Announcements

 

MAZEL TOV

 

Mazel tov to Beth and Gary Orbach, Bonnie and Michael Orbach, Cheryl and Ron Silverman and Shira and Benji Neren on the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, niece and cousin Rachel to Joshua Bouaziz

Mazel tov to Beth and Mark Goldman on the bat mitzvah of their daughter Hannah.

Mazel tov to Diane Kalter, Doreen and Beryl Eckstein and Rebecca and Judah Orlinsky on the birth of their great grandson, grandson and son.

Mazel tov to Martin and Shoshana Sokol, Debbie and Robert Hollander and Alisa and Jeff Sender on the engagement of their granddaughter, daughter and niece Samantha to Sam Krieger.

 

THANK YOU

Rina Weisberg would like to thank the members and friends of the Young Israel for their outpouring of kindness following the loss of her mother, Ida Neuman z.l.

 

CONDOLENCES

Condolences to Carl Mosesson on the loss of his mother Gloria Mosesson z.l.

 

SHUL

“WOMEN IN JEWISH LAW” COURSE WITH ABBY LERNER – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 at 9:30AM
We are pleased to announce that Abby Lerner will be teaching her course entitled “Women in Jewish Law”. Abby will have her class this coming Sunday, February 18 at 9:30AM in the Beit Midrash.

YESHIVAT MAKOR CHAIM GATHERING
You are all invited to an evening of spirituality and learning to benefit Yeshivat Makor Chaim in Gush Etzion. We all remember the horrible kidnap and murder of 3 young boys- Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frankel and Gilad Shaar, Hashem Yikom Dammam in 2016. Rav Dov Singer, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Makor Chaim, who eulogized the oboys, will give an inspiring talk at the home of Karen & Alan Mazurek, 23 Burbury Lane on Tuesday night, Feb. 20 at 7:30pm. This will be in memory of Alan’s father, Myron Mazurek,z”l, whose 2nd yahrzeit was just last week, Rosh Chodesh Adar, and for the benefit of the Yeshiva’s growth and expansion and Harbatzat Torah.

YOUNG ISRAEL ANNUAL DINNER
The Young Israel of Great Neck Annual Dinner will take place on February 24, 2018. We are delighted to be honoring Michele and Howard Schatz and Lynne and Nessim Tammam. We look forward to honoring these two most deserving couples. PLEASE SEND IN YOUR RESERVATIONS AND DONATIONS ASAP!!

BE A WINNER! Buy raffle tickets now to receive special rates prior to the Annual Dinner. (6 Tickets $100, 16 Tickets $200, 40 Tickets $400. Raffles may be purchased at the door at the following prices: 1 Ticket $25, 5 Tickets $100, 15 Tickets $200, 35 Tickets $400)

ANNUAL YIGN PURIM CARNIVAL
The annual Purim carnival will take place Sunday, February 25th from 11:30am - 2:00pm. Great activities, games and rides for children ages 2 and older.

YACHAD SHABBATON, MARCH 9-10
YIGN is hosting the 2nd annual Yachad Shabbaton, March 9-10. Please register to host Yachad guests for meals and accommodations. jrsobel13@gmail.com or juluekalker@gmail.com

PARENT CHILD LEARNING
This motzei Shabbat and continuing throughout the winter, we will continue our very successful parent-child learning program. It begins each motzei Shabbat 30 minutes after havdallah. This is ideal for children in 1-8th grades but is open to all. You can review homework and schoolwork, tackle a personal torah project, practice kriah or anything Talmud torah. Should you want help deciding what to do with your child, please reach out to me. Rabbi Slomnicki. Finally, for those who would like to purchase the Yahadus book that many began studying last year, please contact Shoshana.

BABYSITTER LIST
Thank you to those of you who have signed up for the YIGN Babysitter List! We have already had many babysitters sign up and have compiled a great list! If you are interested in getting an email of the list, please contact either Kathy Gold at kathyagold23@gmail.com or Marni Weinberg at marniweinberg@gmail.com.

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.

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 Ismach - 516 250 8202
Malka Ismach - 917 373 4883

 

MORRIS LEWINTER YOUTH PROGRAM

SEARCH FOR YOUTH DIRECTOR
We have begun the search for a new Youth Director. If you know of any potential candidates, please share the following with them:

The Young Israel of Great Neck seeks a Youth Director or couple to join its dynamic team to create and implement creative programming for children from elementary through high school. The ideal candidate(s) will excel in informal Jewish education, have strong organization, communication and execution skills for outstanding programming, coordinate chessed projects, and build meaningful relationships with our youth. Compensation includes a house next door to the shul. Please use https://goo.gl/forms/67PjwEUAG1sKXBYv1 to apply.

COMMUNITY

SUMMER SPORTS IN THE WINTER!
There will be a charity Spikeball tournament taking place Monday February 19th, Presidents Day, with all proceeds going to Emunah. Kan Jam will also be on site for those who wish to play. The event will take place at the NSHA high school gym at 930 am. For those who have never played, there will be a tutorial; come learn so you’re ready to play with your friends when the weather warms up... Breakfast will be served. $72 to attend and additional donations and sponsorships are welcome. To register please go to https://www.emunah.org/spike-ball/

If you have any questions please contact Josh Shatzkes at drshatz26@yahoo.com

MEOROT- COMMUNITY PARENT LECTURE SERIES– MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Meorot at North Shore Hebrew Academy is proud to announce that B”H Helene Peyser, administrative law judge for the New York State Department of Education, will deliver a lecture on the topic “Navigating the IEP Process.” The event will take place on the evening of Monday, February 26 at 8pm at the lovely home of Alana & Adam Gelnick, 55 Deepdale Drive in Great Neck Estates. This is a community event open to all.

