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Weekly Update - Shabbat Bechukotai

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of May 31, 2019 / Iyar 26, 5779

Shabbat Parashat Bechukotai

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, May 31: 41st Day Omer (Iyyar 26)
7:00p Mincha/Maariv
8:02p Candle Lighting
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום שנים וארבעים יום שהם ששה שבועות לעמר

Shabbat, June 1: Shabbat Mevarchim, 42nd Day Omer, Bechukotai (Iyyar 27)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Miriam Rosenbaum and Boaz Cohen in honor of Rabbi Aviad and Lindsey Bodner and the entire Stanton community.


8:00p Mincha 

Seuda Shlishit and Torah study: Masechet Avot
9:00p Maariv 

9:10p Havdalah
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום שלשה וארבעים יום שהם ששה שבועות ויום אחד לעמר

Sunday, June 2: Yom Yerushalayim, 43rd Day Omer (Iyyar 28)
Tonight's Sefirah Count Is: היום ארבעה וארבעים יום שהם ששה שבועות ושני ימים לעמר

Monday, June 3: 44th Day Omer (Iyyar 29) - Rabbi Bodner's Weekly Classes
7:00p History Through Midrash 
8:00p Advanced Halacha Class - Laws of Marriage
The Classes this week are sponsored by David Silverman in memory of Lindy Keiser's brothers: Marc and Gary Voight z"l

Rabbinic Search Committee Update:

We are excited to announce that two very strong rabbinic candidates have been invited to 

the Shul to meet the Stanton Street Shul family.

After several interviews, the Search Committee has vetted two candidates to date. 

These Shabbatot will be an opportunity for our community to meet and greet these impressive men. 


June 14-15, Parsha Nasso

Rabbi Shmuel Rosenberg

Friday night davening at 7:00 PM

Community Dinner to meet and greet

Shabbat morning davening with festive kiddush

Shabbat afternoon, learning mincha, Q & A at Seudah Shlishit, maariv and havdala


July 12-13, Parsha Chukat

Rabbi Ben Keil 

Friday night davening at 7:00 PM

Community Dinner to meet and greet

Shabbat morning davening with festive kiddush

Shabbat afternoon, learning mincha, Q & A at Seudah Shlishit, maariv and havdala


Please submit questions you would like to ask the rabbis at the Q & A sessions to Jeff Katz in advance

Fathers' Day at the Stanton Street Shul

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16, and the Stanton Street Shul is beginning a new tradition to honor our fathers, grandfathers, husbands and sons by listing their names on a Father’s Day Scroll of Honor. Be part of this special commemoration by adding your name and the names of your favorite male relatives to the list. Each name is $10 and will be read aloud this coming Shabbat, the day before Father’s Day. Submit your names here.
​​Deadline for submitting names - June 13

Pre-Shavuot Community Dinner - Friday Night, June 7

Preparing meals for a 3-day holiday can be exhausting, let us help you out with one of them. Our community dinners are always a great time, with good food and even better company. Join us for this dairy/pescatarian dinner on the Friday night before Shavuot, we'd love to have you.  Due to the high demand, registration will close on June 4 at 7:00 pm unless we sell out earlier. For more information and registration, click here.

Thank you to our dinner sponsors: Jeff Katz, Alan Schwartz, David Silverman and Barry Feldman. More sponsors welcome!

Tikkun Leil Shavuot - Evening of Learning, Saturday Night, June 8 

On Motzei Shabbat, Erev Shavuot, we will have a Tikkun Leil Shavuot (evening of learning) with a community dinner. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Schedule of the evening:

7:55 pm - Mincha

Followed by Seuda Shishit with class taught by David Deutsch

8:45 pm - Maariv followed by dinner for the entire community (sponsors welcome!)

9:30 pm - Talk by Avraham Sosa: "Community and Converts: a Shared Responsibility" 

10:30 pm - Talk by Rabbi Aviad Bodner: "David HaMelech or David the Politician?" - An in-depth study of King David's rise to power 

Upcoming StantonKIDS Program - Shavuot, June 9th @ 10:30 am

Join us for our StantonKIDS program! The class will be on Sunday morning (June 9th) from 10:30am-12pm. To sponsor a future kids program, contact us at

Next Women's Tefillah for Parashat Shlach: June 29 - Shabbat Kallah for Chavie Sharfman

All women are invited to participate in our Women'sTefilah and Torah reading for Parashat Shlach, on Shabbat morning, June 29 where we will be celebrating the Shabbat Kallah of Chavie Sharfman! 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

Mark Your Calendar!
Stanton Street Shul Membership Meeting - June 30th

The Stanton Street Shul Annual Membership Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Detailed information will be sent out to members later this month.


Now is a great time to renew your membership or join the Stanton Street Shul.

  • Current members, please renew your membership on our website, using your Shulcloud account here.

  • If you are not yet a member, please join by filling out the form on our website.

We rely on our lay leaders, committee members, and volunteers. If you are interested in taking on a more active role at Stanton, please email

Through a Spiritual Lens - A New Photography Exhibit at the Stanton Street Shul
on view until August 18

The Stanton Street Shul is pleased to host "Through a Spiritual Lens", an photography exhibit curated by David Wander. The show will be on view from May 16 until August 18.  More info here.

Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities:

Friday Night Kiddush: May 31, June 7, 14

Shabbat Kiddush: June 8, 15, 22

Rabbi's Classes: June 10,17,24


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


Our mailing address is:

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


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