Parashas Vayishlach – December 9-10, 2011

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SHABBOS, DEC. 9-10, 2011

Parashas Vayishlach – 14 Kislev, 5772

Light Candles by 4:27pm

Friday Mincha 4:30pm

Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak at the 8AM Minyan.

Rabbi Breitowitz will speak after the 8:45AM Main Minyan.

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is sponsored by "The Group."

The 8AM Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by "The Chevra."

The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the YISE Adult Education Committee in honor of Rabbi Breitowitz.

The University Blvd. Kiddush is sponsored by Jack Mehlman, Betsy & Tevie Mehlman and family, Nancy & Pesach Mehlman and family, Judy & Moshe Mehlman and family, Surah, Judy & Zevi Mehlman and family, Faygah & Jed Linfield and family, & Miriam & Dovid Cohen and family to commemorate the yahrzeit of Gloria Mehlman, Gittel Leah bat Moshe Dovid, z"l.

Early Shabbos Mincha 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 4:10pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 4:25pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 4:25pm

Shabbos Ends 5:30pm


Hedy Bauman on the marriage of her daughter Jennifer to Kevin Kramer of Woodside. Mazal Tov also to Jennifer & Kevin's children.

Nancy Perez on the engagement of her son Oren to Rifky Feldman, daughter of Elaine & Howard Feldman of White Oak.

Nancy & Pesach Mehlman on the engagement of their son Shlomo to Michal Shaffer, daughter of Bronya & Gedaliah z"l Shaffer, of Brooklyn. Mazal tov to Shlomo's siblings Rivka & Tani Friedman, Yoni and Moshe, and to Shlomo's grandfathers Jack Mehlman and Menache Israel. Mazal Tov also to the entire Mehlman and Shaffer families.

YISE Sisterhood Chesed Toy Drive – YISE Sisterhood's Chanukah Toy Drive will benefit children affected by illness. Bikur Cholim will distribute collected toys to ill children and to children of parents facing illness. Donated toys and stuffed animals should be new and in their original packaging. Leave donations in the box in the downstairs YISE lobby or at the Frumkin home, 701 Hyde Road. (Please leave toys in a bag in carport.) Donation deadline is Dec. 16. For more information, contact Stephanie Frumkin at

Chinese Food pre-Chanukah Dinner – Join the YISE Social Committee Dec. 16 for a delicious pre-Chanukah meal. Adults $16, kids (3-8) $8, Sponsors $36 (includes 2 adult meals). Drop-off /mail checks to Allison Lazar, 1213 Arcola Ave.; for questions Reservation deadlineTuesday, Dec. 13.


Rabbi Rosenbaum's mussar (spiritual self-improvement) study group for women based on the work "Alei Shur" by Rav Wolbe, meets Sunday mornings in YISE's, Arcola Social Hall at 9:30am. For further information contact Esti Zemelman, 301-649-4485.

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 NEW 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 presents Linas Hatzedek – continues with business ethics. Sunday mornings, 9:30am in the Arcola Beis Medrash. Yesodei HaTorah (Gemara Basics) Thursdays, 8pm in the Arcola Social Hall.

An Unworldly Beauty – Kollel Zichron Amram of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington and the Beis Medrash Zichron Gedaliah present a special Chanukah shiur for men and women – "An Unworldly Beauty" with Rabbi Aaron Lopiansky. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 8 pm in the YISE Social Hall. For more information contact Rabbi Reingold, 301-996-5910.


R' Pinchas Werner – Shiur at 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 – Gemara Shiur will resume in February.

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

Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha Shiur will not meet this week.

Rabbi Breitowitz – Shiur at Arcola between Mincha / Maariv.

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

Gala Chanukah Mesiba – The Greater Washington Community Kollel invites everyone to a gala Chanukah Mesiba! Enjoy delicious food, live music, and dancing. Rabbi Steven Baars will speak on Lessons from the Lights: Parenting in Today's Topsy-Turvy World, as the children are entertained with Chanukah Magic. Mesiba 7:15pm, Lecture and Chanukah Magic 7:30pm, Tuesday evening Dec. 20, first night Chanukah at the Kollel – 10900 Lockwood Dr.

Rabbi Marvin H. Goldman will speak about "What they never taught you about Chanukah" Dec. 22, 1:30pm – 3:00pm at 1121 University Blvd. W., #1501PH. Light Chanukah refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517 or

Year-round Assistance – Donations to the Yehuda Mond Foundation and the Tomchei Shabbos of Greater Washington help a growing number of individuals and families in need, year round, and are a meaningful way to both honor friends and relatives and to celebrate simchas. The Tomchei Shabbos will send beautifully designed cards to whomever you select in order to acknowledge donations made by you honoring someone's Bar or Bas Mitzvah, yarhzeit or other simchas. Contact the Yehuda Mond Foundation , or send your donations to 812 Hyde Court, Silver Spring.

