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Weekly Update - Parashat Vayechi / Shabbaton with Dr. Michelle Friedman

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Weekly Update - Shabbat Chanukah / Rosh Chodesh Tevet / Parashat Miketz

Weekly Update - Shabbat Mevarchim / Parashat Vayeshev

Weekly Update - Shabbat Parashat Vayishlach

Weekly Update - Shabbat Parashat Vayetzei

Weekly Update - Shabbat Parashat Toldot

Weekly Update - Shabbat Parashat Chayei Sarah


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of November 22, 2019 / Cheshvan 24, 5780

Parashat Chayei Sarah

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, November 22 (Cheshvan 24)
4:15p Candle Lighting
5:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Friday Night Kiddush is sponsored by Diane and Jerry Reich in honor of Jerry's 70th Birthday

Shabbat, November 23: Shabbat Mevarchim, Chayei Sara (Cheshvan 25)
9:30a Shacharit
9:30a Women's Tefilah & Torah Reading (Ends at 12:00p)
12:00p Kiddush lunch sponsored by the Women's Tefilah Group with talk by guest scholar Rachel Frazer
Mincha immediately following Kiddush
5:17p Havdalah

Sunday, November 24 (Cheshvan 26)
1:00p Exhibit Closing Open House for the Pen and the Knife: Jewish Papercuts (Ends at 3:00p)

Guest Scholar, Rachel Frazer 
Don't Change, Change: An Exploration of Tanach Leaders Facing New Challenges

Join us this Shabbat as we welcome guest scholar, Rachel Frazer, who will deliver a talk following Women's Tefilah and Torah Reading (downstairs) and regular minyan services (upstairs). 

 

The entire congregation is invited to a sit-down kiddush lunch where Rachel Frazer will deliver a talk on the topic “Don't Change, Change: An Exploration of Tanach Leaders Facing New Challenges.”

 

Rachel Frazer lives in Teaneck, NJ where she is a member of the Judaic Studies faculty at Yavneh Academy. Rachel is also a presenter of adult courses including currently  "Exploring Reflections of Tanach in Secular Literature". Rachel is known for her intelligent, thoughtful and provocative insights.

 

Sponsorships are available (Patron- $100, Sponsor- $54, Friend- $18). Donate here or email women@stantonstshul.com.

 

Thank you to Margie Segal for organizing the guest scholar and kiddush lunch.

Women's Tefilah Group

All women are invited to participate in the Women's Tefilah and Torah Reading for Parashat Chayei Sarah on Shabbat morning, November 23rd, 2019. Services will begin at 9:30am downstairs in the Beit Midrash.
 
For more information on all Women's Tefilah programming, visit www.stantonstshul.com/womens-tefilah
Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StantonStWomensTefilah/
and Instagram @stantonwomenstefilahgroup.

Last Week to See The Pen and the Knife: Jewish Papercuts Exhibit at Stanton Gallery Closes November 23

The Pen and The Knife: Jewish Papercuts, the exhibit currently on view in the Stanton Balcony gallery, will close this Sunday.

 

If you have not yet viewed this special exhibit, featuring seven renowned artists, including several shul members, now is the time!

 

All are invited to the closing open house this Sunday, November 24, from 1-3 pm.

 

For more information about this and other exhibits at the Stanton Street Balcony gallery, visit our website: stantonstshul.com/arts.

Call for Submissions: Next Art Exhibit, Utopia: Visions and Traditions

The next exhibit in the Stanton Balcony galley will be Utopia: Visions and Traditions, curated by Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kinderman. Call for Artist Submissions is open through November 25. Visit www.yiddishnewyork.com/visual-arts-exhibition for more information.

 

The exhibition will run from December 12 to January 21 and is organized in conjunction with Yiddish New York, an annual celebration of Yiddish language, music, and culture. 

 

Watch for details about a Klezmer Concert in celebration of Yiddish New York and the Stanton Street Shul. Save the date: Wednesday, December 18!

#GivingTuesday is December 3, 2019

On December 3rd, the Stanton Street Shul will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day to celebrate philanthropy and giving back. Join the movement by making a donation to our Shul.

 

This year, we are asking our friends and members to contribute to three critical components that are vital for our thriving Jewish community:

  1. Support of the StantonKIDS program
  2. Installation of a security system
  3. Maintenance of the Downtown Eruv

Visit stantonstshul.com/stantongivingtuesday and help us meet our fundraising goal. Give between now and December 3rd to double your donation's impact! Generous donors Peretz Berk & Erik Leung, Elissa Sampson, and April & Paul Klausner have agreed to match your contributions dollar for dollar up to $3000, when you give before #GivingTuesday. All donations are greatly appreciated. 

