Parashas Masei – July 29-30, 2011

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The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Leah, Shlomo, Zevi, Yehuda, and Shira Kalinsky in honor of the birth of their new sister Bracha.

Shabbos, July 29-30, 2011

Parashas Masei 28 Tammuz, 5771

Earliest Candle Lighting 6:54pm Light Candles by 8:04pm

Friday Mincha (Plag) – Arcola 6:40pm

Friday Mincha – Nusach Sefard & Sephardi 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – University 7:15pm

Friday Mincha 2 – Ruach Minyan Social Hall 7:30pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola 8:05pm

Rabbi Will Yeamans will speak at the 8AM Minyan.

Rabbi Barry Greengart will speak at the 8:45AM Main Minyan.

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is sponsored by the Katz family in honor of Esther's Bas Mitzvah.

The 8AM Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Chevra, with kugel and cholent provided by Shaul's Kosher Market.

The Sephardi Kiddush is sponsored by Revital & Armo Hayun in honor of Liel and Lidor's Bar Mitzvah.

The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Faith & Gil Ginsburg in honor of the birth of their new grand-daughter, Bracha Kalinsky.

University Boulevard is having a Mevorachim Hachodesh Kiddush this Shabbos.

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 5:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 7:45pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 8:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 8:00pm

Shabbos Ends 9:07pm


Nechama & Shmuel Melamed on the birth of a son. The Shalom Zachor will start 9pm Friday night at the Melamed home, 11504 Rockbridge Road. The Bris is set for Thursday, August 4, after the 6:45AM Minyan, which will be held in the Belonofskty Sanctuary.

Zahava & Gabriel Bensimon on the birth of a daughter.

Florence & Joel Avigan on the birth of a great-grandson, Yehuda, to Avital & Yitzchak Chajbi of Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Sylvia Friedman on the birth of a great granddaughter, Alma Rose Essers. The parents are Alicia & Jonah Essers, the children of Cheryl & Lew Essers.

Aliza & Manasseh Katz on their daughter Esther's Bat Mitzvah. Mazal Tov also to grandfather Howard Katz, grandfather Leroy Gerson, grandmother Linda Rothman, siblings Rivka and Moshe, and all the aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Revital & Armo Hayun on Liel and Lidor's Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Terez & Moshe Perez and Jackie & Mazal Hayun. Mazal Tov to their sister, aunts, uncles, and cousins and the whole family

Baruchim HaBaim to:

The following new members were voted in at the YISE board meeting this week: Yosef Hakim, Danit & Aryeh Kanal, Chana & Rabbi Chaim Bronstein, Revital & Armo Hayun.

High Holiday seat time again and you should have received your order forms. Please fill yours out and send your request in soon.

We welcome Sarah & Rabbi Will Yeamans, who will be joining us for Shabbos through August. Rabbi Yeamans is a rabbinic intern from Yeshiva Ner Yisroel.


Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah is on summer break.

Rabbi Zev Katz's Wednesday morning Chumash shiur is on summer break.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Wednesday evening Advanced Men's Gemara shiur for men meets one hour before Mincha at University Blvd.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara shiur for men will resume in August.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Sunday night shiur for men will resume in August.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday night Women's shiur will resume Aug. 3.

Linas Hatzedek – The Greater Washington Community Kollel – will not meet this week.

Gemara Basics – The Greater Washington Community Kollel's weekly Yesodei Hatorah shiur for men meets on Thursdays, 8:30pm, in the Arcola Social Hall.


R' Pinchas Werner – 8:15am Shiur, 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 – Gemara Shiur 1 hour before Mincha.

Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur 1 hour before the Sephardi Mincha.

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

Rabbi Will Yeamans – Shiur between Mincha and Maariv at Arcola.

Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur 9am, upstairs behind the women's balcony.
Congratulations to Rabbi Sanford H. Shudnow, whose scholarly article entitled "Love Thy Neighbor: Challenging the Notion of In-Group Morality in the Bible” recently appeared in the prestigious Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, Vol. XXIV, published by the Australian Association of Jewish Studies.

*Save the Date: Women's Seudah Shlishit – August 13*

Please join the YISE Sisterhood for its Summer Women`s Seudah Shlishit, Shabbos Nachamu afternoon, Aug. 13, 5pm-7pm, in the YISE Arcola Social Hall. The theme of the seudah is "Sensational Summers." Attendees will enjoy pareve picnic foods while meeting and mingling with other women from the community. We will discuss the many facets of summer and those who wish can share their most treasured summer memories. A summer-themed dvar Torah will follow. Summer desserts and drinks will conclude the program. All women are welcome and encouraged to attend! We request no children under the age of 12 years old.

Sponsorships are welcome at $18 (or more). Checks should be made out to YISE Sisterhood and sent to Hedy Bauman, Sisterhood Treasurer, 1131 University Blvd. W. #610, Silver Spring, MD 20902.

The YISE Safety Committee has placed 3 emergency phones around the Shul: one upstairs near the shul office under the sink, one near the kitchen under the sink in the social hall, and one in the First Aid kit under the tallesim near the Belonofsky Sanctuary. These phones only call 911.


