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March 4, 2017                  Parshat Terumah                   6 Adar 5777

Here ye! Here ye! The YINW Annual Purim Carnival is this Sunday, March 5th. Please join us for a host of fun-filled activities with plenty of games, an obstacle course, face painting, prizes, food and the chance to dunk your friends in the first ever YINW Dunk Tank. The merriment begins with a magic show at 12:00pm. We’re still taking dunk tank volunteers and the list keeps growing. Contact to sign up. The cost is free for Boosters, $10 for members and $15 for non-members with a maximum of $30 per family. The dunk tank is $3 per throw or $10 for 5 throws with a chance to get some former presidents drenched. That means you Shapsie!

Mazal Tov
Mazal Tov to our own Rabbi Tzachi and Avigayil Knoll on the birth of a baby girl, Nechama, born last Shabbat! Mazal Tov to big sister Sarah, and big brother Mordechai! Mazal Tov to grandparents Yossi and Yosefa Knoll, Mary Ball and Lonnie Wadsworth and to the entire family!

We regret to inform you of the passing of Judy Rechenberg, Yenta Etel bat Menachem Mendel, a”h, beloved sister of our dear president, Steven Hilsenrath. The family will be observing shivah at the Hilsenrath home, 742 Wilson Street, in North Woodmere from Motzei Shabbat, March 4th, until Thursday morning, March 9th.

On Motzei Shabbat, the comforters are asked to arrive no later than 10:30pm.
On Sunday through Wednesday night, comforters are asked to arrive no later than 9:30pm.

Minyan times as follows:
Shacharit: Sunday at 8:30am, Monday through Thursday at 7:45am.
Mincha/Maariv: Sunday through Wednesday, at 5:30pm.
People can sign up for meals by clicking on the following link.

YU Chag HaSemikhah Shabbaton comes to YINW
This Shabbat, Parshat Terumah, YINW is proud to be one of numerous shuls across the Five Towns participating in the Yeshiva University/RIETS Chag HaSemikhah Shabbaton, celebrating the next generation of Rabbinic Leaders. Please join us in welcoming to our shul Rabbi Noach Goldstein and Rabbi Daniel Stein. Shabbat morning, we will hear from Rabbi Goldstein, and Shabbat afternoon at 4:15pm, we will hear from Rabbi Stein, who will be giving a shiur entitled, Presents to the Poor on Purim: A New Type of Charity. All are encouraged to attend.

Joining the Older Crowd
In honor of our Rabbi and Rebbetzen preparing to grow up and joining the 40+ club this spring and summer respectively, the Septimi are hosting a 40+ chaburah this coming Shabbat, Parshat Tetzaveh, March 11th. All families with a 40+ member among them are welcome. We promise, nobody will be carded. To sign up and to contribute something to the chaburah, go to, and enter “chabura 3-11-17” into the search box. The topic of the chaburah will be the same as this Shabbat chaburah for the Millennials: Purim, Costumes, and Growing Up/Dressing Up. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

A Reboot to Our Website
Many thanks to the tremendous effort put in by Yitzy Horowitz, David Bach, Eli Chaikin, Mike Felix and Judy Gutman on updating and upgrading the YINW website. You will find everything you need to know about Shabbat and Minyan zmanim, upcoming programs and events, community resources, the rabbi’s blog and much more. Go to and check it out!

Mitzvot of Purim
Mishloach Manot 2017 is in full swing. This year’s baskets are the best yet! Please send in your payments. Baskets are $57 if paid online at via Paypal or $55 if paid by check payable to ‘YINW Sisterhood’ c/o Lorraine Grun, 748 Sherwood Street. Make sure you pick up your basket following Megillah reading next Motzei Shabbat.

Matanot L’Evyonim can be given through the shul website. A portion of Matanot L’Evyonim will go to local poor people and the remainder will be distributed by Rabbi Pizem to poor people living in Sderot. Stay tuned for a Purim Primer, coming out early this coming week, with halakhic information about Mishloach Manot, Matanot L’Evyonim, and our special Shabbat Kids Costume Seudah Shlishit next Shabbat.

Purim to the Max
Following the Megillah reading on Motzei Shabbat, March 11th, YINW will be hosting a Purim Costume party for the adults. Come on down for the sushi bar, top shelf liquor, costume contest prizes and more. UrbanPops will be featured as well. If anyone is interested being a sponsor for this one-of-a-kind event, please contact Judy Gutman. Cost to sponsor is $54.

Learn to Honor and Remember
We join with the community in mourning the loss of Florence Harris, a”h, long time member and builder of the North Woodmere community. To sign up to learn for the shloshim siyum, go to In addition, anyone interested in learning mishnayot for in memory of Eliot Jacobowitz’s mother, Michla bas Eliyahu, a”h, can sign up by going to the following link:

Yosef Like Never Before
This weekend at Lawrence High School, the stage lights will turn on for the production of Yosef, a groundbreaking musical for the entire family. The focus of the play is unity within the community as Yaakov teaches his grandchildren that the secret of Jewish survival is to stand as one! There’s one show on Motzei Shabbat at 8:30pm and two Sunday performances at 2:30pm and 7:00pm. For tickets, go to Tickets range from $25- $100. We are offering YI North Woodmere the opportunity to receive 10% of each ticket sold for any of our shows. Check out youtube trailer at

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