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Weekly Update: Shabbat Chol HaMoed 5780

10/17/2019 09:31:17 PM




Weekly Update: Shabbat Chol HaMoed  5780



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House

 This week's delicious 
Cholent & Kugel Kiddush
has been provided by
The House


Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by
Cathy & Amir Koren

upon the 52nd anniversary of
Amir's surviving the 1967 Egyptian attack
on the INS Eilat 
and in memory of 
the 53 who perished.


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


5:53 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


5:55 PM

Repeat Shema After


6:52 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:56 AM
Kohelet   10:00 AM
Mincha   5:40 PM
Seudah Shelishit   6:00 PM
Maariv   6:41 PM
Musical Havdalah   6:52 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 5:55 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 Rebecca Rubin & Yosef Grosser upon their recent engagement.


Kol Nidre Appeal: We are grateful to all those who have already paid their pledges. To pay your Kol Nidre pledge, click here, Venmo us: @SixthStreetSynagogue, or send a check to: Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York, NY, 10003.

Our morning Minyan starts at 6:15 AM this Friday. Please make an extra effort to help the Minyan this week as several of our regulars are away for Sukkot. Hoshana Rabbah: Shacharit will start at 7:30 AM this Sunday.


There are many sponsorship opportunities for our Simchat Torah celebrations (Pre-Party, Party,  Bar, Keg, Snacks, Kiddush, Advil). Perhaps consider helping to sponsor Kiddush in honor of our honorees or increase our Scotch reserves. We might just crown you "Chattan Tubi."

Donate here or Venmo (@sixthstreetsynagogue) us. Be sure to include what you are sponsoring and the dedication info.


Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah


There are all sorts of activities planned for this next round of Yom Tov. Please join us!

Community Simchat Torah Party & Hakafot - Expect snacks, drinks, and a great crowd. Monday, October 21st, starting at 5:30 PM. We start early and end early! (Don't worry there's an after-party). Maariv will begin at approximately 7:00 PM. To help us throw the best party ever, come and bring your friends and/or help us by sponsoring.


We are grateful to Michelle Charnoff & Brian Polay for sponsoring our Simchat Torah Keg.


Super Secret Pre-Hakafot Kiddush - Elsewhere Espresso Coffee and Rugelach, all before we dance and read from the Torahs. Tuesday, October 22nd, at approximately 9:45 AM. Sponored by the Yudewitz Family in honor of Rabbi Bellino שליט"א.


Women's Torah Reading and Aliyot - Our Sixth Street Women will meet in the Beit Midrash to read Torah and all women are invited for aliyot. If you are able to read any or all of it, let us know. If you are unsure of the procedure, please click here for an instructional video. For more info, please contact Ashira LubkinTuesday, October 22nd, at 10:30 AM.
Kids' Hakkafa - The Kommunity Kinder will dance their way to their own Aliyah. It's literally the cutest thing that happens all year. Tuesday, October 22nd, at approximately 11:00 AM. The Kids' Hakkafa has been sponsored by Alan "Bubbles" Schwartz.


Honorees - We are excitedly looking forward to honoring the following beloved Sixth Streeters.


Daniel Gerschel, Kol HaNearim (Children's Aliyah)
Brenda Pace, Aderet Torah (Magnificence of the Torah)
Rav Andrew Scheer, Chattan Torah (Groom of the Torah)
Dr. Ashira Lubkin, Tiferet Bereishit (Glory of Creation)
Michael Mitzner, Chattan Beraishit (Groom of Creation)


These five have greatly helped to enhance our synagogue, grown our community, and modeled scholarship, kindness, and devotion. Mazel Tov.


Simchat Torah Kiddush - You've finished and restarted the Torah, you've honored wonderful people, and you've survived the Holiday Season. You deserve some deliciousness. Tuesday, October 22nd, at approximately 12:30 PM.


Keep In Mind

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 16th (Shabbat Vayera).




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 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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