Parashas Miketz/Chanukah/Rosh Chodesh – December 11-12, 2015

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

December 11-12, 2015 – 30 Kislev 5776 – Parshas Miketz – Chanukah – Rosh Chodesh

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Rosalyn & Arnold Bramson to thank Rabbi Rosenbaum, the past and present presidents, officers and volunteers of the various committees. Thank you again for the beautiful and meaningful Melava Malka in our honor. A special thank you to Barbara Price and her cohorts, and all the people who were sponsors for this wonderful event.

Mazal Tov

* Leah & Yoni Bresler on the birth of a grandson, Ezra Betzalel, born to Aviva & Ami Bresler. Mazal Tov to Tante Taltal and all family.

* Adina & Fred Friedman on the birth of a grandson, Avraham Yaakov, to their children Leah & Moshe Friedman of Baltimore. Mazal Tov also to the aunts and uncles, Devora & Shmuel Friedman, Laia & Raffi Abberbock, Rena and Aaron.

* Sima & Dr. Spencer Gakner on the engagement of their daughter Lee-El to Binyamin Mandel of Elizabeth, son of Susan & Kenny Mandel.

* Arona & Rabbi Amram Hes on the Bar Mitzva of their son Rafi. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Sara & Rabbi David Hyatt and Debbie & Ezra Hes.

* Naomi & Nechemia Mond on the birth of a baby boy. Mazal Tov to the big brothers and sister, grandparents Betty & Stuart Ozar and Ita & Jimmy Mond, great-grandparents Rosaline Sonnenwirth and Marilyn & Milton Ozar, and all of the aunts, uncles and cousins. The Shalom Zachor will IY"H be held at the Mond home, 812 Hyde Court at 8:00 PM.

* Barbara Price on the birth of a grandson, Akiva, to Lea & Rabbi Daniel Price of Passaic. Mazal Tov to the siblings Aharon, Shlomo, Azriel, and Avigayil and to all of the aunts, uncles, and cousins.

* Sarah Ahuva Shalom on the marriage of her son, Nathaniel Erez Shalom, to Jamie Michelle Hittman, daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Steven Hittman, in Baltimore.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha:

Arcola: 3:00, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:20 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:05 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:30

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Silver

* University Rabbi Barry Greengart

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* University – "Rosh Chodesh"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – The Hes Family in honor of Rafi's Bar Mitzvah.

Shabbos Shiurim:

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

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur will not meet this week.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 3:35 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Silver – 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 room behind the Balcony.

* 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. For more details, please contact

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – now learning Sefer Yehoshua.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women. A mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM at the Magendzo home, 11617 Yeatman Terrace. Refreshments provided by the hosts.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM – will not meet this week.

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM- 7:25 AM and Monday through Friday 6:25 AM – 7:10 AM in the Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network's Torah Hour with breakfast and learning, Tuesday mornings following the 8:30 Shacharis, in the Arcola Social Hall. Open to men and women. For more information 301-338-4810 or

* Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the Social Hall; Maariv to follow. Choose from classes:

* Gemara Kop with R' Nachum Schwartz

* Becoming an Inspired Eved Hashem – Alei Shur (R' Shlomo Wolbe) with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher

* Iyunim L'Halacha with R' Moshe Haim Blate

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 7:30 PM at University.

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays at 8:00 PM in the small Social Hall.

YISE Programs and Listings

NEW CLASS: How to Be a Better Ba'al Tefilah – Davening from the Amud can be a more meaningful experience (for both you and your Minyan), whether you lead services every chance you get or only on Yahrzeits. All are invited to hear Rabbi Rosenbaum speak in the small Social Hall on Monday, December 14, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM on the Halacha and Kavanah of Davening. He will also address common problems and errors. Classes on how to lead Shabbos davening will take place on Monday, December 21 and in January, led by Rabbi Ozzie Burnham. For more information contact Part of the YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project.

NEXT WEEKEND: Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos, December 19, 6:45 PM, Arcola Social Hall. Open to the entire community! Delicious pizza! Interactive discussions! Raffle of exciting prizes! Lots of fun!

Making Medical Choices when the Diagnosis is Dire – What is the difference among traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine? What is the Torah perspective on each, and on using any medicine? Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky, YGW, and Dr. Theo Heller tackle these questions, from different perspectives and many years of counseling patients and families. Sunday, December 20, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon at YISE. Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, and the Chesed committees of YISE, KMS and SSJC.

In light of the terrifying daily events occuring in Israel, it is incumbent upon all of Klal Yisrael to pray and do meritorious deeds as a merit for the safety of our brothers and sisters. Those who would like to say Tehillim privately can recite 20, 83, 121, 130 and 142, among many others. May Hakadosh Baruch Hu answer our prayers, watch over the State of Israel and Jews all around the world, and bring the ultimate redemption speedily in our day.

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp.

YISE Youth Groups Present: Chanukah-Rama! Special Chanukah storytime! Snacks! Prizes!: 2-5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the balcony; Girls 1st-4th grade gather in the main lobby and Boys 1st-4th grade gather outside the Social Hall and walk to the Yeshiva. Groups run 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly. NOTICE EXTENDED TIME FOR CHANUKAH.

