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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Terumah – Parsha Zachor

February 19 – 20 2021 | 8 Adar 5781

Friday
Candle Lighting: 5:16pm

Mincha: 5:20pm

Saturday
Mincha: 5:15pm 
Shabbat ends: 6:18pm

Join our email list and view our FAQ section if you have questions about receiving your email.

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Terrace Expansion Project. Please contact the office for an in-person or virtual showing of the ongoing Terrace Expansion Project. 

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Shmura Matzah. Please click here for more

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Stock Payments click here

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Ruach. Ruach will meet on Wednesday, February 24, for a Zoom presentation entitled, “New Genealogy Workshop,” by  Moriah Amit, Senior Genealogy Librarian of The Center for Jewish History. In this interactive online presentation, Moriah Amit will show you how to broaden your family history search beyond the basic databases to specific online resources for your country(ies) of origin, as well as how to find and request relevant records that are not available online.
Click here​​​​​ for the February flyer. 
Want to rewatch a Ruach’s zoom session? Click here for all recordings of past Ruach sessions. 
If you are interested in sponsoring future Ruach programs, please click here
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Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS). The next WIJS lecture will take place on Sunday, February 21 at 9:30am with a presentation entitled, “Land and Identity: An Exploration of Poetic Approaches to the Land of Israel,” by Dr. Rachel Korazim, Israeli Educational Consultant for curriculum development for Israel and worldwide; Founder and Director of special programming for IDF soldiers from disadvantaged backgrounds. If you are interested in sponsoring this lecture or a future WIJS lecture, please click  here .  

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Women’s League Mishloach Manot. Women’s League is looking forward to Purim 5781! We are having our annual Mishloach Manot fundraiser again this year.  An email from Women’s League with a user name and password was sent to you to use in placing your Mishloach Manot order. We are counting on your participation again this year! If you have not received the email to sign up, please email Sarra Lorbert at sarranylerner@gmail.com. The deadline is Tuesday, February 23.

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YINR ANNUAL DINNER. Save the Date for our 54th Annual Dinner and 2nd Virtual Gala on Sunday, April 25, 2021, for a great evening celebrating our shul community and in recognition of Michael Raskas. Details to follow.

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THE MIKVAH OF NEW ROCHELLE. 12th Annual Mikvah of New Rochelle Fundraiser, “Smoke Without A Smoker,” will be held on Saturday night, March 6 at 8:30pm. Join us virtually for a fun-filled evening featuring a cooking demo by Shifra and Shlomo Klein, publishers of Fleishigs Magazine. Details to follow.

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Annual Membership Enrollment. The Mikvah of New Rochelle  is in its thirteenth year of  annual membership enrollment (December 1, 2020 through November 30, 2021). We need your support! Payment by Venmo (@mikvahofnewrochelle) is available as well as payment by check. Please click here  for the membership form and for membership fees. Email mikvahofnewrochelle@gmail.com with questions.        

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Ohel Annual Gala will be held on Sunday, March 7 and will honor our members Adina Lewis and Lawrence Garbuz. Click here for  more information. 

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7th and 8th Grade Boys – Learn to be a Ba’al Tefilah. Rabbi Axelrod will run sessions (in person and Zoom) to teach them how to lead Shabbat davening services, including Nusach, tunes, halachot, pronunciation etc. Please contact Rabbi Axelrod (caxelrod@yinr.org) if your sons are interested.  

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dates. Please email or call the office to reserve your Bar or Bat Mitzvah date that falls within the next two years. To reserve a room for a private daytime or evening party, please fill out the simcha registration form and return it to the office.  

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Upcoming Smachot. Please email or call the office at 914-636-2215 x302 to let us know the dates of your upcoming smachot so we can put them on the YINR calendar. 

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

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New Women’s League Vaccine Committee. As eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine has expanded, it has become more and more difficult to find available vaccine appointments and confusing to navigate the multitude of Websites offering vaccine appointment sign-ups.  
The new Women’s League Vaccine Committee has therefore compiled a Vaccine Resource Guide to help our members navigate the vaccine sign-up process. Please see the  vaccine guide , which will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.
If you have utilized the guide and are still having trouble navigating this process, please fill out the attached  Google Form ​​​​​​​ and one of our volunteers will contact you to help guide you through this process.

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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. The Girls Mishmar Program of the NRTC meets once a month, and is open to women of all ages. Please email Rav Etan Epstein for more information. 

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February is Jewish Disabilities and Inclusion Awareness Month.  Access Is-Real, co-sponsored by the Consulate of Israel (NY), is hosting a live interactive Zoom series every Monday – Thursday at 1pm in February. Click here to learn more and click here to register.

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Large Print Haggadah. If you or someone you know needs a Large Print Haggadah this year, please call JBI toll-free 1-800-999-6476 before March 15 or order online at: www.jbilibrary.org 
and they will be happy to send you one for free.

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Tikvah Scholars Program at Yale. ​​​​​​​Applications are now available for Tikvah Scholars in-person program this summer. Click here to learn more about the program and how to apply.

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Ma’ayanot will hold its Virtual Annual Scholarship Fund Dinner on March 6. For more information, call Beth Nussbaum at 201.833.4307 ext. 215 or email nussbaum@maayanot.org

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Ohel Annual Gala will be held on Sunday, March 7 and will honor our members Adina Lewis and Lawrence Garbuz. Click here to learn about the commitment that Adina and Lawrence have had to Ohel. Click here for the invitation. 

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26th Annual Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony. Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30pm. Westchester Jewish Council proudly invites you as they honor the Jewish community’s outstanding volunteers, including our very own Tamar Weinberg. 

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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.
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Pesach 5781 – Shmura Matzah.
YINR is accepting orders for handmade shmura matzah (both whole wheat and regular are available). There are approximately 6 matzot to every pound and purchasers should make allowances for cracked matzot as we cannot guarantee that every matzah in the package will be whole.
The price per pound is $29. Please click here​​​​​​​ to fill out an order form and hit SUBMIT. The deadline for orders is Tuesday, February 23. We will send out a follow-up email with information on where and when you can pick up your matzah. Please email executivedirector@yinr.org ​​​​​​​ with any questions. 

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Stock Payments. Please consider gifting appreciated securities to YINR as payment for outstanding balances or as a new contribution.  Donating shares of stock or mutual funds that have appreciated in value since their purchase affords you a charitable income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities at the time of donation and avoids the capital gains tax that would be incurred on a sale of these securities. Please contact the office when you are donating stock to identify yourself, the stock listing symbol, and the estimated value. Any questions, please click here to contact the office. 
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