Parashas Vayeishev – December 8 – 9, 2023

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Candle Lighting 4:27 | Havdalah 5:30

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Sima & Richard Soskin in honor of their new granddaughter, Shaili Hodaya, of Houston, TX. Mazal Tov to her parents, Eliana & Jesse Shkedy; big sisters, Adielle and Zahara; and great-grandparents, Joan & Philip Soskin. May Shaili be a source of nachas for her family.

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

Florence Binstock Avigan on the marriage of her grandson Dovid Binstock to Dr. Rachel Zemel. Mazal Tov to aunt and uncle Karen & Howie Schulman and the whole Mishpacha.

Marsha & Yitz Kasdan on the birth of a great-grandson, Nechemia Tzvi, to their grandchildren Shira & Moshe Neger. Mazal Tov as well to big brothers Menachem and Yisroel, grandparents Rookie & Judah Gross, Marsha's mother Evelyn Elbogen, great-aunt and uncle Shana & Hirschel Wohl and family, and all of the other Kasdan, Gross, and Neger grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arleeta & Rabbi Ivan Lerner on the birth of a great-granddaughter. Parents are Shayna (Lerner) & Rabbi Gavi Sragow. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Shosh & Ari Lerner and Linda & Murray Sragow and great-grandparents Carole & Morty Pancer.

Teanna & Jonah Mainzer on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Lillian Mainzer. Mazal Tov also to Lillian's brother, Jacob, the grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.


Emily Friedman on the passing of her mother, Trudy Bernstein, and Todd Friedman on the passing of his mother-in-law. Shiva is being observed at 11709 Fulham Street until Thursday morning. Visiting hours Motzei Shabbos 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Sunday through Wednesday 10:00 AM – 12 Noon, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM and 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Harriette Weinstein on the passing of her husband, Richard Weinstein, and to Seth and Andrew on the passing of their father. The funeral took place on Wednesday. Shiva is being observed at 1005 South Belgrade Road. Shacharis, Sunday: 8:30 AM, Monday, Tuesday: 6:35 AM, Mincha/Maariv Sunday, Monday: 4:30 PM. Visitors between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM and after Mincha/Maariv until 6:00 PM.

Kiddush Sponsors

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

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Teanna & Jonah Mainzer on the occasion of their daughter Lillian's Bat Mitzvah.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Dahan Family.

Shabbos and Weekday Shiurim Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Shiur is sponsored by David Jaray inappreciation 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 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 Wednesday night Navi Shiur sponsored by Chanah Hollander in loving memory of her mother, Devorah bat Avraham, a"h. Her Yahrzeit will be on Shabbos Chanukah.

Shabbos Schedule

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


Mincha: 3:00 (B)

Mincha/Maariv: 4:20 (B) 4:25 (Sephardi, LBM)


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

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 4:25 (B), 4:20 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 5:30


8:45 Main Minyan – Rabbi Rosenbaum

9:15 Minyan – Rabbi Hillel Shaps

Teen Minyan – Rabbi Postelnek


Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky

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

Shiur after Mincha (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

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 3 with parent, Toddler Room

Kinder Group, 3-5, upstairs behind the balcony

Boys 6-9 & Girls 6-9 and 5th-6th Grade Girls, meet in lower lobby and walk to YGW

Motzai Shabbos Pizza and Sufganiyot for High School Boys – December 9, 8 PM in the House. see flyer

Latkes & Lattes for High School Girls – Tuesday, December 12, 8 PM in the Social Hall. see flyer

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at


75th Anniversary Logo Survey The Communications Committee reviewed all of the submissions and narrowed the final choices down to three options. Go to and vote by Rosh Chodesh Teves (December 13). Winner to be announced shortly thereafter.

YISE Supports Israel

Israel Lawn Signs – YISE has received 50 We Stand with Israel lawn signs compliments of the One Israel Fund. They are available in the main lobby. Please do not take more than one. Thank you for supporting Israel.

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

Tap Into the Times/Prepare for Chanukah! – A Sunday morning Chabura, 8:15 AM – 8:40 AM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary, led by Rabbi Postelnek. Now learning Torah relevant to the month of Kislev and Chanukah. see flyer

Chanukah Party – Join us for a Chanukah Party with food, music and fun! Sunday, December 10, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, in the Social Hall. $10/adult, $5/child (3-12), $40 family max. Visit for sponsorship opportunities. see flyer

Chanukah Mesiba and Siyum Mishnayos – Join YISE for food, music, and Chanukah inspiration! Monday, December 11, 8:30 PM-10:00 PM, in the Social Hall. see flyer

The Golden Network: Lunch and Learn "Exploring the Mysteries of Chanukah" with Rabbi Roy Rosenbaum, Wednesday, December 13, at 11:45 AM at YISE. RSVP to or 301-732-1773 by December 10. see flyer

Shabbos Sefer Soiree – Rabbi Yonatan Gorin will speak on "Targum Onkelos: A Convert's Reception of Torah at Har Sinai" on Friday, December 15, at 8:30 PM, in the Social Hall, followed by light refreshments. see flyer

Judaica and Seforim Sale – Sunday, December 24, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM and Tuesday, December 26, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, in the Social Hall. Come fill in the gaps in your library and find great gifts as well.

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.

Torah Tournament Junior – Join the whole Kemp Mill Community for the first ever *Torah Tournament Junior*! Tournament will be held on Sunday, January 28 at YISE. Sign up your team by December 18 at Contact Rachelli Simon for details. see flyer

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

The Week Ahead

Sunday Dec 10 – Friday Dec 15 – Chanukah

Wednesday Dec 13 – Rosh Chodesh

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:54 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:23 AM, Latest Netz: 7:21 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:38 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:34 PM, Earliest Shkia: 4:45 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 5:32 PM

Next Shabbos

December 15-16, 2023

4 Teves 5784

Parashas Mikeitz

Candle lighting 4:28

Havdalah 5:32

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 4:30 (B) 4:25 (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), 4:25 (B), 4:20 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 5:32