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YINR Shabbat Newsletter


          Parshat Bo                                 4 Sh'vat 5775                     January 23-24, 2015


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Shabbat Times

Candle Lighting: 4:43pm

Mincha: 4:50pm

Daf Yomi:  6:55am and 3:20pm

Hashkama: 7:45am

Teen Minyan: 8:45am (MP1)

Main Minyan: 9:00am

Sof Z'man Kriat Sh'ma: 9:40am

Mincha: 4:20pm

Talmud Class: 4:40pm

Women's Tehillim (Conference Room): 4:40pm

Shabbat Ends: 5:49pm


Daily Davening Schedule

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

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

Tue, Wed, Fri: 6:30/7:00/7:30/8:00am

Mincha/Maariv (Sun-Thu): 4:55pm

Late Maariv (Mon-Thu): 9:00pm

*  Please note new 8:00am minyan


Schedule of Classes 


8:00am: Minchat Chinuch, R. Reuven Fink


8:00am: Talmud, R. Abish Zelishovsky of Bais Medrash Gavoha of Lakewood



1:30pm: Parshat Hashavua, 

R. Reuven Fink


8:00pm: Jewish Philosophy, 

R. Reuven Fink



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


8:00pm: Talmud Ta'anit, R. Reuven Fink 


Daily Daf Yomi Shiurim

Sun: 6:40am

Mon: 5:30am & 8:00pm

Tue & Wed: 5:40am & 8:00pm

Thu: 5:30am & after 9:00pm Maariv

Fri: 5:40am

Sat: 6:55am and 1 hour before Mincha


Calendar Links

January 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


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 (MP5/6) 

10:30-11:30am 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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 Children's classes beginning at YINR in February for children

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Please contact the shul office if you are aware of any employment possibilities that can be promoted to our members.


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Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Yael and David Edelstein on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Jacob.  Mazal Tov to Jacob's brothers, Joshua and Joseph. Mazal Tov to Jacob's grandparents, Dr. Morton and Jean Durst and Dr. Leonard and Rochelle Edelstein, aunt and uncle Ariella and Simcha Gissinger, and cousins Eliora, Jakey, Sammy and Jonathan.


Mazal Tov to Jocelyn and Joey Kleinman on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Micki.  Mazal Tov to Micki's sisters Ayelet, Jennie and Lili.  Mazal Tov to Micki's grandparents Eunice and Bernie Kleinman and her entire extended family.


Mazal Tov to Anne and Mark Wasserman on the upcoming wedding of their daughter Zahava to Aaron Sieratzki, son of Sandy and Ron Kahn.  Mazal Tov to Zahava's siblings, Joey, Bailey and Andrew, Rebeccah, and Jordyn, and grandparents Ellen and Stanley Wasserman and Helene and Gerald Zisholtz.


Mazal Tov to Elaine and Mark Weitzman on the engagement of their son Yaron to Micole Horowitz, daughter of Marla and Avri Horowitz of Scarsdale.  Mazal Tov to siblings Ilan and Rebecca, grandparents Leah Weitzman and Vivian and Sol Rosen, as well as cousins Ruth and Dan Krasner and Lacey and Brian Kalb and families.


To send a tribute card from YINR in honor of these smachot, or any other reason, please click here.



Kiddush after the Hashkama Minyan is sponsored by YINR.


Kiddush after the Main Minyan is sponsored by Yael and David Edelstein in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son Jacob.


Tomchei Shabbos

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

Lisa and Joey Bernstein in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Lisa's mother, Sondra Goldman

Rene and Gary Goldberg in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Rene's father, Nathan Elkin



Ruach.  Ruach will not be held at the shul next week. For those going to the Broadway show, please note that Brunch at Swirl will be at 11:45pm followed by the show.  Transportation is provided.  If you would like to sponsor Ruach in honor or in memory of someone, please contact Vera Koppel.  


