Parashas Ki Sisa – February 18-19, 2011

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Shabbos, Feb. 18-19, 2011

Parashas Ki Sisa 15 Adar 1, 5771 Light Candles 5:30pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola & University 5:30pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 5:30pm

Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak at the 8AM and 8:45AM Minyanim this Shabbos.

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is sponsored by "The Group."

The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is co-sponsored by the "Haimish Kiddush Group," by the Karkowsky family, in honor of the yahrzeits of Nancy`s father, Joseph Herskovitz, z"l, and Avi`s mother, Gussie Karkowsky, z"l, and by Judy & Stuart Rosenthal for the Shloshim of Judy's father, Robert D. Katzoff, z"l.

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 5:10pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 5:25pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 5:25pm

Shabbos Ends 6:30pm


Tzivia & Rabbi Sam Bramson on the birth of a great-grandson, Shimon Weinstein, son of Henya Chaya & Tzvi Yaakov Weinstein of Lakewood NJ.

Debbie & Jason Unger on the birth of their son, Asher Natan. Mazal tov also to big sister Nili.


Judy Stern and family on the passing of her father, Rabbi Dr. Jacob G. Wiener, z"l, long-time member of the YISE community. Minyan times are as follows: Maariv Motzei Shabbos: 6:30pm; Shacharis: Sunday/Monday: 8:00am, Tuesday: 7:00am; Mincha/Maariv Sunday/Monday: 5:30pm. Please, no visitors after 10:00pm.


Mommy & Me Spring Session 2011 – YISE Nursery presents Mommy & Me with Morah Deena Hadar! 10 Thursdays at 10:30am; $100 or $12 per session. Come join us Torah tales and tefillah songs, music and movement, arts and crafts & books and puppets! Fun for moms and for babies 16 months and up! Got questions or want to register? Contact Lianne Heller, or 301-593-7365.

Camp Shomrai summer plans are complete! Watch for registration information. Questions? Call Lianne Heller at 301-593-7365 or e-mail

The Carpet is Coming Sunday- Siddurim/Chumoshim must move! The new carpet will be installed in the Belonofsky Sanctuary starting Sunday, Feb. 20. We need to move the Siddurim & Chumoshim out of the room Motzei Shabbos. We ask those attending Mincha-Maariv Saturday in the Belonofsky Sanctuary to bring their Siddurim & Chumoshim to the back rows and leave them there. Talis Boxes – The Talis Boxes must be moved to get carpet under them. If your box is not emptied Motzei Shabbos, the contents will be removed and stored in the office. Davening: Sunday 7:30am Shacharis will take place in the Large Social Hall. Sunday Mincha/Maariv will take place in the Large Beis Medrash.


Talmud Yoma – Shiur Monday thru Thursday, small Beis Medrash, 11am-12 Noon.

Beis Medrash Zichron Gedaliah Community Tuesday Night Learning for Men – in the YISE small Social Hall. Learning 8pm-9pm, followed by Maariv and light refreshments. Five shiurim & chavrusas. Contact Rabbi Reingold, 301-996-5910.

Rabbi Zev Katz's Wednesday morning Chumash class, previously taught by Rabbi Anemer, z"l, meets Wednesdays, 11am in the small Beis Medrash at Arcola.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Wednesday evening Advanced Men's Gemara shiur, previously taught by Rabbi Anemer, z"l, 7:30pm, after Maariv at University Blvd.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara shiur for men, Tuesday and Friday mornings, Arcola Social Hall, 6:00-6:45am.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Sunday night shiur for men in Mishna Brurah meets at his home. For more information contact

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday night Women's shiur 8pm, Small Beis Medrash.

The Greater Washington Community Kollel Linas Hatzedek program is presented in conjunction with the YISE Adult Education Committee on Sunday mornings, 9:30am, following the 8:45am Shacharis.

