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Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaera 5778

01/11/2018 08:58:44 PM




Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaera 5778



Friday Night Kiddush
has been provided by

The House

A delicious meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Dr. Yael Goverover & Dr. Joshua Livnat
in celebration of the Bar Mitzvah
of their son Alon

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by
The House

Candle-lighting Before


4:31 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


4:30 PM

Repeat Shema After


5:36 PM

Daf Yomi


8:15 AM



9:00 AM

Shema Before


9:42 AM



10:30 AM



4:20 PM

Seudah Shelishit


4:40 PM



5:26 PM



5:36 PM

See the shul calendar for davening times and events.




Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 4:30 PM. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.




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 Mazel Tov to Dr. Yael Goverover & Dr. Joshua Livnat on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Alon.


We are saddened by the passing of Arleen Gamza, longtime member and friend of the congregation.


We are saddened by the passing of Rachel Mintz, aunt of our friend, Ariel Mintz, and sister of our teacher, Rabbi Adam Mintz. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 12, at 9:00 AM at the Young Israel of the West Side (210 West 91st Street). The family will sit shiva at the home of Rabbi Adam and Sharon Mintz, 300 West End Avenue (between 74th and 75th Streets) through morning services of Thursday, January 18th.


We greatly appreciate the many of you who generously donated to the Downtown Eruv.


The Kids' Kiddush Buffet, sponsored by Andy Gelfand & Dr. Ira Orgel, has been rescheduled for February 10th (Shabbat Mishpatim).

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 Henry Reininger who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on January 20th (the afternoon reading is Beshalach). 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 February 17th (Shabbat Teruma).



January 29th - GrowTorah: Pre-Tu b'Shevat with Farmer Yosef Gillers: Join us for an interactive presentation by Farmer Yosef Gillers, founder of Grow Torah, who will help us explore the connections between Tu b'Shevat and the Garden of Eden. Pizza, beer, and a variety of fruits and vegetables will be served. Please RSVP here.


February 3rd - CholentFest V: CholentFest - our annual Cholent competition - is back for a fifth year! Join us for Shabbat Kiddush on February 3rd, and taste a wide variety of cholents. Or, perhaps you want to challenge last year's winner of the CholentFest Eydel Ladle to claim the ladle and the respect of your peers. To register as a chef and to learn about preparation info, please email Eli Szus by January 19th. This is NOT a cholent eating contest. Prizes will be given to Best Cholent (Judged), Best Cholent (People's Choice), Best Decorations (Judged), Best Nontraditional Cholent (Judged).


February 9-10th - Dr. Marc Shapiro as our Shabbat Scholar: Details to follow.






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.

PIRQEI D'RABBI ELIEZER: Rabbi Bellino presents the often strange, occasionally esoteric, and rather entertaining, late (most likely) Palestinian Midrash. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM.

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



Save The Dates

January 29th: Farmer Yosef

February 3rd: CholentFest V
February 9-10: Shabbat Scholar Dr. Marc Shapiro

March 10th: Choni's Bar Mitzvah


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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