Parashas Ki Seitzei – September 1-2, 2017

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

September 1-2, 2017 – 11 Elul 5777 – Parshas Ki Seitzei

Light Candles by 7:20 (and not before 6:17) – Havdalah 8:18

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Arleeta & Ivan Lerner in honor of their 50th anniversary and in gratitude for their abundant blessings.

This Shabbos, after the 7:00 Mincha, Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur will sponsor a Shalosh Seudos Siyum in honor of their finishing Meseches Shabbos, a seven year project! The men's Shiur meets Tuesday and Friday mornings at 6:00 AM in the room behind the Balcony and will begin Meseches Beitzah this Tuesday.

Mazal Tov

* Eva & Ben Bazian on the marriage of their daughter Sara to Benjamin Baliti of London, United Kingdom. Mazal Tov to siblings Shoshana & Doni Moskowitz, Zachary and Rebecca. Jessica & Sam Bazian and Rafi, and Shira Bazian.

* Laurie & Stuart Cohen on the birth of a grandson to Mira & Chaim Abramson of Baltimore. Mazal Tov to big brothers Judah and Aiden.

* Lois & Sid Meyers on the engagement of their grandson, Shimon Strauss, son of Jessica & Rabbi Yekusiel Strauss of Fallsburg, to Yehudis Rosenman, daughter of Tamar & Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Rosenman of Monsey.

* Joelle & Bill Zimbalist on the marriage of their granddaughter, Nechama Zimbalist, daughter of Sara & Simmy Zimbalist, to Yaakov Wolff, son of Tzippy & Josh Wolff, all of Beit Shemesh.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:20, and not before 6:17

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:30, 7:20 Sephardi: 7:00 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, 7:00 Sephardi: 6:50 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:18

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 and 9:15 Minyanim Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8:00 Minyan – "The Chevra"

* Sephardi Minyan – Moshe Nisan

* 8:45 Main Minyan – The Blaustein and Trombka families in appreciation of the support of the YISE community on the occasion of the first Yahrzeit of our father, Jacob Trombka, Z"L.

* 9:15 Minyan – "The 9:15 Group"

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM, Rabbi's Study.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi Levy – Shiur at 6:05 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

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

* 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 evenings 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. Choose from classes:

* Timeless Talmud with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Thirteen Attributes with Rabbi Moshe Sadwin

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM- 7:25 AM and Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM in the Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network Presents:

* Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiur on Daily Halachos for Men and Women, Tuesday mornings 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM.

* Rabbi Raphael Malka's Mishnah Class for Men, Tuesday mornings, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

* For more information: 301-732-1773 or

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women on Teshuva. Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Meseches Bava Basra, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM at University

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for Men and Women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sundays, 8:00 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 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: Parsha Analysis with Rabbi Hillel Shaps.

* Tuesday: Torah Topics with Rabbi Menachem Winter.

* Wednesday: Reading Responsa with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

* Thursday: Yesodei Hatorah with Rabbi Avraham Sussman.

* Thursday: Inspired Avodah with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher.

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

* Women (class located in the Small Social Hall):

* Monday: Women of Valor with Mrs. Sara Malka Winter.

YISE Programs and Listings

High Holiday Preparations:

* Seating – Please use the forms that were sent in the mail or download the fillable PDF from Payment by check or call the Shul office (Simi at 301-593-4465 x403) with credit card information.

* HaShomer – Deadline for articles and ads has passed.

* Babysitting – All spots are now full.

* Yizkor Guide – Deadline for listings has passed.

* Lulavim and Esrogim – YISE is working this year with Josh Breitstein to bring you the finest quality Arba Minim sets. Complete details and order form at: Volunteers are needed to help.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish History on Monday, September 4, 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

YISE Annual Barbecue – Monday, September 4, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at YGW Boys Campus (in case of rain, event will be held at YISE). Free door prize to the first 30 families! Hamburgers, hot dogs, pargiyot, kabobs, and more! Moon bounces for older and younger kids, face painting, treats, and prizes…fun for all ages! Adults: $10, Children 2-8: $5, Family maximum: $45. To RSVP, please visit: If you have questions, contact

The Rosh Hashanah Mussaf: Building Ourselves through Prayer – Shiur for women with Rabbi Rosenbaum. Sunday, September 10, at 8:30 PM at the home of Bayla Goodman, 11527 Monticello Avenue.

Pre-Selichos Meaningful Tefilah Shabbos – Shabbos, September 16: Starting with special Chazanim at the 8:45 Main Minyan, continued Motzai Shabbos in the Social Hall at 11:30 PM with words of inspiration from Rabbi Rosenbaum and community singing led by Chaim Fruchter, plus refreshments. Selichos will follow in the sanctuary at 12:45 AM. Sponsors are welcome: $18 – $36. Sponsor checks (marked "Selichos") may be made out to YISE and mailed or delivered to the shul office. For more information, contact or 301-980-9557.

