Parashas Vayeshev – December 7-8, 2012

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December 7-8, 2012 – Parshas Vayeshev – Mevorchim Hachodesh – 24 Kislev 5773

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Rita & Ira Thompson in honor of their new grandson, Nachson Aili, born to their children Jocey & Steven Thompson.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha 4:25 (Sephardi), 4:30 (Arcola & Univ.)

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Mincha 2:30, 4:10 (Sephardi), 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah 5:30 – followed by Chanukah candles

Divrei Torah:

* Sephardi Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Ethan Eisen

* 8:45 Minyan R' Pinchas Werner

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8 AM Minyan – The Askarinam family in honor of the Yahrtzeit of Hillel's father, Elazar Ben Nisan.

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

* University – "Mevorchim Hachodesh"

Shabbos Shiurim:

* R' Pinchas Werner – Shiur at 8:15 AM.

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

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharis.

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

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 3:25 PM.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha Shiur at 3:55 PM.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola – review of Hilchos Chanukah

* R' Moshe Kasser – 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 Women's Balcony.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mishna Brurah Shiur for Men, Sundays at 8:30 PM, at his home. For more information:

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM-6:45 AM, Arcola Social Hall.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim 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 small Beis Medrash.

* Zichron Gedaliah Bais Medrash for Men, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the YISE Social Hall.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays after the 7:15 PM Maariv minyan at University.

* Greater Washington Community Kollel:

* Linas Hatzedek – Linas Hatzedek – Business Ethics – Join us as we begin the exciting topic of "Lifnei Ivar: Causing Others Harm or to Sin". Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.

* Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster independent Gemara proficiency. Thursday evenings at 8:00 PM.

Mazal Tov

* Tenise & Joel Becker on the birth of a granddaughter, Leeba Orah, to their children, Favi & Yiri Becker of Cleveland, and to great-grandmother Esther Becker.

* Allison & Jay Marcus on the birth of a son. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Barbara & Richard Marcus and Nancy Decharme and Steven Goldman and to big brother Reuvie. The Shalom Zachor will at their home, 11209 Bybee Street, at 7:30 PM.

* Marion & Bernie Muller on the birth of a granddaughter, Rivka Ayelet, to their children, Tova & Joshua Goldstein of Teaneck, and to the extended Muller and Goldstein families.

Youth Announcements

* The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp.

* Please join us this week for groups: 2-5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the balcony; Girls 1st-4th grade meet in the Small Beis Medrash; Boys 1st-4th grade gather outside the Social Hall and walk to the Yeshiva. Groups run 10 AM-11:15 AM. Please pick child(ren) up promptly.

* The Youth Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Judy, Stuart, Jeremy and Tova Rosenthal in memory of Mary S. Weisberg, Dr. Solomon C. Katzoff, and Dr. Robert L. Gluckstern.


Parkland Pool has closed the gate to their parking lot. YISE members must park by Ben Yehuda, not by Parkland pool, or risk being towed. Details are available at:

YISE Youth Department Annual

Chanukah Party Celebration

Sunday, December 9, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

YISE Social Hall

Activities for preschool and young elementary ages. Including: a pirate Chanukah story, magic show & fun contest, featuring Captain Silly Bones! Cool arts and crafts! Special projects! Donut decorating! Delicious snacks! And more!

Only $5 per child! Pizza slices will be sold for $2.

For more information, contact Avi at 301-576-3284 or

YISE Programs and Listings

Join Dor L'Dor – the family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos, December 8, 7:30 PM in Arcola social hall and is open to the entire community! This session will feature a special Chanukah treat! Delicious pizza! Interactive discussions! Raffle of exciting prizes! Lots of fun! This week's Dor L'Dor is sponsored by the Israel and Shimoff families.

The Haimish Kiddush Group is starting its fourth year in 2013. The Group would like to invite you to join us in this wonderful endeavor. The cost to become a member is $100. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please contact Raph Ginsburg at

The 8 AM Minyan Kiddush is setting up a rotating system to assist the kiddush setup and cleanup. We need four teams of two for each task (sixteen people total). To volunteer please contact:

Chanukah Toy Drive – YISE Sisterhood is collecting toys to benefit Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington for distribution to local patients, with a percentage going from our community to Hurricane Sandy victims in NJ and NY. New, unwrapped toys can be put in the marked box in the YISE lobby. For more information contact Stephanie Frumkin at Tizku L'Mitzvot!

Welcome to new members: Joseph Ringel, Sol & Marilyn Broder, Robert & Elaine Leichter

Rabbi Rosenbaum is available by phone (no meetings are scheduled) from 10 AM until 11 AM, Monday through Friday, barring extenuating circumstances. Of course people can call at any time and either speak to him or leave a message. His office number is 301-593-4465, ext. 405.

Friday night Oneg Shabbos with Rabbi Rosenbaum is December 14, 8:00 PM, at the home of Chava & David Katzoff, 1111 Arcola Ave. This week's person of interest is Yehudah. Light refreshments provided by the host family.

