National Council of Young Israel Releases Tishrei Torah JournalSeptember 19, 2022
The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today released its Tishrei Torah Journal, which is the fourth publication in a series of Torah Journals by the international synagogue organization (a photo of the cover is attached).
Edited by Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg, Rabbi Emeritus of the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates (NY), and Rabbanit Rookie Billet, formerly of the Young Israel of Woodmere (NY), the Tishrei Torah Journal is a wonderful collection of articles and Divrei Torah written by leading Torah scholars and distinguished community leaders that will be distributed to approximately 135 Young Israel branches in North America and Israel. The journal includes interesting and inspirational articles relating to Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot that are intended to enrich the fall Yom Tov season through the unique insights and commentary contained within it.
Included in the NCYI’s Tishrei Torah Journal are insightful pieces written by Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg, Rabbi Emeritus, Young Israel of Jamaica Estates (NY), Rabbi Kenneth Auman, Young Israel of Flatbush (NY), Rabbi Heshie Billet, Rabbi Emeritus, Young Israel of Woodmere (NY), Rabbanit Rookie Billet, formerly of the Young Israel of Woodmere (NY), Rabbi Reuven Fink, Young Israel of New Rochelle (NY), Rebbetzin Abby Lerner, Young Israel of Great Neck (NY), Rabbi Akiva Males, Young Israel of Memphis (TN), Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld, Rabbi Emeritus, Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (NY), Rabbi Eli Baruch Shulman, Young Israel of Midwood (NY), Rabbi Moshe Taub, Young Israel of Holliswood (NY), Rabbi Lawrence Teitelman, Young Israel of New Hyde Park (NY), Rabbi Yaakov Trump, Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst (NY), and Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Young Israel of Riverdale (NY).
In addition, there is a special Dvar Torah from the archives of Rabbi Chaim Wasserman, z”l, entitled “Achieving Simchat Yom Tov.” Rabbi Wasserman, who passed away in June 2022, served as the spiritual leader of the Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton (NJ) for four decades. A beloved and renowned community leader, rabbi, and visionary, Rabbi Wasserman was an integral member of the Young Israel Council of Rabbis who played a key role in the publication of the NCYI’s previous Torah Journals.
Furthermore, there is a heartwarming dedication to Reb Nissen Krakinowski, a Holocaust survivor originally from Kovno who devoted his life to bringing happiness to others and bestowing kindness upon everyone he encountered.
“As we prepare for the Yamim Noraim, there is no better way to ready ourselves than by developing a deeper understanding of the various themes and ideals that are central to this time of repentance and introspection,” said NCYI President Rabbi David Warshaw. “We are pleased to present an array of thought-provoking Divrei Torah that are intended to enhance our spiritual experience at this critical time on the Jewish calendar.”
The NCYI’s Tishrei Torah Journal is also available online at https://youngisrael.org/ttj.
For the past 110 years, the National Council of Young Israel has ably served the broader Jewish community. With more than 25,000 member families and approximately 135 branch synagogues throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel, the National Council of Young Israel is a multi-faceted organization that embraces Jewish communal needs and often takes a leading role in tackling the important issues that face the Jewish community in North America and Israel.
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