Parashas Balak – July 4-5, 2014

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

July 4-5, 2014 – 7 Tammuz 5774 – Parshas Balak

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

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Marion Krakow and children, Robert, Bette, Barry and Larry on the Yahrzeit of Bernard Krakow (Benjamin Ben Yitzchak Moshe) Z"L, beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

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

* Mincha 6:55 (Social Hall), 7:00 (Sephardi, Nusach Sefard), 7:15 (Univ.), 7:20, 8:20

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Mincha 2:30, 5:00, 8:00 (Sephardi), 8:15 (Arcola & Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 9:26

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Silver

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Barry Greengart

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – Zipporah & Jason Rosenblatt to commemorate the Yahrzeits of their fathers, Rabbi Nandor Marton, z"l, and Rabbi Morris D. Rosenblatt, Z"L; and in honor of Barbara Price's birthday by her family.

* 8:00 Minyan – "The Chevra"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Esti & Yehuda Strauss in honor of the birth of their daughter.

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 7:15 PM.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 7:15 PM.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Shiur will not meet this week.

* Rabbi Silver – Shiur after Mincha at University.

* Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

Mazal Tov

* Tzivia & Rabbi Sam Bramson on the marriage of their granddaughter, Chani Waidenbaum, daughter of Libby & Rabbi Nuta Waidenbaum of Brooklyn, to Yitzi Milstein, son of Freidel & Rabbi Shlomo Milstein of Brooklyn.

* Tzivia & Rabbi Sam Bramson on the birth of a great grandson, Eliyahu, to their grandchildren, Henya Chaya & Tzvi Yaakov Weinstein, of Lakewood.

* Liora & Micha Dahan on the engagement of their daughter Maital to Brad Legum, son of Fran & Richard Legum of Lawrence, NY.

* Adina & Fred Friedman on the marriage of their daughter, Laia, to Raffi, son of Judy & Gary Abberbock of Brooklyn. Mazal Tov to all the siblings.

* Esti & Yehuda Strauss on the birth of a daughter. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Carmen Velasquez and Frank & Bella Strauss.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Balcony – will resume on July 13.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – will resume on July 8.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings. For more details, please contact – will resume on July 8.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Haftoros Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – will resume on July 9.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the small Beis Medrash – will resume on July 9.

* Rabbi Silver's Halacha Shiur for Men, Tuesdays at 7:45 PM, in the Social Hall. Each week will be a stand alone topic and this week we will be discussing "Davening in times of tragedy."

* 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 – will resume on July 15.

* Beis Medrash Zichron Gedaliah for Men, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the YISE Social Hall. (Mincha at 7:45 PM. Maariv at 9:00 PM.) – will resume later in the summer.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 6:50 PM at University – will not meet for the next few weeks.

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays at 8:45 PM.

YISE Programs and Listings

Rabbi's Vacation – Rabbi Rosenbaum will be on vacation through Sunday, July 6. People with Halachic questions should feel free to call Rabbi Silver at 917-363-5840. Anyone who needs to speak with Rabbi Rosenbaum about a pressing matter should contact a member of the office staff, who will alert Rabbi Rosenbaum.

Adults at the Youth Minyan – Please be aware that the Youth Minyan is now exclusively for the youth of our Shul and their parents Davening with them. All other adults are asked to participate in one of our other Minyanim on Shabbos morning. Please see the letter recently sent out by cyberbrief for further explanation.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on topics in Jewish History. Monday, July 7, from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM at 1111 University Blvd. W., apt. 215. Light refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Halacha Shiur for Women – Rabbi Rosenbaum will continue his monthly women's Halacha Shiur. The third one will be Sunday, July 13 at 8:30 PM at the home of Rachel Ravin, 11714 Fulham Street. The topic will be "Borer."

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.

GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch & Learn for Men – Start your week off the right way with your choice from classes being offered at YISE on Sunday mornings! Join us for bagel brunch at 9:30 AM, followed by classes from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Program is on hiatus this week and will resume on Sunday, July 13. Shiurim options:

* Timeless Talmud – Learn Talmud in-depth with a focus on practical applications – Rabbi Menachem Winter, beginning with Keitzad Mevarchim and the laws of blessings.

* Parsha Discourses – Analyses of selected topics from the weekly Parsha – Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

* Unraveling the Navi – An exploration of the Navi with classic commentaries, beginning with Sefer Yehoshua – Rabbi Dovid Brotsky.

