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Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sara 5778

11/09/2017 09:33:19 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Chayei Sara 5778



Shabbat Information

A delicious Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Elly Kramer

in observance of the Yahretzeit
of her beloved grandfather,
Abraham Getzler


Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
Dr. Elliot Levitch

in observance of
the 25th yahrtzeit of his father,

Phillip Levitch
(פישל ב"ר צבי)


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


4:24 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


4:25 PM

Repeat Shema After


5:25 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:09 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:30 PM

5:15 PM

Musical Havdala  

5:25 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat are really soon and will be held at 4:25 PM. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community. This week's Friday Night Kiddush has been sponsored by Avi Beluca.



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.

We wish a Mazal Tov to our friends, Chavie Lieber-Stokar & Yoni Stokar upon the birth of a boy. תגדלוהו לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים ותכניסוהו לבריתו של א"א בזמנו ובעתו. 


We are grateful to Rav Ori Lifshitz and Dr. Eitan Abramovitch of Yeshivat Siach Yitzchak in Efrat (Rav Shagar's Yeshiva) for joining us this past Tuesday night and discussing how Halacha can provide us a life of faith in today's post-modern world. We are also grateful to Alan Feder for his help in organizing this event, as well as to everyone who attended this learning event.


We thank all those who pledged for the Kol Nidrei Appeal and have fulfilled their committment. To make a payment, please go to our website or send a check to: 325 East 6th Street, NY, NY 10003.

Torah Readers: We are looking for men who can prepare to read at Shabbat Mincha (and possibly at Shacharit during the week as well) throughout the year. A schedule of readers is now being prepared. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Neil Kitainik who read last week and to Daniel Josephs who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on November 18th (the afternoon reading is Vayetse). We are looking for women to prepare  aliyot for a Women’s Torah Reading  in the near future. Rabbi Bellino is happy to help anyone learn how to read torah to prepare a reading.


Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending.


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 December 2nd (Shabbat Vayishlach).


On Shabbat Toledot, November 18th, we will host Adina Lichtman, founder of Knock Knock Give a Sock, who will deliver the sermon during services. Adina will speak to us about her amazing initiative dedicated to collecting socks for those in need and her efforts in ending the stigma surrounding homelessness.

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th, for an evening of DIY fashion and fun with Caroline Berti. Caroline is an instructor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a beloved member of our congregation. In this class, you will learn how to make your very own fascinator, turban, or small hat, from start to finish. The class costs $54 and all materials will be provided. To register, please go to the event page.





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 resume November 15.

CANTILLATION: A seminar on Torah Cantillation, focusing on reading precision as well as the traditional Ashkenazic tropes used in ritual chanting. Wednesday 8:00-9:00 PM. Will resume November 15.

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



Save The Dates

November 18- Shabbat Sermon by Adina Lichtman, Founder of Knock Knock Give A Sock

November 28- Over Your Head: Make Your Own Fascinators, Turbans & Hats from Start to Finish


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 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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