YINR Shabbat Chanukah / Mevarchim Newsletter

                                Chag Sameach


            Parshat Miketz                     28 Kislev 5775                  December 19-20, 2014


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Shabbat Times

Candle Lighting: 4:11pm

Mincha: 4:20pm

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: 9:34am

Mincha: 4:00pm

Rav Mordechai Friedman Chanukah Shiur: 4:20pm

Women's Tehillim: 4:20pm (Conference Room)

Shabbat Ends: 5:19pm


Daily Davening Schedule


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

Mon & Tue (Rosh Chodesh I & II) & Wed: 6:18*/7:00/7:30/8:00am

Thu (National Holiday): 6:20/7:30/8:30/9:00am**

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

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

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

*  Special Chanukah start time;

    earliest z'man for talit/tefillin

** Please note, the Schlussel family

    simcha will be celebrated at the

    9:00am 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 Taanit, R. Reuven Fink 


Daily Daf Yomi Shiurim

Sun: 6:40am

Mon: 5:30am & 8:00pm

Tue: 5:30am & 8:00pm

Wed: 5:30am & 8:00pm

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

Fri: 5:40am

Sat: 6:55am and 1 hour before Mincha


Calendar Links

December 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


Our Sponsors 




This Sunday! 12/21/2014


Celebrate The Bat Mitzvah of


Deva Laifer


at Hoops4Camp featuring


NY Knicks Legend

John Starks


Kids carnival with

face painters, inflatables 

& great good


All proceeds go to 

Camp Simcha.  To sign up to shoot or make a donation, please go to www.hoops4camp.com








Elliott's Classes 


Helping families provide their children with strong emotional, social and physical foundations through a range of unique classes for over 20 years!


 Children's classes beginning at YINR in February for children

 ages newborn to 5 years!


  Visit our website, www.elliottsclasses.com 

for more information, 

and to enroll.



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


Please email office@yinr.org

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


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Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Laurie Bilger and Eli Epstein on the birth of a granddaughter, Ilana Orly, born to their children Dannie and Josh Grajower of Boca Raton.


Mazal Tov to Rabbi Mat Hoffman who is being honored as a Partner of the Year by Partners in Torah at their dinner on Saturday, December 27 in Stamford.  Please see below for information on the dinner and the preceding Shabbaton.


Mazal Tov to Myra and Alon Mogilner on the birth of a granddaughter, born to their children Shoshana and Yehuda Fein.


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 the Tuchman family in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Louis and by the Hartman family in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Mica.


Tomchei Shabbos

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

Devorah and Melvyn Bleiberg in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Devorah's father, Avraham Moshe Mais

Ruth and Shlomo Shinnar in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Shlomo's mother, Miryam Shinnar

Sharon and George Sokolowski in commemoration of the yahrzeit of George's father, Saul Sokolowski



We extend condolences to Margery Friedman on the passing of her beloved brother, Dr. Edward J. Resnick.  Shiva will be observed at the home of Margery Friedman, 1273 North Avenue, Entrance 2, Apt. 4D until Monday morning, December 22 as follows:


Thursday: until 10:00pm

Friday: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Saturday night: until 10:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am to 10:00pm


To send a tribute card from YINR in memory of Dr. Edward J. Resnick, please click here.



Panoply 12-13-14 was an incredible success!  More than 320 players of all ages came together as a community to participate in this exciting event.  Congratulations to captains Serena and Jon Peiper and Table 31 for winning this fun, but challenging, competition.  


Thank you to the chairmen and trivia creative team of Gary Berger and Alan Genachowski and the event co-chair Ayala Helft and her committee for their many months of hard work.  Thanks to all of the adult and youth volunteers who made the night run so smoothly and, of course, to our many sponsors.  We could not have done it without any of you!   


Please click here to view photos by Michael Turek and Stan Weiss.



There will be a 3:00pm Mincha on Friday in order to permit people to daven Mincha prior to lighting the Chanukah candles.


Sephardic Minyan.  This Shabbat, December 20, YINR's growing Sephardic contingent will host a Sephardic minyan.  Members familiar with the traditions of Edot Hamizrach are encouraged to attend with family members to reconnect to their heritage and make this an authentic Sephardic experience.  Tefilla will be in the Beit Midrash following the Hashkama Minyan (approximately 9:45am), followed by kiddush.  Attendees should anticipate the tefilla ending well after the Main Minyan.  For more information, please contact Gerald Cohen.


Rav Mordechai Friedman of Yeshivat Har Etzion (Gush) will be visiting YINR this Shabbat.  He will be delivering a special Chanukah shiur on Shabbat afternoon immediately following Mincha (4:20pm).


Thank you to Rebbetzin Abby Fink, Eliana Poleyeff and Lisa Bernstein for a meaningful and inspiring Bat Mitzvah class and project.  Thank you to the 6th grade girls for your enthusiasm and participation in this event.


Thank you to Jenny and Seth Sokol for hosting last Shabbat's Oneg with Chazzan Shim Craimer.  Thank you to the sponsors of Shim's visit: Lisa and Joey Bernstein, Tamar and Yehudah Buchweitz, Adina and Lawrence Burian, Tamar and Jonathan Croog, Shifra and Perry Garber, Ellie and Elly Goldenberg, Halana and Alan Greenberg, Gila and Richard Katz, Aliza and Steven Major, Nina and Moishe Roisman, Susan and Joel Rosh, Jill and Bruce Schanzer, Simone and Mark Semer, Reva and Ilan Slasky, Nomi and Ben Smilchensky, Shlomit and Arnon Storfer and Lynette and Jonathan Tulkoff.


