Parshas Bo – January 27 – 28, 2023

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah -Shabbos Shorts

January 27 – 28, 2023 – 6 Shevat 5783 – Parshas Bo

Light Candles by 5:05 – Havdalah 6:07

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Lois & Sid Meyers to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Lois's father, Dr. Carl H. Resnick, Yekusiel Ben Rav Tzvi,
and by Melanie & Sandy Karlin in honor of the birth and Bris of their new grandson, Tuvia Shraga, son of Sarah & Matthew Karlin.

Mazal Tov

* Ilana & Aaron Branda on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Ra'anan. Mazal Tov to Ra'anan's sisters, Adira and Shalva. Mazal Tov to grandparents Miriam & Marc Sommer and Helen & Bill Branda. Mazal Tov to all the family and friends that have come to celebrate.


* Sharon Butler on the passing of her mother, Margaret Block. Shiva will be observed at 501 Hermleigh Road on Motzei Shabbos until 9:30 PM and on Sunday from 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM. Minyan schedule: Motzei Shabbos Maariv: 6:07 PM, Sunday Mincha/Maariv: 5:15 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 5:05

* Mincha: 5:05 (B), 5:00 (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), 5:00 (B), 4:55 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends: 6:07

Divrei Torah/Shiurim:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 9:15 Minyan Rabbi Postelnek

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura Rabbi Postelnek

* Shiur after Mincha Rabbi Rosenbaum

Kiddush Sponsors:

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

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Ilana & Aaron Branda in gratitude to Hashem on the occasion of Ra'anan's Bar Mitzvah.

Health Policy

* People experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or other transmissible illnesses should not attend prayer, learning, social or other events at the Shul.

* If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please follow CDC guidelines before returning to Shul.

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, January 28, 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 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.

Dor L'Dor – The Family Chevrusah-style Learning in a fun environment! The next session will take place Motzei Shabbos, January 28, 7:30 PM in the Social Hall. This Dor L'Dor is sponsored by Debbie & Jeff Weinstein and family in honor of Debbie's mother's Yahrzeit, Leah Bat Dovid. See flyer for details.

YISE Programs and Listings

Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura – A weekly Chabura on the Parsha, now learning the Kedushas Levi. Delve into the deeper dimensions of the Parsha and Holidays by learning the Kedushas Levi'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 Rosenbaum

Tackling Temptation & Pursuing Holiness: A two-part series for men given by Rabbi Postelnek. Part 2 will take place on Monday night, January 30, at 8:30 PM, at the home of Lucas & Malya Druskin, 117 Claybrook Drive. See flyer for details.

Infant & Child CPR, AED, and Choking Class – Sunday, January 29, at 12 Noon at YISE. This is a 2-hour, NON-certification class, and will be administered by a trainer from Tikkun Health Education. It will be Infant & Child CPR only, with no adult CPR component. The cost is $10 per person. Pay in advance by PayPal to or at the class in cash. Sign up in advance by emailing Please note that space is limited.

GWCK Shabbos of Inspiration at YISE, Shabbos Parshas Yisro, February 10 – 11. Inspiring Tefillos and Zemiros by special guest Simcha Leiner. Reserve now for a delicious Friday night dinner at Dinner will be followed by a Ruach-filled Oneg Shabbos open to all. Divrei Torah and lectures presented by GWCK scholars. For more info., please contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps, See flyer for details.

Save the Date for the 2023 YISE Gala Banquet – Sunday, February 26. Honoring Stuart & Judy Rosenthal, Josh & Sara Katz, and the 2023 high school graduating seniors who have served our congregation's youth. RSVP at See flyer for details.

Ask the Rabbi – Come join our virtual, interactive monthly program featuring different Halachic topics! This month's topic: Toveling and Kashering utensils, will take place on Tuesday, January 31, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Zoom A. The first 45 minutes is for Shailos submitted in advance and the last 15 minutes is for Q&A. Send in your questions to: by Sunday, January 29. For more info. and to submit questions by phone or anonymously, contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or To sponsor the program, contact the YISE office. See flyer for details.

Rabbi Menachem Bombach, the Rosh Yeshiva and CEO of Netzach Yisrael, will speak on Sunday, February 12, at 11:00 AM in the Social Hall. See flyer for details.

