Parashas Mishpatim – February 9 – 10, 2024

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Candle Lighting 5:20 | Havdalah 6:21

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Melanie & Sandy Karlin in honor of the birth of their new granddaughter, Shira Emunah, daughter of Shayna & Raphael Karlin and sister of Tova Kayla & Simcha Lev.

Mission to Israel

YISE members are coordinating a mission to Israel and we encourage your participation. If you are not able to join us in Israel, please consider contributing to support supply distributions, including but not limited to clothing, meals, and other much-needed resources. Please donate at; additional information on next page. see flyer

Mazal Tov

Chana & Paul Berner on the marriage of their granddaughter, Chaya Esther, daughter of Yaelle & Rabbi Pesach Levi of Lakewood, NJ, to Moshe Florans of Monsey, NY.

Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner on the birth of twin great-grandchildren, a boy and a girl, born to their grandchildren, Shoshana (Miller) & Shlomo Zalman Kaplan. Mazal Tov to grandparents, D'vorah & Rabbi Shmuel Miller, Beth Kaplan & Chaim Kaplan and great-grandmother Ilene Miller.

Judy & Mitch Taragin on the engagement of their son, Yitz, to Ariella Merrill of Ramat Beit Shemesh, daughter of Malkie & Michael Merrill. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Elaine Taragin and Gail & Barry Mahler, and to siblings, Shayna and Joey.

Kiddush Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush Group and by Howard Wasserman to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah Parasha, Mishpatim.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Judy & Zevi Mehlman and family for the Yahrzeit of Muriel Alexander, Miriam Kayla bas Ber, on 7 Adar 1, beloved mother of Judy, and grandmother of Chani, Devorah and Moshe.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Ben Shelkowsky in honor of Adam Barzilay's birthday and by Allie & Lidor Hayun in honor of their daughter, Gila Chen.

Shabbos and Weekday Shiurim Sponsors

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

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

8:45 Minyan Shabbos Drasha is sponsored by Rochelle Dimont in memory of her father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, HaRav Samuel Elchanan Ben HaRav Binyomin A"H, 2 Adar.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Sunday Morning Mussar Shiur is sponsored by Hannah & Robert Klein in memory of Gilda Haber, to commemorate her shloshim.

Ask the Rabbi was sponsored by Delia Weiss, Miriam, Steve, Matan, Edan, and Merav Friedman in memory of Dr. George Weiss, Gedalya Chaim ben Avraham Moshe A"H on his 7th Yahrzeit.

The Lower Lobby coffee station is sponsored Sandie Thurman and by Roast Masters Hannah & Robert Klein and Adi Haramati.


Shabbos Schedule

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


Mincha/Maariv: 5:20 (B) 5:15 (Sephardi, LBM)


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

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:15 (B), 5:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 6:20 (B)


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 between Mincha/Maariv (B) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

Youth Announcements

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

Shabbos Groups – 10AM until shul ends

Toddler Group, under 2 with parent, Toddler Room

Kinder Group, 2-5, upstairs behind the balcony

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

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at

Dor L'Dor – sponsored by Debbie & Stuart Goldman. February 10 at 7:45 PM in the Social Hall.

Purim Costume Gemach – Monday, February 12 from 7PM – 10 PM. More dates in March.

High School Girls Pizza & Paint Night – March 2 at 8 PM at The House.

Middle School Girls Topsy-Turvy Dinner – March 3 from 5 PM – 7 PM at The House. see youth flyers

YISE Supports Israel

Mission to Israel Several members of YISE are coordinating a mission to Israel, Tuesday – Thursday, February 20-22. For additional information, please contact Yehuda Shinensky ( or Jeremy Goodman ( If you are unable to attend in person, please consider contributing to help sponsor events and supplies, including, but not limited to, meals, clothing, and other supplies for evacuated communities and IDF personnel. Examples include mezuzot for damaged communities, toys for children, coffee and other hot kits for deployed units.

YISE invites members with family on active IDF duty to share their profiles at

YISE maintains a community-wide Tehillim WhatsApp group. To join, visit To submit names of soldiers serving in the IDF for tefilot, please send the soldier's Hebrew name and his/her mother's Hebrew name to

We pray that our soldiers will return soon to their peacetime roles, and in the interim ask our members to daven and undertake other zechuyos on behalf of these and other IDF personnel defending Israel and our people.

