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September 6, 2011

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YOUNG ISRAEL OF QUEENS VALLEY

Are we doing AOK?

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Do an Act.

Watch it Spread.

Change the World.

 

A-OK is a new initiative developed in the Five Towns & Far Rockaway Community to promote good will, love, friendship & unity amongst all of us through

ACTS OF KINDNESS.

 

Join us for 40 days, starting on Rosh Chodesh Elul and culmination on Yom Kippur as we spread kindness and unity throughout the community.

 

For more information and to download the
6 week program flyer CLICK HERE

 

"The Response to Evil is to Put Good Into The World"  (Kiddushin 40a)

 

The kickoff event took place at Lawrence Middle School on August 3oth, Rosh Chodesh Elul. Speakers were Rabbi Dovid Weinberger of Congregation Shaarei Tefilah, Rabbi Paysach Krohn and Charlie Harary. The event was an astounding success with 750 people attending!

See pictures by Jerry Meyer Studio - click here!

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CHESSED OPPORTUNITY FOR 3RD, 4TH, AND 5TH GRADERS

 

SAVE THE DATE:  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010 AT 10:00 A.M. UNTIL 11:30 A.M.

FOR AN EXCITING AND FUN CHESED ACTIVITY AT THE YOUNG ISRAEL OF SCARSDALE

JOIN 3RD, 4TH, AND 5TH GRADERS IN MAKING FLEECE BLANKETS
TO BE DONATED TO CHILDREN AT ZICHRON MENACHEM, IN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

GIVE COMFORT TO KIDS THAT ARE BATTLING AND RECUPERATING FROM CANCER.

LET'S SPREAD THE WARMTH AND CARING FROM OUR COMMUNITY TO ZICHRON MENACHEM.

WE ALSO PLAN ON WRITING LETTERS OF THANKS TO SOLDIERS IN THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES.

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WISH THEM A HAPPY PESACH AND TELL THEM HOW MUCH WE CARE ABOUT THEM.

R.S.V.P. TO: YISYouth@yahoo.com or 914-738-1868



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A Special Chevra Kadisha Workshop for the Community

Taught by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn

Sunday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.

at Young Israel of Century City

 in our Teichman Family Youth Wing

Topic:  "HALAKHIC and PRACTICAL ISSUES of TAHAROT" 

This workshop is for both men and women in the community interested in learning and reviewing the laws and customs of the Chevra Kadisha.  There is no charge for the workshop.

 

The workshop will be taught by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, a world authority on Chevra Kadisha and funeral practices.  Rabbi Zohn is Found and has served as Director of the Chevra Kadisha of Vaad HaRabonim of Queens since 1981.

 

Rabbi Zohn is sought after throughout the country to train members of Chevra Kadishas on the customs and laws involved in this most sacred task. 

Co-Sponsored by:

Lynda and Arie Buchman in memory of all of their family members who perished in the Holocaust

and by

Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries 

Young Israel of Century City

9317 West Pico VBlvd

Los Angeles, California 90035



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YINW Chevra Kaddisha Lecture on Comforting Mourners

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Feb 28, 8:30PM at 649 Hungry Harbor Road

More Info: Eli Dworetsky



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YIWH Sisterhood

Chesed Committee Volunteer Form

 

The Chesed Committee is in need of volunteers for a variety of services.  If you can help in any of the following areas please fill out the form below and send it to:

Debbie Genuth                    

or the shul office marked “Sisterhood Chesed”

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Name___________________

Phone #_________________

?   I am available to cook a meal

?   I am available to be a meal captain

?     I am available to drive to a doctor/      therapy appointment

?   I am available to visit a homebound member

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If you have any questions please call:

Debbie Genuth               Dina Selesny          Chaya Simon         

 565-4233                           481-2123              489-5218

 

 

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Rubenstein Memorial Lecture on 1st Yarzheit

First Annual Rabbi Jacob and Debbie Rubenstein z"l
Memorial Lecture and Program

To be delivered by the esteemed
RABBI DR. JACOB J. SCHACTER
Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and
Senior Scholar at the Center for the Jewish Future at Yeshiva
University and friend and colleague of the Rabbi and Debbie z"l

