Parashas Vayakhel – February 25-26, 2011

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Shabbos, Feb. 25-26, 2011

Parashas Vayakhel 22 Adar 1, 5771 Light Candles 5:38pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola & University 5:40pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 5:40pm

Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak at the 8:45AM Main Minyan.

Rabbi Ethan Eisen will speak at the 8AM Minyan.

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is sponsored by "The Group."

The 8AM Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by "The Chevra," with cholent & kugel compliments of Wrap-2-Go.

The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Beverly Morris & Art Boyars in honor of the Aufruf of their son, Jack Boyars.

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 5:20pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 5:35pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 5:35pm

Shabbos Ends 6:38pm


Eileen & Stanley Goldschmidt on the birth of a granddaughter, Rebecca Rose. Parents are Kara & Jacob Sassoon of Riverdale, NY. Mazal Tov also to the great grandmother, former YISE member Mrs. Freda Goldschmidt.

Rebbetzin Yocheved Anemer on the engagement of her grandson, Shmuel Anemer, son of Rabbi & Mrs. Zev Anemer, to Hudsy Guzik of Brooklyn.

Sabine & Chaim Himmelfarb on the birth of a grandson, Doniel Yechiel, born to their children, Elana & Yossi Cohn, of Riverdale, NY.


Purim Carnival! The YISE Youth Department presents our annual Purim Carnival Extravaganza, in the Arcola Social Hall, Motzei Shabbos, March 19. Join us for a family friendly Megillah reading, followed by games, treats, and prizes! To sponsor this program or volunteer to help, email More details to follow.

Youth Groups this Shabbos meet at 10am in all the regular places. Pick up the 2-5 year olds in the large Youth room and the 1st-4th graders in the small Youth room.

The Youth Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Youth Minyan Kiddush Group. Sushi Making for 6th-8th grade boys – Rescheduled to Motzei Shabbos, Feb. 26, 7:45pm. Learn to make sushi, enjoy a delicious dinner and have a great time. At the Miller home, 816 Hillsboro Dr. $10 fee, RSVP required. Email to RSVP.

Be Safe while Walking at Night – YISE Youth Committee now has reflective belts available for sale, at the price of $9 per belt or 3 belts for $25. To purchase your belt or for more information, contact Michael Ravin, 301-681-0233 or

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shiur for 6th-8th grade boys will meet this Shabbos 1 hour before Mincha.

The Carpet is Complete! Enjoy the new carpet installed in the Belonofsky Sanctuary. Work will start soon on tile for the lobby outside the Sanctuary.

Special thanks to Dave Kull and DNA Tree Service – DNA came by on Shabbos (with the approval of Rabbi Rosenbaum) to cut away broken branches from the tree in front of the Shul entrance. The cracked and broken branches were hanging over the sidewalk and were a danger to all pedestrians passing beneath. DNA's telephone number is 301-482-2626.


Talmud Yoma – Shiur Monday thru Thursday, small Beis Medrash, 11am-12 Noon. Beis Medrash Zichron Gedaliah Community Tuesday Night Learning for Men – in the YISE small Social Hall. Learning 8pm-9pm, followed by Maariv and light refreshments. Five shiurim & chavrusas. Contact Rabbi Reingold, 301-996-5910.

Rabbi Zev Katz's Wednesday morning Chumash class, previously taught by Rabbi Anemer, z"l, meets Wednesdays, 11am in the small Beis Medrash at Arcola.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Wednesday evening Advanced Men's Gemara shiur, previously taught by Rabbi Anemer, z"l, 7:30pm, after Maariv at University Blvd.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara shiur for men, Tuesday and Friday mornings, Arcola Social Hall, 6:00-6:45am.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Sunday night shiur for men in Mishna Brurah meets at his home. For more information contact

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday night Women's shiur 8pm, Small Beis Medrash. The Greater Washington Community Kollel Linas Hatzedek program is presented in conjunction with the YISE Adult Education Committee on Sunday mornings, 9:30am, following the 8:45am Shacharis.

Gemara Basics – The Greater Washington Community Kollel's weekly Yesodei HaTorah shiur for men meets on Thursdays, 8-9pm, in the Small Social Hall. For information, email


R' Pinchas Werner – 8:15am Shiur in the youth room behind the balcony. All are welcome.

