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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 380 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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Vayishlach

December 4 5, 2020 | 19 Kislev 5781

Friday
Candle Lighting: 4:09pm 
Mincha: 4:15pm 

Saturday
Mincha: 4:05pm 
Shabbat ends: 5:13pm

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Social Hall Terrace Update: We are excited to share this week’s news on the terrace construction project. The glass has been delivered and installed. 

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Ruach. Ruach will meet on Wednesday, December 2, with a Zoom presentation by YINR member Eli Epstein, entitled, “How My Life Was Impacted by 30 Years of Travel to Arabia.” Click here ​​​​​​​ for the December flyer. 
Want to rewatch a Ruach’s zoom session? Click here for all recordings of past Ruach sessions. 

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Bari Weiss, journalist and author of the book “How to Fight Anti-Semitism,” will be speaking on December 15 at 8:00 PM via Zoom. The program is co-sponsored by YINR and YIS. More information to follow.

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Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS). The next WIJS lecture will take place on Sunday, December 20 at 8:00pm with a presentation by Dr. Ellie R. Schainker,  Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Emory University, on “Epidemics, Agunot and Mass Media: Debates on Reforming Judaism in Tsarist Russia.” Click here for the flyer and click here for sponsoring a future WIJS lecture.
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College Program.  The Social Hall is open to our member college-age men and women on a daily basis to attend Zoom/Online classes, engage in face-to-face Chavruta learning with other YINR members, similar to a library, Beit Midrash or other study area at any college campus.  Tables are set up and the shul’s upgraded WiFi is available. If you have questions about the program or need additional setup, please contact the shul office .  Please note that there will be a daily afternoon Mincha at 2:35pm in the Main Sanctuary, with signup required (click  here  to sign up), open to all YINR members.

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Minyan Information. Reminder that sign up is required for all the minyanim, both indoor and outdoor. Please click  here to sign up. If you are not able to use or access the sign-up link for any reason, or have any questions regarding minyanim, please email gabbai@yinr.org. Click here ​​​​for the current minyan rules and guidelines. ​​​​​​​

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High School Boys – Learn to be a Ba’al Tefilah. Rabbi Axelrod will run sessions (in person and Zoom) for our high school boys to teach them how to lead Shabbat davening services, including Nusach, tunes, halachot, pronunciation etc. This is a great opportunity for our teens to pitch in with our local minyanim during COVID, and, in the absence of teen minyan, to prepare for leading davening in adulthood, (e.g., at campus Hillel and beyond). Please contact Yisroel Friedman (israel.friedman@hotmail.com) if your sons are interested.

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Blood and Platelets Needed. Yossi (Jason) Mazurek, son-in-law of longtime shul members Sharon and Jason Koutcher, is currently a patient at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. His treatment requires regular platelet transfusions (type O). Yossi’s family would deeply appreciate platelet donations on his behalf. All designated donations must be made at Memorial Sloan Kettering, 1250 First Avenue, NYC. To make an appointment, please call 212-639-8177 or email licataj@mskcc.org and indicate that donation is designated for Jason Mazurek​​​​​​​. Please feel free to add your name to Yossi’s informational scheduling google doc:
Jason Mazurek Informational Donation Schedule

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The National Council of Young Israel presents The Great NCYI Raffle. Click here for the flyer and  here to purchase raffle tickets. You can learn more about the services NCYI provides to its member shuls and to the Jewish community at https://youngisrael.org/#.

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The  Mikvah of New Rochelle is open by ADVANCE appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please text Sandra Spingarn @914-646-4578. Please click  here  for the most up-to-date information on the Mikvah. 

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Kaylim Mikvah update. Is open during office hours.  

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New Rochelle Torah Center. The Kollel meets in the Shul Social Hall every Sunday-Thursday 8:30-10:00 PM. Girls Mishmar meets on the first Thursday after Rosh Chodesh each month in MP1: Grades 6-8 from 7:00 – 8:00pm and Grade 9 and older from 8:30 – 9:30pm. Women of all ages welcome. 
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Rav Abish. Join us every Sunday morning at 8:30am for an interactive Gemara shiur with Rav Abish in Andres Nivasch’s backyard – 73 Argyll Ave.  For more information please contact Andres at anivas123@gmail.com.

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Bar Ilan University and the Rackman family invite you to join them for a lecture in commemoration of the 12th yahrzeit of Rabbi Emanuel Rackman on Sunday morning, December 6, at 10:00 via Zoom. Click here ​​​​​​​for the flyer and more details; click on the flyer for registration instructions.

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​​​​​​​Westchester Day School Annual Dinner.  Michelle and Justin Golberg are being honored and Vivian and Stan Bernstein are receiving the Community Service Award at Westchester Day School’s 73rd Annual Dinner on Sunday, December 20 at 7:00pm. Visit https://www.westchesterday.org/giving/73rd-anniversary-dinner for more information on this
drive-in event.  

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Israel bonds’ eMitzvah Bonds ($36, $54, $72, $90 online only) are Hanukkah Gelt 2.0 – better than coins, cash, checks or gift cards and loaded with mitzvah, Zionism and tradition.  No schlepping to the mall, no waiting in line – and they are easy to hide.  Mazel Tov Bonds are available too ($100 and multiples of $10, up to $2500 per purchaser, per holder, per monthly sales period). Available online www.israelbonds.com, via smartphone app, call 914.713.9003 or email cynthia.blustein@israelbonds.com.

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Public Service Announcement from the New Rochelle Police Department

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OU Kosher Alerts and Advisories. Click here to read the latest information released by the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division.

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Shiurim , Meetings & Events Recordings. If you missed any of our Shiurim, Meetings or Events, the recordings can accessed by clicking here.

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DAF YOMI. If you would like to join the daily Daf Yomi group, please email Chaim Jaroslawicz

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Help Available. If you would like any kind of assistance (shopping, needing a ride, wanting to talk to someone, or anything else), please click here and fill out this simple form.
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Hotline Numbers. NYS DOH: 833-626-7662 and 855-626-7662.
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Cholim List.  Click here to view the list of cholim for our tefillot.
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Bikur Cholim Committee. To volunteer your time as a visitor or driver
or if you know someone who may benefit from Bikur Cholim support please reach out to Co-Chairs Ruth Levy and Janet Waller at bikurcholim@yinr.org.
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YINR on Facebook. Check out our revived Facebook page – Young Israel of New Rochelle – for latest news and photos.
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Join the YINR Minyan whatsapp group. Be alerted to minyan time and location changes and shiva minyanim. To join, please contact Harold Rosengarten. 
 
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Reflective Gear. For your own safety, please be sure to wear reflective gear when walking at night. 
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Important Precaution Reminders:
– Keep social distancing – from friends, family, children, grandchildren. This applies even after we have tested negative and/or are out of quarantine. Please be sure not to congregate and be sure to stay further than 6 feet from others when you are outdoors.
– We all wish to help others and be supportive. This is best accomplished by telephone or computer communication. If we do not protect ourselves, we are automatically endangering others.
– We need to refrain from inviting family or guests for meals, for chats, despite that this goes against our instincts and tradition.
– ALL shopping in stores involves possible exposure. Best to shop online. If absolutely necessary to visit a store, time visits when shopping density is lowest. Small stores which have had less traffic are preferable to larger stores.