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Weekly Update: Shabbat Nasso 5779

06/13/2019 11:03:14 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Nasso 5779



Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Dena Benzaquen &
Kenneth Canfield

in celebration of their

upcoming wedding


This week's delicious 

 Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by more

than 40 individuals and families

in celebration of
Father's Day

Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by
The House



Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


8:12 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After


9:22 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:10 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot   7:00 PM
Mincha   8:00 PM
Seudah Shelishit   8:20 PM
Maariv   9:11 PM
Musical Havdalah   9:22 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 resumes this Shabbat at 7:00 PM.

Community Security Shabbat: This Shabbat, June 15th, we will welcome our security consultant, Amit Bigelman. After services and before our Father's Day kiddush, Amit will address the entire congregation and present a pragmatic, sensible Emergency Action Plan (EAP). In case of emergency, this plan will guide the various elements of our bustling synagogue and coordinate the activity of our newly-formed Security Team and our staff. It is therefore critical that our active community members make every effort to attend and internalize Amit's address. To find out more, please contact Jeremy Watman at More info about Amit Bigelman can be found here

Tot Shabbat meets this Shabbat, June 15th, and next week, June 22nd. This week, before Tot Shabbat begins at 10:45 AM, our security consultant Amit Bigelman (see above) will meet with the parents and Leat to brief us on the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) as it relates specifically to the children. Since so many of us stay with the children during the program and otherwise supervise downstairs, it’s important that parents have a strong understanding of the EAP. Please make every effort to be there by 10:30 AM so Amit can brief us all. As always, 10:00 AM free play, 10:45 AM program starts.

This Shabbat, June 15th, marks the 115th anniversary of the General Slocum disaster, in which an estimated 1,200 people drowned after their ship caught fire and sank in the East River. The victims were mostly women and children from the St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, the congregation which worshipped in the building that is now home to our synagogue. This was the worst disaster in New York City history before 9/11.


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.

Membership Drive: With a new fiscal year that began on June 1st, it is now once again time for us to encourage membership - to ask that you formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue.


Membership Level Before June 30 After June 30
Family (Includes 2 RH/YK Tickets) $900 $1000
Individual (Includes 1 RH/YK Ticket)    $500 $550
Associate  $300 $300
Student $150 $150
  • For Membership Renewal, please click here
  • For New Members, please click here

You can also Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue, or mail a check to 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. If you prefer, membership payments may be made in installments, which can be easily set up through our website. Should you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Alan Schwartz, or our Rabbi.

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. We are grateful to Elie Yudewitz who will read this Shabbat. 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 July 6th (Shabbat Korach).


June 15th - Father's Day Kiddush
For $54 you can be named as a contributor. The names of your sons, fathers, grandfathers, teachers, or virtually anyone you choose, will be listed. You may list as many people as you wish. This list will be read aloud in shul, as well as distributed at the Kiddush. Please click 
here for more info and to register.

June 20th - Book Event: Paul Kaplan presents New York’s Original Penn Station: The Rise and Tragic Fall of an American Landmark
Please join us on June 20th at 7:00 PM for a presentation of the newly released book New York’s Original Penn Station: The Rise and Tragic Fall of an American Landmark by Paul Kaplan. Paul's book chronicles the story of Penn Station from the laying of the first tracks to its demise in the early 20th century when it was torn down. Through its destruction, the historic preservation movement was born.


June 20 - Book Event: Paul Kaplan on The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
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.




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

Mocha Burger at 496 Laguardia Place

Sushi Tokyo at 121 West 19th Street
Falafix at 96 Stanton Street


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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