Parashas Vayechi – December 13-14, 2013

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

December 13-14, 2013 – 11 Tevet 5774 – Parshas Vayechi

Light Candles by 4:28 – Havdalah 5:31

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week in honor of Ronald Sheinson's upcoming birthday, by his children.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:28

* Early Mincha 12:45 (Arcola)

* Mincha 4:15, 4:10 (Sephardi)

* Fast ends / Kiddush shall be made after 5:31

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 5:31

Divrei Torah:

* 8 AM Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8 AM Minyan – "The Chevra"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – "The Haimish Kiddush Group"

Shabbos Shiurim:

* 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 Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha at University.

* Rabbi Silver – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

Mazal Tov

* Jacqueline & Rabbi Haim Arzouan on the birth of a grandson, Yedidya David, to their children Shoshana & Joshua Suchoff.

* Laurie & Stuart Cohen on the birth of their grandson, Yehudah Avraham, to their children Mira & Chaim Abramson of Baltimore.

* Cheryl & Michael Gabai on the engagement of their daughter, Devorah, to Eliyahu Neiman of Chicago, IL.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Balcony.

* 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 – Continuing the new topic "Professional Malpractice" – Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM – Program will not meet this week, due to Rabbi Walter's lecture.

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

Youth Announcements

The Friday Evening Youth Minyan will NOT meet this Shabbos.

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp, followed by a Kiddush sponsored by the Youth Minyan.

Please join us this week for groups: 2-5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the balcony; Girls 1st-4th grade gather in the main lobby and Boys 1st-4th grade gather outside the Social Hall and walk to the Yeshiva. Groups run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

YISE Programs and Listings

We welcome new members who were voted in this week: Sara & Gabriel Evans, Shera & Reuven Gaisin, Michelle & Jacob Goodman, Paul Goodnick, Liora & Tal Kerem, Estee & Dani Lichtig, Jody & Leor London, Sarah & Steven Reiss, Bonnie & Rabbi Yitzhak Szyf.

YISE Together-for-5 – Restarted on Monday, December 9 with a series of audio Shiurim by Rabbi Rosenbaum about caring for the ill. For more info, visit

Falling on a Grenade: Self-sacrifice in Jewish Law – The Greater Washington Community Kollel, in conjunction with YISE, invites men and women of the community to a Jewish Ethics lecture by Rabbi Moshe Walter. Sunday, December 15, 9:30 AM at YISE.

Intimacy and Jewish Marriage – The Mikvah Emunah Society presents Mrs. Robin Niman, MS, NCC, MHC, LAC, Manager of the Wallerstein Mikvah. Sunday, December 15 at 8:00 PM at YISE. For women only.

NEXT WEEK – Special Family Ruach Minyan – Next Shabbos, Friday, December 20, at 4:30 in the Arcola Social Hall. Children participate during Kabbalas Shabbos. During Maariv there will be a special children's storytime nearby.

Next Shabbos, December 20-21 – Scholar-in-Residence – Lieutenant-Colonel (Res.) Rabbi Yedidya Atlas, Rabbi of IDF Ground Forces Command, Head of Special Projects, IDF Chief Rabbinate.

* Friday at 8:30 PM: How to Make a Jewish Army Jewish

* After 8:45 AM Shacharis Minyan (Kiddush follows): Halachic Issues & Ramifications of a Jewish Army

* Between Mincha and Maariv: Current Security Threats Facing Israel and Possible IDF Strategies

Traveler's Guide for the Wandering Jew – Rabbi Silver will be giving a two part series on Monday nights December 23 and 30 at 8:00 PM.

An Evening of Chazanus with world-renowned Chazan Benjamin Muller (Chief Chazan of Antwerp, Belgium) – YISE Members are invited to join us in celebration of the Bar Mitzvah of Eliezer Kalman Eizenstat. Motzei Shabbos, December 28, 8:00 PM, YISE Social Hall. Light refreshments to follow. Admission is free; reservations are requested but not required. Please rsvp to:

Preparing for Weather and Power Emergencies – Before last year's Hurricane Sandy, we compiled a list of generator owners who answered the call to help others in our community keep their electronics charged. To prepare for future weather and power emergencies, the YISE Chesed Committee would like to update the list so it can be available quickly any time it may be needed. If you already volunteered during Hurricane Sandy, you don't need to do anything. To add your name to the list for future emergencies, or to update information please email Beth Greene Perera at with your name, email, and phone number so she can add your name to the list, or update information.

SAVE THE DATE: What Jewish Educators Want Every Parent to Know – Lianne Heller, Director of the YISE Nursery School, will be the first speaker in an exciting parenting lecture series. January 12, 8:00 PM, YISE Social Hall.

