Parashas Emor – May 17 – 18, 2024

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MAY 17-18, 2024 | 10 IYAR 5784 | PARASHAS EMOR



Candle Lighting 7:58, not before 6:46 | Havdalah 9:04

Sponsored by the Arzouan, Aghbashoff & Suchoff Families in gratitude to Rabbi Rosenbaum and the entire community for their help with meals, Minyan attendance, Shiva visits, donations and Mishnayot learning for Shloshim and
by Julie & Andy Gilson to commemorate the 25th Yahrzeit of Julie's father, Edward Meister, Meir Elya ben Aaron A"H.

Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Avishai David

Rabbi Avishai David is Rosh Yeshivat Torat Shraga and Rav of Beis Tefillah Yonah Avraham in Ramat Beit Shemesh. He received his semicha from Yeshiva University, while studying under R' Yosef Dov Soloveitchik zt"l and R' Nissan Alpert zt"l. It is Rabbi David's mission and mandate to transmit our illustrious Masoretic heritage to talmidim worldwide.

After Musaf of 8:45 and 9:15 Minyan (B) "Days of Sefiras HaOmer-Determining Proper Attitudes Towards the Kedusha of Eretz Yisrael and Towards the State of Israel"

6:45 PM (B) "Warmth and Radiance of Gedolei Yisrael – Personal Encounters and Vignettes of Torah Giants"

Between Mincha and Maariv (B) "Hakaras HaTov and the State of Israel"

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

Lois Meyers on the birth of a great-grandson, Yehoshua Strauss. Parents are Esther Perel & Mordechai Strauss of Lakewood, NJ. Grandparents are Jessica & Rabbi Yekusiel Strauss of Fallsburg, NY.

Eliana & Merric Srour on the birth of a boy, a special Mother's Day present. Congratulations to big brother Nathan and the entire Srour andEdery Families.

Rachel & Michael Harris on their son-in-law Avi Zagelbaum's graduation from GW Law School.

Kiddush Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is co-sponsored by Lisa & Joel Straus in memory of Joel's father's third Yahrzeit Walter Straus, Yitzhock ben Chaim and by by the Zatman-Fink Family for the Yahrzeit of Michael's father Merton Zatman, Shlomo Mayer ben Peretz A"H.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by YISE in honor of our Scholar-In-Residence Rabbi Avishai David.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Baila & Adir Haim with gratitude to Hashem on Baila's law school graduation and by Yelena & Rashi Abramov in honor of their daughter Avigayil Ida's first birthday.

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.

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 arewounded and ill, and to all of those that have been traumatized in Israel during these times.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's 12:30 Mesilat Yesharim was sponsored by Chanah Hollander in in loving memory of her grandfather, Yehuda Leib Levine and Jay Rogal and Debbie Rogal in memory of Amiel Rogal, Jay's father and Debbie's grandfather, on his Yahrzeit.

Women's Wednesday night Navi Shiur was sponsored by Jay Rogal and Debbie Rogal in memory of Amiel Rogal, Jay's father and Debbie's grandfather, on his Yahrzeit.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan Locations:

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


Mincha/Maariv: 6:30 (Plag, S) 7:00 (B), 8:00 (B), 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)


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

Kiddush: 11:45 AM (S)

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 7:55 (B), 7:50 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 9:04 (B)


After 8:45 Minyan/9:15 Minyan: (B) Rabbi Avishai David

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur: (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

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

Shiur before Mincha: 6:45 (B) Rabbi Avishai David

Shiur betwe.en Mincha/Maariv: (B) Rabbi Avishai David

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

Bnai Akiva Snif – This Shabbos, 5 PM-6 PM at YISE

Israel Fair for Elementary School Children – Sunday, May 19, 1 PM-3 PM at YISE.

High School Boys Trivia Night – Saturday, June 8.

see flyers

Shavuos Programs for all ages – stay tuned.


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 Tehillimrecital 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

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 18 – Rabbi Yankel Greiniman, May 25 – Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum, June 1 – Rabbi Michoel Frank, June 8 – Rabbi Brahm Weinberg.

Volunteers Needed to Help Plant Flowers – Help beautify the shul. Join us Sunday, May 19, at 1:00 PM. Contact Stuart Cohen via phone or text at 301-943-5153 if you plan to help. You only need to bring yourself. Stuart will have extra gloves and tools.

Annual Election Meeting – Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 PM in the Social Hall. Details at

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. Fordetails and to purchase tickets: 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

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 4:15 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 4:50 AM, Latest Netz: 5:52 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:26 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:42 PM, Earliest Shkia: 8:18 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 9:11 PM

Next Shabbos

May 24-25, 2024

17 Iyar 5784

Parashas Behar

Candle lighting 8:04 not before 6:51

Havdalah 9:11

Friday Night:

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

Maariv: 9:11