Chanukah Miracles, Music, and Moonbounce: Join us on Sunday, December 13 from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM for Sufganiyot, an olive oil scavenger hunt, inflatable obstacle course, and a sing-along with musician Gavri Tov-Yares. $5 per child 2 and older. Pizza will be sold as well.

YISE Youth Hockey Night: Join us for a fun night out at the Washington Capitals vs. Ottawa Senators game on Sunday, January 10 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $35 per person and come with a free Capitals shirt. Limited number of spots so contact to get your tickets before they are gone!

SAVE THE DATE: Shaimos or Shame on Us: Are we throwing out things we shouldn't? Sunday, February 7, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the YISE Social Hall.

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.

Dirshu Daf Yomi B'Halacha on Hilchos Tefillah, learn Mishna Brurah with Rabbi Eli Reingold, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 PM – 8:45PM at YGW. For information contact him at 301-996-5910 or

Tehillim – Wednesday mornings. Contact Arleeta Lerner at 301-649-0552.

A Chanukah Perspective for the Soul – Join KMS and DC Torah on Motzei Shabbos Chanukah, December 12 at 7:30 PM at KMS. Featuring the music of Chazzan Yaakov Motzen, words of inspiration from Rabbi Brahm Weinberg and Rabbi Elyakim Milikowsky and a light Melave Malka. Space is limited – RSVP required at Suggested donation of $18.

YGW Boys Division Open House for Parents of 6th Grade Boys – Tuesday, December 15, 8:00 PM. Come meet the administration, department chairs, and teachers. Learn about the school and its programs. To RSVP, please contact Rabbi Scott Hillman, at 301-962-5111 ext. 1553, or Rabbi Amram Hes at 301-649-7077 ext. 1528, for a personal tour or meeting.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, December 16, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the YISE small Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator and leader. Contact Scott Schlesinger at for more information.

Ma Rabu Ma'asecha … Celebrating the Wonder of Hashem's Creations – Community Science Lecture and Girls Division Science Fair, Sunday, December 20. Third lecture in our science series – "Earthquakes, Moonquakes, and Marsquakes." Dr. Jeanne Sauber-Rosenberg, Geophysicist at Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory, NASA. 12:30 PM at YGW Girls Campus, followed by the Girls Division Science Fair at 1:30 PM with family-friendly science demonstrations. For more information: Rabbi Scott Hillman 301-962-5111 ext 1553.

Special Evening with the Koidenover Rebbe – Monday, December 21 at the home of Dr. Nick Muzin, 800 Stonington Road. Private meetings with the Rebbe will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by an uplifting kumsitz at 8:00 PM. To schedule an appointment with the Rebbe or for more information, please contact R' Shlomo Slatkin at 443-570-7598 or

The Big Match 2015 – Sulam has been given an incredible opportunity and we need your help!! For every dollar raised in the month of December, a group of dedicated investors will match EVERY dollar – UP TO $250,000!! Please take advantage of this special opportunity to prove your commitment to the educational rights of the children of our community. Donate today at

Franco Foundation Appeal – A number of individuals and families in our communities rely the safety net the Franco Foundation provides. Please send your generous tax-deductible contributions to: The Franco Foundation, c/o Allan Franco, 613 Bromley Street or through paypal to

Workplace Skills Workshop:

* Federal Jobs and USAJobs – Free webinar with Kathryn Troutman. Tuesday, December 15, 3:00 PM. Info and register at

Silver Spring Eruv Association

Annual Appeal

The Eruv is dependent on your contributions to pay for weekly inspections, emergency repairs, regular maintenance (wear-and-tear), and improvements. If you already gave, thank you. If not, the requested contribution is $54 per household. Donations of all sizes are gratefully accepted. Make your check payable to YISE Eruv Fund and mail it directly to the Silver Spring Eruv Association at 11113 Lombardy Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Do not send to YISE and do not give on-line. Thank you. Questions? Contact SSEA at

The Week Ahead

Sunday, Dec. 13 – Chanukah/Rosh Chodesh Monday, Dec. 14 – Chanukah Tuesday, December 15 Wednesday, December 16 Thursday, December 17 Friday, December 18
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:15, 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
Sephardi 7:30 6:10, 7:10 6:15, 7:15 6:15, 7:15 6:10, 7:10 6:15, 7:15

Mincha /Maariv
Arcola 4:35 4:35, 7:30 (Maariv) 4:35, 7:30 (Maariv) 4:35, 7:30 (Maariv) 4:35, 7:30 (Maariv) See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 6:25 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:40 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:36 PM

Next Shabbos

December 18-19, 2015 – 7 Teves 5776

Parshas Vayigash

Light Candles by 4:29 – Havdalah 5:33

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:29

* Mincha:

Arcola: 4:30 University: 4:30 Sephardi: 4:25 Nusach Sefard: 4:30

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:05 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:33

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, December 12 Bar Mitzvah of Rafi Hes, 8:45 Main Minyan

Sunday, December 13 Chanukah Miracles, Music, and Moonbounce

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 19 Dor L'Dor, Arcola Social Hall, 6:45 PM

Sunday, December 20 Making Medical Choices when the Diagnosis is Dire

Wednesday, December 23 YISE Board Meeting, 7:45 PM

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, December 16 at 12:00 Noon.

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

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

Eruv line: 301-593-5561 E-Mail:


Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Michael Shimoff – President

Rabbi Binyamin Silver – Asst. Rabbi Maurie Rosenberg – Executive Director