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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Candle Lighting: 6:53pm
Shabbat Ends: 7:55pm
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Save the Date. YINR’s 56th Annual Dinner will take place on Sunday, April 30. Our Guests of Honor are Dana and Yudi Fishkin and our Community Leadership Award will be presented to Deena and Rafi Zlotnick. Click here to make your reservation and to place a journal ad. We hope to see you there!
SAR Yachad Shabbaton. We welcome Yachad and the 7th graders of SAR Academy who are spending Shabbat with us this weekend for their annual New Rochelle Shabbaton. We also welcome Rabbi Binyamin Krauss and SAR administrators and teachers who are joining us. The entire community is invited to join in Kiddush after the Main Minyan and a Seudah Shelishit after Mincha in honor of Yachad. This year’s Shabbaton is being sponsored by the Neuwirth family in memory of Shalom ben Peretz a”h, dear husband to Nataly and loving father to Oren, Ely, Benny, and Nunu Neuwirth. Steve recognized the importance of this special event, and before he passed away in January earmarked funds to ensure its sponsorship.
Lost and Found. Please check the coat rooms on the main level and the balcony level for shoes, boots, hats and other miscellaneous items that may belong to you. There are many unclaimed items, which will need to be discarded before Pesach if they remain unclaimed.
Ruach will meet on Wednesday, March 29 at 12:30pm for lunch followed by a program by Elana Kaplan, Educator and Lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, entitled, “Evidence of the Exodus.” If you are interested in sponsoring Ruach, please email email@example.com. If you plan to attend Ruach this week, please RSVP by Monday by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the March flyer. Click here for Zoom Recordings.
Rabbi Fink’s Pesach Preparation Class: Studying the Hagaddah will meet on Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00pm in Terrace.
Maot Chittim Appeal. Please click here to read Rabbi Fink’s appeal for Maot Chittim
funds. To contribute to the Maot Chittim appeal, please go online to
https://www.yinr.org/donations/ and choose Maot Chittim Appeal. You will have the option to
pay by credit card or indicate that you will pay by check.
Shmura Matzah has arrived. Matzah can be picked up during our regular office hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday, and 9:00am to 2:00pm on Friday.
WL Pre-Pesach Shiur will be given by Rebbetzin Abby Fink on Wednesday, March 29 at 8:30pm at the home of Lauren Bochner, 36 Disbrow Lane. Thank you to the Bochner Family for sponsoring this program. Click here for the flyer.
Mechirat Chametz. Rabbi Fink and Rabbi Axelrod will be available to be appointed as
agents to sell your chametz.
Rabbi Fink’s Schedule:
Sunday, March 26: 7:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday, April 2: 7:30am – 12:30pm
Every weekday beginning March 27: 30 minutes before mincha and 30 minutes after maariv
and by appointment by email (email@example.com).
Rabbi Axelrod’s Schedule:
Week of March 26: by appointment. WhatsApp, text, email
Sunday, April 2 in the shul from 7:45am-11:30am
Also by appointment from Sunday, April 2 in the afternoon through Tuesday, April
4: WhatsApp, text, email. Please email (Rabbiaxelrod@yinr.org).
Pesach Utensil Kashering. The shul will provide assistance in kashering utensils for
Pesach on Monday, April 3 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Rabbi Fink will be available in the shul
kitchen to assist and answer any questions. We are kashering ONLY cutlery, metal serving
pieces and kiddush cups.
Erev Pesach Special Garbage Pickup @ YINR: Wednesday, April 5, 10:00am. This special garbage pick-up enables our members to dispose of leftover chametz. Sealed garbage bags containing ONLY chametz can be left on the curb in front of 1149 North Avenue between 5:30am-10:00am. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE CHAMETZ AT THE CURB AFTER 10:00AM. This pickup should be limited to 1-2 garbage bags per family. We thank the City of New Rochelle for providing this service.
Pesach Sedarim – The Flame. See Community News section for information on Pesach
sedarim being run by Mat Hoffman and The Flame.
Post-Pesach Food Drive – Do a mitzvah: Young Israel of New Rochelle and UJAFederation are co-sponsoring the Annual Post-Pesach Food Drive Monday, April 17 through
Wednesday, April 19 to benefit the food pantry at HOPE Community Services in New
Rochelle (a UJA grantee). Bring your everyday non-perishable groceries and unopened
leftover Pesach groceries (no matzah or glass containers), along with cleaning supplies and
toiletries in bags or boxes to the coatroom. YINR is joining with other local synagogues in
this mitzvah. Demand at food pantries has spiked by more than 67% over pre-pandemic
levels. If you have any questions, please email Jill Goldfein @ firstname.lastname@example.org, YINR
food drive chair.
Chag HaSiddur/Chumash Celebration will take place on Shabbat Parshat Tazria-Metzora, April 22, in honor of all first and second graders in the community. More details to follow soon.
Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration on Tuesday April 25 at 7:00pm. Please join YINR for an amazing night to commemorate and celebrate Israel’s 75th Birthday. More details on the special evening can be found by clicking here .
