Parshas Ki Seitzei – September 9 – 10, 2022

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

September 9 – 10, 2022 – 14 Elul 5782 – Parshas Ki Seitzei

Light Candles by 7:07 – Havdalah 8:05

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner in honor of their 55th wedding anniversary and with gratitude to Hashem for the many blessings He has granted them and by Rabbi Roy Rosenbaum in honor of his wife Judy's birthday.

Mazal Tov

* Esther Edeson and family on the marriage of her granddaughter Faith Edeson, daughter of Helene & Rabbi Nathan Edeson, to Jason Roden, son of Linda & Marvin Roden of Columbus, Ohio.

* Shari & Rabbi Scott Hillman on the marriage of their daughter, Tova, to Zachary Berman, son of Dr. David E. Berman of Potomac, MD and Tina Hahn of Singers Glen, VA.

* Judy & Zevi Mehlman on the engagement of Devorah Mehlman to Wade Jacob Melnick, and to parents Amelia & Warren Melnick. Mazal Tov to grandfather Jack Mehlman and all the aunts, uncles, and cousins.

* Debra & Arthur Sapper on the occasion of their grandson, Yitzchak Shlomo Brotsky, son of Sarah & R. Dovid Brotsky, becoming a Bar Mitzvah, in Cincinnati, OH.

* Gila & Rabbi Myron Wakschlag on the birth of a granddaughter, Chava Esther, born to their children Adina & Rabbi Baruch Schonbrun of Teaneck, NJ. Mazal Tov to big brother Usher, Savta Raba Judith Halpern, and to all of the aunts, uncles, and cousins.

* Zvi Walter and Jennifer Reich on the Bar Mitzvah of their son John and the 1 year anniversary of the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Sidney. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Joan & Don Walter and Maddy & Bernie Reich and to all of the aunts, uncles and cousins.

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 7:07, and not before 6:06

* Mincha: 5:50 (Plag, B), 7:10 (B), 7:00 (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), 7:05 (B), 7:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends: 8:05

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 Warren Goldstein

Please join us between Mincha and Maariv this Shabbos to hear a Shiur from Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Chief Rabbi of South Africa.

Kiddush Sponsors:

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

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by the Walter Family in honor of John's Bar Mitzvah and the 1 year anniversary of Sidney'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

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, September 10, 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 over to the Yeshiva. For more information, contact Debbie Katz at at

New Shabbos Group for 5th and 6th Grade Girls starts this week, September 10. This group 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.

Jr. Minyan – Jay Marcus, new YISE Youth Activities Director, is starting a Jr. Minyan for boys in grades 4 – 6 next week, September 17, Parshas Ki Savo. The Jr. Minyan meets at the Yeshiva at 10:00 AM.

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. See flyer for details.

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.

YISE Programs and Listings YISE Programs and Listings

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. The Shiur will be given by Rabbi Postelnek this Shabbos.

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur – Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman will give the Gemara Shiur after the Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush, learning Maseches Sanhedrin, in the Small Beis Medrash.

Meat & Greet BBQ – Sunday, September 11, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM in the field at Yeshiva Boys' School. Walk-ins welcome.

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. If you have questions about Mi Sheberach guidelines, contact Rabbi Rosenbaum. For other questions contact Seth Katz at

Protecting Our Children From Predators & Abusers – Presented by the Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington on Sunday, September 4, featuring Dr. Norman Blumenthal, with Divrei Pesicha from Rabbi Aaron Lopiansky. Recording available at

High Holiday Info. – Go to for downloadable seat forms, online registration for child care and online sponsorship of the Yizkor guide.

Lessons from the Life and Death of Elisha Ben Avuyah, a Sage Turned Heretic – A two-part series by Rabbi Postelnek, Monday September 12 and Monday, September 19 at 8:30 PM. In person in the Sephardi Beit Medrash and on Zoom A. See flyer for details.

Lulavim & Esrogim – Order online at Deadline September 25. See flyer for details.

Pruzbul – Rabbi Rosenbaum will be organizing Bais Din sessions at Shul for people to arrange a Pruzbul, the document which allows someone to collect loans that were due after Rosh Hashanah this year. Sessions are scheduled for Sunday, September 18 following the 7:00 Minyan (approximately 8:30) and following the 8:45 Minyan (approximately 9:30), and at 12 noon, and Sunday, September 25 (Erev Rosh Hashanah) after the 7:00 and 8:00 Minyanim. Those unable to attend any of these sessions should please consult the Cyberbrief for a document that can be sent to the Bais Din.

Pre-Selichos Kumsitz – Join us for soulful singing and be inspired on the first night of Selichos. Music by local band Naaleh, with inspiring words by Rabbi Rosenbaum and Rabbi Postelnek. Motzei Shabbos, September 17, 11:30 PM – 12:45 AM in the Social Hall. Dairy and Pareve refreshments will be served. Sponsors welcome. See flyer for details.

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 See flyer for details.

Pre-Rosh Hashana Family Apple Picking – Sunday, September 18, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Homestead Farms in Poolesville. $3 per person. RSVP to 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, October 3, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A. For more info., contact Miriam Friedman 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, has a current need at this time. Please sign to volunteer if you can. For more information or if you need help signing up, 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:

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur

* David Jaray in memory of Rabbi Hyatt, Z"L, and in honor of Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend his Shiur.

