Parashas Shemini/Hachodesh – April 5-6, 2024

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Candle Lighting 7:18, not before 6:16 | Havdalah 8:18

Sponsored by Tsipi & Jerry Hawk in memory of Tsipi's father, Chazzan Sherwood Goffin A"H, on his 5th Yahrzeit on 27 Adar II and
by Harriet & Ron Sheinson in honor of their amazing daughter, Atara Sheinson, Advanced Clinician and Board-Certified Occupational Therapist at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. She is currently on leave serving as a medical volunteer in southern Israel at a rehabilitation facility.

Mazal Tov

Adin & Dassy Diamond on the birth of a son, Shachar Liam. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Cheryl & Michael Gabai and Leya & David Diamond of Long Beach, NY.

Malya & Lucas Druskin and big sister Adina on the birth of a baby girl.

Sarah & David Maslow of Jerusalem on the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Yakira Eliana, daughter of Bat-Sheva & Jonathan Maslow of Riverdale, NY.

Judy & Rabbi Roy Rosenbaum on the engagement of their granddaughter, Chaya Freitag of Atlanta to Yitz Gamus of Edison, NJ. Mazal Tov to Chaya's parents, Rivkah & Rabbi Daniel Freitag; to Aunt and Uncle Atara & Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum, cousins Yosef, Gedaliah, Moshe, Rachel, and Miriam; and to Uncle Dr. Morty Rosenbaum of Yonkers.

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.

Shabbos HaGadol Meals at YISE

Why cook for Shabbos? Let us cook for you. Come join us Shabbos HaGadol Dinner, Friday April 19 and Lunch, Shabbos day, April 20. Sign up by April 15 at: If you're interested in volunteering and/or sponsoring, please contact Sandie Thurman at 818-974-1471.

Kiddush and Shalosh Seudos Sponsors

Hashkamah Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush Group.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Sandie Thurman in honor of the forthcoming marriage of her son Avi Thurman to Shira Levitt.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Lior Dahan, Eliav Ben Sadon & Lidor Dahan.

Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Sandie Thurman in honor of the forthcoming marriage of her son Avi Thurman to Shira Levitt.

Shabbos 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. May Hashem bless Israel with complete and speedy victory and Brachos for the Israeli soldiers, hostages, students, and all of Israel.

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.

8:45 Drasha is sponsored anonymously in honor of Marc Goldmann, founder and CEO of as we celebrate the 2,296th engagement (4,592 Yehudim) on the site.

The Lower Lobby coffee station is sponsored this week by Sahra & Yale Ginsburg.

Mechiras Chametz and Maos Chittim

Mechiras Chametz – Rabbi Rosenbaum will be available this week at the following times to arrange the sale of Chametz, no forms needed in advance:

Wednesday, April 10, 11:30 AM (LBM)
Thursday, April 11, after Mincha/Maariv, approximately 7:55 PM (B)
Sunday,April 14, after 7:30 Shacharis, approximately 8:10 AM (B)

More times will be available next week. If these times are not convenient for you, please feel free to contact Rabbi Rosenbaum at 301-593-4465 ext. 105 to make other arrangements.

YISE Maos Chittim – Rabbi Rosenbaum will be collecting to help those in financial need meet their Pesach expenses. Checks can be made out to YISE Charity Fund. Donations can be dropped off at the office or given to Rabbi Rosenbaum at Mechiras Chametz.

Yad Yehuda Maos Chittim – Donate now: or mail checks to: Yad Yehuda Ma'ot Chittim, 9601 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20901.

Franco Foundation Maos Chittim – Mail: 613 Bromley Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902 or Paypal: or Zelle: 202-422-1021 or or Mail: 613 Bromley Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan Locations:

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


Mincha/Maariv: 6:00 (Plag, B) 7:20 (B), 7:10 (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), 6:55 (B), 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shalosh Seudos: 7:25 (S)

Maariv: 8:18 (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: 5:55 (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – 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

Pesach Question & Answer Session with Rabbi Rosenbaum – Grades 4-8, Sunday, April 14 at 6 PM.


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.

Knesset Member Dan Illouz – Monday, April 8 at 8 PM at YISE, in person in the Social Hall and also on Zoom A. He will talk about the current situation in Israel and the Gaza war from the perspective of the Israeli government. see flyer

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:

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.

Pesach Resources

Pesach Hospitality – YISE Hospitality is working to coordinate Hachnosas Orchim on Pesach, for the Sederim as well as the other Yom Tov meals. If you can host or you would like to be hosted, email

Pesach Q&A WhatsApp Group – Join our WhatsApp Q&A group with Rabbi Rosenbaum and Rabbi Postelnek. Get all your Pesach Halacha questions answered as well as access guides and information in preparation for Pesach. To join: Begins Tuesday April 9, Rosh Chodesh Nissan.

Capital Kosher Pantry's Pesach Food Drive – Please contribute food to the Capital Kosher Pantry's Pesach Food Drive. All foods must be factory sealed, well within their use-by date, and have a Kosher For Passover certification on the packaging. Donate in bins at YISE, Shalom Kosher, Moti's or KMS or ship directly to the Capital Kosher Pantry. Important Notice: The Pesach food drive ends April 9. From April 10 through the end of Pesach, the CKP is NOT accepting any food donations in any of its collection bins If you wish to dispose of Chametz after April 9, please consider donating to Manna Foods 12301 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring MD 20904 or Shepherd's Table 8106 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. see flyer

Upcoming YISE Events

Men's Melaveh Malka – Join Rabbi Postelnek and friends for singing, food and Divrei Torah. Motzei Shabbos, April 6, 9:30PM at the home of Rami and Arly Mandelbaum, 1008 Kersey Road. To sponsor, visit see flyer

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 their husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Melvin Rottenberg, Menachem Mendel ben Tzvi Yehuda, A"H, on 9 Nissan. see flyer

The Golden Network Lunch and Learn – "From Mir to Shanghai," with Rabbi Eliezer Kreiser, Wednesday, April 10, 11:45 AM at YISE. RSVP by April 7: see flyer

Yom HaShoah v'Hagvurah – Sunday, May 5 at 7:30 PM at KMS, featuring Lew Sosnowik, Dvar Torah by Rabbi Weinberg.see flyer

Women's Unity Challah Bake – An Evening of Inspiration and Unity featuring Giti Fredman. Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 PM at YISE sponsored by The Robin Niman Mikvah Education Fund of The Mikvah Emunah Society of Greater Washington. RSVP at see flyer

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

Tuesday – April 9 – Rosh Chodesh

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:20 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 5:49 AM, Latest Netz: 6:43 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:51 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:43 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:38 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 8:26 PM

Next Shabbos

April 12-13, 2024

5 Nissan 5784

Parashas Tazria

Candle lighting 7:25 not before 6:20

Havdalah 8:26

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 6:05 (Plag, B), 7:25 (B) 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:


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


2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 7:20 (B), 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 8:26