YINR Shabbat Newsletter


       Parshat Lech Lecha             8 Cheshvan 5775           October 31-November 1, 2014


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Shabbat Times

Candle Lighting: 5:35pm

Mincha: 5:40pm

Daf Yomi:  6:55am and 4:15pm

Hashkama: 7:45am

Teen Minyan: 8:45am (MP1)

Main Minyan: 9:00am

Mincha: 5:15pm

Talmud Class:  5:35pm

Shabbat Ends: 6:37pm

Sunday, 2:00am - Daylight Savings time ends, move clocks back one hour


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): 4:35pm

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

*  This minyan will be held on Friday,

    Monday and Tuesday at 7:00am 

    and on Sunday at 8:00am at the

    Sperling shiva house and not at

    YINR.  It will return to YINR on

    Wednesday (11/5.)


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 Taanit, R. Reuven Fink


Daily Daf Yomi Shiurim

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

November 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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Please email office@yinr.org

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Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Gail and David Krasner on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Leora.  Mazal Tov to Leora's siblings, Hadas and Sam, and grandparents Miriam Weiker and Bobby and Jack Krasner.


Mazal Tov to YINR Youth Directors Eliana Stone and Marc Poleyeff on their upcoming marriage.


Mazal Tov to Rochelle and Kenneth Sherman on the marriage of their daughter, Yael, to Shaya Hirtz.  Mazal Tov to Shaya's parents, Rabbi Yonoson and Rochelle Hirtz of Hillcrest, Queens and family members who are here with us this Shabbat. Thank you to Rochelle and Kenneth Sherman for sponsoring the kiddush after the Main Minyan.


Mazal Tov to Anne and Mark Wasserman on the birth of a granddaughter, Michal Rivka, born to their children, Bailey and Andrew Stein.  Mazal Tov to great grandparents Ellen and Stanley Wasserman, big sister Leah Rina, aunts and uncle, Zahava, Rebeccah, Jordyn and Joey, and great aunt and uncle Rivka and Stuart Berger.


Mazal Tov to Tamar and Brian Weinberg on the birth of a daughter.


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



We extend condolences to Marvin Sperling on the passing of his beloved father, Leon Sperling.  Shiva will be observed at the Sperling home, 135 Wykagyl Terrace, until Tuesday morning, November 4. (Friday visiting hours are until 2:30pm.) 


Shacharit: Friday, Monday and Tuesday at 7:00am, Sunday at 8:00am

Mincha/Maariv: Thursday at 5:40pm, Sunday and Monday at 4:35pm


The 7:00am minyan will meet at the shiva house instead of at YINR.


To send a tribute card from YINR in memory of Leon Sperling, please click here.


Tomchei Shabbos

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

Gail and David Krasner in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Leora

Shlomit and Arnon Storfer in commemoration of the first yahrzeit of Shlomit's father, Rabbi Moshe Kushner

Elana and Ira Tepler in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Ira's mother, Sylvia Tepler



Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour this Saturday night before you go to sleep.


The 8:00am minyan is celebrating its one year anniversary with a gala breakfast on Tuesday, November 4 immediately following davening.  All are invited.  For menu details, please see catering director, Richard Wolff.


Ruth Lewis expresses her profound gratitude to the Shiva Committee and all those who helped and visited during her recent shiva observance.


Elana and Ira Tepler 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 Elana's beloved mother, Marilyn Berliner.


If anyone found Ernie Bechhofer's tallit bag (which says his name, David Bechhofer, in Hebrew), please give it to Rabbi Fink or the shul office.


Women's Tehillim.  Women and girls, please join us this Shabbat in MP1 right after Mincha to say Tehillim together.  We are also going to be learning the laws of Shmirat Halashon.


Kol HaNe'arim Talit.  The deadline for submitting names to be embroidered on the Kol HaNe'arim Talit is November 15.  Please click here for the form.



PANOPLY 12.13.14 REGISTRATION is now open!  

(Question: What number did Charlie Hustle wear on his uniform?)


The tables are filling up!  

