Sukkos – September 29 – October 8, 2023

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September 29 – October 1, 2023 – 15 – 16 Tishrei 5784 – Sukkos

Friday Light Candles by 6:36 – Sunday Havdalah 7:31

October 6 – 8, 2023 – 22 – 23 Tishrei 5784 – Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah

Friday Light Candles by 6:25 – Sunday Havdalah 7:20

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored by Simi & Sammy Franco in honor of Sahra's upcoming birthday
and by Mindy & Shmuel Tolchinsky in honor of Barbara Price, whose generosity and Hachnasat Orchim know no bounds.

Sukkos Schedule

Minyan locations: B = Belonofsky Sanctuary, S = Social Hall, LBM = Large Beis Medrash, SBM = Small Beis Medrash

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 6:40 (B), 6:25 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Maariv: 7:00 (B)

* Kiddush after: 7:34

Shabbos Day:

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

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 6:35 (B), 6:30 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Maariv: 7:05 (B)

* Light Candles/Kiddush after: 7:33


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

* Mincha: 6:40 (B), 6:30 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Maariv/Yom Tov ends: 7:31

Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah Schedule

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 6:25 (B), 6:10 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Maariv: 6:55 (B)

* Kiddush after: 7:23

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis: 6:45 (B), 8:45 (B), 9:15 (S), 8:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Yizkor (8:45 Minyan) no earlier than: 10:45

* Mincha: 2:30 (B), 6:20 (B), 6:15 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Maariv: 7:10 (B)

* Hakafos: 7:30 PM (B)

* Light Candles/Kiddush after: 7:22


* Shacharis: 6:45 (B), 8:30 (B), 8:00 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Mincha: 6:25 (B), 6:20 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Maariv/Yom Tov ends: 7:20

Mazal Tov

* Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner on the birth of a great-grandson born to their grandchildren Tzippy (Berkovits) & Yehuda Simcha Lerner. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Tamar & Rabbi Michoel Lerner and Naomi & Rabbi Yitzchok Berkovits, and to great-grandmother Ilene Miller.

* Arleeta & Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner on the engagement of their granddaughter Lani Lerner, daughter of Alyson &Rabbi Daniel Lerner, to Aaron Zelig Glazer son of Chaya & Rabbi Chaim Glazer.

* Shira & Misha Shmunis on the birth of a daughter, Liat Shmunis. Mazal Tov to siblings Netanel Zev and Adina, grandparents Ofra & Mendel Alenick and Marina & Gregory Shmunis, and all of the relatives in Israel and MA.

Divrei Torah/Shiurim

First day of Sukkos

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky

* Kedushas Levi Chabura – 8:55 (S) Rabbi Postelnek

* 8:45 Main Minyan (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 9:15 Minyan (S) Rabbi Postelnek

Second day of Sukkos

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky

* 8:45 Main Minyan (B) Rabbi Postelnek

* 9:15 Minyan (S) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Shiur between Mincha and Maariv (B) Rabbi Yosef Kalinsky

Shemini Atzeres

* Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur (SBM) Rabbi Robert Shechter

* Kedushas Levi Chabura – 8:55 (S) Rabbi Postelnek

* 8:45 Main Minyan (B) Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 9:15 Minyan (S) Rabbi Postelnek

Simchas Torah

* Shiur between Mincha and Maariv (B) Rabbi Postelnek

YISE Youth Announcements

Teen Minyan – The Teen Minyan, led by Rabbi Moshe Holzer, will resume on Shabbos Bereshis, October 14.

Shabbos Groups on the first 2 days of Sukkos and on Shemini Atzeres, from 10:00 AM until Shul ends.

* Toddler Group (under 3 with a parent) – in the Toddler Room in the Lower Lobby.

* Kinder Group (3 to 5) – upstairs in the room behind the balcony.

* Boys ages 6 – 9 & Girls ages 6 – 9 meet in the Lower Lobby and walk to the Yeshiva.

* 5th and 6th grade girls – meet in the Lower Lobby and walk to the Yeshiva.

* Jr. Congregation for 4th to 6th grade boys – in The House.

For more information, contact Sharon Shimoff at

See flyers for YISE Sukkos & Simchas Torah Youth events.

Shul Announcements

* Simchas Beis HaShoeiva with Rabbi & Rebbetzin Postelnek in their backyard and Sukkah with food, music, Divrei Torah and friends! Wednesday, October 4, 8:00 PM. 11600 Fillmore Drive. See flyer for details.

