Parashas Vayishlach – November 27-28 2015

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

November 27-28, 2015 – 16 Kislev 5776 – Parshas Vayishlach

Light Candles by 4:29 – Havdalah 5:31

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

Mazal Tov

* Judy & Sheldon Klein on the birth of a grandson, born to Adina & David Navon of Mazkeret Batya, Israel.

* Sarah & David Maslow on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Yisroel Yaacov Lebowitz, son of Aliza & Natanel Lebowitz of Ramat Bet Shemesh.

* Amy & Reuven Mizrahi on the birth of a granddaughter, Shira Esther, born to Leah & Mordechai Mizrahi. Mazal Tov to Auntie Hanna, Uncle Raphael and the extended family.


* Rebbetzin Yocheved Anemer on the passing of her daughter, Chaya Weber. The funeral took place on Monday in New York and New Jersey. She will be sitting Shiva at 3208 Clarks Lane in Baltimore through Monday morning. Hours are: Motzei Shabbos 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:29

* Mincha:

Arcola: 4:30 University: 4:30 Sephardi: 4:25 Nusach Sefard: 4:30

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:05 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:31

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Yehuda Shinensky

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8:00 Minyan – "The Chevra"

* Sephardi Minyan – "Sephardic Group"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Nechama & Rabbi Yonatan Zakem in honor of the birth and continued health of their daughter, Chana Tzipporah.

Shabbos Shiurim:

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

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur at 3:25 PM.

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

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha at Arcola.

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. For more details, please contact

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – now learning Sefer Yehoshua.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women. A mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM. Location TBD.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Choose from classes:

* Timeless Talmud with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Jewish Philosophy with Rabbi Yonatan Zakem

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM- 7:25 AM and Monday through Friday 6:25 AM – 7:10 AM in the Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network's 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 – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the Social Hall; Maariv to follow. Choose from classes:

* Gemara Kop with R' Nachum Schwartz

* Becoming an Inspired Eved Hashem – Alei Shur (R' Shlomo Wolbe) with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher

* Iyunim L'Halacha with R' Moshe Haim Blate

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

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays at 8:00 PM in the small Social Hall.

YISE Programs and Listings

Melava Malkah for Rosalyn & Arnold Bramson – They are leaving our community for New York. There will be a special Tzaischem L'Shalom Melava Malkah in their honor on Motzei Shabbos, November 28, 7:45 PM – 9:30 PM. Light desserts (Pareve). YISE Social Hall. There is no charge to attend, but sponsors are welcome. Contact Simi at 301-593-4465 Ext. 403 or if you would like to sponsor the Melava Malkah.

YISE Together-for-5 – Continues with a series of audio Shiurim by Rabbi Rosenbaum about "Thoughts on Chanukah." For more info, visit

The Meaning of Hallel – Monday night sessions with Rabbi Rosenbaum, going in depth into Hallel. Classes conclude on November 30 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM, in the YISE small Social Hall. Free; open to men and women. For more information, contact Part of the YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project.

NEXT SHABBOS: Ruach Minyan – Friday, December 4, 4:30 in the Arcola Social Hall. Children participate during Kabbalas Shabbos. During Maariv there will be a special children's storytime nearby. For more information, contact

NEXT WEEKEND: Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Motzei Shabbos, December 5, 6:45 PM, Arcola Social Hall. 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 topics in Jewish History. Monday, December 7, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1111 University Blvd. W., apt. 215. Light refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

NEW CLASS: How to be a better Ba'al Tefilah – Davening from the Amud can be a more meaningful experience (for both you and your Minyan), whether you lead services every chance you get or only on Yahrzeits. All are invited to hear Rabbi Rosenbaum speak in the small Social Hall on Monday, December 14, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM on the Halacha and Kavanah of Davening. He will also address common problems and errors. Classes on how to lead Shabbos davening will take place on December 21 and in January, led by Rabbi Ozzie Burnham. For more information contact Part of the YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project.

Making Medical Choices when the Diagnosis is Dire – What is the difference among traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine? What is the Torah perspective on each, and on using any medicine? Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky, YGW, and Dr. Theo Heller tackle these questions, from different perspectives and many years of counseling patients and families. Sunday, December 20, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon at YISE. Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, and the Chesed committees of YISE, KMS and SSJC.