In order to organize teams, 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: www.YINR.org/panoply.php.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis through November 24.  Space is limited.


For any questions, email us: YINR.Panoply@gmail.com.


(Answer: 14)


Ruach. Please join us on Wednesday, November 5 for an exciting "Geography Bee" where everyone will be part of a team and join in the fun.  No studying required.  Light lunch served at 12:30pm followed by the program at 1:15pm.  Please look for our November flyer coming out next week.  If you would like to sponsor Ruach in honor or in memory of someone, please contact Vera Koppel.   


Thanksgiving Meals for New Rochelle Police and Firefighters. Once again, we will be delivering catered meals to New Rochelle's Finest and Bravest on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27. This event is one of our most important community outreach activities and is an excellent way to demonstrate hakarat hatov to the individuals who have taken on the responsibility for making our lives safer.  Each meal costs $36 and an entire station can be fed for $250.  We ask that members of the community participate in this project by sponsoring meals and/or helping deliver them on Thanksgiving.  We will be meeting at 11:00am on Thanksgiving in front of the old shul (1228 North Avenue) to distribute packages and head out for deliveries.  Checks can be made out to YINR with "Thanksgiving" indicated on the memo line. Please contact Rafi Halpert or Harold Rosengarten to indicate if you will sponsor one or more meals and/or help deliver.  If you are interested in delivering meals, please respond prior to Tuesday, November 25.


Special Guest Chazzan.  YINR is pleased to welcome Chazzan Zev Muller of West Side Institutional Synagogue on Shabbat Chayei Sarah, November 14-15.  Chazzan Zev and Chaya Muller's visit is sponsored by Sasha and Andrew Fox with thanks to the community for welcoming them and in commemoration of the 6th yahrzeit of Andrew's father, Melvyn Fox. You can click here for a video of Chazzan Muller singing at the United Nations.


Scholar in Residence - Save the Date.  YINR proudly announces that Rabbi Steven Weil, Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union, will spend Shabbat with the YINR community on Shabbat Toldot, November 21-22.  Full details about the Shabbat program to follow.


Women's Initiative for Jewish Studies - Save the Date.  We are excited to launch Women's Initiative for Jewish Studies, whose mission is to introduce outstanding women scholars in their fields of Jewish studies to the Westchester community through a series of evening lectures at YINR.  Please save the date of Tuesday, December 9 at 7:45pm for our first lecture by Professor Smadar Rosensweig, Professor of Bible at Yeshiva University Stern College for Women.  More information to follow.  


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.  



Youth Wish List.  Thank you to everyone who has already donated toys and games to our youth program.  The children are enjoying them!  To view the additional items still needed to augment the children's activities, please click here.  The toys should be in new or "like new" condition and should be brought to the shul coat room and left in the designated boxes.


Tribute Cards

We acknowledge those who have sent YINR tribute cards during October: Sara Berkower, Lisa and Joey Bernstein, Vivian and Stanley Bernstein, Staci and Jack Bodner, Amy and Myron Eagle, Yvette and Jack Finkelstein, Rachel and David Fischer, Ken Freeman, Adina and Lawrence Garbuz, Anne and Eli Goldner, Alan Genachowski, Rene and Gary Goldberg, Naomi and Danny Hartman, Gail and David Krasner, Rose and Ed Leventhal, Ruth and Jacques Levy, Ginny Mazzola, Shoshana Moskowitz, Susan and Martin Packer, Serena and Jonathan Peiper, Nina and Moishe Roisman, Andy and Ami Rome, Ruth and Shlomo Shinnar, Darina and Andrew Silverman, Rena and Bruce Spinowitz, Shlomit and Arnon Storfer, Vicky and Michael Turek, Ellen and Stanley Wasserman, Baila and Stan Weiss, Debbie and Gene Wilk, Florence and Martin Wolpoff and Arline and Robert Zinaman.


Community Events

Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC).  TABC invites all prospective parents and students to our Open House on Sunday, November 2.  Registration is at 9:15am.  Program and Academic Fair from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  To pre-register please click here.


