YIS Shabbat
Teen Minyan
Club Kef
Boys and Girls, 
N-6th Grade 
  Formal & Fun
Youth Tefillah  
& Educational  
YIS on Social Media
Find us on:
Bnei Akiva
If you would like to host our Bnei Akiva Shlichot for a Shabbat and/or Yom Tov meal at any point throughout the year, please click here  or contact:
Robyn Shapiro   
Encourage your children and teens to get involved in our Scarsdale  chapter of Bnei Akiva -   

Let the love for Israel and its people come alive in your children through the Zionist spirit of Bnei Akiva! 
Special Email
Account for our
Mazal Tovs
If you would like to
have your Mazal Tov information
added to our
weekly Young Israelight  
please email
Please send in your
Mazal Tov information
no later than
 12:00pm each Thursday.
Please go to your  
app store on your  
phone and download our free YI Scarsdale  
app to be up to date
on shul events.
 YIS Yoetzet
Shiffy Friedman 
Shiffy Friedman  
is available  
at all times to
speak by phone
and email with
 women and answer questions regarding Mikveh, Taharat Hamishpacha,
 Family Planning
and Other Intimacy
 Related Matters.
As Jews, we very 
 often celebrate  
and commemorate 
 with food and 
 communal spirit.  
If you have an  
upcoming life-cycle 
 event, think about  
sponsoring a Kiddush!

To place an order

and find out pricing  

please contact

Ariella Kleinhaus


Seudah Shlishit Sponsorship
If you are planning 
 to sponsor a  
Seudah Shlishit  
for a yahrzeit or to  
mark some other 
 special occasion,   
please contact   
Stuart Benson, 
Mishebeirach and Tehillim for Cholim
There is a weekly gathering of women in our community who recite 
Tehillim in the merit of people who are in various challenging circumstances.  If there is someone that you know that is in need of a
refuah,  please email the shul office, 
with the name of the person and we will ensure that 
Tehillim will be recited  
on their behalf.
A Dedication is a meaningful way
 to share a simcha, 
memorialize a
 loved one or connect
 with a fellow
 while supporting our Kehillah. 
The following
 opportunities are
 Mazal Tov Card  
$18 (suggested)
Siddur $36 
Chumash $54 
Leaf on the  
Tree of Life $360 
Yahrzeit Plaque $750 
Tree of Life Stone $5,000
Memorial Plaques
A memorial plaque
 takes between
 8 to 10 weeks to
 come back from
 the caster.
To place an order
for a plaque
contact Ken
 Chorzewski at
(914) 235-0860.

Update Yahrzeit Information in Shul Cloud
If you have endured
the loss of a family member and wish to
be notified of the Yahrzeit please
log into ShulCloud
with your username
and password. Once in your account
click on the Yahrzeit
Tab, 3rd tab
from left on top.
Click Add Yahrzeit.
This will take you to Create New Yahrzeit.
For accuracy, it is important to know
if the loved one
passed away before
or after sundown.
You will receive
a ShulCloud generated
notice by email from the Synagogue prior to the Yahrzeit observation date.
   If you are unable to
log in or need help  to input the information into the system please contact Marsha Lustig who will be happy to help you.
Deliver Kosher
to Homebound Older Adults

The YIS Sisterhood

is looking for  

volunteers to deliver

kosher meals to homebound older


 Meal Pick-Up and

    Container Drop-Off  

 at Sinai Free Synagogue. 

Deliveries will be

made in Southern Westchester.

Please contact
 Caron Gelles for  
more information: 668- 4350
Daf Yomi Resources
links to daf yomi
calendars, information
and on-line
daf yomi shiur given
by Aryeh Leibowitz  
and links to daf yomi shiurim given by  
other Rebbeim
an in-depth look  
at the daf
Rabbi Eliyahu Fink's
Daf Yomi Shiur,
a fast paced run
 through the daf,
and no prior Gemara experience is
Everyone is invited to participate in a live stream Daf Yomi Shiur at 10:00pm. The Shiur  will be delivered by Rabbi Greenberg and will be approximately 35 minutes and followed by live interaction of those participating.  
Please contact YIWP for more information. 
Safety Reflector  
Safety Reflector Vests
Sandra and Ira Greenstein have generously donated Safety Reflector  
Vests and will  
r eplenish as needed. Please
stop by the office to
pick yours up.


