Click to see the YINR 54th Annual Dinner Journal
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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Bamidbar

May 14 – 15 , 2021 | 4 Sivan 5781

Friday
Candle Lighting: 7:47pm

Mincha: 7:55pm

Saturday
Mincha: 7:45pm 
Shabbat ends: 8:54pm

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Click to see the YINR 54th Annual Dinner Journal

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Terrace Expansion Project. Please contact the office for an in-person or virtual showing of the ongoing Terrace Expansion Project.

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Ruach will meet on Wednesday, May 26, for a Zoom presentation entitled Comedy On Demand!
Presented by Aytan Adler. Our own comedy czar returns to Ruach by popular demand to showcase clips of famous and infamous Jewish comedians!

Click here​​​​​ for the May flyer. Want to rewatch a Ruach Zoom session? Click here for all recordings of past Ruach sessions.  

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Chag HaSiddur/Chag HaChumash. On Shabbat Parshat Bamidbar, May 15, we will mark the annual YINR Chag HaSiddur/Chumash celebration. The celebration will take place outside in the park behind the shul (rain location—YINR Social Hall) Shabbat morning following davening groups (11:15am; please note time change). An email was sent which included a list of all 1st and 2nd grade children. Please contact Cheryl Scher (cherylh85@gmail.com) immediately if there are any errors. In addition, if you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email Cheryl

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Join the Women’s League for a Night of Comedy on Tuesday, May 25 at 8:00pm, featuring Leah Forster (Tichel Tuesday). At this event, we will express hakarat hatov to outgoing Women’s League Presidents, Amy Tarlowe (WL President 2018-2020) and Ellie Goldenberg (WL President 2019-2021). In person in the Social Hall, with Zoom option available. Women only. $25.00 per person.Click here for the flyer and click here to register.

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Annual Shavuot Bake Sale. Participate in the Shavuot bake sale by both baking and purchasing baked goods. Please click  here  to sign up to bake and for more information. 
Contact Rachel Berger if you are interested in volunteering to help with packaging, drop off and pickup.

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Minyan Information. Click here for the current rules and guidelines for ALL minyanim. Reminder that sign up is required for all the Shabbat and Yom Tov minyanim, both indoor and outdoor. Please click  here  to sign up. If you are not able to use or access the sign-up link for any reason, or have any questions regarding minyanim, please email gabbai@yinr.org

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Annual Membership Enrollment. The Mikvah of New Rochelle  is in its thirteenth year of annual membership enrollment (December 1, 2020 through November 30, 2021). We need your support! Payment by Venmo (@mikvahofnewrochelle) is available as well as payment by check. Please click here  for the membership form and for membership fees. Email mikvahofnewrochelle@gmail.com with questions.        

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The  Mikvah of New Rochelle is open by ADVANCE appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please text 914-646-4578. Please click  here  for the most up-to-date information on the Mikvah. 

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Kaylim Mikvah update. Please note that the Kaylim Mikvah is open ONLY during office hours 8:00am – 5:30pm. No appointments are necessary.  

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7th and 8th Grade Boys – Learn to be a Ba’al Tefilah. Rabbi Axelrod will run sessions (in person and Zoom) to teach them how to lead Shabbat davening services, including Nusach, tunes, halachot, pronunciation etc. Please contact Rabbi Axelrod (caxelrod@yinr.org) if your sons are interested.  

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dates. Please email or call the office to reserve your Bar or Bat Mitzvah date that falls within the next two years. To reserve a room for a private daytime or evening party, please fill out the simcha registration form and return it to the office.  

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Upcoming Smachot. Please email or call the office at 914-636-2215 x302 to let us know the dates of your upcoming smachot so we can put them on the YINR calendar. 

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New Rochelle Torah Center. The Kollel meets in the Shul Social Hall every Sunday-Thursday, 8:30-10:00 PM. 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. 

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HOPE Community Services Kosher Food Pantry in partnership with Met Council and Feeding Westchester has just opened. Kosher food pantry bags will be available year round and free of charge for Westchester residents at the HOPE Food Pantry. First distribution dates are April 29, May 13 and May 27 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. 50 Washington Ave., New Rochelle. Home deliveries available to homebound seniors. Call 914-636-4010 or email info@hope-cs.org for more information.

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School budget vote and election is scheduled for May 18. In light of Shavout, we have extended the voting hours by an hour so the polls will be open from 7 am – 10 pm. 
Click here for the Absentee Ballot Application .  Please note that the Education Law was recently amended so that general concerns related to the fear of contracting COVID counts as a temporary illness for purposes of the absentee ballot application. Anyone who wishes to apply for an absentee ballot may email their completed application to the District Clerk and Secretary, Mille Bonilla at mbonilla@nredlearn.org, mail it to: Mille Bonilla, District Clerk and Secretary, City School District of New Rochelle, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York, 10801, or drop it off in person at Ms. Bonilla’s office.  An application request to have the absentee ballot mailed, must be received by the district clerk not later than 7 days before the election for which the absentee ballot is sought. Otherwise, the application may be personally delivered to the district clerk not later than the day before the election. If you are qualified for absentee voting and issued an absentee ballot, the ballot itself must be received by the school district clerk by 5 p.m. on the day of the election in order to be canvassed.

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UJA Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, May 23, organized by YINR members Marisa Mahler and Anya Wiebke. A community-wide, one-of-a-kind, Social Action Scavenger Hunt!  Please R.S.V.P by Wednesday, May 19. https://www.ujafedny.org/event/view/scavenger-hunt

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Exclusive Israel Briefing from Jerusalem with Isaac Herzog: Sunday, May 23, 10-11:00am. Join UJA-Federation and YINR for an insider’s look at Israel with Isaac Herzog, chair of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Mr. Herzog will be live from Jerusalem, in conversation with UJA President Amy A.B. Bressman. Together, they’ll explore the impact of the pandemic in Israel, ties between Israel and American Jews, aliyah and more and take questions. Register  here

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Camp Shemesh @ Stein Yeshiva is hiring!!! Looking for head counselors, junior counselors, and a lifeguard. Please email campshemesh@steinyeshiva.org for more information.

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Public Service Announcement from the New Rochelle Police Department

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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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DAF YOMI. If you would like to join the daily Daf Yomi group, please email Chaim Jaroslawicz

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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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Bikur Cholim Committee. To volunteer your time as a visitor or driver
or if you know someone who may benefit from Bikur Cholim support please reach out to Co-Chairs Ruth Levy and Janet Waller at bikurcholim@yinr.org.
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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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