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Weekly Update - Shabbat Vayishlach

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of November 23, 2018 / Kislev 15, 5779

Shabbat Parashat Vayishlach

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, November 23 (Kislev 15)
4:15p Candle Lighting

4:25 p New class with Rabbi Bodner on Tefilah
5:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv


Kiddush on friday Night is sponsored in memory of Sacha Meir Ben Haïm, Niftar on the 17th of Kislev 5778

Shabbat, November 24: Vayishlach (Kislev 16)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush


Kiddush is sponsored by the House. To sponsor a kiddush, email us at

12:30p Mincha Gedola

4:10p Class on the Parasha with Rabbi Bodner - The Rape of Dina

5:06p Maariv
5:16p Havdalah

Monday, November 26 (Kislev 18)
7:00p The Book of Shmuel
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class

Wednesday, November 28 (Kislev 20)
4:00p MusiKef at the Stanton Street Shul (Ends at 4:45p)

Community News

  • Mazal tov to Rivky and David Friedman on the birth of their daughter, Penina Malka. Mazal Tov to big sister Sonya and to the grandparents Dr. Edith Honig and Linda & Lawrence Friedman.
  • Many joined us for an evening honoring IDF on Satuday night with Avigdor Kahalani and more than 100 people attended the opening reception of an exhibition: Yiddish Cosmos by Yevgeniy Fiks on Sunday. See pictures below.

Opening reception of Yiddish Cosmos

Rabbi Bodner with Avigdor Kahalani

#GivingTuesday: Gifts to StantonKIDS MATCHED!

Peretz Berk, Erik Leung, Elissa Sampson and Jonathan Boyarin have agreed to match up to $2,000 in donations toward StantonKIDS on or before #GivingTuesday. Please be generous so we can meet this match and continue to provide exceptional programming for our children and our future.  Click here between now and Tuesday, November 27, to take part in our #GivingTuesday matching gift campaign!

New Class with Rabbi Bodner - Tefillah, Fridays 10 minutes after candle lighting time until 5:15 pm

Join us on Friday nights after candle lighting, for Torah study before Kabbalat Shabbat about Tefillah (prayers) its stucture, meaning, and laws. We look forward to having you join us.


This Shabbat, we will also meet on Shabbat afternoon at 4:10p for a class on the Parasha with Rabbi Bodner on the topic of The Rape of Dina, followed by Maariv and havdalah.

Beginning this week! MusiKef - New Music Class for Toddlers on Wednesday Afternoons - 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. 

Upcoming StantonKIDS for Channukah - Shabbat, December 8th @ 10:30 am

Join us for our next StantonKIDS class with Rabbi Bodner! The class will be on Shabbat Channukah/Parashat Miketz (Saturday, December 8th) from 10:30am-12pm. All children are welcome!

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 30, Dec 14, 21

Kiddush: Nov 24, Dec 8, 22, 29

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


To sponsor a kiddush email us at

To sponsor a class, click here.


Support Us!

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!)


Get in Touch!

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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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