    Torah Reader    
Yaniv Escusido  
Kiddush Sponsor 
Young Israel of Scarsdale
Friday Morning Shiur Sponsor
 Young Israel of Scarsdale 
Seudah Shlishit Sponsors
 Dina and Daniel Katz and Linda and Jay Zucker  
on the occasion of the yahrzeit of Linda and Daniel's mother,
Raymonde Katz, Gittel Rachel bat Moshe
Last Week's Friday Morning Shiur Sponsor 
David Friedlander on the occasion of
the yahrzeit of his grandfather,  
Yehudah ben Shimon
Friday, January 17      
6:45am, 8:00am
Kabbalat Shabbat
Shabbat, January 18  
Main Shul
Sephardic Minyan
Daf Yomi - Berachot
Shabbat Ends
Latest Kriyat Shema

Teen Laining
 Ayden Morgenstern, Natanel Jason, Aiden Rosenbaum
Vicki Bienenfeld Ken Brecher and Dana Jason on the passing of their mother and grandmother, Margaret Brecher.
Save the Date

Sign Up Today!
Parents Night Out @ Barnea Bistro
Saturday night, January 25
To RSVP for Parents Night Out click here   

Youth  - Glow in the Dark Party
Saturday, January 18, 6:30-8:00pm

Hebrew Reading Crash Course
Beginning Tuesday, January 28th

CSS Upcoming Training Sessions Level 1
Part A:  
Wednesday 1/29.  7 pm -10 pm  OR  
Sunday  2/2,   9 am -12 pm

Part B:  
Wednesday 2/5, 7pm-10 pm  OR   
Sunday 2/9, 9 am -12 pm
Volunteers must take both Part A and Part B.
The location will be either Riverdale, or Scarsdale, depending on where there are more participants.
Upcoming Youth Events

 Summer 2020 Itinerary
A Journey to Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar  
$500 Deposit Deadline: February 15th  
Join us as we travel back in time, with Rabbi Morgenstern and JRoots ( www.jroots.org), to learn about a thriving Jewish culture that molded a rich Sephardic heritage and influenced Jewry throughout the world. It promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Couples and Adults welcome.

Dates: Sunday, August 2nd - Sunday August 9th
Price: Approx. $2500/person (includes all ground costs)
Not including flights into Lisbon and Malaga

To make the deposit of $500 deadline by February 15th.
 If you are interested or have questions please contact Stu Zisholtz, stu@zzllp.com
Shabbat of Leadership & Scholarship
Dr. Elana Stein Hain
January 31- February 1

 Winter/Spring Seminar Series
Sponsored by the Living Torah Fund
Beginning Shabbat, February 7-8

YIS Academy of Jewish Studies
Fall Seminar Series 
w/ Rabbi Hoffman
Sunday, January 19   
6:45am, 8:30am
Teen Minyan 9:00am

 Monday, (MLK Day)
6:35am, 8:30am
6:45, 8:00am
6:35am, 8:00am
Late Maariv
YIS Academy of Jewish Studies
Misheberach for our Chayalim 

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.
Cfir Feinberg
Ori Feinberg 
Yoni Hill
Dalia Katz 
 Michael Kesselman
Jake Mannis
Gabriel Mestel 
  Daf Yomi @ YIS
w/ Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein
Sunday, Monday 7:30am
T-F 6:00am, 7:15am
All classes streamed and archived online via Web Yeshiva @
Daf HaShavuah 
7:30am with
Rabbi Jared Rosenfeld

Women's Tehillim   
 Mondays, 9:30am
at the home of
Vicki Bienenfeld

 Sefer HaChinuch 
Monday Morning
 following services  
Rabbi Klinger 

Livin' on a Prayer
Mondays 8:00pm
Rabbi Nuri Klinger

Mishnah in the
Masechet Moed  
Tuesday morning
following services
 Hersh Wolf   
Jewish Lifecycles  
& Ritual Texts 
Tuesday 8:00pm
Steve Gelles   
Talmud Themes
Tuesdays, 8:00pm
 Rabbi Froimowitz

Prayer, Jewish Life  
& Jewish Soul
Wednesday Morning
 following services
Rabbi  Morgenstern
  Living By The Code
Of Jewish Law
Thursday morning
following services
Rabbi Klinger   

"This Week's Parsha"
with the Rabbi 
Friday morning
following services,
w/bagels, lox &
full breakfast
Rabbi  Morgenstern 

