Sukkos/Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah/Bereshis – October 4-14, 2017

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Young Israel Shomrai Emunah – Sukkos Shorts

October 4-14, 2017 – 15-24 Tishrei 5778

Sukkos / Shemini Atzeres / Simchas Torah / Shabbos Bereshis

The Shabbos Shorts is sponsored this week by Rochelle Dimont, Sahra & Yale Ginsburg and family in commemoration of the 29th Yahrzeit, on the 9th of Tishrei, of Harav Avraham Mordechai Ben Harav Shmuel Elchanan (Al Dimont).

Mazal Tov

* Marion & Bernie Muller on the birth of a granddaughter, Noya Ruth, born to their children Tova & Rafi Muller of Migdal HaEmeq. Mazal Tov to the extended Muller and Sackett families

* Gloria & Arnie Sherman and Sharon & Aaron Weinberg on the birth of a granddaughter, Ayelet Tamar, to their children, Dahlia & Yoni Weinberg of Sharon, MA, and Mazal Tov to the big sisters, Yardena and Merav, and to all the aunts, uncles and cousins.


* Yitzchak Stokes on this passing of his wife, Ruth Rochel Stokes. The funeral and Shiva were held before Sukkos.

Sukkos Schedule

Erev Sukkos, Wednesday, October 4:

* Eruv Tavshilin

* Light Candles by 6:27

* Mincha: 6:30

* Maariv: 7:00 (Sephardi: following Mincha)

* Kiddush after 7:26

First Day Sukkos, Thursday, October 5:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45

Sephardi: 8:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 – Rabbi Silver

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:30

Sephardi: 6:25 Nusach Sefard: 6:30

* Maariv: 6:55 (Sephardi: following Mincha)

* Light Candles / Kiddush after 7:24 (No preparations shall be done before this time.)

Second Day Sukkos, Friday, October 6:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45

Sephardi: 8:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Divrei Torah:

* Sephardi – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:45 – Rabbi Silver

* 8:00 – Rabbi Josh Blaustein

* Light Candles by 6:24

* Mincha/Maariv:

Ashkenazi: 6:25

Sephardi: 6:20 Nusach Sefard: 6:25

Shabbos Chol Hamoed Sukkos, October 7:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 6:45, 8:00, 8:45

Sephardi: 8:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Divrei Torah:

* Youth – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 6:20

Sephardi: 6:15 Nusach Sefard: 6:20

* Shiur: Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold

* Maariv/Havdalah: 7:21

Chol Hamoed Sukkos, Sunday, October 8:

* Shacharis: 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 (Sephardi 7:30)

* Mincha/Maariv: 6:25 (Sephardi 6:20)

Chol Hamoed Sukkos, Monday, October 9:

* Shacharis: 6:10, 6:25, 7:35, 8:45 (Sephardi 7:00)

* Mincha/Maariv: 6:25 (Sephardi 6:20)

Chol Hamoed Sukkos, Tuesday, October 10:

* Shacharis: 6:10, 6:25, 7:35, 8:45 (Sephardi 7:00)

* Mincha/Maariv: 6:25 (Sephardi 6:20)

Hoshanah Rabbah, Wednesday, October 11:

* Shacharis: 5:55, 6:10, 7:00, 8:45 (Sephardi 6:40)

* Eruv Tavshilin

* Light Candles by 6:16

* Mincha: 6:20 (Nusach Sephard: followed by Maariv with Hakafos)

* Maariv: 6:50 (Sephardi: following Mincha)

* Kiddush after 7:15

Shemini Atzeres, Thursday, October 12:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45

Sephardi: 8:00 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Yizkor – not before 10:30

* Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 – Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 – Rabbi Silver

* Mincha: 6:20 (Sephardi 6:10 followed by Hakafos)

* Maariv: 7:05

* Light Candles/ Kiddush after 7:14 (No preparations shall be done before this time.)

* Hakafos: 7:25

Simchas Torah, Friday, October 13:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 6:45, 8:30

Sephardi: 7:30 Nusach Sefard: N/A

Shabbos Bereshis Schedule

Mevorchim Hachodesh

Friday Night, October 13:

* Light Candles by 6:14

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:15

Sephardi: 6:10 Nusach Sefard: 6:15

Shabbos Day, October 14:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15

Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 6:10

Sephardi: 5:50 Nusach Sefard: 6:10

* Maariv/Havdalah: 7:11

Divrei Torah:

* 8:45 Minyan Rabbi Rosenbaum

* 8:00 and 9:15 Minyanim Rabbi Silver

Kiddush Sponsors:

* Hashkamah/Nusach Sefard – "The Group"

* Sephardi Minyan – Shani & Zohar Goldstein in honor of their new baby girl.

* 8:45 Main Minyan – "The Haimish Kiddush Group"

* 9:15 Minyan – "The 9:15 Group"

Shabbos Shiurim:

* Mrs. Yocheved Arzouan – Shiur at 9:00 AM, Rabbi's Study.

