Shabbat Mevarchim


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of May 19, 2017 / Iyar 23, 5777

Shabbat Mevarchim
Parashat Behar-Bechukotai

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!)


Upcoming Events


StantonTOTS: Join us for a morning of learning, for children up to 24 months old! - Sunday, May 21 10:00am-11:00am

 

Shavuot Community Dinner: Tuesday, May 30 8:30pm-11:59pm

StantonKIDS: Join us for morning learning programs on Shabbat and holidays for children ages 2-6! - Wednesday, May 31 10:30am-12:00pm

Annual Membership Meeting: Sunday, June 4 9:00am-11:00am

StantonKIDS: Join us for morning learning programs on Shabbat and holidays for children ages 2-6! - Saturday, June 10 10:30am-12:00pm

StantonTOTS: Join us for a morning of learning, for children up to 24 months old! - Sunday, June 11 10:00am-11:00am

 

 

This Week's Schedule


Erev Shabbat, May 19 (Iyyar 23)
7:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv
7:52p Candle Lighting
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום תשעה ושלשים יום שהם חמשה שבועות וארבעה ימים לעמר

Shabbat, May 20: Shabbat Mevarchim, Behar-Bechukotai (Iyyar 24)

9:30a Shacharit


12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Eric Raab in honor of his impending third yom tov attendance at the Stanton St. Shul.

To sponsor a kiddush, email kiddush@stantonstshul.com

 

9:01p Havdalah
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום ארבעים יום שהם חמשה שבועות וחמשה ימים לעמר

Sunday, May 21 (Iyyar 25)
10:00a StantonTOTS (Ends at 11:00a)
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום אחד וארבעים יום שהם חמשה שבועות וששה ימים לעמר

 

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) Event at Sixth Street Shul on Tuesday, May 23

Our friends at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue are hosting a Yom Yerushalayim event on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30 PM, with Mincha followed by a festive Maariv with a musical Hallel.

 

After services, Rabbi Yotav Eliach, principal of Rambam Mesivta, and Annie Watman, AIPAC's Director of South Shore Long Island, will engage in a spirited conversation about Israel, the Six Day War, the reunification of Jerusalem, and the future of the State of Israel.

A Q&A session will be followed by refreshments.

 

Sixth Street Community Synagogue is located at 325 E 6th St.

StantonTOTS on Sunday, May 21; StantonKIDS on Shavuot, Wednesday, May 30

After a festive Parents' Day Kiddush and an outdoor Lag B'Omer event last weekend, our Spring children's programming is going strong.

 

Next up, babies and tots aged 0-24 months and ther caregivers and are invited for a StantonTOTS morning of learning this Sunday, May 21, at 10am at the shul. The cost is $20/child (receive a $5 discount if you bring a new child!).

 

Kids of all ages will get a special Shavuot treat at our next FREE StantonKIDS program on Wednesday morning, May 31, at 10:30am.

 

Thank you to our amazing and dedicated StantonKIDS committee: Laura Weisblatt, Aliza Deutsch, Elissa Sampson and Lindsey Bodner.

 

For more info and for sponsorship opportunities, email kids@stantonstshul.com. For the complete StantonKIDS and StantonTOTS schedule, click here.

Erev Shavuot Community Dinner and Tikkun Leil Shavuot on Tuesday, May 30

This Shavuot, eat cheesecake and stay up late learning Torah with your friends at Stanton! Join us for a dairy/pescatarian dinner, followed by a community learning program, on Erev Shavuot - Tuesday, May 30 - after services, at the cutest little synagogue in the LES.

 

Ma'ariv services will begin at 8:10 pm, and dinner will start at approximately 8:40 pm. Due to the high demand, registration will close on May 26 at 7:00 pm, unless we sell out earlier.

 

Please click here to register for the dinner online. The cost is $30/member, $35/non-member. Sponsorships are available for $100 and include dinner for two.

 

Following the dinner, we will have a Tikkun Leil Shavuot (evening of learning), featuring talks by Rabbi Bodner and by Stanton member and historian David Deutsch. The schedule is as follows:

 

10:30 pm - David Deutsch - "The Journey to Moab--Jewish Encounters with Hellenism, Christendom, and the Modern World"

 

11:30 pm - Rabbi Aviad Bodner - "Conversion and Intermarriage Through the Prism of Megilat Ruth"

Annual Membership Meeting and Meeting to Elect Shul Trustees on Sunday, June 4

The Stanton Street Shul's Annual Membership Meeting is your chance to hear about all that is going on in the shul, ask questions, elect shul board members and vote on other shul-related matters.

 

This year's meeting will take place on Sunday morning, June 4. Join us for Shacharit services at 9am, followed by breakfast and the meeting at 9:30am.


The membership meeting is open only to shul members in good standing. See below for more about membership dues. This year we will be electing up to five board members -- increasing the total number of trustees to 13 -- and voting on four proposed amendments to our bylaws.

 

Click here for more information about the meeting, including proxy forms (in case you cannot make it to the meeting) and nominating forms (in case you want to nominate yourself or someone else to the board.)

 

If you are not sure if you are a member, or have other questions about membership, email board@stantonstshul.com.

RENEW YOUR SHUL MEMBERSHIP BY JUNE 1
Membership Rates for 2017-18

Membership in the Stanton Street Shul is the best way to support our synagogue and community. We rely on your membership dues to enable our prayer services, classes, kids programming, women's services, and other programs. Membership also gives you access to all the shul has to offer, including discounted rates for community events and more.

