Parshas Acharei Mos/Kedoshim – April 28 – 29, 2023

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April 28 – 29, 2023 – 8 Iyar 5783 – Parshas Acharei Mos/Kedoshim

Light Candles by 7:39 – Havdalah 8:42

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Mazal Tov

* Tzivia Bramson on the marriage of her grandson, Naftali Weinstein, to Leah Groman. Mazal Tov to Renee & Mayer Weinstein and to the Groman family, siblings , aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews.

* Barbara & Mel Ciment on the engagement of their granddaughter, Rebecca Ciment, daughter of Aimee & Daniel Ciment of Englewood NJ, to Eitan Zwebner, son of Moshe Zwebner of Teaneck, NJ and Felicia Zwebner of Englewood, NJ.

* Barbara Price on the Bar-Mitzvah of her grandson, Zachary Shrank, son of Shoshana Price and Dave Shrank and older brother of Sarah, Cobi, and Jordan Shrank. Mazal Tov to grandparents Ella & Harry Shrank from Yardley, PA, and to all of the aunts, uncles, and cousins.


* Sammy, Allan, Steven, Danny, David and Joey Franco on the passing of their mother, Dottie Franco, Shiva is being observed at 404 Lamberton Drive through Tuesday morning. Mincha/Maariv: Sunday/Monday: 7:35 PM. Shacharit: Sunday/Monday/Tuesday: 8:00 AM. The family requests no visitors from 12 Noon – 1:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM or after 9:00 PM.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan locations are B = Belonofsky Sanctuary, S = Social Hall, LBM = Large Beis Medrash, SBM = Small Beis Medrash, H = The House

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:39, and not before 6:32

* Mincha: 6:15 (Plag, S), 6:40 (B), 7:40 (B), 7:15 (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), 5:00 (B), 7:20 (B), 7:10 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 8:35

Divrei Torah/Shiurim:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Postelnek

* 9:15 Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Shiur before Mincha Rabbi Rosenbaum

Kiddush/Shalosh Seudos Sponsors:

* The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Michael Zatman, Manasseh Katz and Seth Katz in memory of their fathers on their second Yahrzeits, Merton Zatman, Shlomo Mayer Ben Peretz, and Howard Katz, Henach Ben Zindel.

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Rena & Yoni Schwarz in honor of their dear daughter, Avigail Chaya, and by Rebbetzin Aliza & Rabbi Yosef Postelnek in honor of their daughters, Tehilla Bracha and Shoshana Raizel.

* The Seudah Shlishi is sponsored by Marcia & Vic Rosenblum and Marcelle & Sol Chalom in honor of Rabbi Levy and his dedication to Limud HaTorah and the participants of his morning Shiur and to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Marcelle's mother, Rita Pinchas.

YISE Programs and Listings

Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura – A weekly Chabura on the Parsha. Delve into the deeper dimensions of the Parsha and Holidays by learning the Kedushas Levi's weekly insights. Begins at 8:55 AM Shabbos morning This week's Shiur will be led by Rabbi Rosenbaum.

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur – Following the Hashkamah Minyan, learning Maseches Sanhedrin, in the Small Beis Medrash. This week's Shiur will be led by Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

Shabbos Afternoon Shiur – Rabbi Rosenbaum gives a text-based Parsha shiur 45 minutes before the last Mincha in the Belonofsky Sanctuary.

We are all in this together: Drug and Alcohol Use In Our Community – Presented by BCGW and CCSA, co-sponsored by YISE. April 30, 8:00 PM at Berman Hebrew Academy. See flyer for details.

Rabbi Koss's Monthly Jewish History class on Zoom will NOT take place on May 1. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

Revolutionize your Torah learning with the Semichas Chaver Program (SCP)! Learn and remember practical Halacha in an engaging and interactive atmosphere! Transform your Shabbos table with weekly Q&A's and comics that will get your whole family involved in your learning! For men. Tuesdays at 8:45 PM at YISE with Rabbi Hillel Shaps. New semester begins May 2 Register at See flyer for details.

