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YINR Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah/
Shabbat Mevarchim Newsletter


       Parshat Bereshit                    22-24 Tishrei 5775                  October 15-18, 2014


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Wed, 10/15, Hoshanah Rabbah

Please remember to make Eruv Tavshilin

Candle Lighting: 5:57pm

Mincha: 6:05pm


Shemini Atzeret Oneg beginning at 9:15pm at the home of Ilana and Carey Schreiber - regardless of weather, please join us for Divrei Torah, singing, food, drink and a great time with friends 


Thu, 10/16, Shemini Atzeret

Hashkama: 7:45am

Teen Minyan: 9:00am in SH with Bnei Akiva

Main: 9:00am

Yizkor: appx. 10:30am

Mussaf - T'fillat Geshem/Prayer for Rain: Beginning with Mussaf begin to say "Mashiv haruach umorid hageshem"

Tot Hakafot: 5:00-6:00pm

Daf Yomi: 5:15pm

Mincha/Maariv/Hakafot: 6:05pm

Candle Lighting: 7:05pm


Fri, 10/17, Simchat Torah 

Daf Yomi: 7:40am

Main Minyan: 8:30am with Teens and Bnei Akiva

Kol Hanearim: appx. 11:15am

Daf Yomi: 5:05pm

Candle Lighting: 5:54pm

Mincha: 6:05pm


Sat, 10/18,Shabbat Bereshit/Mevarchim

Daf Yomi: 6:55am

Hashkama: 7:45am

Main: 9:00am with Teens and Bnei Akiva

Daf Yomi: 4:50pm

Mincha: 5:50pm

Shabbat Ends: 6:54pm



Daily Davening Schedule

Sun 10/19 - Fri 10/24


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

Mon: 6:22*/7:00/7:30/8:00am

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

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

Thu: 6:25*7:00/7:30/8:00am

Fri (Rosh Chodesh I): 6:26*/7:00/7:30/8:00am

Mincha/Maariv (Sun-Thu): 5:50pm

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

*Earliest z'man talit/tefillin


Schedule of Classes


8:00am: Minchat Chinuch Class


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



Parshat Hashavua - Rabbi Reuven Fink - Will resume on October 27th. 


Jewish Philosophy: 8:00pm



Talmud Taanit Class: 8:00pm


Daily Daf Yomi Shiurim

Sun. 10/19 - Fri. 10/24

Sun: 6:40am

Mon: 5:30am & 8:10pm

Tue: 5:40am & 8:10pm

Wed: 5:40am & 8:10pm

Thu: 5:35am & after 9:00pm Maariv

Fri: 5:35am

Sat: 6:55am and 1 hour before Mincha


Calendar Links

October 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

Please see modified Yom Tov/Shabbat Group information in the Youth Section


Our Sponsors 


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


Please email

if you are interested in sponsoring a future edition of this newsletter.


Helpful Hints

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Email us your news

All information that you want included in the weekly email must be sent into the shul office at VIA EMAIL ONLY by 10:00am Thursday morning to ensure inclusion in that week's email announcements.  Thanks for your cooperation. 


Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to this year's Simchat Torah Chatanim:

Chatan Torah:  Rabbi Mat Hoffman

Chatan Bereshit:  Dr. Gary Berger

Chatan Maftir:  Dr. Aharon Moshe Roth

Chatan Kol Hanearim: Lawrence Burian


Mazal Tov to Laura and Harold Dworetsky on the birth of a granddaughter, Avigayil Rose, born to their children, Shira and Donny Greenberg of West Hempstead.


Mazal Tov to Rachel and David Fischer on the birth of a son.  The Shalom Zachor will take place Friday, October 17 at 8:30pm at their home, 151 Bon Air Avenue.  The bris will take place on Tuesday, October 21 following the 7:30am minyan at YINR.


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



We extend condolences to Marcos Douer on the passing of his beloved sister, Frida Harari.  Shiva will take place in Brazil after Yom Tov ends. 


To send a tribute card from YINR in memory of Frida Harari, please click here


We extend condolences to Lisa Solinga on the passing of her beloved mother, Barbara Balsam.  Shiva will be observed at the Solinga home, 44 Rose Hill Avenue, on Sunday through Tuesday (October 19-21) from 3:00pm to 7:00pm each day.


To send a tribute card from YINR in memory of Barbara Balsam, please click here.  


We extend condolences to Elana Tepler on the passing of her beloved mother, Marilyn Berliner.  Shiva information will be sent out separately.


To send a tribute card from YINR in memory of Marilyn Berliner, please click here.


