Welcome to the website of the Young Israel of New Rochelle led by Rabbi Reuven Fink.

A member of the National Council of Young Israel, YINR has grown dramatically in recent years and serves 350 member families of all ages. YINR and the greater New Rochelle Jewish community provide a wide range of programs, services and other infrastructure.

We are located in the Wykagyl section of New Rochelle, often referred to as the “Queen City of the Sound.” New Rochelle is just 30 minutes to New York City by train or car and was recently selected by Business Week as one of the best places to raise kids.


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RUACH.  Please join Ruach on January 25 for a presentation by First Lieutenant Thomas Frost and Captain Brett White of the National Guard on “What To Do in Case of a Disaster.”  The event begins with lunch at 12:30pm and the program starts at 1:15pm.  Please click here for the complete Ruach January program.


SUNDAY MORNING SHIUR FOLLOWING 8:30AM MINYAN.  On Sunday, January 22 following the 8:30am minyan, Rabbi Reuven Fink will continue his lecture series on American rabbis with a shiur on Rabbi Yitzchak Hutner.


UPCOMING SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE.  Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff will be our Scholar-in-Residence on Shabbat Parshat Bo, February 3-4.  Rabbi Dr. Eleff is Chief Academic Officer of Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, IL.  and the author of six books and more than thirty scholarly articles in the field of American Jewish history.  He will speak at an Oneg on Friday night, in the Main Minyan, and after Mincha, Shabbat afternoon.  Please contact the shul office if you would like to sponsor his visit.


THE CHOLENT THROWDOWN IS BACK!   After a brief hiatus, we are pleased to announce the return of our cholent competition/oneg and its sidekick, the Kugel Expo on Friday, February 3 at 8:30pm. To sign up to make cholent or kugel, or for more information, please contact Dan Lurie.


WOMEN’S INITIATIVE FOR JEWISH STUDIES.  Please join us on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:45pm for a lecture by Dr. Dodi Fishman Tobin, Lecturer in Jewish Studies and Dean of Matan’s Eshkolot Institute.  Dr. Fishman Tobin will speak on “You Can’t Always Get What You Want:  Understanding the Tenth Commandment.”  Please click here for the WIJS Schedule 2016-2017.


Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

Parshat Vaeira

Candle Lighting: 4:48pm
Mincha: 4:55pm

Shacharit  Hashkama: 7:45am
Teen Minyan: 8:45am
Main Minyan: 9:00am

Mincha: 4:25pm
Shabbat Ends: 5:52pm