Parashas Vayigash – December 22 – 23, 2023

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Candle Lighting 4:31 | Havdalah 5:35

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Esther Edeson and the Edeson and Stern Families on the 5th Yahrzeit of their beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, Jacob S. Edeson, Yaakov Sholom ben Yosef Nosson Z"L, on 19 Teves.

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

Sarah & David Maslow of Jerusalem on the birth of their first great-grandson, to Tamar & Dani Mosenkis of Ramat Bet Shemesh. Tamar is the daughter of Dina & Adam Lancer of Passaic, NJ.

Jodi & David Mazel for their daughter Shayna's successful defense of her dissertation in public policy from Brandeis University.

Rivka & David Sidorsky on the birth of a son. The Shalom Zachor will take place at 11204 Monticello Ave. from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.


Eddie Cohen on the passing of his father, Isaac Cohen, and Reyna Cohen on the passing of her husband. Shiva is being observed through Tuesday morning at 1050 93rd Street, Apt. 5A, Bay Harbour Island, FL 33154. Eddie may be reached during Shiva at 301-742-4265 and Reyna at 240-381-6667.

Kiddush and Shalosh Seudos Sponsors

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

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by the Shul Kiddush Group.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Abby & Chaim Tor in honor of the upcoming Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Shai Flynn, in New Jersey, and also for Hakarat HaTov for Rabbi Levy and the Sephardic Minyan and by Roni Hazut to commemorate the Yahrzeit of his father, .ùîòåï áï ôøçä æ"ì

Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Esther & David Hornestay to commemorate the Yahrzeit of David’s father, Avraham Aryeh ben Chaim Shlomo HaKohen z”l, on the 8th of Teves.

Shabbos and Weekday Shiurim Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Shiur is sponsored by David Jaray in appreciation to Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his shiur and in memory of all those who have lost their lives in Israel, and by Ina Klinger, mother of Elaine Rubin. May Hashem bless Israel with complete and speedy victory and Brachos for the Israeli soldiers, hostages, students, and all of Israel.

Rabbi Hyatt’s Gemara Shiur is sponsored by Esther & David Hornestay to commemorate the Yahrzeit of David’s father, Avraham Aryeh ben Chaim Shlomo HaKohen, on the 8th of Teves and 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.

Ohr HaChaim Chabura is sponsored by Ina Klinger, mother of Elaine Rubin. May Hashem bless Israel with complete and speedy victory and Brachos for the Israeli soldiers, hostages, students, and all of Israel.

Rabbi Rosenbaum’s Mussar Shiur is sponsored by Diana & Leonard Ruchelman in gratitude for the birth of their greatgranddaughter, Ruchama Tziona, and prayers for peace in Israel.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan Locations:

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


Early Mincha:12:45 (B)

Mincha/Maariv: 4:20 (B) 4:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Kiddush not before: 5:34


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

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 4:15 (B), 4:25 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shalosh Seudos: 4:40 (S)

Maariv: 5:35


8:45 Main Minyan – Rabbi Yehuda Shinensky

9:15 Minyan – Rabbi Postelnek

Sephardi Minyan -Rabbi Rosenbaum


Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

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

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

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at


January SHMA Deadline

The January SHMA will be published next week. Submit community events and shiurim updates for January by Monday, December 25 at NOON to:

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

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 – A Sunday morning Chabura, 8:15 AM – 8:40 AM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary, led by Rabbi Postelnek, learning pieces that connect to the times and our personal lives. see flyer

Judaica and Seforim Sale – Sunday, December 24,- Tuesday, December 26. Hours: Sunday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Tuesday, December 26, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, in the Small Social Hall. Come fill in the gaps in your library and find great gifts as well.

The Nation That Endures: Lessons in Rebuilding from the Sages of Yavneh. Breakfast and Learning for Women with Mrs. Channah Cohen. Presented by GWCK and YISE. Monday, December 25 ~ 9:30-11:00 AM. Breakfast followed by a text-based chaburah. At YISE in the Small Beis Medrash. Free of Charge – Sponsorships Available

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.

The next Ruach Minyan will take place on January 5, led by Adam Bashein. Important details: The Ruach Minyan is starting at Kabbalos Shabbos in the Social Hall, following Mincha, which is in the Belonofsky Sanctuary at 4:45 PM. Following Mincha, the Ruach Minyan will convene in the Social Hall. Susan Koss will be holding a special story telling program during part of Davening. So bring your family and invite your friends. It's going to be Gevaldic! For more information, contact

Shabbos Sefer Soiree – Rabbi Ira Brandriss will speak on "Chovos Halevavos: Obligations of the Heart – An Internal Roadmap for the Religious Jew" on Friday, January 19, at 8:30 PM, in the Social Hall, followed by light refreshments.see flyer

Torah Tournament Junior – Join the whole Kemp Mill Community for the first ever *Torah Tournament Junior* for girls in 1st – 8th grade! Tournament will be held on Sunday, January 28 at YISE. Contact Rachelli Simon for details. see flyer

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

The Week Ahead

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 6:01 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:29 AM, Latest Netz: 7:27 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:46 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:41 PM, Earliest Shkia: 4:50 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 5:39 PM

Next Shabbos

December 29-30, 2023

18 Teves 5784

Parashas Vayechi

Candle lighting 4:35

Havdalah 5:39

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 4:35 (B) 4:30 (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), 4:30 (B), 4:25 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 5:39