Parshas Behar – May 20 – 21, 2022

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

May 20 – 21, 2022 – 20 Iyar 5782 – Parshas Behar

Light Candles by 8:00 – Havdalah 9:06

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Lisa & Eli Landy and Family in appreciation for all those who helped with Shiva preparation, who came to Minyan, and who made contributions and helped with meals. May we always share in Simchas.

Mazal Tov

* Arleeta & Rabbi Ivan Lerner on the birth of a great-granddaughter, daughter of their grandchildren Sara Tova (Snider) & Rabbi Akiva Miller of Yerushalayim. Mazal Tov to grandparents D'vorah & Rabbi Shmuel Miller and Ruth & Mordechai Snider. Mazal Tov to great-grandmother Ilene Miller.

* Mindy & Shmuel Tolchinsky on the birth of a grandson, Menachem Mendel, to their children Motti & Batsheva Tolchinsky of Cleveland. Mazal Tov to Menachem's siblings, to grandparents Rabbi Akiva & Rebbetzin Rivka (Winter) Rothenberg, to great-grandparents Janet Rottenberg and Yehuda Tolchinsky, and to all of the aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan locations are listed as B = Belonofsky Sanctuary,

S = Social Hall. LBM = Large Beis Medrash, SBM = Small Beis Medrash, H = The House

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:00, and not before 6:48

* 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 Minyan, H)

The Teen Minyan has a new home! We have outgrown our space and are thrilled to have a new home in The House next door to YISE. Come join us Shabbos morning at 9:15 AM!

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 7:55 (B), 7:50 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 9:06

Divrei Torah/Shiurim:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Menachem Winter

* 9:15 Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Shabbos Morning Gemara Shiur for men Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Pirkei Avos Shiur after Mincha Rabbi Rosenbaum

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Judy & Louis Morris in commemoration of the 20th Yahrzeit of Judy's mother, Hinda Kayla Bas Harav Yoel Yitzchak Zelig, Z"L, on the 12th of Iyar.

* 8:45/9:15/Sephardic Minyan Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Bev Morris & Art Boyars to mark the 15th Yahrzeit of their mothers, Evelyn G. Butler Morris, 6 Nissan, and Sarah Boyars, 28 Iyar; and in hope of a Refuah Shleimah for Bev and by Art Boyars in honor of his wife, Bev Morris, to make up for the surprise 40th Anniversary Kiddush that would have been on Shabbos Parshas Vayakhel, except for an unlucky break.

COVID-19 Updates

* The YISE Board has mandated that everyone 16 and older who is medically eligible for an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to enter the Shul building.

* Anyone with any of the following symptoms should not come to shul: fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, severe cough, headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, or new loss of sense of taste or smell. If you have tested positive for COVID, you should follow the CDC guidelines.

* Masks are now optional for adults and children.

* There are no social distancing requirements in the YISE building.

* 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

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, May 21, 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 will meet at Shomrai and walk over to the Yeshiva. For more information, contact Debbie Katz at at

Shavuos Family Hop – Second day of Shavuos, Monday, June 6, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. See flyer for details.

Pre-Shavuos Ice Cream Sundaes and Seudah Shlishit with Mrs. Aliza Postelnek on Shabbos, June 4, 5:45 PM, at the home of Sivan Jacobson, 712 Horton Drive. For girls in grades 6 – 8. Join friends for Torah discussions, singing, socializing and delicious food. See flyer for details.

Youth Shavuos Night Learning with Rabbi Rosenbaum for boys in grades 4 – 6, Shavuos night, 12 midnight – 1:00 AM in the Social Hall. See flyer for details.

YISE Programs and Listings

Chametz after Pesach – As of Sunday, May 22, Chametz may be bought from all establishments.

Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura – A weekly Chabura in the Nesivos Shalom on the Parsha. Delve into the deeper dimensions of the Parsha and Holidays by learning the Nesivos Shalom's weekly insights. Begins at 8:55 AM Shabbos mornings in the Social Hall. This Shiur will be given by Rabbi Rosenbaum.

Shabbos Morning Gemara Shiur – Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman will give the new Shabbos Morning Gemara Shiur after the Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush, learning Maseches Sanhedrin, in the Small Beis Medrash, beginning this Shabbos.

