Parshas Vayelech/Shabbos Shuvah/Yom Kippur – October 4 – October 9, 2019

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October 4 – 5, 2019 – 6 Elul 5780 – Parshas Vayelech/Shabbos Shuvah – Light Candles by 6:28 – Havdalah 7:25

October 8 – 9, 2019 – 10 Tishrei 5780 – Yom Kippur – Light Candles by 6:22 – Havdalah 7:19

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by the Edeson & Stern families on the Yahrzeit of their beloved grandmother, Esther Ude Edeson, Esther Ude Bas Noson Halevi, Z"L, and on the occasion of Jacob Edeson, Z"L's English birthday.

Shabbos Schedule

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 6:28

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:30 Sephardi: 6:25 Nusach Sefard: 6:30

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 Youth: 9:15 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 5:55 Sephardi: 5:45 Nusach Sefard: 5:55

* Shabbos Shuvah Drasha: 6:20

* Shabbos ends: 7:25

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Rabbi Tuvia Grauman – Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur, after Hashkamah Minyan, lower lobby.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur 9:00 AM, Rabbi's Study.

* Rabbi Levy – Shiur at 5:00 PM, Large Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Shabbos Shuvah Drasha 6:20 PM, following Mincha.

Yom Kippur Schedule

A = Ashkenazi – Belonofsky Sanctuary & Social Hall, S = Sephardi – Beis Medrash, NS = Nusach Sefard – University Towers

Tuesday Night, October 8:

* Mincha – A, S, NS 3:00

* Light Candles by 6:22

* Kol Nidre – A, S, NS 6:25

Wednesday, October 9:

* Shacharis – A, S, NS 8:00

* Yizkor – NS 9:50

* Yizkor – A 10:45

* Yom Kippur Ends 7:19

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the room behind the Balcony.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash, will resume October 30.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the room behind the balcony, will resume October 23.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for men & women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, will resume October 29. For more details, contact

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 10:10 AM followed by Classes from 10:25 AM – 11:10 AM, in the Social Hall. Choose from classes:

* On the Same Page with Rabbi Menachem Winter

* Parsha Discourses with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Unraveling the Navi with Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for men & women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sunday evenings, 8:00 PM, in the Social Hall, will resume October 27.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM at YISE. For more information, please contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps,, 347-869-9361. CLAS will resume October 28.

* Semichat Chaver Program, Tuesdays at 9:00 PM with Rabbi Silver in the Small Social Hall. For more information please contact Rabbi Binyamin Silver: or Rabbi Hillel Shaps:, will resume October 29, learning Hilchos Shabbos.

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM-7:25 AM & Monday through Friday 6:25 AM – 7:10 AM in the Small Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiur on Daily Halachos for men & women, Tuesdays 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM, in the Social Hall, will resume October 29.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women – new topic: A 2nd Look – Stories in the Torah from a Deeper Perspective. Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash, will resume October 29.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Gittin on Wednesday evenings, in the Social Hall at 7:45 PM, will resume October 30.

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet this Shabbos at 9:15 AM sharp in the Small Beis Medrash.

Please join us this week for groups:

2-5 year-olds 9:30 AM – end of 8:45 minyan in the youth rooms behind the Balcony. 1st-4th grade 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM at the Yeshiva. Walking group leaves at 10:00 AM. Girls meet in the main lobby. Boys meet outside the Social Hall. Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

Tot Shabbat – with Suri Kinzbrunner 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM in the toddler room for ages 2 and under.

There are no Groups on Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur babysitting is filled to capacity.

YISE Programs and Listings

Selichos Schedule – All Ashkenazi morning Minyanim will have Selichos at the listed time, followed immediately by Shacharis. The 1st and 3rd Minyanim each day will take place in the Social Hall and the 2nd and 4th Minyanim will take place in the Belonofsky Sanctuary.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee – Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish history, Monday, October 7, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at 1111 University Blvd. West in the Penthouse. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman for more information – 301-754-1517.

High Holiday Helping Hands – The Nusach Sefard Minyan needs volunteers to set up the party room at University Towers for Yom Kippur. Plan to meet at 10:00 AM Tuesday in the YISE Lower Lobby.