Rabbi David Hyatt – Gemara Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Musaf.

Rabbi William Millen's shiur is on hiatus through March 12. It will resume March 19.

Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Alshich on the Parsha 45 minutes before Sephardi Mincha.

Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha shiur meets ½ hour before Mincha.

Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur between Mincha & Maariv at Arcola.

R' Herschel Wohl – Shiur between Mincha & Maariv at University.

Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur 9am, upstairs behind the women's balcony.

Mayor to Speak – Save the date! Tuesday night, March 1, 8pm -9:15 pm, Moshe Abutbul, Mayor of Beit Shemesh, will brief community members about his city. Everyone is invited to hear Mayor Abutbul in the YISE Arcola Beit Medrash.

Do you or someone you know need Megilla read to you? The Rose & Bernard Singer Megilla Reading Program can arrange that. Volunteers are also needed who can read it. No one should miss out because of inability to get to shul, due to illness, infirmity or other reason. Contact or call him at 301-593-1193.

YISE members living in University Towers who need help with food shopping, especially in bad weather, contact, 301-593-7359.

A Shloshim for Rabbi Zecharya Mines, z"l, will take place, iy"h, on Saturday evening, March 12, at 9:00 p.m. in the Belonofsky Bais Medrash of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington. Rabbi Mines, a brother-in-law of Rabbi Anemer, z"l, was a greatly influential rebbi at the Yeshiva in its early years, and also was the Baal Musaf on Yamim Noraim at YISE for several years. This gathering is being planned for former talmidim and friends in the DC-Baltimore area, in addition to one on Thursday evening, March 10, in Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Queens, NY. For further info e-mail

It's your Shul- care for it like you would want your home cared for.

Community programs are listed as space is available, at the discretion of the YISE staff. There are no guarantees. Submissions are subject to editing for space or stylistic requirements. YISE events always have priority.


Snif Bnei Akiva will be at KMS this week at 4:30. The walking group will leave from YISE at 4:00. See you all then!!

Shabbos group for 2nd grade girls will meet this Shabbos at the Fuchs home, 11722 Fulham St., from 4-5pm.

Father & Son Learning at the Boys' Yeshiva – For Nursery to 6th grade. Motzei Shabbos, 7:30 pm. Learning, pizza, raffles, prizes, special programs. For more information, call Rabbi Hes, 301-593-7991 or Nehemia Mond, 301-754-2221.

Beautiful Purim cards – AMIT is again selling beautiful Purim cards, just $2 each. Call Esther Edeson, 301-593-1468, or Rachel Pinchot, 301-754-3773. Amit also sells Memorial cards ($5), as well as All Occasion, Mazel Tov, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah cards ($3). All proceeds are used to fund AMIT educational programs in Israel.

Women's Daytime Tehillim Group – 2pm-3pm, Tuesdays. Arleeta, 301-649-0552.

Torah School's 8th Annual Chinese Auction is Sunday evening, Feb. 27, at Beth Sholom in Potomac. Doors open at 7pm. Prize drawings start at 8:30pm. Great prizes, great food, and great fun! For more information, contact the Torah School office.

Camp Ahava Open House – This Sunday, Feb. 27, 2-4 p.m. at SSJC. (Ages 4½ to 15) Come see what we're all about! Meet the new director and wonderful staff. Lots of free fun activities and snacks. Special discount if registered by 2/28. 301-649-4425. or

Chevra Kaddisha Zayin Adar Lunch – Sunday, March 13, 10:30am – 12:30pm at YISE. $15 per person for dairy lunch. Reservations required. Contact or for more information.

JTC 3 on 3 Guys Basketball Tournament – March 12, 8-11pm (Grades 9-12) March 13, 2-5pm (Grades 7-8). Refs & Trophies • Maximum 4 players per team. Yeshiva Gym, 2010 Linden Lane, Silver Spring. Halftime "show" with contests and prizes. $10 per person – Tourney t-shirt, Gatorade, and raffle included. Online registration and details: or 301-649-7077, ext. 1518. Parents: Join us at 8:20 or 2:10 for a short info session about JTC and receive a $25 discount and a chance to win an additional $100 off session rates for JTC this summer!

