Parshas Behaaloscha – May 28 – 29, 2021

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

May 28 – 29, 2021 – 18 Sivan 5781 – Behaaloscha, Light Candles by 8:07 – Havdalah 9:14

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Jodi & David Mazel to thank the community for their warm support during David's Shiva for his mom, Irene Mazel (Chaya bat Zev V’Zlata), A"H. Your calls and visits were comforting and provided solace during this difficult time and sponsored in honor of Stuart Cohen, Dan Kugler and Judd Lifschitz for their quiet and gracious assistance in beautifying the shul, by a friend of YISE.

Mazal Tov

* Mickie & Josh Breitstein on the engagement of their daughter Shani to Yosef Schatz of Teaneck. Mazal Tov to siblings Mira, Shlomo and Zeesie, and to the entire Breitstein and Schatz families.

* Aliza & Dov Chodoff on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Nati. Mazal Tov to Nati's siblings, Yishai & Gadi and to the whole extended family.

* Sahra & Yale Ginsburg on the birth of their granddaughter Elsie (Elka Shoshana/Elsa Sofia) to parents Rachel & Avi Ginsburg and big brother Jonah of Riverdale NY and grandparents Susu & Steve Danis of Hollywood, FL. Mazal Tov to great-grandmothers Faith Ginsburg & Rochelle Dimont, Great Uncle Rafi, Great Aunt & Uncle Masha & Seth Katz and to the extended Ginsburg, Dimont & Danis family.

* Sahra & Yale Ginsburg on the Graduation of Daniel Ginsburg from YU. Mazal Tov to grandmothers Rochelle Dimont & Faith Ginsburg & Uncle Rafi and all Daniel's siblings.


* Lewis Kreisler on the passing of his mother, Trudy Kreisler. Shiva is being observed at 11726 Lovejoy Street through Monday morning. Shacharis Sunday/Monday 8:00 AM, Mincha/Maariv Sunday 8:15 PM. The family requests no visitors 12 Noon – 1:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM or after 9:30pm. Lewis can also be reached during Shiva at 240-476-5089.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan locations are listed as B = Belonofsky Sanctuary, S = Social Hall. All Sephardi Minyanim take place in the Beit Medrash

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:07

* Mincha: 6:35 (S), 8:10 (B and S), 7:15 (Sephardi) If you Daven Kabbalas Shabbos prior to Shkia (8:25 PM), it is preferable to Daven Mincha prior to Plag (6:53 PM).

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis: 7:00 (B and S), 9:00 (B), 9:30 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi)

* Mincha: 5:00 (B), 8:05 (B), 8:05 (Sephardi)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 9:14 (B and S)

YISE Virtual Banquet

Wednesday, June 23

Tribute to the Legacy of Howard Katz, Z"L

Community Service Award to Serena & Ben Kalish

HaKarat HaTov to Brett Kugler, YISE Youth Director

Youth Honorees: Benjamin Coplin, Michal Eizenstat, Netani Goldfeiz, Tova Katzoff, Aviva Kramer, Nitai Levi, Efrayim Merkin, Aryeh Miller, Raphael Mizrahi, Yerachmiel Pepper, Bracha Poyurs, Chana Leah Ravin, Shira Segelman, Ruthie Seidemann, Dovie Shimoff, Miri Solomson

Stay tuned for details…

Weekday Shiurim

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

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim followed by a 15-minute Shiur on the Parsha. Sunday through Friday 8:30 AM – Zoom A, will not meet on Friday, June 4.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday 7:00 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, will not meet on Friday, June 4.

* 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.

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

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

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

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for men & women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sunday evenings, Zoom I.

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

* For Men & Women – Zoom C (except as noted):

* Mondays: (for men only) Rabbi H. Shaps, On the Same Page Gemara, Zoom B.

* Tuesdays: Rabbi Winter – Torah Topics

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Grossman – Reading Responsa

* Thursdays: Rabbi Grossman – Parshas Hashavua, 9:00 PM.

* For Women – Zoom D

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys

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

* Semichat Chaver Program, Tuesdays at 9:00 PM with Rabbi Hillel Shaps. For more information, please contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps: Registration required at

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

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM, ¡§A Second Look – Stories in the Torah from a Deeper Perspective¡¨, Zoom H.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Kiddushin on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 PM, 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: 349 754 2180, password Learn
Zoom C: ID: 746 455 2195, password Learn
Zoom D: ID: 601 853 4021, password Winter
Zoom E: ID: 970 1398 4837, password 613
Zoom F: ID: 978 8156 7874, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom G: ID: 539 496 3506, password ygwarz
Zoom H: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079
Zoom I: ID: 269 840 3648, password online Pearls, phone 621690

COVID-19 Updates

* Minyan Changes – Starting this Shabbos, Minyanim will take place with both social distance and regular seating. Regular seating is for vaccinated people only. Social distance seating is for unvaccinated people and for vaccinated people who prefer social distance seating. Masks are required for everyone in the social distance seating.

* 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.

YISE Youth Announcements

Camp Shomrai is back for another fun-filled summer with programming for children in preschool through ninth grade! Camp runs from July 5th through August 13th. For more info or to register online, visit our website at See flyer for details.

