Parshas Shemini/Parah – March 25 – 26, 2022

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

March 25 – 26, 2022 – 23 Adar II 5782 – Shemini/Parah/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 7:07 – Havdalah 8:06

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Adina & Zach Neumann in commemoration of the 2nd Yahrzeit of Adina's father, Dr. Judah Goldwasser, Yehuda Meir Ben Mordechai Gimpel, Z"L, on the 27th of Adar,
and by Sahra & Yale Ginsburg thanking Stuart Cohen for his beautification of our Shul with his annual planting of flowers outside the Shul.

Mazal Tov

* Martin & Arielle Katz on the birth of a son, Reese Linken, Reuel Simcha. Mazal Tov also to grandmother Sharon Freundel.

* Susan & Rabbi Saul Koss on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Becki (Rivka Devorah) to Tovi & Eliyahu Koss of Bnai Brak and to grandparents Miri & Rabbi Reuven Koss of Netivot.

* Debra & Arthur Sapper on the birth of a granddaughter to their children Sarah & Rabbi Dovid Brotsky of Cincinnati, OH.


* Janet Spector and Rabbi Michael Bramson on the passing of their mother, Rosalyn (Roz) Bramson. The funeral took place in Israel on Sunday night.

* Julie Malka on the passing of her mother, Martha Klein. The funeral will take place on Sunday in Norwich, CT. Additional details will be sent when available.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan locations are listed as B = Belonofsky Sanctuary,

S = Social Hall. LBM = Large Beis Medrash, SBM = Small Beis Medrash

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:07, and not before 6:07

* Mincha: 5:50 (Plag, B), 7:10 (B), 7:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis: 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi, LBM), 9:15 (Teen Minyan, SBM)

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 7:00 (B), 7:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 8:06

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Postelnek

* 9:15 Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Shiur after Mincha Rabbi Rosenbaum

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Chaim Neustadter in appreciation of the entire "Lew Crew" and on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of his father, Israel Neustadter, Yisroel Reuven Ben Alexander Sender, Z"L.

* 8:45/9:15/Sephardic Minyan/Teen Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Dolores Schwartz and Melanie & Sandy Karlin & family in honor of the 90th birthday of their husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Len Schwartz.

YISE Youth Announcements

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, March 26, from 10:00 AM until Shul ends. Age 18-36 months (Mommy & me) in the toddler room off the Lower Lobby. Ages 2-5 years (drop off) in the room behind the balcony. Ages 6-9 years will meet at Shomrai and walk over to the Yeshiva. For more information, contact Talya Miller, YISE Youth groups coordinator, at

From Kemp Mill to the IDF – Hear from two different Kemp Mill residents who are now serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Sunday, March 27, 1:30 PM on Zoom A. RSVP very helpful but not required See flyer for details.

Pesach Cartoon Contest – All children ages 4 and up are invited to submit a Pesach artwork or cartoon! Each child will be entered into our raffle for a $25 Amazon gift card! 3 chances to win! Submit your artwork with your name and age to The deadline is Tuesday, March 29. See flyer for details.

Weekday Shiurim

Options for remote learning are listed below. For the latest list and times, go to:

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim followed by a 15-minute Shiur on the Parsha. Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 6:30 PM (note new time), Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), 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, now learning Mishlei, Zoom A, will resume Wednesday, April 27.

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

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

* Rabbi Hillel Shaps – Unraveling the Navi: Melachim Aleph

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

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM. For more info., contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps, 347-869-9361.

* For Men:

* Mondays: Rabbi Hillel Shaps – On the Same Page Gemara – in person (Social Hall) and on Zoom F.

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Reading Responsa – Zoom D.

* Thursdays: Rabbi Avraham Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah Gemara Skills Building – Zoom H.

* For Women – Zoom I

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys

* Tuesdays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Sefer Bereishis

* SCP (Semichat Chaver Program) – Tuesdays at 8:45 PM. A new semester began on October 19. Join the fastest growing Halacha learning program in the world! Now back in person at YISE. Register at

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy's Gemara Shiur, Masechet Chulin, Sunday through Friday, 6:35 AM – 7:20 AM, in the Franco Beit Midrash.

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiurim for men & women, Mondays at 9:00 AM, studying Parashas Hashavua, Zoom B, will resume after Pesach.

* 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 E.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Bava Kama 7th Perek Merubah. 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: 970 1398 4837, password 613
Zoom C: ID: 978 8156 7874, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom D: ID: 746 455 2195, password Learn
Zoom E: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079
Zoom F: ID: 349 754 2180, password Learn
Zoom G: ID: 539 496 3506, password ygwarz
Zoom H: ID: 803 356 4156, password Learn
Zoom I: ID: 601 853 4021, password Winter

YISE Programs and Listings

Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura – A weekly Chabura in the Nesivos Shalom on the Parsha. Delve into the deeper dimensions of the Parsha and Holidays by learning the Nesivos Shalom's weekly insights. Begins at 8:55 AM Shabbos mornings in the Social Hall. This week's Shiur will be given by Rabbi Rosenbaum.

