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January 28, 2017            Rosh Chodesh Shvat               1 Shvat 5777

Neve Tzuf Update
Here’s the latest from our friends of Neve Tzuf in Israel:

Two months have passed since the arson attack designed to destroy the community of Neve Tzuf. As of now, every family is living in temporary housing, either in old caravans, rented homes or basements apartments. Actual work on the burned homes has not started yet. The area has not been cleared of the burned ashes and rubbish, and even the burned cars have not been cleared away.

The first priority has been to create a fund to assist and enable the 21 families that have lost everything to rebuild. The government agencies will not cover all of the expenses. A committee made up of social workers and financial planners that live in Neve Tzuf will oversee this fund and make distributions according to set criteria. Additional funds to improve and update the local Fire Fighting and Rapid Response teams are being collected in order to better prepare our community for arson terror attacks. Please see Steve Hilsenrath if you would like to make a donation.

Mazal Tov
Mazal Tov to our dear members, Tali and Jonah Abramowitz, on the engagement of their son, Josh, to Hannah Harris, daughter of Karen and Andrew Harris. Mazal Tov to Josh’s grandparents, Joshua and Nurit Uzan, and to his sisters, Karen, Lauren and Eliyana, and brothers, Jakey and Zach. Mazal Tov to the entire Abramowitz and Harris families! 

Shabbat Morning Drasha
Rabbi Tzachi Knoll will be giving a special drasha this week at both morning minyanim.

Shabbat Kiddush
Kiddush for the Main Minyan is sponsored by Mike and Larisa Krakanovski to commemorate the yahrzeit of Mike’s mother, Bunia bas Moshe, a”h. If you wish to sponsor Shabbat Kiddushim or a portion of the kiddushim, please contact Robert Teitlebaum at or Steven Hilsenrath at

Seudah Shlishit
Seudah Shlishit is sponsored this week by Elana and Sam Haddad to commemorate the yahrzeit of Elana’s sister, Evelin bat Dina, a”h.

Clear your paletes and your schedules! On Friday night, February 3rd at 8:30pm at the Septimus home, 718 Sherwood Street, taste distinctive wines from around the globe. Admission is free but the program is presented for the benefit of the One Israel Fund.

Sisterhood Karaoke Night
Get that calendar out! Mark it down now! On Motzei Shabbat, February 11th the YINW Sisterhood is hosting a karaoke night. Stay tuned for more information after Winter Break.

YINW in the News
If you love the YINWies, click here to check out the the article in the the Long Island Herald: 

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