Parashas Matos-Masei – July 5-6, 2013

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July 5-6, 2013 – 28 Tammuz 5773 – Parshas Matos/Masei – Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 8:19 (and not before 7:05) – Havdalah 9:25

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Marla & Marty Teichman in memory of Jeffrey Teichman.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:19, and not before 7:05

* Mincha 6:55 (Arcola Social Hall), 7:00 (Univ., Nusach Sefard and Sephardi), 7:30, 8:20

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Mincha 2:30, 5:00, 8:00 (Sephardi), 8:15 (Arcola and Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 9:25

Divrei Torah:

* Sephardi Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Josh Blaustein

* 8:45 Minyan R' Pinchas Werner

* University Blvd. Rabbi Barry Greengart

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8 AM Minyan – "The Chevra"

* University – "Mevorchim Hachodesh"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – "The Haimish Kiddush Group"

Shabbos Shiurim:

* R' Pinchas Werner – Shiur will not meet this week.

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur on break until August 10.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur on Tefilah at 7:15 PM.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 7:15 PM.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Shiur at 7:45 PM.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Balcony.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM-6:45 AM, Arcola Social Hall.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim 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 small Beis Medrash.

* Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah will resume later in the summer. Stay tuned for more information.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 7:10 PM before Mincha at University.

* Greater Washington Community Kollel:

* Linas Hatzedek – Business Ethics – Join us as we continue the fascinating topic of "Dina D'malchusa Dina: The Intersection of Jewish and Secular Law." Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.

* Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster independent Gemara proficiency. Thursday evenings at 8:45 PM.

Youth Announcements

There will be NO Youth Minyan or Groups at YISE this Shabbos, July 6. Youth Minyan and Groups will resume next Shabbos.

Mazel Tov

* Jodi & David Mazel on the marriage of their daughter Suzanne to Jack Voystock, son of Beth & John Voystock of Harrisburg, PA. Mazel Tov to Suzanne's siblings, Shayna and Jacob.

YISE Programs and Listings

High Holiday Preparations:

* HaShomer Rosh Hashanah Greetings – Deadline for your Rosh Hashanah greeting to your friends and the community is Monday, July 12. Mail it, drop it off or send to

* The High Holiday Seating Committee will be in the Arcola Social Hall Lobby on Sunday, July 7 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon to accept and assist in completing seat forms. The deadline for High Holiday seat requests is Thursday, July 11.

Help make a Minyan! – We are looking for volunteers who would like to participate in the Mitzvah of helping to make a Minyan three or four times per year. We are putting together a list in order to form a rotation to help the University Blvd. Shul make a Mincha/Maariv Minyan on Fridays and Shabbos days when they anticipate a shortfall. Please contact Melvin Sassoon at to be part of this endeavor.

YISE Communiqué – The Shul has been sending out a number of important cyberbriefs in the past few months. We cannot always put everything into the mail. If you have e-mail and have not been receiving cyberbriefs, please contact us at so that we can add your e-mail to our list and you can begin receiving cyberbriefs.

Community Service Day – co-sponsored by YISE, KMS, & MJBHA. Come do a mitzvah! Two options: do one or do them both. On July 14, we will be doing a park cleanup from 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Bags and gloves will be distributed by the steps at the Kemp Mill Shopping Center Park. From 12:00 noon – 2:00 PM, come help out at A Wider Circle (distribution center) at 9159 Brookville Rd, 301-608-3504 (limited to 20 people). Upper School students get community service hours. For more information and to RSVP for A Wider Circle, please contact Miriam Friedman at

Job Assist Events:

* LinkedIn for Beginners – Wednesday, July 10, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville. Info and register at

* Computer Training Online – (1) Foundations of Graphic Design, Sunday, July 7. (2) Excel for Intermediate Users, four classes starting Monday, July 15. (3) Dreamweaver, Monday, July 15. Info and register at

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill – YISE's Chesed Committee has started 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, or pick up a form in the lobby.

Do the mitzvah of bikur cholim! Visit people in Kemp Mill who would greatly appreciate it. Community Service credit may be earned as well. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman at

Tisha B'Av Schedule (Preliminary)

Monday, July 15 – Erev Tisha B'Av

* Mincha (Arcola and Univ.) 6:00 PM

* Fast Begins 8:33 PM

* Maariv / Eicha (All locations) 9:20 PM

Tuesday, July 16 – Tisha B'Av

* Shacharis

* Arcola Social Hall 6:00 AM

* Arcola Belonofsky Sanctuary 6:35 AM

* Arcola Social Hall 7:30 AM

* Arcola Belonofsky Sanctuary – including Kinos with Commentary by Rabbi Rosenbaum 8:30 AM

* Chatzos 1:15 PM

* Mincha

* Early (Arcola Belonofsky Sanctuary) 2:00 PM

* Regular (Arcola Belonofsky Sanctuary & Univ.) 8:00 PM

* Maariv (Arcola Belonofsky Sanctuary & Univ.) 8:55 PM

* Fast Ends 9:20 PM

Rabbi Rosenbaum is available by phone (no meetings are scheduled) from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Monday through Friday, barring extenuating circumstances. Of course people can call at any time and either speak to him or leave a message. His office number is 301-593-4465, ext. 405.

