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Weekly Update - Rosh Chodesh Av / Parashat Matot-Masei

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of August 2, 2019 / Rosh Chodesh Av, 5779

Parashat Matot-Masei

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, August 2: Rosh Chodesh Av (Av 1)
7:00p Mincha/Maariv
7:53p Candle Lighting

Shabbat, August 3: Matot-Masei (Av 2)

9:30a Shacharit

          with a guest drasha by Mordechai Silver

12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by the house.

To sponsor a kiddush, email

8:55p Havdalah

Community Announcements

Good-bye to Zipporah, Jason, Gabby, Jonah, and Maya Nagel. We will miss you and wish you all the best in Seattle! 

Mazalot Restored

Three mazalot [Zodiac paintings] and wainscoting below have now been restored by Stanton's internal crew of artists: David Wander, Dory and Billy Bergman. The three mazalot include Chodesh Adar, Nisan and Iyar.


Spend some time examining the rich detail, the vibrant colors, and hopefully you will appreciate that eight of the twelve mazalot have been masterfully restored within the last two years. The eight have been generously sponsored by Stanton donors. The remaining four are still available to individuals, families or groups for sponsorship. If you are interested speak with Jeff Katz.

Tisha B'Av at Stanton with Rabbi Bodner - Saturday Night, August 10

From sundown on August 10 until nightfall of August 11, we will be observing the fast of Tisha B'Av (this year observed on the 10th of Av). 


During this period, we mourn the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash (Holy Temple). We grapple with the sins of our ancestors, the baseless hatred said to have brought about the Temple's destruction, and our own responsibility to right their wrongs by repairing our relationships with each other. 


Join us for a meaningful and moving program, led by Rabbi Bodner, on Saturday night, August 10, beginning with Ma'ariv at 9:20 pm, followed by a reading of the Book of Eichah and communal singing of Kinot (Elegies) downstairs in the beit midrash. All are welcome.

Upcoming Shabbatot

Shabbat Matot-Masei, August 3 (this Shabbat): Guest drasha given by Mordecai Silver


Shabbat Chazon - Parashat Devorim, with Rabbi Bodner

       Motzei Shabbat Tisha b’Av: 9:00 pm: Eicha and Maariv 

       Tisha b’Av, Sunday morning, August 11, 9:00 am: Shacharit 


Shabbat Nachamu - Parashat Vaetchanan: Guest drasha given by Rabbi Melinda Zalma

Sponsor a Kiddush

Sponsoring a kiddush is a great way to celebrate milestones, commemorate a yahrzeit, or show your appreciation for someone in your life. It's about coming together with your community. And with kugel. 


We have sponsorships available through the summer. Please email for more information.


The High Holidays are coming up, and it's a great time to become a member of the Stasnton Street Shul, or to renew your membership if you haven't yet.


Whatever you enjoy most at Stanton -- community dinners, walking tours, the Pesach seder, weekly and holiday services, learning, guest speakers, Women's Tefilah, our Stanton Kids programs, or holiday celebrations -- your presence is valued and appreciated. As a member, you are a key contributor to our growth and development. 


You can renew HERE via your ShulCloud account, or send a check to Stanton Street Shul, PO Box 1008, New York, NY 10002.  To become a new member, click here.


Our community is growing, and our Shul is blossoming. We value your participation, and would be so happy if you renewed your membership with us. If you are not yet a member, we look forward to welcoming you! 


For questions, email

Stanton Summer Film Series

Join us for the Stanton Summer Series. Films, popcorn and soft drinks. Admission $10. All screenings are at 7:00 pm on Wednesday nights. (Please note that dates have changed since last week's newsletter.)


August 21:  The Dybbuk - A 1937 Yiddish language film with subtitles. Two lovers unaware that they were betrothed to each other before their births.


August 28:  The World of Sholem Aleichem - In English, a collection of three stories from Yiddish literature, staring Zero Mostel, Gertrude Berg, and Nancy Walker.


September 4: The Goldbergs (TV series 1949-1957)


Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities:

Friday Night Kiddush: August 9, 16, 23, 30

Shabbat Kiddush: August 17, 24, 31


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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