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

SAVE THE DATE: YISE Annual Banquet – Sunday, April 3, 2016. Honoring: Barbara Price. Young Leadership Award: Adina & Josh Obstfeld. If you would like to be on the committee please contact Rachelli Simon ( or Cheryl Broth.

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.

In light of the terrifying daily events occuring in Israel, it is incumbent upon all of Klal Yisrael to pray and do meritorious deeds as a merit for the safety of our brothers and sisters. Those who would like to say Tehillim privately can recite 20, 83, 121, 130 and 142, among many others. May Hakadosh Baruch Hu answer our prayers, watch over the State of Israel and Jews all around the world, and bring the ultimate redemption speedily in our day.

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp, followed by a Kiddush sponsored in memory of the Yahrzeit of Gloria Mehlman, A"H, by the Linfield, Mehlman and Cohen families.

Parsha Shenanigans – Please join us this week for fun Parsha activities! Delicious snacks! Awesome prizes!: 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.

Chanukah Miracles, Music, and Moonbounce: Join us on December 13 from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM for Sufganiyot, an olive oil scavenger hunt, inflatable obstacle course, and a sing-along with musician Gavri Tov-Yares. $5 per child 2 and older. Pizza will be sold as well.

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.

Dirshu Daf Yomi B'Halacha on Hilchos Tefillah, learn Mishna Brurah with Rabbi Eli Reingold, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 PM – 8:45PM at YGW. For information contact him at 301-996-5910 or

Tehillim – Wednesday mornings. Contact Arleeta Lerner at 301-649-0552.

Chanukah and the Meaning of Life – Rabbi Reingold will be giving a women's Chanukah shiur this Shabbos, November 28, at 3:00 PM at Meera & Stephan Miller's house, 1015 Arcola Avenue.

Kemp Mill Civic Association Meeting – Tuesday, December 1, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, YISE Social Hall. Membership renewal, annual elections, a report from the county police and updates on community issues including the deer overpopulation.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, December 2, 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.

Celebrate Chanukah with the GWCK – Monday, December 7, at 7:00 PM. Enjoy delicious Chanukah refreshments and dancing with music from Kol HaLev. Featuring a special theater performance by Shlomo Horwitz and a magic show for children, at 10900 Lockwood Drive.

Tomchei Shabbos of Greater Washington – Yad Yehuda (formerly Yehuda Mond Foundation) provides assistance to over 200 individuals in the region and assists several dozen more families through the Capital Kosher Pantry. Go to and for more information. If you need assistance or know someone who could use Tomchei Shabbos, please call Rabbi Moshe Arzouan at 301-905-2937. For the Food Gemach, please call Shani Leiman at 240-274-7652.

Ongoing Professional Clothing and Coat Drive – If you have professional clothing, coats that you no longer use and are in good condition, Adam Bashein will help find these items a new home, via A Wider Circle. For more information, to coordinate picking up of items contact

Workplace Skills Workshop:

* Write Your First Resume – Free webinar. November 30, 12:00 noon. Info and register at

Begin to say Vesain Tal Umatar Livracha at Maariv on Motzei Shabbos, December 5.

The Week Ahead

Sunday, November 29 Monday, November 30 Tuesday, December 1 Wednesday, December 2 Thursday, December 3 Friday, December 4
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 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
Sephardi 7:30 6:10, 7:10 6:15, 7:15 6:15, 7:15 6:10, 7:10 6:15, 7:15

Arcola 4:35 4:35, 7:30 (Maariv) 4:35, 7:30 (Maariv) 4:35, 7:30 (Maariv) 4:35, 7:30 (Maariv) See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 6:15 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:31 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:29 PM

Next Shabbos

December 4-5, 2015 – 23 Kislev 5776

Parshas Vayeshev – Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha:

Arcola: 4:30, Ruach University: 4:30 Sephardi: 4:25 Nusach Sefard: 4:30

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 4:25 University: 4:25 Sephardi: 4:05 Nusach Sefard: 4:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 5:30

Upcoming Events

Motzei Shabbos, Nov. 28 Melava Malkah for the Bramsons

Wednesday, December 2 Senior Lunch, Program: DVD – Rejoice with

Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

Friday, December 4 Ruach Minyan, Arcola Social Hall, 4:30

Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 5 Dor L'Dor, Arcola Social Hall, 6:45 PM

Sunday, December 13 Chanukah Miracles, Music, and Moonbounce

Sunday, December 20 Making Medical Choices when the Diagnosis is Dire

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, December 2 at 12:00 Noon.

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