Welcome to the website of the Young Israel of New Rochelle led by Rabbi Reuven Fink.

A member of the National Council of Young Israel, YINR has grown dramatically in recent years and serves 375 member families of all ages. YINR and the greater New Rochelle Jewish community provide a wide range of programs, services and other infrastructure.

We are located in the Wykagyl section of New Rochelle, often referred to as the “Queen City of the Sound.” New Rochelle is just 30 minutes to New York City by train or car and was recently selected by Business Week as one of the best places to raise kids.


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JJ’S HOLY COW FOOD TRUCK.  JJ’s Holy Cow Food Truck will be at YINR on Tuesday, October 16 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm. Take out only.


RUACH.  Please join Ruach on October 17 for the Annual Spelling Bee coordinated by Susan Allis and Rochelle Aranoff. All programs begin with a lunch at 12:30pm followed by the event at 1:15pm. Please click here for the complete October Ruach schedule.


CHALLAH BAKE @ YINR.  Join the Challah Bake at YINR on Thursday, October 25 at 7pm. Everyone is invited – from the challah novice to the experienced baker! Please click here to register.


WOMEN’S INITIATIVE FOR JEWISH STUDIES. The second WIJS lecture of 5779 will take place Sunday, November 11 at 8:00pm. Nechama Price, Senior Lecturer, Bible and Judaic Studies, Stern College, Yeshiva University, will speak on “Villians in Tanach: Are they Really So Evil? Esav and Yishmael.”


NEW INTERACTIVE LEARNING SERIES. We are excited to announce a new YINR interactive learning series offered by Nomi Kain-Smilchensky on the topic “Drawing Wisdom from Solomon’s Well: An Exploration of Mishlei.”  The series will take place over three sessions, with a choice of Tuesday evening classes or Thursday morning classes.  (Tuesdays @8:30pm: Oct 16, 23, 30 OR Thursdays @ 9:30am: Oct 18, 25, Nov 1.)  Women and men welcome.


YINR PANOPLY REGISTRATION IS OPEN! YINR Panoply Trivia Game Night returns November 17. Don’t be left out! Please click here to register.


UPCOMING SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE. Mrs. Michal Horowitz will be our Scholar-in-Residence on Shabbat Parshat Vayera, October 26 – 27.  Please click here for the complete schedule of lectures.


SAVE THE DATE.  Chanie Apfelbaum, creator of Busy in Brooklyn and author of Millennail Kosher, is coming to New Rochelle for the Women’s League culinary demonstration and tasting on Thursday, December 20. Invitation and details to follow.


Shabbat Parshat Lech Lecha

Candle Lighting: 5:50pm

 Mincha: 6:00pm


Hashkama Minyan: 7:45am

8:30 Minyan: 8:30am

Main Minyan: 9:00am

Teen Minyan: 9:15am

Mincha: 5:30pm 

Shabbat Ends: 6:49pm