Sukkos/Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah/Shabbos Bereshis – October 8-18, 2014

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Sukkos Shorts

October 8-18, 2014 – 15-24 Tishrei 5775

Sukkos / Shemini Atzeres / Simchas Torah / Shabbos Bereshis

The Sukkos Shorts is sponsored this week by Stuart & Judy Rosenthal.

Sukkos Schedule

Erev Sukkos, Wednesday, October 8:

* Eruv Tavshilin

* Light Candles by 6:21

* Mincha: 6:25 (All locations)

* Maariv: 6:55 (All locations)

* Kiddush after 7:20

First Day Sukkos, Thursday, October 9:

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

* Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 – Rabbi Silver

* University – Rabbi Barry Greengart

* Mincha:
Arcola: 6:25 University: 6:25
Sephardi: 6:15 Nusach Sefard: 6:25

* Maariv: 6:50 (All locations)

* Light Candles / Kiddush after 7:19 (No preparations shall be done before this time.)

Second Day Sukkos, Friday, October 10:

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

* Divrei Torah:

* 8:00 – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:45 – Rabbi Silver

* Light Candles by 6:18

* Mincha/Maariv:
Arcola: 6:20 University: 6:20
Sephardi: 6:15 Nusach Sefard: 6:20

Shabbos Chol Hamoed Sukkos, October 11:

* Shacharis:
Arcola: 6:45, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30
Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Divrei Torah:

* Sephardi – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Mincha:
Arcola: 2:30, 6:15 University: 6:15
Sephardi: 6:00 Nusach Sefard: 6:15

* Shiur:

* University – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Arcola – Rabbi Silver

* Maariv/Havdalah: 7:16

Chol Hamoed Sukkos, Sunday, October 12:

* Shacharis: 6:30, 7:30 (Sephardi), 7:30, 8:00 (Univ.), 8:45

* Mincha/Maariv: 6:20 (Arcola)

Chol Hamoed Sukkos, Monday, October 13:

* Shacharis: 6:10, 6:25, 7:35, 8:45

* Mincha/Maariv: 6:20 (Arcola)

Chol Hamoed Sukkos, Tuesday, October 14:

* Shacharis 6:10, 6:25, 7:35, 8:45

* Mincha/Maariv: 6:20 (Arcola)

Hoshanah Rabbah, Wednesday, October 15:

* Shacharis 5:55, 6:10, 7:00, 8:45

* Eruv Tavshilin

* Light Candles by 6:11

* Mincha:
Arcola: 6:15 University: 6:15
Sephardi: 6:15 Nusach Sefard: 6:15 (followed by Maariv with Hakafos)

* Maariv: 6:45 (All locations)

* Kiddush after 7:10

Shemini Atzeres, Thursday, October 16:

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

* Yizkor – not before 10:30

* Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 – Rabbi Silver

* Mincha: 6:05 (All locations)

* Maariv: 7:00 (Arcola only)

* Light Candles/ Kiddush after 7:08 (No preparations shall be done before this time.)

* Hakafos 7:20 (Arcola only)

Simchas Torah, Friday, October 17:

* Shacharis:
Arcola: 6:45, 8:30 University: N/A
Sephardi: 7:30 Nusach Sefard: N/A

Shabbos Bereshis Schedule

Mevorchim Hachodesh

Friday Night, October 17:

* Light Candles by 6:08

* Mincha
Arcola: 6:10 University: 6:10
Sephardi: 6:05 Nusach Sefard: 6:10

Shabbos Day, October 18:

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

* Mincha
Arcola: 2:30, 6:05 University: 6:05
Sephardi: 5:50 Nusach Sefard: 6:05

* Maariv/Havdalah: 7:06

Divrei Torah:

* University Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:45 Minyan Rabbi Silver

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Josh Blaustein
iddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – Sahra & Yale, Faith & Gil, Rochelle and Uncle Rafi in honor of Daniel completing Shisha Sidre Mishna.

* 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 5:05 PM.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 5:20 PM.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Shiur at 5:35 PM.

* Rabbi Silver – Shiur after Mincha at University.

* Rabbi Elchanan Adler – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

Mazal Tov

* Daniel Ginsburg upon completing the study of Shisha Sidre Mishnah. Mazal Tov as well to his parents, Sahra & Yale Ginsburg, siblings Elazar, Avi, and Naftali, grandparents Faith & Gil Ginsburg, and Rochelle Dimont, and Uncle Rafi.

* Barbara Price and family on the birth of her grandson, Akiva, born to Elana & Avraham Benguigui.

