Parshas Yisro – February 10 – 11, 2023

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February 10 – 11, 2023 – 20 Shevat 5783 – Parshas Yisro

Light Candles by 5:21 – Havdalah 6:22

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Delia Weiss and family and Miriam & Steve Friedman and family in loving memory of Dr. George Weiss, Z"L, Gedalya Chaim Ben Avraham Moshe, on the occasion of his 6th Yahrzeit,
and by Vivian & Arnie Kirshenbaum to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Arnie's father, Dovid Ben Yechiell Hakohen, whose Yahrzeit is the 24th of Shevat.

Mazal Tov

* Florence Binstock Avigan on the engagement of her grandson, Dovid Binstock, to Rachel Zemel, daughter of Tali & David Zemel. Mazal Tov also to Dovid's parents, Marc Binstock and Vicki Pollack and to aunt & uncle Karen & Howie Schulman and the entire family.

* Tzivia Bramson on the marriage of her grandson, Noach Weinstein, son of Renee & Mayer Weinstein, to Henny Beer, daughter of Tzippora & Rabbi Moshe Beer. Mazal Tov to all of the siblings and the entire family.

* Nancy Finkelstein on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Miriam, to Esti & YY Green of Yerushalayim. Mazal Tov to proud grandparents Rachel & Jonathan Peikes of Kew Garden Hills, NY.

* Susan & Rabbi Saul Koss on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Malka Matel, to Devorah & Chezky Guttmann of New York (R' Simmy and Miriam, Z"TL, Guttman of Milwaukee grandparents) and on the birth of a great-grandson to Chani & Akiva Koss of Ramat Shlomo (R' Reuven and Miri Koss of Netivot).

* Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner on the birth of a greatgranddaughter, daughter of their grandchildren, Hadassah (Lerner) & Yossi Applebaum of Yerushalayim. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Tamar & Rabbi Michoel Lerner and Michal & Rabbi Yisroel Applebaum. Mazal Tov to great-grandmother Ilene Miller.

* Marla & Marty Teichman on the birth of a great-grandson. Mazal Tov to parents Shaynie & Rabbi Avigdor Goldberger and to grandparents Randee & Rabbi Menasha Goldberger.


* Cheryl Gabai on the passing of her mother, Roselyn Rutta, Z"L, Rasha Bat Yehoshua HaLevi v'Yocheved. The funeral took place on Thursday. Shiva details will be sent by email when available.

* Ivan Graff on the passing of his mother, June Graff, Yehudit Bat Shimon. Shiva is being observed at 1628 East Jefferson Street, Apt. 209, Rockville, MD. Dial 025 at the front door call box for entry. Mincha/Maariv Sunday/Monday: 5:20 PM; Shacharis Sunday: 7:30 AM, Monday/Tuesday: 7:00 AM. The family requests no visitors 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM or after 9:30 PM.

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.

GWCK Shabbos of Inspiration

Thank you to Rabbi Menachem Winter, the Rabbis and families of the GWCK, and Simcha Leiner for all the efforts they have put into a special Shabbos. See flyer for full schedule.

* Following dinner (reservations required), Oneg Shabbos open to all, 9:00 PM, with Shiurim, dessert and a Kumzitz.

* Shiurim throughout Shabbos

* Special guest Baal Tefillah Simcha Leiner

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 5:21

* Mincha: 5:25 (B), 5:20 (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), 5:05 (B), 5:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends: 6:22

Divrei Torah/Shiurim:

* 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Menachem Winter

* 9:15 Minyan Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* Sephardi Minyan Rabbi Yitzchak Mandel

* Teen Minyan Rabbi Postelnek

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

* Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura Rabbi Postelnek

* Shiur before Mincha (4 :15 PM) Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

Kiddush/Shalosh Seudos Sponsors:

* The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Lew Sosnowik in memory of his parents, Abraham & Sima Sosnowik, and his sister, Chana Sosnowik.

* The Shul Kiddush is sponsored by Simi Franco in honor of her wonderful husband's SPECIAL birthday!

* The Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Bob & Susan Levi in commemoration of the 3rd Yahrzeit of Bob's father, Baruch Ben Meir HaLevi (Fred Levi), and by the Greater Washington Community Kollel.

YISE Programs and Listings

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.

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.

Rabbi Menachem Bombach, the Rosh Yeshiva and CEO of Netzach Yisrael, will speak on Sunday, February 12, at 11:00 AM in the Social Hall. See flyer for details.

Practical Prayer for a Busy Life: A two-part series for women given by Rabbi Postelnek. Tuesday nights, February 14 and 28, at 8:15 PM, at the home of Blima & Alex Maged, 812 Kersey Road. See flyer for details.

Ask the Rabbi – Recording of this month's topic: Toveling and Kashering utensils, is available at

Chevra Kadisha Community Dinner – The Men's and Women's Chevra Kadisha of

Greater Washington invites the entire community to the Zayin Adar dinner on Monday, February 27, recognizing the work of the Chevra. Cost is $18 per person for the catered dinner. For more information and to make reservations, go to:

Coat Room Cleanup – If you left anything in the coat room (coats, Seforim, Taleisim, etc.), please claim the item by the end of February 2023. All remaining items will be donated or disposed of.