Pesach Sheini Mishmar – Join Rabbi Postelnek and friends for a Pesach Sheini Mishmar for men with singing, Divrei Torah and sushi. Thursday night, May 4, at 9:15 PM, followed by Maariv at 10:15 PM. At the home of Aryeh and Tali Lichtman, 800 Hillsboro Drive. See flyer for details.

Seeing the Hand of Hashem in History: How Rashi Saved the Torah and Other Historical Wonders with Rabbi Brahm Weinberg on Sunday, May 7, 11:00 AM at YISE in the Belonofsky Sanctuary and on Zoom A, followed by refreshments in the Social Hall. Part of the Meaningful Tefilah Project at YISE, co-sponsored by KMS. See flyer for details.

The Art of Loving Your Neighbor – A Jewish perspective on the 5 Love Languages as they apply to marriage and other relationships with Rabbi Postelnek. Monday night, May 15, 8:45 PM, at the home of Goldie and Aharon Dovid Levy, 11205 Healy Street. See flyer for details.

Online YISE Cholim List – Go to to add a name to the list. The list is used at the 8:45 Minyan on Monday, Thursday, and Shabbos. For questions about Mi Sheberach guidelines, contact Rabbi Rosenbaum. For other questions, contact Seth Katz at

Shalosh Seudos – To sponsor, contact Simi Franco at 301-593-4465, ext. 103, or Volunteers are needed to set up and clean up. Contact Ethan Cohen at to be part of the rotation.

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill, a part of YISE's Chesed Committee, provides assistance to families undergoing medical crises. If you do not have a Helping Hands account, or if you have any questions, please contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517,

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

YISE Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – The Teen Minyan, led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, meets at 9:15 AM every Shabbos in The House next to the Shul. Kiddush is served after Davening.

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, April 29, from 10:00 AM until Shul ends. Age 18-36 months (Mommy & me) in the toddler room off the Lower Lobby. Ages 2-5 years (drop off) in the room behind the balcony. Ages 6-9 years will meet at Shomrai and walk to the Yeshiva. For more information, contact Debbie Katz at

Shabbos Group for 5th and 6th Grade Girls will meet inside The House promptly at 10:00 AM.

Junior Congregation for boys in grades 4 – 6 with Jay Marcus. Meet in the Lower Lobby at 9:55 and walk to the Yeshiva at 10:00.

Boys Shiur – Rabbi Rosenbaum will resume his Shabbos afternoon shiur for 5th and 6th grade boys at 5:30 PM in the Social Hall. Bring your best questions! See flyer for details.

Thank you to the Shiurim Sponsors for this Past Week:

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur

* David Jaray in honor of Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his Shiur.

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur

* David Jaray in memory of Rabbi Hyatt, Z"L, and in honor of Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend his Shiur and in memory of parents, Avraham Ben Tzvi HaLevi & Ada Bas Menachem Aryeh, Z"L, and Rabbi Hillel & Mrs. Myrna Klavan, Z"L.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim/Parsha/Halacha Shiur

* Jay Rogal and Debbie Rogal in memory of Amiel Rogal, Jay's father and Debbie's grandfather, on his Yahrzeit on 7 Iyar.

Dvar Torah Dedications/Sponsor a Shiur

YISE continues to offer a number of different in-person and virtual learning options. These options are now available for sponsorship on an individual Shiur or a daily basis.

Sponsoring a Shiur or other Torah learning is a meaningful way to commemorate a Yahrzeit or honor a loved one. Sponsorships are also a great way to celebrate a Simcha or any other milestone, while helping YISE.

1. The following individual Shiurim are available for sponsorship at $18 (per day):
* Daily Morning (Monday through Friday) Tehillim and Parsha Shiur
* Daily Evening (Sunday through Thursday) Tehillim and Halacha Shiur
* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Sunday Morning Mussar Study Group for Women
* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tuesday or Friday Morning Gemara Shiur for Men
* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday Morning Nach Shiur
* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday Night Navi Shiur for Women
* Rabbi Grauman – Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur, Sunday Morning
* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur, Shabbos Morning

2. Sponsorship of the Morning and Evening Tehillim and Parsha/Halacha Shiurim together is available for $25.

3. The 8:45 and 9:15 Shabbos Drashas are both available for sponsorship at $54 each.

4. Yom Tov Drashas are available for sponsorship of $72 each.

Please email to sponsor. Thank you for your support.

Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary!

Looking for a way to celebrate someone's upcoming birthday or anniversary? For an $18 donation, you can include the name (birthday) or names (anniversary) in this section of the Shabbos Shorts. Please send the following information to Sponsor name, birthday or anniversary date, name (birthday) or names (anniversary). The birthday or anniversary will be listed in the Shabbos Shorts based on the date of the event.

Weekday Shiurim

Options for in-person and remote learning are listed below. For the latest list and times, go to:

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 6:30 PM, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim followed by a 15-minute Shiur on the Parsha. Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, now learning Mishlei, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Women's Navi Shiur, now learning Sefer Shmuel, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, Zoom A.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings, 9:30 AM breakfast, 9:45 AM. Shiurim:

* Illuminating Inquiries in Halacha – Rabbi Yitzchak Mandel

* Judaism 102: Fundamentals for the Experienced Jew – Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Navigating Navi: Sefer Yehoshua – Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Parsha Perspectives: An Exploration of Engaging Parsha Topics – Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Rabbi Tuvia Grauman – Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur, Sundays at 10:00 AM, Zoom C.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM. For more info., contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps, 347-869-9361.

* For Men:

* Mondays: Rabbi Hillel Shaps – On the Same Page Gemara.

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Reading Responsa – Zoom E.

* Thursdays: Rabbi Avraham Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah Gemara Skills Building – Zoom F.

* For Women:

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys – Zoom D.

* SCP (Semichas Chaver Program) – Tuesdays at 8:45 PM at YISE. New Semester begins Tuesday, May 2. See flyer for details.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy's Gemara Shiur, Masechet Chulin, Sunday through Friday, 6:35 AM – 7:22 AM, in the Franco Beit Midrash.

* Chavrusa Learning – Monday nights in the Social Hall, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more information, contact Rabbi Levy at 240-423-8810.

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiurim for men & women, Mondays at 8:45 AM, studying Parashas Hashavua, Zoom B.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM, "A Second Look – Stories in the Torah from a Deeper Perspective", in-person in the Small Beis Medrash and on Zoom G.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning the 7th Perek of Maseches Bava Metzia. Wednesday evenings at 8:25 PM (note new time) on Zoom H.

Connection Details: Go to and enter the meeting ID, or call 301-715-8592 or 929-205-6099 and enter the meeting ID & password:
Zoom A: ID: 416 963 9000, password 492019
Zoom B: ID: 970 1398 4837, password 613
Zoom C: ID: 833 3477 1595, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom D: ID: 601 853 4021, passcode Winter (phone 667362)
Zoom E: ID: 746 455 2195, password Learn
Zoom F: ID: 803 356 4156, password Learn
Zoom G: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079
Zoom H: ID: 849 3898 4989, passcode 161699

Community Programs & Listings

A Time for Unity – Special speaker series, Shabbos afternoons, 6:15 PM at Chabad of Silver Spring, 519 Lamberton Drive. This Shabbos, April 29, Rabbi Brahm Weinberg, Kemp Mill Synagogue.

Grand Siyum HaRambam! Join us as we celebrate those who have studied the entire 'Mishna Torah' of the Rambam! A 3-year long experience! The Siyum will be addressed by Rabbi Lopiansky, Rabbi Slavticki, and Rabbi Fajnland and some of the participants! Kids program and lunch included. Sunday, April 30, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, at Chabad of Silver Spring 519 Lamberton Drive. RSVP at

The Capital Closet will be open this Sunday, April 30, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Come peruse our beautiful, curated selection of clothing for women, men, and children, as well as Torah School uniforms! Shop early for Shavuos and camp – we have an overabundance of clothing ready for you! Our new address is 9601 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901. The Closet entrance is in the back of the building up a full flight of stairs. There is no charge for items in The Capital Closet, but financial donations to Yad Yehuda are always appreciated. We are unable to accept clothing donations at this time; thank you for your understanding. Please feel to reach out with any questions or for more information to:

