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Weekly Update: Shabbat Metzora (HaGadol) 5779

04/11/2019 11:35:19 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Metzora (HaGadol) 5779



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush/
Shalom Tinoket

has been sponsored by
Dr. Ashira Lubkin & Alan Feder
in celebration of the birth
of their daughter


This week's delicious
Meat Kiddush
has been
 sponsored by 
Brenda Pace

in memory of her mother,
Ruth Spitzer Kaye
רבקה בת משה ואלטא ביילא



Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


7:14 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After


8:16 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:39 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   6:30 PM
Shabbat HaGadol Drasha   6:50PM
Maariv   8:05 PM
Havdalah   8:16 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


We are on Summer Schedule, with Friday Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat held at 7:00 PM (This will continue until September 20th!). Please join us as we enjoy beautiful davening, thoughtful Torah study, and our wonderful community.

Please join us this Shabbat at 6:30 PM for our annual Shabbat HaGadol Drasha, presented by Dr. Shai Secunda, the Jacob Neusner Associate Professor in the History and Theology of Judaism at Bard College, on the topic: “A Tale of Two Seders: Creativity versus Convention from the Mishnah to Modernity". Remember that there will be no Seudah Shelishit served.

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 Dr. Ashira Lubkin & Alan Feder on the birth this week of a girl.

Passover Charity: In keeping with the spirit of empathy that Passover engenders, we prepare for Passover by assisting others in their preparation. This year, Rabbi Bellino will disburse charity funds to those living in downtown who require assistance and will also support the important efforts of the Masbia Soup Kitchen NetworkYou may make a donation here, or Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue (be sure to specify Passover Charity!). Of course, you may also bring in a check (made out to Sixth Street Community Synagogue Rabbi's Discretionary), or cash before Passover.

Sell Your Chametz: Rabbi Bellino is happy to sell your Chametz for you. Please do so here. Do not pay him. Support his charity (see above).

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.


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.

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 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 May 25th (Shabbat Behar).


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 14th - Kid's Pesach Prep
Join us on April 14th at 10:30 AM as we help our youngest members prepare for Passover. Expect (chametz!) brunch, Passover arts and crafts, Matzah baking, and a Passover sing-along with Rabbi Bellino. Kid's Shul Merch will be for sale. The event is free, but please register on the 
event page so we know how many are coming (Please note the number of adults and children).

April 13 - Shabbat HaGadol Drasha with Dr. Shai Secunda
April 14 - Kids' Pesach Prep
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.


We like to have fun and be creative on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for much much more!

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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