Parshas Nitzavim/Rosh Hashanah – September 27 – October 1, 2019

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September 27 – 28, 2019 – 28 Elul 5779 – Parshas Nitzavim, Light Candles by 6:39 – Havdalah 7:36

September 29 – October 1, 2019 – 1 – 2 Tishrei 5780 – Rosh Hashanah

Light Candles by 6:36 – Havdalah 7:31

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week anonymously in honor of Joey Franco (mortgage broker with the lowest rates) for all he does for the Washington Jewish Community

Mazal Tov

* Sheila Gaisin on the engagement of her son Shlomo to Chanalee Elhyani, daughter of Rochel Bleich and Shmuel Elhyani, of Monsey, NY. Mazal Tov to Shlomo’s siblings, including Jeremy and Shera & Reuven and their children and to all of Shlomo’s other siblings and extended family.

* Nadine & Menashe Katz on the occasion of their son Nissim Gedalia becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov to grandparents Arline & Dr. Irving Katz and Mrs. Beatrice Cohen of New York City. Mazal Tov also to siblings Henya Rachelle and Moshe Aharon.

* Debra & Arthur Sapper on the engagement of their daughter, Chaya, to Elad Engel of Jerusalem, Israel.

* Paula & Michael Schopf on the engagement of their grandson, Daniel, to Danielle Zukerman. Mazal Tov also to Daniel's parents, Lisa & Simeon Schopf, and to Danielle's parents, Jennifer & Jeffrey Zukerman.

* Kitty Wertheimer on the engagement of her granddaughter, Iris, daughter of Irene & Barry Wertheimer, to Rafi Cohen, son of Yvonne & David Cohen. Mazal Tov also to Iris and Rafi’s siblings.


* Nissy Moskowitz on the passing of his sister, Tzivia Malka Parr. The funeral took place on Sunday.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 6:39

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:40 Sephardi: 6:35 Nusach Sefard: 6:40

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, 6:35 Sephardi: 6:20 Nusach Sefard: 6:35

* Shabbos ends: 7:36

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00, 9:15 Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* 8:45 Main Minyan – Nadine & Menashe Katz in honor of their son Nissim Gedalia becoming a Bar Mitzvah.

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 Levy – Shiur at 5:35 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Shiur after Mincha

Rosh Hashanah Schedule

Ashkenazi = Belonofsky Sanctuary and Social Hall

Sephardi = Beis Medrash, Nusach Sefard = University Towers

Sunday Night:

* Light Candles by 6:36

* Mincha – Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Nusach Sefard 6:40


* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi and Nusach Sefard: 7:30 Sephardi: 7:45

* Shofar no earlier than:

Ashkenazi: 10:00 Nusach Sefard: 9:15

* Mincha followed by Tashlich and Maariv – Sephardi 6:00

* Mincha followed by Tashlich – Ashkenazi and Nusach Sefard 6:10

* Maariv – Ashkenazi and Nusach Sefard 7:25

* Light Candles/Kiddush after: 7:33


* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi and Nusach Sefard: 7:30 Sephardi: 7:45

* Shofar no earlier than:

Ashkenazi: 10:00 Nusach Sefard: 9:15

* Mincha – Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Nusach Sefard 6:30

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha in the Belonofsky Sanctuary

* Maariv/Tom Tov ends 7:31

There will be a Youth Shofar blowing in the Social Hall on Monday & Tuesday following Musaf. Shofar will be blown again on Monday & Tuesday in the Belonofsky Sanctuary at 4:45.

Tzom Gedaliah

* Fast Begins 5:45

* Early Mincha 1:30

* Mincha 6:10

* Maariv 7:05

* Fast Ends 7:30

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.

There are no Groups on Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Babysitting is filled to capacity.

Weekday Sh iurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash, will resume October 6.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the room behind the Balcony, will resume October 8.

* 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, will resume October 23.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for men & women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, will resume October 29. 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, will resume October 6.

* 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, will resume October 6.

* 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:

* Thursdays: Rabbi Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah

* 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:, will resume October 29, learning Hilchos Shabbos. A special Mazal Tov to those who completed the Semichat Chaver learning of Bishul Akum and Hechsher Kailim and sat for the test this past Tuesday.

Mazal Tov to: Joshua Baldinger, Chanokh Berenson, Paul Berner, Raphael Cattan, Dov Chodoff, Lawton Cooper, Berel Dorfman, Hillel Goldschein, Eric Golman, Jeremy Goodman, Moshe Kaplan, Meir Kramer, Marnin Lebovits, Jay Marcus, Ari Mizel, David Peto, Rabbi Hillel Shaps, Efrayim Schmidt, Avi Siegel, Richard Soskin

* 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, will resume October 29.

* 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, will resume October 29.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Gittin on Wednesday evenings, in the Social Hall at 7:45 PM, will resume October 23.

YISE Programs and Listings

We welcome new members who were voted in at the last Board meeting: Karen & Chanokh Berenson, Benjamin Coplin, Chana Fish, Goldie & Aharon Dovid Levy, Dr. Ziva Inslicht & Max Rogel and Pduyah Yahyisrael.

High Holiday Helping Hands

* The High Holiday Committee needs volunteers from 10:00 AM until around 11:30 AM this Sunday, September 29, to assist in the final preparations in the shul for the Yomim Noraim. As always, community service hours for high school students.

