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Weekly Update - Parshat Shoftim

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of September 6, 2019 / 6 Elul, 5779

Parashat Shoftim    

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, September 6 (Elul 6)

7:00p Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat

7:02p Candle Lighting

Shabbat, September 7: Shoftim (Elul 7)
9:30a Shacharit

12:00p Kiddush is sposored by the house.


6:45p Mincha, followed by Seudah Shelishit and learning with Mordecai Silver


8:00p Ma'ariv / Havdalah

Sunday, September 8: Shoftim (Elul 8)

9:00a Shacharit, followed by a bagel breakfast

Community News

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


Mazal Tov to Roz Blatt on the marriage of her daughter Chaya (Lisa) Blatt in Lakewood, New Jersey. We wish Chaya well in her new home in Baltimore, Maryland.


Please make a special effort to attend minyan Friday night so we can help one of our community members say kaddish.

Seudah Shelishit and Learning with Mordecai Silver

Join us for Seudah Shelishit and learning with Mordecai Silver this Shabbat, after mincha, which begins at 6:45pm. 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. 

Shacharit and Bagels on Sunday Morning, September 8, 9am

Join us for a special morning Shacharit service this Sunday at 9am, followed by a bagel breakfast. All are welcome. 

StantonKIDS on Shabbat, September 14, 10:30am

Summer's over, and StantonKIDS returns on Shabbat morning, September 14, from 10:30am to 12:00pm.


All kids are invited to join Morah Aliza and friends for play, prayers, songs and snacks. 


Then, save the date for our High Holidays kids programs, which will be held from 10am to 1pm both days of Rosh Hashana and on Yom Kippur (registration requested, lunch is available). 


Click here for the complete StantonKIDS schedule and to register for High Holidays programs.


Questions? Want to get involved? Email

Tenement Chic North: Ornamentation and Architectural Tour of the East Village

Our friend Barry Feldman will be giving an East Village walking tour on Sunday, September 15, at 10:45am.


Garish grotesques, mythical beasts, beautiful botanicals, ornate cornices, columns & pilasters -- these are but a few examples of architectural ornamentation that adorn otherwise drab tenements throughout the Lower East Side.


Who were the anonymous artisans that created these treasures?

What developments in building technology allowed for these applications?

What motivated developers and landlords to increase their costs to accommodate them?


Join urban historian Barry Feldman, our housing specialist, for further exploration of tenement history and ornamental architecture north of Houston.


There will be opportunity to analyze, compare, admire and discuss a wide sampling of building facades as you walk the streets of the East Village. Additionally, the development of the tenement and the architectural styles of nineteenth and twentieth century townhouses will be discussed


Registration and more information:

Communal Rosh Hashana Dinner at Stanton: Sign Up Now

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 available (request when registering). 


Click here to register now! 

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. Click here for more info and to register!


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 13, 20, 27

Shabbat Kiddush: September 14, 21, 28


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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