Sephardic Minyan


The Young Israel of New Rochelle is home to a vibrant and growing Sephardic Minyan.

As the community’s Sephardi population has steadily increased over recent years, our upstart Minyan has grown from an occasional gathering to an established and official Minyan of the Beit Knesset.   

We meet weekly on Friday nights and Shabbat, as well as for the Tefilot of every Yom Tov. We expect to add Tefilot on Mondays, Thursdays and Rosh Hodesh in the months ahead. In addition, expanding our Tefilot and other programming as the community continues to grow is a continuous goal. As a fully integrated part of YINR, we participate collectively in all communal celebrations, and Rabbi Fink and Rabbi Axelrod regularly visit our Minyan on Shabbat and Yom Tov to share their Derashot with us. 


Our Minyan, in accordance with Sephardi tradition, is highly participatory and festive. Our Tefilot are lay-led, and we encourage any willing congregant to participate as a ShaliahTzibur or Baal Koreh. We are particularly proud of the active participation and leadership of our young members in the Tefilot as we train the next generation in our ancestral Minhagim. Our community is diverse and welcoming to all, and includes families hailing from all around the Sephardi world, including Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen.

We look forward to the continued growth of our Sephardic Minyan. Do not hesitate to reach out for more information.


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