Announcements

MAZEL TOV

 

Mazel tov to Bonnie and Michael Orbach, Shira and Benjy Neren, Beth and Gary Orbach and Cheryl and Ron Silverman on the engagement of their daughter, sister and niece Danielle to Zvi Steinberg.

Mazel tov to Addy and Avram Markowitz and Danielle and Jeremy Markowitz on the birth of twin granddaughters and daughters.

Mazel tov to Laura and Scott Danoff and Danielle and Jonathan Danoff on the birth of their granddaughter and daughter, Charlotte Harper.

Mazel tov to Paula Schallamach, Michelle and Barry Rubin, Sharon and Donny Schlusselberg and Eliana and Dan Kohn on the birth of their great granddaughter, grand niece, granddaughter and daughter, Daphne Nina.

 

SHUL

 

CHESED FUND APPEAL
Some weeks ago, appeal cards were handed out in shul for donations towards our Edith and Louis Lang Chesed Fund. Rabbi Ismach mentioned how through the Chesed Fund, we have the unique opportunity to give and support others as a tzibur, but more significantly, to partake in a reactive type of Tzedaka where we do not control who it is who arrives at our doorstep. With our Chesed Fund, we don't have the opportunity to choose who we are giving to, and all we can do is to choose to be givers.

For those who did not have the opportunity to make a pledge, please send your donation or contact the office to make a pledge.

WEEKLY SHIUR IN MEMORY OF PHYLLIS KIRSCH Z.L.
A group of women from YIGN is meeting on Monday evenings for a 90-minute shiur at the residence of Cindy Gold,. 3 Station Road from 7 to 8:30pm. Tuition-free and no solicitations. Every woman is welcome. These congregants are offering their time and their Torah Study to the elevation of the soul of our beloved friend Phyllis Kirsch (Z"L) (Leiluy Nishmat Tzipora Hinda Bat Chayim Alter) We have met every week since her passing and we will meet until September 4th.

TEHILLIM GROUP IN PHYLLIS KIRSCH’S MEMORY
The "ladies minyan" who daven tehillim every Thursday morning would like to continue this mesora. We are looking for a number of women to participate. If you can dedicate a few minutes, either in a group or privately, to say a couple of tehillim each Thursday, we can carry on this mitzvah in Phyllis Kirsch's memory. We will surely honor Phyllis' absolute commitment to kindness as host of the tehillim group for the past 10+ years in her home. Please email Carole Lerman Libby at CaroleR833@gmail.com to be part of this mitzvah. Carole will assign a couple of tehillim in order to complete entire sefer.

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.

PLEASE NOTE - IF YOU MAKE A STOCK DONATION, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE SHUL OFFICE, SINCE FIDELITY WILL NOT SAY WHO SENT THE STOCK TRANSFER.

 

SHTENDERS
We still have a few 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.

PLEASE NOTE

Please do not park in the Clover Drive Parking lot Friday night through the conclusion of Shabbat. There are classes on Saturday and every space is needed. Parking at Clover Drive is permitted Monday – Friday until 8:30AM and Saturday nights and Sunday. The administration at Clover Drive is trying to cooperate with us, so please abide by their guidelines.

ORDINARY OBJECTS| ENDURING LEGACIES: THE GREAT NECK COLLECTION

A collection of Holocaust-related artifacts and photographs gathered from members and friends of the Young Israel of Great Neck
For sale in the shul office: $60, checks made out to The Young Israel of Great Neck

 

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

 

YOUTH

GROUP LEADERS FOR 2017-18
All high school students interested in serving as youth leaders next year should email Rabbi Slomnicki for details and applications - Yignkids@gmail.com

GROUPS FOR 2017-18
Please communicate with us if your child has any special needs or situations that you feel are for us to know so that we can best accommodate each child in groups. -
Yignkids@gmail.com

MOMMY & ME
The Mommy and Me program will not meet until after the summer; however the room will be available with toys and snacks for children under the age of 2 or those who have difficulty separating to enjoy along with their supervising adult.

 

COMMUNITY

 

SCHOLARS KOLLEL ANNUAL SIYUM
The Scholars Kollel Annual Siyum will take place on Wednesday, July 26th at Chatanooga Restaurant. Details to follow. Reservations must be made by Monday, July 24th by contacting Steve Zuckerman at 516-652-5266 or by emailing Steve at zkster@aol.com.

SAVE THE DATE: NORTH SHORE HEBREW ACADEMY'S 14th ANNUAL GOLF, TENNIS & SPA CLASSIC- MONDAY AUGUST 14th AT FRESH MEADOWS COUNTRY CLUB – Honoring Steve Santodonato –

Please join us on Monday August 14th once again at the beautiful Fresh Meadows Country Club for a wonderful day of great golf with brunch, followed by an all day BBQ, ladies pilates/yoga & tennis followed by lunch and a mahjong/pool/spa day, men’s tennis and a sunset cocktail party,followed by a lovely buffet dinner, with prizes, raffles, auctions and evening entertainment. Event Brochure for Registration/Information will be mailed soon. For additional information re:sponsorships and participation, please contact Glenn Zuckerman, Jonathan Muller, Andrew Feldschreiber, Joshua Lev or email Arnie Flatow at aflatow@nsha.org or call 487-8687 ext 133.

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 at smoskowitz@saracademy.org or by cell at 516-220-7177. Tizku lemitzvot!

 

DONATIONS

The following donations have been made to the Young Israel:

Michelle and Greg Samuels in memory of Phyllis Kirsch; In honor of Gila Ismach’s bat mitzvah

Adele and Azriel Genachowski in honor of Jonah Gimpel’s bar mitzvah; In memory of Phyllis Kirsch

Rina and Yossi Weisberg in honor of Jonah Gimpel’s bar mitzvah 

Wed, July 26 2017 3 Av 5777