Help Build the YISE Sukkah – The shul needs volunteers to help set up the sukkah, on Thursday, October 10, between 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM. All are welcome to help, but it is especially appropriate for people to help who intend to use the Sukkah at any time during the Chag. Contact Stuart Cohen at 301 943 5153 or to commit and/or for questions.

YISE Sukkos Hospitality – The Shul is privileged to continue its Sukkos Hospitality program this year. Please sign up as a guest or host by contacting

Gala Simchas Torah Kiddushes – Please help sponsor the Kiddushes on Simchas Torah night, October 21, following Hakafos, and on Simchas Torah morning, October 22, following both the Hashkamah Minyan and the Main Minyan. To sponsor, contact Simi Franco at or 301-593-4465 x403. Suggested donation: $36 Deadline: Thursday, October 17.

Kristallnacht Commemoration – Sunday, November 3, 7:30 PM at YISE. In commemoration of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, YISE and KMS will be hosting Mrs. Halina Silber, a survivor who worked in Oskar Schindler's factories during the Holocaust. Beginning at age 10, her story of survival through the war years included periods in forced labor, in the Slomniki Ghetto and in Auschwitz. Please join us to hear Mrs. Silber's story and to mark the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht. Children ages 12 and above are encouraged to attend with their parents. Sign language interpreter available. Please contact Debbie Katz by October 23 for an interpreter or if you have any questions.

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill is a part of YISE's Chesed Committee. The program is a service to help members undergoing serious medical crises. We are always looking for volunteers to help. By signing up, you are not committing to help with anything specific. 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. 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: 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.

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

Community Programs and Listings

Tzurba M'Rabanan learning group meets every Shabbos. Men's group at 3:00 PM at the home of Moshe & Rose Litwack, 11302 Monticello Ave. Women's group will not meet this Shabbos, October 5.

Pirchei – Calling all boys, first through sixth grade! Pirchei takes place every Shabbos at the Yeshiva, 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM. See you there! To join our email list, contact Ranon Cortell or Pinchas Werner at

Rabbi Marvin Goldman's Shiur at University Towers – Shabbos, October 5, at 1121 University Blvd. West, Apt. 516, at 4:30 PM.

Women's Kumzits – Prepare for Yom Kippur with an uplifting Musical Kumzits! All women are invited to a musical Kumzits this Motzei Shabbos, October 5, at 8:45 PM at the Mayberg home, 411 Hermleigh Road. Please enter through the annex entrance on the far right of the front door. If you play an instrument by ear, please contact Chayie Chinn in advance at 240-678-2628.

Free 50+Expo – This year's 50+Expo will feature more than 75 government, non-profit and business exhibitors, health screenings (blood pressure, balance, bone density, glaucoma, skin cancer), flu, pneumonia, tetanus and Shingrix vaccines (bring your Medicare/insurance cards), keynote speaker, live entertainment, giveaways and door prizes. Sunday, October 6, from noon to 4:00 PM at the Silver Spring Civic Center in downtown Silver Spring. For more information or to volunteer, email

Men's Mikvah for Erev Yom Kippur – The Mikvah Emunah Society is pleased to announce that the Wallerstein Mikvah, 913 Grays Lane, will be open for men's use on Erev Yom Kippur, Tuesday, October 8, from 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Please arrive no later than 2:15 PM. Please bring your own towel. Showering beforehand would be appreciated and helpful. Fees: $20 for men. $10 for children and full-time students. Cash or checks only. Full Members of MES ($360 or more per year) are entitled to free use.
Additional contributions to support MES are appreciated. Our famous "bend and bow" kneeling cloths (V'anachnu Korim) to put on the floor to use during the High Holiday Davening will once again be for sale at the Mikvah for $18 each or 2 for $30. Volunteers are needed: If you can help out on either day at the Wallerstein Mikvah, please contact Howie Schulman –

Need Help Building Your Sukkah? – Have no fear, the Berman Seniors are here! Prices vary based on size and material. To sign up or if you have any questions, contact

Simchas Beis HaShoeiva – The community is invited to YGW's Annual Simchas Beis HaShoeiva, Wednesday, October 16, 8:00 PM, in the Foxman Beis Medrash, Boys Campus, 1216 Arcola Avenue. Live music, light refreshments. A special thanks to Shonny Kugler for sponsoring in memory of Rabbi Moshe Haim Levinson, Z"L. Questions? Rabbi Simmy Merkin at 301-996-6990.

