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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Vayeilech
(Shabbat Shuva)
6 Tishrei 5782 I September 30 – October 1, 2022

Friday
Candle Lighting: 6:20pm
Mincha: 6:25pm

Shabbat
Mincha: 5:35pm
Shabbat Ends: 7:18pm

Click here for the High Holiday Schedule

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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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 YAMIM NORAIM 5783/HIGHLIGHTS

Click here ​​​​​​​ for the Laws and Practices of Yom Kippur 5783.

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Sale of Lulav and Etrog Sets. Lulav and Etrog sets can be purchased by pre-order only (no in-person shopping). Click here  for the order form. Last day to order: Sunday, October 2. Pickup at YINR: Thursday evening, October 6, from the end of Mincha (appx 6:50pm) – 9:45pm
Friday morning, October 7, from 8:00am – 12:30pm.
Questions? Reach out to Mordy Lent at lentstents@gmail.com or 516-459-2241.

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Mikvah of New Rochelle Sukkot Challah Bake Sale. Please click here for information on baking and purchasing Challah. All proceeds go to support the Mikvah.

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Men’s Mikvah Hours. The Mikvah will be open for men on Tuesday, Ocober 4, from approximately 7:15am until 4:00pm sharp. The price is $20 per person; a check or exact change is appreciated. Showering in advance (preferably at home) and a personal towel are required.

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Kol Nidre Appeal. The 5783-2022 YINR Kol Nidre Appeal, one of the major sources of revenue that supports the shul’s operations, is in full swing. Thank you to the many members who have already contributed. We are striving for 100% participation! Please email your pledge to  appeal@yinr.org  as soon as possible. Payments can also be made directly on our shul website at  www.yinr.org/donations. Be counted along with the community!

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Ruach. Wishing everyone a Gmar Tov. The next Ruach will be after Sukkot. If you would like to sponsor Ruach, please email ruach@yinr.org.

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Panoply Trivia Game Night. We need more Table Captains!
Question: Who wrote most of the Kinot recited on Tisha B’ Av?
We need your help to get the tables filled! Choose your teammates!
Sign up ASAP to be a Table Captain for the next Game Night on 12/10/22 !
Email YINR.Panoply4@gmail.com to reserve your spot and for more details.
Panoply is a multimedia, multi-sensational, fast-paced, and fun trivia extravaganza involving the entire shul! 
Registration begins October 24.  Let’s Play!
Answer: Rav Elazar HaKalir

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The Mikvah of New Rochelle

Mikvah. Please be aware that the Mikvah is updating and repairing its facility over the coming weeks. The Mikvah will continue to be fully operational during this time. Appointments and walk-in visits are available nightly. Please refer to nightly hours of service posted on our website for a daily schedule of operations. Appointments can be scheduled by texting Sandra Spingarn (914-646-4578).

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General Information

The Yachad Shabbaton is returning! Looking for Hosts! We are hoping to once again host Yachad members at our annual SAR/Yachad Shabbaton, which will take place March 25, 2023. Yachad cannot move forward with the Shabbaton unless they know that there will be enough housing available. At this time, we are only soliciting interest (this is not a commitment). Hosts would be asked to provide 2 bedrooms (or more) for Yachad members and their counselors (please also indicate if you can offer first floor/handicap accessible accommodations). We are hoping to identify 20-25 homes. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Lauryn Weiser at laurynweiser@gmail.com.

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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, security@yinr.org, on a weekday. 

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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.

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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. 

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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 bikurcholim@yinr.org.

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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.

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The Westchester/Riverdale branch of Chai Lifeline’s i-Shine program is a unique after-school program for elementary and middle-school children living with illness or loss within their families.  I-Shine provides homework help, creative activities, sports, snacks and dinner to children and relief and assistance to families.  Meeting weekly on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 – 6:30pm at Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck, i-Shine is free of charge.  Transportation is provided from the child’s school to WDS and then back home. High School volunteers are a vital part of the program as they meet one-on-one with your children.  For further information, please email: ishinewestriv@gmail.com.

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Bronx Basketball Academy registration is now open!  Children in 1st grade – 6th grade of all skill levels are welcome. The program begins Sunday, October 23 and runs for 8 weeks through December 18 (one week off for Thanksgiving).  All sessions are at Westchester Torah Academy at 150 Stratton Rd and feature skillwork, drills and scrimmages.  Registration is $325. Please see Chaim Wiebke or email bronxbasketball@gmail.com to register.

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National Council of Young Israel’s Mission to Israel. Click here for more information.

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New Rochelle Farmers Market, located next to Paine Cottage, is open every Friday from 9am – 2pm and regularly includes some kosher vendors such as Pickle Licious and My Most Favorite Food.

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​​​​​​​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.

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55th YINR Annual Dinner:
Click here for the recording of the program.
Click here for pictures.
Click here for the Journal Ads.

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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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