Young Israelight 5783/2022


Rosh Chodesh Kislev

1-2 Kislev/November 25-26

Thursday , November 25 Rosh Chodesh Kislev/Thanksgiving

7:00am/8:30am Shacharit

4:25pm Mincha/Maariv

Friday, November 25

Rosh Chodesh Kislev

7:00am/8:30am Shacharit

7:50am Shiur & Breakfast

4:11pm Candlelighting

4:15pm Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

YIS Eruv is up.

Shabbat, November 26

8:15am Hashkama Minyan

9:00am Main Sanctuary, Tent Minyan, Sephardic Minyan

9:18am Teen Minyan

9:13am Latest Kriat Shema

4:10pm Mincha

5:15pm Shabbat Ends

Youth Programming Schedule

9:00am: Breakfast and Games K-6

9:50am: Age appropriate Tefillah and Parsha activities

Sunday,November 27

7:00am/8:30am Shacharit

4:20pm Mincha

Weekly Schedule

7:00am/8:00am Shacharit

4:20pm Mincha/Maariv M-Th

Sponsor Kiddush
Sponsor Shalosh Seudot

Daf Yomi @ YIS

Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein

via livestream

7:30am Sunday

6:15am Monday-Friday

Web Yeshiva Daf Yomi YIS Classes Streamed Live & Archived
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks ztz"l Weekly Family Edition Parsha
Sponsor a Day of Learning or Weekend of Learning in honor/memory of someone or a special occasion.
Host Our Bnei Akiva Shlichot for a Shabbat meal

Torah Readers

Barry Weintraub

Hashkama Minyan Sponsors

Sharon and Dave Fogel

in recognition of the great work of our upstanding Gaba’aim and Chazzanim who work tirelessly during the year and especially during the high holy days.

Todah Rabbah

Todah Rabbah to all those who sponsored

our Learning @ YIS

Chanie and Howie Bryks

Linda and Allen Essner

Steven Halpern

Mazal Tov

Monica and Henry Aboodi

on the engagement of their daughter, Rachel, to Jack Tauber,

son of Ellen Oppenheimer and Ken Tauber of Englewood, NJ.

Jennifer and Avery Fischer

on the engagement of their son, Gabe, to Anna Friedman, daughter of Amy and Ron Friedman of Lawrence, NY.

Ellen and Michael Goldberg

on the birth of their granddaughter,

and to the parents, Arlyn and Ben Zirman

Avital and Ben Graf

on the birth of their son

Lisa and Michael Leffell

on the engagement of their daughter,

Lauren, to Abraham Mendal,

son of Jessie and Carlos Mendal of Golden Beach, FL

and to sister-in-law and brother, Jenn and Adam

Cindy and Gabe Safdeye

on the birth of their granddaughter, Maya Yaffa Koptiev

and to the parents, Gilli and Robert Koptiev

Thank You

Michael Aizikovitch, Stu Benson and Howie Bryks

for their hard work on the Lulav and Etrog Sale

and Noah Gorsky for his hard work on the Sukkah Sale.

Important Note About Payments Online with Shul Cloud 

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Tax Year End Financial Planning for 2022

We thank you for all your support to the Young Israel of Scarsdale. 


As the year comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you to resolve all your open commitments and to consider a year end donation to ensure that YIS continues to provide all the wonderful ammenities that you enjoy. In order to maximize your 2022 tax year benefits, contributions must be received by December 31st.


To make payments click here.


The Young Israel of Scarsdale is a vibrant and welcoming community and we are so happy that you are a part of it.

Enjoying the finest deli around, while exploring some of the finest ideas and insights that the Torah has to offer.

Please contact Eli Moore,,

if you would like to sponsor a Lunch & Learn session

Click on the flyer to register for Jason Greenlatt.

Click on the flyer to RSVP.

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. A package 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: December 1, 2022

YIS Sisterhood Cookbook


Order your copies here or come

by YIS and pick up your copy.

YIS WHATSAPP GROUPS: COMMUNITY CHESED - Access timely announcements and messages from the Rabbis & Shul leadership; CONNECTING PARENTS AND TEEN BABYSITTERS - Connects our community's teens and parents looking for babysitters. Parents post in the group with their babysitting needs, and teens can respond that they are available. To join this group, click here.


The Young Israel of Scarsdale maintains a dedicated section at Beth El Cemetery, Paramus for members and their families. If you are interested in purchasing burial plots please complete the ShulCloud Form or contact Marsha Lustig at If you wish to obtain information about Beth El Cemetery, please click here Beth El Cemetery.

Access YIS Zoom Meeting Room
Add Your Mazal Tov to the Young Israelight:


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, Shlomo Fried, Miki Hill, Josh Hyman, Michael Kesselman, Daniel Mestel, Gabriel Mestel, Eden Shmuel.

MISHEBEIRACH PRAYERS - Click here to include anyone in need of a Refuah, due to illness. The names will be added to the weekly women's Tehillim group, which recites Tehillim in the merit of people who are in challenging circumstances.

YIS MIKVEH - YIS has had an operational Mikveh for more than 40 years. Please support our Mikveh which is open every evening by appointment for women. All are welcome. The Mikveh number is 914-472-0946.

 Westchester Yoetzet Halacha: Lisa Septimus

Lisa Septimus is available to answer women's questions regarding Mikveh,

Taharat Hamishpacha, family planning and other intimacy-related matters. 


"YIS ASSISTS " Lends available Shabbat compliant electric scooter, wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, etc. to Shul members.


Established by the Aspis and Bryks families in memory of Israel Friedrich, Yisroel Meir ben Mordechai and Thelma Herskowitz, Tova Leah 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

SAFETY REFLECTOR VESTS - Help us keep your family safe when walking to/from Shul at night. Please pick up at the Shul office. Courtesy of Sandra and Ira Greenstein.

Send Acknowledgement In Honor Of/In Memory Of or Make a Dedication
YAHRZEITS PLAQUES will be illuminated every year on the yahrzeit. Cost $750. Contact Ken Chorzewski: 914-235-0860
YAHRZEIT NOTIFICATION INFORMATION click here. For further assistance in annual yahrzeit reminders contact Marsha Lustig at the shul office: 914.636.8686
Add Yahrzeit Notification Information Here
SHUL CUBBIES - Reserve your shul cubby today to store your Tallit and other weekly shul-related items. Cost is $50/yr, custom nameplate included. Contact Ken Chorzewski 914-235-0860

Community Calendar

Get your high schooler ready for college.

Parents are invited to join UJA-Federation on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 pm at the JCC Mid-Westchester for “Preparing your Teen to Thrive in College.” College experts Dr. Marjorie Seidenfeld, who served as medical director of student health services at Barnard College and founder of EmpowerUny, and Rachel Klein MSW, executive director of Hillels of Westchester, will explore the college landscape today and offer concrete steps for parents to help their high schoolers make a successful transition to learning and life on campus. Register at:

Share the joy of Hanukkah: Sunday, December 4 at 1:30 pm for UJA-Federation’s Annual Gift of Hanukkah at Bet Am Shalom in White Plains. We’ll pack and wrap art kits for the holidays for local kids in need. Enjoy Hanukkah music, art and treats as we gather together as a community to celebrate the holiday and give back. The cost of the event is fully tax deductible and goes toward the cost of the art kits. To register, click here. Questions--contact Chani Kovacs Zweiter at or 212-836-1118.

WDS is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and invites you to join in celebration at our annual Dinner, Motzei Shabbat Dec 17th @ 8PM - Hyatt Regency Greenwich -

honoring Rabbi and Jordana Morgenstern

Please see our website for additional information, to register and/or pledge your support: