Young Israelight 5782
2-3 Cheshvan October 8-9
Dear Friends,
         We are pleased to announce that this year we will once again be offering a "Shul School Lite" program during the 2021-2022 academic year in the late afternoon once a week beginning the week of October 18th. Our “Shul School Lite” program is geared towards boys and girls who are currently in public or private schools that are outside the traditional Jewish Day School system. It affords the ability for everyone in our communal orbit to receive engaging Jewish enrichment classes taught by our Rabbinic and educational staff.
         We offer two groups during "Shul School Lite" in which we will have fun, interactive learning experiences. One group will be for 5th-7th grade and the other will be for 8th-9th grade. We cover topics such as the weekly Parsha, Jewish holidays and the big questions of Judaism.
       The sessions will be led by dynamic educational professionals: Rabbi Nuriel Klinger, Edna Krausz and our Bnei Akiva Shlichot, Carmel and Eden. The cost is $550/child for the year. To register see below and for more information on the exact timing of each group please contact Rabbi Klinger, .
 If you are looking for a more extensive Hebrew School Program for your child, there is one at the local Chabad run by Rochel Butman. For more information on that program please speak to Rochel Butman (, or visit their website at
ATTN: Parents of Israel, College, and Grad Students
YIS Sisterhood likes to keep in touch with all of our college, graduate, and gap-year students. Packages for the fall and Purim will be sent to each student with a note from Rabbi Morgenstern. If you would like your child(ren) to be included, please fill out the following form here. Online forms only please.
If you have any questions or problems with this form, please contact Erit Tropper at
Deadline: October 29, 2021
Important YIS COVID Related Announcement
We have created an e-mail address at to make it easier for individuals who have been to shul to self-report COVID-19 cases. The e-mails will only be sent to a small group (including a medical professional) who will then determine appropriate steps to be taken, if any. As always, reports will be kept confidential unless the individual elects to be identified to assist in contact tracing.
Our community is honored to have the following young men and women affiliated with YIS families serving as IDF Soldiers. Please keep them in your prayers always: Simcha Bryks, Yaakov Eyal, Cfir Feinberg, Ori Feinberg, Ahron Finkel, Shlomo Fried, Miki Hill, Michael Kesselman, Daniel Mestel, Gabriel Mestel, Eden Shmuel.
Weekly gathering of women in our community who recite Tehillim in the merit of people who are in challenging circumstances. 
YIS has had an operational Mikveh for more than 40 years. It is convenient and a strong statement of our commitment to religious ritual. Please support our Mikveh which is open every evening by appointment for women. The Mikveh number is 914-472-0946.
Shiffy Friedman answers womens questions regarding Mikveh, Taharat Hamishpacha,
family planning and other Intimacy-Related Matters.
"YIS Assists" lends available Sabbath-compliant electric scooter, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.
to shul members.

Established by the Aspis and Bryks families in memory of Israel Friedrich,
Yisroel Meir ben Mordechai and Thelma Herskowitz, Tova Leat bat Yitzchak Tzvi Hacohen 
Donations go to: Kupath Ezrah of Rockland County. All items should be clean and in good condition. Contact Scott Greenbaum: 914.723.1797

May your efforts be a z'chus
for the Refua Shelaimah of 
Aharon ben Henya Hadassah
Meal Pick-Up and Container
Drop-Off at Sinai Free Synagogue. Contact Caron Gelles for more information: 914.668.4350

Please pick up at the shul office.
Courtesy of Sandra and Ira Greenstein.
Encourage your children and teens to get involved in our Scarsdale chapter of Bnei Akiva - "SNIF SCARSDALE". 
Let the love for Israel and its people come alive in your children through the Zionist spirit of BneiAkiva!
Will be illuminated every year on the yahrzeit. Cost: $750. Contact Ken Chorzewski: 914.235.0860.
In order to assist with observing a Yahrzeit date in future years, please click below to complete the Yahrzeit form. Alternatively, you can log into your Shul Cloud account.
The blood center is in desperate need of donations. There is much demand for blood due to the increased hospitalizations and low supply because of the inability to conduct drives. We strongly encourage you to donate at the 19 donor centers across NY and NJ. Additional information on donor eligibility and COVID-19 precautions is available here .
Community Calendar
The Ellie Ruby Foundation Warrior Walk
Sunday, October 17th @ 12:00pm
Meet at the corner of Penn Boulevard and Swarthmore Road

As many of you are aware, Irene and Hirsh Cogan's granddaughter, Ellie, was diagnosed with brain cancer shortly before her first birthday last summer. The family created The Ellie Ruby Foundation following Ellie's diagnosis to raise awareness and secure funding for pediatric cancer research, and to provide emotional support and financial assistance to families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis. 

The Foundation is hosting its second annual Warrior Walk in support of pediatric cancer warriors on Sunday, October 17.

The Westchester walk will start at 12:00pm on the corner of Penn Boulevard and Swarthmore Road. 
Registration is still open:

If you have any questions, please reach out to Danielle Herbst and Naomi Bernheim (