Parashas Chukas /Balak – June 30 – July 1, 2023

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

June 30 – July 1, 2023 – 12 Tammuz 5783 – Parashas Chukas/Balak

Light Candles by 8:19, not before 7:04 – Havdalah 9:27

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Tzivia Bramson in memory of her mother, Evelyn Lewko, Chava Rochel Bas Sinai, whose Yahrzeit is the 10th of Tammuz
and by Sandy & Howie Tenenbaum to commemorate the 22nd Yahrzeit of Sandy's father, Jack Lifshutz, Chaim Yaakov Ben Tzvi, on the 12th of Tammuz and the recent 21st Yahrzeit of Sandy's mother, Freda Lifshutz, Freyda Rochel "Raiza" Bat Sholom Bainish, on the 23rd of Sivan.

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Shabbos Schedule

Minyan locations: B = Belonofsky Sanctuary, S = Social Hall, LBM = Large Beis Medrash, SBM = Small Beis Medrash

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 6:45 (Plag, S), 7:20 (B), 8:20 (B), 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 8:00 (B), 8:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 9:27

Divrei Torah/Shiurim

* 8:45 Main Minyan – 11:00 (B) Rabbi Yaakov Glasser

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Kedushas Levi Chabura – 8:55 (S) Rabbi Postelnek

* Shiur after 2nd Mincha – 5:30 (B) Rabbi Yaakov Glasser

* Shiur before 3rd Mincha – 7:00 (B) Rabbi Yaakov Glasser

Mazal Tov

* Chana & Paul Berner on the 62nd anniversary of Paul's Bar Mitzvah.

* Shera & Reuven Gaisin on the Bas Mitzvah of their daughter, Aidel Tirtza. Mazal Tov to the siblings, grandmother Sheila Gaisin, grandparents Marion & Hal Dinitz of Potomac, Uncle Jeremy and the entire extended Gaisin and Dinitz families.

* Caroline & Eric Namrow on the marriage of their daughter Dalya to Nati Jacoby of Miami Beach. Mazal Tov to the whole family.

Rabbi Yaakov Glasser – Scholar In Residence

* Rabbi Yaakov Glasser is our Scholar-in-Residence this Shabbos. Rabbi Glasser will speak on Shabbos:

* After 8:45 Minyan (Approximately 11:00 AM): "Tefilah LeShlom Hamalchus: Galus, Gratitude, & Aspiring for Redemption"

* 5:30 PM (After 5:00 PM Mincha): "Har HaBayis: Historical, Halachic, and Archeological Issues Related to Ascending the Temple Mount"

* 7:00 PM (1 hour prior to 8:00 PM Mincha): "Kol Dodi Dofek: Rav Soloveitchik's Unique Approach to Israel"

See flyer for details.

Kiddush/Shalosh Seudos Sponsors

* The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Minyan Group.

* The Shul Kiddush is hosted by the Shul in honor of Rabbi Yaakov Glasser.

* The Sephardi Kiddush is sponsored by Roni Hazut to commemorate the Yahrzeit of his mother, Ada Furton Bat Hannah.

* The Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by the Gaisin Family in loving memory of Dr. Allen Gaisin, Eliyahu Ben Menachem Mendel Hakohen, Z"L, on his 4th Yahrzeit on the 18th of Tammuz
and by Debbie & Jeff Weinstein for the Yahrzeits of Debbie's father, Joseph Eli Levine, and Debbie's brother, Steven Jay Levine.

Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tammuz

Thursday, July 6

* Fast Begins 4:06 AM

* Early Mincha 2:00 PM (B)

* Mincha 8:00 PM (B)

* Maariv 9:00 PM (B)

* Fast Ends 9:25 PM

YISE Youth Announcements

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, July 1, from 10:00 AM until Shul ends.

New location for the summer – 6 – 9 years (boys group and girls group), 5th – 6th Grade Girls, and Jr. Congregation will all meet in The House.

* Age 18-36 months (Mommy & me) in the toddler room off the Lower Lobby.

