Parashas Yisro – February 2 – 3, 2024

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Candle Lighting 5:11 | Havdalah 6:13

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Vivian & Arnie Kirshenbaum to commemorate the 29th Yahrzeit of Arnie's father, Dovid ben Yechiel HaKohen,
and by Sara Silver to commemorate the 10th Yahrzeit of her father, Bud Silver, Yissocher Dov ben Meir, A"H.

Mission to Israel

YISE members are coordinating a mission to Israel and we encourage your participation. If you are not able to join us in Israel, please consider contributing to support supply distributions, including but not limited to clothing, meals, and other much-needed resources. Please donate at; additional information on next page.

Mazal Tov

Melanie & Sandy Karlin on the birth of a granddaughter, born to their children Shayna & Raphael Karlin of Bergenfield, NJ. Mazal Tov to big siblings, Tova Kayla and Simcha, great-grandparents, Dolores & Len Schwartz, and to aunts, uncles and cousins, Sarah & Matthew and Family and Dalya & Benjy and Family.

Charlotte Weill on the birth of a great-grandson. Mazal Tov to the parents, Elana & Sholom Rosenberg, and the grandparents, Malky & Menachem Weill and Mrs. & Mr. Rosenberg, Dallas, TX.


Mitchell Carl on the passing of his father, Jacob Carl. Shiva is being observed at the Carl home, 11916 Viewcrest Terrace through Monday morning. Shacharis: Sunday 8 AM, Monday 6:45 AM Mincha/Maariv: Sunday 5:10 PM. Visitors from Shacharis until 12 PM, 1 PM – 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM – 9 PM. Sign up for Siyum Mishnayos at

Abby Tor and Helen Griffin on the passing of their mother, Beatrice Fine, and Jonathan Fine on the passing of his aunt.

Kiddush and Shalosh Seudos Sponsors

Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Aviva Symes and Zev Hochberg in memory of Aviva's father, Arthur Symes, Aharon Baruch ben Yaakov, A"H, on the occasion of his first Yahrzeit and by Lew Sosnowik to commemorate the Yahrzeit of his father, Avraham ben Michael on 13 Shevat.

Shul Kiddush is sponsored by the Shul Kiddush Group.

Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Abby & Chaim Tor in memory of Abby's mother, Belka bat Tsvi.

Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Vivian & Arnie Kirshenbaum to commemorate the 29th Yahrzeit of Arnie's father, Dovid ben Yechiel HaKohen.

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

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.

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 Israeli soldiers,hostages, students, and all of Israel.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Shiur was sponsored by Hannah & Robert Klein in memory of Gilda Haber, A"H.

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

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan Locations:

B – Belonofsky Sanctuary, S – Social Hall, LBM – Large Beis Medrash, SBM – Small Beis Medrash, H – The House


Mincha/Maariv: 5:15 (B) 5:05 (Sephardi, LBM)


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

Mincha: 2:30 (B), 4:55 (B), 5:10 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shalosh Seudos: 5:20 (S)

Maariv: 6:13 (B)


8:45 Main Minyan – Rabbi Postelnek

9:15 Minyan – Rabbi Rosenbaum


Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

Ohr HaChaim Chabura, 8:55 (S) Rabbi Rosenbaum

Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – Led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, 9:15 AM in The House, followed by Kiddush

Shabbos Groups – 10AM 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

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at

5th/6th Grade Girls Event – This Motzei Shabbos, February 3, 7:30 PM – 9 PM in The House! Pizza & Make Your Own Sundaes. see flyer

Kids Safety Event – Sunday, February 4 from 1PM to 3PM. see flyer

Dor L'Dor – Family Chevrusah-style learning in a fun environment! Next Dor L'Dor is Motzei Shabbos, February 10 at 7:45 PM in the Social Hall.


YISE Supports Israel

Mission to Israel Several members of YISE are coordinating a mission to Israel, Tuesday – Thursday, February 20-22. For additional information, please contact Yehuda Shinensky ( or Jeremy Goodman ( If you are unable to attend in person, please consider contributing to help sponsor events and supplies, including, but not limited to, meals, clothing, and other supplies for evacuated communities and IDF personnel. Examples include mezuzot for damaged communities, toys for children, coffee and other hot kits for deployed units.

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

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

Finding My Place in Torah, Community and Life – A shiur given by Rabbi Postelnek. Monday, February 5 at 8:30 PM, at the home of Leah & Yoni Levine, 1111 University Blvd. W (University Towers) Apt. 206. see flyer

Come Join Rabbi Koss's Monthly Jewish History class on Zoom! Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee. Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish history, Monday, February 5 from 2PM – 3PM on Zoom A.

Ask the Rabbi – This month's topic: Halachos of Shopping. Tuesday, February 6 from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Zoom A. Send in your questions to by Sunday, February 4. For more information and to submit questions by phone or anonymously, contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or To sponsor the program, please contact the YISE office. see flyer

Likras Shabbos: A Deeper Understanding of Kabbalas Shabbos: Learn and appreciate the inner meaning and depth of Kabbalas Shabbos, and transform your Friday night Davening! Given by Rabbi Postelnek. Next Shiur this Thursday, February 8, 8:50 PM – 9:30 PM at the Zagelbaum home, 1111 University Blvd. W, Apt. 106. see flyer

Lunch and Learn – Wednesday, February 14, 11:45 AM at YISE with Rabbi Brahm Weinberg. Musical presentation by Dr. Stuart Goldman. RSVP by Sunday, February 11 to or 301-732-1773. Donations appreciated. see flyer

Shabbos Sefer Soiree – Rabbi Postelnek will speak on "The Nesivos Shalom: A Contemporary Gateway to Profound Torah Insights" on Friday, February 16 at 8:30 PM in the Social Hall, followed by light refreshments.see flyer

YISE Annual Trivia Event – Join us for a night of trivia fun! Pizza, drinks, coffee bar, beer, and prizes! For ages 21+ only. Come with a team of 5-8 people, or join a team that night! February 17 at 8 PM in the YISE Social Hall. RSVP at $18 at the door, or get the early bird discount of $12 (members) or $15 (not-yet-members) if you RSVP by February 11. see flyer

The Ruach Minyan is back on Friday, February 23, with Kabbalos Shabbos in the large social hall with Eli Hochberg as the Baal Tefila, following Mincha, which is in the Belonofsky Sanctuary at 4:35 PM. Children's program during Maariv with Mrs. Koss. It's going to be Gevaldic! For more info, contact

Scholar-In-Residence – Hadassah (Michelle) Margolis – Friday, February 23 "Jews and Their Books: The Last 1,000 Years," Shabbos, February 24 "Women and the Jewish Book," and Sunday, February 25 "Megillat Esther Across the Ages". see flyer

Save the Dates: Scholar-In-Residence Programs at YISE – March 8-9 and May 18. see flyer

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill, a part of YISE's Chesed Committee, has a current need for meals. Please sign up in Helping Hands or contact Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517, if you have trouble getting into the system. Please note that there is a current need in the community. If you would like to help out or sign up to make meals, please contact us.

Zoom Connection details in the SHMA and at Flyers are available at

The Week Ahead

Friday Feb 9 – Rosh Chodesh

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:51 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:18 AM, Latest Netz: 7:13 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:44 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:53 PM, Earliest Shkia: 5:32 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 6:21 PM

Next Shabbos

February 9-10, 2024

1 Adar I 5784

Parashas Mishpatim

Rosh Chodesh

Candle lighting 5:20

Havdalah 6:21

Friday Night:

Mincha/Maariv: 5:20 (B) 5:15 (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), 5:15 (B), 5:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Maariv: 6:21