Announcement & Community News

For matters relating to Young Israel cemetery, please contact the chairman of the cemetery committee, Shmuel Karper at 718-253-1950 (home) or 646-942-0176 (cell).

We want to continue the Young Israel Sukkah Breakfast tradition. We have therefore arranged for those who daven with us to have breakfast (courtesy of Young Israel) in the Sukkah at 504 Grand Street. We will continue our tradition of sponsorships to cover the cost of the breakfasts. To sponsor a Chol Hamoed breakfast ($50 per day), please call the YI office at 212-732-0966 or send an email to yim225@aol.com.

This summer we conducted our annual Tisha B’Av appeal for five institutions that symbolize chesed to those who truly deserve it. The institutions are: Bikur Cholim of the Lower East Side, P’tach, Ohel Children’s Home, Lubavitch Youth Organization and Chinuch Atzmoi – Torah Schools for Israel. If you’ve already sent in your donation, thank you.

To those who would still like to contribute, you can send one check to the Young Israel and it will be divided equally among the five, or you can make individual checks to each organization. Checks can be sent to YIM, c/o Erez, 413 Grand Street, Apt. 701, New York, NY 10002.

will take place on Tuesday, October 10 from 1:20 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. This is a private Lower East Side event sponsored by the Young Israel Synagogue of Manhattan that will take place at Chelsea Piers. During this time Chelsea Piers will be closed to the general public. The price, which includes admission and FREE skate rental, is $14.00 (if registered and paid by Tuesday, October 3) or $18.00 (if registered and paid after Tuesday, October 3). No transportation will be provided, all children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult and proper decorum must be maintained at all times. As an added bonus, you can stay after for the general skating session from 3:00 p.m. until 5:20 p.m. for free.

To register either call the YI office at 212-732-0966 or email yim225@aol.com. Checks should be mailed to: YIM, c/o Erez, 413 Grand Street, Apt. 701. If you have any questions or want to arrange to drop off your payment, please call the YI office.

We wish a special thanks to Sol Wenig under whose initiative the “modest Kiddush” was continued this summer. Thus the congregation was able to come together after davening and those who would not have had the opportunity to hear Kiddush were able to fulfill the mitzvah properly. We also wish a special thanks to the willing individuals who helped with the refreshments, set up, clean up and did whatever was necessary – each of them in their own dedicated, capable, yet modest and unassuming manner. The “Merit of the Rabbim” is their reward for making the summer services more pleasurable (and kodesh)! And a very special tribute to Carl Ambrose who maintains Sholosh Seudos so dedicatedly and capably summer and winter.