Parashas Acharei Mos – May 3 -4, 2024

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Candle Lighting 7:45, not before 6:36 | Havdalah 8:49

Sponsored by Susan & Rabbi Saul Koss in honor of their dear friend Lew Sosnowik. May he continue to inspire & strengthen many others and
by Janette & Jerry Rapp to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Jerry's mother, Molly Rapp, Malka bas Pinchos, A"H, on 1 Iyar.

YISE Supports Israel

Our thoughts and prayers are focused on Israel. Please see the back of this sheet for various things you can do to support Israel.

Mazal Tov

Ariella & Rabbi Yoni Broth on the birth of a son. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Cheryl & Richie Broth. Mazal Tov to the great-grandparents Nancy & David Broth, and Tena & Avery Umlas, and of course Mazal Tov to all of the Aunts and Uncles especially the SOUPer, awesome, Great Auntie Rona, Uncle Aaron, and Aunt Raile.

Ze'ev Goldstein on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah. We extend a hearty Mazal Tov to his parents, Michelle & Yoni, and the rest of the family. Marla & Marty Teichman on the birth of a great-grandson. Mazal Tov to the parents Chava & Rabbi Avram Yarkoni and the grandparents Randee & Rabbi Menashe Goldberger

Carolyn Fanaroff and Ira Ungar on the engagement of their son, Meshulam Ungar, to Hannah Vorchheimer of Manhattan. Mazal Tov to Hannah's parents Rachel & Dr. David Vorchheimer. Mazal Tov also to Meshulam's sister Paula, and Hannah's siblings Emma, Josh, and Ethan.


Hadas & Steve Kozlowski on the passing of Hadas's father, Ronald Jacobowitz, A"H. Condolences also to Yoni and Tali, Avi and Mariah, Tali, and Uri. Hadas is observing Shiva in Phoenix through Monday morning. She can be reached at 240-460-4044 (cell phone) or 602-263-8633 (Shiva house).

Kiddush Sponsors

Hashkamah Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush Group.

Shul Kiddush and Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Don & Ariela Goldstein, of Dallas, TX, in honor of Ze'ev's Bar Mitzvah.

Shabbos and Weekday Shiurim Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Shiur is sponsored by David Jaray in appreciation of Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his shiur, and in memory of all those who have lost their lives in Israel. May Hashem bless Israel with complete and speedy victory and Brachos for the Israeli soldiers, hostages, students, and all of Israel.

8:45 Minyan Drasha is sponsored by Sima & Richard Soskin in recognition of the 3rd Yahrzeit of Sima's mother, Esther bas Yosef Rosen A"H, which was yesterday, 25 Nisan. May her Neshama have an Aliyah and by Joan & Don Walter to commemorate the Yahrzeits of Don's father, Aharon ben Avraham Yaakov; and Joan's mother, Rut bat Anshel.

Post Pesach

Chametz after Pesach – For information about purchasing Chametz after Pesach, go to:

Post-Pesach Pizza – Congratulations to Yisrael Katz and Debbie Weinstein who won the first and second pizzas after Pesach from Ben Yehuda Pizza.Thank you to Ben Yehuda and to everyone who participated.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan Locations:

B – Belonofsky Sanctuary, S – Social Hall, LBM – Large Beis Medrash, SBM – Small Beis Medrash, H – The House


Mincha/Maariv: 6:20 (Plag, S) 7:00 (B), 7:45 (S), 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)


Shacharis: 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi, LBM), 9:15 (Teen, H)

Mincha:2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 7:40 (B), 7:35 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 8:49 (B)


8:45 Main Minyan – Rabbi Rosenbaum

9:15 Minyan – Rabbi Postelnek


Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur: (SBM) Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman

Ohr HaChaim Chabura: 8:55 (S) Rabbi Postelnek

Parsha Shiur before Mincha: 6:40 (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

Shiur between Mincha/Maariv: Rabbi Rosenbaum

Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – 9:15 AM in The House, followed by Kiddush

Shabbos Groups – 10 AM until shul ends

Toddler Group, under 2 with parent, Toddler Room

Kinder Group, 2-5, upstairs behind the balcony

Boys 6-9 & Girls 6-9 and 5th-6th Grade Girls, meet in lower lobby and walk to YGW

Stay tuned for info on the 5th/6th grade girls Shabbaton, High School Boys Trivia Night, a Preschool Playdate & More!


