Parashas Vayechi – January 6-7, 2012

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Parshas Vayechi – 12 Teves, 5772 Light Candles by 4:42pm

Friday Mincha 4:45pm

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

Rabbi Ranon Cortell will speak at the 8AM Minyan.

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

The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Isser family in honor of Eitan's Bar Mitzvah.

Early Shabbos Mincha 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 4:25pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 4:40pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 4:40pm

Shabbos Ends 5:46pm


Marla & Marty Teichman on the marriage of their grandson Yehoshua Dov Goldberger to Puah Shafran of Baltimore. Mazal Tov to the entire Goldberger and Shafran families.

Sarah & Matthew Karlin on the birth of a son. Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Melanie & Sandy Karlin and Leo Sushner. Mazal Tov also to the great-grandparents, Dolores & Leonard Schwartz, Charles Karlin and Trudi & Merv Levin and to all the aunts, uncles and cousins.

Miriam & Jeffrey Zuckerman on the birth of a new granddaughter, born in Jerusalem to their children Léa & Yakir Schechter. Mazal Tov also to big sister Penina and all the mishpocha.

Paula & Michael Schopf on the birth of a granddaughter to their children Marci & Josh Schopf of Manhattan.

Menucha & Noach Wolfe and big brother David, on the birth of a baby boy.

Amanda & Jonathan Mizrahi on the birth of a baby boy.

Rene & Rami Isser on the occasion of Eitan's Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov also to Eitan's brothers, David, Yonatan, and Ariel, and to Aunt Ruth Davis and Uncle Leonard Wyrobnik.

Judy & David Stern on the engagement of their daughter, Shira, to Adam Rosenbaum, son of Beverly & Michael Rosenbaum of Scarsdale, NY. Mazal Tov also to grandmother Sue Stern, brother Moshe Stern, and Adam's sister, Ilana. Shira is the granddaughter of Rabbi Dr. Jacob Wiener z"l and Dr. Jay B. Stern z"l

Rosanne & Howard Benn on the birth of a granddaughter, Bayla Rivka, born to their children Michelle (Miriam) & Rabbi Dovid Lipman of Beitar Illit, Israel. Mazal Tov also to aunt and uncle Ahuva & Yaakov Lipman and all the cousins.

Marion & Bernie Muller on the marriage of their son Rafi to Tova Sackett, daughter of Rhonda & Shmuel Sackett of Herziliya, Israel. Mazal Tov to the extended Muller and Sackett families.

Rosalie & Stanley Handwerger on the birth of a granddaughter to their children, Joanne & Jonah Safar, of Arlington, MA. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Ellen & Joel Shoner of Brookline, MA and Herman Safar of Cocoa Beach, FL.

Rabbi Rosenbaum will be going on vacation from January 12 through January 22. Rabbi Hyatt, Rabbi Reingold (until the 18th), and Rabbi Kreiser of Rockville (301-461-8039) have kindly agreed to make themselves available for shaalos during that time. Anyone needing to discuss an urgent matter with Rabbi Rosenbaum should contact a member of the office staff, who will notify him.


The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15am in the small Social Hall.

YISE Shabbos groups 2 – 5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the balcony; Girls 1st – 4th grade meet in the Small Beis Medrash; Boys 1st – 4th grade gather outside the Social Hall and walk over to the Yeshiva. Groups are from 10am – 11:15am. Please pick your child(ren) up promptly.


Rabbi Rosenbaum's mussar (spiritual self-improvement) study group for women, based on the work "Alei Shur" by Rav Wolbe, will meet this Sunday.

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

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Men's Gemara shiur meets Tuesday morning only this week (not Friday), 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 information contact Aaron Branda at or Rabbi Rosenbaum.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's shiur in Tehillim meets Wednesday morning at 11 am in the Arcola Beis Medrash.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's advanced Gemara shiur for men meets Wednesday night at University Blvd. at 7:30 (after the 7:15 Maariv).

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash shiur for women meets Wednesdays at 8pm in the Arcola Beis Medrash.

Greater Washington Community Kollel Linas Hatzedek – Sunday morning at 9:30am will begin a new topic in Business Ethics. Learn about the Mitzva to Patronize a Jewish Business. Discover its application and scope.

Yesodei HaTorah (Gemara Basics) Thursdays, 8pm in the Arcola Social Hall.


R' Pinchas Werner – Shiur at 8:15am, in the small Youth Room behind the Women's Balcony.

Rabbi David Hyatt – Gemara Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Musaf.

Rabbi William Millen – Gemara Shiur will resume in February.

Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur one hour before the Sephardi Mincha.

Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha Shiur will meet ½ hour before Mincha.

Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur at Arcola between Mincha / Maariv.

Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur 9am in small Youth Room behind the Women's Balcony.

Hey! This is my idea! The next installment of Rabbi Rosenbaum's Friday Night Oneg shuir has been postponed to Friday, Feb. 3, at the Lazar home, 1213 Arcola Ave. The shiur will address hilchos Ani Ha'mehapech B'chararah. Current topics revolve around business halachos. Refreshments provided by the host family.

A cream colored Cadillac (PTS) which has no license plates is parked by the fence alongside the synagogue. If it is yours, please contact the Shul office, 301-593-4465, ext. 403, about removing it.

Reminder: Community programs are listed as space is available, at the discretion of YISE staff. There are no guarantees. Submissions are subject to editing for space and/or style.


Women's Daytime Tehillim, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Contact Arleeta Lerner for details, 301-649-0552.

Kindergarten Girls' Shabbos Group will not meet this week.

4th – 5th Grade Girls' Shabbos Group will meet this Shabbos at the home of Merav Friedman, 903 Holborn St., from 3 – 4:30.

