Parashas Nitzavim – September 14-15, 2012

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SHABBOS, Sept. 14-Sept. 15, 2012 28 Elul 5772

Parashas Nitzavim Light Candles by 6:59pm

Early Friday Mincha – Arcola Large Social Hall 6:30pm

Friday Mincha 7:00pm

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

Rabbi Barry Greengart wil speak at the 8AM Minyan.

There will be no Kiddushes this Shabbos.

Early Shabbos Mincha I – Arcola 2:30pm

Early Shabbos Mincha II – Arcola 5:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 6:40pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola, University & Nusach Sefard 6:55pm

Shabbos Ends 7:56pm

Volunteers urgently needed to set up at Arcola and University Blvd (Nusach S'fard Minyan) for High Holy Days. Move books, mechitzahs, etc. Men, women, and responsible older children welcome. Community Service credit available. Sunday, Sept. 16 (erev RH), at 10am. Contact Art Boyars, 301-919-5974, or

HaShomer is back from the printer and is being placed around the Shul for members to pick up and take with them. If you need to have your copy mailed to you, please call the YISE office, 301-593-4465, ext 402, and let us know your name and address.

The YISE Sisterhood seeks sponsors to subsidize the cost of the festive Simchas Torah kiddushim it provides at both the Arcola and University Blvd. locations. Sponsorships can be made in honor of loved ones or upcoming simchas, in commemoration of yahrtzeits, or to show appreciation for the YISE community and YISE Sisterhood. Any sponsorship amount is greatly appreciated! Checks should be made out to YISE Sisterhood and sent to Hedy Bauman, 1131 University Blvd. W., #610, Silver Spring, MD 20902 or email to pledge a donation. Sponsors will be publicly acknowledged (unless otherwise noted). Additionally, YISE Sisterhood is seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and cleaning up the Simchas Torah kiddushim. Please contact if you can volunteer. Tizku L'mitzvot and Chag Sameach from the YISE Sisterhood!

Volunteers are needed to build the Shul Sukkah. Join us at YISE Arcola Sunday, Sept. 23, at 1pm. It's a mitzvah to help build a sukkah! This is especially important if you might be in the sukkah during the chag. Please contact Stuart Cohen,, if you have any questions or to RSVP. Service hours can be arranged for teens who stay until the job is done!


Rabbi Rosenbaum's mussar (spiritual self-improvement) Sunday morning study group for women, will not meet until Sunday, Sept. 23.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mishna Brurah shiur for men takes place Sundays, 8:30pm, at his home. For more information contact

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Men's Gemara shiur meets in the Arcola Social Hall, 6:00-6:45am Tuesday & Friday and will resume Oct. 16.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday morning Tehillim shiur meets at 11am in the small Beis Medrash and will resume Oct. 17.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash shiur for women meets at 8pm, Wednesday nights, in the small Beis Medrash and will resume Oct. 17.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's advanced Gemara shiur for men will resume after Simchas Torah, Wednesday nights at University Blvd. after Mincha/Maariv.

Zichron Gedaliah Bais Medrash for Men – Tuesday evenings at 8pm in the YISE Social Hall. The Bais Medrash will resume after the Chagim on Oct. 16. Two weekly programs with the Greater Washington Community Kollel here at YISE: This Sunday Linas Hatzedek – Business Ethics will begin the important topic of "Tzedaka: Giving Charity The Right Way", Sunday mornings, 9:30am . Yesodei Hatorah, a unique skills-building program designed to foster independent Gemara proficiency. Thursday evenings, time TBA. For more info call 301-213-6504 or see


R' Pinchas Werner – Shiur 8:15am, small Youth Room behind the Women's Balcony.

Rabbi David Hyatt – Gemara Shiur meets in the small Beis Medrash after Hashkamah Minyan.

Rabbi William Millen – Shiur will meet 1 hour before Mincha.

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

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

Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur 9am in small Youth Room behind the Women's Balcony.

Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur between Mincha/Maariv at Arcola.

R Moshe Kasser- Shiur between Mincha/Maariv at University.

Rebbetzin Atara Rosenbaum – Women's shiur Shabbos afternoons, meets this Shabbos two hours before Mincha at the Koss residence, 11405 Monticello Ave.

The unveiling of the monument of Minnie Korb will take place at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.

Kiddushes to Resume Shabbos Ha'Azinu, Sept. 29 — There will not be Kiddushes this Shabbos or next Shabbos (September 22), as the Social Hall is set up for Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur davening.

YISE Lulavim/Esrogim Through Elli Chai

YISE will again be obtaining its Lulavim and Esrogim through Elli Chai on University Blvd. Orders may be placed through the Shul office, 301-593-4465, ext 402, by email at or on the web at You must order through the Shul to get the discount. Deadline for orders is Friday, Sept. 21.

There will be 3 tiers of pricing/quality, as follows: Aleph $70; Bet $55; Gimmel $45. This is a modest increase in price over last year.

