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Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemini 5778

04/12/2018 10:13:22 PM




Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemini 5778



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush
has been provided by
The House


This week's delicious
Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by

Eirit & Joe Trocki

in memory of his father,

נח בן יוסף,

and in memory of his numerous family members murdered in the Shoah

and by


in appreciation of
the Bellino/Robinson family
and in honor of
the congregation of the
Sixth Street Community Synagogue


Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by
The House


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


7:15 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After


8:17 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:38 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot with Dr. Shai Secunda   6:00 PM
Mincha   7:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:20 PM

8:07 PM

Musical Havdala  

8:17 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


We are now on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 14th!).


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 begin our Shabbat afternoon study of Pirkei Avot. Dr. Secunda is the Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College, where he teaches in the Department of Religion.



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 Ruth & Dr. Elazar Rabbani upon the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Boaz.


We are grateful to all of you who helped make Pesach so special, especially to Vincenzo who purchased our Chametz, and Rabbi Aviad Bodner who facilitated the sale. Please remember to pay your Yizkor pledges, either online or by mailing a check to the office.


This Monday evening, April 16th, we will hold our Annual Dinner honoring Shelly & Elie Yudewitz as well as Suzanne Dance & Andrew Obin. Please join us as we celebrate the loyal support of these two power couples and our devoted community. Please click here to participate in this very important fundraising initiative.


Raffle at the Annual Dinner - This Monday night, at our Annual Dinner, we will raffle off seven amazing gift packages! Raffle Tickets are $20 each, or 7 for $100. You may apply your raffle ticket(s) toward whichever prize package(s) that you hope to win. The winners will be announced at the dinner and/or emailed immediately after. You may purchase your raffle tickets here.  Please Note: You may participate in this raffle even if you do not attend the dinner.


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 Neil Kitainik who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on May 5th (the afternoon reading is Behar). 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 prepare a reading.


Please continue to assist our weekday morning Minyan. Consider increasing your commitment to community and synagogue by attending. Please remember that Shacharit on Monday is at 6:15 for Rosh Chodesh.


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 next week April 21st (Tazria-Metzora).



April 18th - Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration
This Wednesday night, April 18th, at 7:30 PM, the Sixth Street Community Synagogue and the Stanton Street Shul communities come together for a special celebratory Tefillah for Israel's Independence Day. The celebration will take place at the Stanton Street Shul, located at 180 Stanton Street. A light Israeli dinner will follow services.

May 2nd - Lager Ba'Omer 5778
Beer fest + Lag BaOmer = Lager BaOmer at Sixth Street Synagogue. The fifth annual event will be a fun time for all craft beer enthusiasts and students of Beer Yochai. Please click here for more information or to let us know that you will attend.

May 12th - Mothers' Day Kiddush
It's Sixth Street's Annual Mothers' Day Kiddush! For $54 you can be named as a contributor. The names of your daughters, mothers, grandmothers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. Click here to register.



April 16: Shul Dinner
April 18: Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration

May 2: Lager Ba'Omer V
May 12: Mother's Day Kiddush
May 19: Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study






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 April 25th).

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 
(will resume April 25th).


AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah over the next 6 Shabbatot. After Shavuot he will teach Avot d'Rabbi Natan for the duration of the summer. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.

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




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

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street


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

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325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

(212) 473-3665

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