Parashas Shemini – April 21-22, 2017

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

April 21-22 2017 – 26 Nissan 5777 – Parshas Shemini – Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 7:33 (and not before 6:28) – Havdalah 8:35

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Joey Franco – Mortgage Banker – 301-529-5387.

Mazal Tov

* Eva & Ben Bazian on the engagement of their daughter, Sara, to Ben Baliti of London, UK. Mazal Tov to siblings Shoshana & Doni Moskowitz, Zachary and Rebecca, Jessica & Sam Bazian and Shira Bazian.


* Dr. Arnold Kirshenbaum on the passing of his mother, Catalina Kirshenbaum. The funeral took place on Friday during Pesach. Shiva will be observed at 908 Lamberton Drive through Monday, April 24. The Minyan schedule is as follows: Shacharis: Sunday at 8:00 and Monday at 6:45. Mincha/Maariv: Sunday at 7:35.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:33, and not before 6:28

* Mincha:

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

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

The 9:15 Minyan will meet in the Yeshiva.

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 University: N/A Sephardi: 7:10 Nusach Sefard: 7:30

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:35

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 and 9:15 Minyanim Rabbi Silver

* University Rabbi Barry Greengart

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8:00 Minyan – "The Chevra"

* Sephardi Minyan – Moshe Nisan, and Simi & Sammy Franco in honor of Sammy Perez's 5th birthday.

* University – "Mevorchim Hachodesh"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Avigail & David Manheim in honor of the birth of their daughter, Esther Malka.

* 9:15 Minyan – Melissa & Chaim Lazarus in honor of the birth of their daughter, Isabel

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM, behind the balcony.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 6:25 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

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.

* 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.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the room behind the Balcony – will resume on May 3.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evening 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

* Before We Begin 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.

* Rabbi Levy's Shiur for women on The Value of Modesty – based on text by Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus ZT"L. Alternate Sundays, 7:00 PM in the Large 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, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM..

* For more information: 301-732-1773 or

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

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at University – will now be learning Meseches Makkos.

* New Shiur Starting This Week: Pearls of Prayer – New weekly class for men and women exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Join Rabbi Zakem for Jewish thought and life lessons based on the text of the weekday Shemoneh Esrei. Wednesdays, 9:15 PM, beginning April 26, in the YISE Small Beis Medrash.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:00 PM – 9:00 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: 613 with Rabbi Hillel Shaps.

* Tuesday: In The Beginning with Rabbi Zacharia Schwartz.

* Wednesday: Torah Topics with Rabbi Menachem Winter.

* Thursday: Yesodei Hatorah with Rabbi Avraham Sussman.

* Thursday: Inspired Avodah with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher, Kollel Zichron Amram and Rebbe, YGW.

* 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.

YISE Programs and Listings

Thank You! YISE wishes to thank the following youth volunteers for helping conduct the very effective Bedikas Chometz Erev Pesach: Eliezer Heller, Ezra Heller, Matan Friedman, Edan Friedman, Meir Koretzky, Ephraim Merkin.

Annual Yom HaShoah V'Hagvurah Program – Sunday, April 23, at YISE at 7:30 PM. Mr. Felix Nicinski was born and raised near Lodz Poland. After Hitler invaded Poland in September 1939, his life changed dramatically. Starting in early 1940, he was sent to ghettos, forced labor and concentration camps until liberation in April 1945. We will be privileged to hear his story of survival. Mincha will precede the program at 7:10 PM. Children grades 5 and above are encouraged to attend the program with their parents.

Designer Genes and Halacha – DNA research now allows health care to be guided by your genetic profile. What does Halacha say about genetic engineering and the resultant outcomes? Panel: Rosh Ha-Yeshiva Rabbi A. Lopiansky, biology professor J. Golin, and researcher/allergist-immunologist J. Milner. Sponsors: Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, YISE, KMS, SSJC, SEHC, Ohr Hatorah, and Cong. Minchas Yitzchok. Sunday, April 30, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon, YISE Beis Medrash.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish History on Monday, May 1, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at 1111 University Blvd. West in the Penthouse. Light refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Improve your Kavanah – Rabbi Hirsh Chinn will explain the origins and meanings of the short "prayers before we pray" we find in the Siddur: the Y'hi Ratzons, Hineni Muchans, and the like. NEW DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 2, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM, YISE Belonofsky Sanctuary. Free and open to all. Part of the YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project.

YISE Rediscovered Art Auction – Sunday, May 7. Please ask friends & relatives if they have any artwork to donate. When you travel and visit with family and friends, we hope you will remember to ask for art! For information, contact Auction Chairs Sammy Franco 301-649-1755 or Elaine Rubin 301-681-4000.

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

The Seventh Annual Siyum Tanach in Memory of Rav Anemer ZT"L

The Siyum will be held at a Shalosh Seudos on Shabbos, April 29, Parshas Tazria-Metzora. To register for a particular section visit or contact Bob Levi at 301-593-2399.

Please consider helping to cosponsor this yearly event, which draws members from the entire community. You may contact Simi Franco at or 301-593-4465 x403 to contribute towards the event.

