YINR Shabbat Mevarchim Newsletter


          Parshat Masei                     28 Tammuz 5774                       July 25-26, 2014


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Shabbat Times

Mincha: 7:00/8:10pm

Candle Lighting: 8:00pm

Daf Yomi: 6:55am & 6:35pm

Hashkama: 7:45am

Teen Minyan: 8:45am (MP1)

Main Minyan: 9:00am

Shiur on Terrace: 6:30pm

Mincha: 7:25pm

Seudah Shlishit: 7:45pm

Shabbat Ends: 9:07pm


Daily Davening Schedule


Sun: 7:30/8:30/9:00am

Mon (Rosh Chodesh): 6:10/7:00/7:30/8:00am

Tue, Wed: 6:30/7:00/7:30/8:00am

Thu: 6:20/7:00/7:30/8:00am

Fri: 6:30/7:00/7:30/8:00am

Mincha/Maariv: 8:10pm

9:00pm Maariv will resume in the fall


Schedule of Classes


8:00am: Minchat Chinuch 


8:00am: Talmud Class - Rabbi Abish Zelishovsky of Bais Medrash Gavoha of Lakewood



Parshat Hashavua - Rabbi Reuven Fink - Will resume in the fall


Jewish Philosophy Class will not be held this week



8:30am: Women's Tehillim Group at the home of Anne Wasserman


Talmud Ta'anit will not be held this week 


Daily Daf Yomi Shiurim

Sun: 6:40am

Mon: 5:30am & 7:45pm

Tue: 5:40am & After Maariv

Wed: 5:40am & 7:45pm

Thu: 5:30am & After Maariv

Fri: 5:40am

Shabbat: 6:55am & 1 hour before Mincha


Calendar Links

Revised July Calendar 


YINR Hospitality

Welcoming New Members to YINR!  Women's League's Hospitality Committee plays an important role in helping to ensure that newcomers to our community feel welcome and have a smooth transition.  Please email the shul Hospitality Committee if you:


* need a Shabbat or Yom Tov


* would like to host new

  members for a Shabbat


* have any ideas as to how we

  can better serve guests and

  new members

* know of new families who

  are visiting the



The Hospitality Committee

Tamar Croog, Noelle Albanese-Levin, Cheryl Malina, Mickey Nyer and Randi Shane.


NewRoShul Mailing List

The NewRoShul Yahoo Group is a mailing list serving Jewish families in the New Rochelle vicinity.  Topics of discussion involve childcare, service providers (electricians, gardeners, plumbers, doctors, etc.), items for sale/to give away, and much more.  Men and women welcome.  Please click here to join.  If you have any questions, please contact Tamar Weinberg.


Shabbat Youth Program

Shabbat Morning Schedule  

9:00 - 10:30am: Babysitting (MP3/4)

9:30 - 10:30am: Junior Cong (MP2) for 1st-4th Grade

10:30 - End of Shul: GROUPS in various locations (see below)


Nursery - MP 3/4

Kindergarten - MP 2

1-4 Girls - MP 5-6

1-4 Boys - MP 1


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Tomchei Shabbos

Thank you to the following families for sponsoring this week's Tomchei Shabbos:

Sherry and Aaron Eidelman in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Aaron's mother, Edith Kalmanowitz

Dina and Ira Herman in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Ira's mother, Selma Herman

Evelyn Jakabovics in commemoration of the yahrzeits of her parents, Judith and Gerson Hausman

Sharmilla and David Klestzick and Laurie Lebowitz and Hal Klestzick in commemoration of the yahrzeit of David and Hal's father, Robert Klestzick 

Meyer Koplow in commemoration of the yahrzeit of his mother, Dorothy Koplow

Sharon and Jason Koutcher in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Jason's father, Abraham Koutcher 

Adrianne and Shaun Meller in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Shaun's mother, Marcia Meller



YINR Supports Israel.  In the coming days,YINR is undertaking a range of initiatives to support Israel and the IDF:

