Parashas Pekudei – March 15 – 16, 2024

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MARCH 15-16, 2024 | 6 ADAR II 5784 | PARASHAS PEKUDEI



Candle Lighting 6:57 | Havdalah 7:57

Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Masha & Seth Katz in honor of their 27th wedding anniversary, which is on March 16, 8 Adar II.

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

Rachel & Evan Albert & family on the engagement of their daughter, Dalia, to Yedidya Moskowitz, son of Suri & Steve Moskowitz of East Brunswick, NJ.

Tzivia Bramson on the birth of a great-grandson, Chanoch Henoch Dov, born to Rivki & Eliyahu Landman and grandson to Libby Waidenbaum. Rachelli & Craig Simon on Naomi Reena becoming a Bas Mitzvah. Mazal Tov to grandparents Nancy & Bruce James, Maxine & Richard Simon, her siblings, family and friends.

Marla & Marty Teichman on the birth of a great-grandson. Mazal Tov to the parents, Ahuva & Rabbi Yom Tov Goldberger and to the grandparents,Randee & Rabbi Menashe Goldberger

Rabbi Sanford H. Shudnow has two of his original artworks selected for inclusion at the special veterans Healing Arts Exhibit of the 25th AnnualArtomatic Exhibition in Washington running through April 28.


The family of Frank Akman on his passing. The funeral will take place on Sunday at 11:30 AM at Torchinsky Hebrew Funeral Home, followed by burial at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery at approximately 1:30 PM.

Dr. Reuven Schore on the passing of his father, Joel Schore. Shiva will be observed at 911 South Belgrade Road through Monday morning. Shacharis: Sunday 8:00 AM, Monday 6:45 AM. Mincha/Maariv: Sunday 7:00 PM

Kiddush and Shalosh Seudos Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush and Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by the Talmidim who revere Rabbi David Hyatt, A"H and benefitted from hisTorah brilliance and incredible wit, on the occasion of his 2nd Yahrzeit.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by the Simon and James families in honor of Naomi Reena Simon's Bas Mitzvah.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush sponsored by the Balay Family in memory of Tamar's father, Avraham Abhui Tazazo, on the occasion of his first Yahrzeit and by Yosef Hakim Leiluy Nishmat, Yehezkel Yehiel ben Salima.

Rabbi Rosenbaum is resuming his Parasha Shiur, one hour before the late Mincha Shabbos afternoon. The Shiur is a text-based review ofsome of the classic meforshim on the week's Parasha.

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.

8:45 Minyan Drasha is sponsored by Rochelle Dimont & family in memory of her mother, Chaya Faiga bat HaRav Chayim HaLevi Tarshish A"H, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and by Janette & Jerry Rapp to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Jerry's father, Fred Rapp, Moshe Shraga ben Yaakov, A"H, on 12 Adar II.

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.

The Lower Lobby coffee station is sponsored by Roast Masters Stephen & Lynn Deutsch and Hannah & Robert Klein.

Please see the attached YISE Purim Schedule & Programs for schedule, Matanos L'evyonim, and other YISE and community programs

Shabbos Schedule

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


Mincha/Maariv: 5:45 (Plag, B), 7:00 (B) 6:45 (Sephardi, LBM)


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

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 6:40 (B), 6:50 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shalosh Seudos: 7:05 (S)

Maariv: 7:57 (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

Parasha Shiur before Mincha: 5:40 (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

Youth Announcements

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

Shabbos Groups – 10 AM 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

YISE-KMS Purim Carnival – Sunday, March 17 from 12 PM – 3 PM at KMS. see youth flyers

Baby-sitting during day Megillah readings (8:45 AM & 11 AM for ages 2 to 8 – contact to register.

Ice Cream Bar Social sponsored by Ben YehudaPizza following the 8:30 PM Youth Megillah reading Purim evening


YISE Supports Israel

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

Matanos L'evyonim – Rabbi Rosenbaum is collecting Matanos L'evyonim to be distributed on Purim. Checks can be made out to YISE Charity Fund and dropped off at the office or given to Rabbi Rosenbaum in person.

Yad Yehuda Matanos L'evyonim – Donations are being collected between now and 5:00 pm Purim day. Donating appoints Yad Yehuda as your shaliach (representative) to fulfill the mitzvah of Matanos L'evyonim on your behalf. 100% of the money collected will be distributed to local individuals and families in serious financial distress. To donate, please visit

Franco Foundation Purim Matanos L'evyonim Appeal – Please make donations through Paypal, or throughZelle at 202-422-1021.