Searching for Redemption in a World of Challenge:
Lessons from the Pesach Seder

This program will take place on the eve of the first Yahrzeit of
Our Beloved Rabbi and Rebbetzin
Tuesday Evening, March 31st 2009 - 7th of Nissan 5769
8:00 PM

at the Young Israel of Scarsdale
1313 Weaver Street - Scarsdale, NY 10583
"May Their Memories Be A Blessing"


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Blood Drive at King David Hotel in Jerusalem

BLOOD DRIVE

AT JERUSALEM'S KING DAVID HOTEL

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 5 PM - 8 PM 


The Worldwide Young Israel Movement is proud to once again co-sponsor with American Friends of Magen David Adom

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Sharing for Life Blood Drive

Wednesday, January 21

at the King David Hotel

23 King David Street, Jerusalem

5:00 - 8:00 PM


Young Israel to Sponsor AFMDA Blood Drive in Jerusalem - Wednesday, January 21

Please take an hour to donate blood to Magen David Adom. There’s no more meaningful way to do something hands-on to help all Israelis.

Please bring a drivers license, passport or teudat zehut for identification.

For information on who is eligible to donate, or more information regarding American Friends of Magen David Adom, please contact Jonathan Feldstein at 057-761-4220 or IsraelOffice@afmda.org

Give the gift of life - give blood!!!

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Kibbud Av v' Em: What Are Our Halachic and Practical Obligations to Our Aging Parents?

   
As parents begin to need help, many find themselves in emotional and practical turmoil.  How do we give them the honor we are commanded to by the Torah without losing ourselves in the process?  To what extent must we sacrifice and compromise our own lifestyles?  How do we communicate to them respectfully about touchy and intense topics?  Especially when parents may have strong personalities or dementia?

Join Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern and Sandy Kellogg, LCSW as they outline Halachic strictures, offer practical guidelines, as well as tips and chizuk to give us direction.  The presentation will be followed by small group discussions.  If you are wrestling with the issues of Kibbud Av V'Em, you will not want to miss this session.

Monday, November 23rd at 7:30 pm in the Green Gallery at the Young Israel of Scarsdale.

PLEASE - RSVP to Judy Lederman.

About Sandy Kellogg: 

Sandy is part of the WJCS Partners in Caring staff, providing onsite social services and programming to Westchester congregations including YIS. Sandy has practiced as a Jewish family life educator and clinical social worker in Westchester County for over 25 years. In addition to providing counseling to children, adults and families, Sandy has been a consultant to synagogues, schools and pre-schools including serving as a consultant on two national Jewish initiatives: Synagogue 2000, Westchester Cohort which included our own congregation, YIS, and Experiment in Congregational Education, RE-IMAGINE Project, re-envisioning religious school education in the synagogue.  In addition to her private practice, Sandy teaches an Introduction to Judaism class.

 

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Young Israel of Houston

Rivkey Nimchinsky is compiling a general chessed email list that Judy Pollack will be using whenever there are overlaps in our two shuls in order to facilitate chessed opportunities to our combined populous.  We are hoping that each shul will continue to send out their chessed opportunity requests as normal.  The purpose of this list is to reach out to everyone regardless of which shul they daven at for those cases of overlap so that they don't miss out on potential chessed opportunities.
 
Judy has agreed to continue to serve as the go-between in order to coordinate meals to members of our overall community.  However if someone else will be coordinating meals from whichever shul, Judy will send an email to the general chessed list indicating who to contact to volunteer for cooking, even if she is not arranging the meals.
 
Please email Rivkey Nimchingsky if you would like to have your email added to the general chessed list with "please add me to the general chessed list" written in either the subject line or the body of your email.  After about two weeks or so of compiling this list, Judy will  send a test email when it is finalized.  Your name will not be added to this list unless you make the request.  All emails will be responded to when your name is added.
 
Thanks for your help and chessed.

 

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Coat Drive Continuing This Week

 

 

Children’s Hooded Jackets and Fleeces Needed for Israel

 

 

As the weather turns colder in Israel, the Ezra L’Oleh Clothing Machson (Warehouse) in Efrat has been inundated with requests for warm hooded jackets, fleeces and sweaters particularly for children.

 

Please help by donating these items.

