Parshas Bamidbar – May 19-20, 2023

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

May 19 – 20, 2023 – 29 Iyar 5783 – Parshas Bamidbar/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 7:59, not before 6:47 – Havdalah 9:05

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Vivian & Arnie Kirshenbaum in commemoration of the 13th Yahrzeit of Vivian's father, Rabbi Abraham Morgenstern, Avraham Binyomin Ben Menachem Mendel, Z"L, and by
Jodi & David Mazel and family in loving memory of David's mother, Irene Mazel, Chaya Bat Zev, A"H, to commemorate her second Yahrzeit on 27 Iyar.

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Shabbos Schedule

Minyan locations are:

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

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 6:30 (Plag, S), 7:00 (B), 8:00 (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), 7:40 (B), 8:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 9:05

Divrei Torah/Shiurim

* 8:45 Main Minyan (B) Rabbi Postelnek

* 9:15 Minyan (S) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Kedushas Levi Chabura – 8 :55 (S) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Shiur before Mincha – 6:55 (B) Rabbi Elchanan Adler

* Shalosh Seudos following Mincha (S)

Mazal Tov

* Bernice & Eddie Cohen on the engagement of their son Coby to Enya Menasse of Monsey, NY. Mazal Tov to grandparents Reyna & Isaac Cohen, Bette Krakow Weigert and Robert Weigert. Mazal Tov to Coby on his graduation from Yeshiva University.

* Shalva Yunger on becoming a Bas Mitzvah! Mazal Tov to parents Mera and Yaacov, brother Azarya, grandparents Steve & Esther Bender and Rose and Elie Yunger, great-grandfather Zoli Yunger, and to the entire Bender and Yunger families!


* Jeffrey Elikan on the passing of his mother, Mollie (Malka) Elikan.

Kiddush/Shalosh Seudos Sponsors

* The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Minyan Group.

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by friends of Janet Deneroff wishing her a T'zaischem L'Shalom as she moves to Teaneck, NJ.

* The Sephardic Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Cheryl & Michael Gabai in loving memory of their parents.

* The Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Drs. Eric & Patty Towler on the occasion of their 30th wedding anniversary.

YISE Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – The Teen Minyan, led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, meets at 9:15 AM in The House, followed by Kiddush.

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, May 13, 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 meet at Shomrai and walk to the Yeshiva.

* 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.

For more information, contact Debbie Katz at

Boys Shiur – Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shabbos afternoon shiur for 5th and 6th grade boys at 5:30 PM in the Social Hall.

Special Learning program for 2-3 grade boys on the 1st day of Shavuos with Mr. Marcus! Meet at 3:15PM at the House, followed by Ice Cream in the Social Hall.

Youth Shavuos Ice Cream Party – Friday, May 26, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM in the Social Hall. Come and make your own ice cream sundaes! See flyer for details.

Shavuos Shiur for Girls – Shabbos, May 27, 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM in The House. For grades 2 – 5, with Rebbetzin Atara Rosenbaum. See flyer for details.


* Tikun Leil Shavuos – Shiurim starting at midnight in the Belonofsky Sanctuary, Interactive learning and Chavrusos in the Social Hall. Shacharis at 5:10 AM. See flyer for details.

* Shavuos Learning for Women – Mrs. Sharon Freundel will give a Shiur, "Hineni: The Calls to Prophecy of Isaiah and Ezekiel," in the Belonofsky Sanctuary on the 2nd day of Shavuos, Shabbos, May 27, from 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM, sponsored by the YISE Women's Learning Initiative. See flyer for details.

* Women's Shavuos Dessert – All women are invited to a Shavuos afternoon get-together to enjoy Pareve desserts with friends. Shabbos, May 27, the 2nd day of Shavuos, 4:30 PM in the Social Hall. To sponsor, contact or visit See flyer for details.

Shul Announcements

* Annual Election Meeting – Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 PM in the Social Hall. For details, go to

* Ask the Rabbi – Come join our virtual, interactive monthly program featuring different Halachic topics! This month's topic, Funerals, Shiva, and Halacha from a Consoler's Perspective, will take place on Tuesday, May 30, 7:00 PM – 8:00PM on Zoom A. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at or 301-754-1517. To sponsor the program, contact the YISE office. See flyer for details.

* Shavuos Food Drive – Please donate to the Capital Kosher Pantry's annual Shavuos Food Drive. All items should be factory sealed, well within the use-by date, and certified kosher. Drop boxes around the area including at YISE, or deliver or ship to: Capital Kosher Pantry (Note new address!), 9601 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901. *To donate dairy items to the Capital Kosher Pantry, please contact Susan Koss, See flyer for details.

