Parshas Haazinu/Sukkos – September 17 – 29, 2021

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Sukkah Shorts

September 17-18, 2021 – 12 Tishrei 5782 – Haazinu – Light Candles by 6:54 – Havdalah 7:51

September 20-22, 2021 – 15-16 Tishrei 5782 – Sukkos – Light Candles by 6:49 – Havdalah 7:45

September 27-29, 2021 – 22-23 Tishrei 5782 – Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah – Light Candles by 6:38 – Havdalah 7:33

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week anonymously in honor of Jules Meisler for his heroic efforts in Yom Tov seating, year in and year out.

Mazal Tov

* Faith Ginsburg on the birth of a great-grandson, Chaim Zev Ginsburg. Mazal Tov as well to the grandparents, Chana & Rabbi Benjamin Ginsburg, and the parents, Baila Yehudis & Avraham David Ginsburg.


* Howard Kern on the passing of his sister, Leslie Friedlander. The funeral took place on Friday. Shiva will be observed at 926 Clintwood Drive from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon. Please only visit if you are vaccinated, and please also wear a mask while visiting. Visiting hours Sunday 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Monday 9:00 AM – Noon and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

* Ken Jacobson on the passing of his mother, Gail Jacobson. The funeral will take place in Israel. More information will be provided when available.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan locations are listed as B = Belonofsky Sanctuary, S = Social Hall. All Sephardi Minyanim take place in the Beit Medrash.

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 6:54

* Mincha: 6:55 (B), 6:50 (Sephardi)

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis: 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi)

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 6:50 (B), 6:45 (Sephardi)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 7:51

Divrei Torah:

* Youth Minyan (1101 N. Belgrade Rd.) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Postelnek

* 9:15 Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Shiur after Mincha Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

COVID-19 Updates

* Masks are required for ALL people in the YISE Arcola building, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, with the exception of children under the age of 2.

* There are no social distancing requirements in the YISE building. There are no in-person Kiddushes at this time.

* 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.

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 meet on Thursday and Friday.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15- minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday 7:30 PM, Zoom A. Note new time. Shiur will meet on Sunday and Thursday.

* 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, will resume Friday, October 1.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, now learning Mishlei, Zoom A, will resume October 6.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Women's Navi Shiur, now learning Sefer Shmuel, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, Zoom A, will resume October 6.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sundaymornings, 9:30 AM, Zoom F.

* Rabbi Hillel Shaps – Unraveling the Navi: Melachim Aleph

* 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 information, contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps, 347-869-9361.

* For Men:

* Mondays: Rabbi Hillel Shaps – On the Same Page Gemara – in person (Social Hall) and on Zoom F, will resume October 4.

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Reading Responsa – Zoom D, will resume October 6.

* Thursdays: Rabbi Avraham Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah Gemara Skills Building – Zoom H, will resume October 7.

* Thursdays: Rabbi Grossman – Parshas Hashavua, 8:30 PM, Zoom D, will resume after Sukkos.

* For Women:

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys, will resume after Sukkos.

* Semichat Chaver Program, Tuesdays at 8:45 PM with Rabbi Hillel Shaps, now taking place in person in the Social Hall. For more information, please contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps: Registration required at

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiurim for men & women, Monday – Parasha, Tuesday – Halachos, 8:45 AM, Zoom B, will not meet on Tuesday.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM, Zoom E, will resume after Sukkos. “A Second Look – Stories in the Torah from a Deeper Perspective”, will resume October 5.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Bava Kama 7th Perek Merubah. Wednesday evenings, Zoom G, will resume after Sukkos, time to be announced.

