Parashas Vayeshev – December 4-5, 2015

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

December 4-5, 2015 – 23 Kislev 5776 – Parshas Vayeshev – Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Hannah & Robert Klein to thank the YISE community for its support during the Shiva for Robert's brother, Kenneth.

Mazal Tov

* Judy & Sheldon Klein on the birth of a grandson, born to Adina & David Navon of Mazkeret Batya, Israel.

* Gloria & Arnie Sherman and Pat & Neil Koslowe of Silver Spring, on the birth of a grandson, Elisha Noam, to their children, Talia & Simi Sherman of Ramat Bet Shemesh, and Mazal Tov to the big brothers, Akiva, Nachshon and Ephraim and big sister, Penina, and to all the aunts, uncles and cousins.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha:

Arcola: 4:30, Ruach University: 4:30 Sephardi: 4:25 Nusach Sefard: 4:30

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:05 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:30

Divrei Torah:

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – Donna & Geoffrey Rosenbloom in honor of his parents' Yahrzeits, Rachel Bas Meir and Moshe Hershel Ben Reb Chaim Ben Zion.

* Sephardi Minyan – "Sephardic Group"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – "The Haimish Kiddush Group"

Shabbos Shiurim:

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

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

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur at 3:25 PM.

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

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola:

A Review of the Halachos of Chanukah.

* Rabbi Barry Greengart – Shiur after Mincha at University.

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. For more details, please contact – will not meet this week.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – now learning Sefer Yehoshua.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women. A mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM at the Magendzo home, 11617 Yeatman Terrace. Refreshments provided by the hosts.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Choose from classes:

* Timeless Talmud with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Jewish Philosophy with Rabbi Yonatan Zakem

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM- 7:25 AM and Monday through Friday 6:25 AM – 7:10 AM in the Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network's Torah Hour with breakfast and learning, Tuesday mornings following the 8:30 Shacharis, in the Arcola Social Hall. Open to men and women. For more information 301-338-4810 or

* Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the Social Hall; Maariv to follow – Program will not meet this week due to Rabbi Lopiansky's Shiur.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 7:30 PM at University.

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays at 8:00 PM in the small Social Hall.

YISE Programs and Listings

THIS SHABBOS: Ruach Minyan – Friday, December 4, 4:30 in the Arcola Social Hall. Children participate during Kabbalas Shabbos. During Maariv there will be a special children's storytime nearby. For more information, contact

THIS WEEKEND: Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos, December 5, 6:45 PM, Arcola Social Hall. This week is sponsored by an anonymous donor. Open to the entire community! Delicious pizza! Interactive discussions! Raffle of exciting prizes! Lots of fun!

YISE Together-for-5 – Continues with a series of audio Shiurim by Rabbi Rosenbaum about "Thoughts on Chanukah." For more info, visit

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on topics in Jewish History. Monday, December 7, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1111 University Blvd. W., apt. 215. Light refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Chanukah: The Miracle of Gradual Redemption – Chanukah Community Shiur for men and women with Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky. Tuesday, December 8 at 8:00 PM at YISE. Presented by the Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah of YISE and the Kollel Zichron Amram of YGW. This program is L'zecher Nishmas the Rosh HaYeshiva of YGW and Rav of YISE, HaRav Gedaliah Anemer, ZT"L.

NEW CLASS: How to Be a better Ba'al Tefilah – Davening from the Amud can be a more meaningful experience (for both you and your Minyan), whether you lead services every chance you get or only on Yahrzeits. All are invited to hear Rabbi Rosenbaum speak in the small Social Hall on Monday, December 14, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM on the Halacha and Kavanah of Davening. He will also address common problems and errors. Classes on how to lead Shabbos davening will take place on Monday, December 21 and in January, led by Rabbi Ozzie Burnham. For more information contact Part of the YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project.

Making Medical Choices when the Diagnosis is Dire – What is the difference among traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine? What is the Torah perspective on each, and on using any medicine? Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky, YGW, and Dr. Theo Heller tackle these questions, from different perspectives and many years of counseling patients and families. Sunday, December 20, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon at YISE. Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, and the Chesed committees of YISE, KMS and SSJC.

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

SAVE THE DATE: YISE Annual Banquet – Sunday, April 3, 2016. Honoring: Barbara Price. Young Leadership Award: Adina & Josh Obstfeld. If you would like to be on the committee please contact Rachelli Simon ( or Cheryl Broth.

The Rachel Bassan Horwitz Fund is used for medical needs in our area, elsewhere in the US, and in Israel. Thousands of dollars have been distributed to individuals requiring assistance. Our funds are depleting and in order to continue this much needed medical fund your financial help is needed! Tax deductible contributions may be made payable to: YISE Charity SPECIAL Fund, c/o Norma Burdett, 11720 Lovejoy St., Silver Spring, MD 20902. Earmark: Bassan Fund. For more information: Norma Burdett, 301-593-5964 or Pearl Bassan, 301-649-3137.

