Parshas Shemos – January 13 – 14, 2023

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January 13 – 14, 2023 – 21 Teves 5783 – Parshas Shemos

Light Candles by 4:49 – Havdalah 5:52

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by the Edeson & Stern Families on the 4th Yahrzeit, 19 Teves, of their beloved husband, father, grandfather & brother, Jacob S. Edeson, Yaakov Shlomo Ben Yosef Nosson, Z"L,
and by Cheryl & Michael Gabai and Family to thank the YISE family and the Kemp Mill community for their support for the recent Shiva Minyanim for his mother, Natalie Gabai, Z"L.

Mazal Tov

* Tzivia Bramson on the engagement of her grandson, Naftali Weinstein, son of Renee & Mayer Weinstein, to Leah Gorman of Passaic, NJ.

* Cheryl & Richie Broth on the marriage of their son, Yoni Broth, to Ariella Etshalom. Mazal Tov to the entire Broth and Etshalom families. Cheryl & Richie Broth invite the Kehilah to the final Sheva Brachos celebrating the wedding of Ariella & Yoni. Seudat Shlishit will begin in the Social Hall promptly at 4:00 PM, to be able to complete Bentching and Sheva Brachos by approximately 5:00 PM. Singing and Divrei Torah will follow until Maariv.

* Esther & Shmuel Leigh on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Yehuda Zev.

* Leonard & Diana Ruchelman on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Ayelet Rachel, to Ilana & Akiva Mase of Monsey, NY. Mazal Tov to grandparents Cindy & Charles Ruchelman and Dana & Barry Mase.


* The family of Mel Farber on his passing. The funeral took place on Friday. There will be a Mincha/Maariv Minyan on Sunday at 4:50 PM at 1121 University Blvd. W., Apt. 705.

Shabbos Schedule

Minyan locations are B = Belonofsky Sanctuary, S = Social Hall, LBM = Large Beis Medrash, SBM = Small Beis Medrash, H = The House

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:49

* Mincha: 4:50 (B), 4:45 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 4:45 (B), 4:40 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends: 5:52

Divrei Torah/Shiurim:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Yonatan Gorin

* 9:15 Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Shiur after Mincha Rabbi Rosenbaum

Kiddush Sponsors:

* The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Hashkamah Minyan Group.

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by the Shul Kiddush Group.

YISE Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – The Teen Minyan will NOT meet this Shabbos, January 14. The Teen Minyan will resume next Shabbos, January 21, in The House.

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, January 14, 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 to the Yeshiva. For more information, contact Debbie Katz at

Shabbos Group for 5th and 6th Grade Girls will meet inside The House promptly at 10:00 AM.

Junior Congregation for boys in grades 4 – 6 with Jay Marcus. Meet in the Lower Lobby at 9:55 and walk to the Yeshiva at 10:00.

Dor L'Dor – The Family Chevrusah-style Learning in a fun environment! The next session will take place this Motzei Shabbos, January 14, 7:15 PM in the Social Hall. This Dor L'Dor is co-sponsored by Dov & Aliza Chodoff and family, and by the Israel family in memory of the Yahrzeit of Zayde Neil Israel who used to love learning with his grandchildren at every Dor L'Dor when it first started. See flyer for details.

Health Policy

* People experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or other transmissible illnesses should not attend prayer, learning, social or other events at the Shul.

* If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please follow CDC guidelines before returning to Shul.

YISE Programs and Listings

Special Guest Scholar this Friday evening, January 13, 8:30 PM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary. Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, renowned Los Angeles-based educator and author, will speak on "Unraveling the Mystery of Moshe's Encounters at the Lodge." Light refreshments to follow Shiur. See flyer for details.

Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura – A weekly Chabura on the Parsha, now learning the Kedushas Levi. Delve into the deeper dimensions of the Parsha and Holidays by learning the Kedushas Levi's weekly insights. Begins at 8:55 AM Shabbos morning. This week's Shiur will be led by Rabbi Rosenbaum. See flyer for details.

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur – Following the Hashkamah Minyan, learning Maseches Sanhedrin, in the Small Beis Medrash. This week's Shiur will be led by Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman.

Rabbi Rosenbaum is on vacation through Sunday, January 22. Individuals with Halachic questions can contact Rabbi Postelnek at 571-340-0227 or Those wanting to contact Rabbi Rosenbaum about pressing matters should contact the Shul office and a staff member will notify Rabbi Rosenbaum.

Tackling Temptation & Pursuing Holiness: A two-part series for men given by Rabbi Postelnek. Monday nights, January 23 and 30, at 8:30 PM, at the home of Lucas & Malya Druskin, 117 Claybrook Drive. See flyer for details.

