Parshas Tzav/Shabbos HaGadol/Pesach – March 22 – April 2, 2013

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Gadols

March 22-23, 2013 – 12 Nissan 5773 – Parshas Tzav / Shabbos HaGadol and March 25-April 2, 2013 – 15-22 Nissan 5773 – Pesach

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by the Blitzstein family in memory of Bernie's father, Nathan Blitzstein, Z"L, and Lucy's mother, Maryse Benisti, Z"L.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:04

* Mincha 7:00 (Sephardi), 7:05 (Arcola & Univ.)

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Mincha 2:30, 5:00, 6:15 (Sephardi), 6:10 (Univ.), 6:30 (Arcola)

* Maariv/Havdalah 8:04

Shabbos Shiurim:

* R' Pinchas Werner – Shiur at 8:15 AM.

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi William Millen – Shiur will resume sometime after Pesach.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur at 5:30 PM.

* Rabbi Amram Hes – Shiur will resume after Pesach.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Drasha after Mincha at Arcola.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement) will resume after Pesach on April 7.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM-6:45 AM, Arcola Social Hall will resume after Pesach on April 5.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the small Beis Medrash, will resume after Pesach on April 10.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, will resume after Pesach on April 10.

* Zichron Gedaliah Bais Medrash for Men, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the YISE Social Hall, will resume after Pesach on April 9.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesday evenings at University Blvd. will resume after Pesach.

* Greater Washington Community Kollel:

* Linas Hatzedek – Business Ethics – Join us as we continue the exciting topic of "Lifnei Ivar: Causing others harm or to sin." Program will resume after Pesach.

* Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster independent Gemara proficiency, will resume after Pesach.

Mazal Tov

* David & Esther Hornestay on the engagement of their granddaughter, Aviva Klammer, of Woodmere, to Matt Weiser, of California. Mazal Tov to her parents Shari & Rabbi Stuart Klammer and her siblings.

* Ann & Harold Kahana on the birth of a granddaughter, Talia Ayelet, to their children Naama & David Kahana of Staten Island. Mazal Tov to Tziporah & Teddy Cohen and to the great grandparents.

* Mindy & Shmuel Tolchinsky on the birth of a granddaughter, Malka, to their children Batsheva & Motti Tolchinsky of Passaic, NJ. Mazal Tov to siblings Eliyahu and Tehila Golda, to grandmother Rebbetzin Rivka Winter, to great-grandmother Janet Rottenberg, to great-grandparents Yehuda and Shirley Tolchinsky, and to all the aunts, uncles, and cousins.

* Susan & Abe Zwany on the birth of a grandson, to their children Atara & Dovi Ziffer, and to the baby's siblings Avigail Shayna and Akiva Eliyahu. The Bris will take place in Baltimore on the first day of Pesach.

YISE Annual Banquet, Sunday, April 14, 2013

Honorees: Laurie & Stuart Cohen.

Young Leadership: Allison & Louis Lazar

Youth Honorees: Aryeh Broth, Ayala Harris, Tova Kwiat, Devorah Mehlman, Yehudah Mehlman, Yehudah Rudack, Esther Widitor.


All ADS are due by Friday, March 29.

Please DON'T put us away with your Chometz. Reserve your space and submit your reservation early. Submit all ads to or mail them to the Shul office. Remember the banquet and the journal are major fundraisers for the Shul.

YISE Programs and Listings

Rabbi Rosenbaum will be available for the sale of Chometz at the following locations and times: Sunday, March 24 – Arcola after 7:30 and 8:45 Shacharis minyanim; Monday, March 25 – University and Arcola following the Siyumim; or call Rabbi Rosenbaum to make arrangements to sell your chometz.

Maos Chitim – Those interested in contributing to help those with financial difficulties cover the expenses of Pesach, are welcome to give their contributions to Rabbi Rosenbaum at one of the Mechiras Chometz times. The primary recipients of the funds will be those in the community.

