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Shabbat Parashat Noach

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of November 4, 2016 / Cheshvan 3, 5777

Shabbat Parashat Noach

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, November 4 (Cheshvan 3)
5:30p Candle Lighting
5:35p Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat, November 5: Noach (Cheshvan 4)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush
6:37p Havdalah


Monday, November 7 (Cheshvan 6)
7:00p The Book of Shoftim (Judges)
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class

Wednesday, November 9 (Cheshvan 8)

11:00a The Good Good-Bye: On Death & Dying at the Eldridge Street Shul

(free for Stanton members)

LAST CHANCE: Register now for Evening to Benefit the Historic Stanton Street Shul on November 15

The deadline to register for our exciting Benefit Concert and Dinner is Monday, November 8! Click here to rsvp now!


The Evening to Benefit the Historic Stanton Street Shul will   take place on Tuesday, November 15, at the Angel Orensanz Center and will feature cocktails, dinner and a performance by world-renowned klezmer artist Alicia Svigals 


Join us as we honor our friends April Stewart Klausner and Paul Klausner for their tremendous chesed, and 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. Click here to register, place a congratulatory ad, or make a contribution.


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

The Good Goodbye: New Wednesday Class with Rabbi Bodner, and Monday Night Classes Resume

Rabbi Bodner's Monday night classes will resume this week 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 and Stanton members can take it for free. The class, "The Good Goodbye: 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 at 11am in November and December. For more information, please visit the Museum at Eldridge website. Email with questions.


Post-High Holidays Reckoning: Have You Fulfilled Your Pledges?

By now you're probably back into your weekly routine after the extended High Holidays season. Perhaps you've banished apples and honey from your repertoire of snacks, silenced the phantom shofar blasts that you kept thinking you heard for a while, and finally resisted the urge to beat your chest every time you cop to wrong-doing.

But if there's one thing that's still nagging at you, something you're supposed to do lurking on the edge of your consciousness and slipping away when you try to grasp it in your memory, could it be that you haven't yet fulfilled your High Holidays pledge to give charity?  If so, it's not too late! Please click here to make your High Holidays contribution. (Choose "High Holidays Donation" from the drop-down menu.)

Feel good about striking one more thing off your to do list, freeing yourself from another unfulfilled vow you'd have to cancel and atone for next Yom Kippur, and supporting the warm and welcoming Stanton Street Shul, which greatly appreciates your generosity.

Friday, November 11 - ארוחת שבת לישראלים

Are you Israeli, a partner of an Israeli, or do you wish you were Israeli? Do you like to eat food? If so, join us for Shabbat dinner on November 11. Speak in Hebrew with fellow Israelis while enjoying a delicious Shabbat dinner (hummus optional). Click here to register and for more details. 

Chanukat Bayit at the Bodners' New Home

Rabbi Aviad and Lindsey Bodner cordially invite you to their new place for a chanukat bayit (dedication of the home), on Saturday night, November 12, at 6:30 - 9:30pm.


To rsvp and for more details, please email Rabbi Bodner.


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.


This month's program is sponsored by Zipporah and Jason Nagel in honor of the recent birth of their daughter Maya, and to show appreciation for their children Jonah and Gabriella's remarkable StantonKIDS teachers.


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, November 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.

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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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