 

If you are not yet a shul member, now's the time to become one! Our new membership cycle begins on June 1. Click here to sign up!

 

If you are a current shul member, now is the time to renew your membership by paying your annual dues! Click here to pay your membership dues online, or send a check to Stanton Street Shul, P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002.

 

In order to offset increased operating costs, the board has voted to implement a small, stagggered increase in dues over the next two membership cycles.

 

The rates for the coming membership year, 2017-18, which begins on June 1, will be:

Patron Membership: $1800

Family Membership: $600

Individual Membership: $300

Out-of-Town Membership (does not include voting rights): $180

 

The rates for the 2018-19 Membership Year will be:

Patron Membership: $2000

Family Membership: $700

Individual Membership: $350

Out-of-Town Membership (does not include voting rights): $180

 

The increase in dues is meant to maintain the fiscal health of the shul and not to be a barrier to membership. If these rates present a financial hardship to you, please speak to Rabbi Bodner or to a member of the board to work out an individual arrangement.

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 Parashat Emor (Women's Tefilah, Scholar-in-Residence, and Parents Kiddush!)


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of May 12, 2017 / Iyar 16, 5777

Parashat Emor

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!)


Upcoming Events


Women's Tefilah & Torah Reading: Saturday, May 13 9:30am-11:30am
 

Parents Day Kiddush: Saturday, May 13 11:40am-12:30pm

 

Scholar-in-Residence: Dr. Shai Secunda: Saturday, May 13 12:00pm-1:00pm

StantonKIDS Lag B'Omer Celebration: Come celebrate Lag B'Omer with roasted marshmallows, outdoor activities, and make a Mother's Day gift! - Sunday, May 14 10:00am-12:00pm

StantonTOTS: Join us for a morning of learning, for children up to 24 months old! - Sunday, May 21 10:00am-11:00am


This Week's Schedule

Erev Shabbat, May 12 (Iyyar 16)
7:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv
7:45p Candle Lighting
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום שנים ושלשים יום שהם ארבעה שבועות וארבעה ימים לעמר

Shabbat, May 13: Emor (Iyyar 17)

 

9:30a Shacharit

 

9:30a  Women's Tefilah


11:40a Parents Day Kiddush

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Lindsey Bodner, David & Rivky Friedman, Larry & Linda Friedman, Judy Josephs, Eric Reich & Kids, Celia & Robert Rosenblum, Jonathan & Liz Miller, and Anonymous. (See below for dedication info).

 

12:00p Scholar-in-Residence: Dr. Shai Secunda

 

8:54p Havdalah
 

Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום שלשה ושלשים יום שהם ארבעה שבועות וחמשה ימים לעמר

Sunday, May 14: Lag B'Omer (Iyyar 18)
10:00a StantonKIDS Lag B'Omer Celebration (Ends at 12:00p)
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום ארבעה ושלשים יום שהם ארבעה שבועות וששה ימים לעמר

Thursday, May 18 (Iyyar 22): Rabbi's Class
7:00p Megillat Ruth, Part 2

(The final class in this mini-series will be on Tuesday, May 23)

Our Own Lower East Side Hero: Dr. Elissa Sampson

Mazal tov to long-time Stanton Street Shul member Elissa Sampson, one of six "LES Community Heros" being honored as part of Lower East Side History Month. Elissa will be recognized for her many contributions to the neighborhood and to our shul.
 
Lower East Side History Month is an annual celebration in May of the rich and diverse history of the Lower East Side. Our StantonKIDS Lag B'Omer program at Siempre Verde Garden is one of many participating events.

 

Honor Thy Parents! Celebrate Parents with a Kiddush at Stanton

Join us for a very special Parents Day Kiddush, Stanton Style, this Shabbat after services! 
 
Kiddush is sponsored by:
 
- Lindsey Bodner in honor of Rabbi Bodner for Father's Day (which is also coming up) and all the StantonKIDS teachers and volunteers: Morah Laura, Morah Aliza, Morah Danielle and Morah Katie, Elissa Sampson, and Sam Deutsch.
 
- Judy Josephs in memory of her wonderful parents, Harry and Frieda.
 
- David & Rivky Friedman in honor of Sonya Dorothy Friedman's 1st Birthday and all of her doting grandparents.
 
- Larry & Linda Friedman in honor of Sonya's 1st birthday and in honor of the mothers of their grandchildren, Laura B. Schneiderman and Rivky H. Friedman.
 
- Eric, Aleeza, Zevi, & Leah Reich who wish Happy Mother's Day to Elana Reich and Diane Reich from your children and grandchildren.
 
- Celia & Robert Rosenblum
 
- Anonymous, in honor of ALL StantonKIDS parents because it takes a lot of good Parents to raise a Shul!
 
We also give a shout out to Jonathan & Liz Miller and Anonymous for their support of the StantonKIDS program and Parents' Day Kiddush.
 

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

 

Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading THIS SHABBAT

Our next women's tefilah, with Torah reading, is this Shabbat morning, May 13, for Parashat Emor. Join us for a warm and spirited davening led by and for women only!

 

Services will be held in the beit midrash and begin at 9:30am (same time as the traditional minyan).

 

If you'd like to get involved with Women's Tefilah, or if you have questions, please email women@stantonstshul.com.

