Parashas Balak – June 21-22, 2013

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June 21-22, 2013 – 14 Tammuz 5773 – Parshas Balak

Light Candles by 8:19 (and not before 7:05) – Havdalah 9:27

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

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

* Mincha 6:55 (Arcola Social Hall), 7:00 (Univ., Nusach Sefard and Sephardi), 7:30 , 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 and Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 9:27

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Minyan Rabbi Shalom Rosner

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – Zipporah & Jason Rosenblatt to commemorate the Yahrzeits of their fathers, Rabbi Morris D. Rosenblatt, Z"L and Rabbi Nandor Marton, Z"L.

* 8:45 Main Minyan – YISE in honor of our Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Shalom Rosner and co-sponsored by Susan & Bob Levi in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary.

Shabbos Shiurim:

* R' Pinchas Werner – Shiur at 8:15 AM.

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur on break and will resume on August 10.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur on Tefilah at 7:15 PM.

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

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Shiur will not meet.

* Rabbi Shalom Rosner – Shiur at 7:15 PM.

* Rabbi Shalom Rosner – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

* R' Moshe Kasser – Shiur after Mincha at University.

Weekday Shiurim

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

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM-6:45 AM, Arcola Social Hall. Shiur will not meet on Tuesday, June 25.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the small Beis Medrash.

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

* Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah for Men, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the YISE Social Hall. Program will not meet on Tuesday, June 25.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 7:10 PM before Mincha at University.

* Greater Washington Community Kollel:

* Linas Hatzedek – Business Ethics – Join us as we begin the fascinating topic of "Dina D'malchusa Dina: The Intersection of Jewish and Secular Law." Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.

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

Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp.

Please join us this week for groups: 2-5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the balcony. Groups run 10 AM until after the Scholar in Residence finishes speaking. Please pick up your child(ren) promptly.

Assistant Rabbi Search Results

Congratulations to Rabbi Binyamin Silver who was approved by the membership on Thursday night to be Assistant Rabbi of YISE.

Mazal Tov

* Harriet & Elliot Jacob on the birth of a grandson, Yosef Leib, born to their children Loni and Hillel Goldman of Baltimore.

* Marsha & Yitz Kasdan on the recent Bar Mitzvah, on Shabbos Parshas Korach, of their grandson, Avi Gross, son of Rookie & Judah Gross of Passaic. Mazal Tov to Avi's siblings, as well as his other grandparents, Phyllis & Jack Gross, and all his great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

* Susan & Abe Zwany on the birth of a grand-daughter, Aliza Maayan, to Sharona & Yehuda Leib Seidel of Baltimore. Mazal Tov also to big brother Gavriel Dov and big sister Leora, and the extended family.


* Edward Karl on the passing of his father, David Karl. The funeral took place on Tuesday. Shiva will be observed at 11718 Lovejoy Street through Monday morning. The Minyan schedule is as follows: Mincha/Maariv on Sunday at 8:20, Shacharis on Sunday at 8:00 and on Monday at 6:45.

YISE Programs and Listings

YISE Community Adult Education Project welcomes Rabbi Shalom Rosner, Rav, Yeshivot Reishit Yerushalayim and Shaalvim; Rav, Nofei Hashemesh Community, Beit Shemesh; Maggid Shiur, OU Daf Yomi Online. This Shabbos, Parshas Balak, June 22. Schedule:

* After 8:45 Shacharis Minyan: The Art of the Chumra – Kiddush follows.

* One hour before Mincha: Kibbud Av Va'em.

* Between Mincha and Maariv: Memory & Mitzvos: The Secret of the Six Zechiros.

University Blvd. Weekday Minyanim – 6:15 AM Monday/Thursday and 6:30 AM Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday, will be located in the YISE Arcola Social Hall through the summer.

YISE Communiqué – The Shul has been sending out a number of important cyberbriefs in the past few months. We cannot always put everything into the mail. If you have e-mail and have not been receiving cyberbriefs, please contact us at so that we can add your e-mail to our list and you can begin receiving cyberbriefs.

Rosh Hashanah is Closer Than You Think! This past week, packets were mailed to YISE members with all the forms needed to make High Holy Days seat reservations and to place a New Year's Greeting in HaShomer. Be on the lookout for your packet in the mail!

