Parashas Re'eh – August 11 – 12, 2023

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August 11 – 12, 2023 – 25 Av 5783 – Parashas Re'eh/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 7:50, not before 6:41 – Havdalah 8:51

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Florence & Larry Radkowsky to commemorate the Yahrzeits of their fathers, Emanuel Kramer, Menachem Nosson Ben Mordechai Hakohen, Z”L, and Aaron Radkowsky, Aharon Ben Leib Zalman Hakohen, Z”L.

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Shabbos Schedule

Minyan locations:

B = Belonofsky Sanctuary, S = Social Hall, LBM = Large Beis Medrash, SBM = Small Beis Medrash, H = The House

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 6:25 (Plag, S), 6:50 (B), 7:50 (B), 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 7:45 (B), 7:45 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 8:51

Divrei Torah/Shiurim

* 8:45 Main Minyan (B) Rabbi Yonatan Gorin

* 9:15 Minyan (S) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Kedushas Levi Chabura – 8:55 (S) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Shiur before Mincha – 7:00 (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Shiur between Mincha and Maariv (B) Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky

Mazal Tov

* Debby & Rabbi Barry Greengart on the birth of a granddaughter, Ahuva Nechama, born to their children Batya & Chaim Preiser in Baltimore, MD. Mazal Tov to the whole family.

* Debby & Rabbi Barry Greengart on the marriage of their grandson Tani Greengart, son of their children Leah & Avi Grrengart, to Allison Gellerstein of Teaneck, NJ. Mazal Tov to the whole family.

* Shoshana & Avi Rudack on the marriage of their daughter, Devorah Sarah, to Eli Abramowitz of Chicago. Mazal Tov to the entire Rudack and Abramowitz families.

* Rabbi Sanford H. Shudnow on the Bar Mitzvah of his grandson, Dov Safar, in Los Angeles. Mazal Tov to Dov's parents Nina & Erez, his brother Moshe, his aunt & uncle Sarrit & Yossi Kovacs, and to the entire extended family.

Kiddush Sponsors

* The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush Group

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Chagit West & Family in honor of Avi's 2nd Yahrzeit (Avi Shmuel ben Yerachmiel, Z"L) and by The Zeltser Family in honor of Mel's 11th Yahrzeit. (Elimelech Yehuda ben Shmuel Zvi HaCohen, Z"L).

* The Sephardic Kiddush sponsored by Eliana & Merric Srour and Joyce & Nino Srour in memory of Moshe ben David Edery.

YISE Youth Announcements

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, August 12, from 10:00 AM until Shul ends.

* Toddler Group (under 3 with a parent) – in the Toddler Room in the Lower Lobby

* Kinder Group (3 to 5) – upstairs in the room behind the balcony

* Boys ages 6 – 9 & Girls ages 6 – 9 – in The House.

* 5th and 6th grade girls – In The House

* Jr. Congregation for 4th to 6th grade boys – in The House

Looking forward to seeing your children on Shabbos! For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at

Popsicles in the Park – Shabbos afternoons, August 19 and 26. Meet at 4:30 PM at the Kemp Mill Urban Park to hear a Dvar Torah geared towards our youngest members, socialize and enjoy a refreshing popsicle! See flyer for details.

Teen Minyan – The Teen Minyan, led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, will resume in the fall.

Boys Shiur – Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shabbos afternoon shiur for 5th and 6th grade boys, will resume in the fall.

Shul Announcements

* Limud On Our Lawn – a YISE monthly summer learning project on front lawns and backyards in our community. The next program will take place this Shabbos, August 12, at 6:00 PM at the home of Rabbi Alex and Blima Maged, 812 Kersey Road. Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman will speak on "Rav Shmuel Ben Hofni Gaon: An Early Rationalist Talmudist." See flyer for details.

* Elul – A Journey to Love – Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, August 16, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM at YISE with Rabbi Shmuel Leigh. RSVP by August 11 to or 301-732-1773. Donations appreciated. See flyer for details.

* High Holiday Information – Information and forms for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at YISE, including seats, Yizkor Guide and more, are online at Packets are also available at Shul. Please reserve seats by Wednesday, August 16. After August 16, preferences will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

* Dreams & Expectations: The month of Elul and Reimagining Marriage – A shiur and discussion with Rabbi Postelnek exploring the balance of dreams and expectations in marriage and personal growth from a Torah Perspective. Monday, August 28, 8:15PM, at the home of Leah & Yoni Levine, 1111 University Blvd. W. (University Towers), Apartment 206. Ring the front desk or text (718) 685 8077 to enter. See flyer for details.

* Lulavim & Esrogim – YISE is working with Josh Breitstein to bring you the finest quality Arba Minim sets. Complete details and order form online at Orders must be placed by Tuesday, September 19. Pickup at YISE on Wednesday, September 27. See flyer for details.

* Come Join Rabbi Koss's Monthly Jewish History class on Zoom! Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and theYISE Chesed Committee. Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish history, Monday, September 4, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A.

* Ask the Rabbi – Come join our virtual, interactive monthly program featuring different Halachic topics! This month's topic, Building and "Living" in a Sukkah, will take place on Tuesday, September 5, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Zoom A. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at or 301-754-1517. To sponsor the program, contact the YISE office. See flyer for details.