Scholar-in-Residence: Prof. Shai Secunda on Shabbat, May 13, 12:30pm

We are excited to welcome a Scholar-in-Residence this Shabbat morning, May 13.
 
Prof. Shai Secunda will be speaking after kiddush on the topic, "It's Alive! - Golems, the Power of Torah, and the Possibilities of Creation."  All are welcome to attend!
 
Shai Secunda is the Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College, where he teaches in the Department of Religion. He earned his PhD at Yeshiva University, and then held posts at Yale and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses on classical Judaism and its interactions with other traditions and on the Talmud's Iranian context. His book, The Iranian Talmud, has recently been released in paperback. Prof. Secunda writes regularly on Jewish scholarship and popular culture for the Jewish Review of Books.

Over The Rainbow: Lag B'Omer For Kids

We’re shooting for Over the Rainbow with a great Lag B'Omer holiday themed family program that also celebrates Mothers Day and Lower East Side History Month. So, come one, come all on Sunday, May 14, 10:00am-12:00pm! 

 

We’ll be going outside to our neighbors the Siempre Verde Community Garden. Our extraordinary art and music teachers will help children decorate pots and place seeds in them to create Mothers Day presents. There will be marshmallow roasting and other fun activities.

 

Lag B’Omer is an outdoors Jewish holiday that joyously marks the halfway point of counting the days between two important festivals: Passover (Pesach), which is associated with the barley harvest, and Shavuot, the wheat harvest. The bow and rainbow are symbols associated with Lag B’Omer and with the promise, or covenant, of a green world.

 

Bad weather? No problem: we'll be indoors at the Shul, and bring nature in with us.

 

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.

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday, June 4, 9:30am

Renew Your Membership Now!

All Stanton Street Shul members are encouraged to attend our Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday morning, June 4. The annual meeting is your chance to hear about all that is going on in the shul, ask questions, share suggestions, and elect shul board members. 

 

The meeting is open only to shul members in good standing. If you are not yet a shul member, now's the time to become one! Our new membership cycle begins on June 1. Click here to sign up!

 

If you are a current shul member, now is the time to renew your membership by paying your annual dues! Click here to pay your membership dues online, or send a check to Stanton Street Shul, P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002.

 

Please note: the rates for membership dues have changed. Please see below for current rates.

 

If you are not sure if you are a member, or have other questions about membership, email board@stantonstshul.com.

Membership Rates for 2017-18

In order to offset increased operating costs, the board has voted to implement a small, stagggered increase in dues over the next two membership cycles.

 

The rates for the coming membership year, 2017-18, which begins on June 1, will be:

Patron Membership: $1800

Family Membership: $600

Individual Membership: $300

Out-of-Town Membership (does not include voting rights): $180

 

The rates for the 2018-19 Membership Year will be:

Patron Membership: $2000

Family Membership: $700

Individual Membership: $350

Out-of-Town Membership (does not include voting rights): $180

 

The increase in dues is meant to maintain the fiscal health of the shul and not to be a barrier to membership. If these rates present a financial hardship to you, please speak to Rabbi Bodner or to a member of the board to work out an individual arrangement.

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 Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of May 5, 2017 / Iyar 9, 5777

Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim

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!)


Upcoming Events


Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner at Stanton: Friday, May 5 7:15pm-10:30pm

StantonKIDS: Join us for morning learning programs on Shabbat and holidays for children ages 2-6! - Sunday, May 14 10:00am-12:00pm

StantonTOTS: Join us for a morning of learning, for children up to 24 months old! - Sunday, May 21 10:00am-11:00am

StantonKIDS: Join us for morning learning programs on Shabbat and holidays for children ages 2-6! - Wednesday, May 31 10:30am-12:00pm

 

This Week's Schedule

Erev Shabbat, May 5 (Iyyar 9)
7:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv
7:38p Candle Lighting

Services will be followed by Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner at Stanton - SOLD OUT
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום חמשה ועשרים יום שהם שלשה שבועות וארבעה ימים לעמר

Shabbat, May 6: Achrei Mot-Kedoshim (Iyyar 10)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Margie Segal in honor of her new grandson, Elie Michael.
8:47p Havdalah
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום ששה ועשרים יום שהם שלשה שבועות וחמשה ימים לעמר

Sunday, May 7 (Iyyar 11)
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום שבעה ועשרים יום שהם שלשה שבועות וששה ימים לעמר

Monday, May 8 (Iyyar 12)

7:00p NEW MINI-CLASS: Megillah of Ruth, Part 1
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום שמונה ועשרים יום שהם ארבעה שבועות לעמר

Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading For Parshat Emor on May 13

Our next women's tefilah, with Torah reading, is on Shabbat morning, May 13, for Parashat Emor. Join us for a warm and spirited davening led by and for women only!

 

Services will be held in the beit midrash and begin at 9:30am (same time as the traditional minyan).

 

If you'd like to layn, lead prayers, say a d'var Torah, be a gabbait, or otherwise get involved, or if you have questions, please email women@stantonstshul.com.

Honor Thy Parents! Celebrate Parents with a Kiddush at Stanton

Join us for a very special Parents Day Kiddush, Stanton Style, on Saturday, May 13th! But first, we want to know if you ever thanked your parents for everything they did for you when you were small? Be honest, did you thank them:   
- For that time you used permanent marker to color the cat purple?

- Or when you gave your mom's diamond ring to your 6th grade girlfriend?