* Rabbi David Hyatt – Shiur after Hashkamah Minyan, behind the balcony.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan – Shiur after Sephardi Shacharit.

* Rabbi Silver – Shiur after Mincha.

YISE Programs and Listings

High Holiday Planning:

* Hospitality – Once again it is our privilege to help bring people together for Yom Tov. We are recruiting both guests and hosts to participate in our YISE Sukkos Hospitality program. Please sign up as a guest or host by contacting

* Simchas Bais Hashoeiva Estee & Rabbi Silver invite the community to their home 532 Ridgewell Way, Motzei Shabbos staring at 9:30 PM. Enhance your Yom Tov with singing, music, light refreshments, and Divrei Torah!

* YISE Women's Learning Initiative presents Simchas Torah morning learning for women, Friday, October 13, 10:15 AM -11:00 AM in the Belonofsky Sanctuary. Speakers are Mrs. Atara Rosenbaum, "We Will Offer the Words of Our Lips: The Connection Between Korbanos and Tefilah," and Mrs. Sharon Freundel, "Parshat Bereishit: A Fresh Look at the Serpent Story." For more information, contact Judy Rosenthal at 301-754-0470 or

* Simchas Torah Kiddushes – Sponsors will enhance our Kiddushes and will be listed on the tables. To become a sponsor please contact Simi in the Shul office, Volunteers are needed for setup, serving and cleanup at the Simchas Torah night and morning Kiddushes. Volunteers are needed starting at 7:00 PM Thursday night and 11:00 AM Friday morning. If you can help, please contact: Barbara Price at or 301-332-8181 or Josh Breitstein at or 301-346-7838.

Thank You:

* To the volunteers who helped set up the rooms for the various holiday services before Rosh Hashanah and clean up after Yom Kippur: Art Boyars, Mitch Carl, Sammy Franco, Simi Franco, Edan Friedman, Merav Friedman, Miriam Friedman, Steve Friedman, Fred Glogower, Chana Sara Grossman, Yosef Hakim of the Services Squad, Meir Katz, Seth Katz, LCDR Eric Kinzbrunner, Gabriella Linfield, Nechama Linfield, Tzivia Linfield, David Marwick, Jules Meisler, Ovadiah Prigal, Tzippi & Jason Rosenblatt, Jerry Rottenberg, Yitz Stokes. And a special thank you to 3 year old Simcha Grossman who carried dozens of books to the shelves one-by-one at a time and was very proud of the work he was doing.

* To the following people for erecting the Shul's Sukkah: Ira Brandriss, Jonathan Fine, Daniel Ginsburg, Avi Kotek and children, Mark Livingston, Yitz Sandberg with Elana and Tzvi, and Stuart Cohen.

Living the Way You Want to Live as You Age – Learn pros and cons of staying in your home vs. moving to one of many local retirement community options; learn local service options available, whether or not you move; appreciate how to choose a program, facility, or service provider; get information on costs; gain insights on Jewish view on growing old and its challenges. Introduction by Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum. Speakers: Stuart Rosenthal, Publisher, The Beacon, and past Chair of MD Commission on Aging, and Alan Dubow, President, Nat'l Assoc. of Retirement Counselors. Sponsors: Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, YISE, KMS, SSJC, SEHC, Ohr Hatorah, and Chabad of Silver Spring. Sunday, October 22, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. YISE Social Hall.

Spaghetti Night – Sunday, October 22, 5:30 PM, Social Hall. Meat sauce; veggie option upon request. $7 per adult, $3 per child (ages 2-8). RSVP Required by October 17 at Contact with questions.

SAVE THE DATE: Tech Cafe – Sunday, November 19, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more information, contact Miriam Friedman at

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

YISE Youth Announcements

The Youth Minyan will meet the first two days of Sukkos, Shabbos Chol Hamoed, and Shemini Atzeres at 9:15 AM sharp in the Large Social Hall. On Shabbos Bereshis they will meet at 9:15 AM in the Small Beis Medrash.

Please join us for groups on the first two days of Sukkos, Shabbos Chol Hamoed, Shemini Atzeres and Shabbos Bereshis: 2-5 year-olds meet in the youth room behind the Balcony; Girls 1st-4th grade gather in the main lobby and Boys 1st-4th grade gather outside the Social Hall and walk to the Yeshiva. Early care for 2-5 year-olds runs from 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Groups for all ages run 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Please pick up child(ren) promptly at the Sukkah.

The YISE Youth Annual Sukkah Hop – Please join YISE Youth on the first day of Sukkos, Thursday, October 5 from 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM for children grades K-6th. Meet in the YISE Lower Lobby at 4:25 PM (weather permitting). Children younger than K can feel free to join with an adult present. For more info contact

Save the Dates:

* October 12/13: Simchas Torah Candy and Flags

* October 22: Parshas Noach Petting Zoo

* October 28: Parshas Lech Lecha Warring Kings Chess and Checkers Night

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 October 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 on October 17.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Halacha Chabura for Men, Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash. For more details, please contact will resume on October 17.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Nach Shiur, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, in the Small Beis Medrash – will resume on October 18.

