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Parashat Ki Tavo

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of September 23, 2016 / 20 Elul, 5776

Shabbat Parashat Ki Tavo

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, September 23 (Elul 20)

6:32p Candle Lighting

6:40p Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv

Shabbat, September 24: Ki Tavo (Elul 21)

9:30a Shacharit

12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Eric and Elana Reich to celebrate the birth of Leah Reich. Mazal tov!

To sponsor a kiddush, please send an email to

7:38p Havdalah

10:00p First Night of Selichot

Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet: Murray Nusbaum, z"l

We are very sad to share the news that Murray Nusbaum, husband of Risa Gerstein, passed away this week. The funeral was held on Tuesday and shiva will continue through Sunday evening at the home of their daughter, Melanie Cohen, 137 Van Sicklen St. in Brooklyn.

First Night of Selichot: Motzei Shabbat at 10pm

Join us this Saturday night, September 24, at 10pm for an inspiring night of song, Torah and snacks to get us in the High Holidays spirit. (Selichot are penitential prayers and poems said in the lead-up to the Jewish New Year.)

Buy Wine & Support Stanton: Virtual Wine Sale ENDS TOMORROW, Sept. 23

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 tomorrow, 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.

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!

Downtown Va'ad Yom Iyyun: Day of Learning on Sunday, October 9

Stanton will be hosting the Downtown Va'ad's Morning Study: Communal Preparation for Yom Kippur, in collaboration with The Drisha Institute for Jewish Education.


The program will begin at 8:30am with Shacharit services, followed by breakfast and two lectures. At 10am, Drisha founder Rabbi David Silber will speak on "Repairing the Shattered Tablets," and at 11am, educator and Yoetzet Halacha Ilana Gadish will give a talk on "Hope for the Hopeless: Biblical and Talmudic Perspectives on Judgment."


All are welcome to join us for this exciting morning of study together with other congregations from the Downtown community.

SAVE THE DATE: An Evening To Benefit the Historic Stanton Street Shul 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.


The evening will be honoring our friends April Stewart Klausner and Paul Klausner and will feature cocktails, dinner and entertainment.

More details and an official invitation to come soon.


If you'd like to help the planning committee, email

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

Park East Day School Open House

Our friends Marsha and Jonathan Medows are hosting an Open House for Park East Day School on Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm, at their home, 550-H Grand St. Apt 1E. Parents of school-age children are invited to attend to find out what their coed Jewish day school (K to 8th grade) has to offer. Meet with the principal and director of admissions.


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 exhibit runs until October 15.

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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