Ruach Minyan – Next Friday, January 20. Mincha at 5:00 PM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary, followed by Kabbalas Shabbos and Maariv in the Social Hall. IY"H the Baal Tefila will be Jay Marcus! During part of Maariv there will be a special story-telling program for children, led by Mrs. Koss. Bring your family and invite your friends. It's going to be Gevaldic! For questions, contact Adam Bashein at 301-943-4370 or

An Evening of Pizza and Friends: Join YISE Young Professionals to make your own pizza at Ben Yehuda Pizza on Sunday, January 29, 8:00 PM. $17 person/$30 couple. For more information go to See flyer for details.

Infant & Child CPR, AED, and Choking Class – Sunday, January 29, at 12 Noon at YISE. This is a 2-hour, NON-certification class, and will be administered by a trainer from Tikkun Health Education. It will be Infant & Child CPR only, with no adult CPR component. The cost is $10 per person. Pay in advance by PayPal to or at the class in cash. Sign up in advance by emailing Please note that space is limited.

Save the Date! GWCK Shabbos of Inspiration at YISE, Shabbos Parshas Yisro, February 10 – 11. Inspiring Tefillos and Zemiros by special guest Simcha Leiner. Delicious Friday night dinner followed by a Ruach-filled Oneg Shabbos. Divrei Torah and lectures presented by GWCK scholars. To be a sponsor or for more info, please contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps, See flyer for details.

Save the Date for the 2023 YISE Gala Banquet – Sunday, February 26. Honoring Stuart & Judy Rosenthal, Josh & Sara Katz, and the 2023 high school graduating seniors who have served our congregation's youth.

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, February 6 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

Bug Checking Presentation with Rabbi Sholom Tendler from Star-K is available at Thrips cloths (for bug checks, $5 each) and Checking for Bugs cards (free) are available. Contact Miriam Friedman at if you would like any.

Ask the Rabbi – Come join our virtual, interactive monthly program featuring different Halachic topics! This month's topic: Toveling and Kashering utensils, will take place on Tuesday, January 31, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Zoom A. The first 45 minutes is for Shailos submitted in advance and the last 15 minutes is for Q&A. Send in your questions to: by Sunday, January 29. For more info. and to submit questions by phone or anonymously, contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or To sponsor the program, contact the YISE office. See flyer for details.

Kiddush Volunteers Needed from ALL Minyanim to help set up and clean up for Kiddushes on Shabbos morning. Times vary. Let us know when you are available. Contact Barbara Price at 301-332-8181.

Monthly Shalosh Seudos – First Shabbos of each month. To sponsor, contact Simi Franco at 301-593-4465, ext. 103, or Volunteers are needed to set up and clean up. Contact Ethan Cohen at to be part of the rotation. See flyer for details.

Online YISE Cholim List – Go to to add a name to the list. The list is used at the 8:45 Minyan on Monday, Thursday, and Shabbos. For questions about Mi Sheberach guidelines, contact Rabbi Rosenbaum. For other questions, contact Seth Katz at

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill, a part of YISE's Chesed Committee, provides assistance to families undergoing medical crises. For information, please contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517,

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

Thank you to the Shiurim Sponsors for this Past Week:

Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur

* David Jaray in memory of Rabbi Hyatt, Z"L, and in honor of Rabbi Grauman and all those who attend his Shiur and in memory of parents, Avraham Ben Tzvi HaLevi & Ada Bas Menachem Aryeh, Z"L, and Rabbi Hillel & Mrs. Myrna Klavan, Z"L.

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur

* David Jaray and Chani & Jay Parness in honor of Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his Shiur.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur

* Diana & Leonard Ruchelman in memory of Diana's brother, Yehiel Itzhak, whose Yahrzeit is on 23 Tevet.

Dvar Torah Dedications/Sponsor a Shiur

YISE continues to offer a number of different in-person and virtual 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.

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
* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur, Shabbos 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.

Weekday Shiurim

Options for in-person and 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, will resume on Monday, January 23.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 7:30 PM, Zoom A, will resume on Monday, January 23.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, Zoom A , will resume on Sunday, January 29.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM, Zoom A, will resume on Tuesday, January 24.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, now learning Mishlei, Zoom A, will resume on Wednesday, January 25.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Women's Navi Shiur, now learning Sefer Shmuel, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, Zoom A, will resume on Wednesday, January 25.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings, 9:30 AM breakfast, 9:45 AM. Shiurim:

* Illuminating Inquiries in Halacha – Rabbi Yitzchak Mandel

* Judaism 102: Fundamentals for the Experienced Jew – Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Navigating Navi: Sefer Yehoshua – Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Parsha Perspectives: An Exploration of Engaging Parsha Topics – Rabbi Menachem Winter

* 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.

