Parashas Chukas – June 29-30, 2012

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YISE Shabbos Shorts

This week's Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner in honor of the marriage of their grandson Yosef Miller to Gabriella Bernstein.

(Additional Sponsors are listed inside)

SHABBOS, June 29-30, 2012 10 Tammuz 5772

Parashas Chukas Earliest Candle Lighting (Plag) 7:05pm

Light Candles by 8:19pm

Early Friday Mincha I – Arcola Large Social Hall 6:55pm

Friday Mincha – Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi 7:00pm

Early Friday Mincha II – Belonofsky Sanctuary 7:15pm

Friday Mincha – University 7:15pm

Friday Mincha – Belonofsky Sanctuary 8:20pm

Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak at the 8AM and 8:45AM Main Minyan.

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is sponsored sponsored by Zippy &Jason Rosenblatt to commemorate the yahrzeits of their fathers, Rabbi Morris D. Rosenblatt, z"l, and Rabbi Nandor Marton, z"l, and also sponsored by Ella Ziv Fine-Shaul and Nitzan Itiel Fine-Skversky, their parents, and "Savta M." in honor of "Saba J."- Jonathan Fine- on his retirement from the government after fifty-one years.

The 8AM Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by "The Cheva," with kugel & cholent sponsored by Shaul's.

The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by "The Haimish Kiddush Group."

Early Shabbos Mincha I – Arcola 2:30pm

Early Shabbos Mincha II – Arcola 5:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 8:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University& Nusach Sefard 8:15pm

Shabbos Ends 9:27pm


Aviva & Moshe (Morris E.) Fischer on the birth of a baby boy Tuesday. The Shalom Zachor will be held at the Fischer home, 11104 Bybee St., at 9pm.

Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner on the marriage of their grandson Yosef Miller to Gabriella Bernstein. Mazal Tov to Janet & Dr. Joe Bernstein, grandparents Ilene & Henry Miller, and Mary Garst and great grandmother Dena Lerner Gerber.

Helene and Mel Zeltser on their son Daniel receiving a Masters from Georgetown University.


The Youth Minyan will meet promptly at 9:15am in the small social hall.

YISE Shabbos groups – For the summer, Shabbos Youth Groups will be only for 2 – 5 year-old children. Groups for Grades 1 – 4 Boys and Girls resume in the fall. 2 – 5 yearolds meet in the youth room behind the balcony from 10am – 11:15am.

Rabbi Rosenbaum will be on vacation Thursday, July 5, through Monday, July 16. Anyone who needs to contact him about a pressing matter during that time should contact a member of the office staff, who will inform Rabbi Rosenbaum. All other halachic questions can be referred to Rabbi Hyatt, 301-593-4837, or Rabbi Moshe Walter of Woodside, 301-980-8953.


Rabbi Rosenbaum's mussar (spiritual self-improvement) study group for women, based on "Alei Shur" by Rav Wolbe, takes place Sundays, 9:30am. It will resume July 22.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mishna Brurah shiur for men takes place Sundays, 8:30pm, at his home. For more information contact

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Men's Gemara shiur meets in the Arcola Social Hall, 6:00-6:45am Tuesdays & Fridays. Next week the Shiur only meets on Tuesday. The shiur covers Gemara, Rashi, and Tosfos with a look at practical Halachic conclusions drawn from the Sugyos. For information contact Aaron Branda,, or the Rabbi.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday morning Tehillim shiur resumes July 18.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash shiur for women meets at 8pm, Wednesday nights, in the small Beis Medrash.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's advanced Gemara shiur for men takes place on Wednesday nights at University Blvd.

Zichron Gedaliah Bais Medrash for Men, Tuesday Evenings, 8pm in the YISE Social Hall. Classes and Instructors: Machshava [Jewish Thought] by Rabbi Y. Scher; Gemara Sukkah by R. J. Cohen; Mishna Berurah by Rabbi Eli Reingold; Advanced Gemara Beitzah by Rabbi M.C. Blate; Chavrusas always available. For info contact Rabbi Reingold, 301-996-5910. Yesodei Hatorah – A unique skills-building program designed to give you independent Gemara proficiency Thursday evenings. Time TBA.

Approaching the Three Weeks – A Special Shiur with Rav Aaron Lopiansky for men and women at the Zichron Gedaliah Bais Medrash – Tuesday, July 3, 8pm [mincha at 7:40pm, maariv will follow] at YISE.


