Young Israel of North Bellmore




  • Lag Ba’Omer is on Sunday, May 14.     
  • We extend deepest sympathy to Lana and Gil Orenstein on the loss of Gil's mother, Rochel Leah bas Rivka.  Gil will be sitting shiva at his home:  264 Bernice Drive in East Meadow (516-520-1464).  Morning and evening minyanim will be held there instead of in shul (6:20/6:30am and 7:45pm) through Tuesday morning.  The rabbi's classes will not be held while minyanim are at the Orenstein home.  May Hashem comfort Gil and his family along with the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim.
  • We will be having a dairy lunch on the first day of Shavuos, Wednesday, May 31.  In honor of Shavuos, attendees are invited to prepare and give a short D'var Torah.  Please let the Rabbi or Michael Rosenbloom know if you plan on giving a D'var Torah.  Cost for the meal is $20 per adult, and $8 per child, maximum per family $50.  Please RSVP to Andrea before May 24.
  • Jerry Duci has been invited back to speak in Long Beach on Sunday afternoon, May 21st, 2016 at 4:00 pm.  As we approach Shavuot, Jerry will be giving a class entitled:  "A Deeper Look at the Luchot, the Two Tablets of the Covenant."  This class will explore the structure of the Ten Commandments on the Two Tablets, the significance of the first set of tablets being smashed by Moses, and the ongoing experience of our presence at Mattan Torah / The Giving of the Torah at Mt.  Sinai.  The class, for both men and women, will make extensive use of visuals, and will be in a comfortable, home environment with refreshments.  Contact Jerry at for location specifics and for more info.

  • We are excited to announce the Historic Grand Opening of our new Mikvah, Mikvah Mei Leah.  This is one important, momentous event that has been years in the making, and the day has finally come!  Our very own community mikvah will be opening -exclusively for women.  With the hard work and dedication of many special individuals, a beautiful spa-like space has been created which will be enjoyed by many women for years to come!
    As you know, mikvah is one of the foundations of Jewish family life and a mitzvah so important, that no Jewish community should be without one!!  

    On Sunday, June 11th at 3:30 pm, come to the Grand Opening of the Mikvah Mei Leah to tour and learn more about this key mitzvah, enjoy the ribbon cutting and a delicious buffet dinner.  
    The event is open to men and women, and children too!  There will be a fun children's program so that families with children are invited to attend as well!! 
    Visit to RSVP!    Mazel Tov and Lchaim-To Life!!

  • Good news - Frankels grocery store in Far Rockaway has agreed to deliver to North Bellmore residents for about $10 for delivery.  This is the link to their website

  • An article about our shul appeared in the Queens Jewish Link recently.
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  • If you have names of ailing people you regularly include in the mi shebeirach list, please send them to the rabbi in advance so he can add them to the shul list.

Mazel Tov!


  • Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Gorelik would like to announce the birth of a new great-grandchild, a boy after seven girls, to their granddaughter, Tovah and her husband, David Halpern. The brith will be held on Friday morning at Merkaz Harav Kook, Jerusalem, iy”H.  May they be zoche to bring this new baby to the brith of Avraham Avinu in its proper time and may they have much nachat from all their grand and great grand children.
  • Mazal tov to Heather Cohen and Michael Waxman on the birth of a daughter!  The baby was named Rivital Eliana.  We're thrilled to wish mazal tov to Heather and Michael and their families on this wonderful simcha.  May they be zoche to have much nachas from Rivital Eliana and share many s'machot!
  • Mazal tov to Joyce and Shep Woda on the birth of their first grandchild, a boy born to Ilene and Jeremy Manishor.  The baby’s name is Levi Tuviah ben Yaakov Halevi – Landon Derek.  May the family have much nachas and joy from this new addition!

