Parashas Vayikra/Rosh Chodesh/HaChodesh – March 23-24, 2012

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SHABBOS, March 23-24, 2012

Parshas Vayikra-Rosh Chodesh- Parshas HaChodesh 1 Nisam 5772

Light Candles by 7:05pm

Early Friday Mincha Arcola Social Hall 6:30pm

Friday Mincha – Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola & University 7:05pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi 7:05pm

Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak at the 8:45AM Main Minyan.

Rabbi Will Yeamans will speak at the 8AM Minyan.

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is sponsored by the 6:55AM Weekly Minyan in honor of Gabbai John Golin.

The 8AM Minyan Kiddush is sponsoredby "The Chevra" with kugel and cholent sponsored by Shaul's Kosher Market.

The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Goldman, Kotran and Hurwitz families in honor of Rebbitzin Judith Goldman… wife, mother, bubby and role model par excellence.

Early Shabbos Mincha 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 6:45pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University & Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Shabbos Ends 8:05pm


Rose & Saul Elbaum on the birth of a grandson to their children Leiah & Jason Elbaum of Modi'in, and to big sister Hannah Geitel and big brother Nahum Natan. Mazal Tov also to great-grandmother Selma Blitzstein, Aunt and Uncle Lucy & Bernie Blitzstein and all the cousins.

Nancy Perez on the marriage of her son Oren to Rivky Feldman. Welcome to Elaine & Howie Feldman and the Feldman family who are in Kemp Mill for Shabbos.

Rachelli & Craig Simon on the birth of a baby girl Naomi Reena, and to big sisters Bayla and Zahava and grandparents Nancy & Bruce James and Maxine & Rick Simon.

The Karkowsky family on the marriage of Manny (Menachem) Karkowsky to Anne Webbe of Memphis, Tennessee. A special Mazal Tov to Manny's grandmother Beatrice Herskovitz, great-aunt & great-uncle Phyllis & Jonas Herskovitz, uncle Marty Herskovitz, aunt & uncle Brenda & Dan Rubin, aunt Tayna Moskowitz and cousins Malka & Gidon Moskowitz & family.

Beverly Mowery on the engagement of her son Hillel to Jamie Goldreich of Toronto. Mazal tov to Hillel's sisters Miriam Mowery-Omotoso, Ruthie Cohen, and Esther Jandorf and his brother Simcha. Also Mazal Tov to Jamie's parents Dr. David and Mrs. Deborah Goldreich of Toronto and her grandparents Rabbi Avraham and Mrs. Brenda Goldreich of Jerusalem and Mr. Rudolph and Mrs. Genia Tishman Cohen of Baltimore.

Ad blanks for the Banquet Journal were mailed this week. Please complete and return them before preparing and packing away for Pesach.

Please continue saying Tehillim for Rabbi Yisroel Yosef ben Yocheved Anemer Sundays through Thursdays, 8:30pm, through erev Pesach, April 4. Please call 1-760-569-7676, code #517857.


Rabbi Rosenbaum's mussar (spiritual self-improvement) study group for women, based on

"Alei Shur" by Rav Wolbe, meets Sunday mornings at 9:30am in the Belonofsky Sanctuary.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mishna Brurah shiur for men meets Sunday night, 8:30pm, 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 Wednesday morning shiur in Tehillim will resume after Pesach.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's advanced Gemara shiur for men meets Wednesday nights at University Blvd. after Maariv.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash shiur for women Wednesday nights will resume after Pesach.

Yesodei Hatorah meets 8 pm Thursday nights in the Social Hall.

Linas Hatzedek this Sunday – Join the Greater Washington Community Kollel as they continue the fascinating topic – Marketing and Disclosure: The Do's and Don'ts. 9:30am, Beis Medrash.

Beis Medrash Zichron Gedaliah- 8-9pm Tuesday, small side Arcola Social Hall. A joint program of YISE/Kollel Zichron Amram. The program offers shiurim in beginners and advanced gemara, and also in Machshava (currently learning Chovos Halevavos).Also, one on one chavrusas are available and can be arranged for those who are interested. The sessions between now and Pesach will focus on the Pesach Haggadah with the commentary of the "Maaseh Nissim."


R' Pinchas Werner – Shiur 8:15am, in the small Youth Room behind the Women's Balcony.

Rabbi David Hyatt – Gemara Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Musaf.

Rabbi William Millen – Shiur will meet 1 hour before Mincha, in the Beis Medrash.

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.

Rabbi Will Yeamans – Shiur at University Blvd.between Mincha / Maariv.

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

Please watch your children – The number of children wandering the Shul on Shabbos without adult supervision appears to be growing. Wallpaper has been stripped off walls and wheelchairs damaged by children on their own. Please encourage your child(ren) to take care of the Shul as if it were their home.

Talk to the Rabbi -Rabbi Rosenbaum is available by phone (no meetings are scheduled) from 10am to 11am, Monday through Friday, barring extenuating circumstances. Of course, people can call at any time and either speak with him or leave a message. His office number is 301-593-4465, ext. 405.


