Parashas Vayigash – December 6-7, 2013

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

December 6-7, 2013 – 4 Tevet 5774 – Parshas Vayigash

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by the family of Cynthia Abrams Z"L in thanks to the entire community for its help, concern and support this past year. Special thanks to those individuals who provided meals, visits, calls, making the Shiva Minyanim and for just being there for Cynthia and us. Cynthia loved this community and we are forever grateful to you.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

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

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 (Arcola and Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 5:30

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Sephardi Minyan Rabbi Silver

* 8 AM Minyan Rabbi Ethan Eisen

* University Rabbi Barry Greengart

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8 AM Minyan – "The Chevra"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Miriam & Steven Friedman in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Merav.

Shabbos Shiurim:

* R' Pinchas Werner – Shiur will not meet until further notice.

* 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 3:25 PM.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 3:40 PM.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Shiur at 3:55 PM.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

* Rabbi Silver – Shiur after Mincha at University.

Mazal Tov

* Frieda Bart and Susan & Rabbi Saul Koss on the engagement of their granddaughter, Sarah Bart, daughter of Rivka & Rabbi Evan Bart of Richmond, to Yisroel Caplan, son of Mindy & Lee Caplan of Atlanta. Mazal Tov also to his sister-in-law & brother, Sharon & Moshe Caplan and her uncle Jonathan Bart.

* Miriam & Steve Friedman on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Merav. Mazal Tov to her siblings Matan and Edan, to the grandparents Delia & George Weiss and Sandi Friedman, and all the aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who have come to celebrate.

* Marion & Bernie Muller on the birth of a granddaughter, Yehudit Rivka, to Aviva & Jonathon Zahtz of Bet Shemesh. Mazal Tov to the extended Muller and Zahtz families.

* Elkie & Howard Reichman on the engagement of their daughter Esti, to Mark Kaminetzky, son of Genia & Lee Kaminetzky of Teaneck.

* Charlotte Weill on the upcoming marriage of her grandson, Dovi Weill, to Ariella Weinfeld of Chicago, and also the engagement of her granddaughter Elana Weill to Shalom Rosenberg of Dallas.


* Barbara Marcus on the passing of her father, Joseph Hoch. The funeral took place on Sunday in Riverdale, NY. Shiva was completed before Shabbos.

Youth Announcements

The Friday Evening Youth Minyan will NOT meet this Shabbos.

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.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Balcony – will not meet this week and will resume on December 15.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM-6:45 AM, in the small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings. For more details, please contact

* 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.

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

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

* Greater Washington Community Kollel:

* Linas Hatzedek – Business Ethics – Beginning the new topic "Professional Malpractice" on Sunday, December 8 – Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.

* Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency. Thursdays, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Mazal Tov to Rabbi Sussman's Yesodei Hatorah class on their completion of the 4th chapter of Maseches Berachos! Join us for this special class and master the skills of Talmud study as we begin Perek Elu Metzios, the 2nd chapter of Maseches Bava Metzia, on Thursday, December 12!

YISE Programs and Listings

Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! This Motzei Shabbos, December 7, 7:00 PM in Arcola social hall. This week is sponsored by Judy & David Marwick. Open to the entire community! Delicious Pizza! Interactive Discussions! Raffle of Exciting Prizes! Lots of Fun! (Next session will be December 21.)

YISE Together-for-5 – Will restart on Monday, December 9 with a series of audio Shiurim by Rabbi Rosenbaum about Caring for the Ill. For more info, visit

Annual Post-Chanukah Family Friday Night Dinner – Join the YISE Social committee on December 13. A group of individuals in the community have expressed great interest that all feel comfortable attending this event, and none be inhibited by cost. Therefore, all are welcome to RSVP for the dinner free of charge. Anyone who feels able to donate the suggested amount or a portion thereof is encouraged to do so. Additional sponsors are still welcome. To reserve, please complete the reservation form at All reservations must be made by Monday, December 9. For questions about the dinner, contact Rona at or 301-681-5544.

The Haimish Kiddush Group was created in 2010 to ensure that there will always be a kiddush following the 8:45 Minyan every Shabbos. The Group has met that goal through 2013. The Group would like to invite you to join us in 2014. The cost to become a member is $100. You can also choose to be setup with automatic renewal that will charge you each year for the Haimish Kiddush Group. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please contact Raph Ginsburg at

Falling on a Grenade: Self-sacrifice in Jewish Law – The Greater Washington Community Kollel, in conjunction with YISE, invites men and women of the community to a Jewish Ethics lecture by Rabbi Walter. Sunday, December 15, 9:30 AM.