YINR Career Network. We are forming a committee to help members who are looking for new jobs. We are asking all of our members to share with the committee, by clicking HERE, a little about yourself professionally—what you do, where you work, and whether you are in a position to provide guidance, introductions, internships and/or employment to job candidates. If you are a job seeker, please click here for more information and contact information.
Volunteer Opportunity — YINR Bikur Cholim Committee. The Women’s League invites you to participate in a volunteer opportunity. Our YINR Bikur Cholim Committee has been responding to requests from Ahavas Chesed Westchester, an organization directed by Devorah Zaks that coordinates volunteer visits to children who are hospitalized at Blythedale Children’s Hospital or at Westchester Medical Center. The volunteers provide tremendous relief for parents who cannot always be with their child 24/7 and they provide loving attention to the babies and children. We want to help the organization expand their pool of potential volunteers. We have created a whatsapp chat where volunteer opportunities will be posted. Please contact email@example.com for details.
Bikur Cholim. Bikur Cholim is available to support our members who may want visitors while in a hospital, rehab facility or at home. We can also provide additional support services once back home. If you know someone who may benefit from Bikur Cholim, or can volunteer to help on the committee, please reach out to Ruth Levy and Yehudit Sarah Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk-in visits are available nightly, with no appointment necessary. Please refer to the nightly hours of service posted on our website for a daily schedule of operations. Friday night appointments can be scheduled by texting Sandra Spingarn (914-646-4578).
Security. Reminder to please be alert and aware of whom you allow into the shul building. If you don’t recognize someone seeking entry, please inquire who they are and why they want to enter the shul. If you feel uncomfortable with their response(s), they should be denied access. Please immediately report any suspicious individuals to a security guard on Shabbat or to our monitored email address, email@example.com, on a weekday.
YINR’s NEW Toddler-Parent Room! Parents have a dedicated space in shul to play with their toddlers on Shabbat morning in Room MP6, across from the Social Hall! YINR Mother’s Room is upstairs on the third floor and is available for any mothers who want to nurse their babies. Please call the office if you need the code to enter the room.
Upcoming Smachot. To place your upcoming smachot (wedding, aufruf, bar or bat mitzvah) on the YINR calendar, please email or call the office at 914-636-2215 x302. Bar or Bat Mitzvah dates can be reserved up to two years ahead. To reserve a room for any event, please fill out the simcha registration form and return it to the office. Please put your simcha on the calendar even if it is not taking place at YINR, to help avoid a conflict when possible.
Community News & Events
New Rochelle Torah Center. The Kollel meets in the Shul Social Hall every Sunday-Thursday, 8:30-10:00pm. Please email Rav Etan Epstein for more information.
Pesach Sedarim. This year you can have a seder where you can focus on the meaning of
Pesach because you do not have to cook, set up or clean afterwards. Join us at the Flame
sedarim to be held at the Hoffman home. Everyone participates, including children, everyone
shares ideas and we are inspired without being exhausted. Invite your friends, neighbors and
relatives. Please reach out to anyone you know who wants to attend a seder. Both nights
FREE! Contributions are welcome. For more information, please call Rabbi Mat at 914- 481-
Pre-Pesach Clothing Drive. Drop off anytime before Pesach, any time during the day at 160 Trenor Drive and 14 Bayeau Road. Please only clothing in great condition with no stains. All clothing will be donated to Pink Purple.
Westchester Torah Academy announces that due to high demand, more early childhood classes have been opened. Our montessori style program is open to children 18 months and up. Private bus available from New Rochelle, Scarsdale, White Plains, Riverdale, Stamford, and more. For more information, visit www.westchesterta.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The YIWP Singles Shabbaton. Orthodox Young Single Professionals are invited to join the White Plains Shabbaton on March 24-25. Ages 24-36. For more information, please visit yiwp.org/shabbaton2023. Click here for the flyer.
Yeshivat Shalshelet invites prospective parents to an information session on Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00pm at 80 West Century Road, Paramus, NJ. RSVP required at https://shalsheletnj.org/admissions/info-session. Now enrolling grades 2-6 for the 2023-2024 school year, Yeshivat Shalshelet is a yeshiva day school located in Paramus, NJ, serving students with language based learning differences.
Pre-Passover Jewish Family Festival on Sunday, April 2 from 3-5pm at Ridge Hill in Yonkers on the South Lawn near Whole Foods. Join the Jewish Family Festival for a fun-filled afternoon of exciting entertainment, hands-on fun, Passover activities and a fabulous concert with Pumpidisa – one of Jewish music’s most popular bands! RSVP and learn more at JewishFamilyFestival.org .
Join representatives of the Lower Westchester Orthodox Community at the Mizrachi Celebration of Israel’s Milestone 75th Anniversary (Yom Kazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut, April 24-26) followed by the World Orthodox Israel Congress (Wednesday Night, April 26- Friday, April 28). Click here for more information.
HOPE Community Services Kosher Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed to pack, give out and deliver food. For more information and to sign up for shifts, click here.
55th YINR Annual Dinner:
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OU Kosher Alerts and Advisories. Click here to read the latest information released by the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division.
Shiurim , Meetings & Events Recordings. If you missed any of our Shiurim, Meetings or Events, the recordings can accessed by clicking here.
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.