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Weekly Update: Shabbat Lech Lecha 5780

11/08/2019 06:31:48 AM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Lech Lecha 5780



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Jill Golub
in celebration of the birthdays of
Zachary Griff


Jonah Rosen
and in honor of
the greatest Friday night
news announcer
of all time (of all time)

 This week's delicious 
Dairy Kiddush
has been sponsored by
 the Liberman Family
in celebration of the engagement of
Stella & Jacob Silver


Our Tubi 60 supply
has been significantly augmented by

Rachel & Jordan Friedman
in celebration of the birth
and naming of their daughter


Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by

The House


Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


4:26 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


4:25 PM

Repeat Shema After


5:27 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:07 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:10 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:30 PM
Maariv   5:17 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:27 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:25 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 Rachel & Jordan Friedman on the birth of their daughter.


The Downtown Community's yearly financial Eruv obligation is $36K. These funds are raised by several synagogues and institutions, as well by many individuals and families that make use of the Eruv. How much to give is certainly up to you, and any donation is appreciated. To give you some context: If 200 families/individuals were to give $180, this year's fundraising effort would be over. To make a payment, please do so here, send in a check, or Venmo us: @SixthStreetSynagogue. Be sure to specify that this donation is for the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund and for the Eruv.

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


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).




November 19th - Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman: Join Yoetzet Halacha Shiffy Friedman, Tali Zilberman LMSW, and Shonna Levin of Immerse NYC, at 7:30 PM, for an intimate, open conversation on Mikva, Halacha, and Mental Health. Topics include common questions about the Mikvah, the intersection of anxiety and other mental health concerns with Taharat Mishpacha, it’s impact on relationships and how to utilize professional and halachic resources when approaching these challenges. Please visit the event page for more info and to register.


November 22nd - 23rd: Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Benjy EpsteinIn three weeks, on Shabbat Chayei Sarah, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein, a noted psychologist, author, and speaker, as well as the Director of Staff Development and Clinical Research at Camp HASC. Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a series of talks, guided practices, and discussions on Jewish Mindfulness, Meditation, and Modern Spirituality. For more info and to register for the dinner, please visit the event page.


November 19Mikveh, Halacha, & Mental Health: A Discussion with Yoetzet Shiffy Friedman
November 22-23 - Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

December 15 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party

January 9 - Book Event: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal on Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity
January 10-11 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
January 12 - JOFA Presents: Building a Better Workplace: Not Your Mother's Professional Development Conference

February 1 - CholentFest VII




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.


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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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