Parashas Vayigash – December 30-31, 2011

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SHABBOS, DEC. 30-31, 2011

Parshas Vayigash – 5 Teves, 5772 Light Candles by 4:36pm

Friday Mincha 4:40pm

Ruach Minyan (Arcola Social Hall) 4:40pm

Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak at the 8AM and 8:45AM Minyanim.

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is sponsored by Chaim Neustadter, on the yahrzeit of his mother, Goldie Neustadter, Sara Golda Bas Harav Chaim Eliezer Altar.

The 8AM Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Shira & Eli Spilman in appreciation of Hashem's many blessings.

The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Iris & Adam Bashein in celebration of Adam's Bar Mitzvah anniversary with their parents and YISE family.

Early Shabbos Mincha 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 4:20pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 4:35pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 4:35pm

Shabbos Ends 5:40pm

Thursday – Fast of 10th of Teves – Fast Starts 6:02am, Fast Ends 5:43pm


Tenise & Joel Becker on the birth of a grandson to Hadassah & Yitzi Becker , and to great-grandmother Esther Becker and the rest of the family.

Florence & Dr. Joel Avigan on the birth of a great grandson to Bela & Moshe Barzel of Jerusalem. Mazal Tov also to all the mishpocha.


Dr. Howard Schulman, Tali Schulman and Adina Salomon on the passing of their mother-in-law and grandmother, Irene Amernick, mother of the late Sherrie Schulman. The funeral took place Monday in Pikesville, MD.

Stanley Goldschmidt and Miriam Lisbon on the passing of their mother, and Sylvia Dorfman on the passing of her sister, Freda Goldschmidt, z"l. Burial was in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Adelphi. Miriam will be sitting Shiva fthrough Monday morning in Surfside, Florida. Stanley will be sitting Shiva at his home, 808 Lamberton Drive, through Monday, Jan. 2. The Goldschmidts request no visitors between 6pm and 7pm or after 10pm. Minyan schedule at the Goldschmidt home is as follows: Mincha/Maariv: Sunday, 4:35pm. Shacharis: Sunday, Monday(New Years), 8am.

End of Year Tax Deductions!

Make a gift now to the YISE Rededication project to remake the exterior of the YISE Arcola building and dedicate it to our late Rav, Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, zt"l. Do it before Jan. 1 and take a tax deduction for 2011.

Hey! This is my idea! The next installment of Rabbi Rosenbaum's Friday Night Oneg shuir will be Friday, Jan. 6, 8pm at the Lazar home, 1213 Arcola Ave. The shiur will address hilchos Ani Ha'mehapech B'chararah. Current topics revolve around business halachos. Refreshments provided by the host family.


The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15am in the small Social Hall.

The Youth Minyan Shabbos Chanukah Kiddush is sponsored by the Youth Minyan supporters in honor of our outstanding youth.

YISE Shabbos 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 over to the Yeshiva. Groups are from 10am – 11:15am. Please pick your child(ren) up promptly.


Rabbi Rosenbaum's mussar (spiritual self-improvement) study group for women, based on the work "Alei Shur" by Rav Wolbe, will meet this Sunday.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mishna Brurah shiur for men meets Sunday night at his home. For more information contact

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Men's Gemara shiur meets Tuesday & Friday mornings, Arcola Social Hall, 6:00-6:45am. The shiur covers Gemara, Rashi, and Tosfos with a look at practical halachic conclusions drawn from the sugyos. For information contact Aaron Branda at or Rabbi Rosenbaum.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's shiur in Tehillim meets Wednesday morning at 11 am in the Arcola Beis Medrash.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's advanced Gemara shiur for men meets Wednesday night at University Blvd. at 7:30 (after the 7:15 Maariv).

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash shiur for women meets Wednesdays at 8pm in the Arcola Beis Medrash.

Greater Washington Community Kollel Linas Hatzedek – cancelled this week

Yesodei HaTorah (Gemara Basics) Thursdays, 8pm in the Arcola Social Hall.


R' Pinchas Werner – Shiur 8:15am, will not meet this Shabbos.

Rabbi David Hyatt – Gemara Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Musaf.

Rabbi William Millen – Gemara Shiur will resume in February.

Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur one hour before the Sephardi Mincha.

Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha Shiur will meet ½ hour before Mincha.

Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur at Arcola between Mincha / Maariv.

R' Moshe Kasser – Shiur at University Blvd. between Mincha / Maariv.

Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur 9am in small Youth Room behind the Women's Balcony.

Reminder: Community programs are listed as space is available, at the discretion of YISE staff. There are no guarantees. Submissions are subject to editing for space and/or style.

It's YOUR Shul- Take care of it the way you'd want your home cared for!


Women's Daytime Tehillim, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Contact Arleeta Lerner for details, 301-649-0552.

Kindergarten Girls' Shabbos Group will meet Dec. 31 at the home of Chani Namrow, 6 Fulham Ct, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

"Saving the Life of a Sinner: Pikuach Nefesh for an Over" – Kollel Zichron Amram of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington presents the Federal Holiday Learning Program for Men. with Rabbi Eli Reingold, Monday, Jan. 2, at the Boy's Campus, 1216 Arcola Ave. 9 -10am Chavrusa Learning, 10 -10:30am: Shiur. For info contact Rabbi Reingold, 301-996-5910.