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

Kindergarten Girls' Shabbos Group will meet on March 24 at the home of Amalya Zatman, 11709 Fulham St, from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

Camp Ahava Registration Now Open – Experience this summer in the heart of Silver Spring for up to 8 weeks (June 25-Aug. 17). Exciting activities, programs & trips. Flexible sessions, extended care and swim lessons available. For ages 4½ to 15. Register by 3/31 for Extra Savings. For more info. contact or 301-649-4425. Visit our website at!

QuickBooks Online – Beginner- and Intermediate-level classes begin week of March 26. Sponsored by the OU. Info/register at

Make the Most of Your Online Job Search – Master Internet job search tools and make the most of your time online. Tuesday, March 27, 1-2:30pm, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville. Sponsored by JSSA. Info/register at

Helpline for Frum with Addictions – Do you, or some one you love, have a problem with drugs, alcohol, overeating, or any other form of addiction? Please call 1-866-zehayom for confidential help geared toward the frum community. Sponsored in part by the Yehudah Mond Foundation.

Lost & Found: Boys shoes, black, size 11 1/2 left behind next to megaslide outside the Reichman's home on Purim day. Call 301-593-6080 to claim.

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

Would you like to be a part of this year's Banquet Committee? If so, contact Barbara Price, 301-649-6562 or or Nancy James, 301-649-3263. Second Annual Siyum Tanach

The second yahrzeit of Rav Anemer zt"l will be marked with our second annual siyum Tanach at Seudah Shlishit April 28, Shabbos Tazria-Metzorah, around the time of the Rav's yahrzeit (Rosh Chodesh Iyar). The Adult Education Committee has divided the Tanach into 133 sections, and you can sign up online at the, or call Bob Levi, 301-593- 2399 to register for a particular section. Individuals, couples, families, or chavrusas can sign-up for one or more of the Tanach sections to study.

Don't delay! As of March 21, 83% of the slots have been spoken for. Remaining: Torah – 4 parshiyos (Beha'aloscha, Pinchas, Massei, Ki Savo) Yeshaya – 1 section, Yirmaya – 2 sections Yechezkel – 5 sections Mishlei – 2 sections Iyov – 4 sections Divrie Hayimim – 5 sections

Annual YISE/KMS Holocaust Memorial Program – Sunday, April 22, 7:30 pm at KMS. Nine year old Bertha Schwarz and her 6 year old sister were placed on a bus in Vichy, France by their mother in the summer of 1942, in an attempt to send the girls to relative safety. Rabbi Zalman Shneerson, a Jewish rescuer who ran homes for Jewish orphans, found the girls and provided them with food and comfort. Learn more about Ms. Schwarz's heart-rending story at this year's Yom Hashoah program. Children grades 5 and older are encouraged to attend.


Monday, March 26 – Rabbi Rosenbaum's Pre-Pesach Shiur, 8pm, Arcola Social Hall

Monday, March 26 – Basic Colors, Womens & Girls Clothes 12pm – 6pm, Social Hall

Friday, March 30 – Ruach Minyan, 7:00pm, Arcola Social Hall

Shabbos, March 31 – YISE Pre-Pesach Luncheon – See flyer for details

Sunday, April 29 – YISE Annual Banquet honoring Seth & Masha Katz. Details inside.

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

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 start at 10am and end at 11:15am. Pickup of 2-5 year-olds is in the youth room behind the balcony. Pickup of 1st – 4th grade boys and girls will be in the downstairs social hall lobby. Pickup is promptly at 11:15am and children will not be released without an adult.

8AM Minyan Kiddush Courtesy – The Kiddush committee respectfully requests the following from those who attend the 8AM minyan: (1) Please help those who set up the 8:45 a.m. Kiddush by not obstructing sections of the social hall needed for preparation and (2) Please supervise your children and ensure they do not touch the Kiddush food before the Kiddush begins and/or run around the social hall during Kiddush preparations. The committee thanks you for your cooperation!

DAVENING TIMES WEEK OF March 25 – March 31, 2012

MORNING SERVICES (March 25 – March 31)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

Sunday 8:00am 6:30/7:30/8:45am 7:30am "

Monday/Thursday 6:15am 6:45/7:35/8:30am 6:05am "

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

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


Mincha-Maariv (March 25- March 29) Talis & Tefillin 6:11am

Sunday – Thursday Arcola & University – 7:15pm Krias Sh'ma 10:03am

Mincha (Earliest) 1:46pm

NEXT SHABBOS, March 30-31, 2012 8 Nisan 5772

Parshas Tzav- Shabbos HaGadol Light Candles by 7:12pm

Early Friday Mincha – Arcola 6:30pm

Ruach Minyan – Arcola Social Hall 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola & University & Sephardi 7:15pm

Early Shabbos Mincha 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – University 6:20pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 6:25pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & Nusach Sefard 6:40pm

Shabbos Ends 8:12pm

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