- Or when your dad talked you into cutting your rat tail coiffure for that interview?

- Or because they STILL do your laundry? 

 

If the answer to any of these questions is no, it means that you should help sponsor Stanton's Parents Day kiddush to honor your parent, grandparent, spouse, or friend, or yourself! If you've ever washed Nutella out of someone's hair (or had it washed out of yours), this kiddush is for you. You deserve it! 
 
We will be giving a yummy edible treat to thank parents and sponsored honorees. So become a sponsor in honor of parents - yours, your kids', friends, whomever for $150. And for those who do double chai, no matter what the cause, here's your golden opportunity to have a $36 shout out. ($36 is the approximate cost for one child to attend our free StantonKIDS Shabbat programming )
 

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

 

Scholar-in-Residence: Prof. Shai Secunda on Shabbat, May 13, 12:30pm

We are excited to welcome a Scholar-in-Residence next Shabbat morning, May 13.
 
Prof. Shai Secunda will be speaking after kiddush on the topic, "It's Alive! - Golems, the Power of Torah, and the Possibilities of Creation."  All are welcome to attend!
 
Shai Secunda is the Jacob Neusner Associate Professor of Judaism at Bard College, where he teaches in the Department of Religion. He earned his PhD at Yeshiva University, and then held posts at Yale and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses on classical Judaism and its interactions with other traditions and on the Talmud's Iranian context. His book, The Iranian Talmud, has recently been released in paperback. Prof. Secunda writes regularly on Jewish scholarship and popular culture for the Jewish Review of Books.

Over The Rainbow: Lag B'Omer For Kids

We’re shooting for Over the Rainbow with a great Lag B'Omer holiday themed family program that also celebrates Mothers Day and Lower East Side History Month. So, come one, come all on Sunday, May 14, 10:00am-12:00pm! 

 

We’ll be going outside to our neighbors the Siempre Verde Community Garden. Our extraordinary art and music teachers will help children decorate pots and place seeds in them to create Mothers Day presents. There will be marshmallow roasting and other fun activities.

 

Lag B’Omer is an outdoors Jewish holiday that joyously marks the halfway point of counting the days between two important festivals: Passover (Pesach), which is associated with the barley harvest, and Shavuot, the wheat harvest. The bow and rainbow are symbols associated with Lag B’Omer and with the promise, or covenant of a green world

 

Bad weather: No problem; we'll be indoors at the Shul, and bring nature in with us.

 

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.

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday, June 4, 9:30am

Membership Drive Starts NOW!

All Stanton Street Shul members are encouraged to attend our Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday morning, June 4. The annual meeting is your chance to hear about all that is going on in the shul, ask questions, share suggestions, and elect shul board members. 

 

The meeting is open only to shul members in good standing. Our new membership cycle begins on June 1. If you are not yet a shul member, now's the time to become one! Click here to sign up by June 1!

 

If you are a current shul member, now is the time to renew your membership by paying your annual dues! Click here to pay your membership dues online, or send a check to Stanton Street Shul, P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002.

 

Please note: the rates for membership dues have changed. Please see below for current rates.

 

If you are not sure if you are a member, or have other questions about membership, email board@stantonstshul.com.

Membership Rates for 2017-18

In order to offset increased operating costs, the board has voted to implement a small, stagggered increase in dues over the next two membership cycles.

 

The rates for the coming membership year, 2017-18, which begins on June 1, will be:

Patron Membership: $1800

Family Membership: $600

Individual Membership: $300

Out-of-Town Membership (does not include voting rights): $180

 

The rates for the 2018-19 Membership Year will be:

Patron Membership: $2000

Family Membership: $700

Individual Membership: $350

Out-of-Town Membership (does not include voting rights): $180

 

The increase in dues is meant to maintain the fiscal health of the shul and not to be a barrier to membership. If these rates present a financial hardship to you, please speak to Rabbi Bodner or to a member of the board to work out an individual arrangement.

RECAP: Israeli Soldiers Mourned, Israeli Independence Celebrated at Stanton

This past week we held back-to-back programs at the shul for Israel's Memorial Day and Israel's Independence Day.

 

On Sunday night, for Yom HaZikaron, we memorialized Israel's fallen soldiers. The program, conducted entirely in Hebrew, was attended by Stanton members as well as many Israelis who came from all over New York City to join us. Click here for pictures from the beautiful and moving service.

 

On Monday night, we came together with our friends from the Sixth Street Shul to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut! The event included a musical and festive prayer service led by Meir Shapiro and Sixth Street's Rabbi Gavriel Bellino.  Click here for pictures from the event.Click here for pictures from the event.

 

Thank you to Rabbi Bodner, Rabbi Bellino and the Sixth Street Shul, to Meir Shapiro, and to all who spoke and attended these events honoring Israel and bringing us together as a community.

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 Parashat Tazria-Metzorah


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of April 28, 2017 / Iyar 2, 5777

Parashat Tazria-Metzorah

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!)


