Parashas Korach – June 23-24, 2017

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

June 23-24, 2017 – 30 Sivan 5777 – Parshas Korach – Rosh Chodesh

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

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Vivian Kirshenbaum in honor of the 10th Yahrzeit of her mother, Bryna Bas Chaim Tzvi.

Mazal Tov

* David Abrams on the engagement of his grandson Yonatan Abrams, son of Annick & Lowell Abrams, to Hannah Cowen, of London, England, daughter of Debra & Tim Cowen.

* Ann & Harold Kahana and Tzippi & Teddy Cohen on the birth of a granddaughter, Sophia Le-al born to their children Naama & David Kahana of Staten Island.

* Lee & Craig Oppenheim on the birth of their third grandson, Eitam Yehuda, to Naomi & Rabbi Nathan Fein of Beachwood, OH. Also welcoming Eitam are older brothers Naftali Moshe & Amiel Akiva and Dod Ari.


* Yaniv Natanov on the passing of his father, Yaakov Natanov. The funeral was held last week in Israel. Shiva was completed on Monday.

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 – Nicole & Israel Barda

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Debbie & Marc Katz in honor of the Aufruf of their son Benjy.

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. Choose from classes:

* Timeless Talmud with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Before We Begin 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.

* 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:

* 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 – 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: In The Beginning with Rabbi Zacharia Schwartz.

* Wednesday: Torah Topics with Rabbi Menachem Winter.

* 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

Ins and Outs of a Hospital Stay: Medical and Halachic Insights – Understand how insurance works and how to communicate with hospital staff. Learn what halacha says about paying for health treatments when other obligations exist, and what is the community's responsibility to help defray costs. Speakers: Rabbi Brahm Weinberg, KMS, and Dr. Ira Rabin, V.P. MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Sponsors: Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, YISE, KMS, SSJC, SEHC, Ohr Hatorah, Minchas Yitzhok, and Chabad of Silver Spring. Sunday, June 25, KMS Beis Medrash, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon.

How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk – YISE Shomrai Nursery Parenting Series. A six session workshop to help parents develop life long, close, communicative relationships with their children. Facilitated by Judy Rosenthal, parent educator and consultant, who has worked with parents of young children for over 10 years. 6 sessions beginning Sunday, June 25, 8:30 PM – 10:00, at the home of Judy Rosenthal. Cost: $100 per person / $120 per couple. (Includes a copy of "How to Talk so Kids will Listen, And Listen so Kids will Talk" by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, and class materials.) To Register: contact or 301-593-7365.

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

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.

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

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.

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 meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp in the Small Social Hall.


Regular groups will resume next Shabbos.

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, June 24 at 1121 University Blvd. West, Apt. 516, 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.

Annual Yad Zlata Concert – Superstars of Jewish music, Eighth Day Band, the hottest Jewish band with millions of YouTube hits. Plus special performance by star singer / songwriter, Boruch Sholom. Sunday, June 25, 7:00 PM at the Berman Hebrew Academy. Information and tickets at or 240-200-4515.

GWCK Teen/Junior Summer Kollel – Begins this Monday, June 26 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.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, June 28, 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.

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.

The Week Ahead

Sunday, June 25 – Rosh Chodesh Monday, June 26 Tuesday, June 27 Wednesday, June 28 Thursday, June 29 Friday, June 30
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 7:10 7:15 7:15 7:10 7:15

Mincha /Maariv
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: 4:41 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:27 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:50 PM

Next Shabbos

June 30 – July 1, 2017 – 7 Tammuz 5777

Parshas Chukas

Light Candles by 8:19 – Havdalah 9:27

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

* Mincha:

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

* Maariv/Havdalah: 9:27

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, June 24 Aufruf of Benjy Katz

Shabbos, July 8 Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Shmuel Silber

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