Parashas Vayechi: December 17-18, 2010

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Shabbos, Dec. 17-18, 2010

Parshas Vayechi 11 Tevet 5771

Light Candles 4:29pm

Early Friday Mincha – Arcola Small Beis Medrash 12:45pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola & University 4:15pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 4:15pm

Kabbalos Shabbos/Maariv will immediately follow the 4:15pm Minch

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

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

The 8AM Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by "The Chevra."

The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is sponsored in honor of Sarah and David Maslow, who are making Aliyah this month.

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 4:10pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 4:25pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 4:25pm

Shabbos Ends 5:32pm


Aliza & Yitzchak Scher on the birth of a daughter, Bracha Adina, and to the grandparents, Chana & BenZion Berliant of Woodside and Roberta & Allan Scher of Atlanta.

Beth & Phil Weinberg on the birth of a grandson, Naftoli Tzvi, to Tamar & Dovid Geldman of Dallas, Texas.

Tasha & Ken Solomon on the engagement of their granddaughter, Bracha Shira Greenman to Ashi (Asher) Gluck of Monsey, NY. Mazal Tov also to her parents, Leah & Rabbi Yitz Greenman, of Passaic, NJ.

Harriet & Elliot Jacob on the birth of a granddaughter, Yakyra Tova, born to their children Goldie & Jacob Milner of Baltimore.


Welcome to the new members who were approved at the recent YISE Board of Directors meeting: Beth Greene-Perera & Shabetai Perera; Yael & Dr. Marc Azran; Ruthie & Mordechai Cohen; Sara & Moshe Shamouilian; Efrat & Amichai Yavlovich; Erika & Zachary Zweihorn. Ken Yirbu!


Esther Edeson, recovering from wrist surgery.

Banquet Committee in Formation – The 2011 Banquet Committee will hold its first meeting Tuesday, December 21 at 7:30pm in the small side of the Arcola Social Hall.

Dear YISE Member,

As the calendar year comes to a close, this is a perfect time to consider the Shul in your end of the year planning. If you haven`t done so already, please consider satisfying your account with the Shul.

Also, please consider adding YISE to your charitable contributions for the end of the year. If you are able, this is a great time to give just a little more to your Shul. Thank you for your consideration and your time and efforts on behalf of your Shul.


David Mazel, YISE President


Youth Groups this Shabbos meet at 10am. 1st – 4th grade girls meet upstairs in the small Beis Medrash; 1st – 4th grade boys at the Yeshiva (meet in the YISE downstairs lobby at 10am); 2-5 year olds meet in the large Youth room behind the women`s balcony. 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 being sponsored by the Isser family in memory of Rene`s father, Chaim ben Yehudah, and Rene`s grandfather, Yehudah ben Gedalia David. It is also being sponsored in honor of Eitan`s 12th birthday.

Rabbi Rosenbaum`s Shiur for 6th-8th grade boys meets this Shabbos, 1 hour before Mincha.


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 Eli Reingold, 301-996-5910.

Rabbi Zev Katz`s Wednesday morning Chumash class, previously taught by Rabbi Anemer, z"l, meets at 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, meets at 7:30pm, after Maariv at University Bl.

Rabbi Rosenbaum`s Gemara shiur for men, Tuesday and Friday mornings, Arcola Social Hall, 6:00-6:45am. The shiur covers Gemara, Rashi, and Tosfos with a look at practical halachic conclusions drawn from the sugyos. For more information contact Aaron Branda at or Rabbi Rosenbaum.

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 meets at 8pm in the Arcola 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.


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 – Gemara Shiur, will take place this Shabbos 1 hour before Mincha.

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

Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha shiur will meet ½ hour before Mincha this Shabbos.

Rabbi Rosenbaum- Shiur between Mincha & Maariv at Arcola.

R` Matt Welik- Shiur between Mincha & Maariv at University Blvd.

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


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

2nd grade girls Shabbos Group will meet 3:30-4:30pm at Ahava Leitag`s home, 11714 Kemp Mill Rd.

3rd Grade Girls Shabbos Group will meet today at the home of Meirav Janus, 704 Kersey Rd, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

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

The Monthly Melava Malka Tanach series continues this Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 18, 7:00pm, with a shiur by Rabbi Rosenbaum on the Torah personalities of Dasan & Aviram. Location: the Scheininger home, Warwick Apartments, #710. This popular shiur is open to the entire community. Light refreshments will be provided by the host family.

Monumental Moments Sunday, Dec. 19, 8pm – The Mesorah Women`s Learning Institute presents The Chofetz Chaim Foundation`s Monumental Moments with Mrs. Tehilla Jaeger, Mrs. Chanie Juravel, Mrs.Rena Tarshish and Mrs. Seryl Berman. Southeast Hebrew Congregation, 10900 Lockwood Dr. For more information contact Sorah Rivkah Goodman 301-681-6347. $10 admission.

