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Weekly Update - Shabbat Vayetzei

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of November 16, 2018 / Kislev 8, 5779

Shabbat Parashat Vayetzei 

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, November 16 (Kislev 8)
4:19p Candle Lighting
5:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv


Kiddush on Friday night is sponsored by Julie Wolfe and Michael Gordon and Erik Leung and Peretz Berk in memory of Nancy Kramer

Shabbat, November 17: Vayetzei (Kislev 9)
9:30a Shacharit
10:30a StantonKids Shabbat (Ends at 12:00p)
12:00p Kiddush


Kiddush is sponsored by Margie Segal in honor of her birthday
12:30p Mincha Gedola
5:20p Shabbat Ends

7:30p Israel's Veterans' Day event, honoring wounded soldiers and victims of terror attacks

Sunday, November 18 (Kislev 10)

6:00p Opening Reception of Art Exhibition: Yiddish Cosmos - By Yevgeniy Fiks

Monday, November 19 (Kislev 11) - Rabbi Bodner's Classes
7:00p The Book of Shmuel - David and BatSheva - Part 3
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class - Sanhedrin 31A


This week's classes are sponsored by Karen and Martin Wolfson in memory of Miriam bat Reb Haim Yosef z"l. Men and Women of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to attend. To sponsor a class click here.

Fixed time for Kabbalat Shabbat 5:15 pm - For November and December

This is a reminder that daylight savings time has started this week and Shabbat begins at 4:26 pm; much earlier than last week.

As we did in previous years during the winter months at the Stanton Street Shul, we will have a later Kabbalat Shabbat starting at 5:15 pm every week for the next few months. The purpose of the later prayer service is to provide an opportunity for the many people who work until the final moments of Friday to get to shul and welcome Shabbat. Please remember to daven Mincha before coming to shul and to recite Shema before coming to shul on Shabbat morning.

This Shabbat - StantonKIDS - November 17 @ 10:30 am

Join us for our next StantonKIDS class with Morah Aliza! The class will be on Shabbat parashat Vayetze (Saturday, November 17th) from 10:30am-12pm. All children are welcome!

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT - Israel's Veterans' Day event, honoring wounded soldiers and victims of terror attacks, Nov 17, 7:30 pm

Join us 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. Special guest speakers: Avigdor Kahalani and Ofir Anidjar. To volunteer, contact Rabbi Bodner at Free Admission. Register here.

MusiKef - New Music Class for Toddlers on Wednesday Afternoons - Beginning Nov 28

MusiKef is a series of music and dance classes for kids 1 to 3 years old, focusing on Israeli and Jewish traditions and songs, giving the kids a little taste of Israel through the introduction of the Hebrew language.

Join us on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 pm (4 classes, Nov 28 and Dec 5, 12 and 19.) Kids will have Kef (fun) listening to music, singing, moving around, and experiencing new things!

$10 per class for shul members or Olam Katan students ($30 for all 4 classes) $20 per class for non shul members ($60 for all 4 classes.) Click here to register.

Women's Tefillah for Parashat Vayeshev: Shabbat Morning, December 1

All women are invited to participate in our Women's Tefilah and Torah reading for Parashat Vayeshev, on Shabbat morning, December 1.  The women's tefillah group will be celebrating Shifra Mincer's upcoming marriage to Eric Steiner.  

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

Shabbat Dinner for Channukah! - Dec 7

Save the date for our next community Shabbat dinner coming up in December for Channukah! More details and registration coming soon. 

THIS SUNDAY - Opening Reception of Art Exhibition: Yiddish Cosmos - By Yevgeniy Fiks, November 18, 6:00 pm 

Join us for the opening reception of an exhibition at the Stanton Street Shul by Yevgeniy Fiks this Sunday November 18th 6–9pm. For more information,contact Victoria Anesh at or 917-498-7987. The Exhibit will be open to the public Sundays from 1–6pm, Mondays & Wednesdays from 4–7 pm, November 18–December 16.  RSVP here.  

SAVE THE DATE Sunday evening, March 17
Pre-Purim Costume Gala in honor of Jeff Katz

For the past couple of years, Jeff Katz has tirelessly worked his magic on our formerly tired 106 year old building, bringing it back to shining life. On March 17, Stanton members and friends will gather, in costume, at the Shul to honor Jeff. The funds we raise will finance current and future work on the Shul's sanctuary and balcony space. Save the Date for an amazing evening.

Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities:

Friday Night Kiddush: Nov 23, 30, Dec 14, 21

Kiddush: Nov 24, Dec 8, 22, 29

Rabbi's Classes: Nov 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17


To sponsor a kiddush email us at

To sponsor a class, click here.


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We rely on your generosity to keep us going with weekly prayer services, kiddushim, 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!)


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