Parashas Lech Lecha – October 27 – 28, 2023

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

October 27 – 28, 2023 – 13 Marcheshvan 5784 – Parashas Lech Lecha

Light Candles by 5:55 – Havdalah 6:53

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Tsipi & Jerry Hawk to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Jerry's father, Herschey Hawk, Tzvi Elazar Ben HaRav Yeshaya, on the 18th of Marcheshvan
and by Sara Silver to commemorate the first Yahrzeit of her mother, Vivian Silver, Vitya Bas Moshe Yehuda, Z"L.

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.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan locations:

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

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 5:55 (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), 5:35 (B), 5:45 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shalosh Seudos: 6:00 (S)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 6:53

Divrei Torah/Shiurim

* 8:45 Main Minyan (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 9:15 Minyan (S) Rabbi Postelnek

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM)Rabbi Rosenbaum

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

* Shiur before Mincha – 4:50 (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

Mazal Tov

* Eli Gabay on his Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov to parents Elyse & Haim Gabay, siblings Noam and Nachum, grandparents Debi & Max Rudmann, Larry Paine, Lois & Ray Bernzweig, aunts and uncles, Ateret & Yosef Feldman and family, Aaron and Lazer Paine, Shoshana & Menachem Kaye and family.

* Susan & Rabbi Saul Koss on the birth of a great-grandson, Yaakov Koss, to Tovi & Eliyahu Koss of Bnai Brak and to grandparents Miri & Rabbi Reuven Koss of Netivot. May hegrow up in peace.

* Lois & Sid Meyers on the engagement of their granddaughter, N'umi Strauss, daughter of Jessica & Rabbi Yekusiel Strauss of Fallsburg, NY, to Binyomin Ze'ev Levitt, son of Blima & Dovid Levitt of Passaic, NJ.

* Rabbi Sanford H. Shudnow on the inclusion of his artworks for the 20th year in the 20th Annual Arts in Health Exhibit at The America Pavilion, Walter Reed National Military MedicalCenter, Bethesda, on display through December 15.

* Judy & Howard Wasserman on the arrival of their first grandchild, Leora Doris Mosbacher, ìéàåøä ãáåø ä . The proud parents are Miriam Mosbacher & Nathan Wasserman of Seattle, WA.


* Ros Efron on the passing of her brother, Rabbi Leo Schwartz, HaRav Eliezer Ben Menachem Mendel HaLevi.

Kiddush/Shalosh Seudos Sponsors

* The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Elyse & Haim Gabay in honor of their son Eli's Bar Mitzvah.

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by The Ginsburg Family to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Gilbert Ginsburg, Gershon Yosef Ben Yisroel Moshe.

* The Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Joyce & Nino Srour in memory of Nino's father, Moshe Ben Luna.

* The Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by David Lerner and Nino Srour on the occasion of their Siyum of Mishnayot Seder Moed.

YISE Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – The Teen Minyan, led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, 9:15 in The House, followed by Kiddush. Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, October 28, 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 behind the balcony.

* Boys ages 6 – 9, Girls ages 6 – 9 and 5th – 6th grade girls – meet in the Lower Lobby and walk to the Yeshiva.

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

Teen Minyan Boys' Oneg – Friday night, October 27, 9:00 PM. See flyer for details.

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at

Shul Announcements

* Welcome new members voted in at the latest board meeting: Rachael Rose & Daniel Cohen, Meirah Shedlo Eidelman & Jonathan Eidelman and Simi & Zev Klein

* Tap Into the Times – A Sunday morning Chabura, 8:15 AM – 8:40 AM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary, led by Rabbi Postelnek, learning pieces that connect to the current times and our personal Avodah. Joinbefore or after Shacharis! See flyer for details.

* Tehillim Insights WhatsApp Group – Deepen your connection to Tehillim with short, meaningful messages from Rabbi Rosenbaum and Rabbi Postelnek. One Perek a day! Join at: See flyer for details.

* Rabbi Koss's Monthly Jewish History class – Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee. Monday, November 6, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A.

* Daf Yomi Siyum Shalosh Seudos – Next Shabbos, November 4. See flyer for details.

* Improve Your Kavanah Through Personal Prayer with Rabbi Eli Reingold, Tuesday, November 7, 8:00 PM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary and on Zoom A. See flyer for details.

* Lunch and Learn – Wednesday, November 8, 11:45 AM at YISE with Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate. RSVP to or 301-732-1773 by November 5. See flyer for details.

* Remembering Kristallnacht – Sunday, November 12, 8:00 PM on Zoom A. Guest Speaker: Mrs. Sonja Simon, nee Roth, Kristallnacht survivor. See flyer for details.

* Monthly Shabbos Sefer Soirees – Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak on "Malbim: Trailblazing Commentary in Challenging Times." on Friday, November 17, at 8:30PM, in the YISE Social Hall, followed by light refreshments. See flyer for details.

* Welcoming Committee! If you would like to welcome a person or family to your Shabbos table and the YISE community, email with the subject "happy to welcome" and we willcontact you 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 details to

* Online YISE Cholim List – Go to to add a name to the list. For questions about Mi Sheberach guidelines, contact Rabbi Rosenbaum. For other questions, contact Seth Katz at

* Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill, 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, contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517,

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

YISE Supports Israel

* Community Yard Sale – raised over $7,500 for United Hatzalah!

* Women's Chizuk Event – Motzei Shabbos, October 28, 8:45 PM, in the Social Hall. See flyer for details.

* Vaad Harabanim Communal Atzeres Tefillah – Sunday, October 29, 8:00 PM at YISE. Introductory remarks from HaRav Meir Twersky, Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS of YU. Livestream at

* Daily Chizuk – Rabbi Rosenbaum will lead a daily 15-minute Zoom of Tehillim recital and study of the Sefer Ahavas Chesed Sunday through Friday at 12:30 PM on Zoom A.

