Candle Lighting: 5:25pm
Daf Yomi: 6:55am and 4:00pm
Sof Z'man Kriat
Daily Davening Schedule
Mon & Thu: 6:20/7:00/7:30/8:00am
Mincha/Maariv (Sun-Tue): 5:35pm
Late Maariv (Mon-Thu): 9:00pm
Taanit Esther/Purim Schedule
Taanit Esther/Purim Night,
Fast Begins: 5:12am
Maariv followed by Megillah: 6:20pm
Fast Ends: 6:24pm
Approx. 6:30pm: Megillah reading followed by a
delicious break-fast and a celebration that will include a red carpet
costume runway and a special performance by magician Tom Pesce
Late Maariv followed by Megillah reading: 9:00pm
Appx. 9:10pm: Megillah reading (Beit Midrash)
Purim Day, Thursday
Shacharit with Megillah Reading:
6:00am (Beit Midrash)
8:30am (Beit Midrash)
Megillah reading only: 10:30am (Main)
Early Mincha: 3:00pm
Schedule of Classes
R. Fink's Minchat Chinuch class will not be held this
8:00am: Talmud, R. Abish Zelishovsky of Bais Medrash
Gavoha of Lakewood
R. Fink's Parshat Hashavua class will not be held this
R. Fink's Jewish Philosophy class will not be held this
8:30am: Women's Tehillim Group at the home of Anne
8:00pm: Talmud Ta'anit, R. Reuven Fink
Daily Daf Yomi Shiurim
Mon: 5:30am & 8:00pm
Tue: 5:40am & 8:00pm
Sat: 6:55am and 1 hour before Mincha
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
* know of new families who
are visiting the
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
8:45-10:30am Teen Minyan - Grades 7-12 (MP1)
9:00-10:30am: Babysitting - Nursery-Kindergarten (MP3/4)
9:30-10:30am: Junior Congregation - Grades 1-4 (MP2)
9:30-10:30am: 5th and 6th Grade Davening Groups
Nursery - MP3/4
Kindergarten - MP2
1st/2nd Boys - MP1
1st/2nd Girls - MP2
3rd/4th Boys - MP 5/6
3rd/4th Girls - MP1
5th/6th Boys - MP7
5th/6th Girls - Social Hall
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Mazal Tov to Laurel
and Jonathan Hecht on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Lucy.
Mazal Tov to Lucy's sisters, Jessica and Sophie, and
grandparents Renee and Neil Hecht, Amy Mayer and Nathaniel Mayer.
To send a tribute
card from YINR in honor of this simcha, or any other reason, please
the Hashkama and Main Minyanim is sponsored by YINR.
condolences to Ruth Levy on the passing of her beloved mother,
Doris Pugatsch. Shiva will be observed in Switzerland until
Wednesday. Ruth can be reached at 914-316-6874. Please
note there is a 6 hour time difference.
To send a
tribute card from YINR in memory of Doris Pugatsch, please click here.
Thank you to
the following families for sponsoring this week's Tomchei
Marc Aaronson in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Marc's father,
Dovid ben Yosef
Andrew Fox in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Sasha's father,
Jill and Bruce
Schanzer in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Bruce's mother, Ellen
Michael Turek in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Vicky's mother,
Heddy Gold and
Scott Wright in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Heddy's mother,
We welcome Rabbi Joshua Lookstein and his family, who are
spending Shabbat with us. Rabbi Lookstein will lead a
child-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service at 5:35pm, and will be
speaking in the Main Shul on Shabbat morning on "It's Not Me,
It's You: The Jewish Way to Celebrate."
Please remember that women and men are obligated to
hear the reading of Parshat Zachor. Parshat Zachor will be
leined again right after davening on Shabbat and 15 minutes before
Alisa and Tully Auerbach and family wish to thank
Rabbi Reuven and Abby Fink, Women's League, the Shiva Committee and
the entire New Rochelle community for their outpouring of support
and kindness following the loss of Tully's mother, Nellie Auerbach.
YINR 6th Annual Cholent Throwdown. Despite the bitter cold last Friday night, a wonderful
crowd came out for a special evening of cholent, kugel, drink and
camaraderie. Congratulations to this year's winners: Shlomit
Storfer, our Top Chef; Carey Schreiber, Second Place; Gabriella
Jacobs and David Moskovich in a tie for Third Place; and Talya
Laufer, winner of the Popular Vote. Many thanks to our
judges, Dini Klein of Dini Delivers, Tamar Weinberg and Uri
Weinstein. Special thanks to the Cholent Committee led
by Dan Lurie and including Seth Sokol, Michelle Goldberg, Sarena
Horowitz, Tamar Weinberg and Uri Weinstein. Thanks to Lois
Fischman for designing our logo and to Barbara, Rhetta, Mira, Anton
and their team, Josh Blechner and everyone else who helped make
this great event a success. The bar has been raised even
higher - and new competitors are always welcome - so start working
on your recipes for next year.
