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Weekly Update - Parshat Nitzavim

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of September 27, 2019 / 27 Elul, 5779

Parashat Nitzavim   

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, September 27 (Elul 27)
6:27p Candle Lighting


Shabbat, September 28: Nitzavim (Elul 28)

9:30a Shacharit with drasha by David Deutsch

12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Michael Gordon in memory of his father, Sidney Gordon, z"l,

            and by Jonathan Boyarin in honor of the 50th anniversary of his bar mitzvah.


6:15p Mincha, followed by seudah shelishit and learning with Mordecai Silver

7:24p Havdalah / Maariv


We welcome everyone at our open and friendly High Holiday services on both days of Rosh HaShana. No tickets required. View the complete Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur schedule and register here.

Sunday, September 29: Erev Rosh Hashana (Elul 29)
6:24p Candle Lighting

6:25p Mincha/Maariv 
7:30p Rosh HaShana Community Dinner 5780 (Sold Out)

Monday, September 30: Rosh Hashana, Tashlich (Tishrei 1)
9:00 AM Shacharit 
10:00 AM StantonKids children's program (ends 1:00 PM)
11:00 AM Shofar 
6:25 PM Mincha, followed by learning
7:29 PM Candlelighting for 2nd Day
7:30 PM Maariv 
after 7:22p Candle Lighting

Tuesday, October 1: Rosh Hashana (Tishrei 2)
9:00 AM Shacharit
10:00 AM StantonKids children's program (ends 1:00 PM)
11:00 AM Shofar
6:25 PM Mincha, followed by learning
7:29 PM Candlelighting for 2nd Day
7:30 PM Maariv )
10:00a StantonKids Rosh Hashana (Ends at 1:00p)
7:19p Havdalah

Wednesday, October 2: Fast of Gedalia (Tishrei 3)
5:32a Fast Begins
7:17p Fast Ends

Community Announcements

Mazal tov to Rachel and Alan Mincer on the birth of a granddaughter! Mazal tov to the new parents, Yonatan and Tamar, and to the entire Mincer family. 


Condolences to Sam and Laura Weisblatt on the recent passing of Sam's mom, Judy Weisblatt, z"l. The Weisblatt family is sitting shiva at Sam and Laura's home at 1452 Carroll St #2A, in Brooklyn, at the following times: Thursday 9/26 6:30pm-9pm, Friday 9/27 7am-9am, and Sunday 9/28 8:30am-12pm. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion.

Seudah Shelishit and Learning with Mordecai Silver

Join us for Seudah Shelishit and learning with Mordecai Silver this Shabbat, after mincha, which begins at 6:15pm. Mordecai will be learning Pirkei Avot this week.

Women's Discussion Group on Sunday, October 6, 10:30am

Stanton Street Shul’s monthly women’s discussion group, led by Brina Chu, provides women with a supportive, non-judgmental space to explore issues unique to them within the Jewish community. Our next meeting is this Sunday, October 6, 10:30am-12:30pm at the shul. The topic is Teshuvah from a gendered perspective.


Contact Brina Chu at to learn more and get involved. 

Downtown Community Blood Drive: Monday, October 7, 3:00 to 9:00pm at Magen David

Register as a donor and make a difference at the Downtown Community Blood Drive on Monday, October 7. The drive will be held at Magen David Synagogue, 177 Sullivan St., from 3:00 to 9:00pm. Click here for more info.

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

Women's Tefillah and Bat Mitzvah on Shabbbat Morning, October 12

All women are invited to a Women's Tefillah for Parashat Ha'azinu, where we will be celebrating the bat mitzvah of Rylee Fahn. Mazal tov!


Services will begin at 9:30am in the beit midrash downstairs. After services, kiddush for the whole congregation will be sponsored by the Fahn family in honor of Rylee's bat mitzvah.


To get involved in the Stanton Women's Tefillah Group, email

Women's Tefilah Group Sukkot Dinner: Thursday, October 17, 6:30pm

Stanton Women’s Tefillah Group is hosting Dinner in the Viilage View Sukkah on Thursday, October 17 @ 6:30 pm. There's no charge, but sponsorships are available. 


Contact Margie Segal at for more information

The Pen and the Knife: Stanton Art Exhibit 

Our newest art exhibit is The Pen and The Knife: Jewish Papercuts, featuring six renowned artists, including several shul members. Check it out next time you are in shul or make an appointment for a private viewing. 


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


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.

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: October 4, 11, 18

Shabbat Kiddush: October 5, 12, 17


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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