Parashas Ki Seitzei – August 25 – 26, 2023

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah -Shabbos Shorts

August 25 – 26, 2023 – 9 Elul 5783 – Parashas Ki Seitzei

Light Candles by 7:31, not before 6:26 – Havdalah 8:30

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Simi & Sammy Franco in honor of their anniversary, Nancy & Bruce James' anniversary, and Vivian & Arnie Kirshenbaum's anniversary, all on the 22nd and Aliza & Rabbi Yosef Postelnek's anniversary on the 21st.

The YISE Communications Committee hopes you are enjoying the shorter Shabbos Shorts! Have a comment or suggestion? Please send us your feedback at

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan locations:

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

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 6:10 (Plag, S), 6:35 (B), 7:35 (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), 7:30 (B), 7:25 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 8:30

Divrei Torah/Shiurim

* 8:45 Main Minyan (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 9:15 Minyan (S) Rabbi Postelnek

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

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

* Shiur before Mincha – 6:45 (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Shiur between Mincha and Maariv (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

Mazal Tov

* Emily & Todd Friedman on Moshe's Bar Mitzvah! Mazal Tov to the Bernstein and Friedman families.

* Sarah & David Maslow of Jerusalem on the marriage of their granddaughter, Atara Chana, daughter of Dina & Adam Lancer of Clifton/Passaic, to Aryeh, son of Lori & Reuven Kramer of Los Angeles.

* Melissa & Chad Miller on the birth of a granddaughter, Gila Chen. Mazal Tov to parents and big brother, Allie, Lidor, and Azriel Hayun; grandparents Revital & Armo Hayun; and to all of the greatgrandparents, aunts, and uncles.

* Rabbi Sanford H. Shudnow on the selection of two of his original artworks in the Montgomery Art Assoc. 2023 Paint The Town Art Show, Labor Day Weekend at the Kensington, MD Town Hall/Armory.

Kiddush Sponsors

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

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Emily & Todd Friedman in honor of their son Moshe's Bar Mitzvah.

YISE Youth Announcements

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, August 26, from 10:00 AM until Shul ends.

* Toddler Group (under 3 with a parent) – in the Toddler Room in the Lower Lobby

* Kinder Group (3 to 5) – upstairs in the room behind the balcony

* Boys ages 6 – 9 & Girls ages 6 – 9 – in The House.

* 5th and 6th grade girls – In The House

* Jr. Congregation for 4th to 6th grade boys – in The House

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at

Popsicles in the Park – August 26, 4:30 PM at the Kemp Mill Urban Park. Dvar Torah for kids and refreshing popsicles! See flyer for details.

Teen Minyan Boys BBQ Kickoff Event – Sunday, August 27, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at The House. See flyer for details.

Teen Minyan – The Teen Minyan, led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, will resume next Shabbos, September 2.

Boys Shiur – Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shabbos afternoon shiur for 5th and 6th grade boys, will resume next Shabbos, September 2. See flyer for details.

Shul Announcements

* Kedushas Levi Chabura Wth special focus on Elul and Yamim Noraim! 8:55 AM Shabbos morning in the Social Hall. See flyer for details.

* High Holiday Information – Information and forms for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at YISE, including seats, Yizkor Guide and more, are online at Packets are also available at Shul. Questions? Contact

* Tap Into the Times – A Sunday morning Chabura led by Rabbi Postelnek. Join before or after Shacharis! Sundays 8:15 AM – 8:40 AM, August 27 – September 10, in the Belonofsky Sanctuary. See flyer for details.

* Dreams & Expectations: The Month of Elul and Reimagining Marriage – A shiur and discussion with Rabbi Postelnek on Monday, August 28, 8:15PM. See flyer for details.

* Labor Day Learning – "Repeat Offender: Doing Teshuva for the same transgressions – a Halachic analysis" – A partnership program from YISE and Kollel Zichron Amram of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington. Monday, September 4, in the Social Hall. 9:00 AM breakfast, 9:30 AM Chavrusa learning with the Kollel, 10:40 – 11:20 AM Shiur from Rabbi Reingold.

* 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, September 4, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A.

* Ask the Rabbi – This month's topic, Building and "Living" in a Sukkah, will take place on Tuesday, September 5, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Zoom A. For more info., contact Miriam Friedman at or 301-754-1517. To sponsor the program, contact the YISE office. See flyer for details.

* Avinu Malkeinu – Our Dual Relationship – Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, September 6, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM at YISE with Rabbi Yitzchak Charner. RSVP by September 1 to or 301-732-1773.Donations appreciated. See flyer for details.