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

The Women's Group meeting at the home of Mrs. Klavan, 1106 Arcola, will have a discussion this Shabbos, 5:30pm, on the following two books, Chofetz Chaim on Shmiros Halohon & Power of the Positive Word.

The Kemp Mill Shabbos Afternoon Women's Shiur this Shabbos, 5:00 pm at the home of Audrey Siegel, 18 Saddlerock Court. Laura J. Margulies will speak on the topic of: Midrash Rabbah Eicha: The Rabbis Try To Answer the Question of How.

Pre-Tisha B'Av learning program – Presented by Bikur Cholim and the YISE Chesed Committee. Rabbi Saul Koss will speak on topics in Jewish History Monday, Aug. 1, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, at 1111 University Blvd. W., apt. 203 (Brenda Eisenberg's apartment). Light refreshments will be served. For information, contact Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517.

Summer Seminar – In conjunction with YISE, the Greater Washington Community Kollel invites men and women to a week of inspiration August 1-4. Enjoy 4 two-part lectures. Monday and Wednesday: 8:00-8:40pm – Temple of Glory: Appreciating Our Treasure; Mourning Our Loss. 8:50-9:30pm – Taryag Mitzvos: Why So Many? Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00-8:40pm – Tefillah: Words of Gems; Expressions of Power. 8:50-9:30pm – Eicha: A Book of Love? Mincha 7:45, Refreshments 8:40-8:50 in the YISE Social Hall.

Explorations with Rashi, a Seminary style shiur for all women – Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4, 10am- 11:30am with Mrs. Rochie Reingold. Childcare provided, reservation required for childcare, $5 per session. Tuition $36, Kollel wives $20. Meeting in the Small Beis Medrash at YISE. For more information and to make reservations for childcare contact Sorah Rivkah Goodman, 301-681-6347 or

How To Stay Focused in Your Jobsearch – Come join the Job Club Thursday nights at 7:30 pm. Learn how to better present yourself, expand your network, to land work. The Kemp Mill Employment Assistance Initiative has been helping people for years! Come see for yourself at YISE Arcola Small Social Hall. For more information, and to confirm the meeting is on for this week, contact Richard Dine,, or Cheryl Jacobson,

Hot Tips for Today's Job Market – Free workshop, sponsored by JSSA, will explore (1) expanding your contacts and better marketing yourself, (2) resume do's and don'ts, and (3) mastering the interview process. Wednesday, August 3, 10:30-11:30 am, Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. For info, email

Job Search Boot Camp – JSSA offers a free boot camp August 3-4 (must attend both days), at 2850 Quebec Street, NW, DC. Learn how to uncover job opportunities, develop a resume and cover letter that will get you in the door, network your way to a new job, and interview with confidence. Registration required at For info, contact

Reminder- Announcements are listed as space is available, at the discretion of the YISE staff. Listings for non-Shul events may appear one time if space is needed for Shul events, or may appear more often if space permits. Submissions are subject to editing for space or stylistic requirements.


Friday, July 29 – Ruach Minyan – 7:30pm, Arcola Social Hall

Shabbos, July 30 – Bas Mitzvah of Esther Katz, Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush

Shabbos, July 30 – Bar Mitzvah of Liel and Lidor Hayun, Sephardi Minyan

Shabbos, August 13 – YISE Sisterhood Seudah Shlishit, 5pm-7pm, Arcola Social Hall

Monday, August 15 – Man With the Truck, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Arcola Social Hall


The Youth Minyan meets at 9:15am.

Youth Groups this Shabbos meet from 10am to 11:15am for 2-5 year-olds ONLY in the large Youth room behind the women's balcony. Groups for 1st – 4th grade boys and girls will resume in the fall.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shiur for 6th-8th grade boys will resume in August.

It's your Shul- care for it like you would want your home cared for.

Davening Times Week of July 24 – July 30, 2011

MORNING SERVICES (July 31 – Aug 6)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

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

Monday (Rosh Chodesh) 6:10am 6:35/7:35/8:30am 6:00am "

Tues./Wednesday/Friday 6:30am 6:55/7:35/8:30am 6:15am "

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

Shabbos 8:30am 7:00/7:00/8:00/8:45am 8:15am

AFTERNOON SERVICES Mincha-Maariv (July 31- Aug 4)

Sunday-Thursday – Arcola & University 8:05pm

HALACHIC TIMES (July 31 – Aug 6)

Talis & Tefillin 5:14am

Krias Sh'ma 9:40am

Mincha (Earliest) 1:50pm

Next Shabbos, August 5-6, 2011

Parashas Devarim/Shabbos Chazon 6 Av, 5771

Earliest Candle Lighting 6:47pm Light Candles by 7:57pm

Friday Mincha (Plag) – Arcola 6:35pm

Friday Mincha – Nusach Sefard & Sephardi 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – University 7:15pm

Friday Mincha 2 – Social Hall 7:30pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola 8:00pm

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 5:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 7:40pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 7:55pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 7:55pm

Shabbos Ends 8:59pm

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