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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Shabbat Lech Lecha
(10 Cheshvan 5782 I October 15 – 16, 2021)

Friday
Candle Lighting: 5:56pm
Mincha: 6:05pm

Saturday
Mincha: 5:55pm
Shabbat ends: 6:4pm

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

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Semichas Chaver Program. The new semester of the Semichas Chaver Program, the Orthodox Union’s halacha chaburah for men, starts on Sunday, October 17 at 8:00pm. The topic will be the continuation of laws of Shabbat, specfically הבדלה, לחם משנה, אמירה לעכום. If you are interested in joining YINR’s group, which is led weekly by Rabbi Fink, please contact Daniel Bloom​​​​​​​. Click here for the flyer.

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Ruach will meet on Wednesday, October 20, at 12:30pm for lunch and a movie entitled “Flying Objects: A State Secret,” directed by Paolo Cence. 
If you plan to attend Ruach this week, please RSVP by Monday by emailing Vera Koppel at southernmansions@aol.com.

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Ruach will also meet on Wednesday, October 27, at 12:30pm for lunch and a program presented by R’Avi Hoffman, Rabbi at The Jewish Renaissance Experience and Rav Bet Hasefer at WTA, entitled, “Mystical Cuisine” and will explore the symbolism and wisdom behind traditional Shabbat Cuisine. 
If you are interested in sponsoring Ruach, please contact Vera by clicking here. Please click here for the October flyer. 

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WL Challah Bake. Thursday, October 21 from 7:00 -10:00pm. Click here to register and click here for the flyer.

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New Date for WL 2nd Annual Shabbat Lunch – October 23!  Due to rain in the forecast for this coming Shabbat, October 16, the Women’s League Lunch is postponed until October 23. If you made a reservation but cannot attend on October 23, please email womensleague@yinr.org to let us know. If you signed up for lunch on October 16, your reservation will automatically carry over to October 23. For those who haven’t already registered and want to attend on October 23, please email womensleague@yinr.org.

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Scholar-in-Residence. Shabbat, November 5-6. Leslie Ginsparg Klein, PhD – Academic Dean at Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary & College (WITS), a seminary and undergraduate college located in Baltimore. Schedule and details to follow. 

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Shabbat Mevarchim Kiddush. Our next Shabbat Mevarchim hot kiddush (one week after Shabbat Mevarchim) will be on Shabbat, November 6. To sponsor, please contact Carmiel Schoenfeld.

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Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS).The next WIJS lecture will take place Sunday, November 14, at 10:30am (via Zoom) with a presentation by Dr. Carol Meyers, Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, Duke University, Durham, N.C., entitled, “The ‘Gender Gap’: The Bible, Archaeology, and Israelite Women.” Click here to listen WIJS last presentation featuring Dr. Pamela Nadell.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The YINR Bikur Cholim Committee is looking for  volunteers. Visiting people who are sick, calling them, or running an errand are some of the specific ways you can contribute to this important mitzvah. Kindly let us know if you can help. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Yehudit Waller at  janet.waller@gmail.com or Ruth Levy at mszuerich@icloud.com.

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YINR AV Help Needed. We are seeking a volunteer to run the AV equipment during weekly classes held at shul. The volunteer would need to be at shul during the class. Full training and support to anyone who would be interested. Please contact Amy Stein at executivedirector@yinr.org if interested.
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COVID PROTOCOLS. Masks are REQUIRED inside the Shul building (1149 and 1228) for all those who are unvaccinated, in accordance with CDC guidance as adopted by New York State. Click here for the CDC’s Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. ALL people who are vaccinated are urged to follow CDC guidelines, which strongly recommend masking inside the Shul building

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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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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 and support once home. If you know someone who may benefit from Bikur Cholim please reach out to Ruth Levi and Yehudit Sarah Waller at bikurcholim@yinr.org.

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The  Mikvah of New Rochelle is 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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Kaylim Mikvah update. Please note that the Kaylim Mikvah is open ONLY during office hours 8:00am – 5:30pm. No appointments are necessary.  

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New Rochelle Torah Center. The Kollel meets in the Shul Social Hall every Sunday-Thursday, 8:30-10:00pm. 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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Chai Lifeline’s I-Shine program is back to in-person sessions on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45pm-6:45pm at Westchester Day School. We are in need of drivers who can pick kids up from their schools at dismissal time and drive them to WDS, or drive them home from WDS after the I-Shine session.  Please click here to contact Daphne Rawson if you can help. 

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TABC invites all 8th grade boys to its inaugural Tournament of Champions, followed by a fleishig Melave Malka, next Motzei Shabbos, October 16 at 8:15pm, at TABC (1600 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, NJ). To sign up, visit tabc.org/tourney. 

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Westchester Torah Academy Chanukat Habayit. Westchester Torah Academy invites the community to celebrate their new home at 150 Stratton in New Rochelle! Join us on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 2-4 pm for outdoor inflatables, building tours*, Mezuzah Hanging
Ceremony (2:30 pm), & more! Free to attend! Food and snacks will be for sale. To sign up for a
tour email: office@westchesterta.org. *Adults entering the building are required to show proof of vaccination or negative PCR test result within 72 hours of the event.

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SAR Information Sessions for Early Learning Center, Lower School, and Middle School:
October 28, November 15, December 1 and January 12. Register at saradmissions.org/infosession. For questions: call (718) 548-1717 x1251 or email admissions@saracademy.org.

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Westchester Torah Academy Open House for Prospective Parents will take place in person*
on November 3 at 7:15 pm. Now offering a half-day 2s program and full-day 3s through 8th grade. We can’t wait to welcome you to our new permanent home – 150 Stratton Road in New Rochelle.  RSVP: here Questions? here 
or 914-712-6497. *Adults entering the building are required to show proof of vaccination or negative PCR test result within 72 hours of the event

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Westchester Day School Open House – Sunday, November 7 @ 10:00am-12:30pm. Offering Tots (2’s) until 1:00pm and 3:30pm and full-day 3’s through 8th grade. Learn about our mission and vision, academic approach, student perspectives and affordability programs as you explore how your children will find a home and thrive at WDS and beyond. Join us to experience the first “Wow” moment of your child’s education. Experiential programming for children will be available.
Register here. Questions? iklapper@westchesterday.org or 914-698-8900 ext 147. Click here ​​​​​​​ for the flyer.

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Defensive Driving Class. There will be a defensive driving class at Young Israel of Scarsdale at 9:30am on Sunday, November 7.  Click here ​​​​​​​ for more information. To reserve your spot in the class please  send an email by clicking here with your legal name as it appears on your driver license along with your cell number.

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HOPE Community Services Kosher Food Pantry in partnership with Met Council and Feeding Westchester has just opened. Kosher food pantry bags will be available year round and free of charge for Westchester residents at the HOPE Food Pantry. Home deliveries available to homebound seniors. Call 914-636-4010 or email info@hope-cs.org for more information.

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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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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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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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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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Terrace Fundraising  

This is your opportunity to partner with YINR in building our future. Please be in touch with Stan Bernstein, Elly Goldenberg or Michael Raskas ​​​​​or donate at donate and write “Terrace” at Other Donation Reason.​​​​​​​

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