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Weekly Update: Shabbat Shelach

06/07/2018 10:23:16 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Shelach 5778



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Steven Strauss
in honor of his graduation
from law school


A keg of delicious Grimm beer

has been sponsored by
Dr. Jeremy Block

in honor of
the Downtown Community

This week's delicious

Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by

Brenda Pace
in celebration of her birthday
and by
Julia & Shlomi Salant 
in celebration of the 2nd birthday
of their daughter Leah

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
Alan Schwartz
in observance of the Yahrzeits 
of his grandparents
Moshe & Matel Schwartz


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


8:07 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After


9:17 PM

Presentation by Dr. Alan Brill:
"Rabbi on the Ganges"
  9:30 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:10 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Class with Dr. Brill: "Kabbalistic &
Eastern Meditation"
  6:55 PM
Mincha   7:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit   8:15 PM
Maariv   9:06 PM
Musical Havdalah   9:17 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.


This week, we welcome Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill, as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Brill is a very well respected professor of Judaic studies and comparative religion, and is an active participant in the Jewish interfaith encounter with Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus.

Speaking Schedule & Topics

Friday Night, 9:30 PM:
"Rabbi on the Ganges: A Jewish-Hindu Encounter"

Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM:
"Do Jews Meditate?"

Shabbat Afternoon, 6:55 PM:
"Kabbalistic Meditation & Eastern Meditation"

Seudah Shelishit, 6:30 PM:
Q & A with Dr. Brill

We are grateful to Ellen R. Cherrick, and Alan Schwartz & Michael Sarid, for sponsoring the Friday night Community Dinner.



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.


Membership Drive: WIth the arrival of June, it is again time for us to encourage membership; to ask that you please formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue


Membership dues go a long way in making all of this possible. Won’t you please share in our great legacy and help us continue our impressive revitalization? There are, of course, various membership options and we hope that one works for you.

Family Membership: $900 (Includes 2 High Holy Day Tickets)
Individual Membership: $500 (Includes 1 High Holy Day Ticket)
Associate Membership: $300 (For those with membership at another synagogue)
Student Membership: $150

Should you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments. This can be easily set up through our website:

  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.


We request the presence of all members in good standing at our General Membership Meeting on Wednesday June 27, at 7:00 PM.

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 Henry Reininger who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on June 23rd (the afternoon reading is Balak). 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 July 14th (Matot-Masei).


June 10th - Book Event: Paul Kaplan presents Lillian Wald - America’s Great Social and Healthcare Reformer
Please join us for a presentation of the newly released book Lillian Wald: America's Great Social and Healthcare Reformer by Paul Kaplan. Paul will discuss how this relentless advocate for the welfare of children, called "one of the least-known yet most important people" by President Franklin Roosevelt, became responsible for many of the social and health-related programs we take for granted today. Please see the event page for more details.

June 16th - Father's Day Kiddush
For $54 you can be named as a contributor. The names of your sons, fathers, grandfathers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. You may list as many people as you wish. This list will be read aloud in shul, as well as distributed at the Kiddush. Please click here for more info and to register.

June 19th - Women's Torah Study: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

Please join us for for a Shiur, discussion, and Q & A, led by our  Yoetzet Halacha, Shifra Friedman. The event has been sponsored by Adina & Henry Frank, in memory of Adina's mother, Bea Haims.

June 23rd -
Shabbat Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Dr. Michael Broyde
Please join us on Shabbat Chukat, as we welcome our next Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Michael Broyde, 
professor of law at Emory Law, and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law & Religion at Emory University.


June 10: 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: The Jewish Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy

June 23: Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Professor Michael Broyde

June 27: General Membership Meeting

July 10: Tuesday Night Study with Maharat Michal Kohane
July 21: Tisha b'Av Night

July 22: Tisha b'Av Day of Programming

July 26: Jessica Tamar Deutsch Art Event

September 9: Erev Rosh HaShana



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.

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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