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Weekly Update - Shabbat Vayera

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of October 26, 2018 / Cheshvan 17, 5779

Shabbat Parashat Vayera

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, October 26 (Cheshvan 17)
5:42p Candle Lighting
5:52p Mincha/Maariv
6:30p Shabbat Community Dinner with Hody Nemes - Registration Closed


Thank you to our dinner sponsors: Jeff Katz, Diane and Jerry Reich, Alvin Goldstein, Margie Segal, Iris and Carol Portnoy, Phyllis and Paul Ruffer, George Kleiner, Hilda and Reuben Epstein and Alan Schwartz.

Shabbat, October 27: Vayera (Cheshvan 18)
9:30a Shacharit
10:30a StantonKids Shabbat (Ends at 12:00p)
12:00p Kiddush


Kiddush this week is sponsored by Paul and Phyllis Ruffer in gratitude and honor of a couple of Shul members who wish to remain anonymous and without whom our Shul and community wouldn't function as well as it does.

6:40p Shabbat Ends

Sunday, October 28 (Cheshvan 19)

11:30a Women's discussion group

Monday, October 29 (Cheshvan 20) - Rabbi Bodner's weekly Classes
7:00p The Book of Shmuel
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class


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

Community Shabbat Dinner with Hody Nemes - October 26, 6:30 pm (Registration Closed)

Thank you to our dinner sponsors: Jeff Katz, Diane and Jerry Reich, Alvin Goldstein, Margie Segal, Iris and Carol Portnoy, Phyllis and Paul Ruffer, George Kleiner, Hilda and Reuben Epstein and Alan Schwartz.


Registration for this dinner is closed. To be added to a waiting-list, please email

This Shabbat - StantonKIDS - October 27 @ 10:30 am

Join us in learning some new stories as we begin to explore the parasha! This week's StantonKIDS class is with Morah Aliza. See you on 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, 23

Kiddush: Nov 24, Dec 1, 8

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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