Camp Shomrai – Sukkot 2012 – Wed. Oct. 3 through Fri. Oct. 5. 9am – 3pm w/extended day available. Go to for details or contact Lianne Heller 301-593-7365 or email

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill – YISE's Chesed Committee is organizing to support members with a variety of urgent needs (medical crisis, caring for family, etc). We need your assistance helping out with meals, rides, childcare, etc. For further info or to volunteer, call Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517, or email; or complete a volunteer form that can be dropped at either of the synagogue's mailboxes (on the wall by the Sanctuary or the executive director's office).


Women's Daytime Tehillim, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Contact Arleeta Lerner for information, 301-649-0552.

1st Grade Girls' Shabbos Group will meet Sept. 15 at the home of Amalya Zatman, 11709 Fulham St, from 4:00 – 5:15 pm.

Shofar blowing at your home – If you can blow shofar for others or need to have shofar blown for you (at home), contact Aron Trombka, or 301-681-3025.

The ultimate kindness – Chevra Kadisha is called the ultimate good deed, chesed shel emet, as the recipient cannot return the favor. The Chevra Kadisha of Greater Washington urgently needs volunteers to conduct taharot, the process by which bodies of Jews are prepared for burial according to Jewish tradition. Opportunities are available daily. For men, contact Joel Bauman, or 301-704-6830; for women, Devorah Grayson,

Sukkah at the Warwick – The Warwick has approved a nice spot for a community Sukkah, just to the side/back of the parking garage, near the front traffic circle (i.e. not the trash area). This location has been approved by both Greystar & Rabbi Rosenbaum. A Sukkah seating 12 has been volunteered. What's needed now is a little help… people to volunteer time to transport, build, maintain, and eventually take down the Sukkah. Also needed- extra chairs and decorations, and one or two select individuals that can help coordinate / help serve as ‘champions' for this project. Contact Todd & Emily Friedman, 301-593-4161 or

Can't Afford a Lulav/Etrog? If you, or someone you know, cannot afford a lulav/etrog, the Yehudah Mond Foundation will purchase a set for you. Contact Rabbi Moshe Arzouan, 301-905-2937.

Mikvah Hours for Erev Rosh Hashana and Erev Yom Kippur for men – Kemp Mill (Wallerstein Mikvah at 913 Grays Lane) and Woodside (Ballard St.): Erev Rosh Hashana 7:30am – 3pm; Erev Yom Kippur 7:00am – 3pm. The mikvaot will be closed after the times posted above so please plan to be at the mikvah before the closing time. There will be no supplies available for men at the mikvah. In particular, men must bring their own towels. Please be mindful that the mikvah must be cleaned after the men's hours so women will be able to use them. We appreciate your help in keeping the mikvah clean. Fees: Full members: Free, Adults: $20, Children/full-time students: $10.

FOUND: House key, Shabbos afternoon, Sept. 8, on Lamberton. Call 301 649-4461.

FOUND: Ladies watch in YISE Arcola this week. Call the YISE office, 301-593-4465, ext. 401, to identify and claim watch.


Fast Begins 5:33am Fast Ends 7:49pm

Early Mincha – Arcola 1:45pm

Mincha – Arcola & Univ. 6:30pm

Maariv – Arcola & Univ. 7:20pm


The Youth Minyan will NOT take place this Shabbos or next Shabbos. The Youth Minyan will resume at its usual time of 9:15am on Shabbos Ha'azinu, September 29.

YISE Shabbos groups 2 – 5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the balcony; Girls 1st – 4th grade meet in the Small Beis Medrash; Boys 1st – 4th grade gather outside the Social Hall and walk over to the Yeshiva. Groups run 10am – 11:15am. Please pick your child(ren) up promptly.


Monday, Sept. 24 – Rabbi Frand, Annual Drasha, 8pm, Belonofsky Sanctuary

Davening Times Week of Sept. 16 – Sept. 22, 2012

MORNING SERVICES (Sept. 16 – Sept. 22, 2012}

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

Sunday 7:00am 5:30/7:00/8:00am 7:30am "

Mon./Tue. (Rosh Hashanah) 7:30am 7:30am 8:00am "

Wednesday (Tzom Gedaliah) 5:45am 6:05/7:00/8:15am 5:20am "

Thursday 5:45am 6:05/7:00/8:15am 5:20am "

Friday 6:00am 6:15/7:00/8:15am 5:30am "

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


Mincha/Maariv – Arcola & Univ. 6:55pm

For all other Mincha/Maariv times, see Tishrei Times.

HALACHIC TIMES (Sept. 16 – 22)

Talis & Tefillin 6:04am

Krias Sh'ma 9:56am

Mincha (Earliest) 1:34pm

The 7:00am Arcola Minyan will meet next week in the Social Hall Wednesday through Friday.

NEXT SHABBOS, Sept. 21 – Sept. 22, 2012 6 Tishrei 5773

Parashas Vayeilech/Shabbos Shuvah Light Candles by 6:48pm

Friday Mincha 6:50pm

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – University 5:55pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 6:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 6:15pm

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shabbos Shuvah Drasha will take place at 6:40pm.

Shabbos Ends 7:44pm

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