Annual Congregation Meeting – Tuesday, May 24, 7:30 PM in the Social Hall. Election of officers, followed by voting on constitutional amendment.

Kosher Stand at Camden Yards – Please be aware that the stand is no longer certified by the Star-K.

Kiddush Volunteers Needed! As we return to a regular schedule of Kiddushes, volunteers are needed from ALL Minyanim to help set up and clean up for Kiddushes on Shabbos morning. Times vary. Let us know when you are available. Contact Barbara Price at 301-332-8181.

Shavuos Night – We are excited to hold our Shavuos Night Learning Schedule for the first time in three years! See flyer for details.

Shavuos Women's Dessert – Sunday, June 5, 4:00 PM, in the backyard of The House. See flyer for details.

Celebrate Service to Our Country – Why do Jews decide to serve? A virtual panel of present and past service members explain why they joined, how their lives changed, and how their lives as Jews were tested and strengthened. Monday, May 30, 6:30 PM on Zoom A. Organized by the YISE Social Committee. See flyer for details.

Ask the Rabbi – Come join our virtual, interactive monthly program featuring different Halachic topics! This month's topic: Travel. The first 45 minutes is for Shailos submitted in advance and the last 15 minutes is for Q & A. Send in your questions about Travel to: by Sunday, May 29. The program will take place on Tuesday, May 31, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Zoom A. For more information and to submit questions by phone or anonymously, contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or To sponsor the program, please contact the YISE office. See flyer for details.

Shavuos Bakery Sale – 10" cheesecakes (caramel, marble, brownie and lotus – Cholov Yisroel) and 6 pound babka (chocolate, cinnamon, raspberry – Pareve) – $40 each. Order by May 25 at Delivery May 29 – June 2. Proceeds to benefit YISE and the YGW class of 2023. For more information, contact

Kashrus in the Kitchen – Learn the background and practical laws of Kashrus. Tuesdays, 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM, at the home of David & Tamara Goodman: 11611 Kemp Mill Road. Given by Rabbi Postelnek. For questions or to join the WhatsApp group, contact Rabbi Postelnek at 571-340-0227 or Recordings available at

Rabbi Koss's Jewish History Class will not take place in June because of Shavuos.

12th Yahrzeit of Rav Anemer, ZT"L – Recording of Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mishnayos and remarks at

Seeing the Hand of Hashem…In History – Presented by the YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project. Next lecture, "Seeing the Hand of Hashem in History," with Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz on Sunday, June 12, 10:30 AM on Zoom A. Recordings 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,

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

Thank you to the 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.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim/Parsha/Halacha Shiur

* Chayie & Rabbi Hirsh Chinn in commemoration of the 7th Yahrzeit of Chayie's mother, Eidel Vitte bas HaRav Yoel, Z"L, on the 19th of Iyar.

8:45 Minyan Drasha

* Hannah & Bob Klein in memory of Ariel Landy, Z"L.

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.

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 (Monday 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 8:45 and 9:15 Shabbos Drashas are both available for sponsorship at $54 each.

4. Yom Tov Drasha Sponsorships are $72 each.

Please email to sponsor. Thank you for your support.

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. Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM, Zoom A, will not take place on Friday, May 27.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 7:00 PM, Zoom A, will not take place on Sunday, May 22.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual selfimprovement), 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, 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. Note new Zoom Meeting ID.

* 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 – in person in the Social Hall.

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

* Thursdays: Rabbi Avraham Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah Gemara Skills Building – Zoom H.

* For Women – Zoom I

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys.

* SCP (Semichat Chaver Program) – Tuesdays at 8:45 PM. Join the fastest growing Halacha learning program in the world! Now back in person at YISE. Register at

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy's Gemara Shiur, Masechet Chulin, Sunday through Friday, 6:35 AM – 7:20 AM, in the Franco Beit Midrash.

