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Parashat Ki Teitzei

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of September 16, 2016 / 13 Elul, 5776

Shabbat Parashat Ki Teitzei

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This Week's Schedule


Erev Shabbat, September 16 (Elul 13)


6:44p Candle Lighting


6:55p Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv


Our community Shabbat Dinner will follow services (registration has closed). Thank you to our dinner sponsors: 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, Alvin Goldstein, and George Kleiner.


9:00p Oneg Shabbat with Guest Speaker Rabbi Joshua Yuter: "The Big Questions Facing Contemporary Judaism (and Possible Solutions)" (No registration needed. All are welcome!)

Shabbat, September 17: Ki Teitzei (Elul 14)


9:30a Shacharit

12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Sharon & Steve Nacache in honor of Steve's hard-earned green card and Rabbi Yuter's visit!

To sponsor a kiddush, email Penina Seidman at


12:15p Talk by Rabbi Yuter: "Humanism, Halakhah, and the Dimensions of Dignity"


6:30p Mincha, followed by a conversation with Rabbi Yuter on "Aliya and Life in Israel"


7:50p Havdalah

Monday, September 19 (Elul 16)
7:00p Siyum for Advanced Gemara Class




Rabbi Yuter Returns as Scholar-in-Residence!

We're in for a special treat! This Shabbat, our former and beloved Rabbi Joshua Yuter will return for a visit to Stanton as a Scholar-in-Residence.


Rabbi Yuter will speak at an oneg on Friday night at around 9pm (following the community dinner) on the subject of "The Big Questions Facing Contemporary Judaism (and Possible Solutions)."  He will speak twice more on Shabbat day: after kiddush he will give a talk titled "Humanism, Halakhah, and the Dimensions of Dignity," and after mincha, which begins at 6:30pm, Rabbi Yuter will engage us in a conversation and Q&A on "Aliyah and Life in Israel."


All are welcome to join us for Rabbi Yuter's talks and kiddush after services. No registration is required. (But please note the Shabbat dinner is completely sold out!)

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.)

Buy Wine & Support Stanton: Virtual Wine Sale

For a limited time you can order wine (and spirits) for the High Holidays and 5% of sales will be donated to the Stanton Street Shul!


Order any of The River Wine's selection of delicious wines and spirits by Friday, September 23, get it delivered for free, and feel extra good about drinking that glass of kiddush wine (or dinner wine, or dessert wine, or vodka shots...) this Rosh Hashana.


Click here to download the order form, fill it out and email it to no later than Friday, September 23. Stanton will get 5% of the sales! Orders of 6 bottles or more will be delivered for free directly to your door. Smaller orders will be delivered free of charge to 551 Grand Street.

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!

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

Local Artist Aviva Green's 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 Opening Reception is Sept 18, 3-6 pm, and the exhibit runs until October 15.

Community Service Opportunity: DOROT's Rosh Hashana Package Delivery

DOROT is having its annual ROSH HASHANAH PACKAGE DELIVERY on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The package delivery program is dependent upon the volunteers who visit and

deliver packages to older adults in Manhattan. Many of DOROT's senior friends are frail and live alone. By spending just one hour with an older person, a volunteer can relieve some of the isolation often felt during the holiday time. The delivery will be held between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at:

West Side - DOROT, 171 West 85th Street (off Amsterdam Avenue)

East Side - Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 East 51 st Street (btw 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

Register online at:

For more information, please contact DOROT at 212-769- 2850.

High Holidays Fashion: Emunah Hat Show on September 25

The Aliza Chapter of Emunah is hosting a pre-yom tov Hat Show on Sunday, September 25, at the Mizrachi Shul, 249 East Broadway between 9:30- noon. If you have any questions, contact


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!

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180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002


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


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