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Weekly Update - Shabbat Lech Lecha

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of October 19, 2018 / Cheshvan 10, 5779

Shabbat Parashat Lech Lecha

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, October 19 (Cheshvan 10)
5:52p Candle Lighting
6:02p Mincha/Maariv
6:40p Shabbat Dinner for Israelis (Registration closed)

Shabbat, October 20: Lech Lecha (Cheshvan 11)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush


Kiddush this week is sponsored by Nissim Sade in honor of receiving his US citizenship and in honor of the birth of Natan Chaim Bodner.


6:50p Shabbat Ends

Monday, October 22 (Cheshvan 13) - Rabbi Bodner's weekly classes
7:00p The Book of Shmuel
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class


This week's classes are sponsored by Lindy Keiser. Men and Women of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to attend. To sponsor a class click here.

Community News 

  • We are looking forward to receiving the new pews in several months and having comfortable seating at Stanton. In the meantime, we are in the process of selling our current pews. If you are interested in purchasing a pew, please contact Jeff Katz at
  • The renovation of the sanctuary and the balcony commenced this Monday morning and is on schedule. The shul is a construction site and for this Shabbat we will only use the downstairs social hall.  This week the balcony mechitza wood panels, the window frames and sills, and the doors have been sanded and primed for painting next week.  Colors have been coordinated between the our architect and our resident artists.  The balcony walls are being readied for an art exhibit that is to be displayed on November 18.  Much of the old gas piping has been removed and the walls will be freshly plastered, primed and painted. The balcony platforms on both sides are being removed and the brass railing is being polished. On Friday, October 26 we will return to the main shul to greet our new rabbinic intern and the following day the shul will once again resume the work until early November. See pictures below.


ארוחת שבת לישראלים - השבת, 19 באוקטובר

בואו נפגש לארוחת שבת כולם ביחד, להכיר, לדבר, לאכול ולשתות עם עוד ישראלים נחמדים שגרים כאן במנהטן.

אם אתם ישראלים, וגרים בLower East Side, East Village, Chinatown - Financial District, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca (או כל מקום אחר) אתם מוזמנים להצטרף אלינו לארוחת שבת בעברית עם עוד אנשים כמוך מהארץ ולהרגיש בבית. מספר המקומות מוגבל מאוד (20 מקומות בלבד). לפרטים והרשמה לחצו כאן.

Next Week - Community Shabbat Dinner with Hody Nemes - October 26, Only a few seats left!

Our community Shabbat dinners are always a great time, with good food and even better company. Join us for our next dinner on October 26 at the most welcoming synagogue in the LES, we'd love to have you. Register here.


Thank you to our dinner sponsors: Jeff Katz, Diane and Jerry Reich, Alvin Goldstein, Margie Segal, Iris and Carol Portnoy and Phyllis and Paul Ruffer.

Next StantonKIDS - Shabbat, October 27 @ 10:30 am

Join us for our next StantonKIDS class with Morah Leslie! The class will be on Shabbat parashat Noach (Saturday, October 27th) from 10:30am-12pm. All children are welcome!

Women's Discussion Group - October 28, 11:30 am

The next women's discussion group will be on Sunday, October 28th (11:30 am) @ the Shul. The topic of discussion - "Self esteem & well-being: the gendered faces of emotion and how to overcome them." The discussion will be facilitated by Brina Chu. Contact for more details.

Women's Tefillah for Parashat Chayei Sarah: Shabbat Morning, November 3

All women are invited to participate in our next Women's Tefilah and Torah reading for Parashat Chayei Sarah, on Shabbat morning, November 3.

Services will begin at 9:30 am 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

Veterans Day Lecture - Rabbi Andrew Scheer - Shabbat, November 10

Join us on Shabbat morning, Nov 10, following kiddush for a lecture by Rabbi Andrew Scheer titled: "100 Years Since the War to End All Wars: The Jewish View on American Military Service"


Rabbi Andrew Scheer served 5 years as a Chaplain Candidate in the US Army Reserve, finishing with a rank of 1st Lieutenant. He spent five years with the 354th Movement Control Battalion based out of Fort Totten, NY. For three of those years, he was detailed to the United States Military Academy at West Point serving as Chaplain for Alpha Company during Cadet Basic Training and as a liaison to the Jewish Chapel during the academic year. In 2014, he co-led the only Taglit-Birthright trip solely composed of cadets, midshipmen, zoomies and other students from America's Service Academies. Since being honorably discharged from the military, Andrew has served as the Jewish Chaplain for the VA-NY Harbor Healthcare System comprised of VA hospitals in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Save the Date - Israel's Veterans' Day event, honoring wounded soldiers and victims of terror attacks, Saturday night, Nov 17

Save the date for a special evening for Israel's 5th official Honor Day recognizing wounded soldiers and victims of terror attacks. Let's stand beside these true life heroes and give them our support with a night to remember. More details coming soon. To volunteer, contact Rabbi Bodner at

Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities:

Friday Night Kiddush: Nov 2, 9, 16

Kiddush: October 27, Nov 17,  24

Rabbi's Classes: Nov 5, 12,19, 26


To sponsor a kiddush email us at

To sponsor a class, click here.


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