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiurim for men & women, Mondays at 9:00 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", Zoom E.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Bava Kama 9th Perek Merubah. Wednesday evenings, 8:30 PM on 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: 970 1398 4837, password 613
Zoom C: ID: 833 3477 1595, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom D: ID: 746 455 2195, password Learn
Zoom E: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079
Zoom F: ID: 349 754 2180, password Learn
Zoom G: ID: 539 496 3506, password ygwarz
Zoom H: ID: 803 356 4156, password Learn
Zoom I: ID: 601 853 4021, password Winter

Community Programs & Listings

A Time for Unity! – Special speaker series at Chabad of Silver Spring, 519 Lamberton Drive, Shabbos afternoons at 6:30 PM. This week's speaker will be Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum, Young Israel Shomrai Emunah.

The Capital Closet (formerly The Clothing Exchange) will be open to the community this Sunday, May 22, from 10:00 AM – 12 Noon. Come peruse our beautiful, curated selection of clothing for men, women and children for the last time before Shavuos. Our address is 1910 University Blvd, West in Silver Spring. We're in the brick house at the back of the parking lot. *Masks are required in The Capital Closet. There is no charge for items in The Capital Closet, but donations to Yad Yehuda are always appreciated. For more information contact:

Community-wide Hachnasas Sefer Torah – Sunday, May 22. Line up on the corner of Yeatman Terrace & Kemp Mill Road at 11:00 AM. Come celebrate the completion of a new Sefer Torah with Yossi & Laura Goldman and family in honor of the Bas Mitzvah of their daughter Kira! Join the parade and dance the Torah from the Goldman home to Kemp Mill Synagogue. Treats and flags, great music and lots of fun!

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, May 25, 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

Zichron Menachem Annual Hair-Raising Event – Get a free haircut and do a Mitzvah at the same time. Tuesday, June 7, after Shavuos, Progressions Salon and Spa, 12211 Nebel Street, Rockville, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Be a hero and donate 12 inches or more of your beautiful hair. To make an appointment, email "hair" to For more information, go to

The Good Book is the annual local Orthodox Jewish directory published in Greater Washington since 1995 by Dr. Bert and Rachelle Miller. They mail the 240-page book for free to all interested Orthodox-affiliated households. Interested households should email their new listing info or updated info to The Millers thank you in advance for your participation. (Years ago, Dr. Miller established Shomrai Emunah's Shabbos/Yom Tov Taxi Service.) The deadline for providing information to the Good Book is May 31.

Women's Online Shiur with Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Free 1-hour shiur on Zoom on the first and third Sundays of each month at 8:30 PM (new time). Topic: Eishet Hayil, with principles from Mesilat Yesharim and weekly Sidra. In English. All levels of ability are welcome. You needn't attend every Shiur, but RSVPs are requested. Contact Shiur Coordinator at for details.

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.

Michtav M'Eliyahu: Thought and Perspective of Rav Eliyahu Dessler – Join Rabbi Yosef Musicante as he begins to explore Rav Dessler's perspectives on Kabbalas Hatorah – Receiving the Torah! Mondays – 8:30 PM at SEHC, 10900 Lockwood Drive and on Zoom, Meeting ID: 279 256 7843 Password: Learn

Dirshu – Please join Dirshu, which began Bava Metzia on December 20. 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.

Parsha Explorations with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Presented by the Greater Washington Community Kollel and Kemp Mill Synagogue, Sunday evenings, 7:30 PM at KMS and on Zoom, Meeting ID: 655 813 1022, Passcode: 365636. For men and women.

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

Help our Senior Neighbors – What if you had to give up your car keys and depend on someone else to get you where you needed to go? This is happening to more and more of our senior neighbors. Consider volunteering with the Senior Connection to drive seniors to medical appointments, shopping, etc. Training and liability coverage are provided, and you can set your own volunteering schedule. COVID-19 precautions are followed for the health of drivers and riders. Contact, call 301-962-0820 or visit for more info.

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. 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. Shabbos in-person 1-1/2 hours before the main YISE Mincha, at 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:

The Week Ahead

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 4:12 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 4:48 AM, Latest Netz: 5:50 AM,

Latest Krias Shema: 9:25 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:43 PM, Earliest Shkia: 8:20 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 9:13 PM

Next Shabbos

May 27 – 28, 2022 – 27 Iyar 5782

Parshas Bechukosai/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:06, but not before 6:52

* Mincha: 6:35 (Plag, S), 7:10 (B), 8:10 (B), 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 8:05 (B), 8:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 9:13

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, May 25 at 12 Noon

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