Parashas Vayishlach – December 1-2, 2017

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

December 1-2, 2017 – 14 Kislev 5778 – Parshas Vayishlach

Light Candles by 4:28 – Havdalah 5:30

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Joey Franco – Mortgage Banker – 301-529-5387.

Mazal Tov

* Sharon & Jeff Augenbaum on the birth of a grandson, Kfir Caleb Boaz, to Debby & Ari Augenbaum. Mazal Tov to siblings Keira and Nadav and the entire family.

* Rosanne & Howard Benn on the engagement of their granddaughter, Esther Lipman, daughter of Miriam (Michelle Benn) & Rabbi Dovid Lipman of Beitar Illit to Avraham Gad, son of Hentchy & Shimon Held of Har Nof. Mazal Tov also to former members Ahuva & Yaakov Lipman on their niece's engagement.

* Esther & David Hornestay on the birth of a great-grandson, Maoz, to their grandchildren Orel & Ari of Yerushalayim. Mazal Tov to grandparents Lisa & Shimon Hirschhorn of Raanana, and to all of the family.

* Arleeta & Ivan Lerner on the birth of great-granddaughter to their grandchildren Gabi & Yosef Miller of Los Angeles. Mazal Tov to grandparents D'vorah & Rabbi Shmuel Miller of Irvine, CA and Janet & Dr. Joe Bernstein of Los Angeles. Mazal Tov to great-grandparents Ilene & Henry Miller of Pisgat Zeev, and to great-great-grandma Dena Lerner Gerber of Baltimore.

* Rochelle & Baruch Wertenteil upon the birth of a grandson to Sarala & Peretz Wertenteil of Baltimore last Shabbos. Mazal Tov to aunt and uncle Ahuva & Aaron Orlofsky and to the whole Mishpacha.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:28

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 4:30 Sephardi: 4:25 Nusach Sefard: 4:30

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 Youth: 9:15 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 4:25 Sephardi: 4:05 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:30

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 and 9:15 Minyanim Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – In memory of Gloria Mehlman, Leah Gittel Bas Moshe Dovid, Z"L, by the Mehlman, Linfield, Cohen and Friedman families.

* 8:00 Minyan – Nechama & Yosi Scharf in honor of Chana's Simchat Bat and first birthday.

* Sephardi Minyan – Asher Weinberg in honor of Yaniv Natanov.

* 8:45 Main Minyan – "The Haimish Kiddush Group"

* 9:15 Minyan – Elise & Ken Saks in honor of Ken and Talia's birthdays.

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM, behind the balcony.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, lower lobby.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi Levy – Shiur at 3:35 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Silver – Shiur after Mincha.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, in the room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash. For more details, please contact

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach 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 room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM. For more details, please contact

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM. Choose from classes on Talmud, Parasha, Navi, and philosophy.

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM- 7:25 AM and Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM in the Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network Presents:

* Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiur on Daily Halachos for Men and Women, Tuesday mornings 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM.

* Rabbi Raphael Malka's Mishnah Class for Men, Tuesday mornings, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

* For more information: 301-732-1773 or

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women: 613? We Can Appreciate Every One of Them! Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Meseches Bava Basra, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the Social Hall.

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for Men and Women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sundays, 8:00 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM at YISE. For more information, please contact Rabbi Yonatan Zakem at or 513-313-4899.

* Men (classes located in the YISE Beis Medrash):

* Monday: Parsha Analysis with Rabbi Hillel Shaps.

* Tuesday: Torah Topics with Rabbi Menachem Winter.

* Wednesday: Reading Responsa with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

* Thursday: Yesodei Hatorah with Rabbi Avraham Sussman.

* Thursday: Concepts of Chanukah with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher.

* Monday – Thursday: Shivti led by Rabbi Yonatan Zakem, under the guidance of Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

* Women (class located in the Small Social Hall):

* Monday: Horeb: The Power of Mitzvos with Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – will not meet this week.

YISE Programs and Listings

Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos, December 2, 6:30 PM, Arcola Social Hall. This Dor L'Dor is sponsored by an Anonymous (and awesome) donor. Open to the entire community! Delicious pizza! Interactive discussions! Raffle of exciting prizes! Lots of fun!

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish History on Monday, December 4, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at 1111 University Blvd. West in the Penthouse. Light refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Senior Lunch – Wednesday, December 6, 12:00 Noon, Social Hall. Chanukah Celebration featuring the YISE Nursery School and Sing Along with Mike Kravitz.

Trivia Night – Presented by the YISE Social Committee. Motzei Shabbos, December 9. Doors open at 7:30 PM, Trivia at 8:00 PM. $5 per person. Meat and pareve refreshments will be served. YISE Social Hall. Groups of 6 to 8 people can be formed ahead of time or that night. RSVP to

Redefining Truth: When a Falsehood Fits the Definition of Truthfulness – The GWCK in conjunction with YISE invites men and women of the community to a Jewish Ethics Lecture by Rabbi Moshe Walter. Sunday, December 10 at 9:30 AM at YISE.

