Parshas Pinchas – July 10 – 11, 2020

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

July 10 – 11, 2020 – 19 Tammuz 5780 – Parshas Pinchas

Light Candles by 8:17 – Havdalah 9:23

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Sheila Gaisin and family to commemorate the 1st Yahrzeit of their beloved husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather, Dr. Allen Gaisin, Eliyahu ben Menachem Mendel Hakohen, Z”L, and by Esther & David Hornestay in memory of Esther’s father, Walter Berman, Yitzchak Zev ben Yosef Chaim, Z”L, on the occasion of his 12th Yahrzeit, 22 Tammuz.

Mazal Tov

* Sharon & Jeff Augenbaum and Susan & Abe Zwany on the birth of a grandson, Micah Yaron, to Esti & Moshe Zwany of Bergenfield, NJ. Mazal Tov to siblings, Simon, MacKenzie and Alex, and to great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

* Nechama & Yosi Scharf on the birth of a boy. Mazal Tov to siblings, Yaakov and Chana, to grandparents, Ruthie & Abba Krieger and Arlene Mathes-Scharf & Stuart Scharf, and the whole extended Scharf and Krieger families.


* Bonny Billig on the passing of her brother, Robert Brown. The funeral took place on Friday. Bonny may be reached during Shiva at 301-509-7970, beginning on Sunday.

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 8:17, and not before Plag, 7:03

* Mincha: 6:55, 8:25

If you Daven Kabbalos Shabbos prior to Shkia (8:35 PM), it is preferable to Daven Mincha prior to Plag (7:03 PM).

Shabbos Day:

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

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

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 9:23

COVID-19 Updates

* Shul reopening has begun! Go to shul-reopening/ 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.

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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 I.

* 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 H.

* 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 J

* 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 Silver: 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.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, "A Second Look- Stories in the Torah from a Deeper Perspective", will resume in the fall.

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: 713 7408 5130, password 045079
Zoom H: ID: 269 840 3648, password online Pearls, phone 621690
Zoom I: ID: 978 8156 7874, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom J: ID: 977 463 8680, password GWCK

YISE Programs and Listings

YISE Board Meeting – Tuesday, July 14, 8:00 PM, on Zoom. For more information, please contact

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

American-Jewish: Serving our Nation with Pride – Join us on Thursday, July 16, at 5:30 PM, for a fascinating live Zoom event with Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat and Dr. Tevi D. Troy who will share their unique experiences about being Jewish while serving in senior administration positions for very different presidents. They’ll share some interesting stories, so you might not want to miss this. There will also be an opportunity to purchase custom inscribed copies of their recent books as part of this program. There is no charge for the program. For more information and registration, go to:

Free Webinars on Job Search – 12 Steps to a Successful Job Search (free self-paced tutorial from Montgomery College). For more information, go to:

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 15, 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

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/7:10 PM (Sephardi)/8:25 PM/9:30 PM.

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 4:55 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:33 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:51 PM

Next Shabbos

July 17 – 18, 2020 – 26 Tammuz 5780

Parshas Matos/Masei/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles: Friday by 8:11

Havdalah: 9:18

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, July 15 at 12:00 Noon

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Friday – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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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.

* Rosalie Handwerger wishes Bobbi & Jules Meisler a very happy 55th anniversary.

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

* Sheila Gaisin and family to commemorate the 1st Yahrzeit of their beloved husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather, Dr. Allen Gaisin, Eliyahu ben Menachem Mendel Hakohen, Z"L.

* Nancy Karkowsky and Family in memory of Dr. Avi Karkowsky, Z"L, beloved father, husband, brother, uncle, & Zayde. May his memory be for a blessing.

* Judy & Dr. David Marwick in memory of Dr. Allen Gaisin, Eliyahu ben Menachem Mendel Hakohen, on the occasion of his first Yahrzeit.

* Atara & Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum in honor of the wedding anniversary of Judy & Rabbi Roy Rosenbaum.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday night Chumash Shiur

* Debbie Rogal in thanks to Rabbi Rosenbaum for completing the learning of Chumash with us over the past (almost) 15 years. It is also sponsored in honor of all the women who participated in the Shiur, whether for one week or for the entire time, and the wonderful friendships and support that blossomed there, in addition to the learning that took place. Finally, the Shiur is sponsored in memory of Rabbi Rosenbaum's grandmother and Judy Rosenbaum's mother, Leah Mann, and my mother, Barbara Rogal, each of whom learned Chumash with us on occasion.

* Harriet Sheinson

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Erev Shabbos Parsha Drasha

* Sheila Gaisin and family to commemorate the 1st Yahrzeit of their beloved husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather, Dr. Allen Gaisin, Eliyahu ben Menachem Mendel Hakohen, Z"L.