Tomchei Shabbos – Do you know individuals or families who can't afford food for Shabbos or Yom Tov? The Yehuda Mond Foundation will arrange for confidential local food deliveries. Contact Rabbi Moshe Arzouan. For more information on the Foundation, and how to provide much-needed tax-deductible support to this project, visit

Looking for a job? Come join the Job Club, Thursday nights at 7:30 pm in YISE's small Beis Medrash. Benefit from networking with fellow participants, practice your "elevator speech", and more. For more information, contact Richard Dine,, or Cheryl Jacobsen, We need to hear from you, at, if you have job leads or can provide information about your occupation.

Helpline for Addictions – Do you, or some one you love, have a problem with drugs, alcohol, compulsive gambling, overeating, pornography, or any other form of addiction? Please call 1-866-Zehayom (866-934-2966) for confidential help geared toward the frum community. Sponsored in part by the Yehudah Mond Foundation.

Sports and Adventure/Extreme Trip camp – JTC is the only camp of its kind for Jewish high school boys in the Greater Washington area. Based at the Yeshiva, June 21-July 15, this actionpacked program running includes sports clinics and league play, trips such as paintball, wilderness hiking, a sports complex lock-in and more, as well as the chance for the teen to explore his own Jewish journey. Affordable all-inclusive price includes breakfast, trips, programs and daily Gatorade. For boys ages 13-18 (entering grades 8-12).Online registration and additional information: or 301-962-5111 ext 1518.


Saturday, February 26 – Aufruf of Jack Boyars, Son of Beverly Morris & Art Boyars, 8:45am Main Minyan, Belonofsky Sanctuary

Saturday, February 26 – 2nd Annual YISE Israeli Film Fest- 8:00pm, Arcola Social Hall, $7.50 per person

Saturday, March 5 – Dor L'Dor, 7:45pm, Arcola Social Hall

Saturday, March 5 – Greater Washington Community Kollel Shabbaton


YISE Nursery Purim Cards -Support YISE Nursery by ordering beautiful, full color, glossy Purim cards featuring our own community's children! 3 cards for $6; 10 cards for $18; 20 cards for $36; 30 cards for $54; 40 cards for $72. Envelopes included! E-mail with your name, phone number and number of cards ordering. Call Lianne Heller, 301-593-7365, with questions. Cards available for pickup from shul office or YISE Nursery from March 1.

Camp Shomrai Summer 2011 is open for registration now! Let your child enjoy a summer of exploration and adventure in the safe and nurturing environment of a camp for nursery aged children only. Our counselors are experienced teachers who will bridge the school year with fun, learning and growth. Call Lianne Heller for more information, 301-593-7365.

Snail Mail or Email? YISE distributes shiva notices by US Postal Service or email. If you would prefer email, call the office, 301-593-4465, ext. 403, with your email address, or register online at

Davening Times Week of Feb. 27 – March 5, 2011

MORNING SERVICES (Feb. 27 – March 5)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

Sunday 8:00am 6:30/7:30/8:45am 7:30am "

Monday/Thursday 6:15am 6:45/7:35/8:30am 6:05am "

Tues./Wed./Fri. 6:30am 6:55/7:35/8:30am 6:15am "

Shabbos 8:45am 7:00/7:00*/8:00/8:45am 8:15am "

*Nusach Sefard Minyan

AFTERNOON SERVICES Mincha-Maariv (Feb. 27 – March 3)

Sunday – Arcola & University – 5:45pm

Arcola Monday – Thursday – 5:45pm

University – Maariv only Monday – Thursday 7:15pm

HALACHIC TIMES (Feb. 27 – March 5)

Talis & Tefillin 5:52am

Krias Sh'ma 9:27am

Mincha (Earliest) 12:52pm

Next Shabbos, March 4-5, 2011

Parashas Pekudei, Shabbos Shekalim 29 Adar 1, 5771 Light Candles 5:45pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola & University 5:45pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 5:45pm

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 5:25pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 5:40pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 5:40pm

Shabbos Ends 6:40pm

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday March 2, at 12 Noon.

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