Community Service Day – Come do a Chesed in conjunction with the DCJCC on December 25. Cosponsored by YISE, KMS, and MJBHA. Two options: 1. Paint the Mary's Center in Silver Spring from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. (The Center provides health care, family literacy and social services to 24,000 individuals.) Children under 15 need adult supervision. 2. Visit the Fannie and Elias Gellman Home (Jewish Foundation for Group Homes) in Silver Spring from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Children under 15 need adult supervision. Visit to sign up. Note there is a $10 tax-deductible fee per person. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman at Also note that these projects are open to all ages but 1 adult per 3 children is required.

Help make a Minyan! – We are looking for volunteers who would like to participate in the Mitzvah of helping to make a Minyan three or four times per year. We are putting together a list in order to form a rotation to help the University Blvd. Shul make a Mincha/Maariv Minyan on Fridays and Shabbos days when they anticipate a shortfall. Please contact Melvin Sassoon at to be part of this endeavor.

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.

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill – YISE's Chesed Committee has started a program to help members undergoing serious medical crises. If you or someone you know needs help with meals, carpools, childcare, etc., or to volunteer, please contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754- 1517, or pick up a form in the lobby.

Community Programs and Listings

Daf Yomi meets in the YGW Beis Medrash – Monday through Thursday at 9:00 PM, Shabbos after the 8 AM Minyan, and Sunday at 6:30 AM.

Girls' Night Out with Mrs. Zakem and Mrs. Glassberg will be this Motzei Shabbos, December 7, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM, 9th – 12th Grades, at the Glassbergs' new residence, 10873 Lockwood Drive. Join a discussion about topics relevant to your life! Pizza Melave Malka!

Alfred House Shalom-Kosher – Will be hosting an open house and dairy brunch for the neighborhood, residents, families and friends on December 8, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to celebrate our recent kosher certification from the Vaad and to introduce ourselves to the community. Located at 711 Lamberton Drive.

Movie Night with the Kayamut/Sustainability Circle – Monday, December 9, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Watch "No Impact Man," a film about living a more environmentally friendly life, followed by a lively discussion of the movie, how it relates to Jewish teachings, and what new ideas we might want to try in our own lives. At the SSJC. RSVPs appreciated to Ellen Haber ( or Evonne Marzouk (

Hilchos "Carpool" – What You Need to Know – A Shiur for women with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Monday, December 9, 8:30 PM at the YGW Boys Campus. Presented by The Yeshiva of Greater Washington Women's Alumnae Association and the Kollel Zichron Amram. For more information please contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

MJBHA Preschool and Lower School Parents – (1) Informational Evening on Wednesday, December 11, 8:00 PM, at the home of Andrea & Nick Muzin, 12201 Kemp Mill Road. (2) Tour of Facilities – Thursday, December 12, 9:30 AM. For further information or to schedule a visit at a different time, contact Sharon Butler, Admissions Director, at 301-962-9400, x5630 or To RSVP visit

Job Assist Events:

* Working with Recruiters and Temp Agencies – Free workshop with Aric Kabillio, Wednesday, December 11, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, YISE. To reserve a seat, please email

* Computer Training Online – Week of December 8. (1) QuickBooks for Beginners. (2) Word and Excel for Beginners, (3) Word and Excel for Intermediate Users, and (4) HTML and Javascript for Beginners. Info and register at

* LinkedIn for Intermediate Users – Wednesday, December 18, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville. Info and register at

Fast of Asara B'Teves

Friday, December 13

* Fast begins 5:52 AM

* Early Mincha 12:45 (Arcola)

* Fast ends / Kiddush shall be made after 5:31 PM

The Week Ahead
Sunday, December 8 Monday, December 9 Tuesday, December 10 Wednesday, December 11 Thursday, December 12 Friday, Dec. 13 – Asara B'Teves
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30
University 8:00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sephardi 7:30 6:05 6:15 6:15 6:05 6:00

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

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 6:22 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:37 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:33 PM

Next Shabbos

December 13-14, 2013 – 11 Tevet 5774

Parshas Vayechi

Light Candles by 4:28 – Havdalah 5:31

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:28

* Early Mincha 12:45 (Arcola)

* Mincha 4:15, 4:10 (Sephardi)

* Fast ends / Kiddush shall be made after 5:31

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 (Arcola and Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 5:31

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, December 7 Bat Mitzvah of Merav Friedman

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 7 Dor L'Dor, 7:00 PM

Friday, December 13 Annual Post-Chanukah Family Dinner

Tuesday, December 17 Elzee's, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Arcola

Wednesday, December 18 Senior Lunch

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 21 Dor L'Dor, 7:00 PM

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, December 11, at 12 Noon.

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