Wrap2Go at Reagan National Airport – Wrap2Go is now stocking freshlymade, pre-packaged sandwiches, wraps and salads at two locations in Reagan National Airport! Pick them up at Cibo Express Gourmet Markets National Hall (Pre Security) in Terminal B or in Terminal C (After Security) at the Kiosk across from gate 45.

Have your Mezuzos checked in accordance with Jewish custom, twice in seven years. Rabbi Levy is happy to make house calls for a nominal fee to remove & replace all the Mezuzot. The cost is 8 dollars per Mezuza check. Call to schedule an appointment. Leave a message for Rabbi Levy at 240-423-8810, or http://

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.

Save the Date for the Yeshiva of Greater Washington's 48th Annual Banquet, Sunday Evening, Jan. 22, 6:30 pm at Beth Sholom Congregation, Potomac.

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

Orthodox widow in University Towers seeks Shabbos guests for dinner and lunch. Food from Max's, Shalom's, etc. 732-319-2929.


The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos 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 are from 10am – 11:15am. Please pick your child(ren) up promptly.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shabbos Shiur for 6th-8th grade boys will resume in the Spring.

The Toddler Room is used by many families over every Shabbos. Please help keep the room clean, and remember that no food should be eaten in the room. Thank you for your cooperation.

I bought this? I thought I was getting that!

Come hear Rabbi Rosenbaum discuss Mekach Taus, Friday night, Dec. 16, 8pm, at the Katzoff residence, 1111 Arcola Ave. Current topics revolve around Business Halachos. Refreshments provided by the host family.

Community Emergency Initiative – The Chesed Committees of KMS and YISE are launching a program to assist those members of our community with medical or other potentially critical needs during power outages and weather emergencies. If you or someone you know would benefit from this program, or if you would like to volunteer to help (all are warmly welcome—though specially owners of four wheel drive vehicles, snow blowers, or chain saws), please contact Michael Eisenstadt at 301-754-0000 or

Father and Son Learning continues to meet every motzei Shabbos at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington Boys Division, 7:00-8:00 pm. Learning is followed by pizza, raffles & prizes. This program is sponsored by the Mond families L'ilui Nishmas Yehuda Aryeh Ben Yehoshua Yakir.

Shatnez testing – The following testers are available to help Kemp Mill residents with testing new clothing: R. Shlomo Fantl in Kemp Mill (216-337-7568);Mrs. Lisette Young in White Oak (301-681-5891) and Rabbi Gedalia Walls in Potomac (

Tefillah Gems – Discover the true beauty of the timeless words of Pesukei D'Zimrah. Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Tuesdays 8pm at the Kollel, 10900 Lockwood Dr.

Do the mitzvah of bikur cholim! Visit people in Kemp Mill who would greatly appreciate it. Community Service points may be earned as well. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman,


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

Girls Night Out for grades 9-12 – Presented by Greater Washington Community Kollel. Enjoy Ruach – Pizza – Stimulating discussion led by Elana Glassberg. Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 10, 8:30pm, at the Glassberg residence, 11200 Lockwood Dr. Apt 208.

Mesorah Women's Learning Institute will host the Tiferes Worldwide Women's Video Event "Rise and Shine" Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 10, at Southeast Hebrew Congregation, 10900 Lockwood, Drive , Silver Spring. 8:15pm, $10 donation. For more information contact Sorah Rivkah Goodman, 301-681-6347 or

Levinson Unveiling – There will be an unveiling in memory of Sol Levinson, brother of Norma Burdett & Shonny Kugler, on Sunday, Dec.11, at Mt. Lebanoncemetery at 12 Noon.

Staying Connected to Our Teens -Sunday, Dec.11, 7:30 pm at KMS, Dr. Yoel Schwartz will speak on "Staying Connected to Our Teens: Raising Adolescents in the 21st Century." Co sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and KMS Education and Youth Departments- Health and Family Education Series.

Online computer training – The OU will offer online classes in Dreamweaver, HTML, Java Script, and Computer Assisted Design, starting the week of Dec. 12. For specifics on each class and to register, go to

The Friends of the IDF concert — Tuesday evening, Dec. 13, 7:30pm at Adas Israel in the District of Columbia. Tickets can be ordered either by calling 301- 556-5100 or going on and going to MidAtlantic events.

Summer Jobs 2012 – Attention high school and college students. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, former summer intern Noam Litwack will discuss how and where to look for a summer job or internship. On Monday, Dec. 19, JobAssist staff will help you write your first resume. Both events at YISE, 1132 Arcola, 7:30-9pm. Sponsored by the Kemp Mill Employment Assistance Initiative. To reserve a seat and handout, email

A special evening with the Koidenover Rebbe – Wednesday night, Dec 14, all are invited to a special evening with the Koidenover Rebbe at the Hirschfeld residence, 1131 Kersey Rd. Private meetings with the Rebbe will begin at 5pm, followed by Maariv at 8:15 and an uplifitng pre-Chanukah kumzitz. The Rebbe is much sought after for his brochos and advice. To schedule an appointment with the Rebbe or for more info, please contact R' Shlomo Slatkin at 443-570-7598 or email

