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Weekly Update: Shabbat Bo 5779

01/10/2019 07:49:56 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Bo 5779



Shabbat Information


This week's Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by

Solomon Birnbaum, Jason Wohlberg
Eric Weintraub, Elisha Friedman,
Ari Werthheimer &
Joseph Grosser

in honor of the Sixth Street congregation
and Rabbi Bellino (& family)
for their hard work and dedication
in strengthening
the Downtown Jewish Community


This week's
Dairy Kiddush
has been
provided by
The House


Seudah Shelishit
has been
 provided by
The House


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


4:30 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


4:30 PM

Repeat Shema After


5:35 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:42 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:15 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:35 PM
Maariv   5:25 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:35 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:30 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and our wonderful community. 


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 wish a Mazal Tov to Francesca & Dr. Micah Timen on their wedding this past Sunday.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Olivia Paris Garcia & Samuel Volkin on their upcoming wedding.


We wish a Mazal Tov to our friend, Eliot Bickoff, upon his engagement to Carly Kulawitz.


Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat next Saturday morning, Parshat Beshalach, January 19th, featuring our Early Childhood Educator, Leat Klingman. Please 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.

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 Jeremy Newberger who will read this week. The next available Mincha leining is on January 19th (the afternoon reading is Yitro). 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 January 19th, (Shabbat Beshalach).


January 28th - 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 pageThis event has been sponsored by Adina & Henry Frank, in observance of the first Yahrzeit of Adina's mother, Bea Haims.

February 2nd - CholentFest VI
Join us for Shabbat Kiddush on February 2nd, and taste a wide variety of cholents. Or, perhaps you want to challenge last year's winner of the CholentFest Eydel Ladle to claim the ladle and the respect of your peers. To register as a chef and to learn about preparation info, please email
Eli Szus by January 18th. This is NOT a cholent eating contest. Prizes will be given to
Best Cholent (Judged), Best Cholent (People's Choice), Best Decorations (Judged), Best Nontraditional Cholent (Judged).

January 28 - Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about Toharat HaMishpacha with Yoetzet Shifra Friedman
February 2 - CholentFest VI

February 8-9 - Scholars-in-Residence with Dr. Aaron Koller & Shira Hecht-Koller



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.


RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 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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