The Third Annual Siyum Tanach in Memory of Rav Anemer ZT"L will be held at a Seudat Shlishit on Shabbos, April 13, Parshas Tazria-Metzorah. As of Thursday, March 21, only 10 sections are left. To register for a particular section visit or contact Bob Levi at 301-593-2399.

Nominations Sought – The YISE Nominating Committee will be considering candidates for board positions in the coming weeks. To submit the name of someone who is willing to participate actively on the board, please contact Stuart Rosenthal at or 301-980-9557 before Pesach.

Cosponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Greengart will be speaking on topics in Jewish history on Monday, April 8, from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM at 1111 University Blvd. W., apt. 215 (Mr. Marvin Konick's apartment). Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or mfriedman2@ (Please note that Rabbi Greengart will be giving the class until Rabbi Koss returns).

The Annual Yom Hashoah Program at YISE – Monday, April 8, 7:30 PM. This year's featured speaker, Susan Taube, was born in pre-WWII Germany. Following Kristallnacht, Susan, her mother and her sister were subjected to harsh forced labor, first in Germany and then in Latvia. Only Susan survived. After liberation by the Soviets in 1945, she married Herman Taube with whom she emigrated and raised a family in Baltimore. Children grade 5 and older are encouraged to attend. Please join us for this important commemoration.Job Assist Event:

* 2-Day Job Search Boot Camp – Covers networking, resumes, interviewing, and more. Wed-Thu, April 10-11, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Free (normally $50) and will fill up quickly. 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville. Info and register at

The Rachel Bassan Horwitz Fund is used for medical needs in our area, elsewhere in the US, and in Israel. Thousands and 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: Young Israel Shomrai Emunah (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.

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill – YISE's Chesed Committee has a program to help members undergoing serious medical crises. If you or someone you know needs help with meals, carpools, childcare, etc., or to volunteer, please contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517, or pick up a form in the lobby.

Pesach Schedule

(All Minyanim without locations noted are at Arcola.)

Erev Pesach, Monday, March 25:

* Shacharis 6:00 (Univ.), 6:05 (Sephardi), 6:30, 7:35

(Each Minyan will be followed by a Siyum)

* Finish eating Chometz by 10:44

* Burn Chometz by 11:59

* Light Candles by 7:07

* Mincha/Maariv 7:10 (All locations)

* Begin Seder after 8:06

First Day Pesach, Tuesday, March 26:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Divrei Torah:

* 8:00 – Rabbi Josh Blaustein

* 8:45 – Rabbi Ethan Eisen

* University – Rabbi Barry Greengart

* Mincha/Maariv 7:10 (All locations)

* Light Candles and begin Seder after 8:07

(No preparations shall be done before this time.)

Second Day Pesach, Wednesday, March 27:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Divrei Torah:

* 8:00 – Rabbi Barry Greengart

* 8:45 – Rabbi Yehuda Shinensky

* Mincha 7:10 (All locations)

* Shiur – Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold

* Maariv/Havdalah 8:08 (All locations)

Chol Hamoed Pesach, Thursday, March 28:

* Shacharis 6:00 (Sephardi), 6:10 (Univ.), 6:30, 7:35, 8:45

* Mincha/Maariv 7:15

Chol Hamoed Pesach, Friday, March 29:

* Shacharis 6:00 (Sephardi), 6:10 (Univ.), 6:30, 7:35, 8:45

* Light Candles by 7:11

* Mincha/Maariv 6:30, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 7:00 (Sephardi), 7:15 (Arcola & Univ.)

Shabbos Chol Hamoed Pesach, Saturday, March 30:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Mincha 2:30, 5:00, 6:55 (Sephardi), 7:10

* Shiur – Rabbi Dovid Katzenstein

* Maariv/Havdalah 8:11 (All locations)

Chol Hamoed Pesach, Sunday, March 31:

* Shacharis 6:30, 7:30 (Sephardi), 7:30, 8:00 (Univ.), 8:45

* Light Candles by 7:13

* Mincha/Maariv 6:30, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 7:00 (Sephardi), 7:15 (Arcola & Univ.)

