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Weekly Update: Shabbat Ha'azinu 5780

10/10/2019 11:00:49 PM




Weekly Update: Shabbat Ha'azinu  5780



Shabbat Information


Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 This week's delicious 
Dairy Kiddush
has been provided by
The House


Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by
The House


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


6:04 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


6:05 PM

Repeat Shema After


7:02 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:53 AM
Mincha   5:50 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:10 PM
Maariv   6:52 PM
Musical Havdalah   7:02 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 6:05 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.


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, Brit and naming this week of a boy, Harrison James (אברהם ישראל)




Yom Kippur 5780 on Sixth Street was beautiful and well-attended.

We are especially grateful to:

  • Our Chazzanim: Modi Rosenfeld, Rabbi Gavriel Bellino, Neil Kitainik, and Alan Feder
  • Our Torah Readers: Jonathan Falik, Josh Lebewohl, and Shimmy Rapps;
  • Our Gabbaim: Choni Bellino, Shimmy Rapps, and Elie Yudewitz;
  • Our Speakers: Sandra Bernhard, Rabbi Andrew Scheer, and Rabbi Gavriel Bellino;
  • Cori Robinson for providing the beautiful flowers;
  • Choni Bellino, Sara Liss, Amir Nakash, and Elie Yudewitz for helping us to prepare our sanctuary;
  • Ke$het Bellino for polishing our silver;
  • Neil Kitainik & Grace Auerbach for their administrative assistance;
  • Our building manager, Vincenzo Aiosa, and his team for the essential and aesthetic improvements they continue to make for us and for providing much needed support;
  • Sam & Arezoo Jesselson for sponsoring the Break Fast in celebration of the birthday of their son Adir;
  • Rabbi Gavriel Bellino for his leadership and vision;
  • The approximately 500 of you who chose to spend Yom Kippur with us!

May the great significance of Yom Kippur, the astounding beauty with which it was observed in our synagogue, and the obviously vital role our synagogue plays in lower Manhattan inspire your continued generosity.

To pay your Kol Nidrei pledge, click here, or send a check to:
Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 East Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003



Sukkot is this Sunday night! Please join us in our beautiful Sukkah and for services (A full Sukkot schedule will be emailed on Saturday night).


Sets of Four Species are available on the Lower East Side from our friends, the Shoshani Family, who are located outside of 26 Canal Street.

Thursday, October 10
Friday, October 11
Motzaei Shabbat, October 12
Sunday, October 13

Questions? You may reach the Shoshani Family at 212-673-2719 or 646-283-8665.


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 November 2nd (Shabbat Noach).




October 16th - Na Nach Under the Schach: Join us in our Sukkah on Wednesday night at 8:00 PM, as we observe the Yahrtzeit of Reb Nachman of Breslov!


October 27th - Bard College Jacob Neusner Memorial Lecture: Join us on Sunday, October 27th, as Professor Moshe Halbertal, Gruss Professor of Law at NYU, speaks on the topic: "Confronting Loss - The Meaning and Experience of Mourning from the Talmud to Maimonides": Please the event page for more info and to register.


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.


Contact Us


325 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

(212) 473-3665

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