Parshas Re'eh/Rosh Chodesh – August 30 – 31, 2019

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

August 30 – 31, 2019 – 30 Av 5779 – Parshas Re'eh/Rosh Chodesh Elul

Light Candles by 7:24 – Havdalah 8:22

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Sheila Gaisin, Miriam, Meredith, Arthur, Daniel, Jeremy, Reuven, Shlomo, and Aunt Gail in commemoration of the Shloshim of Dr. Allen Gaisin, ZT"L. The Gaisin family would like to thank Rabbi Rosenbaum and the entire community for their help during our difficult time with Shiva meals, Minyanin, visits, cards, donations, errands, and general support.

Mazal Tov

* Arline & Dr. Irving Katz on the birth and Bris of a great-grandson, Mordechai Tzvi Katz, son of Michal & Moshe Katz of Olney, MD. Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Sharona & Shlomo Katz of White Oak and Deborah & Shlomo Fink of Scranton, PA, and the other greatgrandparents and extended family.

* Arleeta & Rabbi Ivan Lerner on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter of their children Devorah & Rabbi Ezra Lerner of Yerushalayim. Mazal tov to grandmother Dina Rosenbaum.

* Roz & Shmuel Shafner on the birth of a grandson, born to their children, Rivka & Pesach Shafner of Baltimore, MD. Mazal Tov to older siblings, Chaya, Aharon, Tzippy, Yehuda, and Eli.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:24, and not before 6:20

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:30, 7:25 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

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, 7:20 Sephardi: 7:05 Nusach Sefard: 7:20

* Shabbos ends: 8:22

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00, 9:15 Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* Sephardi Minyan – Cheryl & Michael Gabai in memory of her father, Samuel Rutta, Shmuel ben David, on his 30th Yahrtzeit.

* 8:00 Minyan – in honor of Marion & Fred Miller's 25th wedding anniversary by their parents, Annie & Ted Parker and Eva Miller, and by their children, Laina, Adena, Avi, Yael, Aryeh, and Tzipora.

* 8:45 Main Minyan – "The Haimish Kiddush Group".

* 9:15 Minyan – the 9:15 Minyan and Friends in honor of the new YISE "Under 30" membership plan!

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 Rosenbaum – Shiur after Mincha

Weekday Shiurim

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

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

* 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.

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

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:55 AM followed by Classes from 10:10 AM – 10:55 AM, in the Social Hall. Choose from classes:

* On the Same Page with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Sage Wisdom with Rabbi Moshe Sadwin

* 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 on September 8.

* 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:

* Mondays: Rabbi Shaps – On The Same Page

* Tuesdays: Rabbi Winter – Torah Topics

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Grossman – Reading Responsa

* Thursdays: Rabbi Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah

* For Women:

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter

* 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:

* 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.

* 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 on September 10.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, will begin learning Maseches Gittin on Wednesday evenings, in the Social Hall, will resume September 11.

YISE Programs and Listings

We welcome new members who were voted in at the last Board meeting: Aliza & Josh Hollander, Bracha & Dr. David Peto, Shira & Misha Shmunis, Miriam Esther & Akiva Yanez and Karen & Eli Yecheskel.

Large Print Siddurim – There are several types of large print siddurim available in the leftmost book cabinet in the main lobby and in the balcony hallway bookshelf. Large print siddurim can easily be identified by the neon green sticker on the spine and front cover. Please re-shelve large print siddurim only in those two designated locations.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish history topic, Monday, September 2, 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 at 301-754-1517 or

Senior Lunch – Wednesday, September 4, 12 Noon, Social Hall. Dr. Alan Breitler, Great Scientists, Part 5 "Andre Ampere and his Contributions to Game Theory, Electricity and Magnetism"

YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project – Three pre-Yamim Noraim Programs, September 8, 15 and 21. See flyer for details.

Substitute Teachers – Shomrai Preschool is hiring substitute teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact Suri Kinzbrunner at for more information.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Babysitting will be offered for 2-10 year olds at $10 per child, per day from 10am-1pm. Spots are limited. Contact to pay and reserve a spot. Questions, contact

High Holiday Seats – Rosh Hashanah is coming soon! Have you forgotten to reserve your seats? Blank forms are in the box outside the Belonofsky Sanctuary and the Beis Medrash. Forms are also available on the YISE website at Please complete and forward to the Shul office as soon as possible.

Hashomer – The Rosh Hashanah Hashomer will be published soon. To include your Rosh Hashanah greetings, place an ad or submit an article, email or contact the YISE office as soon as possible.

Yizkor Guide – The Yizkor Guide is used in all Minyanim for four Yizkor services during the year (Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeres, Pesach and Shavuos.) 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 September 1. To sign up online, go to If you have questions, please contact Marc Katz at or Debbie Katz at

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.

What to Do When a Family Member Dies: A Practical and Halachic Guide – The following document was prepared for members of YISE, by Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum and Hedy Peyser, MSW, as a practical and halachic guide to deal with the death of a family member. It will hopefully answer time]sensitive questions that may arise immediately following the loss of a family member. Please feel free to contact Rabbi Rosenbaum with any specific questions. Additionally, it would be very worthwhile to consult an attorney and or an accountant for practical advice regarding legal and financial matters before and after the death of a family member. This document will not be providing legal or financial advice. To download the document, go to

Shiurim from Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer, ZThL, are available at

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.

Community Programs and Listings

Shabbos afternoon Shiur at University Towers – 1121 University Blvd W, Apt 516, on Shabbos, August 31 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.

