Parshas Behaaloscha – June 12 – 13, 2020

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

June 12 – 13, 2020 – 21 Sivan 5780 – Parshas Behaaloscha

Light Candles by 8:16 – Havdalah 9:24

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Debi and Max Rudmann in appreciation for Simi and Sammy's zeal in furthering the growth of our diverse Young Israel community.

Mazal Tov

* Carol & Tuvia Lazar on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Riki, and to siblings Eli and Ami. Mazal tov to Aunt Eva & Uncle Isaac Moses and cousins Rafi, Ilana, Abby, and Asher, as well as to all of their grandparents, great-grandparents, and other family who would be visiting but are instead with them in spirit.

* The members of the Semichat Chaver Program (SCP) who recently completed the topic of Bishul on Shabbos. The new session begins this Tuesday, June 16. Mazal Tov to the following people who completed a test on the topic: Chanokh Berenson, Dr. Paul Berner, Raphael Cattan, Dov Chodoff, Ethan Cohen, Lawton Cooper, Moshe Kaplan, Kalman Knizhnik, Meir Kramer, Marnin Lebovits, Jay Marcus, Ari Mizel, Moshe Bear Prigal, Rabbi Hillel Shaps, Avi Siegel, Richard Soskin, Merric Srour, Nino Srour, Yaacov Yunger. Honorable mention to regular attendees who did not take the test: Alan Baldinger, Yitzchak Cohen, Menachem Hamberger, Jerry Hawk, Hillel Goldschein, Eric Golman, Jeremy Goodman, Marc Katz, Rich Munz, Howie Schulman, and Scott Weinberg.


* Richard Chaifetz, on the passing of his wife, Ruth Chaifetz. Shiva is being observed through Tuesday morning. The Chaifetz family will be sitting Shiva from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily. Those who would like make an in-person visit are welcome to call 301-649-2346 to understand the guidelines.

* Claire Haramati on the passing of her mother, Margot Zeller. She is observing Shiva through Wednesday morning. She may be contacted during Shiva at 240-603-4765 or

* Kalman Knizhnik on the passing of his grandmother, Khava Knizhnik. The funeral took place on Thursday.

* Estee Silver on the passing of her grandfather, Don Carriger.

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 8:16, and not before Plag, 7:01

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:45, 7:20, 8:20 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

If you Daven Kabbalos Shabbos prior to Shkia (8:34 PM), it is preferable to Daven Mincha prior to Plag (7:01 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, 8:15 Sephardi: 8:15 Nusach Sefard: 8:15

* Shabbos ends: 9:24

COVID-19 Updates

* Planning for Shul reopening has begun. Go to for more details.

* We plan to begin limited Minyanim on Monday, June 15. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Go to for more details and a registration form.

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

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

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 15-minute 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 Women's Navi Shiur, now studying Sefer Yehoshua,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 and Women – Sunday mornings, 9:30 AM

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

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

* 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: (for men only) 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 in-depth 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: – See flyer for details.

* 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: Go to and enter the meeting ID, or call 301-715-8592 and enter the meeting ID & 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, password GWCK
Zoom E: ID: 601 853 4021, password Winter
Zoom F: ID: 970 1398 4837, password 613
Zoom G: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079
Zoom H: ID: 269 840 3648, password online Pearls, phone 621690
Zoom I: ID: 834 8407 1267, password RabbiHyatt

YISE Programs and Listings

Graduation Kiddush-to-Go – Join YISE in celebrating the graduates of 2020 by sponsoring a Kiddush-to-Go on June 20. We wish we could celebrate these exciting milestones in person, but instead, Kiddush will be delivered to all YISE members in Kemp Mill, White Oak, Woodside and Rockville before Shabbos! To sponsor Kiddush in honor of your graduate, please send your graduate's name, school and grade to or call the office as soon as possible. All information must be received by Monday, June 15, 10:00 AM, for inclusion with the Kiddush. Please pay your sponsorship of $18 per graduate via PayPal at or send a check to YISE. A list of honored graduates will be included with the Kiddush. Additional sponsorship opportunities available: Platinum $180, Gold $100, Silver $50, Bronze $36.

