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Sponsored by: Sopher Realty

Young Israel Ohab Zedek of North Riverdale & Yonkers

Lauterbach Israel Memorial Lecture and Community Dinner

Shabbat Parashat Zachor February 27-28

Lauterbach Memorial Israel Lecture and Friday night Dinner at YIOZ with Rav Benny Lau.

This shabbat will feature a Friday night  community dinner followed by the Lauterbach Memorial Israel Lecture.

"Esther & Mordechai - From Assimilation to Identity; A fresh reading of the Megillah"


On Shabbat morning, Rabbi Lau will deliver a shiur in Ivrit at 8:30 AM (between the two services - topic:"Amalek - A Reality or an Idea"/"עמלק - ריאליה ואדיה")

and deliver the derasha (in English - topic: "The Text within the Context: A Historical Reading of Megillat Esther").

Please speak to Dr. Harvey Bennett if you are interested in sponsoring this special shabbat. 

Click here to register


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

Friday night 1/30 - Annual Oneg Shabbat with Dr. Benjamin Gampel at the Schacter-Gampel home:

"Women and the Obligation to Light Candles on Friday evening: A Story about Rabbis, Karaites, Christians and Original Sin"

Tuesday 2/3 - Monthly lecture with Sopher Community Scholar Ms. Shuli Taubes at 8:15 PM in the Joel family home, speaking on:

"Isaiah:The Man and the Mission" - An analysis of Chapter 6 of Isaiah(the Haftarah of Parashat Yitro)

Shabbat Parashat Zachor 2/27-28 - Lauterbach Memorial Israel Lecture and Friday night dinner at YIOZ with Rabbi Dr. Benny Lau - see above

Shabbat 3/13-14 - Sopher Community Scholar Shabbat with Ms. Shuli Taubes, sponsored by the Mazurek family


Community Info

Thursday 2/5 at 7:45 PM - Children with Special Needs and the Jewish Community: This forum will examine current trends in how Jewish communities engage and integrate families with children who have special needs into synagogue life, Jewish education, Jewish summer camp, and more. We will discuss available resources as well as gaps in services that need to be addressed. With Howard Blas, Tikvah Program, Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, and Dr. Yoni Schwab, The Shefa School. Free and open to all. Program will take place at CSAIR

Sunday 3/8 - Hebrew Free Burial Association Riverdale Community Breakfast at RJC

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.

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


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Sat, 31 January 2015 11 Shevat 5775