Parshas Bereshis – October 21 – 22, 2022

Download the Shabbos Shorts [PDF]
Sign up to get the Shabbos Shorts emailed to you each week

Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

October 21 – 22, 2022 – 27 Tishrei 5783 – Parshas Bereshis/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 6:03 – Havdalah 7:00

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Marisa Roy in honor of the many community members who helped her after the birth of her daughter, Leah Channah. Thank you for your support after childbirth.

Mazal Tov

* Maya Elias-Bachrach on her Bat Mitzvah and to the entire Elias-Bachrach Family.

* Barbara & Mel Ciment on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Eliana Ethe Katz, born to their grandchildren Ariella & Hillel Katz of New York City. Mazal Tov to grandparents Aimee & Daniel Ciment of Engelwood, NJ.

* Ranee Lewison & Keyvan Ahdut on the birth of a grandson, Mayer Reuven, born to Rachel & Efrayim Ahdut. Mazal Tov to siblings Naomi and Raya and all of the aunts & uncles and the whole extended family.

* Lynn & Aron Trombka on the birth of a grandson, Yisrael Chaim, born to Sara & Dov Fink of Washington Heights, NY.

* Joelle & Bill Zimbalist on the birth of a great-grandson, Aharon Elimelech. Parents are Nechama & Yaakov Wolff of KBY. Grandparents are Sara & Simmy Zimbalist of Beit Shemesh.


* Miri Schick on the passing of her mother, Barbara Silverman, Bracha Pesha Bas Shlomo Tzvi Halevi. Shiva will be observed at 11409 Charlton Drive until Monday morning, October 24. Visiting hours are: Sunday: 10:00 AM – 12 Noon, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan locations are B = Belonofsky Sanctuary, S = Social Hall, LBM = Large Beis Medrash, SBM = Small Beis Medrash, H = The House

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 6:03

* Mincha: 6:05 (B), 6:00 (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), 6:00 (B), 5:55 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends: 7:00

Divrei Torah/Shiurim:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 9:15 Minyan Rabbi Postelnek

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura Rabbi Postelnek

* Shiur after Mincha Rabbi Rosenbaum

Kiddush Sponsors:

* The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush Group

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by the Elias-Bachrach Family in honor of Maya's Bat Mitzvah.

COVID-19 Updates

* Any person eligible for a fully FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine (16 years of age or older), but who chooses to not be vaccinated may attend YISE Minyanim and events with the following guidelines. Unvaccinated individuals must remain masked at all times while in the Shul building, including at Kiddushes and/or other events containing food. Masks may not be removed to eat or drink. Exceptions will be made for private functions being held at the Shul, but that are not Shul sponsored events.

* 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 vaccinated adults and for children under 16.

* 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

Teen Minyan – The Teen Minyan, led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, will reconvene on Shabbos Parashas Bereshis, October 22.

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, October 22, 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 to the Yeshiva. For more information, contact Debbie Katz at

Shabbos Group for 5th and 6th Grade Girls will gather in the front yard of The House next to the Shul promptly at 10 am and go inside together. See flyer for details.

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.

Calling All Rising 5th and 6th Grade Boys!! Rabbi Rosenbaum is learning weekly with rising 5th and 6th grade boys one hour before Mincha in the YISE Social Hall. Bring your hard questions! Refreshments will be served.

YISE Programs and Listings

Your Safety Is Our Main Concern – Please cross the Lamberton/Arcola intersection only when you have the light. Our off-duty officers and others have witnessed many people crossing against the light. The county has provided a four-way crossing for us, and even if one were to miss the signal, it only takes 90 seconds for it to cycle through. So for your safety and to set an example for others, please only cross with the light.

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 morning. This week's Shiur will be led by Rabbi Postelnek.

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur – Following the Hashkamah Minyan, learning Maseches Sanhedrin, in the Small Beis Medrash. This week's Shiur will be led by Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

Esrogim from Israel – There are boxes in both the upstairs and downstairs lobbies marked "SHEMITTAH ESROGIM FROM ISRAEL" for Esrogim from Israel, including those sold through YISE, to be dropped off for proper disposal.

Living Shabbos – Join YISE young professionals for a series on the laws of Shabbos with Rabbi Postelnek. Tuesdays, 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM, at the home of David & Tamara Goodman, 11611 Kemp Mill Road. For questions or to join the WhatsApp group contact Rabbi Postelnek at Recordings available at

Semichas Chaver Presents: For the Joy of Torah – Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 PM at Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Baltimore, with Hagaon Rav Schachter, Rishon Le'tzion Harav Amar and Israeli singing sensation Bentzi Stein. See flyer for details.

Kristallnacht Commemoration Program – Featuring Ruth Zimbler, presented by YISE and KMS on Sunday, October 30, 7:30 PM on Zoom, Meeting ID: 655 813 1022, Passcode: 365636. See flyer for details.