Announcements & Upcoming Events


StantonKIDS Shabbat Program: Join us for a Shabbat morning learning program for children ages 2-6! - Saturday, April 29 10:30am-12:00pm

Yom Hazikaron Ceremony - Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism: Sunday, April 30 7:45pm-9:30pm

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration (Israel's Independence Day): Monday, May 1 7:30pm-9:30pm

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner at Stanton: Friday, May 5 7:15pm-10:30pm

StantonKIDS Shabbat Program: Join us for a Shabbat morning learning program for children ages 2-6! - Sunday, May 14 10:00am-12:00pm

StantonTOTS: Join us for a morning of learning, for children up to 24 months old! - Sunday, May 21 10:00am-11:00am

StantonKIDS Shabbat Program: Join us for a Shabbat morning learning program for children ages 2-6! - Wednesday, May 31 10:30am-12:00pm

 

This Week's Schedule

Erev Shabbat, April 28: 17th Day Omer (Iyyar 2)
7:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv
7:31p Candle Lighting
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום שמונה עשר יום שהם שני שבועות וארבעה ימים לעמר

Shabbat, April 29: 18th Day Omer, Tazria-Metzora (Iyyar 3)
9:30a Shacharit

 

10:30a StantonKIDS Shabbat Program (Ends at 12:00p)

 

12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by George Kleiner with thanks to Hashem for all He has given the Kleiner family.

To sponsor a kiddush, email kiddush@stantonstshul.com


8:40p Havdalah
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום תשעה עשר יום שהם שני שבועות וחמשה ימים לעמר

Sunday, April 30: 19th Day Omer (Iyyar 4)
7:45p Yom Hazikaron Ceremony - Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism (Ends at 9:30p)
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום עשרים יום שהם שני שבועות וששה ימים לעמר

Monday, May 1: Yom Hazikaron, 20th Day Omer (Iyyar 5)
7:30p Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration (Israel's Independence Day) (Ends at 9:30p)
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום אחד ועשרים יום שהם שלשה שבועות לעמר
 

StantonKIDS: Yom Ha'atzmaut Program This Shabbat, April 29 (and More Upcoming Events in May)

Our free StantonKIDS program on Saturday, April 29, from 10:30am-12pm, will feature exciting, high quality children's programming for Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. 
 
There will be Yom Ha'atzmaut themed crafts, and music for everyone to enjoy. We will sing Israeli songs and eat a special "Israeli snack" in honor of Yom Ha'atzmaut.
 
Our early childhood professionals, Morah Laura and Morah Aliza, will lead the program and teach about the holiday with fun, holiday-related activities! Children of all ages are invited. So bring the entire family for a very special treat, and invite friends. 
 
May has some very special dates coming up. On Saturday, May 13, join us for a Mother's and Father's Day Kiddush since every parent deserves at least one kiddush! (See farther down in this email for more about that.) On Sunday, May 14, it's Lag B'Omer, a wonderful outdoor family holiday in which we celebrate nature with outdoor activities at the Siempre Verde Garden across the street from the Shul! And of course by the time we count down fully from the Omer, we end up with Shavuot on Wednesday, May 31st, when we will have a holiday themed StantonKIDS program too! 
 
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.

Yom Hazikaron Ceremony on Sunday, April 30, 7:45pm (Israeli Memorial Day)

On Sunday night, April 30, at 7:45 pm, the Stanton Street Shul will be hosting a Yom Hazikaron memorial ceremony in honor of the fallen soldiers of the IDF. The ceremony will be in Hebrew. All are welcome. For more details please click here.

 

הנכם מוזמנים להשתתף בטקס יום הזיכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל ונפגעי פעולות האיבה שיתקיים במנהטן, ניו יורק. הטקס יתקיים בערב יום הזיכרון, יום ראשון, אור לה' אייר (30.4.17) בשעה 19:45, ב Stanton Street Shul, Lower East Side, Manhattan, NY.

התכנסות ודברי פתיחה: 7:45
צפירה: 8:00

הטקס מאורגן על ידי מתנדבים מקומיים ויהיה בעברית. לשליחת שמות של נופלים להקראה בטקס, שלחו את שם הנופל/ת או נרצח/ת לrabbiaviad@gmail.com. אנא כבדו את המעמד בנוכחותכם.

Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) Celebration on Monday, May 1, 7:30pm

Join us this coming Monday night (May 1st) as the Stanton Street Shul and the Sixth Street Community Synagogue communities will come together for a celebratory Tefilah for Israel's Independence Day at 7:30 pm, led by Meir Shapiro. A light Israeli dinner will follow services, generously sponsored by Barbara and Shelly Wieder and Laura and Sam Weisblatt.

Please join us for this special evening.

חג עצמאות שמח!

 

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner on May 5

If you are in your 20's or 30's and want to meet more friends Downtown, join us for a Young Professionals Shabbat dinner on Friday, May 5. We'll have good food and wine, and a great crowd.

Kabbalat Shabbat will begin at 7:15 pm, dinner will start at approximately 7:45 pm. Dinner is $35 for Stanton members and $40 for non-members. Sponsorships are available for $100 and come with dinner for two.
Please click here to sign up (select the "Event" item that matches you). 
Questions? Want to help us with set-up or another volunteer role? Email us at office@stantonstshul.com
Dinner hosts: Natan Wise, Simon Chafetz, Sarah Lazaros, Elan Kugott, Laura Bertilotti, Gabriel Merkin, Andrew Marcus, Matt Ross, Jacob Miller-Sobol and Sam Pulitzer

Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading For Parshat Emor on May 13

Our next women's tefilah, with Torah reading, is on Shabbat morning, May 13, for Parashat Emor. Join us for a warm and spirited davening led by and for women only!

 

Services will be held in the beit midrash and begin at 9:30am (same time as the traditional minyan).

