Parshas Tzav/Pesach – March 26 – April 4, 2021

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

March 26 – April 4, 2021 – 14 – 22 Nissan 5781 – Parshas Tzav/Pesach

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week in honor of a very special Happy Birthday to Jules Meisler from The Meisler Family: Bobbi; Marc & Sara; Devorah & Dovid Chaim Osofsky; Esti; Nechama & Yisroel Zalman Weiner; Shoshana; Jan & Naomi; Esther & Yisrael Katz; Nossi; Chaya and by Debi & Max Rudmann and family on the 16th Yahrzeit of Chaya Rivka bas Leibel (Bubby Irma), on the 18th of Nissan.

Mazal Tov

* Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner on the engagement of their grandson, Shlomo Zalman Lerner, son of Devorah & Rabbi Ezra Lerner of Yerushalayim to Sarale Krauss, daughter of Estie & Rabbi Yosef Shloma Krauss of Yerushalayim.

Shabbos/Pesach 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

Erev Pesach – Friday, March 26:

* Light Candles by 7:08

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

If you Daven Kabbalos Shabbos prior to Shkia (7:26 PM), it is preferable to Daven Mincha prior to Plag (6:08 PM).

Shabbos, March 27:

* Shacharis: 6:50, 8:15 (Outdoors), 8:30, 7:30 (Sephardi)

* Finish eating Chametz by 10:42

* Recite Kol Chamira by 11:58

* Mincha: 2:30, 7:05, 2:30 (Sephardi)

* Light Candles and start Seder after 8:08

Pesach – 1st Day, Sunday, March 28:

* Shacharis: 7:00, 9:00, 9:30, 9:30 (Outdoors), 8:15 (Sephardi)

* Mincha: 2:30, 7:10, 7:10 (Sephardi)

* Light Candles and start Seder after 8:09

Pesach – 2nd Day, Monday, March 29:

* Shacharis: 7:00, 9:00, 9:30, 9:30 (Outdoors), 8:15 (Sephardi)

* Mincha: 2:30, 7:10, 7:15 (Sephardi)

* Yom Tov Ends: 8:10

Chol Hamoed, Tuesday, March 30 – Friday, April 2

* Shacharis: 6:05, 7:00, 8:45, 7:00 (Sephardi)

* Mincha/Maariv: 7:20

Pesach – 7th Day – Friday, April 2:

* Light Candles by 7:15

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

If you Daven Kabbalos Shabbos prior to Shkia (7:33 PM), it is preferable to Daven Mincha prior to Plag (6:13 PM).

Shabbos, April 3:

* Shacharis: 7:00, 9:00, 9:30, 9:30 (Outdoors), 8:15 (Sephardi)

* Mincha: 2:30, 7:10, 7:05 (Sephardi)

* Light Candles after 8:15

Pesach – 8th Day, Sunday, April 4:

* Shacharis: 7:00, 9:00, 9:30, 9:30 (Outdoors), 8:15 (Sephardi)

* Mincha: 2:30, 7:15, 7:10 (Sephardi)

* Yom Tov Ends: 8:16

* Chometz which was sold for Pesach may be used after 9:15 PM.

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. Sunday through Friday 8:30 AM – Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday – Zoom A. On Chol Hamoed, Tuesday through Thursday, the Shiur will take place at 7:00 PM.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum¡¦s Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, Zoom A, will resume April 11.

* 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, will resume April 7.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum¡¦s Women¡¦s Navi Shiur, now studying Sefer Yehoshua, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, Zoom A.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men and Women – Sunday mornings, 9:30 AM, will resume April 11.

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps, Zoom B.

* Rabbi Tuvia Grauman – Rabbi Hyatt¡¦s Gemara Shiur, Sundays at 10:00 AM, Zoom F, will resume April 11.

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem¡¦s Shiur for men & women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sunday evenings, Zoom I, will resume April 11.

* 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. All GWCK Shiurim are on Pesach break, resuming Wednesday, April 7.

* For Men & Women – Zoom C (except as noted):

* Mondays: (for men only) Rabbi H. Shaps, On the Same Page Gemara, Zoom B.

* Tuesdays: Rabbi Winter – Torah Topics

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Grossman – Reading Responsa

* Thursdays: Rabbi Grossman – Parshas Hashavua, 9:00 PM.

* For Women – Zoom D:

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys

* Tuesdays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Bereishis in-Depth

* Semichat Chaver Program, Tuesdays at 9:00 PM with Rabbi Hillel Shaps. For more information, please contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps: New semester starting after Pesach. Stay tuned for more details.

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart¡¦s Shiur on Daily Halachos for men & women, Tuesdays 9:15 AM, Zoom E, will resume on April 6.

* 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 H, will resume on April 13.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan¡¦s Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Gittin on Wednesday evenings, 8:00 PM, Zoom G, will resume on April 14.

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: 349 754 2180, password Learn
Zoom C: ID: 746 455 2195, password Learn
Zoom D: ID: 601 853 4021, password Winter
Zoom E: ID: 970 1398 4837, password 613
Zoom F: ID: 978 8156 7874, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom G: ID: 539 496 3506, password ygwarz
Zoom H: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079
Zoom I: ID: 269 840 3648, password online Pearls, phone 621690

Assistant Rabbi

Rabbi Yosef Postelnek has been overwhelmingly approved by our congregation to be our new Assistant Rabbi, carrying 93% of all ballots cast. Rabbi Postelnek and his wife Aliza will be moving to our community later this summer. Rabbi Postelnek will begin his duties shortly before the Yomim Noraim.

COVID-19 Updates

* Outdoor Minyan – If you are interested in a Shabbos morning outdoor Minyan without a tent, subject to weather conditions, please email Ari Elias-Bachrach at

* Advance registration for Minyanim is required and space is limited. Go to to register. If you have changes to your original registration form, please send an email to with details.

