Pesach – April 15 – 23, 2022

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Seder Shorts

April 15 – 23, 2022 – 15-22 Nissan 5782 – Pesach (see page 2 for times)

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Vivian & Arnie Kirshenbaum to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Arnie's mother, Catalina Kirshenbaum, Gitel Bas Moshe, Z"L, on the 16th of Nissan,
and by Debi & Max Rudmann to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Debi's mother, Irma Charles, Chaya Rivka Bas Leibl v'Malka, Z"L, on the 18th of Nissan.


* Nissy Moskowitz on the passing of his mother, Frida Moskowitz.

YISE Programs and Listings

Erev Pesach Siyumim are sponsored by Devorah Shechter and family in commemoration of the 10th Yahrzeit of her father, Emanuel Yitzchak ben Chaim Halevi Z"L on the 14th of Nissan. May his Neshama merit an Aliyah.

Pre-9:15 Minyan Chabura – A weekly Chabura in the Nesivos Shalom on the Parsha. Delve into the deeper dimensions of the Parsha and Holidays by learning the Nesivos Shalom's weekly insights. Begins at 8:55 AM Shabbos mornings in the Social Hall. This Shiur will be given by Rabbi Postelnek on the 7th and 8th days of Pesach.

Rabbi Hanoch Teller – Scholar-in-residence, Shabbos Acharei Mos, April 30. See flyer for details.

Yom HaShoah V'Hagvurah – 42nd annual program, featuring Irene Fogel Weiss. Presented by YISE and KMS on Zoom, Sunday, May 1, 7:30 PM, Meeting ID 655 813 1022, passcode 365636. Early Mincha at 5:00 PM and late Maariv at 9:30 PM at YISE. See flyer for details.

New Phone System – The YISE office has a new phone system and new extensions: Esther Edeson – 101, Sahra Ginsburg – 102, Simi Franco – 103, Josh Breitstein – 104, Rabbi Rosenbaum – 105.

Seeing the Hand of Hashem…In Nature – A lecture series presented by the YISE Meaningful Tefilah Project. Third lecture, "In Biochemistry and Genetics," with John Golin will be on Sunday, May 8, 10:30 AM on Zoom A. Previous lectures are posted on

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

Kashrus in the Kitchen – Learn the background and practical laws of Kashrus. Tuesdays, 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM, at the home of David & Tamara Goodman: 11611 Kemp Mill Road. Given by Rabbi Postelnek. For questions or to join the WhatsApp group, contact Rabbi Postelnek at 571-340-0227 or Recordings available at Shiur will resume after Pesach.

Volunteers Are Needed Weekly to help with Kiddushes. If you can help, please contact Simi Franco at or 301-593-4465 x103.

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill is a part of YISE's Chesed Committee. The program helps members undergoing serious medical crises. We are always looking for volunteers to help. 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,

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

COVID-19 Updates

* The YISE Board has mandated that everyone 16 and older who is medically eligible for an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to enter the Shul building.

* Masks are now optional for adults and children.

* There are no social distancing requirements in the YISE building.

* The Shul office is still open, but hours may vary.

Let us Daven to Hashem to keep all of us in good health and to return our lives to normal as soon as possible. In protecting each other as we navigate this unfolding situation, may we grow stronger as individuals and as a community.

Weekday Shiurim

Options for 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 Friday, April 22.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum – Daily – one chapter of Tehillim, followed by a 15-minute Halacha Shiur. Sunday through Thursday, 6:30 PM, Zoom A, will resume on Sunday, April 24.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, Zoom A, will resume Sunday, May 1.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM, Zoom A, will resume on Tuesday, April 26.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, now learning Mishlei, Zoom A, will resume Wednesday, April 27.

* 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, Zoom F, will resume Sunday, May 1.

* Rabbi Hillel Shaps – Unraveling the Navi: Melachim Aleph

* Rabbi Tuvia Grauman – Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur, Sundays at 10:00 AM, Zoom C, will resume on Sunday, April 24.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM. For more info., contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps, 347-869-9361. All Shiurim are on Pesach break and will resume the week of May 2.

* For Men:

* Mondays: Rabbi Hillel Shaps – On the Same Page Gemara – in person (Social Hall) and on Zoom F.

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Reading Responsa – Zoom D.

* Thursdays: Rabbi Avraham Sussman – Yesodei Hatorah Gemara Skills Building – Zoom H.

* For Women – Zoom I

* Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys, will resume Monday, May 9.

* Tuesdays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Sefer Bereishis, will resume Tuesday, May 10.

* SCP (Semichat Chaver Program) – Tuesdays at 8:45 PM. Join the fastest growing Halacha learning program in the world! Now back in person at YISE. Register at New semester starting after Pesach on Tuesday, May 3. 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.

