Parashas Vayeishev – December 8-9, 2017

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

December 8-9, 2017 – 21 Kislev 5778 – Parshas Vayeishev

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Donna & Geoffrey Rosenbloom in memory of his parents and her mother.

Mazal Tov

* Rachel & Michael Ravin on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Zev. Mazal Tov to siblings Chana Leah, Eliana, and Akiva. Mazal Tov to grandparents Joyce & Stevan Levy and Sharon & Beryl Ravin and extended family and friends.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 4:30 Sephardi: 4:25 Nusach Sefard: 4:30

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 Youth: N/A Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 4:25 Sephardi: 4:05 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:30

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 and 9:15 Minyanim Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – Donna & Geoffrey Rosenbloom in memory of Ruth Rosenbloom, Rochel Bas Meir, Maurice H. Rosenbloom, Moshe Hershel B'R Chaim Ben Zion, and Helen T. Sandler, Chana Bas Moshe.

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Rachel & Michael Ravin in honor of Zev's Bar Mitzvah.

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM, behind the balcony.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi Levy – Shiur at 3:35 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, in the room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash. For more details, please contact

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM. For more details, please contact

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM – will not meet this week.

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM- 7:25 AM and Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM in the Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network Presents:

* Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiur on Daily Halachos for Men and Women, Tuesday mornings 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM.

* Rabbi Raphael Malka's Mishnah Class for Men, Tuesday mornings, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

* For more information: 301-732-1773 or

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women: 613? We Can Appreciate Every One of Them! Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Meseches Bava Basra, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the Social Hall.

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for Men and Women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sundays, 8:00 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM at YISE. For more information, please contact Rabbi Yonatan Zakem at or 513-313-4899.

* Men (classes located in the YISE Beis Medrash):

* Monday: Parsha Analysis with Rabbi Hillel Shaps.

* Tuesday: Torah Topics with Rabbi Menachem Winter.

* Wednesday: Reading Responsa with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

* Thursday: Yesodei Hatorah with Rabbi Avraham Sussman.

* Thursday: Concepts of Chanukah with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher.

* Monday – Thursday: Shivti led by Rabbi Yonatan Zakem, under the guidance of Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

* Women (class located in the Small Social Hall):

* Monday: Horeb: The Power of Mitzvos with Mrs. Sara Malka Winter.

YISE Programs and Listings

Trivia Night – Presented by the YISE Social Committee. Motzei Shabbos, December 9. Doors open at 7:30 PM, Trivia at 8:00 PM. $5 per person. Meat and pareve refreshments will be served. YISE Social Hall. Groups of 6 to 8 can be formed ahead of time or that night. RSVP to

Redefining Truth: When a Falsehood Fits the Definition of Truthfulness – The GWCK in conjunction with YISE invites men and women of the community to a Jewish Ethics Lecture by Rabbi Moshe Walter. Sunday, December 10, 9:30 AM at YISE.

NEXT SHABBOS: Ruach Minyan – Friday, Decemeber 15, starting with Kabbalos Shabbos at 4:45 PM, in the Social Hall. There will be a special children's story telling program. So bring the family and invite your friends. It's going to be Gevaldic! For more information contact:

NEXT WEEKEND: Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos, December 16, 7:00 PM, Arcola Social Hall. Open to the entire community! Delicious pizza! Interactive discussions! Raffle of exciting prizes! Lots of fun!

Taharat Hamishpacha Refresher for Married Women – Taught by Mrs. Sharon Freundel. Part 1: Sunday, January 7, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Part 2: Sunday, February 4, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. YISE Social Hall.

SAVE THE DATE: Bug Checking Seminar – Hands-on presentation with Rabbi Sholom Tendler of the STAR-K. Wednesday, January 10, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, YISE Social Hall. Thrips cloths available for $7. This program is open for men and women.

Shiurim from Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZT"L, are available at

Help Wanted – The YISE Nursery School seeks a new Director. For more details about the position and requirements, visit For questions or to apply (resume and cover letter), please contact the Nursery School Director Search Committee at

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will NOT meet this Shabbos.

Please join us this week for groups: 2-5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the Balcony; Girls 1st-4th grade gather in the main lobby and Boys 1st-4th grade gather outside the Social Hall and walk to the Yeshiva. Early care for 2-5 year-olds runs from 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Groups for all ages run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

A Chanukah Packed with Flare! Presented by YISE Youth and YISE Nursery. Sunday, December 17, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, YISE Social Hall. Cost: $5.00 per child (2 and older) $25.00 max per family. Pizza $2.50 per slice and bottled water $1.00 each. 30 ft Inflatable Obstacle Course 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Chanukah Sing-Along with Jeremy Gaisin: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Chanukiah building with YISE Nursery: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Entry fee includes Sufganiyot (one per person) (Dairy) (please contact if you keep Cholov Yisroel).