In addition, we need volunteers on Thursday evening to help prepare the food, we need volunteers one and a half hours prior to Mincha to help set up, and we need volunteers to help clean up. Please contact Barbara Price at to offer your services.


Check your mail for invitations!

YISE Annual Banquet – Sunday, May 21

Honoring: Estee & Rabbi Binyamin Silver

Community Service Award: Iris & Adam Bashein

Youth Honorees: Miriam Hillman, Leora Landy, Yehoshua Mehlman, Yael Miller, Penina Rubin

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.

The Haimish Kiddush Group was created in 2010 to ensure that there will be a kiddush following the 8:45 Minyan every Shabbos. The Group would like to invite you to join us in 2015. The cost to become a member is $100. You can also choose to be set up with automatic renewal that will charge you each year for the Haimish Kiddush Group. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please contact Raph Ginsburg at

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp in the Small Social Hall, 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. Early care for 2-5 year-olds runs from 9:30-10:00. Groups for all ages run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

Join YISE Youth for our 3rd annual trip to Sandy Spring Adventure Park on Lag Ba'Omer, Sunday, May 14 from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. (Children 5 – 6 years old are free with a paid and climbing adult.) See flyer for additional details. There are only 100 spots available. RSVP to and make payment ($36.00 per person) to the Shul office by Wednesday, April 26 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

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.

Dirshu Daf Yomi B'Halacha on Hilchos Seuda, learn Mishna Brurah with Rabbi Eli Reingold, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 PM – 8:40 PM at the Boys Yeshiva. For information contact him at 301-996-5910 or

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.

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

New Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

Parsha Shiur at University Towers – Shabbos, April 22 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,

Bnei Akiva Snif this week for 3rd – 6th graders at KMS 1 hour before KMS Mincha. Walking groups leave YISE 20 min prior to the start of Snif (80 minutes before KMS Mincha).

Shabbos Game Club for Kids and Teens! Board game enthusiasts of any age are welcome to join the new game club this Shabbos, April 22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM at the Frumkin home, 701 Hyde Road. Club meets every two weeks. RSVP to

New Daily Halacha Program from Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Receive a new Daily Halacha every morning in your inbox! To join the over 100 daily listeners, send a blank email with "Subscribe" in the subject line to

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, April 26, 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.

Siyum Tanakh and Azkara – Please join the Haramati family in memory of Rabbi Amnon Haramati, Z"L , Motzei Shabbos, April 29, 9:15 PM – 10:30 PM. The Memorial and Siyum will take place at KMS followed by a light collation. If you would like to participate, please visit: If you have any questions or issues, please contact

Annual Yom Ha'Zikaron/Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration – Celebrating Israel's 69 years of Independence, Monday, May 1, Berman Hebrew Academy. Mincha 7:00 PM, Ceremony 7:15 PM, Ma'ariv followed by music, dancing and celebration 8:30 PM . A light dinner will be served. Suggested donation $10 ($30 family max).

Berman Hebrew Academy 73rd Anniversary Celebration, Yom Yerushalayim Dinner and Interactive Experience – Wednesday, May 24, 7:15 PM. Honoring Drs. Josh and Lisi Levisohn. RSVP at

Workplace Skills Workshops:

* 50+ Job Seekers – The next 5-day session of JCA's Career Gateway starts on April 24. For info, contact

* Resumes: How to Design an Executive Resume – Free webinar with Lisa Rangel. Tuesday, April 25, 1:30 PM or Thursday, April 27, 1:30 PM. More info and register at

* Questions about this and other workshops may be addressed to

Post Pesach Pointers – YISE and Beyond

Chometz may be purchased from the following stores immediately after Pesach 2017:

* All Capitol K establishments and caterers.

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

* Stores in our community: Aldi, H Mart, Harris Teeter, MOM's Organic Market, 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 23 Monday, April 24 Tuesday, April 25 Wed., April 26 – Rosh Chodesh Thurs., April 27 – Rosh Chodesh Friday, April 28
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
Sephardi 7:30 7:10 7:15 7:10 7:10 7:15

Arcola 7:40 7:40 7:40 7:40 7:40 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 7:35 7:35 7:35 7:35 7:35

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 5:24 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:39 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:41 PM

Next Shabbos

April 28-29 2017 – 3 Iyar 5777

Parshas Tazria – Metzora

Light Candles by 7:40 – Havdalah 8:43

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:40, and not before 6:33

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:20, 6:40, 7:40 University: 7:00 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 7:10 University: 7:35 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:10

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:43

Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 23 Annual Yom HaShoah V'Hagvurah Program, YISE at 7:30 PM

Shabbos, April 29 Siyum Tanach in Memory of Rav Anemer

Sunday, May 7 YISE Rediscovered Art Auction

Sunday, May 21 YISE Annual Banquet

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, April 26 at 12:00 Noon.

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

Office Phone: 301-593-4465 Office Fax: 301-593-2330

Eruv line: 301-593-5561 E-Mail:


Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Michael Shimoff – President

Rabbi Binyamin Silver – Asst. Rabbi Simi Franco – Office Manager