Parashas Tzav/Shabbos Zachor – March 18-19, 2011

Download the March 18-19 Shabbos Shorts [PDF]

Sign up to get the Shabbos Shorts emailed to you each week
YISE Shabbos Shorts

This week's Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Arleeta & Rabbi Ivan Lerner in honor of the 10th yahrzeit of Arleeta's mother Jane Axelrod a"h (Raizel bas Simcha).

Shabbos, March 18-19, 2011

Parashas Tzav Shabbos Zachor 13 Adar 2, 5771 Light Candles 6:59pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola & University 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak at the 8AM Minyan and 8:45AM Main Minyan.

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is sponsored by Miriam & Yechiel Weill in memory of Yechiel's father, HaRav Avigdor ben Eliezer Chanoch, z"l.

The 8AM Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Chevra, with cholent and kugel provided by Shaul's Kosher Market.

The 8:45AM Main Minyan will enjoy a Haimish Kiddush this Shabbos.

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 6:40pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 6:55pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 6:55pm

Shabbos Ends 7:59pm

Megillah reading at 8:30 and 10:30- See Purim Schedule insert for details.

Parashas Zachor will be read again following the 2:30pm Mincha and at the regular Arcola Mincha.


Joelle & Bill Zimbalist on the birth of a granddaughter, Batsheva Bluma. Parents are Sara & Simmy Zimbalist of Bet Shemesh, Israel.

Gloria & Arnold Sherman and Pat & Neil Koslowe on the birth of a grandson, Ephraim Yakir, born to their children, Talia & Simi Sherman, of Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel. Mazal Tov also to the big brothers and sister, Akiva, Nachshon and Penina, and all the aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dalia & Jesse Kahane on the birth of a grandson, Raveh. Parents are Sharon & Netanel Levi of Pardess Hannah, Israel.

Marsha and Yitzchak Kasdan on the birth of a grandson, born to their children Shana and Hirschel Wohl. Mazal tov also to the Wohl grandparents, all the great grandparents, and all the aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Bruchim Habaim

We welcome the following new members, approved at a recent meeting of the YISE Board of Directors: Sofia & Boris Kerzhner; Sandra & Jason Claude; Renee & Erick Gilbert; Gregory Olf.

PURIM CARNIVAL! The YISE Youth Department invites the entire community to an exciting evening at our annual Family Purim Celebration and Carnival, which will take place in our Arcola Social Hall Motzei Shabbos, March 19. Ma'ariv and Megilla will begin promptly at 8:30pm with festivities to follow. Please join us for awesome carnival games, lots of cool prizes, cotton candy, popcorn, pizza, and LOTS of FUN!! Game, cotton candy and popcorn tickets will be sold for $0.50 each or $5 all-inclusive per child. Pizza will be sold separately for $2.50 per slice. To help sponsor this event or purchase tickets in advance, email

New YISE Cholim List – Beginning Shabbos, March 19, we'll start using a new cholim list. Names must be given to Esther Edeson, 301-593-4465, ext. 402, or, even if they are on the list already. The new list will be renewed bi-monthly, on the first and fifteenth. Names that should remain on the list must be submitted before then.

Pre-Pesach Chometz Food Drive – Starting March 22 and running through April 14, the Pesach Chometz food drive collects donations for the Capital Area Food Bank, which distributes food to needy individuals and families. YISE and a number of other shuls, day schools, community centers and apartment complexes are taking part. Your donations arevital and appreciated. Collection box in downstairs lobby at Arcola.

Trivia Night – The YISE Social Committee invites you to a fun night of general knowledge trivia in the Arcola Social Hall, Motzei Shabbos, March 26. Bring a team of 4-6 people to compete for great prizes and the title of "YISE Trivia Master." $5 per person. Contact Allison Lazar for questions


Talmud Yoma – Shiur Monday through 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 Reingold, 301-996-5910.

Rabbi Zev Katz's Wednesday morning Chumash class, previously taught by Rabbi Anemer, z"l, meets Wednesdays, 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, 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.

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 8pm, Small Beis Medrash.

The Greater Washington Community Kollel Linas Hatzedek program will not take place this week.

Gemara Basics – The Greater Washington Community Kollel's weekly Yesodei HaTorah shiur for men meets Thursdays, 8-9pm, in the Small Social Hall. For info, email


R' Pinchas Werner – 8:15am Shiur, 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, resumes this Shabbos 1 hour before Mincha.

Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur on Halacha 1 hour before Sephardi Mincha.

Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha shiur meets ½ hour before Mincha.

Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur between Mincha & Maariv at Arcola.

R' Moshe Kasser – Shiur between Mincha & Maariv at University.

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


The Youth Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Youth Minyan Kiddush Group.

Youth Groups this Shabbos meet at 10am in all the regular places. Pick up the 2-5 year olds
in the large Youth room and the 1st-4th graders in the small Youth room.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shiur for 6th-8th grade boys will meet this Shabbos 1 hour before Mincha.

Kids, Make sure to pick up your shaloch manot at Saturday night's Family Purim Celebration and Carnival. The bags were made and sponsored by the YISE Sisterhood.


Kashrut alert – Dole value added Coleslaw with added dressing packets are not Star-K certified. The Star-K symbol appearing next to the sell by date code was labeled in error.

Reminder- Community programs are listed as space is available, at the discretion of the YISE staff. Listings for non-Shul events may appear 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.


4-year-old Girls' Shabbos Group will meet at the home of Nesya Levitt, 911 Brentwood Lane, from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

3rd Grade Girls' Shabbos Group will meet at the home of Dalya Namrow, 6 Fulham Ct, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.

