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Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaera 5779

01/03/2019 09:27:46 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaera 5779



Shabbat Information


This week's delicious
Friday Night Kiddush,

Saturday Morning Meat Kiddush,

Shabeer Supply, and Shabbocktails

have been sponsored by

Dr. Sanford & Mrs. Beth Timen
in celebration of the Aufruf of
Dr. Micah Timen

and his upcoming wedding to

Francensca Macaluso,

daughter of
Mr. Fred & Mrs. Magaly Macaluso


Seudah Shelishit
has been
 provided by
The House



Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


4:23 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


4:25 PM

Repeat Shema After


5:28 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:41 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:30 PM
Maariv   5:18 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:28 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


This Shabbat we celebrate the upcoming wedding of Dr. Micah Timen & Francesca Macaluso. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and our wonderful community. 


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:25 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time.


Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this Saturday morning, featuring our Early Childhood Educator, Leat KlingmanPlease join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM.


Moments following Shabbat, we will hold our Glow-Stick Guitar-Havdallah & Sing-Along. Children are encouraged to attend and all are welcome to participate.


All Shabbat services are held in our main sanctuary.



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 offer Blessings of Consolation to our friend, Mindy Turk, and to the entire Turk family, upon the passing of Mindy's mother, Rhoda Kanarek, and Mindy's brother, Lenny Kanarek.


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 Jeremy.


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 Mr. Henry Reininger who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on January 12th (the afternoon reading is Beshalach). We are also 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 Next Week, January 12th (Shabbat Bo).


January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
Jane Jacobs called it a ballet. Neighborhoods had density. Buildings had character. Streets had eyes. But by the 1960’s, led by Robert Moses, the ballet of the city came to a grinding halt, replaced by the superblock, the highrise, and the highway. The wrecking ball sealed the fate of neighborhoods.  What were its implications on NY Jewish life in the 20th century and how did decisions made then still impact us today? Join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for a conversation lead by professor, author and real estate expert, Jason Haber.

January 28 - Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about Toharat HaMishpacha
Join downtown Yoetzet Halacha, Shiffy Friedman, on Monday, January 28th, at 7:30 PM for a discussion of the Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about keeping the Jewish Purity Family Laws. Join us for a discussion of common misconceptions, some “hacks” to getting to the mikvah sooner, as well as some issues regarding mental health and anxiety that can arise from issues related to Jewish Family laws. Please come with any questions you might have, and feel free to submit anonymous questions at ahead of the discussion. This event is open to married and unmarried women. Please RSVP on the event page.


February 2nd - CholentFest VI
Challenge last year's winner of the SSCS CholentFest Eydel Ladle to claim the ladle and the respect of your peers. Come taste all the delicious cholents at Kiddush on February 2nd.

January 9 - Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
January 20 - Hazon Tu B'Shvat Yom Iyun/Seder
January 28 - Yoetzet Event with Shifra Friedman
February 2 - CholentFest



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 not meet this week).


RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud.
Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM. (Will not meet this week).

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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