Parashas Chukas – June 27-28, 2014

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

June 27-28, 2014 – 30 Sivan 5774 – Parshas Chukas – Rosh Chodesh

Light Candles by 8:20 (and not before 7:05) – Havdalah 9:27

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week in honor of Elaine & Jerry Taragin's fiftieth wedding anniversary.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:20, and not before 7:05

* Mincha 6:55 (Social Hall), 7:00 (Sephardi, Nusach Sefard), 7:15 (Univ.), 7:20, 8:20

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Mincha 2:30, 5:00, 8:00 (Sephardi), 8:15 (Arcola & Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 9:27

Divrei Torah:

* 8:00 and 8:45 Main Minyanim Rabbi Silver

* University Rabbi Barry Greengart

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – In honor of Elliot Goodman with appreciation from the members of the Hashkamah Minyan.

* 8:00 Minyan – "The Chevra"

* University – "Rosh Chodesh"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – "The Haimish Kiddush Group"

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 7:15 PM.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 7:15 PM.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Shiur at 7:45 PM.

* Rabbi Silver – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

Mazal Tov
* Jacqueline & Rabbi Haim Arzouan on the marriage of their grandson, Daniel, son of Aviva & Eilan Aghbashoff of Queens to Tal Avikasis of Brooklyn.

* Rosalyn & Arnold Bramson on the engagement of their grandson, Judah Spector, to Tali Brody.

* Linda & Michael Kaiser on their daughter Tamara Kaiser Levin's completion of her doctorate in clinical psychology.

* Zipporah & Jason Rosenblatt who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Balcony – will resume on July 13.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – will resume on July 8.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings. For more details, please contact – will resume on July 8.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Haftoros Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – will resume on July 9.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the small Beis Medrash – will resume on July 9.

* Rabbi Silver's Halacha Shiur for Men, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM, in the Social Hall, part of the Beis Medrash Zichron Gedaliah Program, is currently studying the Halachos of Tefillah – will not meet this week.

* 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

* Beis Medrash Zichron Gedaliah for Men, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the YISE Social Hall. (Mincha at 7:45 PM. Maariv at 9:00 PM.)

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 6:50 PM at University – will not meet for the next few weeks.

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays at 8:45 PM.

Message from Rabbi Rosenbaum: Shabbos Elevators

A number of individuals have asked about the Halachic implications of the "Shabbos elevator" recently installed at the University Towers. There are different opinions on this topic. I would encourage people to whom taking the stairs creates a significant difficulty to use the "Shabbos elevator." I would also advise that one only enter the elevator immediately upon the opening of the doors (in other words, if a person happens to come to the elevator area and finds an open elevator waiting I would encourage waiting for the next arrival). Individuals should feel free to discuss the matter further with myself or Rabbi Silver.

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; Groups run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

Family 5K Rabbi Relay Race – Come out to YISE on Sunday, July 13 at 10:30 AM for the first 5K Rabbi Relay Race to raise money for Tzedakah. Families/individuals can walk/jog/run the Kemp Mill neighborhood, answer questions from Rabbis at local shuls, and end with pizza and Music at YISE. $5 per child 2-18, or $15 which includes an event t-shirt and slice of pizza. More pizza will be available for purchase. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Brett Kugler at

YISE Programs and Listings

YISE Together-for-5 – Continues with a series of audio Shiurim by Rabbi Rosenbaum on "The Halachos of Kiddush." For more info, visit

Rabbi's Vacation – Rabbi Rosenbaum will be on vacation through Sunday, July 6. People with Halachic questions should feel free to call Rabbi Silver at 917-363-5840. Anyone who needs to speak with Rabbi Rosenbaum about a pressing matter should contact a member of the office staff, who will alert Rabbi Rosenbaum.

Message from the YISE Bookkeepers – Our fiscal year closes on Monday, June 30. We would greatly appreciate all members paying their outstanding obligations.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on topics in Jewish History. Next Monday, July 7, from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM at 1111 University Blvd. W., apt. 215. Light refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Halacha Shiur for Women – Rabbi Rosenbaum will continue his monthly women's Halacha Shiur. The third one will be Sunday, July 13 at 8:30 PM at the home of Rachel Ravin, 11714 Fulham Street. The topic will be "Borer."

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 Moon, The Jewish People and Kiddush Levanah- A glimpse into Jewish History and Tishah B'av – Beis Medrash Zichron Gedaliah Community Shiur for Men and Women with Rabbi Moshe Walter. Tuesday, July 1. Shiur at 8:00 PM; Mincha at 7:45 PM; Maariv at 9:00 PM. Located in the YISE Social Hall.

GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch & Learn for Men – Start your week off the right way with your choice from classes being offered at YISE on Sunday mornings! Join us for bagel brunch at 9:45AM, followed by classes from 10:10 AM – 10:50 AM. The schedule for this week's program has been changed due to Rosh Chodesh. Shiurim options:

* Timeless Talmud – Learn Talmud in-depth with a focus on practical applications – Rabbi Menachem Winter, beginning with Keitzad Mevarchim and the laws of blessings. This week's topic: Balancing the Imperative of Torah Study and the Pursuit of a Livelihood.

* Parsha Discourses – Analyses of selected topics from the weekly Parsha – Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman. This week's topic: Parshas Balak: Words That Kill – The Causation of Harm Via Holy and Unholy Incantations.

* Unraveling the Navi – An exploration of the Navi with classic commentaries, beginning with Sefer Yehoshua – Rabbi Dovid Brotsky. This week's topic: Torah Study – The Key to Success.

* Before We Begin – Study Jewish philosophy through the introductions of the Rambam, beginning with the Introduction to Perek Chelek – the 13 Principles of Faith – Rabbi Yonatan Zakem. This week's topic: Approaching the Words of our Sages.

YISE Nursery registration for 2014-2015 school year – Call 301-593-7365 with questions or to make an appointment for a tour.

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.

Please continue to Daven for the kidnapped Israeli teens, Yaakov Naftali Ben Rachel Devorah, Gilad Michael Ben Bat Galim, and Eyal Ben Iris Teshurah. Some appropriate chapters of Tehillim would be 121, 130, and 142. May they and all those searching for them be protected from all harm and return home speedily.

Community Programs and Listings

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

Rabbi Yehoshua Levy's Shiurim on Alshich 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM and Gemara Pesachim 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM, Monday through Friday at 609 Hyde Road. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, or 240-423-8810.

Women's Discussion Group – Shabbos afternoons, 5:30 PM at the home of Mrs. Klavan, 1006 Lamberton Drive, reading "Getting to Know Your Soul" by Rabbi Ittamar Schwartz, author of Bilvavi Mishkan Evna.

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

GWCK Junior/Teen Boys Summer Kollel – Continuing until Thursday, July 11. There will be snacks, raffles and prizes! Classes for 5th and 6th graders will be 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM and classes for 7th – 9th graders will be 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM, Monday – Thursday at the Kollel.

Mideast Diplomacy: Political and Personal Perspecties – Daniel C. Kurtzer, former US Ambasssador to Egypt and Israel, and his wife Sheila, will deliver the annual Rabbi Morris D. & Rebbetzin Esther Rosenblatt Z"L Memorial Lecture on Sunday, June 29, at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road, Annapolis. Collation at 3:30 PM; lecture at 4:00 PM. All are cordially invited to attend.

Hilchos Brachos, Part 2: Let Them Eat Cake…Mezonos Rolls? Pizza??- Shiur for Women. Monday, June 30 with Rabbi Eli Reingold. 8:30 PM, YGW Boys Campus. Presented by The YGW Women's Alumnae Association and the Kollel Zichron Amram. For more information please contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, July 2, 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.

Summer at YGW – SEED Summer Learning and Activity Program for rising 6th-11th graders – Girls Program "Afternoon Activities & Inspiration" July 7-18, 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM at the Girls Campus. Boys Program "Davening, Learning & Activities" August 7-21 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM at the Boys Campus. Cost-$25/week/ student. Contact or 301-962-5111 ext 1522 for information or to register.

Job Assist Events:

* KSAs for Federal Applications – Free JobAssist workshop. Monday, July 7, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, YISE Small Social Hall. To reserve a seat, please email

The Week Ahead

Sunday, June 29 – Rosh Chodesh Monday, June 30 Tuesday, July 1 Wednesday, July 2 Thursday, July 3 Friday, July 4 – Independence Day
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 7:30, 8:45
University 8:00 N/A N/A N/A N/A 8:00
Sephardi 7:30 6:05 6:15 6:15 6:05 7:30

Arcola 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 See Shabbos schedule
University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 4:44 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:28 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:50 PM

Next Shabbos

July 4-5, 2014 – 7 Tammuz 5774

Parshas Balak

Light Candles by 8:19 – Havdalah 9:26

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:19, and not before 7:05

* Mincha 6:55 (Social Hall), 7:00 (Sephardi, Nusach Sefard), 7:15 (Univ.), 7:20, 8:20

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Mincha 2:30, 5:00, 8:00 (Sephardi), 8:15 (Arcola & Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 9:26

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 2 Senior Lunch, YISE Social Hall – Marcia Levinsohn and Cantor Mike Kravitz "A Matone (gift) from Bobe Zeyde"

Sunday, July 13 Family 5K Rabbi Relay Race, 10:30 AM

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, July 2, at 12 Noon.

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