Gemara Basics – The Greater Washington Community Kollel's weekly Yesodei HaTorah shiur for men will start in Kemp Mill on Thursday, Feb. 24, 8-9pm, YISE Small Social Hall. The shiur is free; two $25 workbooks are highly recommended. For information, email


Friday Night Oneg Shabbos – This Friday night, 9pm at the Katzoffs, 1111 Arcola Ave. This month's topic, "Rebuke, Repentance and Revenge." Join your neighbors at this popular monthly Friday night shiur by Rabbi Rosenbaum. (Food provided by the hosts)

R' Pinchas Werner – 8:15am Shiur in the youth room behind the balcony. All are welcome.

Rabbi David Hyatt – Gemara Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Musaf.

Rabbi William Millen's shiur is on hiatus through March 12. It will resume March 19.

Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Alshich on the Parsha 45 minutes before Sephardi Mincha.

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

Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur between Mincha & Maariv at Arcola.

There will not be a shiur between Mincha/Maariv at University Blvd. this Shabbos.

Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur 9am, upstairs behind the women's balcony.

Mayor to Speak – Save the date! Tuesday night, March 1, 8pm -9:15 pm, Moshe Abutbul, Mayor of Beit Shemesh, will brief community members about his city. Everyone is invited to hear Mayor Abutbul in the YISE Arcola Beit Medrash.

YISE members living in University Towers who need help with food shopping, especially in bad weather, contact, 301-593-7359.


4-year-old Girls' Shabbos Group will meet this Shabbos, Feb. 19, at the home of Daniella Garfield, 1160 Kersey Rd, from 4 – 5pm. Please pick up between 5 – 5:10 pm.

Father & Son Learning at the Boys' Yeshiva – For Nursery to 6th grade. Motzei Shabbos, 7:30 pm. Learning, pizza, raffles, prizes, special programs. For more information, call Rabbi Hes, 301-593-7991 or Nehemia Mond, 301-754-2221.

Beautiful Purim cards – AMIT is again selling beautiful Purim cards, just $2 each. Call Esther Edeson, 301-593-1468, or Rachel Pinchot, 301-754-3773. Amit also sells Memorial cards ($5), as well as All Occasion, Mazel Tov, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah cards ($3). All proceeds are used to fund AMIT educational programs in Israel.

Women's Daytime Tehillim Group – 2pm-3pm, Tuesdays. Arleeta, 301-649-0552.

Presidents' Day Learning Program – Monday, Feb. 21, The Sabbath Mode Controversy: Understanding Grama and Maaseh On Shabbos and Yom Tov, A look at the sources. Chavrusa learning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM followed by a Shiur by Rabbi Reingold from 10:00 until 10:30. Sources will be available beforehand by contacting and Join us at the Yeshiva for davening at 7:30 with breakfast following.

Ecology, Judaism and the State of Israel: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Tuesday, Feb. 22, the Kayamut/Sustainability Circle welcomes Anton Goodman, the Federation's DC area shaliach. Anton will share several modern day case studies regarding Israeli environmental concerns, and how these cases intertwine national dilemmas, political intrigue and Jewish values. 8pm, Kemp Mill Synagogue.

Torah School's 8th Annual Chinese Auction is Sunday evening, Feb. 27, at Beth Sholom in Potomac. Doors open at 7pm. Prize drawings start at 8:30pm. Great prizes, great food, and great fun! For more information, contact the Torah School office.

Camp Ahava Open House – Sunday, Feb. 27, 2-4 p.m. at the SSJC. Bring family and friends to enjoy free Kickboxing demo, arts & crafts and more! Purim Sessions: 2:30-3 & 3:15-3:45. Meet the new Director, Stephanie Frumkin, and the wonderful staff! Ages 4½- 12 + CITs 13-15; 8 Weeks–6/27-8/19; Extended day available, flexible Camp Sessions, convenient location., 301-649-4425, Special discount if registered by Feb. 28!

The Girls Yeshiva Production 2011– Save the Date for A Golden Heart : The Tale of a Golden Ticket and a Pure Heart. Sunday, March 6, 3pm, and Monday, March 7, 7pm.

Performances in the MJBHA Auditorium. Also accepting ads and personal message for the Playbill. Call/Email in your orders to reserve tickets (at reduced in-advance ticket prices) or place ads: or 301-962-5111, ext. 1407. For women only.

