Weekly Newsletter

Shabbat Mevarchim/Parshat Hachodesh/Vaykhel-Pekudei


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of March 24, 2017 / Adar 26, 5777

Shabbat Mevarchim / Parshat Hachodesh
Vayakhel-Pekudei

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule

Erev Shabbat, March 24 (Adar 26)

 

6:54p Candle Lighting
7:05p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Services will be followed by Kiddush with cholent sponsored by Peretz Berk & Eric Leung.


Shabbat, March 25: Shabbat Mevarchim, Parshat HaChodesh, Vayakhel-Pekudei (Adar 27)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Jon Wieder in honor of his bar-mitzvah parsha.
8:03p Havdalah

Sunday, March 26 (Adar 28)

10:00a StantonTOTS Program
 

RABBI'S CLASSES

 

Monday, March 27 (Adar 29)

7:00p The Passover Hagaddah

8:00p Advanced Gemara

 

Tuesday, March 28 (Nisan 1)

Rosh Chodesh Nisan!

 

Wednesday, March 29 (Nisan 2)

11:00a Lunch & Learn at Eldridge Street Shul (free for Stanton members)

StantonTOTS: Mommy or Daddy and Me This Sunday, March 26, 10am (And Save the Date for StantonKIDS on April 8)

We are thrilled to launch our second Mommy or Daddy and Me class on Sunday morning, March 26The class, led by our own Morah Laura and Morah Aliza, will meet from 10am-11am and will be open to infants and toddlers up to 24 months and their caregivers. Our first February class went so well that we were asked to do one in March, so here it comes!
 
We charge $20 per class, per child, and will provide fun activities, music, crafts, and a snack. Help us kick off this exciting new venture! You can pay for the class on our Donate page, by selecting "StantonKIDS" in the dropdown menu, or by bringing cash or check to the class. Please RSVP to kids@stantonstshul.com.
 
We know that everyone loves a bargain especially if it can be found on the Lower East Side. So here are our spring special deals: get $5 off if you bring a newbie. And it is only $65 if you sign up for all four of our StantonTOTS spring semester dates, a $15 savings. So plan now for these upcoming dates:
  • April 23, StantonTOTS 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • May 21, StantonTOTS 10:00 - 11:00 am 
  • June 11, StantonTOTS 10:00 - 11:00 am

And save the date for our next free StantonKIDS program to prepare for Pesach, on Shabbat morning, April 8th!

Your Best Passover Yet: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Bodner at the Eldridge Street Synagogue

Rabbi Bodner will be teaching a class at the Eldridge Street Synagogue this Wednesday, March 29, from 11:00am to 12:30pm. Gain insight into Passover. Learn about holiday celebrations through the ages. Infuse your seder with traditions and make

connections with current events. This class is for people with all levels of knowledge about Judaism. Lunch is included.

FREE for Stanton members, $25/person for everyone else.

 

Please RSVP to Hanna Griff-Sleven at hgriff@eldridgestreet.org and mention you are a Stanton congregant.

 

The Eldridge Street Synagogue is located at 12 Eldridge Street, Between Canal & Division.

Drink & Be Virtuous: Virtual Wine Sale for Passover From the River, to Benefit Stanton

For a limited time, thanks to our friends at The River Wine (Ami and Larissa Nahari), you can order wine and spirits for Passover and 10% of sales will be donated to Stanton!

 

Order any of The River Wine's selection of delicious kosher wines and spirits by Friday, March 31, to get it at the best prices, delivered for free. Then feel extra good about drinking those four glasses of seder wine this Pesach.

 

If you need help deciding, the Naharis invite you to an intimate tasting on Tuesday, March 28, 7-9pm.

 

To download the order form click here for a PDF, OR click here for an Excel file. Fill it out and email it to larissa.nahari@theriverwine.com no later than Friday, March 31. 

 

After confirming your order, you may pay by check or pay online by choosing "Wine Sale" from the drop-down menu. Stanton will get 5% of the sales! 

 

To place an order or to RSVP for the tasting, email larissa.nahari@theriverwine.com or call 212-674-2525.

How Are We Doing?: Take Our Membership Survey

We are conducting a brief, anonymous survey of our members in preparation for our Annual Membership Meeting, which will be on Sunday morning, June 4, 2017. Please save the date and click here to take the survey.

 

We appreciate you taking a few moments to fill it out to let us know how well Stanton is meeting your needs. Your honest answers will help to frame our priorities and direction for the coming year. Once again, you can take the survey by clicking here or by copying and pasting the following url: https://goo.gl/forms/vSuxe9qUKtFqISJ13

Shabbat Dinner for Israelis POSTPONED to Friday, March 31

ארוחת שבת לישראלים ב- Lower East Side!

בואו נפגש לארוחת שבת כולם ביחד, להכיר, לדבר, לאכול ולשתות עם עוד ישראלים נחמדים שגרים כאן במנהטן.

אם אתם ישראלים, וגרים בLower East Side, East Village, Chinatown - Financial District, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca (או כל מקום אחר) אתם מוזמנים להצטרף אלינו לארוחת שבת בעברית עם עוד אנשים כמוך מארץ הקודש ולהרגיש בבית.

מספר המקומות מוגבל מאוד (30 מקומות בלבד). ההרשמה תיסגר ב22 במרץ.

מחיר לאדם:

$12- תשלום מינימום

$18- תשלום מומלץ

$100 - Sponsor- (+מקום לשלושה) 

הארוחה כשרה למהדרין.

לשאלות מענות ובקשות- אביעד: rabbiaviad@gmail.com

 

Second Night of Passover Communal Seder
(ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT - REGISTER NOW!)

Join us for a meaningful and uplifting Seder with the Stanton Street Shul community, in conjunction with NJOP's Passover Across America, where we will experience the exodus together and regard ourselves "as if we had come out of Egypt." All are welcome and all will feel welcome.

 

The seder will be on Tuesday night, April 11, at 8:20 pm, at the Stanton Street Shul. The cost is $45/person for Stanton members, $50/person for non-members. Sponsorships are available for $180 and come with two seats at the seder table. Registration will close on Friday, March 31st, unless we fill up sooner, which is likely. Click here to register online now!

 

Financial assistance is available. For more information, please contact office@stantonstshul.com.

Shabbat Hagadol Community Dinner, with Visiting Scholar Rabbi Sion Setton, on April 7

Do you really want to cook on the weekend before Pesach? We didn't think so! Join us for a dairy/pescatarian Shabbat dinner with all the chametz foods you can imagine, on April 7, at the cutest little synagogue in the LES.

 

We will be having a special guest for this dinner, Rabbi Sion Setton. Rabbi Setton is the Principal of Yeshivah Prep High School. He is a co-founder and member of the Downtown Va'ad and serves as an affiliate Chaplain at New York University. Rabbi Setton will share words of Torah during the dinner on the topic: "How to celebrate Pesach - Sepharadi Style."


Prayer services will begin at 7:20 pm, and dinner will start at approximately 8:00 pm. Due to the high demand and lack of space, registration will close on April 4 at 7:00 pm, unless we sell out earlier. Please click here to register for the dinner ($30 members; $35 non-members; $100 very appreciated sponsors, includes dinner for two).
 

Questions? Want to help us with set-up or another volunteer role? Email us at office@stantonstshul.com. 

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Parashat Parah / Ki Tisa


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of March 17, 2017 / Adar 19, 5777

Parshat Parah / Ki Tisah

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule

Erev Shabbat, March 17 (Adar 19)
6:47p Candle Lighting

7:00p Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Services will be followed by a kiddush with cholent, sponsored by Steve Nacache in memory of Ron Tarablous, z"l.

Shabbat, March 18: Parshat Parah, Ki Tisa (Adar 20)
9:30a Shacharit


11:45a Yahrtzeit Kiddush for the Victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

Sponsored by Elissa Sampson and Jonathan Boyarin.

Kiddush is co-sponsored by Michael Gordon in honor of the yahrtzeit of his mother, Madeline Gordon, z"l.

 

7:56p Havdalah

Sunday, March 19 (Adar 21)
9:00a Downtown Va'ad Annual General Meeting - with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
 

Yahrtzeit Kiddush for Victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The Stanton Street Shul invites the public to remember with us all those who perished in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Please join us this Shabbat to honor their memory in the Lower East Side with a traditional kiddush to mark the Yahrtzeit (anniversary) of their passing (sponsored by Dr. Elissa Sampson and Prof. Jonathan Boyarin). We know that many of those who died lived in close proximity to our Shul. Their ongoing struggle to earn a living as poor immigrants reminds us of the necessity of defending immigrant rights and the rights of poor people today. May their memory be a blessing for all of us.

Downtown Va'ad Annual Meeting with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Sunday, March 19, 9-11am

The Downtown Va'ad Community is invited to a special meeting with former Chief Rabbi of England, Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, this Sunday, March 19, 9:00-11:00am

 

The program is titled Kol Yisrael Areivim: Building Community in the Digital Age and will include highlights, achievements and appreciation, as well as a look into strategies for our future. The event will feature Downtown Va'ad rabbis, lay leaders, and - most notably - Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Click here for more info!

 

Sign up at facebook.com/downtownvaad or email DowntownVaad@gmail.com.

 

Let It Snow! (We've Got Shovelers.)

Yasher koach to our heavy lifters for shoveling the snow during this week's storm. Raffi Abelson, Billy Bergman, Jonathan Wieder and Sam Weisblatt all pitched in to help keep the sidewalk in front of the shul clear of snow. Please let us know if you'd like to join our talented winter weather team. Email info@stantonstshul.com.

Shabbat Dinner for Israelis on Friday, March 24

ארוחת שבת לישראלים ב- Lower East Side!

בואו נפגש לארוחת שבת כולם ביחד, להכיר, לדבר, לאכול ולשתות עם עוד ישראלים נחמדים שגרים כאן במנהטן.

אם אתם ישראלים, וגרים בLower East Side, East Village, Chinatown - Financial District, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca (או כל מקום אחר) אתם מוזמנים להצטרף אלינו לארוחת שבת בעברית עם עוד אנשים כמוך מארץ הקודש ולהרגיש בבית.

מספר המקומות מוגבל מאוד (30 מקומות בלבד). ההרשמה תיסגר ב22 במרץ.

מחיר לאדם:

$12- תשלום מינימום

$18- תשלום מומלץ

$100 - Sponsor- (+מקום לשלושה) 

הארוחה כשרה למהדרין.

לשאלות מענות ובקשות- אביעד: rabbiaviad@gmail.com

 

Second Night of Passover Communal Seder on Tues., April 11 (REGISTER BY MARCH 31.)

