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Parshat D’varim | 6 Av 5774 | August 1-2, 2014

Shabbat Times

Mincha: 7:00/8:00pm

Candle Lighting: 7:53pm

Daf Yomi: 6:55am & 6:30pm

Hashkama: 7:45am

Teen Minyan: 8:45am (MP1)

Main Minyan: 9:00am

Mincha: 7:30pm

Shabbat Ends: 8:58pm


Daily Davening Schedule


Sun: 7:30/8:30/9:00am

Mon: 6:20/7:00/7:30/8:00am

Tue (Tisha B’Av): Please see below

Wed: 6:30/7:00/7:30/8:00am

Thu: 6:20/7:00/7:30/8:00am

Fri: 6:30/7:00/7:30/8:00am

Mincha/Maariv (Sun, Wed & Thu): 8:00pm

9:00pm Maariv will resume in the fall


Monday: Erev Tisha B’Av

Fast Beings: 8:07pm

Mincha, 7:55pm followed by Maariv

Eicha and Kinot, appx. 8:25pm

Shiur by Rabbi Daniel Bloom following        Kinot


Tuesday: Tisha B’Av

Shacharit followed by Kinot: 6:00am

Shacharit followed by Kinot with

explanations by Rabbi Daniel Bloom:          7:30am

Early Mincha: 2:00pm

Mincha/Maariv: 7:40pm/appx. 8:07pm

Maariv: 8:30pm

Fast Ends: 8:52pm


Schedule of Classes


8:00am: Minchat Chinuch Class will not be held this week


8:00am: Talmud Class – Rabbi Abish Zelishovsky of Bais Medrash Gavoha of Lakewood



Parshat Hashavua – Rabbi Reuven Fink – Will resume in the fall


Jewish Philosophy Class will not be held this week



8:30am: Women’s Tehillim Group at the home of Anne Wasserman


Talmud Ta’anit Class will not be held this week

Daily Daf Yomi Shiurim

Sun: 6:40am

Mon: 5:30am

Tue: After Maariv

Wed: 5:40am & 7:45pm

Thu: 5:30am & After Maariv

Fri: 5:40am

Shabbat: 6:55am & 1 hour before Mincha


Mazal Tov

Mazal tov to Michele and Mark Saks on the Bar Mitzvah of their son ZJ.  Mazal tov also to ZJ’s grandparents, Miriam Neustadter, Stephanie and George Saks and Evelyn and Hershel Sarasohn, and his great grandmother, Gladys Neustadter.  Mazal tov also to ZJ’s uncles and aunts, Jenny and Barry Horowitz and Debra and Jonah SarasohnThank you to the Saks family for sponsoring kiddush after the Main Minyan in honor of ZJ’s Bar Mitzvah.


To send a tribute card from YINR in honor of this simcha, or any other reason, please click here.

CondolencesWe extend condolences to Ronnie Bruder on the passing of her beloved father, Charles Cooper.  Shiva will be observed at the Bruder home, 215 Trenor Drive, until Wednesday morning, August 6.  The family requests that visitors come between 9:00am and 10:00pm.


To send a tribute card in memory of Charles Cooper, please click here. 


The YINR community is saddened by the passing of Shelley Lippman, a beloved and respected teacher at Westchester Day School, and wishes condolences to her family.


To send a tribute card in memory of Shelley Lippman, please click here.

Tomchei ShabbosThank you to the following families for sponsoring this week’s Tomchei Shabbos:

Sima and Robert Friedman in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Robert’s brother, Jeffrey Friedman

Susan and Steven Goldstein in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Susan’s mother, Elaine Krasna

Vicky and Michael Turek in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Michael’s father, David Turek

WelcomeWe are delighted to welcome to our community Sharone and Oren Halperin and their daughter Sarah (6 months) who moved in on Stratford Road.  Sharone and Oren are Ilana and Bruce Benet’s chidren.
AnnouncementsWomen’s Tehillim.  All women and girls are invited to say Tehillim together on Shabbat between MIncha and Maariv.  We will meet in MP1.  Together we can complete the Sefer Tehillim as a zechut for the IDF soldiers.


Thank you to our sponsors of last week’s Scholars in Residence:  Myra and Alon Mogilner, Miriam and Ira Parness and Lynette and Jonathan Tulkoff.


Thank you to Michael Turek for taking photos of last Sunday’s letter writing program to chayalim.  Please click here to see the photos.


Finalizing the Permanent Donor Board.  In the next few months, we will be installing the permanent donor board. Members’ names will be listed on the donor board within categories, based on pledges above the assessment.  It is important to ensure that the board is accurate.  All members were mailed a draft of the permanent donor board.  Please check to make sure that your name appears as it should, and that it is in the correct category. Any corrections or changes should be submitted to Barbara Bolshon by August 8.


