Parashas Chukas – June 30-July 1, 2017

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

June 30 – July 1, 2017 – 7 Tammuz 5777 – Parshas Chukas

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

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Debbie & Marc Katz in honor of the marriage of their son Benjy to Chaviva Kay.

Mazal Tov

* Rebbetzin Anemer on the marriage of her granddaughter, Chani Weber, daughter of Ephraim Weber, to Moishe Goldfeder of Passaic, NJ.

* Tzivia & Rabbi Sam Bramson on the birth of a great-grandson, Chaim Nuta Getzel, to their grandchildren, Chani & Yitzie Milstein of Lakewood, NJ.

* Feigy & Rabbi Tuvia Grauman on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Naftali Gavriel, son of Elysha & Moshe Schwartz, of Staten Island. Mazal Tov to Shulamith & David Lesnoy and all the other aunts, uncles and cousins.

* Debbie & Marc Katz on the marriage of their son Benjy to Chaviva Kay, daughter of Debbie & Rabbi Shmuel Kay, of St. Louis, MO. Mazal Tov also to Benjy's grandfather, brothers, sisters-in-law and nephews.

* Susan & Rabbi Saul Koss on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Baila Necha, to Aidel Sarah, daughter of Miriam & Simmy Guttman of Milwaukee, and Natan Lindell. Mazal Tov also to aunt and uncle Esther & Yosef Lindell.

* Elle & Alex Nizhnikov and the older siblings Adami, Yochanan, Shoshana, and Akiva on the birth of a son. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Gail & Steven Munz and Galina & Alex Belfor. The Shalom Zachor will be at 1120 North Belgrade Road at 9:30 PM. The Bris will be held after the Main Minyan this Shabbos, July 1.

* Charlotte Weill on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Atara Dina. The parents are Elana & Sholom Rosenberg of Baltimore and the grandparents are Menachem & Malka Weill.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

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

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:55, 7:20, 8:20 Sephardi: 7:15 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

The 9:15 Minyan will Daven at the Yeshiva.

* Mincha:

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

* Maariv/Havdalah: 9:27

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 and 9:15 Minyanim Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* Sephardi Minyan – Luna & Avi Perez.

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Friends of Meera & Stephan Miller in honor of their family making Aliyah; and The Nizhnikov family in honor of the Bris of their son.

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM, behind the balcony.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi Levy – Shiur at 7:10 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), 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 at 8:00 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash. For more details, please contact – will resume July 18.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach 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 room behind the Balcony

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM. For more details, please contact

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM – will not meet this week.

* 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.

* Rabbi Levy's Shiur for women on The Value of Modesty – based on text by Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus ZT"L. Alternate Sundays, 7:00 PM in the Large Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network Presents – will not meet this week.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur – will resume in August.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Shiur – will resume in August.

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for Men and Women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Wednesdays, 9:15 PM, Small Beis Medrash.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM at YISE. For more information, please contact Rabbi Yonatan Zakem at or 513-313-4899.

* Men (classes located in the YISE Beis Medrash):

* Monday: 613 with Rabbi Hillel Shaps.

* Tuesday: Torah Topics with Rabbi Menachem Winter.

* Wednesday: In The Beginning with Rabbi Zacharia Schwartz.

* Thursday: Yesodei Hatorah with Rabbi Avraham Sussman.

* Monday – Thursday: Shivti led by Rabbi Yonatan Zakem, under the guidance of Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

* Women – will resume in the fall.

YISE Programs and Listings

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

NEXT WEEKEND: Shabbos, July 8: Scholar-in-Residence – Rabbi Shmuel Silber – Rav, Suburban Orthodox Congregation; Dean and Founder, Institute of Jewish Continuity; Former Education Director, Kof-K Kosher.

* After 8:45 Main Minyan Shacharis (~11:00):

Looking Through the Window – Inspiration, Invigoration, and Internalization: Insight on Parsha Balak – Kiddush follows.

* One hour before Mincha (7:15 PM):

Ethics of the Fathers, Lessons for the Children – Elisha ben Avuyah: Tragedy and Triumph

* Between Mincha / Maariv:

Finding Contemporary Meaning in Historical Loss: Reflections on the Three Weeks

International Arms Trade: The Responsibility of Governments in Arms Control – In conjunction with YISE, the GWCK invites men and women of the community to join us for a lecture by Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman. Sunday, July 9, 9:30 AM at YISE.

The Power of Tears – Shiur for women with Rabbi Rosenbaum. Sunday, July 9, at 8:30 PM at the home of Bayla Goodman, 11527 Monticello Avenue.

