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Weekly Update: Shabbat Behaalotekha 5779

06/21/2019 01:13:15 AM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Behaalotekha 5779



Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Eli Szus and Ellen R. Cherrick

in celebration of the

2019 Stanley Cup Championship

St. Louis Blues


This week's delicious 

Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Alan Schwartz

in observance of the Yahrtzeits

of his grandparents,

Moshe & Matel Schwartz


Rosé All Shabbat Day

has been sponsored by

The Bellino Family

in honor of

Rav Judah Mischel


Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by

Ellen R. Cherrick

in observance of the Yahrtzeit (כ"א סיון)

of her father,

William Cherrick

חיים זאב בן שלמה משה


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   9:11 AM
Sermon (Rav Judah Mischel)   10:30 AM
Class (Rav Judah Mischel)   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.

This Shabbat, we welcome our friend and teacher, Rav Judah Mischel. Rav Judah & his wife, Ora, live in Ramat Beit Shemesh with their seven children. Ordained by the Jerusalem Rabbinate, he earned a BA in History from Yeshiva University, a Masters in Education from Azrieli Graduate School, and was a Graduate Fellow at the CUNY Center for Coexistence at the School for Public Affairs. R. Judah is Executive Director of Camp HASC, the Hebrew Academy for Special Children - the Jewish community’s premier Summer program for individuals with special needs. He is a teacher of Jewish thought at numerous institutions throughout Israel, and shares Torah with communities throughout the United States. R. Judah founded Tzama Nafshi, an organization dedicated to fostering Jewish unity, identity, education, inspiration and participation, committed to working to connect Jews with their Heritage, and each other. Rav Judah will give a short Dvar Torah at Friday Night Kiddush, present the Shabbat Sermon, deliver the pre-Mincha class, and lead a discussion at Seudah Shelishit. (Rabbi Bellino's class in Avot will resume next Shabbat.

Tot Shabbat will meet this Shabbat. As always, please join us at 10:00 AM for free play, and 10:45 AM for the program.


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 all our graduates, especially to Choni Bellino who completed SAR Academy this past week.


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.


Community Security: Last Shabbat, we welcomed our security consultant, Amit Bigelman. We are actively working to enhance our safety. To find out more, please contact Jeremy Watman at More information about Amit Bigelman may be found here.


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 Rabbi Bellino 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 27th - 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. For mor information or to register click here.


June 27 - Book Event: Paul Kaplan on The Rise and Fall of Penn Station

July 21 -  Tzom Tammuz Observance and Study with Drisha

August 11 - Tisha b'Av




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 on 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.


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.


Contact Us


325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

(212) 473-3665

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