Parashas Bamidbar – May 27-28, 2011

Download the May 27-28 Shabbos Shorts [PDF]

Sign up to get the Shabbos Shorts emailed to you each week
YISE Shabbos Shorts

Shabbos, May 27-28, 2011

Parashas Bamidbar Mevorchim HaChodesh 24 Iyar, 5771

Earliest Candle Lighting 6:52pm Light Candles by 8:06pm

Friday Mincha (Plag) – Arcola 6:40pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – University 7:15pm

Friday Mincha 2 – Arcola Social Hall 7:30pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola 8:10pm

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

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is sponsored by Deborah & Jeffrey Weinstein on the 5th yahrzeit of Hannelore Weinstein & on the 3rd birthday of Lily Weinstein.

The 8AM Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by "The Chevra" with Cholent & Kugel provided this Shabbos by Wrap2Go.

The Youth/8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is in honor of Yaffa & Rabbi Tzvi Klugerman and family

for their years of dedicated service to the shul and community,

and has been organized by the Youth Minyan. Thank you to all the MANY sponsors!

University Blvd. is hosting a Mevorchim HaChodesh Kiddush this Shabbos.

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 5:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 7:50pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 8:05pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 8:05pm

Shabbos Ends 9:13pm


Talya & Dave Weinberg on the birth of a son. Mazal tov also to big brother Azi, to grandparents Judy & Jeff Graber and Sheila Weinberg, and to the greatgrandparents Sam & Maxine Graber and Rose Berlin. The Shalom Zachor is this

Friday night, May 27, at the Weinberg home, 11232 Watermill Lane, 9:45pm. The Bris will follow the 8:45am Minyan on Sunday morning, May 29.

Vivian & Arnold Kirshenbaum on the marriage of their daughter Shanie Garfinkel, to William Bokor of Lincolnwood, Il. Mazal Tov to all the mishpocha.

Barbara & Dr. Clifton Price on their daughter & son-in-law, Shoshana & David Shrank, on receiving their MSW degrees from Temple University.

Harriet & Elliot Jacob on the birth of a granddaughter, Esther, born to their children Loni & Hillel Goldman from Baltimore, Maryland.


Sue White and family on the passing of her father, Louis Friedman. The funeral took place in Providence, RI, on Tuesday. Shiva will be observed at the White home, 702 Kersey Rd., through Monday morning, May 30. Please, visitors after 9:30am.

Surgery for Rabbi Yisroel Anemer is scheduled for Thursday, June 2. The number for saying tehillim for him is 760-569-7676, and the access code is 517657 at 8:30pm.

Yom Yerushalayim, Wednesday, June 1, there will be a minyan in the Belonofsky Sanctuary at 6:35am, instead of the regular 6:55am minyan.


Safety is our primary concern. We are thrilled to announce that our Head Counselor, Mrs. Elyse Gabay, is a Registered Nurse! With all the peanut allergies, asthma, and other health issues so many children are now facing, we are taking a proactive measure to ensure their safe and enjoyable summer. In addition, we have a high counselor to camper ratio to help with every child's individual needs. To ensure your child's spot at the camp, please register at your earliest convenience. Go to to download the registration forms. If you have any questions, contact Lianne Heller, Camp Shomrai Director at 301-593- 7365 or e-mail


Youth Groups this Shabbos meet at 10am. 1st – 4th grade girls meet upstairs in the small Beis Medrash; 1st – 4th grade boys at the Yeshiva (meet in the YISE downstairs lobby at 10am); 2-5 year olds meet in the large Youth room behind the women`s balcony. Pick up the 2-5 year olds in the large Youth room and the 1st-4th graders in the small Youth room.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shiur for 6th-8th grade boys meets 1 hour before Mincha on Shabbos.


Beis Medrash Zichron Gedaliah Community Tuesday Night Learning for Men – meets in the YISE small Social Hall. Mincha, 7:45pm, Learning 8pm-9pm, followed by Maariv. Contact Rabbi Reingold, 301-996-5910.

Rabbi Zev Katz's Wednesday morning Chumash shiur meets Wednesdays at 11am in the small Beis Medrash.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Wednesday evening Advanced Men's Gemara shiur, meets one hour before Mincha Wednesday evenings at University Blvd.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara shiur for men, Tuesday and Friday mornings, Arcola Social Hall, 6:00-6:45am.

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

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday night Women's shiur 8pm, small Social Hall.

Linas Hatzedek – The Greater Washington Community Kollel – Linas Hatzedek will meet this Sunday with the continuation of the topic of Lo Sisnah: The Prohibition of Harboring Hatred in Your Heart. The program is presented jointly with the YISE Adult Education Committee, Sunday mornings 9:30am, following the 8:45 Shacharis.

Gemara Basics – The Greater Washington Community Kollel's weekly Yesodei Hatorah shiur for men meets on Thursdays, 8:30pm, in the Arcola Social Hall.


R' Pinchas Werner – 8:15am Shiur, youth room behind the balcony. All are welcome.

Rabbi David Hyatt – Gemara Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Musaf.

Rabbi William Millen – Gemara Shiur, resumes this Shabbos 1 hour before Mincha.

Rabbi Amram Hes -Parsha shiur meets ½ hour before Mincha.

Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak between Mincha and Maariv at Arcola.

R' Matt Welik will speak between Mincha & Maariv at University Blvd.

Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur 9am, upstairs behind the women's balcony.
Mishnayot and Tikun, Sunday Evening May 29 – at University Blvd. after Maariv,

Mishnayot and Tikun in commemoration of the 33rd yahrzeit of Reuven Fishman, a Silver Spring medical student who went to Israel for Jewish learning, but was killed in a bus bombing.


Women's Daytime Tehillim Group – 2pm-3pm, Tuesdays. For information contact Arleeta Lerner, 301-649-0552.

