Parshas Acharei Mos/Kedoshim – May 1 – 2, 2020

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

May 1 – 2, 2020 – 8 Iyar 5780 – Parshas Acharei Mos/Kedoshim

Light Candles by 7:43 – Havdalah 8:47

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Debi and Max Rudmann in commemoration of the Yahrtzeit of Debi’s brother, Moshe Baruch Ben Natan Hacohen, Z”L.

Mazal Tov

* Masha & Seth Katz on the engagement of their son, Yisrael Menachem, to Esther Yehudis, daughter of Naomi & Jan Meisler. Mazal Tov to grandparents Howard Katz, Bobbi & Jules Meisler, and Beverly Rosenstein. Mazal Tov also to Yisrael's brothers, Hershel and Meir, and Esther's siblings, Nossi and Chaya Malka, as well as to aunt & uncle Aliza & Manasseh Katz, and the extended Katz and Meisler families.

* Lois & Sid Meyers on the marriage of their granddaughter Shoshana Strauss, daughter of Jessica & Rabbi Yekusiel Strauss of Fallsburg, NY, to Moshe Gleich, son of Rivka & Doniel Gleich of Monsey, NY.

* Mindy & Shmuel Tolchinsky on the birth of a granddaughter, Toba Liba, to their children Motti & Batsheva Tolchinsky of Cleveland, OH. Mazal Tov to Toba Liba’s siblings, to grandparents Rabbi Akiva & Rebbetzin Rivka Winter-Rothenberg, to great-grandparents Janet Rottenberg and Yehuda Tolchinsky, and to all the aunts, uncles, and cousins.

* Linda & Ed Zurndorfer and their son, daughter-in-law and grandson, Juda, Ariella and Koby Zurndorfer, on Juda’s receiving a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Rutgers University – Rutgers School of Nursing.

COVID-19 Updates

* All public activities at YISE are cancelled, including Minyanim, Youth Groups, Shiurim and special events.

* The Shul office is still open, but hours may vary.

* Please continue to be vigilant regarding matters of personal hygiene as previously advised. If you are unwell, please do not enter the Shul or other public places. We urge you to adhere to all medical advice you may receive regarding self-quarantine.

Let us Daven to Hashem to keep all of us in good health and to return our lives to normal as soon as possible. In protecting each other as we navigate this unfolding situation, may we grow stronger as individuals and as a community.

Shabbos Schedule

Note that Davening times are listed for reference so that people may Daven at the same time as others. There are no Minyanim at YISE at this time.

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:43, and not before Plag, 6:34

* Mincha: Ashkenazi: 6:15, 6:45, 7:45 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

If you Daven Kabbalos Shabbos/Maariv prior to Shkia (8:01 PM), it is preferable to Daven Mincha prior to Plag (6:34 PM).

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis: Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 Youth: 9:15 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha: Ashkenazi: 2:30, 5:00, 7:40 Sephardi: 7:40 Nusach Sefard: 7:40

* Shabbos ends: 8:47

Weekday Shiurim

Options for remote learning are listed below. For the latest list, go to

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim followed by a 15-minute Shiur on the Parsha. Sunday 9:00 AM/Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 7:30 PM – Zoom A.

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

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for men & women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesdays at 7:30 PM. For more details, contact Zoom B.

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

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps, Zoom C.

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for men & women, Pearls of

* Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers.

* Sunday evenings, 7:30 PM, Zoom H.

* 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 & Women – Zoom D (except as noted):

* Mondays: Rabbi E. Gayer – A to Z of Jewish Living

* Mondays: Rabbi H. Shaps, On the Same Page Gemara, Zoom C.

* Tuesdays: Rabbi Winter – Torah Topics

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Grossman – Reading Responsa

* Thursdays: Rabbi Grossman – Parshas Hashavua

* For Women – Zoom E:

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Tehillim: An indepth analysis

* Tuesdays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Bereishis in-Depth

* Semichat Chaver Program, Tuesdays at 9:00 PM with Rabbi Silver. For more information, please contact Rabbi Binyamin Silver: or Rabbi Hillel Shaps: – Zoom A.

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiur on Daily Halachos for men & women, Tuesdays 9:15 AM, Zoom F.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, "A Second Look- Stories in the Torah from a Deeper Perspective", Zoom G.

Connection Details:

For Zoom, go to and enter the meeting ID, or call 301-715-8592 and enter the meeting ID and password:

* Zoom A: ID: 416 963 9000, password 492019

* Zoom B: ID: 784 431 8176

* Zoom C: ID: 349 754 2180, password GWCK

* Zoom D: ID: 746 455 2195

* Zoom E: ID: 601 853 4021

* Zoom F: ID: 970 1398 4837, password 613

* Zoom G: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079

* Zoom H: ID: 269 840 3648, password 8tCqF6

YISE Youth Announcements

YISE @ Home Lag Ba'Omer: Create Your Own Obstacle Course – Tuesday, May 12, 4:30pm on Zoom. Create your own obstacle course! Join the Zoom meeting and watch each participant run through their obstacle course. See flyer for details. Parents of participants should email for the Zoom info.

