Parashas Behar-Bechukosai – May15-16, 2015

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

May 15-16, 2015 – 27 Iyar 5775 – Parshas Behar / Bechukosai – Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 7:55 (and not before 6:45) – Havdalah 9:01

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:55, and not before 6:45

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:30, 6:55, 7:55 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

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

* Mincha:

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

* Maariv/Havdalah: 9:01

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – Shari & Scott Hillman in memory of Shari's father, Herbert Romerstein (Chanan Ben Pesach), on his second Yahrzeit.

* University – "Mevorchim Hachodesh"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Shira & Reuven Kavanagh in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Rosie.

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 6:30 PM.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 7:00 PM.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Shiur will not meet this week.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Pirkei Avos Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

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

Mazal Tov

* Rochelle Dimont on the Bar Mitzvah of her grandson Al Dimont, son of Michele & Chayim Dimont of Boca Raton, and to Aunt Sahra & Uncle Yale Ginsburg and cousins.

* Linda & Mike Kaiser on the marriage of their son Aaron, to Leah Whitehill, daughter of Susan Lilly and Robert Whitehill, formerly of Potomac.

* Shira & Reuven Kavanagh on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Rosie. Mazal Tov also to her brother Avi, and to grandmothers Miriam Kavanagh and Chencheum Nacharung, and to all the aunts, uncles, and cousins.

* Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Yehuda Baruch, son of Shoshana & Ari Lerner of Baltimore. Mazal Tov also to grandparents, Carole & Morty Pancer of Kemp Mill, and great-grandmother, Dena Gerber of Baltimore.

* Eva & Isaac Moses and family on the birth of a baby boy. The Shalom Zachor will be from 9:00 to 11:00 at their home, 11809 Kemp Mill Road.


* The family of Eva Goldfeder. The funeral took place on Sunday. Shiva was observed in New York.

YISE Programs and Listings

Tefila Workshop – Does prayer sometimes feel like a burden? Is your Kavanah easily distracted? Would you like a nice lunch for $5? Join Rabbi Rosenbaum, Rabbi Menachem Goldberger and members of our community for a workshop, "Practical Steps to More Meaningful Prayer," on Sunday, May 17 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. Begins with lunch, followed by speakers, a panel discussion, and a "meaningful mincha." Time for questions and discussion. Only $5/person. Send check payable to YISE to Simi at the Shul office. Questions? Contact or at 301-980-9557.

Pre-Shavuos Shiur: Rabbi Kreiser, Rav of Ezras Israel and Rebbe at YGW. Monday night, May 18, 8:00 PM in small Social Hall. (Mincha at 7:45, Maariv following).

Spend Shavuos at Shomrai with new and exciting programs:

* Friday Night Dinner: $18/adult $10/child(Ages 3-15) $72 family max. Sponsorship levels: $36 (includes 1 meal), $54 (includes 2 meals). Dinner will follow the 7:05 Minyan at about 8:00 PM. A group of individuals in the community have expressed great interest that all feel comfortable attending this event and none be inhibited by cost. Therefore, all are welcome to RSVP for the meals free of charge. Anyone who feels able to donate the suggested amount or a portion thereof is encouraged to do so. Additional sponsors are still welcome. Reservations are still REQUIRED. To RSVP go to or contact Esti Strauss To sponsor please contact Simi Franco:

* Friday Night Oneg – Approximately 9:30 PM. Arcola Social Hall. No charge or RSVP required.

* Learning Program – See flyer.

* A Sundae on Monday – Family Ice Cream Party. Monday, May 25, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Arcola Social Hall.

Shiurim from Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZT"L, are available at A two-part Shiur on Megillas Rus has been recently added..

YISE Shomrai Nursery is now eligible to receive vouchers for tuition from the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Program. The CCS Program issues vouchers to eligible families in need of help with the cost of child care. This exciting news means that families that have an income at or below the required amount can receive a significant portion of our school's tuition from the government. Please contact the school at 301-593-7365 with any questions.

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 not meet this week.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – will not meet on Tuesday morning.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings. For more details, please contact

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – now learning Megillas Rus.

* 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 8:45 PM at the home of Marion & Harry Felsen. Refreshments provided by the hosts.

* 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 Zecharia Schwartz

* 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; 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

* Iyunim L'Halacha with R' Moshe Haim Blate

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at University – the second Perek of Kiddushin.

