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Weekly Update - Parshat Re'eh / Rosh Chodesh Elul

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of August 30, 2019 / 29 Av, 5779

Rosh Chodesh Elul - Parashat Re'eh 

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, August 30 (Av 29)
7:00p Mincha/Maariv
7:14p Candle Lighting

Shabbat, August 31: Rosh Chodesh Elul, Re'eh (Av 30)

9:30a Shacharit with Drasha by Jeff Katz


12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Dory & Billy Bergman in honor of the upcoming marriage of their son Raffie Bergman.


7:00p Mincha, followed by Seudah Shelishit and learning with Mordecai Silver


8:12p Ma'ariv/Havdalah

Wednesday, September 4 (Elul 4)
7:00p The Goldbergs - Summer Films @ Stanton (Ends at 10:00p)

Community News

Mazal tov to Dory and Billy Bergman on the aufruf of their son Raphael Bergman and his upcoming marriage to Rachel Gordon.


Mazal Tov to Roz Blatt on the upcoming marriage on Sunday, September 1, of her

daughter Chaya (Lisa) Blatt in Lakewood, New Jersey. We wish Chaya well in her new home in Baltimore, Maryland.


Good-bye and b'hatzlacha to Elana and Eric Reich, Aleeza, Zev, Leah and Liam, who have moved to New Jersey. We miss you already! 


Kudos to Brina Chu whose article, "A Millenial Seeks Conversation on Israel," was published recently in Hadassah magazine. To read the article online, click here.


We are sad to inform the community of the passing of Eric Johnson z"l (Aharon Simcha ben Avraham), a Stanton Street Shul member and friend to many. The  August 30, 9am at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, 630 Amsterdam Ave. Interment will follow at Hillside/New Zion Cemetery, 742 Rutherford Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ (Bergen County). To make a contribution to the Stanton Street Shul to honor Eric's memory, please click here

Summer at Stanton: Come to Shul!

During these summer Shabbatot when many of our members and regulars are on vacation, we appeal to all who are here in the city to join us. Your attendance is especially important on Friday nights for Kabbalat Shabbat and for Mincha and Seudat Shlishit on Saturday evening. Mordecai Silver, our long-time and expert baal koreh, will deliver the drasha this Shabbat morning.

Seudah Shelishit and Learning with Mordecai Silver

Join us for Seudah Shelishit and learning with Mordecai Silver this Shabbat, after mincha, which begins at 7:00pm. Mordecai will be presenting Avot d'Rabbi Natan at Seudah Shelishit each week up until the Shabbat before Rosh Hashana. 


Avot d'Rabbi Natan is a commentary on the better-known Pirkei Avot, and consists largely of maxims that cover the proper approach to Torah study, common human courtesy, and other life advice. 

Summer Films Finale: The Goldbergs on September 4th, 7:00 pm

Celebrate summer with classic films, at shul.


Our Stanton Summer Film Series concludes on Wednesday night, September 4, at 7pm, with a screening of the classic, groundbreaking television series The Goldbergs (1949-1957), about a Jewish-American family living in New York City. Starring Gertrude Berg. 


Stanton film series coordinator Moshe Bloxenheim will give an introduction. 


Popcorn and soft drinks will be served. Admission is $10.

SAVE THE DATE: Rosh Hashana Dinner at Stanton

To begin the New Year 5780 on the right note, we are preparing a delicious Rosh Hashanah meal on Sunday evening, September 29, immediately following Maariv services.


The cost for Members will be $35.00/person and Non-Members will be $50.00/person. Sponsorships are $118 and include dinner for two. Vegetarian options will be available upon request. 


Stay tuned for registration information. 

High Holidays at Stanton

All are invited to join us for High Holidays services, which this year will be led by our own community members. No tickets required. Here is the schedule.


6:23 PM Candelighting 
6:25PM Mincha/Maariv led by Neil Kitainik
7:30 PM Yom Tov Meal (registration required)

9:00 AM  Shacharit 

11:00 AM Shofar led by Jeff Katz, Jeremy Newberger and Mordecai Silver
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Stanton Kids Program
6:25 PM Mincha, followed by Learning
7:29 PM Candlelighting for 2nd Day
7:30 PM Maariv led by Eli Shoshani


9:00 AM  Shacharit 

11:00 AM Shofar by Jeff Katz, Jeremy Newberger, Mordecai Silver
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Stanton Kids Program
6:25 PM Mincha, followed by Learning

7:25 PM Maariv/Yom Tov Ends


6:08 PM Candlelighting 
6:25 PM Kol Nidre led by Neil Kitainkik

9:00 AM Morning Service led by Mordecai Silver

Musaf led by Eli Shoshani

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Stanton Kids Program
12:15 PM Yizkor

4:30 PM Mincha led by Eli Shoshani

Reading of Sefer Yonah by Mordecai Silver
5:55 PM Neila led by Neil Kitainkik
7:08 PM Fast Ends / Maariv

Help Stanton Go Green

As a community we are beginning to be more mindful of ecological concerns. For a long time we have been attentive to recycling our waste materials.  Now we are beginning the battle of removing plastic utensils from our kitchen and kiddushim.


A set of stainless steel silverware has been purchased, toyveled, [ritually prepared], and is ready for use.  In the coming weeks we will replace plastic cups with dish washable alternatives.  Please see Jeff Katz or Jill Slater to discuss these improvements. 


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

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.

Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities:

Friday Night Kiddush: September 6, 13, 20

Shabbat Kiddush: September 7, 14, 21


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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