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Young Israel of Great Neck

Rabbi David Fohrman - Pre-Slichot - Sept. 5

Iran Nuclear Agreement - Letter to Congress 

Labor Day Barbecue - Monday September 7

 

President's Message

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

Announcements

 

MAZEL TOV

Mazel tov to Rachel Dicker and Carl Mosesson on the forthcoming marriage of their son Daniel to Tova Baars.

Mazel tov to Rama and Reuben Seltzer and Talia and Jonathan Guenoun on the birth of their grandson and son.

Mazel tov to Susan Hammer and Meira and John Yagodayev on the birth of their grandson and son.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Mildred and Samuel Block

Barbara Kapelman

SHUL

MORNING SHIUR WITH RABBI YAACOV LERNER
Rabbi Lerner’s 6:10AM morning shiur will resume this coming Monday, August 31st.

RABBI FOHRMAN TO SPEAK AT SELICHOT, MOTZEI SHABBAT SEPTEMBER 5, AT 9:15 PM
Please be sure to join us Motzei Shabbat, September 5 at 9:15 for an inspiring talk by Rabbi David Fohrman, our first Ariel Yitzchak Memorial Scholar of the year, on “The Five Most Important Minutes of Yom Kippur.” Selichot will follow immediately after the shiur at 10:15 pm.

A beloved and stimulating speaker, Rabbi Fohrman is the author of two widely acclaimed books on Biblical themes: The Beast that Crouches at the Door, an exploration of biblical narrative and finalist for the 2007 National Jewish Book Award, and The Queen You Thought You Knew, a close and evocative reading of Megillat Esther.

YIGN ANNUAL LABOR DAY BARBECUE
The YIGN Annual Labor Day Barbecue and Rabbinic Fall Classic Rematch: Lerner Black Hats vs. Ismach Machers will take place on Monday, September 7th from 3-6PM at Kings Point Park. There will be fun activities for the whole family!

SAVE THE DATE:
Please save the date for our inaugural women's monthly shiur which will take place on Tuesday, September 8th at the home of Jessica and Noah Steinberg. Further information to follow.  

COLLECTION OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Once again YIGN is collecting new school supplies.  These supplies will be distributed to needy families.  As you are buying school supplies for your own children, please remember those that are less fortunate.  For more information please contact Gina Aharonoff, Abby Weiss or Roya Samuels.

HASC ELECTRONICS COLLECTION
Get rid of your used electronics and do chesed at the same time.  HASC will be collecting your old computers and other electronics at YIGN Picnic on Labor Day.  For more information, please contact Gina Aharonoff, Susannah Malen or Michele Samuels.

DONATIONS
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.

COMMUNITY

MIKVAH HOURS FOR MEN FOR YOM TOV
The North Shore Mikvah will be open for men only on Erev Rosh Hashanah, September 13th, and Erev Yom Kippur, September 22nd, from 5AM-3PM. Men must bring their own towels. The cost for Mikvah use is $30.00. 

ANNUAL CLOTHING SALE TO HELP ISRAEL
Ann Greenfield is once again eagerly ready to pick up your very good clothing, the proceeds of the sale to benefit the needy communities in Israel. This sale, known for its quality clothing, is collecting donations of men's, women's, and children's clothing in fine condition: suits, dresses, coats, slacks, separates, hats, shoes, and handbags.

Please try to put clothes on hangers. Please call Ann at 516-487-0940 to arrange for pickup time. Ann will give you a tax receipt at time of pickup.

BELLA’S HATS PRE-HOLIDAY SALE
Come check out Bella’s new collection of trendy and affordable hats, fascinators and other accessories. – Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7:30-10:00PM at the home of Marni Weinberg, 15 Hutchinson Court – Portion of proceeds to benefit YIGN.

DONATIONS

The following donations have been made to the Young Israel:

Rabbi Meir Mitelman in honor of the birth of Florence and Irvin Spira’s grandson

Sharon and Mark Twersky in honor of the marriage of Arel Golombeck and Aviya Slutzky

Steve Foss in honor of the birth of Debbie and Charlie Goldberg’s granddaughter; In honor of the birth of Lynne and Nessim Tammam’s grandson;In honor of the marriage of Arel Golombeck and Aviya Slutzky; In memory of Bertrand Agus;In memory of Esther Barnajian

Sari and Stuart Braunstein in honor of the engagement of Josh Shapiro and Erica Friedman

Judy and Fred Lewis in honor of the birth of Debbie and Charlie Goldberg’s granddaughter

Rabbi Lerner's Weekly Parsha Shiur

Rabbi Lerner's parsha shiur will return in the fall

Tue, 1 September 2015 17 Elul 5775