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: 978 8156 7874, 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

Sukkos Schedule


Monday September 20

* Light Candles 6:49

* Mincha 6:50 (B, Sephardi)

* Maariv 7:20 (B)

* Kiddush after 7:48

Tuesday September 21

* Shacharis: 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi)

* Mincha 6:50 (B), 6:45 (Sephardi)

* Maariv 7:20 (B)

* Light Candles/Kiddush after 7:46

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 9:15 Rabbi Postelnek

Wednesday September 22

* Shacharis: 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi)

* Mincha 6:50 (B), 6:45 (Sephardi)

* Maariv/Yom Tov ends 7:45

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Postelnek

Sponsored by Masha & Seth Katz in memory of Masha's father, Isaac Silberberg, Yitzchak Binim ben David Yehuda, whose Yahrzeit is on the 2nd day of Sukkos.

* 9:15 Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Shiur after Mincha Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky

Chol Hamoed Shacharis

Thursday/Friday – September 23/24

* Shacharis: 6:00 (S), 6:35 (B), 8:45 (B), 7:30 (Sephardi)

Chol Hamoed Mincha/Maariv

Thursday – September 23

* Mincha 6:50 (B), 6:45 (Sephardi)

Shabbos Chol Hamoed

Friday September 24

* Light Candles 6:43

* Mincha 6:45 (B), 6:40 (Sephardi)

Saturday September 25

* Shacharis: 6:45 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi)

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 6:40 (B), 6:35 (Sephardi)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 7:40

Divrei Torah:

* Shiur after Mincha Rabbi Rosenbaum

Chol Hamoed – Sunday – September 26

* Shacharis: 6:00 (B), 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 7:30 (Sephardi)

* Mincha 6:50 (B), 6:45 (Sephardi)


Monday September 27


* Shacharis: 6:00 (S), 6:35 (B), 8:45 (B), 7:30 (Sephardi)

Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah Schedule


Monday September 27

* Light Candles 6:38

* Mincha 6:40 (B), 6:35 (Sephardi)

* Maariv 7:10 (B)

* Kiddush after 7:37

Tuesday September 28

* Shacharis: 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi)

* Yizkor not before: 10:30

* Mincha 6:40 (B), 6:35 (Sephardi)

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

*9:15 Rabbi Postelnek


Tuesday September 28

* Light Candles/Kiddush after 7:35

* Maariv 7:25 (B)

* Hakafos 7:45 (B)

Wednesday September 29

* Shacharis: 6:45 (B), 8:30 (B), 8:00 (Sephardi)

There is no 9:15 Minyan for Shacharis on Simchas Torah.

* Mincha 6:40 (B), 6:35 (Sephardi)

* Maariv/Yom Tov ends 7:33 PM

Divrei Torah:

* Shiur after Mincha Rabbi Postelnek

YISE Programs and Listings

YISE Youth Minyan is Back! All teens are welcome to join this Shabbos, September 18, at 9:15 AM on the Peppers' deck, 1101 North Belgrade Road. The Minyan will not take place on Sukkos, Shemini Atzeres or Simchas Torah.

The High Holidays Seating Committee would like to thank the following individuals for helping prepare the Shul for or clean up after the High Holidays: Merav Friedman, Miriam Friedman, Daniel Ginsburg, Raph Ginsburg, Aaron Goodman, Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman, Yitz Kasdan, Meir Katz, Yisrael Katz, David Marwick and Joel Strauss.

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill is a part of YISE's Chesed Committee. Please sign up for Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill. We have a current need in the community. If you are signed up to volunteer, you should receive an email with details. For more information or for help in signing up, please contact Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517, or Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740,

Volunteers Needed – Do a Mitzvah, Help Build the Shul's Sukkah! Sunday, September 19, 10:15 AM. Help is especially welcome from those who plan to use it. COVID-19 restrictions will be in place for the use, as well as the construction, of the Sukkah. Please contact Stuart Cohen to volunteer at 301-943-5153 or

Lulavim and Esrogim from YISE – Pickup will be on Sunday, September 19, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Due to COVID-19 concerns, individual selection of Esrogim will not be possible. If you have questions about your order or if you are unable to pick up at the designated time, please contact or call Josh Breitstein at 301-346-7838 as soon as possible to make arrangements.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim and Parsha Shiur – Videos of past Shiurim are now available at

YISE Women's Learning Initiative will present learning for women on Simchas Torah, Wednesday, September 29. Time and location will be announced. Mrs. Sharon Freundel will speak on “Psalm 90: Making the Most of Every Day,” and Mrs. Atara Rosenbaum will speak on “More of the Same? The Challenge and Gift of Consistency.”