* Ages 2-5 years (drop off) in the room behind the balcony.

* Ages 6-9 years meets in The House.

* 5th and 6th Grade Girls meets in The House.

* Junior Congregation for boys in grades 4 – 6 with Jay Marcus meets in The House.

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at

Teen Minyan – The Teen Minyan, led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, will resume in the fall.

Boys Shiur – Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shabbos afternoon shiur for 5th and 6th grade boys, will resume in the fall.

Shul Announcements

* Rabbi Rosenbaum is on vacation from Sunday, July 2, through Thursday, July 13. Individuals with Halachic questions can contact Rabbi Postelnek at 571-340-0227 or Those wanting to contact Rabbi Rosenbaum about pressing matters should contact the Shul office and a staff member will notify Rabbi Rosenbaum.

* Come Join Rabbi Koss's Monthly Jewish History class on Zoom! Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee. Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish history, Monday, July 3, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A.

* Limud On Our Lawn – a YISE monthly summer learning project on front lawns and backyards in our community. On the 2nd Shabbos of each month, a different YISE family will host a learning opportunity exploring a Torah luminary. The next program will take place on July 8 at 6:00 PM at the home of Chanokh & Karen Berenson, 11500 Rockbridge Road. Rabbi Postelnek will speak on "Beyond Winning and Losing: the Legacy of Abaye and Rava in Jewish Law and Thought." See flyer for details.

* The Laws of Lashon Hara in the Modern World – A new series given by Rabbi Rosenbaum and Rabbi Postelnek. Gain familiarity with the laws and Hashkafos of Lashon Hara through practical examples and cases from daily life! Topics include social media, venting to family, shidduch inquiries and more! Mondays, July 10-31, one hour before Mincha in the Belonofsky Sanctuary and on Zoom A. See flyer for details.

* Shalom, Promoting Peace Within Ourselves and Others – Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, July 12, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM at YISE with Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold, Rosh Kollel, YGW. RSVP by July 9 to or 301-732-1773. Donations appreciated. See flyer for details.

* Seeing the Hand of Hashem in…Antisemitism? Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak on Sunday, July 16, 11:00 AM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary, and on Zoom A. Presented by the Meaningful Tefilah Project. See flyer for details.

* Mazal Tov on the Birth of Your Son or Daughter! YISE can help organize meals. Contact Miriam Levson at 901-481- 7133 or or Rose Blynn at 410-522-8624 or Send announcement details to

* Shalosh Seudos – To sponsor, contact Simi Franco at 301-593-4465, ext. 103, or Volunteers are needed to set up and clean up. Contact Ethan Cohen at to be part of the rotation.

* Online YISE Cholim List – Go to to add a name to the list. The list is used at the 8:45 Minyan on Monday, Thursday, and Shabbos. For questions about Mi Sheberach guidelines, contact Rabbi Rosenbaum. For other questions, contact Seth Katz at

* Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill, a part of YISE's Chesed Committee, provides assistance to families undergoing medical crises. If you do not have a Helping Hands account, or if you have any questions, please contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517,

* Shiurim from Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZT"L, are available at

Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary!

Bobbi & Jules Meisler wish each other a Happy July 4th 58th Anniversary!

Simi & Sammy Franco wish Barbara Price a Happy Birthday on July 3rd!

Want to celebrate a Birthday or Anniversary? Please email for details. Thank you for your support.

Thank you to the Shabbos Shiurim Sponsors for this Past Week:

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur – David Jaray in honor of Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his Shiur.

Want to sponsor a Shabbos or weekday Shiur? Please email for details. Thank you for your support.

