YINR Shabbat Newsletter


          Parshat Matot                     21 Tammuz 5774                       July 18-19, 2014


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Shabbat Times

Mincha: 7:00/8:15pm

Candle Lighting: 8:05pm

Daf Yomi: 6:55am & 6:45pm

Hashkama: 7:45am

Teen Minyan: 8:45am (MP1)

Main Minyan: 9:00am

Pirkei Avot Class: 6:55pm

Mincha: 7:45pm

Talmud Class: 8:05pm

Shabbat Ends: 9:14pm


Daily Davening Schedule


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

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

Tue, Wed & Fri: 6:30/7:00/7:30/8:00am

Mincha/Maariv: 8:15pm

9:00pm Maariv will resume in the fall


Schedule of Classes


Minchat Chinuch will not be held this week 


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: 7:15pm 



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


Talmud Ta'anit: 7:15pm 


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


Our Sponsors 


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Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Edna and Ernie Bechhofer on the birth of a great granddaughter, born to their grandchildren, Nechama and Yitzchak Bechhofer.


Mazal Tov to Dina and Ira Herman on the birth of a granddaughter,

Shoshana Liana Aidel, born to their children, Shira and Josh Silber.


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


Tomchei Shabbos

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

Bess and Izzy Gutwein in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Bess's mother, Dorothy Soloff

Leon Meyers in commemoration of the yahrzeit of his mother, Marcia Meyers

Judy and Albert Millstein in honor of Ron Moskovich with much appreciation



Tzeitchem L'Shalom.  This Shabbat is the last that Shayna, Jeremy, Malka, Nechama and Sara Leah Bekritsky will spend with us before their move to Waterbury, Connecticut.  We once again thank the Bekritskys for their incredible work as our youth directors these past five years and wish them happiness and success in their new community.


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.  Orders placed by Friday, July 25th will arrive in time for the High Holidays.  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.


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


Directory Update.  Please email the office with any changes or additions to your information in the new shul directory.  We will be sending out labels, to be inserted in the directory, with updated information including new members. 


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.


Lockers.  One locker is currently available.  If you are interested in renting the locker, please contact the shul office.



Ruach.  Please join Ruach on Wednesday, July 23rd for a screening of "Barriers" moderated by Yvette Finkelstein.  There will be a light lunch at 12:30pm followed by the program at 1:15pm.  


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


Upcoming Scholars in Residence Shabbat.  On Shabbat, July 25-26, YINR is pleased to host 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" 


Rav Neuwirth is Rabbi of Ohel Ari Congregation in Ra'anana and founder and executive director of "Beit Hillel - Attentive Spiritual Leadership," an organization that strives to magnify the voice of the centrist mainstream Judaism in Israel. Dr. Neuwirth serves as a judge in the Tel Aviv Magistrate Court.  She teaches at Matan HaShaon Ra'anana, was a visiting professor at Stern College and was the writer of the column "Women in the Bible" for the Makor Rishon newspaper.  


Sponsorships are available - please contact the office for more information.


Defensive Driving Class.  YINR will be hosting a Defensive Driving Class on 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. 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


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