There's Always Something New at Stanton

Our 106-year-old facade is getting a facelift. When we power washed the facade we discovered that the stone work was painted decades ago, and the old paint had chipped away. We are now putting a fresh coat on the stone and highlighting the Hebrew incised in the pediment above the 2nd floor stained glass window. 

 

All the window frames will be scraped, primed and painted anew.  The chicken wire protecting the stained glass window will be replaced with shatterproof tempered glass. The two decorative metal ornaments that were damaged over the years are being repaired and painted. 

 

Soon the Stanton Street Shul will have an improved facade, pleasing to the eye and ready to greet another century of Jewish worshipers.

 

Thank you to Jeff Katz, Chair of the Building Committee, Vincenzo Aiosa, and the labor crew. To join the Building Committee, email board@stantonstshul.com. To support this work, donate to the Building Fund.

Get to Know Our New Rabbinic Intern Jason Goldstein: Next Visit on November 29-30

Our rabbinic intern, Jason Goldstein, rabbinical student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, will return to Stanton for Shabbat Toldot, November 29-30. Please make every effort to attend minyanim if you will be in the neighborhood for Shabbat post-Thanksgiving.

 

If you are able to provide hospitality or meals during one of Rabbi Jason's Shabbatot at Stanton, please email  board@stantonstshul.com.  

Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities:

Friday Night Kiddush: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6

Shabbat Kiddush: Nov. 30, Dec. 14, 21

StantonKIDS: Dec. 7, 28

To sponsor a kiddush email us at kiddush@stantonstshul.com

To sponsor a StantonKIDS program, click here.

 

Support Us!

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushim, 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!

 

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

 

Weekly Update - Shabbat Parashat Vayera


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of November 15, 2019 / Cheshvan 17, 5780

Parashat Vayera

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, November 15 (Cheshvan 17)
4:20p Candle Lighting
5:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv with d'var Torah from Mordecai Silver

Shabbat, November 16: Vayera (Cheshvan 18)


9:30a Shacharit with drasha by Mordecai Silver

 

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

 

12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by David & Aliza Deutsch in post-commemoration of Veteran's Day

Followed by Mincha

 

5:21p Havdalah

 

Save the dates:
12/18 - Yiddish NY Concert at Stanton (7:30-9:00 pm)
12/27 - Chanukah Community Dinner with Rabbinic Intern Jason Goldstein
12/28 - Motzei Shabbat Chanukah Party at Stanton

StantonKIDS This Shabbat Morning

Our youngest shul members and friends are invited to a fun and educational StantonKIDS program this Shabbat, November 16.

 

Join us at 10:30am for lively play, prayers, songs and snack. And save the date for the next StantonKIDS on December 9.

 

Click here for the complete StantonKIDS schedule for 2019-2020. Questions? Want to get involved? Email kids@stantonstshul.com

Guest Scholar and Women's Tefillah for Chayei Sarah, November 23rd

We look forward to welcoming a special guest speaker next Shabbat for a sit-down kiddush following our Women's Tefillah and Torah Reading (downstairs) and regular minyan (upstairs). 

 

On Shabbat Chayei Sarah, November 23, the entire congregation is invited to a sit-down kiddush lunch where our guest Rachel Frazer will deliver a talk called “Don't Change, Change: An Exploration of Tanach Leaders Facing New Challenges.”

 

Before the talk, all women are encouraged to join our next Women's Tefillah Group in the beit midrash, beginning at 9:30am.

 

Rachel Frazer lives in Teaneck, NJ where she is a member of the Judaic Studies faculty at Yavneh Academy. Rachel is also a presenter of adult courses including currently  "Exploring Reflections of Tanach in Secular Literature". Rachel is known for her intelligent, thoughtful and provocative insights.

 

Please email women@stantonstshul.com to become a sponsor of this event or to get more involved in the Stanton Women's Tefillah Group. 

Last Week to See The Pen and the Knife: Jewish Papercuts Exhibit at Stanton Gallery Closes November 23

Our current art exhibit, The Pen and The Knife: Jewish Papercuts, closes next week! It features seven renowned artists, including several shul members. Check it out next time you are in shul or make an appointment for a private viewing before November 23. 

 

Papercutting has been a common Jewish art form since the Middle Ages, connected with various customs and ceremonies, and associated with holidays and family life. Our artists practice traditional papercutting as well as more modern interpretations of this longstanding art form. 

 

Featured artists include Rachel Asarnow, Dory Bergman, David Friedman, Dena Levie, Diane Reich, Deborah Ugoretz, and David Wander

 

For more information, contact Jill Slater at slater.jslater@gmail.com.

Call for Submissions: Next Art Exhibit at Stanton

Our next art exhibit will be Utopia: Visions and Traditions, curated by Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kinderman. Call for Artist Submissions is open through November 25. Visit www.yiddishnewyork.com/visual-arts-exhibition for more information.

 

The exhibition runs from December 12 to January 21, and is organized in conjunction with Yiddish New York, an annual celebration of Yiddish language, music, and culture. 

