Parashas Toldos – December 2-3, 2016

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

December 2-3, 2016 – 3 Kislev 5777 – Parshas Toldos

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Vivian Kirshenbaum with Weichert Realtors Office: 301-681-0560 Cell: 301-318-1313

Mazal Tov

* Shulie & Ronnie Bergman on the birth of a grandson, Moshe, born to their children, Nechama & Noach Bergman. Mazal Tov also to Debbie & Dr. Stuart Goldman of Baltimore and to all of the aunts and uncles.

* Leah Covel on the engagement of her daughter, Kfirah Covel, of Tel Aviv, to Shai Halevi, son of Bracha & Ez Halevi, of Tel Aviv.

* Judy & David Marwick on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Gavi, son of Miriam & Dr. Peretz Benoff of Teaneck.

* Barbara Price and Evelyn Rossman, of Washington Heights, NY, and their families on the birth of a granddaughter, Shira Eliana, to their children, Gila & Ari Price.

* Toni & Neil Sandberg on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Joseph, son of Naomi & Steven Sandberg.

* Dana & Max Sicherman on the birth of a son. Mazal Tov also to siblings, Ezra, Gavi and Atara Esther; grandparents Barbara Sicherman, Peter Tarley, and Nina Tarley, and the whole Sicherman family. The Shalom Zachor will be held at 8:30 PM at the Sicherman residence at 912 Lamberton Drive.

* Elaine & Jerry Taragin on the engagement of their grandson, Ozzie Marizan, son of Deborah & Aiton Marizan, of Baltimore, to Miriam Tarshish, daughter of Adina & Shmuel Tarshish, also of Baltimore. Mazal Tov to aunt & uncle Judy & Mitch Taragin and the entire Mishpacha.

* Marty & Marla Teichman on the birth of three great-grandchildren:

* A boy to Chaya & Zevy Tendler. Grandparents are Debra & Reuven Meth and Aliza & Rabbi Aaron Tendler.

* A girl to Bracha Rissel & Yaakov Goldberger. Grandparents are Randee & Rabbi Manny Goldberger and Giti & Rabbi Zalman Leff.

* A boy to Tova & Yaakov Zehnwirth. Grandparents are Randee & Rabbi Manny Goldberger and Nechy & Rabbi Menachem Zehnwirth

* Linda & Ed Zurndorfer on the birth of a grandson, Koby Ian (Zecharia Yosef) to their children Ariella & Yehuda Zurndorfer of Riverdale, NY. Mazal Tov to all the aunts, uncles and cousins.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha:

Arcola: 4:30 University: 4:30 Sephardi: 4:25 Nusach Sefard: 4:30

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

The 9:15 Minyan will meet in the Boys Yeshiva.

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:05 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:30

Divrei Torah:

* 8:00, Youth and 9:15 Minyanim Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – Shulie & Ronnie Bergman in honor of the birth of their first grandchild, Moshe.

* Sephardi Minyan – Gillian & Asher Weinberg in appreciation of the Sephardic Minyan. Thank you for welcoming us to the Kehila.

* 8:45 Main Minyan – "The Haimish Kiddush Group"

* 9:15 Minyan – "The 9:15 Group"

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM, behind the balcony.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 3:20 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur at 4:25 PM.

* Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

* Rabbi Barry Greengart – Shiur after Mincha at University.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, in the room behind the Balcony – will not meet this week.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash. For more details, please contact

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM. For more details, please contact

* 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 Hillel Shaps

* Before we Begin 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 Presents:

* Torah Hour with breakfast and learning, Tuesday mornings following the 8:30 Shacharis, in the Arcola Social Hall. Open to men and women.

* Rabbi Raphael Malka's Mishnah Class for Men, Tuesday mornings, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

* For more information 301-732-1773 or

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women: 613? We Can Appreciate Every One of Them! Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 7:30 PM at University.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM at YISE. For more information, please contact Rabbi Yonatan Zakem at or 513-313-4899.

* Men (classes located in the YISE Beis Medrash):

* Monday: 613 with Rabbi Hillel Shaps.

* Tuesday: In The Beginning with Rabbi Zacharia Schwartz.

* Wednesday: Torah Topics with Rabbi Menachem Winter.

* Thursday: Yesodei Hatorah with Rabbi Avraham Sussman.

* Thursday: Inspired Avodah with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher, Kollel Zichron Amram and Rebbe, YGW

* Monday – Thursday: Shivti led by Rabbi Yonatan Zakem, under the guidance of Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

* Women (class located in the Small Social Hall):

* Monday: Women of Valor with Mrs. Sara Malka Winter.

YISE Programs and Listings

Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos, December 3, 6:30 PM, Arcola Social Hall. This week is sponsored by Eva & Isaac Moses in memory of Zmira Leah Bat Tzvi Halevi. Open to the entire community! Delicious pizza! Interactive discussions! Raffle of exciting prizes! Lots of fun!