Join us for a meaningful and uplifting Seder with the Stanton Street Shul community, in conjunction with NJOP's Passover Across America, where we will experience the exodus together and regard ourselves "as if we had come out of Egypt." All are welcome and all will feel welcome.

 

Rabbi Bodner will be running a community seder for all who are interested on the second night of Passover. The seder will be on Tuesday night, April 11, at 8:20 pm, at the Stanton Street Shul. The cost is $45/person for Stanton members, $50/person for non-members, and sponsorships are available. Registration will close on Sunday, March 31st. Click here to register online now!

 

Financial assistance is available. For more information, please contact office@stantonstshul.com.

Shabbat Hagadol Community Dinner, with Visiting Scholar Rabbi Sion Setton, on April 7

Do you really want to cook on the weekend before Pesach? We didn't think so! Join us for a dairy/pescatarian Shabbat dinner with all the chametz foods you can imagine, on April 7, at the cutest little synagogue in the LES.

 

We will be having a special guest for this dinner, Rabbi Sion Setton. Rabbi Setton is the Principal of Yeshivah Prep High School. He is a co-founder and member of the Downtown Va'ad and serves as an affiliate Chaplain at New York University. Rabbi Setton will share words of Torah during the dinner on the topic: "How to celebrate Pesach - Sepharadi Style."


Prayer services will begin at 7:20 pm, and dinner will start at approximately 8:00 pm. Due to the high demand and lack of space, registration will close on April 4 at 7:00 pm, unless we sell out earlier. Please click here to register for the dinner ($30 members; $35 non-members; $100 very appreciated sponsors, includes dinner for two).
 

Questions? Want to help us with set-up or another volunteer role? Email us at office@stantonstshul.com. 

Purim Recap and Thank Yous

We had an amazing Purim at Stanton this year, thanks to so many of you who coordinated events and food, layned megillah, donated charity, shook groggers, wore crazy costumes, sent mishloach manot, pretended to sing, and added a festive air to the whole weekend.

 

Congratulations to lip-synch champion Judith Hinkle! Congrats also to costume competition winner Sharon Itkoff (aka Andy Warhol)!

 

(For those who missed the lip-synch competition, you may never again have the opportunity to see Rabbi and Rebbitzen Bodner, and baby Jonah dressed as a monkey, lip-synch to "A Whole New World" from the beloved, newish Disney classic Aladdin. But you can watch it on Facebook!)

 

We not only had great attendance and energy at our community Shabbat dinner with Hadassah, StantonKIDS program on Shabbat morning, megillah readings on Purim night and day, our Purim Party on Saturday night, and a very successful Mishloach Manot project which raised money for the shul and built community among members (pause to catch breath...) We also were able to donate nearly $3,000 for matanot la'evyonim (gifts for the poor) to individuals in our community, as well as to the NYU Student drive for the homeless and needy on the Lower East Side, Project ORE (Educational Alliance) Purim Seuda for the mentally ill and homeless, needy families in Riverdale, and to Masbia kosher soup kitchens. Thank you to all who donated!

 

Thank you to Rabbi Bodner for coordinating these charitable efforts and so much of the Purim experience at Stanton.

 

Thank you to David Waxman for layning megillah for our traditional readings Purim night and morning. (We're told hearing "Santa Claus" read megillah was a first for many!)

 

Thank you to all of the layners for the Women's Megillah reading on Purim night: Aliza Deutsch, Rivky Friedman, Rishe Groner, Ray Katz, Sarah Lazaros, and Zipporah Nagel.

 

Thank you to Wendy Chin and David Tuchman for putting together and sponsoring, along with co-sponsors Judith Hinkle and Jeff Katz, our Purim Party & Lip-Synch Competition, and for sponsoring Sunday's post-megillah Purim Seudah Brunch.

 

Thank you to Risa Gerstein, Judy Josephs, and Sam Weisblatt for help setting up, and to Aliza Deutsch, Risa Gerstein, Mayer Sinensky, Judy Josephs, and Raffi Abelson for packing up our communal mishloach manot packages (and to the StantonKIDS Sunday morning program participants for decorating).

 

Thank you to StantonKIDS program coordinators and leaders, Danielle Bendavid, Lindsey Bodner, Aliza Deutsch, Elissa Sampson, and Laura Weisblatt. Thank you also to our sponsors for this month's StantonKIDS program, Zvi and Bruria Spies.

 

Finally, thank you to all of you who showed up and helped to make Purim so much fun.

Next up: Pesach!

 

(Please note, if we have forgotten to thank anyone individually, by name, it is not because of any malice but rather because we took our Purim partying a little too seriously and are fuzzy on some of the details...)

 

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Parashat Zachor / Tetzaveh & Purim


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of March 9, 2017 / Adar 11, 5777

Parshat Zachor / Tetzaveh
Happy Purim!

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule


 

Thursday, March 9 (Adar 11): Ta'anit Esther

4:57a Fast begins

6:37p Fast ends


Friday, Erev Shabbat, March 10 (Adar 12)
5:39p Candle Lighting

5:45p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

6:30p Shabbat Community Dinner with Hadassah New York

 

Thank you to our (many) dinner sponsors: Peretz Berk and Erik Leung, Margie Segal, Dana Friedman, Wendy Chin and David Tuchman, Paul and Phyllis Ruffer, Alvin Goldstein, Rita Laurie-Galena, Jacqueline and Jonathan Shahrabani, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe, Sam and Laura Weisblatt, and Anonymous


Shabbat, March 11: Erev Purim, Parshat Zachor, Tetzaveh (Adar 13)
9:30a Shacharit

 

10:30a StantonKIDS Purim Program - sponsored by Zvi and Bruria Spies.

 

10:45a Reading of Parashat Zachor


12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Paul & Phyllis Ruffer in memory of Paul's sister, Bracha bat Mordechai and Chaya, and his grandmother, Devorah bat Lazer Wolf and Pessa, z"l.


12:30p Mincha Gedolah


6:48p Shabbat Ends

 

Motzei Shabbat (Saturday Night): Purim Night

7:10p Ma'ariv & Traditional Megillah Reading (main sanctuary)

OR

7:10p Women's Megillah Reading (beit midrash, downstairs)

   Followed by communal Havdalah

 

8:15p Purim Party & No-Talent Show Lip Sync Competition - sponsored by Wendy Chin & David Tuchman, Judith Hinkle, and Jeff Katz.

Sunday, March 12: Purim (Adar 14)
9:00a Shacharit & Megillah Reading (Traditional)

Followed by a Purim Seudah Breakfast - sponsored by Wendy Chin & David Tuchman (Additional sponsors welcome.)


Monday, March 13: Shushan Purim (Adar 15) - RABBI'S CLASSES

7:00p NEW CLASS: The Passover Hagaddah

8:00p Advanced Gemara Class

 

Happy Purim!

A few notes on the mitzvot of Purim and celebrating at Stanton.

 

Mishloach Manot: Thank you to all those who participated in our Mishloach Manot fundraiser this year! Your baskets will be available for pick up when you come to shul for megilah reading. We wish to remind you that participating in this project does not fulfill the obligation of distributing Mishloach Manot on Purim.

Matanot Laevyonim: Before we can make our own plans to enjoy the holiday, we need to make sure others can enjoy it as well. Matanot laevyonim, giving to the poor, is a central mitzvah of Purim, and if you choose to give matanot l'evyonim through Stanton Street, please make your donation in advance of the holiday so that we know how much will be able to distribute to those in need.
You can give online by clicking here.

 

If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring Purim festivities, please email info@stantonstshul.com.

 

Purim Sameach!

New Bima Cover Dedicated in Memory of Ron Tarablous

We have a new bima cover, thanks to the family of Ron Tarablous, z"l, a Stanton member who passed away last year. At a memorial service last week, Ron's niece, Anat Varon, presented the shul with the beautiful cover in his memory.

 

We thank Ron's family for honoring us with this gift, and we will remember Ron every Shabbat and holiday as we conduct services from the newly covered bima.

StantonKIDS Purim Program This Shabbat, March 11

Our free StantonKIDS program on Saturday, March 11, from 10:30am-12pm, will feature exciting, high-quality children's programming to get ready for Purim. There will be snacks, a puppet show, and music. We will learn Purim songs, and learn all about the story of the Megillah. We will also explore different ways to make noise with different sensory experiences and materials!
 
Our early childood professionals Morah Laura Weisblatt and Morah Danielle Bendavid will lead the program and teach about the holiday of Purim with fun, holiday-related activities. And, of course, we will eat a spcial snack in honor of Purim.
 
Children of all ages are welcome. So bring the entire family for a very special treat, and feel free to invite friends.
 
We'd like to thank Zvi and Bruria Spies from Tivon, Israel (and their extended mishpocha), for sponsoring our StantonKIDS Purim program. 
 

For more info, to find out about sponsorship opportunities, and to RSVP, email kids@stantonstshul.com. We work hard to provide the highest quality StantonKIDS programming for our youngest members. We completely rely on donations to provide this programming, and every bit counts. So please consider giving to StantonKIDS! Click here to donate now

Purim at Stanton: March 11-12

Celebrate Purim at Stanton! The most topsy-turvy of the Jewish holidays is coming up and all are welcome to join us for a slew of festivities. Preferably in costume!

 

All are invited for Ma'ariv services on motzei Shabbat, Saturday night, March 11, at 7:10pm, followed by Megillah readings (traditional and women's only). Stick around for a fabulous Purim Party, and come back Sunday morning, March 12, for Shacharit services and another reading of the Book of Esther. For more info, read below. And don't forget to bring your own grogger!

 

If you are interested in sponsoring any portion of the Purim festivities, or in helping to plan and setup, email info@stantonstshul.com.

Women's Reading of Megillat Esther, March 11

For a decade, we've been holding the only Megillah reading by women and for women on the Lower East Side, and this year is no exception! All women are invited to attend our very special Women's Only Reading of the Book of Esther on Saturday night, March 11, at 7:10pm.

 

Why a women's reading on Purim? The story of the Book of Esther (Esther!) is full of interesting female characters and feminist themes (or are they?); unlike many other holiday-oriented, time-bound commandments, women and men are equally obligated to hear the megillah read on Purim; and it's fun to get together and boo Zeresh's name as well as Haman's.

 

If you would like to get involved in Women's Tefillah at Stanton, or if you have questions about the megillah reading, please email women@stantonstshul.com.