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

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp in the Small Social Hall.

Please join us this week for groups: 2-5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the balcony; Girls 1st-4th grade gather in the main lobby and Boys 1st-4th grade gather outside the Social Hall and walk to the Yeshiva. Early care for 2-5 year-olds runs from 9:30-10:00. Groups for all ages run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

The YISE Youth Committee wants YOUR help!! Check your email, Facebook or the Shul website and fill out the NEW YISE Youth Survey with your family's information!

Community Programs and Listings

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.

Dirshu Daf Yomi B'Halacha on Hilchos Seuda, learn Mishna Brurah with Rabbi Eli Reingold, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 PM – 8:40 PM at the Boys Yeshiva. For information contact him at 301-996-5910 or

Kollel Dirshu Silver Spring is learning Maseches Kesuvos. Learn in the morning (5:45 AM – 6:30 AM) or in the evening (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM) at the Boys Yeshiva. For more information, please contact Rabbi Eli Reingold at 301-996-5910 or Ranon Cortell at 240-277-2730.

New Daily Halacha Program from Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Receive a new Daily Halacha every morning in your inbox! To join the over 100 daily listeners, send a blank email with "Subscribe" in the subject line to

Shmiras Halashon – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for men in Shmiras Halashon, weekday afternoons, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

Pirkei Avos Shiur at University Towers – Shabbos, July 1 at 1121 University Blvd. West, Apt. 906, at 4:00 PM.

Yad Yehuda School Supply Drive – Looking for new/gently used school supplies to provide for families for next school year. Drop-off boxes at the Berman Hebrew Academy, Yad Yehuda (1910 University Blvd), or the porch at 11613 Fulham Street. Contact for more information.

GWCK Teen/Junior Summer Kollel – Continues through July 13, come to daily classes on a variety of exciting topics for 5th – 9th graders. There will be snacks, raffles and prizes! 5th and 6th Grade: 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM. 7th – 9th Grade: 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM. All classes take place at GWCK, 10900 Lockwood Drive.

The Coming Solar Eclipse and Its Effect on Halacha – Tuesday, July 4, Independence Day. The Federal Holiday Learning Program for Men with Rabbi Eli Reingold and Rabbi Yaakov Goodman. Light refreshments will be served. Shiur 9:15 AM at the YGW Boys Campus. For more information please contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, July 5, 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.

Kemp Mill Urban Park Grand Opening – Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM.

Boys SEED Summer Learning at YGW–Tiferes Gedaliah – SEED Summer Learning and Activity Program for rising 6th-11th graders. Wednesday, August 2 – Tuesday, August 15, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM. 8:30 AM Davening/ Breakfast; 9:30 AM Learning; 11:30 AM Lunch; 12:00 Noon Activity; 1:00 PM Swimming; 2:30 PM Pick up. Please bring cereal and a bagged lunch. We will provide milk and paper goods. Drop off: YISE. Pick up: YGW Boys Campus. Cost: $75 per week per student, $125 for full program. Trips cost extra. To register or for more information contact Rabbi Simmy Merkin at, 301-962-5111 ext 1522.

Donor Needed – A member of the Baltimore community is in need of a kidney transplant. If you are 18 or older, you may be eligible to become a donor. Any blood type is compatible. For more information about the process and how to be tested, please contact Please also forward this message to family members, friends and co-workers who might consider becoming a donor. Absolute confidentiality is assured.

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The Week Ahead

Sunday, July 2 Monday, July 3 Tuesday, July 4 – Independence Day Wednesday, July 5 Thursday, July 6 Friday, July 7
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 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 7:10 7:30 7:15 7:10 7:15

Arcola 8:25 7:45 (Mincha), 8:25 7:45 (Mincha), 8:25 7:45 (Mincha), 8:25 7:45 (Mincha), 8:25 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 8:20 8:20 8:20 8:20 8:20

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 4:46 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:29 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:51 PM

Next Shabbos

July 7, 2017 – 14 Tammuz 5777

Parshas Balak

Light Candles by 8:18 – Havdalah 9:24

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:18, and not before 7:05

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:55, 7:20, 8:20 Sephardi: 7:15 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

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

* Maariv/Havdalah: 9:24

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 5 Senior Lunch, 12:00 Noon – Speaker: Dr. Alan Breitler – "The Fragile Environment of Earth" Part I

Shabbos, July 8 Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Shmuel Silber

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, July 5 at 12:00 Noon.

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