* Coming Soon to a Lawn Near You: "Limud On Our Lawn" – a new YISE monthly summer learning project bringing Limud Torah to front lawns and backyards in our community. On the 2nd Shabbos of June, July, August and September, a different YISE family each month will host a 6:00 PM learning opportunity, exploring a different Torah luminary each month. The first program will take place on June 10. See flyer for details.

* 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, June 5, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman 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.

* 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

* 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

The Week Ahead

Sunday, May 21 – Rosh Chodesh

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 4:13 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 4:49 AM, Latest Netz: 5:51 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:26 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:43 PM, Earliest Shkia: 8:19 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 9:12 PM

Shavuos Schedule

May 25 – 27, 2023 – 6 – 7 Sivan 5783

Thursday Night, May 25:

* Remember to make an Eruv Tavshilin

* Light Candles by 8:04, not before 6:52

* Mincha: 8:05 (B), 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Maariv: 9:10 (B)

Friday, May 26:

* Tikun Leil Shavuos: 12:00

* Shacharis: 5:10 (S), 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:30 (Sephardi, LBM), 5:10 (Teen, H)

* Shavuos Learning for 2 – 3 Grade Boys: 3:45 (H)

* Youth Shavuos Ice Cream Party: 4:00 (S)

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:05, not before 6:53

* Youth Shavuos Ice Cream Party: 4:00 (S)

* Mincha: 6:35 (Plag, S), 7:05 (B), 8:05 (B), 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos/2nd Day of Shavuos, May 27:

* Shacharis: 6:45 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:30 (Sephardi, LBM), 9:15 (Teen, H)

* Shavuos Learning for Women: 3:45 (B)

* Shavuos Shiur for Girls: 3:45 (H)

* Women's Shavuos Dessert: 4:30 (S)

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 8:00 (B), 8:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos/Shavuos ends/Maariv: 9:12

Thank you to the Shabbos Shiurim Sponsors for this Past Week:

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur – David Jaray in honor of Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his Shiur.

Want to sponsor a Shabbos or weekday Shiur? Please email for details. Thank you for your support.

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Tuesday, May 23, at 12 Noon

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Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM,

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Friday: Closed for Shavuos

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Yale Ginsburg – President

Rabbi Yosef Postelnek – Asst. Rabbi Simi Franco – Office Manager

Weekday and Community Announcements

Upcoming Community Programs & Listings

Condolences to the family of Yankel (Jack) Finkel on his passing. Shiva will be observed on Sunday, May 21, and Monday, May 22, from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM at 6607 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD.

A Time for Unity – Special speaker series, Shabbos afternoons, 6:15 PM at Chabad of Silver Spring, 519 Lamberton Drive. This Shabbos, May 20, Rabbi Berel Wolvovsky, Chabad of Silver Spring. New for this year: Sunday, May 21, 9:45 AM, Rabbi Meir Bulman, Southeast Hebrew Congregation and Rabbi Moshe Walter, Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah.

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

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, May 24, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM, in person in the YISE Small Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator. Contact Manasseh Katz at for more info.

Kabalas Hatorah & Me: Finding Our Inner Ruth – A special pre-Shavuos presentation for women by Mrs. Sara MalkaWinter. Monday, May 22, at 8:15 PM on Zoom D.

The Chesed Fund & Project Ezra invite you nominate outstanding children, youth, or adults to receive our annual Community Safety & Service Award. Submission deadline is June 1. Send your submission with your contact info as well as your nominee's to now!

The Mikvah Emunah Society Banquet and Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 4, at 6:30 PM in the KMS Tents. Honorees are Arnie Sherman and Iris & Adam Bashein. Please visit for registration and adinformation.

Please help our community complete these Siyumim:

* Mishnayos for the 1st Yahrzeit 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 –

Recurring Community Programs & Listings

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

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.

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 inperson, 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:

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, will not take place on Monday, May 22, or on Thursday, May 25.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim followed by a 15-minute Shiur on the Parsha. Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM, Zoom A, will not take place on Friday, May 26

* 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, starting the 3rd Perek of Kiddushin.

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

* Thursdays: Rabbi Avraham Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah Gemara Skills Building – Zoom F, will not take place on Thursday, May 25.

* 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 8:40 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

Thank you to the Weekday Shiurim Sponsors for this Past Week:

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 – Judy & David Marwick to commemorate the first Yahrzeit of Dr. Jerry Taragin, Yehoshua Dov Ben Azriel, Z"L.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Friday Gemara Shiur – Bev Morris & Art Boyars to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Art's mother, Sarah Boyars, Sarah Bat Yisroel Moshe, Z"L, whose Yahrzeit is 28 Iyar, May 19.

Want to sponsor a Shabbos or weekday Shiur? Please email for details. Thank you for your support.