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Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaetchanan (Nachamu) 5779

08/15/2019 11:07:16 PM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Vaetchanan (Nachamu) 5779



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush
has been sponsored by 
The Bellino Family 

in observance of the Yahrzeit
of Norma's father,
Sydney Smith (ניסן ב"ר נח)


This week's delicious 

Meat Kiddush

has been sponsored by
Adina, Henry & Rebecca Frank
 as a farewell to
the Downtown Community
and to thank you for all the voodoo 
that you do so well


Seudah Shelishit

has been provided by
The House


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


7:34 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


7:00 PM

Repeat Shema After


8:36 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:34 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Avot   6:20 PM
Mincha   7:20 PM
Seudah Shelishit   7:40 PM
Maariv   8:25 PM
Musical Havdalah   8:36 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 our flourishing community.


This Shabbat we observe Tubi Av with several cocktail experiments featuring Tubi 60. For more information about Tubi 60, click  here.

Rabbi Bellino's class in Avot will meet this Shabbat afternoon at 6:20 PM.


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 offer Blessings of Consolation to our member, Howard Radzyner, on the passing of his beloved mother, Celia Radzyner (צפורה בת חיה וצבי).

We are grateful to all those who helped to make this Tisha B'Av special: Alan Feder, Dr. Yehoshua Livnat, & Rabbi Bellino for their reading of Megillat Eicha; Elie Yudewitz for reading the Torah; Rabbi Bellino for the explanatory Kinnot and Midrash study; and everyone who came and participated in our services and classes throughout the fast.

Gold Leaf Campaign: In honor of our synagogue's 80th anniversary this year, we encourage community members to sponsor Gold Leafs on the Tree of Life outside of the Main Sanctuary doors. As a nod to the synagogue's traditional history, coupled with the recent revitalization, let's take this opportunity to commemorate the many happy events and milestones celebrated in our synagogue, such as Graduations, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Marriages, Birth of Children, or any other momentous event. Each leaf can have up to 4 lines. The cost for each leaf is $118. Please submit payments and text by August 30th so the plaques can be finalized before Rosh Hashanah. Submit text and payment on the donate page (use the charge type 'Gold Leaf Campaign'), and email Annie Watman a copy of your text. Please join us in this campaign to celebrate the revitalization of our shul and the joy celebrated within these walls. Contact Annie Watman with any questions.

Community Security: We are actively working to enhance our sense of safety and security. We are grateful to Sara Liss and the larger security team for taking on this responsibility. To find out more and to become involved, please contact Sara.


Membership Drive: Rosh Hashana is seven weeks away, 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.


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 Alan Feder or Julia Salant.

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 Shabbat Kiddush available to sponsor is September 14th (Shabbat Ki Teitzei).




August 17 - Tubi Av Cocktail Celebration

September 21 - First Night of Selichot
September 29-October 1 - Rosh Hashana




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.


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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