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Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeilech (Shuva) 5779

09/13/2018 10:56:17 PM



Weekly Update: Vayeilech (Shuva) 5779



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by 

The House


This week's Shabbocktail

- Thyroid Rage -
has been sponsored by
Elisabeth & Donald Liss
in honor of Sara Liss


This week's delicious
Dairy Kiddush
has been 
sponsored by
Henry & Rebecca Bahmani Fard

in celebration of the Shalom Bat 
of their daughter

Rowwy Elizabeth

אליאורה אריה

Seudah Shelishit 

has been provided by
The House


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


6:49 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


6:50 PM

Repeat Shema After


7:37 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:15 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:44 AM
Mincha   6:00 PM
Shabbat Shuva Drasha   6:20 PM
Maariv   7:37 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:47 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:50 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us this Shabbat and enjoy a beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and a wonderful community.


Please join us this Shabbat, at 6:20 PM, as Rabbi Bellino delivers the Shabbat Shuva Drasha entitled, Crying Fowl - The Kapparot Controversy.


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 Henry & Rebecca Bahmani Fard on the Shalom Bat of their daughter, Rowwy Elizabeth (Eliorah Aryeh).


We wish a Mazel Tov to Lindsey & Rabbi Aviad Bodner upon the birth of a boy.




If you have not yet done so, please reserve your seats for Yom Kippur 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.

Schedule of Services: Please visit our High Holy Days page for a complete schedule of our Yom Kippur services.


Yom Kippur Seating: To help you locate your seat(s) in advance, we're providing a link to our seating chart for the Yom Kippur services. To view your Yom Kippur 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.

We plan to provide childcare on Tuesday, September 18th, from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM and then on Wednesday, September 19th, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, and then from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Please remember that only parents and children are allowed in the Beit Midrash during these hours.

Sixth Street Parents Committee: Our Sixth Street parents committee is planning a number of events for our youngest members and the larger community, and we want you to know about them! The Sixth Street Parents Google group is where events are publicized, meetings are called, and babysitters' contacts are shared. If you'd like to be added to the group, please email

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 22nd (the afternoon reading is Vezot Habracha). 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 16th - Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party
Join the Sixth Street Kommunity Kinderlach this Sunday, September 16th, at 10 AM, for Sukkot themed arts and crafts and a festive sing-a-long with Rabbi Bellino. Make a Sukka decoration to take home and leave one behind for the shul's Sukka. Free and open to the community. Light lunch will be served.

October 16th - Rabbi Natan Slifkin Lecture: Rationalism vs. Mysticism
On Tuesday, October 16th, we will welcome Rabbi Natan Slifkin, noted author of several works exploring the interface of Torah and natural science, who will speak on the topic: Rationalism vs. Mysticism - Schisms in Traditional Jewish Thought.



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.

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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