Parashas Shemini – April 20 – 21, 2012

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SHABBOS, April 20-21, 2012 29 Nisan 5772

Parashas Shemini Earliest Candle Lighting (Plag) 6:27pm

Light Candles by 7:32pm

Early Friday Mincha I – Arcola Social Hall 6:15pm

Early Friday Mincha II- Belonofsky Sanctuary 6:45pm

Friday Mincha – Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – University 7:15pm

Friday Mincha – Belonofsky Sanctuary 7:35pm

Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak at the 8AM and 8:45AM minyanim.

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is sponsored this week by Shevi & Rabbi Scott Miller in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Akiva .

The 8AM Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Simi & Sammy Franco, Mindy & Shmuel Tolchinsky, and Jerry Rottenberg, on the occasion of the first yahrzeit of their father, Mel Rottenberg, Menachem Mendel ben Tzvi Yehuda, z"l.

The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is sponsored in honor of Marion & Harry Felsen in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Early Shabbos Mincha I – Arcola 2:30pm

Early Shabbos Mincha II – Arcola 5:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 7:15pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 7:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 7:30pm

Shabbos Ends 8:34pm


Trish Weisman & John Golin and family on the passing of their son, Seth Weisman. The funeral took place at Mt. Lebanon cemetery. The family got up from Shiva on Friday.


Chava & Adam Allgood and family on the birth of a boy. A Shalom Zachor will be held at the Allgood home, 413 Hillsboro Drive, Shabbos night, 9pm to 10:30pm. The Bris is planned for 8am Monday, April 23, in the Allgood home.

Allison & Louis Lazar on the birth of twins, a boy and a girl. The Shalom Zachar/ Simchat Bat will take place at 9pm at the Lazar home, 1213 Arcola Avenue. Mazal Tov also to the big sisters, Dana and Stella.

Shevi & Rabbi Scott Miller on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Akiva. Mazal Tov also to his grandparents Chasya Batya & Reuven Heller, Paula & Steve Wexler, and Star & Leonard Miller, and Akiva's siblings Yaakov, Aviva, Ariella and Shira, and to his extended family.

Rebecca Dachman and Yisraela & Avy Dachman of Chicago on the engagement of their daughter Toby to Richard Munz, son of Gail & Steven Munz of Queens, NY. Mazal Tov to Toby's siblings Yitzy and Laya and to Richard's sister and brother-in-law Lauren & Alex Nizhnikov, and nephews Adam and Yochanan.

Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Shlomo Zalman, son of Devorah & Rabbi Ezra Lerner of Beitar Illit. Mazal Tov also to Grandparents Dina & Rabbi Ahron Rosenbaum of Brooklyn, and to Great Grandmother Dena Gerber of Baltimore.

Lois and Sid Meyers on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Eliyahu Daniel Meyers, son of Dr. Oren and Hadassa Meyers of Cleveland.


The Youth Minyan will meet promptly at 9:15am in the small Social Hall.

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.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shabbos shiur for sixth to eighth grade boys resumes this Shabbos, one hour before mincha. Meet in the Arcola Social Hall.


Rabbi Rosenbaum's mussar (spiritual self-improvement) study group for women, based on "Alei Shur" by Rav Wolbe, resumes April 22 at 9:30am in the Belonofsky Sanctuary.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mishna Brurah shiur for men meets Sunday night, 8:30pm, at his home, will resume after Pesach. For more information contact

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Men's Gemara shiur will resume after Pesach in the Arcola Social Hall, 6:00-6:45am Tuesdays & Fridays. The shiur covers Gemara, Rashi, and Tosfos with a look at practical Halachic conclusions drawn from the Sugyos. For information contact Aaron Branda at or Rabbi Rosenbaum.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday morning shiur in Tehillim will meet in the small Beis Medrash.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's advanced Gemara shiur for men will resume next Wednesday, April 25.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash shiur for women meets at 8pm on Wednesday nights.

Yesodei Hatorah will take place this week at 8:15pm.


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

Rabbi David Hyatt – Gemara Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Musaf.

Rabbi William Millen – Shiur will meet 1 hour before Mincha, in the Beis Medrash.

Rabbi Rosenbaum – Pirke Avos betweenMincha/Maariv at Arcola.