The Women's Group studying "The Power of the Positive Word" will meet this Shabbos at the home of Mrs. Klavan, 1106 Arcola Avenue, at 6pm.

3rd Grade Girl's Shabbos Group will meet at the home of Dalya Namrow, 6 Fulham Ct, from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.

To Shower or Not to Shower – Bathing on Yom Tov: A Look at the Sources – Monday, May 30, Memorial Day, Chavrusa learning from 9 – 10am followed by a Shiur by Rabbi Reingold, 10:00 – 10:30am, at the Yeshiva, 1216 Arcola Ave.

Israeli Food Bank Director to speak – Paul Leiba, a director of Leket Israel, the National Food Bank of Israel, will speak at a parlor meeting at the Zimand home, 714 Horton Drive, Monday, May 30, 8:30 pm. Mr. Leiba will discuss the range of Leket programs and how Leket uses donated money. To find out more visit

Making Decisions About Medicare: What You Need to Know – Bikur Cholim's next Eldercare program addresses the wide range of services and providers covered by Medicare (A, B, C, and D). The speaker is Hilary Dalin, Director of Policy and Technical Assistance for the National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment at the National Council on Aging. June 5, 9:30-11:30 am, KMS.

Pre-Shavuos learning program – Rabbi Koss will speak on topics in Jewish History on Monday, June 6, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, at 1111 University Blvd. W., apt. 215, Mr. Marvin Konick's apartment. Cheesecake and light refreshments will be served. Program co-sponsored by the YISE Chesed Committee and Bikur Cholim.

Gush Katif's Forgotten People – Judy Lowy of JobKatif will discuss her non-profit organization's efforts on behalf of former residents of Gush Katif and Northern Shomron. Monday, June 13, at the home of Gail & Chaim Sanders 604 Lamberton. Mincha, 7:45pm; presentation, 8:00pm. For more info, contact Gail at

Hot Tips for Today's Job Market – JSSA presents a free workshop on (1) becoming more successful at self-marketing, (2) resume tips, and (3) mastering the interview process. Thursday, June 16, 10:30-11:30am, Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Road, North Potomac. For info call 301-610-8380 or email

Don't Waste Food – Planning a Simcha? Mazal Tov! What do you plan to do with any left over catered food from certified kosher stores or caterers? The Yehudah Mond Foundation can distribute your extra food to local families who have a need. To donate, call or have your caterer contact or call 301-537-7158.

JTC's 2nd camp season begins June 21 for guys entering grades 8-12. Our program challenges young men physically, mentally and spiritually with athletics, extreme trips and more at an all-inclusive price. [Includes all trips, programs and fees, breakfast, Gatorade, T-shirt and weekly BBQs.] Info and forms at:

Camp Shalom begins June 22! Camp sessions include all-around programs Rena and Reyim; Gibor (sports specialty program for boys); Safed (art specialty program for girls); and new LIT and CIT programs for grades 7-9. Most affordable all-inclusive fees in the area. Info and forms at:

Reminder- Community programs are listed as space is available, at the discretion of the YISE staff. Listings for non-Shul events may appear only one time if space is needed for Shul events, or may appear more often if space permits. There are no guarantees. Submissions are subject to editing for space or stylistic requirements.


Monday May 30 – The Man with the Truck, Arcola Social Hall, from 5:00pm to8:30pm.

Shabbos, June 11 – The YISE Community Adult Education Project welcomes Rabbi Daniel Rapp, J.D., Associate Dean of Judaic Studies at Yeshiva University, Dayan, Beth Din of America, as our Scholar-in-Residence.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Pirkei Avos Shiur for Women Tuesday evenings, 8:15pm, through the counting of the Omer. A Study of Pirkei Avos, in memory of Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, zt"l.

Lost: From coat rack upstairs at YISE May 14- Long black coat without liner. Nautica brand, men's large. Plain coat, no belts, straps, etc. call 240-422-6590.

Lost: a rain & wind resistant, gray & black jacket with a hood and many exterior & interior zippered pockets. Mountain Hardware brand. Call 301-933-4700 9am-7pm, or 301-943-5153. Last seen Sunday, May 15, in the coat rack area by the YISE main entrance.

It's your Shul- care for it like you would want your home cared for.

Davening Times Week of May 29 – June 4, 2011

MORNING SERVICES (May 29 – June 4)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

Sunday/Monday (Memorial Day) 8:00am 6:30/7:30/8:45am 7:30am "

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

Wednesday (Yom Yerushalayim) 6:30am 6:35/7:35/8:30am 6:15am "

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

Friday (Rosh Chodesh) 6:10am 6:35/7:35/8:30am 6:00am "

Shabbos 8:45am 7:00/7:00/8:00/8:45am 8:15am "

AFTERNOON SERVICES Mincha-Maariv (May 29- June 2)

Sunday-Thursday – Arcola & University 8:15pm

HALACHIC TIMES (May 29 – June 4)

Talis & Tefillin 4:43am

Krias Sh'ma 9:24am

Mincha (Earliest) 1:44pm

Next Shabbos, June 3-4, 2011

Parashas Naso 2 Sivan, 5771

Earliest Candle Lighting 6:57`pm Light Candles by 8:11pm

Friday Mincha (Plag) – Arcola 6:45pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – University 7:15pm

Friday Mincha 2 – Arcola Social Hall 7:30pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola 8:15pm

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 5:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 7:55pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 8:10pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 8:10pm

Shabbos Ends 9:18pm

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 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: Web Site:

Office Hours: Monday(Closed for Memorial Day) Tuesday -Thursday, 9am-5pm, Friday 9am – 2pm

Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, zt"l Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum

David Mazel – President Alan Zimmerman – Executive Director