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Rabbi Staller's Pesach Prep List

In preparation for a particularly challenging Pesach, between COVID and the unusual schedule of a Saturday night Seder, I’m including some resources early to help get us prepared for Pesach:

  • I encourage everyone to please review this schedule of events surrounding Pesach. Managing the needs of Shabbat and Pesach are particularly challenging this year, so it is essential that everyone read this chart well in advanced of Pesach and reach out to me with any questions. We will have a Shiur the week of Pesach to prepare the specific details.

  • Similarly, my colleague, Rabbanit Leah Sarna, has produced an extremely useful Minimalist Passover Guide that walks one through everything needed to host their own Passover. Highly recommended.

  • Similarly, for those running a Seder for the first time, feel free to consult Jeff’s Pesach Essentials 

  • For the sale of Chametz, please fill out this online form ASAP. 

  • Please consult this guide for advice on how to Kasher your kitchen. If a particular question or circumstance arises, please reach out to me with any questions.

  • Consult the OU Passover Guide for general questions, such as which items require special Passover certification and which don’t, or reach out to me. 

  • The Shul will be collecting charity for the Mitzvah of Ma’ot Chitim, the Passover commandment to ensure that the poor in your neighborhood are taken care of before engaging in your own Seder. Donations can be made to the Shul here, just specify that it is for Maot Chitim. The money will be dedicated specifically to causes focused on feeding the hungry locally in New York, such as the Bowery Mission and Masbia Soup Kitchen. Unless specified otherwise, we will assume the entire donation is intended for charity, so if you intend to also donate to the Shul, please specify. 

  • Stay tuned for Pesach Programming in the Shul! With the vaccine rollout being widened, we are hopeful that in addition to our usual services we will be able to provide some form of safe first night Seder for any who need in the community. Stay up to date with the announcements, and reach out if you need any help.

Welcome Rabbi Leead Staller and Shoshana Bachrach


Since Rosh Hashanah of 5781, we have been blessed with a new Rabbi at our shul. Rabbi Leead and Shoshana have brought great light to our community. They teach us, share with us, inspire us and strengthen our bonds.

If you would like to suggest an idea or ask a question, write Rabbi Leead an email.  


If anyone would like assistance from the Stanton community during this challenging time, please email A list of resources is available here.

Connect with us virtually for now, and we hope to see you in person again soon.

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in the heart of the Lower East Side.

The Stanton Street Shul is a unique, intimate Modern Orthodox congregation. Located at 180 Stanton Street, in a lovingly restored historic building, we serve the diverse population of Lower Manhattan and beyond.

Stanton is home to a vibrant and growing community. People of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of observance gather for weekly Shabbat services and lively kiddushim, life-cycle events, beginner and advanced level classes, kids programming, women’s tefillah services, young professional events, guest lectures, holiday and garden parties, community dinners, chesed activities, art exhibits, music performances, cultural events, tours and more.

We celebrate diversity while focusing on what we share in common, welcoming all who seek a place of heartfelt Jewish prayer and community, guided by our motto,

“All are welcome, all  feel welcome.”

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Purim Mishloach Manot Project

We are pleased to announce the 2021 COVID-safe version of celebrating the mitzvot of Purim at The Stanton Street Shul. With a $180 donation your Purim greetings will be sent out to the entire Shul community in our Pre-Purim weekly newsletter and a dedicated Purim email. In addition, your donation will fund a mishloach manot food package for shul members who live alone. Lastly, your donation will provide Matanot l’Evyonim.

Our Chesed & Social Action Committee will have the Mishloach Manot available for pick-up on Purim day--Friday, February 26th at 10am, or home delivered.
If you are interested in volunteering to distribute gift packages or if you know any members who live alone, please contact our shul Administrator.

Please make your contribution (and select Mishloach Manot in drop-down menu) by February 15th to be included in this unique opportunity.

We sincerely hope that our entire community remains healthy, safe and hopeful as the COVID vaccine rolls out. While we remain apart, we navigate ways to keep our Shul active and thriving. We hope that you will celebrate Purim in meaningful and safe ways and will contribute to our Mishloach Manot 2021 project.

Please note: by donating you are not fulfilling the mitzvah of mishloach manot.  That must be done individually. The same goes for Matanot l'Evyonim.  

Sat, April 17 2021 5 Iyyar 5781