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 for more information.


Mikvah of New Rochelle.  The Mikvah of New Rochelle is pleased to begin its seventh year of annual membership enrollment (December 1, 2014 through November 30, 2015).  Fees are as follows: Membership $275, Non-Members $25 per use. Membership forms are available at the Mikvah and in the shul office.  Please contact Diane Lent if you have any questions.  To pay online please click here and under "Other Donation," specify Mikvah. 


A black down Columbia jacket with "Krasner" written on the label was mistakenly taken from the coat room last Shabbat. Please return it to the coat room.



Ruach.  Please note that Ruach will not meet on December 24 and 31, and will resume on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.  If you would like to sponsor Ruach in honor or in memory of someone, please contact Vera Koppel.   


Women's Initiative for Jewish Studies.  WIJS is pleased to announce its next program on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:45pm.  Dr. Eve Krakowski, the Rabin Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University, will speak on the topic "Women and the Bet Din in Cairo Geniza Documents."  Please save the dates of Tuesday, February 10, Tuesday, March 17 and Tuesday, May 12 for upcoming WIJS events.  We invite both women and men to join us for these exceptional scholarly presentations.


Women's League

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 extended to Sunday, December 21. To register, please click here.


Save the Date.  Women's League Cooking Demonstration with Dini Klein of Dini Delivers will take place on Tuesday, January 20.



Battle of the Groups.  All 1st-6th grade boys and girls are invited to join the annual Chanukah "Battle of the Groups," which will take place tonight, Thursday, December 18 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Please join us for an unforgettable Chanukah experience.


Oneg for High School students. The first high school oneg for 9th and 10th grade boys and girls will take place on Friday night, December 19th at 7:30pm at Eliana and Marc Poleyeff's apartment, 1250 North Avenue, Apt. G03.  Eliana and Marc look forward to welcoming you into their home.


Parent and Tot Chanukah Shabbat Program.  This week, Mickey Nyer will be leading a special Chanukah Parent and Tot Shabbat program in the Social Hall for children under 3 years old with their parents.  The program will run from 10:30am to 11:30am.


Tot Shabbat Friday Night Dinner.  A Tot Shabbat Friday night dinner will be take place on Friday night, January 2 at 5:45pm. Parents and children are invited to the Social Hall for dinner with singing, Divrei Torah and great company.  The dinner is geared towards children ages 3 to 1st grade.  The cost for the dinner is $20 per adult and $16 per child.  Please RSVP to YINRYouth@gmail.com


Community Events

Aleph Bet Preschool Event.   Aleph Bet Preschool at 1228 North Avenue invites families to a Frozen Chanukah Wonderland on Sunday, December 21 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.  Watch a 5 foot menorah being carved out of a block of ice, meet Olaf in person, and join in fun Frozen-themed Chanukah activities for all ages.


JRE's Westchester Night Kollel.  JRE presents Rabbi Mordechai Finkelman on Wednesday, December 24.  The topic is "Chanukah Lights That Last The Whole Year."  There will be a light buffet at 8:00pm followed by the lecture at 8:30pm.  The event will take place at the JRE, 1495 Weaver Street (2nd Floor).  For more information, email yoratz@thejre.org or call 917-757-6300.  


Partners in Torah Shabbaton.  Rabbi Israel Meir Lau is the keynote speaker at the PIT Shabbaton, which will be followed by an awards dinner.  Rabbi Mat and Brachie will speak at the Shabbaton on "Making Bad Marriages Good and Good Marriages Better."  For information on attending the Shabbaton (December 26-28), the dinner or placing an ad, please contact Partners in Torah at 973-221-3650, ext. 110.    


WTA Winter Camp.  WTA is hosting a Winter Camp during the week of December 29 through January 2.  The camp will be held from 8:30am to 3:00pm.  The cost of the camp is: $250 for 3 days, $335 for 4 days and $375 for 5 days.  Camp Netzach will offer children ages 4-8 fun-packed days with warmth and friendship in a nurturing environment.  Campers will enjoy a variety of indoor activities including sports, gymnastics, art, daily learning, baking, music and dance.  For registration or inquiries, please call 914-712-6497 or email.


TABC Annual Dinner.  Torah Academy of Bergen County's 32nd Annual Dinner will be held on January 4, 2015. Reservations and donations can be made at www.tabc.org/dinner.


Empowering Students.  Students and Parents against Anti-Semitism on Campus will sponsor an event on Monday, January 5, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Mid-Westchester JCC of Scarsdale.  Practical tools and resources for standing up to anti-semitism on college campuses will be provided.  To register, please click here.  Come and connect with other students and share experiences.  Kosher dinner will be provided.


SAR's Annual Anniversary Dinner.  SAR's 46th Anniversary Dinner will be held Motzei Shabbat, January 10, 7:30pm at SAR High School.  YINR member Lynette Tulkoff will be receiving the Michael Schreck Memorial Community Service Award.  YINR's Elliot David and Alex Katz are part of a group of SAR alumni being honored at the dinner for serving as IDF chayalim during Operation Protective Edge.  To RSVP, please click here.