Shul Sukkah Thank You – YISE thanks the following volunteers for erecting the Shul's Sukkah: the Kotek family, Rabbi Ira Brandriss, Yonah Gimbel, and Stuart Cohen.

Bug Checking Seminar – Hands-on presentation with Rabbi Sholom Tendler of the Star-K. Sunday, November 6, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM in the Social Hall and on Zoom A. Open to men and women. Co-sponsored by YISE, KMS, and Ohr HaTorah. For more info, please contact Miriam= Friedman at 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, November 7 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

Return of the Ruach Minyan! Friday, November 4, led by R' Ozzie Burnham. Mincha in the Belonofsky Sanctuary, followed by Kabbalos Shabbos and Maariv in the Social Hall. It's going to be Gevaldic!

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

Kiddush Volunteers 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.

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill, a part of YISE's Chesed Committee, provides assistance to families undergoing medical crises. We have a current need and more volunteers are required. For information, please contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-740, 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 Rosenbaum's Tehillim/Parsha/Halacha Shiur

* Michelle & Doug Shelling in memory of Michelle's aunt, Eleanor Feldbaum, Ettil Reva bas Dovid, Z"L.

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur

* David Jaray in honor of Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his Shiur.

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
* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur, Shabbos 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.

Please email to sponsor. Thank you for your support.

Weekday Shiurim

Options for in-person and 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.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 7:30 PM, Zoom A, will not meet on Wednesday, October 26, or Thursday, October 27.

* 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, October 28.

* 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, will resume on Wednesday, November 2.

* 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.

* 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 Zoom D, will resume on Monday, October 31.

* 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 New session will start on Tuesday, November 1. See flyer for details.

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

* Chavrusa Learning – Monday nights in the Social Hall, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM For more information, contact Rabbi Levy 240-423-8810.

* 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, "Yamim Noraim and the Parsha", inperson in the Small Beis Medrash and on Zoom G.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Bava Metzia, Daf 3a. Wednesday evenings at 8:00 PM 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

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.

Community Programs & Listings

Kidney Donation Awareness Event – Sunday, October 23, 4:00 PM at YISE, with Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and Rabbi Josh Sturm, Director of Outreach, Renewal. Everything you wanted to know about living kidney donation but were afraid to ask. Hear from a local kidney donor and recipient. For more information, contact BCGW at 202-331-4481 or

Kemp Mill Toastmasters Tall Tales Contest – Wednesday, October 26, 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. Contact Manasseh Katz at for more info.

Buffet Brunch Honoring Rabbi Yehuda & Mrs. Libby Fleischmann – The community is cordially invited to a buffet brunch honoring the Fleischmanns for 35 years of dedicated service to the Woodside Mikvah and to the Greater Washington Jewish Community. Sunday, October 30, brunch from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, program begins at 10:30 AM, at Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah, 9001 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Prompt RSVPs appreciated to:

Free: Beacon 50+Expo on Sunday, October 30, 12 Noon to – 4:00 PM, at a NEW location: Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd. (down the street from Holy Cross Hospital). Featuring a keynote speaker, more than 75 government, non-profit and business exhibitors, free health screenings, vaccines (flu, bivalent Covid, pneumonia, tetanus and Shingrix — bring your Medicare/insurance cards), entertainment, giveaways and door prizes.

MES and The Robin Niman Mikvah Education Fund presents: "Understanding Menopause Through the Lens of Halacha, Medicine, and Intimacy," an educational evening for women via Zoom. Tuesday, November 8 at 8:30 PM EST. Meeting ID: 818 8834 3481. Passcode: 172732. See for the full flyer.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington Hope and Healing Gala – Honoring volunteers: Julie Brookler, Ellen Haber, Dr. Marc Levitt and Dr. William (Buddy) Stern. November 13, 10:30 AM at at B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD 20852. To reserve or place a journal ad, go to For information, please contact

Camp Chaverim Early Bird Registration for 2023 is now open! Lock in your spot today by signing up at

Alshich on the Parsha with Rabbi Levy – Shabbat afternoon between Mincha and Maariv in the Franco Beit Midrash. 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, 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.

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 The class will resume on Wednesday, November 30.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 25 – Rosh Chodesh

Wednesday. Oct. 26 – Rosh Chodesh

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 6:12 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:39 AM, Latest Netz: 7:33 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 10:09 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:23 PM, Earliest Shkia: 6:10 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 6:59 PM

Next Shabbos

October 28 – 29 2022 – 4 Marcheshvan 5783

Parshas Noach

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 5:54

* Mincha: 5:55 (B), 5:50 (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), 5:50 (B), 5:45 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 6:52

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, October 26 at 12 Noon

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

Office Phone: 301-593-4465 Office Fax: 301-593-2330

Eruv line: 301-593-5561 Email:


Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM,

Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM,

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Yale Ginsburg – President

Rabbi Yosef Postelnek – Asst. Rabbi Simi Franco – Office Manager