Shatzer Matzah – Order Matzah at Regular, Whole Wheat, Spelt or Oat Shmurah Matzah – $29.00 per pound. Order by March 28, 12 Noon. Pickup at YISE – details to be determined – watch your email for details.

Seeing the Hand of Hashem…In Nature – A lecture series presented by the YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project. Second lecture, "In Human Biology and Physiology," Dr. Aaron Cypess from NIH will speak about "The Science Behind Asher Yatzar, the Most Frequently Recited Bracha," Sunday, March 27, 8:00 PM on Zoom. See flyer for details. Previous lectures are posted on

GWCK Shabbos of Inspiration at YISE! April 1 – 2. Tefillos led by singer Uri Davidi, Divrei Torah and lectures by GWCK Scholars, Community Friday night dinner and Oneg Shabbos. Dinner registration at The deadline to reserve is Sunday, March 27, 11:00 PM. See flyer for more details.

Nominations Open – The YISE Nominating Committee will be preparing a slate of officers and directors to be voted on at the Shul's annual election meeting in May. Nominations and self-nominations may be submitted to through April 1.

Pesach Food Drive – Help our neighbors in need celebrate Pesach by donating to the Capital Kosher Pantry. Drop-off at YISE and other locations in the area. All food items should be labeled as Kosher for Passover. Please drop-off or ship to arrive by Monday, April 4. See flyer for details.

Do a Mitzvah! Join our park cleanup any time on Sunday, April 3, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM! Meet at the steps near CVS in the Kemp Mill Park. Bags, gloves, and t-shirts will be distributed. Great for all ages! Good Deeds Day 2022 is produced in partnership with The Jewish Federation. Volunteers will receive a discount voucher for Ben Yehuda Pizza to be used on April 3. Volunteers needed to hand out t-shirts, gloves, and bags. For more information, contact: Miriam Friedman at See flyer for details.

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

Ask the Rabbi – Come join our virtual, interactive monthly program featuring different Halachic Topics! This month's topic: Pesach. The first hour is for Shailos submitted in advance and the last 30 minutes is for Q & A. Times may vary depending on Shailos. Send in your questions about Pesach to: by Sunday, April 3. Tuesday, April 5, 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM on Zoom A. For more information and to submit questions by phone or anonymously, contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or To sponsor the program, please contact the YISE office. See flyer for details.

Kashrus in the Kitchen – Learn the background and practical laws of Kashrus. Tuesdays, 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM, at the home of David & Tamara Goodman: 11611 Kemp Mill Road. Given by Rabbi Postelnek. For questions or to join the WhatsApp group, contact Rabbi Postelnek at 571-340-0227 or Recordings available at

Coping with Memory Loss – Please reserve Sunday, March 27, 11:00 AM, for a virtual panel discussion: Diagnosing, Treating, and Providing Care at Different Stages. Dr. Lynn Deutsch (geriatric psychiatrist); Mary Ann Buckley (care manager); Karen Miller (recreation activities specialist); a caregiver; and YISE's Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum. This is part of Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington's Healthy Communities Initiative. See flyer for details.

Volunteers Are Needed Weekly to help with Kiddushes. If you can help, please contact Simi Franco at or 301-593-4465 x403.

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,

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

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.

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 (Monday 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 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 8:45 and 9:15 Shabbos Drashas are both available for sponsorship at $54 each.

Please email to sponsor. Thank you for your support.

Thank you to the Shiurim Sponsors for this Past Week:

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur

* Michael Hourwitz in memory of Rabbi Hyatt, Z"L, and in honor of Rabbi Grauman and all the Talmidim of Rabbi Hyatt's shiur.

* David Jaray in memory of Rabbi Hyatt, Z"L, and in honor of Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend his Shiur.

* Chani & Jay Parness in memory of Rabbi Hyatt, Z"L.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim/Parsha/Halacha

* Rochelle Dimont and family in memory of Chayim Dimont, Chayim Ben HaRav Avraham Mordechai.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Navi Shiur

* Debbie Rogal in memory of Roz Bramson, who was an enthusiastic participant in the Shiur from its inception until she moved from Silver Spring, and with whom I had the pleasure of learning Torah in various settings for many years.

8:45 Minyan Drasha

* Dr. Lynn & Dr. Stephen Deutsch to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Stephen's mother, Rivka bas Yisroel.

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.