The No-Talent Show: Purim Party & Lip-Sync Competition: Saturday Night, March 11, after Megillah

Mariah did it! Milli Vanilli did it! Now it’s your turn!

 

That’s right, this year, the Stanton Street Shul will be hosting a Purim lip-sync competition! We’ve got a whole slew of spots open so you can sign up to lip-sync the song of your choice in order to win fabulous prizes! Just be sure to put on a good show, because you’ll be judged on style, costume, and performance. Don't let this chance pass you by! Click here to sign up!

 

It will happen at 8:15pm on March 11, after Megillah reading. And don’t worry, there will be food and booze, too.

 

Dress up as your favorite musical artist, a character from the megillah, or whatever you like--wear anything from a ball gown or a beard--but make sure you come out and pretend to sing! 

 

There is a suggested admission fee of $10, which enters you into a raffle for even more prizes! Pay at the door or online at https://www.stantonstshul.com/payment.php. Sponsorships are also available!

 

Sign up to SYNC here: https://goo.gl/forms/XhsUS5vMgJV8jEpI2

Downtown Va'ad Annual Meeting with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Sunday, March 19, 9-11am

The Downtown Va'ad Community is invited to a special meeting with former Chief Rabbi of England, Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, on Sunday, March 19, 9:00-11:00am

 

The program is titled Kol Yisrael Areivim: Building Community in the Digital Age. and will include highlights, achievements and appreciation, as well as a look into strategies for our future. The event will feature Downtown Va'ad rabbis, lay leaders, and - most notably - Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Click here for more info!

 

Sign up at facebook.com/downtownvaad or email DowntownVaad@gmail.com.

 

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Parashat Terumah


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of March 3, 2017 / Adar 5, 5777

Parshat Terumah

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule

Erev Shabbat, March 3 (Adar 5)
5:31p Candle Lighting
5:45p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Kiddush with cholent, sponsored by Peretz and Erik, will follow services.

Shabbat, March 4: Terumah (Adar 6)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by the house.

To sponsor a kiddush, email kiddush@stantonstshul.com.
12:30p Mincha
6:40p Havdalah

 

RABBI'S CLASSES WILL RESUME ON MONDAY, MARCH 13, AFTER PURIM.
 

Community News

Mazal tov Diane Reich, our newest local artist, on having a set of paintings about Israel accepted to an upcoming exhibition at the Belskie Museum of Art & Science in New Jersey!

 

Mazal tov to Margie Segal on the birth of a new grandson, Elie Michael Vigneri! Mazal tov also to the parents, Gavriel and Molly Vigneri, and to big brother Benjamin!

Memorial Service for Ron Tarablous, z"l, TONIGHT

Please join us for a memorial service in memory of Ron Tarablous, Z"l, at the Stanton Street Shul, TONIGHT, Thursday, March 2, at 7:00 pm.

 

Ron was a devoted member of the Stanton community, an Israeli who lived for many years in the East Village, and an eclectic and fascinating person. During the evening, we will be dedicating a new bima cover in Ron's memory, generously donated by his family.
If you are interested in saying a few words in his memory, please email Anat: varon.anat@gmail.com

במלאת שנה לפטירתו של יקירנו רון ז״ל אנו נערוך טקס זיכרון בבית הכנסת ביום חמישי ה-2 במרץ בשעה 7 בערב. בהמלך הערב, נציג את כיסוי הבימה שנתרם לבית הכנסת לזכרו.
כולם מוזמנים להגיע ולזכור איתנו את רון״. הטקס יערך בבית הכנסת של רון 180 רחוב סטאנטון.
אם אתם מעוניינים לומר כמה מילים לזכרו של רון, שלחו בבקשה מייל לענת: varon.anat@gmail.com

Stanton's Mishloach Manot Project: DEADLINE TOMORROW, March 3

You still have ONE MORE DAY to sign up for Stanton's Mishloach Manot Purim Project! Sending food gifts to friends and family, known as Mishloach Manot, is one of the four Mitzvot performed on Purim. It is a heartfelt way to emphasize the Jewish unity that lies at the core of the Purim holiday, and to create meaningful connections within our own community at the same time. Through Stanton's Mishloach Manot project, you can participate in giving a beautiful gift basket to your friends and family at Stanton, which they will receive on Purim when they come to shul.

 

If you are a shul member, you should have received an email a few weeks ago with your personal log-in code and instructions for how to participate in the project. If you didn't receive an email and want to participate, please contact us at office@stantonstshul.com ASAP.

 

Please sign up by TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MARCH 3, at 5pm (before Shabbat), in order to participate in the project!

A New Cholent Champion Has Been Crowned...

There is a new cholent champion in the bayit! Congratulations to Eric Reich, the winner of Stanton's Third Annual Cholent Cookoff! Congratulations also to Runner Up Karen Blatt, a fierce competitor in her own right and the original Stanton cholent champion from our first such competition a few years ago.

 

Thank you to our other worthy competitors for feeding us so well (and reminding us that cholent is really best eaten during the day rather than right before bed): Hilda Epstein, Zipporah Nagel,  and Meira Shulman. The quality of the entries overall was spectacular and not a drop of cholent was left.

 

Thank you to our competition sponsors: Zur Apter, Malka Percal (in honor of Risa Gerstein and Judy Josephs for all they do for Stanton), Karen & Martin Wolfson, and Reuven Epstein (in support of Hilda Epstein's entry).

 

A huge thank you to Elana Reich for spearheading the competition, and to Mayer Sinensky and Rabbi Bodner for helping to coordinate.

 

Finally, thank you to all who came out to support the competitors, to eat bean and meat-based concoctions, and to judge. You have a whole year to recover until the next one!

 

Community Shabbat Dinner with Hadassah New York on Friday, March 10

Our community Shabbat dinners are always a good time, with great food and great company. This time, we're hosting in conjunction with Hadassah New York, on Friday, March 10.

 

All are welcome after the dinner to a dramatized "conversation" with Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold and some of the fiery women of Lower East Side history, including Lillian Wald and Emma Goldman. Like Queen Esther -- whose story we will read on Purim the following night -- these amazing women embodied “the power of women who do.”


Kabbalat Shabbat services will begin at 5:45 pm, and dinner will start at approximately 6:30 pm. Registration will close on March 6 at 7:00 pm, unless we sell out earlier. Please click here to sign up online. Dinner is $30 for Stanton members and Hadassah members, $35 for others. Sponsorships are available for $100 and include dinner for two.

StantonKIDS Purim Program on Shabbat, March 11

Our free StantonKIDS program on Saturday, March 11, from 10:30am-12pm, will feature exciting, high-quality children's programming to get ready for Purim. There will be snacks, a puppet show, and music. We will learn Purim songs, and learn all about the story of the Megillah. We will also explore different ways to make noise with different sensory experiences and materials!
 
Our early childood professionals Morah Laura Weisblatt and Morah Danielle Bendavid will lead the program and teach about the holiday of Purim with fun, holiday-related activities. And, of course, we will eat a spcial snack in honor of Purim.
 
Children of all ages are welcome. So bring the entire family for a very special treat, and feel free to invite friends.
 
We'd like to thank Zvi and Bruria Spies from Tivon, Israel (and their extended mishpocha), for sponsoring our StantonKIDS Purim program. 
 

For more info, to find out about sponsorship opportunities, and to RSVP, email kids@stantonstshul.com. We work hard to provide the highest quality StantonKIDS programming for our youngest members. We completely rely on donations to provide this programming, and every bit counts. So please consider giving to StantonKIDS! Click here to donate now

Purim at Stanton: March 11-12

Celebrate Purim at Stanton! The most topsy-turvy of the Jewish holidays is coming up and all are welcome to join us for a slew of festivities. Preferably in costume!

 

All are invited for Ma'ariv services on motzei Shabbat, Saturday night, March 11, at 7:10pm, followed by Megillah readings (traditional and women's only). Stick around for a fabulous Purim Party, and come back Sunday morning, March 12, for Shacharit services and another reading of the Book of Esther. For more info, read below. And don't forget to bring your own grogger!

 

If you are interested in sponsoring any portion of the Purim festivities, or in helping to plan and setup, email info@stantonstshul.com.

Women's Reading of Megillat Esther, March 11

For a decade, we've been holding the only Megillah reading by women and for women on the Lower East Side, and this year is no exception! All women are invited to attend our very special Women's Only Reading of the Book of Esther on Saturday night, March 11, at 7:10pm.

 

Why a women's reading on Purim? The story of the Book of Esther (Esther!) is full of interesting female characters and feminist themes (or are they?); unlike many other holiday-oriented, time-bound commandments, women and men are equally obligated to hear the megillah read on Purim; and it's fun to get together and boo Zeresh's name as well as Haman's.

 

If you would like to get involved in Women's Tefillah at Stanton, or if you have questions about the megillah reading, please email women@stantonstshul.com.

The No-Talent Show: Purim Party & Lip-Sync Competition: Saturday Night, March 11, after Megillah

Mariah did it! Milli Vanilli did it! Now it’s your turn!

 

That’s right, this year, the Stanton Street Shul will be hosting a Purim lip-sync competition! We’ve got a whole slew of spots open so you can sign up to lip-sync the song of your choice in order to win fabulous prizes! Just be sure to put on a good show, because you’ll be judged on style, costume, and performance. Don't let this chance pass you by! Click here to sign up!

 

It will happen at 8:15pm on March 11, after Megillah reading. And don’t worry, there will be food and booze, too.

 

Dress up as your favorite musical artist, a character from the megillah, or whatever you like--wear anything from a ball gown or a beard--but make sure you come out and pretend to sing! 

 

There is a suggested admission fee of $10, which enters you into a raffle for even more prizes! Pay at the door or online at https://www.stantonstshul.com/payment.php. Sponsorships are also available!

 

Sign up to SYNC here: https://goo.gl/forms/XhsUS5vMgJV8jEpI2

Sharing the Purim Spirit: Matanot La'Evyonim

Before we can make our own plans to enjoy the holiday of Purim, we need to make sure others can enjoy it as well. Matanot la'evyonim, giving to the poor, is a central mitzvah of Purim. You can give matanot la'evyonim through Stanton: We plan on distributing funds to many organizations and individuals who need our support. We encourage you to make your donation in advance of the holiday so that we know how much will be able to distribute on Purim. Please give online on our website by clicking here.

Downtown Va'ad Annual Meeting with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Sunday, March 19, 9-11am

The Downtown Va'ad Community is invited to a special meeting with former Chief Rabbi of England, Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, on Sunday, March 19, 9:00-11:00am

 

The program is titled Eruv and Areivut: Lines of Community Structure and Responsibility, and will include highlights, achievements and appreciation, as well as a look into strategies for our future. The event will feature Downtown Va'ad rabbis, lay leaders, and - most notably - Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Click here for more info!

