Young Israel of Great Neck
Perek on the Lawn - Shabbat July 30 5:30-7:00
Laws of the Three Weeks
The three weeks between Shiva Assar B'Tammuz and Tisha B'Av are a period of national mourning for our people over the loss of our first and second Beit Hamikdash. The mourning intensifies as the period progresses until it reaches a climax on Tisha B'Av itself. Following is a summary of the laws that apply during the various stages.
Laws for the Entire Three Weeks
1. Shiva Assar B'Tammuz, which ushers in the Three Weeks, is a fast day. This year it falls out on Sunday, July 24th. The fast begins at 4:04A.M. and ends at9:04P.M. Pregnant women and women who are nursing are exempt from fasting this fast.
2. It is forbidden to take haircuts during the three weeks.
3. Weddings and social gatherings are forbidden.
4. New clothes should not be purchased during the Three Weeks so as to avoid the need to recite the blessing of "Shehecheyanu".
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 Chana and Daniel Kamelhar on the birth of their daughter.
The Lewinter and Mazurek Families would like to thank the Young Israel members and friends for their outpouring of support and kindness following the loss of their husband and father, Morris Lewinter z.l.
Condolences to Malka Louzoun on the loss of her father, Gilbert Louzoun z.l.
THIS WEEK! PEREK ON THE LAWN-- SHABBAT AFTERNOON, JULY 30
Join us to hear Rabbi Simon Basalely speak about "From Anger to Patience and Serenity: Finding Peace of Mind in Our Hectic Lives."
Location: Home of Julie and Elliott Kalker, 15 Woodlawn Ave. (behind Allenwood Park)
Time: 5:30- 7 p.m.
Youth activities to take place in Allenwood Park during Perek.
There are 3 people from YIGN riding in the Bike4Chai ride this year to raise money for Camp Simcha ( Rabbi Ismach, Michael Brandsdorfer and Eli Nafisi). Please see the links to their respective donation areas. Help raise money for Chai Lifeline and Camp Simcha.
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, family 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 YOUTH
Many thanks to Netti and Ari Herman for sponsoring group snacks in honor of Benny's birthday.
The following donations have been made to the Young Israel of Great Neck:
Beverly and Frank Hochheimer in memory of Gertrude Faber
Adele and Azriel Genachowski in memory of Gilbert Louzoun
Rabbi Lerner's Weekly Parsha Shiur
Rabbi Lerner's parsha shiur will continue in September