Parashas Miketz/Shabbos Chanukah – November 29-30, 2013

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November 29-30, 2013 – 27 Kislev 5774 – Parshas Miketz

Shabbos Chanukah – Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 4:28 – Havdalah 5:30

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Early Mincha 3:00

* Light Candles by 4:28

* Mincha 4:25, 4:20 (Sephardi)

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha 2:30, 4:10 (Sephardi), 4:25 (Arcola and Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 5:30

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8 AM Minyan Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8 AM Minyan – Simin & Hillel Askarinam on the Yahrzeit of Hillel's father, Eliezer Ben Nisan.

* University – "Mevorchim Hachodesh"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Caroline & Eric Namrow in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Zev.

Shabbos Shiurim:

* R' Pinchas Werner – Shiur will not meet this week.

* 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 3:25 PM.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 3:40 PM.

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

* Rabbi Reingold – 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 Balcony – will not meet this week and will resume on December 15.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM-6:45 AM, in the small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings. For more details, please contact

* 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.

* 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

* Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah for Men, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the YISE Social Hall.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 7:30 PM at University.

* Greater Washington Community Kollel:

* Linas Hatzedek – Business Ethics – Continues with the topic "Litigation in Secular Courts"- Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM – will not meet this week and will resume on Decmeber 8.

* Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency. Thursdays, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Mazal Tov

* Faith & Gil Ginsburg on the birth of their grandson, Dovid, to their children Melissa & Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky of Washington Heights, NY. Mazal Tov also to Aunt Sahra & Uncle Yale, and Uncle Raphael.

* Arleeta & Ivan Lerner on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Yisroel Meir, son of Devorah & Rabbi Ezra Lerner of Sanhedria Merchevet. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Dina & Rabbi Aharon Rosenbaum of Brooklyn, and great-grandmother, Dena Gerber of Baltimore.

* Caroline & Eric Namrow on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Zev. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Phyllis Namrow, Stanley Schwartz and Lesley & Stephen Waldenberg. Also to his siblings, Jacob, Dalya, Chani & Yossi and to all the extended family.

* Barbara Price on the marriage of her daughter Elana to Avraham Benguigui, son of Raizie & Moshe Benguigui of Montreal, Canada. Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Avraham Benguigui and Alma Price and to the aunts, uncles, siblings, children, nephews and nieces.


* Jeffrey Zuckerman on the passing of his sister, Eleanor Butner. The funeral took place on Sunday in New York. Shiva was completed before Shabbos.

Youth Announcements

All Youth Minyanim this week are cancelled.

Please join us this week for groups: 2-5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the balcony. Groups for 1st-4th grades are cancelled for this Shabbos. Groups run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

The YISE Youth Department Invites The Entire Community to the Annual Chanukah Party Celebration. Sunday December 1. 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Activities for Preschool and Young Elementary Ages Include: Cool Arts and Crafts! Special Projects! Candle Lighting! Donut Decorating! Delicious Snacks! Scavenger Hunt! Entertainment! And More! Only $5 per child.

Parking Announcement Entertainment!

The Shopping Center wants to thank everyone for being safe and parking in the designated part of the Ben Yehuda lot. They request that you do not park in the spaces directly next to Ben Yehuda (from the flower bed to the light post) so that the center employees will have a place to park. If you find that there are no open spaces in our area please park behind Ben Yehuda.

YISE Programs and Listings

Oneg at the home of the Silvers – This Friday night, Warwick, Apt. 520. Starting at 7:45. Food, singing, Divrei Torah. Don't miss this Shabbos Chanukah Celebration! Looking forward to welcoming you personally.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Program scheduled for Monday, December 2, has been cancelled. The next program will be on Monday, January 6.

YISE Membership Directory is in preparation. If you have additions, changes or corrections, please go to or send to In addition to names, addresses and phone numbers (up to 2 per family), you can also include email addresses (up to 2 per family) for publication in the Membership Directory. If you are now in Israel or have relatives in Israel who would like to be included in the Israel Directory, you may submit that information as well. The deadline for updates is Monday, December 2.