The Value of Modesty – Shiur for women based on text by Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus Zatzal with Rabbi Yehoshua Levy. Sundays, starting December 4, 6:30 PM in the Large Beis Medrash. For more information contact Rabbi Levy at

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish History on Monday, December 5 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

Lost and Found – There are many items in the lobby outside the Belonofsky Sanctuary and in the coatroom next to the lower lobby which have been there for a while, including jackets, hats, a bag of CDs and other things. Items not claimed by Thursday, December 8 will be given away or discarded.

Betting and Speculating: From the Strip to the Street – The GWCK invites men and women of the community to join us for a Jewish Ethics lecture by Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman. Sunday, December 11, 9:30 AM, at YISE.

Infant & Child CPR Class – Hosted by YISE on Sunday, December 11, at 12:00 Noon. This is a full certification class, and will be administered by a trainer from NOVA Cert, LLC. If there is enough interest from teenagers, there will be a concurrent babysitting preparation class, which will include both CPR certification and special training for new babysitters. The (subsidized) cost for the class will be $35 per person. Payment may be made by cash, credit card, check, or PayPal. Estimated time for the class is two and a half hours (slightly longer for the babysitting preparation class). If interested, please sign up in advance by emailing Please specify if you are interested in the babysitting preparation class.

Insights into the Siddur – Hear Rabbi Beryl Wolvovsky share insights into our daily and Shabbos Davening from the perspective of Chassidus. Wednesday, December 14, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary. Open to all. Part of the YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project.

SAVE THE DATE: Shabbos, December 16-17: Scholar-in-Residence – Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb. Rav at Yeshivat Har Etzion (Gush); Rabbi and Co-founder of Ganei Ha'ela, Beit Shemesh; Former Rav, Congregation Shomrei Emunah, Baltimore.

* Friday Evening, 8:00 PM, light refreshments: From Milan to Meah Shearim: Fashion and Jewish Identity in the Modern World

* After 8:45 Main Minyan Shacharis (~11:00): Talking to the Shepherd – What Does Being Religious Really Mean? – Kiddush follows.

* Between Mincha / Maariv: The Case of the Poison Sandwich

Ruach Minyan – Hold the date for the next Ruach Minyan at YISE, Friday, December 16, 4:30 PM in the Arcola Social Hall. So, join us, bring the family and tell your friends. It's going to be Gevaldig! For more information, contact

A Fertility Journey: Panel Discussion – Understand the stresses that one in ten couples face, trying to get pregnant or sustain a pregnancy; learn some do's and don'ts in supporting your friends or loved ones; and hear from a couple that has gone through it all. Estee Silver, a nurse practitioner, Karen Wasserstein, a psychologist specializing in fertility counseling, and Atara and Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum will share their insights. Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and chesed committees of YISE, KMS, and SSJC. Sunday, December. 25, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon, YISE Social Hall.

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

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill – YISE's Chesed Committee has a program to help members undergoing serious medical crises. If you or someone you know needs help with meals, carpools, childcare, etc., or to volunteer, please contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517, If you are unable to cook a meal or help out, but would like to make a donation to Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill, please contact Simi Franco in the office.

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YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp in the Small Social Hall, followed by a Kiddush sponsored by the Youth Minyan.

Parsha Shenanigans – 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. Early care for 2-5 year-olds runs from 9:30-10:00. Groups for all ages run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

Annual Chanukah Celebration: A Chanukah Packed with Flare! Please Join YISE Youth and YISE Nursery on Sunday, December 18, from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM, Arcola Social Hall. Sufganiyot, 30ft Inflatable obstacle course, Ben Yehuda Pizza, Wheaton Fire and Rescue Trucks, Zig Zag the Magician, and arts and crafts with YISE Nursery. $5 per person (2 and older), $25 dollar family max, doughnuts are free, pizza is $2.50 per slice. For more info, contact

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 at 10:30 AM.

Dirshu Daf Yomi B'Halacha on Hilchos Seuda, learn Mishna Brurah with Rabbi Eli Reingold, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 PM – 8:40 PM at the Boys Yeshiva. For information contact him at 301-996-5910 or

Kollel Dirshu Silver Spring is learning Maseches Kesuvos. Learn in the morning (5:45 AM – 6:30 AM) or in the evening (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM) at the Boys Yeshiva. For more information, please contact Rabbi Eli Reingold at 301-996-5910 or Ranon Cortell at 240-277-2730.

Shmiras Halashon – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for men in Shmiras Halashon, Monday through Thursday afternoons, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

Parsha Shiur at University Towers – Shabbos, December 3, at 1121 University Blvd. West, Apt. 906, at 3:00 PM.