 

Sign up at facebook.com/downtownvaad or email DowntownVaad@gmail.com.

 

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Shabbat Mevarchim / Parshat Shekalim & Cholent Competition!


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of February 24, 2017 / Shevat 28, 5777

Shabbat Mevarchim / Parshat Shekalim
and Cholent Cookoff

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule



Erev Shabbat, February 24 (Shevat 28)
5:23p Candle Lighting
5:45p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv
6:00p The Stanton Street Shul Annual Cholent Cook-Off

Thank you to our competition sponsors: Malka Percal and Karen & Martin Wolfson!

Shabbat, February 25: Shabbat Mevarchim, Parshat Shekalim, Mishpatim (Shevat 29)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by the house.
12:30p Mincha
6:32p Havdalah

Sunday, February 26: Rosh Chodesh Adar (Shevat 30)
10:00a - 12:00p Sunday Morning StantonKids Program for Purim

Monday, February 27: Rosh Chodesh Adar (Adar 1) - RABBI'S CLASSES

7:00p Shoftim - FINAL CLASS, with light meal in honor of completing the Book of Judges.

 

NOTE: The 8:00pm Advanced Gemara Class and a new 7:00pm class will resume on Monday, March 13 (after Purim).

 

Community News

Mazal tov to Margie Segal on the birth of a new grandson! The bris will be held on Monday, February 27,  ב״ה , in Highland Park, NJ. Mazal tov to the parents, Gavriel and Molly Vigneri, and to big brother Benjamin!

Cool Beans! Third Annual Cholent Cook-Off on Friday Night, February 24

Whose beans will be deemed the best on the Lower East Side? You get to decide at Stanton's Third Annual Cholent Cookoff!

 

This Friday night, February 24, after Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv services, the competing crockpots will be cracked, and the sumptuous simmering stews will be yours for the tasting. This year's competitors are: Karen Blatt (2015 winner), Hilda Epstein, Zipporah Nagel, Eric Reich, and Meira Shulman.

The winning cholent-maker gets bragging rights and a sweet trophy. You will get a full belly and the satisfaction of being a king- or queen-maker.

 

Thank you to our competition sponsors, Malka Percal and Karen & Martin Wolfson!

 

Sponsorships are still available: Put your money where your mouth is and show your support for your favorite contestant ($18/contestant), or show your universal cholent love by being an event sponsor ($100)! Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

 

May the best cholent win!

 

Questions? Email elana.reich@gmail.com.

StantonKIDS Purim Program on Sunday, February 26

Our free StantonKIDS program on Sunday, February 26, from 10am-12pm, will feature exciting, high-quality children's programming to get ready for Purim.
 
Our early childood professionals Morah Laura Weisblatt and Morah Aliza Deutsch will lead the program and teach about the holiday of Purim with fun, holiday-related activities.
 
Children of all ages are welcome. So bring the entire family for a very special treat, and feel free to invite friends. And, of course, we will eat a spcial snack in honor of Purim.
 
Save the date for a Shabbat StantonKIDS program on March 11, right before Purim.
 

For more info, to find out about sponsorship opportunities, and to RSVP, email kids@stantonstshul.com. We work hard to provide the highest quality StantonKIDS programming for our youngest members. We completely rely on donations to provide this programming, and every bit counts. So please consider giving to StantonKIDS! Click here to donate now

Stanton's Mishloach Manot Project: Deadline March 1

Mishloach Manot, sending food gifts to friends and family, is one of the four Mitzvot performed on Purim. It is a heartfelt way to emphasize the Jewish unity that lies at the core of the Purim holiday, and to create meaningful connections within our own community at the same time. Through Stanton's Mishloach Manot project, you can participate in giving a beautiful gift basket to your friends and family at Stanton, which they will receive on Purim when they come to shul.

 

If you are a shul member, you should have received an email this week with your personal log-in code and instructions for how to participate in the project. If you didn't receive an email and want to participate, please contact us at office@stantonstshul.com ASAP.

 

Please sign up by March 1, 2017, in order to participate in the project!

Memorial Service for Ron Tarablous, z"l

Please join us for a memorial service in memory of Ron Tarablous, Z"l, at the Stanton Street Shul, on Thursday Night, March 2, at 7:00 pm.

Ron was a devoted member of the Stanton community, an Israeli who lived for many years in the East Village, and an eclectic and fascinating person. During the evening, we will be dedicating a new bima cover in Ron's memory, generously donated by his family.
If you are interested in saying a few words in his memory, please email Anat: varon.anat@gmail.com

במלאת שנה לפטירתו של יקירנו רון ז״ל אנו נערוך טקס זיכרון בבית הכנסת ביום חמישי ה-2 במרץ בשעה 7 בערב. בהמלך הערב, נציג את כיסוי הבימה שנתרם לבית הכנסת לזכרו.
כולם מוזמנים להגיע ולזכור איתנו את רון״. הטקס יערך בבית הכנסת של רון 180 רחוב סטאנטון.
אם אתם מעוניינים לומר כמה מילים לזכרו של רון, שלחו בבקשה מייל לענת: varon.anat@gmail.com

Sharing the Purim Spirit: Matanot La'Evyonim

Before we can make our own plans to enjoy the holiday of Purim, we need to make sure others can enjoy it as well. Matanot la'evyonim, giving to the poor, is a central mitzvah of Purim. You can give matanot la'evyonim through Stanton: We plan on distributing funds to many organizations and individuals who need our support. We encourage you to make your donation in advance of the holiday so that we know how much will be able to distribute on Purim. Please give online on our website by clicking here.

Community Shabbat Dinner with Hadassah New York on Friday, March 10

Our community Shabbat dinners are always a good time, with great food and great company. This time, we're hosting in conjunction with Hadassah New York, on Friday, March 10.


Kabbalat Shabbat services will begin at 5:45 pm, and dinner will start at approximately 6:30 pm. Registration will close on March 6 at 7:00 pm, unless we sell out earlier. Please click here to sign up online. Dinner is $30 for Stanton members and Hadassah members, $35 for others. Sponsorships are available for $100 and include dinner for two).
 

Purim at Stanton: Traditional and Women's Megillah Readings, Nighttime Festivities and Morning Brunch

Celebrate Purim at Stanton! The most topsy-turvy of the Jewish holidays begins on Saturday night, March 11, and all are welcome to join us for a slew of festivities. Preferably in costume!

 

We will hold a Traditional Megillah reading as well as a Women's Only Megillah Reading on Saturday night at 7:10pm. Both are strictly BYOG - bring your own grogger!

 

Megillah reading will be followed by a Purim Party (details coming soon).

 

But don't party TOO hard, because we want you back on Sunday morning, March 12, for Shacharit and another reading of the Book of Esther (traditional reading only this time). A festive brunch will follow.

 

If you are interested in sponsoring any portion of the Purim festivities, or in helping to plan and setup, email info@stantonstshul.com.

 

If you would like to participate in the Women's Megillah Reading by layning a section, or if you want to get involved with our Shabbat morning Women's Tefillah group, please email women@stantonstshul.com.

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Shabbat Yitro


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of February 17, 2017 / Shevat 21, 5777

Shabbat Yitro

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule



Erev Shabbat, February 17 (Shevat 21)
5:15p Candle Lighting
5:45p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Services will be followed by a hot kiddush, with pareve chulent, sponsored by Peretz & Erik.

Shabbat, February 18: Yitro (Shevat 22)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Peretz & Erik in appreciation of the Stanton community for being so supportive.
12:30p Mincha
6:24p Havdalah

CLASSES ARE OFF FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY AND WILL RESUME NEXT MONDAY, 2/27

Cool Beans! Third Annual Cholent Cook-Off on Friday Night, February 24

Whose beans will be deemed the best on the Lower East Side? You get to decide at Stanton's Third Annual Cholent Cookoff!

 

On Friday night, February 24, after Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv services, the competing crockpots will be cracked, and the sumptuous simmering stews will be yours for the tasting. This year's competitors are: Karen Blatt (2015 winner), Hilda Epstein, Zipporah Nagel, Eric Reich, Meir Shapiro, and Meira Shulman.

The winning cholent-maker gets bragging rights and a sweet trophy. You will get a full belly and the satisfaction of being a king- or queen-maker.

 

And to sweeten the pot, we're taking bets! Put your money where your mouth is and show your support for your favorite contestant ($18/contestant). Or show your universal cholent love by being an event sponsor ($100)! Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

 

May the best cholent win!

 

Questions? Email elana.reich@gmail.com.

StantonKIDS Purim Program on Sunday, February 26

Our free StantonKIDS program on Sunday, February 26, from 10am-12pm, will feature exciting, high-quality children's programming to get ready for Purim.
 
Our early childood professionals Morah Laura Weisblatt and Morah Aliza Deutsch will lead the program and teach about the holiday of Purim with fun, holiday-related activities.
 
Children of all ages are welcome. So bring the entire family for a very special treat, and feel free to invite friends. And, of course, we will eat a spcial snack in honor of Purim.
 
Save the date for a Shabbat StantonKIDS program on March 11, right before Purim.
 

For more info, to find out about sponsorship opportunities, and to RSVP, email kids@stantonstshul.com. We work hard to provide the highest quality StantonKIDS programming for our youngest members. We completely rely on donations to provide this programming, and every bit counts. So please consider giving to StantonKIDS! Click here to donate now

Stanton's Mishloach Manot Project

Mishloach Manot, sending food gifts to friends and family, is one of the four Mitzvot performed on Purim. It is a heartfelt way to emphasize the Jewish unity that lies at the core of the Purim holiday, and to create meaningful connections within our own community at the same time. Through Stanton's Mishloach Manot project, you can participate in giving a beautiful gift basket to your friends and family at Stanton, which they will receive on Purim when they come to shul.

 

If you are a shul member, you should have received an email this week with your personal log-in code and instructions for how to participate in the project. If you didn't receive an email and want to participate, please contact us at office@stantonstshul.com ASAP.

 

Please sign up by March 1, 2017, in order to participate in the project!

Sharing the Purim Spirit: Matanot La'Evyonim

Before we can make our own plans to enjoy the holiday of Purim, we need to make sure others can enjoy it as well. Matanot la'evyonim, giving to the poor, is a central mitzvah of Purim. You can give matanot la'evyonim through Stanton: We plan on distributing funds to many organizations and individuals who need our support. We encourage you to make your donation in advance of the holiday so that we know how much will be able to distribute on Purim. Please give online on our website by clicking here.

