doors open to increase ventilation in the building. Please click here for our updated set of Practices & Community Expectations.


Kiddush-to-Go has been sponsored by Brenda Pace in memory of her mother, Ruth Spitzer Kaye.



Passover Preparation


Sell Your Hametz: Rabbi Bellino has created a DIGITAL FORM which will work as your authorization for the sale of your Hametz. The form asks you to specify where the Hametz is located, estimate its value, and agree to authorize him to sell it on your behalf. There are six sections and you will need to scroll a bit. It should not take longer than three minutes to complete. Rabbi Bellino (or a designated representative) will sell your Hametz on Thursday evening, March 25th. When he has received your authorization, you will receive a confirmation.


Passover Charity: Although there is a widespread custom to pay the rabbi who facilitated the sale of Hametz, we urge you to not do so. Instead, please feel free (but not obligated) to contribute to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund. Be sure to specify that this is for Passover Charity. You may pledge an amount on the form and/or pay on the website or simply Venmo the synagogue @sixthstreetsynagogue.


Passover Kashering: Click Click here for Kashering Guidelines to facilitate your observance and increase the ease of your preparation. Many of these laws are simply “standard procedure,” but in light of the uncertainties and risks we are currently experiencing, several of the recommendations presented here are the appropriate application of various leniencies, and thus depart from common practice.


Next Shabbat: Next Shabbat is also Erev Pesach. Shabbat morning services will be held at 8:00 AM, a full hour earlier. There will be Challah rolls (and beer) at Kiddush, to be finished before 10:56 AM. For Rabbi Belino's guide of how to maneuver this relatively rare event click here.


Additional Passover Classes:

Sunday, March 21st at 7:00 PM - Foundations of Passover
Dial in: 1-929-436 2866
Meeting ID:
858 5501 3695

Materials: Passover Questions, Haggadah


Monday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM - Haggadah Liturgy
Dial in: 1-929-436 2866
Meeting ID:
880 7561 5102





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.


DRUNK RABBIS: A presentation of Early Rabbinic teachings regarding the sophistication and dangers of drinking. All materials may be found hereTuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM.


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, 7:00-8:00 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

Mendy's at 441 Park Ave South


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.


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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.


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325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

(212) 473-3665

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