Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah/Parasha Bereshis – October 19-22, 2011

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Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah/Shabbos Bereshis

Oct. 19 – 22, 2011 – 22-24 Tishrei, 5772

Shemini Atzeres Speakers

8AM Minyan Rabbi Ranon Cortell 8:45AM Main Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum


Parashas Bereshis – 24 Tishrei, 5772 Light Candles by 6:03pm

Friday Mincha – Sephardi 6:00pm

Friday Mincha – Nusach Sefard, Arcola & University 6:05pm

Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak at the 8AM Minyan and the 8:45AM Main Minyan.

The Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard Kiddush is being sponsored by Margie & Michael Hourwitz to commemorate the 12th yahrzeit of Rabbi Hyatt's mother, Mrs. Ida Hyatt, z"l, the 3rd yahrzeit of his father, Rabbi Julius Hyatt, z"l, the 8th yahrzeit of Michael's mother, Florence Rogoff Hourwitz, z"l, and the 50th yahrzeit of his grandmother, Sara Rogoff, z"l.

The 8AM Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by “The Chevra.” The 8:45AM Main Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by “The Haimish Kiddush Group.”

Early Shabbos Mincha – Arcola 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 5:45pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard, Arcola & University 6:00pm

Shabbos Ends 7:01pm


Jessica & Jared Hershenson on the birth of a son. The Shalom Zachor will be Friday evening, 8:30pm at the Hershenson residence, 709 Horton Drive.

New Shiurim

Rabbi Rosenbaum will begin giving a class in Tehillim, Wednesday mornings at 11am, starting Oct. 26.

Beginning Oct. 30, Rabbi Rosenbaum will lead a study group for women based on the mussar (spiritual self-improvement) work "Alei Shur" by Rav Wolbe. The group will meet at YISE Sunday mornings at 9:30am. For further information contact Esti Zemelman, 301-649-4485.

Women's review of Halachos and Hashkafos of Taharas HaMishpachah, with Rebbetzin Atara Rosenbaum, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, 8 pm at YISE.

Men's Halacha review with Rabbi Rosenbaum, Nov. 21, 8 pm at YISE

YISE Nursery is collecting etrogim in their original boxes. Please think of us after Yom Tov and either drop it off at the school anytime between 7:30am and 5:30pm, or at the shul office. Thank you!

Mommy and Me Fall Session 2011 with Morah Sara Elikan! Eleven Thursdays at 9:30am. $95 or $10 per session. Torah tales and tefillah songs, music and movement, arts and crafts & books and puppets, Fun for moms and fun for ages 16 months and up. Call Lianne Heller with questions: 301-593-7365 or e-mail

HaShomer finally arrived! However, some ads were inadvertently omitted, and a few arrived after we printed the booklet. These will be included in a Shabbos Shorts insert in November, with our apologies to the persons who placed them. If your ad was left out, please send a message to, or call Simi, 301-593-4465, ext. 403.


Simchas Torah – Don't miss the Simchas Torah Family Extravaganza Thursday, Oct. 20!

Join us for exciting singing, dancing, delicious treats and a special Youth Dept. Kiddush!

Rabbi Rosenbaum will give his shiur for boys this Shabbos afternoon, one hour before Mincha.

There will be a Youth Minyan on Shemini Atzeres and Shabbos at 9:15am in the Small Social Hall. There is no Youth Minyan on Simchas Torah. There will be a Youth Minyan Kiddush this Shabbos.

There will be Youth Groups on Shemini Atzeres and Shabbos at 10:00am in the usual locations. There are no Youth Groups on Simchas Torah.


Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Wednesday night advanced Gemara shiur for men at University Blvd. resumes this Wednesday after Maariv.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara shiur for men, Tuesday and Friday mornings, Arcola Social Hall, 6:00-6:45am. The shiur covers Gemara, Rashi, and Tosfos with a look at practical halachic conclusions drawn from the sugyos. For more information contact Aaron Branda at or Rabbi Rosenbaum.

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Sunday night shiur for men in Mishna Brurah meets at his home. For more information contact

Rabbi Rosenbaum's Wednesday night Women's shiur , which meets at 8pm in the Arcola Social Hall, resumes Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Be inspired by Linas Hatzedek… Sunday mornings, 9:30am, in the Beis Medrash following the 8:45am Shacharis.

Yesodei HaTorah (Gemara Basics) resumes Thursday, November 3, at 8pm.


R' Pinchas Werner – 8:15am Shiur will resume Oct. 22.

Rabbi David Hyatt – Gemara Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan .

Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Musaf ..

Rabbi William Millen – Gemara Shiur 1 hour before Mincha.

Rabbi Yehoshua Levy – Shiur one hour before the Sephardi Mincha.

Rabbi Elchanan Adler – Shiur at Arcola between Mincha and Maariv Shabbos afternoon.

Rabbi Amram Hes – Parsha shiur meets 30 minutes before Mincha.

Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Weekly Shabbos shiur meets upstairs in the small Youth Room at 9am.
Lost – Rosh Hashana: woman's white lace beaded head covering dropped by a visitor on way to shul. If found, please call Linda Kaiser at 301.681.4366.


