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Weekly Update - Shabbat Parashat Chayei Sarah

Stanton Street Shul Weekly Newsletter
Week of November 22, 2019 / Cheshvan 24, 5780

Parashat Chayei Sarah

This Week's Schedule:

Erev Shabbat, November 22 (Cheshvan 24)
4:15p Candle Lighting
5:15p Kabbalat Shabbat / Ma'ariv

Friday Night Kiddush is sponsored by Diane and Jerry Reich in honor of Jerry's 70th Birthday

Shabbat, November 23: Shabbat Mevarchim, Chayei Sara (Cheshvan 25)
9:30a Shacharit
9:30a Women's Tefilah & Torah Reading (Ends at 12:00p)
12:00p Kiddush lunch sponsored by the Women's Tefilah Group with talk by guest scholar Rachel Frazer
Mincha immediately following Kiddush
5:17p Havdalah

Sunday, November 24 (Cheshvan 26)
1:00p Exhibit Closing Open House for the Pen and the Knife: Jewish Papercuts (Ends at 3:00p)

Guest Scholar, Rachel Frazer 
Don't Change, Change: An Exploration of Tanach Leaders Facing New Challenges

Join us this Shabbat as we welcome guest scholar, Rachel Frazer, who will deliver a talk following Women's Tefilah and Torah Reading (downstairs) and regular minyan services (upstairs). 


The entire congregation is invited to a sit-down kiddush lunch where Rachel Frazer will deliver a talk on the topic “Don't Change, Change: An Exploration of Tanach Leaders Facing New Challenges.”


Rachel Frazer lives in Teaneck, NJ where she is a member of the Judaic Studies faculty at Yavneh Academy. Rachel is also a presenter of adult courses including currently  "Exploring Reflections of Tanach in Secular Literature". Rachel is known for her intelligent, thoughtful and provocative insights.


Sponsorships are available (Patron- $100, Sponsor- $54, Friend- $18). Donate here or email


Thank you to Margie Segal for organizing the guest scholar and kiddush lunch.

Women's Tefilah Group

All women are invited to participate in the Women's Tefilah and Torah Reading for Parashat Chayei Sarah on Shabbat morning, November 23rd, 2019. Services will begin at 9:30am downstairs in the Beit Midrash.
For more information on all Women's Tefilah programming, visit
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and Instagram @stantonwomenstefilahgroup.

Last Week to See The Pen and the Knife: Jewish Papercuts Exhibit at Stanton Gallery Closes November 23

The Pen and The Knife: Jewish Papercuts, the exhibit currently on view in the Stanton Balcony gallery, will close this Sunday.


If you have not yet viewed this special exhibit, featuring seven renowned artists, including several shul members, now is the time!


All are invited to the closing open house this Sunday, November 24, from 1-3 pm.


For more information about this and other exhibits at the Stanton Street Balcony gallery, visit our website:

Call for Submissions: Next Art Exhibit, Utopia: Visions and Traditions

The next exhibit in the Stanton Balcony galley 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 will run 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 Klezmer Concert in celebration of Yiddish New York and the Stanton Street Shul. Save the date: Wednesday, December 18!

#GivingTuesday is December 3, 2019

On December 3rd, the Stanton Street Shul will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day to celebrate philanthropy and giving back. Join the movement by making a donation to our Shul.


This year, we are asking our friends and members to contribute to three critical components that are vital for our thriving Jewish community:

  1. Support of the StantonKIDS program
  2. Installation of a security system
  3. Maintenance of the Downtown Eruv

Visit and help us meet our fundraising goal. Give between now and December 3rd to double your donation's impact! Generous donors Peretz Berk & Erik Leung, Elissa Sampson, and April & Paul Klausner have agreed to match your contributions dollar for dollar up to $3000, when you give before #GivingTuesday. All donations are greatly appreciated. 

There's Always Something New at Stanton

Our 106-year-old facade is getting a facelift. 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. 


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 the Stanton Street Shul will have an improved facade, pleasing to the eye and ready to greet another century of Jewish worshipers.


Thank you to Jeff Katz, Chair of the Building Committee, Vincenzo Aiosa, and the labor crew. To join the Building Committee, email To support this work, donate to the Building Fund.

Get to Know Our New Rabbinic Intern Jason Goldstein: Next Visit on November 29-30

Our rabbinic intern, Jason Goldstein, rabbinical student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, will return to Stanton for Shabbat Toldot, November 29-30. Please make every effort to attend minyanim if you will be in the neighborhood for Shabbat post-Thanksgiving.


If you are able to provide hospitality or meals during one of Rabbi Jason's Shabbatot at Stanton, please email  

Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities:

Friday Night Kiddush: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6

Shabbat Kiddush: Nov. 30, Dec. 14, 21

StantonKIDS: Dec. 7, 28

To sponsor a kiddush email us at

To sponsor a StantonKIDS program, 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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