Parashas Shoftim – August 18 – 19, 2023

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

August 18 – 19, 2023 – 2 Elul 5783 – Parashas Shoftim

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

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Yale Ginsburg in honor of his Aishes Chayil, Sahra, for 38 (and counting) wonderful years of marriage.

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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: 6:15 (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

Divrei Torah/Shiurim

* 8:45 Main Minyan (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 9:15 Minyan (S) Rabbi Postelnek

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Rosenbaum

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

* Shiur before Mincha – 6:55 (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Shiur between Mincha and Maariv (B) Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg

Mazal Tov

* Bernice & Eddie Cohen on the recent wedding of their son Coby to Enya Menasse of Monsey, NY.

* Naomi & Nechemia Mond and family on the engagement of their son Ezra to Yocheved Rosenfeld, daughter of Rochelle & Ari Rosenfeld of Passaic, NJ.

Kiddush Sponsors

* The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Yale Ginsburg in honor of his Aishes Chayil, Sahra, for 38 (and counting) wonderful years of marriage.

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by the Shul Kiddush Group.

* The Sephardic Kiddush sponsored by Bernice & Eddie Cohen on the recent wedding of their son Coby to Enya Menasse of Monsey, NY, and by Cheryl & Michael Gabai to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Cheryl's father, Samuel Rutta, Shmuel Ben David, and to celebrate the birth of their newest grandchild, Roselyn Natalie Neiman, Roz Nechama Bat Eliyahu.

YISE Youth Announcements

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, August 19, 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

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at

Popsicles in the Park – August 19 and 26, 4:30 PM at the Kemp Mill Urban Park. Dvar Torah for kids and refreshing popsicles! 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 on September 2.

Shul Announcements

* Kedushas Levi Chabura – A 20-minute Chabura on the Parasha, now with special focus on Elul and Yamim Noraim! Find deeper meaning in the Parsha and Chagim by learning the Kedushas Levi's weekly insights. 8:55 AM Shabbos morning in the Social Hall. 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 5784 Packets are also available at Shul. 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.

* Come Join Rabbi Koss's Monthly Jewish History class on Zoom! Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE 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.

* Limud On Our Lawn – a YISE monthly summer learning project on front lawns and backyards in our community. The next program will take place on September 9, at 6:00 PM at the home of Debbie Rogal, 11419 Heather Crest Lane. Mrs. Sharon Freundel will speak on "Rashi: The Wisdom of Shlomo & the Humility of Yitzchak." See flyer for details.

* Pre-Selichos Kumzitz – Motzei Shabbos, September 9, 11:30 PM – 12:45 AM in the Social Hall. Live music by Naaleh and Divrei Torah from Rabbi Rosenbaum, Rabbi Postelnek and Rabbi Yonatan Gorin. 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.

* 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

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:06 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 5:36 AM, Latest Netz: 6:32 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:48 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:46 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:47 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 8:39 PM

Next Shabbos

August 25 – 26, 2023 – 9 Elul 5783

Parashas Ki Seitzei

Light Candles by 7:31, not before 6:26 – Havdalah 8:30

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 6:10 (Plag, S), 6:35 (B), 7:35 (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), 7:30 (B), 7:25 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 8:30

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline:

Wednesday, August 23, at 12 Noon

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

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Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum

Rabbi Yosef Postelnek – Assistant Rabbi

Josh Seidemann – President

Simi Franco – Office Manager

Josh Breitstein – Facility Manager

Weekday and Community Announcements

Upcoming Community Programs & Listings

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

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 by August 25. Thank you in advance for your participation.

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

Support The Golden Network's Annual Campaign – TGN provides retirees and seniors with inspirational lectures, musical performances, one-on-one Torah study, and companionship. Serving private homes, hospitals, and adult facilities in the Greater Washington and Baltimore communities. Contribute at

Erev Yom Tom Mikvah for Men – The Mikvah Emunah Society of Greater Washington (MES) is pleased to offer use of the Wallerstein Mikvah in Kemp Mill to men, on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur. Volunteers are needed as well. Please see for all the info. Thank you!

At Home Shofar Blowing – Are you, or someone you know, unable to attend shul on Rosh Hashanah? We can arrange to have someone blow Shofar at you home in Kemp Mill. Details on how to arrange for someone to blow Shofar at your home will be posted in early September.

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 23, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM, in person in the YISE Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator. Contact Manasseh Katz at for more information.

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

Recurring Community Programs & Listings

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 info. 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.

* 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 meet on Monday, August 21.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, now learning Sefer Iyov, Zoom A.

* 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. Grand breakfast buffet kickoff this 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.

* For Men:

* Mondays: Rabbi Hillel Shaps – On the Same Page Gemara, starting the 3rd Perek of Kiddushin.

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Reading Responsa – Zoom E.

* Thursdays: Rabbi Avraham Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah Gemara Skills Building – Zoom F.

* For Women: Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys – Zoom D, will resume after Sukkos.

* 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 RabbiLevy 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.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM, "A Second Look – Stories in the Torahfrom 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 D: ID: 601 853 4021, passcode Winter (phone 667362)
Zoom E: ID: 746 455 2195, password Learn
Zoom F: ID: 803 356 4156, password Learn
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.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Shiur – Diana & Leonard Ruchelman on the Yahrzeit of her mother, Essia Bas Chaim HaLevi, Z"L, whose Yahrzeit was the 21st of Av.

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