Seventh Day Pesach, Tuesday, April 1:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Divrei Torah:

* 8:00 – Rabbi Amram Hes

* 8:45 – Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky

* Mincha 7:15 (All locations)

* Shiur – Rabbi Josh Blaustein

* Maariv 7:40 (All locations)

* Light candles after 8:13

Eighth Day Pesach, Tuesday, April 2:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45 (Yizkor no earlier than 10:00)

* Divrei Torah:

* 8:00 – Rabbi Josh Blaustein

* 8:45 – Rabbi Yehuda Shinensky

* Mincha 7:15 (All Locations)

* Shiur – Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg

* Maariv/Havdalah 8:14 (All Locations)

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

Rabbi Rosenbaum will be away from the afternoon of Monday, March 25 through Wednesday, April 3. People should feel free to call him at 240-491-2639 with Shaalos. Rabbi Hyatt and Rabbi Reingold have also agreed to be available for Shaalos.

Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos, all the Yom Tov days of Pesach and Shabbos Chol Hamoed at 9:15 AM sharp.

Please join us this Shabbos, on Shabbos Chol Hamoed Pesach and on the 7th and 8th days of Pesach for groups. (There will NOT be groups on the 1st and 2nd days of Pesach.): 2-5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the balcony; Girls 1st-4th grade meet in the Small Beis Medrash; Boys 1st-4th grade gather outside the Social Hall and walk to the Yeshiva. Groups run 10 AM-11:15 AM. On the 8th day of Pesach, groups will run until 11:30 AM (for Yizkor). Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

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Many of our community members receive their income, whether directly or indirectly, from the federal government. The Pesach season involves a certain amount of financial stress when all things are going as expected. The government sequester, particularly at this time of year, creates great concern. I would urge anyone affected by economic concerns, be they short-term or long-term, to contact me. I can be reached at or 301-593-4465, ext. 405. All conversations will be kept in the strictest confidence.

Sincerely, Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum

The Weeks Ahead
Sunday, March 24 Monday, Tuesday, March 25 thru April 2 Wednesday, April 3 Thursday, April 4 Friday, April 5
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 See Pesach Schedule 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
University 8:00 See Pesach Schedule 6:30 6:15 6:30
Sephardi 7:30 See Pesach Schedule 6:15 6:05 6:15

Arcola 7:10 See Pesach Schedule 7:20 7:20 See Shabbos Schedule
University 7:10 See Pesach Schedule N/A N/A

Halachic Times (week of March 24-30): Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 6:13 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 10:04 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:46 PM

Halachic Times (week of March 31 – April 6): Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 6:01 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:57 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:45 PM

Next Shabbos (after Pesach)

April 5-6, 2013 – 26 Nissan 5773

Parshas Shemini / Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 7:17 – Havdalah 8:18

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:17, and not before 6:16

* Mincha 6:30, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard and Sephardi), 7:15 (Univ.), 7:20

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis 7:00, 7:00 (Nusach Sefard), 8:00, 8:15 (Sephardi), 8:30 (Univ.), 8:45

* Mincha 2:30, 5:00, 7:00 (Sephardi), 7:15 (Arcola & Univ.)

* Maariv/Havdalah 8:18

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, March 22 & 23 YISE Pre-Pesach Shabbos Meals (Reservations Required)

Shabbos, April 13 Third Annual Siyum Tanach

Sunday, April 14 YISE Annual Banquet

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, April 3, at 12 noon.

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

Office Phone: 301-593-4465 Office Fax: 301-593-2330

Eruv line: 301-593-5561 E-Mail:


Office Hours: Monday, 3/25 – 9:00 AM to 12 Noon;

Thursday, 3/28, Wednesday, 4/3 and Thursday, 4/4 – 9:00 AM-5:00 PM;

Friday, 3/29 and Friday 4/5 – 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Dr. Marc Katz – President

Alan Zimmerman – Executive Director