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Weekly Update - Shabbat Vayeshev

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of November 30, 2018 / Kislev 22, 5779

Shabbat Parashat Vayeshev

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, November 30 (Kislev 22)
4:12p Candle Lighting

4:22p Rabbi Bodner's Tefillah class
5:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv


Kiddush is sponsored by the Giving Circle. To sponsor a kiddush, please email us at

Shabbat, December 1: Shabbat Mevarchim, Vayeshev (Kislev 23)
9:30a Shacharit

9:30a Women's Tefillah (in the basement)
12:00p Kiddush


Kiddush this week is sponsored by Rachel and Allen Mincer in honor of their daughter Shifra's wedding this week to Eric Steiner. Mazal Tov!


12:30p Mincha Gedola
5:14p Shabbat ends

Monday, December 3: Chanukah (Kislev 25)
7:00p  Rabbi Bodner's Chanukkah class with candle lighting

Wednesday, December 5: Chanukah (Kislev 27)
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 & Dr. Barry Cohen and Linda & Lawrence Friedman. If you are interested in providing meals for the Friedman family, email us at
  • Mazal Tov to Risa Gerstein on the engagement of her granddaughter Jacqueline Cohen to David Ades.
  • Mazal Tov to Shifra Mincer on her upcoming marriage to Eric Steiner. Mazal tov to the parents Rachel and Allen Mincer.

#GivingTuesday: Gifts to StantonKIDS MATCHED!

Thank you so much to all those who contributed to our match campaign for #Giving Tuesday! We are so excited to report that thanks to your generosity and support of our StantonKIDS program, we met our goal of $2,000, and made our match! These donations will enable us to provide exceptional and professional children's programming for the Stanton Street Shul community. We are so grateful to Peretz Berk, Erik Leung, Elissa Sampson and Jonathan Boyarin for their generous donation.

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 - Women's Tefillah for Parashat Vayeshev: 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

MusiKef - Music Class for Toddlers on Wednesday Afternoons - Through Dec 19

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 (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 $20 per class for non shul members. Click here to register.

Next Week - Shabbat Dinner for Channukah! - Dec 7 - Register Soon

Join us for our next community dinner on December 7, for a special dinner celebrating Channukah! Due to the high demand, registration will close on December 4th at 7:00 pm unless we sell out earlier. Please register for the dinner here ($30 members, $38 non-members, $100 very appreciated sponsors, includes dinner for two.) Questions? Want to help us with set-up or another volunteer role? Email us at 


Thank you to our dinner sponsors: Diane and Jerry Reich, Alan Schwartz and Paul and Ellen Silverstein. More sponsors welcome.


On Shabbat afternoon (4:05 pm) Hody Nemes will be teaching a class on Chanukka.Seuda Shlishit is sponsored by Jonathan Boyarin.

Next Week- 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: Dec 14, 21

Shabbat Kiddush: Dec 8, 22, 29

Rabbi's Classes: 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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