Parashas Vayikra/Zachor – March 22 – 23, 2024

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Candle Lighting 7:04, not before 6:06 | Havdalah 8:04

Sponsored this week by Aliza & Gil Chlewicki in memory of Aliza's father, Robert Sacknovitz (Reuvain Ben Shaul Zissel), on the occasion of his 10th Yahrzeit on 13 Adar II and
by Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner in memory of Arleeta's mother, Jane Axelrod (Raizel bas Simcha) whose 23rd Yahrzeit is on Purim.The annual Purim Yahrzeit shiur will be on Purim morning at 11 AM on Zoom. Note: NEW Zoom ID: 642 625 8127 Passcode: 613613

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

Esther & David Hornestay on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Kayla Tiferet, born to Ayelet and Benji Kaufman, and to the grandparents, Shari and Rabbi Stuart Klammer.

Judy & Stuart Rosenthal on the birth of a granddaughter, Eden Tzofia Felder, to Tova & Jeremy Felder of Jerusalem.

Marina & Gregory Shmunis on the birth of a grandson. Mazal Tov to the parents, Esther & Shlomo Leibtag of Baltimore, grandparents Dassy & Rabbi David Leibtag, great-grandparents Sarra Ferd and Bronya Shmunis, to Shira & Misha Shmunis and other uncles, aunts and cousins in the US and Israel.

Miriam & Yechiel Tzvi Weill on their daughter Margolit's recent marriage to Eli Russ. Mazal Tov to Margalit's mother Joan Weill, grandparents Charlotte Weill and Richard Sincoff, and Eli's parents Eve & Moish Russ.

Shana & Hirschel Wohl on the bar mitzvah of their son Reuven. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Marsha & Yitz Kasdan and Miriam & Michael Wohl & great-grandmother Chavie Kohn.


Nadine Katz, on the passing of her mother, Beatrice (Bryna) Cohen.

Kiddush Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Yekhiel Weill to commemorate the Yahrzeit of his father Rabbi Avigdor Weill – Harav Avigdor ben Eliezer Chanoch,A"H and by Michael Zatman to commemorate the Yahrzeits of his grandmother Rae Zatman – Raisha Golda bat Shemaryahu Yitzchak Z"L,grandfather, Max Halpern – Mordechai ben Moshe Z"L and great grandfather Benjamin Lewis – Shemaryahu Yitzchakben Simcha Arye Z"L.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by the Shul Kiddush Group.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush sponsored by Micha Dahan and by David Mordehai and by Oded Tapiro.

Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – 9:15 AM in The House, followed by Kiddush

Shabbos Groups – 10 AM until shul ends

Toddler Group, under 2 with parent, Toddler Room

Kinder Group, 2-5, upstairs behind the balcony

Boys 6-9 & Girls 6-9 and 5th-6th Grade Girls, meet in lower lobby and walk to YGW

Bnei Akiva Snif groups for 2nd – 5th graders meeting at YISE at 4:30 PM this Shabbos.

Baby-sitting during day Megillah readings (8:45 AM & 11 AM for ages 2 to 8 – contact to register.

Ice Cream Bar Social sponsored by Ben Yehuda Pizza following the 8:30 PM

Youth Megillah reading Purim evening.

Those wishing to hear Parshas Zachor should attend the Torah reading at one of our Shacharis Minyanim or the beginning of the 6:55 PM Shabbos Mincha. We will not read Zachor at any other time.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan Locations:

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


Mincha/Maariv: 5:50 (Plag, B) 7:05 (B), 6:55 (Sephardi, LBM)


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

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (S), 6:55 (B), 6:55 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 8:04 (B)

Megillah: 8:30 (B), 8:30 (Youth/Family,S), 8:40 (Sephardi, LBM), 10:30 (B)

Havdalah is made after Megillah reading. Those driving to shul for Megillah reading after Shabbos should say "baruch hamavdil bein kodesh lechol" before doing any Shabbos prohibited activity.


