Sutton Place Synagogue Blog


Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – April 20, 2018

Published on Apr 20, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we read from the double portions of Tazria and Metzora. In the Torah portion Tazria, God instructs Moses about the purification rituals for mothers following childbirth. God then describes to Moses and Aaron the procedures for identifying and responding to those infected with leprosy. In Metzora, God describes the purification ritual for people Read More


Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – April 13, 2018

Published on Apr 13, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we read from Parashat Shmini. After the dedication of the Tabernacle and the ordination of the priests, two of Aaron’s sons bring a strange fire before God and are consumed by fire; God then instructs Moses and Aaron regarding which animals may be eaten. There is KabalTOT Shabbat at 5:30 this week and our special Read More


Closing Days of Passover and Shabbat Shalom! A message from Rabbi Ain

Published on Apr 11, 2018

Good afternoon! You are receiving this email today since the offices are closed tomorrow for Yom Tov. There are services tonight at 5:45, tomorrow at 9:15 am, tomorrow evening at 6:15 pm, and Saturday morning at 9:15 am. Yizkor will be recited Saturday morning at approximately 11 am.  As we move from Passover, to the Modern Holidays of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Read More


A Proud Moment for SPS

Published on Mar 30, 2018

This morning Rabbi Ain appeared in Megyn Kelly Today with Cardinal Dolan to discuss the Passover and Easter holidays. Rabbi Ain was outstanding. She represented Sutton Place Synagogue and the Jewish people with honor and pride. I encourage you all to watch it. It is a proud moment for Sutton Place Synagogue. Chag Sameach, Shari Read More


An Early Message from Rabbi Ain: Happy Passover and Shabbat Shalom!

Published on Mar 29, 2018

Good afternoon! You are receiving this email today since tomorrow I imagine many will be heading out to spend Passover in different places. Please note that services tomorrow night are at 6:15 and Saturday and Sunday morning at 9:15 am. On Saturday morning, in lieu of a sermon, we will discuss questions that came up at your seder-so be prepared to participate! PASSOVER IS COMING FAST! CLICK HERE for resources Read More


Rabbi Ain Sermon March 24, 2018

Published on Mar 26, 2018

Tzav 2018 What are we sacrificing? I turned the television on, on Tuesday morning, when I saw breaking news over CNN “Another School Shooting at a Maryland High School.” I stopped in my tracks to make sure that the shooting wasn’t where my sister works. Or where friend’s children go to school. Not that it Read More


Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – March 23, 2018

Published on Mar 23, 2018

CLICK HERE TO READ THE APRIL/MAY/JUNE BULLETIN Shabbat Shalom! In this Torah portion, Tzav, God continues to describe the different laws of sacrifices. A distinction is made between sin offerings, burnt offerings, and homage offerings, with each following its own process. God then commands the priests to make another offering that ordains themselves in their positions. Thought Read More


Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain-don’t miss out on Pink Shabbat this weekend

Published on Mar 16, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! In this Torah portion, Vayikra, God describes the laws of animal sacrifice. God explains the different sacrifices that atone for guilt or sins, and distinguishes between sins committed inadvertently and sins committed on purpose. Thought Question: What role does sacrifice have in your life today? THIS IS A SPECIAL WEEKEND at SPS! Sharsheret Pink Shabbat with Read More


Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – March 2, 2018

Published on Mar 2, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! In this Torah portion, Ki Tissa, Moses stays with God on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights. There, he is given the 10 Commandments on stone tablets. Fearing Moses will never return, the Israelites turn to Aaron, who demands that everyone bring him their gold, so he can make a golden calf. When Read More


Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – February 23, 2018

Published on Feb 23, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! In this Torah portion, Tetzaveh, God appoints Aaron and his sons as priests. God describes the priestly clothing and explains how to properly sanctify the priests. Aaron is commanded to make incense offerings to God every morning on an altar. God explains that once a year Aaron will make an offering on that altar to Read More