Parashas Vaykhel – March 8 – 9, 2024

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Candle Lighting 5:50 | Havdalah 6:50

Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Ruth & Bill Konick in honor of the 101st birthday of Marvin Konick

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

Tzivia Bramson on the birth of a great-grandson, Shmuel, son of Lea & Naftali Weinstein and grandson of Renee & Mayer Weinstein.

Fran & Alan Broder on the birth of a granddaughter, Sahra Mazal (Shirley Mabel), born to Gabi & Noam. Mazal Tov to great-grandmother, Mrs. Marilyn Broder, aunts and uncles, Batsheva & Moshe Broder, Eva & Rabbi Dr. Hillel Broder and all of the cousins.

Jonathan Cottrell on his engagement to Rivka Barth of Silver Spring. Mazal Tov to parents Adina & David Barth of Detroit, MI, Peggy & Art Cottrell of Teaneck, NJ, and to the extended Barth and Cottrell families.

Karen & Howard Schulman on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Adar Daveed, last Shabbos in Toronto. Mazal Tov also to parents Miriam Kramer & Aaron Levy, greatgrandmother Florence Binstock Avigan, grandparents Suzy & Sol Levy, brother Elie, and all of Adar's aunts, uncles & cousins.


Joshua Rokach on the passing of his sister, Dinah Rokach. Shiva at 902 Kenbrook Drive. Minyan – Shacharis Sunday 7:45 AM, Monday 7:15 AM, Tuesday/Wednesday 7:00 AM, Thursday 6:45 AM, Mincha Sunday through Wednesday 7:00 PM. VIsiting hours Sunday through Wednesday Shacharis until 12 Noon and 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Edward Reichman, MD

The Rabbi Isaac and Bella Tendler Chair in Medical Ethics at Yeshiva University, and Professor in Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

After Musaf of 8:45 and 9:15 Minyamin (B) – "Ancestry DNA in Halakha: What is Your Spitting Image?"

4:30 PM (B) – "Medical Halakha Update"

Between Mincha and Maariv (B) – "Monarchs, Minyanim and Mitochondrial DNA: Jews, Medicine and History"

Kiddush Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush Group with a cholent sponsored Trish Weisman & John Golin.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Young Israel Shomrai Emunah in honor of our scholarin- residence, Rabbi Edward Reichman, MD.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush sponsored by Rabbi Yehoshua Levy and Judith Levy marking the siyum of the book of Yehoshua with Alshich commentary by the morning learning group.

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 and by Ina Klinger, mother of Elaine Rubin. May Hashem bless Israel with complete and speedy victory and Brachos for the Israeli soldiers,hostages, students, and all of Israel.

Ohr HaChaim Chabura is sponsored by Ina Klinger, mother of Elaine Rubin. May Hashem bless Israel with complete and speedy victory and Brachos for the Israelisoldiers, hostages, students, and all of 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 been traumatized in Israel during these times.

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

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 (B) 5:45 (Sephardi, LBM)


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

Kiddush: 11:45 AM (S)

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:45 (B), 5:45 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 6:50 (B)


After the 8:45 and 9:15 Minyanim: (B) – Rabbi Reichman, MD


Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur: (SBM) – Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

Ohr HaChaim Chabura: 8:55 (S) – Rabbi Postelnek

Pre-Mincha Shiur: 4:30 (B) – Rabbi Reichman, MD

Shiur between Mincha/Maariv: 6:10 (B) – Rabbi Reichman, MD

Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – Led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, 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

Dor L'Dor – This Motzai Shabbos, March 9 at 8 PM in the Social Hall, sponsored by Sandie Thurman to commemorate the 10th Yahrzeit of her husband, Chanoch ben Avraham HaCohen A"H.

Purim Costume Gemach – March 10.

YISE-KMS Purim Carnival – Sunday, March 17 from 12 PM – 3 PM at KMS. see youth flyers

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.


Welcome New Members

Devora & Ephraim Ayil, Dr. Robert Levine, Gideon & Michelle Pollack

YISE Supports Israel

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

Varda (Linzer) and Eitan Morell were interviewed about their son Maoz, HY'D, who fell in battle last month as part of the "Behind the Bima" series by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg of Boca Raton Synagogue. The interview is online 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 information can be accessed via AIPAC and the OU

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

Israel Mission Reflections and Video Presentation – Motzei Shabbos, March 9, 8:30 PM at YISE in the Franco Family Beis Medrash. Please join Israel Mission participants for reflections and a video presentation. Please note this presentation is geared for a mature audience and may not be suitable for children. see flyer

Nation of Heroes – the resilience and spirit of our people – Sunday, March 10, 8:00 PM. Join YISE and KMS, at KMS. Meet IDF Soldiers and survivors of October 7 who will share stories of their contributions to rebuild Our united future in Israel. In coordination with the World ZionistOrganization. see flyer

Matanos L'evyonim – Rabbi Rosenbaum is collecting Matanos L'evyonim to be distributed on Purim. Checks can be made out to YISE Charity Fund and dropped off at the office or given to Rabbi Rosenbaum in person.

Capital Kosher Pantry Purim Food Drive – Bring some Purim joy by donating to our Purim Food Drive! Food donations must be shelf stable, well within use-by date and in factory-sealed containers. Drop off in our collection bins, including the YISE lower lobby. see flyer Bikur Cholim Grape Juice Donations – Donate mini-grape juice bottles from March 14 – 31 in bin at YISE see flyer

Annual Rose and Bernard Singer 18th year Megilla Reading Program. If you, or someone you know, need a megillah reading because of illness, infirmity, or otherwise are unable to get to shul, please contact, or call him at (301) 219-2812, as soon as possible.If you can volunteer to read megillah, please let Saul know.

Pre-Purim Shiurim – Tuesday March 12, 8:15 PM-9:15 PM "Erasing Amalek: Remembering and Removing Amalek in Our Times." and Tuesday March 19, 8:15 PM-9:15 PM "The Jews had Light and Joy: Defining and Finding Happiness when Surrounded by Confusion and Pain." Given byRabbi Postelnek on Zoom. see flyer

YISE Purim Seudah – Sunday March 24, 5:00 PM in the Social Hall. RSVP by March 18 at Special member rates: $30/adult, $20/child (3-12), $100/family max. Regular rates: $36/adult, $26/child (3-12), $140 family max. Book as individuals or reserve a block with (10+) friends! Sponsorships available. Sign up now; limited spots available! see flyer

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

Men's Panel – Tuesday evening March 26, at 8:15 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

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

The Week Ahead

Spring forward. All times for next week are Daylight Saving Time.

Sunday – March 10 – Rosh Chodesh

Monday – March 11 – Rosh Chodesh

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 6:07 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:35 AM, Latest Netz: 7:27 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 10:16 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:49 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:10 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 7:57 PM

Next Shabbos

March 15-16, 2024

6 Adar II 5784

Parashas Pekudei

Candle lighting 6:57

Havdalah 7:57

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 5:45 (Plag, B), 7:00 (B) 6:55 (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), 6:40 (B), 6:50 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shalosh Seudos: 7:05 (S)

Maariv: 7:57