Tomchei Shabbos – Do you know individuals or families who can't afford food for Shabbos or Yom Tov? The Yehuda Mond Foundation will arrange for confidential local food deliveries. Contact Rabbi Moshe Arzouan. For more information on the Foundation, and how to provide much-needed tax-deductible support to this project, visit

Free jobsearch bootcamps – Kickstart your jobsearch and learn about about the hidden job market, networking, effective resumes, and interviewing. Limited openings, so pre-registration required, 301-610-8380. Next Rockville session available March 2-3, 9 am – 4 pm.

Helpline for Addictions – Do you, or some one you love, have a problem with drugs, alcohol, compulsive gambling, overeating, pornography, or any other form of addiction? Please call 1-866-Zehayom (866-934-2966) for confidential help geared toward the frum community. Sponsored in part by the Yehudah Mond Foundation.

Kashrut Advisory – Limited boxes of Post Fruity Pebbles and Post Cocoa Pebbles contain a promotional Fruity Pebble or Cocoa Pebble Treats Bar. These are Non-Kosher items. It is clearly indicated on the self contained bar that it is not kosher. The bar is double wrapped and does not come in contact with the kosher certified Fruity Pebbles or Cocoa Pebbles. Please direct all comments and questions to the OK at 718-756-7500

Flyers should be black & white – Many organizations email their publicity to YISE for the Shabbos Shorts. Some also send flyers to be posted on the Bulletin Boards. If your flyer is in color, please make sure your designer put it together to look good and legible in black & white. We are not responsible for making color copies.

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


Monday, Feb. 21 – Man with the Truck 5:l5pm – 8:30pm, Arcola Social Hall

Becker Disposables, 4:30pm – 8pm, downstairs lobby

Saturday, March 5 – Dor L'Dor, 7:45pm, Arcola Social Hall


Youth Groups this Shabbos meet at 10am. 1st – 4th grade girls meet upstairs in the small Beis Medrash; 1st – 4th grade boys at the Yeshiva (meet in the YISE downstairs lobby at 10am); 2-5 year olds meet in the large Youth room behind the women's balcony. Pick up the 2-5 year olds in the large Youth room and the 1st-4th graders in the small Youth room.

The Youth Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Youth Minyan Kiddush Group.

Sushi Making for 6th-8th grade boys has been rescheduled to Motzei Shabbos, Feb. 26, 7:45pm. Learn how to make sushi, enjoy a delicious dinner, and have a great time. You will also get your own sushi mat. Meet at the Miller home, 816 Hillsboro Drive. The cost is $10 per person and reservations are required. Email to hold your spot.

Be Safe while Walking at Night – YISE Youth Committee now has reflective belts available for sale, at the price of $9 per belt or 3 belts for $25. To purchase your belt or for more information, contact Michael Ravin, 301-681-0233 or

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shiur for 6th-8th grade boys will meet this Shabbos 1 hour before Mincha.

Davening Times Week of Feb. 20 – Feb. 26, 2011

MORNING SERVICES (Feb. 20 – Feb. 26)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

Sunday 8:00am 6:30/7:30**/8:45am 7:30am "

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

Tues./Wed./Fri. 6:30am 6:55/7:35/8:30am 6:15am "

Shabbos 8:45am 7:00/7:00*/8:00/8:45am 8:15am "

*Nusach Sefard Minyan ** Large Social Hall

AFTERNOON SERVICES Mincha-Maariv (Feb. 20 – Feb. 24)

Sunday – Arcola & University – 5:40pm

Arcola Monday – Thursday – 5:40pm

University – Maariv only Monday – Thursday 7:15pm

HALACHIC TIMES (Feb. 20 – Feb. 26)

Talis & Tefillin 6:01am

Krias Sh'ma 9:33am

Mincha (Earliest) 12:53pm

Next Shabbos, Feb. 25-26, 2011

Parashas Vayakhel 22 Adar 1, 5771 Light Candles 5:38pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola & University 5:40pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 5:40pm

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 5:20pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 5:35pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 5:35pm

Shabbos Ends 6:38pm

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 12 Noon.

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