The Week Ahead

Tuesday, July 4 – Independence Day

Thursday, July 6 – Shiva Asar B'Tammuz

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 4:08 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 4:46 AM, Latest Netz: 5:50 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:29 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:51 PM, Earliest Shkia: 8:36 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 9:26 PM

Next Shabbos

July 7 – 8, 2023 – 19 Tammuz 5783

Parashas Pinchas

Light Candles by 8:18, not before 7:04 – Havdalah 9:25

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 6:45 (Plag, S), 7:20 (B), 8:20 (B), 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 8:15 (B), 8:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 9:25

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline:

Wednesday, July 3, at 12 Noon

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

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

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Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum

Rabbi Yosef Postelnek – Assistant Rabbi

Josh Seidemann – President

Simi Franco – Office Manager

Josh Breitstein – Facility Manager

Weekday and Community Announcements

Upcoming Community Programs & Listings

Nine Days Food Drive – Yad Yehuda's Capital Kosher Pantry needs your help to stock up with Pareve and dairy foods in preparation for The Nine Days. All foods should be factory sealed, well within the use-by date, and certified kosher. Drop-off at YISE and other area locations or ship to Capital Kosher Pantry. See flyer for details.

Federal Holiday Learning Program by Kollel Zichron Amram – Yissachar Zevulun Torah Partnership, Tuesday, July 4 at YGW Boys' Campus. Shacharis 8:00 AM, breakfast 9:00 AM, learning 9:30 AM, Shiur by Rabbi Meir Bulman, Rav of SEHC, 10:40 AM – 11:20 AM live and on Zoom, Meeting ID: 892 627 5529, Passcode: 1216613. For more information, contact Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate at

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, July 5, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM, in person in the YISE Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator. Contact Manasseh Katz at for more information.

Lisa Landy Memorial Fund – Lisa devoted the better part of the last three decades teaching pre-schoolers in Jewish schools in the Washington, DC area. Lisa was a staunch advocate of the Reggio Emilia teaching approach, which encourages students to direct their own learning and fosters their independent thinking and self-confidence. The Lisa Landy Memorial Fund was established to train teachers in local Jewish schools in the Reggio method. To make a taxdeductible donation or for more information, contact Eli Landy at 301-401-9475 or

Please help our community complete these Siyumim:

* Mishnayos for the 1st Yahrzeit of Natalie Gabai, Nechama Naomi Bat Leib, December 21, 9 Tevet –

* Mishnayos for the 1st Yahrzeit of Jerry Snyder, Yehoshua Ben Binyamin, December 21, 9 Tevet –

* Tanach for the 1st Yahrzeit of Marion Baras, Miriam Bas Menachem, January 1, 20 Tevet –

Recurring Community Programs & Listings

Rays of Wisdom – Life Lessons From Pirkei Avos – Greater Washington Community Kollel invites women of the community to a weekday morning text-based Chaburah led by Mrs. Channah Cohen. Mondays at 9:30 AM at the home of Mrs. Aviva Werner, 815 Lamberton Drive. For more information, email or call 773-219-5397.

Pirkei Avos: Ethics for Everyday Living – presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps on Zoom. Wednesdays, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. For Zoom info and registration go to

Zoom Shiurim with Rabbi Levy – Monday through Friday on Zoom, Meeting ID: 636 563 5989. Alshich – 9:20 AM – 10:15 AM. Gemara Ribit 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM. Hilchot Lashon Hara 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM.

YGW Kollel Zichron Amram Machshava – Probing Jewish Thought Through the Works of Rav Yitzchak Hutner, ZT"L, with Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold, Rosh Kollel, Sundays at 8:00 PM on Zoom, Meeting ID: 825 0731 6850, Passcode: 1216613. For more information, contact Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate at

Dirshu – Please join Dirshu, currently learning Horayos. Shiur options at YGW: Monday – Friday, 5:45 AM (R. Reingold) or Monday – Thursday, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (R. Cortell/R. Werner), about 2.5 Daf covered each week.

TGN Program: Siddur Class – In-Depth Analysis of the Siddur with Mrs. Esther Dziadek, Wednesday mornings, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, on Zoom B. For more information, call 301-732-1773 or email This Shiur is on hiatus in June and July.

