Parashas Vayechi – January 13-14, 2017

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

January 13-14, 2017 – 16 Teves 5777 – Parshas Vayechi

Light Candles by 4:50 – Havdalah 5:53

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Charles Blum on the Yahrzeit of his father Nathan Blum, (Nissan Ben Berel A"H).

Mazal Tov

* Samantha & Nathan Gilson on the birth of a daughter, Chana Leora (Georgia Lily).

* Karen & Howie Schulman on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Tuvia Moses, son of Adina & Rabbi Daniel Moses. Mazal Tov to grandparents Jan & Don Moses and great-grandmothers Florence Binstock Avigan and Judith Wald. Mazal Tov to Tuvia's siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins.


* Stephanie Frumkin on the passing of her father, Michael Mazis. The funeral took place on Wednesday. Shiva is taking place in New Jersey and Kemp Mill.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:50

* Mincha:

Arcola: 4:50 University: 4:50 Sephardi: 4:45 Nusach Sefard: 4:50

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

The 9:15 Minyan will meet in the Small Social Hall.

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 4:45 University: 4:45 Sephardi: 4:25 Nusach Sefard: 4:45

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:53

Divrei Torah:

* 8:00 and 9:15 Minyanim Rabbi Silver

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Amram Hes

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* Sephardi Minyan – Violet Battat & Shlomo Bolts marking one year since the passing of Violet's grandfather, Rueben Battat (Rueven Ben Tuffaha v'Moshe).

* 8:45 Main Minyan / 9:15 Minyan – "Joint Kiddush" – The Haimish Kiddush Group and The 9:15 Group.

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM, behind the balcony.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, Lower Lobby.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur will not meet this week.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur at 3:45 PM.

* Rabbi Silver – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

* Rabbi Barry Greengart – Shiur after Mincha at University.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, in the room behind the Balcony – will resume on January 29.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the room behind the Balcony – will resume on January 24.

* 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 on January 24.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash – will resume on January 25.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the room behind the Balcony – will resume on January 25.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Explorations for Men and Women. This week we will be discussing Sorcery: An analysis of the prohibition. Hosted by Debbie & Clark Rogers, 305 Hermleigh Road. Refreshments provided by the hosts. 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 10:00 AM – 10:45 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 through Friday, 6:25 AM in the Beis Medrash – will resume January 31.

* Rabbi Levy's Shiur for Women on The Value of Modesty – based on text by Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus ZT"L – will resume February 5.

* The Golden Network Presents:

* Torah Hour with breakfast and learning, Tuesday mornings following the 8:30 Shacharis, in the Arcola Social Hall. Open to men and women.

* Rabbi Raphael Malka's Mishnah Class for Men, Tuesday mornings, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

* For more information: 301-732-1773 or

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women: 613? We Can Appreciate Every One of Them! Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

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

* 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 – will not meet this week.

* Thursday: Inspired Avodah with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher, Kollel Zichron Amram and Rebbe, YGW – will not meet this week.

* Monday – Thursday: Shivti led by Rabbi Yonatan Zakem, under the guidance of Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – will not meet on Thursday.

* Women (class located in the Small Social Hall):

* Monday: Women of Valor with Mrs. Sara Malka Winter.

YISE Programs and Listings

We welcome new members who were voted in at the last Board meeting: Samantha & Nathan Gilson, Esther & Sanford Kantz, Shaina Reisman.

TEAM Shabbos – For the second year, YISE is joining with the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) for a TEAM (Traditional End-of-Life Awareness Movement) Shabbos, when Shuls around the country designate one Shabbos to address end of life issues. Rabbi Silver's Shiur between Mincha and Maariv will be an analysis of the significance of burial in Eretz Yisroel.

Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos, January 14, 7:00 PM, Arcola Social Hall. Open to the entire community! This week is sponsored by an anonymous sponsor. Delicious pizza! Interactive discussions! Raffle of exciting prizes! Lots of fun!

Lost & Found – Items found at YISE recently include a hearing aid and many keys. To claim, contact the YISE office: or 301-593-4465 x403.

Rabbi's Vacation – Rabbi Rosenbaum is on vacation through Sunday, January 22. Shaalos can be addressed to Rabbi Silver, 917-363-5840. Anyone who needs to speak with Rabbi Rosenbaum regarding an urgent matter can call the shul office, 301-593-4465, and Rabbi Rosenbaum will be contacted.

YISE Shomrai Nursery Registration for 2017-2018 is now open! Visit to register Contact 301–593–7365 or to schedule a tour.

