Parashas Bechukosai – June 3-4, 2016

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

June 3-4, 2016 – 27 Iyar 5776 – Parshas Bechukosai – Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 8:11 (and not before 6:57) – Havdalah 9:19

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Joey Franco – Mortgage Banker – 301-529-5387.

Mazal Tov

* Shera & Reuven Gaisin on the birth of their daughter, Shoshana Yaffa. Mazal Tov to siblings Aidel Tirtza and Shammai Menachem. Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Sheila & Allen Gaisin and Marion & Hal Dinitz of Potomac, and the entire family.


* Gloria Sherman on the passing of her sister, Laurel Rudavsky. The funeral took place on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Shiva will be observed through Monday morning at 11710 Lovejoy Street. Minyan schedule: Shacharis: Sunday: 8:00, Monday: 6:45. Mincha/Maariv: Sunday: 8:20.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:11, and not before 6:57

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:40, 7:15, 8:15 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

The 9:15 Minyan meets in the Boys' Yeshiva.

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 8:10 University: 8:10 Sephardi: 7:50 Nusach Sefard: 8:10

* Maariv/Havdalah: 9:19

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 and 9:15 Minyanim Rabbi Silver

* University Rabbi Barry Greengart

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8:00 Minyan – Marion & Fred Miller in honor of Fred's 50th birthday and by Laurie & Stuart Cohen in honor of the 50th anniversary of Stuart's Bar Mitzvah.

* Sephardi Minyan – Popi in memory of Meir Ben Simi, Yaakov Ben Chasiba and Chasiba Bat Grasia and by Avi Perez.

* University – "Mevorchim Hachodesh"

* 8:45 Main Minyan / 9:15 Minyan – Graduation Kiddush and "The 9:15 Group"

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM, behind the balcony.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi Moshe Chayim – Mussar Shiur at 6:20 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur at 7:10 PM.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 7:05 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Shiur at 7:40 PM.

* Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

YISE Programs and Listings

BBQ Pop Up – Texas Kosher BBQ (of Dallas, TX) will be having a POP up BBQ at YISE on Monday, June 6, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (or until we sell out). New menu offerings will include chopped beef, sliced brisket, half chicken platters, and hotdogs, as well as drinks, corn on the cob, cole slaw, potato chips and homemade Texas Baked Beans. Seating available in the Social Hall. Menu and pricing are available online at Cash or check preferred for faster checkout! There are no reservations! WE SELL UNTIL WE SELL OUT! A portion of the proceeds to benefit YISE.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on topics in Jewish History. Monday, June 6, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 1111 University Blvd. W., Apt. 215. For information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Tefilah: Your Personal Stairway to Heaven – This class, taught by Sharon Freundel and based on Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs, will enhance your path toward Hashem through deeper knowledge of prayer and human psychology. Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Small Social Hall. Open to men and women. Part of the YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project.

Dating Survival Guide: Practical and Productive Tips for Women in Shidduchim Ages 18-24 – A panel led by Rebbetzin Estee Silver. Monday, June 13, the second day of Shavuos. 5:30 PM, at the home of the Wakschlags, 11604 Monticello Avenue. Questions ahead of time are encouraged. Please send questions to:

Fight the Bite: How can you reduce the threat of the Zika virus from mosquitoes? Dr. Joseph Sklar, infectious disease specialist, and Dr. Richard Broth, a high-risk pregnancy obstetrician, will discuss the risk and the protective measures you can take. Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum will introduce the program. Sunday, June 19, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon at YISE (Social Hall). Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, and the Chesed committees of YISE, KMS and SSJC.

Planting Ornamentals Around the Shul – We have received donations to cover the planters, but we need more money for the flower beds against the Shul building. This is part of our effort to plant deer-resistant varieties of flowers and low shrubs around the exterior of the Shul. For donations, make checks payable to YISE and note the purpose is "planting flowers." We hope to add color and enhance the beauty of our facility with a collaborative effort in which we can share further pride of accomplishment. Thank you in advance for your support. Note: for those who like to get their hands dirty, we hope to announce the first round of planting soon. We can give community service credit. Contact Stuart Cohen for details.