Memorial Service for Ron Tarablous, z"l

Please join us for a memorial service in memory of Ron Tarablous, Z"l, at the Stanton Street Shul, on Thursday Night, March 2, at 7:00 pm.

Ron was a devoted member of the Stanton community, an Israeli who lived for many years in the East Village, and an eclectic and fascinating person. During the evening, we will be dedicating a new bima cover in Ron's memory, generously donated by his family.
If you are interested in saying a few words in his memory, please email Anat: varon.anat@gmail.com

במלאת שנה לפטירתו של יקירנו רון ז״ל אנו נערוך טקס זיכרון בבית הכנסת ביום חמישי ה-2 במרץ בשעה 7 בערב. בהמלך הערב, נציג את כיסוי הבימה שנתרם לבית הכנסת לזכרו.
כולם מוזמנים להגיע ולזכור איתנו את רון״. הטקס יערך בבית הכנסת של רון 180 רחוב סטאנטון.
אם אתם מעוניינים לומר כמה מילים לזכרו של רון, שלחו בבקשה מייל לענת: varon.anat@gmail.com

Women's Reading of Megillat Esther on Purim Night

Once again, we will be holding our annual Women's Only Reading of Megillat Esther on Purim Night, March 11 (motzei Shabbat). All women are invited to attend, in costume, with noisemakers in hand!

 

If you would like to participate in the megillah reading by layning a section, or if you want to get involved with our Shabbat morning Women's Tefillah group, please email women@stantonstshul.com.

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Shabbat Beshalach / Tu B'shvat & Women's Tefillah


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of February 10, 2017 / Shevat 14, 5777

Shabbat Beshalach / Tu B'shvat
& Women's Tefillah

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule


Erev Shabbat, February 10 (Shevat 14)

 

5:07p Candle Lighting
5:15p Mincha

 

5:45p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv
6:00p Shabbat Dinner for Israelis - Tu B'shvat

Shabbat, February 11: Tu B'Shvat, Beshalach (Shevat 15)

 

9:30a Shacharit

 

9:30a Women's Tefillah (in beit midrash)


12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by David Deutsch in memory of Yisroel Zvi ben Simcha Bunim haLevi.

To sponsor a kiddush, email kiddush@stantonstshul.com.

 

12:30p Mincha

 

6:16p Havdalah

 

RABBI'S CLASSES
Monday, February 13 (Shevat 17)

7:00p Book of Shoftim

8:00p Advanced Gemara
 

Women's Tefilah and Torah Reading THIS Shabbat

All women are invited to Women's Tefilah THIS Shabbat morning, February 11, Parashat Beshalach. Services will begin at 9:30am (same time as the regular minyan) in the beit midrash downstairs.

 

If you would like to get involved in Stanton's Women's Tefillah, send an email to women@stantonstshul.com.

Has Your Cholent Got Game? Now Accepting Entries for Stanton's Third Annual Cholent Cook-Off, Feb. 24

Last year's Cholent Cook-off was so delicious, we decided to do it again.  Will our first cookoff winner regain her title? Will the shul be able to hold everyone after we've all had our fill of cholent?
Come to shul on Friday night, February 24 to find out!
Here's how it works:
- Participants will cook in the shul on Thursday night, February 23.
- Stanton will provide a crockpot, basic cholent ingredients and utensils. 
- Contestants will bring whatever else they need (as long as it's kosher-certified) to make a winning cholent and will set their dishes to go in the crockpots overnight. 
Then the entire community is invited to taste and vote on the cholent choices on Friday night, Shabbat, February 24 after services. The winner gets a trophy and bragging rights! 
And, yes, sponsorship opportunities are available! Be an event sponsor for $100, or you can sponsor individual contestants. Stay tuned for details.
To sign up as a contestant / for more info, email elana.reich@gmail.com

Stanton's Mishloach Manot Project

Mishloach Manot, sending food gifts to friends and family, is one of the four Mitzvot performed on Purim. It is a heartfelt way to emphasize the Jewish unity that lies at the core of the Purim holiday, and to create meaningful connections within our own community at the same time. Through Stanton's Mishloach Manot project, you can participate in giving a beautiful gift basket to your friends and family at Stanton, which they will receive on Purim when they come to shul.

 

If you are a shul member, you should have received an email this week with your personal log-in code and instructions for how to participate in the project. If you didn't receive an email and want to participate, please contact us at office@stantonstshul.com ASAP.

 

Please sign up by March 1, 2017, in order to participate in the project!

StantonTOTS Recap & SAVE THE DATE for StantonKIDS Purim Program on Sunday, February 26

Save the date for a Sunday morning pre-Purim StantonKIDS program on February 26. More details coming soon!
 
This past Sunday we had an incredibly successful launch of our first StantonTOTS Mommy/Daddy and Me program. A group of babies and tots, ranging in age from eight weeks to 21 months, enjoyed story time, songs, making hand prints, and other fun and engaging activities with Morah Katie. Thank you to the StantonKIDS team -- Laura Weisblatt, Aliza Deutsch, Elissa Sampson and Lindsey Bodner -- for putting it all together. Stay tuned for more about the next StantonTOTS meeting!
 

We work hard to provide the highest quality StantonKIDS programming for our youngest members. We completely rely on donations to provide this programming, and every bit counts. So please consider giving to StantonKIDS! Click here to donate now. To those who already gave to help us meet our 2016 challenge grant, THANK YOU!

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Shabbat Bo & StantonTOTS on Sunday!


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of February 3, 2016 / Shevat 7, 5777

Shabbat Parashat Bo

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule


Erev Shabbat, February 3 (Shevat 7)
4:58p Candle Lighting

5:10p Gemara Class on Masechet Megilah
5:45p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv - NEW TIME!
6:45p Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner

Thank you to dinner sponsors Wendy Chin & David Tuchman and Elan Kogutt.

Shabbat, February 4: Bo (Shevat 8)
9:30a Shacharit

12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by the house.

To sponsor a kiddush, email kiddush@stantonstshul.com

12:30p Mincha
6:07p Havdalah

Sunday, February 5 (Shevat 9)
10:00a StantonTots - Mommy/Daddy and Me (Ends at 11:00a)

 

RABBI'S CLASSES
Monday, February 6 (Shevat 10)

7:00p Book of Shoftim

8:00p Advance Gemara
 

New Time for Kabbalat Shabbat

Please note that the time for Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv services has changed. Beginning this week and through Friday, March 10, we will be holding Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv at 5:45pm. Rabbi Bodner's Gemara class on Masechet Megillah will continue to meet through the beginning of March.

 

This week, services are followed by a SOLD-OUT Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner. Thank you to dinner sponsors Wendy Chin & David Tuchman and Elan Kogutt.

Introducing StantonTOTS, Our New Mommy or Daddy and Me Class, THIS Sunday Morning

We are thrilled to launch our new Mommy or Daddy and Me class this Sunday morning, February 5! The class, led by our own Morah Katie, will meet from 10-11am and will be open to infants and toddlers up to 24 months and their caregivers. We will charge $20 per class, per child, and will provide fun activities, music, crafts, and a snack. Help us kick off this exciting new venture!
You can pay for the class on our Donate page, by selecting "StantonKIDS" in the dropdown menu, or by bringing cash or check to the class. Please RSVP to kids@stantonstshul.com.
Also, save the date for a fun Purim celebration on Sunday, February 26! More details to come. (We will also have a Shabbat program in March right before Purim.)

For more info, to find out about sponsorship opportunities, and to RSVP, email us at kids@stantonstshul.com.

We work hard to provide the highest quality StantonKIDS programming for our youngest members. We completely rely on donations to provide this programming, and every bit counts. So please consider giving to StantonKIDS! Click here to donate now. To those who already gave to help us meet our 2016 challenge grant, THANK YOU!

Shabbat Dinner for Israelis - Tu B'shvat: February 10

ארוחת שבת לישראלים לט"ו בשבט ב- Lower East Side!

בואו נפגש לארוחת שבת כולם ביחד, להכיר, לדבר, לאכול ולשתות עם עוד ישראלים נחמדים שגרים כאן במנהטן.

אם אתם ישראלים, וגרים בLower East side, East Village, China Town, Financial District, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca (או כל מקום אחר) אתם מוזמנים להצטרף אלינו לארוחת שבת בעברית עם עוד אנשים כמוך מארץ הקודש ולהרגיש בבית.

מספר המקומות מוגבל מאוד (30 מקומות בלבד). ההרשמה תיסגר ב7 בפברואר.

מחיר לאדם:

$12- תשלום מינימום

$18- תשלום מומלץ

$100 - Sponsor- (+מקום לשלושה) 

הארוחה כשרה למהדרין.

לשאלות מענות ובקשות- אביעד: bodneraviad@gmail.com

Click here to register!

Women's Tefilah and Torah Reading for Parashat Beshalach on February 11

Our next Women's Tefilah will be on Shabbat morning, February 11, Parashat Beshalach. Services will begin at 9:30am (same time as the regular minyan) in the beit midrash downstairs. All women are invited to attend!

 

If you would like to lead services, layn, give a d'var Torah, or get involved in some other way, send an email to women@stantonstshul.com.

Has Your Cholent Got Game? Now Accepting Entries for Stanton's Third Annual Cholent Cook-Off, Feb. 24

Last year's Cholent Cook-off was so delicious, we decided to do it again. Will reigning cholent champions Yankie and Zev Goldman be able to retain their title? Will the shul be able to hold everyone after we've all had our fill of cholent? Come to shul on Friday night, February 24 to find out!
Here's how it works:
- Participants will cook in the shul on Thursday night, February 23
- Stanton will provide a crockpot, basic cholent ingredients and utensils. 
- Contestants will bring whatever else they need (as long as it's kosher-certified) to make a winning cholent and will set their dishes to go in the crockpots overnight. 
Then the entire community is invited to taste and vote on the cholent choices on Friday night, Shabbat, February 24 after services. The winner gets a trophy and bragging rights! 
And, yes, sponsorship opportunities are available! Be an event sponsor for $100, or you can sponsor individual contestants. Stay tuned for details.
To sign up as a contestant / for more info, email elana.reich@gmail.com

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Shabbat Va'era/Rosh Chodesh Shevat


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of January 27, 2016 / Tevet 29, 5777

Shabbat Va'era / Rosh Chodesh Shevat

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule


 

Erev Shabbat, January 27 (Tevet 29)
4:49p Candle Lighting
4:57p Masechet Megilah Class
5:20p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Shabbat, January 28: Rosh Chodesh Shevat, Vaera (Shevat 1)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush

To sponsor a kiddush, email kiddush@stantonstshul.com
12:30p Mincha
5:59p Havdalah

RABBI'S CLASSES
Monday, January 30 (Shevat 3)
7:00p The Book of Shoftim (Judges)
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class
 

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner on February 3

Twenty and thirty-somethings are invited to a Young Professionals Shabbat dinner on February 3! The dinner will be hosted by Natan Wise, Simon Chafetz, Sarah Lazaros, Becky Miller and Elan Kugott.

