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Weekly Update: Shabbat Bo 5780

01/31/2020 12:00:20 AM



Weekly Update: Shabbat Bo 5780



Shabbat Information

Friday Night Kiddush 
has been sponsored by
the Bellino Family

in honor of last year's
CholentFest Champion
and current holder of the Edel Ladle,

Choni Bellino


 This week's delicious
CholentFest Kiddush
has been provided by the 25 people
who have prepared cholents


This week's Shabeer Supply

has been sponsored by
the Yudewitz Family
in celebration of


Seudah Shelishit
has been provided by 
The House




Shabbat Times

Candle-lighting Before


4:54 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


4:55 PM

Repeat Shema After


5:49 PM

Daf Yomi

  8:00 AM


  9:00 AM
Shema Before   9:38 AM
Sermon   10:30 AM
Mincha   4:40 PM
Seudah Shelishit    5:00 PM
Maariv   5:46 PM
Musical Havdalah   5:57 PM


See the shul calendar for davening times and events.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - this week at 4:55 PM - is held shortly after candle-lighting time. Please join us as we enjoy beautiful services, thoughtful Torah study, and our flourishing community.

CholentFest - our annual Cholent competition - is this week! Join us for Shabbat Kiddush on February 1 and taste a wide variety of cholents. Prizes will be given to Best Cholent (Judged), Best Cholent (People's Choice), Best Decorations (Judged), Best Non-Traditional Cholent (Judged). Taste them all and judge for yourself at CholentFest VII!!!

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 offer Blessings of Consolation to our long-time secretary and member, Grace Auerbach, on the passing of her beloved brother, Edward Zand.

We wish a Mazal Tov to Lindsey & Rabbi Aviad Bodner on the birth, Brit, and naming of their son, Barak Naftali.


This past Tuesday night, we had the privilege of hosting JOFA & the NYC Commission on Human Rights for an informative panel discussion on the recent rise of anti-Semitism. We are grateful to the panelists, Yocheved Sidof, Megan Madison, Dr. Michal Bitton, and Paula  Eiselt, and to Jonah Boyarin of the NYC Human Rights Commission, and to Daphne Lazar Price and Daniela Kogan of JOFA for all their work in organizing this important event.

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 February 8th (Shabbat Beshalach).



Jewish Arts Salon Artists' Beit Midrash "PARDES: Encountering the Divine" - 8 Tuesdays, February 4 though March 31, 7-9 PM: Pardes is the Talmudic story of the search for mystical revelation. Rabbi Bellino and Richard McBee will lead an exploration of these Talmudic tales, mystical literature (Heikhalot) and other narratives of Divine encounters. Each participant will have the opportunity to react personally to the text, working in the art form of their choice, and to offer and receive responses to their work. Please click here for more information on the course and to sign up.


February 4 - Jewish Arts Salon Artists' Beit Midrash
February 9 - Tu B'Shvat Tish
March 7 - Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Aaron Koller
March 8 - Kids' Purim Party
March 9-10 - Purim
March 30 - Annual Dinner




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


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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