Parashas Terumah – February 16 – 17, 2024

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Candle Lighting 5:28 | Havdalah 6:28

Esther & Alan Baldinger in memory of Alan's mother, Edith Baldinger, Ita Leah bas Yosef Baruch, A"H on her first Yahrzeit, 3 Adar and
by Adina & Zach Neumann to mark the Shloshim of Adina's brother, Yaakov Goldwasser, Yaakov Zev ben Yehuda Meir, A"H, on 7 Adar I.

Mission to Israel

YISE members are coordinating a mission to Israel and we encourage your participation. If you are not able to join us in Israel, please consider contributing to support supply distributions, including but not limited to clothing, meals, and other much-needed resources. Please donate at; additional information on next page. see flyer

Mazal Tov

Jennifer & Yitzchak Cohen on the birth of a granddaughter Mira Esther, to Darla & Max Cohen of Karme Gat, Israel. Mazal Tov to Aunt Rachel & Uncle Natan Tor and cousins Nava & Jakey Tor. Mazal Tov to Mira's greatgrandmother, Grace Weiner, and her other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Rena & Chaim Fruchter on the birth of a granddaughter, Ada Irina (Eiden Shulamit), to their children, Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter & Daniel Krupka of Philadelphia, PA.

Judy & David Marwick on the marriage of their granddaughter, Moriah Even-Chen, daughter of Chana & Josh (Maale Adumim), to Akiva Lasson (Modiin).

Sharon & Mayer Samuels on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Isaac. Mazal Tov to Isaac's siblings, Avi and Shoshana, and to grandparents, Suzie Samuels of NY and Dr. & Mrs. Riemer of CA.

Lynn & Aron Trombka on the birth of a grandson, born to Elana & Yosie Friedman of Baltimore.


Sheldon Klein on the passing of his step-sister, Dayle Prinstein, Devorah bat Yosef HaCohen.

Kiddush and Shalosh Seudos Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush Group.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by the Shul Kiddush Group.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Gil & Tehila Cohen for the safety of Israel and its citizens & soldiers and by the Franco Family to commemorate the Yahrzeits of their mother, Luna bat Sara, their grandfather, Shmuel ben Gehrez, and Karen's mother, Sara Drezel bat Channa.

Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Ethel Goldwasser and the Neumann and Elbaum Families to mark the Shloshim for Yaakov Goldwasser, Yaakov Zev ben Yehuda Meir, A"H on 7 Adar I.

Shabbos and Weekday 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.

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 Israelduring these times.

The Lower Lobby coffee station is sponsored by Roast Masters Hannah & Robert Klein and Adi Haramati.


Shabbos Schedule

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


Mincha/Maariv: 5:30 (B) 5:20 (Sephardi, LBM)


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

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:10 (B), 5:20 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shalosh Seudos: 5:35 (S)

Maariv: 6:28 (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

Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – Led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, 9:15 AM in The House, followed by Kiddush

Shabbos Groups – 10AM 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

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at

B'nei Akiva Snif – This Shabbos in the Social Hall, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Purim Costume Gemach – March 3,6 and 10.

High School Girls Pizza & Paint Night – March 2 at 8 PM at The House.

Middle School Girls Topsy-Turvy Dinner – March 3 from 5 PM – 7 PM at The House. see youth flyers

YISE Supports Israel

Mission to Israel Several members of YISE are coordinating a mission to Israel, Tuesday – Thursday, February 20-22. For additional information, please contact Yehuda Shinensky ( or Jeremy Goodman ( If you are unable to attend in person, please consider contributing to help sponsor events and supplies, including, but not limited to, meals, clothing, and other supplies for evacuated communities and IDF personnel. Examples include mezuzot for damaged communities, toys for children, coffee and other hot kits for deployed units.

YISE salutes Raphael Covel, Raphael David ben Leah, a graduate of Berman who serves in the Golani Brigade. When not actively defending Israel and her people, Raphael practices law in Jerusalem and lives with his wife and 3 children in the Shomron. Please join us in thanking Raphael for his service and commitment.

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.

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:

Political Action information can be accessed via AIPAC and the OU 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

Shabbos Sefer Soiree – Rabbi Postelnek will speak on "The Nesivos Shalom: A Contemporary Gateway to Profound Torah Insights" on Friday, February 16 at 8:30 PM in the Social Hall, followed by light refreshments.see flyer

YISE Annual Trivia Event – Join us for a night of trivia fun! Pizza, drinks, coffee bar, beer, and prizes! For ages 21+ only. Come with a team of 5-8 people, or join a team that night! February 17 at 8 PM in the YISE Social Hall. RSVP at $18 at the door, or get the early bird discount of $12 (members) or $15 (not-yet-members) if you RSVP by February 11. see flyer

Hearing from a Chayal – Come to the YISE Social Hall Sunday, February 18 at 6:30 PM to hear about the wartime experiences of Jake Greenberg, a chayal in IDF raised in our community. see flyer

The Ruach Minyan is back on Friday, February 23, with Kabbalos Shabbos in the large social hall with Eli Hochberg as the Baal Tefila, following Mincha, which is in the Belonofsky Sanctuary at 4:35 PM. Children's program during Maariv with Mrs. Koss. It's going to be Gevaldic! For more info, contact

Scholar-In-Residence – Hadassah (Michelle) Margolis – Friday, February 23 "Jews and Their Books: The Last 1,000 Years," Shabbos, February 24 "Women and the Jewish Book," and Sunday, February 25 "Megillat Esther Across the Ages". see flyer

GWCK Shabbos of Inspiration at YISE with guest baal tefillah and singer, Mordechai Levovitz! Shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa – March 1-2. To reserve for the Shabbaton dinner, visit see flyer

Seeing Tachanun Through New Eyes – On Sunday, March 3 at 10:30 AM, Rabbi Rosenbaum will address some of the powerful themes of Tachanun that can speak meaningfully to us, particularly in these difficult times. Event will be in the Belonofsky Sanctuary, followed by light refreshments in the Social Hall and on Zoom A. Presented by the Meaningful Tefilah Project. To sponsor, please contact the shul office. see flyer

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, March 4 from 2PM – 3PM on Zoom A.

Scholar-In-Residence – Rabbi Edward Reichman, MD – Friday, March 8 "Ancestry DNA in Halakha: What is Your Sitting Image?," Shabbos, March 9 "Medical Halakha Update 5784" and "Monarchs, Minyanim and Mitochondrial DNA: Jews, Medicine and History". see flyer

Save the Date: Scholar-In-Residence – Rabbi Avishai David at YISE – May 18 see flyer

Zoom Connection details in the SHMA and at Flyers are available at

The Week Ahead

Monday Feb 19 – Presidents' Day

Friday Feb 23 – Purim Katan

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:36 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:04 AM, Latest Netz: 6:57 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:35 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:53 PM, Earliest Shkia: 5:48 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 6:35 PM

Next Shabbos

February 23-24, 2024

15 Adar I 5784

Parashas Tetzaveh

Candle lighting 5:35

Havdalah 6:35

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 5:35 (B) 5:30 (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), 5:30 (B), 5:25 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 6:35