YISE Programs and Listings

Welcome new members voted in this week at the latest board meeting: Jill & Yehuda Perelman

Memorial Day Program: ¡§I didn't know there were Jews in the military¡¨ – Monday, May 31, 11:00 AM -12:15 PM on Zoom A. You won't want to miss this program. Questions? Contact for more information. 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 7, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

YISE Youth Director – Position available for 2021-22. The Youth Committee is seeking an energetic and experienced youth professional with excellent leadership and organizational skills to lead our exciting Youth Program. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Responsibilities include year-round activities and Shabbos programming. Teaching credentials are preferred but are not essential. The position begins on July 1. We offer a competitive salary based on your experience. To learn more or to apply, please contact Debbie Katz at by June 15.

Update: Being Social. In the past few months, YISE's Social Committee has organized a range of programs to bring us together virtually – Trivia Night, Painting, a Purim Shpiel… We have also expressed our thanks to the Holy Cross Hospital health workers and treated the Wheaton Rescue Squad to a special dinner. Want to help? Please contact

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.

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 limited ability 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 Yahrzeit 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 Navi Shiur for Women
* 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 Shabbos Drasha 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 Tehillim/Parsha/Halacha Shiur

* Judy & David Marwick in memory of Dr. Sar Levitan, Avraham ben HaRav Osher Nissan HaLevi.

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur

* David Jaray in honor of a Refuah Sheleimah to Rabbi Hyatt and in honor of Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend his Shiur.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Shabbos Drasha

* Bev Morris & Art Boyars in honor of Richard Soskin in appreciation of his many services as Baal Tefillah and Baal Koreh, particularly his

inspiring reading of Megilat Rut on Shavuot

* Rabbi Barry Greengart in appreciation of all the Aliyahs he has received and Brachos he recited over the last many months since the Shul resumed davening during the COVID restrictions. It was kind of lonely being the only man on the Bima, and he is happy to begin sharing the honors with others as we move forward.

YISE Programs and Listings

Registration for Shomrai Preschool 2021-2022 is now open! We are excited to be offering a Torah-rich, child-centered program for children entering 2 year-old Nursery – 4 year-old Pre-K. School day runs from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Extended care options available from 7:30 AM -8:30 AM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Register early for maximum savings! Visit our website for tuition rates and online registration at For more information about the program email Sarah Dollman at See flyer for details.

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

Federal Holiday Learning Program – Join Kollel Zichron Amram of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington Boys Campus for a morning of learning on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. Chavrusa learning followed by a shiur from Rabbi Moshe Heinemann Shlit"a, Rav of Agudath Israel of Baltimore and the rabbinical supervisor of the Star K. 8:00 AM Davening, 9:00 AM breakfast, 9:30 AM Chavrusa learning, 10:40 AM Shiur from Rabbi Heinemann. For questions contact Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate at

Saw You At Sinai Free Memberships – is sponsoring an unlimited number of free 2 month gold memberships during June and July 2021 to anyone who has not already tried this successful matchmaking initiative. To obtain the offer, sign up at and enter the marketing code YISE on the initial member registration page. This offer has been generously sponsored by an anonymous donor in memory of the precious Neshamos who were lost in Meron.

Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary & College – Earn college credits online this summer at WITS (formerly Maalot). Zoom open house June 9. Classes begin June 20. For more info. call 410-358-3144 or email or go to

The Yad Yehuda Clothing Exchange has available hours for all members of the community to shop at no cost this Sunday, May 30, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (note new time). This is an opportunity for people to come and shop for beautiful, Tzanua clothing in our well-equipped showroom. Everyone must be in good health and not have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If you have any questions please contact

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, June 2, 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

Capital Kosher Pantry Summer Collection – Please donate non-perishable items. Specially needed: canned pineapple, graham cracker crusts, olives, olive oil, Wacky Mac, yeast. Always needed: paper napkins, paper towels, tissues & toilet paper. You can buy items at your local store & place them in a Capital Kosher Pantry donation bin at Shalom, Moti’s and area Shuls, or buy online & ship directly to us! Go to: for more information.

Yad Yehuda Donation Policy Update – Many unsolicited items are being dropped off at Yad Yehuda’s office. We incur costs to dispose of those items. Please do not drop off: clothing/shoes/coats, household and baby items, electronics, books, Judaica/sheimos. Donations of non-perishable food for the Capital Kosher Pantry are welcomed and appreciated.

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. Email us at

Fundamentals of Prayer – Wednesdays, 8:00 PM on Zoom. Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. Join any time! No cost. Zoom info and registration at

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 8:30 AM, Monday – Thursday 9:00 PM.

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

Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day

Minyanim at YISE no longer require registration. If you do not attend a Minyan, you are encouraged to Daven at home at the same time as a Minyan at YISE.

Shacharis: Sunday/Monday 6:30 AM (B)/7:30 AM (S)/8:45 AM (B); Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 6:15 AM (B)/6:55 AM (S)/8:45 AM (B); Thursday 6:15 AM (B)/6:45 AM (S)/8:45 AM (B); Mincha/Maariv: Sunday through Thursday: 8:15 PM (B and S).

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 4:05 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 4:42 AM, Latest Netz: 5:46 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:24 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:44 PM, Earliest Shkia: 8:26 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim: 9:19 PM

Next Shabbos

June 4 – 5, 2021 – 25 Sivan 5781

Parshas Shlach

Light Candles: 8:12

Havdalah: 9:19

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, June 2 at 12:00 Noon

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Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Yale Ginsburg – President

Simi Franco – Office Manager