Tomchei Shabbos

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

Devorah and Mel Bleiberg in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Devorah's mother, Frieda Mais

Michelle and Ira Burstein in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Ira's father, Joseph Burstein

Sherry and Aaron Eidelman in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Sherry's mother, Lilyan Lipsey



We are delighted to welcome to our community Sarena and Paul Townsend, who moved in on Old Orchard Road.



Bnei Akiva Simchaton.  Welcome to the 150 high school juniors and staff who are joining us from across the country for Bnei Akiva's Simchaton.  We look forward to davening, singing and dancing with you at our Hakafot and hope you enjoy your stay in New Rochelle. Thank you to the 35 YINR families who have opened their homes to host our guests and to our many sponsors (a full list will be printed next week).  If you are still interested in sponsoring this exciting event, please contact Judy Friedman, Deborah Landesman , or the YINR office.


Rochelle and Ken Sherman 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 Ken's beloved mother, Frances Sherman.

The shul succah is available for members' personal use. Reservations are not necessary.  Please clean up after use.


Safety Alert.  Stoves and ovens being left on over Yom Tov cause carbon monoxide build up. If you need to leave your stove or oven on over Yom Tov and Shabbat, it is extremely important that the area is properly ventilated.  Please be sure to turn on an exhaust fan and/or open the kitchen windows slightly to avoid buildup of carbon monoxide fumes.  In addition, it is very important to install carbon monoxide detectors in your homes.


Shemini Atzeret Yizkor Appeal.  This year's Shemini Atzeret Yizkor appeal will benefit Rabbi Fink's charity fund.  To make a pledge, please click here.  



Shemini Atzeret Oneg.  Join YINR friends on Shemini Atzeret, Wednesday, October 15 at 9:15pm for one last fun evening in the succah complete with Divrei Torah, singing, hot food and drink. Tonight's Shemini Atzeret oneg will take place regardless of weather (rain or no rain).  The oneg will be hosted by Ilana and Carey Schreiber in their succah, 75 Seacord Road. 



(Question: Which Jewish member of KISS taught sixth grade on the Upper West Side?)


There is still room at the table for you!

In order to organize tables, it is imperative that we get registration information from everyone who plans to play.  Whether or not you have already been recruited, you must register for Panoply in order to participate.


For registration and information:  Registration is on a first-come, first served basis through November 24.  Space is limited.


The game covers challenging and fun questions on a broad range of topics, in a variety of formats - Geography, Literature, Torah, History (World, American and Jewish), Sports, Art, Pop Culture and much, much more!  For any questions, email us:


(Answer: "Gene Simmons")


Ruach.  The next Ruach will take place in November.  If you would like to sponsor Ruach in honor or in memory of someone, please contact Vera Koppel.  Ruach wishes everyone a Chag Sameach. 


Women's League

Women's League's Hospitality Committee Needs Hosts. We are looking for hosts for prospective and newly arrived families for Shabbat housing and meals.  Please email Mickey Nyer if we can add you to our list of potential hosts.  



Tot Hakafot.  All nursery and kindergarten families are invited to join YINR Youth on Thursday, October 16 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm for a light dairy dinner and dancing.


Babysitting.  There will be no babysitting on Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.  Babysitting will resume on Shabbat at 9:00am to 10:30am in MP3/4.


Youth Groups.  There will be modified groups on Shemini Atzeret and Shabbat.  There will be no groups on Simchat Torah.  Groups on Shemini Atzeret and Shabbat are as follows:

Jr. Congregation groups for 1st-4th graders starting at 9:30am in MP2.  There will be one combined Nursery/Kindergarten group being held in MP3/4 starting at the normal time of 10:30am.


Teen Minyan.  There will be no Teen Minyan over the last days of Succot and Shabbat.  The schedule for davening for YINR teens is as follows:

Shemini Atzeret: Joining Bnei Akiva in the SH at 9:00am

Simchat Torah: Joining the Main Minyan and Bnei Akiva at

Shabbat: Joining the Main Minyan and Bnei Akiva at 9:00am


Petting Zoo.  The Youth Department will host a petting zoo and pony rides adventure at YINR on Sunday, October 19 from 2:30 to 4:00pm in honor of Parshat Noach.  The fee is $10 per child.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Please check your email for further details.


Community Events

SAR Academy Open House.  SAR Academy will be having an Open House on Tuesday, October 28 from 7:00pm until 9:30pm. To register please click here.  If you have any questions please call 718-548-1717 x1206.


Westchester Torah Academy Open House.  WTA will be having an Open House on Wednesday, October 29 at 8:00pm.  Explore our warm and nurturing environment that inspires each student's academic, religious, and social growth.  Learn about our unique and individualized educational model.  Discover a community that embodies ahavat Torah, ahavat Yisrael, and derech eretz.  RSVP or visit to pre-register.