Snif will be at KMS at 3:35 followed by mincha at 4:35. Walking groups leave YISE at 3:05.

Jewish History – Rabbi Koss will speak on topics in Jewish History Monday, Jan. 9, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, 1111 University Blvd. W., apt. 215, Mr. Marvin Konick's apartment. Light refreshments will be served. For information contact Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517 or Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the Shomrei Chesed Committee.

Is the School Workload Overwhelming Your Teen? Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7:30 pm, Sulam presents "Is the School Workload Overwhelming Your Teen? Tips for Frazzled Students and their Parents from the Experts" featuring Kyle Kane of Bass Educational Services, LLC. Ms. Kane is a consultant for the Sulam high school transition team, offering comprehensive college planning services for students with learning differences.

The Rotating Rebbe Shiur invites anyone interested in joining as the Shiur continues Masechet Kiddushin on Shabbos at 10:55 AM (after the 8AM kiddush) in the Yeshiva. We welcome men of all backgrounds.

50+ Career Gateway Starts January 9. For job-seekers who are 50 or better, JCA will provide 30 hours of training over 2 weeks, on resumes, interviewing, and networking. Located at 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville. Details at

From Table to Sink-Part 2 – Close Up on Cleaning Up on Shabbos with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Monday, Jan. 9, 8:30pm at YGW Boys'Campus, 1216 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902. For information contact Rabbi Reingold, 301-996-5910-5910. Sponsored by Kollel Zichron Amram of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington and the YGW Women's Alumnae Association.

Computer Training Online – OU classes in Excel (Intermediate) and Dreamweaver start on Monday, January 9. Details at

The Yahrzeit for Rabbi Wiener is coming up on Adar 11 (3/5/12) just before Purim. Please be sure to finish any Mishnayos by then. You may call his son, Dovid (845) 270-4954, to verify which Mishnayos you agreed to.

Food for Thought: What is CSA? Community supported agriculture (CSA) lets you receive fresh produce, grown by local farmers, delivered right to one's neighborhood. On Monday, January 9 at 8 pm at SSJC, Erin Johnson, coordinator of the Sandy Spring CSA which serves Montgomery County, will explain how CSA works, why CSA is good for the environment, and how the farms and produce are selected. This program is free, open to the public, and is sponsored by the Kayamut/Sustainability Circle

Helpline for addictions – Do you or someone you love, have a problem with any type of addiction? If so call 866-zehayom for confidential help geared towards the frum community. For more information go to, which is sponsored by the Yehuda Mond Foundation.

LinkedIn for Beginners – JSSA will provide training on Wednesday, January 11, at 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville. Details at

Rides and Volunteers for Seniors – The Senior Connection, a non-profit organization that serves lower Montgomery County, provides free escorted rides to scheduled medical appointments, helps with grocery shopping and pays friendly visits or makes phone calls to share companionship.Volunteers are also needed, with trips typically scheduled during non-rush hours and less than 5 miles from home. For more information or contact Marcia Custer at 301-962-0820.

Do the mitzvah of bikur cholim! Visit people in Kemp Mill who would greatly appreciate it. Community Service points may be earned as well. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman @

The Good Book Directory for the Washington area Jewish community is being assembled now. If you have changed your phone number, address or email and want them to know, or want to be included for the first time, send you information to them at or 877-358-6068.


Shabbos, Jan. 7 – Bar Mitzvah of Eitan Isser, 8:45AM Main Minyan

Monday, Jan. 9 – The Man With the Truck, 5:30pm to 9pm, Arcola Social Hall

Becker's Disposables, 5pm to 8:30pm, Arcola Lobby

Shabbos, Jan. 27-28 – Shabbaton with the Greater Washington Community Kollel

YISE Sisterhood Presents: "First Step to a Healthier 2012"

Ladies, would you like to make eating better a priority for 2012, but you just don't know where to start? Start off 2012 the right way! YISE Sisterhood is hosting an informative and fun presentation by Jennifer Reilly, Registered Dietician and author of Cooking with Trader Joe's Cookbook: Skinny Dish!, Motzai Shabbos, Jan. 7 at YISE Arcola, beginning at 8pm. Ms. Reilly will guide you through a discussion of healthy eating, prepare easy-to-make healthy dishes right before your eyes, and answer your nutrition questions. Participants will each get a taste of the delicious items prepared during the presentation. You'll leave the event with a better understanding of nutrition and with recipes to help you begin your journey to eating better. $10 with an RSVP and $12 at the door. Sponsorships are welcome at $18, $36 (or more). Women only. For information/RSVP contact

DAVENING TIMES WEEK OF Jan. 8 – Jan. 14, 2012

MORNING SERVICES (Jan. 8 – Jan. 14)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

Sunday 8:00am 6:30/7:30/8:45am 7:30am "

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

Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 6:30am 6:55/7:35/8:30am 6:15am "

Shabbos 8:30am 7:00/7:00/8:00/8:45am 8:00am "


Mincha-Maariv (Jan. 8 – Jan. 12) Talis & Tefillin 6:30am

Sunday – Arcola & University – 4:50pm Krias Sh'ma 9:51am

Monday – Thursday – Arcola – 4:50pm Mincha (Earliest) 12:48pm

Monday – Thursday – University – Maariv – 7:15pm

NEXT SHABBOS, JAN. 13-14, 2012

Parshas Shemos – 19 Teves, 5772 Light Candles by 4:49pm

Friday Mincha 4:50pm

Early Shabbos Mincha 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 4:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 4:45pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 4:45pm

Shabbos Ends 5:53pm

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