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Weekly Update: Shabbat Acharei Mot 5779

05/02/2019 10:49:18 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Acharei Mot 5779



Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Zach Griff & Jill Golub
in celebration of:

(1) Jill's 2 more years of law school

(2) The return of leavened bread

(3) The resumption of Zach's

Friday night announcements

(4) Israel's birthday

(5) Rabino Bellino's Quinceañera

(6) Tyler Crane's 25 year old red flush



This week's delicious 

gluten-free Meat Kiddush
has been
 sponsored by 

Susan Zilberman
in celebration of
our favorite social worker,
Tali Zilberman Neuhaus,
who has completed her internship,
passed her licensing exams,
and will soon graduate with an MSW

from Fordham University

Post-Pesach Liquor Re-stocking
has been facilitated by
Agita Jaber & Jonathan Falik

in celebration of the anniversary of
Jonathan's Bar Mitzvah parshiyot


Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
Joey Baruh 

in memory of his grandfather,

יוסף בן חיים


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


7:35 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After


8:41 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:22 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot   6:20 PM
Mincha   7:20 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:40 PM
Maariv   8:30 PM
Havdalah   8:41 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.

Rabbi Bellino's class in Avot will begin this Shabbat at 6:20 PM. The class will focus on the plain-sense meaning of the text, utilizing academic and traditional approaches, but will also focus on the the classic commentary of Rabbi Ovadiah Bartenura.

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 continued Mazal Tov to Annie & Jeremy Watman on the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Ezra Nashעזרא נוריאל אביב.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Rachel & Raanan Laufer on the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Hunter דרור.

We are grateful to all of you who helped make Pesach so lovely and meaningful. Please remember to pay your Yizkor pledges, either online or by mailing a check to the office.

Tot Shabbat Next Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat next week, Parshat Kedoshim, May 11th. 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.

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 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).


May 8th - Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration
Join us on Wednesday night, May 8th, at 7:30 PM, as the Stanton Street Shul and the Sixth Street Community Synagogue come together for a celebratory Tefilah for Israel's Independence Day, led by Rabbi Gavriel Bellino. A light Israeli dinner will follow services. At the Stanton Street Shul (180 Stanton Street, between Clinton & Attorney).

May 11th - Mother's Day Kiddush
On Shabbat Kedoshim, May 11th, we will hold our Annual Mother's Day Kiddush! For $54 you can be named as a contributor, and everyone is welcome to attend. The names of your daughters, mothers, grandmothers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. Please visit the 
event page to be a sponsor.

May 23rd- Lager Ba'Omer VI: Beer fest + Lag BaOmer = Lager BaOmer at Sixth Street Synagogue. The sixth annual event will be a fun time for all craft beer enthusiasts and students of Beer Yochai.

May 8 - Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration w/Stanton St. Shul
May 11 - Mothers' Day Kiddush

May 23 - Lager Ba'Omer
June 8 - Shavuot Dinner & Torah Study
June 22 - Shabbat Scholar Rav Judah Mischel




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.

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah, starting after Passover. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha.

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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