* Ros & Herman Efron with gratitude to Hashem on their 75th wedding anniversary, Shehechiyanu V'Kiyimanu V'higiyanu Lazman Hazeh.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Shiur

* Ros & Herman Efron with gratitude to Hashem on their 75th wedding anniversary, Shehechiyanu V'Kiyimanu V'higiyanu Lazman Hazeh.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim/Parsha/Halacha Shiur

* Esther Kantz to commemorate the Yahrzeit of her father-in-law, Morris Kantz, Moshe Ben Shalom Shachna, on the 17th of Av.

* Rabbi Saul & Susan Koss in memory of Susan's mother, Bertha Blumenthal, on her 7th Yahrzeit this Shabbos.

* Debi & Max Rudmann to commemorate the Shloshim of Mrs. Sarah Braun, Z"L.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur

* Esther Kantz to commemorate the Yahrzeit of her father-in-law, Morris Kantz, Moshe Ben Shalom Shachna, on the 17th of Av.

8:45 Minyan Drasha

* Rabbi Saul & Susan Koss in memory of Susan's mother, Bertha Blumenthal, on her 7th Yahrzeit this Shabbos.

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.

4. Yom Tov Drasha Sponsorships are $72 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, 6:30 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.

* 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 – Zoom D.

* 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, is onsummer break.

* 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

* 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, "A Second Look – Stories in the Torah from a Deeper Perspective", is on summer break.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Bava Metzia. Wednesday evenings, 8:15 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: 970 1398 4837, password 613
Zoom C: ID: 833 3477 1595, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom D: ID: 349 754 2180, password Learn
Zoom E: ID: 746 455 2195, password Learn
Zoom F: ID: 803 356 4156, password Learn
Zoom G: ID: 539 496 3506, password ygwarz

Rachel Bassan Horowitz Memorial Fund

Rachel Bassan Horwitz, a 32-year-old mother of three small boys, came to the United States from Israel for a hoped-for, life-saving transplant. However, Rachel passed away in February 1994. She grew up in Silver Spring and the community set up a fund in her memory to be used to help individuals with MEDICAL needs. We have distributed thousands and thousands of dollars to individuals living in our area as well as in communities in both the US and Israel requiring financial assistance with medical needs. Our funds are depleting and in order for us to continue this much needed Medical Needs Fund, we need your financial assistance. We hope we can count on you. Your support is critical.

Tax deductible contributions may be made payable to Young Israel Shomrai Emunah (YISE) Charity SPECIAL Fund, mark for Bassan Fund. Send to: Howard Schulman, 707 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902. For further information, call Howard Schulman at 301-213-2429. Norma Burdett and Pearl Bassan may also answer some questions about the Bassan Fund.

Community Programs & Listings

Condolences to the family of Elizabeth (Liz) Kruger on her passing. The funeral took place in Israel. A recording of the funeral is available at

Kemp Mill Outdoor and At-Home Shofar Blowing – Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27. See flyer for details.

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.

Halacha and Design of a Modern Mikvah – The Mikvah Emunah Society invites men and women to a Shiur by Rabbi Hillel Shaps on Sunday, September 11, at 11:00 AM in the KMS tent, followed by "A Look at the Inner-Workings of The Wallerstein Mikvah", a tour led by Alan Broder. Please email to let us know you're joining us, so we can prepare enough coffee and refreshments; however, walk-ins are welcome.

Insights from 2 Rebbetzins: Navigating Motherhood, Marriage, and Taharat HaMishpacha While Raising Teens and Tweens – An online event for women only, featuring Chaya Wolvovsky & Alanna Pepper. Tuesday, September 13 at 8:30 PM on Zoom, Meeting ID: 890 0684 4531. Passcode: 982806. A program of the Robin Niman Mikvah Education Fund, with support from the OU Women's Initiative.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, September 14, 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

Erev Yom Tom Mikvah for Men – The Mikvah Emunah Society of Greater Washington is pleased to offer use of the Wallerstein Mikvah in Kemp Mill to men, on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur. Volunteers are needed as well. Please see for all the info.

Sukkah Building – The YGW Boys' senior class of 2023 is building and taking down Sukkahs to raise money for their Israel trip. For times and prices, contact or text (240)-381-1802.

Yom Tov Food Drive – Please contribute food to the Capital Kosher Pantry's Pre-Rosh Hashanah Food Drive. Suggested items include honey bears, grape juice, soup mix, gefilte fish, pareve chocolate chips, canned olives, Yahrzeit candles, Shabbos candles, tea lights and Havdalah candles. Drop off at Shalom Kosher, Moti's Market, KMS, YISE or at the Capital Kosher Pantry, 1910 University Blvd. W., Silver Spring, MD 20902.

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

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

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:31 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 5:59 AM, Latest Netz: 6:52 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:55 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:36 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:13 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 8:03 PM

Next Shabbos

September 16 – 17, 2022 – 21 Elul 5782

Parshas Ki Savo

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 6:56, but not before 5:57

* Mincha: 5:40 (Plag, B), 7:00 (B), 7:00 (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), 6:55 (B), 6:50 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 7:53

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, September 14 at 12 Noon

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