* Before We Begin – Study Jewish philosophy through the introductions of the Rambam, beginning with the Introduction to Perek Chelek – the 13 Principles of Faith – Rabbi Yonatan Zakem.

YISE Nursery registration for 2014-2015 school year – Call 301-593-7365 with questions or to make an appointment for a tour.

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.

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will NOT meet this Shabbos.

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.

Family 5K Rabbi Relay Race – Come out to YISE on Sunday, July 13 at 10:30 AM for the first 5K Rabbi Relay Race to raise money for Tzedakah. Families/individuals can walk/jog/run the Kemp Mill neighborhood, answer questions from Rabbis at local shuls, and end with pizza and Music at YISE. $5 per child 2-18, or $15 which includes an event t-shirt and slice of pizza. More pizza will be available for purchase. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Brett Kugler at

Message from Rabbi Rosenbaum:

Shabbos Elevators

A number of individuals have asked about the Halachic implications of the "Shabbos elevator" recently installed at the University Towers. There are different opinions on this topic. I would encourage people to whom taking the stairs creates a significant difficulty to use the "Shabbos elevator." I would also advise that one only enter the elevator immediately upon the opening of the doors (in other words, if a person happens to come to the elevator area and finds an open elevator waiting I would encourage waiting for the next arrival). Individuals should feel free to discuss the matter further with myself or Rabbi Silver.

Community Programs and Listings

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

Rabbi Yehoshua Levy's Shiurim on Alshich 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM and Gemara Pesachim 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM, Monday through Friday at 609 Hyde Road. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, or 240-423-8810.

Women's Discussion Group – Shabbos afternoons, 5:30 PM at the home of Mrs. Klavan, 1006 Lamberton Drive, reading "Getting to Know Your Soul" by Rabbi Ittamar Schwartz, author of Bilvavi Mishkan Evna – will resume on July 12.

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

GWCK Junior/Teen Boys Summer Kollel – Continuing until Thursday, July 11. There will be snacks, raffles and prizes! Classes for 5th and 6th graders will be 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM and classes for 7th – 9th graders will be 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM, Monday – Thursday at the Kollel.

Summer at YGW – SEED Summer Learning and Activity Program for rising 6th-11th graders – Girls Program "Afternoon Activities & Inspiration" July 7-18, 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM at the Girls Campus. Boys Program "Davening, Learning & Activities" August 7-21 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM at the Boys Campus. Cost-$25/week/student. Contact or 301-962-5111 ext 1522 for information or to register.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, July 9, 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.

Job Assist Events:

* KSAs for Federal Applications – Free JobAssist workshop. Monday, July 7, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, YISE Small Social Hall. To reserve a seat, please email

* Online Training – (1) Project management. Series of 6 classes starts July 21. (2) SketchUp [3D priinting software]. Series of 4 classes starts July 24. For both series, info and register at Helpline for Frum with Addictions – Do you, or someone you love, have a problem with drugs, alcohol, overeating, or any other form of addiction? Please call 1-866-zehayom for confidential help geared toward the frum community. Sponsored in part by the Yehudah Mond Foundation.

The Week Ahead

Sunday, July 6 Monday, July 7 Tuesday, July 8 Wednesday, July 9 Thursday, July 10 Friday, July 11
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
University 8:00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sephardi 7:30 6:05 6:15 6:15 6:05 6:15

Arcola 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 See Shabbos schedule
University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 4:49 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:30 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:51 PM

Next Shabbos

July 11-12, 2014 – 14 Tammuz 5774

Parshas Pinchas

Light Candles by 8:17 – Havdalah 9:22

Friday Night:

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

* Mincha 6:50 (Social Hall), 7:00 (Sephardi, Nusach Sefard), 7:15 (Univ.), 7:20, 8:20

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Mincha 2:30, 5:00, 8:00 (Sephardi), 8:15 (Arcola & Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 9:22

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 8 YISE Board of Directors Meeting 7:30 PM at Arcola

Sunday, July 13 Family 5K Rabbi Relay Race, 10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 16 Senior Lunch – Arcola Social Hall, 12:00 Noon

Shabbos, July 19 Bar Mitzvah of Yitzchok Shlomo Savir

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, July 9, at 12 Noon.

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Rabbi Binyamin Silver – Asst. Rabbi Maurie Rosenberg – Executive Director