The Haimish Kiddush Group was created in 2010 to ensure that there will be a kiddush following the 8:45 Minyan every Shabbos. The Group has met that goal through 2013. The Group would like to invite you to join us in 2014. The cost to become a member is $100. You can also choose to be setup with automatic renewal that will charge you each year for the Haimish Kiddush Group. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please contact Raph Ginsburg at

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 www. 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.

Community Programs and Listings

Daf Yomi meets in the YGW Beis Medrash – Monday through Thursday at 9:00 PM, Shabbos after the 8 AM Minyan, and Sunday at 6:30 AM.

Bnei Akiva Silver Spring Snif this Shabbos, December 14 from 3:20 PM until Mincha at KMS. Walking groups will leave YISE at 2:50.

Avos Ubonim (Father Son Learning) – Motzei Shabbos, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the YGW Boys Campus. Learning will be followed by pizza, raffles & prizes. Sponsored by the Mond families, L'ilui Nishmas Yehudah Aryeh ben Yehoshua Yakir.

The Making of a Halachic Decision – Rabbi Moshe Walter will lead us through the route traversed through the ages by our greatest Halachic authorities. Sunday, December 15, 7:30 PM at Woodside Synagogue.

Hilchos "Carpool" – What You Need to Know – A Shiur for women with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Monday, December 16 (NOTE NEW DATE), 8:30 PM at the YGW Boys Campus. Presented by The YGW Women's Alumnae Association and the Kollel Zichron Amram. For more information please contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Ani Mehapech B'Charara: ‘Dibs' in Halacha – Join Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman and the Money Matters Choshen Mishpat Kollel for the new topic beginning this Monday, December 16. Learn 2 or 4 nights a week, Monday – Thursday 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM followed by Maariv at the GWCK.

LBJA Open House – For prospective parents. Learn about our amazing curriculum. Meet the teachers and staff. Tuesday, December 17 at 8:00 PM at 1401 Arcola Avenue.

The Mesorah Women's Learning Institute is proud to initiate a Halachos of Shmiras Haloshon Program – Kick off event on Motzei Shabbos, December 21, at 7:30 PM, SEHC for a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Video Presentation "From Outside the Camp" Please note this is for women and girls only. The charge for the event is $10. To RSVP and for any questions please contact Sorah Rivkah Goodman at 301-681-6347 or

Year-End-Appeal – Two local foundations provide much needed assistance to a growing number of individuals and families in our community. Your tax deductible donations may be sent to: (1) The Franco Foundation, 613 Bromley Street or through paypal at and (2) the Yehuda Mond Foundation, at

YGW 50th Annual Banquet – Sunday, January 12. Celebrating the living legacy of our founder and Rosh HaYeshiva, Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZT"L. Presenting the Akeres HaBayis Award to Mrs. Sima Jacoby for more than 40 years of service to the Yeshiva. For more information visit or 301-962-5111 ext. 1552.

YGW Boys Division invites you to attend the following informative events: (1) Open House for prospective parents at the home of Naomi & Nechemia Mond, 812 Hyde Court, Monday, December 23, 8:00 PM. (2) 6th grade Visiting Day at the YGW Boys Campus. Monday, December 30, 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Students will walk through an abbreviated day at the Yeshiva. (3) Pizza lunch followed by standardized testing at 1:00 pm for incoming 7th grade students. Sunday, January 5, 12:15 PM, YGW Boys Campus. For more information please contact Rabbi Amram Hes at the Yeshiva, 301-649-7077 ext. 1528 or for a personal tour or informational meeting.

Job Assist Events:

* Federal Job Applications – Tips and Tricks – Free webinar on December 23. Register at free-webinars-7-tips-to-a-federal-job/. Note many other free webinars on federal job search in December and January.

* Photoshop 2 (Intermediate) – Online. 4-part series starts December 23. Register at

* Quickbooks (Intermediate) – Online. December 24, afternoon and evening classes. Register at

* LinkedIn for Beginners – Wednesday, January 8, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM. 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville. Register at

The Week Ahead

Sunday, December 15 Monday, December 16 Tuesday, December 17 Wednesday, December 18 Thursday, December 19 Friday, December 20

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

University 8:00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Sephardi 7:30 6:05 6:15 6:15 6:05 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: 6:26 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:41 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:37 PM

Next Shabbos

December 20-21, 2013 – 18 Tevet 5774

Parshas Shemos

Light Candles by 4:30 – Havdalah 5:34

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:30

* Mincha 4:30, Ruach Minyan, 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 5:34

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 13 Annual Post-Chanukah Family Dinner (Advance Reservations Required)

Tuesday, December 17 Elzee's, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Arcola

Wednesday, December 18 Senior Lunch

Friday, December 20 Ruach Minyan, 4:30, Arcola Social Hall

Shabbos, December 20-21 Scholar-in-Residence – Rabbi Yedidya Atlas

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 21 Dor L'Dor, 7:00 PM

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, December 18, at 12 Noon.

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