Parshas Behar -May 24 – 25, 2019

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

May 24 – 25, 2019 – 20 Iyar 5779 – Parshas Behar

Light Candles by 8:03 – Havdalah 9:10

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Vivian Kirshenbaum with Weichert Realtors Office: 301-681-0550 Cell: 301-318-1313

Mazal Tov

* Sharon & Jeff Augenbaum on the birth of a grandson, Aryeh (Andrew Leon), to Dahlia & Dovid Augenbaum of Woodmere, NY. Mazal Tov to siblings Sam and Lindsey and to the greatgrandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

* Cindy & Joel Bauman on the graduation of their daughter, Ilana Chava Bauman, from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.

* Debra & Arthur Sapper on the birth of a grandson to their son Mordechai and his wife Rose, daughter of Tamar Solnik & Rabbi Avi Weinstein.

* Aviva & Pinchas Werner and family on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Tuvia. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Gail & Ralph Werner and Jeffrey Zablow.


* Francine Levy and Carolyn Suslovich on the passing of their mother, Lillian Chaskin. Francine is observing Shiva at the home of Helene Zeltser, 1103 North Belgrade Road, through Tuesday morning. The family requests visitors on Sunday and Monday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Carolyn may be reached by phone at her home in Denver, 575-613-0210.

* Hedy Peyser on the passing of her sister, Pearl Yizhar. Shiva is being observed at 903 Annmore Drive through Sunday morning.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:03, and not before 6:50

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:35, 7:05, 8:05 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

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, 8:00 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 8:00

* Shabbos Ends: 9:10

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00, 9:15 Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* Sephardi Minyan – Luna and Avi Perez

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Aviva & Pinchas Werner in honor of Tuvia's Bar Mitzvah.

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Rabbi Tuvia Grauman – Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur, after Hashkamah Minyan, lower lobby

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur 9:00 AM, Rabbi's Study.

* Rabbi Levy – Shiur at 7:00 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Pirkei Avos Shiur after Mincha

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash, will resume June 2.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the room behind the balcony.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for men & women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesdays at 7:30 PM. For more details, contact

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM, in the Beis Medrash. Choose from classes:

* On the Same Page with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Sage Wisdom with Rabbi Moshe Sadwin

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for men & women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sunday evenings in the Social Hall, will resume June 2.

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

* For Men:

* Mondays: Rabbi Shaps – On The Same Page

* Tuesdays: Rabbi Winter – Torah Topics

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Grossman – Reading Responsa

* Thursdays: Rabbi Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah

* For Women:

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Tehillim: An in-depth analysis.

* Semichat Chaver Program, Tuesdays at 9:00 PM with Rabbi Silver in the Small Social Hall. For more information please contact Rabbi Binyamin Silver: or Rabbi Hillel Shaps:

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM – 7:25 AM & Monday through Friday 6:25 AM – 7:10 AM in the Small Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiur on Daily Halachos for men & women, Tuesdays 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM, in the Social Hall.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women: 613? Appreciating Every One of Them! Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Kesubos, Wednesdays at 7:10 PM in the Social Hall.

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp in the Small Beis Medrash.

Please join us this week for groups:

2-5 year-olds 9:30 AM – end of 8:45 minyan in the youth rooms behind the Balcony.

1st-4th grade 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM at the Yeshiva.

Walking group leaves at 10:00 AM. Girls meet in the main lobby. Boys meet outside the Social Hall.

Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

A Sundae on Monday! – Join YISE Youth for our annual Shavuos Ice Cream Social. 2nd day of Shavuos, Monday, June 10, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM in the YISE Social Hall.

YISE Programs and Listings

Chometz after Pesach – Beginning Sunday morning, May 26, one may purchase Chametz from all stores.

Toddler Room Renovation – The toddler room is being renovated thanks to a generous donor. Due to the work in process, the room is not currently available for use.

Banquet Journal – The journal from the YISE Annual Banquet is now available for download at

Beautification with Flowers – Please help beautify the shul grounds by planting flowers in the security planters. All you need is a pair of gloves, a garden trowel would be helpful (but not necessary), and a willingness to work for 1-1.5 hours. Please text or email your availability to Stuart Cohen at 301-943-5153 or for Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) at 12 noon, or Tuesday, May 28, at 6:30 PM.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish History on Monday, June 3, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at 1111 University Blvd. W. in the Penthouse. Light refreshments will be served. For more info, contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Senior Lunch – Wednesday, June 5, 12 Noon, Social Hall. Dr. Alan Breitler, Great Scientists, Part 2 "Sir Isaac Newton"

YISE Women's Learning Initiative presents Erev Shavuos learning for women, Shabbos, June 8 at 5:30 PM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary. Renowned educator Mrs. Sharon Freundel will speak on "Aseres HaDibros in Poetry and Prose." For more information, contact Judy Rosenthal,

Camp Shomrai 2019 – Preschool division for 2-year-old through Kindergarten at Shomrai Preschool, June 24 – August 8. Older division for 1st – 6th grade at Yeshiva of Greater Washington girls campus, June 24 – August 8. New TEEN division for boys 7th – 9th grade, July 1- August 8. For more information contact Sarah Dollman at or apply online at

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill is a part of YISE's Chesed Committee. The program is a service to help members undergoing serious medical crises. We are always looking for volunteers to help. By signing up, you are not committing to help with anything specific. 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. Thousands of dollars have been distributed to individuals requiring assistance. Our funds are depleting and in order to continue this much needed 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 information: Norma Burdett, 301-593-5964 or Pearl Bassan, 301-649-3137.

