Young Israelight 5783/2023

Shabbat Mevarchim

Parshat HaHachodesh


24-25 Adar/ March 17-18

Friday, March 17

7:00am/8:10am Shacharit

7:30am Shiur & Breakfast

6:45pm Candlelighting

6:50pm Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

YIS Eruv is up.

Shabbat, March 18

8:15am Hashkama Minyan

9:00am Main Sanctuary, Sephardic Minyan, Tent

9:09am Latest Kriat Shema

9:45am Teen Minyan

6:45pm Mincha

7:46pm Shabbat Ends

Youth Programming Schedule

9:00am: Breakfast and Games K-6

9:50am: Age appropriate Tefillah and Parsha activities

Sunday, March 19

7:00am/8:30am Shacharit

7:00pm Mincha

Weekly Schedule M-Th

7:00am/8:00am Shacharit

7:00pm Mincha/Maariv M-Th

Thursday, March 23,

Rosh Chodesh Nisan

7:00am/8:00am Shacharit

Sponsor Kiddush
Sponsor Shalosh Seudot


Collective Conversation

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 Reader

Barry Weintraub

Rabbi's Friday Morning Shiur and Breakfast Sponsors

Carla and Josh Klapper

in memory of Josh's grandmother,

Mesia Klapper,

מעשע בת יעקב

in commemoration of her yahrzeit

and in memory of Josh's father,

Mel Klapper,

,יוסף מנחם בן יהושע העשל

to mark the end of Shloshim

Kiddush Sponsors

Chattan Torah: Michael and Miriam Aizikovitch

Chattan Bereshit: Yale and Leah Lipschik

Chattan Maftir: Joe and Lee Bednarsh

Hashkama Minyan Sponsors

The Kirschenbaum and Shatz families

in memory of

 David's beloved father and Tammy's beloved brother,

Marty Kirschenbaum,

Matisyahu Tsvi ben Shraga Feivel 

Mazal Tov

Our 5783 Chattanim and their families

for their steadfast support of YIS

Chattan Torah: Miriam and Michael Aizikovitch

Chattan Bereshit: Leah and Yale Lipschik

Chattan Maftir: Lee and Joe Bednarsh

Shelby and Alex Reich

on the birth of their daughter, and to grandparents, Heidi and Scott Greenbaum, Jaime and Jonathan Reich, and Joy Reich and Ron Senchuk, and great-grandmother, Helga Luden

Sara and Alan Shanske

on the upcoming marriage of their son,

Uri to Lauren Polinsky, daughter of Betty and Aaron Polinsky of White Plains

Les and Dorothy Yeamans

on the birth of a grandson,

born to Rabbi William and Sarah Yeamans

Lynne and Josh Fishman

on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Chase

and to his father, Adam Fishman

Todah Rabbah

New Member Committee members:

Lauren Ganz

Ariel Levitan

Jessica Katz

Ilisa Klapper

Micole Weitzman

Rachel Luxenberg

Elyse Winchel

Naomi Bernheim

Robin Knoll

Jordana White

Host families:

Alisa and Ben Winchel

Penina and Sam Strauss

Caroline and Jordan Bryk

Melissa and Evan Schwechter

Elisheva and Harris Sokoloff

Eitan and Ayelet Katz

Nicky and Nadav Erlich

Katie and Eitan Hoffman


Eighth grade Leffell students will travel to Israel

on Sunday, March 19th. We wish them a safe and meaningful trip!

Shiloh Ben-Yehoshua

Samuel Cotliar

Deborah Farca

Alana Katzen

Edin Masry

Nathaniel Perl

Zachary Schwartz

Marlena Shamah

Jonathan Shukovsky


Important Note About Shul Cloud Payments 

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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.

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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, Yehuda Gannon, Mara Hochheiser, Miki Hill, Josh Hyman, Michael Kesselman, Jacob Rivkin, Eden Shmuel and Liam 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 Septumus

Lisa Septumus 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

 Do a mitzvah: Young Israel of Scarsdale and UJA-Federation are co-sponsoring the Annual Post-Pesach Food Drive Monday, April 17 through Wednesday, April 19 to benefit the food pantry at HOPE Community Services in New Rochelle (a UJA grantee). Bring your everyday non-perishable groceries and unopened leftover Pesach groceries (no matzah, glass containers), along with cleaning supplies and toiletries in bags or boxes to the first classroom downstairs. YIS is joining with other local synagogues in this mitzvah. Demand at food pantries has spiked by more than 67% over pre-pandemic levels. Questions: YIS food drive chair Jessica Aspis Wender