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Weekly Update: Shabbat Chukat 5779

07/12/2019 07:21:46 AM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Chukat 5779



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Adina & Henry Frank
in honor of the 

O.G. Yagodas who are
visiting for Shabbat


This week's delicious 

Dairy Kiddush

has been sponsored by:

Tracy Fogel

in commemoration of

the 2nd Yahrzeit of
her grandfather, Sam Fogel


Michael Gluckstadt
in honor of
Aliyah's birthday

Kenneth Grumer


Cathy & Amir Koren
in celebration of
the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson,
 Elyahu Koren,

son of Rita & Jonathan

Modi Rosenfeld

The Yudewitz Family

in honor of the
the USWNT winning
their 2nd consecutive
and 4th overall
World Cup championship

Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
Lindsey & Rabbi Aviad Bodner
in appreciation of
the Sixth Street community,
and by 
the Sixth Street community
in appreciation of
Lindsey, Rabbi Aviad,
and their children





Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


8:09 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After


9:17 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:19 AM
Mincha   7:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit   8:15 PM
Maariv   9:06 PM
Havdalah   9:17 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 services, thoughtful Torah study, and wonderful community.


Tot Shabbat will meet this Shabbat. Please note that this week, free play is at 10:00 AM, and the program is at 10:30 AM.

Rabbi Bellino's class in Avot will not meet this Shabbat.


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 Mimi & Ben Vago on the birth of a son.


We wish a Mazel Tov to Rebekah & Max Tokatlilar on the birth and naming of their daughter, Zelda Michal Frances.

We wish a Mazal Tov to Cathy & Amir Koren on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Elyahu Koren. 


We would greatly appreciate sponsors for Kiddush for next Shabbat, July 20th. Our plentiful and delicious Kiddushes on Sixth Street greatly enhance our synagogue and community. To sponsor or co-sponsor a Shabbat Kiddush, or to sponsor a Friday night Kiddush, a Shabbocktail, our Shabbat Shabeer supply, or a Seudah Shelishit, please contact Rabbi Bellino.


Membership Drive: Our new fiscal year began on June 1st, and so we once again encourage your membership - to ask that you formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue.


Membership Level Dues
Family (includes 2 RH/YK Tickets)               $1000
Individual (includes 1 RH/YK Ticket)    $550
Associate (for members of other synagogues)    $300
Student $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: On Shabbat Nasso, 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.



July 21st - Tzom Tammuz Observance and Study with Drisha
Please join us on Sunday, July 21st, for a full day of programming with the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education.

July 29th - My Body. Whose Decision? A Panel Discussion with JOFA

On July 29th, at 7:30 PM, we welcome JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, for a panel discussion of Jewish, legal, and medical perspectives on reproductive rights, featuring: Dr. Elana Stein Hain, Scholar in Residence and Director of Faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Gail Katz, JOFA board member and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of Danaher Corporation's Dental Platform, and Dr. Susan Lobel, founder of Metropolitan Reproductive Medicine. Please click here to register.



July 21 -  Tzom Tammuz Observance & Study with Drisha

July 29 - Jewish Perspectives on Reproductive Rights: A Panel Discussion w/JOFA 

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 (will resume July 24).


RABBINIC STORY TELLING: A literary analysis of the stories told by the Rabbis of the Talmud. Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM (will resume July 24).

AVOT: Rabbi Bellino will present the five chapters of Avot and Perek Kinyan HaTorah, starting after Passover. Shabbat afternoons, 1 hour before Mincha (will resume July 27).




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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