* IDF Mezuzah Project sends extra/unused Mezuzot to IDF bases. Dropoff through November 1 at 812 Kersey Rd., 910 Annmore Dr., 606 Sisson St. Questions? Contact

* Avinu Malkeinu at Daily Minyan – following Shemoneh Esrei at Shacharis and Mincha.

* Tehillim for Israel WhatsApp – Join

* Financial Support – See list of charities at:

* Our Local Soldiers – Send Hebrew name and mother's Hebrew name of relatives serving in the IDF to

* Political Action – Agudah information at:

* Local Law Enforcement – Our security team is working with the MCPD and Secure Community Network. MCPD has increased patrols. Please greet and thank the officers for their efforts to protect us.

* Prayer and Mitzvos – As we engage our efforts through 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.

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.

8:45 Minyan Drasha – Rochelle Dimont to commemorate the Yahrzeit of her grandmother, Chaya Sarah Bat Avraham Zelig, on the 13th of Marcheshvan; Sara Silver to commemorate the first Yahrzeit of her mother Vivian Silver, Vitya Bas Moshe Yehuda, Z"L; Tsipi & Jerry Hawk to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Jerry's father, Herschey Hawk, Tzvi Elazar Ben HaRav Yeshaya on the 18th of Marcheshvan.

9:15 Minyan Drasha – Tsipi & Jerry Hawk to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Jerry's father, Herschey Hawk, Tzvi Elazar Ben HaRav Yeshaya on the 18th of Marcheshvan.

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 6:17 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:45 AM, Latest Netz: 7:39 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 10:11 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:22 PM, Earliest Shkia: 6:04 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 6:52 PM

Next Shabbos

November 3 – 4, 2023 – 20 Marcheshvan 5784

Parashas Vayeira

Light Candles by 5:47 – Havdalah 6:46

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 5:50 (B), 5:40 (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), 5:30 (B), 5:40 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 6:46

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline:

Wednesday, November 1, at 12 Noon

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

Office Phone: 301-593-4465 Office Fax: 301-593-2330

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Josh Seidemann – President

Simi Franco – Office Manager

Josh Breitstein – Facility Manager

Weekday and Community Announcements

Upcoming Community Programs & Listings

Hakamat Matzevah (Unveiling) for Daniel Katz, A"H, son of Dr. Irving & Arline Katz, brother of Menashe and Shlomo Katz, will take place, IY"H, on Sunday, October 29, at 2:00 PM, at Garden of Remembrance, 14321 Comus Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871, Section 58, Row 5, Space 15.

The Capital Closet will be open to this community on Sunday, October 29, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Come peruse our beautiful, curated selection of clothing for women, men, and children, as well as Torah School uniforms! Our new address is 9601 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901. The Closet entrance is in the back of the building up a full flight of stairs. There is no charge, but financial donations to Yad Yehuda are always appreciated. We are unable to accept clothing donations at this time except for brand new coats. For more information contact

Koidenover Rebbe – All are invited to a special evening with the Rebbe on Monday, October 30, in Kemp Mill. Private meetings with the Rebbe will begin at 7:00 PM. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact R Shlomo Slatkin at 443-570-7598 or email

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, November 1, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM, on Zoom. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator. Contact Manasseh Katz at for more information. Zoom Meeting ID: 986 546 841, Passcode: 3671

The Splendor of Shabbos – Elevate your Shabbos experience by discovering new layers of understanding of the unique holiness and splendor of Shabbos. Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps on Wednesdays, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM on Zoom. No cost. Zoom info and registration at

Morning of Hope and Healing with Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington on Sunday, November 5, 10:30 AM at Beth Sholom in Potomac. Honor volunteers David Balto and Rona & Aaron Lerner. BCGW is also partnering with and raising funds for Soroka Medical Center, a hospital in the Negev. Register or place your ad at: Donate to Soroka at: emergency=bikurcholimgw For more information email or call 202-331-4481.

Camp Chaverim Early Bird Registration for Summer 2024 is now open! Lock in your spot today by signing up at

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 – GWCK invites women of the community to a weekday morning text-based Chaburah led by Mrs. Channah Cohen. New time and location: Mondays at 9:30 AM at the home of Michelle Penn, 816 Lamberton Drive. For more info, email or call 773-219-5397.

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 or email 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 Shiur on the Parsha. Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – Tehillim recital followed by a 15-minute Shiur on the Sefer Ahavas Chesed as a merit for Israel. Sunday through Friday, 12:30 PM, 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 Shiurim:

* Illuminating Inquiries in Halacha – Rabbi Yitzchak Mandel

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

* Navigating Navi: Sefer Yehoshua – Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* 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

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Reading Responsa – Zoom E

* Thursdays: Rabbi Avraham Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah Gemara Skills Building – Zoom F.

* For Women: Tuesdays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter. New day, new topic: Visions of the Prophets, Lessons and Insights from the Weekly Haftorah – Zoom D

* SCP (Semichas Chaver Program) – Tuesdays at 8:45 PM at YISE. Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. Register at For more information please contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps: New semester started Tuesday, October 24. See flyer for details.

* 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.

* 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.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning the third Perek of Maseches Bava Basrah, Wednesday evenings at 8:30 PM 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, password 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, password 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 Rosehbaum's Tehillim and Ahavas Chesed Sefer Shiur – Judy & David Marwick in memory of Lisa Landy'sfirst Yahrzeit on the 7th of Marcheshvan.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Navi Shiur – Debbie Rogal in memory of her grandfather, Robert Feldman, on his Yahrzeit on the 10th of Marcheshvan.

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