Parshas Vayikra – March 24 – 25, 2023

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah -Shabbos Shorts

March 24 – 25, 2023 – 3 Nissan 5783 – Parshas Vayikra

Light Candles by 7:05 – Havdalah 8:05

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Bobbi Meisler in honor of Jules Meisler's 85th birthday on March 30th (and Shabbos birthdays of son Marc Meisler and grandson Nossi Meisler),
and by Harriet & Ron Sheinson in gratitude to Hashem for being members at YISE for a half a century.

Mazal Tov

* Rene & Rami Isser on the birth of a granddaughter, Lielle Devorah, to Pola & David Isser of Henderson, NV. Mazal Tov to Lielle's big brothers Netanel and Gavriel, and to all of the aunts and uncles.

* Aliza & Rabbi Yosef Postelnek on the birth of a daughter. Mazal Tov to the entire extended Postelnek and Moskowitz families.

* Kathy Trimble & Rick Greenberg on the birth of a granddaughter, Raya Yocheved, to their children Ann Rose & Max Greenberg of Aspen Hill. Mazal Tov to Nana Janie Chefitz, Bubbe Bernice Chefitz, big sister Mellie, big brother Dovi, Uncle Jake, Aunt Sarah and all of the aunts, uncles and cousins.

Refuah Shleima

* Baruch Hashem, Yehuda Millen is recovering at home, but he would still benefit from people's Tefillos. Please daven for a Refuah for Yehuda Aryeh Ben Elisheva.

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 7:05, and not before 6:07

* Mincha: 5:50 (Plag, B), 7:05 (B), 6:55 (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), 5:00 (B), 6:45 (B), 7:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends: 8:05

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

* Shiur before Mincha Rabbi Rosenbaum

Kiddush Sponsors:

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

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Eli Landy to commemorate the first Yahrzeit of his son, Ariel Landy, Z"L, on ä ðéñï , and to thank the community for all their support and learning in Ariel's memory, and cosponsored by Sandie Thurman and Family to commemorate the 9th Yahrzeit of Art Thurman, Chanoch Ben Avraham HaCohen, Z"L, on 27 Adar, Monday, March 20, beloved husband and father, and the 11th Yahrzeit of Edie Goldmann, Etel Bas Yisroel, Z"L, 3 Nissan, Shabbos, March 25, beloved Mother and Bubba (Grandmother).

* The Sephardi Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Shvo Family to mark the occasion of their son, Mori, reading the Torah.

* The Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Rysel & Ethan Cohen in memory of Ethan's father, Yitzchak Isaac Ben Asher Elimelech, Z"L, on the occasion of his 10th Yahrzeit, and by Janet Rottenberg, Mindy & Shmuel Tolchinsky, Simi & Sammy Franco and Jerry Rottenberg to commemorate the 12th Yahrzeit of their husband and father, Menachem Mendel Ben Tzvi Yehuda, on the 9th of Nissan.

Health Policy

* 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.

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, March 25, 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 meet inside The House promptly at 10:00 AM.

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.

Post-Pesach Pizza – Support YISE Youth and get a chance to eat the first and second pizzas from Ben Yehuda Pizza after Pesach. 2 pies, 2 winners! $10 for 1 chance to win, $ 18 for 2 chances to win. To participate, go to and put "Pizza" in the description. Deadline April 2. See flyer for details.

Pesach Storytime with Bracha Goetz – YISE Youth and The Goetz Bookshop & Publishing House invite the Silver Spring community to a FREE Chol Hamoed Pesach Storytime with Bracha Goetz! Experience an inspiring presentation from the author of 41 Jewish children's books – now here from Israel! The whole family can enjoy hearing Bracha Goetz read one of her newest releases – with a Q & A for all ages! Plus Arts & Crafts activities for children too! The Bracha Goetz book collection will be available for purchase. And there's even a special grandparent discount for books purchased at the program. Mark your calendars so we can welcome you from 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM on Sunday, April 9, 2nd day of Chol Hamoed, at YISE. See flyer for details.

