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MAZEL TOV

Mazel tov to Debbie and Charlie Goldberg and to Sarah and Roy Kaluzshner on the birth of their granddaughter and daughter.

Mazel tov to Rona Jutkowitz and Ed Jutkowitz and Mollie and Sammy Bald on the birth of their granddaughter and daughter.

SHUL

GREAT NECK MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
The Young Israel of Great Neck will be marching proudly in the Great Neck Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27th. We will line up between 9:00 and 9:15 a.m. at Middle Neck Road and Pont St. (north of the Best Market shopping center). Whether we are Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Liberals or Conservatives, we have an obligation to remember those who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. After we pass by the reviewing stand on the Village Green, there will be a short and special ceremony to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country in their effort to safeguard our freedom. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m.

T-shirts and American flags will be distributed. Children and grandchildren are most welcome!

 

GRADUATION KIDDUSH – JUNE 15, 2019

Whether your child is graduating from lower school, high school, college or graduate school, the YIGN community would love to partake in your simcha. To participate as a sponsor, the shul is asking for a $100 contribution per family, which can be dropped off with Shoshana in the shul office. In addition to the $100 contribution, please include a baby picture of your child so that we can create a poster for shul that day. Please let us know if you wish to honor your graduate. You can send an email to office@yign.org or call the shul office at 829-6040.

 

YIGN ANNUAL SIYUM – JUNE 15, 2019

This year’s YIGN Siyum will take place on June 15, leaving a bit over 4 weeks to join in!! Our annual Siyum is a great way to send the message to our children that as busy and as hectic as our lives can be, we try our hardest to make Torah learning an integral part of our day. Please join in by being a part of the learning or assisting in sponsoring our celebration! Contact Rabbi Ismach (sismach@gmail.com) if you or your child is interested in joining in the learning (adults too!) or would like to take advantage of one of the sponsorship opportunities in the memory or the merit of a loved one.

Sponsorships: Seforim Prizes - $750 Candy Bags - $500 Seudat Shlishit Sponsor - $250 each Partner - $100

SAVE THE DATE

The June Women's shiur will take place on Tuesday, June 18th at 8:00 PM at the home of Ariella and Ari Spodek - 8 Hilltop Drive. The shiur will be given by Mrs. Aliza Abrams Konig and is entitled, " Finding Faith While Building a Family."

TEHILLIM GROUP

There is a tehillim gathering at the home of Arthur Kirsch, 9 Hartley Road every Thursday at 11:00am. We would like a greater participation, so if you are able to attend, please do so. For further information, please contact Cherie Davis at 516-466-6808.

WEBSITE DIRECTORY

We would like to make you aware that all current information regarding our members is available in the directory section of the Young Israel website. We try to constantly update information. If contacted regarding the need for a picture, please respond as quickly as possible.

 

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.

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.

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 Lerner - 516-318-0141
Abby Lerner - 516-661-1072
Rabbi Ismach - 516 250 8202
Malka Ismach - 917 373 4883

COMMUNITY

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE WALKATHON

This coming Sunday, May 19th, is the annual Friendship Circle Walkathon taking place in Great Neck. This wonderful organization is the only one of its kind in our town that helps special needs children. The Friendship Circle allows all these special children to feel loved and wanted through the various activities that take place on a daily basis. It is extremely important that we come join this walk to show our support for this organization as it cannot be run without the emotional, physical and financial help of the people living in this town.

Below is the link to sign up for the walk. Let’s help make a difference.

https://www.chabadgn.com/templates/fundraising/partners_cdo/aid/3995328/jewish/Partners.htm

NSHA PTA PARENTING SERIES FEATURING DR. DAVID PELCOVITZ

The NSHA PTA Parenting Lecture Series committee presents “Practical Strategies for Addressing Anxiety in Your Child,” a lecture by Dr. David Pelcovitz, Professor of Psychology at Yeshiva University. Please join us on May 16th at 7:30pm. 12 Waterview Road, Great Neck. This event is open to the community and light refreshments will be served.

MEOROT AT NORTH SHORE HEBREW ACADEMY – SAVE THE DATES

Meorot Open House on Thursday, May 16 at 7pm at NSHA Cherry Lane Campus. Dr. Gutkind and the Meorot Staff will be providing a hands on opportunity to learn about the program's curriculum and individualized approach. Please rsvp for the Open House to info@meorotgn.org.

ISRAEL BONDS EVENT

Young Israel of Great Neck, Great Neck Synagogue Men’s Club and Israel Bonds invite you to an evening with Charlie Harary Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:00PM at the Great Neck Synagogue. No couvert required to attend. An Israel Bond investment is encouraged. Bonds can be purchased with personal check or online at Israelbonds.com. For more information, contact Arnie Schweitzer at arnie.schweitzer@israelbonds.com or 516-726-2307.

NAMES, NOT NUMBERS©️ AT NORTH SHORE HEBREW ACADEMY

Please join the North Shore Hebrew Academy on June 6th as our 8th grade students present their 2019 Names, Not Numbers film. Over the past year, after researching the lives of six Holocaust survivors, conducting interviews, filming, and editing the footage, our students, along with the survivors who were interviewed and their families, will proudly screen the final documentary. This special event is open to the community.

The event will be held on June 6th at 7:15pm at: North Shore Hebrew Academy, 16 Cherry Lane, Great Neck, NY 11024.

Please contact Ms. Lisa Guggenheimer at (516) 487-9163 or lguggenheimer@nsha.org to RSVP or for more information. Names, Not Numbers is an interactive multi-media Holocaust oral history film project created by educator Tova Fish-Rosenberg.

NSHA SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED

NSHA seeks qualified substitute teachers for early childhood and elementary grades to fill in for teachers who are out due to illness. Please contact Judy Smilow at 516 487 8687 ext. 128 or email resume to jsmilow@nsha.org.

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

Sun 8:30-11, M, T, Th 10-3, 64-41 Utopia Parkway Fresh Meadows

DONATIONS

The following donations have been made to the Young Israel of Great Neck:

Rina and Yossi Weisberg in honor of the birth of Anita and Hal Beretz’s great granddaughter

Vita Barth in memory of Perel Sherman’s mother

Thu, May 23 2019 18 Iyyar 5779