Parshas Chayei Sarah – November 13 – 14, 2020

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

November 13 – 14, 2020 – 20 Cheshvan 5781 – Parshas Chayei Sarah/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 4:37 – Havdalah 5:37

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Adam & Iris Bashein in celebration of their 16th wedding anniversary on Rosh Chodesh Kislev and on November 14 on the secular calendar, and by Susan Koss in honor of her husband, Rabbi Saul Koss, reaching his 80th birthday (with a full head of hair!)

Mazal Tov

* Sheila Gaisin on the birth of a new granddaughter, Henna Bracha, born to her children Chanalee & Shlomo Gaisin of Monsey, NY. Mazal Tov also to Aunt Shera & Uncle Reuven & family & Uncle Jeremy & the extended Gaisin, Adler, Benschar, Elhyani & Bleich Families.

* Dr. Alexander Kott on his appointment as a Scientific/Technical Professional (ST) of Cyber Resiliency for the Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory.

* Nancy and Pesach Mehlman on the birth of a grandson. The proud parents are Rivka & Tani Friedman of Hollywood, FL. Mazal Tov also to the baby's siblings Rayna, Chloe, Uri and Maya and to great-grandfather Jack Mehlman and to all of the uncles, aunts and cousins.

* Gila and Rabbi Myron Wakschlag on the engagement of their daughter, Ahuva, to Zachary Greenberg, son of Davida and Josh Greenberg of Bergenfield, NJ. Mazal Tov also to Savta Judith Halpern and the entire Wakschlag, Halpern, and Greenberg families.


* Emma Lash on the passing of her father, David Murray. Those wishing to express condolences may call 732-996-2917.

* Elaine Millen on the passing of her husband, Rabbi William Millen. The funeral took place in Israel on Monday. Recording of Hespedim is available at

Shabbos Schedule

Limited Minyanim are now taking place at YISE under Montgomery County's Phase 2 guidelines. All Minyanim require advance registration and confirmation. If you are interested in attending Minyanim and have not already registered, please go to If you are registered for a Minyan and are unable to attend at that time, please do not go to a different Minyan. If you have any questions, please contact

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:37

* Mincha: 4:45

If you Daven Kabbalos Shabbos prior to Shkia (4:55 PM), it is preferable to Daven Mincha prior to Plag (3:52 PM).

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis: 7:00, 9:00, 9:30, 9:00 (Sephardi)

One may say the entire text of the blessing of Birkas Hachodesh even when alone. Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan is on Sunday and Monday. The Molad will be Sunday afternoon, 7 minutes and 1 Chelek after 4, Jerusalem time.

* Mincha: 2:00, 3:30, 4:00 (Sephardi)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 5:37

Weekday Shiurim

Options for remote learning are listed below. For the latest list and updated times, go to:

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim followed by a 15-minute Shiur on the Parsha. Sunday through Friday 8:30 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, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Women's Navi Shiur, now studying Sefer Yehoshua,Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, Zoom A.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men and Women – Sunday mornings, 9:30 AM

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps, Zoom B.

* Rabbi Tuvia Grauman – Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur, Sundays at 10:00 AM, Zoom F.

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

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

* For Men & Women – Zoom C (except as noted):

* Mondays: (for men only) Rabbi H. Shaps, On the Same Page Gemara, Zoom B.

* Tuesdays: Rabbi Winter – Torah Topics

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Grossman – Reading Responsa

* Thursdays: Rabbi Grossman – Parshas Hashavua, 9:00 PM

* For Women – Zoom D:

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys

* Tuesdays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Bereishis in-Depth

* Semichat Chaver Program, Tuesdays at 9:00 PM with Rabbi Hillel Shaps. For more information, please contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps:

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiur on Daily Halachos for men & women, Tuesdays 9:15 AM, Zoom E.

* 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 H.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Gittin on Wednesday evenings, 8:00 PM, 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: 349 754 2180, password GWCK
Zoom C: ID: 746 455 2195, password GWCK
Zoom D: ID: 601 853 4021, password Winter
Zoom E: ID: 970 1398 4837, password 613
Zoom F: ID: 978 8156 7874, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom G: ID: 539 496 3506, password ygwarz
Zoom H: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079

YISE Programs and Listings

Seeing Beyond the Horizon: Lessons from the month of Cheshvan – YISE presents a Shiur for women, given by Rebbetzin Atara Rosenbaum. Sunday, November 15, 11;00 AM on Zoom A. See flyer for details.

