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Mazel tov to Rozita and Aziz Basalely on the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Shira to Oren Akhavan. Mazel tov to Gina and Gabriel Aharonoff, Bella and David Basaleli and Rabbi Simon and Batya Basalely as well.

Mazel tov to Romina and Oded Weiss on the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Addi to Stephen Epstein. Mazel tov to Pearl Field and Selma Horowitz as well.

Mazel tov to Debbie Spilky and Don Spilky on the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Abby to Joshua Seed.



Our Book of Remembrance will contain Yizkor prayers as well as the names of those we remember during Yizkor recitation. Cost for inclusion is $18 per name. To ensure your inclusion in the 5780/2019-2020 Book of Remembrance, please send in your names and a check for the appropriate amount to the shul office prior to Friday, August 30, 2018.



The Siyum HaShas of the 13th Machzor of Daf Yomi is scheduled to take place in Met-Life stadium in New Jersey, on January 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.. This will be an historic event. Those who attend will be able to daven mincha with 80,000 Jews and hear them say in unison “Yehei Shmei Rabbah Mevarach”.

The prices for men’s tickets range from $25 to $1,800. The prices for women range from $25 to $600. As a shul with a participating daf yomi shiur we are entitled to purchase advance tickets before tickets are open to the general public. web site for the purchase of tickets is: Please use the code DY-11023-1183A, which is a code just for the Young Israel of Great Neck. If you wish to be seated with the men’s group from the Young Israel please purchase tickets for $100. Women should purchase tickets for $54. You must purchase these tickets no later than August 31, 2019. After August 12, tickets will be open to the general public and you will not be guaranteed a seat with the Young Israel of Great Neck. Those who purchase tickets are requested to please notify Eric Goldstein by e-mail so that he can keep track of who and how many are going. Please bear in mind that this an outdoor event. For further information you may contact Agudath Israel at 1-877-SIYUM-13 (1-877-749-8613).


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.


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



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


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 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:

Anita and Hal Beretz in honor of the engagement of Harrison Drachtman and Samantha Alahante  

Mon, August 26 2019 25 Av 5779