Parashas Balak – July 3-4, 2015

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

July 3-4, 2015 – 17 Tammuz 5775 – Parshas Balak

Light Candles by 8:19 (and not before 7:05) – Havdalah 9:26

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Joey Franco – Mortgage Banker – 301-529-5387.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:19, and not before 7:05

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:50, 7:20, 8:20 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 8:15 University: 8:15 Sephardi: 7:55 Nusach Sefard: 8:15

* Maariv/Havdalah: 9:26

Divrei Torah:

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Naomi & Jan Meisler and family in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Jan's parents, Bobbi & Jules Meisler.

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur at 6:55 PM.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 7:25 PM.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Shiur at 7:45 PM.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

* Rabbi Barry Greengart – Shiur after Mincha at University.

Mazal Tov

* Nancy Karkowsky and family on the birth of a second daughter, Kitre Yosefa, to Anne Webb & Menachem Karkowsky of Memphis, TN. Congratulations also to big sister, Vered Chaya.

* Lew Sosnowik on the wedding of his granddaughter, Esther Masha, daughter of Susan & Michael Sosnowik, to Brian Linder, son of Helayne & Josh Linder of West Hempstead.

YISE Programs and Listings

The YISE Membership Directory will be published soon. If you are a member and have moved or would like any changes in your published directory listing, please submit your changes at: or send an e-mail to or contact the YISE office.

The Three Weeks: Reflections and Themes – Women's Shiur with Rabbi Silver, this Shabbos afternoon at 6:00 PM at his apartment, Warwick 520.

YISE Together-for-5 – Begins on Monday, July 6, with a new series of audio Shiurim by Rabbi Rosenbaum about "The Haftoros of the Three Weeks." For more info, visit

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on topics in Jewish History. Monday, July 6, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 1111 University Blvd. W., apt. 215. Light refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Going Deep – The Meaning of the Amidah – Series of Monday night Shiurim with Rabbi Rosenbaum for men and women. Meets through July 27 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM. in the small Social Hall. Part of the YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project (Mincha and Maariv are part of the class). New attendees welcome. Previous Shiurim can be downloaded at

Sefer Daniel: Template for Exile, Vision of Redemption – Six-part summer series for women given by Rebbetzin Atara Rosenbaum, meets on Tuesdays, through July 28, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM, in the small Beis Medrash.

For your High Holiday Planning – Information on seats and other High Holiday information will be mailed at the beginning of the week. Please look for the envelope and send in your requests soon.

SAVE THE DATE: Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Join the Social Committee to see the Washington Nationals take on the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, August 9. Details are forthcoming.

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill – YISE's Chesed Committee has a program to help members undergoing serious medical crises. If you or someone you know needs help with meals, carpools, childcare, etc., or to volunteer, please contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517, . If you are unable to cook a meal or help out, but would like to make a donation to Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill, please contact Simi Franco in the office.

Shiurim from Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZT"L, are available at

The Rachel Bassan Horwitz Fund is used for medical needs in our area, elsewhere in the US, and in Israel. Thousands of dollars have been distributed to individuals requiring assistance. Our funds are depleting and in order to continue this much needed medical fund your financial help is needed! Tax deductible contributions may be made payable to: YISE Charity SPECIAL Fund, c/o Norma Burdett, 11720 Lovejoy St., Silver Spring, MD 20902. Earmark: Bassan Fund. For more information: Norma Burdett, 301-593-5964 or Pearl Bassan, 301-649-3137.

Dedicate a Brick, and Help Build a Kelim Mikvah

Dedicate a brick in the path to the Cheryl Stern Community Kelim Mikvah at YISE. Your engraved brick will be placed on the sidewalk in front of the Mikvah.

Brick: 4" x 8" brick paver on the Kelim Mikvah path. Lines: 3, Characters per line: 20, Cost: $ 180.00 each

Double Brick: 8" x 8" brick paver on the Kelim Mikvah path. Lines: 6, Characters per line: 20. Cost: $ 500.00 each

Donations are 100% tax deductible.

