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Weekly Update - Shabbat Vaera

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of January 4, 2019 / Tevet 27, 5779

Shabbat Parashat Vaera

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, January 4 (Tevet 27)
4:24p Candle Lighting
4:34p Hilchot Tefillah Class - The Blessing שלא עשאני אישה
5:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Shabbat, January 5: Shabbat Mevarchim, Vaera (Tevet 28)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush


Kiddush this week is sposnored by The Giving Circle
12:30p Mincha Gedola
5:28p Shabbat Ends

Monday, January 7: Rosh Chodesh Shevat (Shevat 1) - Rabbi Bodner's Weekly Classes
7:00p The Book of Shmuel
8:00p Advanced Halacha Class - Laws of Marriage


The classes this week are sponsored by Jeff Katz in memory of Reuben Aaron Katz z"l

This Week at the Stanton Street Shul

  • This Tuesday, we had a nice showing for Shacharit at 9:00 am followed by bagels and coffee. At 9:45 we had a special StantonKids program led by David Friedman and Rabbi Bodner with davening, songs and beautiful art projects. See pictures below.
  • The shul is looking better every day thanks to the efforts of Jeff Katz. Come to shul on Shabbat to see the progress!  

StantonKids and the art project

David Friedman instructing the next generation

Elissa Sampson assisting the littles ones

New Advanced Class - Sugiyot in Even HaEzer with Rabbi Bodner, Monday Nights at 8:00 pm (Beginning January 7)

We are excited to announce that Rabbi Bodner will be teaching a new class on Monday nights: Halachic subjects in Even HaEzer (marriage laws), focusing on the Tur, Bet Yosef and Shulchan Aruch. These are the Simanim we will be focusing on:

אבן העזר: כ"ו, כ"ז, כ"ט, ל"ד, מ"ב, ס"א-ס"ו, קכ"ו

הלכות עדות (חושן משפט ל"ג-ל"ד)

  • The classes on January 7th are sponsored by Jeff Katz in memory of Reuben Aaron Katz z"l 
  • The classes on January 14th are sponsored by David Silverman in memory of Bonnie Silverman z"l
  • To sponsor a class, click here.

 ארוחת שבת לישראלים - שבת הבאה, 11 בינואר

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 StantonKIDS - Shabbat, January 12th @ 10:30 am

Join us for our next StantonKIDS class! The class will be on Shabbat Bo (Saturday, January 12th) from 10:30am-12pm.


Mark your calendars for the following StantonKids program on January 26 sponsored by Jon and Liz Miller in memory of Rochelle Miller, z"l, who dedicated her life to educating children. 

The Stanton 11 Art show curated by David Wander - Opening January 13

The Stanton Street Shul is pleased to host The Stanton 11, an art show curated by David Wander. Eleven artists, each having a connection to the Shul, were asked to exhibit their work in the Shul’s newly renovated gallery. The artists work in oil, acrylic, pencil, collage, watercolor and mixed media.  The show will be on view from Jan 13 until March 13.  All are invited to attend the show’s opening on Sunday, January 13, from 5:30 until 8:00.

Women's Tefillah for Parashat Beshalach: January 19

All women are invited to participate in our Women's Tefilah and Torah reading for Parashat Beshalach, on Shabbat morning, January 19. We will be celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Sierra Hanrahan! Mazal Tov!

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

Passing On The Light: A Poetry Reading and Yiddish Singing Event for Auschwitz Liberation - Sunday, January 27, 6:00 pm

Come together at the historic Stanton Street Shul to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp. This special evening will feature writings and songs that shine light on the liberation aspect of this dark day and pass the light from an old generation to a new one, with performances by Iris Tillman, Julia Knobloch, and Lori Leifer. This event is dedicated to the memory of Mara Esther Popper z"l. For more information, click 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: Jan 11, 18  

Shabbat Kiddush: Feb 2, 9, 16

Rabbi's Classes: Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11


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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