Mikvah Breakfast. The Mikvah of New Rochelle's 6th Annual Breakfast will take place on Sunday, February 1 at 10:00am at YINR.  The guest speaker will be Rabbi Evan Hoffman of Congregation Anshe Sholom.  To make a reservation click here.


Tu B'Shvat Seder.  On Tuesday evening, February 3 at 7:00pm, YINR will celebrate Tu B'Shvat, the Rosh Hashanah of Trees ("Rosh Hashanah La'ilanot"), with a traditional Tu B'Shvat Seder, complete with fruits, goods and wines that are symbolic of this Yom Tov.  Rabbi Fink will lead the seder and all members are invited. The seder is sponsored by the Scher Family in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Brad's mother, Rosalyn Scher (Raizal Bas Simcha Halevi, z"l).  A buffet dinner will be served so it is important that you RSVP if interested in attending in order that we might have sufficient food for the event.  Please be courteous and RSVP no later than Monday, January 26.  You may RSVP to Barbara in the synagogue office or by email to


Upcoming Scholar-in-Residence.  Rabbi Professor Adam Ferziger will be our Scholar-in-Residence on Shabbat Parshat Yitro, February 6-7.  Professor Ferziger teaches in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Judaism at Bar-Ilan University.  His scholarship focuses on Jewish religious denominations and their ideologies and on the encounter between Jewish law and contemporary social realities.  Dr. Ferziger will speak at an oneg on Friday night, "Brother or Other: Orthodoxy and the Nonobservant Jew," at the Hashkama Minyan, "On the Value of Fragmentary Judaism: Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein and Jewish Others," in the Main Minyan, "Between Inreach and Outreach: The Realignment of American Orthodoxy" and after Mincha, Shabbat afternoon, "Cremation after the Holocaust: How the Shoah Reframed a Halakhic Question."  Please contact the shul office if you would like to sponsor his visit, the Oneg Shabbat or Seudah Shlishit.


Women's Initiative for Jewish Studies.  WIJS is pleased to announce the next program in its series scheduled for Tuesday, February 10 at 7:45pm.  Dr. Yael Ziegler will be joining us from Israel where she is a lecturer in Tanakh at Herzog College in Gush Etzion and at MATAN, the Women's Institute for Torah Studies in Jerusalem.  Dr. Ziegler will speak on the topic "Portrait of the First King: Philistines, Amalekites and The Two Deaths of Saul."  Please save the dates of Tuesday, March 17 and Tuesday, May 12 for upcoming WIJS events.  We hope you can join us; both women and men are invited to attend.


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.  Watch your mail this week for more information.


Women's League

Women's League would like to thank everyone who attended our very popular annual cooking demonstration fundraiser this past Tuesday evening.  We were very fortunate to have one of our own members, Dini Klein, as our "personal" chef!  A huge thank you to the all those who made this event possible: Jill Goldfein, Lindsay Hakimi, Irena Veksler Offengenden, Adina Soniker and Michelle Zellner.  Thank you to all our generous sponsors. Thank you to Jonah Sarasohn and the shul office staff for their ongoing support. Lastly, thank you to Dini and Michael Klein for opening up their home and kitchen for this very successful event.


Save the Date:  Women's League's Pre-Pesach Boutique will take place on Sunday, March 15!


Important Chesed Opportunity.  Sabrina Landau (Phyllis and Ed Chernoff's daughter) recently had twins (a boy and a girl).  The boy is doing well and came home.  Unfortunately, the girl, Goldie, is having some health complications and is still at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore.  We are looking for volunteers to stay with Goldie in the hospital when Sabrina cannot be there with her.  Any amount of time you can visit will be greatly appreciated.  To sign up for a time slot, please click here.



V'Shinantam Learning.  The second V'Shinantam of the year will take place on Motzei Shabbat, January 24 from 6:45 to 7:45pm. Children and their parents will enjoy learning about the Parsha and all children will go home with a prize, in addition to the one grand prize winner!


