Parashas Ki Sisa – March 2-3, 2018

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

March 2 – 3, 2018 – 16 Adar 5778 – Parshas Ki Sisa

Light Candles by 5:43 – Havdalah 6:43

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Aliza and Gil Chlewicki in memory of Aliza's father, Robert Sacknovitz (Reuvain ben Shaul Zissel), on the occasion of his fourth yahrzeit.


* Shonny Kugler and Norma Burdett on the passing of their brother-in-law, Shmuel (Sam) Rosenbaum, husband of Judy Rosenbaum A"H and son-in-law of Rabbi Moshe H. Levinson Z"L. The funeral took place in Petach Tikva.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 5:43

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 5:45 Sephardi: 5:40 Nusach Sefard: 5:45

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 Youth: 9:15 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 5:40 Sephardi: 5:20 Nusach Sefard: 5:40

* Maariv/Havdalah: 6:43

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Dr. Michael Rosensweig

* 8:00, 9:15 Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – Miriam & Yekhiel Weill in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of Yekhiel's father, Rabbi Victor Weill, Rav Avigdor ben Eliezer Chanoch Z"L.

* Sephardi Minyan – "Sephardic Group"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – YISE in honor of our Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Michael & Professor Smadar Rosensweig.

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM, behind the balcony.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, lower lobby.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi Levy – Shiur at 4:35 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Dr. Michael Rosensweig – Shiur after Mincha

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self- improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash – note new location.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the room behind the Balcony

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash. For more details, please contact

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM. For more details, please contact

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM Choose from classes:

* Timeless Talmud with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Thirteen Attributes with Rabbi Moshe Sadwin

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM- 7:25 AM and Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM in the Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network Presents:

* Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiur on Daily Halachos for Men and Women, Tuesday mornings 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM.

* Rabbi Raphael Malka's Mishnah Class for Men, Tuesday mornings, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

* For more information: 301-732-1773 or

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women: 613? We Can Appreciate Every One of Them! Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Meseches Bava Basra, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the Social Hall.

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for Men and Women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sundays, 8:00 PM, in the Social Hall

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM at YISE. For more information, please contact Rabbi Yonatan Zakem at or 513-313-4899.

* Men (classes located in the YISE Beis Medrash):

* Monday: Parsha Analysis with Rabbi Hillel Shaps.

* Tuesday: Torah Topics with Rabbi Menachem Winter.

* Wednesday: Reading Responsa with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

* Thursday: Yesodei Hatorah with Rabbi Avraham Sussman.

* Thursday: Inspired Avodah with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher

* Monday – Thursday: Shivti led by Rabbi Yonatan Zakem, under the guidance of Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Women (class located in the Small Social Hall):

* Monday: Horeb: The Power of Mitzvos with Mrs. Sara Malka Winter

YISE Programs and Listings

Scholar-in-Residence ¡V This Shabbos with Rabbi Dr. Michael & Professor Smadar Rosensweig. Schedule includes:

* Shabbos dinner, Prior reservation required.

* Friday at 8:00 PM, Prof. Rosensweig "Megilat Esther: Writing the Past into the Future"

* After 8:45 AM Shacharis Minyan ¡V Rabbi Dr. Rosensweig, "Means and Ends in the Pursuit of Personal and Communal Kedusha" *Kiddush Follows*

* 4:30 PM For Women Only, Hosted by the Broder Family, 11801 Clintwood Place, Prof. Rosensweig, "Women and Geulah: A Pre-Pesach Primer"

* Between Mincha and Maariv ¡V Rabbi Dr. Rosensweig, "Why is Hallel on Pesach So Unique?"

Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos, March 3, 7:50 PM, Social Hall. Sponsored by Aliza & Gil Chlewicki in memory of Aliza's father, Robert Sacknovitz (Reuvain ben Shaul Zissel), on the occasion of his 4th yahrzeit. This is the final Dor L'Dor of the season! Come join us for the regular fun plus grand prizes. Open to the entire community! Delicious pizza! Interactive discussions! Raffle of exciting prizes! Lots of fun!

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish History on Monday, March 5, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at 1111 University Blvd. West in the Penthouse. Light refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Senior Lunch – Wednesday, March 7, 12:00 Noon, Social Hall. Dr. Alan Breitler, "The Difference between the Jewish Calendar and the Solar Calendar"

Ruach Minyan – Next Friday, March 9, in the Social Hall. Mincha will begin at 5:55 PM. Bring the family and invite your friends. It's going to be Gevaldic! For more information contact

Sushi and Speed Dating – Join YISE for sushi making with Shushy Turin, followed by speed dating. For singles aged 22-35. Sunday March 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Cost: $25. RSVP required by March 4, 2018 at *Events for other age groups will be organized if there is sufficient interest. To express interest in programming for your age group, please contact

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Pre-Pesach Halacha Review Shiur – Tuesday, March 20, 8:00 PM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary.

