Parshas Vayeitze – December 2 – 3, 2022

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December 2 – 3, 2022 – 9 Kislev 5783 – Parshas Vayeitze

Light Candles by 4:27 – Havdalah 5:30

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Lee & Craig Oppenheim and Family in honor of Shari & Rabbi Scott Hillman, Rabbi Rosenbaum, and the rest of the community for their support during Craig's recent hospital stay. Scott, thank you so much for lending Shari to Lee for support over Shabbos. Shari & Scott, your ongoing support, friendship & love is so appreciated,
and by Arline & Dr. Irving Katz, Menashe & Nesh, Shlomo & Sharona to thank Rabbi Rosenbaum and the YISE community for their support, visits, Minyan attendance, and meals during their recent Shiva for their son and brother, Daniel Katz, A"H.

Mazal Tov

* Tzivia Bramson on the birth of a great-grandson, Sammy (Shmuel Ezra Halevi) Lerner. Mazal Tov to parents Chava & Zev Lerner and grandparents Esther & Myron Chaitovsky. Mazal Tov to big sisters Mindy and Mayan.

* Tzivia Bramson on the Bar Mitzvah of her great-grandson, Gavriel Emanuel, son of Shlomo Emanuel and grandson of Libby Waidenbaum.

* Sandie Thurman on the upcoming marriage of her daughter, Esti, to Ariel Horvitz. Mazal Tov to Olga & Larry Horvitz from New York City. Mazal Tov to Esti's twin brother, Avi, and to Ariel's sisters and their spouses, Adina & Yinon Arazi from Brooklyn and Noa & Jared Kash from Los Angeles. The Shabbos Kallah will be held at 1126 Kersey Road at 4:00 PM.

* Patty & Eric Towler on the birth of their first grandchild, a boy, to their daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia & Shmuel Mischel. The Bris will be held next week in Philadelphia, IY"H. Contact the Towlers for details as needed.

* Aviva & Pinchas Werner on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Leah.

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 4:27

* Mincha: 4:30 (B), 4:25 (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), 4:10 (B), 4:05 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends: 5:30

Divrei Torah/Shiurim:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 9:15 Minyan Rabbi Postelnek

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura Rabbi Postelnek

Kiddush Sponsors:

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

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Bev Morris in honor of and with tremendous Hakoras Hatov to her husband, Art Boyars. He took incredible care of her during her recovery from a serious arm injury.

* The Shul Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by the Shinensky Family.

COVID-19 Updates

* Vaccination requirements have been lifted; masks are not required.

* 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.

The Board of Directors appreciates the congregation's understanding as the many varying interests of our members were considered, and look forward to increasing our opportunities to Daven, learn, and spend time together.

YISE Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – The Teen Minyan, led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, meets at 9:15 AM every Shabbos in The House next to the Shul. Kiddush is served after Davening.

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, December 3, 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 gather in the front yard of The House next to the Shul promptly at 10 am and go inside together. See flyer for details.

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. See flyer for details.

Dor L'Dor – The Family Chevrusah-style Learning in a fun environment! Next session will take place this Motzei Shabbos, December 3, 7:00 PM in the Social Hall. This Dor l'Dor is sponsored by Eva and Isaac Moses in honor of all the kids who come out on a Saturday night to learn Torah. See flyer for details.

Save the date! Paint the Lights Chanukah Celebration with Talya Weinberg! Sunday, December 18 at 2:30 PM – Including painting, arts and crafts, latkes and donuts, and fun for the whole family! Sponsorships welcome! More details to come. For more information, contact See flyer for details.

YISE Programs and Listings

Begin to say Vesain Tal Umatar Livracha at Maariv on Sunday, December 4.

Welcome new members voted in at the latest board meeting: Sarah & Dr. Yakov Idell, Michael David Jaray and Hadas & Dr. Steven Kozlowski.

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 Postelnek. 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.

Ask the Rabbi – Come join our virtual, interactive monthly program featuring different Halachic topics! This month's topic: Chanukah. 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, December 11. The program will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Zoom A. For more info. 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.

Preparing for Chanukah – Please join us from 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM in the Bais Medrash on Wednesdays, December 7 and 14 for Shiurim from Rabbi Yehuda Shinensky and Rabbi Postelnek and at 8:30 PM on Wednesday, December 21, in the Small Social Hall for a Chanukah Kumzitz! See flyer for details.

