Announcements - Young Israel of Great Neck



Mazel tov to Rachel and Ben Feintuch, Fran and Stuart Feintuch, Michelle and Shimmie Klein and Rosalie and David Kamelhar on the birth of their daughter, granddaughter, niece and grandniece, Claire.

Mazel tov to Aliza and Allan Rein and Leba and Rabbi Seth Grauer on the birth of their grandson and son.

Mazel tov to Leslie Kahn on the engagement of his granddaughter Amanda to Todd Spiro.

Mazel tov to Jerome Goodman and Lynn and Igal Levy on the birth of their great granddaughter and daughter, Amalia.



Condolences to Renee Strauss on the loss of her father, Haskell Yadlovker z.l.

Condolences to Ira Newborn on the loss of his mother, Rita Newborn z.l.

Condolences to Pearl Field and Romina Weiss on the loss of their husband and father, Carl Field z.l.

Condolences to Hilary Sytner on the loss of her mother, Judy Berlin z.l.

Condolences to Rita Gordonson on the loss of her sister, Linda Iris Werb z.l.




There will be an exciting, fun, and educational family Yom Yersushalayim event on Sunday, May 21st from 5:00 to 7:30pm with dinner and two parallel programs - one for preschoolers and one for 1st graders and up with their parents. Sponsorships for this event are welcome! For more information or to sponsor, contact Rabbi Slomnicki at


Join us as we view the exciting 90-minute film "On The Map" which chronicles Israel's most monumental and improbable sports victories -- Maccabi Tel Aviv's first-ever European Basketball Championship in 1977.

Even if you aren't a sports fan, you will enjoy this wonderful and inspiring movie that captures the late 1970s era in Israel with rare, dramatic footage. Please bring the entire family (ideally, middle school-aged kids and above).

Monday, May 1, 2017 @7pm

(Mincha before the film, and Maariv at intermission)

At The Squire Theater - 115 Middle Neck Road

Tickets are free - but please reserve in advance:

By email: or call the shul office: 516-829-6040

Use this link to decide how you and/or your children will be participating in the Siyum this year! We have many options to choose from or you can create your own!

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 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.



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



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





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:

Helene and Robert Riederman in memory of Zoltan Justin

Zelda and Sol Berger in memory of Linda Iris Werb

Cindy and Glenn Ludwig in honor of Irv Golombeck’s 70th birthday

Roslyn and Zachary Dicker in memory of Linda Iris Werb; In memory of Martha Shaw’s husband

Roya and Michael Samuels in memory of Carl Field

Sari and Stuart Braunstein in memory of Carl Field

David Sands in memory of Zoltan Justin

Suri and David Kufeld in memory of Zoltan Justin

Mary and Richard Schanler in memory of Judith Berlinh; In memory of Carl Field; In memory of Rita Newborn

Adele and Azriel Genachowski in memory of Carl Field; In memory of Haskell Yadlovker

Marcia and Yakov Toledano in memory of Zoltan Justin

Sharon and Akiva Fishman in memory of Haskell Yadlovker; In memory of Carl Field

Sun, 23 April 2017 27 Nisan 5777