Tefilah We gather in the Belonofsky Sanctuary on Sunday evenings after Mincha/Maariv for 15 minutes of communal Tehillim. Additionally, Tehillim are recited at each daily and Shabbos minyan. Rabbi Rosenbaum leads a daily 15-minute Zoom of Tehillim recital and study of the Sefer Mesilas Yesharim Sunday through Friday at 12:30 PM on Zoom A.

Tzedaka A list of charitable organizations is available at:

Political Action information can be accessed via AIPAC and the OU

As we engage our efforts through tefilah, 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

Heroes of Zaka – Come show your support and gratitude for our brave & courageous volunteers.February 13, 8 PM. see flyer

Lunch and Learn – Wednesday, February 14, 11:45 AM at YISE with Rabbi Brahm Weinberg. Musical presentation by Dr. Stuart Goldman. RSVP by Sunday, February 11 to or 301-732-1773. Donations appreciated. see flyer

Likras Shabbos: A Deeper Understanding of Kabbalas Shabbos: Learn and appreciate the inner meaning and depth of Kabbalas Shabbos. Given by Rabbi Postelnek. Next Shiur this Thursday, February 15, 8:50 PM -9:30 PM at the Zagelbaum home, 1111 University Blvd. W, Apt. 106. link to past recordings: see flyer

Shabbos Sefer Soiree – Rabbi Postelnek will speak on "The Nesivos Shalom: A Contemporary Gateway to Profound Torah Insights" on Friday, February 16 at 8:30 PM in the Social Hall, followed by light refreshments.see flyer

YISE Annual Trivia Event – Join us for a night of trivia fun! Pizza, drinks, coffee bar, beer, and prizes! For ages 21+ only. Come with a team of 5-8 people, or join a team that night! February 17 at 8 PM in the YISE Social Hall. RSVP at $18 at the door, or get the early bird discount of $12 (members) or $15 (not-yet-members) if you RSVP by February 11. see flyer

Hearing from a Chayal – Come to the YISE Social Hall Sunday, February 18 at 6:30 PM to hear about the wartime experiences of Jake Greenberg, a chayal in IDF raised in our community. see flyer

The Ruach Minyan is back on Friday, February 23, with Kabbalos Shabbos in the large social hall with Eli Hochberg as the Baal Tefila, following Mincha, which is in the Belonofsky Sanctuary at 4:35 PM. Children's program during Maariv with Mrs. Koss. It's going to be Gevaldic! For more info, contact

Scholar-In-Residence – Hadassah (Michelle) Margolis – Friday, February 23 "Jews and Their Books: The Last 1,000 Years," Shabbos, February 24 "Women and the Jewish Book," and Sunday, February 25 "Megillat Esther Across the Ages". see flyer

GWCK Shabbos of Inspiration at YISE with guest baal tefillah and singer, Mordechai Levovitz! Shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa – March 1-2. To reserve for the Shabbaton dinner, visit see flyer

Seeing Tachanun Through New Eyes – On Sunday, March 3 at 10:30 AM, Rabbi Rosenbaum will address some of the powerful themes of Tachanun that can speak meaningfully to us, particularly in these difficult times. Event will be in the Belonofsky Sanctuary, followed by light refreshments in the Social Hall and on Zoom A. Presented by the Meaningful Tefilah Project. To sponsor, please contact the shul office. see flyer

Scholar-In-Residence – Rabbi Edward Reichman, MD – Friday, March 8 "Ancestry DNA in Halakha: What is Your Sitting Image?," Shabbos, March 9 "Medical Halakha Update 5784" and "Monarchs, Minyanim and Mitochondrial DNA: Jews, Medicine and History". see flyer

Save the Date: Scholar-In-Residence – Rabbi Avishai David at YISE – May 18 see flyer

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

The Week Ahead

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:44 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:12 AM, Latest Netz: 7:05 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:40 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:53 PM, Earliest Shkia: 5:40 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 6:28 PM

Next Shabbos

February 16-17, 2024

8 Adar I 5784

Parashas Terumah

Candle lighting 5:28

Havdalah 6:28

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 5:30 (B) 5:25 (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), 5:10 (B), 5:25 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 6:28