Parashas Nitzavim/Vayeilech-Rosh Hashanah-Parashas Haazinu/Shabbos Shuvah- September 15-23, 2017

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

September 15-16, 2017 – 25 Elul 5777 – Parshas Nitzavim / Vayeilech

September 20-22, 2017 – 1-2 Tishrei 5778 – Rosh Hashanah

September 22-23, 2017 – 3 Tishrei 5778 – Parshas Ha'azinu – Shabbos Shuvah

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Susan & Saul Koss in loving memory of their fathers on their 25th of Elul mutual Yahrzeits, Morris Koss and Arthur Blumenthal. May their memories be a blessing!!!

Mazal Tov

* Faith & Gil Ginsburg on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Zevi Kalinsky of Washington Heights, NY, son of Melissa & Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky. Mazal Tov to grandparents Sandy & Rabbi Alan Kalinsky of Los Angeles, great-grandmother Harriet Kalinsky of Los Angeles, and the entire Ginsburg and Kalinsky Families.

* Claire & Adi Haramati on the engagement of their son, Ariel, to Rachel Krasna, daughter of Mark & Diane Krasna of Baltimore. Mazal Tov to the grandmother, Dinah Haramati, and the entire Haramati family.

* Yehudit & Rabbi Yehoshua Levy on the birth of a grandson, Amram Yosef Tzvi, to his daughter Esther Malka & Ahron Green of Phoenix, AZ.

* Dolores & Len Schwartz on the engagement of their granddaughter, Arianne Schwartz, daughter of Karen & Wayne Schwartz of Potomac, to Avi Eisenstein, son of Debbie & Dan Eisenstein of Skokie, IL. Mazal Tov also the aunt & uncle, Melanie & Sandy Karlin.


* Frieda Bart on the loss of her brother, Leo Borenstein. The funeral was held on Monday. Shiva will be observed through Sunday at her daughter's home in Teaneck.

Shabbos Nitzavim / Vayeilech Schedule

Friday Night, September 15:

* Light Candles by 6:58

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 7:00 Sephardi: 6:55 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day, September 16:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 5:00, 6:55 Sephardi: 6:35 Nusach Sefard: 6:55

* Maariv/Havdalah: 7:55

Divrei Torah:

* 8:00 and 8:45 Main Minyanim Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 9:15 Minyan Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – Trish Weisman & John Golin in memory of their son, Seth Weisman (Sheit Aryeh Ben Yochanan HaLevi, Z'L). John will be making a Siyum on Shas Bavli immediately after Davening in memory of his son.

* 8:00 Minyan – Melissa & Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Zevi.

* Sephardi Minyan – Popi Eloul in memory of his mother Alis Bat Harav Eliezer and by Liora Dahan in memory of her father Chaim Ben Avraham.

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

* 9:15 Minyan – "The 9:15 Group"

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM, Rabbi's Study.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi Levy – Shiur at 5:50 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Shiur after Mincha.

Selichos Schedule

* Motzei Shabbos, September 16:

Shiur 12:45 AM followed by Selichos at 1:00 AM.

* Sunday, September 17:

6:00 AM (other Minyanim do not have Selichos).

* See the Week Ahead on the third page for remainder of schedule. All times listed are for Selichos, followed by Shacharis. The first and third Minyanim will be held in the Social Hall and the second and fourth Minyanim will be held in the Belonofsky Sanctuary.

Rosh Hashanah Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 20:

* Eruv Tavshilin

* Light Candles by 6:49

* Mincha 6:50 (All locations)

First Day Rosh Hashanah, Thursday, Sept. 21:

* Shacharis 7:30, (8:00 Sephardi),

* Shofar: 10:00, (9:30 Nusach Sefard)

Youth Shofar: Following Social Hall Musaf

Late: 4:45

* Mincha & Tashlich 6:20 (6:00 Sephardi)

* Maariv 7:40 (All locations)

* Light Candles/Kiddush after 7:46

(No preparations shall be done before this time.)