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 muchneeded 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

Community Programs & Listings

Lessons from A Great Woman We Just Lost: Divrei Zicharon about Rebbetzin Chaya Ausband, Z"L. Shiur by Rabbi Eli Reingold, presented by N'Shei Ohr HaTorah, Sunday, June 14, 8:00 PM on Zoom. Meeting ID: 999 855 45321.

Free Webinars on Job Search – 12 Steps to a Successful Job Search (free self-paced tutorial from Montgomery College). For more information, go to:

Free Webinar on Resumes – Provided by Lisa Rangel of Chameleon Resumes. Tuesday, June 16, at 1:30 PM or Thursday, June 18, at 1:30 PM. Sign up at

Are You Looking for a Job? Were you laid off or do you expect to be? Did you graduate from college and want to start your career? Kemp Mill's JobAssist initiative, which has been helping our neighbors for the past 17 years, is planning a Zoom webinar on Tuesday, June 16, 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM. The webinar will cover (1) attitudes and strategies to help you succeed and (2) the key aspects of a search, with related resources. To register, please email by June 14.

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.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, June 17, 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.

Capital Kosher Pantry – Due to the closure of schools and shuls, the usual steady flow of food donations to the Capital Kosher Pantry has significantly decreased. We're greatly in need of the following very popular food products: Canned white tuna and salmon, sardines, plastic bottles of grape juice, pizza sauce, Near East brand rice mixes, crackers, cereal, whole grain and regular pasta (not spaghetti), Nature's Bakery fig bars. Please purchase these items from any store and then deposit them in one of our donation bins locations:

* In front of: YISE, KMS, Woodside Shul

* In Shalom Kosher, at the front of the store, or in Moti's Market, near the store entrance

* In front of the Capital Kosher Pantry – 1910 University Blvd., West, Silver Spring, MD 20902.

You can also purchase items online at Target, Amazon, Walmart and elsewhere and arrange shipment directly to Capital Kosher Pantry. Our online wishlist is at Financial donations to Capital Kosher Pantry are always welcome too. We thank you for your continued generosity and Tizku L'Mitzvot! The Capital Kosher Pantry Team

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

Limited Minyanim will take place at YISE next week, advance registration required. You are encouraged to Daven at home at your regular Minyan time. Mincha was originally scheduled for June 14 – 18 at 8:25 PM (Ashkenazi)/8:20 PM (Sephardi).

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 4:37 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:25 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:48 PM

Next Shabbos

June 19 – 20, 2020 – 28 Sivan 5780

Parshas Shlach/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles: Friday by 8:19

Havdalah: 9:26

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, June 17 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

E-Mail: Website:

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

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Yale Ginsburg – President

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 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 Chumash Navi Shiur for Women
* Rabbi Silver's Tuesday Evening Parsha Shiur
* Rabbi Silver's Daily Chizuk Dose on WhatsApp
* Rabbi Grauman – Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur, Sunday Morning

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

* Steve Kalin for a Refuah Shleimah for Leah bas Risa

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Sunday morning Mussar Shiur

* Bev Morris & Art Boyars in honor of the Rebbetzins of the MES Panel: Chayie Chinn, Rivkie Frank, Rachie Reingold, Atara Rosenbaum, Estee Silver, Elana Weinberg, Sara Malka Winter and Chaya Wolvovsky

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur

* Chani & Jay Parness

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tuesday & Friday morning Gemara Shiur

* Debi & Max Rudmann as a Refuah Shleimah for Devorah Leah bas Chaya Rivka and all the other Cholim of our community.

Rabbi Silver's Tuesday evening Parsha Shiur

* Bev Morris & Art Boyars in honor of Gabbai Ben Kalish

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday night women's Navi Shiur

* Bev Morris & Art Boyars in honor of the Rebbetzins of the MES Panel: Chayie Chinn, Rivkie Frank, Rachie Reingold, Atara Rosenbaum, Estee Silver, Elana Weinberg, Sara Malka Winter and Chaya Wolvovsky

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Erev Shabbos Parsha Drasha

* Carol & Tuvia Lazar in honor of Riki's bat mitzvah. They look forward to celebrating with the community in the future.
* Bev Morris & Art Boyars in honor of Debbie Katz
* Mindy & Shmuel Tolchinsky to commemorate the Yahrtzeit of Shmuel's mother, Sarah Rivka bat Zev on the 21st of Sivan.