Kollel Zichron Amram Federal Holiday Learning Program for Men – Labor Day, Monday, September 2, at YGW Boys Campus, 1216 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring. "Siri – Break His Stuff!"- Indirect Damage and Practical Applications with Technology with Rabbi Eli Reingold, Rosh Kollel. Shacharis at 7:45 AM, breakfast at 9:00 AM, learning 9:30 AM, Shiur 10:45 -11:25 AM. For more information, contact Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate at 404-273-3392.

Post High School Girls Shiur – Tuesday night, September 3, 8:30 PM at the Pepper home, 1101 North Belgrade Road. This week's Shiur will be given by Rabbi Pepper.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, September 4, 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 info.

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, starting September 5. For women: 8:00 PM on Mondays at the home of Mrs. Helene Goodman, 10711 Stoneyhill Drive, starting September 9.

MitzvahCycle 2019 – Sunday, September 8. MitzvahCycle is an outdoor ride for men and women along the C&O canal or a road option nearby. Start and end at Riley's Lock. MitzvahSpin is an indoor option at Biker Barre in Cabin John Maryland for women only. Support your friends and neighbors facing medical crises and have fun at the same time! Ride. Sponsor. Volunteer: People facing medical challenges count on BCGW and we count on you!

Annual program in Memory of Rabbi Morris D. and Rebbetzin Esther Rosenblatt – Sunday, September 8, at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road, Annapolis. Sarah Hurwitz, former senior speechwriter for Barack & Michelle Obama, will discuss her new memoir on discovering meaning in Judaism, "Here All Along." Free to the public: light breakfast at 10:15 AM, program at 11:00 AM.

Golden Network Caregiver Support Group – Sunday, September 8, 10:15 – 11:15 AM at KMS – room F .This group is geared towards Jewish women whose spouses are living at home or are in a medical facility and are affected by a chronic physical illness or a cognitive condition. For more information or if you plan to attend please contact Hedy Peyser, MSW,

Chai Rollers – Did you know that Chai Lifeline is changing the lives of our neighbors, community members, and friends right here in the Greater Washington, DC area? By providing support through professional social workers and case managers that coordinate critical support services for a growing number of sick children – and their families – right here in our community, Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic is making a difference in the livesof our neighbors, friends and community members. Help support this amazing work at our first Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic fundraiser in the GW area on Sunday September 8. Chai Rollers will be an amazing Casino Night, at the iconic Fillmore Silver Spring.
There will be casino games, great food and drinks, and great prizes. Every dollar raised at this event directly impacts children in OUR community living with pediatric illness. Learn more or register at:

Inspiration in the New Year – Join AMIT Birah Chapter of Greater Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:30 PM for keynote speaker: Dr. Miryam Kiderman, PsyD. The event will take place at a private home in Silver Spring. The cost is $18. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: AMIT 410-484-2223 or for more information or register online at

LinkedIn Head Shots – In cooperation with Kemp Mill JobAssist, Dovid Fisher, local photographer and videographer, will take free LinkedIn head shots on Sunday, September 22, between 2:30 and 4:00 PM, in the Small Social Hall. To reserve your specific time slot, please email

Census Bureau Is Hiring.- The Census Bureau will be hiring thousands of people for the 2020 Census. More information and apply at

Yad Yehuda's Clothing Exchange is a free clothing store for new or gently-used modest, up-to-date clothing. We stock men's, women's, children's and infant's clothes and winter coats. We currently have an overabundance of beautiful clothing and are opening our doors to the general Jewish community. Please drop in to see our selection this Sunday & Monday, September 1 & 2, 9:30 – 11:30 AM. The Clothing Exchange is located at Yad Yehuda House, 1910 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD 20902. There is no charge for items in The Clothing Exchange.

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.

13th Global Siyum Hashas – GWCK invites men and women of the community to join them for an inspiring trip to the 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf Yomi at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, January 1, 2020 – 1:00pm. GWCK will be arranging bus transportation to and from the Siyum Hashas. For more information and to reserve your seat on the bus

The Greater DC Diaper Bank empowers families and individuals in need throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia by providing an adequate and reliable source for basic baby needs and personal hygiene products. You can donate diapers and other items in Kemp Mill at the Licht home, 11609 Yeatman Terrace. Leave your donation in the red bin by the front door. Include your contact information so the Diaper Bank can let you know how much your donation is appreciated. To find out more about the work DC Diaper Bank does, visit If you have questions, contact Panina Licht at

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.

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, Sept. 1 – Rosh Chodesh Monday, Sept. 2 – Labor Day Tuesday September 3 Wednesday September 4 Thursday September 5 Friday September 6
Ashkenazi 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
Sephardi 7:30 7:15* 6:15*, 7:15 6:15*, 7:15 6:10*, 7:15 6:15*, 7:15

Ashkenazi 7:20 7:20 7:20 7:20 7:20 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 7:15 7:15* 7:15* 7:15* 7:15*

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 5:49 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:52 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:41 PM

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

Next Shabbos

September 6 – 7, 2019 – 7 Elul 5779

Parshas Shoftim

Light Candles: Friday by 7:13 – Havdalah: 8:10

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:13, and not before 6:10

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:30, 7:15 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

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, 7:10 Sephardi: 6:55 Nusach Sefard: 7:10

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:10

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 4 Senior Lunch, 12 Noon

Shabbos, September 7 Parsha & Popsicles in the Park, 4:30 PM

Sunday, September 8 "How to Prepare for Meaningful Prayer", 11:00 AM

Shabbos, September 14 "Meat" & Greet, 1:00 PM

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, September 4 at 12:00 Noon

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