Community Programs and Listings

Daf Yomi meets in the Yeshiva Beis Medrash – Sunday at 6:30 AM, Monday through Thursday at 9:00 PM, and Shabbos at 10:30 AM.

Learn Mishnah Brurah Hilchos Shabbos in 18 Months – Shiur for men with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM at the Boys Yeshiva. Questions? Rabbi Eli Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Kollel Dirshu Silver Spring is learning Maseches Nedarim. Learn in the morning (5:45 AM – 6:30 AM) or in the evening (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM) at the Boys Yeshiva. For more information, please contact Rabbi Eli Reingold at 301-996-5910 or Ranon Cortell at 240-277-2730.

Daily Halacha Program from Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Receive one every day in your inbox. Visit and click "Sign Up."

Shmiras Halashon – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for men in Shmiras Halashon, weekday afternoons, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

The Value of Modesty – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for women, based on text by Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus ZT"L. Alternate Sundays, 7:00 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

Rabbi Marvin Goldman's Shiur at University Towers – Shabbos, December 9 at 1121 University Blvd. West, Apt. 906, at 3:00 PM.

GWCK Chanukah Celebration – Join us for inspiring words of Torah, delicious hot Chanukah refreshments, live music, spirited dancing, a magical performance for the kids, and much more! Free admission. Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 PM, 10900 Lockwood Drive.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, December 13, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the YISE Small Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator and leader. Contact Scott Schlesinger at for more information.

The Berman PTO and KMS invite you to come to the Arcola Rehab (901 Arcola Avenue), Thursday, December 14, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM for a Chanukah musical celebration with the residents. All ages are welcome and Upper School students can earn community service hours. To sign up, contact Miriam Friedman at or just show up.

Kidney Appeal – A member of the local Jewish community has been diagnosed with a deteriorating kidney condition. A year ago, his doctors advised him that a transplant of a kidney from a living donor could restore his normal kidney function and extend his life. To date, no viable donor has been found. If you would consider helping save a life by donating a kidney, please contact Aron Trombka at 301-681-3025 or for more information.

Help our Senior Neighbors – What if you had to give up your car keys and depend on someone else to get you where you needed to go?This is happening to more and more of our senior neighbors. Consider volunteering with the Senior Connection to drive seniors to medical appointments. Training and liability coverage are provided, and you can set your own volunteering schedule. Contact or 301-962-0820 or visit for more information.

50+ Job Search – Are you age 50+ and frustrated by your job search? JCA's Career Gateway Program can help with your resume, networking, interviewing, and Internet job search skills, and turn your age/experience to your advantage. Each session costs $75 and features 30 hours of small-group classroom instruction over 5 days, take-home materials, practical exercises, and a long-term mentor. Sessions run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Upcoming sessions start January 22, March 5, and April 23. For more info, contact Jodie Rasch at 301-255-4215 or

The Week Ahead

Sunday, December 10 Monday, December 11 Tuesday, December 12 Wed., Dec. 13 – Chanukah Thurs., Dec. 14 Chanukah Friday, Dec. 15 – Chanukah
Ashkenazi 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:15, 6:40, 7:35, 8:30 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30
Sephardi 7:30 6:15 6:15 6:15 6:15 6:15

Ashkenazi 4:35 4:35 / 7:30 4:35 / 7:30 4:35 / 7:30 4:35 / 7:30 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 6:23 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:38 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:34 PM

Next Shabbos

December 15-16, 2017 – 28 Kislev 5778

Parshas Mikeitz – Shabbos Chanukah

Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 4:28 – Havdalah 5:32

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:28

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 3:00, 4:25 Ruach: 4:45 Sephardi: 4:20 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 Youth: 9:15 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 4:25 Sephardi: 4:05 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:32

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, December 9 Bar Mitzvah of Zev Ravin

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 9 Trivia Night at Shomrai, 7:30 PM

Friday, December 15 Ruach Minyan, 4:45 PM

Shabbos, December 16 Bar Mitzvah of Arel Zaghi, Sephardi Minyan

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 16 Dor L'Dor, 7:00 PM, Social Hall

Sunday, December 17 Chanukah Carnival, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Thursday, December 21 YISE Board Meeting, 7:45 PM, Small Beis Medrash

Wednesday, January 10 Bug Checking Seminar, 8:00 PM

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, December 13 at 12:00 Noon.

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