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Weekly Update: Shabbat Mikeitz (Chanukah / Rosh Chodesh) 5780

12/27/2019 12:26:51 AM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Mikeitz (Chanukah / Rosh Chodesh) 5780



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been provided by
The House


 This week's delicious 
Cholent & Latke Kiddush
has been sponsored


Seudah Shelishit
has been sponsored by 
Alan Schwartz
in memory of his great-grandfather,
Avraham Hutter, z'l,
אברהם בן ישראל

whose Yahrzeit is on
the fourth day of Chanukah



Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


4:17 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


4:20 PM

Repeat Shema After


5:18 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:38 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:05 PM
Seudah Shelishit   4:25 PM
Maariv   5:11 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:22 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:20 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 Elana & Jonathan Sichel on the birth of twin boys this week.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Arezoo & Sam Jesselson upon the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Ilan Ayal.


We wish a Mazal Tov to Drs. Tova & Donnie Isseroff upon the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Azariah Menachem (Azi Mendel).

We wish a Mazal Tov to Natalie Eisen & Zach Newburgh on their wedding this past week.

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 January 4th (Shabbat Vayigash).




Book Event: Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal- January 9: Please join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for an evening to celebrate the publication of Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal’s new book - Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretic Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Please visit the event page for more details and to register.


Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence- January 10-11: In two weeks, on January 10-11, Shabbat Vayechiwe will welcome Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, a scholar of rabbinic Judaism, as our next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. See the event page for more information and to register for the Friday night community 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.


B'NEI MACHSHAVA TOVA - The Fellowship of Proper Mindfulness: A study of the Piaseczno Rebbe's guide to cultivating positive mindfulness within a sacred community of spiritual seekers. 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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