Shomrei Emunah Weekly Bulletin
January 12, 2013 1 of Shevat 5773 Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Parshas Va’eira Vol. 3 No. 16
CONGREGATION SHOMREI EMUNAH 6221 GREENSPRING AVENUE BALTIMORE, MD 21209 410-358-8604 FAX 410-358-0664
RABBI BINYAMIN MARWICK, RABBI RABBI DR. TZVI HERSH WEINREB, RABBI EMERITUS RABBI BENJAMIN BAK, ,זצ׳לRABBI EMERITUS (1972-1989)
Message from the President Shul Notes
I am pleased to share with you that I am a participant of the “Presidents’ Circle”, a
• BLOOD DRIVE! The Ner Tamid – Shomrei Emunah
coaching forum geared to leaders of various Jewish communal organizations. This
opportunity is facilitated by Debs Weinberg, the Executive Director of Acharai: The blood drive will be held this Sunday January 13,
Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute, and Beth Gansky. During our 2013, from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM in the main
monthly meetings, we are given the opportunity to bounce ideas off each other, share auditorium at Ner Tamid. Please contact Stefanie
current challenges and offer advice to one another. This experience continues to be both Olson at 410-653-9793 to schedule your life-saving
enlightening to me and meaningful support as well. I leave these experiences reflecting donation.
and feeling how lucky we are to be part of a vibrant and special Kehillah. • Aliyos If you have a Bar Mitzvah or Aufruf coming
I also want to highlight two of our committees that are steadfast in their involvement and up, please contact David Bienenstock at
commitment to our Shul. Zeidy12@aol.com to arrange your Aliyos.
• The membership • Message From The Chessed Committee: Meals are
committee which is led needed for a family of three. Please sign up at the
by Simcha Kossman, following link to make a meal: http://
Yaakov Spatz and Avi www.TakeThemAMeal.com/meals.php?t=NHYU1159
Zuckerbrod. Their role is or contact Rochel Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
to encourage those who 410-292-4113
are using our facilities • Can’t make it to Rabbi Marwick’s Parsha Shiur?
to become members of Don’t worry! MP3 recordings are available on the
our shul. In the past 2 Shomrei website (www.shoreiemunah.org).
years, we have seen an
increase to our • Did you know? Gifts can be made to Shomrei
membership by almost Emunah with a stock donation? Shomrei has an
20%. This is to the account with Morgan Stanley and Vanguard to
credit of the accept all stock gifts. Check the donations tab at
m e m b e r s h i p www.shomreiemunah.org for more information or call
committee. Their Shira at (410) 358-8604.
persistence and follow • There are many people in our community who can use
through have been regular visits. This is a wonderful opportunity to do
extremely beneficial to Rabbi Katz will be hosting a dinner reception for participants of Rabbi
chessed and make new friends. Please be in touch
our Kehilah. Marwick's "Pizza and Parsha Shiur" in classroom 3 following his lecture. with Rabbi Marwick for information
• The Welcoming Rabbimarwick@shomreiemunah.org
Committee which is led
by Yehudit Shields and Learning At Shomrei
Donna Wach. These • Janet Sunness' Sunday 8:00 PM Class for women on
two ladies make us all
Rav Schwab on Prayer, is currently studying
look good. Their warm
and friendly Shemonah Esrei.
personalities have been • Nesivos Shalom Shiur given by Dr. Tommy Weiss,
welcoming our new takes place each Shabbos morning at 8:30am in the
members to our Upcoming Scholar in Residence Board Room.
shul. Through their
• Parshas HaShavuah Shiur for Men! Given by Rabbi
contact with new
Rabbi Yakov Horowitz Yonah Sklare on Wednesday nights, from 9-10pm, in
presentation of a small The Center for Jewish Family Life/Project YES the Board Room.
welcome gift, they • Rabbi Reisman’s Shiur will take place this Motzei
Will be joining Shomrei Emunah On
personify what our shul Shabbos at 7:30pm. Sponsorships are needed,
is all about. Shabbos Parshas Beshalach please call the shul office (410-358-8604) for
Just a friendly reminder, you 15 Shevat/January 25-26 details.
