Announcements

MAZEL TOV

Mazel tov to Anita and Hal Beretz, Debbie and Alan Kestenbaum, Susan and Bruce Decter and Suzanne and Stuart Beretz on the forthcoming marriage of their granddaughter, niece and daughter Dyana to Haim Engelman. A special mazel tov to Dyana on graduating summa cum laude and being chosen class speaker at the Binghamton graduation.

Mazel tov to Michael Fuller and Lisa Lebowitz on the bat mitzvah of their daughter Allison.

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.

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.

PARKING
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

TEEN MINYAN
This coming shabbos will be the final Teen Minyan of the year. Teen Minyan will resume after the summer.

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

MOTHER’S HELPER NEEDED
If your child is free the last two weeks of August and would like to be a mother’s helper for a few hours a day, please contact Suri Kufeld at sbkufeld@aol.com

CHESSED 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:

Lisa and Michael Aryeh in memory of Louis Goldstein

Barrie and Eliot Peyser in memory of Louis Goldstein; In memory of Samuel Goldberg

Michal and Ronnie Malen in memory of Harold Hochman

Ilana and Yaakov Dicker in honor of Terry Rifkin

Iris, Steve and Tracy Feldman in memory of Phyllis Kirsch

Anita and Hal Beretz in memory of Phyllis Kirsch

Beverly and Frank Hochheimer in memory of Phyllis Kirsch

Evelyn and Oscar Kranz in memory of Phyllis Kirsch

Steve Foss in honor of the engagement of Eitan Jacob to Aliza Schwartzblatt; In honor of Gila Ismach’s bat mitzvah; In honor of the marriage of Daniel Lewis and Penina Feiner; In honor of the birth of Zara and Eli Moradi’s granddaughter

In honor of Esther Bronfeld’s bat mitzvah; In memory of Phyllis Kirsch

Rabbi Meir Mitelman in honor of Gila Ismach’s bat mitzvah; In honor of the marriage of Michal Adler and Brian Goodman; In memory of Phyllis Kirsch

Michal and Ronnie Malen in honor of Gila Ismach's bat mitzvah  

Thu, June 22 2017 28 Sivan 5777