Capital Kosher Pantry Purim Food Drive – Bring some Purim joy by donating to our Purim Food Drive! Food donations must be shelf stable, well within use-by date and in factory-sealed containers. Drop off in our collection bins, including the YISE lower lobby. see flyer

Bikur Cholim Grape Juice Donations – Donate mini-grape juice bottles from March 14 – 31 in bin at YISE see flyer

Annual Rose and Bernard Singer 18th year Megillah Reading Program. If you, or someone you know, need a Megillah reading because ofillness, infirmity, or otherwise are unable to get to shul, please contact, or call him at (301) 219-2812, as soon as possible. If you can volunteer to read Megillah, please let Saul know.

Pre-Purim Shiurim – First Shiur is available at: Next Shiur on Tuesday March 19, 8:15 PM-9:15 PM "The Jews had Lightand Joy: Defining and Finding Happiness when Surrounded by Confusion and Pain." Given by Rabbi Postelnek on Zoom A. see flyer

YISE Purim Seudah – Sunday March 24, 5:00 PM in the Social Hall. RSVP by March 18 at Sign up now; limited spots available! see flyer

Post-Seudah Purim Mesiba – All are welcome to join for a post-seudah mesiba with dessert and live music! Sunday, March 24, starting approximately 7:00 PM in the Social Hall. see flyer

The YISE Nominating Committee will be developing a slate for the 2024/25 Board of Directors, which will be voted on at the Annual Meeting in May. Nominations, including self-nominations, should be sent to by March 24. Please be sure your nominees have agreed to serve if elected.

Men's Panel – Tuesday evening March 26, at 8:15 PM, Mikvah Emunah Society will host a Zoom event for men – Around the Rabbis' Table: A Panel Discussion for Men on Common Taharas Hamishpacha Misconceptions, featuring some of the poskim of our community, including RabbiRosenbaum. RSVP: see flyer

Rabbi Koss's Monthly Jewish History Class – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish history, Monday, April 1 from 2 PM – 3 PM on Zoom A. Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee.

Ask the Rabbi – This month's topic: Pesach. Tuesday, April 9 from 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM on Zoom A. Send in your questions to by Sunday, April 7. For more information and to submit questions, contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or Sponsored by the Franco, Rottenberg and Tolchinsky Families to commemorate the upcoming 13th Yahrzeit of theirhusband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Melvin Rottenberg, Menachem Mendel ben Tzvi Yehuda, A"H, on the 9 Nissan.

Save the Date: Scholar-In-Residence – Rabbi Avishai David at YISE – May 17-18. see flyer

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

The Week Ahead

Thursday – March 21 – Taanis Esther

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:56 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:24 AM, Latest Netz: 7:16 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 10:10 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:47 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:17 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 8:04 PM

Next Shabbos

March 22-23, 2024

13 Adar II 5784

Parashas Vayikra/Zachor

Candle lighting 7:04

Havdalah 8:04

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 5:50 (Plag, B), 7:05 (B) 6:55 (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), 5:00 (B), 6:55 (B), 6:50 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 8:04







YISE Purim Schedule & Programs

Taanis Esther (Thursday, March 21):

Fast Begins: 5:49

Shacharis: 6:15 (S), 6:25 (B), 8:45 (B), 7:30 (Sephardi, LBM)

Mincha 2:00 (B), 6:45 (B), 6:50 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 7:35 (B)

Fast Ends: 8:02

Purim night (Motzei Shabbos, March 23);

Shabbos Ends: 8:04

Maariv: 8:04 (B), 8:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Megillah reading: 8:30 (B), 8:30 (Youth/Family, S), 8:40 (Sephardi, LBM), 10:30 (B)

Purim day (Sunday, March 24):

Shacharis/Megillah: 6:30 (B), 6:47 (Vasikin, H), 7:30 (S), 8:45* (B), 7:30 (Sephardi, LBM)

Megillah reading: 11:00* (B)

Mincha: 2:00 (B), 4:45 (B), 2:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 8:15 (B), 9:00 (B)

* Baby-sitting during day Megillah readings (8:45 & 11) for ages 2 to 8 – contact to register