Parashas Behar – May 24 – 25, 2024

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MAY 24-25, 2024 | 17 IYAR 5784 | PARASHAS BEHAR



Candle Lighting 8:04, not before 6:51 | Havdalah 9:11

Sponsored by Elaine Rubin to commemorate the Yahrzeit of her father, Label Avraham Ben Lazer HaLevi and to thank all her treasured friends who have carried her through her recent challenges.

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

Aviva Broth upon graduating and receiving her MSW with high honors from Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

Seth Cohen on his engagement to Carly Vaccaro and his Aufruf today.

Lea & Paul Lieberman on the graduation of their granddaughter Jessica Brandsdorfer from Georgia Institute of Technology summa cum laude with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mazal Tov also to her parents Rocky & Marc Brandsdorfer and to her siblings Julia, Daniel & Erica.

Drs. Patty & Eric Towler on the birth of a grandson, àéèé èåîñ áï áï öéåï born to their children Ben Tzion & Chana Rivka Towler. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Mrs. Sheina & Rav Avi Rosenbluth of Baltimore. The Shalom Zachor and brit were last Friday and Shabbat in Jerusalem

Gila & Rabbi Myron Wakschlag on the birth of a grandson, Yaakov Tomer, born to their children Ahuva & Zack Greenberg of Teaneck, NJ. Mazal Tov to Savta Raba Judith Halpern, grandparents Davida & Josh Greenberg of Bergenfield, NJ, aunts, uncles, and the extended Wakschlag and Greenberg Families.


Welcome to new member Eli Nirenberg who was voted in at the recent board meeting.

Kiddush Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Price Family to commemorate the upcoming 12th Yahrzeit of their husband, father, and grandfather, Dr. Clifton Price, Akiva Ben Avraham, on 19 Iyar.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Miriam & Steve Cohen in celebration of their son Seth's Aufruf and upcoming wedding.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Joyce & Nino Srour in honor of their new grandson, Benjamin Aaron, son of Eliana & Merric Srour and by Abby & Chaim Tor to commemorate the 29th Yahrzeit of Chaim's father, Yosef ben Daniel v'Rivka, A”H.

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 and by Ina Klinger, mother of Elaine Rubin. May Hashem bless Israel with complete and speedy victory and Brachos for the Israeli soldiers,hostages, students, and all of Israel.

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur was sponsored by David Jaray in appreciation of Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend his shiur, and in memory of Rabbi Hyatt, A”H and to all of those who have lost their lives in Israel. May their Neshamas have an Aliyah. Refuah Shlema to all those that are wounded and ill, and to all of those that have been traumatized in Israel during these times.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mesilas Yesharim shiur sponsored by Judy & David Marwick in memory of Morris Bervin, Moshe ben Eliyahu, on the occasion of his 40th Yahrzeit.

Ohr HaChaim Chabura is sponsored by Ina Klinger, mother of Elaine Rubin. 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 sponsored by Arzouan, Aghbashoff and Suchoff Families in gratitude to Rabbi Rosenbaum for his constant guidance and support.

The Lower Lobby coffee station is sponsored this week by Scott Schlesinger.

Shabbos Schedule

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


Mincha/Maariv: 6:35 (Plag, S) 7:00 (B), 8:05 (B), 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), 8:00 (B), 7:55 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 9:11 (B)


8:45 Minyan: (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

9:15 Minyan: (S) Rabbi Postelnek

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur: (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

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

Parsha Shiur before Mincha: 6:45 (B) Rabbi Yitzchok Brandriss

Shiur betwe.en Mincha/Maariv: (B) 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

High School Boys Trivia Night – Saturday, June 8. see flyer

Shavuos learning 4th grade & up, preschool programming & ice cream social.

Graduates Kiddush – June 22 – mark your calendar!


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.

Hear from a Chayal on Yom Ha'Zikaron – A recording of IDF chayal, Ezra Postelnek in conversation with his brother, Rabbi Postelnek, is available at

Slow and steady wins the race: To-do lists for a Life Cut Short – An article about Maoz Morell, A"H, in the Times of Israel is available at

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 Tehillim recital 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

Thanks You for Planting Flowers – The shul thanks the following people who planted flowers last Sunday: Ruthie Rider, Mark Livingston, Jonathan Fine, Jorden Brinn, and Stuart Cohen.

A Time for Unity – Special speaker series at Chabad of Silver Spring, 519 Lamberton Drive, Shabbos afternoon at 6:15 PM. This year's theme: From Struggle to Strength: Shavuot's message for us and Eretz Yisroel. May 25 – Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum, June 1 – Rabbi Michoel Frank, June 8 – Rabbi Brahm Weinberg.

Pre-Shavuos learning at YISE – Prepare for Matan Torah with the many learning opportunities! This week – 8:30-9:15 PM in the Small Beis Midrash: Tuesday and Thursday, May 28 and 30, Men's Night Seder followed by Maariv at 9:15 PM. Wednesday May 29, 8:30-9:15PM, Women's learning with Mrs. Channah Cohen. See flyer for topics, details and further learning.

Jewish War Veterans Post 360 Dining Out Banquet – Sunday, June 2, 6:30 PM in the Social Hall. Guest speaker for the evening will be General Norton Schwartz, USAF (ret), former Chief of Staff of the US Air Force. General Schwartz's insights and experiences promise to make this event both informative and inspiring. Tickets for the banquet are priced at $100 each. For details and to purchase tickets: see flyer

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

Securing Houses of Worship Training – Councilmember Natali Fani-González, the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security, and YISE are hosting a security training/briefing session on June 3 at 7 PM in the YISE Social Hall. The event is open to the entire community. The training will go over CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events), as well as services and programs offered by Montgomery County. RSVPs requested to see flyer

The Golden Network: Lunch & Learn – "Insights into Megillas Rus" with Mrs. Sima Jacoby. Wednesday, June 5 at 11:45 AM at YISE. RSVP by June 2 to see flyer

Shavuos Food Drive – Help bring Simchas Yom Tov to the Capital Kosher Pantry by donating to our Shavuos Food Drive! We'd greatly appreciate donations of Don Pepino Pizza Sauce, Canned Olives & Pickles, Near East Rice Mixes, Canned Salmon, Kedem Grape Juice & more. Drop off in box at YISE or ship to or drop off at: Capital Kosher Pantry, 9601 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901.

Shavuos Learning for Women – Mrs. Sharon Freundel will speak on "Lifting Our Eyes: A Close Reading of Psalm 121," and Mrs. Atara Rosenbaum will speak on "Sequel to Sinai: Lessons from the Golden Calf," in the Belonofsky Sanctuary on the 1st day Shavuos, Wednesday, June 12, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Sponsored by YISE Women's Learning Initiative. see flyer

Limud on the Lawn – A monthly exploration of different Torah luminaries through the ages at YISE members' homes. Rabbi Postelnek will speak about the Ri Ha-Zaken on June 22 at 6:00 PM on the lawn of Dr. Jerry and Tsipi Hawk, 819 Bromley St. see flyer

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

The Week Ahead

Sunday, May 26 – Lag B'Omer

Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 4:08 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 4:44 AM, Latest Netz: 5:47 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:25 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:44 PM, Earliest Shkia: 8:24 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 9:17 PM

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday observance the office will be closed: Monday, May 27.

Next Shabbos

May 31-June 1, 2024

24 Iyar 5784

Parashas Bechukosai

Mevorchim Hachodesh

Candle lighting: 8:09 not before: 6:55

Havdalah: 9:17

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 6:40 (Plag, S), 7:00 (B), 8:10 (B) 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), 8:05 (B), 8:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 9:17