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YINR Shabbat Mevarchim Newsletter


          Parshat Toldot                    29 Cheshvan 5775                 November 21-22, 2014


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Shabbat Times

Candle Lighting: 4:14pm

Mincha: 4:20pm

Oneg: 8:00pm

Daf Yomi:  6:55am and 3:00pm

Hashkama: 7:45am

Teen Minyan: 8:45am (MP1)

Main Minyan: 9:00am

Sof Z'man Kriat Sh'ma: 9:15am

Mincha: 4:00pm

Women's Tehillim: 4:20pm (MP1)

Shiur by R. Steven Weil: 4:20pm

Shabbat Ends: 5:19pm


Daily Davening Schedule


Sun (Rosh Chodesh): 7:30/8:30/9:00am

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

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

Thu (Thanksgiving): 7:30/8:30/9:00am

Mincha (Thu only): 12:30pm

Mincha/Maariv (Sun-Thu): 4:20pm

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


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



Women's Tehillim Group will not be held this week


Talmud Taanit, R. Reuven Fink will not be held this week


Daily Daf Yomi Shiurim

Sun: 6:40am

Mon: 5:30am & 8:00pm

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

Thu: 6:40am & 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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with Hoops4Camp featuring NY Knicks Legend 

John Starks 

and a kids' carnival on 12/21/2014 


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Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Debra and Richard Cohen on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Joshua.  Mazal Tov to Joshua's sister, Rachel, and grandparents Tina Schnall and Janet Cohen.  Mazal Tov to aunt and uncle Jackie and Steven Cohen and all the family and friends who have come to celebrate Joshua's Bar Mitzvah.


Mazal Tov to Carol and Harvey Sober on the engagement of their son, Saryah, to Lucy Schwartz, daughter of Liz and Stephen Schwartz of White Plains.  Mazal Tov to grandmother Florence Glucksman and siblings Shai and Ziona.


Mazal Tov to Elaine and Mark Weitzman on the aufruf on Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Kislev in White Plains and upcoming marriage of their son, Ilan, to Rebecca Zimilover, daughter of Risa and Ira Zimilover of Merrick.  Mazal Tov to Ilan's brother, Yaron, grandparents Leah Weitzman and Solomon and Vivian Rosen, and cousins Ruthie and Danny Krasner and Lacey and Brian Kalb.


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


Tomchei Shabbos

Thank you to Paula and Kenneth Rothaus for sponsoring this week's Tomchei Shabbos in memory of Kenneth's mother, Gladys.



YINR is pleased to welcome Rabbi Steven Weil, the Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union, as our Scholar in Residence this Shabbat, Parshat Toldot, November 21-22. Rabbi Weil will deliver the following talks over Shabbat:

  • Friday Night Oneg, 8:00pm at YINR featuring Cognac and Dessert Wine Tasting as accent to Hors d'oeuvres and Desserts, "Armageddon: Can We Prevent the Radicalization of the World - a perspective on ongoing events in Arab countries"
  • Hashkama Minyan Drasha: "The Eternal Debate Highlighted in Parshat Toldot"
  • Main Minyan Drasha: "Aftermath of the Apocalypse: Opportunities for the Orthodox to Influence the Future of the American Jewish Community in Light of the Pew Report"
  • Lecture following Mincha (4:00pm): "Quality of Marriage in the Orthodox Community" 

Chavruta Partners.  YINR is seeking individuals who are able to be a chavruta (study companion) for seniors in our community seeking to spend time in Torah/Talmud study. These can be 45 minute sessions.  Please contact Rabbi Fink or Eli Epstein.


Kol HaNe'arim Talit.  The deadline for submitting names to be embroidered on the Kol HaNe'arim Talit is November 30.  Please click here for the form.



YINR Israel Action Committee.  YINR is forming an Israel Action Committee that will lead our communal activism on behalf of Israel. Please join us for an organizational meeting tonight, November 20 at 9:00pm in MP1.  Please note new time. 


PANOPLY 12.13.14 - Price goes up Monday!  

(Question: What went missing from the kitchen of the USS Caine?)


There are just a few unregistered players left.

You MUST personally register for Panoply in order to participate!


Every player needs to be registered.

In order to organize teams, it is imperative that we have registration information from everyone who plans to play ASAP

(even if someone else signed you up).


For registration and information:  Registration fees go up on November 24.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis through December 1.  Space is limited.


For any questions, email us:


(Answer: Strawberries)


Ruach.  Ruach will not meet next Wednesday, November 26.  "Ushpizin - The Sukkot Guests" will be rescheduled during the month of December.  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.


