Parashas Tazria-Metzora – April 24-25, 2015

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

April 24-25, 2015 – 6 Iyar 5775 – Parshas Tazria – Metzora

Light Candles by 7:35 (and not before 6:30) – Havdalah 8:38

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

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:35, and not before 6:30

* 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 University: N/A Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 7:05 University: N/A Sephardi: 6:55 Nusach Sefard: 7:05

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:38

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

Topic: The Halachic Debate about the KosherSwitch

* Youth Minyan Rabbi Silver

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Yonatan Zakem

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8:00 Minyan – "The Chevra"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Debra & Daniel Drang in honor of Malka's Bat Mitzvah.

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur at 5:55 PM.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 6:25 PM.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Shiur will not meet this week.

Mazal Tov

* Debra & Daniel Drang on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Malka. Mazal Tov to grandparents Janette & Jerry Rapp, Diane Edelson, Rochelle & Bernie Drang, and brothers Yosef and Ezra.

* Nancy Karkowsky and family on the birth of a granddaughter, Aviv Rachel, born to Chavi Karkowsky & Josh Greenfield, and to her siblings, Matan Yosef, Meirav Tova and Nadav Boruch of NY.


* Jack Calman on the passing of his mother, Ruth Calman. The funeral took place on Wednesday in New York. Shiva will be observed through Tuesday morning in New York. Jack can be reached during Shiva at 301-593-7359.

YISE Programs and Listings

The Fifth Annual Siyum Tanach in Memory of Rav Anemer ZT"L will be held at a Shalosh Seudos this Shabbos, April 25, Parshas Tazria-Metzorah, after Mincha.

University Blvd. Minyanim – This week, there will NO Minyanim this Shabbos. Also, the Sunday 8:00 Minyan will not meet until furhter notice.

The YISE Social Committee is looking for volunteers for several upcoming events. For more information please contact Esti Strauss at

What Did the Students of Rabbi Akiva Actually Do Wrong? – Halacha Shiur for Women with Rabbi Rosenbaum. Sunday, April 26, at 8:30 PM at the home of Bayla Goodman, 11527 Monticello Avenue.

Civil Procedure in the Modern Beis Din System – GWCK, in conjunction with YISE, invites men and women of the community to a Jewish Ethics lecture by Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman. Sunday, May 3, at 9:30 AM, at YISE.

Tech-training Cafe for older adults provided by community teens! Learn about your iPhone/iPad, e-mail, Facebook, taking and sending photos, how to video chat or store music … or whatever YOU are interested in! YISE, Sunday, May 3 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Adults: Bring your device … and we'll give you the advice! Teens: Pizza and training starts at 12:15 pm. Earn Community Service hours by sharing what you know! Cosponsored by YISE, Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah, KMS, and BHA. To RSVP or to volunteer, go to: contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or at

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish History on Monday,Monday, May 4 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at 1111 University Blvd. W., apt. 215. Light refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Parent Survival Kit: Managing the Emotions of Parenting – Monday, May 11, 8:00 PM, YISE Social Hall. Featuring Sulam Psychologist Rachel Ravin, PhD. Please join us for this highly practical parent education evening.

Nourish Your Body and Your Soul – Whether you prefer a quickie Minyan, or spend 30 minutes on your Amidah, your Kavanah can probably use a boost. Come get inspired at the Tefilah Lunch and Workshop on Sunday, May 17 at YISE from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. $5/person. Send check to Simi at the YISE office. Questions?

Spend Shavuos at Shomrai – Friday Night Oneg, Community Dinner on Motzei Shabbos, Learning Program and A Sundae on Monday. To sponsor contact Simi Franco at For more information or to volunteer, contact Esti Strauss at

Win a Free Summer at Camp Shomrai! Exciting online raffle with lots of prizes including packages from: Mizrachi Handyman, Yaffa Koff Photography, Wig Out, Steve Resnick Studios, JCC GW, Baby Bandini, Pump It Up, Kids First Swim School and more. Visit

Lag B'Omer/Mother's Day Carnival – Sunday, May 10, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Pizza, moonbouce, crafts, facepainting, raffle, and more. At YISE Shomrai Nursery. $5 per child under 12, $15 family max.