Rescheduled Snow Tubing. Snow tubing for 5th-8th graders has been rescheduled for this Sunday, January 25. We will be meeting at the shul at 1:15pm and plan to be back at the shul at 6:00pm. Tickets will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis since there are a limited number of seats on the bus. The cost for snow tubing and transportation is $40 per child.  Please RSVP to and click here to pay. 


Community Events

Riverdale Children's Theatre (RCT) presents its winter shows, Oliver and 42nd Street, both featuring some of our YINR youth.  Oliver performances are Saturday, January 24 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, January 25 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm.  42nd Street performances are Thursday, January 29 at 8:00pm, Saturday, January 31 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, February 1 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm.  All performances are held at the Lovinger Theatre at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd, West Bronx, NY (big parking lot on Goulden Avenue, directly across from the campus entrance).  All seats are $15.  Visit to purchase tickets.  For more information, contact Judy Friedman at or 914-714-9487.

JRE Westchester Beit Midrash Kollel.  Rabbi Yosef Kalatsky, Dean and Founder of the Yad Avraham Institute will speak on "The DNA of the Jewish People" on Tuesday, January 27.  Reception 8:00pm, 8:30pm Lecture, 10:00pm Maariv. (1495 Weaver Street, 2nd Floor, Scarsdale).  To RSVP, please click here or call 917-757-6300.

Liberation of Auschwitz Event.  The Center for Jewish History
will present a program "In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of The Liberation of Auschwitz" on Tuesday, January 27 from
4:00 to 6:00pm. This program is presented in cooperation with
the Museum of Jewish Heritage which presents "Stories of Regeneration from the Second Generation" at 7:00pm. Complimentary transportation will be provided to the Museum of Jewish Heritage at 6:00pm.

WDS's Annual Anniversary Dinner.  WDS's 67th Anniversary Dinner will be held Motzei Shabbat, January 31, 8:00pm at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown. YINR member Laurie Popiel will receive the Faculty Award. To RSVP, please click here.


UJA Chai House Tu B'Shvat Volunteer Project.  UJA-Federation of New York's New Rochelle Community invites you to participate in a special Tu B'Shvat volunteer program at Chai House on Wednesday, February 4 at 10:00am.  Chai House is a residential kosher group home for developmentally disabled women run by Westchester Jewish Community Services.  Join us to prepare a holiday dinner for the residents and learn how Chai House has transformed their lives.  Event chairs are Erica Skolnick and Arlene Smith.  Couvert is $18 per person.  Space is limited.  To register, contact Susan Scharf Glick at or 914-761-5100 x120.  Address to be provided upon registration.


One Family Israel Solidarity Event.  Please join One Family on Sunday, February 8 at 3:00pm to show your solidarity with Israel and to welcome Rachelle Fraenkel, Bat Galim Shaer and Iris Yifrach, the bereaved mothers of Naftali, Gilad and Eyal.  The event is hosted by Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun and will be at Ramaz Upper School, 60 E. 78th Street, NYC.  YINR is proud to co-sponsor this event.  Please RSVP, seating is limited.


Tikvah Fund High School Summer Institute at Yale University. This program is open to current high school juniors and seniors and will explore the biggest questions of meaning and purpose, war and peace, politics and economics, and culture and technology. University-style seminars will be taught by leading scholars, drawing upon the riches of the Western and Jewish tradition. The program runs from June 21 - July 2 and tuition and all on-site expenses are fully subsidized.   Applications are due February 2.  For more information, please click here.    


UJA Israel Merit Scholarships.  UJA-Federation of New York's Israel Experience Center has a limited number of merit scholarships for high school students who will be participating in an accredited Israel summer program.  Merit award recipients are expected to complete a community service project following their Israel summer experience.  YINR can nominate up to two candidates.  Please click here for scholarship details, eligibility requirements, and the application.  The application must be submitted to Barbara Bolshon by March 31.