Pesach – March 30 – April 7, 2018

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Shabbos Shorts

March 30 – April 7, 2018 – 15-22 Nissan 5778 – Pesach

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Harriet and Ernie Brodsky in loving memory of Harriet's mother, Mary Hytken Dumont, Malka bas Hershel Leib, on her 5th Yahrzeit

Mazal Tov

* Arleeta & Rabbi Ivan Lerner on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazal Tov to parents Tamar & Rabbi Michoel Lerner of Kiryat Sefer. Mazal Tov to grandparents Ilene & Henry Miller of Pisgat Zeev and great-grandmother Dena Lerner Gerber of Baltimore.

Pesach Schedule

Erev Yom Tov – Friday Night – March 30:

* Light Candles by 7:11

* Mincha: 7:15

* Seder starts after: 8:10

1st Day – Yom Tov – Shabbos – March 31:

* Shacharis:

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

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 5:00, 7:10 Sephardi: 3:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:10

* Light Candles after: 8:12

2nd Day – Yom Tov – Sunday – April 1:

* Shacharis:

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

* Mincha: 7:15

* Yom Tov ends: 8:13

Chol Hamoed

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday – April 2/3/4:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 6:10, 6:30, 7:35, 8:45 Sephardi: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 7:20 Sephardi: 7:15

Erev Yom Tov – Thursday – April 5:

Remember to make an Eruv Tavshilin.

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 6:10, 6:30, 7:35, 8:45 Sephardi: 7:00

* Light Candles by 7:17, and not before 6:16

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:30, 7:20 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

7th Day – Yom Tov – Friday – April 6:

* Shacharis:

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

* Light Candles by 7:18, and not before 6:17

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:30, 7:20 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

8th Day – Yom Tov – Shabbos – April 7:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 6:45, 8:00, 8:45 Youth: 9:15 Sephardi: 8:15 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

Yizkor at 8:45 Minyan no earlier than 10:30

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 5:00, 7:15 Sephardi: 3:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:15

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:19

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

Divrei Torah:

* 1st Day – 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 2nd Day – Youth Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 2nd Day – 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Barry Greengart

* 2nd Day – after Mincha Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg

* 7th Day – Sephardi Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 7th Day – 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Amram Hes

* 7th Day – 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Hillel Shaps

* 8th Day – 8:45 Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8th Day – 8:00 Minyan Rabbi Josh Blaustein

* 8th Day – after Mincha Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, lower lobby, 8th day

* Rabbi Levy – Shiur at 7:15 PM, Large Beis Medrash, 1st day

* Rabbi Levy – Shiur at 7:45 PM, Large Beis Medrash, 8th day

Weekday Shiurim

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self- improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash – will resume April 15.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM, in the room behind the Balcony will resume April 10.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash will resume April 10. For more details, please contact

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

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the room behind the Balcony will resume April 11.

* Rabbi Silver's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women, a mix of Halacha and Aggada. Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM, will resume April 17. For more details, please contact

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings. Bagel brunch at 9:30 AM followed by classes from 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM will resume April 15.

* Rabbi Levy's Amud Yomi Shiur, Sunday 6:25 AM- 7:25 AM and Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM in the Beis Medrash.

* The Golden Network Presents:

* Rabbi Barry Greengart's Shiur on Daily Halachos for Men and Women, Tuesday mornings 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM will resume April 10.

* Rabbi Raphael Malka's Mishnah Class for Men, Tuesday mornings, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM will resume April 10.

* For more information: 301-732-1773 or

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women: 613? We Can Appreciate Every One of Them! Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash will resume April 10.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Maseches Bava Basra, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the Social Hall will resume after Pesach.

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for Men and Women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sundays, 8:00 PM, in the Social Hall will resume April 15.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM at YISE will resume Monday, April 16. For more information, please contact Rabbi Yonatan Zakem at or 513-313-4899.

The Eighth Annual Siyum Tanach in Memory of Rav Anemer ZT"L

The Siyum will take place on Shabbos Tazria-Metzora, April 21.

About 60% of the sections of Tanach have been claimed. We need YOUR help to finish the rest. To register for a particular section visit or call Bob Levi at 301-593-2399.