Unity in the Community in Difficult Times – Join the Greater Washington community for words of inspiration with Rabbi Paysach Krohn. Sunday, November 15, 8:30 PM on Zoom. Meeting ID: 964 8488 1332, password 613613. See flyer for details.

Tribute to the Silvers – YISE is compiling a gratitude book to present to the Silvers, including short notes of appreciation to Rabbi Binyamin and/or Esti Silver. You can include fond recollections, testimonials, or expressions of gratitude and appreciation for their part in life milestones, insights about Torah, or guiding you through a difficult time. Please keep your remarks short, no more than 180 words. Please submit your notes by November 25 to

HaMizrachi Magazine – Limited quantities copies available – contact Simi Franco at or 301-346-8752.

YISE Regular Board Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 17, 8:00 PM, on Zoom. For more information, contact Understanding Vaccines: The Process and the Promise – Sunday, November 22, 10:45 AM – 12 Noon on Zoom A. Organized by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and YISE, co-sponsored by KMS, SSJC, Ohr Hatorah, SEHC and Chabad of Silver Spring. See flyer for details.

Rabbi Koss's Monthly Jewish History class – now on Zoom! Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee: Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish history, Monday, December 7, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

Save the Date! – Family Trivia Night – Fun for all ages! Sunday, December 13, 8:00 PM. Details will be sent out soon.

Shred Support, a new shredding service co-founded by Uriel Levitt and Jacob Werbin, will be donating 10% of all profits to YISE from orders dropped off in November. Jacob & Uriel have over 5 years of office work experience and have a track record of reliability & exceptional work ethic. Shred Support adheres to the highest caliber of confidentiality. Learn more about Shred Support or complete an order form today at or email

Go Social! Want to reconnect with shul friends you lost touch with these past COVID-19 months? We're missing our Shul buddies as well! YISE's Social Committee wants your energy to help lead new (Zoom interactive, of course) programs. Sahra Ginsburg Sharon Shimoff and Max Rudmann are waiting to hear from you. We already have something fun planned for Chanukah so stay tuned. Details to come soon.

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,

The Rachel Bassan Horwitz Fund is used for medical needs in our area, elsewhere in the US, and in Israel. In order to continue this muchneeded 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 info: Norma Burdett, 301-593-5964 or Pearl Bassan, 301-649-3137.

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

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.

Our current limited ability to Daven with a Minyan and to say Kaddish is difficult and a challenge. However, 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 (Sunday 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 Chumash 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 Pre-Shabbos Drasha video is available for sponsorship at $54.

Please email to sponsor. Thank you for your support.

Thank you to this past week's Shiurim sponsors:

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim/Parsha and Halacha Shiur

* Dr. Debra Frenkel and Mr. Jacob Frenkel L'Aliyas HaNeshama and L'Zeicher Nishmas of Jacob's father, Rabbi Mayer Frenkel, HaRav Mayer Azriel Zelig ben Yaakov Elazar HaLevi, whose Yahrzeit is Thursday night/Friday (Chof Vov (26) MarCheshvan).

* Halpern and Wakschlag families to commemorate the 2nd yahrzeit of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Rabbi Jacob Halpern (Harav Yaakov Yisrael ben Harav Usher Yeshaya) on the 21st of Cheshvan.

* Charlotte Hanau and family in memory of their beloved husband and father, Fred Hanau, Mordechai ben Reuven, Z"L, whose yahrtzeit is the 23rd of Cheshvan.

* Debbie Rogal and Jay Rogal in memory of Debbie's mother and Jay's wife, Barbara Rogal, on her second Yahrzeit.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Sunday Morning Mussar Study Group for Women

* Arleeta and Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner in memory of Arleeta's father, Shmuel ben Dovid, Sam Axelrod, on the occasion of his 12th Yahrzeit.

* Halpern and Wakschlag families to commemorate the 2nd Yahrzeit of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Rabbi Jacob Halpern, Harav Yaakov Yisrael ben Harav Usher Yeshaya, on the 21st of Cheshvan.

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur

* David Jaray for a Refuah Sheleima for Rabbi Hyatt and in honor of Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend the Shiur.

* Anne and Scott Schlesinger in memory of Rabbi Sacks, Z"L, Rabbi Feinstein Z"L, and Rabbi Millen, Z"L.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday Morning Nach Shiur

* Rochelle Dimont and the Dimont, Ginsburg & Neuman families to commemorate the Yahrtzeit of their beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, HaRav Elazar ben HaRav Yechiel Shraga Feivish HaLevi. Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday Night Women's Chumash Shiur

* Debbie Rogal and Jay Rogal in memory of Debbie's mother and Jay's wife, Barbara Rogal, on her second yahrzeit. Rabbi Rosenbaum's Erev Shabbos Drasha

* Simi and Sammy Franco and Family to commemorate the upcoming first Yahrtzeit of their beloved father, grandfather and greatgrandfather, Nathan S. Franco, Nissim ben Rachel v'Shmuel on the 29th of Cheshvan.