* Mazal Tov on the Birth of Your Son or Daughter! YISE can help organize meals. Contact Miriam Levson at 901- 481-7133 or or Rose Blynn at 410-522-8624 or Send announcement details to

* Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary! Want to celebrate a Birthday or Anniversary? Please email for details. Thank you for your support.

* Seeking Shalosh Seudos Sponsors – The Shalosh Seudos Committee is looking for sponsors for the next few months, including August, September, and October. Sponsorships start at $375. To sponsor, contact Simi Franco at 301-593-4465, ext. 103, or or Ethan Cohen at Volunteers are needed to set up and clean up – contact Ethan Cohen to be part of the rotation. The following dates are not available due to the fall holidays: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, and 10/7.

* Online YISE Cholim List – Go to to add a name to the list. The list is used at the 8:45 Minyan on Monday, Thursday, and Shabbos. For questions about Mi Sheberach guidelines, contact Rabbi Rosenbaum. For other questions, contact Seth Katz at

* Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill, a part of YISE's Chesed Committee, provides assistance to families undergoing medical crises. If you do not have a Helping Hands account, or if you have any questions, please contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517,

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

Thank you to the Shabbos Shiurim Sponsors for this Past Week:

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur – David Jaray in honor of Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his Shiur.

Want to sponsor a Shabbos or weekday Shiur? Please email for details. Thank you for your support.

The Week Ahead

Thursday, August 17 – Rosh Chodesh

Friday, August 18 – Rosh Chodesh

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 4:58 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 5:29 AM, Latest Netz: 6:26 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:46 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:48 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:57 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 8:49 PM

Next Shabbos

August 18 – 19, 2023 – 2 Elul 5783

Parashas Shoftim

Light Candles by 7:41, not before 6:34 – Havdalah 8:41

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 6:15 (Plag, S), 6:45 (B), 7:45 (B), 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 7:40 (B), 7:35 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 8:41

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline:

Wednesday, August 16, at 12 Noon

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Josh Seidemann – President

Simi Franco – Office Manager

Josh Breitstein – Facility Manager

Weekday and Community Announcements

Upcoming Community Programs & Listings

Combining Science and Torah with a Solar Eclipse – A total eclipse of the sun will be visible in parts of the US on April 8, 2024, including Cleveland, OH. Stuart Cohen is trying to organize a trip combining a rare celestial event with learning Torah. When: April 7 – 8. How: a chartered bus, a hotel, and the Telshe Yeshiva. Cost: unknown prior to detailed planning, but hotel + 5 meals + bus will likely exceed $400/person. Please email Stuart at by Monday, August 14, if there is a reasonable chance that you might go. Tentatively men only.

The Capital Closet will be open to this community this Sunday, August 13, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Come peruse our beautiful, curated selection of clothing for women, men, and children, as well as Torah School uniforms! Our new address is 9601 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901. The Closet entrance is in the back of the building up a full flight of stairs. There is no charge for items in The Capital Closet, but financial donations to Yad Yehuda are always appreciated. We are unable to accept clothing donations at this time; thank you for your understanding. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or for more information to

The Good Book is the annual local Orthodox Jewish directory published since 1995 by Dr. Bert & Rachelle Miller. They mail the book for free to all interested Orthodox-affiliated households. Interested households should email their new or updated listing info to Thank you in advance for your participation. The deadline for providing information to the Good Book is August 23.

Active Threat Security Training for the Community – Join Federation for one of two opportunities to learn how to manage active security threats, featuring our community's Interim Regional Security Advisor, Eddy Azcarate, with an introduction by Federation CEO, Gil Preuss. This important webinar will enhance your situational awareness, empower you to help during a medical emergency, and leave you feeling more confident about your options in the event of an active security threat. Monday, August 28 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM and Tuesday, August 29 – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Register at:

Yad Yehuda's Annual School Supplies Drive is under way. Items needed include scotch tape, pencil sharpeners, mechanical pencils, markers, colored pencils, glue, paper, spiral notebooks, binders, rulers, scissors, highlighters and insulated lunch boxes. Donation boxes at 1212 North Belgrade Road and 9601 Colesville Road. Financial donations online at

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, August 16, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM, on Zoom. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator. Contact Manasseh Katz at for more information. Zoom Meeting ID: 986 546 841, Passcode: 3671

Dirshu – Join Kollel Dirshu of Silver Spring, now studying Maseches Bava Basra, at YGW. Daily morning shiur by Rabbi Eli Reingold at 5:45 AM and evening shiur by Ranon Cortell and Pinchas Werner at 9:00 PM. Chavrusas also available during these times. For more info. and to join our program, contact Hirsh Komarow 301-633-6262 or

Lisa Landy Memorial Fund – Lisa devoted the better part of the last three decades teaching pre-schoolers in Jewish schools in the Washington, DC area. Lisa was a staunch advocate of the Reggio Emilia teaching approach, which encourages students to direct their own learning and fosters their independent thinking and self-confidence. The Lisa Landy Memorial Fund was established to train teachers in local Jewish schools in the Reggio method. To make a taxdeductible donation or for more information, contact Eli Landy at 301-401-9475 or

