Parshas Shoftim: August 13-14, 2010

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Shabbos August 13-14, 2010

Parshas Shoftim 4 Elul 5770

Light Candles 7:47pm Earliest Candle lighting 6:40pm

Early Friday Mincha – Arcola 6:45pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – University 7:15pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola 7:50pm

Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak at the 8AM Minyan.

Rabbi Amram Hes will speak at the 8:45AM Main Minyan.

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is sponsored by "The Group."

The 8AM Kiddush is sponsored by the Zurndorfer family in honor of Yehuda`s Aufruf.

The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the "Haimish Kiddush Group."

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 5:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 7:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola/University/Nusach Sefard 7:45pm

Shabbos Ends 8:48pm


Judy & David Marwick on the bat mitzvah of their granddaughter Eliana Aviva Benoff, daughter of Miriam & Dr. Peretz Benoff of Teaneck, NJ.

Linda & Ed Zurndorfer on the Aufruf and upcoming wedding of their son, Yehuda. Mazal Tov to Yehuda`s grandparents, Esther & Sid Becker and the extended family. Mazal Tov to the Kallah, Ariella Roth and her parents, Ricki & Michael Roth of West Orange, New Jersey and to their family.

Susan & Abe Zwany on the birth of a grand-daughter, Leora, to Sharona and Yehuda Leib Seidel. Mazal Tov also to big brother Gavriel Dov and the entire mishpachah. And another Mazal Tov to the Zwany family on their son-in-law Yehudah Leib Seidel obtaining Semichah. Mazal Tov to the entire family.

Sheila & Allen Gaisin on the marriage of their son Reuven to Shera Dinitz, daughter of Marion & Hal Dinitz of Potomac. Mazel Tov to his siblings, Miriam Adler, Meredith Benschar, Arthur, Daniel, Jeremy & Shlomo & all their families, especially to the nieces & nephews, and Aunt Gail & Uncle Avi Glicksman.

Tzivia & Rabbi Sam Bramson on the birth of a great granddaughter, Ahuva Bina, to their grandchildren Tamar & Rabbi Avi-Gil Chaitovsky

Leah Covel and James Covel on the birth of a grandson. The parents are Shoshana & Eliezer Kolatch, of New York. Mazal Tov also to Shoshana`s siblings, Kfirah of Jerusalem, and Raphael & Barak of Silver Spring.

Marla & Marty Teichman on the marriage of their grandson Yom Tov Lipa Goldberger son of Randee & Rabbi Menasha Goldberger of Atlanta to Ahuva Neuberger, daughter of Rabbi Ezra & Miriam Neuberger of Baltimore.

Rose & Saul Elbaum on the birth of a grandson, Joshua Nathaniel, to their children Jenny and Ari Bernstein of Philadelphia. Mazel tov also to the great-grandmother, Selma Blitzstein, and to the great-aunt and great-uncle Lucy and Bernie Blitzstein, and to all the aunts, uncles and cousins.


Shabbos, August 14 – Aufruf of Yehuda Zurndorfer, 8AM Minyan, Arcola Social Hall.

Monday, August 23 – The Man With the Truck, Arcola Social Hall, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Shabbos, August 28 – Women`s Seudah Shlishit, sponsored by YISE Sisterhood

Monday, August 30 – Review of Hilchos Succah, Rabbi Rosenbaum, 8:15pm after Maariv, Beis Medrash.


The Youth Minyan will start at 9:15am in the small side of the Social Hall.

The Youth Minyan will be having a regular Kiddush Club Kiddush this week.

Summer groups for children ages 2-5 are in the youth rooms upstairs, and will run from 10 – 11:15. Groups for 1st- 4th grade will resume after summer.

Rabbi Rosenbaum`s Shiur for 6th – 8th grade boys will meet this Shabbos one hour before Mincha.

Wacky Olympics and Annual Barbecue – The YISE Youth Department and Social Committee invite all families to the year`s kick-off event. Please join us at the Girls` Yeshiva playing fields on Sunday, September 5, from 4-6 pm, for fun games, cool prizes, yummy treats, delicious food, and lots of fun! Stay tuned for more details.


Rabbi Zev Katz`s Wednesday morning YISE Chumash class, previously taught by Rabbi Anemer, z"l, meets Wednesdays at 11:00 am. in the Small Beis Medrash.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan`s Wednesday evening Advanced Men`s Gemara shiur, previously taught by Rabbi Anemer, z"l, which follows Maariv at University Blvd., will resume on Wedneday, September 1.

Rabbi Rosenbaum`s Sunday night shiur for men in Mishna Brurah meets at his home. For more information contact

Rabbi Rosenbaum`s Wednesday night Women`s shiur meets at 8pm on the small side of the Arcola Social Hall.


R` Pinchas Werner – 8:15am Shiur in the youth room behind the balcony. All are welcome.

Rabbi David Hyatt – Gemara Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Musaf.

Rabbi William Millen – Gemara Shiur, Mesechet Chagigah, 1 hour before Mincha.

Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha shiur 30 minutes before Mincha at Arcola.

Rabbi Reuven Spolter – Shiur between Mincha & Maariv at Arcola.

Rabbi Reuven Kasierer – Shabbos afternoon, mincha/maariv, University Blvd.

Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – 9am Shiur, upstairs behind the women`s balcony.


Nationals Game August 29 – The YISE Social Committee invites you to see the Washington Nationals take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Tickets are $10. Please contact ASAP!

It`s your Shul – Care for it the way you would want your home to be treated!