Shiurim from Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZT"L, are available at

Begin to say Vesain Tal Umatar Livracha at Maariv on Monday, December 4

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp in the Small Beis Medrash, followed by a Kiddush sponsored in memory of Gloria Mehlman, Leah Gittel bas Moshe Dovid, Z"L, by Judy & Zevi Mehlman.

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. Early care for 2-5 year-olds runs from 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Groups for all ages run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

A Chanukah Packed with Flare! Presented by YISE Youth and YISE Nursery. Sunday, December 17, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, YISE Social Hall. Cost: $5.00 per child (2 and older) $25.00 max per family. Pizza $2.50 per slice and bottled water $1.00 each. 30 ft Inflatable Obstacle Course 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Chanukah Sing-Along with Jeremy Gaisin: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Chanukiah building with YISE Nursery: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Entry fee includes Sufganiyot (one per person) (Dairy) (please contact if you keep Cholov Yisroel).

Community Programs and Listings

Daf Yomi meets in the Yeshiva Beis Medrash – Sunday at 6:30 AM, Monday through Thursday at 9:00 PM, and Shabbos at 10:30 AM.

Learn Mishnah Brurah Hilchos Shabbos in 18 Months – Shiur for men with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM at the Boys Yeshiva. Questions? Rabbi Eli Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Kollel Dirshu Silver Spring is learning Maseches Nedarim. Learn in the morning (5:45 AM – 6:30 AM) or in the evening (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM) at the Boys Yeshiva. For more information, please contact Rabbi Eli Reingold at 301-996-5910 or Ranon Cortell at 240-277-2730.

Daily Halacha Program from Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Receive one every day in your inbox. Visit and click "Sign Up."

Shmiras Halashon – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for men in Shmiras Halashon, weekday afternoons, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

The Value of Modesty – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for women, based on text by Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus ZT"L. Alternate Sundays, 7:00 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

Rabbi Marvin Goldman's Shiur at University Towers – Shabbos, December 2 at 1121 University Blvd. West, Apt. 516, at 3:00 PM.

How is Mikvah Relevant in Modern Times – Oneg / mini Shiur with Yoetzet Halacha, Bracha Rutner, Friday night, December 1, 8:00 PM, in the G-level party room of 1111 University Towers. For women only. For more information please contact Naomi Carmel at To make an appointment to speak with Bracha privately when she's here or to ask her a question contact:

The November 29th UN Vote for Partition: A Behind-the-Scenes Look – Join us for a presentation by Toldot Yisrael, an organization recording the firsthand testimonies of the men and women who helped found the State of Israel. Aryeh Halivni, founder and director of Toldot Yisrael, will share some interview clips and behind-the-scenes stories about the historic UN Vote. Motzei Shabbos December 2, 8:00 PM at KMS. Free and open to the public. For questions, contact

Sixth Annual LBJA Chanukah Boutique – Sunday, December 3, 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM, sponsored by the PTO and Services Squad. Limited tables for vendors interested in selling their wares during one of the biggest shopping seasons! Contact to save your spot today!

B'simcha u'Betuv Laivav: Living with Simcha and Raising Your Children with Simcha – YGW is honored to host Rav Shalom Kamenetsky. Monday, December 4, 8:00 PM at the Girls Campus. The evening will also include a question and answer session.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, December 6, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the YISE Small Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator and leader. Contact Scott Schlesinger at for more information.

GWCK Chanukah Celebration – Join us for inspiring words of Torah, delicious hot Chanukah refreshments, live music, spirited dancing, a magical performance for the kids, and much more! Free admission. Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 PM, 10900 Lockwood Drive.

The Berman PTO and KMS invite you to come to the Arcola Rehab (901 Arcola Avenue), Thursday, December 14, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM for a Chanukah musical celebration with the residents. All ages are welcome and Upper School students can earn community service hours. To sign up, contact Miriam Friedman at or just show up.

Help Wanted

The YISE Nursery School seeks a new Director. For more details about the position and requirements, visit For questions or to apply (resume and cover letter), please contact the Nursery School Director Search Committee at

The Week Ahead

Sunday, December 3 Monday, December 4 Tuesday, December 5 Wednesday, December 6 Thursday, December 7 Friday, December 8
Ashkenazi 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 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
Sephardi 7:30 6:05 6:10 6:10 6:05 6:10

Ashkenazi 4:35 4:35 / 7:30 4:35 / 7:30 4:35 / 7:30 4:35 / 7:30 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 6:18 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:34 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:31 PM

Next Shabbos

December 8-9, 2017 – 21 Kislev 5778

Parshas Vayeishev

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 4:30 Sephardi: 4:25 Nusach Sefard: 4:30

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 Youth: 9:15 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 4:25 Sephardi: 4:05 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:30

Upcoming Events

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 2 Dor L'Dor, 6:30 PM, Social Hall

Wednesday, December 6 Senior Lunch, 12:00 Noon, Social Hall

Shabbos, December 9 Bar Mitzah of Zev Ravin

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 9 Trivia Night at Shomrai, 7:30 PM

Friday, December 15 Ruach Minyan

Sunday, December 17 Chanukah Carnival, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Happy Belated Birthday YISE: 66 years old on Shabbos Toldos

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