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Weekly Update: Shabbat Tzav 5779

03/21/2019 10:41:49 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Tzav 5779



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been provided by
The House

in gratitude to Hashem

for making sure that

this House

is still standing

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

Seudah Shelishit 
has been provided by
The House


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


6:51 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


6:50 PM

Repeat Shema After


7:45 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:59 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   6:40 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:00 PM
Maariv   7:42 PM
Havdalah   7:52 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 as we enjoy beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and our wonderful community.

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. 


Purim was a great success. We are grateful to:

  • Our Sponsors of Chaos - Avi Beluca, Dina Benzaquen & Kenny Canfield, Dr. Jeremy Block, Jane & Drore  Eisen, Agita Jaber & Jonathan Falik, Kristina & Daniel Gerschel, Benjamin Gleitman, Michael & Aliyah Gluckstadt, Zach Griff, Kenneth Grumer, Jason Hagler, Arezoo & Samuel Jesselson, Vivian & Arthur Klaus, Isaac & Rachel Lebwohl, Michael Mitzner, Suzanne Dance & Andrew Obin, Rapid Motion Techonology, Cori Robinson PLLC, Allan Avi Rosenberg, Nathaniel Schlakman, Michael Sarid & Alan Schwartz, Ean Seinfeld, Jordana & Meir Shapiro, Doron Shefer, Nathan Singer, Mindy & Michael Turk, and Shelly & Elie Yudewitz.
  • Dr. Jeremy Block, Jenny Labovitz, Sara Liss, Yoni Stokar, & Michael Weber, who assisted with our setup.
  • Neil Kitainik for his beautiful and precise reading of Megillat Esther.
  • Annie & Jeremy Watman who organized our Kids' Purim Party.
  • Vincenzo Aiosa and his dedicated team who helped us prepare for the parties, clean up after the parties, and keep us safe.
  • The more than 200 individuals and families who participated in our Purim Charity helping us raise close to $14,000.
  • Rabbi Joe Wolfson, Adina Litchman, Rabbi Tzvi Romm, and the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network who partnered with Rabbi Bellino in distributing Purim Charity.
  • The more than 400 people that came for Megillah Reading and the more than a thousand who visited us over Purim.
  • The NYPD for being *super cool* in dealing with the crowds that waited to enter our Purim Party.
  • The Deans of the University of Purim (non-accredited) for overseing our Purim magic.
  • Rabbi Bellino for deciding to show up.

Tot Shabbat Will Be Held Next Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat next week, Parshat Shemini, March 30thPlease 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 March 30th!

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. We are grateful to Jared Rosen who will read for us this Shabbat. If you can commit to any dates, please contact Rabbi Bellino. 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 30th (Shabbat Shemini).


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 27 - Annual Dinner
April 13 - Shabbat HaGadol Drasha with Dr. Shai Secunda
May 11 - Mothers' Day Kiddush

May 23 - Lager Ba'Omer



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.


Contact Us


325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

(212) 473-3665

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