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Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeitzei 5780

12/06/2019 08:40:48 AM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Vayeitzei 5780



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
Zach Griff

in celebration of

Jill Golub's birthday

 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


4:10 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


4:10 PM

Repeat Shema After


5:15 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:27 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   3:55 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:15 PM
Maariv   5:05 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:15 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:10 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 Feit & Dr. Elie Weiner on the birth of boy this week.

We offer Blessings of Consolation to Jeremy Newberger on the passing of his mother, Lois Newberger (אהובה גענעסא בת ירמיהו וגאלדא לאה).

We are grateful to those who included our synagogue in their Giving Tuesday generosity.


We are grateful to Norma & Victor Bellino, Michelle Charnoff & Brian Polay, Cori Robinson, Alan Schwartz, Genna Singer, Lubba Wintzer, and Elie & Shelly Yudewitz for their generous support of Whiskey Wednesday.


Please join us next week on Shabbat Vayishlach (December 13-14) when we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar Dr. Benny Brown, a lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, and one of the leading scholars in the world of contemporary Orthodox thought and ideology. For more info and to register for the Friday night community dinner, please visit the event page.

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 December 14th (Shabbat Vayishlach).




Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence - Dr. Benny Brown: In two weeks, on Shabbat Vayislach, December 13-14, we will welcome as our next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Benny Brown, a lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, and one of the leading scholars in the world of current Orthodox thought and ideology. Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and as well as over Shabbat for a series of talks and discussions on contemporary ideologies of Chanukah, and modern Ultra-Orthodoxy. For more info and to register for the dinner, please visit the event page.

Children's Pre-Chanukah Party: On Sunday, December 15th, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, we will be hosting our annual Children’s Chanukah Party. Join us in our social hall for fun, arts and crafts, and a holiday sing-along led by Rabbi Bellino. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend-and please bring your friends! If you are coming, please register on the event page so we know how many to expect.

Meet Your Neighbors Dinner: Join the Sixth Street Synagogue and Knock Knock Give a Sock on December 20th for a unique experience which brings together our downtown Jewish community with people who are experiencing homelessness. Through dinner, song, and conversation, enjoy the unique opportunity to meet your neighbor! Registration includes dinner for you and for a neighbor from a local shelter.



December 13-14 - Shabbat Scholar: Dr. Benny Brown
December 15 - Children's Pre-Chanukah Party

December 20 - Meet Your Neighbors Dinner
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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