Announcements

SHUL

YIGN

PARENT CHILD LEARNING
Beginning 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.

NOVEMBER WOMEN’S SHIUR
The November women's shiur will take place on Nov 28th at 8:00 PM at the house of Shira and Benji Neren - 196 Myrtle Drive. The shiur will be given by Mrs. Elisheva Kaminetsky and is entitled, "Eight Nights, Eight Lessons of Chanukah."

THANK YOU
Thank you for all of the game & toy contributions. We really appreciate your generosity. Thank you also for the new, comfy chair perfectly suited for tending to the needs of your baby in the Parent & Me classroom.

DITCH THE WORKOUT, JOIN THE PARTY!
Perfect For:
Everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on.

How It Works: We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

Benefits: A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

WEDNESDAYS 7:30-8:30 PM AT THE YOUNG ISRAEL OF GREAT NECK
Oct. 18, 25 / Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / Dec. 6, 20, 27

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.

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

 

COMMUNITY

MEOROT- COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES LAUNCH EVENT – THURSDAY NOV. 16
Meorot at North Shore Hebrew Academy is proud to announce that B”H Dr. David Pelcovitz will deliver a lecture on the topic “Developing Your Child’s Uniqueness.” The event will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 16 at 8pm at the home of Tovah & Josh Marmer, 100 Myrtle Drive in Great Neck Estates. This is a community event open to all.

3RD ANNUAL 3 ON 3 THANKSGIVING CHARITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
All are invited to join us for the 3rd annual 3 on 3 Thanksgiving Charity Basketball Tournament on Thursday 11/23 from 8am-11:30am at the North Shore Hebrew Academy High School Gym. All proceeds will be split between United Hatzalah of Israel & Ateret Cohanim. Player list has been mostly finalized, but sponsorships are available at various levels: $250-Bronze, $360-Silver, $500-Gold, $1,000-Platinum $1,800- Diamond. (All sponsorships will appear on tournament t-shirts) If interested, please speak with Mikey Brandsdorfer, Benji Neren or Ari Spodek, or email gnturkeytourney17@gmail.com

SHABBAT DEC. 1/2 WITH WOUNDED IDF SOLDIERS
On the Shabbat of Dec. 1/2, our Community will have the honor of hosting wounded Israel Defense Force (IDF) veterans who are part of El Ami (For My People), an educational organization that works to strengthen Jewish identity in Israeli society, especially among students. These wounded veterans instill an appreciation for the sacrifices that soldiers make for Israel as they impress upon the younger generation the importance of defending Israel. The consistent message of El Ami IDF veterans is “Citizenship, Zionism, Heritage, and Unity.”

Three Shabbat meals, open to the ENTIRE COMMUNITY, have been organized in honor of the wounded IDF veterans visiting Great Neck:

12/1 Shabbat Dinner at Torah Ohr (575 Middle Neck Rd.) Call Avigayil at 829-6629 for reservations. Mincha at 4:00 p.m.; dinner with program at 6:00 p.m. (catering by Colbeh)

12/2 Shabbat Lunch following program at Shaare Rachamim (695 Middle Neck Road) Call Albert Bassal for reservations at 917-771-3865. Lunch from 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. (catering by Shiraz)

12/2 Seudah Shlisheet at Young Israel of Great Neck (236 Middle Neck Road)Mincha at 4:00 p.m. followed by a seudah. No reservations needed. Program at 4:30 p.m. followed by Maariv.

 

NORTH SHORE HEBREW ACADEMY PTA ANNUAL BOOK FAIR
Come join us at the North Shore Hebrew Academy PTA Annual Book Fair at 16 Cherry Lane on Sunday December 3rd from 11am-4pm and Monday December 4th from 6pm-8pm.
Choose from many secular and Judaic titles for ages Toddler to Adult. Free arts and crafts for kids and food for sale at Sunday's fair.

CHESED OPPORTUNITY :
We are starting a third YIGN Tomchei Shabbos route. It involves delivering packages in Queens on Wednesday nights about once a month or once every six weeks (depending on how many people join the rotation). For more information, or if you are interested in joining the rotation please email Allegra Goldberg at amsg1@yahoo.com.

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.

 

DONATIONS

The following donations have been made to the Young Israel:

Evelyn and Oscar Kranz in honor of the birth of Diane Kalter’s great grandson

Judy and Fred Lewis in memory of Frederick Berlin

Marilyn and Bert Drachtman in honor of the birth of Diane Kalter’s great grandson 

Thu, November 23 2017 5 Kislev 5778