Parshas Matos/Masei – July 17 – 18, 2020

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

July 17 – 18, 2020 – 26 Tammuz 5780 – Parshas Matos/Masei/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 8:13 – Havdalah 9:18

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by grateful parents of the Shomrai Preschool and members of the wider Shomrai community who would like to express our greatest appreciation to Suri Kinzbrunner. Your heartfelt dedication, warmth and shining smile over these past two years as the director will leave a lasting impact on our children and community. Also, we would like to say thank you to the caring and hard-working teachers of Shomrai Preschool who ensured our children had a great day every day.

Mazal Tov

* Esther Edeson on the marriage of her grandson, Max Edeson, son of Helene & Nathan Edeson of Brooklyn, New York, to Sarah Barth, daughter of Stacy & Dr. Jay Barth of Teaneck, New Jersey. Mazal Tov to the entire Edeson, Barth and Stern Families.

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 8:13, and not before Plag, 7:00

* Mincha: 6:50, 8:20

If you Daven Kabbalos Shabbos prior to Shkia (8:31 PM), it is preferable to Daven Mincha prior to Plag (7:00 PM).

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis: 6:30,7:00, 9:00, 9:30

One may say the entire text of the blessing of Birkas Hachodesh even when alone. Rosh Chodesh Av is on Wednesday. The Molad will be Monday afternoon, 10 minutes and 15 Chalakim after 1, Jerusalem time.

* Mincha: 2:30, 5:00, 7:00

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 9:18

COVID-19 Updates

* Shul reopening has begun! Go to for more details.

* Advance registration for Minyanim is required and space is limited. Go to to register.

* 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.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to YISE. Go to Log in to your regular Amazon account. Search for "Young Israel Shomrai Emunah". It will appear as “National Council of Young Israel, Location: Silver Spring, MD” Continue shopping as you normally would, but remember to always start at

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 8:15 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, Zoom A.

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

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for men & women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesdays at 7:30 PM. For more details, contact Zoom B.

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

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

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

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for men & women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sunday evenings, 7:30 PM, Zoom G.

* 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 D (except as noted):

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

* Tuesdays: Rabbi Winter – Torah Topics, Zoom I

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Grossman – Reading Responsa

* Thursdays: Rabbi Grossman – Parshas Hashavua, 7:30 PM

* For Women – Zoom E:

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Tehillim: An in-depth analysis

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

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

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

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: 784 431 8176
Zoom C: ID: 349 754 2180, password GWCK
Zoom D: ID: 746 455 2195, password GWCK
Zoom E: ID: 601 853 4021, password Winter
Zoom F: ID: 970 1398 4837, password 613
Zoom G: ID: 269 840 3648, password online Pearls, phone 621690
Zoom H: ID: 978 8156 7874, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom I: ID: 977 463 8680, password GWCK

YISE Programs and Listings

We welcome new members who were voted in at the last Board meeting: Felicia & Dr. Craig Haas, Leah & Yaacov Monzon, Nechama & Yeshaya Poyurs.

Yizkor Guide – The Yizkor Guide is used in all Minyanim for four Yizkor services during the year (Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeres, Pesach and Shavuos.) Since Yizkor may be said without a minyan, we are preparing to home deliver copies of the Yizkor Guide to all Shul members who regularly say Yizkor. As before, an unlimited number of name listings are available in the new guide for a Yizkor Guide sponsorship of $180. Alternatively, individual name listings can be purchased for $18 each. The deadline for Yizkor Guide sponsorships or individual listings is August 21. To sign up online, go to If you have questions, please contact Marc Katz at

Cheryl Stern Community Kelim Mikvah at YISE – The Mikvah is now available for use. Please be aware of the following safety precautions:

* Please make sure to wear a mask when using the Mikvah, as others might be present.

* Please make sure to observe social distancing standards while waiting to use the Mikvah.

* It would be advisable to wear gloves when using the Kelim Mikvah. At the very least, users should make sure to thoroughly wash their hands and the items Toveled with soap soon after Toveling.

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

Community Programs & Listings

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.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, July 22, 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.

Can You Be a Hero? BHA Hair Drive for Zichron Menachem – If you have at least 12” of hair to donate, you can now cut it yourself, or schedule an appointment (when available) to have a professional cut your hair for donation. Contact Nancy Mehlman at 301-452-7080 to get complete instructions, to arrange pickup of your hair, or to arrange for a professional stylist to cut your hair for free when available. Please be a hero and be a part of an amazing group of people who have done this very important Mitzvah!

