Parashas Ki Sisa – March 1 – 2, 2024

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MARCH 1-2, 2024 | 22 ADAR I 5784 | PARASHAS KI SISA



Candle Lighting 5:43 | Havdalah 6:43

Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Ros & Herman Efron to celebrate the election of their son, Professor Noah Efron, Chair of the Tel Aviv Green Party, to the Tel Aviv City Council and
by Nancy & Bruce James to commemorate the 40th Yahrzeit for the late spiritual leader of Kesher Israel, Rabbi Philip L. Rabinowitz, HaRav Yerucham Fishel Aryeh Ben Asher, on Wednesday, March 6, 26 Adar I.

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.

Young Israel Shomrai Emunah is pleased to welcome Rabbi Menachem Winter and the rabbis and families of the Greater Washington Community Kollel along with Mordechai Levovitz as they share a Shabbos of Inspiration with us and the families and guests in our community.

Mazal Tov

Tzivia Bramson on the bar Mitzvah of her great-grandson , Shimon Weinstein, grandson of Renee & Mayer Weinstein.

Rene & Rami Isser on Eitan's engagement to Batsheva Moskowitz,daughter of Tali & Jeff Moskowitz of West Hempstead, NY. Mazal Tov to Eitan's siblings Pola & David and family, Esther & Yonatan and family and Ariel & Eliana and family; and to Batsheva's siblings Ilan, Adin, and Gila.

Lew Sosnowik on the Bat Mitzvah of his great-granddaughter Malka Maza. Mazal Tov also to the grandparents, Fran & Michael Sosnowik and to Malka's mother, Chaya Sarah and the rest of the Sosnowik Family.


Rachel Leiser Levy, on the passing of her mother, Roberta Leiser. Shiva will be observed until Monday morning at 1101 Noyes Dr. Motzei Shabbos: 7:30 PM -10PM, Sunday: 9 AM-12 Noon, 3 PM-5 PM and 8 PM- 10 PM.

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.

8:45 Minyan Drasha is sponsored by Lynn & Stephen Deutsch to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Stephen's mother, Rivka bas Yisroel V'Krenzia whose Yahrzeit is 23 Adar I, March 3, and by the Gimbel Family L'ilui Nishmas Yonah's grandparents, Baila Yenta bas Yitzchak Isaac Yahrzeit on 22 Adar I and Yehuda ben Chaim Yahrzeit on 26 Adar I.

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur is 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 are wounded and ill, and to all of those that have been traumatized in Israel during these times.

The Lower Lobby coffee station is sponsored by Roast Masters Hannah & Robert Klein.

Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – Led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, 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

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at

High School Girls Pizza & Paint Night – Motzai Shabbos, March 2 at 8 PM at The House.

Purim Costume Gemach – March 3, 6 and 10.

Middle School Girls Topsy-Turvy Dinner – Sunday, March 3 from 5 PM – 7 PM at The House.

YISE-KMS Purim Carnival – Sunday, March 17 from 12 PM – 3 PM at KMS.

see youth flyers

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan Locations:

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


Mincha/Maariv: 5:45 (B) 5:35 (Sephardi, LBM)

The Friday night Davening in (B) will be a special Ruach Minyan. Those desiring another option may make a Minyan in the Small Beis Medrash.


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

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:40 (B), 5:35 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 6:43 (B)


8:45 Main Minyan: Rabbi Menachem Winter

9:15 Minyan: Rabbi Hillel Shaps

Sephardi Minyan: Rabbi Yitzchak Mandel


Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur: (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

Ohr HaChaim Chabura: 8:55 (S) Rabbi Hillel Shaps

Pre-Mincha Shiur: 4:55 (B) Rabbi Hilel Shaps

Shiur between Mincha/Maariv: (B) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

Kiddush Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Kiddush Group.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Sandie Thurman to commemorate the 10th Yahrzeit of her husband, Chanoch ben Avraham HaCohen A"H.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored anonymously in honor of Moshe Nissan.


YISE Supports Israel

YISE invites members with family on active IDF duty to share their profiles at Remembering Maoz Morell in the Washington Jewish Week:

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 Hebrewname 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.

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 Tehillim recital 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:

Political Action information can be accessed via AIPAC and the OU

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

GWCK Shabbos of Inspiration at YISE with guest baal tefillah and singer, Mordechai Levovitz! Shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa – March 1-2. see flyer for full schedule

Seeing Tachanun Through New Eyes – On Sunday, March 3 at 10:30 AM, Rabbi Rosenbaum will address some of the powerful themes of Tachanun that can speak meaningfully to us, particularly in these difficult times. Event will be in the Belonofsky Sanctuary, followed by light refreshments in the Social Hall and on Zoom A. Presented by the Meaningful Tefilah Project. To sponsor, please contact the shul office. see flyer

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, March 4 from 2PM – 3PM on Zoom A.

Scholar-In-Residence – Rabbi Edward Reichman, MD – Shabbos, March 9 after Musaf of 8:45 and 9:15 "Ancestry DNA in Halakha: What is Your Sitting Image?," 4:30 PM "Medical Halakha Update 5784" and between Mincha & Maariv "Monarchs, Minyanim and Mitochondrial DNA: Jews, Medicine and History". see flyer

Capital Kosher Pantry Purim Food Drive – Bring some Purim joy by donating to our Purim Food Drive! We'd greatly appreciate donations of: grape juice (plastic bottles), hamantaschen filling, baking ingredients, bottled drinks, juice boxes, disposable plates, ziplock bags, snack size bags of chips, pretzels, etc. Food donations must be shelf stable, well within use-by date and in factory-sealed containers. Drop off in our collection bins, including the YISE lower lobby. see flyer

Pre-Purim Shiurim – Tuesday March 12, 8:15 PM-9:15 PM "Erasing Amalek: Remembering and Removing Amalek in Our Times." and Tuesday March 19, 8:15 PM-9:15 PM "The Jews had Light and Joy: Defining and Finding Happiness when Surrounded by Confusion and Pain." Given by Rabbi Postelnek on Zoom. see flyer

YISE Purim Seudah – Sunday March 24, 5:00 PM in the Social Hall. RSVP by March 18 at Special member rates: $30/adult, $20/child (3-12), $100/family max. Regular rates: $36/adult, $26/child (3-12), $140 family max. Book as individuals or reserve a block with (10+) friends! Sponsorships available. Sign up now; limited spots available! see flyer

Post-Seudah Purim Mesiba – All are welcome to join for a post-seudah mesiba with dessert and live music! Sunday, March 24, starting approximately 7:00 PM in the Social Hall. see flyer

Save the Date: Scholar-In-Residence – Rabbi Avishai David at YISE – May 18 see flyer

Zoom Connection details in the SHMA and at Flyers are available at

The Week Ahead

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:18 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 5:45 AM, Latest Netz: 6:37 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:23 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:51 PM, Earliest Shkia: 6:03 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 6:50 PM

Next Shabbos

March 8-9, 2024

29 Adar I 5784

Parashas Vayakhel/Shekalim

Mevorchim Hachodesh

Candle lighting 5:50

Havdalah 6:50

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 5:50 (B) 5:45 (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), 5:45 (B), 5:40 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 6:50