Chevra Kadisha Community Dinner – The Men's and Women's Chevra Kadisha of Greater Washington invites the entire community to the Zayin Adar dinner on Monday, February 27, recognizing the work of the Chevra. Cost is $18 per person for the catered dinner. For more information and to make reservations, go to:

Come Join Rabbi Koss's Monthly Jewish History class on Zoom! Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington Senior Social Club and the YISE Chesed Committee present a special online Tu B'Shevat Program. Monday, February 6 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom, Meeting ID: 610 889 7409. There will be Divrei Torah about the holiday, plus music and an online collaborative creation. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

Shaimos – YISE is not accepting Shaimos for burial until further notice.

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.

Coat Room Cleanup – If you left anything in the coat room (coats, Seforim, Taleisim, etc.), please claim the item by the end of February 2023. All remaining items will be donated or disposed of.

Monthly Shalosh Seudos – First Shabbos of each month. 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. For information, 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 Shiurim Sponsors for this Past Week:

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur

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

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehilim/Parsha Shiur

* Hannah & Robert Klein in memory of Robert's father, Meir Ben Kalman, whose Yahrzeit this year is Shabbos Mishpatim.
* Debbie Rogal in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of her cousin, Judy Licht, on 16 Shevat.
* Susan & Rabbi Saul Koss in loving memory of their daughter Miriam on her 5th Yahrzeit on 5 Shevat and in gratefulness to Hashem for their son Reuven's successful kidney transplant.
* Debi & Max Rudmann in commemoration of the 40th Yahrzeit of Max's father, Ezra ben Menachem Chaninah, on 5 Shevat.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehilim/Halacha Shiur

* Hannah & Robert Klein in memory of Robert's father, Meir Ben Kalman, whose Yahrzeit this year is Shabbos Mishpatim.
* Debbie Rogal in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of her cousin, Judy Licht, on 16 Shevat.
* Susan & Rabbi Saul Koss in loving memory of their daughter Miriam on her 5th Yahrzeit on 5 Shevat and in gratefulness to Hashem for their son Reuven's successful kidney transplant.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur

* Debi & Max Rudmann in commemoration of the 40th Yahrzeit of Max's father, Ezra ben Menachem Chaninah, on 5 Shevat.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Women's Navi Shiur

* Debbie Rogal in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of her cousin, Judy Licht, on 16 Shevat.

8:45 Minyan Drasha

* Hannah & Robert Klein in memory of Robert's father, Meir Ben Kalman, whose Yahrzeit this year is Shabbos Mishpatim.
* Debi & Max Rudmann in commemoration of the 40th Yahrzeit of Max's father, Ezra ben Menachem Chaninah, on 5 Shevat.

9:15 Minyan Drasha

* Hannah & Robert Klein in memory of Robert's father, Meir Ben Kalman, whose Yahrzeit this year is Shabbos Mishpatim.

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

YISE continues to offer a number of different in-person and virtual 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.

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.

* 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.

* 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, will resume on Sunday, February 5.

* 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 – Parsha Journeys – Zoom D.

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

* 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, 9:00 PM – 10:00 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 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

Community Programs & Listings

Kidney Donation Needed – Mr. Gerry Segelman, father of Micah Segelman, is in need of a kidney transplant. If you would consider being a kidney donor, please contact Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz at Renewal for more information at or 718-431-9831 ext 209.

Support Yad Yehuda – The need for assistance is great right now and Yad Yehuda needs your help to meet its commitments to our friends and neighbors in need. Please count the money in your Tzedakah box and donate that amount, or any amount, online at or by check: Yad Yehuda, 812 Hyde Court, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Your tax-deductible contribution is deeply appreciated.

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 in Kemp Mill. To be added to a list for information and weekly location, or call 773-219-5397.

Please help our community complete these Siyumim:
Mishnayos for the Shloshim of Noah Roitman, Noach Ben Shalom Yaakov, February 14, 23 Shevat -
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 –

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, February 1, 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

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.

In G-d We Trust – Exploring the relationship and balance between Relying on G-d/Bitachon & Human Endeavor/Hishtadlus, based on the teachings of 11th century scholar, Rabbeinu Bachya's Treatise on Trust – Shaar Habitachon. Wednesdays, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM on Zoom, Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. To register, visit

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 RabbiMoshe 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

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, 7:30 AM in the YISE Social Hall.

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 5:55 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:23 AM, Latest Netz: 7:18 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:47 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:53 PM, Earliest Shkia: 5:25 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 6:14 PM

Next Shabbos

February 3 – 4, 2023 – 10 Shevat 5783

Parshas Beshalach

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 5:13

* Mincha: 5:15 (B), 5:10 (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), 4:55 (B), 4:50 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 6:14

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, at 12 Noon

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