 

If you'd like to layn, lead prayers, say a d'var Torah, be a gabbait, or otherwise get involved, or if you have questions, please email women@stantonstshul.com.

Parents' Day Kiddush on Shabbat Morning, May 13

On behalf of StantonKIDS, you are cordially invited to a Parent's Day Kiddush on May 13, after morning services. Celebrate Mother's Day, an early Fathers' Day, and the general joys and challenges of parenting with us!

 

Honor the parents and caregivers in your life - your own, your friends, your grandchildren's, your selves! Sponsorships and mini-sponsorships are available. For more information and to become a sponsor, email kids@stantonstshul.com.

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday, June 4, 9:30am

Membership Drive Starts NOW!

All Stanton St. Shul members are encouraged to attend our Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday morning, June 4. The annual meeting is your chance to hear about all that is going on in the shul, ask questions, share suggestions, and elect shul board members. 

 

The meeting is open only to shul members in good standing. Our new membership cycle begins on June 1. If you are not yet a shul member, now's the time to become one! Click here to sign up by June 1!

 

If you are a current shul member, now is the time to renew your membership by paying your annual dues! Click here to pay your membership dues online, or send a check to Stanton Street Shul, P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002.

 

Please note: the rates for membership dues have changed. Please see below for current rates.

 

If you are not sure if you are a member, or have other questions about membership, email board@stantonstshul.com.

Membership Rates for 2017-18

In order to offset increased operating costs, the board has voted to implement a small, stagggered increase in dues over the next two membership cycles.

 

The rates for the coming membership year, 2017-18, which begins on June 1, will be:

Patron Membership: $1800

Family Membership: $600

Individual Membership: $300

Out-of-Town Membership: $180

 

The rates for the 2018-19 Membership Year will be:

Patron Membership: $2000

Family Membership: $700

Individual Membership: $350

Out-of-Town Membership: $180

 

The increase in dues is meant to maintain the fiscal health of the shul and not to be a barrier to membership. If these rates present a financial hardship to you, please speak to Rabbi Bodner or to a member of the board to work out an individual arrangement.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemorated in Moving, Multi-generational Ceremony at Stanton

This past Monday evening, we commemorated Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with a ceremony held in conjuction with 3GNY, a group whose membership is comprised of grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Several 3GNY members shared both their grandparents' harrowing stories of bravery and perseverance, as well as their personal narratives - how their identities were shaped by the atrocities that took place over seventy years ago. The program was incredibly moving, and we would like to thank the 3GNY community, and Rabbi Bodner, for all of their work in allowing these stories to be shared with us. 

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 / Shmini


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of April 21, 2017 / Nisan 25, 5777

Shabbat Mevarchim / Parashat Shmini

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!)


 Announcements & Upcoming Events


StantonTOTS: Join us for a morning of learning, for children up to 24 months old! - Sunday, April 23 10:00am-11:00am

Yom HaShoah Commemoration Service with 3GNY: Monday, April 24 7:00pm-9:00pm

StantonKIDS Shabbat Program: Join us for a Shabbat morning learning program for children ages 2-6! - Saturday, April 29 10:30am-12:00pm

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner at Stanton: Friday, May 5 7:15pm-10:30pm

 

This Week's Schedule

Erev Shabbat, April 21: 10th Day Omer (Nisan 25)
7:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv
7:23p Candle Lighting
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום אחד עשר יום שהם שבוע אחד וארבעה ימים לעמר

Shabbat, April 22: Shabbat Mevarchim, 11th Day Omer, Shmini (Nisan 26)

 

9:30a Shacharit

 

12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by the house.

To sponsor a kiddush email kiddush@stantonstshul.com.

 

8:32p Havdalah
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום שנים עשר יום שהם שבוע אחד וחמשה ימים לעמר

Sunday, April 23: 12th Day Omer (Nisan 27)
10:00a StantonTOTS (ends at 11:00a)
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום שלשה עשר יום שהם שבוע אחד וששה ימים לעמר

Monday, April 24: Yom HaShoah, 13th Day Omer (Nisan 28)
7:00p Yom HaShoah Commemoration Service with 3GNY (Ends at 9:00p)
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום ארבעה עשר יום שהם שני שבועות לעמר

StantonTOTS: Mommy or Daddy and Me THIS Sunday

We are thrilled to launch our third Mommy or Daddy and Me class on Sunday morning, April 23rdThe 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 prior classes have gone so well, and we are excited to offer this wonderful class to our community this month!
 
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, so here are our spring special deals: get $5 off if you bring a newbie. And if you came to our March class, it is only $65 if you sign up for all four of our StantonTOTS spring semester dates, a $15 savings. So plan now for our other upcoming dates: April 23, May 21, and June 11.

 

And save the date for our next free StantonKIDS program to prepare for Yom Ha'atzmaut, on Shabbat morning, April 29th!

Holocaust Remembrance Day Service with 3GNY on Monday, April 24, 7pm

The Stanton Street Shul and 3GNY invite you to join our second annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration Service to remember the 6 million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. The service will take place on Monday, April 24, from 7:00-9:00 pm, and will feature multiple 3G speakers, candle lighting, and recitation of names of those lost in the Holocaust. The program is free. RSVP here.
 

3GNY is an organization founded by grandchildren of Holocaust survivors to preserve the legacies and the lessons of the Holocaust, educate diverse communities about the perils of intolerance and to provide a forum for the descendants of survivors. For more about 3GNY, please visit their website.