YISE Supports Israel

YISE invites members with family on active IDF duty to share their profiles at

YISE maintains a community-wide Tehillim WhatsApp group. To join, visit To submit names of soldiers serving in the IDF for tefilot, please send the soldier's Hebrew name and his/her mother's Hebrew name to

We pray that our soldiers will return soon to their peacetime roles, and in the interim ask our members to daven and undertake other zechuyos on behalf of these and other IDF personnel defending Israel and our people.

Tefilah We gather in the Belonofsky Sanctuary on Sunday evenings after Mincha/Maariv for 15 minutes of communal Tehillim. Additionally, Tehillim are recited at each daily and Shabbos minyan. Rabbi Rosenbaum leads a daily 15-minute Zoom of Tehillimrecital and study of the Sefer Mesilas Yesharim Sunday through Friday at 12:30 PM on Zoom A.

Tzedaka A list of charitable organizations is available at: As we engage our efforts through tefilah, tzedakah and political action, let us also beseech Hashem daily to bring safety to the citizens of Israel, success to its military, and clarity to its leadership.

Upcoming YISE Events

Yom HaShoah v'Hagvurah – Sunday, May 5 at 7:30 PM at KMS, featuring Lew Sosnowik, Dvar Torah by Rabbi Weinberg.see flyer

Rabbi Koss's Monthly Jewish History Class – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish history, Monday, May 6 from 2 PM – 3 PM on Zoom A. Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee.

Evening of Chizuk and Tefilla with Einav Danino – Please join us for an evening of chizuk and unity with Einav Danino, whose son Ori has been held captive by Hamas since October 7th. Einav will share Ori's story and her resounding message of emunah. Intended for mature audience. Wednesday May 8, 8:00 PM in the Social Hall. Mincha at 7:45 PM, Maariv following the program. see flyer

Women's Unity Challah Bake – An Evening of Inspiration and Unity featuring Giti Fredman. Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 PM at YISE sponsored by The Robin Niman Mikvah Education Fund of The Mikvah Emunah Society of Greater Washington. RSVP at see flyer

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Anemer, ZT"L – Please join us on Zoom A to mark the Rav's 14th Yahrzeit, Thursday, May 9 at 12:30. see flyer

Hear from a Chayal on Yom Ha'Zikaron – Join YISE this Yom Ha'Zikaron for a moving evening with IDF chayal, Ezra Postelnek in conversation with his brother, Rabbi Postelnek. Hear Ezra's story and IDF experiences as he bears witness to bravery, selfsacrifice, and loss. Sunday, May 12, 8:00 PM in the Social Hall. Mincha at 7:45 PM and Maariv to follow the program. see flyer

Important Online Security Briefing: Wednesday, May 15 at 8:45 PM. All shul members are invited to participate in this YISEspecific program. You will receive an email through which you can register. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You will learn how to recognize suspicious activity and how to reduce and respond to threats. Please register at your earliest opportunity. For more information, contact

Scholar-In-Residence – Rabbi Avishai David at YISE – Shabbos, May 18. After Musaf, "Days of Sefiras HaOmer Determining Proper Atitudes Towards the Kedusha of Eretz Yisrael and Towards the State of Israel," at 6:45 PM," Warmth and Radiance of Gedolei Yisrael – Personal Encounters and Vignettes of Torah Giants," and between Mincha/Maariv, "Hakaras HaTov and the State of Israel." see flyer

Annual Election Meeting – Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 PM in the Social Hall. Details at

Zoom Connection details in the SHMA and at Flyers are available at

The Week Ahead

Wednesday, May 8 – Rosh Chodesh

Thursday, May 9 – Rosh Chodesh

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 4:34 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 5:07 AM, Latest Netz: 6:05 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:31 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:41 PM, Earliest Shkia: 8:05 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 8:56 PM

Next Shabbos

May 10-11, 2024

3 Iyar 5784

Parashas Kedoshim

Candle lighting 7:52 not before 6:41

Havdalah 8:56

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 6:25 (Plag, S), 7:00 (B), 7:55 (S) 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:

Shacharis: 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi, LBM), 9:15 (Teen, H)

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 7:35 (B), 7:45 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 8:56