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 375 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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YINR ANNUAL DINNER. Please join us at our 52nd Annual Dinner for what promises to be a great evening, honoring our Guests of Honor, Simone Rudoff Semer and Mark Semer, and Young Leadership Awardees, Michelle and Rafi Halpert. Ads and reservations can be submitted through our journal website or by downloading an ad blank and sending it to the office with your payment. Please note that the ad deadline for inclusion in the Scroll of Honor and Print Journal is Sunday, February 24, 2019.


RUACH.  Please join us on Wednesday, January 23 for “We Run and They Run,” Tractate Berachot 28A) presented by Jonathan “Coach” Halpert, legendary coach of Yeshiva University’s Men’s Basketball.  The event begins with lunch at 12:30pm and the program starts at 1:15pm. Please click here for the January Ruach schedule.


RABBI AXELROD TWO-PART SERIES.  The second part of Rabbi Axelrod’s two-part series on “Empowering Parents to Teach Their Children,” will take place on Monday January 21 at 8:00pm in the Beit Midrash. The topic will be “Observing Mitzvot – Why Are There So Many Details?”  


LIPA SHABBAT AND CONCERT. YINR is proud to host musical sensation Lipa Schmeltzer including davening lead by Lipa on Kabbalat Shabbat and Musaf, Friday night Oneg at 8:30pm at the home of Laurie and Avi Kestenbaum, and Motzaei Shabbat Concert in the Social Hall at 6:30pm. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact the office.


WOMEN’S INITIATIVE FOR JEWISH STUDIES. Please join us on Wednesday, February 20 at 8:00pm for the next WIJS lecture. Dr. Jodi Magness, Professor of Early Judaism at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on “More than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee — an Update on the Last Two Years.”


Shabbat Shira

Parshat Beshalach

Candle Lighting: 4:37pm

 Mincha/Carlebach: 4:45pm


       Hashkama Minyan: 7:45am

       Sephardic Minyan: 8:30am

       Main Minyan: 9:00am

       Teen Minyan: 9:15am

Mincha: 4:20pm 

Shabbat Ends: 5:41pm