Pesach – April 3-11, 2015

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Pesach Program

April 3-11, 2015 – 15-22 Nissan 5775 – Pesach

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Pesach Schedule

Erev Pesach, Friday, April 3:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 6:15, 6:40, 7:35

Sephardi: 6:25, 7:15

(Each Minyan will be followed by a Siyum)

* Finish eating Chometz by 10:37 AM

* Recite Kol Chamira by 11:54 AM

* Light Candles by 7:15

* Mincha:

Arcola: 7:15 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:15 Nusach Sefard: 7:15

* Begin Seder after 8:14

First Day Pesach, Shabbos, April 4:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 – Rabbi Josh Blaustein

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 7:10 University: 7:10 Sephardi: 7:10 Nusach Sefard: 7:10

* Light Candles and begin Seder after 8:15

(No preparations may be done before this time.)

Second Day Pesach, Sunday, April 5:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Dvar Torah:

* 8:00 – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Mincha:

Arcola: 7:15 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:15 `Nusach Sefard: 7:15

* Shiur:

* University – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Arcola – Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:16

Chol Hamoed Pesach, Mon. -Wed., April 6-8:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 6:10, 6:30, 7:35, 8:45 Sephardi: 7:15

* Mincha/Maariv: 7:25

Chol Hamoed Pesach, Thursday, April 9:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 6:10, 6:30, 7:35, 8:45 Sephardi: 7:15

* Remember to make an Eruv Tavshilin.

* Light Candles by 7:21, and not before 6:19

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:30, 7:25 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Seventh Day Pesach, Friday, April 10:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:45, 9:00 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

There is no 8:00 Minyan on the Seventh Day.

* Divrei Torah:

* Sephardi – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Family – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:45 – Rabbi Josh Blaustein

* Light Candles by 7:22, and not before 6:19

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:30, 7:25 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Eighth Day Pesach, Shabbos, April 11:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 6:45, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Yizkor – not before 10:30

* Dvar Torah:

* 8:45 – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 7:20 University: 7:20 Sephardi: 7:20 Nusach Sefard: 7:20

* Shiur:

* Arcola – Rabbi Elchanan Adler

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:23

* Chometz which was sold for Pesach may be used after 9:30.

Mazal Tov

* Hadassah & Abie Franco on the birth of a daughter. Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Simi & Sammy Franco, and to the great-grandparents, Janet Rottenberg and Dottie & Nathan Franco, the big sisters, Simi and Rena, and to all the aunts, uncles and cousins.

* Debby & Barry Greengart on the birth of a grandson, born to their children, Batya & Chaim Preiser, of Baltimore.

* Miriam & Shelly Lisbon on the engagement of their granddaughter, Shani Schreiber, daughter of Julie & Yechezkel Schreiber of Silver Spring, to Yitzi Grunhut of London, son of Dinah & Marcello Grunhut of Antwerp, Belgium.

YISE Programs and Listings

Dedication of Upstairs Pre-School Playroom – Family & friends of Dr. Avi Karkowsky, Z"L, contributed to the refurbishing of the upstairs pre-school playroom, behind the balcony, in loving memory of his devotion to children of all ages. Please note the improvements and the plaque when you drop off children to learn and play there.

Family Minyan – The next YISE Family Minyan will take place on the 7th Day of Pesach, April 10, at 9:00 AM in the Large Social Hall. YISE is exploring a new minyan to address the growing needs of young families in the community. Please bring your children and help make this Minyan a success. The Family Minyan is focused on engaging children and making Shul a meaningful experience for both adults and children. Lots of singing with familiar tunes. D'var Torah geared towards elementary school age children. Note that there will NOT be a 8:00 Minyan on the 7th Day of Pesach.

Dedicate a Window – YISE is raffling off the dedication of the two recently installed stained-glass windows. One ticket: $36. Three tickets: $100. Drawing at YISE on April 15. Tickets must be paid for by 5:00 PM on April 14. To order tickets, send an e-mail to or send a check payable to YISE marked "Window raffle"or to pay by credit card, call Simi Franco in the YISE office at 301-593-4465 x403. Questions?

SAVE THE DATE: Shabbos, April 18: Scholar-in-Residence – Rabbi Yeshaya Steinberger: Senior Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivat HaKotel; Founder and Head, Ziv HaTorah Institute; District Rabbi, Ramat Sharet, Ramat Danya and Holyland Hills; Lecturer in Jewish Philosophy, Michalah & Herzog-Lifshitz Teacher's College.

