Parashas Vayigash – December 21-22, 2012

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December 21-22, 2012 – 9 Tevet 5773 – Parshas Vayigash

Light Candles by 4:31 – Havdalah 5:35

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:31

* Mincha 4:30 (Sephardi), 4:35 (Arcola & Univ.)

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha 2:30, 4:15 (Sephardi), 4:30

* Maariv/Havdalah 5:35

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Barry Greengart

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8 AM Minyan – "The Chevra"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – The Rogers and Tor families in celebration of the birth of their new granddaughter, to Adina & Dani Tor.

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 Shacharit.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur at 3:30 PM.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 3:30 PM.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha Shiur at 4:00 PM.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

* R' Moshe Kasser – Shiur after Mincha at University.

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 the Youth Minyan.

Fast of Asara B'Teves

Sunday, December 23

* Fast Begins 5:58

* Early Mincha 12:45 (Arcola)

* Mincha 4:15 (Arcola & Univ.)

* Maariv 5:10 (Arcola & Univ.)

* Fast Ends 5:35

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.

Mazal Tov

* Debbie & Dr. Clark Rogers and Abby & Chaim Tor on the birth of a granddaughter to their children, Adina & Dani Tor. Also Mazal Tov to great-grand parents, Bea & Jack Fine of Richmond as well as to all the aunts, uncles and cousins, near and far.

* Sarah & Rabbi Will Yeamans (our shul's Rabbinic intern) on the birth of a son.


* Paul Lieberman on the passing of his brother, Rabbi Zvulun Lieberman. Funeral was held in Israel. Shiva will be held through Sunday morning, with Shacharis at 7:00 AM, at their home, 1002 North Belgrade Road.

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, Mondays at 8:30 PM, at his home, 11403 Cloverhill Drive. Currently learning the fifth Chalek.

* 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 continue 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.

YISE Programs and Listings

Dor L'Dor – the family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos at 7:00 PM in Arcola social hall and is open to the entire community! Delicious pizza! Interactive discussions! Raffle of exciting prizes! Lot of fun! This week is sponsored by an anonymous (and awesome) donor.

Sanctuary Lighting – The blinking lights in the sanctuary are due to a ballast problem. Unfortunately, after the front lights were fixed several other ballasts went bad. As soon as the electrician has the supplies, all of the ballasts will be replaced in the next week or two. Shortly after the 1st of the year, a lighting consultant will help us to design new lighting for the sanctuary. Our goal is replace the current lighting with something more attractive and brighter in the next 3-4 months.

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 made possible through the much-needed support of many people. You can support the kiddush too! Become a member of the Chevra, or sign up for the once-monthly kiddush setup and clean up rotation. Speak to Stuart Cohen or to get involved.

The Rachel Bassan Horwitz Fund is used for medical needs in ourarea, elsewhere in the US, and in Israel. Thousands and 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: Young Israel Shomrai Emunah (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.

Job Assist Events:

* Summer Jobs for 2013. Deadlines for next summer will start closing soon. For info on how to find a job or internship for 2013, please email

* Newly available OU webinars. The OU has posted recent web-based seminars on "Time Management" and "Writing: Take Your Career to the Next Level." Available at

Lost and Found:

* A men's watch was found in the men's room at Shul last Shabbos. Call 240-386-9678 and identify.

* A men's watch was found in the Beis Medrash this week. Call Esther Edeson 301-593-4465 Ext. 402.

Do the mitzvah of bikur cholim! Visit people in Kemp Mill who would greatly appreciate it. Community Service credit may be earned as well. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman at

All the news that fits – The Shabbos Shorts is primarily a vehicle for informing YISE members of upcoming Shul events, Shiurim, programs, schedules, etc. In the remaining space, we provide a sampling of the many activities in the surrounding, vibrant Jewish community. At holidays there are just too many special Shiurim & programs for us to list them all. We try to offer a wide range and to include as many organizations as possible. To increase the odds that your item will be included, make sure to email it to before the weekly deadline at noon on Wednesday.


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:

Community Programs and Listings

Chevra Kadisha of Greater Washington training. Training in Tahara practices is for new members and serves as refresher for others. Led by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, who heads the Chevra Kadisha of Queens, NY. YISE Social Hall, Tuesday, January 1. General training from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM; training for leaders will run from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Free of charge. Please share with those who may be interested in joining the Chevra kadisha. For more information, please call Devorah Grayson at 301-593-3285. Light refreshments will be served.

YGW Girls' Division Science Fair – Open to the community on Tuesday, December 25, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM at the YGW Girls' Campus Cafeteria, 2010 Linden Lane. Judged entries with prizes and honors awarded. For more info contact Shira Kasser –

"Bishul Yisroel: Cooking the Jewish Way – Halachic Issues" with Rabbi Eli Reingold – The Federal Holiday Learning Program for Men presented by the Kollel Zichron Amram of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington- Tuesday, December 25, Chavrusa 9:00 AM; Shiur 10:00 AM at the YGW Boys Campus. For more information please contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910

Franco Foundation. Poor Jewish families and individuals live, unknown to most of us, underemployed, with almost depleted assets, but not short of hope and dignity. With your help, and with discretion, the Franco Foundation helps these families stay float. Please send your generous, tax-deductible contributions to the Franco Foundation, c/o Allan Franco, 613 Bromley Street, Silver Spring, MD 20902.

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.

Year-round Assistance – Donations to the Yehuda Mond Foundation and the Tomchei Shabbos of Greater Washington help a growing number of individuals and families in need, year round, and are a meaningful way to both honor friends and relatives and to celebrate simchas. The Tomchei Shabbos will send beautifully designed cards to the family or individual that you select in order to acknowledge donations made by you honoring someone's Bar or Bas Mitzvah, yarhzeit or any other notable occasion. Please contact the Yehuda Mond Foundation at or send your donations to 812 Hyde Court, Silver Spring.

The Week Ahead

Sunday, Dec. 23, Asara B'Teves Monday, December 24 Tuesday, December 25 Wednesday, December 26 Thursday, December 27 Friday, December 28

Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
University 8:00 6:15 6:30 6:30 6:15 6:30
Sephardi 7:30 6:05 6:15 6:15 6:05 6:15

Arcola 12:45, 4:15 4:40 4:40 4:40 4:40 See Shabbos schedule
University 4:15 7:15 (Maariv) 7:15 (Maariv) 7:15 (Maariv) 7:15 (Maariv)

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 6:29 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:46 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:41 PM

Next Shabbos

December 28-29, 2012 – 16 Tevet 5773

Parshas Vayechi

Light Candles by 4:35 – Havdalah 5:39

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:35

* Mincha 4:30 (Sephardi), 4:35 (Arcola & Univ.)

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha 2:30, 4:15 (Sephardi), 4:30

* Maariv/Havdalah 5:39

Upcoming Events

Friday, Dec. 21 Post-Chanukah Dinner – Reservations Required

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

Saturday, Jan. 5 Dor L'Dor, 7:00 PM, Arcola Social Hall

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 12 noon.

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