Community Programs and Listings

The Women's Discussion Group will meet 5:30 PM at the home of Mrs. Klavan, 1006 Lamberton Drive. We will be reading "The Garden of Emunah."

Women's Daytime Tehillim, Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Contact Arleeta Lerner for information, 301-649-0552.

GWCK Teen Summer Kollel – For boys in grades 5 – 9, through July 12, Weekday evenings, 10900 Lockwood Drive. For more information, contact Rabbi Menachem Winter at 301-213-6504 or

Megillat Eicha: Sounds of Music – The Rabbi Leonard Dickstein Beit Midrash Program and Woodside Synagogue welcome internationally acclaimed expert on Tanach, Mrs. Shani Taragin, for a guest lecture. Monday, July 8, at 7:15 PM at Woodside Synagogue (followed by Mincha/Maariv at 8:20 PM). NEW DATE.

Three Different Kings, Three Different Perspectives Topics from Melachim Alef – The Mesorah Women's Learning Institute presents Mrs. Esther Schwarz, Wednesdays: July 10, 17, and 24 at the home of Mrs. Ita Mond, 527 Northwest Drive, 8:00 PM. Tuition $18. For more information contact Sorah Rivkah Goodman at 301-681-6347.

Tisha B' Av – Understanding the Tears – The Golden Network presents Rabbi Shmuel Leigh, Thursday, July 11, 9:00 AM, Shacharis at 8:00 AM. Woodside Synagogue. For more information: 301- 338- 4810 or

Join the SEED Guys! The Yeshiva of Greater Washington, together with Torah Umesorah, is excited to bring to the community a summer learning and activity program. July 11- August 2. For boys going into grades 6-11. Davening/ Breakfast: 8:30- 9:45. (Bring your own cereal; milk and paper goods will be provided.) Learning: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Lunch: 12:30 PM (bring your own dairy lunch). Activity: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Sports, Swimming, Trip once a week. Cost: FREE (except cost of the trips). The SEED Guys will be available to learn with men and boys in the evenings. A schedule of synagogue placements will be forthcoming. For more information and to sign up contact Rabbi Simcha Merkin at 301-962-5111 ext. 1522 or Program will be held at the YGW Boys Campus.

The Annual Rabbi Morris D. And Rebbetzin Esther Rosenblatt Z"L Memorial Lecture – Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor of The New Republic and recipient this month of Israel's prestigious Dan David Prize, will deliver the lecture on Sunday, July 14, at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road, Annapolis, MD 21403. Light breakfast at 10:15 AM, lecture at 11:00 AM. All are cordially invited to attend. Women in the Holocaust – The Mesorah Women's Learning Institute proudly presents guest speaker Ruth Lichtenstein, publisher, international Holocaust lecturer, author. Sunday, July 14 at 8:00 PM at YISE. $8. For more information contact Sorah Rivkah Goodman at 301-681-6347.

Fill the Void – Save the date for a special screening of the critically acclaimed film, by Rama Burshtein, Monday, July 22, 15 Av, Tu B'Av, at the Bethesda Landmark Theater, 7235 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, 7:30 PM. Advance purchase required. Visit to purchase today. Tickets: $15/per person; $25/two tickets.

Volunteer for the Chevra Kadisha – The Chevra Kadisha of Greater Washington needs volunteers to conduct Taharot, the process by which bodies of Jews are prepared for burial according to Jewish tradition. For more information or to volunteer: For men, contact Saul Singer, For women, contact Devorah Grayson, or 202-438-7060.

The Week Ahead Sunday, July 7 Monday, July 8 – Rosh Chodesh Tuesday, July 9 Wednesday, July 10 Thursday, July 11 Friday, July 12

Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:10, 6:35, 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
University 8:00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sephardi 7:30 6:00 6:15 6:15 6:05 6:15

Mincha / Maariv
Arcola 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 See Shabbos schedule
University 8:25 N/A N/A 8:25 N/A

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 4:50 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:31 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:51 PM

Next Shabbos

July 12-13, 2013 – 6 Av 5773

Parshas Devarim / Shabbos Chazon

Light Candles by 8:16 – Havdalah 9:22

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:16, and not before 7:03

* Mincha 6:50 (Arcola Social Hall), 7:00 (Univ., Nusach Sefard and Sephardi), 7:30, 8:20

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Mincha 2:30, 5:00, 8:00 (Sephardi), 8:15 (Arcola and Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 9:22

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