Parshas Ki Seitzei – September 13 – 14, 2019

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

September 13 – 14, 2019 – 14 Elul 5779 – Parshas Ki Seitzei

Light Candles by 7:02 – Havdalah 7:59

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Debi & Max Rudmann on the occasion of a family Simcha. Debi & Max are grateful to the Kemp Mill community for its help in raising our family and for the community's abundant displays of kindness, friendship, and love of learning.

Mazal Tov

* Kitty Wertheimer on the marriage of her grandson, Jeremy DuBois, son of Nancy & Jeffrey DuBois, to Hilary Bokoff, daughter of Allison Glickman & Marc Bokoff. Mazal Tov also to their siblings, Natalie and Avi DuBois and Billy Bokoff. The wedding took place on Sunday, September 8, in Boston.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:02, and not before 6:01

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:30 (Small Social Hall), 7:00 (Ruach – Large Social Hall), 7:05 (Belonofsky Sanctuary) 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, 7:00 Sephardi: 6:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Shabbos ends: 7:59

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00, 9:15 Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* Sephardi Minyan – Sponsored by Yocheved & Rabbi Haim Arzouan in memory of their son, Gabriel Ben Chaim; by Rivkah & Yehiel Mizrahi in honor of their son, Meir, on his 3rd birthday; and by Meriel & Aviad Madar in honor of their new baby girl.

* 8:00 Minyan – "The Chevra"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Todd & Emily Friedman in honor of the birth of their daughter, Shayna Meira.

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 Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp in the Small Beis Medrash, followed by a Kiddush sponsored by the Youth Minyan.

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.

Tot Shabbat – with Suri Kinzbrunner 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM in the toddler room for ages 2 and under.

Middle School Girls Pre-Rosh Hashana Baking – Sunday, September 22, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM in the Social Hall. See flyer for details.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual selfimprovement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* 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 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 Social Hall. Choose from classes:

* On the Same Page with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for men & women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sunday evenings, 8:00 PM, in the Social Hall.

* 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

* 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 – new topic: A 2nd Look – Stories in the Torah from a Deeper Perspective. Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Gittin on Wednesday evenings, in the Social Hall at 7:45 PM.

YISE Programs and Listings

YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project – Pre-Yamim Noraim Programs, September 15 and 21. See flyer for details.

Ruach Minyan – YISE welcomes MEOR to the neighborhood on Friday, September 13, at 7:00 PM as they will run a special Ruach Minyan in the Large Social Hall, which will include a few short Divrei Torah. While there is no formal childrenfs story-telling program, all Daveners are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Rabbi Koretzky at or Adam Bashein at

Minyan Moves – Please do not walk through the Social Hall on Sunday afternoon, September 15, or on Monday, September 16. Due to cleaning of the Social Hall floor, the first Ashkenazi Minyan will take place on Monday, September 16, at 6:00 AM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary and on Tuesday, September 17, at 6:30 AM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary.

Senior Lunch – Wednesday, September 18, 12 Noon, Social Hall. The Story of the Jews: Over the Rainbowh, Episode 4, PBS DVD. Shomrai Preschool Presents Pre-Rosh Hashannah Shabbos Party! Friday, September 27, 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM at Shomrai Preschool 811 University Blvd W. Parents/caregivers and children up to age 3 are welcome to join us at Shomrai Preschool for music, singing, Challah dough shaping, and a special Shabbos snack! Please RSVP to Suri Kinzbrunner at We look forward to seeing you there!

Doors Closing! – There are several emergency exit doors in the Arcola building. Please help keep the building secure by not propping the doors open nor blocking them with chairs or other items.

High Holiday Seats – Rosh Hashanah is coming soon! Have you forgotten to reserve your seats? Blank forms are in the box outside the Belonofsky Sanctuary and the Beis Medrash. Forms are also available on the YISE website at Please complete and forward to the Shul office as soon as possible.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Babysitting will be offered for 2-10 year olds at $10 per child, per day from 10am-1pm. Spots are limited. Contact to pay and reserve a spot. Questions, contact

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a Jewish history topic, Monday, October 7, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at 1111 University Blvd. West in the Penthouse. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman for more information – 301-754-1517.

Rabbi Rosenbaum is available by phone (no meetings are scheduled) from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Monday through Friday, barring extenuating circumstances. Of course, people can call at any time and either speak to him or leave a message. His office number is 301-593-4465, ext. 405.

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.