* The Golden Network Presents: Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiurim for men & women, Mondays at 9:00 AM, studying Parashas Hashavua, Zoom B, will resume after Pesach.

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM, "A Second Look – Stories in the Torah from a Deeper Perspective", Zoom E.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Bava Kama 7th Perek Merubah. Wednesday evenings, Zoom G, will resume after Pesach.

Connection Details: Go to and enter the meeting ID, or call 301-715-8592 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: 978 8156 7874, password RabbiHyatt
Zoom D: ID: 746 455 2195, password Learn
Zoom E: ID: 713 7408 5130, password 045079
Zoom F: ID: 349 754 2180, password Learn
Zoom G: ID: 539 496 3506, password ygwarz
Zoom H: ID: 803 356 4156, password Learn
Zoom I: ID: 601 853 4021, password Winter

Pesach Schedule

Divrei Torah listed next to Minyan times.

Erev Pesach – Friday – April 15
Light Candles 7:27 PM
Mincha/Maariv 7:30 PM
Seder starts after 8:27 PM

Yom Tov – Shabbos – April 16
Hashkamah 7:00 AM
Sephardi 8:00 AM
Main Minyan 8:45 AM Rabbi Rosenbaum
Youth Minyan 9:15 AM
9:15 Minyan 9:15 AM Rabbi Postelnek
Early Mincha 1 2:30 PM
Early Mincha 2 5:00 PM
Mincha/Maariv – Sephardi 7:20 PM
Mincha/Maariv 7:25 PM
Light Candles after 8:28 PM

Yom Tov – Sunday – April 17
Hashkamah 7:00 AM
Sephardi 8:00 AM
Main Minyan 8:45 AM Rabbi Postelnek
Youth Minyan 9:15 AM
9:15 Minyan 9:15 AM Rabbi Rosenbaum
Early Mincha 2:30 PM
Mincha/Maariv 7:30 PM Rabbi Postelnek
Yom Tov Ends 8:30 PM

Chol Hamoed – Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday – April 18/19/20
Shacharis 6:00 AM/6:30 AM/7:35 AM/8:45 AM
Shacharit – Sephardi 7:30 AM
Mincha/Maariv – Sephardi 7:30 PM
Mincha/Maariv 7:35

Erev Yom Tov – Thursday – April 21
Shacharis 6:00 AM/6:30 AM/7:35 AM/8:45 AM
Shacharit – Sephardi 7:30 AM
Early Mincha/Maariv 6:15 PM
Remember to make an Eruv Tavshilin
Plag Hamincha/Earliest Candle Lighting 6:27 PM
Mincha/Maariv – Sephardi 7:15 PM
Light Candles 7:33 PM
Mincha/Maariv 7:35 PM

Yom Tov – Friday – April 22
Hashkamah 7:00 AM
Sephardi 8:00 AM Rabbi Rosenbaum
Main Minyan 8:45 AM Rabbi Yonatan Gorin
Youth Minyan 9:15 AM
9:15 Minyan 9:15 AM Rabbi Postelnek
Early Mincha 2:30 PM
Early Mincha/Maariv 6:15 PM
Plag Hamincha/Earliest Candle Lighting 6:27 PM
Mincha/Maariv – Sephardi 7:15 PM
Light Candles 7:34 PM
Mincha/Maariv 7:35 PM

Yom Tov – Shabbos – April 23
Hashkamah 6:45 AM
Sephardi 8:00 AM Rabbi Hillel Shaps
Main Minyan 8:45 AM Rabbi Rosenbaum
Yizkor no earlier than 10:30 AM
Youth Minyan 9:15 AM
9:15 Minyan 9:15 AM Rabbi Postelnek
Early Mincha 1 2:30 PM
Early Mincha 2 5:00 PM
Mincha/Maariv – Sephardi 7:25 PM
Mincha/Maariv 7:30 PM Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg
Shabbos Ends 8:36 PM
Chometz which was sold for Pesach may be used after 9:45 PM.

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

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 Drasha Sponsorships are $72 each.

Please email to sponsor. Thank you for your support.

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.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Shiur

* Elaine & Robert Leichter

* Leah Paretzky in memory of her brother-in-law, Carl Paretzky, Kopel Alexander Ben Harav Mordechai Aryeh, whose Yahrzeit is the 21st of Nissan.

8:45 Minyan Drasha – 1st Day of Pesach

* Anonymous in memory of Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved the lives of 669 children, mostly Yehudim from Czechoslovakia. He was a man who showed what one good person can do.

* Hannah & Bob Klein in memory of Nissy Moskowitz's mother, Frida Moskowitz, Z"L.

