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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Vaetchanan / Nachamu
16 Av 5782 I August 12 – 13, 2022

Friday
Candle Lighting: 7:39pm
Mincha: 7:45pm

Shabbat
Mincha: 7:35pm
Shabbat Ends: 8:41pm

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 Yamim Noraim 5783

Yamim Noraim Seats. Please click here to access the High Holiday seat request form which can be completed and submitted online. The deadline for submitting all forms as well as payment is Monday, August 22.

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Yizkor Book 2022. If you would like to add new names, please spell all names in English letters only and submit them to the shul office at executivedirector@yinr.org by Wednesday, August 31. If you listed names last year, you need not submit them again. The cost for including names is $18 per departed person’s name. Click here for more information.

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WL Rosh Hashanah Card. Every year the WL sends out the annual community Rosh Hashanah Card to the entire shul membership. The cost to have your name inscribed on the card is $18 per family name. If you would like to add or remove your name from the list, please email Amy Stein (executivedirector@yinr.org) by Friday, August 12, 2022.

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 Highlights

Ruach. Ruach will meet on Wednesday, August 10 at 12:30pm for lunch followed by a presentation by YINR member Dr. Randi Shane Kerstein, Associate Professor of Psychology. Learn how the brain receives, processes and stores information, and learn some tips to help improve your information-processing system!

A special thank you to Mike Weissman from Mikey Dubbs who came to Ruach this past Wednesday, and gave a riveting presentation on the history of frozen custard and of the Mikey Dubbs store. He also generously donated a scoop of delicious custard to everybody at Ruach.

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.
Click
here for the July flyer. Click here to watch past Ruach presentations.

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WL Summer Learning Series. Thursday, August 11 at 9:30am is the second of a three-part learning series that will be given by Rebbetzin Yael Axelrod, entitled, “The 6 Things in Judaism that are too important to forget: An exploration of the Sheish Zechirot,” at the home of Sue Moskovich, 340 Oxford Road. Light refreshments will be served. Women only.
Part 3: Thursday, August 18: Yael Fraenkel – 2 Wykagyl Terrace
Click here for the flyer.

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Rabbi Long, Sofer, will be offering his services at YINR on Sunday, August 21 – Wednesday, August 24 in the Beit Midrash. Please call Rabbi Yaakov Nochum Long at 416-789-9868 or email him at YLStam@gmail.com to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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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 firm commitment). Hosts would need to provide 2 bedrooms (or more) for Yachad members and their counselors. We are hoping to identify 20-25 homes (please also indicate if you can offer first floor accommodations/handicap accessible). If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Lauryn Weiser at laurynweiser@gmail.com.

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Shul Directory Update. Deadline Tuesday, August 16

We are in the process of updating the YINR directory, which will be published in September. If there are any changes in your home address, email address or phone numbers, please email those changes to Daphne Rawson at drawson2@verizon.net. In addition, we are selling advertising to support publication of the directory. If you or your business are interested in advertising, or you know of another business that might be interested, please contact Ellen Fischel at ellen.fischel@gmail.com

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Shul Directory Photos. Once again, the YINR directory will include photos of members. We will only be able to publish photos of adult members. If you already have a photo in the directory you do not need to submit a new one. Everyone else, please submit a photo to Daphne Rawson at drawson2@verizon.net.

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Updating Youth Lists – Names of Children Entering 3-Year Nursery Needed!
We are currently updating our youth lists for the 2022-2023 academic year. Your child automatically graduates to the next grade (for example, 3-year nursery becomes 4-year nursery). Please email Daphne Rawson with any additional changes and the names of any children entering 3-year nursery by Tuesday August 16.

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The Mikvah of New Rochelle

Mikvah. We look forward to safely welcoming women to our mikvah.  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).

At this time, full use of the facility is available for preparation. Supplies, towels and robes are once again being provided. All preparation should include a shower at the mikvah prior to tevila. ​​​​​​​

Mikvah Schedule for this Weekend:
Friday Night: The Mikvah will be open – by appointment only.
Saturday Night: The Mikvah is closed in observance of Tisha B’Av.
Sunday Night: The Mikvah will be open 9:30pm-11:00pm – no appointment necessary.

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General Information

Leining Opportunities. There are several leining opportunities available throughout the summer in our various Shabbat morning minyanim. Please reach out to gabbai@yinr.org for more information if you are interested in volunteering.

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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 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.

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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. 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. 
Kollel will be on hiatus from Sunday, August 7 for the next three weeks.

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YIS Cooking Demo at Seasons. On Tuesday, August 9 from 6-7:30pm, Young Israel of Scarsdale will debut their new cookbook, “Scarsdale Delicious,” with a cooking demo at Seasons Scarsdale. RSVP appreciated. Please contact Linda Apple, 914-420-3372 to RSVP or for more information.

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Westchester Summer Day is proud to support Chai Lifeline’s Chai-A-Thon, a national Tzedaka initiative that raises funds to send children to Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, Chai Lifeline’s sleep away camps for seriously ill children and teens. While both camps are free for the families of their campers, the actual cost for each of the 400 campers who receive this priceless vacation is approximately $5,000 per child. Westchster Summer Day chose to participate in this important program and help fund Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special because they felt that the girls and boys at WSD could identify with the concept of offering seriously ill children a summer filled with the same kind of fun that they experience at WSD. An easy way to donate is through Westchester Summer Day’s TEAM PAGE on the Chai Lifeline website.

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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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