 

Drop off at Young Israel of Scarsdale

in the first right hand classroom

 

or at

 

 131 Thornbury Road, Scarsdale

 

 by this Friday, November 20, 2009

 

 

For Questions, contact Geet Wolf  914-589-8989

 

 

 

 

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Young Israel of Houston

The singles hospitality committee (Kellerman, Tarshish, Nuszen, and Martin) met last night and Yisroel Tarshish has agreed to be the contact coordinator for Shabbat meals. Every week, we will send an email to each of the singles asking them if they need meals for Friday night and/or Shabbat lunch. They will email Yisroel back and then he will match up singles with hosts for the desired Shabbat/Yom Tov meals. To this end, we are asking shul members if they would like to participate in hosting singles for Shabbat.Yom Tov meals. All members who are interested should should contact Yisroel at: houstonshabbatmeals @ gmail.com    Those families who participate will be contacted when there is a need for meals and they will be given the option of saying yes or no to a particular meal and also they will be able to indicate how many people they would like to host etc. An effort will be made to equitable share the opportunities among all who participate.   Thanks,   YI Singles Shabbat Meals committee


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tomchei shabbos of queens
needs
YOU
to make our Pesach deliveries
A SUCCESS.

Sunday, March 21st, '10
9 AM to 12:30 PM


pickup location:
33-23 Union St., Downtown Flushing

Easy Directions:

Van Wyck to 'Northern Blvd' exist (then, "east")
Three blocks straight to Union St.
Left turn onto Union St.
Continue 2 1/2 blocks. (large brown bldg with green trim), between 34th & 33rd Street.

Note
If you are able to make deliveries on a regular basis, Wed. nights, twice monthly, please call us at 718-850-8070

129-01 Metropolitan Ave, Kew Gardens, NY
www.tsqinc.org    info@tsqinc.org

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YIWP - Bone Marrow drive - cheek swab only - May 13, 16 and 23rd

SAR Academy/ SAR High School

HELP SAVE A LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITY
  Swab, Donate, Volunteer

Bone Marrow Registry Drive for Matt Fenster
www.MattFensterCircle.org

Fenster

Please click the pictures to read a letter from Matt.

Matt Fenster, an SAR parent, is a father of four young children, a husband, a son, and a brother. He is a friend to many. He has worked endlessly to help his community in Riverdale, NY and beyond. Now he needs our help. Matt was diagnosed with AML - Acute Myelogenous Leukemia - in April 2010. He now needs a bone marrow transplant to save his life and we are desperately searching for a marrow match for Matt.

Four opportunities to register as a potential bone marrow donor:

Thursday, May 13th from 2:30 to 8:30 P.M. at SAR Academy's Blood Drive

Co-sponsored by The Zack Meller Foundation. Established in memory of Zack Meller z''l to increase awareness of the needs of chronically ill children and their families.

Sunday, May 16th from 9:00 A.M. to 5 P.M. at CSAIR

Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale - 475 West 250th Street, Bronx, NY

Sunday, May 16th from 10:00 A.M. to 3 P.M. at The Jewish Center

131 West 86th Street, New York, NY

Sunday, May 23rd at The Salute to Israel Parade

Details to Follow

Volunteers Needed for All Drives:

Please email info@mattfenstercircle.org

All drives are coordinated by the Gift of Life Foundation and can save Matt's life or another person in need of a match.  Registration requires a simple cheek swab (Adults ages 18 and 60).

 You can also make a contribution to the Matt Fenster Donor Circle to defray the costs of processing of the donor kits.  Each donor kit costs $54 to process. The more kits collected and paid for the better chance we will have of finding a bone marrow match for Matt. If you cannot make any of the drives listed above, you can have a kit sent to you at home. Just go to

www.mattfenstercircle.org

for more information about this effort including how to make a contribution.

If you have already been tested please consider donating $54 to cover the cost of someone else's test.
 

 

YIWoodmere - Volunteers Needed on May 30th

 

There will be a community-wide bone marrow drive on Sunday, May 30th, at HAFTR High School and Yeshiva Sh'or Yoshuv from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  We need volunteers throughout the day. 

Here are the details:

Time: 3-hour blocks anytime between 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Ages: To be tested: 18-60
           To volunteer: 12-120

Chesed hours are available for students.

Please e-mail your availability (time and location preferences) to Match4Zack@gmail.com

This drive is for Zack Englander, a member of our shul who attended HAFTR, HALB, DRS, and is currently a student at YU.  He was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is in need of a bone marrow transplant.  

For more information about the bone marrow drive, please click on the link http://www.giftoflife.org/dc/Match4Zack/blog.aspx

Thank you.

 

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