What to Do When a Family Member Dies: A Practical and Halachic Guide – The following document was prepared for members of YISE, by Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum and Hedy Peyser, MSW, as a practical and halachic guide to deal with the death of a family member. It will hopefully answer time]sensitive questions that may arise immediately following the loss of a family member. Please feel free to contact Rabbi Rosenbaum with any specific questions. Additionally, it would be very worthwhile to consult an attorney and or an accountant for practical advice regarding legal and financial matters before and after the death of a family member. This document will not be providing legal or financial advice. To download the document, go to

Shiurim from Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZThL, are available at

Community Programs and Listings

Shabbos afternoon Shiur at University Towers – 1121 University Blvd W, Apt 516, on Shabbos, September 14, at 4:30 PM.

Tzurba M'Rabanan learning group meets every Shabbos. Men's group at 3:00 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.

Yom Tov Appeal Sustains Community Safety Net – The Franco Foundation needs your tax-deductible donations to meet increasing Yom Tov aid requests. The Foundation helps with life essentials, like rent, mortgage, utilities and food. Over the years The Franco Foundation has helped hundreds of families and individuals facing financial crisis and continues to do so with the help and commitment from our community. The Foundation is a tax deductible charitable corporation. Mail donations to Allan Franco, 613 Bromley Street, or through Paypal to

In-Home Shofar Blowing – Do you, or someone you know, need to have the shofar blown this Rosh Hashanah because you can't get to Shul? To arrange for a Shofar blower to visit you at home, in Kemp Mill, please contact Aron Trombka at 301-681-3025, or

Yad Yehuda's Clothing Exchange is a free clothing store for new or gently-used modest, up-to-date clothing. We stock men's, women's, children's and infants' clothes and winter coats. We currently have an overabundance of beautiful clothing and are opening our doors to the general Jewish community. Please drop in to see our selection this Sunday, September 15, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. The Clothing Exchange is located at Yad Yehuda House, 1910 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD 20902. There is no charge for items in The Clothing Exchange.

Post High School Girls Shiur – Tuesday night, September 17, 8:30 PM at the Pepper home, 1101 North Belgrade Road. This week's Shiur will be given by Mrs. Herzberg.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters Fall Contest – Wednesday, September 18, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM in the YISE Small Social Hall. See your friends and neighbors compete in the Evaluation and Table Topics Contests. Light refreshments. Contact Ovadia Hayat at for more information.

SEHC S'chach Sale – Southeast Hebrew Congregation presents its annual S'chach Sale. Fresh cut evergreen. Beautiful sukkah covering and natural bee repellent. Leafy evergreen, no pine needles. Pick-up locations in MD, DC and VA from Sunday October 6 until Sukkos. Cost: $26 per bale. Delivery for large orders only, $40 delivery charge. 8' x 8' Sukkah – 5 bales recommended. 8' x 12' sukkah – 7 bales recommended. To place your order, contact Charlie Ruchelman at 301-318-1545 or

Pre-Selichos Leil Iyun – Motzei Shabbos, September 21, 9:15 PM – 11:00 PM at the YGW's Girls Campus, 2010 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910. Open to women, alumnae, and Talmidos in the community. To RSVP or for questions contact the YGW office 301-962-5111 ext. 1500 or

Men's Mikvah for Erev Rosh Hashana and Erev Yom Kippur – The Mikvah Emunah Society is pleased to announce that the Wallerstein Mikvah, 913 Grays Lane, will be open for men's use on Erev Rosh Hashana, Sunday, September 29, and Erev Yom Kippur, Tuesday, October 8, from 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Please arrive no later than 2:15 PM. Please bring your own towel. Showering beforehand would be appreciated and helpful. Fees: $20 each time for men. $10 each time for children and full-time students. Cash or checks only. Full Members of MES ($360 or more per year) are entitled to free use. Additional contributions to support MES are appreciated. Our famous "bend and bow" kneeling cloths (V'anachnu Korim) to put on the floor to use during the High Holiday Davening will once again be for sale at the Mikvah for $18 each or 2 for $30. Volunteers are needed: If you can help out on either day at the Wallerstein Mikvah, please contact Howie Schulman –

Kollel Zichron Amram and Mesorah Women's Learning Institute present: Discussions of Elul and Yamim Noraim from Michtav M'Eliyahu – the penetrating thoughts and practical perspectives of Rav Eliyahu Dessler, ZT"L. Experience how Rav Dessler's thoughts can provide us with a deeper look at Torah, life, and ourselves. For men: Thursdays at 8:00 PM at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington. For women: 8:00 PM on Mondays at the home of Mrs. Helene Goodman, 10711 Stoneyhill Drive.

