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Weekly Update: Shabbat Shofetim 5781

08/13/2021 06:08:21 AM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Shofetim 5781

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 7:00 PM
Candle Lighting: 7:39 PM
Shema After: 8:40 PM
Daf Yomi: 8:00 AM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Morning Shema Before: 9:33 AM
Sunset: 7:57 PM
Shabbat Ends: 8:40 PM



Masks On! We are carefully monitoring the constantly-changing path of Covid-19 and consulting with our medical advisors. This Shabbat we will exercise greater vigilance and return to wearing masks. We expect everyone present, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside. Kiddushes will be held outdoors.


Friday Night Kiddush has been provided by the house.


Shabbat Morning Kiddush has been sponsored by Martin & Esther Tessler in observance of the upcoming yahrtzeit of his mother, Cecilia Tessler (זילא בת ר' מאיר).





We wish a Mazal Tov to to Caroline Berti & Elliot Knapp on the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Cooper Alexander (אלכסנדר בהיר).


The High Holy Days are less than a month away. it Unfortunately, the current and expected impact of COVID and its variants remains less predictable, and so we are carefully monitoring this constantly-changing path and frequently consulting with our medical advisors. As of now we plan on convening High Holy Day services, but with some important adjustments.

  • Attendance will be limited to the fully-vaccinated. (This requirement excludes children under 12 who are welcome, but must sit with their parents in the sanctuary or distance play - while masked - in the social hall.)
  • Masks must be worn by all in attendance.
  • Less essential parts of the service will be skipped.

We may have to limit the number of people that we can accommodate and depending on demand may have to offer multiple services, as we did last year. Please help us get a better sense of your intentions, so that we may plan appropriately.

For now, we simply ask you - our members and friends: Do you plan on attending our Rosh HaShana and/or Yom Kippur services? How many will be in your party? Do you feel that you can commit to our community practices and expectations? Would you appreciate outdoor Shofar services? Please communicate your High Holy Day intentions (both affirmative and negative) - and any questions or concerns. Sooner, rather than later.




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.


PIRKEI AVOT: Rabbi Bellino is currently teaching Pirkei Avot on Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM. All materials may be found 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
Mocha Red at 137 4th Avenue

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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