too can make a difference in Oneg Shabbos - 8pm at the home of Chaim and Aviva
• Shomrei's Night Kollel Meets Every Night 8:30-10.
our shul. I welcome and Wealcatch, 6505 Hal Ct. Topic: Keeping Our Children Safe
and Secure - Role of Parents and Community Ramifications of Please Come Learn in the Beis Medrash Along With
encourage anyone who
the Weberman Trial, Effective Abuse Prevention for your Kids Them! This Zman the night Kollel will be learning
would like to get involved in and discussion of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Gittin and Hilchos Shabbos For chavrusas contact
any way to contact me. And
Shabbos Morning Drasha at the 8:15 and 9:00 Minyanim email@example.com.
once again I say thank you
Shabbos Afternoon Lecture - “Happy Homes: Creating a
to those listed above who Nurturing Home Environment for your Children” • Another New Learning Opportunity At Shomrei
represent our shul on an Emunah! The Blatt-A-Week Night Beis Medrash
Seudah Shlishis D’var Torah
ongoing basis. Program is currently learning Meseches Makos. The
Motzei Shabbos Lecture - 8:30pm in the main shul. “Different
Have a wonderful Shabbos Strokes:” A Powerpoint Presentation on How Understanding the shiur takes place on Wednesdays at 9:15 p.m. in
and a Gutten Chodesh, Unique Personality and Learning Profiles of Your Kids Can Shomrei Emunah’s G. Leonard Rubin Bais Medrash.
Avi Help Them Succeed in School.
Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Parshas Va’eira Mazel Tov
January 12, 2013 / 1 of Shevat 5773 • Yocheved & Mordy Katz on the birth of a baby boy this morning.
Mazel Tov to the grandparents, Barry & Penina Katz of Queens
Mincha: 4:45pm Candle Lighting: 4:45pm and Shlomo & Joy Shulman of Baltimore. Mazel Tov also to the
Shacharis: 7:00am Nesivos Shalom: 8:30am great-grandparents, Shirley Herskowitz of Bayside, Reggie
Spenciner of Bayside, and Rav Chaim Shulman of Boca Raton. The
8:15am Sof Z'man Shalom Zachar will take place at 2726 Hanson Ave, after
9:00am Krias Sh'ma: 9:50am 8:30pm.
Mincha: 2:00pm Shiur: 3:35pm • Bill & Sarah Rose on the birth of a grandson, born to Bill's daughter
4:35pm Yael & Rabbi Yoseif Bloch of Maaleh Adumim, Israel. Mazel Tov to
Maariv: 5:48pm Daf Yomi: After Havdallah big brother Hananel and grandparents Rabbi Ellis & Leah Bloch of
Shalosh Seudos Sponsors: Memorial Donations
• Josef & Abigail Brandriss in memory of Dr. Sylvan Shane, generous
• Yehoshua and Pnina Dixler in memory of Pnina’s father, Elliot
Shimoff, 1 of Shevat and in honor of their son Yossi’s Bar donation to The Building Fund.
Mitzvah. • Raizy and Bill Eskin in memory of Mollie Mitnick, mother of Ron
Mitnick, donation to the BYTF.
Notes for This week:
• “Atah Yatzarta” is recited at Mussaf for Rosh Chodesh.
Next Week: Parshas Bo
• Pnina Dixler in memory of her father, Elliot Shimoff, 1 of Shevat.
Mincha: 4:55pm Candle Lighting: 4:53pm • Rosalie Rapoport in memory of her mother, Bessie Greenberg, 2 of
• Dr. Eva Katznelson in memory of her mother-in-law, Ida Katznelson,
Rabbi Reisman’s Navi Shiur Schedule 3 of Shevat.
• Les Vogel in memory of his mother, Ida Vogel, 3 of Shevat.
January 5, 12, 19, 26 7:30 PM • Dr. H. Michelson, in memory of his mother, Caroline Michelson, 4 of
February 2, 9, 16 8:00 PM Shevat.
March 2 8:30 PM Watch as • Irvin Naiman in memory of his father, Gerald Naiman, 8 of Shevat.
March 9, 16, 23, 30 9:30 PM Navi is • Irvin Naiman in memory of his uncle, Paul Naiman, 8 of Shevat.
