Get Your Groger On!: Join Us For Purim Megillah Readings & Talent Show, March 4-5

Purim is coming up! Join us on Wednesday, March 4, for Megillat Esther readings (both women’s only and traditional), followed by our annual Talent Show downstairs at 8pm!
Talents this year include the comedic styling of Stanton stalwarts Dana Friedman and Leslie Levinson, as well as a couple of surprise guests, all hosted by our dashing rogue of a president. A few slots are still available for acts for the talent show–email info@stantonstshul.com to sign up.

We are asking Talent Show attendees for a $10/person donation, which includes Purim nosh and an open bar. But don’t drink too much, because the festivities continue the next morning, on Thursday, March 5, with Shacharit services at 8:30am and Megillah reading at 9am sharp, followed by a small Purim seudah (festive meal)!

See you on Wednesday night and Thursday morning! Happy Purim!

Purim Schedule:

Wednesday, March 4 –
Maariv: 6:40 pm, followed by general Megillah Reading upstairs
Women’s Megillah Reading: 7 pm downstairs
Talent show: 8 pm – $10/person

Thursday, March 5 –
Shacharit: 8:30 am
Megilah Reading: 9 am
Followed by a small festive meal!

Esther or Vashti?: Women’s Megillah Reading on Purim Night, March 4, 7pm

It’s time again for the Stanton Street Shul’s Annual Women’s Megillah Reading for Purim! All women are invited for a warm and lively reading of the Book of Esther, by women and for women, on Purim night, March 4th, at 7pm.
We’ll read the story of Purim together, make some noise at the name of a certain triangular-hat-wearing-villain (and his wife if you like), ruminate on whether Esther or Vashti is a better feminist role model, and then join the co-ed after-party. More info on the event page on Facebook.
If you’d like to get involved in this or other Stanton Women’s Tefillah events, please email stantonstreetwomen@gmail.com and like us on Facebook.

Purim Prep: Matanot La’Evyonim

Purim is coming up on Wednesday night and Thursday, March 4-5, and we are excited for the impending festivities at Stanton. Scroll down for the complete schedule.

But before we can make our own plans to enjoy the holiday, we need to make sure others can enjoy it as well. As Rabbi Bodner explained in shul this past Shabbat, matanot la’evyonim, giving to the poor, is perhaps the most important mitzvah of Purim. If you choose to give matanot la’evyonim through Stanton Street, please make your donation in advance of the holiday so that Rabbi Bodner knows how much he will be able to distribute on Purim. You can give online on our shop/donate page by clicking here.

The matanot la’evyonim donated through Stanton Street will go to Jews in need on the Lower East Side and to Project ORE, an outreach program for homeless or isolated, often mentally ill, older Jewish adults. Project ORE has served more than 400,000 emergency kosher meals and provided counseling and other supportive services since 1987. More than a soup kitchen, ORE provides a place for people to reconnect with mainstream society and to reclaim their individual dignity. We, along with Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, will sponsor lunch on Purim day at the shelter.

Thank you for giving in advance. We look forward to seeing you (in costume) on Purim!

Purim Schedule:

Wednesday, March 4
Maariv: 6:40 pm, followed by general Megillah Reading upstairs
Women’s Megillah Reading: 7 pm downstairs
Talent show: 8 pm

Thursday, March 5
Shacharit: 8:30 am
Megilah Reading: 9 am

Maccabeats Leading Kabbalat Shabbat This Friday!

The Stanton St. Shul is honored to be hosting the world-famous Maccabeats this Friday night, Feb. 27th, for Kabbalat Shabbat services!
The Maccabeats will be leading services in honor of Samantha Sinensky’s bat mitzvah, and we thank Mayer and Malki Sinensky for their generosity and this special treat.
Services will begin with Mincha at 5:30pm, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv. All are welcome!