Mishnah Berurah
Shabbat following the  
Hashkama minyan
Dr. Steven Keller 
Parashat HaShavua  
Shabbat following the  
  Hashkama Minyan
Daf Yomi - Berachot  
  Shabbat 45 minutes 
before Mincha 
Chesed Corner
Do you have guests  
for Shabbat or  
Yom Tov 
 who can't walk to
 on their own?
Is someone in your
family recovering  
 an accident?
offers to lend the following items to YIS families:  
Sabbath-compliant electric scooter, wheelchairs, transporter chairs, commodes, walkers, canes, shower chairs
 and a Hoyer Lift. 
Please contact the
shul office to borrow
 any item or contact
 Howie Bryks
 (bryksh at aol.com)  
if you have
 questions or would
like to donate  
additional items.
YIS Assists established
 by Chanie and Howie Bryks
 in memory of
Chanie's mother,
 Thelma Herskowitz,
Tova Leah
Yitzchak Tzvi Hacohen
and by  
Sharon & Harold Aspis
 in memory of
 Sharon's father,
  Israel Friedrich,  
Yisroel Meir ben Mordechai.
If you would like to get rid of:
* All clothing
* Linens
 Get rid of the mess
and get a mitzvah!
In addition to a
 you will receive a 
tax deduction as well!
We are collecting these items for : 
All items should be
 and in good shape,
 clothing should be
up-to-date and
 still fashionable.
Remember: you are
giving these things to
 a 'close relative,' and it
costs the organization
 money to sort
and dispose of poor
Please contact Scott if you are able to help: 
914-723-1797 ;
Please drop off at the home of Scott Greenbaum.
May your efforts  
be a z'chus
 for the
Refua Shelaimah of  
Aharon ben Henya Hadassah
Riverdale Psychology  
SOCIAL ANXIETY & SOCIAL SKILLS Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy. 
For Children and
Teens Ages 5 - 19.
Groups Separated By Age.
3736 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx NY 
Join Carmel Academy as we celebrate the birth of the new moon at the JCC  
Mid-Westchester on  
January 26th at 10:00am.   
Come learn about the phases of the moon and its connection to the Hebrew calendar with multisensory activities led by our faculty, geared toward ages 3 to 5.

SAR's 51st Anniversary Dinner will be held Motzaei Shabbat, February 1, 2020 at SAR High School.  This year SAR honors and expresses tremendous gratitude to Our Inspirational Community - the volunteers, lay leaders, faculty, parents, sports fans,
and supporters.
Dinner Chairs:  Ariel & Joshua (AC '92) Weiner, Jill & Ami Goldfein, Dana (AC '92) & Marc Jason.
Journal Chairs:  Beth Shalev, Adrienne Goldfeder Turok
To register and/or place ad text, please visit sardinner.org

Dear YIS Friends: 
Our own Arlene Kleinberg
will be honored at the Westchester Jewish Council's 44th Anniversary Gala on Saturday night, February 1, 2020. 
The Council is the Jewish community's umbrella organization in Westchester; and its 140 member organizations include the Young Israel of Scarsdale
and the various Jewish day schools our
children attend. 
Arlene (with Michael's encouragement and support) is a leader in many organizations we all know and love-YIS, WDS, UJA and, of course, WJC, to name but a few.  Everything Arlene does is done graciously, enthusiastically and with her entire heart and soul.  She is a model of communal responsibility and always answers "Hineini" when called upon to serve.
If you have not already responded, please join in the tribute to Arlene by attending the Gala (catered by Foremost) on February 1st and/or by placing an ad in the Gala Journal.  The (final) extended deadline is January 16th.  There will be a printed journal and all copy needs to reach the printer by January 16th.  You may RSVP by clicking on the link: www.wjcouncil.org 
Further details are in the two attachments.  Thanks, in advance, for your support.
The Frisch School's Annual Dinner will take place on Saturday night, Feb 8th,
honoring Ilana and Stuart Goldberg, Allison Adler, Ben Breda '99, and Barry & Barbara Kessler. Reservations and more information at  www.frischdinner.com
Calling all Cookbook Testers and Tasters! If you are affiliated in any way with Westchester Day School or Westchester Summer Day (past, present, future and including families of alum, staff, etc) please sign up for Pot Luck Shabbat events, Super Bowl parties and more to help test and taste recipes. Click here to sign up

Registration is now open for the popular Safekeeping Stories of the Holocaust Workshop, designed specifically for family members of Holocaust survivors to preserve their family's Holocaust story.
For the past several years, family members of survivors in the NY-CT area have found this workshop to be a profound and meaningful experience.
The 8-session workshop is offered in small group settings in 3 locations: Larchmont, Harrison, and Mt. Kisco.
Space is limited. Early registration is advised. You can register here.
If you are not already familiar with this program, we invite you to view testimonials here. Email Jill Sarkozi at jill@safekeepingstories.com
to learn more.