 

Watch for details about a Wednesday, December 18, Klezmer Concert in celebration of Yiddish New York and the Stanton Street Shul.

Sponsor a Kiddush!

Kiddushes are a joyous means of celebrating Shabbat and bringing our members and friends together in a supportive and convivial arena -- with good food and drink.

Kiddush sponsorship is an opportunity to celebrate one's birthday, anniversary or other event, commemorate a yahrzeit, or to show appreciation for the extraordinary work being done in this Shul. 

 

Available Upcoming Kiddushes 

Shabbat Toldot, Nov 30

Shabbat Vayishlach Dec 14

Shabbat Veyeshev Dec 21

Shabbat Miketz, Rosh Chodesh Tevet, Shabbat Hanukah Dec 28

Get to Know Our New Rabbinic Intern Jason Goldstein: Next Visit on November 29-30

We were delighted to welcome Rabbi Jason Goldstein to the Stanton Street last week and look forward to his monthly visits.

Rabbi Goldstein taught well throughout Shabbat and gave us a great deal to think about.

Our rabbinic intern will return on Shabbat Toldot, November 29-30.

If you can offer hospitality - either a comfortable place to sleep and/or share Shabbat meals with him - please speak to Jeff Katz.  

We thank Margie Segal for making her apartment available last Shabbat.

New Security System Being Installed

Due to the insecure environment we live in and the rise in anti-Semitic incidents, it is in our best interest to secure the safety of our members, friends and guests when they attend Shul.

 

We are a modest Shul without the means to station an armed guard every time we have a religious or social function. But in response to the requests of many of our members, and with your help, we are currently installing an effective and user-friendly security system. The anticipated total cost is $10,000.00. We hope the system will be up and running by next week.

 

The code for the front door lock will be given to all our members for easy Shabbat access. Please contribute generously to this necessary security initiative.

Please Excuse Our Appearance

The Stanton Street Shul facade is in the middle of being renovated.

,

When we power washed the facade we discovered that the stone work was painted decades ago, and the old paint had chipped away. We are now putting a fresh coat on the stone and highlighting the Hebrew incised in the pediment above the 2nd floor stained glass window. 

 

Next week all the window frames will be scraped, primed and painted anew.  The chicken wire protecting the stained glass window will be replaced with shatterproof tempered glass. 

The two decorative metal ornaments that were damaged over the years are being repaired and painted. 

 

Soon we will have an improved facade, pleasing to the eye and ready to greet another century of Jewish worshipers.

Please Give Generously in 5780

Our High Holiday services this year were superb. With melodious davening, inspiring speeches and an overflow crowd, we reached a new high in providing free holiday services to all who entered our doors.

 

The costs of running the Shul and maintaining free services is high. Please help us continue to provide an open and welcoming traditional Shul by generously donating to our High Holiday Appeal. If you have not already made a contribution, now is the time to do so. 

 

Monies collected in our High Holiday Appeal will be used to make improvements to our Stanton Street facade. Considering the security precautions that synagogues need to take in the current environment, we have a proposal to install cameras, monitors and taping equipment to make our Shul more secure.

 

Donations may be made at our website www.stantonstshul.comThank you in advance for your generosity. 

Help Stanton Go Green

As a community we are beginning to be more mindful of ecological concerns. For a long time we have been attentive to recycling our waste materials.  Now we are beginning the battle of removing plastic utensils from our kitchen and kiddushim.

 

A set of stainless steel silverware has been purchased, toyveled, [ritually prepared], and is ready for use.  In the coming weeks we will replace plastic cups with dish washable alternatives.  Please see Jeff Katz or Jill Slater to discuss these improvements. 

Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities:

Friday Night Kiddush: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6

Shabbat Kiddush: Nov. 30, Dec. 14, 21

 

To sponsor a kiddush email us at kiddush@stantonstshul.com

To sponsor a class, click here.

 

Support Us!

We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushim, 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!)

 

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

 

Weekly Update - Shabbat Parashat Lech Lecha


Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of November 8, 2019 / Cheshvan 10, 5780

Parashat Lech Lecha

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, November 8 (Cheshvan 10)


4:26p Candle Lighting

 

5:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

 

5:30p Women's Tefillah Group

 

Services will be followed by a Community Dinner with Rabbinic Intern Jason Goldstein (registration required).

 

Thank you to our generous dinner sponsors: Peretz Berk, Hilda& Reuben Epstein, Barry Feldman, Dana Friedman, Alvin Goldstein, Jeff Katz, Lindy Keiser & David Silverman, Phyllis & Paul Ruffer, Margie Segal, Wolfson Family

Shabbat, November 9: Lech Lecha (Cheshvan 11)

9:30a Shacharit with drasha by Rabbi Jason Goldstein


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


12:00p Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by the Shul in honor of Rabbi Jason Goldstein, who will be teaching a shiur.