Membership Directory – The 2016 YISE Membership Directory will be printed soon. To submit changes to your directory entry, go to or contact The deadline for changes is Wednesday, June 15.

Camp Shomrai is back! Camp Shomrai is back for another great summer for ages 2-5! For inquiries, please contact Sarah Dollman at

Shiurim from Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZT"L, are available 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.

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 selfimprovement), 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 room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM, in the Social Hall. For more details, please contact – will next meet on June 14.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach 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 Parsha Shiur for Men and Women. A mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM. For more details, please contact

* 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 with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* 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; Mincha at 7:45 and Maariv to follow. Choose from classes:

* Gemara Kop with R' Nachum Schwartz

* Becoming an Inspired Eved Hashem – Alei Shur (R' Shlomo Wolbe) with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at University – will not meet this week.

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays following Mincha/Maariv in the small Social Hall.

Cheryl Stern Community

Kelim Mikvah is Now Open

Dedicate a brick in the path to the Keilim Mikvah at YISE. Your engraved brick will be placed on the sidewalk in front of the Mikvah.

Brick: 4" x 8" brick paver on the Keilim Mikvah path. Lines: 3, Characters per line: 20, Cost: $ 180.00 each

Double Brick: 8" x 8" brick paver on the Keilim Mikvah path. Lines: 6, Characters per line: 20. Cost: $ 500.00 each

Donations are 100% tax deductible.

For more details visit:

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp.

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. Early care for 2-5 year olds runs from 9:30-10:00. Groups for all ages run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

I Accidentally Left my Bedroom Light on Friday Night, What Should I Do? – Rabbi Rosenbaum will give a Shiur Shavuos night for 4th–6th grade boys from 12:00 AM to 1:00 AM.

Spend Shavuos at Shomrai

First Day Shavuos, Sunday, June 12:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 5:05, 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: N/A Sephardi: 4:12 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 8:15 University: N/A Sephardi: 8:10 Nusach Sefard: 8:10

* Maariv: 8:50

* Light Candles after 9:24

(No preparations shall be done before this time.)

Second Day Shavuos, Monday, June 13:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 University: N/A Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 8:15 University: N/A Sephardi: 8:10 Nusach Sefard: 8:10

* Maariv/Havdalah: 9:24

Please note: All Minyanim at University are cancelled next Shabbos and Shavuos.

Learning program starts at midnight Motzai Shabbos. Please stay tuned for detailed information.

Second Day Lunch – Enlighten your Shavuos this year and join the 9:15 Minyan for a delicious, warm and friendly dairy lunch. Monday, June 13, the Second day of Shavuos, 12:30 PM at YISE. Cost: $15 per person, $10 for children ages 6-12, under 6 is free. Maximum cost per family: $45. Sponsors: $72 Daisies, $100 Tulips, $180 Roses. All sponsor levels include family meals. RSVP deadline is June 6. Reserve and pay online at: Payments: Check to YISE, marked "Shavuos Lunch" or PayPal/credit card online.A group of individuals in the community have expressed great interest that all feel comfortable attending this event and that none be inhibited by cost. Therefore, all are welcome to RSVP for the meal free of charge. Anyone who feels able to donate the suggested amount or a portion thereof is encouraged to do so. For additional information, contact Space is limited. We encourage everyone to join and get to know each other.

A Sundae on Monday – Join YISE Youth for a Family Ice Cream Party. Monday, June 13, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Arcola Social Hall.

Community Programs and Listings

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

Dirshu Daf Yomi B'Halacha on Hilchos Tefillah, learn Mishna Brurah with Rabbi Eli Reingold, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM at YGW. For information contact him at 301-996-5910 or

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

Kemp Mill Pirchei – For boys, first through sixth grade in the Yeshiva classrooms, Shabbos afternoons, 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM. If you're interested in sponsoring, please contact,

Shiur on Parsha – This Shabbos, June 4, with Rabbi Marvin Goldman. at 1121 University Blvd. West, Apt. 906, at 4:00 PM.