* After 8:45 Main Minyan Shacharis (~11:00): Yom Haatzmaut – History, Halacha and Hashkafa – Kiddush follows.

* One hour before Mincha (6:10): Rav Ovadiah Yosef ZT"L: The Lithuanian Sephardi Gadol

* Between Mincha / Maariv: Rambam on Pirkei Avot: The Ultimate Principle of Faith – Trusting the Sinaic Tradition

Annual Yom HaShoah Program – Sunday, April 19, 7:30 PM at YISE. Mr. Isaac Gendelman, who survived during the Holocaust in the woods near his town of Rokitno, Poland, will be the featured speaker. Mincha at 7:10 and Maariv to follow program. Children in grades 5 and older are encouraged to attend.

The Fifth Annual Siyum Tanach in Memory of Rav Anemer ZT"L will be held at a Shalosh Seudos on Shabbos, April 25, Parshas Tazria-Metzorah. Thank you to everyone for signing up. All of the sections have been claimed.

How to Pray with Kavannah and Serve Hashem with Simcha – A lunch and workshop at YISE. Sunday, May 17, 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. Hear from Rabbi Rosenbaum, Rabbi Menachem Goldberger from Baltimore, Rabbi Yehuda Shinensky, Mrs.Sharon Freundel, Shlomo Gaisin and Mrs. Laurie Glogower on practical steps to more meaningful prayer. $5 per person. Send check to Simi Franco at YISE office to reserve your place. Contact Stuart Rosenthal at 301-980-9557 with questions.

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

Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill – YISE's Chesed Committee has a program to help members undergoing serious medical crises. If you or someone you know needs help with meals, carpools, childcare, etc., or to volunteer, please contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517, . If you are unable to cook a meal or help out, but would like to make a donation to Helping Hands Across Kemp Mill, please contact Simi Franco in the office.

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.

Do the Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim! Visit people in Kemp Mill who would greatly appreciate it. Community Service credit may be earned as well. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman at

The Haimish Kiddush Group was created in 2010 to ensure that there will be a kiddush following the 8:45 Minyan every Shabbos. The Group would like to invite you to join us in 2015. The cost to become a member is $100. You can also choose to be set up with automatic renewal that will charge you each year for the Haimish Kiddush Group. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please contact Raph Ginsburg at

The 8:45 Main Minyan L'Chaim Group was created to provide a L'Chaim every Shabbos there is a Haimish Kiddush and is financially and operationally separate from the Haimish Kiddush. We are seeking additional sponsors. When making a pledge, please ensure that your donation is designated for the L'Chaim Group. Contact Abe Zwany at to join.

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM in the room behind the Balcony – will resume on April 19.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – will resume on April 14.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings. For more details, please contact

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Haftoros Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the small Beis Medrash – will resume on April 15.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the small Beis Medrash – will resume on April 15.

* Rabbi Silver's Halacha Shiur for Men, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM, in the Social Hall, part of the Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah.We will be discussing "Halachos of Berachos" – will resume on April 14.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM- will resume on April 19.

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

* The Golden Network's Torah Hour with breakfast and learning, Tuesday mornings following the 8:30 Shacharis, in the Arcola Social Hall. Open to men and women. For more information 301-338-4810 or – will resume on April 14.

* Bais Medrash Zichron Gedaliah – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the Social Hall; Maariv to follow – will resume on April 14.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, Wednesdays at 7:30 PM at University – will resume on April 15.

* GWCK Yesodei Hatorah, a skills-building program designed to foster Gemara proficiency, Thursdays at 8:00 PM in the small Social Hall – will resume on April 16.

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet all the Yom Tov days of Pesach at 9:15 AM sharp.

Groups will NOT meet on the 1st and 2nd days of Pesach. On the 7th and 8th days of Pesach there will be groups for 2-5 year-olds ONLY: 2-5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the balcony. Groups run 10 AM-11:15 AM. On the 8th day of Pesach, groups will run until 11:30 AM (for Yizkor). Please pick up child(ren) promptly.

Community Programs and Listings

Daf Yomi 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 regular Mincha.

Tehillim – Wednesday mornings. Contact Arleeta Lerner for details 301-649-0552.

Kemp Mill Pirchei – Will resume after Pesach.

Toastmasters' Meeting – Wednesday, April 15, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the YISE small Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator and leader. Contact Scott Schlesinger at for more information.