Partners in Tefillah matches people with others in need of similar assistance from Hashem. The feedback we have received so far has been amazing. You, too, can Daven for someone else in the community and have them Daven for you. May Hashem answer all your prayers. Please visit to learn more and to sign up.

Capital Kosher Pantry – Due to the closure of schools and shuls, the usual steady flow of food donations to the Capital Kosher Pantry has significantly decreased. We’re greatly in need of the following very popular food products: Canned white tuna and salmon, sardines, plastic bottles of grape juice, pizza sauce, Near East brand rice mixes, crackers, cereal, whole grain and regular pasta (not spaghetti), Nature's Bakery fig bars. Please purchase these items from any store and then deposit them in one of our donation bin locations: in front of: YISE, KMS, Woodside Shul; in Shalom Kosher, at the front of the store, or in Moti's Market, near the store entrance; in front of the Capital Kosher Pantry – 1910 University Blvd., West, Silver Spring, MD 20902.
You can also purchase items online at Target, Amazon, Walmart and elsewhere and arrange shipment directly to Capital Kosher Pantry. Our online wishlist is at Financial donations to Capital Kosher Pantry are always welcome too. We thank you for your continued generosity and Tizku L'Mitzvot! The Capital Kosher Pantry Team

Community Website for COVID-19 In an effort to simplify access to the plethora of available resources for COVID-19 assistance and information, Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington has created a stand-alone website that includes a wide range of resources for the Greater Washington Jewish community. Please visit Information on the site is culled from many volunteers and sources from within our community. New information is being added regularly; please visit often to view updated information and resources. May we all merit Hashem's mercy during this challenging time.
Please note: If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out by visiting If you are not currently experiencing financial challenges, please consider a donation to assist others who are struggling during this crisis.

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

Wednesday, July 22 – 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 – Friday 6:00 AM/7:00 AM/8:45 AM. Mincha and/or Maariv: Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 PM/7:05 PM (Sephardi)/8:20 PM/9:30 PM.

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 5:02 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:36 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:51 PM

Next Shabbos

July 24 – 25, 2020 – 4 Av 5780

Parshas Devarim/Shabbos Chazon

Light Candles: Friday by 8:08

Havdalah: 9:12

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, July 22 at 12:00 Noon

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

Office Phone: 301-593-4465 Office Fax: 301-593-2330

Eruv line: 301-593-5561 E-Mail: Website:

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Yale Ginsburg – President

Rabbi Binyamin Silver – Asst. Rabbi Simi Franco – Office Manager

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.

* The Young Israel Shomrai Emunah Community congratulates and thanks Esther Edeson for her 36 years of dedicated service to our shul.

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 Yahrtzeit 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 Silver's Tuesday Evening Parsha Shiur
* Rabbi Silver's Daily Chizuk Dose on WhatsApp
* 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 morning and evening Tehillim/Parsha/Halacha Shiur

* Steve Kalin for a Refuah Sheleima for Leah bat Risa.

* Gila & Rabbi Myron Wakschlag to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Gila's grandfather, Harav Usher Yeshaya Halpern, the Dembniker Rav, Usher Yeshaya ben Matisyahu Chaim, ZT"L, on the 22nd of Tammuz.

* Gila & Rabbi Myron Wakschlag to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Gila's great uncle, Harav Moshe Steinberg, the Broder Rav, Moshe ben Shemaya Halevi ZT"L, on the 23rd of Tammuz.

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur

* Chani & Jay Parness in honor of Rabbi Hyatt.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur

* Naomi & Ori Carmel in memory of Ettel bat Yiztchak.

* Naomi & Ori Carmel in memory of Yehuda Aryeh ben David.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday night Navi Shiur

* Tenise & Joel Becker for a Refuah Sheleima for Shalva Yona bas Miriam.

* Judy & Dr. David Marwick in memory of Judy's mother, Chaya Leah bas Yisroel Tzvi (Helen G. Spector), whose yahrzeit is the 24th of Tammuz.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Erev Shabbos Parsha Drasha

* Abby & Chaim Tor for the 6th Yahrzeit of Abby's father, Jack Fine, Yaakov Peretz ben Chanoch hanolad m'Ester, Z"L, whose Yahrzeit was on Sunday, July 12.