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Weekly Update - Shabbat Shuva / Parshat Vayeilech & Yom Kippur Schedule

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of October 3, 2019 / 4 Tishrei, 5779

Shabbat Shuva / Parashat Vayeilech   

This Week's Schedule:

Thursday, October 3 (Tishrei 4)
9:45p Ma'ariv followed by a musical selichot service with Rabbi Joe Wolfson and NYU students

Erev Shabbat, October 4 (Tishrei 5)
6:15p Candle Lighting

6:30p Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat, October 5: Shabbat Shuva, Vayeilech (Tishrei 6)

9:30a Shacharit with Shabbat Shuva drasha by Mordecai Silver


12:00p Kiddush


6:00p Mincha followed by Seudah Shelishit and Torah study


7:12p Havdalah

Sunday, October 6 (Tishrei 7)
10:30a Women's Discussion Group (Ends at 12:30p)

Monday, October 7 (Tishrei 8)
3:00p Community Blood Drive at Magen David Synagogue (Ends at 9:00p)



We welcome everyone at our open and friendly Yom Kippur services. View the complete schedule and register here.

Tuesday, October 8: Erev Yom Kippur (Tishrei 9)

6:09p Candle Lighting / Fast begins


6:25p Kol Nidre led by Neil Kitainkik

Wednesday, October 9: Yom Kippur, Yizkor (Tishrei 10)

9:00a Morning Service led by Mordecai Silver


Musaf led by Eli Shoshani


10:00a StantonKids Yom Kippur (Ends at 2:00p)


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


7:08p  Fast Ends / Final shofar blast

Community Announcements

Condolences to Ami, Larissa, Eitan and Ivri Nahari on the recent passing of Ami's father, Yechiel Nahari, z"l. The funeral was held in Israel on Erev Rosh Hashana. May Ami and his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion. 

Musical Selichot with Rabbi Joe Wolfson TONIGHT

All are invited to a musical Selichot service TONIGHT, Thursday, October 3, following ma'ariv, which begins at 9:45pm.


The service will be led by Rabbi Joe Wolfson of the Bronfman Center at NYU. Rabbi Joe will be bringing a group of NYU students to experience selichot in our historic shul, with live music. 

Support Our Warm and Welcoming Shul in 5780

At this time of year, please remember the Stanton Street Shul when you give tzedaka [charity].


Our tradition is never to charge for High Holiday seating. Our gates are open to all who wish to worship in a beautifully renovated shul, with heartfelt davening and a welcoming congregation. 


We rely on the generosity of our members and friends to support the Shul and to help make it possible for us to serve the community throughout the year. Click here to make a donation or send a check made out to the Stanton Street Shul by mail to 180 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002


We wish all of our friends and members a Gmar Chatima Tova. May you be sealed for a year of health, happiness and meaningful Shul attendance.

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

As we celebrate another year of life, consider donating blood and giving the gift of life. 


Register as a donor and make a difference at the Downtown Community Blood Drive on Monday, October 7, hosted by Magen David of Manhattan in partnership with the Stanton Street Shul, Sixth Street Community Synagogue, and Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue.


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 Yom Kippur kids programs will be held from 10am to 2pm (registration is requested to ensure we have enough supplies, and lunch for kids 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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