Shul Directory 2013 in Preparation – A new Shul directory will be published in January 2013. If you have changed your address or phone number, or want to list your email address, please notify the Shul at Also, if members of your family have made aliyah since the last directory or have moved while in Israel, please send the new info for the Israel Connection in the YISE Directory to Deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 5:00 PM.

Farewell Kiddush for Gita & Charlie Siegman – Friends of the Siegmans are honoring them at a Tzetechem Leshalom Kiddush on Shabbos Chanukah, December 15, after the 8:45 Main Minyan. Please join us in wishing them well and expressing our appreciation for their friendship and commitment to our community. To help sponsor the kiddush, contact David Marwick at or 301-681-7132.

Job Assist Events:

* Smart Is Not Enough: The Hidden Keys to Your Success. Learn (1) why being smart and competent isn't enough, (2) how to accelerate your rise, (3) how to self-advocate, and (4) why you need more than mentors. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville. Sponsored by JSSA. More info and register at

Community Programs and Listings

From Darkness to Light – come join Bnei Akiva Silver Spring for sufganiyot and a super fun Chanuka activity in the dark! 3rd-6th graders, Sunday, December 9, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM at KMS. Cost: $7 per child, $4 for MAS members. Please bring a flashlight.

GWCK Chanukah Mesiba – featuring live music, dancing, and delicious hot food! Special simultaneous programming for adults (Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum, Executive Director, Aish DC, "The Gift of Light") and children (Chanukah Magic). Mesiba begins 7:00 PM, Special Programming 7:30 PM, Monday, December 10 at the Kollel,10900 Lockwood Dr.

Bnei Akiva Za"ch Chanukah activity – Light up the Night with Za"ch's Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball! 7th and 8th graders, Monday, December 10, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM in the KMS social hall. Pizza will be served, $3 for one slice and $5 for two slices – Order in advance by emailing with your order, or telling Madrichim in school! (Wear black for better camouflaging!)

Food Drive Planned – Help plan a regional food drive, in its 9th year, that runs between Purim and Pesach, with donations from many area synagogues, day schools, and apartment buildings distributed to the needy by the Capital Area Food Bank. Meeting on Tuesday, December 11, at 7:30 PM, at the Rudmanns, 907 Hyde Road.

Bikur Cholim Chanukah Program – Rabbi Marvin H. Goldman will speak about "Chanukah then, Chanukah now," on December 13, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM at 1121 University Blvd. W., #1501PH. Light Chanukah refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517,

Weekday morning Shiurim with Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Rabbi Moshe Alshich Hakadosh commentaries on the Torah from 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM and in-depth Gemara Shiur on Mesechta Pesachim including Meforshim from 9:45 AM-10:45 AM. For more information 240-423-8810. Shiurim at 609 Hyde Rd.

Rabbi Benjamin Ginsburg has written his second book in a series dealing with the Jewish holidays. This book is about Chanukah and is written in English. Please contact Faith Ginsburg at if you'd like to purchase a copy.

Do you know someone who is ill and could use support? Please contact Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington for assistance or to find out how to join our team. 202-331-4481 or We can assist with meals, transportation, visits, equipment, hospitality, guidance and small medical bills. All services are free and confidential.

The Week Ahead Sunday, Dec. 9 Monday, Dec. 10 Tuesday, Dec. 11 Wed., Dec. 12 Thurs., Dec 13 Friday, Dec. 14
Chanukah Chanukah Chanukah Chanukah Chanukah Chanukah/Rosh Chodesh
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:35, 7:35, 8:30
University 8:00 6:15 6:15 6:15 6:15 6:10
Sephardi 7:30 6:05 6:05 6:05 6:05 6:00

Arcola 4:35 4:35 4:35 4:35 4:35 See Shabbos schedule
University 4:35 7:15 (Maariv) 7:15 (Maariv) 7:15 (Maariv) 7:15 (Maariv)

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

Next Shabbos

December 14-15, 2012 – 2 Tevet 5773

Parshas Miketz – Shabbos Chanukah

Light Candles by 4:28 – Havdalah 5:31

Friday Night:

* Early Mincha 3:00 (Arcola)

* Light Candles by 4:28

* Mincha 4:20 (Sephardi), 4:25 (Arcola & Univ.)

* Ruach Minyan 4:50 (Kabbalas Shabbos & Maariv ONLY)

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Mincha 2:30, 4:10 (Sephardi), 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah 5:31 – followed by Chanukah candles

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Dec. 8 Dor L'Dor, 7:30 PM, Arcola Social Hall

Sunday, Dec. 9 YISE Youth Dept. Annual Chanukah Party

Friday, Dec. 14 Ruach Minyan (Kabbalas Shabbos & Maariv ONLY)

Friday, Dec. 21 Post-Chanukah Dinner

Saturday, Dec. 22 Dor L'Dor, 7:00 PM, Arcola Social Hall

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 12 noon.

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

Office Phone: 301-593-4465 Office Fax: 301-593-2330

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Office Hours:

Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Dr. Marc Katz – President

Alan Zimmerman – Executive Director