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Shabbat Bereishit

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of October 28, 2016 / Tishrei 26, 5777

Shabbat Bereishit

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, October 28 (Tishrei 26)
5:38p Candle Lighting
5:45p Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat, October 29: Shabbat Mevarchim, Bereshit (Tishrei 27)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush is on the house.

To sponsor a kiddush, please email
6:45p Havdalah

Alicia Svigals to Headline Evening To Benefit the Historic Stanton Street Shul on November 15

We are excited to announce that world-renowned klezmer artist Alicia Svigals will perform at our upcoming Evening to Benefit the Historic Stanton Street Shul!


We hope you can join us on Tuesday, November 15, at the Angel Orensanz Center for an elegant evening featuring a live concert by Svigals, cocktails and dinner. Click here to register, place a congratulatory ad, or make a contribution.


The Evening To Benefit the Historic Stanton Street Shul will honor our friends April Stewart Klausner and Paul Klausner for their tremendous chesed, and we will bestow the Nachshon Young Leadership Award on our members Wendy Chin and David Tuchman! All proceeds will benefit the Stanton Street Shul Building Fund to help repair and restore our historic building.


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

On Death and Dying: New Wednesday Class with Rabbi Bodner, and Monday Night Classes Resume

Rabbi Bodner's Monday night classes will resume on November 7, with The Book of Shoftim at 7pm and the Advanced Gemara class at 8pm. 


Meanwhile, Rabbi Bodner is teaching a brand new class at the Eldridge Street Shul, beginning on November 2, and Stanton members can take it for free. The class, "On Death and Dying," will explore the views and practices of the Jewish tradition on death and mourning, including end of life matters, burial and funeral customs, suicide, rending of garments, shiva practices and the Jewish view of the afterlife. 


This new series of classes will meet on Wednesday mornings in November and December. For more information, please visit the Museum at Eldridge website. Email with questions.


StantonKIDS on November 19, 10:30am

The next StantonKIDS program will be on Shabbat morning, November 19, at 10:30am.


All children are invited for songs, prayers, games and snacks, led by our talented teacher Danielle Bendavid and the StantonKIDS team.


Our children's programs are recommended for kids aged 3-6 but all are welcome. For more information, questions or to RSVP, email


Thanksgiving Weekend Shabbat Dinner

Join us for a post-Thanksgiving community Shabbat dinner on Friday, November 25. Click here to sign up!

Decompress after Turkey Day with your friends at Stanton over good food and wine in a relaxing atmosphere. Dinner will begin at around 6:00 pm, after Kabbalat Shabbat services. And unlike at your family's Thanksgiving dinner, we promise not to ask you when you're getting married, when you're going to have kids, why you don't have a better job, why you never call...

Register now!

Women's Tefillah for Parashat Chayei Sarah: Shabbat Morning, October 26

All women are invited to participate in our next Women's Tefilah and Torah reading for Parashat Chayei Sarah, on Shabbat morning, November 26.

Services will begin at 9:30am and will take place downstairs in the beit midrash.

If you would like to layn, lead services, or give a d'var Torah, or if you have questions, send an email to

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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