LinkedIn training – JSSA will sponsor a workshop on LinkedIn for intermediate users on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1-2:30pm, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville. Register at

Learn How to Market Yourself – The OU will offer a web-based seminar on how to successfully market your products, your company, and even yourself. Discover why "branding" is so critical. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 5:30-7pm. For info and to register, go to

Mad Magazine star illustrator Al Jaffee at DCJCC – Mary-Lou Weissman, author of Al Jaffee ‘s Mad Life: A Biography, and its subject, Al Jaffee, will speak at the DCJCC Thursday, Dec. 15, 7:30 pm. At 89, iconic American cartoonist Al Jaffee remains MAD magazine's oldest and most prolific contributor. $10, $8 Members/Seniors/Students.

Calling All High Schoolers – Come help Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington help senior citizens celebrate Chanukah at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Dec. 18, 1:30 – 4:30pm. You will feel good, make other people feel good and get chesed hours at the same time. RSVP a must by Dec. 14. Contact Shirlee Franco, 301-467-3775 or

Yachad of Greater Washington invites all children and teens ages 8 – 16 to join us Sunday, Dec. 18, 5 – 6:15pm for fabulous, fun fitness activities at Fitness for Health in Rockville. Participants will interact with peers, meet new friends and enjoy supervised exer-gaming activites. High School student volunteers wanted and Community Service Hours can be earned. RSVP required by Wednesday, Dec. 14 to and details will be forwarded.

AMIT Birah Chapter invites you to Meat at the Movies – Sunday, Dec. 18, at the AFI Cinema in downtown Silver Spring, 7-9pm. Movie: Israeli Film. 8633 Colesville Road (free parking in close-by garage). Catering by Kosher Mart. The cost is $100 per person. Yes, you can pay at the door. For reservations or more information, contact Robbie Pearlstein at 410-484-2223.

From Table to Sink – Kollel Zichron Amram of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington and the YGW Women's Alumnae Association present a shiur for women – From Table to Sink, Close Up on Cleaning Up on Shabbos, with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Monday, Dec. 19, 8:30pm at YGW Boys'Campus, 1216 Arcola Ave. For more information contact Rabbi Reingold, 301-996-5910-5910.

Chanukah Doughnut Sale! The Leo Bernstein Jewish Academy is having a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale! Pickup Erev Chanukah, Tuesday Dec. 20, at LBJA – 1401 Arcola Ave. between 10am and 4pm. Order deadline is Friday, Dec.16. Dozen Glazed Doughnuts – $7; 1 Dozen Jelly Filled Doughnuts – $8; 1 Dozen Custard Filled Doughnuts – $8; Combo Deal: 1 Dozen Glazed and 1 Dozen Filled Doughnuts- $14. 301-592-8433 to order. Credit Cards accepted.

The Young Israel Shomrai Emunah Community Adult Education Project


Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Breitowitz

Senior Lecturer, Ohr Somayach, Jerusalem

Former Rabbi, the Woodside Synagogue

Former Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland

Shabbat Vayishlach

December 9-10


Friday evening at 8:00 PM –

"The Exodus as a Paradigm for Spiritual Self- Actualization"

After 8:45 Shacharit Minyan –

"The Lesser Known History of Chanukah"- (Kiddush Follows)

Between Mincha and Maariv (Approx. 4:45pm) –

"Prisoner Releases and the Release of Terrorists: Halachic Perspectives on the Shalit Case"


Shabbos, Dec. 9-10 – Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Breitowitz, Scholar-in-Residence

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 10 – Panoply! Arcola Social Hall, 8:00pm

Friday Night, Dec. 16 – Pre-Chanukah Chinese Dinner — see details page 3

Wednesday Dec. 21 – Senior Lunch, 12 Noon, Arcola Social Hall. Program: Paul Forbes will sing Songs of the theatre. Sponsored by the JCC and YISE

The Haimish Kiddush Group starts its third year in 2012. All YISE members are invited to join in this wonderful endeavor! The cost to become a member is $100. You can choose to be set up with automatic renewal that will charge you each year for the Haimish Kiddush Group. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, contact Raph Ginsburg at

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


MORNING SERVICES (Dec. 11 – Dec. 17)

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 (Dec. 11- Dec. 15) Talis & Tefillin 6:24am

Sunday – Arcola & University – 4:35pm Krias Sh'ma 9:39am

Monday – Thursday – Arcola – 4:35pm Mincha (Earliest) 12:35pm

Monday – Thursday – University – Maariv – 7:15pm

NEXT SHABBOS, DEC. 16-17, 2011

Parashas Vayeshev – 21 Kislev, 5772

Light Candles by 4:28pm

Friday Mincha 4:30pm

Early Shabbos Mincha 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 4:10pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 4:25pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 4:25pm

Shabbos Ends 5:32pm

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, Dec 14 at 12 Noon.

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