YISE Programs and Listings

Welcome new members voted in at the latest board meeting: Sara & Mike Aloni and Shirley Horwitz.

Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura – A weekly Chabura on the Parsha. 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.

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.

New Shabbos Shiur – Rabbi Rosenbaum gives a text-based Parsha shiur 45 minutes before the last Mincha in the Belonofsky Sanctuary.

Ask the Rabbi – This month's topic: Pesach. Recording available at

Shabbos HaGadol Community Meals at YISE – The reservation deadline was Friday, March 24. For sponsorship or any questions, please contact Sandie Thurman at 818-974-1471.

Pesach Hashomer – Contact the YISE office to get your copy of the Pesach Hashomer or download at 5783.pdf

Vaad Pesach Bulletin – Printed copies available at YISE or download at

Mechiras Chametz – Rabbi Rosenbaum will be available at the following times this week to arrange the sale of Chametz:

* Sunday, March 26, after 7:30 Shacharis (B)
* Monday, March 27, after Mincha/Maariv (B)
* Tuesday, March 28, after Mincha/Maariv (B)
* Wednesday, March 29, 12 Noon -12:30 PM (SBM)
* Thursday, March 30, after Mincha/Maariv (B)
* Friday, March 31, 12 Noon – 12:30 PM (SBM)
* Sunday, April 2, after 7:30 and 8:45 Shacharis (B)
* Monday, April 3, 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM (SH)
* Wednesday, April 5, after each of the Siyumim at the Ashkenazi Minyanim

If these times are not convenient for you, please feel free to contact Rabbi Rosenbaum at 301-593-4465 ext. 105 to make other arrangements.

Nominations Open – The YISE Nominating Committee has been appointed and will be accepting nominations for both officers and trustees for the election in May. Contact with your nominations/self-nominations.

Good Deeds Day Park Cleanup in the Kemp Mill Park. Do a Mitzvah! Join our park cleanup any time on Sunday, March 26, 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM. Meet at the steps near CVS. Bags and gloves will be distributed. Great for all ages! Volunteers will get 10% off at Ben Yehuda Pizza on March 26. Volunteers needed to hand out gloves and bags. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at See flyer for details.

Call for Pesach Hosts and Guests – Do you have an extra seat at your Seder? Or are you looking for a host? Pesach can be a challenging time of the year for many folks who may be single, have out-of-town family, etc. The YISE Hospitality Committee helps match these guests with hosts. Contact if you are able to host a meal, provide a bed, or both, or if you are a guest in need of a host.

Yom HaShoah v'Hagvurah Program – Featuring Rachel (Rae) Goldfarb. Sunday, April 16, 7:30 PM on Zoom A. Mincha 6:30 PM and Maariv 9:30 PM at YISE. See flyer for details.

Shalosh Seudos – 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.

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. There is a current need for 2 people in the community for meals on Pesach starting Thursday, April 6, through Saturday, April 8. Please sign in to your Helping Hands account to volunteer. If you do not have a Helping Hands account, or if you have any questions, 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:

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur

* Esther & David Hornestay in memory of David's mother, Hinda Rivka Bas Chaim, Z"L, whose Yahrzeit is the 4th of Nisan.

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

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 Tehillim/Parsha/Halacha Shiur

* Lois & Sid Meyers in honor of honor of Saul Singer and the Rose & Bernard Singer Megilla Reading Program.

* Adina & Zach Neumann to commemorate the 3rd Yahrzeit of Adina's father, Judah Goldwasser, Yehuda Meir Ben Mordechai Gimpel, A"H, on 27 Adar.

* Miriam & Jeff Zuckerman to commemorate the Yahrzeits of Miriam's sister, Leah Bat Yosef HaKohen, and her mother, Chaya Gittel Bat Meir. 8:45 AM Shabbos Drasha

* Bev Morris & Art Boyars in memory of Bev's beloved mother, Evelyn G. Butler Morris, Chava Gitel Bas Shraga Feivel Halevi V'Michlah Reichel, on her Yahrzeit.