Membership Directory – The 2018 YISE Membership Directory will be updated soon. Send updated information to

Cleaning Supplies Drive – Do an easy Mitzvah before Pesach and donate cleaning supplies to A Wider Circle. Just drop off any UNOPENED cleaning supplies at: 903 Holborn St. (box on porch), YISE, KMS, Berman (boxes in lobby), or Shalom Kosher (box located across from registers). Items urgently needed: laundry and dish detergent, all soaps, paper towels, sponges, and any cleansers such as Windex, 409, Endust, Mr. Clean, etc. Cosponsored by YISE, KMS, Berman Hebrew Academy PTO, and Shalom Kosher. Drive will take place March 2 – March 19. For questions please contact Miriam Friedman at

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill – YISE's Chesed Committee has a program to help members undergoing serious medical crises. If you or someone you know needs help with meals, carpools, childcare, etc., or to volunteer, please contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517, If you are unable to cook a meal or help out, but would like to make a donation to Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill, please contact Simi Franco in the office.

Shiurim from Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZT"L, are available at

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp in the Small Beis Medrash, followed by a Kiddush sponsored by the Friedmans and Solomsons in honor of the birthday of their wonderful gabbaim Edan & Noach.

Please join us this week for groups:

2-5 year-olds 9:30 AM – end of 8:45 minyan, youth room behind the Balcony

1st-4th grade 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM at the Yeshiva, walking group leaves at 10:00 AM. Girls meet in the main lobby/Boys meet outside Social Hall

Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

Community Programs and Listings

Daf Yomi meets in the Yeshiva Beis Medrash – Sunday at 6:30 AM, Monday through Thursday at 9:00 PM, and Shabbos at 10:30 AM.

Learn Mishnah Brurah Hilchos Shabbos in 18 Months – Shiur for men with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 – 8:45 PM at the Boys Yeshiva. Questions? Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Kollel Dirshu Silver Spring is learning Maseches Nedarim. Learn in the morning (5:45 AM – 6:30 AM) or in the evening (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM) at the Boys Yeshiva. For more information, please contact Rabbi Eli Reingold at 301-996-5910 or Ranon Cortell at 240-277-2730.

Daily Halacha Program from Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Receive one every day in your inbox. Visit and click "Sign Up."

Shmiras Halashon – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for men in Shmiras Halashon, weekday afternoons, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

The Value of Modesty – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for women, based on text by Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus ZT"L. Alternate Sundays, 7:00 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

Rabbi Marvin Goldman's Shiur at University Towers – Shabbos, March 3, at 1121 University Blvd. West, Apt. 516, at 3:00 PM.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters Spring Contest – Wednesday, March 7, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the YISE Small Social Hall. Come see your friends compete for Best Speaker and Best Evaluator! Contact Laura Warshawsky at for more information.

Nefesh B'Nefesh – Presentations and practical advice to create your personal Aliyah plan. Monday, March 12, at the Doubletree Pikesville and Wednesday, March 14, at the Jewish Federation in Rockville. For more information and to register, visit

Pre-Pesach Boutique – Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington Pre-Pesach Boutique at YISE, Sunday, March 18, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Hats, jewelry, serving accessories, clothing, hair accessories, makeup, sheitels, pottery and more. Raffle and light refreshments. For more info., contact Rhonda Lehman at 301-351-1725 or

The Week Ahead
Sunday March 4 Monday March 5 Tuesday March 6 Wednesday March 7 Thursday March 8 Friday March 9
Ashkenazi 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
Sephardi 7:30 6:00 6:10 6:10 6:00 6:10

Ashkenazi 5:50 5:50 / 7:30 5:50 / 7:30 5:50 / 7:30 5:50 / 7:30 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 5:45 5:45 5:45 5:45 5:45

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 5:44 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:22 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:51 PM

Next Shabbos

March 9 – 10, 2018 – 23 Adar 5778

Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei, Parshas Parah

Light Candles by 5:51 – Havdalah 6:50

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 5:51


Ashkenazi: 5:55, Ruach Sephardi: 5:50 Nusach Sefard: 5:55

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 Youth: 9:15 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 5:45 Sephardi: 5:30 Nusach Sefard: 5:50

* Maariv/Havdalah: 6:50

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, March 2-3 Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Michael & Prof. Smadar Rosensweig

Motzei Shabbos, March 3 Dor L'Dor, 7:50 PM, Social Hall

Wednesday, March 7 Senior Lunch, 12:00 Noon, Social Hall

Friday, March 9 Ruach Minyan, 5:55 PM, Social Hall

Sunday, March 11 Sushi and Speed Dating, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, March 20 Pre-Pesach Shiur, 8:00 PM

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, March 7 at 12:00 Noon.

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Rabbi Binyamin Silver – Asst. Rabbi Simi Franco – Office Manager