Second Day Rosh Hashanah, Friday, Sept. 22:

* Shacharis 7:30, 8:00 (Sephardi),

* Shofar: 10:00, (9:30 Nusach Sefard)

Youth Shofar: Following Social Hall Musaf

Late: 4:45

Shabbos Ha'azinu / Shuvah Schedule

Friday Night, September 22:

* Light Candles by 6:46

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:50

Sephardi: 6:45 Nusach Sefard: 6:50

Shabbos Day, September 23:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:45 Sephardi: 8:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 6:10 Sephardi: 6:00 Nusach Sefard: 6:10

* Maariv/Havdalah: 7:43

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM, Rabbi's Study.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi Levy – Shiur at 5:15 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Drasha after Mincha.

Tzom Gedaliah Schedule

Sunday, September 24

* Fast Begins 5:38

* Early Mincha 1:30

* Mincha 6:25

* Maariv 7:15

* Fast Ends 7:42

YISE Programs and Listings

We welcome new members who were voted in at the last Board meeting: Dr. Yael & Dr. Daniel Abadi, Miriam & Dr. Scott Levson, Dina & Dr. Mark Livingston.

Pre-Selichos Meaningful Tefilah Shabbos – Shabbos, September 16. Starting with special Chazanim at the 8:45 Main Minyan, continued Motzai Shabbos in the Social Hall at 11:30 PM with words of inspiration from Rabbi Rosenbaum and community singing led by Chaim Fruchter, plus refreshments. Selichos will follow in the sanctuary at 12:45 AM. Sponsors are welcome: $18 – $36. Sponsor checks (marked "Selichos") may be made out to YISE and mailed or delivered to the shul office. For more information, contact or 301-980-9557.

High Holiday Planning:

* Seating – Letters with High Holiday seat information were mailed last week. If you have not received the information, please send a note to If you have not reserved your seat, download the fillable PDF from Payment by check or call the Shul office (Simi at 301-593-4465 x403) with credit card information.

* The Nusach Sefard Minyan will meet in the G level party room of 1121 University Blvd. for Rosh Hashanah, Shabbos Shuvah and Yom Kippur.

* Volunteers needed this Sunday, September 17, at 10:00 AM to help move books and assist in setting up for Rosh Hashanah

* Lulavim and Esrogim – YISE is working this year with Josh Breitstein to bring you the finest quality Arba Minim sets. Complete details and order form at: Volunteers are needed to help.

* The YISE Youth Sukkah Hop is coming up! If you are interested in volunteering your Sukkah as one of the stops, please contact Brett Kugler at

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill – YISE's Chesed Committee has 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, If you are unable to cook a meal or help out, but would like to make a donation to Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill, please contact Simi Franco in the office.

The Rachel Bassan Horwitz Fund is used for medical needs in our area, elsewhere in the US, and in Israel. Thousands of dollars have been distributed to individuals requiring assistance. Our funds are depleting and in order to continue this much needed medical fund your financial help is needed! Tax deductible contributions may be made payable to: YISE Charity SPECIAL Fund, c/o Norma Burdett, 11720 Lovejoy St., Silver Spring, MD 20902. Earmark: Bassan Fund. For more information: Norma Burdett, 301-593-5964 or Pearl Bassan, 301-649-3137.

Shiurim from Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZT"L, are available at

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet Shabbos, September 16, at 9:15 AM sharp in the Small Beis Medrash, followed by a Kiddush sponsored by the Youth Minyan.

The Youth Minyan will meet Shabbos, September 23, at 9:15 AM sharp in the Social Hall.

Please join us on Shabbos, September 16 and 23, for groups: 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. Early care for 2-5 year-olds runs from 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Groups for all ages run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

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 – will not meet on Tuesday, September 26.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash. For more details, please contact

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash – will not meet on September 20.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the room behind the Balcony – will resume on October 18.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM. For more details, please contact

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM. Choose from classes:

* Timeless Talmud with Rabbi Menachem Winter.

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps.

* Thirteen Attributes with Rabbi Moshe Sadwin.

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM- 7:25 AM and Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM in the Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network Presents:

* Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiur on Daily Halachos for Men and Women, Tuesday mornings 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM.

* Rabbi Raphael Malka's Mishnah Class for Men, Tuesday mornings, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

* For more information: 301-732-1773 or

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women on Teshuva. Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Meseches Bava Basra, Wednesdays at 7:50 PM in the Social Hall – will resume on October 18.