8:45 Main Minyan – Rabbi Postelnek

9:15 Minyan – Rabbi Rosenbaum


Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur: (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

Ohr HaChaim Chabura: 8:55 (S) Rabbi Rosenbaum

Parasha Shiur before Mincha: 5:55 (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

Shiur between Mincha/Maariv: (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

Please see the attached YISE Purim Schedule & Programs for schedule, Matanos L'evyonim, and other YISE and community programs.


Shabbos and Weekday Shiurim Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Shiur is sponsored by David Jaray in appreciation of Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his shiur, and in memory of all those who have lost their lives in Israel.

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur is sponsored by David Jaray in appreciation of Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend his shiur, and in memory of Rabbi Hyatt, A"H and to all of 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 to all of those that have beentraumatized in Israel during these times.

Wednesday Night Melachim Shiur is sponsored by Hannah & Robert Klein in memory of Dinah Rokach.

The Lower Lobby coffee station is sponsored by Roast Masters Stephen & Lynn Deutsch and Hannah & Robert Klein.

YISE Supports Israel

YISE invites members with family on active IDF duty to share their profiles at

YISE maintains a community-wide Tehillim WhatsApp group. To join, visit To submit names of soldiers serving in the IDF for tefilot, please send the soldier's Hebrew name and his/her mother's Hebrew name to

We pray that our soldiers will return soon to their peacetime roles, and in the interim ask our members to daven and undertake other zechuyos on behalf of these and other IDF personnel defending Israel and our people.

Tefilah We gather in the Belonofsky Sanctuary on Sunday evenings after Mincha/Maariv for 15 minutes of communal Tehillim. Additionally, Tehillim are recited at each daily and Shabbos minyan. Rabbi Rosenbaum leads a daily 15-minute Zoom of Tehillim recital and study of the Sefer Mesilas Yesharim Sunday through Friday at 12:30 PM on Zoom A.

Tzedaka A list of charitable organizations is available at:

Political Action send a message on Purim for a call to action

As we engage our efforts through tefilah, 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

Pre-Purim Shiurim – Given by Rabbi Postelnek. Available at:

Post-Seudah Purim Mesiba – All are welcome to join for a Post-Seudah Mesiba with dessert and live music! Sunday, March 24, starting approximately 7:00 PM in the Social Hall. see flyer

The YISE Nominating Committee will be developing a slate for the 2024/25 Board of Directors, which will be voted on at the Annual Meeting in May. Nominations, including self-nominations, should be sent to by March 24.Please be sure your nominees have agreed to serve if elected.

Men's Panel – Tuesday evening March 26, from 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM, Mikvah Emunah Society will host a Zoom event for men – Around the Rabbis' Table: A Panel Discussion for Men on Common Taharas Hamishpacha Misconceptions, featuring some of the poskim of our community, including Rabbi Rosenbaum. RSVP: see flyer

Rabbi Koss's Monthly Jewish History Class – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish history, Monday, April 1 from 2 PM – 3 PM on Zoom A. Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee.

Ask the Rabbi – This month's topic: Pesach. Tuesday, April 9 from 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM on Zoom A. Send in your questions to by Sunday, April 7. For more information and to submit questions, contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or Sponsored by the Franco, Rottenberg and Tolchinsky Families to commemorate the upcoming 13th Yahrzeit of their husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Melvin Rottenberg, Menachem Mendel ben Tzvi Yehuda, A"H, on 9 Nissan. see flyer

Save the Date: Scholar-In-Residence – Rabbi Avishai David at YISE – May 17-18. see flyer

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

The Week Ahead

Sunday – March 24 – Purim

Monday – March 25 – Shushan Purim

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:44 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:12 AM, Latest Netz: 7:05 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 10:03 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:46 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:24 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 8:11 PM

Next Shabbos

March 29-30, 2024

20 Adar II 5784

Parashas Tzav/Parah

Candle lighting 7:11 not before 6:11 Havdalah 8:11

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 5:55 (Plag, B), 7:15 (B) 7:05 (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), 5:00 (B), 7:10 (B), 7:05 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 8:11