Seeing the Hand of Hashem in Modern History – Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak on Sunday, March 5, at 8:00 PM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary. Presented by the Meaningful Tefilah Project. Co-sponsored by KMS. Recordings available at See flyer for details.

Monthly 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. See flyer for details.

Shaimos – YISE is not accepting Shaimos for burial until further notice.

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

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 sponsored in honor of the 4th anniversary of Betzalel Broth's Bar Mitzvah by Uncle Aaron & Auntie Rona.

Shabbos Groups this Shabbos, February 11, 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.

Dor L'Dor – The Family Chevrusah-style Learning in a fun environment! The next session will take place Motzei Shabbos, February 11, 7:45 PM in the Social Hall. This Dor L'Dor is sponsored by Tuvia & Carol Lazar and family. See flyer for details.

Bat Mitzvah Club for 6th grade girls. Pizza Melaveh Malka on Motzei Shabbos, February 18, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM at The House. $10 per person. RSVP to See flyer for details.

Thank you to the Shiurim Sponsors for this Past Week:

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur

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

* Margie & Michael Hourwitz in memory of Rabbi Hyatt, ZT"L, in honor of Rabbi Grossman & his Talmidim and in memory of Isaac Hourwitz and Rose Rogoff.

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 Women's Mussar Shiur

* Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner for a Refuah for Leah Rut Bat Sarah.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Tehillim/Parsha/Halacha Shiur

* Debbie Rogal in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of her cousin, Judy Licht, on 16 Shevat.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Women's Navi Shiur

* Harriet Sheinson in commemoration of her father's Yahrzeit, Dov Beir Ben Reb Tzvi Hersh, Z"L.

* Debbie Rogal in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of her cousin, Judy Licht, on 16 Shevat.

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.

Please email to sponsor. Thank you for your support.

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.

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, will not take place on Thursday, February 16.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 7:30 PM, Zoom A, will not take place on Wednesday, February 15, or on Thursday, February 16.

* 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, will not take place on Wednesday, February 15.

* 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, 9:00 PM – 10:00 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

Purim – YISE and Beyond

Purimfest 2023 at YISE! Sunday March 5 at 1:00 PM. We will have a chesed project, a show by Mad Science, and delicious Hamentaschen will be served! See flyer for details.

Purim Night at YISE – Monday, March 6, Maariv/Megilla at 6:35 PM will be followed by a Break-Fast Dinner (dairy) and Purim Mesiba in the Social Hall. DJ, crafts, drinks, photo booth and more! To sponsor, go to or email See flyer for details.

Yad Yehuda Matanot L'Evyonim – Donations are being collected between now and Purim. 100% of the money collected will be distributed as Matanot L'Evyonim to local individuals and families in serious financial distress across Greater Washington. To donate, please visit Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Tizku L'mitzvot!

Annual Purim Shiur on the occasion of the 22nd Yahrzeit of Jane Axelrod, Raizel Bas Simcha, will take place on Purim, Tuesday, March 7, promptly at 10:30 AM on Zoom, Meeting ID 684 6828 415, Password: 613613 The shiur ends by 11:00 AM.

Amit Purim Cards – Purim is coming and Amit is selling beautiful Purim cards at $3 each. Please call Esther Edeson at 301-593-1468 or 301-593-4465 Ext. 101.

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.

The Chevra Kadisha of Greater Washington is comprised of volunteers with representation from all the Orthodox communities in the Greater Washington area. In a typical year, we perform more than 400 Taharot under the Halachic guidance of the Vaad of Greater Washington. Our volunteer roster has been significantly depleted due to age, Aliyah, and at-risk health situations of many volunteers. Consequently, we need your help. Additional volunteers are needed to replenish the ranks of our team so that we can continue to provide Taharot to the Greater Washington Jewish community. To join the Men's Chevra, call Dean Grayson at (301) 908-2645. To join the Women's Chevra, call Devorah Grayson at (202) 438-7060. You may also visit our website at: and select the "Join the Chevra Kadisha" option.

TGN Lunch and Learn – Wednesday, February 22, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM at YISE. For more information or to RSVP by February 15, contact Rabbi Shmuel Leigh: 301-732-1773 or

Israeli Folk Dancing for Women – Wednesday at KMS. Beginners – 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM, Advanced Beginners/Intermediate – 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Fee: $5. For more information, 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.

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 –

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, February 15, 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

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 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

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 5:43 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:10 AM, Latest Netz: 7:04 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:39 AM, Earliest Mincha: 12:53 PM, Earliest Shkia: 5:41 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 6:29 PM

Next Shabbos

February 17 – 18, 2023 – 27 Shevat 5783

Parshas Mishpatim/Shekalim/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 5:29

* Mincha: 5:30 (B), 5:25 (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), 5:25 (B), 5:20 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 6:29

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, at 12 Noon

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