R' Moshe Kasser – Shiur between Mincha/Maariv at University Blvd.

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

Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha Shiur will meet ½ hour before Mincha.

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


Sunday, April 22 – Annual YISE/KMS Yom Hashoah V'Hagvurah Commemoration – 7:30pm at KMS

Shabbos, April 28 – 2nd Annual Siyum Tanach – Seudah Shlishit between Mincha & Maariv at Arcola

Sunday, April 29 – YISE Annual Banquet honoring Seth & Masha Katz.


Women's Daytime Tehillim, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am, will resume after Pesach. Contact Arleeta Lerner for details, 301-649-0552.

Kindergarten Girls' Shabbos Group will meet this Shabbos, April 21, at the home of Yael Minsk, 12116 Ravenwood Ct., from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Bnei Akiva this Shabbos meets at KMS from 5-6 pm, followed by Mincha. Walking groups will leave YISE at 4:30pm. Pick up is at 6:20 pm at KMS.

Tehillim for Shidduchim temp time change – This Sunday, April 22, and next Sunday, April 29, the Tehillim for Shidduchim Group will meet at 9:30am at Southeast Hebrew Congregation. Tehillim can be said in either English or Hebrew and all women are welcome.Do the mitzvah of bikur cholim!

Visit people in Kemp Mill who would greatly appreciate it. Community Service points may be earned as well. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

"Cockney Girl"April 25 – The Golden Network presents Gilda Haber, author of "Cockney Girl," a Haber chronicle of the tumultuous times and events of pre and post-war Jewish London. Wednesday, April 25, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, University Towers, party room of bldg. 1111 University Blvd. W.

Find a New Job in Half the Time – Learn networking tips to create success at every event, create real connections, and find great hidden jobs. Monday, April 23, 2-4pm, 200 Wood HillRoad, Rockville. Sponsored by JSSA. Info/register at

Year-round Assistance – Donations to the Yehuda Mond Foundation, and the Tomchei Shabbos of Greater Washington help a growing number of individuals and families in need, year round, and are a meaningful way to both honor friends and relatives and to celebrate simchas. The Tomchei Shabbos will send beautifully designed cards to the family or individual that you select in order to acknowledge your donations. Contact the Yehuda Mond Foundation at or send your donations to 812 Hyde Court, Silver Spring.

Zichron Menachem – The Israeli Association for the Support of Children with Cancer and their Families, is a non-profit organization that grants immediate, practical and long-term aid and solutions to young cancer patients from the moment of diagnosis and throughout their battle with illness, as well as physical and emotional support to parents and families throughout the long, excruciating ordeal. For more information, go to

Softball season has arrived! 10am, Sunday mornings at the Colesville Recreation Center. For info contact Ira Thompson, 240-997-4209.

Computer Training for 50+ – Students age 50 or better learn computer basics, word processing, email & graphics design. Classes throughout Sponsored by JCA. Info at

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Training – Beginners & Advanced online classes start April 22. Sponsored by OU. Info/register at

Boot Camp for Serious Job Seekers – Learn networking, resume, and interview skills. May 2-3. 9am-4pm, Fairfax, VA. Sponsored by JSSA. Info/register at

Renovation/Rededication Update

YISE has engaged AP Construction Services to manage our renovation project.

On Wednesday, 4/17/12, we met for a pre-bid conference with several firms interested in bidding on the project and with experience in the type of work we need. Bids for the exterior renovation work (as shown in the rendering on display in the lobby outside the Belonofsky Sanctuary) are due by April 27th. Our hope is to be able to start the work by June 1st and complete everything by Labor Day.

We have also had the manufacturers of our dividers (in the Social Hall) out to give us an estimate on repairs and recovering the dividers (which will also help with soundproofing we were told). Other renovation projects have been reviewed and are awaiting review of the bids for the major exterior project to see what more we can afford.

Speaking of afford-We have 152 donors to the Renovation Fund-which is kept in a totally separate account from general Shul funds. Baruch Hashem for the generosity of our donors. However many of our members have not yet made their donations and we could use additional funds and maximum participation. We are not making individual phone calls at this time so consider this a personal solicitation. Ideally we would like everyone to contribute something so that we all have a part in this project.

