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Weekly Update: Shabbat Mishpatim 5778

02/08/2018 10:01:33 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Mishpatim 5778



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush
has been provided by
The House
in honor of our Shabbat Scholar
Dr. Marc Shapiro


This week's delicious dairy Kiddush
and Special Kids' Kiddush
have been sponsored by
Dr. Ira Orgel & Andy Gelfand
in celebration of the Children of Sixth Street,
and in observance of
the 23rd yahrtzeit 
of Andy's grandfather, 
Dr. Maxwell Gelfand
אלימלך בן הרב משה חיים

as well as by
Kristina & Daniel Gerschel
in celebration of the birth and naming
of their daughter

Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


5:05 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


5:05 PM

Repeat Shema After


5:57 PM

Lecture- Dr. Marc Shapiro   8:00 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:37 AM
Sermon-Dr. Marc Shapiro   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:40 PM
Seudah Shelishit   5:00 PM

5:57 PM

Musical Havdala  

6:07 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 5:05 PM. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.


This week's Shabeer Supply - a stellar assortment of Pennsylvania beers - has been sponsored by Victor Bellino in celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles' first Super Bowl title.


This Shabbat, we welcome Dr. Marc Shapiro as our Shabbat Scholar, a highly respected professor of Judaic Studies, and the author of several books and articles on Jewish history, philosophy, theology, and rabbinic literature. Please join us over Shabbat for a thought-provoking series of talks and discussions on Orthodox intellectual values, Rav Kook, and the future of Modern Orthodoxy.



"Sense & Censorship: Is Historical Truth an Orthodox Value?"
Friday Night, 8:00 PM


"Rav Kook, the Irreligious, and the Land of Israel: Why It All Matters"
Shabbat Sermon, 10:30 AM

Q & A: "The Future of Modern Orthodoxy"
Seudah Shelishit, 5:00 PM

On Saturday night, immediately following Musical Havdala, Rabbi Bellino will play guitar for the Kommunity Kinder. Children and their parents are invited to attend.



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 Kristina & Daniel Gerschel on the birth of a girl.

We thank Ellen CherrickAlan Schwartz, and Zach Griff, for sponsoring this Friday night's community dinner. If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming community dinner or event, please contact Rabbi Bellino or the synagogue office.

Please join us for kiddush THIS Shabbat, Parashat Mishpatim, which will feature a special Kids Buffet, sponsored by Andy Gelfand & Dr. Ira Orgel, in honor of all the children of the Sixth Street Community Synagogue.

CholentFest V was a great success! We congratulate the winners: David Waxman (Eydel Ladle Trophy), David Neuhaus (People’s Choice Award), Fern Penn (Best Decoration), and Ke$het Bellino (Best Non-Traditional Cholent). We are thankful for everyone who made the event such a success, including: our 15 participants (Montana Azuelos, Choni Bellino, Gavriel Bellino, Ke$het Bellino, Aliyah Gluckstadt, Elijah Marks, David Neuhaus, Fern Penn, Cori Robinson, Haim Shechtman, Stanley Allan Sherman, Eli Szus, Jeremy Watman, David Waxman, and Susan Zilberman), our three judges (Dana Friedman, Harris Marks, and Chris Marte), our dedicated organizer (Eli Szus), our rabbi (Gavriel Bellino) for his design work and beer curation, the several volunteers (Cori Robinson, Leora Walter & Tali Zilberman) who helped make this event a success, and the more than 150 people who tasted, complimented, criticized, and discussed our cholents.

2017 Tax Letter: You should have received a tax letter from us last week listing all of your 2017 tax-deductible contributions to the synagogue. If you have any questions, or feel that some contributions were not listed, please contact us at 212-473-3665, or email us.

Purim Chaos Volunteers: Purim is in 3 weeks and there's a lot of sponsoring, schlepping, decorating, supervising, beer selecting, and cleaning to be done. Purim Chaos doesn't happen by itself. Please let us know if you can help.


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 being maintained. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. We are grateful to Elie Yudewitz who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on March 17th  (the afternoon reading is Tzav). 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 March 17th (Vayiqra).



February 25th - Kids' Pre-Purim Party 3:30-5:30 PM. All the cuteness without the hangover. RSVP here.


February 28th - Megillah/Purim Party. You know what this is.

March 23rd - Shabbat (HaGadol) Scholar-in-Residence Dena Weiss






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

February 25: Kid's Pre-Purim Party

February 28: Purim Night

March 3: Meet Your Neighbors Dinner

March 10: Choni's Bar Mitzvah
March 23-24: Shabbat (HaGadol) Scholar Dena Weiss

April 16: Annual Shul Dinner


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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325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

(212) 473-3665

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