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

Community Programs and Listings

Tzurba M'Rabanan learning group meets every Shabbos. Men's group at 3:30 PM at the home of Moshe & Rose Litwack, 11302 Monticello Ave. Women's group at 4:45 PM at the home of Josh & Mickie Breitstein, 1215 North Belgrade Road.

Rabbi Marvin Goldman's Shiur at University Towers – Shabbos, May 25, at 1121 University Blvd. West, Apt. 906, at 4:00 PM.

A Time for Unity! – Special Shabbos afternoon speaker series. As we look forward to Shavuos, let us come together and find inspiration in the words of the Torah. Chabad of Silver Spring will be hosting distinguished Rabbis during the weeks between Pesach and Shavuos. This Shabbos, May 25, Rabbi Michoel Frank, Ohr HaTorah. All Shiurim at Chabad, 519 Lamberton Drive, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Women and men are invited.

The Unveiling for Mr. Julius Dorfman, Z"L, will take place on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) at 11:00 AM at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Post High School Girls Shiur – Tuesday nights, 8:30 PM at the Pepper home, 1101 North Belgrade Road.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, May 29, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM in the YISE Small Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator & leader. Contact Debbie Katz at for more info.

Federal Holiday Learning Program – Join Kollel Zichron Amram of the Yeshiva and Rabbi Brahm Weinberg of Kemp Mill Synagogue for a morning of learning for men at the Yeshiva Boys Campus. Transform your Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, and get ready for Shavuos! Breakfast at 9:00 AM, Chavrusa Learning at 9:40 AM, Shiur by Rabbi Weinberg at 10:40 AM. For more information, contact Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate at 301-996-5910.

Zichron Menachem Hair Drive – Donate 12" of your beautiful hair to a child with cancer! Choose an appointment for a free cut. Appointments available on the day after Shavuos, Tuesday, June 11, at Progressions, 12211 Nebel St., Rockville – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. To make an appointment, email "Hair" to

Celebrate 20 years of Inclusion with Sulam – Tuesday, June 4, 6:00 PM at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting Center. Celebrating our Educational Leadership Team; Dr. Debra Drang, Laura Hardy, Nancy Kohl, Dr. Rachel Ravin and Rachel Sushner, and our Young Leadership – Dan & Dr. Meredith Kapner, Dr. Edwin & Miriam Zaghi and David & Tamar Volosov. To RSVP or learn more:

L'chaim for the Mayim – Please do not shlep out, but instead support the important community work of the Mikvah Emunah Society, by staying home and taking part in the world's largest virtual "L'chaim for the Mayim"! To find out more or to "RSVP", visit

Kollel Dirshu Silver Spring is learning Maseches Nazir. Learn in the morning (5:45 AM – 6:30 AM) or in the evening (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM) at the Boys Yeshiva. For more info, please contact Rabbi Eli Reingold at 301-996-5910 or Ranon Cortell at 240-277-2730.

Daf Yomi Shiur meets in the Yeshiva Beis Medrash – Sunday at 6:30 AM, Monday through Thursday at 9:00 PM, and Shabbos 1-1/2 hours before the YISE late Mincha.

Dirshu Mishnah Brurah – Beginning Monday, April 29, Dirshu Mishnah Brurah begins Chelek Daled with Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold. Learn the Halachos of Eruvin and Techumin. Finish the Chelek in eleven months! Monday through Thursday at YISE after Maariv. For more information contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Daily Halacha Program from Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Receive one every day in your inbox. Visit and click "Sign Up."

Shmiras Halashon – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for men in Shmiras Halashon, weekday afternoons, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, 609 Hyde Rd.

The Value of Modesty – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for women, based on text by Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus ZT"L. Alternate Sundays, 7:00 PM, 609 Hyde Rd.

Kemp Mill Village volunteers are now offering services to Village members, including rides for appointments, shopping, and visits to friends and family, help with household tasks, and prescription deliveries. Call the toll free number 1-833-KMV-20902 to request member services or to volunteer.

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

The Week Ahead

Sunday May 26 Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day Tuesday May 28 Wednesday May 29 Thursday May 30 Friday May 31
Ashkenazi 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
Sephardi 7:30 7:30 7:15 7:15 7:15 7:15

Ashkenazi 8:10 8:10 8:10 8:10 8:10 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 8:05 8:05 8:05 8:05 8:05

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 4:45 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:25 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:43 PM

Next Shabbos

May 31 – June 1, 2019 – 27 Iyar 5779

Parshas Bechukosai, Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles: Friday by 8:09 – Havdalah: 9:16

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 8:09, and not before 6:55

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:40, 7:10, 8:10 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

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, 8:05 Sephardi: 7:50 Nusach Sefard: 8:05

* Maariv/Havdalah: 9:16

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, May 25 Bar Mitzvah of Tuvia Werner

Tuesday, May 28 Annual Election Meeting, 8:00 PM

Wednesday, June 5 Senior Lunch, 12 Noon, Social Hall

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, May 29 at 12:00 Noon

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