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Young Israel Ohab Zedek of North Riverdale & Yonkers


Every Sunday after ShacharitJoin us for a wonderful weekly learning group with Rabbi Hain - we will be learning the fourth chapter of ברכות.

Upcoming Adult Education:

Rabbi Hain's Shabbat Hagadol Derasha:

Ma Nishtana: Educating to question at the seder and beyond
This year's Shabbat HaGadol discourse will explore one of the most popular passages in the haggadah- the Ma Nishtana. Join us as we examine the history and significance of the "four questions" by tracing it's development from the Bible to our Haggadah. Together we will uncover the profound educational messages embedded within Ma Nishtana's evolving text and the interpretations of the passage. The entire YIOZ community is invited to participate in this pre-Pesach community learning event sure to enhance and transform your seder experience.


Pesach Info

  • Pesach in Ten Easy Steps (2016 edition): Your guide for cleaning and Kashering your home for Pesach!
  • The Pesach Schedule with all of the learning opportunities and the important times for the before and during the holiday.
  • Authorization for sale of Chametz forms for America and for Israel/Europe. You fill out the form based on where YOU will be for Pesach (not based on where the chametz is located). Hard copies of these forms will be available at YIOZ beginning this weekend. Ideally, one should perform the transaction in person with me at YIOZ following Shacharit or Mincha/Ma'ariv services. If you are not able to do so, please fill out the form and scan it to the following email:

Please click here for the CRC and OU Passover websites: These site now contains more helpful information about products and on Kashering!

Maot Chitim: Please remember to go to to donate or mail in your donation (to YIOZ or directly to our treasurer Sam Susswein- YIOZ C/o Sam Susswein 61 Fanshaw Avenue Yonkers, NY 10705) for Maot Chittim to help indigent Jews locally and in Israel celebrate Passover.


Upcoming Youth Events:
4/17    Pre-Pesach "Get Out of the House" event for Nursery-6th Grade/10:30a-12:30p

Chesed Opportunity for teens:
One of our congregants at Riverwalk needs some assistance getting to and from YIOZ on Shabbat mornings. Please email Rabbi Hain or Rabbi Aaron Frank if your teen would like to be part of a rotation.

Upcoming Dates/Events:

  • Yom Hashoah- Witness Theater- Wednesday, May 4th 6-9 PM at SAR HS- co-sponsored by YIOZ and featuring Ariel Benillouche and Ben May
  • Yom Hazikaron/Yom Ha'atzmaut- Wednesday May 11th- community-wide program co-sponsored by YIOZ, The Riverdale Minyan and SAR
  • Yom Yerushalayim- Community-wide program on Sunday June 5th- hosted by YIOZ


Community Info

Service for Older Adults - Click here for more information about the Safe at Home Hudson Community Project, a joint project of the YM/YWHA of Inwood/Washington Heights, YM/YWHA of Riverdale, JCC of Inwood/Washington Heights and Hebrew Home of Riverdale.

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35th Anniversary GAla

Motzaei Shabbat December 13th, 2014

Honoring Roz & Toby Feinerman and Rosesara & Jonathan Greenspun

Click here to learn more about our honorees

Click here view the YIOZ 35th Anniversary Gala Journal

​Click here to view as a pdf file

World Premiere of the official YIOZ community video!

Yioz Master from yioz video on Vimeo.

In advance of our gala dinner on Motzei Shabbat December 13th 2014,  we shared video profiles of members of the YIOZ community.The videos culminated with the public broadcasting of the official YIOZ community video at the 2014 dinner. Click below to see the videos.

Nachman Mazurek The Roshwalbs The Winters The Teslers Tsuri Matsui The Sterns


Sat, 30 April 2016 22 Nisan 5776