  • In both Shabbat minyanim, each attendee with be provided with the name of a wounded soldier, and we will pray together on behalf of these soldiers and Israel
  • An emergency fundraising drive to support current needs in Israel, including Yashar LaChayal's Lone Soldier Fund, Leket Israel and Hesder Yeshiva of Sderot.  We ask that all pledges be fulfilled by Sunday through the shul website or by delivering a check
  • A letter writing campaign in support of chayalim. Children are invited to come to shul on Sunday from 9:00am to 11:00am to write and decorate letters. Anyone else can send letters to letterstochayalim@yinr.org.
  • Assembling a list of all YINR children and grandchildren in Tzahal.  Please provide or reconfirm names (English and Jewish by calling or emailing the shul office.
  • On Thursday, July 31, we will host a challah bake sale on behalf of the soldiers of Tzahal.  If you would like to participate, please email Kimberly Samet

Scholars in Residence.  YINR is pleased to welcome Rabbi Ronen and Dr. Pnina Neuwirth as our Scholars in Residence. The Neuwirths will deliver the following talks over Shabbat:

  • Friday Night Oneg, 9:00pm, at the home of Aura and Daniel Lurie, 1073 North Avenue: Dr. Pnina Neuwirth: "The Israeli-Arab Conflict in an Apolitical-Spiritual Perspective"
  • Hashkama Minyan Drasha: Rav Ronen Neuwirth: The Jewish Experience of Mourning - Reflections on Tisha B'Av"
  • Main Minyan Drasha: Rav Ronen Neuwirth: "The Spiritual Renaissance in Israeli Society"
  • Shabbat Afternoon Shiur, 6:30pm, YINR terrace: Dr. Pnina Neuwirth: "Equality and the Inclusion of Women in the Public Sphere: A Spiritual Perspective"
  • Seudah Shlishit following Mincha at 7:25pm: Rav Ronen and Dr. Pnina Neuwirth: "Perspectives on Current Events in Israel and Gaza"

Possible Daf Yomi Shiur.  There is some interest in a new midday Daf Yomi shiur.  Time and other details have not been decided, but if you have any interest in being a regular participant in this shiur, please contact David Lent.


Memorial Plaques.  We are accepting orders for new yahrzeit plaques.  The deadline is tomorrow, Friday, July 25th. The one-time cost of a memorial plaque is $500.  To order a plaque, the following information must be submitted to the YINR office in writing (we recommend that you do not send the information in the body of an email as Hebrew text might not be reliable):


1) Jewish name (in Hebrew letters)

2) English name

3) Jewish yahrzeit date

4) Secular yahrzeit date


Dedication of a plaque in memory of a family member or friend is a beautiful and enduring way to honor their memory.  


Finalizing the Permanent Donor Board.  In the next few months, we will be installing the permanent donor board.  Members' names will be listed on the donor board within categories, based on pledges above the assessment.  It is important to ensure that the board is accurate.  All members were mailed a draft of the permanent donor board.  Please check to make sure that your name appears as it should, and that it is in the correct category. Any corrections or changes should be submitted to Barbara Bolshon by August 8th.


High Holiday Seat Forms.  Please click here to access the High Holiday seat request form.  Please be sure to submit all forms by Friday, August 15th.


Yizkor Book.  The deadline for submitting any changes to the Yizkor Book is Thursday, September 4th.


Updating Youth Lists - Names of Children Entering 3 Year Old Nursery Needed!  We are currently updating the youth lists. Your child automatically graduates to the next grade (for example, 3 year old nursery becomes 4 year old nursery). Please email drawson2@verizon.net with any additional changes and the names of any children entering 3 year old nursery.



Ruach.  Please join Ruach on Wednesday, July 30th for "The Interface Between Near Eastern and Far Eastern Spiritual Methodologies," presented by Professor Harvey Sober.  There will be a light lunch at 12:30pm followed by the program at 1:15pm.  Please RSVP to Vera Koppel by Tuesday, July 29th if you plan to attend.  This week's Ruach was sponsored by Eunice and Bernie Kleinman in memory of their mothers, Rose Shatz and Esther Kleinman.