10th Annual Purim Yahrzeit shiur in memory of Jane Axelrod (Raizel bas Simcha) on Purim, Sunday, March 20, 10:30am in the G Level Party Room at 1121 University Blvd W. (University Towers). Someone in the lobby will let you in the Arcola entrance if you arrive between 10:15 and 10:25. The shiur ends at 11:00.

Purim Fun and Chanukat HaBayit -Please join us for Purim fun and a Chanukat Habayit to celebrate the completion of the purchase of the MJBHA property, Sunday, March 20, 1-3 pm, MJBHA. Short program at 1:45pm. Carnival activities and treats provided by Cougar Camp. This program is free of charge and all ages are welcome.

Torah is Orah – Come learn on Purim morning at the Yeshiva, 10am – 11 am. Your Purim will be different and you will help your neighbor find their Bashert! The Yeshiva is offering, due to very generous sponsors, a stipend for learning for one hour without interruption, as a Zechus for Shidduchim for members of our community. There will be learning programs for all ages: (1) Father and son learning- learn and receive prizes; (2) Shiur for middle school boys – incentives for the first 25 boys to sign up; (3) Open bais medrash for men and high school boys – stipend for first 40 who sign up.

Is your house drafty? Want to conserve energy and water in your home without compromising your lifestyle? Reuven Walder, Certified Building Analyst and energy efficiency expert, will teach you how to lower your monthly utility bills and make your home healthier, safer and more comfortable. All are welcome to hear Reuven Tuesday, March 22, 8 pm at the SSJC. Sponsored by the Kayamut/Sustainability Circle.

Headhunters and Temp Agencies – and Your Job Search – Aric Kabillio, President, The Wheaton Group, LLC, will discuss these issues on Wednesday, March 23, 7:30-9pm, at KMS. Sponsored by the Kemp Mill Employment Assistance Iniatiative. To reserve a seat, contact

Looking for a job? Come join the Job Club, Thursday nights at 7:30 pm in YISE's small Beis Medrash. Benefit from networking with fellow participants, practice your "elevator speech," and more. For information, contact Richard Dine,, or Cheryl Jacobson,

Calling All Kesher Israel Alumni – Join your friends, formerly from downtown, for a Friday night Shabbat meal with Rabbi Freundel at YISE, following Kabbalat Shabbat. Cost: Adults- $25/Under 12-$15/Infants and Toddlers-Free. (Please indicate if a vegetarian meal is preferred.) RSVP no later than Friday, March 25 to; checks should be made out to YISE, and sent to Bob Levi, 520 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Please do not send checks to shul office. For more information contact Maury Litwack, 301-758-1421.

Camp Ahava Early Registration Deadline – Register by 3/31 for up to $250 savings. Ages 5- 12 & 13-15 (CIT Program); Silver Spring Jewish Center. Flexible Sessions. Extended Hours Available. Structured and exciting activities, programs & trips! New Director, Stephanie Frumkin:;; 301-649-4425.

Using YISE Bulletin Boards – We only accept 8.5 x 11 flyers for our bulletin boards. They must be submitted to the office. Flyers placed up without office approval will be removed. We do not post flyers for programs occurring on the same date as a YISE program.

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

Please remember to say "Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh L'Chol" after 7:59pm before starting to get ready for Purim. Also remember not to eat anything until after Havdalah is said after the Megillah reading.


Motzei Shabbos, March 26 – YISE Trivia Night, Arcola Social Hall, see page 2 for details

Tuesday, March 29 – Pesach Q &A w/Rabbi Rosenbaum, 8-9pm, Belonofsky Sanctuary Sanctuary

Shabbos, April 1 – Kesher Alumni dinner with Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel at YISE

Shabbos, April 2 -Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel, Scholar-in-Residence

Monday, April 4, Basic Colors, Arcola Social Hall, 11am-6:30pm

The YISE Nominating Committee has been created and will begin meeting to form a slate of officers and board members. If you would like to be considered for a position or know someone who would be a good candidate to serve in a leadership capacity in the shul please contact Committee Chair Maury Litwack, 301-785-1421 or

Purim To-Go 5771 is available online only (! This year's Purim issue is a showcase of the talented members of the RIETS Kollel Elyon.

Camp Shomrai Summer 2011 is open for registration now! Let your child enjoy a summer of exploration and adventure in the safe and nurturing environment of a camp for nursery aged children only. Call Lianne Heller for more information, 301-593-7365.

Good Kosher news for a change – DISTRIKT Bistro in the DC JCC, now owned by Michael Medina, has opened for business under the supervision of the Vaad. They are located at 1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, corner of 16th & Q.

Davening Times Week of March 20 – March 26, 2011

MORNING SERVICES (March 20 – March 26)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

Sunday See Purim Schedule Insert To Shabbos Shorts

Monday/Thursday 6:15am 6:45/7:35/8:30am 6:05am "

Tues./Wed./Fri. 6:30am 6:55/7:35/8:30am 6:15am "

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

*Nusach Sefard Minyan

AFTERNOON SERVICES Mincha-Maariv (March 20 – March 24)

Sunday – See Purim Schedule Insert To Shabbos Shorts

Monday – Thursday – Arcola & University 7:10pm

HALACHIC TIMES (March 20 – March 26)

Talis & Tefillin 6:20am

Krias Sh'ma 10:08am

Mincha (Earliest) 1:47pm

Next Shabbos, March 25-26, 2011

Parashas Shemini/Parah 20 Adar 2, 5771 Light Candles 7:06pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola & University 7:10pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 6:50pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 7:05pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 7:05pm

The Shabbos Ends 8:05pm

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday March 23, at 12 Noon.

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to

Office Phone: 301-593-4465 Office Fax: 301-593-2330

Eruv line: 301-593-5561 E-Mail: Web Site:

Office Hours: Open Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 1pm

Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, z"l Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum

David Mazel – President Alan Zimmerman – Executive Director