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet on all Yom Tov days at 9:15 AM sharp in the Small Beis Medrash.

Groups will NOT meet on the 1st 2 days of Pesach.

Please join us on the 7th and 8th days of Pesach for groups: 2-5 year-olds 9:30 AM – end of 8:45 minyan in the youth room 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.

Lag Ba'Omer Climbing & Bonfire – Thursday May 3, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring. $34 per person. RSVP to with names & birth dates and pay YISE by check by Wednesday, April 18.

Chometz after Pesach

Chometz may be purchased from the following stores immediately after Pesach 2018:

* All Capitol K establishments and caterers.

* National stores: Aldi, BJ's, Costco, CVS, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Kmart, Petco, PetSmart, Rite Aid, Royal Farms, Save-A-Lot, Sam's Club, Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Walmart, Wegmans, Whole Foods Market, Winn-Dixie

* Stores in our community: H Mart, MOM's Organic Market, ShopRite of White Oak

Chometz may only be purchased from Snider's beginning 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.

Save the date! Sunday, June 10

YISE Annual Banquet

Honoring: Miriam & Steven Friedman.

Community Service Award: Carol & Tuvia Lazar.

Youth Honorees: Edan Friedman, Talya Miller & Noach Solomson.

We look forward to seeing you there!

YISE Programs and Listings

Erev Pesach Siyumim were sponsored by were sponsored by an anonymous donor.

Yom HaShoah v'Hagvurah Program featuring Magda Weisz Rosenbaum. Sunday, April 15, 7:30 PM at KMS. Mincha at 7:10 PM, Maariv after the program. Co-sponsored by YISE, KMS, Berman Hebrew Academy and Yeshiva of Greater Washington. Sign language interpreter available, sponsored by Sulam, Inc. If interested, please notify Debbie Katz at by Thursday, March 29

Making Tough Medical Decisions. Make more confident health decisions by learning what you need to know from your health practitioner to assess risks and benefits. Learn what halacha says about "elective" and high-stakes procedures. Listen to dialogue between Dr. Theo Heller, experienced gastroenterologist and researcher, and Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman, a specialist in Jewish law and senior lecturer with Greater Washington Community Kollel. Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, YISE, KMS, GWCK, SSJC, SEHC, Ohr Hatorah & Chabad of Silver Spring. Sunday, April 22, 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM, in the YISE Small Social Hall.

Global Good Deeds Day – Sunday, April 29: Do a mitzvah! Join in a park cleanup, any time between 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM! Meet at the steps near CVS in the Kemp Mill Park (Kemp Mill Shopping Center). Bags, gloves, and t-shirts will be distributed. Upper School students can receive community service hours. Great for all ages! Good Deeds Day 2018 is produced in partnership with The Jewish Federation's Jconnect; our Park Cleanup project is organized by YISE, KMS, Berman Hebrew Academy and NCSY in conjunction with Montgomery Parks. Register at or just show up. Volunteers needed to hand out t-shirts, gloves, and bags. For more information, contact: Miriam Friedman at

Camp Shomrai is back for another great summer! 7-week program Monday, June 25th – Friday, August 10th. Preschool 2-year-old through Kindergarten 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Shomrai Preschool. NEW THIS YEAR boys & girls entering 1st through 6th grade 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM at YGW Girls High School with Rabbi Moshe Mittelman and Mrs. Esther Leigh. Register online at For more information contact Sarah Dollman at

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.

Membership Directory – The 2018 YISE Membership Directory will be updated soon. Send updated information to

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.

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

Community Programs and Listings

Mazal Tov to former member Susy & Emile Berk on the birth of a son. The Bris took place Friday, March 30, in Elizabeth, NJ.

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 Mincha.

Learn Mishnah Brurah Hilchos Shabbos in 18 Months – Shiur for men with Rabbi Eli Reingold. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 – 8:45 PM at the Boys Yeshiva. Questions? Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Kollel Dirshu Silver Spring is learning Maseches Nedarim. Learn in the morning (5:45 AM – 6:30 AM) or in the evening (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM) at the Boys Yeshiva. For more information, please contact Rabbi Eli Reingold at 301-996-5910 or Ranon Cortell at 240-277-2730.