YISE Programs and Listings

Membership Directory Updates – The YISE Membership Directory will include the YISE Israel Connection. This section includes information on children of YISE members and former members who have made Aliyah. We include their names, street addresses email address(es) and phone number(s). While we do have some information in our database, if you are not sure if it is current or we may not have it and you would like it included (of course with their consent), then send it to Don’t worry if it might be a duplicate, we’ll only put it in once.

Shomrai Preschool 2020-2021 – Online registration is now open for children ages 2 to 5 years old with customizable extended care options from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Visit or email for more information or to schedule a tour. Ask about our special, deeply reduced tuition for incoming 2-year-olds!

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill is a part of YISE's Chesed Committee. The program helps members undergoing serious medical crises. We are always looking for volunteers to help. To be a part of this program by helping with meals, visitation, shopping, childcare, etc., contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517,

The Rachel Bassan Horwitz Fund is used for medical needs in our area, elsewhere in the US, and in Israel. 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 info: Norma Burdett, 301-593-5964 or Pearl Bassan, 301-649-3137.

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

Chametz After Pesach 2020

* Chametz may be purchased from all Capitol K establishments and caterers.

* Chametz may be purchased from the following national stores: Aldi, BJ's, Costco, CVS, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Kmart, Lidl, Petco, PetSmart, Rite Aid, Royal Farms, Save-A-Lot, Sam's Club, Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Walmart, Wegmans, Whole Foods Market, Winn-Dixie

* Chametz may be purchased from the following stores in our community: H Mart, MOM's Organic Market, ShopRite of White Oak

* Chametz may only be purchased from Snider's beginning four weeks after Pesach, May 15.

Due to possible Chametz distributed by a Jewish company, if one has the option of purchasing Chametz from other stores, it is commendable to not purchase Chametz from Giant, Safeway or Target until four weeks after Pesach, May 15, Due to a potential limited supply of food due to COVID-19, this would not be the year to be stringent on this matter if not feasible.

Community Programs & Listings

A Time for Unity – Special Sunday Evening Lecture Series – As we look forward to Shavuot – the Season of the Giving of our Torah – let us come together and find inspiration in the words of the Torah. Chabad of Silver Spring will be hosting distinguished rabbis again this year during the weeks between Pesach and Shavuot. This week’s speaker: Rabbi Brahm Weinberg of KMS, Sunday, May 3, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Zoom link: Meeting ID: 990-8865-5463 Password: 171659

Dr. Fred Dziadek Lift A Friend (LAF) Initiative – Presented by the Golden Network. Win 1 of 5 $50 Amazon gift cards. 1 – Call someone 65+ that would appreciate a call, 2 – Enter the drawing via email to with name/address/phone and recipient’s city/state. 3 – Bonus ticket if recipient lives in Montgomery County, MD. One entry per person, April 24 – May 6. Ages 6+ may participate. Children should be supervised and entries must be submitted by an adult.

Remote Night Shiurim from YGW – Sunday 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate; Monday/Wednesday 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky; Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold. Register at

Daf Yomi Shiur currently meets online via a WebEx video conference. There is still room for a few more participants. Anyone interested may email Judd Lifschitz at to be added to the invite list. Sunday 7:00 AM, Monday – Thursday 9:00 PM, Friday 5:45 PM.

Free Job-Related Webinars – Tuesday, May 5, 12 Noon, How to Talk So They Will Listen-Interviewing and Communication at Work. Thursday, May 7, 12 Noon, How to Crack the Federal Job Code. For more information and to register, visit

The Census Bureau is still hiring for the 2020 Census and expects to resume field operations in June. The hourly pay in Montgomery County, MD, is $29.50. Full-time and part-time positions are available. For more information, call 1-888-480-1639 or visit

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, May 6, 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.

Partners in Tefillah matches people with others in need of similar assistance from Hashem. The feedback we have received so far has been amazing. You, too, can Daven for someone else in the community and have them Daven for you. May Hashem answer all your prayers. Please visit to learn more and to sign up.

Community Website for COVID-19 In an effort to simplify access to the plethora of available resources for COVID-19 assistance and information, Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington has created a stand-alone website that includes a wide range of resources for the Greater Washington Jewish community. Please visit Information on the site is culled from many volunteers and sources from within our community. New information is being added regularly; please visit often to view updated information and resources. May we all merit Hashem's mercy during this challenging time. Please note: If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out by visiting If you are not currently experiencing financial challenges, please consider a donation to assist others who are struggling during this crisis.