 

Mincha to follow immediately after bentching.

 

5:26p Havdalah
 

Meet Our New Rabbinic Intern Jason Goldstein This Shabbat

We are excited to welcome our new Rabbinic Intern this Shabbat! Rabbi Jason Goldstein, a student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, will join us for services and learning throughout Shabbat.

 

Rabbi Goldstein will speak at our community dinner Friday night, on Shabbat morning at Shacharit, and at a special kiddush lunch after services. Please make an effort to attend and get to know our new rabbinic intern.

Our First Women's Kabbalat Shabbat This Friday Night

All women are invited to our first Women's Tefillah Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv service this Friday night, November 8, at 5:30pm. 

 

And save the date for our next Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading on Shabbat morning, November 23.

 

Click here for the rest of this year's Women's Tefillah schedule.

 

If you have questions or want to get involved in the Stanton Women's Tefillah Group, email women@stantonstshul.com.

StantonKIDS this Shabbat and Next: November 9 & 16

Our youngest shul members and friends are invited to two fun and educational StantonKIDS programs in November.

 

Join us this Shabbat, November 9, 10:30am to noon, for lively play, prayers, songs and a snack. Then come back again next Shabbat, November 16, for more. Spread the word!

 

And save the date for StantonKIDS on December 9. Click here for the complete StantonKIDS schedule for 2019-2020.

 

Questions? Want to get involved? Email kids@stantonstshul.com

Call for Submissions: Next Art Exhibit at Stanton

Our next art exhibit will be Utopia: Visions and Traditions, curated by Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kinderman. Call for Artist Submissions is open through November 25. Visit www.yiddishnewyork.com/visual-arts-exhibition for more information.

 

The exhibition runs from December 12 to January 21, and is organized in conjunction with Yiddish New York, an annual celebration of Yiddish language, music, and culture. 

 

Watch for details about a Wednesday, December 18, Klezmer Concert in celebration of Yiddish New York and the Stanton Street Shul.

Please Excuse Our Appearance

The Stanton Street Shul facade is in the middle of being renovated.

,

When we power washed the facade we discovered that the stone work was painted decades ago, and the old paint had chipped away. We are now putting a fresh coat on the stone and highlighting the Hebrew incised in the pediment above the 2nd floor stained glass window. 

 

Next week all the window frames will be scraped, primed and painted anew.  The chicken wire protecting the stained glass window will be replaced with shatterproof tempered glass. 

The two decorative metal ornaments that were damaged over the years are being repaired and painted. 

 

Soon we will have an improved facade, pleasing to the eye and ready to greet another century of Jewish worshipers.

Please Give Generously in 5780

Our High Holiday services this year were superb. With melodious davening, inspiring speeches and an overflow crowd, we reached a new high in providing free holiday services to all who entered our doors.

 

The costs of running the Shul and maintaining free services is high. Please help us continue to provide an open and welcoming traditional Shul by generously donating to our High Holiday Appeal. If you have not already made a contribution, now is the time to do so. 

 

Monies collected in our High Holiday Appeal will be used to make improvements to our Stanton Street facade. Considering the security precautions that synagogues need to take in the current environment, we have a proposal to install cameras, monitors and taping equipment to make our Shul more secure.

 

Donations may be made at our website www.stantonstshul.comThank you in advance for your generosity. 

The Pen and the Knife: Stanton Art Exhibit 

Our newest art exhibit is The Pen and The Knife: Jewish Papercuts, featuring seven renowned artists, including several shul members. Check it out next time you are in shul or make an appointment for a private viewing. 

 

Papercutting has been a common Jewish art form since the Middle Ages, connected with various customs and ceremonies, and associated with holidays and family life.  Our artists practice traditional papercutting as well as more modern interpretations of this longstanding art form. 

 

Featured artists include Rachel Asarnow, Dory Bergman, David Friedman, Dena Levie, Diane Reich, Deborah Ugoretz, and David Wander

 

For more information, contact Jill Slater at slater.jslater@gmail.com.

Help Stanton Go Green

As a community we are beginning to be more mindful of ecological concerns. For a long time we have been attentive to recycling our waste materials.  Now we are beginning the battle of removing plastic utensils from our kitchen and kiddushim.

 

A set of stainless steel silverware has been purchased, toyveled, [ritually prepared], and is ready for use.  In the coming weeks we will replace plastic cups with dish washable alternatives.  Please see Jeff Katz or Jill Slater to discuss these improvements. 

Sponsor a Kiddush

Sponsoring a kiddush is a great way to celebrate milestones, commemorate a yahrzeit, or show your appreciation for someone in your life. It's about coming together with your community. And with kugel. 

 

We have sponsorships available through the summer. Please email kiddush@stantonstshul.com for more information.