* Simchas Torah Day Learning for Women – Simchas Torah morning, Sunday, October 8, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM with Mrs. Sharon Freundel and Mrs. Atara Rosenbaum. See flyer for details.

* Thank You to the YISE Sukkah Builders – YISE appreciates and thanks the following people for erecting the Shul's Sukkah: Avraham, Emunah, and Mark Livingston; Avi Kotek; and Stuart Cohen.

* New Member Meat & Greet BBQ – Join us for a delicious BBQ and welcome newcomers to our community! Food and fun for all ages! Sunday, October 22, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, at The House, 1128 Arcola Ave. RSVP at by October 16. See flyer for details.

* YISE Logo Contest – Calling all graphic designers! YISE is looking for a logo to celebrate 75 years of YISE, 1951 -2026, and 50 years in the Arcola building, 1974 – 2024. Send entries to See flyer for details.

* New Welcoming Committee! If you would like to welcome a new person or family to your Shabbos table and theYISE community, email with the subject "happy to welcome" and we will contact you for details.

* Mazal Tov on the Birth of Your Son or Daughter! YISE can help organize meals. Contact Miriam Levson at 901-481-7133 or miriamlevson@gmail.comor Rose Blynn at 410-522-8624 or Send details to

* 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. If you do not have a Helping Hands account, or if you have any questions, please contact: Melanie Karlin, 301-681-4740, or Miriam Friedman, 301-754-1517,

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

Thank you to the Shabbos Shiurim Sponsors for this Past Week:

Hashkamah Minyan Gemara Shiur – David Jaray in honor of Rabbi Grossman and all those who attend his Shiur.

2nd day 8:45 AM Minyan Drasha – Masha & Seth Katz to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Masha's father, Isaac Silberberg, Yitzchak Binim Ben David Yehuda, whose Yahrzeit is that day.

Want to sponsor a Shabbos or weekday Shiur? Please email for details. Thank you for your support.

The Week Ahead

Sunday, October 1 – Sukkos

Monday, Oct. 2 – Thursday, Oct. 5 – Chol Hamoed

Friday, Oct. 6 – Hoshanah Rabbah

Halachic Times: October 1 – 7: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:50 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:18 AM, Latest Netz: 7:10 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 10:00 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:28 PM, Earliest Shkia: 6:41 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 7:31 PM

Sunday, October 8 – Simchas Torah

Monday, October 9 – Isru Chag

Halachic Times: October 8 – 14: Latest Alos Hashachar 5:57 AM, Earliest Talis and Tefilin: 6:24 AM, Latest Netz: 7:17 AM, Latest Krias Shema: 10:03 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:26 PM, Earliest Shkia: 6:31 PM, Latest Tzeis Hacochavim 7:20 PM

Next Shabbos

October 13 – 14, 2023 – 29 Tishrei 5784

Parashas Bereshis/Mevorchim Hachodesh

Light Candles by 6:14 – Havdalah 7:12

Friday Night:

* Mincha: 6:15 (B), 6:05 (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), 6:10 (B), 6:05 (Sephardi, LBM)

* Shabbos ends/Maariv: 7:12

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline:

Wednesday, October 11, at 12 Noon

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Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum

Rabbi Yosef Postelnek – Assistant Rabbi

Josh Seidemann – President

Simi Franco – Office Manager

Josh Breitstein – Facility Manager

Weekday and Community Announcements

Upcoming Community Programs & Listings

Simchas Bais Hashoeiva – Monday, October 2, at the YGW Boys' Division, 1216 Arcola Avenue. Live music, Rita's truck, cotton candy. 8:30 PM dancing, 9:45 Divrei Torah from Rabbi Merkin, followed by Maariv.

Yad Yehuda Yomim Nora'im Appeal – Yad Yehuda expects to spend over $120,000 to assist hundreds of individuals across our community from Rosh Hashanah to Sukkot. We will provide food, financial help, lulav/etrog sets, and more, in a dignified and confidential manner to ensure that our neighbors in need can enjoy the holidays free from financial strain. Please give generously! Donate online at

Kemp Mill Toastmasters Fall Contest – The Table Topics and Evaluation contest will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM in the YISE Social Hall. See what Toastmasters is all about and find out how you can become a more confident communicator. Contact Manasseh Katz at for more information.