YISE Programs and Listings

Thanks from YISE:

* Thank you to everyone that helped setting up the Shul before the holidays by moving books, chairs, Mechitzas and in helping to put back and clean-up after Yom Kippur. Special thanks to Steve Friedman, Miriam Friedman, Matan Friedman, Edan Friedman, Merav Friedman, Yale Ginsburg, Avi Ginsburg, Daniel Ginsburg, Rafi Ginsburg, Natan Kelsey, Masha Katz, Jonathan Fine, Aaron Goodman.

* Thanks to the volunteers who erected the Shul's Sukkah: Avi, Maya, Bella and Ana Kotek; Jonathan Fine; Shlomo and Rachamin Danesh; and Stuart Cohen.

Simchas Torah Evening Celebration – As in past years, we anticipate a wonderful night of celebration on Simchas Torah. Please consider making a donation of $18, $36. Please send your checks to the Shul office or pay on the Shul website with the notation "Youth Simchas Torah." Contact for more information.

Simchas Torah Daytime Kiddush – Join the YISE Social Committee in celebrating Simchas Torah with the YISE annual Simchas Torah Kiddush following services on October 17. Help sponsor our Kiddush: $100/$50/$36/$18. Volunteers needed to: set up / serve / clean up. Please contact

GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – will resume on Sunday, October 26.

Medicine and Halacha: At the End of Life – Rabbi Rosenbaum and Dr. Theo Heller will discuss decisions about starting, continuing, and ending life support, and whom to consult on which decisions. Sponsored by the Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the Chesed committees of YISE, KMS, and SSJC. In the YISE Social Hall, Sunday, October 26, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon.

Halacha Shiur for Women – Rabbi Rosenbaum will continue his monthly women's Halacha Shiur. The next one will be Sunday, October 26 at 8:30 PM at the home of Bayla Goodman, 11527 Monticello Avenue. The topic will be "Kashrus in the Kitchen."

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.

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 October 19.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the small Beis Medrash- will resume on October 21.

* 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 – will resume on October 22.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the small Beis Medrash – will resume on October 22.

* Rabbi Silver's Halacha Shiur for Men, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM, in the Social Hall, part of the Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah – will resume on October 28.

* 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 – will resume on October 21.

* Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM; Maariv to follow – regular program will resume on October 21.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men at University – will resume on October 29 at 7:00 PM.

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays at 8:00 PM in the small Beis Medrash – will resume on October 23.

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet the first two days of Sukkos, Shabbos Chol Hamoed, Shemini Atzeres and Shabbos Bereshis at 9:15 AM sharp in the small Social Hall.

Youth Groups for 2-5 year olds will be held on the first two days of Sukkos, Shabbos Chol Hamoed, Shemini Atzeres and Shabbos Bereshis in the youth room behind the balcony. Youth groups on the second day of Sukkos, Shabbos Chol Hamoed and Shabbos Bereshis for 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.

The YISE Youth Sukkah Hop – Come join in the fun on Friday, October 10 for the annual YISE Youth Sukkah Hop! There will be 4 groups leaving from the YISE Sukkah at 3:30 PM and ending at the Sukkah at Ben Yehuda Pizza at 5:00 PM. Please arrive for drop off and pick up promptly as it is Erev Shabbos. The groups will be K-2nd grade boys, K-2nd grade girls, 3rd-6th grade boys, and 3rd-6th grade girls. If your child is below K, and would like to take part, they may do so with a parent chaperone.

Yomi meets in the Yeshiva Beis Medrash – Monday through Thursday at 9:00 PM, Shabbos 1-1/2 hours before regular Mincha, and Sunday at 6:30 AM.

Women's Discussion Group – Shabbos afternoons, 5:30 PM at the home of Mrs. Klavan, 1006 Lamberton Drive, reading "Getting to Know Your Soul" by Rabbi Ittamar Schwartz, author of Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh.

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

Kemp Mill Pirchei – Shabbos afternoons, 4:00 PM to 4:55 PM in the Yeshiva classrooms. To join our e-mail list, contact Ranon Cortell or Pinchas Werner at

Rope Climbing on Chol Hamoed for the family on October 14 at Sandy Spring Adventure Park – Sukkah on the premises. Park is reserved for this exclusive event only! Discounted pricing for the event (ages 7 and up), is $31.00 per person plus tax and includes 3 hours of climbing time. Tickets for The Adventure Park`s newest addition, The Monkey Grove, and Labyrinth are also now available for purchase online at the discounted rate of $19.00 per person plus tax. Book online or pay at the door. Free for those who will not be climbing. Starting times are from 9:00AM – 10:30AM. For more info and to purchase tickets go to: and click "Book Online", then "Private Events/Fundraising", then choose one of the "Sukkot" options. For more info, please contact Miriam Friedman at

The Beacon's free 50+Expos will take place in both Silver Spring, Md. and Arlington, Va., featuring speakers, technology classes, health screenings, flu and pneumonia shots, government, nonprofit and business exhibitors, live entertainment, giveaways and door prizes. The Maryland event is on Sunday, Oct. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Center in downtown Silver Spring. The N. Va. Expo will be Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. at Ballston Mall in Arlington, Va. To volunteer, or for more info, call the Beacon at (301) 949-9766.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Will resume after Sukkos on October 22.