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, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

The Value of Modesty – Rabbi Levy's Shiur for women, based on text by Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus ZT"L. Alternate Sundays, 7:00 PM, 609 Hyde Road.

Silver Spring Gemachim – For a complete list:

Chol Hamoed Pesach Learning – A special community program sponsored by the Yeshiva of Greater Washington-Tiferes Gedaliah. Open for all boys and men of the community, April 2 – 5, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at YGW Boys Campus, 1216 Arcola Avenue. Breakfast in the cafeteria & learning in the Foxman Bais Medrash. Shacharis 7:30 AM, Breakfast 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM, Chavrusa learning until 10:15 AM, Shiur 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM. Monday – Rabbi Eli Reingold, Tuesday- Rabbi Elyakim Milikowsky, Wednesday – Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky, Thursday – Rabbi Michoel Frank. Questions? Contact Rabbi Amram Hes at 240-475-9581 or

Rabbi Marvin Goldman's Shiur at University Towers – will resume after Pesach.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – Wednesday, April 11, 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 Laura Warshawsky at for more information.

Free 50+ Employment Expo – Monday, April 16, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. For more information, go to

"On The Same Page" – a community-wide learning project! Join the movement and study an Amud (Page) of Gemara each week with others across the community! Learning options that fit YOUR lifestyle: weekly classes in a location near you, weekly audio/video lectures and illuminating insights on the Amud delivered directly into your inbox, and more! Beginning Maseches Rosh Hashana Sunday, April 22. For more information or to register visit

Considering Buying a Home in Israel? Top 10 Things to Know, presented by Gedaliah Borvick – Sunday evening, April 22 at 8:15 pm at YISE in the Small Social Hall. For more info:

Personal Safety During the Tahara – Caring for the Living While Caring for the Departed – Men's Chevra Kadisha of Greater Washington presents a free training session. Open to the entire Jewish Community. Taught by Ms. Ellie Barbarash, MS, CPEA. Sunday, April 29, 9:30 AM to Noon at KMS. Learn the risks of injury, infection and disease attendant to performing a Tahara and learn how to protect yourself against the risks. Note: This training will not cover when or how to perform a Tahara. Reservations requested but not required. If you plan to attend or if you have any questions, contact

Zichron Menachem Hair Drive -MJBHA will be sponsoring the annual hair donation drive on Thursday, May 3, Lag Ba'omer, at Style Salon and again the day after Shavuos, Tuesday, May 22, at Progressions Salon. All cuts are free and each donor receives a special gift from the coordinator and a certificate from Zichron Menachem. To sign up, email with "hair" in the Subject line. Nancy Mehlman will contact you to set up an appointment on your preferred day and time.

The Week Ahead

Sunday April 8 Monday April 9 Tuesday April 10 Wednesday April 11 Thursday April 12 Friday April 13
Ashkenazi 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
Sephardi 7:30 6:00 6:10 6:10 6:00 6:10

Ashkenazi 7:25 7:25 7:25 7:25 7:25 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 7:20 7:20 7:20 7:20 7:20

Halachic Times: April 1 – 7 – Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 6:00 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:57 AM, Earliest Mincha:1:44 PM

April 8 – 14 – Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 5:48 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 9:50 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:43 PM

Next Shabbos

April 13 – 14, 2018 – 29 Nissan 5778

Parshas Shemini

Light Candles by 7:25 – Havdalah 8:26

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 7:25, and not before 6:21


Ashkenazi: 6:30, 7:25 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

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, 5:00, 7:20 Sephardi: 7:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:20

* Maariv/Havdalah: 8:26

Upcoming Events

Shabbos, April 14 Aufruf of Hillel Goldschein, 8:45 Main Minyan

Sunday, April 15 Yom HaShoah v'Hagvurah Program, 7:30 PM, KMS

Shabbos, April 21 Siyum Tanach, between Mincha & Maariv

Sunday, April 22 Making Tough Medical Decisions, 10:45 AM

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, April 11 at 12:00 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:


Office Hours:

Closed Pesach

Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Sammy Franco – President

Rabbi Binyamin Silver – Asst. Rabbi Simi Franco – Office Manager