Parashas Vayechi – December 29 – 30, 2023

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Candle Lighting 4:35 | Havdalah 5:39

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Esther Edeson and the Edeson and Stern Families on the 5th Yahrzeit of their beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, Jacob S. Edeson, Yaakov Sholom ben Yosef Nosson, Z"L, on 19 Teves and
by the Karlin family, Sandy; Matthew & Sarah; Raphael & Shayna; Benjy & Dalya; Yakov Gedaliah, Akiva, Meir, Tova Kayla, Bitzy, Simcha, Charlie, Liam, Eli & Tuvia, in honor of Melanie's special birthday.

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.


Young Israel Shomrai Emunah extends its condolences on the passing of Rabbi Herzel Kranz, HaRav Chaim Herzel ben Baruch Aryeh Leib, Z"L, to the Kranz family, the Silver Spring Jewish Center/Ahavas Yisrael community, and all those in Kemp Mill and beyond who were touched by his kindness and guidance over decades.

Norma Burdett, on the passing of her daughter, Helene Burdett Riffle. Shiva is being observed at 11720 Lovejoy Street through Tuesday morning. Maariv Motzei Shabbos at 5:40 PM, Mincha/Maariv on Sunday/Monday at 4:30 PM. Visitors requested Motzei Shabbos 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Sunday/Monday 2 PM – 8 PM.

Shabbos and Weekday Shiurim Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Shiur is sponsored by David Jaray in appreciation to Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his shiur and 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 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 all those that have been traumatized in Israel during these times.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Navi Shiur is sponsored by Harriet & Ron Sheinson in memory Harriet's mother, Clara Krasnow, KrendelElka bas Binyomin HaLevi

The Lower Lobby coffee station is sponsored for January by Roast Masters Hannah & Robert Klein. For weekly and monthly sponsorship rates, please contact the office.

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, December 30 at 7:00 PM in the Social Hall. This session is sponsored by the Kaplan & Mandelbaum families in honor of the second Yahrzeit of their grandfather, Joseph Hirsch, Yosef ben David.

Middle School Boys Pizza & Game Night Motzei Shabbos, January 6 at 7:30 PM in The House.

Tu B'Shevat event for elementary schoolers Wednesday, January 24 at 4:00 PM in the Small Social Hall.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan Locations:

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


Mincha/Maariv: 4:35 (B) 4:30 (Sephardi, LBM)


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

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 4:30 (B), 4:35 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 5:39


8:45 Main Minyan – Rabbi Postelnek

9:15 Minyan – Rabbi Rosenbaum


Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

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

Shiur between Mincha and Maariv (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

Kiddush and Drasha Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush Group.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Esther Edeson and the Edeson and Stern Families on the 5th Yahrzeit of their beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle,Jacob S. Edeson, Yaakov Sholom ben Yosef Nosson, Z"L, on 19 Teves.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Moshe Nissan

8:45 Shabbos Drasha is sponsored to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Yehoshua ben Shlomo Dovid, Z"l.

Thank you to the sponsors of our recent Chanukah Party:

* Menorah Sponsors: Malya & Lucas Druskin and Simi & Sammy Franco

* Fire Sponsors: Sahra & Yale Grinsburg and Barbara Price


Happy Birthday

Simi & Sammy Franco wish Mike Hourwitz a Happy Belated Birthday!

Simi & Sammy Franco wish Melanie Karlin a Happy Special Birthday!

New Member

We welcome the new member voted in at the latest board meeting: Yitzchak Isaac Small

YISE Supports Israel for Israel – Avi Liberman, of Comedy for Koby, is doing a US tour to raise money to benefit the Koby Mandell Foundation's efforts to support those in Israel who have lost loved ones to terror. January 3, 7:30 PM at the Berman Auditorium, see flyer

Tehillim for Israel – We are gathering in the Belonofsky Sanctuary on Sunday evenings after Mincha/Maariv (approximately 40 minutes after the posted Mincha time) 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 Ahavas Chesed Sunday through Friday at 12:30 PM on Zoom A.

Avinu Malkeinu at Daily Minyan – following Shemoneh Esrei at Shacharis and Mincha. 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

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, January 1, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A.

The next Ruach Minyan will take place on January 5, led by Adam Bashein. Important details: The Ruach Minyan is starting at Kabbalos Shabbos in the Social Hall, following Mincha, which is in the Belonofsky Sanctuary at 4:45 PM. Following Mincha, the Ruach Minyan will convene in the Social Hall. Susan Koss will be holding a special story telling program during part of Davening. So bring your family and invite your friends. It's going to be Gevaldic! For more information, contact

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

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

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

The Week Ahead

Monday, Jan 1 – New Year's Day

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 6:02 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:30 AM, Latest Netz: 7:28 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:49 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:44 PM, Earliest Shkia: 4:55 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 5:45 PM

Next Shabbos

January 5-6, 2024

25 Teves 5784

Parashas Shemos

Candle lighting 4:41

Havdalah 5:45

Friday Night: Mincha/Maariv: 4:45 (B) 4:40 (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), 4:40 (B), 4:35 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 5:45