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Parashat Shoftim - Correction

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of September 9, 2016 / 6 Elul, 5776

Shabbat Parashat Shoftim

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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, September 9 (Elul 6)
6:56p Candle Lighting

7:05p Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat


8:00p Shabbat Dinner for Israelis (Registration has closed.)

Shabbat, September 10 (Elul 7)
9:30a Shacharit

12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Malka Percal in honor of her birthday and her father's yahrtzeit.

To sponsor a kiddush, email Penina Seidman at

8:02p Havdalah

Monday, September 12 (Elul 9)
7:00p The Book of Shoftim (Judges)
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class


Rabbi Yuter Returns as Scholar-in-Residence on September 16-17

We're in for a special treat! Our former and beloved Rabbi Joshua Yuter will return for a visit to Stanton for the first time since making aliyah, and will share Torah with us as a Scholar-in-Residence for the Shabbat of September 16-17.


Rabbi Yuter will speak at a community dinner on Friday night and again on Shabbat day. Only a few spots remain for the dinner! To sign up, click here.


Thank you to our dinner sponsors (so far): Diane and Jerry Reich, Michael Gordon and Julie Wolfe, Elissa Sampson and Jonathan Boyarin, David Tuchman and Wendy Chin, Sam and Laura Weisblatt, Rebecca and David Friedman, and George Kleiner.


Additional sponsorships are welcome! To make a donation for our Scholar-in-Residence program and for more info about the schedule of events, click here.

Siyum for Chapter 1 of Masechet Sanhedrin, Sept 19

On Monday nights, Rabbi Bodner teaches an advanced gemara class, and they're about to finish chapter 1 of Masechet Sanhedrin! All those who have taken part in the class are invited to join in a siyum to celebrate this learning milestone on Monday, September 19, at 7pm.


(After this, weekday classes will be on hold until after the High Holidays.)

Selichot on September 26

The High Holidays are coming up quickly. Start off this season of penitence and prayer right with a special Selichot [penitential prayers] service at Stanton. Join us on September 26, the first night of Selichot, for communal prayer, song, and snacks.


Stay tuned for more details.

HIGH HOLIDAYS AT STANTON: Free and Friendly Services & Children's Programming

We are proud to once again offer free High Holidays services at Stanton. And this year, we're excited to also offer free StantonKIDS programming throughout Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. For the complete schedule and to register in advance, click here!


We do not charge or require tickets for these programs and prayer services, but we do appreciate you registering in advance so we can adequately prepare and keep in touch. And we do ask that you consider making a generous High Holidays contribution -- whatever that means for you -- to help ensure that we can continue to offer welcoming and dynamic services, classes, children's programs and more, on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur and the year round. Click here to register and contribute online!

L.E.S. Community News: Local Artist Aviva Green, Pastel Painting at Kenkeleba Gallery

Our friends at the Kenkeleba Gallery are showing local artist Aviva Green's large-scale pastel paintings at an exhibition at 219 E. 2nd St., Wed-Saturday, 11am-6pm. The exhibit runs til October 15th.

SAVE THE DATE: Shul Benefit on November 15

November might seem like a long time from now, but it's never too early to mark your calendar for Stanton's (sort of) Annual Benefit, which will be held on the evening of Tuesday, November 15, at the Angel Orensanz Center. Stay tuned for details, and if you'd like to join the planning committee, email

Stanton's New Website!

If you haven't visited Stanton's new website, go to (same address as before) and check it out!
The new site has all the same info and capabilities of our old site plus a whole lot more -- including a more personalized user experience.

In order to take full advantage of our dynamic new site, each community member will get a private account, where you can update your contact information, add family members and lifecycle dates, keep track of your donations and payments to the shul, and more!
If we already have you in our directory, you should have received an email with all of the info you need to login and set up your account. If you did not receive that email and would like an account, please email and we'll get you set up!

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


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