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Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemini (Parah) 5779

03/28/2019 10:58:49 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Shemini (Parah) 5779



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Chana Shechter & Steven

in celebration of their engagement


This week's delicious
Cholent and Kugel Kiddush
has been
 sponsored by
Dr. Leora & Asher Schlusselberg

in celebration of all the dinner honorees


This week's Shabbocktail


has been sponsored by

Elie Blackston

in celebration of

his Grandpa's visit from Manchester


Seudah Shelishit 
has been sponsored by
Sam & Olivia Volkin
in celebration of Olivia's
downtown comeback


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


6:59 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After


8:00 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:52 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   6:45 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:05 PM
Maariv   7:50 PM
Havdalah   8:00 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 7:00 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.

Tot Shabbat This Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this 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!



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. 


The Annual Dinner was a great success! We are grateful to our honorees, Annie & Jeremy Watman, Brenda Pace, Gloria Karpas, Choni Bellino and Ke$het Bellino. We thank our Dinner Co-Chairs, Vivian Klaus and Joan Nachmani, as well as Kristina Gerschel, Agita Jaber, Alan Schwartz, and Elie Yudewitz, for all their work in planning the annual dinner. We also thank the more than 150 people in attendance and the nearly 200 people overall whose participated in this important fundraiser.


We also thank everyone who participated in the dinner raffle and helped make it our most successful yet. And we congratulate the winners: Miles Bronstein ($100 gift certificate to 2nd Avenue Deli), Daniella Krieger ($100 gift certificate to La Petite Coquette), Vivian Klaus (two tickets to Modi's Christmas show), Madeline Bigel (two Knicks tickets), Jessica Tamar Deutsch (two nights at Public Hotel NYC), Shlomo Salant (two nights at the Miami Beach EDITION Hotel), and Shlomo Schwartz (two nights at the Hilton Philadelphia Penn's Landing Hotel).

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 Neil Kitainik 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 April 6th (Shabbat Tazria).


April 13th -  Shabbat HaGadol Drasha with Dr. Shai Secunda
Please join us for our annual Shabbat HaGadol Drasha on the topic “A Tale of Two Seders: Creativity Versus Convention From the Mishnah to Modernity", presented by Dr. Shai Secunda, the Jacob Neusner Associate Professor in the History and Theology of Judaism at Bard College.

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.


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325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

(212) 473-3665

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