In light of the terrifying daily events occuring in Israel, it is incumbent upon all of Klal Yisrael to pray and do meritorious deeds as a merit for the safety of our brothers and sisters. Those who would like to say Tehillim privately can recite 20, 83, 121, 130 and 142, among many others. May Hakadosh Baruch Hu answer our prayers, watch over the State of Israel and Jews all around the world, and bring the ultimate redemption speedily in our day

Begin to say Vesain Tal Umatar Livracha at Maariv on Motzei Shabbos, December 5.

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp, followed by a Kiddush sponsored by the Youth Minyan.

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. Groups run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

Chanukah Miracles, Music, and Moonbounce: Join us on Sunday, December 13 from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM for Sufganiyot, an olive oil scavenger hunt, inflatable obstacle course, and a sing-along with musician Gavri Tov-Yares. $5 per child 2 and older. Pizza will be sold as well.

YISE Youth Hockey Night: Join us for a fun night out at the Washington Capitals vs. Ottawa Senators game on Sunday, January 10 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $35 per person and come with a free Capitals shirt. Limited number of spots so contact to get your tickets before they are gone!

SAVE THE DATE: Shaimos or Shame on Us: Are we throwing out things we shouldn't? Sunday, February 7, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the YISE Social Hall.

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.

Dirshu Daf Yomi B'Halacha on Hilchos Tefillah, learn Mishna Brurah with Rabbi Eli Reingold, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 PM – 8:45PM at YGW. For information contact him at 301-996-5910 or

Tehillim – Wednesday mornings. Contact Arleeta Lerner at 301-649-0552.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, December 9, 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.

Celebrate Chanukah with the GWCK – Monday, December 7, at 7:00 PM. Enjoy delicious Chanukah refreshments and dancing with music from Kol HaLev. Featuring a special theater performance by Shlomo Horwitz and a magic show for children, at 10900 Lockwood Drive.

The Big Match 2015 – Sulam has been given an incredible opportunity and we need your help!! For every dollar raised in the month of December, a group of dedicated investors will match EVERY dollar raised – UP TO $250,000!! Please take advantage of this special opportunity to prove your commitment to the educational rights of our community's children. Donate today at

Mayan Hakesef Foundation Inc. is a new interest-free loan Gemach located in Kemp Mill and serving our community with the guidance and approval of Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold. The Foundation provides loans up to $5,000 with a basic requirement of 2 co-signers. If you would like to donate for this great cause or for more information on how to get a loan please contact

A Chanukah Perspective for the Soul – Join KMS and DC Torah on Motzei Shabbos Chanukah, December 12 at 7:30 PM at KMS. Featuring the Music of Chazzan Yaakov Motzen, words of Inspiration from Rabbi Brahm Weinberg and Rabbi Elyakim Milikowsky and a light Melave Malka. Space is limited – RSVP required at Suggested donation of $18.

Workplace Skills Workshop:

* Free Webinars on Federal Jobs – (1) Tips for Federal Job Applicants. December 9, 12:00 noon. (2) 10 Steps to a Federal Job. December 10, 12:00 noon. For both webinars, info and register at

Silver Spring Eruv Association Annual Appeal

The Eruv is dependent on your contributions to pay for weekly inspections, emergency repairs, regular maintenance (wear-and-tear), and improvements. If you already gave, thank you. If not, the requested contribution is $54 per household. Donations of all sizes are gratefully accepted. Make your check payable to YISE Eruv Fund and mail it directly to the Silver Spring Eruv Association at 11113 Lombardy Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Do not send to YISE and do not give on-line. Thank you. Questions? Contact SSEA at

The Week Ahead

Sunday, December 6 Monday, Dec. 7 – Chanukah Tuesday, Dec. 8 – Chanukah Wednesday, Dec. 9 – Chanukah Thursday, Dec. 10 – Chanukah Friday, Dec. 11 – Chanukah
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30
Sephardi 7:30 6:10, 7:10 6:10, 7:10 6:10, 7:10 6:10, 7:10 6:10, 7:10

Mincha /Maariv
Arcola 4:35 4:35, 7:30 (Maariv) 4:35, 7:30 (Maariv) 4:35, 7:30 (Maariv) 4:35, 7:30 (Maariv) See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 6:20 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:35 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:32 PM

Next Shabbos

December 11-12, 2015 – 30 Kislev 5776

Parshas Miketz – Chanukah – Rosh Chodesh

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha:

Arcola: 3:00, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:20 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:05 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:30

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 4 Ruach Minyan, Arcola Social Hall, 4:30

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 5 Dor L'Dor, Arcola Social Hall, 6:45 PM

Tuesday, December 8 Chanukah: The Miracle of Gradual Redemption

Shabbos, December 12 Bar Mitzvah of Rafi Hes, 8:45 Main Minyan

Sunday, December 13 Chanukah Miracles, Music, and Moonbounce

Sunday, December 20 Making Medical Choices when the Diagnosis is Dire

Wednesday, December 23 YISE Board Meeting, 7:45 PM

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, December 9 at 12:00 Noon.

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