Inspiration in the New Year – Join AMIT Birah Chapter of Greater Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:30 PM for keynote speaker: Dr. Miryam Kiderman, PsyD. The event will take place at a private home in Silver Spring. The cost is $18. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: AMIT 410-484-2223 or for more information or register online at

LinkedIn Head Shots – In cooperation with Kemp Mill JobAssist, Dovid Fisher, local photographer and videographer, will take free LinkedIn head shots on Sunday, September 22, between 2:30 and 4:00 PM, in the Small Social Hall. To reserve your specific time slot, please email

Census Bureau Is Hiring.- The Census Bureau will be hiring thousands of people for the 2020 Census. More information and apply at

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.

13th Global Siyum Hashas – GWCK invites men and women of the community to join them for an inspiring trip to the 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf Yomi at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – 1:00 PM. GWCK will be arranging bus transportation to and from the Siyum Hashas. For more information and to reserve your seat on the bus

The Greater DC Diaper Bank empowers families and individuals in need throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia by providing an adequate and reliable source for basic baby needs and personal hygiene products. You can donate diapers and other items in Kemp Mill at the Licht home, 11609 Yeatman Terrace. Leave your donation in the red bin by the front door. Include your contact information so the Diaper Bank can let you know how much your donation is appreciated. To find out more about the work DC Diaper Bank does, visit If you have questions, contact Panina Licht at

Capital Kosher Pantry – The shelves at Yad Yehuda's Capital Kosher Pantry need restocking. Please help us replenish the foods so very needed by your friends and neighbors. Items most needed at this time include: Almond or soy milk, apple juice, canned fruit, cereals, granola/snack bars, healthy grains (farro, rice mixes), juice packs, pancake syrup, pareve crackers, pasta sauce, pizza sauce, rice cakes and vegetarian baked beans. Please DO NOT donate pasta or matzah. All items must be factory sealed in unbreakable containers, Kosher and well within the use-by date. Donation boxes are located in area shuls, Berman Hebrew Academy, Moti's Market, Shalom Kosher, Torah School, YGW Girls Division and in front of Yad Yehuda House at 1910 University Boulevard West. Please place only packaged food donations in the boxes. You may also visit to shop online and have products shipped directly to the Pantry. Our friends and neighbors in need rely on your generous assistance. Thank you so much for doing your part.

Kollel Dirshu of Silver Spring is studying Maseches Gittin at the YGW. Daily morning shiur given by Rabbi Eli Reingold at 5:45 AM and evening shiur by Ranon Cortell and Pinchas Werner at 9:00 PM. Chavrusah are also available during these learning times. For more information and to join our learning program please contact Hirsh Komarow (301) 681-1646;

Dirshu Mishnah Brurah – Learn 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, 12:30 PM – 1:30 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 September 15 Monday September 16 Tuesday September 17 Wednesday September 18 Thursday September 19 Friday September 20
Ashkenazi 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:00, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 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* 6:10*, 7:15 6:15*, 7:15 6:15*, 7:15 6:10*, 7:15 6:15*, 7:15

Ashkenazi 7:00 700 7:00 7:00 7:00 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 6:55* 6:55* 6:55* 6:55* 6:55*

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 6:02 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:56 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:35 PM

* Sephardi Selichot 50 minutes before 1st Shacharit, 50 minutes before Mincha

Next Shabbos

September 20 – 21, 2019 – 21 Elul 5779

Parshas Ki Savo

Light Candles: Friday by 6:50 – Havdalah: 7:47

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 6:50

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:50 Sephardi: 6:45 Nusach Sefard: 6:50

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, 6:45 Sephardi: 6:30 Nusach Sefard: 6:45

* Maariv/Havdalah: 7:47

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 13 Ruach Minyan, 7:00 PM, Social Hall

Shabbos, September 14 "Meat" & Greet, 1:00 PM

Sunday, September 15 "Why We Read of Rachel's Tears in

Ramah on Rosh Hashanah", 11:00 AM

Wednesday, September 18 Senior Lunch, 12 Noon

Motzei Shabbos, Sept. 21 Pre-Selichos Program, 10:30 PM

Sunday, September 22 Middle School Girls Baking, 12:30 PM

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

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