NEXT WEEK: Eshel Shabbaton on June 3-4

We are excited to host and participate in this year’s Eshel Downtown Shabbaton on June 3 – 4, Parshat Bekhukotai. A full program of the weekend’s event is available here

The community is invited to Dinner followed by Panel Discussion with Parents with LGBT children and Eshel members. Registration for dinner is required; to RSVP for dinner click here . Eshel will sponsor a deluxe buffet kiddush after davening Shabbat morning at Stanton Street.

All are also invited to Seudah Shlishit at Sixth Street Synagogue. After Mincha at 7:00PM, we will have Seudat Shlishit followed by: “A Historic Review of Our Story”—A Panel of Orthodox LBGT local synagogue members will discuss being LGBT in their respective shuls. All are welcome.
Eshel’s mission is to create community and acceptance for LGBT Jews and their families in Orthodox communities. The theme of the Shabbaton is Creating Welcoming Communities.
Shabbat hospitality is needed for visiting guests! If you are able to host, please e-mail Jeff Katz at

StantonKIDS, Shavuot Edition! Sunday, June 12

Stanton’s childrens’ programming is back this Shavuot! On Sunday, June 12th, bring your little ones and join our friendly and talented childhood educators for a special kids prayer service, songs, games, a special kiddush and, of course, snacks.
The program runs 10:30am to noon and meets downstairs in the beit midrash. (The regular Shabbat service begins at 9:30am and all are welcome to join us upstairs for that as well.)
Spread the word about StantonKIDS and contact us with any questions at

Congrats, Stanton Grads!

Mazal tov and yeshar koach to all those Stantonites graduating this spring and to their families! Your achievements make our community proud.
Congratulations to:
Brina Nellie Nechama Levinson Chu, SUNY Binghamton, Magna Cum Laude, BA
Malka Vered Levinson Chu, Ramaz High School
Max Deutsch, Ramaz
Sam Deutsch, Manhattan Day School.
Lev Gordon, The Abraham Joshua Heschel High School
 And all of our other grads.

Relive LES History with Stanton and Siempre Verde, Wednesday May 25th, 6-7pm

The Stanton Street Shul and the Siempre Verde Garden are announcing the Return of the Great Meat Boycott of 1902. Join us this May 25th, from 6-7pm in recreating an important part of the Lower East Side’s history. This spontaneous boycott was run by Jewish housewives who took to the streets to protest a drastic 50% hike in kosher meat prices. They also went into synagogues to announce the boycott and obtain rabbinic and other support. In two weeks they brought the price of meat down! These housewives spoke up so bring your voices to add to theirs. Feel free to bring aprons, kerchiefs, hats, caps, rubber chickens, and anything else that ties you to May, 1902. To participate, contact us at: or just come and join the crowd at Siempre Verde Garden (across the street from the Stanton Street Shul, on Stanton Street between Clinton and Attorney). To learn about other Lower East Side’s History Month events,visit