Ishay Ribo Unity Concert – Sunday, May 21, at Beth Tfiloh in Baltimore. The concert will benefit Ahavas Yisrael, CHANA, The Tikva House, Baltimore Hatzalah, Baltimore Shomrim, and The Chesed Fund & Project Ezra. Purchase tickets at

Rays of Wisdom – Life Lessons From Pirkei Avos – Greater Washington Community Kollel invites women of the community to a weekday morning text-based Chaburah led by Mrs. Channah Cohen. Mondays at 9:30 AM at the home of Mrs. Aviva Werner, 815 Lamberton Drive. For more information, email or call 773-219-5397.

Pirkei Avos: Ethics for Everyday Living – presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps on Zoom. Wednesdays, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. For Zoom info and registration go to

Please help our community complete these Siyumim:
* Mishnayos for the 1stYahrzeit of Natalie Gabai, Nechama Naomi Bat Leib, December 21, 9 Tevet –
* Mishnayos for the 1st Yahrzeit of Jerry Snyder, Yehoshua Ben Binyamin, December 21, 9 Tevet –
* Tanach for the 1st Yahrzeit of Marion Baras, Miriam Bas Menachem, January 1, 20 Tevet –
* Mishnayos for the Shloshim of Sandi Friedman, Sarah Bas Zalman, May 7, 16 Iyar –

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, May 3, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator. Contact Manasseh Katz at for more info. Zoom meeting ID: 986 546 841, password: 3671

Sulam Gala – Save the date! Sulam is celebrating 25 years of inclusion honoring Denny and Debra Berman and Sharon Freundel. Monday, May 22 at the Rockville Hilton.

Alshich on the Parsha with Rabbi Levy – Shabbat afternoon between Mincha and Maariv in the Franco Beit Midrash.

Zoom Shiurim with Rabbi Levy – Monday through Friday on Zoom, Meeting ID: 636 563 5989. Alshich – 9:20 AM – 10:15 AM. Gemara Ribit 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM. Hilchot Lashon Hara 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM.

In G-d We Trust – Exploring the relationship and balance between Relying on G-d/Bitachon & Human Endeavor/Hishtadlus, based on the teachings of 11th century scholar, Rabbeinu Bachya's Treatise on Trust – Shaar Habitachon. Wednesdays, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM on Zoom, Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. To register, visit

YGW Kollel Zichron Amram Machshava – Probing Jewish Thought Through the Works of Rav Yitzchak Hutner, ZT"L, with Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold, Rosh Kollel, Sundays at 8:00 PM on Zoom, Meeting ID: 825 0731 6850, Passcode: 1216613. For more information, contact Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate at 404-273-3392.

Dirshu – Please join Dirshu, currently learning Bava Metzia. Shiur options at YGW: Monday – Friday, 5:45 AM (R. Reingold) or Monday – Thursday, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (R. Cortell/R. Werner), about 2.5 Daf covered each week.

TGN Program: Siddur Class – In-Depth Analysis of the Siddur with Mrs. Esther Dziadek, Wednesday mornings, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, on Zoom B. For more information call 301-732-1773 or email

Newly married? Growing family? Just need a budget check-up? IZUN is a community resource that provides free and confidential coaching to help you examine your budget and achieve financial stability. Go to or email us at

Daf Yomi Shiur currently meets online weekdays via a WebEx video conference. Anyone interested may email Judd Lifschitz at to be added to the invite list. Sunday 8:30 AM, Monday – Thursday 9:00 PM. Shabbos in-person, 1-1/2 hours before the latest YISE Mincha in the Yeshiva.

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

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

The Week Ahead

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 4:42 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 5:14 AM, Latest Netz: 6:12 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:34 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:41 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:59 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 8:50 PM

Next Shabbos

May 5 – 6, 2023 – 15 Iyar 5783

Parshas Emor

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:46, and not before 6:37

* Mincha: 6:20 (Plag, S), 6:50 (B), 7:50 (B), 7:15 (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), 5:00 (B), 7:30 (B), 7:25 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 8:50

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, May 3, at 12 Noon

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