Jewish History – Rabbi Koss will speak on topics in Jewish History Monday, Jan. 9, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, 1111 University Blvd. W., apt. 215, Mr. Marvin Konick's apartment. Light refreshments will be served. For information contact Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517 or Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the Shomrei Chesed Committee.

Is the School Workload Overwhelming Your Teen? Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7:30 pm, Sulam presents "Is the School Workload Overwhelming Your Teen? Tips for Frazzled Students and their Parents from the Experts" featuring Kyle Kane of Bass Educational Services, LLC. Ms. Kane is a consultant for the Sulam high school transition team, offering comprehensive college planning services for students with learning differences.

The Rotating Rebbe Shiur invites anyone interested in joining as the Shiur begins Masechet Kiddushin on Shabbos at 10:55 AM (after the 8AM kiddush) in the Yeshiva. We welcome men of all backgrounds.

Job Search Boot Camp. On Wednesday and Thursday, January 4 and 5, JSSA will offer a comprehensive boot camp for serious job-seekers. Must attend both days. More info and register at

Career Gateway for 50+ Job Seekers. Starting Monday, January 9, JCA will offer a series of workshops for mid-life and older workers. More info at

From Table to Sink-Part 2 – Close Up on Cleaning Up on Shabbos with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Monday, Jan. 9, 8:30pm at YGW Boys'Campus, 1216 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902. For information contact Rabbi Reingold, 301-996-5910-5910. Sponsored by Kollel Zichron Amram of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington and the YGW Women's Alumnae Association.

Camp Marabu has opened enrollment for its tenth summer in 2012. Camp Marabu provides a most exciting summer experience for boys ages 13-16. Connect to the wonders of Hashem in the Grand Canyon, Yosemite Park, Bryce Canyon, Sea World, parasailing in the Pacific Ocean, and much more! Depart July 1, return July 19. For information see or call Rabbi Raphael Mendlowitz, 301-928-0646 or 301-681-3411. DVD available.

Does Your Alma Mater Tweet? The Yeshiva of Greater Washington is now posting its own twitter feed @YGWNews. Follow them at .

Winter Semester – Join the Greater Washington Community Kollel for the Winter Semester! Learning opportunities and classes including beginner Talmud, Jewish Mysticism, Parsha, and Maharal. 10900 Lockwood Dr. For more info email

Helpline for addictions – Do you or someone you love, have a problem with any type of addiction? If so call 866-zehayom for confidential help geared towards the frum community. For more information go to, which is sponsored by the Yehuda Mond Foundation.


Friday, Dec. 30 – Ruach Minyan, Arcola Social Hall, 4:40pm

Saturday, Dec. 31 – Dor L'Dor, 7pm, Arcola Social Hall

Sunday/Monday Jan. 1-2 — Judaica sale & Shaimos collection (for a nominal fee) 9am – 9pm, Arcola Social Hall

Shabbos, Jan. 7 – Bar Mitzvah of Eitan Isser, 8:45AM Main Minyan

Monday, Jan. 9 – The Man With the Truck, 5:30pm – 9pm, Becker's Disposables 5pm to 8:30pm., Arcola Social Hall

YISE Sisterhood Presents: "First Step to a Healthier 2012"

Ladies, would you like to make eating better a priority for 2012, but you just don't know where to start? Start off 2012 the right way! YISE Sisterhood is hosting an informative and fun presentation by Jennifer Reilly, Registered Dietician and author of Cooking with Trader Joe's Cookbook: Skinny Dish!, Motzai Shabbos, Jan. 7 at YISE Arcola, beginning at 8pm. Ms. Reilly will guide you through a discussion of healthy eating, prepare easy-to-make healthy dishes right before your eyes, and answer your nutrition questions. Participants will each get a taste of the delicious items prepared during the presentation. You'll leave the event with a better understanding of nutrition and with recipes to help you begin your journey to eating better. $10 with an RSVP and $12 at the door. Sponsorships are welcome at $18, $36 (or more). Women only. For information/RSVP contact

DAVENING TIMES WEEK OF Jan. 1 – Jan. 7, 2012

MORNING SERVICES (Jan. 1 – Jan. 7)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

Sunday/Monday (New Year) 8:00am 6:30/7:30/8:45am 7:30am "

Tuesday,Wednesday/Friday 6:10am 6:55/7:35/8:30am 6:15am "

Thursday (10th of Teves) 6:10am 6:35/7:35**/8:30am 6:05am "

Shabbos 8:30am 7:00/7:00/8:00/8:45am 8:00am "


Mincha-Maariv (Jan. 1 – Jan. 5) Talis & Tefillin 6:30am

Sunday – Arcola & University – 4:45pm Krias Sh'ma 9:49am

Monday – Wednesday- Arcola – 4:45pm Mincha (Earliest) 12:45pm

Monday – Wed. – University – Maariv – 7:15pm

Thursday-Fast, 10th of Teves – Arcola Beis Medrash 12:45pm and Belonofsky Sanctuary & University 4:20pm – Maariv Arcola & University 5:15pm

** Belonofsky Sanctuary

NEXT SHABBOS, JAN. 6-7, 2012

Parshas Vayechi – 12 Teves, 5772 Light Candles by 4:42pm

Friday Mincha 4:45pm

Early Shabbos Mincha 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 4:25pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 4:40pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 4:40pm

Shabbos Ends 5:46pm

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