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

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 small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings. For more details, please contact

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – now learning Megillas Rus.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Silver's Halacha Shiur for Men, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM, in the Social Hall, part of the Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah.We will be discussing "Halachos of Berachos."

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Choose from classes:

* Timeless Talmud with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Zecharia Schwartz

* Jewish Philosophy 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.

* The Golden Network's Torah Hour with breakfast and learning, Tuesday mornings following the 8:30 Shacharis, in the Arcola Social Hall. Open to men and women. For more information 301-338-4810 or

* Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the Social Hall; Maariv to follow. Choose from classes:

* Gemara Kop with R' Nachum Schwartz

* Becoming an Inspired Eved Hashem – Alei Shur (R' Shlomo Wolbe) with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher

* Iyunim L'Halacha with R' Moshe Haim Blate

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at University – the second Perek of Kiddushin.

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays at 8:25 PM in the small Social Hall.

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.

Women's Discussion Group – Shabbos afternoons, 5:30 PM at the home of Mrs. Klavan, 1006 Lamberton Drive.

Tehillim – Wednesday mornings. Contact Arleeta Lerner for details 301-649-0552.

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,

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, April 29, 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.

The Golden Network Presents: Saying the Shema Accurately –

A two-part series that will focus on the interplay of meaning and language in the recitation of Shema, with Rabbi Yehuda Fleischmann. Thursday morning, April 30. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah. For more information: 301-732-1773 or

Finding Your Gutbliss: A Morning Devoted to Achieving Health and Wellness – Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington presents a Women's Wellness Event at KMS. Sunday, May 3 from 9:30 AM -12:00 noon. Featuring nationally renowned speaker, Robynne Chutkan, MD. Dr. Chutkan's talk will be followed by breakout sessions by local health and fitness clinicians. $20 admission fee includes a copy of Dr. Chutkan's book. Register online at

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Workplace Skills Workshops:

* WordPress Training Online – 4-part series begins on Monday, April 27. Info and register at

* Tips and Tricks for Federal Job Applications – Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Free but must register at

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp, 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. Groups run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

Post Pesach Pointers – YISE and Beyond

Chometz may be purchased from the following stores immediately after Pesach 2015:

* All Capitol K establishments and caterers.

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

* Stores in our community: Aldi's, Brookville Market, H Mart, Harris Teeter, MOM's Organic Market, Potomac Wines and Spirits, 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 26 Monday, April 27 Tuesday, April 28 Wednesday, April 29 Thursday, April 30 Friday, May 1
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sephardi 7:30 6:15, 7:10 6:20, 7:15 6:20, 7:15 6:15, 7:10 6:20, 7:15

Mincha /Maariv
Arcola 7:45 7:45 7:45 7:45 7:45 See Shabbos schedule
University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 5:20 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:37 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:41 PM

Next Shabbos

May 1-2, 2015 – 13 Iyar 5775

Parshas Acharei Mos – Kedoshim

Light Candles by 7:42 – Havdalah 8:46

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:42, and not before 6:35

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:20, 6:45, 7:45 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

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

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 7:40 University: 7:40 Sephardi: 7:25 Nusach Sefard: 7:40

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:46

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, April 25 Fifth Annual Siyum Tanach in Memory of Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer ZT"L

Shabbos, May 2 Family Minyan

Sunday, May 3 Tech-training Cafe

Wednesday, May 6 Senior Lunch, Arcola Social Hall

Monday, May 11 Parent Survival Kit: Managing the Emotions of Parenting

Sunday, May 17 How to Pray with Kavanah and Serve Hashem with Simcha

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, April 29 at 12 Noon.

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