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Weekly Update - Parshat Ki Tavo

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of September 20, 2019 / 20 Elul, 5779

Parashat Ki Tavo   

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, September 20 (Elul 20)
6:39p Candle Lighting

6:40p Mincha/Kabbbalat Shabbat PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME

Shabbat, September 21: Ki Tavo (Elul 21)

9:30a Shacharit with drasha by rabbinical student Sam Weiss 


12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by a generous anonymous donor in honor of the shul.


6:30p Mincha, followed by Seudah Shelishit and Learning with Mordecai Silver

7:36p Havdalah / Ma'ariv

Wednesday, September 25 (Elul 25)
6:30p Papercuts Art Opening (Ends at 8:30p)

Seudah Shelishit and Learning with Mordecai Silver

Join us for Seudah Shelishit and learning with Mordecai Silver this Shabbat, after mincha, which begins at 6:30pm. Mordecai will be learning Pirkei Avot this week.

The Pen and the Knife: Stanton Art Exhibit Opening Wednesday, September 25, 6:30pm

For our newest art exhibit, Stanton will host The Pen and The Knife: Jewish Papercuts, featuring six renowned artists, including several shul members. The opening is this Wednesday, September 25, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. 


Papercutting has been a common Jewish art form since the Middle Ages, connected with various customs and ceremonies, and associated with holidays and family life.  Our artists practice traditional papercutting as well as more modern interpretations of this longstanding art form. 


Featured artists include Rachel Arsenow, Dory Bergman, David Friedman, Dena Levie, Deborah Ugoretz, and David Wander


Join us for the opening this Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. 


Following the opening, viewing is appointment only. For more information, contact Jill Slater at

Welcoming Our New Rabbinic Intern: Rabbi Jason Goldstein

We are delighted to announce that, in cooperation with Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the Stanton Street Shul will soon welcome a rabbinic intern for the 2019-2020 year. 


Rabbi Jason Goldstein is a fourth year student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He has interned at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal and has served as a scholar in residence at various congregations throughout the country. He was a Leffell AIPAC Fellow and a Shalom Hartman Institute of North America Rabbinic Student Fellow. A graduate of Brandeis University, Rabbi Goldstein has previously learned at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and Yeshivat Hamivtar. He lives on the Upper West Side, and enjoys hosting Shabbat meals and discovering new recipes.


Rabbi Goldstein will be with us once every month beginning on November 8-9, Parashat Lech Lecha. He will join us for community Shabbat dinners, deliver drashot, and will be teaching classes at various times throughout the year.


We all look forward to extending a warm Stanton welcome to our rabbinic intern.

StantonKIDS for the High Holidays

You know we have free high holiday seating at Stanton but did you also know we have free, professionally staffed StantonKIDS programming?


Our High Holidays kids programs will be held from 10am to 1pm both days of Rosh Hashana and on Yom Kippur from 10am to 2pm (registration is requested to ensure we have enough supplies, and lunch is available). 


We also have a StantonKIDS Sukkah Decorating Party on Sunday, October 13, from 10am to 12pm, and a StantonKIDS Shabbat on October 26, 10:30am to 12pm. Please save the dates and spread the word!


Click here for the complete StantonKIDS schedule for 2019-2020 and to register for High Holidays programs.


Questions? Want to get involved? Email

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

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! 

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: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11

Shabbat Kiddush: Oct. 5, 12


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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