Parashas Tzav/Parah – March 29 – 30, 2024

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MARCH 29-30, 2024 | 20 ADAR II 5784 | PARASHAS TZAV/PARAH



Candle Lighting 7:11, not before 6:11 | Havdalah 8:11

Sponsored this week anonymously in honor of those who attend, learn at, lein at, and otherwise support Shiva Minyanim and
in honor of Rabbi Yonatan Gorin and Rabbi Yosef Postelnek in thanks for the amazing Purim Seudah that they organized and entertained for us.

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

Susan & Rabbi Saul Koss on the birth of two new Sabra greatgranddaughters. Ofri is the daughter of Batel & Moshe, (who got home from Miluim just in time!) Koss of Modiin. Mazal Tov to grandparents Miri & Rabbi Reuven Koss of Netivot. Hadassa Baila is the daughter of Hudi & Rafael Dilman of Yerushalayim and granddaughter of Rivka & Rabbi Evan Bart of Charleston, SC. Mazal Tov also to Bubby Frieda Bart and Uncle Jonathan.

Mindy & Meier Kotek on the engagement of their daughter Dena to Chananya Youseflaleh of Brooklyn. Mazal Tov to Dena's brothers, Josh, Mikey and Yoni and to the grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Elaine & Robert Leichter on the engagement of their granddaughter Atara Bayever to Levi Mensch.

Kiddush Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Chaim Neustadter to commemorate the upcoming Yahrzeit of his father, Israel Neustadter, Yisroel Reuven ben Alexander Sender, A"H on 23 Adar 2.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Alana Rose & Alex Nizhnikov in honor of their engagement.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush sponsored by Tali Bitton & Alon Shvo, praying for the return of the kidnapped Israelis from Gaza.

Shabbos 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. 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.

8:45 Drasha is sponsored by Aliza & Gil Chlewicki in memory of Aliza’s father, Robert Sacknovitz (Reuvain Ben Shaul Zissel) whose 10th Yahrzeit was last week, on 13 Adar II and anonymously sponsored in honor of Sharon Shimoff and Avi Litwack and their committees for the amazing carnival that they chaired for Purim. It was a beautiful project of KMS and Shomrai Emunah to bring everyone closer together, B'simcha.

The Lower Lobby coffee station is sponsored this week by Sahra & Yale Ginsburg.

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

Stay tuned for upcoming youth programs.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan Locations:

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


Mincha/Maariv: 5:55 (Plag, B) 7:15 (B), 7:00 (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 (S), 7:10 (B), 7:05 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 8:11 (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

Parasha Shiur before Mincha: 6:10 (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

Shiur between Mincha/Maariv: (B) Rabbi Postelnek

Pesach Info

Mechiras Chametz – Rabbi Rosenbaum will be available to arrange for the sale of Chametz from Wednesday, April 10 – Monday, April 22. Dates, times and locations will be included in next week’s Shabbos Shorts.

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 – 100% of the money collected will be used to bring KFP food and holiday assistance to local individuals in need. Donate now: or mail checks to: Yad Yehuda Ma'ot Chittim, 9601 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20901.


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 – Monday, April 8 at 8 PM at YISE, in person in the Social Hall and also on Zoom A. He will talk about the current situation in Israel and the Gaza war from the perspective of the Israeli government. see flyer

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 Wednesday, April 3 marks 180 days since Oct 7. The OU has started a letter writing project with the goal of submitting 180,000 letters to the White House urging the President to strongly support Israel and do whatever he can to bring the hostages home. Send a letter virtually to the White House:

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

Rabbi Koss’s Monthly Jewish History Class – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish history, Monday, April 1 from 2 PM – 3 PM on Zoom A. Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee.

Men's Melaveh Malka – Join Rabbi Postelnek and friends for singing, food and Divrei Torah. Motzei Shabbos, April 6, 9:30PM at the home of Rami and Arly Mandelbaum, 1008 Kersey Road. To sponsor, visit see flyer

Ask the Rabbi – This month's topic: Pesach. Tuesday, April 9 from 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM on Zoom A. Send in your questions to by Sunday, April 7. For more information and to submit questions, contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or Sponsored by the Franco, Rottenberg and Tolchinsky Families to commemorate the upcoming 13th Yahrzeit of their husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Melvin Rottenberg, Menachem Mendel ben Tzvi Yehuda, A"H, on 9 Nissan. see flyer

The Golden Network Lunch and Learn – “From Mir to Shanghai,” with Rabbi Eliezer Kreiser, Wednesday, April 10, 11:45 AM at YISE. RSVP by April 7: see flyer

Capital Kosher Pantry's Pesach Food Drive – Please contribute food to the Capital Kosher Pantry's Pesach Food Drive. All foods must be factory sealed, well within their use-by date, and have a Kosher For Passover certification on the packaging. Suggested foods, vegetable & olive oil, pareve chocolate chips, dried fruits and nuts, canned olives & pickles, honey, tea lights, shabboscandles, 1-, 2- and 3-day yahrzeit candles, cleaning sprays, oven cleaner, dish liquid, sponges, and aluminum foil. Donations can be placed in one of our local donation bins (YISE, Shalom Kosher, Moti's, KMS) or shipped directly to us at Capital Kosher Food Pantry, 9601 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20901. see flyer

Shabbos HaGadol Meals at YISE – SAVE THE DATE – Why cook for Shabbos? Let us cook for you. Come join us Shabbos HaGadol Dinner, Friday April 19 and Lunch, Shabbos day, April 20. If you’re interested in volunteering and/or sponsoring, please contact Sandie Thurman at 818-974-1471. Look for our upcoming flyer for more information. Yom HaShoah v’Hagvurah – Sunday, May 5 at 7:30 PM at KMS, featuring Lew Sosnowik, Dvar Torah by Rabbi Weinberg. see flyer

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 5:32 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:01 AM, Latest Netz: 6:54 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:57 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:45 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:31 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 8:18 PM

Next Shabbos

April 5-6, 2024

27 Adar II 5784

Parashas Shemini/Hachodesh

Candle lighting 7:18 not before 6:16

Havdalah 8:18

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 5:55 (Plag, B), 7:20 (B) 7:10 (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), 7:10 (B), 7:10 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 8:18