Newly married? Growing family? Just need a budget check-up? IZUN is a community resource that provides free and confidential coaching to help you examine your budget and achieve financial stability. Go to or email us at

Daf Yomi Shiur currently meets at the YGW Boys' Campus. Weekdays also online via a WebEx video conference. Anyone interested may email Judd Lifschitz at to be added to the invite list. Sunday 8:30 AM, Monday – Thursday 8:45 PM. Shabbos 1-1/2 hours before the latest YISE Mincha.

Daily Halacha Program from Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Receive one every day in your inbox. Visit and click "Sign Up."

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

Weekday Shiurim

Options for in-person and remote learning are listed below. For the latest list and times, go to:

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, Zoom A, will resume on Sunday, July 16.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 6:30 PM, Zoom A, will resume on Sunday, July 16.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim followed by a 15-minute Shiur on the Parsha. Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM, Zoom A, will resume on Monday, July 17.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM, Zoom A, will resume on Tuesday, July 18.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, now learning Sefer Iyov, Zoom A, will resume on Wednesday, July 19.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Women's Navi Shiur, now learning Sefer Shmuel, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, Zoom A, will resume on Wednesday, July 19.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings, 9:30 AM breakfast, 9:45 AM. Shiurim:

* Illuminating Inquiries in Halacha – Rabbi Yitzchak Mandel

* Judaism 102: Fundamentals for the Experienced Jew – Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Navigating Navi: Sefer Yehoshua – Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Parsha Perspectives: An Exploration of Engaging Parsha Topics – Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Rabbi Tuvia Grauman – Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur, Sundays at 10:00 AM, Zoom C.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM. For more info., contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps, 347-869-9361.

* For Men:

* Mondays: Rabbi Hillel Shaps – On the Same Page Gemara, starting the 3rd Perek of Kiddushin.

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Reading Responsa – Zoom E.

* Thursdays: Rabbi Avraham Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah Gemara Skills Building – Zoom F.

* For Women:

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys – Zoom D, will resume in the fall.

* SCP (Semichas Chaver Program) – Tuesdays at 8:45 PM at YISE. Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. New Semester began Tuesday, May 2. Register at For more information please contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps:

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy's Gemara Shiur, Masechet Chulin, Sunday 7:35 AM – 8:22 AM, Monday through Friday, 6:35 AM – 7:22 AM, in the Franco Beit Midrash.

* Chavrusa Learning – Monday nights in the Social Hall, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more information, contact RabbiLevy at 240-423-8810.

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiurim for men & women, Mondays at 8:45 AM, studying Parashas Hashavua, Zoom B.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM, "A Second Look – Stories in the Torah from a Deeper Perspective", in-person in the Small Beis Medrash and on Zoom G.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning the 7th Perek of Maseches Bava Metzia. Wednesday evenings, summer schedule to be determined, on Zoom H.

Connection Details: Go to and enter the meeting ID, or call 301-715-8592 or 929-205-6099 and enter the meeting ID & password:

Zoom A: ID: 416 963 9000, password 492019
Zoom B: ID: 970 1398 4837, password 613
Zoom C: ID: 833 3477 1595, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom D: ID: 601 853 4021, passcode Winter (phone 667362)
Zoom E: ID: 746 455 2195, password Learn
Zoom F: ID: 803 356 4156, password Learn
Zoom G: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079
Zoom H: ID: 849 3898 4989, passcode 161699

Thank you to the Weekday Shiurim Sponsors for this Past Week:

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur – David Jaray in memory of Rabbi Hyatt, Z"L, and in honor of Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend his Shiur and in memory of parents, Avraham Ben Tzvi HaLevi & Ada Bas Menachem Aryeh, Z"L, and Rabbi Hillel & Mrs. Myrna Klavan, Z"L.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim/Parsha/Halacha Shiur – Judy & David Marwick in honor of Dr. Leonard Ruchelman, on the occasion of his 90th birthday on June 28; Rochelle Dimont in memory of Chayim Dimont, Chayim Ben HaRav Avraham Mordechai, to commemorate the second – Yahrzeit on the ninth of Tammuz.

Want to sponsor a Shabbos or weekday Shiur? Please email for details. Thank you for your support.