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Mazel tov to Debbie and Meyer Abittan and Zelda and Sol Berger on the engagement of their son and grandson Nati to Shani Beilin.

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

Mazel tov to Esther and Stanley Morris and Daniella and Ari Marks on the birth of their grandson and son.

Mazel tov to Ashira and Ryan Ostrow on the bat mitzvah of their daughter Sarah.

Mazel tov to Rama and Reuben Seltzer on the forthcoming marriage of their son Jonathan to Miriam Krauss.

Mazel tov to Robin and David Tobin-Hess and Aviva and Rafi Lipschitz on the birth of their grandson and son.



Condolences to David Pelcovitz and Baruch Pelcovitz on the loss of their father and grandfather, Rabbi Ralph Pelcovitz z.l.



There will be a shaimos pickup on Thursday, March 22nd. You may bring in your shaimos starting Sunday, March 18ththrough Wednesday evening, March 21st. PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ANY SHAIMOS BEFORE March 18th.

The March women's shiur will take place on Thursday night, March 15th at 8:00pm at the home of Dahlia and Tani Jacob - 14 Essex Rd. The shiur will be given by Dr. Gila Schwerd and is entitled, "The Inspiring Jewish Woman."

Bella’s Hats Pre Pesach Sale will take place on Wednesday, March 21st at the home of Ariella Spodek, 8 Hilltop Drive, from 7 pm - 9 pm. Beautiful selection of headwear including dressy and casual hats, fascinators, doilies and more! Portion of proceeds to benefit YIGN.

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 or Marni Weinberg at

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.

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



We have begun the search for a new Youth Director. If you know of any potential candidates, please share the following with them:

The Young Israel of Great Neck seeks a Youth Director or couple to join its dynamic team to create and implement creative programming for children from elementary through high school. The ideal candidate(s) will excel in informal Jewish education, have strong organization, communication and execution skills for outstanding programming, coordinate chessed projects, and build meaningful relationships with our youth. Compensation includes a house next door to the shul. Please use to apply.




Young Israel of Great Neck , Great Neck Synagogue’s Men’s Club and Israel Bonds invite you to:


(IDF Combat Veteran and Reservist, and Founder of “Our Soldiers Speak”)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 8:00pm at Great Neck Synagogue

Complimentary admission but RSVP is required.

RSVP/Info: Arnie Schweitzer, Israel Bonds (516)726-2307,

Please mark your calendars for the annual fundraiser for the North Shore Mikvah Association, in memory of Belle Goldwyn, z'l, on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:30PM at the home of Isaac and Brandel Aryeh. The event will feature Hindie Klein, renowned psychologist/psychoanalyst and Director of Clinical Projects at Ohel Children's Home and Family Services. Join us for an inspirational evening for the women of our community as Dr. Klein presents a discussion entitled: "The Search for the Authentic Self: Understanding Anxiety, Depression and Post-Partum Depression in Women" Featured boutique to additionally help raise funds for our Mikvah, On the Table, will be on-site for all of your home good needs.

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!

Sun 8:30-11, M, T, Th 10-3, 64-41 utopia Parkway fresh meadows



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

Mary and Richard Schanler in honor of Binyamin Wieder’s bar mitzvah

Tracy Maltz in honor of Lloyd Hoffman

Julie and Eliot Kalker in honor of Dr. Barak Greenfield  

Sat, March 24 2018 8 Nisan 5778