NEXT WEEK: Ruach Minyan – Friday, January 20, 5:00 PM in the Arcola Social Hall. There will be a special children's story telling program. So bring the family and invite your friends. It's going to be Gevaldic! For more information contact:

Clothing Drive – Sunday, January 22, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, at KMS, cosponsored by YISE and KMS to benefit CHANA, an organization providing support to abuse victims. Drop off gently used clothing, coats, shoes, linens, purses, and stuffed animals (no toys.) at 903 Holborn Street through January 22 until 10:30 AM. After that bring items to KMS from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM sharp on January 22. To volunteer to help or for more information, please contact Miriam Friedman at

Understanding our Good Fortune – Get each day off to a better start by attending a class on the meaning of Ashrei and a general perspective and Halachic review of Pesukei Dezimrah. Join Rabbi Rosenbaum on three consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, starting January 24, in the Belonofsky Sanctuary. Part of the YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project.

Pidyon Shvuyim and Prisoner Exchanges – The GWCK invites men and women of the community to a Jewish Ethics lecture with Rabbi Moshe Hauer. Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10:30 AM at YISE.

SAVE THE DATE: Join the GWCK and YISE for an Inspirational Shabbos – Shabbos, February 3-4. Thought provoking lectures led by Kollel Scholars of the GWCK. Inspiring Tefillos and Zemiros by special guest Baal Tefillah and singer, Simcha Leiner. Elegant catered Friday night family dinner (adult: $22, children (3-7): $12, children under 3: free) with free babysitting available during the dinner. To make dinner reservations, please contact Simi Franco at 301-593-4465 x403 or 301-346-8752 or For more information contact Rosh Kollel Rabbi Menachem Winter at 301-213-6504 or Sponsorship opportunities available. Please make checks payable to GWCK.

SAVE THE DATE: Shabbos, February 10-11: Scholar-in-Residence – Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich – Former "Prisoner for Zion." Author, Unbroken Spirit: A Heroic Story Of Faith, Courage and Survival.

* Friday Evening, 8:30 PM, light refreshments: Confessions of a Jewish Hijacker

* After 8:45 Main Minyan Shacharis (~11:00): Keeping Shabbos and Mitzvos Against All Odds – Kiddush follows.

* Between Mincha / Maariv: Tasting and Embracing Freedom: From Prisoner for Zion to Citizen of Zion

YISE Paint Nite – Presented by the YISE Social Committee with Talya Weinberg. Motzei Shabbos, February 18. Refreshments at 7:30 PM, painting begins at 8:00 PM. YISE Social Hall. EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Hillel Klavan, ZT"L – The Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington invites the community to a gathering to mark the first Yahrzeit of its long-time President. Sunday, February 19, 8:00 PM at YISE. Speakers will be Rabbi Yehoshua Wender, Rabbi Yosef Singer, Rabbi Sheftel Neuberger, and Rabbi Menachem Winter.

YISE Rediscovered Art Auction is scheduled for May. Please ask friends & relatives if they have any artwork to donate. When you travel and visit with family and friends, we hope you will remember to ask for art! For information, contact Auction Chairs Sammy Franco 301-649-1755 or Elaine Rubin 301-681-4000.

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.

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

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp in the Small Beis Medrash, 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. Early care for 2-5 year-olds runs from 9:30-10:00. Groups for all ages run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

Community Programs and Listings

Mazal Tov to Gita & Charles Siegman on the birth of a grandson, Eliyahu Nifkad, to their children Tzviya & Dov Siegman of Bergenfield, NJ.

Oneg Shabbos – This Friday, January 13, at the home of Chava & David Katzoff, 1111 Arcola Avenue, at 8:30 PM. Men and Women are invited.

Daf Yomi meets in the Yeshiva Beis Medrash – Sunday at 6:30 AM, Monday through Thursday at 9:00 PM, and Shabbos at 10:30 AM.

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.

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:

Parsha Shiur at University Towers – Shabbos, January 14, at 1121 University Blvd. West, Apt. 906, at 3:00 PM.

Camp Shoresh Open House – Sunday, January 15, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM at 2428 Pleasant View Road, Adamstown, MD 21710. For questions or to RSVP for the Open House, 410-358-8571 or or visit

Mind Games: The Prohibition of Genaivas Daas – The Federal Holiday Learning Program for Men with Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate. Monday, January 16. Light refreshments will be served. Chavrusa Learning 9:00 AM, Shiur at 10:00 AM. Members of the Kollel Zichron Amram of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington-Tiferes Gedaliah will be available for Chavrusa learning. At the YGW Boys Campus. For more information please contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Workplace Skills Workshops:

* How to Run an Effective Meeting – Free workshop by Scott Schlesinger. Tuesday, January 17, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. YISE Small Social Hall. To reserve a seat, please email

* Resumes/Cover Letters – Free webinar on private-sector best practices. Wednesday, January 18, 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Info and register at

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, January 18, 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.