For more details visit:

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual selfimprovement), Sundays at 9:30 AM in the room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings. For more details, please contact

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – now learning Megillas Eicha.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women. A mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM at the Magendzo home, 11617 Yeatman Terrace. Refreshments provided by the hosts.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Choose from classes:

* Timeless Talmud with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Zecharia Schwartz

* Jewish Philosophy with Rabbi Yonatan Zakem

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM- 7:25 AM and Monday through Friday 6:25 AM – 7:10 AM in the Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network's Torah Hour with breakfast and learning, Tuesday mornings following the 8:30 Shacharis, in the Arcola Social Hall. Open to men and women. For more information 301-338-4810 or

* Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the Social Hall; Maariv to follow. Choose from classes:

* Gemara Kop with R' Nachum Schwartz

* Becoming an Inspired Eved Hashem – Alei Shur (R' Shlomo Wolbe) with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher

* Iyunim L'Halacha with R' Moshe Haim Blate

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men – Shiur is on summer break and will resume in August.

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays at 8:45 PM in the small Social Hall

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will NOT meet this week. The Minyan will resume on Shabbos Parshas Shoftim, August 22.

Please join us this week for groups: 2-5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the balcony; Groups run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

Community Programs and Listings

Jacob Edeson is home and visitors are welcome visit him. Please call first 30l-593-1468.

Daf Yomi meets in the Yeshiva Beis Medrash – Sunday at 6:30 AM, Monday through Thursday at 9:00 PM, and Shabbos 1-1/2 hours before regular Mincha.

Women's Discussion Group – Shabbos afternoons, 5:30 PM at the home of Mrs. Klavan, 1006 Lamberton Drive.

Tehillim – Wednesday mornings. Contact Arleeta Lerner for details 301-649-0552.

GWCK Youth Summer Kollel – Through July 16, Monday – Thursday evenings, 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM for 5th and 6th grade boys, 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM for 7th – 9th grade boys. At the Kollel in White Oak. Refreshments, raffles, and prizes!

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, July 8, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the YISE small Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator and leader. Contact Scott Schlesinger at for more information.

Dirshu Daf Yomi B'Halacha on Hilchos Tefillin. With Rabbi Eli Reingold, learn Mishna Brurah on Monday – Thursday evenings, 35 minutes before Mincha at YISE Arcola. For information contact him at 301-996-5910 or

Changing Images of Jewish Men and Women in American Culture and Real Life – Professor Sylvia Barack Fishman of Brandeis University will deliver the 30th annual Rabbi Morris D. and Rebbetzin Esther Rosenblatt, Z"L memorial lecture on Sunday, July 12, at Congregation Kneseth Israel,1125 Spa Road, Annapolis. Continental breakfast, 10:30 AM; Lecture: 11:00 AM. The event is free and open to the public.

Workplace Skills Workshops:

* Computer Training Online – Watch classes when convenient to you: Access, Dreamweaver, HTML/Javascript, QuickBooks, SQL, and Word/Excel. Info and register at

The Ultimate Kindness – Chevra Kadisha is called the ultimate good deed, Chesed Shel Emet, as the recipient cannot return the favor. The Chevra Kadisha of Greater Washington needs volunteers to conduct Taharot. Opportunities are available daily and volunteers from throughout the region are welcome. For more information or to volunteer, contact: For Women's Division – Devorah Grayson, 202-438-7060. For Men's Division: (301) 593-1193 or

Gemachs – The word comes from an abbreviation of Gemilus Chasadim, acts of kindness. Gemachs in the Silver Spring area loan or provide a wide variety of items, from bikes and baby equipment to folding tables and clothing (children's, maternity, Simcha occasions), and much more. For an updated list visit Your donations are welcome. For Gemach related questions please contact

Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tammuz

Sunday, July 5

* Fast Begins 4:05

* Early Mincha 2:00 (Arcola)

* Mincha 8:00 (Arcola)

* Maariv 9:00 (Arcola)

* Fast Ends 9:26

The Week Ahead

Sunday, July 5 – Shiva Asar B'Tammuz Monday, July 6 Tuesday, July 7 Wednesday, July 8 Thursday, July 9 Friday, July 10
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
Sephardi 7:30 6:15, 7:10 6:20, 7:15 6:20, 7:15 6:15, 7:10 6:20, 7:15

Arcola 2:00, 8:00 / 9:00 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 8:10 8:20 8:20 8:20 8:20

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 4:48 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:30 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:51 PM

Next Shabbos

July 10-11, 2015 – 24 Tammuz 5775

Parshas Pinchas – Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 8:17 – Havdalah 9:23

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:17, and not before 7:04

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:45, 7:20, 8:20 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 8:15 University: 8:15 Sephardi: 7:55 Nusach Sefard: 8:15

* Maariv/Havdalah: 9:23

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, July 11 Bar Mitzvah of Yossi Sloane, 8:45 Main Minyan

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