SAVE THE DATE: Start of the Summer Shabbat Dinner on July 8

Summer is here! Let’s celebrate in true Stanton style with a community Shabbat dinner on Friday, July 8. More details and sign-up info coming soon!

2016 Membership Meeting on Sunday, June 19th, 9:30am

It’s time again for our annual membership meeting, when all of Stanton’s members come together to hear a State-of-the-Shul report, elect new board members, and have a chance to share ideas, questions and concerns with each other and with shul leadership. All members are encouraged to attend!

YOU MUST BE A FULL MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING TO ATTEND THE MEETING. If you are not yet a member, please SIGN UP NOW! You can sign up online here, by mail, or in person at the meeting (please show up on time if you want to sign up in person on Sunday, and bring your checkbook!).

Please note that our membership cycle runs June 1 to May 31. If you have been a member in the past, YOU MUST RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP BEFORE THE MEETING IN ORDER TO ATTEND AND VOTE. If you have any questions about membership, please talk to Rivky Friedman or Rabbi Bodner, or send an email to

If you are unable to attend the membership meeting on Sunday but want to make your vote count, PLEASE FILL OUT THE PROXY FORM BELOW. Give it to any member in good standing who you appoint as your proxy and ask them to bring it to the meeting.

Below are downloadable electronic versions of all the forms and documents that were sent in our membership mailing last month. We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!

Membership Letter and Forms

Proxy Form

Nominating Form

Friday, June 10th Community Shabbat Dinner—Sheva Brachot for Sharon and Steve! (SOLD OUT!)

Celebrate the marriage of our members Steve Nacache and Sharon Itkoff with a Friday night Sheva Brachot dinner! Kabbalat Shabbat will begin at 7:20 pm, dinner will start at approximately 8:00 pm. Due to the high demand and lack of space, registration will close on June 7th at 7:00 pm unless we sell out earlier. Please select the “Event” item that matches you ($20 members, $25 non-members, $100 very appreciated sponsors) on our website.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Saturday Night, June 11

Okay, so we won’t be up all night, but in keeping with the Shavuot tradition of staying up to learn Torah on the first night of the holiday, please join us for a late-night learning program on Saturday night between 11pm and 1am.

The program will feature Stanton member and OMG!WTF!Bible! podcaster David Tuchman discussing “What Happened at Sinai, Anyway?” followed by Rabbi Aviad Bodner on the subject, “Who Wrote Megilat Ruth and Why?”

 And just in case the inspiring and engaging words of Torah aren’t enough to keep your eyes fully open, there will be plenty of snacks and caffeinated beverages. Sponsors needed – please contact if you would like to contribute.

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