Women's Initiative for Jewish Studies.  WIJS is a new program with a mission of introducing outstanding women Jewish studies scholars to the Westchester community.  This ongoing program will feature speakers from both the United States and Israel through a series of weeknight lectures held throughout the year at YINR.  All lectures will be free of charge and open to both women and men. Please SAVE THE DATE of Tuesday, December 9 at 7:45pm for our inaugural lecture by Professor Smadar Rosensweig, Yeshiva University Stern College for Women, on the topic "Levi's Ascent from Outlaw to Religious Establishment."  Please mark the dates of Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015 for upcoming WIJS events. 


Defensive Driving Class.  YINR will be hosting a Defensive Driving Class on Sunday, December 14.  Class begins at 10:00am. To reserve your seat, please email the office or call 914-636-2215. The cost is $65 and you pay at the class.


Women's League

Bat Mitzvah Class.  The annual Bat Mitzvah class and project with Rebbetzin Abby Fink for all 6th grade girls will be held on Monday, December 8 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at YINR.  Dairy dinner will be served.  Please RSVP to Lisa Bernstein as soon as possible.


Light Up the Night with YINR Women's League!  Join us for an 8th candle celebration on Tuesday, December 23, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.  We are planning an evening of fun for adults and children alike - entertainment, a light dinner, music and more!  $10 per individual when registering in advance, $15 per individual at the door, $25 per family in advance, $36 per family at the door, Sponsor admission: $100 per family.  Registration closes on December 18. To register, please click here.



We would like to remind everyone that the 3 and 4 year old group is for children of that age only.  All older siblings should attend their age-appropriate groups.  There will be a small space set up in the Social Hall with chairs and toys for parents with younger children and infants.


Group Leader Training Lunch.  All group leaders are invited to join Eliana and Marc this Shabbat for the second youth leader training event.  The event will begin with training followed by a lunch in the Social Hall.


Thanksgiving Football.  High School boys are invited to join us for the annual Thanksgiving football game.  The program will begin with Shacharit, breakfast and a short learning program in the shul before heading out to Roosevelt Park for an exciting game of football!


V'Shinantam.  On Motzei Shabbat, November 29, we will be running our first V'Shinantam of the year.  Please check your email for further information.


Community Events

Motzei Shabbat Kumzitz.  Please join the Perry Garber family, Evan Jerome, Benji Schiller, Harold Lifshutz and other musicians for an evening of inspiring music and words on Saturday, November 22 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Jerome home, 160 Victory Blvd. Light dairy dinner and ice cream sundaes will be served.  Everyone is invited.  For more information, please contact Jonathan Peiper.  


Bake Sale to Benefit Meshi and Charity: Water.  Rachel Landesman and Micki Kleinman will be hosting a pre-Thanksgiving bake sale in honor of their bat mitzvahs.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit Meshi, a school and rehabilitation center in Jerusalem for children with cerebral palsy, and Charity: Water, an organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.  The bake sale will be held at Rachel's home, 25 Lovell Road, on Tuesday, November 25 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.  If you want to bake for this event, please contact Rachel Landesman or Micki Kleinman.


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."  On Tuesday, November 25 at 8:00pm, Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter will lecture on "Rashbam and the Ba'Alei Ha-Tosafot: Living Under Christendom."


American Friends of Magen David Adom Annual New York Benefit Dinner.  Please join AFMDA on Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30pm at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers (Manhattan) for their annual New York benefit dinner.  Haina Just-Michael will receive the Westchester Leadership Award.  


SAR Academy Information Sessions.  Please attend one of SAR's Information Sessions on Thursday, December 4 or Tuesday, December 9 from 9:30am to 10:45am.  SAR Academy opens each child's heart and mind to a life-long love of Torah and Medinat Yisrael.  To register, please click here.


UJA Gift of Chanukah Celebration.  On Sunday, December 7 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, UJA-Federation's Tov B'Yachad "Gift of Chanukah" at Kittay House, 2550 Webb Avenue, Bronx.  Share in a fun afternoon of games, crafts and refreshments and bring the joy of Chanukah to the residents of Kittay House, an independent senior living facility run by Jewish Home Lifecare, a UJA-Federation beneficiary agency.  RSVP to Susan Scharf Glick or call 914-761-5100 ext 120.


RJC Chanukah Concert.  The Riverdale Jewish Center presents a fun-filled inspirational Chanukah Concert featuring Eitan Katz on Sunday, December 14.  7:00pm doors open, 7:30pm concert begins. Cost: $25/ticket, $20/ticket for students.  Please click here for more information.


SAR Floor Hockey League.  The SAR Floor Hockey League is now accepting applications for the 2014 Winter Season for all girls in grades 3-4.  All games are played at the SAR HS Hockey rink in Riverdale, NY. The League is open to girls of all skill levels and from all day schools.  In order to register your daughter, please click here.