* Tsipi & Jerry Hawk in commemoration of the 4th Yahrzeit of Tsipi's father, Chazzan Sherwood Goffin.

9:15 Minyan Shabbos Drasha

* Tsipi & Jerry Hawk in commemoration of the 4th Yahrzeit of Tsipi's father, Chazzan Sherwood Goffin.

Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary!

* Simi & Sammy Franco wish Jules Meisler a very Happy Birthday!!

Dvar Torah Dedications/

Sponsor a Shiur

YISE continues to offer a number of different in-person and virtual 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.

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.

4. Yom Tov Drashas are available for sponsorship of $72 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's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, Zoom A.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 6:30 PM, Zoom A.

* 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'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, will resume on Wednesday, April 19.

* 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

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy's Gemara Shiur, Masechet Chulin, Sunday through Friday, 6:35 AM – 7:22 AM, in the Franco Beit Midrash.

* Chavrusa Learning – Monday nights in the Social Hall, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more information, contact Rabbi Levy at 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 Steinmetza at Renewal for more information at or 718-431-9831 ext 209.

The Capital Closet will be open to this community this Sunday, March 26, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Come peruse our beautiful, curated selection of clothing for women, men, and children, as well as Torah School uniforms! Our new address is 9601 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901. There is no charge for items in The Capital Closet, but donations to Yad Yehuda are always appreciated. We are unable to accept clothing donations at this time. For more information please contact:

Rays of Wisdom – Life Lessons From Pirkei Avos – Greater Washington Community Kollel invites women of the community to a weekday morning text-based Chaburah led by Mrs. Channah Cohen. Mondays at 9:30 AM in Kemp Mill. To be added to a list for information and weekly location, email or call 773-219-5397.

"Let all who are hungry come and eat" – Partner with Yad Yehuda to ensure that our friends and neighbors in need have sufficient food for Pesach! Contribute NOW to Yad Yehuda's Ma'ot Chittim Fund to support our community members before Pesach. 100% of the money collected will be distributed to local individuals and families in need. Donate online at or mail checks to: Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington, 812 Hyde Court, Silver Spring, MD 20902.

Please help our community complete these Siyumim:
* Mishnayos for the 1st Yahrzeit of Noah Roitman, Noach Ben Shalom Yaakov, January 4, 23 Tevet -
* Mishnayos for the 1st Yahrzeit of Natalie Gabai, Nechama Naomi Bat Leib, December 21, 9 Tevet –
* Mishnayos for the 1st Yahrzeit of Jerry Snyder, Yehoshua Ben Binyamin, December 21, 9 Tevet –
* Tanach for the 1st Yahrzeit of Marion Baras, Miriam Bas Menachem, January 1, 20 Tevet –

Crisis Diplomacy and the Two-Minute Football Drill – Linda Silverman Kahan memorial lecture and brunch, Sunday, March 26, 10:00 AM at Kemp Mill Synagogue. Featuring guest speaker Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer. Couvert $54 per person. To register and for sponsorship information, visit

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, March 29, 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 Gala – Save the date! Sulam is celebrating 25 years of inclusion honoring Denny and Debra Berman and Sharon Freundel. Monday, May 22 at the Rockville Hilton.

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.

In G-d We Trust – Exploring the relationship and balance between Relying on G-d/Bitachon & Human Endeavor/Hishtadlus, based on the teachings of 11th century scholar, Rabbeinu Bachya's Treatise on Trust – Shaar Habitachon. Wednesdays, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM on Zoom, Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. To register, visit

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 RabbiMoshe 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

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. 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, 1-1/2 hours before the latest YISE Mincha in the Yeshiva.

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Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

The Week Ahead

Halachic Times: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:42 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:10 AM, Latest Netz: 7:03 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 10:02 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:46 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:25 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 8:12 PM

Next Shabbos

April 1 – 2, 2023 – 10 Nissan 5783

Parshas Tzav/Shabbos Hagadol

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:12, and not before 6:11

* Mincha: 5:55 (Plag, B), 7:15 (B), 7:00 (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), 5:00 (B), 6:45 (B), 7:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 8:12

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, at 12 Noon

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