Of Miracles, Music and Motion -A women's performance featuring ballet, contemporary and tap dances as well as musical performances by accomplished vocalists and instrumentalists from our community on Sunday, December 4. More info and tickets at

Camp Chaverim Registration is now OPEN!!! Early Bird Special available until Sunday, December 4. There will be an open house for elementary school students Motzei Shabbos, December 3, 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM at YGW and 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM for Middle and High School students. Check out our new camp video at our website:! Any questions? Please contact Rabbi Ezra Baldinger at 301-807-2260 or Rabbi Yaakov Boruch Beren at 410-925-2257 or at

Workplace Skills Workshop:

* Federal Jobs – Free webinars, Monday, December 5, and Tuesday, December 6, on networking, interviewing, getting promoted, and SES. For info and to register, please go to

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, December 7, 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.

A Special Evening with the Koidenover Rebbe – Monday, December 12, at the home of Dr. Nick Muzin, 800 Stonington Road. Private meetings with the Rebbe will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by an uplifting Kumsitz at 8:00 PM. This is a unique opportunity to meet the Rebbe, who is much sought after for his Brochos and advice. To schedule an appointment with the Rebbe or for more information, please contact R Shlomo Slatkin at 443-570-7598 or

The Leo Bernstein Jewish Academy-PTO Fifth Annual Chanukah Boutique – Sunday, December 18, at SSJC, from 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM. Amazing vendors, a Chinese auction with some great prizes, including a signed piece of artwork from renowned artist Avy Ashery and a gift certificate to satisfy your sweet tooth at the Candy Man, and other prizes worth up to $120!! We'll also have live entertainment and activities for the kids, delicious concessions, and more! If you would like to participate as a vendor, contact

Camp Shoresh Open House – Sunday, January 15, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM at 2428 Pleasant View Road, Adamstown, MD 21710. Shoresh (the Hebrew word for roots) is dedicated to providing educational enrichment programs related to our Jewish heritage. This will be the 38th season that our summer program will serve the needs of Jewish children. At Camp Shoresh there are no labels! Campers come from all different backgrounds and everyone thrives in our unique non-judgmental day camp environment. The seven weeks at Camp Shoresh is all about positive Judaism for campers entering Pre-K thru 10th grades from across Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and DC. The distinctive programming at Camp Shoresh combines the beauty of a rich Jewish studies program with an extensive range of physical activities including swimming, arts and crafts, sports, archery, challenge course, overnights, and Hershey Park -a design to create a total Jewish experience for body, mind, and soul. Join us at our beautiful 107 acre facility in Adamstown, Maryland. For questions or to RSVP for the Open House, 410-358-8571 or The Camp Shoresh brochure and application can be found at

Silver Spring Eruv Association Annual Appeal

As we near the end of 2016, please help maintain the Eruv by sending in your annual contribution. If you have already done so, thank you. (Repeat donations are gladly accepted.) If you have not yet contributed, please remember to send in your contribution. (Please contribute even if you did not receive the annual Silver Spring Eruv Association postal appeal in Sept/Oct.) Your donations are the only source of funding for the Eruv. The suggested amount is $54 per household. (More or less is also accepted.) Checks should be made payable to "YISE Eruv Fund" to be tax deductible, but they should be mailed directly to SSEA at (NEW ADDRESS) 707 Lamberton Dr. Silver Spring, MD 20902. For more information, visit or e-mail

Begin to say Vesain Tal Umatar Livracha at Maariv on Sunday, December 4

The Week Ahead

Sunday, December 4 Monday, December 5 Tuesday, December 6 Wednesday, December 7 Thursday, December 8 Friday, December 9
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
Sephardi 7:30 7:10 7:15 7:15 7:10 7:15

Mincha /Maariv
Arcola 4:35 4:35 / 7:30, 9:00 4:35 / 7:30, 9:00 4:35 / 7:30, 9:00 4:35 / 7:30, 9:00 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 6:19 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:35 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:32 PM

Next Shabbos

December 9-10, 2016 – 10 Kislev 5777

Parshas Vayetze

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha:

Arcola: 4:30 University: 4:30 Sephardi: 4:25 Nusach Sefard: 4:30

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:05 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:30

Upcoming Events

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 3 Dor L'Dor, 6:30 PM, YISE Social Hall Wednesday, December 7 Senior Lunch, YISE Social Hall, Speaker: Judie Harvey, Health Educator Staying Healthy in Cold and Flu Season

Friday, December 16 Ruach Minyan, 4:30 PM, Arcola Social Hall

Shabbos, December 16-17 Scholar-in-Residence – Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb

Shabbos, December 17 Bar Mitzvah of Yehuda Arzouan

Sunday, December 18 Annual Youth Chanukah Celebration, 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM, Arcola Social Hall

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, December 7 at 12:00 Noon.

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Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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