* Dr. Debra Frenkel and Mr. Jacob Frenkel L'Aliyas HaNeshama and L'Zeicher Nishmas of Jacob's father, Rabbi Mayer Frenkel, HaRav Mayer Azriel Zelig ben Yaakov Elazar HaLevi, whose Yahrzeit is Thursday night/Friday (Chof Vov (26) MarCheshvan).

* Norma Joseph and Family to commemorate the Yahrtzeit of their beloved husband, father and grandfather, Louis Allan Joseph, Eliezer ben Avraham, Z"L.

YISE Youth Announcements

Shabbos Afternoon Groups – Ages 3-5 and 6-8, 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM in the Social Hall. Preregistration required by Friday 10:00 AM. Social distance, masks, parents stay with children. Questions? Contact Michal Merkin at

Dor L'Dor – Motzei Shabbos, November 14, 7:00 PM. It will be the usual Motzei Shabbos fun – Parasha, pizza, prizes and more – but this year virtual! Advance registration is required each week by Friday at 10:00 AM. Register at This week's Dor L'Dor is sponsored by Eva & Isaac Moses in honor of Ben Yehuda and all they do for the community. Next Dor L'Dor will take place on December 5th – don't forget to register at If you have any questions or would like to sponsor, please contact Michael Shimoff at See flyer for details.

Mentalism Beyond Belief with David Jaison – Motzei Shabbos, November 21, 7:30 PM on Zoom A. For middle and high school students. See flyer for details.

COVID-19 Updates

* Outdoor Minyan – If you are interested in an outdoor Minyan without a tent, subject to weather conditions, please email Ari Elias-Bachrach at

* Advance registration for Minyanim is required and space is limited. Go to to register. If you have changes to your original registration form, please send an email to with details.

* All other activities at YISE are cancelled, including Youth Groups, Shiurim and special events.

* 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.

Community Programs & Listings

Navigating Perimenopause & Menopause Emotionally, Halachically & Medically – A KMS women's event with Dr. Michele Klein and Yoetzet Halacha Bracha Rutner. Tuesday, November 17, 8:30 PM on Zoom, Meeting ID: 655 813 1022, passcode: 365636.

Together While Apart: Caring and Compassion During a Pandemic – Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington – presented on Zoom by Dvora Entin, LCSW, PMH-C on December 6 at 11:00 AM. Register at

Penetrating Thoughts and Practical Perspectives – Thoughts on life, Torah and Middos. Based on Michtav M'Eliyahu, from Rav Eliyahu Dessler, Z”L. Mondays, 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM, with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher on Zoom – Meeting ID: 736 4190 7086, Passcode: TORAH. For more information, contact Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate at 404-273-3392.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, November 18, 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

The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Roy Rosenbaum's Shiur on “Higher Biblical Criticism: A Popular – but Highly Flawed – Theory” for men & women, Thursdays at 10:15 AM on Zoom. Meeting ID: 970 1398 4837, Password: 613

Journey to Virtue: Self-Development through Jewish Study – Wednesdays, 8:00 PM on Zoom. Discover the great wisdom of the Jewish tradition to help you reach your full potential, enhance your relationships, and live life with greater meaning! Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. The journey continues. Join any time! No cost. Zoom info and registration at

Remote Night Shiurim from YGW – Sunday 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate; Monday/Wednesday 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky; Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold. Register at

Daf Yomi Shiur currently meets online 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 7:00 AM, Monday – Thursday 9:00 PM, Friday 5:45 PM.

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

Kemp Mill Village is providing friendly phone calls and limited deliveries during the pandemic. Call 1-833-KMV-20902 to request service or to volunteer. See for more information.

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

The Week Ahead

Tuesday, November 17 – Rosh Chodesh

Limited Minyanim will take place at YISE next week, advance registration and confirmation required. You are encouraged to Daven at home at the same time as a Minyan at YISE. Shacharis: Sunday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM/8:45 AM; Monday through Friday 6:00 AM/7:00 AM/8:45 AM. Mincha/Maariv: Sunday – Thursday: 4:40 PM.

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:03 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:22 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:25 PM

Next Shabbos

November 20 – 21, 2020 – 5 Kislev 5781

Parshas Toldos

Light Candles: 4:32

Havdalah: 5:33

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 Noon

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