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Weekly Update - Shabbat Parashat Lech Lecha

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of November 8, 2019 / Cheshvan 10, 5780

Parashat Lech Lecha

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, November 8 (Cheshvan 10)

4:26p Candle Lighting


5:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv


5:30p Women's Tefillah Group


Services will be followed by a Community Dinner with Rabbinic Intern Jason Goldstein (registration required).


Thank you to our generous dinner sponsors: Peretz Berk, Hilda& Reuben Epstein, Barry Feldman, Dana Friedman, Alvin Goldstein, Jeff Katz, Lindy Keiser & David Silverman, Phyllis & Paul Ruffer, Margie Segal, Wolfson Family

Shabbat, November 9: Lech Lecha (Cheshvan 11)

9:30a Shacharit with drasha by Rabbi Jason Goldstein

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

12:00p Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by the Shul in honor of Rabbi Jason Goldstein, who will be teaching a shiur.


Mincha to follow immediately after bentching.


5:26p Havdalah

Meet Our New Rabbinic Intern Jason Goldstein This Shabbat

We are excited to welcome our new Rabbinic Intern this Shabbat! Rabbi Jason Goldstein, a student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, will join us for services and learning throughout Shabbat.


Rabbi Goldstein will speak at our community dinner Friday night, on Shabbat morning at Shacharit, and at a special kiddush lunch after services. Please make an effort to attend and get to know our new rabbinic intern.

Our First Women's Kabbalat Shabbat This Friday Night

All women are invited to our first Women's Tefillah Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv service this Friday night, November 8, at 5:30pm. 


And save the date for our next Women's Tefillah & Torah Reading 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

StantonKIDS this Shabbat and Next: November 9 & 16

Our youngest shul members and friends are invited to two fun and educational StantonKIDS programs in November.


Join us this Shabbat, November 9, 10:30am to noon, for lively play, prayers, songs and a snack. Then come back again next Shabbat, November 16, for more. Spread the word!


And save the date for StantonKIDS on December 9. Click here for the complete StantonKIDS schedule for 2019-2020.


Questions? Want to get involved? Email

Call for Submissions: Next Art Exhibit at Stanton

Our next art exhibit will be Utopia: Visions and Traditions, curated by Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kinderman. Call for Artist Submissions is open through November 25. Visit for more information.


The exhibition runs from December 12 to January 21, and is organized in conjunction with Yiddish New York, an annual celebration of Yiddish language, music, and culture. 


Watch for details about a Wednesday, December 18, Klezmer Concert in celebration of Yiddish New York and the Stanton Street Shul.

Please Excuse Our Appearance

The Stanton Street Shul facade is in the middle of being renovated.


When we power washed the facade we discovered that the stone work was painted decades ago, and the old paint had chipped away. We are now putting a fresh coat on the stone and highlighting the Hebrew incised in the pediment above the 2nd floor stained glass window. 


Next week all the window frames will be scraped, primed and painted anew.  The chicken wire protecting the stained glass window will be replaced with shatterproof tempered glass. 

The two decorative metal ornaments that were damaged over the years are being repaired and painted. 


Soon we will have an improved facade, pleasing to the eye and ready to greet another century of Jewish worshipers.

Please Give Generously in 5780

Our High Holiday services this year were superb. With melodious davening, inspiring speeches and an overflow crowd, we reached a new high in providing free holiday services to all who entered our doors.


The costs of running the Shul and maintaining free services is high. Please help us continue to provide an open and welcoming traditional Shul by generously donating to our High Holiday Appeal. If you have not already made a contribution, now is the time to do so. 


Monies collected in our High Holiday Appeal will be used to make improvements to our Stanton Street facade. Considering the security precautions that synagogues need to take in the current environment, we have a proposal to install cameras, monitors and taping equipment to make our Shul more secure.


Donations may be made at our website www.stantonstshul.comThank you in advance for your generosity. 

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. 15, 22, 29

Shabbat Kiddush: Nov. 16, 23, 30


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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