High Holiday Seat Forms.  Please click here to access the High Holiday seat request form.  Please be sure to submit all forms by Friday, August 15.


Yizkor Book.  The deadline for submitting any changes to the Yizkor Book is Thursday, September 4th.


Updating Youth Lists – Names of Children Entering 3 Year Old Nursery Needed!  We are currently updating the youth lists. Your child automatically graduates to the next grade (for example, 3 year old nursery becomes 4 year old nursery).  Please email with any additional changes and the names of any children entering 3 year old nursery.


The Flame High Holiday Services.  One additional option for the high holidays is the Flame services to be held again this year at 1228 North Avenue, in our former sanctuary.  Flame services are somewhat briefer, explanatory and give time for questions and discussions, but are still run to ensure that all halachic prayer requirements are met.  The services are designed both for our members who want to study the prayers in greater depth and as outreach to the community.  There is no charge for these services, but reservations are required.  If you can read Torah for any of these services or help out as a chazzan, we have a few open slots and could really use your help.  Please contact Mat Hoffman for more information.


  1.   Please join Ruach on Wednesday, August 6 for “Stories from the Clinton White House,” presented by Stephen Neuwirth, Associate White House Counsel for President Clinton (1993-1996).  There will be a light lunch at 12:30pm followed by the program at 1:15pm.  Please RSVP to Vera Koppel by Tuesday, August 5 if you plan to attend.


If you would like to sponsor Ruach in honor or in memory of someone, please contact Vera Koppel.

Women’s LeagueWomen’s League –  Mid Summer Night’s BBQ Deadline is August 3.  Our Mid Summer Night’s BBQ will be on Sunday, August 10.  Guests will dine in designated homes, after which we will all join together for dessert at the home of Amy and Michael Tarlowe.  We provide the main, guests provide the sides, and hosts provide the propane and the appetizer.   $20/adult. Please click here to RSVP and to sign up to be a host.  All RSVP’s accompanied by payment are due by Sunday, August 3. Women’s League cannot accept RSVPs after that date.  To pay online please click here. Please contact Sarra Lorbert or Serena Peiper with any questions.


Women’s League Rosh Hashanah Card.  YINR Women’s League is once again sending its annual community Rosh Hashanah card to the entire shul membership.  We will automatically carry over the names that were included last year. Please click here to see the list of names that were included last year.  If your name was on last year’s card, you do not need to submit it again, and you will be billed $18.  The deadline for adding or removing names is August 8.  To add your name, please send an $18 check to the shul office made out to YINR Women’s League, or click here for online payments.


Women’s League’s Hospitality Committee Needs Hosts. We are looking for hosts for prospective and newly arrived families for Shabbat housing and meals.  Please email Mickey Nyer if we can add you to our list of potential hosts.

YouthShabbat Summer Schedule.  YINR Youth is on a summer schedule as follows: Teen Minyan will meet at its regular time at 8:45am in MP1. Junior Congregation will run from 9:30 – 10:30am in MP2. At 10:30am, groups will commence.  Nursery Groups will be in MP3/4, Kindergarten groups will be in MP2. There will be one group for all boys in grades 1-4 in MP1, and one group for all girls in grades 1-4 in MP5/6.


5775/2014-2015 Youth Leader Registration Open.   Register to be a YINR Youth Leader for the coming year.  Whether you have been a youth leader for a while or you are signing up for the first time, please CLICK HERE!


Check out Teen Minyan Central HERE to see what’s happening in Teen Minyan.

Community Events

Jerusalem Chesed-Machlis Parlor Meeting.  Every Shabbat, the Machlis family in Jerusalem opens their home to Jewish people from all walks of life and provides Shabbat meals to over 200 people.  Join founder Rabbi Mordechai Machlis and his son Moshe Machlis to learn more about the Jerusalem Chesed-Machlis project on Tuesday, August 12 at 8:30pm at the home of Michelle and Gerald Cohen, 79 Wykagyl Terrace. To RSVP, email Michelle Cohen.


Jewish Book Sale.  Over one thousand Jewish books in good condition (History, Philosophy, Talmud, Bible, Israel, Holocaust, Israel, Fiction and more) are for sale on Sunday, August 10 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Congregation Anshe Sholom.


Art League Defending Israel.  Several artists have established this new initiative as a means of supporting Israel through the arts.  Artists and photographers are invited to join this effort and everyone is invited to view their art work. Please visit  for more information and/or like the project on Facebook.