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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Korach

June 11 – 12 , 2021 | 2 Tammuz 5781

Friday
Candle Lighting: 8:09pm

Mincha: 8:15pm

Saturday
Mincha: 8:05pm 
Shabbat ends: 9:19pm

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Join our email list and view our FAQ section if you have questions about receiving your email.  

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Graduation Shabbat. On Shabbat afternoon, June 12, YINR will hold a special celebration for our graduates in the park behind the shul. Rabbi Fink and Rabbi Axelrod will offer words of bracha to our graduates, and present them with a gift to mark the occasion. Before Shabbat, all members will be emailed the list of all the graduates that is typically displayed in shul, along with a special video presentation. An email was sent out last week which provided more details and listed the names of the 8th and 12th grade graduates. Also, submit names of your college and graduate/professional school graduates, and submit photos for the graduates montage being put together to danafishkin5@gmail.com. We ask that each family contribute $50, and are seeking sponsors at the $108 and $180 levels. Please email the shul office to confirm your contribution or click here to donate now. 
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(Big Update!) Following consultation with our medical advisors, we are thrilled to announce that the Shabbat Mevarchim Kiddush on June 12 will now be a “Stay, Schmooze, Eat & Drink” hot kiddush in the park behind the shul! (If the weather does not cooperate, we will reschedule for another date.) If you are interested in co-sponsoring the kiddush, please email YinrKiddush@gmail.com and/or go directly to the YINR website (www.yinr.org/donations) and write the $ amount in ‘Shabbat Mevarchim Kiddush’ and your sponsorship  commemorations/reason in ‘Kiddush Sponsorship Reason.’ 

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End of Fiscal Year. Our fiscal year is coming to a close, ending June 30. Statements have recently been sent out as well as letters to members whose 2020-2021 dues are outstanding. Please make every effort to make your account current. You can stop by in person to drop off a check, or pay online by clicking here .

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Ruach will meet on Wednesday, June 16 at 1:00pm, for the Zoom program, Internet Security
Presented by Martin Cowan, Esq. Explore topics like:
• Ransomware to bubbe meisers
• What is VPN?
• What are password options like fingerprint scans, facial recognition, voice recognition, two-factor      authorization, and which are safe?
• Which anti-virus software to use?
• How to manage personal financial matters online
when you can no longer do this yourself?
Plus, answers to your questions.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Ruach programs, please contact Vera Koppel by clicking here . Click here ​​​​​​​ for the June flyer. Want to rewatch a Ruach Zoom session? Click here for all recordings of past Ruach sessions.

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Annual Sheimos Collection will be held on Sunday, June 20 from 8:00am -10:30am. Suggested donation of $18 for a small bag, and $25 for a large box.  For more information, please contact Sue Moskovich at suemoskovich@yahoo.com.
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New Minyan Protocols. Please note that the entire downstairs women’s section in the Main Shul is always mask required on Shabbat. Shabbat morning is the only time we divide that section between men (front) and women (back).  All other times that section is men only.  Click here​​​​ for minyan rules and guidelines. ​​​​​​​

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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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Westchester Day School presents The “Sound” of Music.
An evening of chamber music featuring the Westchester Philharmonic on the WDS Campus on Wednesday, June 9; rain date June 13. Click here to register and to learn more. 
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UJA Federation of New York’sCommunity Initiative for Holocaust Survivors (
CIHS) is pleased to honor Gabriella Major (mother of Aliza and Steve) with the Ernest W. Michel Award for her commitment to holocaust survivors at a virtual event on June 17.  CIHS provides support to agencies and programs dedicated to caring for survivors in New York and Israel and ensuring that they live with security, safety, and dignity.  If you are interested in honoring Gabriella or learning more about this initiative, please contact Susan Silverman silvermans@ujafedny.org or 917.865.5188 or register online at https://www.ujafedny.org/event/view/cihs-tributehttps://www.ujafedny.org/donate/make-a-gift

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HOPE Community Services Kosher Food Pantryin 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. Home deliveries available to homebound seniors. Call 914-636-4010 or email info@hope-cs.org for more information.

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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 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 and support once home. If you know someone who may benefit from Bikur Cholim please reach out to Ruth Levi and Yehudit Sarah 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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Terrace Fundraising Matching Campaign. 

Through the end of June, there is a rare opportunity for your shul donation to go twice as far.  A few generous members have committed to match, dollar-for-dollar, any donation toward the shul terrace expansion up to a total match of $100,000.This is your opportunity to partner with YINR in building our future.
Please be in touch with Stan Bernstein, Elly Goldenberg or Michael Raskas ​​​​​ to donate.​​​​​​​

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