The Fall Semester at the GWCK begins Sunday, October 26. Join the Kollel in Silver Spring, Potomac, and DC for classes and other exciting learning opportunities!

Yom Tov Appeals Sustain Community Safety Nets – Two Kemp-Mill-based foundations need your tax-deductible donations to meet increasing Yom Tov aid requests.

* The Yehuda Mond Foundation supplements its year-round Tomchei Shabbos program; contribute at

* The Franco Foundation helps with essentials, like rent, mortgage, and utilities; mail to Allan Franco, 613 Bromley Street, or through Paypal with

Bikur Cholim Community Events:

* Taking Care of Your Aging Parent's (and Your Own) Finances – Join BCGW and Beth Sholom Sisterhood for an informative Eldercare Workshop.Sunday, October 19, 9:30 AM, Beth Sholom Congregation.

* Women's Health Series featuring sessions on a variety of topics led by experts in their fields. Our first workshop will focus on relaxation. "Managing Stress: The Tool Kit for Everyday Living" will teach the art and science of how to reduce stress and enhance well being using the basic strategies of Guided Imagery. Sunday, November 16, 10:00 AM at the Turitz home, 504 Hermleigh Road.

Uplifting and Inspiring Kumzits/Simchas Beis Hashoayva for Women – Tuesday, October 14, at 8:30 PM at the Sukkah of Nancy Mehlman, 925 Grays Lane. Bring your voices, ruach and inspiring stories. If you have questions contact Nancy at

Walk for Life: Join team "Berman Hebrew Academy." Participate in Gift of Life's 5K Walk for Life at Rock Creek Park (Washington, D.C.) on November 9. To register for the Walk for Life, go to and join the Berman Hebrew Academy team. Up to 5 community services hours are available for students who volunteer. For more about Gift of Life visit If you have any questions, please contact David Lowenstein at 301-625-7933 or at or Rabbi Pepper at

A Taste of Shabbos

Parshas Noach – October 24 -25

Preparations are moving along for a very special Shabbos at YISE. Sponsorships are welcome to help cover the costs of a Thursday night Challah bake event, a Friday night Oneg, and a Shalosh Seudos, among other programs. Suggested sponsorship levels are $36, $54, and $100. Please contact Simi Franco at or 301-593-4465, ext. 403 if you are interested in being a sponsor. To become a part of this special Shabbos by volunteering or hosting, please contact

The Week Ahead
Sunday, October 19 Monday, October 20 Tuesday, October 21 Wednesday, October 22 Thursday, October 23 Friday, Oct. 24 – Rosh Chodesh
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 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30
University 8:00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sephardi 7:30 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00

Mincha /Maariv
Arcola 6:05 6:05 6:05 6:05 6:05 See Shabbos schedule
University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 6:35 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 10:07 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:23 PM

Next Shabbos

October 24-25, 2014 – 1 Cheshvan 5775

Parshas Noach / Rosh Chodesh

Light Candles by 5:59 – Havdalah 6:57

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 5:59

* Mincha
Arcola: 6:00 University: 6:00
Sephardi: 5:55 Nusach Sefard: 6:00

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha
Arcola: 2:30, 5:30 University: 5:55
Sephardi: 5:15 Nusach Sefard: 5:30

* Maariv/Havdalah: 6:57

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 10 – Youth Sukkah Hop – 3:30 – 5:00

Thursday / Friday / Shabbos, October 23-25 – A Taste of Shabbos

Sunday, October 26 – Medicine and Halacha: At the End of Life

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, October 22 at 12 Noon.

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

Office Phone: 301-593-4465 Office Fax: 301-593-2330

Eruv line: 301-593-5561 E-Mail:


Office Hours:

Monday (10/13) and Tuesday (10/14) 9:00 AM-5:00 PM,

Wednesday (10/15) 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Thursday (10/16) and Friday (10/17) – Closed

Monday through Thursday (10/20 – 10/23) 9:00 AM-5:00 PM,

Friday (10/24) 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Michael Shimoff – President

Rabbi Binyamin Silver – Asst. Rabbi Maurie Rosenberg – Executive Director