Moshava Open House.  Camp Moshava will host its annual parlor meeting on Monday, November 3 at 7:30 pm at the home of Adina and Lawrence Burian, 180 Overlook Road.  Explore Moshava with Director Alan Silverman and learn about summer 2015.  Receive a $50 family discount for attending!


Young Israel of Scarsdale Sisterhood Lecture.  Dr. Lisa Aiken will lecture on "The Shemoneh Esrai: How It Speaks to Us Today," on Monday, November 3 at 8:00pm at YIS, 1313 Weaver Street in the Greene Gallery. The lecture is open to men as well as women.


Scarsdale Academy of Jewish Studies.  Young Israel of Scarsdale's Academy of Jewish Studies proudly presents "Introduction to the World of Ashkenazi Jewry - History Mini Series," a Tuesday evening lecture series by Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter. On Tuesday, November 4 at 8:00pm, Rabbi Schacter will lecture on "The Beginnings of Ashkenazi Jewry - Rabbi Gershom Me'or Hagolah."  The series is open to the community and free of charge.


Westchester Hebrew High School Open House.  Please join WHHS on Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30pm to meet their students, faculty members and administrators and to learn all about the WHHS Experience.  RSVP or call 914-698-0806 x308.


Dr. Daniel Gordis at Westchester Day School.  "What We Talk About When We Talk About Israel."  The Westchester community is invited to hear Dr. Daniel Gordis, Senior Vice President & Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center, address the issue of how to talk to children about Israel on Saturday, November 8 at 7:00pm at WDS. Space is limited.  RSVP required.  


Frisch Open House.  The Frisch School invites all 8th graders and their parents to their Open House on Sunday, November 9 at 9:00am.  You can register online.  Come and experience the innovative formal and informal educational opportunities provided to students to foster their individualized intellectual and religious growth.  


MTA Open House.  The MTA Open House will take place on Sunday, November 9 at 9:00am.  Interested students and parents can pre-register.  For more information, please contact David Leshaw, Admissions Director, or call 212-960-5400 ext. 6676.


Beth El Israel Affairs Committee & StandWithUs Event.  On Sunday, November 9 at 9:00am, Dr. Eric Mandel will speak about "America and Israel's New Challenges in the Middle East, Post Operation Protective Edge."  For more information, please contact David Horowitz or call the Beth El office at 914-235-2700, ext. 223.


AMIT 90th Anniversary Gala.  AMIT will proudly mark the dedication of "Ellen's Kids" in memory of Ellen Koplow at its 90th Anniversary Gala on Monday, November 10 at the Hudson Theatre, 145 West 44th Street, NY at 6:00pm.  For reservations please call 212-477-4725 or click here.


Stein Yeshiva Open House Week November 10 - 13, 9:30 - 11:30am.  Come and see the yeshiva in action! Daycare, Early Childhood, Grades 1-8, boys/girls.  Early drop-off and late pick-up available.  To schedule an appointment at other times call 914-965-7082 or contact office@steinyeshiva.org.

Westchester Day School Open Houses.  Please join WDS at one of their Open Houses, every morning, Monday through Friday, November 10 - 14 at 9:15am at WDS, 856 Orienta Avenue, Mamaroneck.  See their students learn in a warm and nurturing environment and hear from Rabbi Joshua Lookstein, Head of School.  RSVP required.


Bat Melech Parlor Meeting.  On Saturday, November 15 at 8:00pm, Laurie Bilger and Eli Epstein will host a parlor meeting on behalf of Bat Melech, Israel's only shelter for religious women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. To RSVP click here.


Yeshiva and Camp Fair.  Tri-State Area Regional Jewish Day School, Yeshiva and Camp Fair will be on Sunday, November 16 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Beth El Synagogue.  Over 60 schools, camps and Israel programs from across the Tri-State Area are participating.  Each family attending is eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship to any of the participating organizations. Ellen Bari, author of "Jumping Jenny" will be at the fair to read and sign copies of her books.  For more information click here or email.