If you would like to sponsor Ruach in honor or in memory of someone, please contact Vera Koppel.   


Defensive Driving Class.  YINR will be hosting a Defensive Driving Class this Sunday, July 27th.  Class begins at 10:00am.  To reserve your seat, please contact the office or call 914-636-2215. The cost is $65 and you pay at the class.


Women's League

Women's League - Mid Summer Night's BBQ is back on 

Sunday, August 10th.  Guests will dine in designated homes, after which we will all join together for dessert at the home of Amy and Michael Tarlowe.  We provide the main, guests provide the sides, and hosts provide the propane and the appetizer. $20/adult. Please click here to RSVP and to sign up to be a host.  All RSVP's accompanied by payment are due by Wednesday, July 30, 2014. To pay online please click here. Please contact Sarra Lorbert or Serena Peiper with any questions.


Women's League Rosh Hashanah Card.  YINR Women's League is once again sending its annual community Rosh Hashanah card to the entire shul membership.  We will automatically carry over the names that were included last year. Please click here to see the list of names that were included last year.  If your name was on last year's card, you do not need to submit it again, and you will be billed $18.  The deadline for adding or removing names is August 8th.  To add your name, please send an $18 check to the shul office made out to YINR Women's League, or click here for online payments. 



Shabbat Summer Schedule.  YINR Youth is on a summer schedule as follows: Teen Minyan will meet at its regular time at 8:45am in MP1. Junior Congregation will run from 9:30 - 10:30am in MP2. At 10:30am, groups will commence.  Nursery Groups will be in MP3/4, Kindergarten groups will be in MP2. There will be one group for all boys in grades 1-4 in MP1, and one group for all girls in grades 1-4 in MP5/6.


5775/2014-2015 Youth Leader Registration Open.   Register to be a YINR Youth Leader for the coming year.  Whether you have been a youth leader for a while or you are signing up for the first time, please CLICK HERE


Youth Letters to Chayalim Event.  Children are invited to come to the shul Social Hall this Sunday morning, from 9:00 to 11:00am to write and decorate letters to chayalim.  All supplies will be provided and young children must be supervised by parents.


Check out Teen Minyan Central HERE to see what's happening in Teen Minyan.


Tribute Cards

We acknowledge those who have sent YINR tribute cards during July: Ruthy Bennett, Vivian and Stanley Bernstein, Staci and Jack Bodner, Yvette and Jack Finkelstein, Alan Genachowski, Michelle and Justin Goldberg, Rene and Gary Goldberg, Marilyn and Sandy Gordon, Sylvia and Gary Katz, Marjorie and Steven Kellner, Ruth and Jacques Levy, Darina and Andrew Silverman, Laurie Popiel and Jerry Soff, Susan and Joel Rosh, Judi and Brad Scher and Anne and Mark Wasserman


Community Events

NY Stands With Israel Rally.  Please join the community-wide rally on Monday, July 28th at 12:30pm at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (2nd Avenue and 47th Street).


Manhigut Yehudit Presentation.  On Monday, July 28th at 8:30pm there will be a presentation by Shmuel Sackett on what is currently happening in Israel and how problems can be solved. The program will take place at Swirl Coffee and Tea Room, 1301 North Avenue.  Shmuel Sackett is Co-founder and International Director of Manhigut Yehudit.


Jerusalem Chesed-Machlis Parlor Meeting.  Every Shabbat, the Machlis family in Jerusalem opens their home to Jewish people from all walks of life and provides Shabbat meals to over 200 people.  Join founder Rabbi Mordechai Machlis and his son Moshe Machlis to learn more about the Jerusalem Chesed-Machlis project on Tuesday, August 12th at 8:30pm at the home of Michelle and Gerald Cohen, 79 Wykagyl Terrace. To RSVP, email Michelle Cohen.


Art League Defending Israel.  Several artists have established this new initiative as a means of supporting Israel through the arts.  Artists and photographers are invited to join this effort and everyone is invited to view their art work. Please visit www.artleaguedefendingisrael.org for more information and/or like the project on Facebook.