COVID-19 Updates

* The YISE Board has mandated that everyone 16 and older who is medically eligible for an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to enter the Shul building.

* Masks are now optional for adults and children.

* There are no social distancing requirements in the YISE building.

* 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.

Community Programs & Listings

Linda Silverman Kahan 10th Yahrzeit Memorial Lecture and Brunch – Featuring Guest Speaker Eliot Cohen, Starting with Shylock: How Shakespeare Teaches Empathy. Sunday, March 27, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more information and to register, visit

The Capital Closet (formerly The Clothing Exchange) will be open to this community this Sunday, March 27, 10:00 AM – 12 Noon. Come peruse our beautiful, curated selection of clothing for men, women and children for the last time before Pesach. Our address is 1910 University Blvd, West in Silver Spring. We're in the brick house at the back of the parking lot. *Masks are required in The Capital Closet. There is no charge for items in The Capital Closet, but donations to Yad Yehuda are always appreciated. For more information contact:

A Night of Unity and Song – The Torah School of Greater Washington invites all women and girls of the Greater Washington and Baltimore communities to join us for a for an evening of music and inspiration, Sunday, March 27, 7:00 PM, at Berman Hebrew Academy. Renowned music stars Shaindy Plotzker and Aliza Loeb will perform, along with the Shiras Hayam Girls Choir. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please visit:

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, March 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

Challah Bake – Sunday, May 1, Rosh Codesh Iyar, 11:00 AM at the KMS tents with the Mikvah Emunah Society of Greater Washington. A morning of song, dance, learning, inspiration and unity as we each mix, knead and shape our own Challah. Light refreshments will be served. Women only – students welcome. Registration required and space is limited. RSVP at by April 10. Featuring Tzippy Levin and the Simcha Steps team.

Siyum Tanach for our friend and mentor Avi West, Z"L, is almost completely (91%) signed-up. Small portions of Tehillim and Yirmiya remain. The target completion date is the Yahrzeit, August 22, 2022, 25 Av, 5782. Sign up and let your friends know at

Women's Online Shiur with Rabbi Yehoshua Levy- Free 1-hour shiur on Zoom on the first and third Sundays of each month at 8:30 PM (new time). Topic: Eishet Hayil, with principles from Mesilat Yesharim and weekly Sidra. In English. All levels of ability are welcome. You needn't attend every Shiur, but RSVPs are requested. Contact Shiur Coordinator at for details. The next Shiur is planned for Sunday, April 3.

YGW Kollel Zichron Amram Machshava – Probing Jewish Thought Through the Works of Rav Yitzchak Hutner, ZT"L, with Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold, Rosh Kollel, Sundays at 8:00 PM on Zoom, Meeting ID: 825 0731 6850, Passcode: 1216613. For more information, contact Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate at 404-273-3392.

Dirshu- Please join Dirshu as it began Bava Metzia on December 20. Shiur options at YGW: Monday – Friday, 5:45 AM (R. Reingold) or Monday – Thursday, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (R. Cortell/R. Werner). About 2.5 Daf covered each week.

Parsha Explorations with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Presented by the Greater Washington Community Kollel and Kemp Mill Synagogue, Sunday evenings, 7:30 PM at KMS and on Zoom, Meeting ID: 655 813 1022, Passcode: 365636. For men and women.

TGN Program: Siddur Class – In-Depth Analysis of the Birkat Hamazon with Mrs. Esther Dziadek, Wednesday mornings, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, on Zoom B. For more information call 301-732-1773 or email

Help our Senior Neighbors – What if you had to give up your car keys and depend on someone else to get you where you needed to go? This is happening to more and more of our senior neighbors. Consider volunteering with the Senior Connection to drive seniors to medical appointments, shopping, etc. Training and liability coverage are provided, and you can set your own volunteering schedule. COVID-19 precautions are followed for the health of drivers and riders. Contact, call 301-962-0820 or visit for more info.

Newly married? Growing family? Just need a budget check-up? IZUN is a community resource that provides free and confidential coaching to help you examine your budget and achieve financial stability. Go to or email us at

Daf Yomi Shiur currently meets online weekdays 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. Shabbos in-person at 7:30 AM in the YISE Social Hall.

Daily Halacha Program from Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Receive one every day in your inbox. Visit and click "Sign Up."

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

The Week Ahead

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:40 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:08 AM, Latest Netz: 7:01 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 10:01 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:45 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:27 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim: 8:14 PM

Next Shabbos

April 1 – 2, 2022 – 1 Nissan 5782

Parshas Tazria/HaChodesh/Rosh Chodesh

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:13, but not before 6:12

* Mincha: 5:55 (Plag, B), 7:15 (B), 7:05 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis: 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 7:10 (B), 7:05 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 8:14

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, March 30 at 12 Noon

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