* Judy & David Marwick to commemorate the Shloshim of David's mother, Mrs. Claire S. Marwick, and with profound gratitude to Rabbi Rosenbaum, Rabbi Postelnek, and the rest of the community for their support during David's Shiva.

8:45 Minyan Drasha – 7th Day of Pesach

* Dina Zolotusky & Mark Livingston in honor of the Yahrzeit of their son, Yosef Ezra ben Meir Aharon, on the 7th day of Pesach.

* Judy Rosenthal in honor of her husband, Stuart Rosenthal.

* Elissa Weisblatt to commemorate the Yahrzeits of her grandmother, Fromet Enis, Fruma Bat Yosef Hakohen, Z"L, on the 10th of Nissan, her sister-in-law, Harriet Weisblatt, Henya Yentsha Bat Yisoel , Z"L, on the 13th of Nissan, and her mother, Fanny Weisblatt, Fayga Bat Yosef, Z"L, on the 21st of Nissan.

8:45 Minyan Drasha – 8th Day of Pesach

* Sima & Richard Soskin to commemorate the first Yahrzeit of Sima's mother, Esther Bas Yosef (Esther Rosen), on the 25th of Nissan.

YISE Youth Announcements

Shabbos/Yom Tov Groups will meet on the 7th and 8th days of Pesach for 3 – 5 years old (drop off) in the room behind the balcony. There will not be any Groups on the first 2 days of Pesach and there will not be any Groups for older children. The Toddler Room will be open for very young children and their parents on the last two days of Pesach, from 9:00 AM – 12 Noon.

Post-Pesach Pizza Fundraiser – Congratulations to our winners, Sahra Ginsburg and Iris Bashein. Thank you to all our supporters and thank you to Ben Yehuda for donating the pizza.

Bat Mitzvah Program – Create a seed mosaic picture. Discuss Ruth and Naomi and their impact on Jewish History. Sunday, May 1, 1:30 PM – 3:00 pm in the Social Hall. RSVP by 4/25 to Cost: $10 or free if already paid $36. See flyer for details.

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.

Community Programs & Listings

Siyum Mishnayos in memory of Ariel Landy, Ariel Akiva Ben Elchanan. Sign up at Please complete your learning by 5 Nissan 5783, March 27, 2023.

Pesach Kumzits – Get ready for a spiritually uplifting experience! An afternoon of singing at KMS, downstairs in the social hall on Sunday, April 17, the second day of Pesach, 5:30 PM – 7:25 PM. This event is open to everyone both young and old. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Call Nancy Mehlman at 301-452-7080.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, April 27, 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

Challah Bake – Sunday, May 1, Rosh Codesh Iyar, 11:00 AM at the KMS tents with the Mikvah Emunah Society of Greater Washington. A morning of song, dance, learning, inspiration and unity as we each mix, knead and shape our own Challah. Light refreshments will be served. Women only – students welcome. Registration required and space is limited. RSVP at by April 10. Featuring Tzippy Levin and the Simcha Steps team.

Women's Online Shiur with Rabbi Yehoshua Levy- Free 1-hour shiur on Zoom on the first and third Sundays of each month at 8:30 PM (new time). Topic: Eishet Hayil, with principles from Mesilat Yesharim and weekly Sidra. In English. All levels of ability are welcome. You needn't attend every Shiur, but RSVPs are requested. Contact Shiur Coordinator at for details.

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 as it began Bava Metzia on December 20. 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.

Parsha Explorations with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Presented by the Greater Washington Community Kollel and Kemp Mill Synagogue, Sunday evenings, 7:30 PM at KMS and on Zoom, Meeting ID: 655 813 1022, Passcode: 365636. For men and women.

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, will resume after Pesach. 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 at 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:

April 17 – 23 – Latest Alos Hashachar 5:04 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 5:34 AM, Latest Netz: 6:29 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:43 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:42 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:47 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim: 8:36 PM

April 24 – 30 – Latest Alos Hashachar 4:52 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 5:23 AM, Latest Netz: 6:19 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 9:38 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:41 PM, Earliest Shkia: 7:54 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim: 8:44 PM

Next Shabbos

April 29 – 30, 2022 – 29 Nissan 5782

Parshas Acharei Mos/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:41, but not before 6:32

* Mincha: 6:15 (Plag, S), 6:45 (B), 7:45 (B), 7:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis: 7:00 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 5:00 (B), 7:40 (B), 7:35 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 8:4

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, April 27 at 12 Noon

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Office Hours:

Closed for Pesach;

April 25 – 29: Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM,

Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Yale Ginsburg – President

Rabbi Yosef Postelnek – Asst. Rabbi Simi Franco – Office Manager