* March Minyan Madness! Due to increased demand and Daylight Saving Time starting, we have added a Plag Friday night Minyan, an additional Shabbos Mincha Minyan and may add a weekday early Mincha/late Maariv starting the week after Pesach. To sign up for any of these Minyanim or to change your existing Minyan schedule, please send an email to with details.

* Vaccine Appointment Assistance – If you are 60 years old or above and are unable to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, YISE members will try to get you an appointment. Contact them at for details.

* 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. YISE Youth Announcements

Fostering Friendships in Young Children and Other Life Skills – Presented by YISE Youth Committee. Featuring Anne Ciner, Psy.D., Sunday, April 18, 8:30 PM on Zoom A. See flyer for details. Camp Shomrai is back for another fun-filled summer with programming for children in preschool through ninth grade! Camp runs from July 5th through August 13th. For more info or to register online, visit our website at See flyer for details.

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.

* Happy April 1st birthday to Ilana Bauman and Erin Stiebel!! from Cindy & Joel Bauman.

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 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 (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 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 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 Erev Shabbos Drasha

* Lucy & Bernie Blitzstein in memory of the 20th Yahrzeit of Bernie's father, Nathan Blitzstein, Nosson ben Shaul HaLevi, Z¡¨L.

* Dina Zolotusky & Mark Livingston in honor of the Yahrzeit of their son, Yosef Ezra, on the 7th of Pesach.

* Sheridan & Melvin Sassoon in remembrance of the 1st Yahrzeit of Melvin's father, Jack Sassoon, Yakov ben Avraham, Z¡¨L.

* Shechter family in memory of Devorah's father, Emanuel Yitzchak ben Chaim HaLevi. May his Neshama have an Aliyah in Shamayim.

* Gloria & Arnie Sherman to commemorate the 50th Yahrzeit of Arnie's father, Joseph Sherman, Gootman ben Elya Mannes, Z¡¨L.

* Elissa Weisblatt to commemorate the 1st Yahrzeit of her mother, Fanny Weisblatt, Fayga bat Yosef, on the 21st of Nissan, and in honor of Rabbi Rosenbaum for his never-ending availability, kindness and support to her and the community, to Seth and Manasseh Katz for organizing the Minyanim and always making sure she had a seat, all the Gabbaim – Scott Schlesinger, Manasseh Katz, Jacob Frenkel and Craig Simon – for always making sure that someone was saying Kaddish and a HUGE thank you to her Kaddish stand-ins: David Price, Baruch Wertenteil and Josh Seidemann. She is forever grateful and indebted to all of you.

YISE Programs and Listings

Pesach Hospitality – Go to to sign up as a host or a guest for Pesach hospitality.

Post-Pesach Pizza – The YISE Youth Committee would like to wish Mazal Tov to Jay Marcus and Eric Golman, the winners of this year's Post- Pesach First Pizza drawing. We also want to thank the many participants of this event for their support of the YISE Youth Committee. The proceeds will purchase toys for the Youth Room.

The YISE Nominating Committee has been appointed and will be accepting nominations for officer and trustee positions on the board of directors through April 9. Please email the chair, Stuart Rosenthal, at with nominations or any questions.

Update: Being Social. In the past few months, YISE's Social Committee has organized a range of programs to bring us together virtually – Trivia Night, Painting, a Purim Shpiel… We have also expressed our thanks to the Holy Cross Hospital health workers and treated the Wheaton Rescue Squad to a special dinner. A second Trivia night is scheduled for Sunday, April 25. Watch for details. Want to help? Please contact 41st Annual Yom Hashoah v'Hagvurah Program – Featuring Irma Pretsfelder. Sunday, April 11, 7:30 PM on Zoom A. Presented by YISE & KMS. 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 12, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

Registration for Shomrai Preschool 2021-2022 is now open! We are excited to be offering a Torah-rich, child-centered program for children entering 2 year-old Nursery – 4 year-old Pre-K. School day runs from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Extended care options available from 7:30 AM -8:30 AM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Register early for maximum savings! Visit our website for tuition rates and online registration at For more information about the program email Sarah Dollman at See flyer for details.

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

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, April 7, 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

Sulam 9th Annual Linda Silverman Kahan, A”H, Virtual Memorial Lecture – Sunday, April 11, 10:00 AM on Zoom. All proceeds will benefit Sulam, the only Jewish special education program in the DC area. A generous Sulam donor has agreed to match every dollar raised. The event will feature guest speaker Dr. Joshua Milner on the topic “Judaism, Immunology and the Pandemic: The Road Ahead.” To register, go to:

JCRC Community Yom Hashoah Commemoration – Online on Sunday, April 11, 1:00 PM. Keynote speaker Elisha Wiesel, son of Elie Wiesel. For more details and to register, go to

What Happened at Sinai: An Exploration of the Sinai Revelation and the Ten Commandments – Wednesdays, 8:00 PM on Zoom. Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. Join any time! No cost. Zoom info and registration at

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 8:30 AM, Monday – Thursday 9:00 PM.

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 Weeks 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: Chol Hamoed – See Pesach schedule. Monday through Friday 6:15 AM/7:00 AM/8:45 AM. Mincha/Maariv: Sunday – Thursday: 7:25 PM.

Halachic Times: March 29 – April 3: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:38 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:06 AM, Latest Netz: 6:59 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 10:00 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:45 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:28 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim: 8:15 PM

April 4 – 10: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:26 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 5:55 AM, Latest Netz: 6:48 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:54 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:44 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:35 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim: 8:22 PM

Next Shabbos

April 9 – 10, 2021 – 28 Nissan 5781

Parshas Shemini

Light Candles Friday: 7:21

Havdalah Monday: 8:22

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