Mourning the Churban – Reading the Symbols – Rabbi Lopiansky's Tisha B'Av Shiur for men and women on Tuesday, July 2 at 8 PM at the Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah program presented by YISE and the Kollel Zichron Amram of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington at YISE, Mincha at 7:45 PM, Maariv to follow. For more information please contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Job Assist Events:

* Resumes – The Basics and Beyond – Free workshop with Joe O'Hare. Monday, June 24, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Silver Spring Jewish Center, 1401 Arcola Ave. To reserve a seat, please email

* Professionalism in the Workplace – Free webinar from JobLink. Thursday, June 27, 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM. Info and register at

Community Service Day – co-sponsored by YISE, KMS, & MJBHA. Come do a mitzvah! Two options: do one or do them both. On July 14, we will be doing a park cleanup from 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Bags and gloves will be distributed by the steps at the Kemp Mill Shopping Center Park. From 12:00 noon – 2:00 PM, come help out at A Wider Circle (distribution center) at 9159 Brookville Rd, 301-608-3504 (limited to 20 people). Upper School students get community service hours. For more information and to RSVP for A Wider Circle, please contact Miriam Friedman at

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill – YISE's Chesed Committee has started 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, or pick up a form in the lobby.

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.

Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tamuz

Tuesday, June 25

* Fast Begins 4:00

* Early Mincha 2:00 (Arcola)

* Mincha 8:00 (Arcola and Univ.)

* Maariv 9:00 (Arcola and Univ.)

* Fast Ends 9:27

Community Programs and Listings

Revisiting R. Norman Lamm's classic essay, "Faith and Doubt" – presented by Rabbi Bieler this Shabbos, 6:15 PM at KMS, for the thirteenth Yahrzeit of David Lichy, A"H, beloved son of Beth & Jack Lichy.

Parsha/Tehillim Groups – for boys and girls entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, Shabbos afternoons at 6:00 PM for 45 minutes at the home of Ofer Levy, 1101 Lamberton Drive. Learn the weekly Parsha, read Tehillim, and enjoy a Shabbos party.

Women's Discussion Group will NOT meet this week at the home of Mrs. Klavan.

Women's Daytime Tehillim, Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Contact Arleeta Lerner for information, 301-649-0552. Note new time.

Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah's Annual Banquet – Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Honoring Lewis Kest. Sunday, June 23, at 6:00 PM at Woodside Synagogue. For more information:

GWCK Teen Summer Kollel – For boys in grades 5 – 9, June 24 – July 12, Weekday evenings, 10900 Lockwood Drive. For more information, contact Rabbi Menachem Winter at 301-213-6504 or

Hafrashas Challah- The Mitzvah of Separation – a Shiur for women with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Wednesday, June 26, 8:30 PM, YGW Boys' Campus, presented by The YGW Women's Alumnae Association and the Kollel Zichron Amram. For more information please contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Yeshiva of Greater Washington is holding a major fundraiser to support its Scholarship Fund. A raffle will be held on July 4, with a top prize of $50,000. Visit for more information.

"Rent Control Legislation: 'Contra-Torah, Socialistic and Communistic' or 'Right, Correct and Accepted?' A Case Study In Halachic Attitudes Toward Modern Social Welfare Legislation" – Independence Day- The Federal Holiday Learning Program for Men on Thursday, July 4, with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman presented by the Kollel Zichron Amram of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington- Chavrusa at 9:00 AM; Shiur at 10:00 AM at the YGW Boys Campus. For more information please contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910

GWCK Summer Semester has begun – Learn about our many exciting classes and programs at or contact us at

Franco Foundation. Poor Jewish families and individuals live, unknown to most of us, underemployed, with almost depleted assets, but not short of hope and dignity. With your help, and with discretion, the Franco Foundation helps these families stay afloat. Please send your generous, tax-deductible contributions to the Franco Foundation, c/o Allan Franco, 613 Bromley Street, Silver Spring, MD 20902.

The Week Ahead

Sunday, June 23 Monday, June 24 Tuesday, June 25 Shiva Asar B'Tamuz Wednesday, June 26 Thursday, June 27 Friday, June 28
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 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 6:00 6:15 6:05 6:15

Arcola 8:25 8:25 2:00, 8:00 / 9:00 8:25 8:25 See Shabbos schedule
University 8:25 N/A 8:00 / 9:00 8:25 N/A

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 4:40 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:26 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:49 PM

Next Shabbos

June 28-29, 2013 – 21 Tammuz 5773

Parshas Pinchas

Light Candles by 8:20 – Havdalah 9:27

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:20, and not before 7:05

* Mincha 6:55 (Arcola Social Hall), 7:00 (Univ., Nusach Sefard and Sephardi), 7:30 , 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 and Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 9:27

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, June 22 Scholar-In-Residence: Rabbi Shalom Rosner

Shabbos, June 29 Bar Mitzvah of Benzion Yitzchak Kott

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