Parashas Tazria – April 12-13, 2024

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APRIL 12-13, 2024 | 5 NISSAN 5784 | PARASHAS TAZRIA



Candle Lighting 7:25, not before 6:20 | Havdalah 8:26

Sponsored by Bev Morris & Art Boyars in memory of Bev's beloved mother, Evelyn G. Butler Morris, Chava Gittel Bas Shraga Feivel Ha Levi V'Michla Reichel on 6 Nissan and
by the Schore Family L'iluy Nishmas their father/grandfather, Joel Schore (Avraham Yosef ben Tzvi Gavriel), whose Shloshim was on 2 Nissan and with tremendous gratitude to Rabbi Rosenbaum and the YISE community for their condolences, support, visits, Minyan attendance, and meals during Shiva.

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.

Mazal Tov

Esther & Alan Baldinger on the birth of a grandson, born to Yiscah & Rabbi Ezra Baldinger. Mazal Tov to grandparents Sorah Rivkah & David Goodman, and to the entire Baldinger and Goodman extended families. The Shalom Zachor will take place at 700 Bromley St, from 9:15 PM to 11:15 PM.

Debby & Barry Greengart on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Shoshana Bracha, born to Yehudis & Nossy Berlin of Lakewood, NJ. Mazal Tov to bigsister Leeba, grandparents Chavi & Benjy Markowitz and the entire extended family.

Esther & David Hornestay on the birth of a great-grandson, Yerachmiel Chaim, to Efrat & Avi Weschler of West Hempstead, NY, and to grandparents Shari & Rabbi Stuart Klammer of Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel.

Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner on the birth of a great-granddaughter to their grandchildren, Yehudis (Bleeman) and Rabbi Hillel Miller. Mazal Tov to grandparents, D'vorah & Rabbi Shmuel Miller and Susie & Aaron Bleeman. Mazal tov to great-grandmother Ilene Miller.

Kiddush Sponsors

Hashkamah Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush Group.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by the Shul Kiddush Group.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Shula & Popi Eloul.

Pesach Resources

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

* Sunday, April 14, after 7:30 Shacharis, approximately 8:10 AM (B)

* Monday, April 15, after Mincha/Maariv, approximately 8:00 (B)

* Tuesday, April 16, after Mincha/Maariv, approximately 8:00 (B)

* Wednesday, April 17, 11:30 AM (LBM)

* Thursday, April 18, 8:30 PM (S)

* Sunday, April 21, after 7:30 & 8:45 Shacharis, approx. 8:10 & 9:30 (B)

* Monday, April 22, after each of the Siyumim at the Ashkenazi Minyanim

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: hosted_button_id=VY3ZRL7PBKUBS or Zelle: 202-422-1021 or or Mail: 613 Bromley Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902

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:

Chametz Burning – Monday, April 22, 9 – 11 AM at KMS. see flyer

Post-Pesach Pizza – Support YISE Youth and get a chance to eat the 1st & 2nd pizzas from Ben Yehuda Pizza after Pesach. 2 pies, 2 winners! $10 for 1 chance to win, $ 18 for 2 chances to win. To participate, go to and put "Pizza" in the description. Deadline Friday, April 19.

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 Monday, April 15 at 12 noon If you're interested in volunteering and/or sponsoring, please contact Sandie Thurman at 818-974-1471.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan Locations:

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


Mincha/Maariv: 6:05 (Plag, B) 7:25 (B), 7:15 (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), 7:20 (B), 7:20 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 8:26 (B)


8:45 Main Minyan – Rabbi Yonatan Gorin

9:15 Minyan – Rabbi Postelnek

Teen – Rabbi Rosenbaum


Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur: (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

Ohr HaChaim Chabura: 8:55 (S) Rabbi Postelnek

Parasha Shiur before Mincha: 6:20 (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

Shiur between Mincha/Maariv: Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman

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.


Shabbos and Weekday Shiurim Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Shiur is sponsored by Marilyn & Jonathan Fine on the occasion of the Yahrzeits of their respective fathers, Perry Fine, Peretz ben Aryeh Labe, and Benjamin Zitomer, Binyamin ben Chayim Zalman and 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.

8:45 Minyan Drasha is sponsored by Bev Morris & Art Boyars in honor of the marriage of their beloved Aharon Feldman, son of Chani & Rabbi Shmuel Feldman to Bracha Hes, daughter of Arona (Hyatt) & Rabbi Amram Hes and the granddaughter of Sara & Rabbi David Hyatt, A"H and by Debby & Rabbi Barry Greengart in memory of Barry's mother, Yuta bas Yosef A"H on her 14th Yahrzeit on 5 Nissan. SShe, together with Barry's father, raised generations of dedicated Shomrai Torah U'Mitzvos.

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur was sponsored by Marilyn & Jonathan Fine on the occasion of the Yahrzeits of their respective fathers, Perry Fine, Peretz ben Aryeh Labe, and Benjamin Zitomer, Binyamin ben Chayim Zalman and 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.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur was sponsored by Marilyn & Jonathan Fine on the occasion of the Yahrzeits of their respective fathers, Perry Fine, Peretz ben Aryeh Labe, and Benjamin Zitomer, Binyamin ben Chayim Zalman.

The Lower Lobby coffee station is sponsored this week by Chaim Neustadter.

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 – spoke at YISE on Monday, April 8. Recording at

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.

Upcoming YISE Events

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: Important Security Briefing – Wednesday, May 15 at 8:45 PM. Join us over Zoom for a one-hour session with our new security trainers, CSS (Community Security Service). No prior security background or knowledge is required; this is for everyone. Among other things, you'll learn how to recognize suspicious activity and how to reduce and respond to threats. It's more important now than ever, so be sure to mark your calendar. For more information, contact

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

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:08 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 5:38 AM, Latest Netz: 6:33 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:45 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:42 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:45 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 8:33 PM

Next Shabbos

April 19-20, 2024

12 Nissan 5784

Parashas Metzora/Shabbos Hagadol

Candle lighting 7:31 not before 6:26

Havdalah 8:33

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 6:10 (Plag, B), 7:35 (B) 7:25 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:

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), 7:05 (B), 7:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Hagadol Drasha: 7:30 (B)

Maariv: 8:33