Four Kabbalistic Secrets for Enduring Relationships in a Modern World – Join the Mikvah Emunah Society as we welcome renowned speaker Rivka Slonim to speak to the women of our community on Wednesday, October 18, at 8:00 PM at Chabad of Silver Spring. This event is part of the Robin Niman Mikvah Education Fund and is free to attend, but RSVPs are required and sponsorships are welcomed. For more details, visit and click on "Events". Questions? Email

Dirshu – Join Kollel Dirshu of Silver Spring, now studying Maseches Bava Basra, at YGW. Daily morning shiur by Rabbi Eli Reingold at 5:45 AM and evening shiur by Ranon Cortell and Pinchas Werner at 9:00 PM. Chavrusas also available during these times. For more info. and to join our program, contact Hirsh Komarow 301-633-6262 or

Lisa Landy Memorial Fund – Lisa devoted the better part of the last three decades teaching pre-schoolers in Jewish schools in the Washington, DC area. Lisa was a staunch advocate of the Reggio Emilia teaching approach, which encourages students to direct their own learning and fosters their independent thinking and self-confidence. The Lisa Landy Memorial Fund was established to train teachers in local Jewish schools in the Reggio method. To make a taxdeductible donation or for more information, contact Eli Landy at 301-401-9475 or

Recurring Community Programs & Listings

Join the Buddy Network – Do you live alone and want a buddy? Do you want to volunteer to be a buddy? Have a buddy check in during extreme weather or power outages. Make sure you have the basic necessities when you can't get out. Register at For more info. call 301-732-1773 or email

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 10:00 AM at the home of Mrs. Aviva Werner, 815 Lamberton Drive. For more information, email or call 773-219-5397.

Pirkei Avos: Ethics for Everyday Living – presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps on Zoom. Wednesdays, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. For Zoom info and registration go to

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.

TGN Program: Siddur Class – In-Depth Analysis of the Siddur with Mrs. Esther Dziadek, Wednesday mornings, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, on Zoom B. For more information, call 301-732-1773 or email

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

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 at the YGW Boys' Campus. Weekdays also online via a WebEx video conference. Anyone interested may email Judd Lifschitz at to be added to the invite list. Sunday 8:30 AM, Monday – Thursday 8:45 PM. Shabbos 1-1/2 hours before the latest YISE Mincha.

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:

Weekday Shiurim

Options for in-person and remote learning are listed below. For the latest list and times, go to:

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Mussar Study Group for Women (spiritual self-improvement), Sundays at 9:30 AM, Zoom A, will resume on Sunday, October 22.

* 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 resume on Monday, October 9.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Gemara Shiur for Men, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 AM, Zoom A, will resume on Tuesday, October 10.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, now learning Sefer Iyov, Zoom A, will resume onWednesday, October 11.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Women's Navi Shiur, now learning Sefer Shmuel, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, Zoom A, will resume on Wednesday, October 11.

* GWCK Sunday Kollel Brunch and Learn for Men – Sunday mornings, 9:30 AM breakfast, 9:45 AM, will resume on Sunday, October 15.

* Rabbi Tuvia Grauman – Rabbi Hyatt's Gemara Shiur, Sundays at 10:00 AM, Zoom C, will resume on Sunday, October 15.

* 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, will resume on Monday, October 16.

* Wednesdays: Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman – Reading Responsa – Zoom E, will resume on Wednesday, October 18.

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

* For Women: Mondays: Mrs. Sara Malka Winter – Parsha Journeys – Zoom D, will resume after Sukkos.

* SCP (Semichas Chaver Program) – Tuesdays at 8:45 PM at YISE. Presented by Rabbi Hillel Shaps. Register at For more information please contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps: New semester begins Tuesday, October 24. See flyer for details.

* Rabbi Yehoshua Levy's Gemara Shiur, Masechet Chulin, Sunday 7:35 AM – 8:22 AM, Monday through Friday, 6:35 AM – 7:22 AM, in the Franco Beit Midrash.

* Chavrusa Learning – Monday nights in the Social Hall, 8:30 PM – 9:30 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, "Profits from the Prophets", in-person in the Small Beis Medrash and on Zoom G.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning the 7th Perek of Maseches Bava Metzia. Wednesday evenings, schedule to be determined, 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, password 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, password 161699

Thank you to the Weekday 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 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 Navi Shiur – Diana & Leonard Ruchelman for the Yahrzeit of Leonard's mother, Sarah Feiga Bas Avraham, on the 14th of Tishrei.

Want to sponsor a Shabbos or weekday Shiur? Please email for details. Thank you for your support.