Shofar blowing – If you are able to blow shofar or need to have shofar blown for you (at home), please contact Aron Trombka at

Women`s Daytime Tehillim Group – will resume meeting Tuesdays on Aug. 17.

The Women`s Group studying "Practical Applications of the Chafetz Chaim & Insights of the Parsha through the Eyes of Rav Pam" will not meet this Shabbos.

Free Jobsearch Bootcamps – These popular, monthly bootcamps, run by JSSA are "sold out" every month. Kickstart your jobsearch! Learn about about the hidden job market, networking, effective resumes, and interviewing. Limited space, pre-registration required, 301-610-8380. Next open sessions are August 17-18 & Sept. 28-29.

Job Search Training Class for those over 50 – Career Gateway is an innovative program to help you turbo-charge your resume, hone your interviewing skills, network effectively, discover the hidden job market, and develop a personal job-search plan. $75 for six 8-hour sessions. The next class begins on August 31. Space is limited. Call JCA University at 301-255-4200 or email at A program of the Jewish Council for the Aging.

Cub Scout Pack 452, the local Shomer Shabbat Cub Scout Pack, is holding an information session on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 7pm at MJBHA, 13300 Arctic Ave, Rockville, for boys 1st through 5th grades. Come learn about the fun programming and the ways that scouting can supplement the other activities in which your son is involved. Bring your son for activities led by some older scouts. Light, pareve refreshments served. For info, contact Cubmaster Jeffrey Cohen – or 301-775-7173.

Gemachs – Visit to find out about area gemachs, where you can donate or borrow items, ranging from bicycles and children equipment to simcha clothes.

The Elul Semester commences at the Greater Washington Community Kollel Sunday Aug. 15. Join eclectic classes including the nationally acclaimed Yesodei Torah. Learn a topic of your choosing with A Kollel Rabbi. Night Seder: Sunday Evenings 8:15-9:15pm followed by Maariv Ezras Israel of Potomac Monday-Thursday Evenings 8:15-9:45pm followed by Maariv at the GWCK. Don`t miss our new shiur,

"Raising Children the Jewish Way" based on the teachings of Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe Tuesday Evenings 9:00pm. The weekly Linas Hatzedek program, dedicated to studying the laws on interpersonal behavior, begins Sunday morning, August 15, at the GWCK. The introductory shiur on the topic of ‘Bitzedek Tishpot Es Amisecha Judging Your Friend Favorably` will be given by guest lecturer Rabbi Eli Reingold, Rosh Kollel of Yeshiva Gedola of Greater Washington.Continental breakfast 8:45am; Lecture 9:15-10:15am. Classes are held at The Greater Washington Community Kollel 10900 Lockwood Drive, Silver Spring. For more information e-mail:

Have your Mezuzos checked during the High Holiday season in accordance with Jewish custom. Mezuzot are to be periodically checked as is written in Yoreh Deah Chapter 291 "Privately owned Mezuzot are to be checked twice in seven years." I would be happy to make house calls for a nominal fee to remove & replace all the Mezuzot for those that need this service. The cost is 8 dollars a Mezuza check. Call to schedule an appointment & leave a message for Rabbi Levy at 240 423-8810, or Rabbi Yehoshua Levy View at

FOR WOMEN ONLY – Please join us for this summer`s second YISE Sisterhood-sponsored Summer Women`s Seudah Shlishit, Shabbos Ki Tavo, August 28, 5pm – 7pm, YISE Arcola Social Hall.

The theme of this Seudah Shlishit program is "Bein Isha L`Isha: Between Woman and Woman," and will continue to explore the joys, challenges, and importance of fostering female friendships and relationships.

Attendees will enjoy a "Mid-East Feast" of authentic Mediterranean falafel, salads and spreads with decor that will inspire and create Mediterranean memories, while meeting and mingling with other women from the community. The program will include a d`var Torah exploring the many sides of female relationships as well as a performance by a community-based women`s choir. Tempting desserts will conclude the program. All women welcome and encouraged to attend! (But we kindly request no children under the age of 12 years old.)

Sponsorships are welcome at $18 (or more). Checks, made out to YISE Sisterhood, should be sent to Hedy Bauman, 1131 University Blvd. W. #610, Silver Spring, MD, 20902.

For more information, contact either Vicki Binstock at or Esther Goldfeiz at

Davening Times Week of August 15- 21, 2010

MORNING SERVICES (Aug. 15 – Aug. 21)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

Sunday 8:00am 6:30/7:30**/8:45am 7:30am "

Monday/ Thursday 6:15am 6:45am/7:35am 6:05am "

Tues/Wed/Friday 6:30am 6:55am/7:35am 6:15am "

Shabbos 8:45am 7:00/7:00*/8:00/8:45am 8:15am "

*Nusach Sefard Minyan

AFTERNOON SERVICES Mincha-Maariv (Aug. 15 – Aug. 19)

Arcola/University Sunday – Thursday 7:45pm

HALACHIC TIMES (Aug. 15 – Aug. 21)

Talis & Tefillin 5:31am

Krias Sh`ma 9:46am

Mincha (Earliest) 1:47pm

Next Shabbos August 20-21, 2010

Parshas Ki Tetze 11 Elul 5770

Light Candles 7:38pm Earliest Candle lighting 6:32pm

Early Friday Mincha – Arcola 6:45pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi & Nusach Sefard 7:00pm

Friday Mincha – University 7:15pm

Friday Mincha – Arcola 7:40pm

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 5:00pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 7:20pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 7:35pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 7:35pm

Shabbos Ends 8:37pm

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