R' Pinchas Werner – Shiur 8:15am, in the small Youth Room behind the Women's Balcony.

Rabbi David Hyatt – Gemara Shiur meets in the small Beis Medrash after Hashkamah Minyan.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Musaf.

Rabbi William Millen – Shiur will meet 1 hour before Mincha, in the Beis Medrash.

Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur one hour before the Sephardi Mincha.

Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha shiur meets ½ hour before Mincha.

Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur at Arcola between Mincha / Maariv.

R' Moshe Kasser- Shiur at University between Mincha / Maariv.

Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur 9am in small Youth Room behind the Women's Balcony.

Rebbetzin Atara Rosenbaum – Women's shiur Shabbos afternoons throughout the summer, offering a perspective on the Three Weeks based on the Sefer Sifsei Chaim. This week meet 2 hours before Mincha at the Koss residence, 11405 Monticello Ave.

Shatnez testing – The following testers are available to help Kemp Mill residents with testing new clothing: R. Shlomo Fantl in Kemp Mill, 216-337-7568; Mrs. Lisette Young in White Oak, 301-681-5891, and Rabbi Gedalia Walls in Potomac (


At week's end, M&O Exteriors work on the renovation was nearly 30% complete. We appreciate your patience with the noise and inconvenience as the project proceeds.

Reminder: Please caution your children against climbing on the scaffolding! It may look like a jungle gym to them, but it is not. It can be dangerous. Please don't let your children roam unsupervised during this project. Please stay away from areas marked with yellow CAUTION tape.


Women's Daytime Tehillim, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Contact Arleeta for information, 301-649-0552.

Teen/Junior Summer Kollel – June 25 – July 19. Exciting classes, prizes, raffles, and refreshments! 5th – 6th Grade Boys: Monday – Thursday 7:30pm – 8:15pm. 7th – 9th Grade Boys: Monday – Thursday 8:15pm – 9pm. 10900 Lockwood Dr., Silver Spring. For a list of classes or more info,

Advancing Chesed withTechnology – We need your ideas and energy for a YISE chesed group in formation that will tap technology to organize family, friends, and community to assist those in need with meals, rides, childcare, etc. To help or learn more, please contact Melanie Karlin,, or Max Rudmann,

Web or Graphic Design – Are you interested but don't know where to start? Take the online Foundations of Design class, Sunday, July 1, 11:45am-12:45pm. Sponsored by OU. Register at

2-Day Job Search Boot Camp – Learn how to sell yourself, add "heat" to your resume, social marketing, and interview tips. Sponsored by JSSA. Wednesday-Thursday, July 11-12, 9am-4pm, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville. Register at

Succeeding in the Workplace – Tips from Professionals – Learn about workplace professionalism before and after getting the job. Sponsored by JobLink of Maryland. Monday, July 16, 7:30pm, Cong. Shomrei Emunah, 6221 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore. Pre-registration required at

Summer 2012 with The Mesorah Women's Learning Institute – Rebbetzin Nechama Karlinsky, Tisha B'av Evoking That Tear, Monday July 9, 8pm, YISE Social Hall; Mrs. Yael Cortell, Tefilla, Monday, July 16, 8pm YISE Social Hall, Seminary Style shiur; Mrs. Rochie Reingold, An In Depth Exploration of the Punishment of Adam, Chava and the Nachash, Tuesday & WednesdayMrs. Shira Smiles, Inner and Outer Dignity, Monday July 23, 8pm, Southeast Hebrew Congregation. Evening Lectures $10 per shiur or $25 for all three. Seminary style shiur $18. For more information call Sorah Rivkah Goodman 301-681- 6347 or email

Do the mitzvah of bikur cholim! Visit people in Kemp Mill who would greatly appreciate it. Community Service points may be earned as well. For more information contact Miriam Friedman,

Help for Senior Citizens – The Senior Connection needs volunteers to provide seniors with free, escorted transportation to medical appointments, help with grocery shopping and other errands, and friendly visits to share companionship. Please consider giving a few hours a month. For more information or to volunteer, contact The Senior Connection today at301-962-0820, or Visit us at

For a list of greater Washington area gemachs please visit:

To put an item in the Shabbos Shorts, send your news items to Regular deadlines are Wednesdays at 12 noon. Check the back page for upcoming deadlines around Yom Tovim, etc. Community programs are listed as space is available, at the discretion of the YISE staff. Submissions are subject to editing for space or stylistic requirements. There are no guarantees for non-Shul events.


