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Weekly Update - Shabbat Mevarchim / Parashat Bereshit - #ShowUpForShabbat

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of October 25, 2019 / 19 Tishrei, 5780

Shabbat Mevarchim / Parashat Bereshit

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, October 25 (Tishrei 26)
5:44p Candle Lighting
5:55p Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat, October 26: Shabbat Mevarchim, Bereshit (Tishrei 27)


9:30a Shacharit with drasha by Jessica Spector


10:30a StantonKids Shabbat (Ends at 12:00p)

12:00p Kiddush is sponsored by Peretz Berk in honor of his birthday. 

5:15p Mincha followed by Seudah Shelishit and Torah study

6:42p Havdalah

#ShowUpForShabbat: One Year Anniversary of the Tree of Life Massacre

This Shabbat marks the one-year anniversary of the horrific murder of eleven Jews who were praying at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.


In solidarity with the Tree of Life community, we support the American Jewish Committee's #ShowUpForShabbat initiative. We encourage all of our members and friends to come pray with us this Shabbat in fellowship with all Jews around the world and in remembrance of those who died so tragically in Pittsburgh.


For more information about #ShowUpForShabbat, click here.

StantonKIDS This Shabbat Morning, October 26

Our youngest shul members and friends are invited to a fun and educational StantonKIDS program this Shabbat, October 26, from 10:30am to 12pm.


Our kids programs always feature lively play, prayers, songs and a snack. Spread the word!


Save the date for upcoming StantonKIDS Shabbat programs on November 9 and November 16, and click here for the complete StantonKIDS schedule for 2019-2020.


Questions? Want to get involved? Email

Monthly Community Shabbat Dinners Resume on November 8 with Rabbi Jason Goldstein

We are pleased to announce that we are resuming our monthly  Shabbat dinners, beginning on Friday night, November 8!


The dinner coincides with the inaugural Shabbat of our new Stanton Street Shul Rabbinic Intern, Rabbi Jason Goldstein, who will be speaking and teaching throughout that Shabbat. 


Let’s give Rabbi Goldstein a warm Stanton welcome by joining him for Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv services at 5:55PM and enjoying a delicious, hot meal and his divrei Torah. 


Click here to sign up on our website and reserve your seats now!

Checks can be sent to PO Box 1008, New York, NY 10002.


Member’s price: $35/person. Non-member’s price: $50/person.

Sponsorships are available.

First Annual Stanton Women's Sukkah Dinner

This year, Stanton Women's Tefillah Group held its first annual Sukkot Dinner during Chol Hamoed.


We had a lovely, windy evening in the Village View sukkah. Our well attended event included dinner, song and friendship.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Malka Percal, Joan Lieberman, Wendy Linderman, Elaine Teitcher, Cheryl Palgon Rachel Mincer and Margie Segal.

Save the Date: Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading on November 23

Save the date for our next Women's Tefillah on Shabbat morning, November 23.


Click here for the rest of this year's Women's Tefillah schedule.


If you have questions or want to get involved in the Stanton Women's Tefillah Group, email

We Made It!: Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Recap and Thank Yous

Through Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, we had well-attended and spirited holiday services and events at Stanton, thanks to so many who gave their time and energy, and showed up in body and spirit. A few highlights and thank yous from this last round of Yom Tov...


After rousing hakafot led by President Paul Ruffer, this year’s Simchat Torah honors went to three very deserving individuals -- faithful Shul members who are part of our minyanim, evenings and mornings, rain or shine: Alvin Goldstein - Kol Naarim with all our Stanton kids; Michael Goldstein - Chatan Torah; Jonathan Wieder - Chatan Bereshit.


Mazal Tov to the Women’s Tefillah Group for their Simchat Torah leyning and spirited dancing.

Thank you to Alvin for generously sponsoring the Simchat Torah Kiddush Lunch.


Mazal Tov to Ami & Larissa Nahari on the birthday of Eitan and Ivri and their Torah leyning on Shemini Atzeret. Thank you for sponsoring kiddush! 


Thank you to the many Chabadnikim who joined us on Simchat Torah evening and inspired our hakafot.


Welcome back Ezra Wolfson!

Please Give Generously in 5780

Now that the High Holidays have ended, we wish you a Blessed and Healthy New Year, a year of Torah study, regular shul attendance, and convivial and delicious kiddushes.  


If you appreciate the work the Stanton Street Shul does every day by offering the Downtown Manhattan Community an open and welcoming traditional Shul, then help us continue our work by generously donating to our High Holiday Appeal.


Donations may be made at our website

The Pen and the Knife: Stanton Art Exhibit 

Our newest art exhibit is The Pen and The Knife: Jewish Papercuts, featuring seven 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 Asarnow, Dory Bergman, David Friedman, Dena Levie, Diane Reich, Deborah Ugoretz, and David Wander


For more information, contact Jill Slater at

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. 

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: Nov. 1, 8, 15

Shabbat Kiddush: Nov. 2, 9, 16


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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