Parshas Mikeitz – December 18 – 19, 2020

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

December 18 – 19, 2020 – 4 Teves 5781 – Parshas Mikeitz

Light Candles by 4:29 – Havdalah 5:33

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Sheila Gaisin in honor of her children and grandchildren.

Mazal Tov

* Leah & Michael Bandler on the Bar Mitzvah of their dear grandson, Jacob Avery Bandler, son of Aimee Taub Bandler & Jonathan Bandler of New York City.

* Esti & Moshe Kaplan on the birth and Bris of a baby boy, Avi. Mazal Tov to siblings Yehuda and Tzippy.

* Debbie & Simmy Merkin on their son Daniel becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov to all the siblings and to the grandparents,Emilie & Rabbi Yitzchok Merkin and Mrs Sue Carre.

* Lois & Sid Meyers on the birth of a great-granddaughter, N'umi. Mazal Tov to the parents, Basya & Moshe Tzvi Strauss and to the grandparents, Jessica & Rabbi Yekusiel Strauss.

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 4:29

* Mincha: 4:35, 4:30 (Sephardi)

If you Daven Kabbalos Shabbos prior to Shkia (4:47 PM), it is preferable to Daven Mincha prior to Plag (3:48 PM).

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis: 7:15, 9:00, 9:30, 8:30 (Sephardi)

* Mincha: 2:00, 3:30, 3:50 (Sephardi)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 5:33

Fast of Asara B'Teves

Friday, December 25

Fast Begins: 5:59 AM

Early Mincha: 12:45 PM, Mincha/Maariv: 4:25 PM Registration required.

Fast Ends: 5:36 PM

COVID-19 Updates

* Outdoor Minyan – If you are interested in a Shabbos morning outdoor Minyan without a tent, subject to weather conditions, please email Ari Elias-Bachrach at

* Advance registration for Minyanim is required and space is limited. Go to to register. If you have changes to your original registration form, please send an email to with details.

* 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 individualsand as a community.

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 8:30 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, Zoom A.

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

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

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

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

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

* 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 C (except as noted):

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

* Tuesdays: Rabbi Winter – Torah Topics

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Grossman – Reading Responsa

* Thursdays: Rabbi Grossman – Parshas Hashavua, 9:00 PM

* For Women – Zoom D:

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys

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

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

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

* 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 H.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Gittin on 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: 349 754 2180, password GWCK
Zoom C: ID: 746 455 2195, password GWCK
Zoom D: ID: 601 853 4021, password Winter
Zoom E: ID: 970 1398 4837, password 613
Zoom F: ID: 978 8156 7874, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom G: ID: 539 496 3506, password ygwarz
Zoom H: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079
Zoom I: ID: 269 840 3648, password online Pearls, phone 621690

YISE Programs and Listings

Welcome new members voted in this week at the latest board meeting: Ammi Adame, and Moshe Weinreb.

Tribute to the Silvers – A PDF of the book presented to Rabbi Binyamin and Estee Silver is available at

Rebuilding Our Walls: Chanukah, Asara B'Teves, and Protecting Our Inner Sanctity – A Shiur for Women given by Rebbetzin Atara Rosenbaum. Sunday, December 20 – 11:00 AM on Zoom A.

Ask The Rabbi! Come join our new virtual, interactive monthly program featuring different Halachos of Shabbos! Topic this month: Warming up food on Shabbos. Tuesday, December 22 from 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. Are you ever unsure how to use your hot plate or crockpot? Too embarrassed to ask your friend? Feel awkward calling the Rabbi? Send in your questions about this or anything else related to warming food on Shabbos to: by Sunday, December 20. For more information or to submit questions by phone, contact Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517.

Come Join Rabbi Koss's Monthly Jewish History class – now on Zoom! Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee: Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish history, Monday, January 4, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

Go Social! Want to reconnect with Shul friends you lost touch with these past COVID-19 months? We're missing our Shul buddies as well! YISE's Social Committee wants your energy to help lead new (Zoom interactive, of course) programs. Sahra Ginsburg Sharon Shimoff and Max Rudmann are waiting to hear from you.

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.

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 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 (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 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 Tehillim/Parsha and Halacha Shiur

* Jacob & Debbie Frenkel to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Jacob's maternal grandmother, Bracha bas Yeshaya HaLevi, whose Yahrzeit is the first day of Chanukah.

* Bobbi & Jules Meisler wish Mazal Tov to Judy and Louis Morris on the recent birth of twin great-grandsons.

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur

* Sahra & Yale Ginsburg in honor of Manasseh Katz. "Helping to keep us running during COVID."