Annual Post-Chanukah Family Friday Night Dinner – Join the YISE Social committee on December 13. More details forthcoming. Contact Rona Lerner at or

Community Service Day – Come do a Chesed in conjunction with the DCJCC on December 25. Cosponsored by YISE, KMS, and MJBHA. Two options: 1. Paint the Mary's Center in Silver Spring from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. (The Center provides health care, family literacy and social services to 24,000 individuals.) Children under 15 need adult supervision. 2. Visit the Fannie and Elias Gellman Home (Jewish Foundation for Group Homes) in Silver Spring from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Children under 15 need adult supervision. Visit to sign up. Note there is a $10 tax-deductible fee per person. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman at Also note that these projects are open to all ages but 1 adult per 3 children is required.

Help make a Minyan! – We are looking for volunteers who would like to participate in the Mitzvah of helping to make a Minyan three or four times per year. We are putting together a list in order to form a rotation to help the University Blvd. Shul make a Mincha/Maariv Minyan on Fridays and Shabbos days when they anticipate a shortfall. Please contact Melvin Sassoon at to be part of this endeavor.

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.

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.

Community Programs and Listings

Rally to Free Alan Gross – A freedom vigil will be held Tuesday, December 3, at 12:00 noon in Lafayette Park in front of the White House to call on the Obama administration to take meaningful steps to free Alan Grosse from a Cuban prison. A member of the Washington-area Jewish community, Alan was arrested and imprisoned by Cuban authorities 4 years ago for his work on a U.S. government project to increase internet access in Cuba's Jewish community, and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Be there and add your voice to the call for immediate, concrete, and effective action by our government to bring Alan home.

GWCK's Annual Chanukah Mesibah – A festive celebration featuring live music and dancing, delicious Chanukah food, a magic show for children, and inspiring words of Torah from Rabbi Aaron Lopiansky. At the Kollel on Tuesday, December, 3, at 7:00 PM.

Tehillim for Shidduchim Group – CANCELLED this coming Sunday, December 1 at SEHC. The group will resume meeting on Sunday, December 8 at the usual time of 9:30 AM at SEHC. If you want to take a Perek to do at home, please call Tammi Isaacs for information 301-754-3666.

TSGW 20th Annual Banquet – Sunday, December 8. Honoring Sara & Rabbi Mendel Bluming, Ms. Kerry Griffin and Mrs. Marcia Laundy. We thank you in advance for showing support to the Torah School as we complete our second decade of educating the children of the Greater Washington Jewish community. To make reservations and/or to place an ad visit

Movie Night with the Kayamut/Sustainability Circle – Monday, December 9, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Watch "No Impact Man," a film about living a more environmentally friendly life, followed by a lively discussion of the movie, how it relates to Jewish teachings, and what new ideas we might want to try in our own lives. At the SSJC. RSVPs appreciated to Ellen Haber ( or Evonne Marzouk (

AlfredHouse Shalom-Kosher – Will be hosting an open house and dairy brunch for the neighborhood, residents, families and friends on December 8, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to celebrate our recent kosher certification from the Vaad and to introduce ourselves to the community. Located at 711Lamberton Drive.

Job Assist Events:

* QuickBooks for Beginners – Tuesday, December 10, afternoon and evening classes. Info and register at

* Working with Recruiters and Temp Agencies – Free workshop with Aric Kabillio, Wednesday, December 11, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, YISE. To reserve a seat, email

Begin to say Vesain Tal Umatar Livracha at Maariv on Wednesday, December 4.

The Week Ahead

Sunday, Dec. 1 Monday, Dec. 2 Tuesday, Dec. 3 Wednesday, Dec. 4 Thursday, Dec. 5 Friday, December 6
Chanukah Chanukah Chanukah/Rosh Chodesh Chanukah/Rosh Chodesh Chanukah
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 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 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:15

Arcola 4:35 4:35 4:35 4:35 4:35 See Shabbos schedule
University N/A 7:15 (Maariv) 7:15 (Maariv) 7:15 (Maariv) 7:15 (Maariv)

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 6:17 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:32 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:30 PM

Next Shabbos

December 6-7, 2013 – 4 Tevet 5774

Parshas Vayigash

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha 4:30, 4:25 (Sephardi)

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha 2:30, 4:10 (Sephardi), 4:25 (Arcola and Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 5:30

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, November 30 Bar Mitzvah of Zev Natan Namrow

Sunday, December 1 Annual Chanukah Party, 11:30 AM

Wednesday, December 4 Senior Lunch

Shabbos, December 8 Bat Mitzvah of Merav Friedman

Friday, December 13 Annual Post-Chanukah Family Dinner

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, December 4, at 12 Noon.

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