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

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

* For Women:

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys – Zoom D.

* SCP (Semichas Chaver Program) – Tuesdays at 8:45 PM at YISE. Join the fastest growing Halacha learning program in the world! Register online at

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

* Chavrusa Learning – Monday nights in the Social Hall, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM. For more information, contact Rabbi Levy at 240-423-8810.

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiurim for men & women, Mondays at 8:45 AM, studying Parashas Hashavua, Zoom B.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM, "A Second Look – Stories in the Torah from a Deeper Perspective", in-person in the Small Beis Medrash and on Zoom G.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Bava Metzia, Daf 3a. Wednesday evenings at 8:00 PM on Zoom H.

Connection Details: Go to and enter the meeting ID, or call 301-715-8592 or 929-205-6099 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: 833 3477 1595, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom D: ID: 601 853 4021, passcode Winter (phone 667362)
Zoom E: ID: 746 455 2195, password Learn
Zoom F: ID: 803 356 4156, password Learn
Zoom G: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079
Zoom H: ID: 849 3898 4989, passcode 161699

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.

Community Programs & Listings

Kidney Donation Needed – Mr. Gerry Segelman, father of Micah Segelman, is in need of a kidney transplant. If you would consider being a kidney donor, please contact Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz at Renewal for more information at or 718-431-9831 ext 209.

Saving My Brother's Life – The Halachos of Organ Donation for Minors. Kollel Zichron Amram presents an MLK Day Shiur with Rabbi Moshe Segal, Monday, January 16, 9:30 AM at YGW Boys Campus and on Zoom, Meeting ID: 815 9130 9185, Passcode: 1216613. For more information, contact Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate at or 240-858-2041.

Support Yad Yehuda – The need for assistance is great right now and Yad Yehuda needs your help to meet its commitments to our friends and neighbors in need. Please count the money in your Tzedakah box and donate that amount, or any amount, online at or by check: Yad Yehuda, 812 Hyde Court, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Your tax-deductible contribution is deeply appreciated.

Rays of Wisdom – Life Lessons From Pirkei Avos – Greater Washington Community Kollel invites women of the community to a weekday morning text-based Chaburah led by Mrs. Channah Cohen. Mondays at 9:30 AM in Kemp Mill. First Chaburah on January 23 at the home of Mrs. Aviva Werner, 815 Lamberton Drive. To be added to a list for information and weekly location, email or call 773-219-5397.

Ko-ach Sports Baseball and Basketball Registration is Now Open – Now in our 7th year! A Sunday sports program for boys K – 6th grade. To register, go to Basketball starts Sunday, January 29. Baseball starts Sunday, March 26. Early bird and sibling discounts available! Play Ball!

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, January 18, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM, in person in the YISE Small Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator. Contact Manasseh Katz at for more info.

Siyum in Memory of Art Sapper – Go to to join a Siyum Mishnayos planned for the first Yahrzeit of Art Sapper on November 27, Kislev 14, 5784.

Mikvah Emunah Society Membership Campaign is underway. It's time to renew or become a member of MES! Regardless of age, gender, or whether you currently use the Mikvah, the community has a responsibility for all its members' spiritual and physical needs. Membership is $360 a year ($30 per month), but all donations are needed and appreciated. If $360 is beyond your ability, please consider becoming a supporting member for $180 or make a contribution at a level that is meaningful for you. Pay online at

Alshich on the Parsha with Rabbi Levy – Shabbat afternoon between Mincha and Maariv in the Franco Beit Midrash.

Zoom Shiurim with Rabbi Levy – Monday through Friday on Zoom, Meeting ID: 636 563 5989. Alshich – 9:20 AM – 10:15 AM. Gemara Ribit 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM. Hilchot Lashon Hara 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM.

In G-d We Trust – Exploring the relationship and balance between Relying on G-d/Bitachon & Human Endeavor/Hishtadlus, based on the teachings of 11th century scholar, Rabbeinu Bachya's Treatise on Trust – Shaar Habitachon. Wednesdays, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM on Zoom, Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. To register, visit

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, currently learning Bava Metzia. 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.

TGN Program: Siddur Class – In-Depth Analysis of the Siddur 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, 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

Monday, January 16 – MLK Jr. Day

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 6:01 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:29 AM, Latest Netz: 7:26 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:51 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:50 PM, Earliest Shkia: 5:09 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 5:59 PM

Next Shabbos

January 20 – 21, 2023 – 28 Teves 5783

Parshas Vaera/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:57

* Mincha: 5:00 (B), 4:55 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 4:55 (B), 4:50 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 5:59

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, January 18, at 12 Noon

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