* David Jaray for a Refuah Sheleima for Rabbi Hyatt and in honor of Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend the Shiur.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday Morning Nach Shiur

* Lois and Sidney Meyers to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Lois's mother, Goldyne Resnick, Zahava bas Eliezer, Z"L.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Erev Shabbos Parsha Drasha

* The Konick Family in honor of Susan & Rabbi Saul Koss and wishing Rabbi Koss a belated happy birthday.

YISE Youth Announcements

Dor L'Dor – Motzei Shabbos, December 19, 7:00 PM. Parsha, pizza, prizes and more – but this year virtual! This week's Dor L'Dor is generously sponsored by the Israel family in memory of Zayde Neil Israel, who loved to learn with his grandchildren at every Dor L'Dor, and by Marc & Debbie Katz on the occasion of their 45th wedding anniversary, in honor of their children and grandchildren – Mazal Tov! The next Dor L'Dor will take place on January 9.

Just a reminder- the Ikkar of Dor L'Dor is that it is a parent/child learning program and it doesn't work as a drop off activity, whether in person or virtual. The idea behind the pizza being delivered to your door was to be able to maximize the time that you spend with your child(ren) learning Torah. Please dedicate the approximately 45 minutes of learning to family time and may we, IY"H, have a lot of Zechus in our community for all of the Torah learned together!

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor, please contact Michael Shimoff at See flyer for details.

Community Programs & Listings

Don't Forget the Eruv! Help keep the Eruv up in the October 2020 – September 2021 operating year. Donations pay for weekly inspection and repairs, as well as for longer-term maintenance and improvements. The requested donation is $54 per household, but smaller and larger amounts are gratefully accepted. SSEA is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. To donate, use the SSEA "Donate" button at or mail a check to SSEA and mail it to 707 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Questions? Email On behalf of the entire community, thank you!

Mikvah Emunah Society – Your membership support of the Mikvah Emunah Society is more important than ever to maintain our important work. User fees alone do not cover the cost of running the beautiful Wallerstein Mikvah. Your membership contribution of $360, or just $30 a month, ensures that we have funds to keep a safe environment for women to feel secure, especially during the pandemic, hire and train knowledgeable and kind staff members, maintain our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, provide a clean and welcoming environment for all and run educational programs. The $360 membership level is what MES has determined best meets our financial requirements, but all donations are appreciated. Please respond today by sending a check to Mikvah Emunah Society of Greater Washington, P.O. Box 1714, Silver Spring, MD 20915, or donate online at

Yad Yehuda – Unfortunately, many individuals and families across the Greater Washington Jewish community are facing the twin challenges of financial and food insecurity. The scope of this need has grown exponentially during the current COVID-19 crisis. We receive new requests for assistance each week. With the help of Hashem, Yad Yehuda answers these requests through our Emergency Financial Assistance and Tomchei Shabbos Programs and through The Capital Kosher Pantry.Please consider making an additional year-end contribution, by visiting

The Yad Yehuda Clothing Exchange will be open to all members of the community this Sunday, December 20, 10:00 AM – 12 Noon. This is your opportunity to shop, at no cost, for beautiful, modest clothing in our well-equipped showroom. Shoppers must be in good health, not have been in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid, wear masks and maintain social distancing. As we cannot accommodate walk-ins at this time, please schedule an appointment at For questions or to schedule an appointment on another day:

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, December 30, 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

Penetrating Thoughts and Practical Perspectives – Thoughts on life, Torah and Middos. Based on Michtav M'Eliyahu, from Rav Eliyahu Dessler, Z"L. Mondays, 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM, with Rabbi Yitzchak Scher. Zoom – Meeting ID: 736 4190 7086, Passcode: torah. Presented by YGW Kollel Zichron Amram. For more information, contact Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate at 404-273-3392.

Journey to Virtue: Self-Development through Jewish Study – Wednesdays, 8:00 PM on Zoom. Discover the great wisdom of the Jewish tradition to help you reach your full potential, enhance your relationships, and live life with greater meaning! Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. The journey continues. Join any time! No cost. Zoom info and registration 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 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

Friday, December 25 – Asarah B'Teves

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 through Friday 6:30 AM/7:00 AM/8:45 AM. Mincha/Maariv: Sunday – Thursday: 4:40 PM.

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:59 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:28 AM, Latest Netz: 7:26 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:44 AM,

Earliest Mincha: 12:40 PM, Earliest Shkia: 4:48 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim: 5:37 PM

Next Shabbos

December 25 – 26, 2020 – 11 Teves 5781

Parshas Vayigash

Light Candles: 4:33

Havdalah: 5:37

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, December 23 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 through Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Friday – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Yale Ginsburg – President

Simi Franco – Office Manager