A Dinner of Possibilities – Berman Upper School students invite you to experience their talents and culinary abilities. Sunday, January 29 at Berman. Reception at 5:30 PM followed by seated dinner at 6:30 PM. All proceeds support student activities. Please RSVP on the Berman website:

An Evening of Magic – Please join Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington for an adult evening of smiles and fun as we dedicate the BCGW Smilemakers Program in memory of Rabbi Yosef Samberg A"H. Sunday, January 29 at 7:30 PM at YISE. Elegant desserts will be served. Entertainment by magician Benjamin Nemze. $36 per person.Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact BCGW at 202-331-4481 or

Fighting Anti-Semitism on Campus: Mid-Atlantic Premier of Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus – Thursday, February 2, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM at KMS. Free community event. Sarah Stern, Director of the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), will provide background on the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act that is before Congress now. The film "Hate Spaces" examines the nature of the ideological and organizational assault on campuses across the country. The producers of "Hate Spaces," Charles Jacobs and Avi Goldwasser, will lead a discussion about the film. Sponsored by KMS in cooperation with EMET. For more information, contact Ina Lerman

Ma Rabu Maasecha Community Science Lecture Series – Dr. Jonathan Mizrahi (UMD) will speak about "Quantum Computing" with Torah Insights from Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman (GWCK). Sunday, January 29, 12:30 PM at YGW Boys Campus. For more information: Rabbi Scott Hillman 301-962-5111 ext 1553

GWCK Men's VIP Trip to Lakewood – An amazing day of learning and inspiration! Sunday, February 12. Learn together with hundreds of Kollel Scholars, hear words of inspiration from the Rosh Hayeshiva, enjoy a private lunch with Rabbi Aaron Kotler, President of BMG Yeshiva, and much more! Trip cost: $85. Includes transportation, breakfast, lunch, and an elegant dinner. Reservations required. Spaces limited. To RSVP or for more information contact Rabbi Yonatan Zakem at (513) 313-4899;

Brand New Boys Baseball League – Starting this spring Ko-ach Sports will be launching a new Sunday only baseball league for for boys 1st-6th grade in the Silver Spring Jewish Community. The deadline to sign up is February 1. More information at or contact Josh Hollander at

Mikvah Emunah Society Annual Dinner – Honoring Dr. Caroline Namrow and Rabbi Jacob I. Halpern, Community Service Award. Wednesday, February 15, at Kemp Mill Synagogue. Buffet dinner begins at 6:30 PM. To RSVP or to place an ad in the commemorative journal please visit

JCC Maccabi Games – We are looking for participants to join Team Greater Washington at the Mid-Atlantic Junior Games on May 7 (for ages 10-12) and the weeklong JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest (for ages 13-16), held this summer in Albany, Birmingham and Miami. Teens do not need to be a member of a JCC to participate. The Games are a week-long Olympic-style event for young Jewish athletes aged 13-16. Athletes interact with other Jewish teens from all over the world through social activities, participate in community service projects, and go home with friendships and memories to last a lifetime! Tryouts for team sports begin this month. For more information visit:

The Week Ahead

Sunday, January 15 Monday, Jan. 16 – MLK Jr. Day Tuesday, January 17 Wednesday, January 18 Thursday, January 19 Friday, Jan. 20 – Inauguration Day
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

Arcola 5:00 5:00 / 7:30 5:00 / 7:30 5:00 / 7:30 5:00 / 7:30 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 4:55 4:55 4:55 4:55 4:55

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 6:29 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:51 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:50 PM

Next Shabbos

January 20-21, 2017 – 23 Teves 5777

Parshas Shemos – Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 4:57 – Havdalah 6:00

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:57

* Mincha:

Arcola: 5:00, Ruach University: 5:00 Sephardi: 4:55 Nusach Sefard: 5:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 4:55 University: 4:55 Sephardi: 4:35 Nusach Sefard: 4:55

* Maariv/Havdalah: 6:00

Upcoming Events

Motzei Shabbos, Jan. 14 Dor L'Dor, 7:00 PM, YISE Social Hall

Wednesday, January 18 Senior Lunch, 12:00 Noon, YISE Social Hall – The National Gallery of Art Comes to You!

Friday, January 20 Ruach Minyan, 5:00 PM, YISE Social Hall

Sunday, January 22 Joint YISE/KMS Clothing Drive, 11:00 AM -1:00 PM at KMS

Shabbos, February 3-4 An Inspirational Shabbos with GWCK, featuring Simcha Leiner

Shabbos, February 10-11 Scholar-in-Residence – Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich

Motzei Shabbos, Feb. 18 YISE Paint Nite, YISE Social Hall

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, January 18 at 12:00 Noon.

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