Young Israel of Great Neck
Scholar In Residence Rabbi Dr. J.J. Schacter, 10/16-17
Young Israel is proud to announce our next Ariel Yitzchak Newman Memorial Scholar in Residence:
Rabbi J.J. Schacter
Shabbat Parshat Noach
October 16-17, 2015
In addition to the drasha on Shabbat morning and at Seudah Shlishit, Rabbi Schacter will speak at a special Friday night dinner. You can click here to sign up here or call the office, 516 829 6060.
Child care for ages three and above and a children’s menu will be available. Costs are $44/adult, $34/child, $120 for a family of 3, and $150 for family of 4 or more. (Sponsors are welcome).
Founding Editor of The Torah u-Madda Journal, Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter is University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and Senior Scholar at the Center for the Jewish Future at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Schacter received smichah from Mesivta Torah Vodaath and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages from Harvard University. An acclaimed speaker, he is the author of numerous articles and books including, A Modern Heretic and a Traditional Community: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Orthodoxy, and American Judaism; Jewish Tradition and The Nontraditional Jew; and Judaism's Encounter with other Cultures: Rejection or Integration?
Here’s the full schedule:
IS THERE A PLACE FOR JEWS IN THE DIASPORA?
Dinner: 7:00 (Reservations Required)
CARING FOR ALL JEWS. REALLY.
ON BEING AN EREV SHABBOS JEW
Seudah Shlishit and Speech: 6:00
Please be sure to come and to tell your friends about this exciting program.
Iran Nuclear Agreement - Letter to Congress
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
Mazel tov to Shelley and Leeber Cohen and Gail and Burt Cohen on the engagement of their son and nephew Ari to Hanna Garber.
Mazel tov to Carole and Charles Libby and Ilana and Yaakov Dicker on the birth of their granddaughter and daughter.
Mazel tov to Sandra and Michael Stern on the engagement of their daughter Zoe to Sean Hack.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Lauren and Asher Abehsera
Sara and Robert Fisher
Marci and Murray Rabinowitz
ARIEL YITZCHAK NEWMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLAR – RABBI DR. JACOB J. SCHACTER
Young Israel of Great Neck proudly presents Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, our Ariel Yitzchak Newman Memorial Scholar Shabbat Parshat Noach, October 16-17, 2015 (see above for details)
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT WOMEN'S MONTHLY SHIUR
October's women's shiur will be on October 20th at the home of Elana and Adam Zitter- 52 Cedar Drive. The shiur will be given by Rebbetzin Abby Lerner. Further information to follow.
SHABBAT PROJECT: GREAT BIG CHALLAH BAKE!
Please join the community in this year's Great Big Challah Bake, taking place October 22nd, 7 pm at Temple Israel of Great Neck. Our very own Rebetzin Abby Lerner will be addressing the women in the community. Please sign up in advance at http://greatneckshabbatproject.com/challah-bake-2015/. Sponsors are very welcome and appreciated.
If you have any questions or would like to be a sponsor, please contact Chaya Katzman at (516) 445-8545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 SIMCHAT TORAH GATHERING
A SPECTACULAR CELEBRATION - Bring your children and your dancing shoes - October 6th on Picadilly Road by Middle Neck Road STARTING at 9:15PM.
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.
The following donations have been made to the Young Israel of Great Neck:
Lisa and Eli Schilowitz in memory of Herman Jutkowitz
Bonnie and Michael Orbach in memory of Bertrand Agus
Zelda and Sol Berger in memory of Herman Jutkowitz; In honor of the birth of Ilana and Aaron Wachspress’ grandson; For Ilana Wachspress’ refuah shelemah
Adele and Azriel Genachowski in memory of Ruth Klapper
Shirley and Ralph Sasto in memory of Ruth Klapper
Morris Zelman in memory of Herman Jutkowitz
Evelyn and Oscar Kranz in memory of Herman Jutkowitz; In honor of the birth of Ilana and Aaron Wachpress’ grandson; In honor of the engagement of Ari Cohen and Hanna Garber
Bonnie and Michael Orbach in memory of Herman Jutkowtiz
Fran and Stuie Feintuch in memory of Elissa Sable
Rabbi Lerner's Weekly Parsha Shiur
Rabbi Lerner's Parsha SHiur will resume after Shemini Atzeret