Young Israelight 5782/2022
Shabbat Nachamu
15-16 Av / August 12-13

Have your child's name inscribed on the
YIS Kol Hanearim Tallit 5783

Please click here to print the form.
Over the years, we have maintained a beautiful tradition in our shul on Simchat Torah. You have all witnessed the Kol Ha'Nearim tallit that is used as a chuppah for the Kol Ha'Nearim aliyah. Calling our children and grandchildren up to the Torah under the canopy adorned with their individual names functions as a permanent record of the vitality of our community.
 At this time, we are pleased to offer the opportunity to add the names of your children on this beautiful tallit.
Each child's individual name is embroidered in Hebrew below your English family name.
The cost to add a name is $72 per child based on no more than two names per child.
For those with more than two names (i. e. Avraham Yitzchak Yaakov), there will be an additional charge of $3 per letter beginning with the third name.
Submission Deadline is August 15th.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities
Box of names on the Tallit - $360 up to 4 children's names

Tallit Pole - $500 up to 4 children's names

Kol HaNearim Aliyah - $500 up to 4 children's names
Please click here to complete the form by August 15th.
Please click here to make your payment. (Choose: "Kol Ha'Nearim Tallit 5783")
We would once again like to thank Emily and Alan Rosenfeld, who so kindly dedicated this tallit to our synagogue in loving memory of Martin Rosenfeld. If you have any questions, please call Marsha Lustig in the shul office (914) 636-8686 x 101.
Remembering Our Loved Ones on the Holidays in the
YIS Yizkor Reader 5783
New Printing
Deadline for response is August 15th
Click here to print out the form.
Click here to print out a copy of the letter below.

The text of the Yizkor prayer that we say for our departed loved ones on each Holiday contains the phrase: “May he/she be remembered in the merit of the Tzedaka that I give in his/her honor.” This pledge of Tzedaka is consistent with the time-honored tradition of contributing to one’s shul and community L’Aliyat Neshama, serving as an elevation of the soul of the deceased. In fact, according to the Midrash, the Rabbis instituted Yizkor as part of our Holiday Tefillot with this very purpose in mind, donating money to the shul on each Holiday as an eternal spiritual legacy for our departed family members.
In many communities, a Yizkor book is reprinted each year with the requisite annual donations. At the Young Israel of Scarsdale, we have chosen to reprint our Yizkor Reader every 2 to 3 years and will be reprinting it again this year prior to the High Holidays.
Please note the following important details regarding the reprinting of the Yizkor Reader.
All listed names included in the most recent printed version will be automatically included in the reprinted version, and you will be billed accordingly for this year’s reprinting at $72 per name or $720 for 10 – 18 names.
If you would like your listed names removed from the reprinting of the Yizkor Reader, you need to send an email that you would like to OPT OUT to Sharon in the shul office at .
If you have any changes or corrections to the listed names in the most recent printed version, please click on the link for the Yizkor Reader form.
For New Names:
Families may inscribe an English and Hebrew name into the Reader for $72.00 per individual name or $720.00 for 10 -18 names. Please click on the link for the Yizkor Reader form.
Zochrim Sponsorships
For those who would like to contribute as “Zochrim - Those Who Remember," in addition to your names listed, or even if you are not inscribing a loved one’s name, please click on the link for the Yizkor Reader form.
Suggested contributions: $360.00, $540.00 (multiples of Chai)
Shoah Survivors
For those who would like to contribute as “Shoah Survivors," in addition to your names listed, this sponsorship will include a special prayer in their memory. Please click on the link for the Yizkor Reader form.
Suggested contributions: $360.00, $540.00 (multiples of Chai)
Perpetual Yizkor Reader Inclusion
To have your loved ones included in all future Yizkor readers and included on a special listing in the Yizkor Reader the cost is a one-time charge of $1,800****
**** At your option you can include your loved ones in the Shoah Survivors listing.
**Please know that no one should feel discouraged from participating in this Yizkor Reader for financial reasons. If this is the case, please contact us, and we will work with you to find an appropriate accommodation for you and your family. Please contact David Wachtenheim directly at
2022 / 5783
Deadline for response is Friday, September 9th

The Sisterhood of the Young Israel of Scarsdale invites you to be a part of our annual tradition of sending Rosh Hashanah Greetings to the YIS community.  This year Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on September 26th and 27th.
This has been a beautiful tradition for our Shul, and we encourage all members to participate in sending good wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year - Shanah Tovah U’Metukah.

Proceeds will be given to those most in need in our community and Israel. 

Please participate by contributing $54.00 online or by mail by Friday, September 9th, 2022.

To participate,
  • We strongly recommend that you go online and pay by credit card or e-check.
Click here or go to the drop-down menu scroll to Sisterhood Rosh Hashanah Card, and add your first and last name in the "Notes" section. 
(children’s names are not included in the listing)
  • Alternatively, payment by check should be made out to YIS Sisterhood and mailed with the form to: Susan Galla, YIS Sisterhood, 88 Runyon Place, Scarsdale, NY 10583
      PLEASE SIGN UP PROMPTLY. For questions, e-mail  
YIS Sisterhood Cookbook
The cookbook has arrived. Order your copies here or come by YIS and purchase a copy.
Just a reminder that if you pre-ordered your cookbook, please pick it up at YIS.
Orders can be picked up every Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00am - 2:00pm.  


         This year we will once again be offering a "Shul School Lite" program during the 2022-2023 academic year in the late afternoon once a week beginning in September. 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 4th-5th grade and the other will be for 6th-8th 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, Reut and Racheli. 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, at
 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
Cemetery Plots
The Young Israel of Scarsdale maintains a dedicated section at Beth El Cemetery 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.
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, Josh Hyman, 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.
Lisa Septimus is available to answer women's questions regarding Mikveh, Taharat Hamishpacha, family planning and other intimacy-related matters.
"YIS Assists" lends available Sabbath-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

Please pick up at the shul office.
Courtesy of Sandra and Ira Greenstein.
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.
This year, give the man in your life a gift he will use all year long...a shul cubbie to house his tallit. Order today, and his nameplate will be FREE. It will be the best $50 you'll ever spend on a gift he will certainly appreciate. Click the link above or contact Ken Chorzewski.
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