We ask that you please send photos of your family members that you would like to commemorate to 3gstories@3gnewyork.org. Photo submissions will be featured on a rotating loop throughout the service.

Don't forget to join the Facebook event and invite your friends. Please contact events@3gnewyork.org with any questions.

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner on May 5

If you are in your 20's or 30's and want to meet more friends Downtown, join us for a Young Professionals Shabbat dinner on Friday, May 5. We'll have good food and wine, and a great crowd.

 

Kabbalat Shabbat will begin at 7:15 pm, dinner will start at approximately 7:45 pm. Dinner is $35 for Stanton members and $40 for non-members. Sponsorships are available for $100 and come with dinner for two.

Please click here to sign up (select the "Event" item that matches you). 

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

Dinner hosts: Natan Wise, Simon Chafetz, Sarah Lazaros, Elan Kugott, Laura Bertilotti, Gabriel Merkin, Andrew Marcus, Matt Ross, Jacob Miller-Sobol and Sam Pulitzer

Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading For Parshat Emor on May 13

Our next women's tefilah, with Torah reading, is on Shabbat morning, May 13, for Parashat Emor. Join us for a warm and spirited davening led by and for women only!

 

Services will be held in the beit midrash and begin at 9:30am (same time as the traditional minyan).

 

If you'd like to layn, lead prayers, say a d'var Torah, be a gabbait, or otherwise get involved, or if you have questions, please email women@stantonstshul.com.

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

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 Hagadol / Tzav & Pesach Schedule


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of April 7, 2017 / Nisan 11, 5777

Shabbat HaGadol / Parashat Tzav
and First Days of Pesach

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!)


Announcements & Upcoming Events


Shabbat HaGadol - Community Shabbat Dinner with Rabbi Sion Setton: Friday, April 7 7:30pm-11:00pm

StantonKIDS Shabbat Program: Join us for a Shabbat morning learning program for children ages 2-6! - Saturday, April 8 10:30am-12:00pm

Second Night Communal Seder with Rabbi Aviad Bodner: Tuesday, April 11 8:20pm-11:30pm

Seventh Day of Pesach Community Dinner: Sunday, April 16 7:45pm-10:00pm

StantonTOTS: Join us for a morning of learning, for children up to 24 months old! - Sunday, April 23 10:00am-11:00am

Yom HaShoah Commemoration Service with 3GNY: Monday, April 24 7:00pm-9:00pm
 

This Week's Schedule

Erev Shabbat, April 7 (Nisan 11)
7:09p Candle Lighting
7:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv
7:30p Shabbat HaGadol - Community Shabbat Dinner with Rabbi Sion Setton

Thank you to our dinner sponsors: Michael Gordon & Julia Wolfe, Paul & Phyllis Ruffer, Dana Friedman, Alvin Goldstein, Margie Segal, and Anonymous



Shabbat, April 8: Shabbat HaGadol, Tzav (Nisan 12)
9:30a Shacharit
10:30a StantonKIDS Shabbat Program
12:00p Kiddush
8:18p Havdalah

 

Sunday, April 9 (Nisan 14)

8:11p (or later): Bdikat Chametz


Monday, April 10: Erev Pesach, Taanit Bechorot (Nisan 14)

10:46a Last Time for Eating Chametz
11:51a Last Time for Burning Chametz

7:12p Candle Lighting

(Remember to light a flame that will last 25 hours, so you can use it to light candles the second night)

Tuesday, April 11: Pesach (Nisan 15)

9:30a Shacharit (Tefilat Tal)

~11:30a Kiddush

7:20p Mincha

  Followed by a Class on the Haggadah with Rabbi Bodner
8:00p Maariv (Start counting the Omer)

after 8:13p Candle Lighting (with pre-existing flame)
8:20p Second Night Communal Seder with Rabbi Aviad Bodner (Ends at 11:30p)
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום יום אחד לעמר

 

Wednesday, April 12: Pesach (Nisan 16)

9:30a Shacharit

~11:30a Kiddush

8:22p Havdalah (Second day of Omer)

 

Sell Your Chametz TODAY!

The deadline for selling chametz through Stanton is Today, Thursday, April 6.
 

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

Arrangements for such sale may be made through Rabbi Aviad Bodner. To do so, download the form by clicking here, fill it out, and return it to Rabbi Bodner NO LATER than Thursday, April 6. Which is TODAY! You can email your form directly to Rabbi Bodner at rabbi@stantonstshul.com.

Please note that Rabbi Bodner will be selling Chametz only for those who are New York residents and are spending Pesach in the New York time zone. Rabbi Bodner does not accept personal monetary gifts for this service. He does however, welcome contributions to the Synagogue which will be used to fund the Synagogue's classes, events, and programs.

Wishing you all a chag Pesach kasher v'sameach! 

StantonKIDS Pesach Program This Shabbat Morning

Join us for our FREE StantonKIDS program this Shabbat morning, April 8, from 10:30 am to 12 pm. All kids are welcome!

We will spend the morning getting ready for Passover! Our talented StantonKIDS teachers will lead the children in prayers and holiday-themed songs, games and snacks.

And save the date for a Sunday morning StantonTOTS program on April 23, and our next Shabbat morning StantonKIDS meeting on April 29.

For more info, to RSVP, and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, email kids@stantonstshul.com.

Seventh Night of Pesach Community Dinner

Matzah with cream cheese again??? Get over the end-of-Pesach slump with your friends at Stanton. Click here to sign up now for our community dinner on the seventh night of the holiday on Sunday, April 17, at 7:45pm (that's the first night of the second days). We'll bring the food, you bring the stories from your seder and chol hamoed adventures...

Holocaust Remembrance Day Service with 3GNY on Monday, April 24, 7pm

The Stanton Street Shul and 3GNY invite you to join our second annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration Service to remember the 6 million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. The service will take place on Monday, April 24, from 7:00-9:00 pm, and will feature multiple 3G speakers, candle lighting, and recitation of names of those lost in the Holocaust. The program is free. RSVP here.

We ask that you please send photos of your family members that you would like to commemorate to 3gstories@3gnewyork.org. Photo submissions will be featured on a rotating loop throughout the service.

Don't forget to join the Facebook event and invite your friends. Please contact events@3gnewyork.org with any questions.

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

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 Vayikra


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of March 31, 2017 / Nisan 4, 5777

Shabbat Vayikra

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!)


Upcoming Events


Shabbat Dinner for Israelis: Friday, March 31 7:30pm-10:00pm

Shabbat HaGadol - Community Shabbat Dinner with Rabbi Sion Setton: Friday, April 7 7:30pm-11:00pm

StantonKIDS Shabbat Program: Join us for a Shabbat morning learning program for children ages 2-6! - Saturday, April 8 10:30am-12:00pm

Second Night Communal Seder with Rabbi Aviad Bodner: Tuesday, April 11 8:20pm-11:30pm

Seventh Day of Pesach Community Dinner: Sunday, April 16 7:45pm-10:00pm

StantonTOTS: Join us for a morning of learning, for children up to 24 months old! - Sunday, April 23 10:00am-11:00am

Yom HaShoah Commemoration Service with 3GNY: Monday, April 24 7:00pm-9:00pm

 

 

This Week's Schedule


 

Erev Shabbat, March 31 (Nisan 4)
7:01p Candle Lighting
7:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv
7:30p Shabbat Dinner for Israelis

Shabbat, April 1: Vayikra (Nisan 5)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by the house.

To sponsor a kiddush, email kiddush@stantonstshul.com
8:10p Havdalah

Monday, April 3 (Nisan 7): Rabbi's Classes
7:00p Passover Hagaddah

8:00p Advanced Gemara

LAST CHANCE for Virtual Wine Sale for Passover. ORDER NOW!

This is your LAST CHANCE to order wine and spirits for Passover at the best prices, tax-free, with free delivery to your order, and benefit Stanton in the process. 

 

Order any of The River Wine's selection of delicious kosher wines and spirits today and Stanton will get 10% of the sales.

 

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 ASAP. 

 

After confirming your order, you may pay by check to The Stanton Street Shul, P.O. Box 1008, NY, NY 10002, or pay online by choosing "Wine Sale" from the drop-down menu. Stanton will get 10% of the sales!

No Bread For You: Sell Your Chametz by April 6

The deadline for selling chametz through Stanton is Thursday, April 6.
 

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

Arrangements for such sale may be made through Rabbi Aviad Bodner. To do so, download the form by clicking here, fill it out, and return it to Rabbi Bodner NO LATER than Thursday, April 6. You can email your form directly to Rabbi Bodner at rabbi@stantonstshul.com.

Please note that Rabbi Bodner will be selling Chametz only for those who are New York residents and are spending Pesach in the New York time zone. Rabbi Bodner does not accept personal monetary gifts for this service. He does however, welcome contributions to the Synagogue which will be used to fund the Synagogue's classes, events, and programs.

Wishing you all a chag Pesach kasher v'sameach! 

Shabbat Hagadol Community Dinner, with Visiting Scholar Rabbi Sion Setton, on April 7 - ONLY A FEW SEATS LEFT

There are only a few seats left for our pre-Passover Shabbat dinner on April 7, with visiting scholar Rabbi Sion Setton. Sign up now to reserve your spot! 

 

The dinner will be dairy/pescatarian Shabbat dinner with all the chametz foods you can imagine. Rabbi Setton will share words of Torah during the dinner on the topic: "How to celebrate Pesach - Sepharadi Style." 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. 


Prayer services will begin at 7:20 pm, and dinner will start at approximately 8:00 pm.  Please click here to register for the dinner now ($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. 

StantonKIDS Pesach Program on Shabbat Morning, April 8

Our next FREE StantonKIDS program will be on Shabbat morning, April 8, from 10:30 am to 12 pm. All kids are welcome!

 

We will spend the morning getting ready for Passover! Our talented StantonKIDS teachers will lead the children in prayers and holiday-themed songs, games and snacks.

 

For more info, to RSVP, and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, email kids@stantonstshul.com.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Service with 3GNY on Monday, April 24, 7pm

The Stanton Street Shul and 3GNY invite you to join our second annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration Service to remember the 6 million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. The service will take place on Monday, April 24, from 7:00-9:00 pm, and will feature multiple 3G speakers, candle lighting, and recitation of names of those lost in the Holocaust. The program is free. RSVP here.

We ask that you please send photos of your family members that you would like to commemorate to 3gstories@3gnewyork.org. Photo submissions will be featured on a rotating loop throughout the service.

Don't forget to join the Facebook event and invite your friends. Please contact events@3gnewyork.org with any questions.

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

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 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