Parshas Lech Lecha – October 15 – 16, 2021

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

October 15 – 16, 2021 – 10 Marcheshvan 5782 – Lech Lecha

Light Candles by 6:11 – Havdalah 7:08

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by
the Zak family in honor of the Yahrzeit of Mrs. Elsie Zak, Aliza Basya bas Dov, Z"L,
and by Bev Morris, Burton Morris, Elayne Mayerfeld, and their families in memory of their beloved father, Jacob (Jack) Yitzchak ben Shia V'Malka, Z"L, on 16 Marcheshvan. They are grateful for the goodness of Hashem that his 4 generations are aspiring to follow in his gentle footsteps.

Mazal Tov

* Cheryl & Richie Broth on the engagement of their son Aryeh to Eliana Benoff, daughter of Miriam & Peretz Benoff of Teaneck, NJ. Mazal Tov also to Eliana's grandparents, Judy & David Marwick and Doris & Irwin Benoff, and to her great-grandmother, Claire S. Marwick, to Aryeh's grandparents, Nancy & David Broth and Tena & Avery Umlas, as well as the amazingly awesome Auntie Rona, Uncle Aaron, and Aunt Ralie and the entire Broth, Benoff, Marwick, and Umlas Mishpacha. Soup's on!

* Barbara Price and family on the occasion of the Bar Mitzvah of her grandson, Azriel Price, son of Lea & Rabbi Daniel Price of Passaic, NJ.

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 6:11

* Mincha: 6:15 (B), 6:05 (Sephardi)

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis: 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi), 9:15 (Teen Minyan – 1101 North Belgrade Road)

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 6:10 (B), 6:05 (Sephardi)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 7:08

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 9:15 Rabbi Postelnek

* Shiur after Mincha Rabbi Rosenbaum

Kiddush Sponsors:

* 8:45 and 9:15 Kiddush in a Bag is sponsored by Bev Morris & Art Boyars in honor of the Main Minyan Gabbaim, Seth Katz and Craig Simon.

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.

* 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 selfimprovement), 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, 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.

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Reading Responsa – Zoom D.

* Thursdays: Rabbi Avraham Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah Gemara Skills Building – Zoom H.

* For Women, Zoom I

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys

* Tuesdays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Sefer Bereishis

* SCP (Semichat Chaver Program) begins a new semester Tuesday, October 19, 8:45 PM. Join the fastest growing Halacha learning program in the world! Now back in person at YISE. Register at See flyer for details.

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiurim for men & women, Monday – Parasha, Tuesday – Halachos, 8:45 AM, 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", Zoom E.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Bava Kama 7th Perek Merubah. 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: 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
Zoom I: ID: 601 853 4021, password Winter

COVID-19 Updates

* The YISE Board has mandated that everyone who is medically eligible for an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to enter the Shul building, effective November 1.

* 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.

YISE Programs and Listings

The Laws and Lessons of Shemitta – Sundays at 8:15 PM on Zoom A. Join us in learning about Shemitta in a 4-part series with Rabbi Rosenbaum and Rabbi Postelnek, October 17, October 24, October 31 and November 14. See flyer for details.

New Member Meat & Greet BBQ – Join us for a delicious BBQ and welcome newcomers to our community! Presented by the 9:15 Minyan. Sunday, October 24, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, at the field at the Boys Yeshiva, 1216 Arcola Ave. To RSVP, go to $10 per adult, $5 per child, family max. $35. See flyer for details.

Ask the Rabbi – Come join our virtual, interactive monthly program featuring different Halachic topics. This month's topic: Brachos. Tuesday, October 26, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Zoom A. The first 45 minutes are for Shailos submitted in advance and the last 15 minutes are for Q & A. Send in your questions to: by Sunday, October 24. For more information or to submit questions anonymously, contact Miriam Friedman, 301- 754-1517 or To sponsor the Shiur, contact See flyer for details.

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

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 Volunteers Are Needed to help assemble Kiddush in a Bag weekly. If you can help please contact Simi Franco at or 301-593-4465 x403

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, November 1, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

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.

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

* Chayie and Rabbi Hirsh Chinn commemorating the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Chinn's mother, Rebbetzin Denah Chinn, Denah Shifra bas Harav

Moshe Eliezer, Z"L, on the 5th of Marcheshvan.

* Judy and Louis Morris to commemorate the 15th Yahrzeit of Judy's father, Cantor Akiva Ostrovsky.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday Nach Shiur

* Rosalyn Bramson to commemorate the Yahrzeit of her father, Nechemia ben Yisroel Pesach, whose Yahrzeit is the 8th of Marcheshvan.

Rabbi Rosenbaum Shabbos Drasha

* Bev Morris in memory of Heather Stein, Chana Leah bas Aaron HaKohen, (Pittsburgh) a beloved and lifelong friend.

YISE Youth Announcements

Shabbos Groups will take place this Shabbos, October 16, from 10:00 AM until Shul ends, indoors. Masks required indoors for age 2+. Age 18-36 months (Mommy and me) will be located in the toddler room off the Lower Lobby. Ages 2-5 years (drop off) 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

Mezuzah Workshop – With JCRAFTS. Explore the Mitzvah of Mezuzah! Decorate your own brass Mezuzah case! October 17, 10:00 AM – 12 Noon, in the YISE Social Hall. For ages 4+. Parental supervision is required. Sponsorships are available for this event! Please contact for more information. See flyer for details.

Community Programs & Listings

The Capital Closet of Yad Yehuda (formerly the Clothing Exchange) has available hours for all members of the community to shop at no cost this Sunday, October 17, and Sunday, October 31, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, at 1910 University Blvd. West. This is an opportunity for everyone to come and shop for beautiful, Tzanua clothing in our well-equipped showroom. Everyone must be in good health and not have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If you have any questions please contact

Parsha Explorations with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Presented by the Greater Washington Community Kollel and Kemp Mill Synagogue, Sunday evenings, 7:30 PM at KMS and on Zoom, Meeting ID: 655 813 1022, Passcode: 365636. For men and women.

TGN Program: Siddur Class – In-Depth Analysis of the Birkat Hamazon 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

In Their Footsteps: Life Lessons From Our Patriarchs and Matriarchs – Wednesdays, 8:00 PM on Zoom F. Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. Series began October 13. Register at

Koidenover Rebbe – All are invited to a special evening with the Koidenover Rebbe on Monday, October 18, at the home of Dr. Nick Muzin, 800 Stonington Road. Private meetings with the Rebbe will begin at 7:00 PM. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact R Shlomo Slatkin at 443-570-7598 or email

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, October 20, 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

Meet Our New Village: Join us on Sunday, October 24, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Kemp Mill Synagogue outdoor tent to learn about Silver Spring Village, the nonprofit into which Kemp Mill Village has now merged. Come meet representatives from the Village, learn about its many services, and sign up to volunteer or to enjoy a free trial period to experience all it has to offer. For more information, call Stuart Rosenthal at (301) 980-9557.

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. Go to or 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."

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

The Week Ahead

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 6:06 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:33 AM, Latest Netz: 7:27 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 10:06 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:24 PM, Earliest Shkia: 6:18 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim: 7:07 PM

Next Shabbos

October 22 – 23, 2021 – 17 Marcheshvan 5782

Parshas Vayeira

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 6:01

* Mincha: 6:05 (B), 5:55 (Sephardi)

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 6:00 (B), 5:55 (Sephardi)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 6:59

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, October 20 at 12 Noon

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Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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