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Mazel tov to Bonnie and Michael Orbach, Shira and Benji Orbach, Beth and Gary Orbach and Cheryl and Ron Silverman on the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, sister and niece Danielle to Zvi Steinberg.

Mazel tov to Keli and Judah Rifkin, Leah and Terry Rifkin, Alana and Adam Gelnick, Suzanne and Paul Peyser, Barrie and Eliot Peyser, Helene and Josh Peyser and Dara and Andrew Pfeffer on the bat mitzvah of their daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter and niece Lois.

Mazel tov to Jessica Fisher and Ezra Sternstein, Sara and Rob Fisher and Adina and Josh Geller on the birth of their daughter and niece.

Mazel tov to Sanam and Harry Zubli on the bar mitzvah of their son Ethan.




Please save the date for our first ever meeting of the newly-formed YIGN Chessed committee.

This group will be responsible for:

Food rescue/distribution, Hachnasat Orchim (hospitality/outreach to community visitors), Chessed Mordechai/shiva meal coordination, visiting the elderly, Bikur Cholim (visiting the ill), Meals for new mothers, coordinating youth Chessed initiatives, and spearheading special programming (blood drives, school supply drives etc). This meeting will take place at 8PM, June 28th at the home of Roya and Michael Samuels, 36 Wooleys Lane. Please contact Allegra Goldberg or Roya Samuels with your interest in becoming involved.

Livya Weiss is offering to lead a Women's Summer study group on Mondays from 10:30 to 12:30.starting June 25th. This workshop will focus on the reading comprehension of the High Holiday services. The same classes will be offered in the evening from 7:00 to 8:30 in a private residence in Great Neck. Bring your Machzor. Knowledge of Hebrew not required. Please email jocelynetinestit@gmail or contact Livya 347 613 6255 to confirm participation. June 25, July 2,9,16,23,30 August 6,13,20,27

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 ontact 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



This Sunday June 24th for ticket redemption from 10:00-11:00am.



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:

Zelda and Sol Berger in memory of Dr. Gerald Begun; In honor of the engagement of Marcelle Breitbart and Ben Sandel; In honor of the marriage of Elie Flatow and Galila Shapiro; In honor of the birth of Helen and Howie Zimmerman’s grandson; In memory of David Glaser; In honor of the bat mitzvah of Nechama Shaiman

Lisa Thurm in memory of Stanley Barth

Annie Karpenstein in honor of Rabbi Yaacov and Abby Lerner

Diane Kalter in honor of the birth of Anita and Hal Beretz’s great granddaughter  

Mon, June 25 2018 12 Tammuz 5778