- About the Synagogue
Welcome to the Young Israel of Scarsdale, a Modern-Orthodox Synagogue and a vibrant, caring community. We are firm believers in the principles of Achdut – Unity, Kehilla- Community, and Areyvut – Responsibility for all Jews. We seek to engage and inspire through a variety of means: from soulful moments of Prayer, to stimulating discourses of Torah Study, and creative children’s programming. We foster an atmosphere of spiritual growth and continued commitment to Halacha, Am Yisrael, and Eretz Yisrael.
Wed, 30 July 2014
3 Av 5774
CALL TO ACTION YIS Israel Fund to Support the IDF Soldier
As you know, the current situation in Israel is very much on our minds. As the Chayalim work bravely and tirelessly to protect Israel, we are davening for peace in Eretz Yisrael and for the safety of all civilians and Chayalim. It is important that we as a community, in addition to our daily Tefillot, do everything we can monetarily to support the IDF at this critical juncture.
We received an extremely generous offer from one of our YIS members relating to a fundraising effort for the Friends of the IDF (FIDF). Once an additional $36,000 is raised, this family will match all new YIS Israel Funds raised, on a dollar for dollar basis. As a result, each dollar donated becomes worth $2 to FIDF (please note that 100% of the funds raised by FIDF goes to the soldiers, as administrative costs are absorbed by its board members, not donors). Previously unforeseen critical needs have arisen, with the recent discovery of the vast and intricate network of "terror tunnels" throughout the Gaza Strip, many of which extend across the border - leading directly into Israeli towns. Items such as high-powered flashlights, knee-pads, and close-combat bulletproof vests have become vital priorities in this war against Hamas and its terrorist infrastructure.
We can make a real difference in this war against terror and in our protection of our brave chayalim and ordinary citizens of Israel, who desire but one thing: to live in peace and security within our Land. Let's make every effort we can as a community to reach this $36,000 goal as soon as possible as the need right now for the chayalim, on so many levels, is greater than it has ever been before.
If you have not already contributed to the YIS Israel Fund, please consider doing so now. If you have already contributed previously, please consider digging a little deeper to help us achieve our goal.
Please help contribute to the YIS Israel Fund http://www.yisny.org/payment.php choose "Israel Fund-FIDF Match ".
May we soon see Shalom Al Yisrael and May Hashem bless and protect the brave soldiers of the IDF.
Do you have guests for Shabbat or Yom Tov who can't walk to Shul on their own?
Is someone in your family recovering from an accident?
The Young Israel of Scarsdale is pleased to launch its "YIS ASSISTS" borrowing/lending program offering to lend the following items to YIS families:wheelchairs, transporter chairs, walkers and canes.
Please contact the Shul office to borrow any item or call or email Howie Bryks
(email@example.com) if you have any questions or would like to donate additional items
"YIS Assists" was established by Chanie & Howie Bryks in memory of Chanie's mother, Thelma Herskowitz, Tova Leah bat Yitzchak
Tzvi Hacohen and by Sharon & Harold Aspis in memory of Sharon's father, Israel Friedrich, Yisroel Meir ben Mordechai.
Men's Mission to Israel 2014
Upon our return from the recent YIS Men’s Mission to Israel 2014, many people have asked us about our trip – what we did, what we saw, and how it went. As many of you know already from us and your other friends in the community, the trip was a great success. It was inspiring, meaningful and truly memorable. To this end, we’d like to share this link with you (http://yis-mens-mission-to-israel-2014.com/) , which is a trip blog that details, in words and pictures, each day of our trip - capturing some of what we learned and what we experienced together.
Special thanks to Jeffrey Steinberg for creating this blog for us and to all of our participants and supporters of this initiative for our community. Plans are already underway for a follow-up mission, so think about it for next year, or in coming years. May the merit of Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael always be an important part of our community.
Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern
Dr. Kevin Ross, Mission Chair