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for Men and Women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sundays, 7:45 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash – will resume on October 15.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM at YISE. For more information, please contact Rabbi Yonatan Zakem at or 513-313-4899.

* Men (classes located in the YISE Beis Medrash):

* Monday: Parsha Analysis with Rabbi Hillel Shaps.

* Tuesday: Torah Topics with Rabbi Menachem Winter.

* Wednesday: Reading Responsa with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

* Thursday: Yesodei Hatorah with Rabbi Avraham Sussman.

* Thursday: Inspired Avodah with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher.

* Monday – Thursday: Shivti led by Rabbi Yonatan Zakem, under the guidance of Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

* Women (class located in the Small Social Hall):

* Monday: Women of Valor with Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – will resume on Monday, September 25.

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 1-1/2 hours before regular Mincha.

Learn Mishnah Brurah Hilchos Shabbos in 18 Months – Shiur for men with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM at the Boys Yeshiva. Questions? Rabbi Eli Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Kollel Dirshu Silver Spring is learning Maseches Kesuvos. Learn in the morning (5:45 AM – 6:30 AM) or in the evening (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM) at the Boys Yeshiva. For more information, please contact Rabbi Eli Reingold at 301-996-5910 or Ranon Cortell at 240-277-2730.

Daily Halacha Program from Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Receive one every day in your inbox. Visit and click "Sign Up."

Shmiras Halashon – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for men in Shmiras Halashon, weekday afternoons, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

The Value of Modesty – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for women, based on text by Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus ZT"L. Alternate Sundays, 7:00 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

Pirkei Avos Shiur at University Towers – Shabbos, September 16 at 1121 University Blvd. West, Apt. 516, at 4:00 PM and Shabbos, September 23 at 1121 University Blvd. West, Apt. 516, at 4:00 PM.

Kemp Mill Pirchei – For boys, first through sixth grade in the Yeshiva classrooms, Shabbos afternoons, 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM. If you're interested in sponsoring, please contact,

Tekiah, Shvarim, Truah – Will you or someone you know not hear those sounds this Rosh Hashanah because you can't get to Shul? To arrange for a Shofar blower to visit you at home, in Kemp Mill, contact

LINKS – Share your passion, background, and knowledge to connect others to our rich heritage through Torah study! At the Bender JCC on Wednesday evenings 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more information, contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps at 347-869-9361 or

Tapping the Spiritual Richness and Avodah of Each Month in the Jewish Year – Presented by The Mesorah Women's Learning Institute, with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher. Mondays at 8:00 PM, at the home of Helene Goodman,10711 Stoneyhill Drive. For More information, contact Sorah Rivkah Goodman 301-681-6347.

Let Everything That Has Been Made Know That YOU Are Its Maker – YGW Girls Division invites the women of the community to the Annual Pre-Selichos Leil Iyun. Motzei Shabbos, September 16, 9:00 PM at the YGW Girls Campus. Grades 6 and up, along with alumnae and women from our community join together for an evening of learning featuring Shiurim by our Moros and Divrei Torah from our staff and students. For information, or contact the YGW office 301-962-5111 ext 1500 or

Pre-Rosh Hashana Symposium – The GWCK invites men and women. Featuring words of insight and inspiration from Rabbis of our community. Sunday, September 17, 8:00 PM at 10900 Lockwood Drive. Speakers include Rabbi Shaya Milikowsky, Rabbi Mordechai Rhine, Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum, and Rabbi Menachem Winter.

American Sign Language Classes – Offered by Magen David Congregation. ASL is fun to learn, and thinking visually jogs a new part of our brains. Consider it brain aerobics! The class will be held on Mondays at 7:00 PM, beginning on September 18. Tuition for the 10-week series is $100. Please contact the Magen David office with questions at 301-770-6818 or

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Meetings in YISE Social Hall on Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM will resume on October 18. For September 27 meeting or additional information, contact

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk – Six week parent workshop starts on Sunday, October 22. $100/person, $120/couple, all books included. To register, contact or 301-754-0470.

