Announcements

MAZEL TOV

Mazel tov to Rabbi Yaacov and Abby Lerner and Yehudit andNachman Elsant on the birth of their granddaughter and daughter, Tova Tzippora.

Mazel tov to Ellen and Joey Tuchinsky, Marisa and Elie Gadlin and Raimi and Judah Rosen on the birth of their grandson, nephew and son.

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Susan Buckler
Daniella and Jonathan Muller
Judith and Michael Warum

SHUL

THANK YOU
Thank you to Melissa Pelcovitz and Jessica Steinberg for the outstanding Welcome Back Barbecue that took place on September 10! There was fun, entertainment, and great food (Thanks to Abie at Everfresh!) . It was enjoyed by all. Money was collected to supply food for a barbecue for hurricane victims and 60 Rosh Hashana cards that were decorated by YIGN children were sent to children in Houston.

 

BAR/BAT MITZVAH CLASSES
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah classes for 6th grade girls and 7th grade boys will take place on Tuesdays. Please plan extra curricular activities accordingly.

CHESED FUND APPEAL
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 women’s tehillim group who cite 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 DO NOT PARK IN THE CLOVER DRIVE LOT OVER ROSH HASHANA. CLASSES ARE BEING HELD ON SHABBAT AND THE LOT IS NEEDED FOR THEIR STUDENTS.

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

 

COMMUNITY

MIKVAH HOURS FOR MEN FOR EREV YOM TOV
The North Shore Mikvah will be open for men only on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday September 20th and Erev Yom Kippur, Friday October 29th, from 5AM-3PM. Men must please bring their own towels. Suggested donation $36. Sponsorships: Platinum $500 Gold $360 Silver $180 Sponsor $100

MEOROT REGISTRATION
B"H Meorot is excited to start classes this September! We are still taking applications and registration information can be found on the website www.meorotgn.org. For inquiries please contact Rabbi Hercman at rabbihercman@meorotgn.org.

GOSUKKAH WANTS TO BUILD YOUR SUKKAH!
Need your Sukkah built? GoSukkah has been the preferred Sukkah builders for Great Neck congregants for the last 10 years. Schedule your builder instantly on our website at www.GoSukkah.com/reservation.php. You may also contact us atInfo@GoSukkah.com, or call us at 516-253-1035. Chag Sameach!

CAMP MORASHA OPEN HOUSE

Camp Moshava I.O. will have an Open House at the home of Lisa & Eli Schilowitz, 52 Allenwood Road, on October 24 at 7:30pm. Come meet the Camp Director, Alan Silverman, and hear about the camp and its mission. Attendees receive a $50 family discount off camp tuition.

SAVE THE DATE!!
Randi Luxenberg will be honored at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem Dinner on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Guastavinos NYC - To register or place an ad go to www.acsz.org/dinner

6:30pm Buffet Dinner followed by Program

ANNUAL CLOTHING SALE 2017

Ann Greenfield is once again eagerly ready to pick up your very good clothing. This will benefit the people of ISRAEL'S neediest communities, and the YIJE shul, sponsor of events for Israel. Desired clothes are men's and women's clothing in fine condition: suits, slacks, coats, dresses, gowns, and skirts. Fine hats, shoes, and handbags also are acceptable. (Kindly put clothes on hangers if possible.) Please call Ann at 516-487-0940 to arrange for pickup. Ann will give you a tax receipt at the time of pickup. Thank you for caring.

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

 

DONATIONS

The following donations have been made to the Young Israel:

Sandra and Michael Stern in honor of the bar mitzvah of Zachary Kalker

Rabbi Meir Mitelman in honor of the birth of Tova Tzippora Elsant

Michelle and Barry Rubin in memory of Nadine Eckstein; In memory of David Muller

Allie and Alex Luxenberg in memory of David Muller 

Sat, September 23 2017 3 Tishrei 5778