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 Beis Medrash, followed by a Kiddush sponsored by the Youth Minyan.


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.

Learn Mishnah Brurah Hilchos Shabbos in 18 Months – Shiur for men with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Monday through Thursday, 40 minutes before Mincha at YISE. Questions? Rabbi Eli Reingold at 301-996-5910.

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.

Daily Halacha Program from Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Receive a new Daily Halacha every morning in your inbox. Visit and click "Sign Up".

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

The Value of Modesty – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for women, based on text by Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus ZT"L. Alternate Sundays, 7:00 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

Pirkei Avos Shiur at University Towers – will not meet this week.

LINKS – Share your passion, background, and knowledge to connect others to our rich heritage through Torah study! At the Bender JCC on Wednesday evenings 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. To volunteer to be a mentor or for more information, contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps at 347-869-9361 or

The Shofar that was Late: The Halacha of Tosefes Shabbos & Yom Tov – The Federal Holiday Learning Program for Men with Rabbi Moshe Walter, Rav of Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah, Chaver, Kollel Zichron Amram. Labor Day, Monday, September 4. Light refreshments will be served. Chavrusas 9:00 AM; Shiur at 10:00 AM. YGW Boys Campus. For more information please contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Pre-Rosh Hashanah Boutique – Proceeds to Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington. Monday, September 4 at KMS, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Featuring, hats, hair coverings, jewelry, serving accessories, clothing, shells, modest work out clothes, chidren's accessories, Kippot, Tzizit, and more. Raffles and light refreshments. For more information, Rhonda Lehman at or 301-351-1725.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, September 6, 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.

Pirchei is coming! Calling all boys, first through sixth grade! Pirchei is starting up Parshas Ki Savo, September 9, in the classrooms at the Yeshiva, 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM. See you there! To join our email list, contact Ranon Cortell or Pinchas Werner at

BCGW MitzvahCycle 2017 – Sunday, September 10. Raise money for BCGW and help us save lives one pedal at a time! Registration required and sponsorships are available. Register at

The Beacon's Free 50+ Expo – Sunday, September 10, 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM, Silver Spring Civic Center in downtown Silver Spring. Featuring over 75 government, nonprofit and business exhibitors, health screenings, flu shots (free with Medicare card), live entertainment, giveaways and door prizes. New this year: expert appraisals of up to 2 hand-carryable items ($5 fee each, for charity). A similar Expo will take place Sunday, September17, 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM, Springfield Town Center in Springfield, VA. For more info or to volunteer, 301-949-9766.

Inspiration in the New Year – AMIT Birah Chapter of Greater Washington presents the keynote speaker, Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum. Monday, September 11, 8:00 PM, at the home of Dr. Caroline & Eric Namrow, 6 Fulham Court. Pareve desserts will be served for a Sweet New Year. Couvert: $18. For reservations or more info, contact Miriam Friedman at or at 301-754-1517 or go to: or contact Robbie Pearlstein at 410-484-2223 or

American Sign Language Classes – Offered by Magen David Congregation. ASL is fun to learn, and thinking visually jogs a new part of our brains. Consider it brain aerobics! The class will be held on Mondays at 7:00 PM, beginning on September 18. Tuition for the 10-week series is $100. Please contact the Magen David office with questions at 301-770-6818 or

The Week Ahead

Sunday, September 3 Monday, Sept. 4 – Labor Day Tuesday, September 5 Wednesday, September 6 Thursday, September 7 Friday, September 8
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 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 6:40 (Selichot), 7:30 6:40 (Selichot), 7:30 5:25 (Selichot), 6:15 5:25 (Selichot), 6:15 5:20 (Selichot), 6:10 5:25 (Selichot), 6:15

Arcola 7:15 7:15 7:15 7:15 7:15 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 7:10 7:10 7:10 7:10 7:10

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 5:51 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:53 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:40 PM

Next Shabbos

September 8-9, 2017 – 18 Elul 5777

Parshas Ki Savo

Light Candles by 7:09 – Havdalah 8:06

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:09, and not before 6:08

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:30, 7:10 Sephardi: 7:00 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, 7:05 Sephardi: 6:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:05

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:06

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, September 2 Shalosh Seudos Siyum, Arcola Social Hall

Monday, September 4 YISE End of Summer BBQ, 4:00PM – 7:00PM, YGW Boys Campus

Wednesday, September 6 Senior Lunch, 12:00 Noon, Arcola Social Hall – Speaker: Dr. Gilda Haber – "Druze Soldiers in the Israeli Army"

Shabbos, September 9 Bar Mitzvah of Avishai Seidemann

Sunday November 12 "Superhero" Community Blood Drive, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Arcola Social Hall

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