Chol Hamoed Sukkos Learning – Open for all boys and men of the community, Wednesday – Friday, October 16, 17 & 18, at the YGW Boys Campus, 1216 Arcola Avenue. Shacharis at 7:35 AM. Breakfast at 9:15 AM in the Sukkah. Chavrusa learning in the Belonofsky Bais Medrash 9:45 AM. Shiur at 10:30 AM: Wednesday – Rabbi Reingold, Thursday – Rabbi Leiman, Friday – Rabbi Lopiansky. Questions? Contact Rabbi Amram Hes at 240-475-9581 or

Hachnasat Orchim Kemp Mill (H.O.K.M.), in partnership with Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington, is being launched to pair hosts with Kemp Mill individuals who wish to be hosted for Shabbat and Yom Tov meals, so everyone has the opportunity to share Seudot with others. To host or to be hosted, please create a login at Registered hosts will be notified via email of guests available for hosting. Registered guests may request hosting by members of our community.
For information, visit SeudaFinder's FAQ page or contact Serena Kalish, Miriam Levson, Chayie Chinn – Initiative Chairs (Please note that YISE will also continue its own Hospitality Program focused on out-oftown guests, newcomers, and coordinating Seudot for Sukkos and Pesach).

Eruv Appeal – The annual appeal to raise funds for the operation and maintenance of the White Oak-Northwood-Kemp Mill-Wheaton Eruv has been mailed. But, even if you did not receive the appeal in the mail, you can still support the Eruv. The requested donation is $54 per household (smaller or larger donations are gratefully accepted). Donations should be made only by check and mailed only to Eruv Fund, 707 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902. To be tax deductible, the check should be payable to "YISE Eruv Fund." (Note that YISE makes 100% of these funds available to the Silver Spring Eruv Association for the Eruv.)
Currently, we are not able to accept donations electronically. The annual appeal document is on the Eruv's web site Thank you for supporting the Eruv.

Yom Tov Appeal Sustains Community Safety Net – The Franco Foundation needs your tax-deductible donations to meet increasing Yom Tov aid requests. The Foundation helps with life essentials, like rent, mortgage, utilities and food. Over the years The Franco Foundation has helped hundreds of families and individuals facing financial crisis and continues to do so with the help and commitment from our community. The Foundation is a tax deductible charitable corporation. Mail donations to Allan Franco, 613 Bromley Street, or through Paypal to

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, October 16, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM in the YISE Small Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator & leader. Contact Ovadia Hayat at for more information.

Post High School Girls Shiur – Tuesday nights, 8:30 PM at the Pepper home, 1101 North Belgrade Road, will resume after Sukkos.

Capital Kosher Pantry – The shelves at Yad Yehuda's Capital Kosher Pantry need restocking. Please help us replenish the foods so very needed by your friends and neighbors. Items most needed at this time include: Almond or soy milk, apple juice, canned fruit, cereals, granola/snack bars, healthy grains (farro, rice mixes), juice packs, pancake syrup, pareve crackers, pasta sauce, pizza sauce, rice cakes and vegetarian baked beans. Please DO NOT donate pasta or matzah. All items must be factory sealed in unbreakable containers, Kosher and well within the use-by date.
Donation boxes are located in area shuls, Berman Hebrew Academy, Moti's Market, Shalom Kosher, Torah School, YGW Girls Division and in front of Yad Yehuda House at 1910 University Boulevard West. Please place only packaged food donations in the boxes. You may also visit to shop online and have products shipped directly to the Pantry. Our friends and neighbors in need rely on your generous assistance. Thank you so much for doing your part.

