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.



Shabbat Vayera

18 Cheshvan 5780 | November 15-16, 2019

Candle Lighting: 4:19pm

 Mincha: 4:25pm


       Hashkama Minyan: 7:45am

       Main Minyan: 9:00am

       Teen Minyan (SH): 9:15am

Mincha: 4:00pm

Shabbat Ends: 5:20pm

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Men’s Club Oneg. There will be a Men’s Club Oneg at the home of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Fink, 61 Taymil Road, next Friday evening, November 15.

Scholars-in-Residence.  Young Israel of New Rochelle is proud to be hosting Sivan Rahav Meir and Yedidya Meir and their family this Shabbat, Parshat Lech Lecha. 


Social Hall Expansion Project. We are pleased and excited to announce that the membership approved the Social Hall Expansion Project, with 70% of the votes cast in favor of the project. We are grateful to everyone who participated for helping to achieve a quorum and for supporting this important initiative. We will keep you informed as we progress to our next steps.


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 28. 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 for delivery.

Chickies Newly Renovated Food Truck. Chickies will be in the YINR driveway on Thursday, November 21 between 4:30 and 8:30pm. Bring the entire family and check out their new state-of-the-art food truck.


Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Rafi Peretz, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Jewish Home Party, will speak at YINR on Motzaei Shabbat, November 23, at 8:00pm.


Ruach. Ruach will meet this Wednesday, November 20. Sheryl Intrator Urman, artist, art historian, lecturer and art teacher, will talk about Marc Chagall and the important exhibit, “Love, War and Exile” shown at the Jewish Museum in 2013/14.


Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS). The next WIJS lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 19, when Dr. Shira Billet, postdoctoral associate in Modern Jewish Thought at Yale University and PhD in Religion from Princeton University, will present “Imitatio Dei (Emulating God) in the Technological Age: Between Self-Limiting and Excess.


Special 929 shiur by Rabbi Menachem Liebtag. Thursday, November 21 at 8:00pm: “How Yeshayahu Understood Sefer Breishit (and how his generation misunderstood Sefer Vayikra)”.
Farley Weiss, NYCI President, will speak at YINR on Shabbat afternoon, November 30 at 3:15pm, prior to 4:00pm Mincha, on the topic of loyalty and dual loyalty.

The Ohel Chanukah Toy Drive is back! Please drop off your gifts of any kind in the labeled box in the coat room by December 9th. 

Musical Shabbat and Malave Malka. Enjoy a musical and inspirational Shabbat featuring Simcha Leiner. He will lead us in a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat and Mussaf, and will entertain us during the Oneg and Melave Malka on Shabbat Chayei Sarah, November 22-23. 


Security. CSS training for new volunteers will take place on Tuesday nights, November 12 and 19 from 7-10:00pm in White Plains and Sunday mornings, November 17 and 24 from 9-12:00 noon in Riverdale. Both classes need to be taken, and can be mixed and matched at the 2 different locations if desired. Contact Shaun Meller to sign up for the class. 


Save the Date. Annual blood drive will be held on December 15. Please make an effort to come and donate blood if you can.