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Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeilech (Shuvah) 5780

10/03/2019 11:39:16 PM




Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeilech (Shuvah)  5780



Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 This week's delicious 
Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored by
Rachel Feit
in celebration of the birthday of
Dr. Elie Weiner



Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


6:15 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


6:15 PM

Repeat Shema After


7:13 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:50 AM
Mincha   5:30 PM
Shabbat Shuva Drasha   5:50 PM
Maariv   7:03 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:13 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:15 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

Tot Shabbat This Shabbat: Children and their parents are invited to Tot Shabbat this week, Parshat Vayeilech, October 5th. Please join us for open play in the Beit Medrash at 10:00 AM, followed by the formal Tot Shabbat program promptly at 10:15 AM.

Shabbat Shuva Drasha: Please join us this Shabbat afternoon at 5:50 PM as Rabbi Bellino discusses the origin, evolution, and application of the ancient supplication known as "Avinu Malkainu". There will be no Seudah Shelishit.


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 Sara Eisen & Matthew Levine on the birth this week of a boy. The Brit Milah will be held on Yom Kippur.




High Holy Days/Membership Drive: Yom Kippur is this Tuesday 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 Yom Kippur 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.


Schedule of Services: Please visit our High Holy Days page for a complete schedule of our Yom Kippur services.

Yom Kippur Seating: To help you locate your seat(s) in advance, we're providing a link to our seating chart for the Yom Kippur services. 
To view your Yom Kippur 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 4th. Please send all entries and any questions which you may have to us at:

We plan to provide childcare on Tuesday, October 8th, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and then on Wednesday October 9th, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, and then from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Please remember that only parents and children are allowed in the Beit Midrash during these hours.


For those who may need to eat on Yom Kippur, we have refrigerator space available for you to store your food.


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 12th (Shabbat Ha'azinu).




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.



October 6 - Kids' Sukkah Decorating Party
October 7 -
Community Blood Drive at Congregation 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.




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.


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.


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325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

(212) 473-3665

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