- 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.
Sat, 30 August 2014
4 Elul 5774
Westchester Jewish Council article by Paul Warhit
David Harris Visit to Young Israel of Scarsdale
Kol Hachavod to Young Israel of Scarsdale (YIS) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC). After leading a 5 day mission to Israel and landing a few hours earlier, Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern welcomed AJC executive director, David Harris to address the Westchester Jewish community in YIS's beautiful sanctuary on August 4th. David Harris put in proper perspective the threats facing the worldwide Jewish population. Israeli Jews face a daily barrage of Hamas rockets and an international press that tries to equate a terrorist organization's aggression with a sovereign democracy's right to defend its citizens. European Jews face a rising tide of overt anti-semitism that is hauntingly similar to the 1930's. Mr. Harris reminded those in attendance to stand up and speak up in defense of Israel and European Jewry and to not allow the Jewish People to suffer a fate similar to 70 years ago.
Rabbi Morgenstern followed David Harris by reminding the standing-room-only crowd that it is troubling times like these that reinforce the need for the Jewish People to speak and act as one. We need to put aside our denominational and ideological differences and speak with one clear voice against terrorist organizations like Hamas that threaten free people everywhere. While Hamas's primary target is Israel and the Jewish People, all people must recognize that Hamas is a threat to all free nations and free people around the world. If the international community does not stand with Israel now in its regional battle with Hamas, it will have to deal with a bolder and stronger international terror network that could threaten world order.
Kol Hachavod to Rabbi Morgenstern for leading a solidarity mission in support of Israel and the Jewish People and returning home in time to welcome the Westchester Jewish community to his shul. Kol Hachavod to the Young Israel family for arranging David Harris's community address. Kol Hachavod to David Harris and AJC for continuing to be the voice of forward-thinking diplomacy and international dialogue building in support of Israel and the Jewish People. Kol Hachavod to the Westchester Jewish community for coming out in force to hear David Harris and stand with Israel.
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
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|Friday, Sep 5, 7:03p|
|Motzei Shabbat, Aug 30, 8:14p|
Selichot - 1st Night
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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
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.