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.

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, December 5 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom A. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

Trivia Night – December 17, 8:00 PM at YISE. RSVP at $12 in advance, $15 at the door. See flyer for details.

Living Shabbos – Join YISE young professionals for a series on the laws of Shabbos with Rabbi Postelnek. Tuesdays, 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM, at the home of David & Tamara Goodman, 11611 Kemp Mill Road. For questions or to join the WhatsApp group contact Rabbi Postelnek at Recordings available at

Bug Checking Seminar – Hands-on presentation with Rabbi Sholom Tendler of the Star-K has been postponed to Sunday, December 11. For more info, please contact Miriam Friedman at 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.

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.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehilim/Parsha/Halacha Shiur

* Debbie & Marc Katz for a Refuah Sheleimah for Mordechai Dov Ben Naomi Chava.

* Roberta & Cantor Yehoshua Redfern for a Refuah Sheleimah for Pinchas Leibel Ben Tova Perel and all the Cholim b'Yisrael; Refuah, Nechama and Chizuk.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Navi Shiur

* Debbie & Marc Katz for a Refuah Sheleimah for Mordechai Dov Ben Naomi Chava.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Women Nach Shiur

* Debbie & Marc Katz for a Refuah Sheleimah for Mordechai Dov Ben Naomi Chava.

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur

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

8:45 Minyan Drasha

* Eli Landy & Family in memory of Lisa, Z"L, on the Shloshim and to thank the YISE community for all its help and support during this challenging time.

Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary!

Simi & Sammy Franco wish their friend, Chazzan Chacham Yehuda (aka Judd Lifschitz), a happy belated "special" birthday!

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
* 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.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 7:30 PM, Zoom A, will not meet on Sunday, December 4.

* 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.

* 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 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 See flyer for details.

* 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 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

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.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, December 7, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a moreconfident communicator. Contact Manasseh Katz at for more info. Zoom meeting ID: 986 546 841, password: 3671

SHIFT – Shul Initiative For The Singles presents Meet the Shadchanim – Representatives from our many Shuls who know our local Baltimore singles. Sunday, December 4, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM for single men, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM for single ladies. Motzei Shabbos, December 10, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM for single men, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM for single ladies. *Representatives (e.g., married relatives, friends) of singles can come any time. Darchei, 3201 Seven Mile Lane. Pre-registration is required by email to baltimoreshift@gmail.comWe are looking forward to seeing you! Baltimore SHIFT.

A Taste of Hope – Join the Greater Washington community on Thursday, December 15, 7:30 PM, at Chabad of Silver Spring for an evening filled with delicious food, artisanal pizza and inspirational stories with Bonei Olam Greater Washington. Open to all, free admission, no RSVP required. All donations made go directly to couples experiencing infertility in the Greater Washington area. To donate, go to:

"Light it Up – A Morning of Meaningful Music" – A free live, in-person, event for women (high school seniors and up), featuring Sorah Shaffren. Presented by The Robin Niman Mikvah Education Fund on Sunday, December 18, at 11:00 AM (doors open at 10:45), at YISE. Advance reservation required at

Siyum in Memory of Lisa Landy – Go to to join a Siyum Mishnayos planned for the first Yahrzeit of Lisa Landy, Liba Hendel Bas Chayim.

Bring Some Warmth To Your Friends & Neighbors in Need – Donate warm food items to the Capital Kosher Food Pantry's Cold Weather Food Drive. We need your help to stock up on soups, hot beverages, hot breakfast cereals and more for the coming cold months. All food donations should be shelf-stable, factory sealed, well within the use-by date, and be marked with Star-K, OU, CRC, OK or Kof-K certification. For complete details, please visit:

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.

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

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:50 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:19 AM, Latest Netz: 7:17 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:34 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:31 PM, Earliest Shkia: 4:45 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 5:30 PM

Next Shabbos

December 9 – 10, 2022 – 16 Kislev 5783

Parshas Vayishlach

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 4:27

* Mincha: 4:30 (B), 4:25 (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), 4:25 (B), 4:20 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 5:30

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, December 7, at 12 Noon

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