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.
20 Shevat 5782 I January 21 – 22, 2022
Candle Lighting: 4:40pm
Shabbat ends: 5:44pm
Ruach. Ruach will meet on Wednesday, January 26 at 12:30pm for lunch and a program entitled “A Glimpse Into Wall Street: What It Means to Work on a Trading Floor”, Explained by Sasha Fox.
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. Please click here for the January flyer.
Click here to watch past Ruach presentaions.
The Annual Sheri Grauer Raskas Yahrzeit Shiur will take place at YINR on Thursday evening, February 3 at 8:00pm with guest speaker Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in New York City.
929 Siyum Events Wednesday Feb. 2 through Shabbat, Feb. 5. After 3.5 years of community learning, the 929 Tanach Chevra will be celebrating the completion of all of Tanach. There will be a siyum at YINR on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 8:00pm, which will include a presentation by world-renowned scholar, Professor Steven Fine of Yeshiva University.
On Shabbat, February 4-5, Parshat Terumah, the festivities continue with a special Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Shalom Rosner, Rebbe at Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim, who is best known for his popular online Daf Yomi and Tanach Yomi shiurim. A full schedule of the event is to follow.
Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS). The next WIJS lecture will take place Wednesday, February 9 at 8:00pm via Zoom with a presentation by Dr. Malka Simkovich,
Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and Director, Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. Her talk is entitled “What Did the Diaspora Mean to Jews in the Roman World?”
HaMizrachi Parsha Weekly Package. Starting this week, we will be providing a link to a weekly HaMizrachi parsha package, which YINR is a partner of. Click here for the HaMizrachi Parsha Package.
IMPORTANT SHUL UPDATES.
Security Reminder. 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 access the shul, and if you feel uncomfortable with their response(s) they should be denied access. You should immediately report any suspicious individuals to a security guard on Shabbat or to our monitored email address, email@example.com, on a weekday.
NY Vaccine Mandate. Following NY State Law, anyone 12 or older who is not fully vaccinated, and anyone 5-12 years old who does not have at least one shot, cannot enter our facilities. If you have not already done so, please submit your vaccine card to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can show your card at the door. This is a requirement for all guests as well. Please reach out to the Executive Board with any questions or concerns regarding how this mandate applies to you, your family members or your guests.
For anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 or is a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, before returning to shul, please click here for the most up-to-date guidance from the CDC for guidelines for isolation, quarantine and masking.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FOR THE MIKVAH OF NEW ROCHELLE
Annual Membership Enrollment. The Mikvah of New Rochelle is pleased to begin its 14th year of annual membership enrollment (December 1, 2021 through November 30, 2022). We need your support! Payment by Venmo (@mikvahofnewrochelle) is available as well as payment by check. There is also an opportunity to give a gift of “chanukah gelt” to our mikvah attendants. Please click here for the membership form and for membership fees. Email email@example.com with questions.
YINR’s NEW Toddler-Parent Room! Parents now have a dedicated space in shul to play with their toddlers on Shabbat morning in Room MP5, 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.
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.
COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS
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.
The Westchester Day School 74th Anniversary Dinner will take place on Sunday, March 13, 2022 (note new date) at 8:00pm. Honorees include our very own Michelle and Gerald Cohen. Click here for more information. Click here to RSVP.
SAR Dinner. SAR invites you to join in celebration of “The Wonder of It All” at its 53rd Anniversary Dinner, in support of the Scholarship Fund, on Wednesday evening, March 23 (note new date).
For further information, please visit SARDinner.org or call 718.548.1717.
Westchester/Riverdale i-Shine needs drivers! If you’re available to transport SAR HS volunteers on Wednesday afternoons at 3:50 pm from SAR HS to WDS, that would be great. The teens have all been vaccinated. It’s a one-way trip only! We are also looking for drivers who can drive elementary school children to and from WDS. Please click here to contact Daphne Rawson if you can help.
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.
THE MIKVAH OF NEW ROCHELLE
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.
Kaylim Mikvah. Please note that the Kaylim Mikvah in 1149 is open whenever the building is open. No appointments are necessary.
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.