  • Mazal tov to Leslie and Dan Boyarsky on the bar miztvah of their grandson Akiva Boyarsky, son of Yael and Stuart Boyarsky this coming Shabbat.  May they continue to have much nachas from all the children and grandchildren.
  • Mazal tov to Shira and Zach Lippman on the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Adina.  They will be sponsoring, I"YH, the kiddush in her honor on Shabbat 2/11 and would love the congregation to join in their simcha.
  • Mazal tov to Sybil and Hesh Trigoboff on the birth of a great-grandson, Menachem Mendel.  The The baby was born to Yasef and Esther Golda Scharfstein and the proud grandparents are Hinda Leah and Zev Scharfstein.  May the family have much nachas from this new addition.

  • Double mazal tov to Arlene and Stu (former YINB president) Gherman and Chaya and Denny Simon (former members)  on the marriage of their mutual granddaughter and the birth of a mutual great granddaughter to their children Eliyahu and Shuly Gherman.May these former YINB members continue to have nachat from their children and grandchildren.
  • Mazal tov to Rabbi and Sarah Gorelik on the birth of a great granddaughter.  Shalhevet Leah was born in Jerusalem to Yechezkel and Sacha Gorelik, son and daughter in law of Rabbi David and Jackie Gorelik.Mazal tov to her two big brothers and the whole extended mishpacha.  May the family have much nachas from all the grand and great grandchildren.

  • Mazal tov to Sam Avrami Leonard on becoming a Bar Mitzvah this upcoming Shabbat, December 10th.  Mazal Tov to his mom Melissa and sister Laci.  May the family share in many more simchas.  
    Sam appreciates all the support he got from the shul members in helping to make his mitzvah project a success!  He collected over 70 toys, books and games for ill children who are hospitalized in Cohen Children's Hospital.  

  • Mazal tov to Adi & Tuvia Eiger on the bris of their grandson, Yaakov Eitan, born to Merav and Ari Samuel.  The baby is named Yaakov from the parsha.  Yaakov was Rivka's son and Ari's mother’s name was Rivka.  Eitan means strong and, b'ezrat Hashem, he will be strong in the Derech of the Torah and Ma’asim.tovim.  We wish the Eigers much nachat from Yaakov Eitan and all their children and grandchildren.  Mazal tov to the entire mishpacha.

  • Mazal tov to Judy and Steve Kaplan on the birth of a grandson - Yosef Shalom.  Mazel tov to the parents Marilyn and David Cutler and Amy & Isaac and Cindy & Ari and their families.  May this little one bring lots of nachas and joy to his family for many healthy and happy years to come

  • Mazel Tov to Sybelle & Harold Trigoboff on the birth of their great grandson,  Menachem Mendel. Mazel Tov to   the parents Rabbi Shlomo and Shifra Sharfstein who are Shluchim on Campus at the University of Georgia  and Georgia Tech Atlanta, Georgia. Much nachas to the entire family. 

  • Mazel Tov to Phyllis & David Wayne and Judy & Stu Zeitlin, on the birth of their granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth (Channah Elisheva). Proud d happy parents are Gayle & Saul Zeitlin and big brothers Jeremy & Nathan.


Upcoming Classes:

  • Rabbi Bogopulsky will be giving a Gemara Shiur on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Mornings a half hour before Shachris. 
  • Rabbi Bogopulsky will be giving gemara classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 followed by maariv at 8:00.


In 1966, several local families joined together to fulfill their dream of having an Orthodox Shul in North Bellmore. With high hopes for the future, they formed the Young Israel of North Bellmore with Dr. Harold Nierenberg Z”L as president, and they dedicated our current building within a year.

Here we are 50 years later and the Young Israel of North Bellmore is still active and strong and proud. We are very happy to have recently welcomed our new esteemed leader, Rabbi Chaim Bogopulsky, his lovely wife Batya, and their three daughters. He is only our third Rabbi in 50 years. Our amazing alumni and children represent us and excel as accomplished professionals in their fields and strong leaders in their congregations all over the world. We are so proud of their successes