Click here for more info and to sign up!

Registration will close on January 31 at 7pm, unless we fill up earlier. This event is likely to sell out so don't wait until the last minute to sign up!

Introducing StantonTOTS, Our New Mommy or Daddy and Me Class, on February 5

We are thrilled to launch our new Mommy or Daddy and Me class on Sunday morning, February 5! The class, led by our own Morah Katie, will meet from 10-11am and will be open to infants and toddlers up to 24 months and their caregivers. We will charge $20 per class, per child, and will provide fun activities, music, crafts, and a snack. Help us kick off this exciting new venture! You can pay for the class on our Donate page, by selecting "StantonKIDS" in the dropdown menu, or by bringing cash or check to the class. Please RSVP to kids@stantonstshul.com.
Also, save the date for a fun Purim celebration on Sunday, February 26! More details to come. (We will also have a Shabbat program in March right before Purim.)

For more info, to find out about sponsorship opportunities, and to RSVP, email us at kids@stantonstshul.com.

We work hard to provide the highest quality StantonKIDS programming for our youngest members. We completely rely on donations to provide this programming, and every bit counts. So please consider giving to StantonKIDS! Click here to donate now. To those who already gave to help us meet our 2016 challenge grant, THANK YOU!

Shabbat Dinner for Israelis - Tu B'shvat: February 10

ארוחת שבת לישראלים לט"ו בשבט ב- Lower East Side!

בואו נפגש לארוחת שבת כולם ביחד, להכיר, לדבר, לאכול ולשתות עם עוד ישראלים נחמדים שגרים כאן במנהטן.

אם אתם ישראלים, וגרים בLower East side, East Village, China Town, Financial District, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca (או כל מקום אחר) אתם מוזמנים להצטרף אלינו לארוחת שבת בעברית עם עוד אנשים כמוך מארץ הקודש ולהרגיש בבית.

מספר המקומות מוגבל מאוד (30 מקומות בלבד). ההרשמה תיסגר ב7 בפברואר.

מחיר לאדם:

$12- תשלום מינימום

$18- תשלום מומלץ

$100 - Sponsor- (+מקום לשלושה) 

הארוחה כשרה למהדרין.

לשאלות מענות ובקשות- אביעד: bodneraviad@gmail.com

Click here to register!

Women's Tefilah and Torah Reading for Parashat Beshalach on February 11

Our next Women's Tefilah will be on Shabbat morning, February 11, Parashat Beshalach. Services will begin at 9:30am (same time as the regular minyan) in the beit midrash downstairs. All women are invited to attend!

 

If you would like to lead services, layn, give a d'var Torah, or get involved in some other way, send an email to women@stantonstshul.com.

Has Your Cholent Got Game? Now Accepting Entries for Stanton's Third Annual Cholent Cook-Off, Feb. 24

Last year's Cholent Cook-off was so delicious, we decided to do it again. Will reigning cholent champions Yankie and Zev Goldman be able to retain their title? Will the shul be able to hold everyone after we've all had our fill of cholent? Come to shul on Friday night, February 24 to find out!
Here's how it works:
- Participants will cook in the shul on Thursday night, February 23
- Stanton will provide a crockpot, basic cholent ingredients and utensils. 
- Contestants will bring whatever else they need (as long as it's kosher-certified) to make a winning cholent and will set their dishes to go in the crockpots overnight. 
Then the entire community is invited to taste and vote on the cholent choices on Friday night, Shabbat, February 24 after services. The winner gets a trophy and bragging rights! 
And, yes, sponsorship opportunities are available! Be an event sponsor for $100, or you can sponsor individual contestants. Stay tuned for details.
To sign up as a contestant / for more info, email elana.reich@gmail.com

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Shabbat Mevarchim/Parashat Shemot, with Scholar-in-Residence & StantonKIDS


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of January 20, 2016 / Tevet 22, 5777

Shabbat Mevarchim / Parashat Shemot

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule


 

Erev Shabbat, January 20 (Tevet 22)

 

 

4:41p Candle Lighting


4:49p Masechet Megilah Class

 

5:20p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

 

6:00p Shabbat Community Dinner with Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Joe Wolfson

Thank you to our dinner sponsors: Dana Friedman, Alvin Goldstein, Michael Gordon & Julia Wolfe.

 


Shabbat, January 21: Shabbat Mevarchim, Shemot (Tevet 23)

 

9:30a Shacharit

 

10:30a StantonKIDS


12:00p Kiddush and StantonKIDS are sponsored by Jon and Liz Miller in honor of Rochelle Miller, z"l, who dedicated her life to educating children.


12:30p Talk by Rabbi Joe Wolfson - "That Time God Tried to Kill Moshe: Explaining the Incident at The Inn"

 

4:30p Mincha

Followed by Shalosh Seudos, sponsored by Prof. Jonathan Boyarin, in memory of his mother, Sheyne Chana bas Yeshaya (Alice Boyarin), z"l.

 

5:35p Ma'ariv and Havdalah

RABBI'S CLASSES
Monday, January 23 (Tevet 25)
7:00p The Book of Shoftim (Judges)
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class

 

Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Joe Wolfson

This Shabbat, January 20-21, we will be hosting special guests Rabbi Joe Wolfson and Corinne Shmuel, the JLIC couple at NYU, and their daughter Mika!

 

Rabbi Wolfson will share words of Torah at a community dinner on Friday night and after services on Shabbat morning. Please note registration for the dinner has closed. The talk on Shabbat day, which is open to all, will begin after kiddush, at around 12:30pm, and is titled "That Time God Tried to Kill Moshe: Explaining the Incident at the Inn."

 

StantonKIDS Tu B'Shvat Program This Shabbat

Our free StantonKIDS program this Saturday, January 21, at 10:30am, will feature exciting, high quality children's programming to get ready for Tu B'Shvat, the New Year for Trees. Our early childhood professionals, Morah Laura Weisblatt and Morah Aliza Deutsch, will lead the program and teach about the holiday of Tu B'Shvat with fun, fruit-related activities! Children of all ages are invited. Please RSVP to kids@stantonstshul.com. This month's StantonKIDS program is generously sponsored by Jon and Liz Miller. So bring the entire family for a very special treat. We will eat a special fruit kebab snack in honor of Tu B'Shvat, and celebrate together!

Introducing StantonTOTS, Our New Mommy or Daddy and Me Class, on February 5

We are thrilled to launch our new Mommy or Daddy and Me class on Sunday morning, February 5! The class, led by our own Morah Katie, will meet from 10-11am and will be open to infants and toddlers up to 24 months and their caregivers. We will charge $20 per class, per child, and will provide fun activities, music, crafts, and a snack. Help us kick off this exciting new venture! You can pay for the class on our Donate page, by selecting "StantonKIDS" in the dropdown menu, or by bringing cash or check to the class. Please RSVP to kids@stantonstshul.com.
Also, save the date for a fun Purim celebration on Sunday, February 26! More details to come. (We will also have a Shabbat program in March right before Purim.)

For more info, to find out about sponsorship opportunities, and to RSVP, email us at kids@stantonstshul.com.

We work hard to provide the highest quality StantonKIDS programming for our youngest members. We completely rely on donations to provide this programming, and every bit counts. So please consider giving to StantonKIDS! Click here to donate now. To those who already gave to help us meet our 2016 challenge grant, THANK YOU!

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner on February 3

Twenty and thirty-somethings are invited to a Young Professionals Shabbat dinner on February 3! The dinner will be hosted by Natan Wise, Simon Chafetz, Sarah Lazaros, Becky Miller and Elan Kugott.

Click here for more info and to sign up!

Registration will close on January 31 at 7pm, unless we fill up earlier. This event is likely to sell out so don't wait until the last minute to sign up!

Women's Tefilah and Torah Reading for Parashat Beshalach on February 11

Our next Women's Tefilah will be on Shabbat morning, February 11, Parashat Beshalach. Services will begin at 9:30am (same time as the regular minyan) in the beit midrash downstairs. All women are invited to attend!

 

If you would like to lead services, layn, give a d'var Torah, or get involved in some other way, send an email to women@stantonstshul.com.

Has Your Cholent Got Game? Now Accepting Entries for Stanton's Third Annual Cholent Cook-Off, Feb. 24

Last year's Cholent Cook-off was so delicious, we decided to do it again. Will reigning cholent champions Yankie and Zev Goldman be able to retain their title? Will the shul be able to hold everyone after we've all had our fill of cholent? Come to shul on Friday night, February 24 to find out!
Here's how it works:
- Participants will cook in the shul on Thursday night, February 23
- Stanton will provide a crockpot, basic cholent ingredients and utensils. 
- Contestants will bring whatever else they need (as long as it's kosher-certified) to make a winning cholent and will set their dishes to go in the crockpots overnight. 
Then the entire community is invited to taste and vote on the cholent choices on Friday night, Shabbat, February 23 after services. The winner gets a trophy and bragging rights! 
And, yes, sponsorship opportunities are available! Be an event sponsor for $100, or you can sponsor individual contestants. Stay tuned for details.
To sign up as a contestant / for more info, email elana.reich@gmail.com

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Parashat Vayechi


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of January 13, 2016 / Tevet 15, 5777

Shabbat Parashat Vayechi

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule


 

Erev Shabbat, January 13 (Tevet 15)
4:33p Candle Lighting
4:41p Masechet Megilah Class
5:20p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Shabbat, January 14: Vayechi (Tevet 16)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by the house.

To sponsor a kiddush, email kiddush@stantonstshul.com.
12:30p Mincha
5:42p Havdalah


RABBI'S CLASSES
Monday, January 16 (Tevet 18)
7:00p The Book of Shoftim (Judges)
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class
 

Community Shabbat Dinner and Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Joe Wolfson, January 20-21

On the Shabbat of January 20-21, we will be hosting special guests Rabbi Joe Wolfson and Corinne Shmuel, the JLIC couple at NYU, and their daughter Mika!

