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Weekly Update: Shabbat Pequdei 5784

03/14/2024 09:52:35 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Pequdei 5784


Candle Lighting: 6:45 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:45 PM
Shema After: 7:46 PM
Daf Yomi: 8:00 AM
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Morning Shema Before: 10:05 AM
Mincha: 6:30 PM
Seudah Shelishit: 6:50 PM
Maariv: 7:36 PM
Havdallah: 7:46 PM



Friday Night Kiddush and has been sponsored by the Bellino Family in memory of Gertrude Smith, Gavriel's grandmother.


Shabbat Morning Kiddush has been sponsored by Jacob & Julie Schorr in celebration of Alexander Bergstein-Schorr's first birthday.






Join us on Sunday mornings at 8:15 AM for our Shacharit Minyan.


Bad Kiddush averted! It looks like we have sponsors for the next several weeks. "Bad Kiddush: A Throwback to the Terrible Kiddushes You Grew Up Hating, will be held on April 6th, Shabbat Shemini, unless someone sponsors it. As we often say: Kiddush sponsorship is temporary. Jarred gefilte fish lasts forever.


Tax Reports for 2023 are available. If you require a summary of your donations please email us.





Purim begins March 23rd. (That's next Saturday night!) Shabbat will conclude at 7:53 PM. We will gather for Maariv at 8:30 PM and then immediately read the Megillah. Following the Megillah there will be a celebration in our Social Hall.


On Sunday morning, March 24th, we will convene an 8:30 AM Shacharit which will be followed by the Megillah at 9:00 AM.


That Sunday, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, we will host our annual Children’s Purim Party. Join us in our social hall for fun, arts and crafts, and song. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend-and please bring your friends! If you are coming, please register here so we know how many to expect.


Sponsorship - The Committee for Purim Chaos is actively plotting various chaotic activities that require some financial support as well as assistance in setting up. For more information and/or to sponsor something, please click to our Purim Chaos page.


Purim Charity - Matanot L'Evyonim (gifts to the poor) is arguably the most important mitzvah of Purim. In the course of our own joy, we make it our duty to share with others, thus amplifying the spirit of unity that we read about in the Megillah, and extending the divine generosity shown to our people. In the spirit of modern Religious Humanism, we extend this kindness to both our Jewish and non-Jewish neighbors. This Purim we will again partner with the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network and Knock Knock Give a Sock, in providing gifts to those in our neighborhood who truly need our assistance. We will also be supporting several Matanot L'Evyonim projects in Israel that support those in need. You may make a donation here or Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue (be sure to specify Purim Charity!). Of course you may also bring in a check (made out to Sixth Street Community Synagogue Rabbi's Discretionary) or cash before or on Purim.




Israel in our Hearts


This Shabbat Day there will be a peaceful walk around Washington Square Park and Union Square Park to raise awareness of the hostages in Israel. Shabbat is a time to pause, connect, and reflect; yet, as long as our family in Israel are suffering, we cannot rest. The walk has been organized by Dr. Michelle Sarna, will begin at 2:00 PM at the Bronfman Center, and will take approximately one hour.


Please continue to stand with Israel by supporting the helpers. Our dear friends Rabbi Joe Wolfson and Jonathan Muhlrad have been leading the JLIC effort in Israel to support those who have lost so much. Our friends Penina Seidman, Leila Deluty, and Michelle Charnoff have been distributing supplies to reservists called upon to serve. You can venmo @sixthstreetsynagogue or donate on our website. Be sure to specify that your donation is for Israel Aid.


Please continue to you support each other. While this sort of peril and loss, as well as the emotional responses they engender, aren’t new to our national history, they are - in fact - new to most of us. Remember that we all come to the (kiddush) table with different psychological skill sets and traumas. Look out for one another, check in, and be flexible to, and understanding of, the broad spectrum that is the emotional health of others. We ask that when you speak to each other, you be mindful of potentially inflammatory language and gruesome content; particularly in the presence of children.


Find comfort in community as we process the daily horrors and pray for safety, peace, and consolation.





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 weekday 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.



A REASONABLE READING OF PSALMS: Traditional commentaries and modern scholarship are used to make sense of this ancient text. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM. This week we will study Psalm 30.


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 Ellin Mitchell as the Yoetzet Halacha for the downtown community. Yoetzet Ellin 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:

Bonito at 31 West 17th Street

Gotta Getta Bagel at 263 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 LaGuardia Place
Mocha Red at 137 4th Avenue

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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