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Weekly Update: Shabbat Nitzavim 5779

09/27/2019 06:58:15 AM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Nitzavim 5779



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House


 This week's delicious 
Meat Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Myrna Beth Hurwitz,

Dr. Meryle Cherrick Saslow, 
& Ellen R. Cherrick,
in celebration of
their completion of Tanakh Yomi

our daily study of Bible
that facilitates its 
completion in one year

Seudah Shelishit

has been sponsored by
Phoebe & Richard McBee
and Chavie Sharfman & Avi Sosa

in recognition of the upcoming
Shloshim of Eric Johnson



Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


6:27 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


6:30 PM

Repeat Shema After


7:36 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:48 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   6:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:30 PM
Maariv   7:14PM
Musical Havdalah   7:24 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:30 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

Rabbi Bellino's class in Avot will resume next spring.

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.

High Holy Days/Membership Drive: Rosh Hashana is this Sunday night, and so we once again encourage your membership - to ask that you formalize and renew your annual commitments to our synagogue. And as we anticipate a record number of people attending this year, we ask that you reserve your High Holy Days seats as soon as possible.


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

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.



Rosh Hashana Seating: To help you locate your seat(s) in advance, we're providing a link to our seating chart for the Rosh Hashana services (Yom Kippur seating is a separate chart). To view your Rosh Hashana seats, please click here. We have tried to preserve your customary seats and to accommodate your requests. If you do not see your name, the name of a guest, or notice any mistakes, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may take care of it.

Our Book of Remembrance is an opportunity for us all to enhance our Yizkor Service as we remember those who greatly impacted our lives. The booklet will contain the complete Yizkor Service and assorted readings and Psalms, your sponsored pages, half-pages, quarter pages and/or entry listings of those that you chose to honor and remember, and a message from Rabbi Bellino. Full Page: $180; Half Page: $108; Quarter Page: $54; Listing: $10 per entry. Please submit (English/Hebrew) names, relation, and yahrtzeit dates no later than October 2nd. Please send all entries and any questions which you may have to us at:


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.


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 October 5th (Shabbat Vayeilech).



October 5th (5:50 PM) - Shabbat Shuva Drasha: Please join us on October 5th as Rabbi Bellino discusses the origin, evolution, and application of the ancient supplication known as "Avinu Malkainu."

October 6th (10:00 AM) - Kommunity Kinderlach Sukkah Decorating Party: Join the Sixth Street Kommunity Kinderlach on Sunday, October 6th, at 10:00 AM, for Sukkot themed arts and crafts and a festive sing-a-long with Rabbi Bellino. Make a Sukka decoration to take home and leave one behind for the shul's Sukka. Free and open to the community. Light lunch will be served. Please visit the event page to register.


September 29-October 1 - Rosh Hashana

October 5 - Shabbat Shuva Drasha

October 6 - Kids' Sukkah Decorating Party
October 7 -
Community Blood Drive @ Cong. Magen David

October 16 - Na Nach Under the Schach
October 21 - Simchat Torah Party & Hakkafot
October 22 - Simchat Torah Women's Aliyot/Torah Reading

October 27 - Bard College Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture: "Confronting Loss - The Meaning and Experience of Mourning from the Talmud to Maimonides"
October 29 - 3GNY Event

November 5Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman
November 22-23 - Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein
November 24 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference 




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
Sunshine Cafe at 59 E 8th 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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