Parashas Vaera – January 12 – 13, 2024

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JANUARY 12-13, 2024 | 3 SHEVAT 5784 | PARASHAS VAERA



Candle Lighting 4:48 | Havdalah 5:51

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

Fran & Alan Broder on the birth of a grandson, born to Eva & Rabbi Dr. Hillel Broder. Mazal Tov to great-grandmother, Marilyn Broder, Aunt Batsheva & Uncle Moshe and their family, Aunt Gabi & Uncle Noam and the extended family. The Shalom Zachor will take place on Friday from 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM at the Broder home, 1141 Kersey Road.

Esther & David Hornestay on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Emunah Shulamit, to their grandchildren, Aviva & Matt Weiser. Mazal Tov to grandparents Shari & Rabbi Stuart Klammer of Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel.

Vivian & Arnie Kirshenbaum on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Zahava Shayna, born to their grandchildren, Ayala & Dovi Garfinkel, in Betar, Israel. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Shanie & William Bokor and Haskell Garfinkel, and to all of the aunts, uncles and cousins.

Susan & Rabbi Saul Koss on the birth of two great-grandchildren: a boy, Yaakov Moshe, to Chana & Menachem Guttman of Queens (grandparents, Miriam (z"l) & Simmy Guttman of Milwaukee) and a girl, Temima Bayla, to Bracha & Barry Eichenbaum (grandparents Rivka & Yosef/Evan Bart of Charleston, SC). Mazal Tov to Bubby Frieda and Uncle Jonathan Bart.


The family of Gilda Haber on her passing.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan Locations:

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


Mincha/Maariv: 4:50 (B) 4:45 (Sephardi, LBM)


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

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 4:45 (B), 4:45 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 5:51 (B)


8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Yehuda Shinensky

9:15 Minyan Rabbi Postelnek


Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

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

Shiur between Mincha/Maariv (B) Rabbi Postelnek

Kiddush 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 the Cattan Family in honor of the 58th anniversary of Sammy Franco's Bar Mitzvah.

Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – Led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, 9:15 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

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at

Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos, January 13, at 7:00 PM in the Social Hall. This session is sponsored by Susan & Saul Koss in memory of their daughter, Miriam, on her 6th Yahrzeit, Debi & Max Rudmann tocommemorate the Yahrzeit of Max's dad, Ernest Rudmann, EzraBen Menachem Hanina, on 5 Shevat, may his Neshama have an Aliyah, and Debbie & Jeff Weinstein for the 15th Yahrzeit of Debbie's mother, Lillie S Levine, Leah Bas Dovid, Z"L.

Tu B'Shevat event for elementary schoolers – Wednesday, January 24 at 4:30 PM in the Small Social Hall. see flyer

A Family Shabbos Dinner – Friday, February 2. Adults and children of all ages. see flyer

Shabbos and Weekday Shiurim Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Shiur is sponsored by David Jaray in appreciation to Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his shiurand in memory of all those who have lost their lives in Israel

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur is sponsored by David Jaray in appreciation to Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend his shiur and in memory of Rabbi Hyatt, Z"L 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 Mussar Shiur is sponsored by Michelle & Doug Shelling tocommemorate the Yahrzeit of Michelle's father, Moshe Ben Reuven, on 26 Teves.

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


YISE Supports Israel

Mission to Israel – Several members of YISE are coordinating a mission to Israel in February. 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 or supplies, including, but not limited to, gear and meals for soldiers.

Tehillim for Israel – We gather in the Belonofsky Sanctuary on Sunday evenings after Mincha/Maariv for 15 minutes of communal Tehillim.

Daily Chizuk – Rabbi Rosenbaum will lead 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, will resume on Sunday, January 21.

Tehillim at Daily Minyan – following weekday Shacharis (Perek 121) and Mincha (Perek 20 Sunday through Thursday, Perakim 20 and 130 on Friday).

Tehillim for Israel WhatsApp – Join at:

Financial Support – A list of charitable organizations is available at:

Our Local Soldiers – Send Hebrew name and mother's Hebrew name of relatives serving in the IDF to

Political Action – Tell Congress: Support Emergency Aid to Israel. AIPAC information at:

Local Law Enforcement – Our security team is working with the Montgomery County Police Dept. and Secure Community Network. MCPD has increased patrols. Please greet and thank the officers for their efforts to protect the community.

Prayer and Mitzvos – As we engage our efforts through 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 Ira Brandriss will speak on “Chovos Halevavos: Obligations of the Heart – Gateways to a Spiritual Life" on Friday, January 19, at 8:30 PM, in the Social Hall, followed by light refreshments. see flyer

Men's Melaveh Malka – Join Rabbi Postelnek and friends for singing, food and Torah. Motzei Shabbos, January 27, 8:30 PM at the home of Goldie and Ben Fields. To sponsor, visit see flyer

Nach Yomi Siyum – All women and girls invited. Sunday, January 28, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Brunch, inspiring speakers and interactive program. RSVP: see flyer

Save the Dates: Scholar-In-Residence Programs at YISE – February 23-25 and March 8-9. see flyer

Finding My Place in Torah, Community and Life – A shiur given by Rabbi Postelnek. Monday, February 5 at 8:30 PM, at the home of Leah and Yoni Levine, 1111 University Blvd. W (University Towers) Apt. 206. 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, February 5 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A.

Ask the Rabbi – This month's topic: Halachos of Shopping. Tuesday, February 6, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Zoom A. Send in your questions to by Sunday, February 4. For more information and to submit questions by phone or anonymously, contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or To sponsor the program, please contact the YISE office. see flyer

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

Rabbi Rosenbaum will be on vacation from Friday, January 12 through Friday, January 19. Individuals with Halachic questions can contact Rabbi Postelnek at 571-340-0227 or . Those wanting to contact Rabbi Rosenbaum about pressing matters should contact the Shul office and a staff member will notify Rabbi Rosenbaum.

The Week Ahead

Monday Jan 15 – MLK Day

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 6:01 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:30 AM, Latest Netz: 7:27 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:51 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:50 PM, Earliest Shkia: 5:08 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 5:58 PM

Next Shabbos

January 19-20, 2024

10 Shevat 5784

Parashas Bo

Candle lighting 4:55

Havdalah 5:58

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 4:55 (B)4:50 (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), 4:50 (B), 4:45 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 5:58