Women's Daytime Tehillim new day & new time, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Contact Arleeta Lerner for details, 301-649-0552.

The Franco Foundation and the High Holy Days – The Franco Foundation is an important part of our community's safety net for individuals and families unable to face emergencies and pay for basic needs. Please send your generous tax-deductible donation to the Franco Foundation c/o Allan Franco, 613 Bromley St., Silver Spring 20902. You can also refer cases to

The Annual Coat Drive continues – New and lightly worn coats you aren't using are welcome, as are hats and gloves. Unfortunately there are people who need our help. Contact Adam Bashein to arrange coat pick up. 301-943-4370 or

Help in Selecting Your Medicare Drug Plan – You have from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 to sort through your many options and act on your decision. Learn how at Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington's next eldercare program, Sunday, Oct. 23, 9:30-11:30 am., at YISE. Hilary Dalin, a director at the National Council on Aging, will speak.

Online Computer Training starts Oct. 24 – The OU will offer classes in Adobe Photoshop, Excel, PowerPoint, and Web Design. More info and register at

Networking Skills – the ABCs – Avoid job-search turn-offs and mistakes. Learn tools for creating and cultivating networking relationships in professional and social settings. Monday, Oct. 24, 6:30-8:30pm, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville. Sponsored by JSSA. More info and register (required) at The Road Back to Work – Learn how to identify your skills, market yourself to employers, and create a workable career plan. Sponsored by JCA. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10am-noon. More info at

Parshat Noach Petting Zoo – Sunday, Oct. 30, 1:30pm – 3:30pm,the Leo Bernstein Jewish Academy Presents: Parshat Noach Petting Zoo. Squeals on Wheels Petting Zoo, Reptiles Alive! reptile show, and Live Music Children's Sing Along! Rain or Shine; Refreshments for sale. $10 per child, adults free! For more information, contact 301-592-8433; email: Location: 1401 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring.

Senior Beacon 12th Annual 50+ Expo – Hold the Date, Sunday, Nov. 6, White Flint Mall, N. Bethesda. Exhibitors include: Banks & Investor Services; Estate Planners; Elderlaw Attorneys; Reverse Mortgage Specialists ; Hospitals, Physicians & Health ; Professionals; Home Care Agencies; Housing Providers & Retirement Communities; Home Improvement and Design/Build Companies; Tour Providers and Tourism Agencies; Entertainment Venues; Nonprofit Organizations ; Local/State/Federal Government Agencies… and more!

Save the Date: Sunday, Nov. 13, BCGW Breakfast – BCGW /Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington. Call 202 331-4481 for information.

A wind power bill will be introduced in the Maryland legislature this January – How might it affect the Maryland budget and your pocketbook? Andrew Gohn, Clean Energy Program Manager for the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and a lawyer specializing in environmental law, will explain how wind energy technology works, and the environmental and financial impact of harnessing offshore wind energy from Maryland's Atlantic Coast. Hear a dvar Torah related to the topic. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8 pm at the Silver Spring Jewish Center. Free, open to all, and sponsored by the Kayamut/Sustainability Circle.


Saturday, Oct. 29 – Bar Mitzvah of Chaim Hes, 8:45AM Main Minyan

Friday, Nov. 4 – Ruach Minyan, Arcola Social Hall, 5:50pm


Be Safe while Walking at Night – YISE Youth Committee now has reflective belts available for sale, at the price of $9 per belt or 3 belts for $25. To purchase your belt or for more information, contact Michael Ravin, 301-681-0233 or Program profits benefit YISE Youth Programs.


MORNING SERVICES (Oct. 23 – Oct. 29)

Univ. Arcola Sephardi (korbanot)

Sunday 8:00am 6:30/7:30/8:45am 7:30am "

Monday/Thursday 6:15am 6:45/7:35/8:30am 6:05am "

Tuesday/Wednesday 6:30am 6:55/7:35/8:30am 6:15am "

Friday (Rosh Chodesh) 6:10am 6:35/7:35/8:30am 6:00am "

Shabbos (Rosh Chodesh) 8:30am 7:00/7:00/8:00/8:45am 8:00am "

AFTERNOON SERVICES Mincha-Maariv (Oct. 23 – Oct. 27)

Sunday – Arcola & University – 6:00pm

Monday-Thursday – Arcola – 6:00pm

Monday-Thursday – University – Maariv – 7:15pm

HALACHIC TIMES (Oct. 23 – Oct. 29)

Talis & Tefillin 6:39am

Krias Sh'ma 10:08am

Mincha (Earliest) 1:23pm

Next Shabbos, October 28-29, 2011

Parashas Noach/Rosh Chodesh – 1 Cheshvan, 5772

Light Candles by 5:54pm

Friday Mincha 5:55pm

Early Shabbos Mincha 2:30pm

Shabbos Mincha – Sephardi 5:35pm

Shabbos Mincha – Nusach Sefard 5:50pm

Shabbos Mincha – Arcola & University 5:50pm

Shabbos Ends 6:52pm

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