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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 350 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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Afikim Foundation and Israel’s Ministry for Diaspora Affairs Global Unity Sefer Torah in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of a Reunited Jerusalem.   Jews everywhere can inscribe letters in this Torah, NOT with money, but with simple acts of chesed, everyday kindnesses that positively impact the lives of others. To see more info about this global initiative,  see 1-minute video!   A block of 2,500 letters has been reserved in YOUNG ISRAEL OF NEW ROCHELLE’s name.  The custom link for our shul’s block can be accessed by clicking here. You may inscribe letters in your name and names of your family members. It just takes a minute. No cost.

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YINR 50TH ANNUAL DINNER.  Mazal tov to our Guests of Honor, Adina Lewis Garbuz and Lawrence Garbuz, and our Jubilee Honorees, Ruth and Bob Lewis.  To view the online journal, please click here.
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RUACH.  Please join Ruach on March 29 for “Israel Advocacy — Israeli and American Relations” presented by Oshra Rosenberg, Westchester Shaliach.   The event begins at 12:30pm with lunch, followed by the program at 1:15pm.  Please click here for the complete Ruach March program.
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HANDMADE SHMURA MATZA.  The shul office is now accepting orders for handmade shmura matzah.  The price per pound is $24.00. The deadline for orders is Friday, March 31.  Orders may be picked up starting Tuesday, April 4 in the shul office.

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PRE-PESACH KASHRUTH SHIUR.  Rabbi Fink will hold his pre-Pesach shiur on Wednesday, March 29 at 8:00pm in the Beit Midrash. The program will cover kashrut rules and include a discussion of available Pesach products.  Rabbi Fink will also review procedures for preparing the kitchen and the rest of the house for Pesach.

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PESACH UTENSTIL KASHERING.  The shul will provide assistance in kashering utensils for Pesach on Monday, April 3 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.  Rabbi Fink will be available in the shul kitchen to assist and answer any questions.  We are kashering ONLY cutlery, metal serving pieces and kiddush cups.

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MECHIRAT CHAMETZ.  Rabbi Fink will be available in his office to be appointed as an agent to sell your chametz Sunday, April 2 from 8:00am to 1:00pm and Sunday, April 9 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  He is also available for selling chametz every evening after Mincha/Maariv on Monday, April 3 through Thursday, April 6, and by appointment.

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HAGGADAH SHIUR. Rabbi Fink will give a shiur on the Haggadah on Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00pm in the Beit Midrash.

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YINR WOMEN’S LEAGUE PRE-PESACH MEALS.  Women’s League will be hosting Pre-Pesach Shabbat meals in the shul on Friday Night, April 7 and Shabbat Day, April 8, 2017.  Come relax and enjoy without having to worry about cooking chametz.  Prices for each meal are Adults $25/Children $12.  The deadline for registration is Thursday, March 30.  Please click here to register for the meals. 

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WOMEN’S INITIATIVE FOR JEWISH STUDIES. The next WIJS lecture will take place on Wednesday evening, April 26 at 7:45pm, when Dr. Natalia Aleksiun will speak on “Jewish Hiding Networks and Survival Strategies in Eastern Galicia.” Dr. Aleksium is an Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro Graduate School of Jewish Studies.

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Shabbat Parshat Vayikra

Candle Lighting: 7:01pm
Mincha: 7:00pm


Shacharit  Hashkama: 7:45am
Teen Minyan: 8:45am
Main Minyan: 9:00am


Mincha: 6:40pm
Shabbat Ends: 8:03pm