Tzivia & Sam Bramson in memory of Tzivia's mother, Evelyn Lewko (Chava Rochel bas Sinai), a"h, whose 36th yahrzeit is the 10th of Tammuz.

Lee & Craig Oppenheim in memory of Lee's parents, Helene Zuckerberg (Chana Raisel bas Avraham HaLevi, z"l, and Harry Zuckerberg (Tzvi Hersch ben Avram, z"l) and Craig's mother, Yetta Oppenheim (Yacha bas Menachem Mendel, z"l).

Marion Krakow and family on the yahrzeit of Bernard Krakow, Berel ben Yitzchak Moshe, z"l, beloved husband, father and grandfather.


Mrs. Marion Baras, who is back at the Hebrew Home Rehab for a few weeks. She welcomes calls to 301-998-3935 or visitors to room 214.

Professor Jonathan Sarna of Brandeis University will deliver the annual Rabbi Morris D. and Rebbetzin Esther Rosenblatt z"l memorial lecture on July 1 at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road, Annapolis, MD 21403. His topic is "When Grant Expelled the Jews." Continental breakfast at 11 a.m., lecture at 12 noon. All are cordially invited to attend.

To continue offering the best Kiddushes in Metro DC…

YISE offers more and better Kiddushes than most synagogues anywhere! This kind of effort, week after week, is really special, and the volunteers who come to the kitchen are all to be commended. However, we see mostly the same people Shabbos after Shabbos. Preparing food, setting up tables, cleaning up after a kiddush, coming in after Shabbos to clean the cholent pots & utensils- all of this is necessary.

For our Kiddush structure to continue we need an infusion of new volunteers to help setup/takedown/cleaning. Interested members should contact Kiddush cochairs Josh Breitstein ( or Barbara Price (

8 AM Minyan Chevra Kiddush

Stuart Cohen is trying to assemble an email list of all contributing members of the 8 AM Chevra. Please email him at

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Shul, contact the committee chairperson or YISE President Marc Katz,

Committee Chairperson(s) Email Address



BANQUET Elise Saks
Barbara Price

CEMETERY Howard Katz

CHESED Max Rudmann

FINANCE Nelson Moskowitz

HIGH HOLIDAY Jules Meisler
Rabbi Barry Greengart


HOUSE Joshua Seidemann

KIDDUSH Josh Breitstein
Barbara Price

KITCHEN Barbara Price

MEMBERSHIP Mordechai Litwack

NURSERY Renee Seidemann
Deborah Rudmann

Ken Saks

RITUAL Rabbi Barry Greengart

SOCIAL Tuvia Lazar


YOUTH Michael Shimoff


Friday, July 6 – Ruach Minyan, Small Social Hall, 7pm sharp

Monday, July 9 – The Man With The Truck, 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Shabbos, August 4 – YISE Sisterhood Seudah Shlishit, Social Hall, 5-7pm

Dedicate a window There are only a few stained glass windows left to dedicate at YISE, and the price of glass is going up. Dedicate your window before the price increase! For more details contact

Changing the Locks – The locks have been replaced on the Kitchen doors. If you currently have a key to the kitchen, please contact the Shul office about a new key.

MORNING SERVICES (July 1 – July 7)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)


(4th of July) 8:00am 6:30/7:30/8:45am 7:30am "

Monday/Thursday 6:15am 6:45/7:35/8:30am 6:05am "

Tuesday/Friday 6:30am 6:55/7:35/8:30am 6:15am "


Mincha/Maariv Sunday – Thursday – Arcola & University – 8:25pm

HALACHIC TIMES (July 1 – July 7)

Talis & Tefillin 4:45am

Krias Sh'ma 9:29am

Mincha (Earliest) 1:50pm

NEXT SHABBOS, July 6-7, 2012 17 Tammuz 5772

Parashas Balak Earliest Candle Lighting (Plag) 7:05pm

Light Candles by 8:18pm

Early Friday Mincha I – Arcola Large Social Hall 6:55pm

Ruach Minyan – Arcola Small Social Hall 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi 7:00pm

Early Friday Mincha II – Belonofsky Sanctuary 7:15pm

Friday Mincha – University 7:15pm

Friday Mincha – Belonofsky Sanctuary 8:20pm

Early Shabbos Mincha I – Arcola 2:30pm

Early Shabbos Mincha II – Arcola 5:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 8:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University& Nusach Sefard 8:15pm

Shabbos Ends 9:25pm

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

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