SAR/Yachad Shabbaton. SAR and Yachad are coming to New Rochelle on
Shabbat, March 13-14. We are in need of housing for Yachad
children and their leaders. Please email Marilyn
Gordon if you can house one or more members along with their
leaders. If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact
the office. We encourage everyone to participate.
World Zionist Congress Election. We Need Your Vote! Between January 14 - April
30, North American Jews will have the opportunity to seat the 37th
World Zionist Congress, an entity that decides on the policies of
and funding for Zionist organizations in Israel and around the
world. Running under the banner "Vote Torah," The
Religious Zionist State is comprised of delegates from America's
foundational religious Zionist organizations who provide a
religious voice for world Jewry by championing programming and
policies that promote Jewish unity and continuity as well as the
preservation and enrichment of Torah values and Jewish life in
Israel and around the world. Several YINR members, including
Debbie Isaac, Barbara Rascoff and Elly Goldenberg, are candidates.
For more information and to cast your vote, please visit www.VoteTorah.org.
Child Friendly Kabbalat Shabbat. All children in the community and their families
are invited to join Rabbi Joshua Lookstein, Head of School of
Westchester Day School, at a special Kabbalat Shabbat davening,
Friday night, February 27 at 5:35pm in the YINR beit midrash.
Bring in Shabbat with singing and dancing in a child-friendly
Reuven Fink and YINR will be hosting the annual Melave Malke for
Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem this Motzei Shabbat, February 28 at
9:15pm. The entire community is invited.
Ruach. The next
Ruach program will take place on Wednesday, March 11. If you
would like to sponsor Ruach in honor or in memory of someone,
please contact Vera Koppel.
Please join us for a delicious break-fast after the 6:30pm Megillah
reading in the Main Shul. The celebration will include a red
carpet costume runway show and a special performance by magician
Tom Pesce. Please consider sponsoring our Purim night event. Sponsors
of $100 or more will receive a family admission to YINR's Purim
Carnival this Sunday.
Purim Day Matanot L'evyonim Delivery. Our annual
tradition of distributing matanot l'evyonim in Brooklyn
continues. We will depart from YINR for Brooklyn on Thursday,
March 5 between 9:00 and 9:30am. If you would like to participate
or contribute please contact the shul office. If you would like to help package Mishloach
Manot to be distributed on Purim as part of this trip, please
contact Lauryn Weiser. We
will be packaging on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00pm in the atrium.
YINR Annual Dinner. YINR's 48th Annual Dinner will take place
on Sunday, March 8. Haina Just-Michael and Bernard Michael
are our Guests of Honor, and Aura and Daniel Lurie will receive the
Young Leadership Award. Ads and dinner reservations can be
submitted through our journal website
(also accessible at www.yinr.org) or
by downloading an ad blank and
returning it to the shul office. Ad and reservation
deadline has been extended to Monday, March 2.
Women's Initiative for Jewish
invites you to join us on Tuesday evening, March 17 at 7:45pm.
Sharon Liberman Mintz, Curator of Jewish Art at the Jewish
Theological Seminary Library and Senior Consultant at Sotheby's
NYC, will speak about "Imagining Esther: The Art and History
of Illustrated Megillot." This will be our final lecture
before the Pesach break. Please save the date of Tuesday, May
12 for the last presentation of this series, featuring YINR's Dr.
Dana Fishkin. Both women and men are invited to attend.
Mishloach Manot. Purim is this Thursday, March 5! You
should have received an email from Women's League with a user name and
password for you to use in placing your Mishloach Manot order. If
you did not receive your user name and password, please contact the
shul office. The deadline for sending in your
on-line orders has been extended to Sunday, March 1.
falls on a weekday this year, and there is a lot of ice and snow on
the ground, Mishloach Manot will be available for pick up at the
shul after Megillah reading both Wednesday evening and Thursday
morning. We will not be delivering them directly to your doors.
Details on pick up time and location to follow.
Women's League is looking for volunteers to help with packing the
Mishloach Manot. Our times are Monday, March 2 from 9:00am to
12:00pm, and 8:00pm to 11:00pm, Tuesday, March 3 from 10:30am to
1:30pm and 8:00pm to 11:00pm and Wednesday, March 4 from 9:00am to
11:00am. We will be packing at the shul. If you are
available to help, please contact Elana Minkove at firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date. Women's
League's Pre-Pesach Boutique will take place on Sunday, March 15!
Grade Bowling. This Saturday night, February 28 from 7:45 to 9:00pm.
