Parashas Shemini – April 17-18, 2015

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

April 17-18, 2015 – 29 Nissan 5775 – Parshas Shemini – Mevorchim HaChodesh

Light Candles by 7:29 (and not before 6:24) – Havdalah 8:30

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Joey Franco – Mortgage Banker.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:29, and not before 6:24

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:30, 7:30 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 7:25 University: 7:25 Sephardi: 7:10 Nusach Sefard: 7:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:30

Divrei Torah:

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Silver

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Yeshaya Steinberger

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* University – "Mevorchim Hachodesh"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – YISE in honor of our Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Yeshaya Steinberger

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur will not meet this week.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur will not meet this week.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Shiur will not meet this week.

* Rabbi Yeshaya Steinberger – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

Mazal Tov

* Tenise & Joel Becker on the birth of a granddaughter, Shalva Yonah, born to Miriam & Dov Becker of Baltimore, to great-grandmother, Esther Becker, and to siblings Tzvi Hirsh and Temima.

* Nancy & David Finkelstein on the engagement of their grandson, Aharon Peikes, son of Rachel & Jonathan Peikes of Kew Garden Hills, to Raizy Rabinowitz, daughter of Ruchama Rabinowitz and Yisroel Rabinowitz of Chicago.

* Dena & Avi Kotek and the extended family on Maya's Bat Mitzvah.

* Pessie Novick on the engagement of her son Yitzhack to Tzippora Klugmann, daughter of Debbie & Alfred Klugmann, of Boro Park.

* Lew Sosnowik on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Eliana Ruth Haar, born to Dora Chana & Josh Haar of Oceanside, New York.


* Esther Becker on the passing of her brother, Paul Sperling, and to Joel Becker and Linda Zurndorfer on the passing of their uncle.

* Bruce James on the passing of his brother and Rachelli Simon on the passing of her uncle, Arthur James, Jr.

* Benjy Kleidman on the passing of his father, Howard Kleidman. The funeral took place in New York on Tuesday. Shiva will be observed at the Kleidman home, 11406 Gilsan Street, through Monday morning. The Minyan schedule is as follows: Shacharis: Sunday: 8:00, Monday: 6:30. Mincha/Maariv: Sunday: 7:30.

* Ellen Singer on the passing of her mother, Sonia Greenspon. The funeral took place during Pesach in Israel. Shiva was completed before Shabbos.

* Eddie Snyder on the passing of his mother, Sophie Snyder. The funeral took place during Pesach. Shiva was completed before Shabbos.

YISE Programs and Listings

This Shabbos: Scholar-in-Residence – Rabbi Yeshaya Steinberger:

* After 8:45 Main Minyan Shacharis (~11:00): Yom Ha'Atzmaut – History, Halacha and Hashkafa – Kiddush follows.

* One hour before Sephardi Mincha (6:10): Rav Ovadiah Yosef ZT"L: The Lithuanian Sephardi Gadol

* Between Mincha / Maariv: Rambam on Pirkei Avot: The Ultimate Principle of Faith – Trusting the Sinaic Tradition

Dedicate a Window – The winners of the raffle are Debbie Weinstein and Karen Presser. Congratulations!!!

Yom Hashoah V'Hagvurah Commemoration – Sunday, April 19, 7:30 PM at YISE. Mr. Isaac Gendelman, who survived during the Holocaust in the woods near his town of Rokitno, Poland, will be the featured speaker. Mincha at 7:10 and Maariv to follow program. Children in grades 5 and older are encouraged to attend. Cosponsors: Bais Medrash Minchas Yitzchok, BHA and YGW.

The Fifth Annual Siyum Tanach in Memory of Rav Anemer ZT"L will be held at a Shalosh Seudos on Shabbos, April 25, Parshas Tazria-Metzorah. Please help defray the cost of this community-wide event by being a sponsor. (Suggested contribution $36.) To sponsor: contact the YISE office at 301-593-4465 ext. 403 or

What Did the Students of Rabbi Akiva Actually Do Wrong? – Halacha Shiur for Women with Rabbi Rosenbaum. Sunday, April 26, at 8:30 PM at the home of Bayla Goodman, 11527 Monticello Avenue.

Civil Procedure in the Modern Beis Din System – GWCK, in conjunction with YISE, invites men and women of the community to a Jewish Ethics lecture by Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman. Sunday, May 3, at 9:30 AM, at YISE.

Tech-training Cafe for older adults provided by community teens! Learn about your iPhone/iPad, e-mail, Facebook, taking and sending photos, how to video chat or store music … or whatever YOU are interested in! YISE, Sunday, May 3 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Adults: Bring your device … and we'll give you the advice! Teens: Pizza and training starts at 12:15 pm. Earn Community Service hours by sharing what you know! Cosponsored by YISE, Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah, KMS, and BHA. To RSVP or to volunteer, go to: contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or at

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish History on Monday,Monday, May 4 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at 1111 University Blvd. W., apt. 215. Light refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

How to Pray with Kavannah and Serve Hashem with Simcha – A lunch and workshop at YISE. Sunday, May 17, 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. More information to follow.

