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Weekly Update - Shabbat Korach

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of July 5, 2019 / Tammuz 2, 5779

Shabbat Parashat Korach

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, July 5 (Tammuz 2)
7:00p Mincha/Maariv
8:12p Candle Lighting

Shabbat, July 6: Korach (Tammuz 3)
9:30a Shacharit
12:00p Kiddush


8:00p Mincha

8:20p Seudah Shlishit and Parasha Class with Rabbi Bodner
9:20p Havdalah

Monday, July 8 (Tammuz 5)
7:00p History Through Midrash - Hillel and his Rabbis
8:00p Advanced Gemara Class - Sheva Brachot

Tuesday, July 9 (Tammuz 6)

11:00a Introduction to Jewish Law - Class with Rabbi Bodner at Eldridge Street Museum (see below) This Week's topic - Lifecycle Events

Membership Meeting Update

On June 30th, after davening shacharit and eating a light breakfast, the Stanton Street Shul's Annual Membership Meeting was called to order. President Paul Ruffer greeted the 30 or so members present and Jessica Spector outlined the Shul's accomplishments this past year.

Rabbi Bodner addressed the gathering and spoke of his immanent departure and expressed his deep feelings for the Shul. Discussion followed about reinvigorating our Committee System and appointing chairpersons to head committees. Jeff Katz spoke about the Rabbinic Search and the work of the committee.  He presented a financial report and spoke about the need for a Building Security Committee. Marc Schwartzberg, Risa Gerstein and Barry Feldman were elected as new Board members and will join the officers: Paul Ruffer, President, Margie Segal, Vice President, Jeff Katz, Treasurer, Peretz Berk, Financial Secretary, Jessica Spector, Recording Secretary and other members: Alvin Goldstein, David Deutsch, Michael Gordon, Malka Percal and George Kleiner. We thank all who renewed their membership and encourage those who have yet to renew to do so soon.

Next Weekend - Shabbat with Rabbinic Candidate - Rabbi Ben Keil, July 12-13

Rabbi Ben Keil, is one of the impressive candidates we discovered through our search and has been invited to meet the Stanton community. This is an opportunity for our community to gain a sense of his personal, spiritual and leadership skills.   


Shabbat Schedule:

7:00 pm - Kabbalat Shabbat with Dvar Torah 

7:30 pm - Shabbat Community Dinner with meet and greet with the Rabbi (Register here)


9:30 am - Shachrit with Dvar Torah with the rabbi

12:00 pm - Kiddush


7:15 pm - Shiur with with rabbi

8:00 pm - Mincha

8:20 pm - Seudah Shlishit with Q&A session with the rabbi

9:10 pm - Maariv and Havdalah



Rabbi Ben Keil has been learning at at the RIETS Israel Kollel for three years, and teaches Gemara at Yeshivat Orayta in the evenings.  He grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, and attended Boston University, where he and his wife Dana met.  Rabbi Keil spent two years teaching at the Breuer's Mesivta High School, a year running the youth department at Lincoln Square Synagogue, and two years as Executive Director of LSS before their family moved to Jerusalem to spend time learning.  The Keils, and their children Meir (5) Ashira (3) and Livia (1) are excited to return to New York City this summer, at which time Rabbi Keil will be fulfilling his residency requirements for semicha at RIETS. Rabbi Keil also holds private semicha from Rabbi Joseph Polak, the Av Beit Din of the Rabbinical Council of New England.

Women's Discussion Group - Sunday, July 14

The next women's discussion group will be on Sunday, July 14th the Shul. The topic of discussion - Sexuality and Family Purity  The discussion will be facilitated by Brina Chu. Contact brinachu3@gmail. for more details.

New Series of Classes with Rabbi Bodner at the Museum of Eldridge, Tuesday Mornings at 11:00 through July 16

This four-part class examines Jewish practice, customs, and beliefs through the lens of Jewish law. Rabbi Bodner will introduce students to Jewish legal frameworks and the texts that support them, and the laws related to customs including diet, life cycle events, and other inter-personal affairs. Classes will take place at 12 Eldridge Street. $20 per session, $65 for four-session bundle. Discounted rate for Stanton Street Shul members. Contact

Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities:

Friday Night Kiddush: July 19, 26

Shabbat Kiddush: July 13, 20, 27

Rabbi's Classes: July 8, 15 and 22


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