Parashas Shemos: December 24-25, 2010

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Shabbos, Dec. 24-25, 2010

Parshas Shemos 18 Tevet 5771

Light Candles 4:32pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola & University 4:35pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 4:35pm

Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak at the Sephardi Minyan.

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is sponsored by "The Group."

The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Estie & Azik Schwechter in honor of the birth of their daughter, Matar Batsheva.

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 4:15pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 4:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 4:30pm

Shabbos Ends 5:36pm


Bev Morris & Art Boyars on the engagement of their son Jack to Michal Yablong, daughter of Naomi & Larry Yablong of Chicago.

Rose & Saul Elbaum on the birth of a baby girl to their children Chava & Joey Elbaum of Olney. Mazal tov also to big sister Claire, great-grandmother Selma Blitzstein, aunt and uncle Lucy & Bernie Blitzstein, and all the cousins.

Lynn & Stephen Deutsch on the birth of their grandson, Zev Meir, to their children Ilana & Eliot Deutsch of Woodmere, NY. Mazal Tov also to Uncles Jacob, Dovid and Dani Deutsch.

Adena & Dr. Abbe Mendlowitz on the engagement of their son Aharon to Chedva Gross. Mazal tov to Aharon`s grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Hersh Mendlowitz.


Sunday, Dec. 26 – Visiting the Sick the Jewish Way, Arcola Social Hall, 9:30am

Monday, Dec. 27 – The Man With the Truck, Arcola Social Hall, 5pm-8:30pm.

Friday December 31 — Ruach Minyan, Arcola Social Hall, 4:40pm

Motzei Shabbos, Jan. 8 – Dor L`Dor, 7pm, Arcola Social Hall


YISE Annual Banquet Sunday, February 13, 2011

Our honorees are Susan & Bob Levi. The Young Leadership Award will be presented to Yoninah & Adam Segal. Youth Honorees will be the seniors who are leaders in our Youth Groups and Youth Minyan. Please plan to join us.


Youth Groups this Shabbos meet at 10am. 1st – 4th grade girls meet upstairs in the small Beis Medrash; 1st – 4th grade boys at the Yeshiva (meet in the YISE downstairs lobby at 10am); 2-5 year olds meet in the large Youth room behind the women`s balcony. Pick up the 2-5 year olds in the large Youth room and the 1st-4th graders in the small Youth room.

The Youth Minyan Kiddush is being sponsored by the Youth Minyan Kiddush Club.

Rabbi Rosenbaum`s Shiur for 6th-8th grade boys will not meet this Shabbos.

NEW DATE The next Dor L`Dor will be on Motzei Shabbos, January 8, 7:00pm. Please note the date change. All families are invited to join us in the Arcola Social Hall for family chevrusah-style learning, inspiring discussions, delicious pizza, exciting prizes and a special treat. For more information, please email


Talmud Yoma – Shiur Monday thru Thursday, small Beis Medrash, 11am-12 Noon.

Beis Medrash Zichron Gedaliah Community Tuesday Night Learning for Men – in the YISE small Social Hall. Learning 8pm-9pm, followed by Maariv and light refreshments. Five shiurim & chavrusas. Contact Rabbi Eli Reingold, 301-996-5910.

Rabbi Zev Katz`s Wednesday morning Chumash class, previously taught by Rabbi Anemer, z"l, meets at 11am in the small Beis Medrash at Arcola.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan`s Wednesday evening Advanced Men`s Gemara shiur, previously taught by Rabbi Anemer, z"l, meets at 7:30pm, after Maariv at University Blvd.

Rabbi Rosenbaum`s Gemara shiur for men, Tuesday and Friday mornings, Arcola Social Hall, 6:00-6:45am. The shiur covers Gemara, Rashi, and Tosfos with a look at practical halachic conclusions drawn from the sugyos. For more information contact Aaron Branda at or Rabbi Rosenbaum.

Rabbi Rosenbaum`s Sunday night shiur for men in Mishna Brurah meets at his home. For more information contact

Rabbi Rosenbaum`s Wednesday night Women`s shiur meets at 8pm in the Arcola Small Beis Medrash.

The Greater Washington Community Kollel Linas Hatzedek program is presented in conjunction with the YISE Adult Education Committee on Sunday mornings, 9:30am, following the 8:45am Shacharis.

NEW DATE Visiting the Sick the Jewish Way -Learn the proper way to perform the special Mitzvah of Bikkur Cholim! In conjunction with YISE Adult Education Committee, GWCK invites the community to "Visiting the Sick the Jewish Way," a lecture by Rabbi Yosef Singer, Rabbi of YIEIP. Sunday morning, Dec. 26, 9:30am at YISE. Men and women are welcome.


Hilchos Shabbos/Oneg Shabbos with Rabbi Rosenbaum – This Friday night, December 24, 8:15pm at the home of the Ungers, 1102 Arcola. This month`s shiur- Hotzaah (Carrying). Food provided by the hosts, shiur is open to all.

R` Pinchas Werner – 8:15am Shiur in the youth room behind the balcony. All are welcome.

Rabbi David Hyatt – Gemara Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Musaf.

Rabbi William Millen – Gemara Shiur, takes place this Shabbos 1 hour before Mincha.

Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Alshich on the Parsha 45 minutes before Sephardi Mincha.

Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha shiur will meet ½ hour before Mincha this Shabbos.

Rabbi Reingold- Shiur between Mincha & Maariv at Arcola.

Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur between Mincha & Maariv at University Blvd.

Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur 9am, upstairs behind the women`s balcony.

