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Young Israel Ohab Zedek of North Riverdale & Yonkers

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Every Sunday after ShacharitJoin us for a wonderful weekly learning group with Rabbi Hain - we will be learning the fourth chapter of Brachot. The shiur will not meet this week (9/14) but will meet next week (9/21).


We regret to inform you of the passing of Morelly Maayan, beloved father of our member Larry Maayan.

The funeral will be held on Sunday, September 21 at 1:30 PM at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel- 630 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024.Burial will follow at Mount Hebron Cemetery- 130-04 Horace Harding Expy, Flushing, NY 11367. 

Larry and his mother will sit shiva at his parents' home- 20 West 64th Street #32TU on Sunday evening. Mincha-Ma'ariv at 6:40 PM.

Shiva will continue in Yonkers at 60 Fanshaw Avenue from Monday morning through Wednesday at approximately 4 PM. Shiva concludes with the pnset of Rosh Hashana. 

Schedule of services:

Selichot/Shacharit Monday-Wednesday: 7:15 AM 

Mincha/Ma'ariv Monday-Tuesday: 6:40 PM


High Holiday Letter 5775

September 20th, 2014 - Shabbat Nitzavim-Vayelech

Inaugural Shabbat of Sopher Community Scholar - Ms. Shuli Taubes

The Shabbat talks and Selichot lecture are dedicated by the Susswein family in memory of Malka's parents, Mr. David and Mrs. Norma Harris, z"l

"Prophetic Voices and Rabbinic Choices: The Haftarot of the High Holy Days"

We will spend this Shabbat in spiritual and intellectual preparation for the High Holiday season through an examination of an often untapped portion of our holiday liturgy - the haftarot of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

  • Shabbat morning following services (appr. 10:30 AM): Abraham and Rachel - Contrasting Models of Faith: An Analysis of the Characters of Jeremiah 31
  • Seudah Shlishit (appr. 6:45 PM, following 6:20 PM Mincha)Control and Chaos - Living with Tension: Hannah's Prayers in I Samuel Chapters 1-2
  • Pre-Selichot Lecture at 10:00 PM, followed by Selichot at 11:00 PM: "Is this the fast I desire?" - Isaiah 57-58: A Yom Kippur Paradox

September 27th, 2014 - Shabbat Shuva

Rabbi Hain will deliver the Shabbat Shuva Drasha at 10:30 AM (following services):

"Pretty Woman and the Penitents: Repentance Paradigms in Rabbinic Literature"

YIOZ Volunteer Opportunity: High Holiday greeters/ushers

With the growth of our membership and the expectation of a large number of regulars and guests over the High Holidays, this may be your opportunity to help YIOZ. Ushering is th art of making congregants and guests feel at home, and of lending spiritual dignity to services. If you are interested in finding out more, please speak with Rabbi Hain.

Kol Hanearim Tallit Project - click here for more information

Community Event:

Sun, 21 September 2014 26 Elul 5774