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Weekly Update: Shabbat Nitzavim

09/06/2018 11:04:18 PM



Weekly Update: Nitzavim 5778



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by 

The House


This week's delicious
Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Dr. Meryle Cherrick
Ellen R. Cherrick, Victor Bellino,
Henry Frank, and Daniel Josephs

in celebration of
their completion of Tanach


Seudah Shelishit 

has been provided by
The House



Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


7:00 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After


7:49 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:41 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot   5:45 PM
Mincha   6:45 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:05 PM
Maariv   7:49 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:59 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.




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. Leora Walter & Asher Schlusseberg on their wedding.

We wish a Mazel Tov to Aliyah & Michael Gluckstadt on the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Jonah Henry (יונה הירש).

Please reserve your seats for the High Holy Days as soon as possible, as we anticipate a record number of people attending this year. We will make every effort to preserve your customary seats. Additional seats for members are $125 and all seats for non-members are $250

  • To reserve an additional seat, please go to the donate page on our website.
  • To reserve a non-member seat, please register on the High Holy Days page.
  • For Membership Renewal, please click here.
  • For New Members, please click here.

Rosh Hashana Seating: To help you locate your seat(s) in advance, we're providing a link to our seating chart for the Rosh Hashana services (Yom Kippur seating is a separate chart). To view your Rosh Hashana seats, please click here. We have tried to preserve your customary seats and to accommodate your requests. If you do not see your name, the name of a guest, or notice any mistakes, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may take care of it.

Our Book of Remembrance is an opportunity for us all to enhance our Yizkor Service as we remember those who greatly impacted our lives. The booklet will contain the complete Yizkor Service and assorted readings and Psalms, your sponsored pages, half-pages, quarter pages and/or entry listings of those that you chose to honor and remember, and a message from Rabbi Bellino. Full Page: $180; Half Page: $108; Quarter Page: $54; Listing: $10 per entry. Please submit (English/Hebrew) names, relation, and yahrtzeit dates no later than September 13th. Please send all entries and any questions which you may have to us at:


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 Rabbi Bellino who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on September 8th (the afternoon reading is Vayelech). 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.

Recycling: Please make sure that all bottles, cans, and tins, are placed in the blue recycling bin in the social hall. We can be fined by the city for not separating out our garbage for recycling, and your help will save our maintenance staff a lot of work, and the synagogue some money.

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 September 22nd (Ha'azinu).


September 10th - Rosh Hashana New Year's Party 
Rosh Hashana is a long day - and lacking in kiddush. And there are so many new people to meet. Why not come back later in the day, at 5:30 PM on the first day of Rosh Hashana, for some honey cake and a cocktail?

September 15th - Shabbat Shuva Drasha: 
Crying Fowl - The Kapparot Controversy
Please join us next Shabbat, Parshat Vayelech, at 6:20 PM, as Rabbi Bellino speaks about the controversial practice of Kapparot, the customary atonement ritual practiced by some Jews on the eve of Yom Kippur.

September 16th - Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party
All parents and children are invited to bring their artistic talents and join our Kommunity Kinderlach in decorating our Sukkah, on Sunday, September 16th, at 10 AM.



September 10 - New Year's Party
September 15 - Shabbat Shuva Drasha
September 16 - Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party
October 1 - Children's Pre-Hakkafot Dinner & Hakkafot
October 16 - R. Natan Slifkin: Rationalism vs. Mysticism
October 20 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. David Bernstein
October 24 - Presentation on Jewish Harlem by Justin Ferate
October 30 - Richard McBee: Imagining the Akeida
November 29 - Book Event: Malka Simkovich on Discovering Second Temple Literature



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

Hummus Vish at  59 East 8th Street

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton


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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