It`s your Shul- Please care for it like you would want your home cared for.


Women`s Daytime Tehillim Group – 2pm-3pm, Tuesdays. Contact Arleeta, 301-649-0552.

4-year-old Girls Shabbos Group will meet today at the home of Nesya Levitt, 911 Brentwood Lane, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. To join the group or to host, contact Shoshana Tanzer at

Announcing Job Search Club – The Kemp Mill Employment Assistance Initiative weekly forum for jobseekers. Support in all aspects of the jobhunt – interview skills, the search process, accessing experts. The Club meets Thursdays, 7:30 pm, at YISE (upstairs Beis Medrash). For more information contact 301-525-9737, .

Eat, Play, Kibbitz – Join Amit Birah Chapter for a Night of Poker, Games, and David Chu`s Chinese Cuisine Saturday, Dec. 25, 8pm, at the home of Maris & Kevin Liss, 604 Hermleigh Road. $50 per person (includes playing chips and dinner) $75 young couple couvert. RSVP or for information, Sara Solomon at

MES Annual Meeting – The Mikvah Emunah Society of Greater Washington will hold its annual meeting on Motzei Shabbos Jan. 1, 8pm at YISE. The guest speaker will be Rabbi Yaakov Bieler. All are invited to attend.

Online Computer Courses – The OU offers online Beginners- and Intermediate-level courses in Dreamweaver, Excel, Photoshop, and Quickbooks, starting in January. Courses include six 90-minute sessions. $36 registration fee each; register at

"A Taste of Tu b`Shevat" – It`s almost 2011, and we`re thinking about the (Jewish) New Year (of the Trees). Join Silver Spring`s Kayamut/Sustainability Circle Jan. 10, 8 pm, at the Silver Spring Jewish Center to get into the spirit of Tu b`Shevat with Torah learning, fruits of the holiday and environmental lessons. This event is nutritious and free of charge.

Business and Tax Planning for Very Small Startup Businesses – Sharon Samuels will discuss these issues on Thursday, Jan. 11, 7:30-9:00pm, location TBA. Sponsored by the Kemp Mill Employment Assistance Initiative. For other job-related assistance contact Avi Zemelman at

Yad Ezra V`Shulamit-feeding Israel`s needy- is in really tight times now, especially with the recent forest fire in Israel. Ariel-Sara Gerowitz is trying to raise funds in America to support this work. He`ll be speaking about the great work and sharing anecdotes Saturday, Dec. 25, 8pm, at the home of Chaim & Stephanie Spilman, 11106 Easecrest Dr. (off of University) in Silver Spring.

The Koidenover Rebbe – Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nachi Hirschfeld, 1131 Kersey Rd. Private meetings with the Rebbe, 5:00pm. Maariv followed by Kumzitz, 8:15pm.

Franco Foundation End-of-Year Appeal – The Franco Foundation is an important part of our own community`s safety net for individuals and families unable to face emergencies and pay for basic needs. Please send your generous tax-deductible donation to the Franco Foundation c/o Allan Franco, 613 Bromley St., Silver Spring 20902. You can also refer cases to

Mond Foundation – This organization is an engine of chesed for many community programs in Silver Spring, including sponsoring g`machs, Tomchei Shabbos for needy individuals and families, food distribution, house starter packages for newlyweds, and baby equipment for new parents. Mail your contributions to 812 Hyde Court, Silver Spring. Learn more at

Reminder- Community programs are listed as space is available, at the discretion of the YISE staff. Listings for non-Shul events may appear only one time if space is needed for Shul events, or may appear more often if space permits. There are no guarantees. Submissions are subject to editing for space or stylistic requirements.

Tu B`Shevat is Jan. 20 – The Torah School PTA is once again selling beautiful fruit and nut platters for Tu B`Shevat. They make wonderful gifts and are $20 per platter. Pick up available in Kemp Mill, White Oak, Potomac, Woodside or at the school. For more info or for phone orders, contact Aviva Rosen: 240-620-6880 or

Good Book Wants YOU – to update your listing. The Good Book is preparing its 2011 edition. If you have changes, or if you are not listed and want to be, contact the Good Book at 877-358-6068 or

The Haimish Kiddush Group now has 36 members signed up for 2011. We continue to grow every week and would encourage anyone interested in strengthening our shul to join us. It costs $100 to become a member. Please contact Raph Ginsburg,, for details on how to join.

Davening Times Week of Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, 2010

MORNING SERVICES (Dec. 26- Jan. 1)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

Sunday/Friday (New Year)8:00am 6:30/7:30/8:45am 7:30am "

Monday/Thursday 6:15am 6:45am/7:35am 6:05am "

Tues./Wed. 6:30am 6:55am/7:35am 6:15am "

Shabbos 8:45am 7:00/7:00*/8:00/8:45am 8:15am "

*Nusach Sefard Minyan

AFTERNOON SERVICES Mincha-Maariv (Dec. 26- Dec. 30)

Sunday – Arcola & University – 4:40pm

Arcola Monday – Thursday – 4:40pm

University – Maariv only Monday – Thursday 7:15pm

HALACHIC TIMES (Dec. 26- Jan. 1)

Talis & Tefillin 6:30am

Krias Sh`ma 9:47am

Mincha (Earliest) 12:42pm

Next Shabbos, Dec. 31, 2010 – Jan. 1, 2011

Parashas Vaera 25 Tevet 5771

Light Candles 4:37pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola & University 4:40pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 4:40pm

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 4:20pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 4:35pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 4:35pm

Shabbos Ends 5:41pm

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