Announcements - Young Israel of Great Neck



Mazel tov to Sara and Mitchell Shapiro and to Rabbi Elie and Miriam Schwartz upon Rabbi Elie Schwartz’s receiving Semicha at Yeshiva University’s Chag Hasimcha Commencement.

Mazel tov to Lisa and Dov Weinstein and Judy and Jerry Weinstein on the birth of their son and grandson.

Mazel tov to Cindy and Glenn Ludwig on the bar mitzvah of their son David.

Mazel tov to Monica and Ron Alon on the marriage of their son Daniel to Yaffa Yakubov.




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.

To receive a link to Dr. David Lieberman's free e-book, REAL POWER and handout sheets for his weekly shiur on, text the word "lecture" to the phone number 313131 and you'll automatically get the links for the downloads.

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


We are offering parents and children the opportunity to learn a sefer of their own for completion and recognition at our annual Siyum in June. For this year, we have added an option for children and adults to participate in a joint shul-wide learning program of the TARTAG or 613 mitzvot. We have identified a wonderful curriculum that parents and children can learn together and an excellent book for adults who would like to join in their own study of the 613 mitzvot. Please email to join, sample or order a book or to receive more information.

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



Bella’s Hats PRE PESACH SALE will take place on THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the home of Marni Weinberg, 15 Hutchinson Court 11023. Huge selection of trendy headwear including hats, fascinators, beanies, caps, doilies and more. Portion of proceeds will benefit YIGN.

Registration is now open for the NSHA EC Summer Program at Young Israel of Great Neck for children entering Toddler-PreK! Directed by Rabbi Eli Slomnicki, our exciting program includes daily hot lunch, outdoor water play and adult head counselors in each bunk. Visit for information and registration.

The North Shore Hebrew Academy’s Annual Dinner celebrating 62 years of excellence in education will take place on Sunday, April 2, at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation. The Guests of Honor are Cheryl & Ronald Silverman, in loving memory of Markus Orbach, z’l and Drs. Laura and Scott Danoff and Mrs. Susan Newborn, Distinguished Faculty Award. Those wishing to make a reservation or be included in the scroll, please contact Arnie Flatow at or call the Business Office at 487-868 ext 2.

Please join us at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center's Woman's Health Day which will be held on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at the New York Academy of Medicine (103rd Street and 5th Avenue).

All funds donated for Shaare Zedek Women’s Health Day this year, will help support the new Neurological Institute at Shaare Zedek in Jerusalem which will encompass a Stroke unit, Neuro-Radiology, and Neuro-Surgery units. This important Neurological Area will save the lives of stroke victims, treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder patients, as well as all brain/head traumas and disorders. Please go to the Shaare Zedek Women's Health Day website to register online, or sponsor at

There is a great program planned and 13 spectacular boutique vendors, raffle prizes, and a catered lunch! Please feel free to forward this email as well to friends that would be interested in attending or Sponsoring even if they cannot come. Thank you in advance for your generous support. We expect to be sold out so please register early.

Hope to see you there!


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.

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 or by cell at 516-220-7177. Tizku lemitzvot!



The following donations have been made to the Young Israel:

Debbie and Mark Blechner in honor of Irv Golombeck’s 70th birthday

The Rifkin and Gelnick Families in honor of Irv Golombeck’s 70th birthday

The Mermelstein and Spodek Families in honor of Irv Golombeck’s 70th birthday

Lenore and Billy Eisenberg in memory of Zoltan Justin

Miriam and Gilad Ellenberg in honor of Irv Golombeck’s 70th birthday

Mary and Richard Schanler in honor of Irv Golombeck’s 70th birthday

Evelyn and Oscar Kranz in memory of Zoltan Justin; In honor of the birth of Judy and Jerry Weinstein’s grandson; In honor of the birth of Ayal Shlomo Hefter; In honor of Irv Golombeck’s 70th birthday; Romina and Oded Weiss in honor of Ayal Sholom Hefter

Tue, 28 March 2017 1 Nisan 5777