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

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 small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings. For more details, please contact

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – now learning Megillas Rus.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the small Beis Medrash – will not meet this week.

* Rabbi Silver's Halacha Shiur for Men, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM, in the Social Hall, part of the Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah.We will be discussing "Halachos of Berachos."

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Choose from classes:

* Timeless Talmud with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Zecharia Schwartz

* Jewish Philosophy with Rabbi Yonatan Zakem

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM- 7:25 AM and Monday through Friday 6:25 AM – 7:10 AM in the Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network's Torah Hour with breakfast and learning, Tuesday mornings following the 8:30 Shacharis, in the Arcola Social Hall. Open to men and women. For more information 301-338-4810 or

* Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the Social Hall; Maariv to follow. Choose from classes:

* Gemara Kop with R' Nachum Schwartz

* Becoming an Inspired Eved Hashem – Alei Shur (R' Shlomo Wolbe) with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher

* Iyunim L'Halacha with R' Moshe Haim Blate

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at University, starting with the 3rd chapter of Gittin.

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays at 8:20 PM in the small Social Hall.

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp, followed by a Kiddush sponsored by the Youth Minyan.

Please join us this week 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. Groups run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

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.

Women's Discussion Group – Shabbos afternoons, 5:30 PM at the home of Mrs. Klavan, 1006 Lamberton Drive.

Tehillim – Wednesday mornings. Contact Arleeta Lerner for details 301-649-0552.

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,

National Hillel Basketball Tournament at University of Maryland – Sunday, April 19. Free. 40 teams and 300 players from across the country. Games will be played all day Sunday at the Reckford Armory and Ritchie Coliseum, and the championship games from 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Enjoy guest speakers and giveaways, and stay for the free barbecue after the games end. For more information, contact Yoni Kozlowski at

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, April 22, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the YISE small Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator and leader. Contact Scott Schlesinger at for more information.

The Golden Network Presents: Saying the Shema Accurately – A two – part series that will focus on the interplay of meaning and language in the recitation of Shema, with Rabbi Yehuda Fleischmann. Thursday morning, April 23 and April 30. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah. For more information: 301-732-1773 or

Finding your Gutbliss: A Morning devoted to Achieving Health and Wellness – Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington presents a Women's Wellness Event at KMS. Sunday, May 3 from 9:30 AM -12:00 noon. Featuring nationally renowned speaker, Robynne Chutkan, MD. Dr. Chutkan's talk will be followed by breakout sessions by local health and fitness clinicians. $20 admission fee includes a copy of Dr. Chutkan's book. Register online at

Workplace Skills Workshop:

* Boost Your Productivity – Organization, Process, and Technology – Featuring Scott Schlesinger, Monday, April 20, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. At YISE. To reserve a seat, please email

Post Pesach Pointers – YISE and Beyond

Chometz may be purchased from the following stores immediately after Pesach 2015:

* All Capitol K establishments and caterers.

* National stores: B.J.'s, Costco, CVS, Food Lion, Kmart, Mars, Petco, PetSmart, Royal Farms, Rite Aid, Sam's Club, Save-A-Lot, Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Wegmans, Walgreens, Winn-Dixie

* Stores in our community: Aldi's, Brookville Market, H Mart, Harris Teeter, MOM's Organic Market, Potomac Wines and Spirits, ShopRite of White Oak, Whole Foods Market

Chometz MAY NOT be purchased from Snider's until four weeks after Pesach.

Due to possible Chometz distributed by a Jewish company, if one has an option of purchasing Chometz from other stores, it is commendable not to purchase Chometz from Giant, Safeway, and Target until four weeks after Pesach.

The Week Ahead

Sunday, April 19 – Rosh Chodesh Monday, April 20 – Rosh Chodesh Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23 – Yom Ha'Atzmaut Friday, April 24
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:15, 6:35*, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
University 8:00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sephardi 7:30 6:10, 7:15 6:20, 7:15 6:20, 7:15 6:15, 7:10 6:20, 7:15

Mincha /Maariv
Arcola 7:35 7:35 7:35 7:35 7:35 See Shabbos schedule
University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 5:31 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:42 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:42 PM

* Thursday, April 23 – Yom Ha'Atzmaut – the Second Minyan at Arcola will meet at 6:35 with special additions.

The remainder of the Shacharis Minyanim will meet at their regular times, without special additions.

Next Shabbos

April 24-25, 2015 – 6 Iyar 5775

Parshas Tazria – Metzora

Light Candles by 7:35 – Havdalah 8:38

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:35, and not before 6:30

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:15, 6:35, 7:35 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 7:05 University: 7:30 Sephardi: 6:55 Nusach Sefard: 7:05

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:38

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, April 18 Scholar-in-Residence – Rabbi Yeshaya Steinberger

Sunday, April 19 Yom Hashoah V'Hagvurah Commemoration

Shabbos, April 25 Fifth Annual Siyum Tanach in Memory of Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer ZT"L

Shabbos, May 2 Family Minyan

Sunday, May 3 Tech-training Cafe

Monday, May 11 Parent Survival Kit: Managing the Emotions of Parenting

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, April 22 at 12 Noon.

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