Costs $18 per child (shoes included). We will be
bowling at Paradise Lanes in Yonkers, children are responsible for
their own transportation. RSVP to YINRyouth@gmail.com
Purim Carnival will take place this Sunday, March 1 from 10:00am to
1:00pm. Carnival games, prize store, music, inflatables and
more. $10/child (maximum $30/family).
Oneg. All 9th-10th grade
boys and girls are invited for the final Friday night Oneg of the
year on Friday night, March 6 starting at 8:15pm. The Oneg will
take place at Eliana and Marc's apartment, 1250 North Ave. Apt.
will be activities for children during the Pesach Boutique on
Sunday, March 15. From 3:00-5:00pm there will be a magician, face painting
and a balloon artist. From 5:00-6:00pm there will be Pesach arts
Siddur Making. All
Nursery through Kindergarten children are invited to make their own
Siddurim on Sunday, March 22 from 11am-12pm. This will be an
educational and fun event. Children will learn about Tefillah and
will be able to make Tefillah come to life by creating their own
We gratefully acknowledge those who have sent YINR
cards and donated
siddurim and chumashim during February:
Joey Bohm, Yvette and Jack Finkelstein, Alan Genachowski, Sylvia
Burian and Gary Katz, Lori and Hesh
and Joel Rosh, Anne and Mark Wasserman and Paula and Leslie Walter.
Girls Softball League
for Grades 3-8. Sign up now for a
great season of recreational softball sponsored by the Hebrew
Institute of Riverdale. To register or for more information visit
our website or email
our commissioner, Nina Bruder. Cost $125. New
player evaluations this Sunday, March 1 at SAR Academy between 9:00
and 11:00am. Players of all abilities and experience are welcomed.
Class. The Jewish
Renaissance Experience (1495 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will offer a
six week course for learning the skills to understand, decode and
engage in the Talmudic text. The course will meet on
Mondays at 8:15pm beginning February 23. To register or
for more information, contact Rabbi Yossi Oratz.
Chabad of Larchmont
and Mamaroneck Speaker. Chabad
of Larchmont and Mamaroneck presents "Confronting the Rise of
Radical Islam and its Infiltration into Israel, Europe and the
U.S." with Dr. Mordechai Kedar tonight, Thursday, February 26
at 7:30pm at Chabad, 921 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. RSVP. Advance
tickets $15; At the Door $18; Sponsors $180; High School Students
Academy Comedy Night. Bring your
friends and enjoy an evening of laughs, food and music. Join
us this Saturday evening, February 28 at 8:30pm at Westchester
Torah Academy (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard) when following a buffet
dinner and music by Ernie's Dixieland Band, comedian Modi will
take the stage. Tickets cost $150 and 100% of proceeds
benefit the WTA Shomrei Torah Scholarship Fund. Click here to purchase
tickets/sponsor or to make a donation to the WTA Shomrei Torah
Purim at Alef Bet
Preschool. Come celebrate Purim in
Candyland with the Alef Bet Preschool on March 5 at 5:00pm.
All are welcome to join in the fun at 1228 North Avenue with
a hot buffet, games, prizes and music! To purchase tickets in
advance, please click here or call the
school office at 914-278-9757.
Westchester Hebrew High School Annual Dinner. WHHS's Annual Dinner will take place on March
12 at 7:00pm at Temple Israel of New Rochelle. The dinner
will honor our members Dina and Ira Herman, and recognize WHHS
alumni Gabi Berger, Yehudit Shuter and Philip Steinmetz, currently
serving in the IDF, as well as the Graduating Class of 2015. To
make a reservation, place an ad or for addition information, please
NORPAC Annual Mission to Washington. NORPAC's 2015 Mission to Washington is
scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, with a bus departing from and
returning to YINR that day. Please join our shul's teams to
advocate on behalf of the US-Israel relationship in small groups
meeting with Senators, Representatives and their staff.
Registration is now open on their website with an
Early Bird Discount. For more information, please contact Judy and Marc Berger or call 914-637-2546.
Westchester Summer Day Program. Westchester Summer Day's program is packed with new
and exciting trips and events for children entering Nursery through
6th grade. The program offers a safe and caring environment
with swimming instruction, arts and crafts, and sports.
Summer activities are infused with Jewish culture and Zionist
values. Activities include boating, rock climbing, ziplining
and more. Kosher lunch and snacks daily. Air-conditioned
buses from New Rochelle. To schedule a tour, please call 914-698-8900
ext. 154 or visit www.westchesterday.org/summerday for
Joel Daner Yachad Communal Fellowship. Post college fellowship for individuals
interested in social services and disability advocacy.
Candidates must also be concerned about and dedicated to the
global Jewish community. Fellowship dates are August 2015 -
August 2016. $25,000 stipend. Fellows will be full members
of Yachad's staff. Please click here to apply.