We will be making much needed repairs (there is water and other damage in the old siding), and will also beautify the Shul and rename the building in memory of Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, zt"l. Donations can be made in one lump sum or in two or three payments, and can be made in honor or memory of someone. Donations of $613 or more will be acknowledged in a plaque to be placed in the lower lobby. For those who made pledges and can make a further payment on the pledge, it would be appreciated so we can move forward with all aspects of the renovation project. If you have any questions, please contact Howie Schulman at . Heartfelt thanks to each and every donor.

Howard Schulman, Renovation Chairman

From the Nursery Director

I had the privilege to attend a study program in Italy before Pesach this year. I toured a cluster of preschools situated in a small town called Reggio Emilia. These preschools have been recognized by Time Magazine as the "gold standard" of preschools, worldwide. They were developed after World War II when the town had been devastated and needed rebuilding. The community agreed that in order to create a world of peaceful collaborators, one without war and violence, children need to learn, from the beginning, how to grow within a community. Every aspect of school is therefore communal. Teachers work as a group to develop all curriculum and parents and community members contribute in many ways to encourage collaboration on a city wide level.

An example of this was evident in the children's art work displayed all over the town; along the metro station, in shop windows, on huge bulletin boards. In addition, the town created a recycling center for the preschools so that their imagination and creativity was supported by not only individuals who volunteered at the center, but on a municipal level. Inside the classrooms children are grouped together to support each other's learning. Students from ages 2 years and up are taught to give constructive insights about each other's work. This allows children to learn through social constructivism – an important skill when participating as a member of a cohesive community.

All of this reflects our goals as a Jewish community preschool. The staff at YISE Nursery is dedicated to our children who are a reflection of the community in which we live. We strive to support the growth and learning of every individual child, and recognize that this is best done within an environment that is positive, creative, respectful and inspiring, and most importantly as an essential member of the community. As the director of Young Israel Shomrai Emunah Nursery, I am awed by the commitment of parents who work hard to provide a costly education for their children. I am also awed by community members who give us their support; whether in the form of extra funding, a donation of time, sound advice, willingness to compromise, or just understanding and supporting our mission.

Thank you for your continued support and interest in our preschool.

Lianne Heller, Nursery Director

Camp Shomrai 2012 includes 6 year olds too!

Camp Shomrai 2012 is an exceptional summer experience for young children. Operating on the forefront of early childhood education, the camp provides opportunities for children to explore, experiment, create and discover the world in a safe and nurturing environment.

Our experienced counselors are excited to welcome campers to a summer filled with the joy and wonder of discovery.

This year we have opened the camp to six year olds too. We have some extra special plans to make their summer a memorable one! Space is limited. Please register your child as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact Lianne Heller at (301)593-7365.

DAVENING TIMES WEEK OF April 22-28, 2012

MORNING SERVICES (April 22 – April 28)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

Sunday (Rosh Chodesh) 8:00am 6:30/7:30/8:45am 7:30am "

Monday(Rosh Chodesh) 6:10am 6:35/7:35/8:30am 6:00am "


6:30am 6:55/7:35/8:30am 6:15am "

Thursday 6:15am 6:45/7:35/8:30am 6:05am "

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

AFTERNOON SERVICES (April 22 – April 26)


Sunday – Thursday – Arcola & University – 7:40pm


(April 22 – April 28)

Talis & Tefillin 5:25am

Krias Sh'ma 9:39am

Mincha (Earliest) 1:41pm

NEXT SHABBOS, April 27-28, 2012 6 Iyar 5772

Parashas Tazria-Metzora Earliest Candle Lighting (Plag) 6:32pm

Light Candles by 7:39pm

Early Friday Mincha I – Arcola Social Hall 6:20pm

Early Friday Mincha II – Belonofsky Sanctuary 6:45pm

Friday Mincha – Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – University 7:15pm

Friday Mincha – Belonofsky Sanctuary 7:40pm

Early Shabbos Mincha I – Arcola 2:30pm

Early Shabbos Mincha II – Arcola 5:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 7:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 7:05pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 7:05pm

Shabbos Mincha – University 7:35pm

Shabbos Ends 8:42pm

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, April 25, at 12 Noon.

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