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays at 8:40 PM in the small 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.

Women's Discussion Group – Shabbos afternoons, 5:30 PM at the home of Mrs. Klavan, 1006 Lamberton Drive.

Tehillim – Wednesday mornings. Contact Arleeta Lerner for details 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,

The Mesorah Women's Learning Institute – Rabbi Yosef Samberg will be giving a Parsha class to women on Monday evenings at 8:15 PM at the home of Helene Goodman, 10711 Stoneyhill Drive. For more information contact Sorah Rivkah Goodman at 301-681-6347.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, May 20, 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.

Be a HERO! It's Zichron Menachem Hair4Wigs time of year again. If you have 12 inches of hair to donate, you can help make a wig for a child in Israel who has cancer. Please sign up for a free appointment: Thursday, May 28, after Shavuot, Progressions Salon and Spa, Rockville. To make your appointment, please contact Nancy at Thank you to all of our return donors and to all of our new donors.

The Kosher and Shomer Shabbat Cub Scout Pack 452 invites boys entering grades 1-5 this fall to join us on Sunday, May 31 from 1:45 PM – 4:00 PM for a nature scavenger hunt and s'mores at Brookside. This is a family event – everyone is welcome! Contact for more information.

Sulam's 15th Annual Gala Dinner & Silent Auction – Tuesday, June 2. Honoring Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram with its Founder's Award. Cocktails and auction begin at 6:15, followed by dinner. At the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Ad deadline May 18. Reservations, sponsorships and ads may be placed online at or by contacting the Sulam office at 301-962-9400 x5523.

Workplace Skills Workshop:

* Build Your Own Website – At Little or No Cost – Featuring Ronnie Baras. Monday, June 1, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, YISE. To reserve a seat, please contact

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp, followed by a Kiddush sponsored by the Youth Minyan.

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.

Shavuos Shiur Madness:

* 4th-6th grade boys are invited to join Rabbi Rosenbaum for a Shavuos Shiur entitled: Pasta, Pastry, and Pizza: Why are some Mezonot and some Hamotzi? YISE Social Hall, May 23, 12:00 midnight – 1:00 AM.

* 4th-6th grade girls are invited to the home of Carolyn Fanaroff (508 Hermleigh Rd.) 10:30 PM – 11:15 PM for a Shavuos Shiur by Mrs. Allison Ginsburg entitled: Aseret Hadibrot: Why separate 10 of the 613? Mothers are welcome to join their daughters

Shavuos Schedule

First Day Shavuos, Sunday, May 24:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 5:15, 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 4:21 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 8:05 University: 8:05 Sephardi: 8:00 Nusach Sefard: 8:05

* Maariv: 8:35

* Light Candles after 9:09

(No preparations shall be done before this time.)

Second Day Shavuos, Monday, May 25:

* Shacharis:

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

* Mincha:

Arcola: 8:05 University: 8:05 Sephardi: 8:00 Nusach Sefard: 8:05

* Maariv/Havdalah: 9:10

The Week Ahead

Sunday, May 17 – Yom Yerushalayim Monday, May 18 Tuesday, May 19 – Rosh Chodesh Wednesday, May 20 Thursday, May 21 Friday, May 22
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
University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sephardi 7:30 6:15, 7:10 6:10, 7:15 6:20, 7:15 6:15, 7:10 6:20, 7:15

Mincha /Maariv
Arcola 8:05 8:05 8:05 8:05 8:05 See Shabbos schedule
University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 4:53 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:27 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:42 PM

Next Shabbos (Erev Shavuos)

May 22, 2015 – 5 Sivan 5775

Parshas Bamidbar

Light Candles by 8:02 – Havdalah 9:08

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:02, and not before 6:50

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:35, 7:05, 8:05 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

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

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 8:00 University: 8:00 Sephardi: 7:40 Nusach Sefard: 8:00

* Maariv and Light Candles after 9:08

(No preparations shall be done before this time.)

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, May 16 Bat Mitzvah of Rosie Kavanagh

Sunday, May 17 How to Pray with Kavanah and Serve Hashem with Simcha

Wednesday, May 20 Senior Lunch, Speaker: Lou Numkin "Three Days in July: My Hadassah Solidarity Delegation Visit to Israel"

Shabbos, May 30 Bar Mitzvah of Aryeh Miller

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, May 20 at 12 Noon.

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

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

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Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Michael Shimoff – President

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