 

Rabbi Wolfson will share words of Torah during at a community dinner on Friday night, Jan. 20, and after services on Shabbat morning, Jan. 21.


Services will begin Friday night at 5:20 pm, and dinner will start at approximately 6:00 pm. Registration will close on January 17 at 7:00 pm unless we sell out earlier. Click here to register for the dinner. The cost is $30/person for Stanton members, and $35/person for non-members. $100 sponsorships, which include dinner for two, are available.

 

Questions? Want to help us with set-up or another volunteer role? Email us at office@stantonstshul.com. 

StantonKIDS Tu B'Shvat Program on January 21

Our free StantonKIDS program on Saturday, January 21st at 10:30am, will feature exciting, high quality children's programming to get ready for Tu B'Shvat, the New Year for Trees. Our early childhood professionals, Morah Laura Weisblatt and Morah Aliza Deutsch, will lead the program and teach about the holiday of Tu B'Shvat with fun, fruit-related activities! Children of all ages are invited. Please RSVP to kids@stantonstshul.com. This month's StantonKIDS program is generously sponsored by Jon and Liz Miller. So bring the entire family for a very special treat. We will eat a special fruit kebab snack in honor of Tu B'Shvat, and celebrate together!

Introducing StantonTOTS, Our New Mommy or Daddy and Me Class on February 5

We are thrilled to launch our new Mommy or Daddy and Me class on Sunday morning, February 5th! The class, led by our own Morah Katie, will meet from 10-11am and will be open to infants and toddlers up to 24 months and their caregivers. We will charge $20 per class, per child, and will provide fun activities, music, crafts, and a snack. Help us kick off this exciting new venture! You can pay for the class on our Donate page, by selecting "StantonKIDS" in the dropdown menu, or by bringing cash or check to the class. Please RSVP to kids@stantonstshul.com.
 
Also, save the date for a fun Purim celebration on Sunday, February 26! More details to come. (We will also have a Shabbat program in March right before Purim.)
 

For more info, to find out about sponsorship opportunities, and to RSVP, email us at kids@stantonstshul.com.

 

We work hard to provide the highest quality StantonKIDS programming for our youngest members. We completely rely on donations to provide this programming, and every bit counts. So please consider giving to StantonKIDS! Click here to donate now. To those who already gave to help us meet our 2016 challenge grant, THANK YOU!

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner on February 3

Twenty and thirty-somethings are invited to a Young Professionals Shabbat dinner on February 3! The dinner will be hosted by Natan Wise, Simon Chafetz, Sarah Lazaros, Becky Miller and Elan Kugott.

Click here for more info and to sign up!

Registration will close on January 31 at 7pm, unless we fill up earlier. This event is likely to sell out so don't wait until the last minute to sign up!

Women's Tefilah and Torah Reading for Parashat Beshalach on February 11

Our next Women's Tefilah will be on Shabbat morning, February 11, Parashat Beshalach. Services will begin at 9:30am (same time as the regular minyan) in the beit midrash downstairs. All women are invited to attend!

 

If you would like to lead services, layn, give a d'var Torah, or get involved in some other way, send an email to women@stantonstshul.com.

Save the Date: Annual Cholent Cookoff on Feb. 24

Who makes the best cholent? On Friday night, February 23-24, you get to throw your beans into the ring and compete for the title of best cholent maker on the Lower East Side. Or, if cooking with crockpots isn't your thing, you get to taste the entries and decide. To sign up as a contestant, email elana.reich@gmail.com.

Save the date and stay tuned for more info!

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Parashat Vayigash


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of January 6, 2016 / Tevet 8, 5777

Shabbat Parashat Vayigash

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule


 

Erev Shabbat, January 6 (Tevet 8)
4:26p Candle Lighting
4:34p Mashechet Megilah Class
5:20p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv
6:00p Shabbat Dinner for Israelis

Shabbat, January 7: Vayigash (Tevet 9)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush
12:30p Mincha
5:35p Havdalah

Sunday, January 8: Fast of Tevet (Tevet 10)
5:53a Fast Begins
5:31p Fast Ends

Monday, January 9 (Tevet 11)
7:00p The Book of Shoftim (Judges)
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class
 

Community Shabbat Dinner and Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Joe Wolfson, January 20-21

On the Shabbat of January 20-21, we will be hosting special guests Rabbi Joe Wolfson and Corinne Shmuel, the JLIC couple at NYU, and their daughter Mika!

 

Rabbi Wolfson will share words of Torah during at a community dinner on Friday night, Jan. 20, and after services on Shabbat morning, Jan. 21.


Services will begin Friday night at 5:20 pm, and dinner will start at approximately 6:00 pm. Registration will close on January 17 at 7:00 pm unless we sell out earlier. Click here to register for the dinner. The cost is $30/person for Stanton members, and $35/person for non-members. $100 sponsorships, which include dinner for two, are available.

 

Questions? Want to help us with set-up or another volunteer role? Email us at office@stantonstshul.com. 

StantonKIDS Tu B'Shvat Program on January 21

Children of all ages are invited to our next StantonKIDS program on Shabbat morning, January 21, at 10:30am. Morah Laura Weisblatt and Morah Aliza Deutsch will lead the program and teach about the holiday of Tu B'shvat, the New Year for Trees, with fun, fruit-related activities!  This month's StantonKIDS program is generously sponsored by Jon and Liz Miller.

 

Also, save the date for a fun Purim celebration on Sunday, February 26! More details to come. (We will also have a Shabbat program in March right before Purim.)

 

For more info, to find out about sponsorship opportunities, and to rsvp, email kids@stantonstshul.com.

Introducing Stanton's Mommy and Me Class, Feb. 5

We will be launching a new Mommy and Me class on Sunday morning, February 5!
The class, led by our own Morah Katie, will meet from 10-11am and will be open to infants and toddlers up to 24 months and their caregivers. We will charge $20/class per child, and will provide fun activities, music, crafts, and a snack. Help us kick off this exciting new venture!

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner on February 3

Twenty and thirty-somethings are invited to a Young Professionals Shabbat dinner on February 3! The dinner will be hosted by Natan Wise, Simon Chafetz, Sarah Lazaros, Becky Miller and Elan Kugott.

Click here for more info and to sign up!

Registration will close on January 31 at 7pm, unless we fill up earlier. This event is likely to sell out so don't wait until the last minute to sign up!

Women's Tefilah and Torah Reading for Parashat Beshalach on February 11

Our next Women's Tefilah will be on Shabbat morning, February 11, Parashat Beshalach. Services will begin at 9:30am (same time as the regular minyan) in the beit midrash downstairs. All women are invited to attend!

 

If you would like to lead services, layn, give a d'var Torah, or get involved in some other way, send an email to women@stantonstshul.com.

Save the Date: Annual Cholent Cookoff on Feb. 24

Who makes the best cholent? On Friday night, February 24, you get to throw your beans into the ring and compete for the title of best cholent maker on the Lower East Side. Or, if cooking with crockpots isn't your thing, you get to taste the entries and decide. Save the date and stay tuned for more info!

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Shabbat Chanukah / Parashat Miketz


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of December 30, 2016 / Kislev 30, 5777

Shabbat Chanukah / Parashat Miketz

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule



Erev Shabbat, December 30: Chanukah, Rosh Chodesh Tevet (Tevet 1)
4:20p Candle Lighting

4:30p Gemara class with Rabbi Bodner
5:20p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Shabbat, December 31: Chanukah, Miketz (Tevet 2)


9:30a Shacharit


12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Judy Josephs in honor of the 10th yarzheit of her dad, Herschel ben Nachum's, z"l.

To sponsor a kiddush, email kiddush@stantonstshul.com


12:30p Mincha


5:29p Havdalah

 

after 5:29 Light Chanukah candles

 

RABBI'S CLASSES - Monday, January 2: (Tevet 4)

7:00p Book of Shoftim [Judges]

8:00p Advanced Gemara

 

Year-End Giving: FINAL APPEAL
(StantonKIDS Matching Opportunity Extended!)

We know at this time of year you get a lot of emails asking for contributions to worthwhile organizations. This is our final appeal: Please give generously to Stanton in your year-end giving, knowing that your contributions will directly fund the community that serves YOU. Every cent you donate goes toward running the shul!

 

And, now, when you earmark your gift for StantonKIDS, it will be DOUBLED up to $1200, thanks to a generous matching donor!

 

If you are getting this email, it means at some point you have taken part in our prayer services, community events, kids programming, women's tefillah, or weekly classes. Perhaps you have received pastoral services from Rabbi Aviad Bodner, or asked halachic questions about ritual purity from Yoetzet Halacha Ilana Gadish. Maybe you've never been to Stanton but you care about someone who loves the shul. Or you've heard about our warm and welcoming community and our commitment to an inclusive Orthodox Judaism, and you want to be supportive of the work we do. Whatever your affiliation with Stanton, we appreciate your support and need your financial contributions to help us keep going into 2017 and beyond.

 

Membership dues, while important, cover only a small portion of our operating costs, and we make our services and programs free whenever possible. We rely on your generosity to make up the difference and to ensure the financial health of the Stanton Street Shul. We are hoping to raise $18,000 before the end of the year to make sure we cover our operating budget.  Please show your support for our warm and welcoming community by giving generously to our year-end campaign.

 

Click here to make a donation now! Or send a check to Stanton Street Shul, P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002, and note "Year-End campaign" on the check.

 

Thank you for your generosity and for all you do, collectively and individually, to make Stanton the special place that it is.

Shabbat Dinner for Israelis, January 6

בואו נפגש לארוחת שבת כולם ביחד, להכיר, לדבר, לאכול ולשתות עם עוד ישראלים נחמדים שגרים כאן במנהטן.

אם אתם ישראלים, וגרים בLower East side, East Village, China Town, Financial District, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca (או כל מקום אחר) אתם מוזמנים להצטרף אלינו לארוחת שבת בעברית עם עוד אנשים כמוך מארץ הקודש ולהרגיש בבית.

מספר המקומות מוגבל מאוד (25 מקומות בלבד). ההרשמה תיסגר ב3 בינואר.

מחיר לאדם:

$12- תשלום מינימום

$18- תשלום מומלץ

$100 - Sponsor- (+מקום לשלושה) 

הארוחה כשרה למהדרין.

לשאלות מענות ובקשות- אביעד: bodneraviad@gmail.com

 

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It...

