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Weekly Update: Shabbat Behar-Bechukotai 5778

05/10/2018 10:33:14 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Behar-Bechukotai 5778



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Adina & Henry Frank
in memory of Adina's mother,

Bea Haims
בת שבע זיסעל בת אברהם שמואל
and in memory of Henry's mother's mother,
(Omi) Joyce Frank

מרים בת צדוק


This week's delicious

 Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored

by more than 40 individuals
and families 
in celebration of 
Mothers' Day 
and in recognition of
many of the 
important women in their lives.

Seudah Shelishit has been sponsored
by Ellen
in memory of her grandmother,
Eva Katz Feigenbaum, z'l,
whose Yahrzeit will be observed on
the 28th day of Sivan, Yom Yerushalayim


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


7:44 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After


8:42 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:17 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot with Rabbi Bellino   6:30 PM
Mincha   7:30 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:50 PM

8:39 PM


8:50 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


We are 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.


Dr. Shai Secuda will teach a Straight-forward Approach to Avot this Shabbat at 6:30 PM. Dr. Secunda is the Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College, where he teaches in the Department of Religion.


Please join us at the conclusion of Shabbat this week for a festive and musical Hallel, in celebration of Yom Yerushalayim.



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 the Lebewohl Family upon the birth of a girl, born to Ariella & Jeremy Lebewohl.


We are grateful to Ahron Moeller for sharing with us his photographic work, entitled Feral Hasids, this past Sunday evening. The show was the first in a series of art exhibits we will be hosting that feature the work of emerging artists and friends of the shul.

We are very much looking forward to Shavuot, which begins next Saturday night, May 19th. Our observance of the holiday will include Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study with Rabbi Bellino, beautiful services, a lot of ice cream and cheese cake, and a Women's Wine, Cheese, and Torah. The dairy dinner on Saturday night is free, but registration is a must! Please click here to register.

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 Choni Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on June 9th (the afternoon reading is Korach). 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.


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 Shabbat Kiddush for sponsorship is May 26th (Naso).



May 19th - Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study
Please join us for a light dairy Shavuot dinner, followed by Torah study with Rabbi Bellino, who will speak about "The Caveman: Reflections on Rabbi Simeon Bar Yochai." This event is free, but we ask that you register so that we may adequately prepare. Your sponsorship of this event would be greatly appreciated.

May 21st - Women's Shavuot Wine, Cheese, and Torah 
Please join our Sixth Street Women for a Shavuot Wine & Cheese!!! Expect fine wine, delicious cheese, and Shavuot Torah. The event is free, but we ask all participants to bring their own bottle(s). Please RSVP 


May 19: Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study
May 21: Women's Wine, Cheese & Torah
June 3: "Breaking and Entering" - The Paintings of Samantha Lish

June 9-10: Shabbat Scholar Dr. Alan Brill
June 11: Book Event: Paul Kaplan presents
Lillian Wald - America’s Great Social and Healthcare Reformer

June 16: Father's Day Kiddush
June 19: Women's Torah Study with Yoetzet Shifra Friedman

June 22: Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Michael Broyde




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.

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

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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