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

Kemp Mill Village is providing friendly phone calls and limited deliveries during the pandemic. Call 1-833-KMV-20902 to request service or to volunteer. See for more information.

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

The Week Ahead

No Minyanim will take place at YISE next week. You are encouraged to Daven at home at your regular Minyan time.

Mincha was scheduled for May 3 – May 7 at 7:50 PM (Ashkenazi)/7:45 PM (Sephardi).

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 5:09 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:32 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:41 PM

Next Shabbos

May 8 – 9, 2020 – 15 Iyar 5780

Parshas Emor

Light Candles: Friday by 7:50

Havdalah: 8:54

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday May 6 at 12:00 Noon

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

Office Phone: 301-593-4465 Office Fax: 301-593-2330 Eruv line: 301-593-5561

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Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Friday – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Rabbi Binyamin Silver – Asst. Rabbi Simi Franco – Office Manager

Dvar Torah Dedications/Sponsor a Shiur

During this difficult time, we pray to Hashem that the day that we can all come together again in Tefillah and Torah study in good health arrives speedily. Until that point, YISE continues to offer a number of different remote learning options. These options are now available for sponsorship on an individual Shiur or a daily basis.

Our current inability to Daven with a Minyan and to say Kaddish is difficult and a challenge. However, sponsoring a Shiur or other Torah learning is a meaningful way to commemorate a Yahrtzeit or honor a loved one. Sponsorships are also a great way to celebrate a Simcha or any other milestone, while helping YISE at a time when many of the Shul's other sources of revenue are not available.

1. The following individual Shiurim are available for sponsorship at $18 (per day):

* Daily Morning (Sunday through Friday) Tehillim and Parsha Shiur
* Daily Evening (Sunday through Thursdday) 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 Chumash Shiur for Women
* Rabbi Silver's Tuesday Evening Parsha Shiur
* Rabbi Silver's Daily Chizuk Dose on WhatsApp

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

3. The Pre-Shabbos Drasha video is available for sponsorship at $54.

Please email to sponsor.

Thank you for your support.

Thank You to this past week's Shiurim Sponsors:

Rabbi Rosenbaum's morning and evening Tehillim/Shiur:

* Anonymous in memory of grandparents, Emanuel Yitzchak ben Chaim HaLevi,Dina bas Rav Chanania, & Chaim ben Moshe
* Board of YISE in honor of Manasseh Katz for his tireless work and dedication to the Shul
* Naomi and Ori Carmel in memory of Naomi's father, Alvin Seidenberg, Zisa ben Baruch, Z"L
* Debby and Rabbi Barry Greengart in memory of Rabbi Greengart's mother, Yuta bas Yosef, Z"L
* Judy and Dr. David Marwick in honor of the 6th birthday of their granddaughter, Shira Rachel Marwick, whose birthday is Yom Ha'Atzmaut
* Jay Rogal and Debbie Rogal in commemoration of the Yahrtzeit of Jay's father and Debbie's grandfather, Amiel Rogal, Z"L
* Renee and Josh Seidemann to commemorate the first Yahrtzeit of Josh's father, Meir ben R' Yeshayahu
* Marina & Greg Shmunis in honor of Rabbi Rosenbaum and Rabbi Silver and all the Rabbeim who continue their work remotely

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Men's Gemara Shiur:

* Art Boyars in honor of Rabbi Rosenbaum
* Debi and Max Rudmann in commemoration of the Yahrtzeit of Debi's brother, Moshe Baruch Ben Natan Hacohen, Z"L
* Renee and Josh Seidemann to commemorate the first Yahrtzeit of Josh" father, Meir ben R' Yeshayahu
* Marina & Greg Shmunis in honor of Rabbi Rosenbaum and Rabbi Silver and all the Rabbeim who continue their work remotely
* Rochelle and Baruch Wertenteil

Rabbi Silver's Daily Chizuk Shiur

* Naomi and Oril Carmel in memory of Naomi's father, Alvin Seidenberg, Zisa ben Baruch, Z"L
* Marina & Greg Shmunis in honor of Rabbi Rosenbaum and Rabbi Silver and all the Rabbeim who continue their work remotely

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Erev Shabbos Parsha Drasha

* Melanie and Sandy Karlin in honor of the births and bris of their grandsons, Betzalel Reuven (Charles Jared) and Yitzchak Lev (Liam Isaac), twin sons of Dalya and Benjy Karlin
* Marsha and Yitz Kasdan in honor of Rabbi Rosenbaum
* Nadine and Mensahe Katz as a Zechus for a Refuah Sheleimah for all of Cholei Yisrael
* Harriet and Dr. Ron Sheinson in memory of parents Krendel Elka and Dov Ber Krasnow and Chaya Machlah and Mordechai Yaakov HaKohen Sheinson
* Marina & Greg Shmunis in honor of Rabbi Rosenbaum and Rabbi Silver and all the Rabbeim who continue their work remotely