* Limud On Our Lawn – a YISE monthly summer learning project on front lawns and backyards in our community. The next program will take place on September 9, at 6:00 PM at the home of Debbie Rogal, 11419 Heather Crest Lane. Mrs. Sharon Freundel will speak on "Rashi: The Wisdom of Shlomo & the Humility of Yitzchak." See flyer for details.

* Pre-Selichos Kumzitz – Motzei Shabbos, September 9, 11:30 PM – 12:45 AM in the Social Hall. Live music by Naaleh and Divrei Torah from Rabbi Rosenbaum, Rabbi Postelnek and Rabbi Yonatan Gorin. See flyer for details.

* Lulavim & Esrogim – YISE is working with Josh Breitstein to bring you the finest quality Arba Minim sets. Complete details and order form online at Orders must be placed by Tuesday, September 19.Pickup at YISE on Wednesday, September 27. 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

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

* Seeking Shalosh Seudos Sponsors for the next few months. Sponsorships start at $375. To sponsor, contact Simi Franco at 301-593-4465, ext. 103, or or Ethan Cohen at Contact Ethan Cohen to volunteer to set up and clean up. The following dates are not available due to the holidays: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, and 10/7.

* 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

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

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:14 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 5:44 AM, Latest Netz: 6:38 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:50 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:43 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:37 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 8:28 PM

Next Shabbos

September 1 – 2, 2023 – 16 Elul 5783

Parashas Ki Savo

Light Candles by 7:20, not before 6:17 – Havdalah 8:19

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 6:00 (Plag, B), 7:20 (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), 7:00 (B), 7:10 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 8:19

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline:

Wednesday, August 30, 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

Active Threat Security Training for the Community – Join Federation for one of two opportunities to learn how to manage active security threats, featuring Interim Regional Security Advisor, Eddy Azcarate, with an intro. by Federation CEO, Gil Preuss. This webinar will enhance your situational awareness, empower you to help during a medical emergency, and leave you more confident about your options in the event of an active threat. Monday, August 28 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM and Tuesday, August 29 – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Register at:

Support The Golden Network's Annual Campaign – TGN provides retirees and seniors with inspirational lectures, musical performances, one-on-one Torah study, and companionship. Serving private homes, hospitals, and adult facilities in the Greater Washington and Baltimore communities. Contribute at

Erev Yom Tom Mikvah for Men – The Mikvah Emunah Society of Greater Washington (MES) is pleased to offer use of the Wallerstein Mikvah in Kemp Mill to men, on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur. Volunteers are needed as well. Please see for all the info. Thank you!

At Home Shofar Blowing – Are you, or someone you know, unable to attend shul on Rosh Hashanah? We can arrange to have someone blow Shofar at you home in Kemp Mill. Details on how to arrange for someone to blow Shofar at your home will be posted in early September.

Franco Foundation Rosh Hashana/Yom Kippur Community Appeal – Make your tax-deductible donations via PayPal to Zelle 202-422-1021 or mail your check to The Franco Foundation, 613 Bromley Street, Silver Spring. MD 20902. Thank you!

Dirshu – Join Kollel Dirshu of Silver Spring, now studying Maseches Bava Basra, at YGW. Daily morning shiur by Rabbi Eli Reingold at 5:45 AM and evening shiur by Ranon Cortell and Pinchas Werner at 9:00 PM. Chavrusas also available during these times. For more info. and to join our program, contact Hirsh Komarow 301-633-6262 or

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

Recurring Community Programs & Listings

Join the Buddy Network – Do you live alone and want a buddy? Do you want to volunteer to be a buddy? Have a buddy check in during extreme weather or power outages. Make sure you have the basic necessities when you can't get out. Register at For more info. call 301-732-1773 or email

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 10:00 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.

TGN Program: Siddur Class – In-Depth Analysis of the Siddur with Mrs. Esther Dziadek, Wednesday mornings, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, on Zoom B. For more information, call 301-732-1773 or email

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

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 oremail 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.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 6:30 PM, Zoom A, will not meet on Sunday, August 27.

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

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, now learning Sefer Iyov, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Women's Navi Shiur, now learning Sefer Shmuel, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, Zoom A.

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

* Illuminating Inquiries in Halacha – Rabbi Yitzchak Mandel

* Navigating Navi – Sefer Yehoshua – Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

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

* 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 after Sukkos.

* 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 Rabbi Levy 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, will resume on Monday, September 11.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM, "Profits from the Prophets", in-person in the Small Beis Medrash and on Zoom G, will resume on Tuesday, September 5. See flyer for details.

* 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 Shiur – Douglas & Michelle Shelling to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Michelle's mother, Greta Weiner, Golda Rochel Bas Dovid, on the 6th of Elul.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday Navi Shiur – Douglas & Michelle Shelling to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Michelle's mother, Greta Weiner, Golda Rochel Bas Dovid on the 6th of Elul.

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