Parashas Vayishlach – December 5-6, 2014

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December 5-6, 2014 – 14 Kislev 5775 – Parshas Vayishlach

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha

Arcola: 4:30, Ruach 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: 5:30

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Silver

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Barry Greengart

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – The Friedman family in honor of Moshe's Aufruf.

* 8:00 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 at 3:55 PM.

* Rabbi Silver – Shiur after Mincha at University.

* Rabbi Elchanan Resnick – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

Mazal Tov

* Adina & Fred Friedman and family on the Aufruf and upcoming marriage of their son Moshe to Leah Berger, daughter of Chasya & Rabbi Mordechai Berger of Lakewood.

* Marion & Bernie Muller on the birth of a grandson, Yosef Yonatan, born to Tova & Joshua Goldstein of Teaneck, NJ. Mazal Tov to the extended Muller and Goldstein families.


* Bette Weigert on the passing of her mother, Marion Krakow, and to Bernice Cohen on the passing of her grandmother. The funeral took place on Thursday. Shiva will be observed at 1004 North Belgrade Road. The Minyan schedule is as follows: Mincha/Maariv: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: 4:30. Shacharis: Sunday: 8:00, Monday: 6:45, Tuesday, Wednesday: 7:00.

YISE Programs and Listings

Ruach Minyan this Week – Friday, December 5, at 4:30 in the Arcola Social Hall.While there is no formal children's program, all Daveners are warmly welcomed to join and bring in Shabbos with us.

Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! This Motzei Shabbos, December 6, 6:30 PM, Arcola Social Hall. This week is sponsored by an anonymous donor. Open to the entire community! Delicious pizza! Interactive discussions! Raffle of exciting prizes! Lots of fun!

YISE Together-for-5 – Continues with a series of audio Shiurim by Rabbi Rosenbaum about "Laws of Shemittah." For more info, visit

Building Bridges: Who Are We and Who Are They? – The GWCK, in conjunction with YISE, invites men and women of the community to a special lecture by Rabbi Motty Berger of Aish HaTorah. He will be speaking on the topic of "How We Can All Get Involved in Reaching Out." Monday, December 8, 8:00 PM, Belonofsky Sanctuary. Admission is free.

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.

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

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.

SAVE THE DATE: YISE Annual Banquet

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Honorees: Lianne & Theo Heller and Youth Honorees: Yoni Broth, Daniel Ginsburg, and Hadassah Solomson

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

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."

* 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. Four Shiurim to choose from.

* 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. Four Shiurim to choose from.

* 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 Beis Medrash.

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp, in the small Social Hall. The Youth Minyan Kiddush is sponsored this week by the Linfield and Mehlman families in memory of their wife, mother, and grandmother, Gittel Leah Mehlman.

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.

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.

Judaism, Islam, and the Crisis with Terrorism – A lecture by Dr. Lawrence Schiffman. Woodside Synagogue, 7:30 PM, Motzei Shabbos, December 6.

Berman Hebrew Academy PTO Book Fair at the Barnes & Noble on Rockville Pike – Berman earns 10% of all the day's purchases towards new books for the school! Plus, there's tons of fun activities for the whole family. Sunday, December 7, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Reclaiming Mikvah: A Woman's Most Sacred Space – Mikvah Emunah Society and Chabad of Silver Spring present: An Evening of Empowerment & Inspiration for Women. Featured Speaker: Mrs. Rivkah Slonim. Sunday, December 7, 7:30 PM, Silver Spring Civic Center. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Dessert buffet. Free of charge. RSVP appreciated: or 301-593-1117. Co-sponsored by YISE and KMS.

Event for Friends of the IDF (FIDF)- Tuesday, December 9, 8:00 PM, at the home of Menucha & Noach Wolfe, 906 Lamberton Drive. An IDF staff sergeant (reserves) will talk about his experiences in the elite special forces. Contact to RSVP for this fundraiser.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, December 10, 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.

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. For more info. call: 443-928-3687.

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

Job Assist Events:

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

Yeshiva of Greater Washington – Tiferes Gedaliah Events:

* Pre-Chanukah Women's Melava Malka with Program and Shiurim – Motzei Shabbos, December 6. Open to women, alumnae, and Talmidos in the community, 6th grade and up at YGW Girls Campus. Shiurim with Mrs. Sima Jacoby, Mrs. Rachelle Reingold, Mrs. Sara Malka Winter, and Mrs. Esther Teitelbaum. Special Shiur for girls grades 6-10 with Miss Tzirel Leah Kreiser.

* Chanukah Obligations When Visiting Others' Homes – Monday, December 8. A Shiur for women with Rabbi Eli Reingold. 8:30 PM at 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.

* Visiting Day for 6th Grade Boys – Wednesday, December 10, 7:30 AM – 3:00pm. YGW Boys Campus. Students will walk through an abbreviated day and meet the administrators and teachers as well as new peers and experience the vibrancy of classes at YGW. For more information contact Rabbi Amram Hes at 301-649-7077 ext. 1528 or

* 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

The Week Ahead

Sunday, December 7 Monday, December 8 Tuesday, December 9 Wednesday, December 10 Thursday, December 11 Friday, December 12
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 6:10, 7:15 6:20, 7:15 6:20, 7:15 6:10, 7:15 6:20, 7:15

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: 6:21 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:36 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:33 PM

Next Shabbos

December 12-13, 2014 – 21 Kislev 5775

Parshas Vayeshev

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:31

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

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 5 Ruach Minyan, Arcola Social Hall

Shabbos, December 6 Aufruf of Moshe Friedman

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 6 Dor L'Dor, 6:30 PM, Arcola Social Hall

Monday, December 8 Bulding Bridges Shiur with Rabbi Motty Berger

Wednesday, December 10 YISE Board Meeting, 7:30 PM

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