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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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Vayishlach

16 Kislev 5783, December 9-10, 2022

Friday
Candle Lighting: 4:08pm
Mincha: 4:15pm

Shabbat
Mincha: 4:05pm
Shabbat Ends: 5:13pm

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Minyan Location Changes For Next Shabbat, December 10. Please note that due to next week’s Panoply setup in the Social Hall, next Shabbat morning, December 10, the Hashkama Minyan will meet in MP1, the 8:30 Social Hall Minyan will meet in the Beit Midrash, and there will be no Teen Minyan.
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HIGHLIGHTS
Please remember to begin saying “v’tein tal u’matar livracha” at Maariv on Sunday.​​​​​​​
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Rabbi Menachem Leibtag Shiur. Monday, December 5 at 8:00pm in the Terrace. Have you been struggling with the conflict between fragmentation and unity? Between the range of political parties in Israel and a unified nation?  Well, it’s an age-old Biblical problem. To help you address it, Rabbi Menachem Leibtag will be giving a shiur on “Sefer Shoftim: The Prophetic Dilemma of Tribalism vs. Monarchy.”  Rav Leibtag is a preeminent Tanach teacher who pioneered Torah on the internet and opened the eyes of thousands of students, many of whom are now Tanach teachers, to the deeper structures and meanings of Tanach. He is a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion (Gush) and teaches as well at Shaalvim and Lindenbaum.  
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Ruach. Ruach will meet on Wednesday, December 7 at 12:30pm for lunch followed by a presentation entitled, “Deception and Intrigue in Breshis,” by Joseph Rackman, who is not only Anya Wiebke’s father, but is also a lawyer, writer, and teacher. 
If you are interested in sponsoring Ruach, please email ruach@yinr.org.
If you plan to attend Ruach this week, please RSVP by Monday by emailing ruach@yinr.org
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YINR Panoply – One week to go!
Question:  Which of Henry Ford’s sons was a complete flop as a car model? 
Panoply 2022 is sold out!
Watch your email for instructions and rules this week.
Looking forward to a great night!
Let’s Play!
Answer:  – Edsel
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Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS). The next WIJS lecture will take place on Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00pm via Zoom with a presentation by Dr. Rachel Hallote, Archaeologist and Professor of History, Purchase College SUNY, entitled “Politics and Archaeology in Israel.” Click here for the flyer. To sponsor this lecture or a future WIJS lecture, please click here or email wijs@yinr.org. To view the full 2022-2023 WIJS schedule, as well as to access recordings of past lectures, please click here.
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Ohel Toy Drive. YINR is conducting its annual collection for the Ohel Toy Drive. Participate in this big mitzvah and spread the light of Chanukah to those in need. Click here for the flyer; click here to be directed to the Amazon page. Questions, email volunteers@ohelfamily.org or 718-686-3103.
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Thanksgiving Meals for New Rochelle Police and Firefighters. The New Rochelle Police and Fire Departments were grateful for the Thanksgiving meals that we delivered last week. 
Thank you to everyone who worked on making this year’s ‘Operation Turkey’ a wonderful success. Through the community’s generosity we were able to provide traditional Thanksgiving meals to all the firefighters and police officers who were working on Thanksgiving instead of spending the holiday with their families.
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The Mikvah of New Rochelle

It is time to renew your Mikvah membership! Join now to support the Mikvah, and get one month free. Forms are available at the Mikvah. 

​​​​​​​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).

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General Information

End of Year Stock Payments. Please consider gifting appreciated securities to YINR as payment for outstanding balances or as a new contribution. Please consult with your financial advisor about this tax-advantageous means of contributing. Please contact the office when you are donating stock and include the estimated value. Any questions, please click here to contact the office. 

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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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YIS Channukah Boutique on December 4 from 11:00am – 5:00pm at YIS. Featuring supervised activities for kids. Click here for the flyer.

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Defensive Driving Class at Young Israel of Scarsdale on Sunday, December 11 at 9:45am. Cost is $75 per person. For reservations, please email your name and cell number to haloleasing@aol.com or call 718-339-1300.

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SAR Academy Accepting Applications for Fall 2023. Join us for a prospective parent information session: Wednesday, November 30; Tuesday, December 13; Wednesday, January 18.  Register at saradmissions.org/infosession. For more information, call 718.548.1717 x1251 or email admissions@saracademy.org. www.saradmissions.org.

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Westchester Day School 75th Anniversary Dinner. Celebrate with WDS at their 75th Anniversary Dinner on December 17, honoring Ayala and David Lallouz, Jordana and Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern, and Malka and Steven Helft. Go to www.wdsdinner75.com to register and/or place an e-journal ad in support of our deserving honorees. https://causematch.com/wdsdinner75

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Save the Date to Shine A Light on Antisemitism. Monday, December 19, 5:00 – 6:30pm in Times Square UJA is joining the “Shine a Light” movement to raise awareness about antisemitism. Click here for more details. 

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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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