A few months ago, many of our members filled out a survey asking what they feel are the most important values of our Shul. This was valuable input as we prepare to write a Mission Statement for our congregation. Now we'd like to convene a small group of members to meet in person and provide more in-depth feedback about the mission of the Stanton Street Shul. If you are interested in participating in this group, please email Laura Weisblatt at laurarweisblatt@gmail.com.

StantonKIDS Tu B'Shvat Program on January 21

Children of all ages are invited to our next StantonKIDS program on Shabbat morning, January 21, at 10:30am. Learn about the holiday of Tu B'shvat, the New Year for Trees, with a kids' prayer service, songs, games, and snacks! This month's StantonKIDS program is generously sponsored by Jon and Liz Miller.

For more info, to find out about sponsorship opportunities, and to rsvp, email kids@stantonstshul.com.

Save the Date: Annual Cholent Cookoff on Feb 24

Who makes the best cholent? On Friday night, February 24, you get to throw your beans into the ring and compete for the title of best cholent maker on the Lower East Side. Or, if cooking with crockpots isn't your thing, you get to taste the entries and decide. Save the date and stay tuned for more info!

Winter Davening Times: Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:20pm (and Learning Before That), Shabbat Afternoon Mincha at 12:30pm

Now that we've changed the clocks, sundown is coming much earlier. But who wants to eat dinner at 5:00pm? For those who prefer to daven on the later side, we're holding Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv at 5:20pm every Friday night through the Winter months. And if you're looking for something to do between candle lighting and services, how about joining Rabbi Bodner to learn gemara? Class will meet every Friday starting about 10 minutes after candle lighting.

 

On Shabbat morning, stay for kiddush at noon, followed by mincha at 12:30pm.

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Shabbat Mevarchim / Parashat Vayeshev & Happy Chanukah!


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of December 23, 2016 / Kislev 23, 5777

Shabbat Mevarchim / Parashat Vayeshev

Support the Stanton St. Shul

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushes, classes, kids programming, women's tefilah, cultural programs and other events. Click here to make a donation to the Stanton Street Shul! (We need your moral support, too: Click here to "Like" us on Facebook!)

This Week's Schedule and Events

Upcoming Events


Chinese Food Shabbat Community Dinner with Yiddish New York: SOLD OUT!

Walking Tour of the LES with Dr. Elissa Sampson: Saturday, December 24 1:00pm-2:30pm

First Day of Chanukah - Shacharit: Shacharit for the first day of Chanukah - Sunday, December 25 9:00am-10:30am

 

Chanukah Dreidel Night: Wednesday, December 28, 7:00pm

 

 

Schedule



Erev Shabbat, December 23 (Kislev 23)
4:15p Candle Lighting
5:20p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv
6:00p Chinese Food Shabbat Community Dinner with Yiddish NY - This event is Sold Out!

Thank you to our dinner sponsors: Peretz Berk, Dana Friedman and Alvin Goldstein.

Shabbat, December 24: Erev Chanukah, Shabbat Mevarchim, Vayeshev (Kislev 24)

 

9:30a Shacharit


12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Yiddish New York in honor of the Yiddish New York festival this weekend. (See below for discount offer.)

To sponsor a kiddush, email kiddush@stantonstshul.com.

 

12:30p Mincha

 

1:00p Walking Tour of the LES with Dr. Elissa Sampson (Ends at 2:30p)

 

5:24p Havdalah

 

after 5:24p Chanukah Candle Lighting

Sunday, December 25: Chanukah (Kislev 25)
9:00a First Day of Chanukah - Shacharit

Monday, December 26: Chanukah (Kislev 26) - RABBI'S CLASSES
7:00p The Book of Shoftim (Judges)
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class

Wednesday, December 28: Chanukah (Kislev 28)
11:00a Class at Eldridge - Death and Mourning
7:00p Dreidel Night at Stanton

Erev Shabbat, December 30: Chanukah, Rosh Chodesh Tevet (Tevet 1)
4:20p Candle Lighting

4:30p Gemara Class
5:20p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Year-End Giving: Please Be Generous
(StantonKIDS Matching Opportunity Extended!)

December has arrived, and with it your last chance to make your charitable contributions for 2016. We have no flashy pitch or clever campaign slogan, just a simple ask: Please remember Stanton in your year-end giving, and please give generously.

 

Stanton's modest decor and laid-back atmosphere may belie the fact that it takes a tremendous amount of money to keep our doors open; our lights on; our heat working; our kiddushes flowing with kugel and schnapps; our prayer services running smoothly; and our kids programming, women's tefilah meetings, and rabbi's classes going. (All of this is in addition to keeping our building standing, a separate issue for which we raised funds at our recent benefit.)

 

As our numbers and program offerings grow, so does our annual budget, but we are committed to keeping our membership dues low and making our services and programs free whenever possible. All of which means we rely on your generosity to make up the difference and to ensure the financial health of our shul. We are hoping to raise $18,000 before the end of the year to make sure we cover our operating operating expenses. Please show your support for our warm and welcoming community by giving generously to our year-end campaign.

 

Click here to make a donation now! Or send a check to Stanton Street Shul, P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002, and note "Year-End campaign" on the check.

 

Please note that year-end contributions earmarked for StantonKIDS will be MATCHED through the end of the year, thanks to a generous donor.

 

Thank you for your generosity and for all you do, collectively and individually, to make Stanton the special place that it is.

Historical Walking Tour of the Lower East Side with Dr. Elissa Sampson (Yiddish NY Event)

Four out of Five American Jews can trace their origins to the Lower East Side. Join us for a talk followed by a walking tour led by acclaimed scholar Elissa Sampson, part of the upcoming Yiddish New York Festival. You'll learn about the neighborhood's historic synagogues, old tenements, landsmanshaftn, and visit secret community gardens that tell a tale of the LES's evolution. We'll meet at the historic Stanton Street Shul (180 Stanton Street between Clinton St. and Attorney St., just South of E. Houston St. on the Lower East Side). Bring your walking shoes! The talk will run from 1-1:30PM, with the walking tour from 1:30-2:30PM (if it rains, we'll spend more time inside).

CHANUKAH AT STANTON:
Morning Minyan on Sunday, December 25, 9am

Celebrate Chanukah at Stanton! Join us for morning minyan on the first day of the holiday, Sunday, December 25, at 9:00am, for Shacharit services, with Hallel and Torah reading, and followed by bagels. Everyone is welcome to stay after services for a light breakfast and a sort learning session with Rabbi Bodner about the subject of Chanukah in the Mishna.

Dreidel Tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 7pm

Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel. Bring your best spins and a bit of gelt and enter our dreidel tournament on the 5th night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 28, beginning at 7pm at the shul.

Dreidel-playing not your thing? There will also be menorah lighting, beverages, and fried foods to get you in the Chanukah spirit.

Dreidel spinners, suganiyot noshers, and hangers-on of all ages are welcome!

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It...

A few months ago, many of our members filled out a survey asking what they feel are the most important values of our Shul. This was valuable input as we prepare to write a Mission Statement for our congregation. Now we'd like to convene a small group of members to meet in person and provide more in-depth feedback about the mission of the Stanton Street Shul. If you are interested in participating in this group, please email Laura Weisblatt at laurarweisblatt@gmail.com.

Yiddish New York Festival Returns, with 10% Discount, December 24 - 29

Yiddish New York, the nation’s largest workshop/festival of Yiddish culture, is returning December 24-29, 2016, to the 14th St Y in Manhattan. Click here for the full schedule of events, including pre-YNY programs.

 

A six-day gathering of klezmer music, Yiddish culture, song & folk dance, theater, lectures, language, workshops, performances, visual arts, films, and foods, the festival includes affordable programs for adults, kids and teens! To receive a 10% discount on 6-day registrations, enter the code “YNY10” when registering online.

 

If you have questions, contact Pete Rushefsky at yiddishnewyork@gmail.com or 917.326.9659.

 

A sheynem dank!

Winter Davening Times: Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:20pm (and Learning Before That), Shabbat Afternoon Mincha at 12:30pm

Now that we've changed the clocks, sundown is coming much earlier. But who wants to eat dinner at 5:00pm? For those who prefer to daven on the later side, we're holding Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv at 5:20pm every Friday night through the Winter months. And if you're looking for something to do between candle lighting and services, how about joining Rabbi Bodner to learn gemara? Class will meet every Friday starting about 10 minutes after candle lighting.

 

On Shabbat morning, stay for kiddush at noon, followed by mincha at 12:30pm.

Volunteering at Stanton

One of the many strengths of our shul is the variety and multiple talents and abilities of our congregants. It takes a lot to run our shul and our programming, and we can probably use your help. Are you a tech guru, web design aficionado, or social media wiz? A master event planner, fundraiser, or program coordinator? An accountant, lawyer, or investment professional? A trained carpenter, electrician, or contractor? If you have any of these or other skills, professional or amateur, that you'd like to contribute to Stanton, speak to Rabbi Bodner, Rivky Friedman, or another member of the board and let's think about how we can help make Stanton flourish together.

Planned Giving at Stanton

Looking for a way to give back to Stanton, not right now, but maybe at some point in the future? Consider planning a long-term gift to the shul. We encourage anyone interested in discussing various ways to plan a gift now that will be given in the future to contact Board members Michael Gordon or Rivky Friedman, or Rabbi Bodner. There are many ways to go about planned giving and we are happy to discuss the various options that might work for you. 

The Stanton Street Shul is proud to be a member synagogue of
The Downtown Va'ad!

The Downtown Va'ad is 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.

Get in Touch!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002

 


Visit our website: www.StantonStShul.com

Send us an email: info@stantonstshul.com

 

To submit an announcement for our newsletter

email announcements@stantonstshul.com

 

Shabbat Vayishlach / Scholar-in-Residence and StantonKIDS


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of December 16, 2016 / Kislev 16, 5777

Parashat Vayishlach

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This Week's Schedule

Erev Shabbat, December 16 (Kislev 16)

 

4:12p Candle Lighting

4:30p Gemara Class
5:20p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Shabbat, December 17: Vayishlach (Kislev 17)


9:30a Shacharit

 

10:00a StantonKIDS (downstairs)


11:45a Kiddush is sponsored by the house.

To sponsor a kiddush, email kiddush@stantonstshul.com

 

12:00p Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Andrew Scheer on his experiences working as a Jewish chaplain for NYC's Department of Corrections


12:40p Mincha


5:20p Havdalah

 

RABBI'S CLASSES


Monday, December 19 (Kislev 19)
7:00p The Book of Shoftim (Judges)
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class

Wednesday, December 21 (Kislev 21)
11:00a Class at Eldridge - Death and Mourning

 

NEXT WEEK:

Chinese Fo