Parashas Mikeitz – December 15 – 16, 2023

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Candle Lighting 4:28 | Havdalah 5:32

Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Cheryl & Michael Gabai on the first Yahrzeit of his mother, Natalie Gabai, Nechamah Naomi bas Leib v'Esther, on 9 Teves, and to express thanks to those who learned Mishnayot in her memory
and by Florence Radkowsky & Family to commemorate the Yahrzeits of Larry's mother, Basha bas Sholom Dov on 12 Kislev and Florence's mother, Esther bas Asher Yehuda on the 26 Kislev.

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.

Mazal Tov

Diana & Leonard Ruchelman on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Ruchama Tziona. Mazal Tov to parents Chana & Moshe Striks and to grandparents Lauren & Rabbi Zischa Shaps and Debbie & Rabbi Leo Striks.


The family of Phil Sinsky on his passing. The funeral took place on Thursday.

Kiddush Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Jonathan Bresler, Larry Korb, Arnie Sherman, Dr. Marc Katz, Michael Hourwitz, and Chaim Neustadter in memory of their parents: the 11th Yahrzeit of Harvey Bresler, Chaim ben Yitzchak; the 12th Yahrzeit of Minnie Korb, Minah Shifrah bas Yisrael; the 13th Yahrzeit of Racie Sherman, Rivka bas Yosef Yona; Gerrie Katz, Chana Pesel bas Dovid; and Albert Hourwitz, Avraham Mordechai ben Yitzchak HaLevi; the 30th Yahrzeit of Goldie Neustadter, Sara Golda bas Harav Chaim Eliezer Alter; and the 48th Yahrzeit of Lawrence Katz, Leib ben Avigdor HaKohen; Karen & Dr. Howie Schulman in memory of: the 40th Yahrzeit of Howie's mother Florence Schulman, Faige bas Yeshaiyah Baer, the 22nd Yahrzeit of Sherrie Schulman, Sahra Leah bas Avraham Dov, the 12th Yahrzeit of Howie's mother-in-law, Irene Amernick (Sherrie's mom), Tzipora Chaya bas Zorach and their nephew, Shmuel Shulman, in memory of the 36th Yahrzeit of his father, Amnuel Yaakov ben Yitzchak Mordechai.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by the Shul Kiddush Group.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Haim Cohen to commemorate the Yahrzeit of his father.

Shabbos and Weekday Shiurim Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Shiur is sponsored by David Jaray in appreciation to Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his shiur and in memory of all those who have lost their lives in Israel and

Esther & David Hornestay to commemorate theupcoming Yahrzeit of David's father, Avraham Aryeh ben ChaimShlomo HaKohen on the 8th of Teves.

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur is sponsored by David Jaray in appreciation to Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend his shiur and in memory of Rabbi Hyatt z"l and all 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 all those that have been traumatized in Israel during these times.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan Locations:

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


Mincha/Maariv: 4:30 (B) 4:25 (Sephardi, LBM)


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

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 4:25 (B), 4:20 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 5:32


8:45 Main Minyan – Rabbi Rosenbaum

9:15 Minyan – Rabbi Postelnek


Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

Ohr HaChaim Chabura, 8:55 (S) Rabbi Postelnek

Shiur after Mincha (B) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – Led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, 9:15 in The House, followed by Kiddush

Shabbos Groups – 10 AM until shul ends

Toddler Group, under 3 with parent, Toddler Room

Kinder Group, 3-5, upstairs behind the balcony

Boys 6-9 & Girls 6-9 and 5th-6th Grade Girls, meet in lower lobby and walk to YGW

Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style Learning In a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos, December 16 at 7:00 PM in the Social Hall. This session is sponsored by Michelle & Yoni Goldstein. see flyer

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at


75th Anniversary Logo

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries and to those who voted in our logo contest to celebrate YISE's upcoming 75th Anniversary. Mazal Tov to Miriam Levi on winning the design competition!

YISE Supports Israel

Israel Lawn Signs – YISE has received 50 We Stand with Israel lawn signs compliments of the One Israel Fund. They are available in the main lobby. Please do not take more than one. Thank you for supporting Israel.

Tehillim for Israel – We are gathering in the Belonofsky Sanctuary on Sunday evenings after Mincha/Maariv (approximately 40 minutes after the posted Mincha time) for 15 minutes of communal Tehillim.

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.

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

Tehillim for Israel WhatsApp – Join at:

Financial Support – A list of charitable organizations is available at:

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

Political Action – Tell Congress: Support Emergency Aid to Israel. AIPAC information at:

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

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.

Upcoming YISE Events

Shabbos Sefer Soiree – Rabbi Yonatan Gorin will speak on "Targum Onkelos: A Convert's Reception of Torah at Har Sinai" on Friday, December 15, at 8:30 PM, in the Social Hall, followed by light refreshments. see flyer

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 times and our personal lives. see flyer

Judaica and Seforim Sale – Sunday, December 24,- Tuesday, December 26. Hours: Sunday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Tuesday, December 26, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, in the Social Hall. Come fill in the gaps in your library and find great gifts as well.

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, January 1, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A.

Torah Tournament Junior – Join the whole Kemp Mill Community for the first ever *Torah Tournament Junior* for girls in 1st – 8th grade! Tournament will be held on Sunday, January 28 at YISE. Sign up your team by December 18 at Contact Rachelli Simon for details. see flyer

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

The Week Ahead

Friday, December 22 – Asara B'Teves

Fast begins 5:57

Early Mincha 12:45

Fast Ends 5:34

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:58 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:27 AM, Latest Netz: 7:25 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:42 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:38 PM, Earliest Shkia: 4:47 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 5:35 PM

Next Shabbos

December 22-23, 2023

11 Teves 5784

Parashas Vayigash

Candle lighting 4:31

Havdalah 5:35

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 4:20 (B)4:25 (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), 4:30 (B), 4:25 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 5:35