YU SEFORIM SALE
The YU Seforim Sale will take place from 2/4/18-2/25/18 at Belfer Hall (182nd Street Amsterdam Avenue). Hours: Sunday 10:00 am-10:00 pm, Mon.-Thurs. 6:30pm-10:30 pm, Motzei Shabbat 8:00 pm-11:00 pm.. For further information go to www.theseforimsale.com Wide selection of English and Hebrew Seforim at discounted prices.

YESHIVA HAR TORAH ANNUAL DINNER
Yeshiva Har Torah's 29th Annual Scholarship Dinner will take place on Motzaei Shabbat, March 3 at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation. The YIGN's own Udi and Jules Winokur will be receiving the Pillars of Jewish Education Award in recognition of their dedicated leadership and community service. For more information please go to www.hartorah.org/dinner/.

NORTH SHORE HEBREW ACADEMY ANNUAL DINNER
The North Shore Hebrew Academy’s Annual Dinner celebrating 63 years of excellence in education, will take place on Sunday, March 11 at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation.The honorees are Gail & Maurice Setton, as Guests of Honor, Karen & Robert Spitalnick, as Grandparents of the Year and Susan Frisch, receiving the Distinguished Faculty Award. Those wishing to serve on the Dinner Committee, please contact Arnie Flatow at aflatow@nsha.org or call the Business office at 487-8687 ext 2.

SHAARE ZEDEK MEDICAL CENTER’S WOMEN’S HEALTH DAY -WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018
Please join us for Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s Women’s Health Day -Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the New York Academy of Medicine. The funds collected at Health Day will be dedicated to Shaare Zedek’s newest building, The Cancer Radiotherapy Center. It doesnt get more special than that!

We expect a sold out event, so sign up early!! Our online site www.acsz.org/healthday is live, and we are looking forward to seeing your signups or sponsorships! The link will give you all the specific information about this years event.

For more information contact:

Randi Luxenberg at rluxie@aol.com or text at (516) 383-8830

Sharon Goldwyn at sgoldwyn@acsz.org or text/call at (917) 287-7334

 

SAVE THE DATE !!
Young Israel of Great Neck , Great Neck Synagogue’s Men’s Club and Israel Bonds invite you to:
AN EVENING WITH SGT. BENJAMIN ANTHONY
(IDF Combat Veteran and Reservist, and Founder of “Our Soldiers Speak”) 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 8:00pm at Great Neck Synagogue

Complimentary admission but RSVP is required.

RSVP/Info: Arnie Schweitzer, Israel Bonds (516)726-2307, arnie.schweitzer@israelbonds.com

NORTH SHORE MIKVAH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
Please mark your calendars for the annual fundraiser for the North Shore Mikvah Association, in memory of Belle Goldwyn, z'l, on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:30PM at the home of Isaac and Brandel Aryeh. The event will feature Hindie Klein, renowned psychologist/psychoanalyst and Director of Clinical Projects at Ohel Children's Home and Family Services. Join us for an inspirational evening for the women of our community as Dr. Klein presents a discussion entitled: "The Search for the Authentic Self: Understanding Anxiety, Depression and Post-Partum Depression in Women" Featured boutique to additionally help raise funds for our Mikvah, On the Table, will be on-site for all of your home good needs.

CHESED OPPORTUNITY :
Tomchei Shabbos of Queens provides food to those in need every Wednesday. There are some routes in Queens that don’t have regular drivers. If you have about 2 hours free (that’s including travel time to the warehouse in Kew Gardens) on any given Wednesday night, please call the warehouse starting at 8pm at 718-850-8070 (do not leave a message, they do not check the machine on Wednesdays). The person who answers the phone will let you know if drivers are needed that night to make deliveries. Keep in mind that in many areas in Queens it is difficult to park, so it is best if you make those deliveries with a partner (one to deliver and one to wait in the car). NO COMMITMENT NEEDED. You can do this once, once a month or every week… it’s up to you.

ELDA BAS TZVI HIRSCH DISCOUNT SEFORIM GEMACH
Announcing the Zelda and Tzvi Hirsch Discount Seforim Gemach at Utopia Parkway Jewish Center! All proceeds directly support Tomchei Shabbos of Queens! Most seforim sell for $5 or less. If you have older seforim, Jewish childrens books or English language works you would like to donate, (no shaimos please), please contact Rabbi Steven Moskowitz via email atsmoskowitz@saracademy.org or by cell at 516-220-7177. Tizku lemitzvot!

Sun 8:30-11, M, T, Th 10-3, 64-41 utopia Parkway fresh meadows

 

DONATIONS

The following donations have been made to the Young Israel:

Gina and Gabriel Aharonoff in honor of Holden Applebaum’s bar mitzvah

Evelyn and Oscar Kranz in honor of the engagement of Samantha Hollander and Sam Krieger; In honor of the birth of Diane Kalter’s great granddaughter and great grandson

Adele and Azriel Genachowski in honor of the birth of Diane Kalter’s great granddaughter and great grandson; In memory of Helen Siegel

Judy and Fred Lewis in memory of Helen Siegel; In memory of Ilene Braun

Sari and Stuart Braunstein in memory of Gloria Mosesson

Romina and Oded Weiss in memory of Gloria Mosesson

Dov Sassoon in honor of Eric Senderowicz

Alan Genachowski in honor of the birth of Diane Kalter’s great granddaughter and great grandson

Nicole and Mordi Dicker in memory of Gloria Mosesson  

Fri, February 23 2018 8 Adar 5778