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Weekly Update: Shabbat Tetzaveh 5779

02/14/2019 10:39:17 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Tetzaveh 5779



Shabbat Information


This week's Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by The House

A delicious Meat Kiddush
has been
 sponsored by:

Bita & Matthew Moinian


Suzanne Dance & Andrew Obin
in observance of the Yahrzeit of
Andrew's mother 
Suzana Obuvalina

Kenneth Grumer

Phoebe & Richard McBee
to commemorate the  
"Esther Paintings by McBee Exhibition"

Shelly & Elie Yudewitz 
who are sponsoring anonymously

Tali Zilberman & David Neuhaus
in celebration of Tali passing
her licensing exam


Seudah Shelishit has been
provided by The House



Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


5:12 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


5:15 PM

Repeat Shema After


6:14 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:30 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   5:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit   5:20 PM
Maariv   6:04 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:14 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:15 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and our wonderful community.


Tot Shabbat This Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Tetzaveh, February 16th. Please join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:45 AM. Parent participation and feedback helps us create a nurturing and educational environment for our youngest members--so join us on February 16th!

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 our friends Jennifer Bernstein and Geoffrey Platt on the birth of their son Grayson Avery.

Next Shabbat - Musical Havdalah + Kids Sing-along: Come join us next Shabbat. Parshat Ki Tisa, February 23rd, for musical Havdalah, followed by a spirited kids sing-along, led by Rabbi Bellino. Maariv at 6:11 PM, Havdalah at 6:22 PM

2018 Tax Letter: You may have received a tax letter from us listing all of your 2018 tax-deductible contributions to the synagogue. If you have any questions about the statement, or feel that some contributions were not listed, please contact us at 212-473-3665, or email us.

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 Alan Feder who will read for us this Shabbat. The next available Mincha leining is on March 9th (the afternoon reading is Vayikra). 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 March 9th (Shabbat Pekudei).


March 20th - Fryre Festival: Megillah Reading & Purim Party
Purim begins on Wednesday night, March 20th. Join us for Megillah Reading (at 7:30 PM) which will immediately be followed by our Purim Party. We look forward to our friends from the University of Purim joining us at approximately 10:00 PM.

March 27th -  Annual Shul Dinner
We look forward to our annual fundraising dinner to be held on Wednesday evening, March 27th. This year we will be honoring Annie & Jeremy Watman as well as Gloria Karpas and Brenda Pace. Join us as we celebrate their loyal support and our devoted community. Please RSVP here.

March 17 - Sixth Street Kids Pre-Purim Party
March 20 - Megillah/Purim Party
March 27 - Annual Dinner




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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