Yom Tov Appeals Sustain Community Safety Nets – Two Kemp-Mill-based foundations need your tax-deductible donations to meet increasing Yom Tov aid requests.

* Tomchei Shabbos of Greater Washington, currently assists over 225 individuals with the extra Shabbos and Yom Tov expenses. Your contribution will directly provide the extra help these individuals need for the upcoming Yomim Tovim and will enable them to celebrate with their families with the same simchas Yom Tov that we expect in our homes. To learn more or to make a donation, please visit

* The Franco Foundation needs your tax-deductible donations to meet increasing Yom Tov aid requests. The Foundation helps with essentials, like rent, mortgage, and utilities; mail to Allan Franco, 613 Bromley Street, or through Paypal with

Food Drive for Capital Kosher Pantry of Yad Yehuda – Donations to the CKP of Kosher, shelf stable food in sealed, non-breakable containers help many in our community. Donations are welcome anytime, but are particularly meaningful during this Yom Tov season. When coming for Selichos, Minyanim, Shiurim, and events, please remember that a CKP collection box is located in the lobby of our Shul. Pareve chocolate chips, oil, sugar, flour, granola bars, canned tuna, canned salmon, Rice Krispies, white rice, and oatmeal are very much appreciated.

BCGW Annual Hope and Healing Gala – Sunday, October 29 at 10:00 AM at Beth Sholom Congregation. Show your support for the organization that helps community members in their time of need and pay tribute to our exceptional volunteers. To register, visit

The Week Ahead

Sunday, September 17 Monday, September 18 Tuesday, September 19 Wed., Sept. 20 – Erev Rosh Hashanah Thurs., Sept. 21 – Rosh Hashanah Friday, Sept. 22 – Rosh Hashanah
Ashkenazi 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 5:45, 6:15, 7:00, 8:15 6:00, 6:25, 7:00, 8:15 5:30, 5:35, 7:00 See Rosh Hashanah schedule See Rosh Hashanah schedule
Sephardi 6:40 (Selichot), 7:30 5:20 (Selichot), 6:10 5:25 (Selichot), 6:15 5:35 (Selichot), 6:20

Ashkenazi 6:55 6:55 6:55 See Rosh Hashanah schedule See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 6:50 6:50 6:50

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 6:05 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:56 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:34 PM

The Week Ahead
Sunday, Sept. 24 – Tzom Gedaliah Monday, September 25 Tuesday, September 26 Wednesday, September 27 Thursday, September 28 Friday, Sept. 29 – Erev Yom Kippur
Ashkenazi 6:00, 7:30, 8:45 5:45, 6:05, 7:00, 8:15 6:00, 6:15, 7:00, 8:15 6:00, 6:15, 7:00, 8:15 5:45, 6:05, 7:00, 8:15 6:15, 6:35, 7:15, 8:15
Sephardi 6:40 (Selichot), 7:30 5:20 (Selichot), 6:10 5:25 (Selichot), 6:15 5:25 (Selichot), 6:15 5:20 (Selichot), 6:10 5:45 (Selichot), 6:30

Ashkenazi 1:30, 6:25 / 7:15 6:45 6:45 6:45 6:45 See Yom Kippur schedule
Sephardi 6:25 6:40 6:40 6:40 6:40

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 6:11 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:58 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:30 PM

Next Weekend

Yom Kippur Schedule

September 29-30, 2017 – 10 Tishrei 5778

Erev Yom Kippur, Friday, September 29:

* Mincha 3:00

* Light Candles by 6:35

* Kol Nidre 6:40

Yom Kippur, Shabbos, September 30:

* Shacharis 8:00 (All locations)

* Yizkor 10:45 (10:00 Nusach Sefard)

* Havdalah 7:32

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Upcoming Events

Shabbos, September 16 Pre-Selichos Meaningful Tefilah Shabbos

Shabbos, September 16 Bar Mitzvah of Avraham Zev Kalinsky, 8:00 Minyan

Wednesday, September 27 Rabbi Frand's Teshuva Drasha, 8:00 PM

Sunday November 12 "Superhero" Community Blood Drive, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Social Hall

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Wednesday 9/20: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM, Closed Thursday 9/21 and Friday 9/22

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