* Rabbi Rosenbaum's Chumash Shiur for Women, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, in the room behind the Balcony – will resume on October 18.

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

* 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 on October 22.

* 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.

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

* For more information: 301-732-1773 or

* Rabbi Yitzchak Scher's Shiur for Men and Women on. Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash – will resume on October 17.

* Rabbi Moshe Arzouan's Advanced Gemara Shiur for Men, learning Meseches Bava Basra, Wednesdays at 7:50 PM in the Social Hall – will resume on October 25.

* Rabbi Yonatan Zakem's Shiur for Men and Women, Pearls of Prayer, exploring the depth and meaning of our daily prayers. Sundays, 7:45 PM, in the Small Beis Medrash – will resume on October 22.

* GWCK presents CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai) – 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM at YISE. For more information, please contact Rabbi Yonatan Zakem at or 513-313-4899 – will resume on Monday, October 23.

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.

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

Kollel Dirshu Silver Spring is learning Maseches Kesuvos. 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:

Pirkei Avos Shiur at University Towers – will resume after Sukkos

Kemp Mill Pirchei – will resume on Shabbos, October 21, Parsha Noach.

Kemp Mill Toastmasters – The next meeting will be on Wednesday October 18, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the YISE Small Social Hall.

Women's Sukkos Kumzits! Bring your beautiful voices, inspirational stories and instruments. Sunday night, October 8 at 9:00 PM. Led by Dahlia Topolosky in the Sukkah of Nancy Mehlman, 925 Grays Lane. This event is for women and girls of all ages.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk – Six week parent workshop starts on Sunday, October 22. $100/person, $120/couple, all books included. To register, contact or 301-754-0470.

Yom Tov Appeals Sustain Community Safety Nets – Two Kemp-Mill-based foundations need your tax-deductible donations to meet increasing Yom Tov aid requests.

* Tomchei Shabbos of Greater Washington currently assists over 225 individuals with the extra Shabbos and Yom Tov expenses. Your contribution will directly provide the extra help these individuals need for the upcoming Yomim Tovim and will enable them to celebrate with their families with the same Simchas Yom Tov that we expect in our homes. To learn more or to make a donation, please visit

* The Franco Foundation needs your tax-deductible donations to meet increasing Yom Tov aid requests. The Foundation helps with essentials, like rent, mortgage, and utilities; mail to Allan Franco, 613 Bromley Street, or through Paypal with

Food Drive for Capital Kosher Pantry of Yad Yehuda – Donations to the CKP of Kosher, shelf stable food in sealed, non-breakable containers help many in our community. Donations are welcome anytime, but are particularly meaningful during this Yom Tov season.

BCGW Annual Hope and Healing Gala – Sunday, October 29 at 10:00 AM at Beth Sholom Congregation. Show your support for the organization that helps community members in their time of need and pay tribute to our exceptional volunteers. To register, visit

The Week Ahead

Sunday, October 15 Monday, October 16 Tuesday, October 17 Wednesday, October 18 Thursday, October 19 Fri., October 20 – Rosh Chodesh
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 6:10, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30
Sephardi 7:30 6:10 6:15 6:15 6:10 6:05

Ashkenazi 6:10 6:10 6:10 6:10 6:10 See Shabbos schedule
Sephardi 6:05 6:05 6:05 6:05 6:05

Halachic Times: Earliest Talis and Tefillin: 6:31 AM, Latest Krias Shma: 10:05 AM, Earliest Mincha: 1:24 PM

Next Shabbos

October 20-21, 2017 – 1 Cheshvan 5778

Parshas Noach / Rosh Chodesh

Light Candles by 6:04 – Havdalah 7:01

Friday Night:

* Light Candles by 6:04

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 6:05

Sephardi: 6:00 Nusach Sefard: 6:05

Shabbos Day:

* Shacharis:

Ashkenazi: 7:00, 8:00, 8:45, 9:15

Sephardi: 7:45 Nusach Sefard: 7:00

* Mincha:

Ashkenazi: 2:30, 6:00

Sephardi: 5:40 Nusach Sefard: 6:00

* Maariv/Havdalah: 7:01

Upcoming Events

Tuesday October 17 YISE Board Meeting, 7:45 PM

Wednesday, October 18 Senior Lunch, 12:00 Noon, Social Hall

Speaker: Sheldon Lehner "Ellis Island" Shabbos, October 21 Bar Mitzvah of Shimon Hes

Sunday, October 22 Spaghetti Night, 5:30 PM, Social Hall

Sunday November 12 "Superhero" Community Blood Drive, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Social Hall

Next Shabbos Shorts Deadline: Wednesday, October 18 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:

Monday (10/9) and Tuesday (10/10) 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Wednesday (10/11) 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Thursday (10/12) and Friday (10/13) – Closed

Monday through Thursday (10/16 – 10/19) 9:00 AM-5:00 PM,

Friday (10/20) 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum Sammy Franco – President

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