Parshas Behar/Bechukosai – May 12-13, 2023

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

May 12 – 13, 2023 – 22 Iyar 5783 – Parshas Behar/Bechukosai

Light Candles by 7:53, not before 6:42 – Havdalah 8:58

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored in honor of the YISE Board of Directors, Committee Chairs & Committee Members. Thank you for your devotion and the endless hours you have spent on behalf of our Kehilla!

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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: 6:25 (Plag, S), 6:55 (B), 7:55 (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), 7:50 (B), 7:45 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 8:58

Divrei Torah/Shiurim

* 8:45 Main Minyan (B) Rabbi Yehuda Shinensky

* 9:15 Minyan (S) Rabbi Postelnek

* Sephardi Minyan (LBM) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

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

* Shiur before Mincha – 7:05 (B) Rabbi Yitzchok Brandriss

* Shiur after Mincha (B) Rabbi Postelnek

Kiddush Sponsors

* The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored in honor of the YISE Board of Directors, YISE Committee Chairs and Committee members.

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored in honor of the YISE Board of Directors, YISE Committee Chairs and Committee members.

Mazal Tov

* Yelena & Rashi Abramov on the birth of a daughter, Avigayil Ida.

* Ilana Bauman, daughter of Cindy & Joel Bauman, on being honored by the Jewish Center (NYC) with the "Community Service Award" at their upcoming annual dinner on June 12.

* Mrs. Charlotte Weill and her entire family on the birth of a greatgrandson in Brooklyn. The parents are Pessy & Dr. Avrum Kalikstein.

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, 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 will NOT meet this Shabbos, May 13.

* Ages 6-9 years meet at Shomrai and walk to the Yeshiva. The girls group will NOT meet this Shabbos, May 13. The boys group will take place as regularly scheduled.

* 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 will NOT take place this Shabbos, May 13.


* Tikun Leil Shavuos – Shiurim starting at midnight in the Belonofsky Sanctuary, Interactive learning and Chavrusas 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.

* Cheesecake Competition – All women are invited to taste and judge homemade cheesecakes on Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 PM in Kemp Mill. Suggested donation $18. RSVP by Tuesday, May 16, at 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

* Seeing the Hand of Hashem in History: How Rashi Saved the Torah and Other Historical Wonders with Rabbi Brahm Weinberg on Sunday, May 7. Recording available at

* 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.

* 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. More information to follow soon.

* 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

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 and Ina Klinger (mother of Elaine Rubin) in honor of the second Yahrzeit of Larry Klinger, Label Avraham Ben Lazer.

9:15 Minyan Kedushas Levi Chabura – Ina Klinger (mother of Elaine Rubin) in honor of the second Yahrzeit of Larry Klinger, Label Avraham Ben Lazer.

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

The Week Ahead

Friday, May 19 – Yom Yerushalayim

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 4:22 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 4:56 AM, Latest Netz: 5:57 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:28 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:42 PM, Earliest Shkia: 8:13 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 9:05 PM

* Yom Yerushalayim – Friday, May 12, Shacharis Davening starting at 6:35 AM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary with expanded Davening and Tefilos in honor of Yom Yerushalayim. The other Shacharis Minyanim will meet at their regular times, without special additions.

Next Shabbos

May 19 – 20, 2023 – 29 Iyar 5783

Parshas Bamidbar/Mevorchim Hachodesh

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

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), 7:35 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 9:05

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, May 17, at 12 Noon

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Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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Upcoming 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, May 13, Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum, YISE.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, May 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

Using a 529 Plan to Help Pay Tuition – A webinar for parents and grandparents to learn how to save money on K-12 tuition and student loan payments. Wednesday, May 17, 8:30 PM, on Zoom. Meeting ID: 413 031 8744, Passcode: 529. Register at: Co-sponsored by Izun, Shomrai Preschool, KMS and TSGW.

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

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.

Golden Network Lunch and Learn – Wednesday, May 24, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM at YISE with Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum. No charge, donations appreciated, sponsorships available. RSVP to or 301-732-1773 by May 18.

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 ad information.

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.

* 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, 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.

* 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.

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