How To Sell Chametz Through Stanton: Send Form to Rabbi Bodner by March 31

Before Pesach it is a requirement to eliminate all chametz [leavening] from our possession. However, in those circumstances where elimination is not an option, Jewish law does allow for chametz — especially and preferably only in non-bread-like form (e.g. liquors, mixtures, etc.) — to be sold to a gentile.

Arrangements for such sale may be made through Rabbi Aviad Bodner using the form below. It must be received by Tuesday, March 31st. Please note that Rabbi Bodner will be selling Chametz only for those who are New York residents and are spending Pesach in New York.

Rabbi Aviad Bodner does not accept personal monetary gifts for this service. He does however welcome contributions to the Synagogue which will be used to fund the Synagogue’s classes, events and programs. Please email your form directly to Rabbi Bodner at Please ensure that you receive confirmation from Rabbi Bodner that he has received your form.


Breaking Matzah Together: Communal Passover Seder with UJC on April 4, 8:30pm

All are invited to a communal seder for the second night of Passover at the Orenstein Building, 15-17 Bialystoker Pl./Willett St., on April 4. The seder will begin at 8:30pm and will be lead by our very own Rabbi Aviad Bodner.

The seder is subsidized by the United Jewish Council (UJC) of the Lower East Side and the cost is $18/person. Please register with Rabbi Bodner via email at by March 30th.

Stanton Kids!: NEW Program on March 21

We’re starting an exciting new Stanton Kids program and all (children) are welcome.
The activities will be in the downstairs beit midrash at Stanton, on Shabbat day, March 21st, from 10:30am – noon, and will include an abbreviated, learner-friendly kids’ prayer service, songs, games, a visit and talk with the rabbi, and a special kiddush. For more info, email
Bring your kids and tell your friends to bring theirs. The more the merrier!

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Commemoration Kiddush on Shabbat Morning, March 28

On March 25th, many across the globe will be commemorating the anniversary of the Triangle Fire. In 1911, 146 people rapidly perished in the factory fire — most of them young female immigrants from Eastern Europe who lived in the Lower East Side. Others lived nearby in Little Italy.
On March 28, Shabbat HaGadol, Stanton Street will honor their memory and current legacy by having kaddish said for those who perished, followed by a Yahrtzeit Kiddush. Let us know if you would like to join in sponsoring the kiddush by emailing