* The Nusach Sefard Minyan needs volunteers to help bring items to University Towers and setup for Rosh Hashanah. Meet at 9:00 AM in the Lower Lobby.

Selichos Schedule – All Ashkenazi morning Minyanim will have Selichos at the listed time, followed immediately by Shacharis. The 1st and 3rd Minyanim each day will take place in the Social Hall and the 2nd and 4th Minyanim will take place in the Belonofsky Sanctuary.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish history, 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.

Gala Simchas Torah Kiddushes – Please help sponsor the Kiddushes on Simchas Torah night, October 21, following Hakafos, and on Simchas Torah morning, October 22, following both the Hashkamah Minyan and the Main Minyan. To sponsor, contact Simi Franco at or 301-593-4465 x403. Suggested donation: $36 Deadline: Thursday, October 17

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.

Shiurim from Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZT"L, are available at

Community Programs and Listings

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

Hachnasat Orchim Kemp Mill (H.O.K.M.), in partnership with Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington, is being launched to pair hosts with Kemp Mill individuals who wish to be hosted for Shabbat and Yom Tov meals, so everyone has the opportunity to share Seudot with others. To host or to be hosted, please create a login at Registered hosts will be notified via email of guests available for hosting. Registered guests may request hosting by members of our community.
For information, visit SeudaFinder's FAQ page. Serena Kalish, Miriam Levson, Chayie Chinn – Initiative Chairs (Please note that YISE will also continue its own Hospitality Program focused on out-of-town guests, newcomers, and coordinating Seudot for Sukkos and Pesach).

Shabbos afternoon Shiur at University Towers – 1121 University Blvd W, Apt 516, on Shabbos, September 28, 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.

Pirchei – Calling all boys, first through sixth grade! Pirchei takes place every Shabbos at the Yeshiva, 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM. See you there! To join our email list, contact Ranon Cortell or Pinchas Werner at

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, October 16, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM in the YISE Small Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator & leader. Contact Ovadia Hayat at for more information.

Post High School Girls Shiur – Tuesday nights, 8:30 PM at the Pepper home, 1101 North Belgrade Road, will resume after Sukkos.

Eruv Appeal – The annual appeal to raise funds for the operation and maintenance of the White Oak-Northwood-Kemp Mill-Wheaton Eruv has been mailed. But, even if you did not receive the appeal in the mail, you can still support the Eruv. The requested donation is $54 per household (smaller or larger donations are gratefully accepted). Donations should be made only by check and mailed only to Eruv Fund, 707 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902. To be tax deductible, the check should be payable to "YISE Eruv Fund." (Note that YISE makes 100% of these funds available to the Silver Spring Eruv Association for the Eruv.)
Currently, we are not able to accept donations electronically. The annual appeal document is on the Eruv’s web site Thank you for supporting the Eruv.

Need Help Building Your Sukkah? – Have no fear, the Berman Seniors are here! Prices vary based on size and material. To sign up or if you have any questions, contact

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 –

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.

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

Sefer Torah for Misaskim of Greater Washington – Misaskim provides families with all that is necessary for Shiva. It does not, however, have its own Sefer Torah for use exclusively in Shiva homes. Providing a Sefer Torah has strained the resources of our shuls, especially when there are multiple Shiva homes. Rabbi Zvi and Mrs. Esti Teitelbaum have launched a campaign to raise funds for a Sefer Torah in memory of their daughter, Chayala,A"H., who was Nifteres several months ago. For more information and to donate, please visit

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

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.

Free 50+Expo – This year's 50+Expo will feature more than 75 government, non-profit and business exhibitors, health screenings (blood pressure, balance, bone density, glaucoma, skin cancer), flu, pneumonia, tetanus and Shingrix vaccines (bring your Medicare/insurance cards), keynote speaker, live entertainment, giveaways and door prizes. Sunday, October 6, from noon to 4:00 PM at the Silver Spring Civic Center in downtown Silver Spring. For more information or to volunteer, email

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.

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 29 Monday September 30 Tuesday October 1 Wednesday, October 2 Tzom Gedaliah Thursday October 3 Friday October 4
Ashkenazi 5:30, 7:00, 8:00 See Rosh Hashanah Schedule 5:45, 6:05, 7:00, 8:15 5:45, 6:05, 7:00, 8:15 6:00, 6:15, 7:00, 8:15
Sephardi 7:30* 6:15*, 7:15 6:10*, 7:15 6:15*, 7:15

Ashkenazi See Rosh Hashanah Schedule 1:30, 6:10 / 7:05 6:35 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 6:10* 6:30*

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 6:16 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 10:00 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:29 PM

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

Next Shabbos

October 4 – 5, 2019 – 6 Tishrei 5780

Parshas Vayelech/Shabbos Shuvah

Light Candles: Friday by 6:28 – Havdalah: 7:25

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 6:28

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:30 Sephardi: 6:25 Nusach Sefard: 6:30

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, 5:55 Sephardi: 5:45 Nusach Sefard: 5:55

* Maariv/Havdalah: 7:25

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, October 5 Shabbos Shuvah Drasha, 6:20 PM

Monday, October 7 Rabbi Frand Annual Teshuva Drasha, 8:00 PM

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, October 2 at 12:00 Noon

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

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

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Wednesday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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