Young Israel of Great Neck
The Young Israel of Great Neck (YIGN) was established over 40 years ago through the efforts of six visionary families. What started out as their dream has resulted, after four decades of tremendous growth, in a large, thriving, modern orthodox congregation with over 250 family members, located at 236 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck. In addition to our beautiful main sanctuary, our state-of-the-art Justin Family Center contains a large Beit Midrash, several classrooms, as well as a full-sized gymnasium. Read more
YIGN 2016 Dinner
The 2016 Annual Dinner was a great success. Special thanks to our honorees Sarah & Etan Walls and Barrie & Eliot Peyser as well as to the entire Dinner committee.
The following are links to two videos presented at the Dinner plus photos from the event.
Mazel tov to Lynne and Nessim Tammam on the marriage of their son Avi to Perri Goldberger.
Mazel tov to Paula and Mark Lev and Barrie and Josh Lev on the forthcoming marriage of their daughter and sister, Jillian to Aryeh Katz.
Mazel tov to Leah and Terry Rifkin, Keli and Judah Rifkin, Alana and Adam Gelnick, Barrie and Eliot Peyser, Helene and Josh Peyser and Dara and Andrew Pfeffer on the forthcoming marriage of David Rifkin to Deborah Shnay.
Condolences to the Aronowitz family upon the loss of our member, Gil Aronowitz z.l.
SAVE THE DATE
Save the Date for the September Women's Shiur which will be given by Rebbetzin Abby Lerner and will take place on 9/13 at the home of Marni and Mitchell Weinberg. Further details to follow.
We are once again able to offer the purchase of beautiful shtenders for your siddurim and chumashim. A sample is in our showcase in the lobby near the beit midrash. If you are interested in purchasing a shtender at the cost of $100, please call the shul office.
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Our Book of Remembrance will contain Yizkor prayers as well as the names of those we remember during Yizkor recitation. Cost for inclusion is $18 per name. To ensure your inclusion in the 5777/2016-2017 Book of Remembrance, please send in your names and a check for the appropriate amount to the shul office prior to Friday, September 12, 2016.
YOM TOV SEATING REQUESTS
Please remember to send in your Yom Tov seating requests along with your financial obligation.
WOMEN’S STUDY GROUP LED BY LIVYA WEISS
A women's study group is being held at the Young Israel of Great Neck every Monday morning until Yom Kippur. BE"H. The class is from 10:00am to 12:00pm reviewing the Parsha, the Haftara and Siddur with no prior knowledge of Hebrew necessary. Each session is a self-contained module so you do not have to commit to attend each week. Feel free to arrive as late and to leave as early as your day's schedule allows
PLEASE NOTE - IF YOU MAKE A STOCK DONATION, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE SHUL OFFICE, SINCE FIDELITY WILL NOT SAY WHO SENT THE STOCK TRANSFER.
YIGN has established an account at Fidelity Investments to facilitate stock donations. You can pay your Shul dues, pledges, or any other obligation by stock, which may have tax advantages to you. For example, if you donate stock with a long term capital gain, you may be able to avoid paying taxes on the capital gain while getting a charitable tax deduction for the full current value of the stock. Please call the Shul office for stock transfer instructions. Of course, you should check with your accountant to understand your specific situation.
GREAT NECK YOETZET HALACHA
In order to enhance the observance of taharat hamishpacha in our community, we are excited about welcoming Yoetzet Halacha, Lisa Septimus, as an additional resource for answering questions.
Like all Yoatzot Halacha, Lisa has been certified by a panel of Orthodox rabbis to be a resource for women with questions regarding taharat hamishpachah (an area of Jewish Law that relates to marriage, intimacy and women's health). This role was devised to assist women who are more comfortable discussing very personal issues with another woman, with the option of remaining anonymous during the call. In preparing to become Yoatzot Halacha, women devote two years (over 1000 hours) to intensive study with rabbinic authorities in taharat hamishpachah and receive training from experts in modern medicine and psychology, including gynecology, infertility, women's health, amily dynamics and sexuality.
Below is Lisa's contact information, as well as for our rabbinical team, all of whom remain available to answer questions and provide guidance:
Yoetzet Halacha Lisa Septimus - 516 415 1111
Rabbi Lerner - 516 318 0141
Abby Lerner - 516 661 1072
Rabbi Ismach - 516 250 8202
Malka Ismach - 917-373-4883
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME
YIGN Youth go to CitiField to see the NY Mets on Thursday, September 1st
$40 per member / $50 per non-member
Includes Transportation, Dinner, Supervision (for 1st grade and up) & Ticket
RSVP to YIGNKIDS@gmail.com by Monday August 29th
ANNUAL CLOTHING SALE 2016
Ann Greenfield is once again eagerly ready to pick up your very good clothing to benefit the people of Israel’s neediest communities, and the YIJE shul, sponsor of events for Israel. Desired clothes are men’s and women’s clothing in fine condition: suits, slacks, coats, dresses, gowns, and skirts – (please put clothing on hangers if possible). Fine sweaters, hats, shoes, and handbags also are acceptable.Please call Ann at 516-487-0940 to arrange for pickup. Ann will give you a tax receipt at the time of pickup.
Thank you for caring.
ISTERN SERVICES BY DYLAN
Having trouble with your phone? Apps? PC, laptop or tablet? Dylan Stern is offering his time and knowledge of the following in order to help you with your personal technology
-iPhone set up & functions
-Learn your phone ID and what you can use it for
-Set up contacts on your iPhone
-Learn how to skype
-Learn how to FaceTime
-How to get apps on your smart phone
-Set up an email account
-How to send photos
-Home technology set up
516.427.9420 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.
Dylan is offering his time and service through August 24th and on a limited basis during the school year as part of his mission of becoming a Bar Mitzvah who values giving back to his community. There are no fees associated with this service.
The following donations have been made to the Young Israel of Great Neck:
Frieda Lewinter in honor of the forthcoming marriage of Noah Adelsberg and Zeva Epstein
Meeka and David Natanov in memory of Morris Lewinter
Rabbi Lerner's Weekly Parsha Shiur
Rabbi Lerner's parsha shiur will continue in September