Please help our community complete these Siyumim:
* Mishnayos for the 1st Yahrzeit of Natalie Gabai, Nechama Naomi Bat Leib, December 21, 9 Tevet –
* Mishnayos for the 1st Yahrzeit of Jerry Snyder, Yehoshua Ben Binyamin, December 21, 9 Tevet –
* Tanach for the 1st Yahrzeit of Marion Baras, Miriam Bas Menachem, January 1, 20 Tevet –

Join the Buddy Network – Do you live alone and want a buddy? Do you want to volunteer to be a buddy? Have a buddy check in during extreme weather or power outages. Make sure you have the basic necessities when you can't get out. Register at For more information: call 301-732-1773 or email

Rays of Wisdom – Life Lessons From Pirkei Avos – Greater Washington Community Kollel invites women of the community to a weekday morning text-based Chaburah led by Mrs. Channah Cohen. Mondays at 10:00 AM at the home of Mrs. Aviva Werner, 815 Lamberton Drive. For more information, email or call 773-219-5397.

Pirkei Avos: Ethics for Everyday Living – presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps on Zoom. Wednesdays, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. For Zoom info and registration go to

Zoom Shiurim with Rabbi Levy – Monday through Friday on Zoom, Meeting ID: 636 563 5989. Alshich – 9:20 AM – 10:15 AM. Gemara Ribit 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM. Hilchot Lashon Hara 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM.

TGN Program: Siddur Class – In-Depth Analysis of the Siddur with Mrs. Esther Dziadek, Wednesday mornings, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, on Zoom B. For more information, call 301-732-1773 or email

YGW Kollel Zichron Amram Machshava – Probing Jewish Thought Through the Works of Rav Yitzchak Hutner, ZT"L, with Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold, Rosh Kollel, Sundays at 8:00 PM on Zoom, Meeting ID: 825 0731 6850, Passcode: 1216613. For more information, contact Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate at

Newly married? Growing family? Just need a budget check-up? IZUN is a community resource that provides free and confidential coaching to help you examine your budget and achieve financial stability. Go to or email us at

Daf Yomi Shiur currently meets at the YGW Boys' Campus. Weekdays also online via a WebEx video conference. Anyone interested may email Judd Lifschitz at to be added to the invite list. Sunday 8:30 AM, Monday – Thursday 8:45 PM. Shabbos 1-1/2 hours before the latest YISE Mincha.

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

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

Weekday Shiurim

Options for in-person and remote learning are listed below. For the latest list and times, go to:

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 6:30 PM, Zoom A, will not take place on Thursday, August 17.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim followed by a 15-minute Shiur on the Parsha. Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM, Zoom A, will not take place on Wednesday, August 16, or on Friday, August 18.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM, Zoom A, will not take place on Friday, August 18.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, now learning Sefer Iyov, Zoom A, will resume on Wednesday, August 23.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Women's Navi Shiur, now learning Sefer Shmuel, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, Zoom A.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings, 9:30 AM breakfast, 9:45 AM. Shiurim, will resume on Sunday, August 20. See flyer for details.

* Rabbi Tuvia Grauman – Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur, Sundays at 10:00 AM, Zoom C.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM. For more info., contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps, 347-869-9361. CLAS will resume in the fall.

* SCP (Semichas Chaver Program) – Tuesdays at 8:45 PM at YISE. Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. New Semester began Tuesday, May 2. Register at For more information please contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps:

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy's Gemara Shiur, Masechet Chulin, Sunday 7:35 AM – 8:22 AM, Monday through Friday, 6:35 AM – 7:22 AM, in the Franco Beit Midrash.

* Chavrusa Learning – Monday nights in the Social Hall, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more information, contact Rabbi Levy at 240-423-8810.

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiurim for men & women, Mondays at 8:45 AM, studying Parashas Hashavua, Zoom B, will not take place on Monday, August 7.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM, "A Second Look – Stories in the Torah from a Deeper Perspective", in-person in the Small Beis Medrash and on Zoom G. This Shiur is on hiatus.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning the 7th Perek of Maseches Bava Metzia. Wednesday evenings, summer schedule to be determined, on Zoom H.

Connection Details: Go to and enter the meeting ID, or call 301-715-8592 or 929-205-6099 and enter the meeting ID & password:

Zoom A: ID: 416 963 9000, password 492019
Zoom B: ID: 970 1398 4837, password 613
Zoom C: ID: 833 3477 1595, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom G: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079
Zoom H: ID: 849 3898 4989, passcode 161699

Thank you to the Weekday Shiurim Sponsors for this Past Week:

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur – David Jaray in memory of Rabbi Hyatt, Z"L, and in honor of Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend his Shiur and in memory of parents, Avraham Ben Tzvi HaLevi & Ada Bas Menachem Aryeh, Z"L, and Rabbi Hillel & Mrs. Myrna Klavan, Z"L.

Want to sponsor a Shabbos or weekday Shiur? Please email for details. Thank you for your support.