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Weekly Update: Shabbat Nitzavim-Vayeilech 5777

09/14/2017 10:49:18 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Nitzavim-Vayeilech 5777



Shabbat Information


A delicious meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Ellen Cherrick, Victor Bellino,
Myrna Beth Hurwitz, and Henry Frank

in celebration of their
completion of Tanakh Yomi.




Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by

The House


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


6:47 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


6:50 PM

Repeat Shema After


7:45 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:44 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Pre-Mincha Class   5:45 PM
Mincha   6:30 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:50 PM

7:35 PM


7:45 PM

Musical Selichot   10:00 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 6:50 PM. Following Friday night services, we will celebrate the birth of a boy to Julia and Shlomi Salant with a Shalom Zakhar / Friday Night Kiddush. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.


This Shabbat we welcome Dr. Shai Secunda who will present a pre-Mincha class entitled "Who By Fire? Hidden Histories of High Holiday Hymns." Dr. Secunda is the Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College, where he teaches in the Department of Religion.

This Saturday night at 10:00 PM, we will begin saying Selichot, the penitential prayers for forgiveness and mercy, traditionally said the week before Rosh Hashanah. Rabbi Aviad Bodner of the Stanton Street Shul will introduce the Selichot, followed by guitar-enhanced prayers led by Rabbi Bellino.




In these tragic and scary times we stand with all those victimized by senseless hatred and fanaticism, at home, in Israel, and abroad. We pray for safety, healing, and peace.

Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Houston and Florida, who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. To provide direct assistance, we suggest donating to Rabbi's Bellino's Discretionary Fund and he will send the money to where it is needed most.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Rabbi Andrew Scheer and Tali Zipper on their marriage this week.

We wish a Mazal Tov to Julia & Shlomi Salant on the birth this week of a baby boy.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Victor Bellino, Ellen Cherrick, Henry Frank, and Myrna Beth Hurwitz, upon their completion of the entire Tanakh, following Rabbi Bellino's Tanakh Yomi program. They followed the Torah reading every Shabbat, and read approximately 3 chapters of Prophets/Writings every weekday. The schedule will begin again immediately following Simchat Torah.


Rosh Hashana is less than a week away, and so we ask that you renew your commitment to our synagogue in the form of Membership. Membership dues go a long way in making possible all of our synagogue's accomplishments. Won't you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization?

Family membership includes two free seats. Individual membership includes one free seat. Additional seats for members are $125 and all seats for non-members are $250.


We are grateful to the many of you who have already paid their membership dues. To make a payment, please go to the donation page on our website, or send a check to the synagogue office. To discuss membership or any special seating needs that you may have, please call the office (212-473-3665) or e-mail us at We plan to provide childcare, so please indicate how many children and on which days they will be joining us.

There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you. 


Level Dues
Family $900
Individual $500
Associate $300
Student $150


Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This is easily set up through our website ( Payment may be made on the site, or by mailing a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003). Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.


To enhance the Yizkor Service, our synagogue will again assemble our own Book of Remembrance. This is an opportunity for us all to remember those people (relatives, friends, teachers, etc.) who greatly impacted our lives. The booklet will contain the complete Yizkor Service and assorted readings and psalms, your sponsored pages, half-pages, quarter pages and/or entry listings of those that you chose to honor and remember, and a message from Rabbi Bellino.

Full Page - $180
Half Page - $ 108
Quarter Page - $54


Please submit (English/Hebrew) names, relation, and yahretzeit dates no later than September 24th. Please send all entries and any questions to


Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending, especially as we prepare for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Selichot will begin each morning at 6:00 AM. 


Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or to co-sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbat Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, contact Rabbi Bellino. The next available Kiddush for sponsorship is November 4th (Shabbat Vayeira).





FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM: A sensitive and sophisticated introduction to Judaism, intended for beginners, and focusing on many of the ritual, legal, linguistic, and philosophical basics of our faith. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM. Will not meet this week.


CANTILLATION FOR WOMEN: A seminar for women on Torah Cantillation, focusing on reading precision as well as the traditional Ashkenazic tropes used in ritual chanting.
Will not meet this week. Next class: Wednesday, September 27, 8:00-9:00 PM

SHACHARIT: Miriam Kaplan on Shacharit, the daily morning prayer. Shabbat, following Kiddush.






September 16 - Motzei Shabbat - First Night of Selichot - 10 PM
September 21 - Rosh Hashana New Years Party
September 23 - Shabbat Shuva Drasha



Downtown Community

On Sunday Night, the Stanton Street Shul will host  an uplifting evening, of study, song, and prayer in preparation for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur with one of the greatest Jewish educators and moral voices of our time - Rabbi Avi Weiss.Following the program, at 10:00 PM, there will be a musical Slichot service led by Rabbi Bellino.



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 Kosher options in our neighborhood including:

Bagel Boss at 263 First Avenue

Murray's Falafel at 261 First Avenue

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

The Promenade Sports Bar, 344 Third Avenue


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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