Sefer Torah for Misaskim of Greater Washington – Misaskim provides families with all that is necessary for Shiva. It does not, however, have its own Sefer Torah for use exclusively in Shiva homes. Providing a Sefer Torah has strained the resources of our shuls, especially when there are multiple Shiva homes. Rabbi Zvi and Mrs. Esti Teitelbaum have launched a campaign to raise funds for a Sefer Torah in memory of their daughter, Chayala,A"H., who was Nifteres several months ago. For more information and to donate, please visit

Kollel Zichron Amram and Mesorah Women's Learning Institute present: Discussions of Elul and Yamim Noraim from Michtav M'Eliyahu – the penetrating thoughts and practical perspectives of Rav Eliyahu Dessler, ZT"L. Experience how Rav Dessler's thoughts can provide us with a deeper look at Torah, life, and ourselves. For men: Thursdays at 8:00 PM at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington. For women: 8:00 PM on Mondays at the home of Mrs. Helene Goodman, 10711 Stoneyhill Drive.

Veterans Day Dining Out – The Jewish Community is invited to the Jewish War Veterans' Post 360 first annual Veterans Day Dining Out., Sunday, November 10, 1800 hours (6:00 PM) at Kemp Mill Synagogue. Join us as we take this time to honor the service of those who came before us and for those who are still serving. Guest speaker, Rear Admiral Paul Becker (USN, ret). Cost $65, sponsorship opportunities available. For more details, go to

Daf Yomi Shiur meets in the Yeshiva Beis Medrash – Sunday at 6:30 AM, Monday through Thursday at 9:00 PM, and Shabbos 1-1/2 hours before the YISE late Mincha.

Kollel Dirshu of Silver Spring is studying Maseches Gittin at the YGW. Daily morning shiur given by Rabbi Eli Reingold at 5:45 AM and evening shiur by Ranon Cortell and Pinchas Werner at 9:00 PM. Chavrusah are also available during these learning times. For more information and to join our learning program please contact Hirsh Komarow (301) 681-1646;

Dirshu Mishnah Brurah – Learn Chelek Daled with Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold. Learn the Halachos of Eruvin and Techumin. Finish the Chelek in eleven months! Monday through Thursday at YISE after Maariv. For more information contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Daily Halacha Program from Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold – Receive one every day in your inbox. Visit and click "Sign Up."

Shmiras Halashon – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for men in Shmiras Halashon, weekday afternoons, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, 609 Hyde Rd.

Kemp Mill Village volunteers are now offering services to Village members, including rides for appointments, shopping, and visits to friends and family, help with household tasks, and prescription deliveries. Call the toll free number 1-833-KMV-20902 to request member services or to volunteer.

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

The Week Ahead

Sunday October 6 Monday October 7 Tuesday October 8 Wednesday, October 9 – Yom Kippur Thursday October 10 Friday October 11
Ashkenazi 6:00, 7:00, 8:45 5:45, 6:05, 7:00, 8:15 6:15, 6:35, 7:15, 8:15 See Yom Kippur Schedule 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
Sephardi 7:30* 6:10*, 7:15 6:15*, 7:15 6:10, 7:15 6:15, 7:15

Ashkenazi 6:25 6:25 See Yom Kippur Schedule 6:25 See Shabbos Schedule
Sephardi 6:20* 6:20* 6:20

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 6:22 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 10:02 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:26 PM

* Sephardi Selichot 50 minutes before 1st Shacharit, 50 minutes before Mincha

Next Shabbos

October 11 – 12, 2019 – 13 Tishrei 5780

Parshas Haazinu

Light Candles: Friday by 6:17 – Havdalah: 7:14

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 6:17

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:20 Sephardi: 6:15 Nusach Sefard: 6:20

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15 Youth: 9:15 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 6:15 Sephardi: 5:55 Nusach Sefard: 6:15

* Maariv/Havdalah: 7:14

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, October 5 Shabbos Shuvah Drasha, 6:20 PM

Monday, October 7 Rabbi Frand Annual Teshuva Drasha, 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 3 Kristallnacht Commemoration, 7:30 PM

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Thursday, October 10 at 12:00 Noon

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