Kiddush in a Bag! While we are not yet back to regular in-Shul Kiddushes, we are happy to now offer Kiddush in a Bag for the 8:45 and 9:15 Minyanim. To sponsor the Kiddush in a Bag, contact Simi Franco at

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, October 4, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

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.

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.

Please email to sponsor. Thank you for your support.

Thank you to this past week's Shiurim sponsors:

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur

* David Jaray in honor of a Refuah Sheleimah to Rabbi Hyatt and in honor of Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend his Shiur.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim/Parsha/Halacha Shiur

* Rabbi Roy Rosenbaum in honor of his wife Judy's birthday

* Judy & Rabbi Roy Rosenbaum to commemorate the 2nd Yahrzeit of Judy's mother, Rachel Leah bas HaRav Eliyahu Chaim (Leah Mann).

YISE Youth Announcements

Shabbos Groups will take place this Shabbos, September 18, and on Shabbos Chol Hamoed, September 25, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, indoors. There will not be any groups on Yom Tov (first 2 days of Sukkos or Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah). Masks required indoors for age 2+. Age 18-35 months will be located in the toddler room off the Lower Lobby. Ages 3-5 years will meet in the room behind the balcony. Ages 6- 9 years will meet at Shomrai and walk over to the Yeshiva. For more information, contact Michal Merkin, YISE Youth groups coordinator, at

Come make Sukkah Decorations with YISE! Sunday, September 19, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in the Social Hall. Bring the whole family to make decorations for your Sukkah! All ages are welcome! Parental supervision is required for this event. Bring a family photo!

Pre-Simchas Torah Hakafos – All young children and their parents are invited to outdoor Youth Hakafos at YISE! Flags, fun treat bags, dance and sing with Rabbi Postelnek. Tuesday, September 28, Shemini Atzeres, 4:00 PM in the play yard in front of the building.

Community Programs & Listings

Need help building your Sukkah? YGW Senior class will put up and take down your Sukkah. Fundraiser for their Israel trip. Contact for more information.

Capital Kosher Pantry Pre-Yom Tov Collection – Help us bring Simchas Yom Tov to our friends and neighbors! Please donate:

* Hygiene items; hand soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, deodorant

* Yom Tov items: grape juice, honey, Shabbos candles, Havdalah candles, Yahrzeit candles

Drop-off locations: 1212 North Belgrade Road and Yad Yehuda, 1910 University Blvd. West. Financial donations at

Lulav and Etrog sets – The Franco Foundation will be offering to our local community Lulav and Etrog sets to those who are struggling financially. Please contact Allan Franco at Your information will remain confidential.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, October 6, 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

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 information.

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. Email us 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 8:30 AM, Monday – Thursday 9:00 PM.

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

Kemp Mill Village is merging into the larger, well-established Silver Spring Village (SSV) as of September 1. All current members will have several additional months to try out the many services offered by Silver Spring Village. Non-members will also be able to experience a trial period to decide if they want to join. To learn more about SSV's varied offerings, visit

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

The Weeks Ahead

Halachic Times:

September 19 – 25: Latest Alos Hashachar: 5:39 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:07 AM, Latest Netz: 6:59 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:57 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:33 PM, Earliest Shkia: 6:59 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim: 7:50 PM

September 26 – October 2: Latest Alos Hashachar: 5:46 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:13 AM, Latest Netz: 7:06 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:59 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:30 PM, Earliest Shkia: 6:48 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim: 7:38 PM

Next Shabbos

October 1 – 2, 2021 – 26 Tishrei 5782

Parshas Bereshis/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 6:32

* Mincha: 6:35 (B), 6:30 (Sephardi)

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis: 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi)

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 6:30 (B), 6:25 (Sephardi)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 7:29

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Thursday, September 30 at 12 Noon

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