The Five Languages of Love and Kabbolos HaTorah – Women's Shiur with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Shabbos Bechukosai, June 4, 5:30 PM at the Rosenthals, 1220 Arcola Ave. For more information please contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

The Human Mind and Consciousness – Community Science Lecture Series, "Ma Rabu Ma'asecha…Celebrating the Wonder of Hashem's Creations" Lecture Series concludes with lecture by Dr. Joseph Cohn. Torah insights from Rabbi Chaim Biberfeld. The community is invited to join us for this last of the season's thought-provoking lectures. Sunday, June 5, 12:30 PM at YGW Boys Campus. For more information: Rabbi Scott Hillman 301-962-5111 ext 1553.

Breast Cancer Awareness Program – Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 PM in a private home in Kemp Mill. Over 95% of women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer survive and thrive. Join BCGW for an eye opening discussion about your real risk factors and screening options for breast cancer. Featuring Dr. Rachel Brem and Andrea Wolf. Contact BCGW for program location and more information: 202-331-4481 or

DNA Evidence in Jewish Law – Join Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman and GWCK for a Lunch and Learn lecture. Monday, June 6, at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Room 231. Lecture and lunch are free of charge. RSVP to

Showering on Yom Tov? Doing it Right! – Women's Halacha Shiur with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Monday, June 6, 8:30 PM at the YGW Boys Campus. For more information please contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, June 8, 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.

Jewish Business Ethics: Exploring the Laws of the Jewish Workplace – Presented by GWCK in partnership with Aish of Greater Washington. This men's programming series will elucidate five separate relevant workplace topics, Wednesday evenings, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM, through June 8 at Aish, 11418 Old Georgetown Road. No cost. Please register at For more information, contact

Will You Be a Hero? Zichron Menachem Annual Hair-Raising Event offers you the opportunity to get a free haircut and do a Mitzvah at the same time. Tuesday, June 14, after Shavuos: Progressions Salon and Spa, 12211 Nebel Street, Rockville. 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, and 6:30 PM. Make your appointment today by contacting Nancy Mehlman at For more information on Zichron Menachem, visit

Berman Hebrew Academy 72nd Anniversary Dinner and Casino Night – Thursday, June 16, 6:45 PM, at BHA. Blackjack, Craps, Texas Hold ‘Em, and Roulette. Sponsorships and RSVP on-line at Take a chance – join us and support Berman.

10th Anniversary Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture – Presented by JPDS of the Nation's Capital, featuring U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro. Monday, June 20 at 7:30 PM, at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Purchase tickets at

Workplace Skills Workshop:

* Resumes – Free webinars. Information on dates / times and register at then click on Events.

* LinkedIn – Free webinars. Tuesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 9, both 1:30 PM. Information and register at

* Federal Job Search – Free webinar. Tuesday, June 7, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Info and register at

The Week Ahead
Sunday, June 5 – Yom Yerushalayim Monday, June 6 Tuesday, June 7 – Rosh Chodesh Wednesday, June 8 Thursday, June 9 Friday, June 10
Arcola 6:30, 7:30*, 8:45 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 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
Sephardi 7:30 6:10, 7:10 6:05, 7:10 6:15, 7:15 6:10, 7:10 6:15, 7:15

Arcola 8:20 8:20 8:20 8:20 8:20 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 8:15 8:15 8:15 8:15 8:15

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 4:39 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:24 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:46 PM

* Sunday, June 5 – Yom Yerushalayim – The Second Minyan at Arcola will meet with special additions. The remainder of the Shacharis Minyanim will meet at their regular times, without special additions.

Next Shabbos (Erev Shavuos)

June 10-11, 2016 – 5 Sivan 5776

Parshas Bamidbar

Light Candles by 8:15 – Havdalah 9:23

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:15, and not before 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:45, 7:15, 8:15 University: N/A Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 University: N/A Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 8:10 University: N/A Sephardi: 7:50 Nusach Sefard: 8:10

* Maariv/Havdalah: 9:23

(No preparations shall be done before this time.)

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 6 Texas Kosher BBQ, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday, June 13 Shavuos Lunch (reservations required)

Monday, June 13 A Sundae on Monday, 4:00 PM

Sunday, June 19 Fight the Bite, 10:30 AM

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, June 8 at 12:00 Noon.

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