Shomrim Needed – Paid Shomrim needed to serve in local funeral homes. Please call Howard Katz 301-933-3033.

The Family of Henry Mitrani, Z"L, asks that contributions in his memory be made to the Talmud Torah Hadar Yosef in Yishuv Eli in Israel. Please make your check payable to the Shomrei Emunah Israel Fund (in Baltimore) and mail it to Layne & Mike Lowenstein, 6613 Amleigh Road, Baltimore, MD 21209.

Rides and Volunteers for Seniors in the Community – The Senior Connection, a non-profit organization that serves lower Montgomery County, has an urgent need for volunteers in Silver Spring to meet a great jump in demand for free escorted rides to scheduled medical appointments, help with grocery shopping and friendly visits or phone calls to share companionship. For more information: or contact Mary Murphy at 301-962-0820.

The Ultimate Kindness – Chevra Kadisha is called the ultimate good deed, Chesed Shel Emet, as the recipient cannot return the favor. The Chevra Kadisha of Greater Washington needs volunteers to conduct Taharot. Opportunities are available daily and volunteers from throughout the region are welcome. For more information or to volunteer, contact: For Women's Division – Devorah Grayson, 202-438-7060. For Men's Division: (301) 593-1193 or

Akiva Basketball Academy is Back! Akiva Basketball Academy will be held this year from June 15-19 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Wheaton High School gym. This program, for boys entering grades 5-8, will feature technique training, conditioning clinics, skill competitions, team practices, tournaments, Kosher catered lunch, and much more. Discount available for early registration through April 10. For more information:

Workplace Skills Workshops:

* Resumes, Interviewing, and Federal Jobs – Free classes for Montgomery County residents. Info and register at

Post Pesach Pointers – YISE and Beyond

Chometz may be purchased from the following stores immediately after Pesach 2015:

* All Capitol K establishments and caterers.

* National stores: B.J.'s, Costco, CVS, Food Lion, Kmart, Mars, Petco, PetSmart, Royal Farms, Rite Aid, Sam's Club, Save-A-Lot, Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Wegmans, Walgreens, Winn-Dixie

* Stores in our community: Aldi's, Brookville Market, H Mart, Harris Teeter, MOM's Organic Market, Potomac Wines and Spirits, ShopRite of White Oak, Whole Foods Market

Chometz MAY NOT be purchased from Snider's until four weeks after Pesach.

Due to possible Chometz distributed by a Jewish company, if one has an option of purchasing Chometz from other stores, it is commendable not to purchase Chometz from Giant, Safeway, and Target until four weeks after Pesach.

The Week After

Sunday, April 12 Monday, April 13 Tuesday, April 14 Wednesday, April 15 Thursday, April 16 Friday, April 17
Arcola 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30 6:15, 6:45, 7:35, 8:30 6:30, 6:55, 7:35, 8:30
University 8:00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sephardi 7:30 6:15, 7:10 6:20, 7:15 6:20, 7:15 6:15, 7:10 6:20, 7:15

Mincha /Maariv
Arcola 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 See Shabbos schedule
University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Halachic Times (week of Pesach): Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 5:54 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:53 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:44 PM

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis & Tefillin: 5:42 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:47 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:43 PM

Next Shabbos (after Pesach)

April 17-18, 2015 – 29 Nissan 5775

Parshas Shemini – Mevorchim HaChodesh

Light Candles by 7:29 – Havdalah 8:30

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:29, and not before 6:24

* Mincha:

Arcola: 6:30, 7:30 University: 7:15 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Arcola: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 University: 8:30 Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Arcola: 2:30, 5:00, 7:25 University: 7:25 Sephardi: 7:10 Nusach Sefard: 7:25

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:30

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, April 18 Scholar-in-Residence – Rabbi Yeshaya Steinberger

Sunday, April 19 Annual Yom HaShoah Program

Shabbos, April 25 Fifth Annual Siyum Tanach in Memory of Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer ZT"L

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, April 15 at 12 Noon.

Submit items for the Shabbos Shorts to:

Office Phone: 301-593-4465 Office Fax: 301-593-2330

Eruv line: 301-593-5561 E-Mail:


The office will be closed for Chol Hamoed Pesach.

Office staff expects to check e-mail and phone messages for urgent issues.

Office Hours (week after Pesach):

Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Michael Shimoff – President

Rabbi Binyamin Silver – Asst. Rabbi Maurie Rosenberg – Executive Director