Parashas Vayeshev – December 12-13, 2014

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December 12-13, 2014 – 21 Kislev 5775 – Parshas Vayeshev

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:31

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha:

Arcola: 4:30 University: 4:30 Sephardi: 4:25 Nusach Sefard: 4:30

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

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

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:10 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:31

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – In honor of our Simchas Torah Chasanim: Craig Simon – Chasan Torah and Dr. Werner Cohen – Chasan Beraishis and in honor of Dr. Werner Cohen's 93rd Birthday.

* 8:00 Minyan – The Elias-Bachrach family in honor of their new daughter, born on Monday.

* 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 at 3:55 PM.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola – A Review of the Halachos of Chanukah.

* Rabbi Silver – Shiur after Mincha at University.

Mazal Tov

* Rebecca & Ari Elias-Bachrach on the birth of a daughter. Mazal Tov to big sisters Aliza, Maya, and Naomi.

* Estee & Rabbi Binyamin Silver on the birth of a son. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Chana & Rabbi Uri Silver, Adrienne & Rick Harrison, and Ada & Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz.


* Rabbi Ira Brandriss and Debi Furst on the passing of their mother, Perla Brandriss. The funeral took place on Sunday, with burial in Israel. Shiva was observed in Israel.

* Geoffrey Rosenbloom on the passing of his mother, Ruth Rosenbloom. The funeral took place on Tuesday. Shiva will be observed at 6305 Green Meadow Parkway, Baltimore, through Monday morning. The Minyan schedule is as follows: Shacharis: Sunday and Monday: 7:30; Mincha/Maariv: Sunday: 4:30.

YISE Programs and Listings

We welcome new members who were voted in at the last Board meeting: Shulamit & Kevin Babitz, Hila & Eliezer Elbaz, Basya & Yitzchok Katz, Aviad Madar, and Rena & Yoni Schwarz

Chanukah Musical Celebration with the Arcola Rehab Residents – Co-sponsored by YISE, KMS, and Berman Hebrew Academy. Come to 901 Arcola Ave. on Tuesday, December 16, from 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Bring Chanukah cards to hand out to the residents. All ages are welcome and Upper School students can earn community service hours. If you would like to play an instrument, please contact Miriam Friedman for a list of songs that will be played. To sign up, please contact Miriam Friedman at or just show up.

L'Hashkicham Torasecha: The Mindfulness of Memory – Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah Community Chanukah Shiur for men and women with Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky. Tuesday, December 16, at 8:00 PM (Maariv to follow), YISE Social Hall.

Next Weekend – Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos, December 20, 6:45 PM, Arcola Social Hall. Open to the entire community! Delicious pizza! Interactive discussions! Raffle of exciting prizes! Lots of fun!

Shiurim from Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZT"L, are available at If you have tapes of Shiurim to add to the site, contact Rabbi Yisroel Anemer at or give tapes to Nechemia Mond.

Chanukah Parade at the Arcola Rehab – Come join Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington on Sunday, December 21, from 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM at 901 Arcola Ave. Co-sponsored by YISE, KMS, and Berman Hebrew Academy. Wear a costume or a funny hat if you have one. Meet in the step-up dining room. All ages are welcome and Upper School students can earn community service hours. To sign up please contact Miriam Friedman at or just show up.

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 would like to invite you to join us in 2015. The cost to become a member is $100. You can also choose to be set up 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

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.

Weekday Shiurim

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

* Rabbi Silver's Halacha Shiur for Men, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM, in the Social Hall, part of the Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah.We will be discussing "Halachos of Berachos" – will not meet this week.

* 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 – will not meet this week

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Zecharia Schwartz

* Jewish Philosophy with Rabbi Yonatan Zakem

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM- 7:25 AM and Monday through Friday 6:25 AM – 7:10 AM in the Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network's 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 – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the Social Hall; Maariv to follow. Special Shiur this week with Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky.

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

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays at 8:00 PM in the small Social Hall.

YISE Youth Announcements

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

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.

Reignite Chanukah – Join YISE Youth and YISE Nursery on December 14 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM for an exciting Chanukah celebration for children in nursery – 6th grade. $5.00 per child. Activities include: Find the last jug of olive oil in the 30 foot obstacle course, Chanukah sing-along, Chanukiyah building contest using recycled materials, olive oil press demonstration, and Sufganiyot.

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Community Programs and Listings

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

Tehillim – Wednesday mornings. Contact Arleeta Lerner for details 301-649-0552.

Gevaldig Concert Benefiting the Camp Gevaldig Scholarship Fund – Motzei Shabbos, December 13, 8:15 PM at SEHC featuring Yisroel Juskowitz with a band by Yehoshua Sheininger, Chaim Fruchter, and Yehoshua Mendlowitz. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund of Camp Gevaldig. $10 adults, $5 children, $20 family max. For more information call: 443-928-3687.

Yeshiva of Greater Washington – Tiferes Gedaliah Events – Open House for Parents of 6th Grade Girls – Monday, December 15. 8:00 PM at YGW Girls Campus. Come meet the administration, department heads, and teachers. Learn about the school and its programs. For more information, contact Rabbi Scott Hillman at 301-962-5111 ext. 1553 or

GWCK Annual Chanukah Festival! Come enjoy delicious Chanukah refreshments and dancing with music from Kol HaLev. Featuring a special theater performance by Shlomo Horwitz and a magic show for children! Tuesday, December 16, 7:00 PM at SEHC.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, December 17, 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.

Chanukah Coin Wrap – Join Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington on Sunday, December 21 at 11:45 AM at YISE. Bring your full BCGW Tzedakah boxes and loose change and help wrap the coins. See how your small change adds up to make a BIG difference. Enjoy jelly donuts in honor of Chanukah and go home with your own bag of wrapped chocolate coins! For more information contact BCGW at 202-331-4481.

Professional Clothing and Coat Drive – Do you have items that are in good condition but could use a new home? Donate today. Contact Adam Bashein for more information:

Rabbi Benjamin Ginsburg has just published his latest Sefer, an English book on Sefer Bereishis. If interested, please contact Raph Ginsburg at

to Sulam! For every new or increased donation received through the end of December 2014, donors will match dollar for dollar up to $100,000. Visit our website and make your contribution today. You can make a difference in a child's life.

The Good Book for 2014 – Listing members of the Washington area Jewish community, is in preparation. YISE members wishing to be included or to make changes in their listing should contact or 410-358-6068. The Good Book will include listing requests and changes until January 15.

Job Assist Events:

* Online Computer Training – Recorded courses on QuickBooks, HTML, Word, Excel, and Javascript start on December 31. Info and register at

The Week Ahead

Sunday, December 14 Monday, December 15 Tuesday, December 16 Wed., Dec. 17 – Chanukah Thurs., Dec. 18 – Chanukah Fri., Dec. 19 – Chanukah
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30
University 8:00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sephardi 7:30 6:10, 7:10 6:20, 7:15 6:10, 7:10 6:10, 7:10 6:10, 7:10

Mincha /Maariv
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: 6:25 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:41 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:36 PM

Next Shabbos

December 19-20, 2014 – 28 Kislev 5775

Parshas Miketz – Shabbos Chanukah Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 4:30 – Havdalah 5:33

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:30

* Mincha:

Arcola: 3:00, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:20 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

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

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:10 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:33

Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 14 Reignite Chanukah, Arcola Social Hall

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 20 Dor L'Dor, 6:45 PM, Arcola Social Hall

SAVE THE DATE: YISE Annual Banquet

Sunday, March 1, 2015

To volunteer to serve on a Banquet Committee, please contact Elise Saks at

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, December 17 at 12 Noon.

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