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Weekly Update - Shabbat Ki Tisa

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of February 22, 2019 / Adar I 17, 5779

Shabbat Parashat Ki Tisa 

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, February 22 (Adar I 17)
5:21p Candle Lighting

5:45p Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv


Kiddush is sponsored by Jonathan Zylberberg in celebration of his engagement to Camilla de Sanna

Shabbat, February 23: Ki Tisa (Adar I 18)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush


Following services we will have a special celebration of the renewed Stanton Street Shul sanctuary with a gourmet kiddush luncheon (dairy) to follow.

12:40p Mincha Gedola
6:21p Shabbat Ends

Monday, February 25 (Adar I 20) - Rabbi Bodner's Classes
7:00p Purim Class with Hody NemesThe Answer is "Bowing" in The Wind: Why did Mordechai Refuse to Kneel? (see below for more details)
8:00p Advanced Halacha Class with Rabbi Bodner


Classes this week are sponsored by Martin and Karen Wolfson. To sponsor a class, click here.

Community News

  • Mazal Tov to Lisa Wieder on her engagement to Dr. Ed Kaplan. Mazal tov to the parents, Barbara and Dr. Shelly Wieder.
  • Mazal Tov to Misato and Gabe Shrem on the birth of their son Yosef Aryeh.
  • Mazal Tov to Jacqueline and Jonathan Shahrabani on the birth of their son Immanuel (Dylan)

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY - 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. Click here for more information.

Starting This Week - Stanton's Mishloach Manot Project

Mishloach Manot, sending food gifts to friends and family, is one of the four Mitzvot performed on Purim. It is a heartfelt way to emphasize the Jewish unity that lies at the core of the Purim holiday, and to create meaningful connections within our own community at the same time. Through Stanton's MishloachManot project, you can participate in giving a beautiful gift basket to your friends and family at Stanton, which they will receive on Purim when they come to shul.


If you are a shul member, you will receive an email this week with your personal log-in code and instructions for how to participate in the project. If you do not receive an email and want to participate, please contact us at ASAP.

This week! New Series of Classes for Purim with Hody Nemes, Begins Feb 25 (Monday nights, 7:00 pm)

Join us for an exciting new series of classes at our shul with our rabbinic intern Hody Nemes and prepare yourself for the upcoming Purim holiday!


Feb 25 - The Answer is Bowing in The Wind: Why did Mordechai Refuse to Kneel? Sponsored by Martin and Karen Wolfson


March 4 - Getting to the “Art” of the Matter: Discovering Esther on the Painter’s Canvas - Co-taught with David Wander


March 11 - “G-d Weeps in Secret”: A Rabbinic Answer to A Topsy-Turvy World 

Only 10 seats left - Next week - Shabbat Across America Community Dinner - March 1, Register Now

Join us for our next community dinner on March 1, for a special Shabbat dinner at the Stanton Street Shul.
Due to the high demand, registration will close on February 25th at 7:00 pm unless we sell out earlier. Please register for the dinner ($30 members, $38 non-members, $100 on our website.
Questions? Want to help us with set-up or another volunteer role? Email us at


Thank you to our dinner sponsors: Hilda and Reuben Epstein, Dana Friedman, Alan Schwartz, Jeff Katz, George Kleiner and Barry Feldman. More sponsors are welcome!

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner - March 8

If you are in your 20s or 30s and want to meet more friends in downtown Manhattan, join us for this Shabbat dinner in the LES, we'd love to have you. For more details and to register, Click here.


Dinner hosts: Jonathan Zylberberg, Camilla de Sanna, Simon Chafetz, Jennifer Volmer, Serena Ella Morena, Valentin Cohen, Zack Cohen, Daniela Ratner, Eli Szus, Natan Wise and Adam Chetrit.

Next StantonKIDS Program - Shabbat, March 8th @ 10:30 am

Join us for our next StantonKIDS Shabbat! The class will be on Shabbat morning (Saturday, March 8th) from 10:30am-12pm. 

Women's Discussion Group - March 10, 11:00 am

The next women's discussion group will be on Sunday, March 10th (11:00 am) @ the Shul. The topic of discussion - "Power and Authority" The discussion will be facilitated by Brina Chu. Contact for more details.

LES Community Event: Honoring Kidney Donors - Sunday, Feb 24 @ 10:30 am 

The Shulman & Ambrose Families invite you to "2 Sides of a Kidney; Honoring Kidney Donors."

Come & learn about kidney donation. Breakfast buffet at 10:30 am. Program starts at 11:00 am. 

The event will take place at the Orenstein building 15-17 Bialystoker Place.

Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities:

Friday Night Kiddush: March 15, 22 April 5, 12

Shabbat Kiddush: March 16, 30, April 6, 13

Rabbi's Classes: March 4, 11, 25


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!

The Stanton Street Shul is located at

180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002


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P.O. Box 1008, New York, NY 10002


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