Announcing Job Search Club – The Kemp Mill Employment Assistance Initiative weekly forum for jobseekers. Support in all aspects of the jobhunt – interview skills, the search process, accessing experts. The Club meets Thursdays, 7:30 pm, at YISE (upstairs Beis Medrash). For more information contact 301-525-9737, .

Do you know individuals or families who can`t afford to buy food for Shabbos or Yom Tov? The Yehuda Mond Foundation will arrange confidential local food deliveries. Contact Rabbi Moshe Arzouan if you know anyone who could benefit from this service. For information on the Foundation, and how to provide much-needed taxdeductible support to this project, visit

Jewish History – Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington will be sponsoring a free lecture Monday, Dec. 20, 1:30-2:30pm. Rabbi Saul Koss will speak on topics in Jewish History at the home of Mr. Marvin Konick, 1111 University Blvd. W., #215 . Light refreshments served. For more information and to RSVP contact Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517.

Eat, Play, Kibbitz – Join Amit Birah Chapter for a Night of Poker, Games, and David Chu`s Chinese Cuisine Saturday, Dec. 25, 8pm, at the home of Maris and Kevin Liss, 604 Hermleigh Road. $50 per person (includes playing chips and dinner) $75 young couple couvert. RSVP or for information, Sara Solomon at

NEW DATE Visiting the Sick the Jewish Way -Learn the proper way to perform the special Mitzvah of Bikkur Cholim! In conjunction with YISE Adult Education Committee, GWCK invites the community to "Visiting the Sick the Jewish Way," a lecture by Rabbi Yosef Singer, Rabbi of YIEIP. Sunday morning, Dec. 26, 9:30am at YISE.

Honor Thy Elderly Mother and Father – Bikur Cholim Eldercare series, Sun., Dec. 19, 9:30-11:30am, at KMS. Rabbi Dr. Moshe Bleich, LSCW-C and Ruth Kershner-Oliver, Jewish Council on Aging, Director of Cahnmann Center for Supportive Services, "Honoring Your Geriatric Parents: Responsibilities and Limitations from a Jewish Perspective and Accessing Resources to Help your Loved One."

Hilchos Shabbos/Oneg Shabbos with Rabbi Rosenbaum – Dec. 24, 8:15pm at the home of the Ungers, 1102 Arcola. This month`s shiur- Hotzaah (Carrying). Food provided by the hosts, Shiur is open to all.

Online Computer Courses – The OU offers online Beginners- and Intermediate-level courses in Dreamweaver, Excel, Photoshop, and Quickbooks, starting in January. Courses includes six 90-minute sessions. $36 registration fee each; register at

New Infants and Children Clothing G`mach – A way to obtain baby and children`s clothing at no cost to you. The G`mach will be located at two different locations. Infant and toddler clothing up to 4T can be dropped off and obtained at the home of Chaya Topas Lisitza, located at 617 Hyde Road. Contact: 301-244-5819. Children`s clothing 5T and up (including school uniforms) can be dropped off and obtained at the home of Zahava Bensimon, 11806 Kemp Mill Rd. Contact:, or 301-920-0922. Donations of kids clothes unstained and in very good condition are welcome.

SAVE the DATE – YISE Annual Banquet Sunday, February 13, 2011.

Our honorees are Susan & Bob Levi. The Young Leadership Award will be presented to Yoninah & Adam Segal. Youth Honorees will be the seniors who are leaders in our Youth Groups and Youth Minyan. Please plan to join us.


Saturday, Dec. 18 – Farewell Kiddush for Sarah & David Maslow. Following 8:45am Main Minyan, in the Arcola Social Hall. All invited.

Monday, Dec. 27 – The Man With the Truck, Arcola Social Hall, To be announced

Friday December 31 — Ruach Minyan, Arcola Social Hall, 4:40pm

Good Book Wants YOU – to update your listing. The Good Book is preparing its 2011 edition. If you have changes, or if you are not listed and want to be, contact the Good Book at 877-358-6068 or

The Haimish Kiddush Group now has 36 members signed up for 2011. We continue to grow every week and would encourage anyone interested in strengthening our shul to join us. It costs $100 to become a member. Please contact Raph Ginsburg,, for details on how to join.

Davening Times Week of Dec. 19- Dec. 25, 2010

MORNING SERVICES (Dec. 19- Dec. 25)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

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

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

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

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

*Nusach Sefard Minyan

AFTERNOON SERVICES Mincha-Maariv (Dec. 19- Dec. 23)

Sunday – Arcola & University – 4:35pm

Arcola Monday – Thursday – 4:35pm

University – Maariv only Monday – Thursday 7:15pm

HALACHIC TIMES (Dec. 19- Dec. 25)

Talis & Tefillin 6:28am

Krias Sh`ma 9:43am

Mincha (Earliest) 12:39pm

Next Shabbos, Dec. 24-25, 2010

Parshas Shemos 18 Tevet 5771

Light Candles 4:32pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola & University 4:35pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 4:35pm

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 4:15pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 4:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 4:30pm

Shabbos Ends 5:36pm

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 12 Noon.

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