April 6, 13 10:00 PM brought to
April 20, 27 10:15 PM • Robin Kravetz in memory of her grandfather, Isadore Dalinsky, 8 of
May 4, 11 10:30 PM Shevat.
• Josh Lewis in memory of his father, Oscar Ciner, 6 of Shevat.
Single and multiple week sponsorships are needed. Please call the
Shomrei office at 410-358-8604 for details.
Michelle Schwartz Father 1 Shevat Paul Kampler
Remembering HaRav Mendel Weinbach (zt'l), Rosh Yeshiva of Pnina Dixler Father 1 Shevat Elliot Shimoff
Ohr Somayach Jerusalem. International shloshim event broadcast Rosalie Rapoport Mother 2 Shevat Bessie Greenberg
live from Yerushalayim. Hespedim by HaRav Yitzchok Scheiner, Eva Katznelson Mother-in-law 3 Shevat Ida Katznelson
Lester Vogel Mother 3 Shevat Ida Vogel
HaRav Moshe Shapiro, HaRav Nota Schiller with a special message
Miriam Rabinowitz Brother 4 Shevat Howard Melnick
from HaRav Aharon Feldman. Sunday, Jan. 13, at 1:00 PM
H. Michelson Mother 4 Shevat Caroline Michelson
EST. Shomrei Emunah *MAIN SHUL*. Followed by an in-person Josh Lewis Father 6 Shevat Oscar Ciner
talk from R’ Tzvi Goode. Diane Lapin Father 6 Shevat Raymond Hirshman
Mark Lustman Grandmother 7 Shevat Rasha Leah Bas Zalman Ber
Looking to make something Personal or Special for the Victims of Hurricane Sandy?
Joane Klein has art supplies available and is looking for female volunteers to help work on some arts and crafts projects for the
women and girls effected by the hurricane. If you are interested, please call Joane at 443-564-2067.
Shachris DAVENING TIMES
Legal Holidays Rosh Chodesh This Week 1/13-1/17:
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday S, Tu, W, F Mon, Thu Sunday Weekday Mincha: 4:50pm (MS)
6:20 (MS) 6:20 (BM) 6:30 (BM) 6:30 (BM) 6:20 (BM) 6:30 (BM) 6:20 (MS) 6:10 (MS) 6:05 (MS) 6:10 (BM) Maariv: After Mincha,
6:50 (MS) 7:00 (MS) 7:00 (MS) 6:50 (MS) 7:00 (MS) 6:40 (MS) 7:15pm
7:15 (BM) 7:20 (BM) 7:30 (BM) 7:30 (BM) 7:20 (BM) 7:30 (BM) 7:15 (BM) 7:15 (BM) 7:15 (BM) 7:15 (BM)
8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS)
9:00 (MS) 8:50 (MS) 8:50 (MS) 8:50 (MS) 8:50 (MS) 8:50 (MS) 9:00 (MS) 9:00 (MS) 9:00 (MS) 9:00 (MS)
MS - Main Shul, BM - Bais Medrash, SH - Social Hall Additional Mincha on Sundays/Holidays: 12:45pm
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES WITH RABBI MARWICK!
• Shiur For Men 35 and Under Given by Rabbi Marwick. The Shiur
meets every other Monday, from *9:00-10:00pm to study Ramban Al Shabbos Youth Programs
HaTorah. Next meeting date is Monday night, January 14. Please Tickets will be earned for good behavior and participation, and can be
contact Noam Shiman at NoamShiman@gmail.com. exchanged for prizes.
• Babysitting - Classroom 2 , Time: 9:00 - end of Shul
• *NEW TIME: Rabbi Marwick's Parsha Shiur for Men and Women! This
Shiur takes place in the main shul on alternating Monday evenings at • Beginner’s Minyan (1st-3rd Grade) - Classroom 1,9:30 - end of Shul
*8:30pm in the main shul. Next meeting date is Monday, January • Younger Girls Groups (1st-3rd Grade)-Board Room,10:00-end of Shul
21. Contact Barry Levi at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. • Older Boys Groups (4th-6th Grade) - Tower Classroom 1,10:25
• Older Girls Groups (4th-6th Grade) - Kallah Room,10:00-end of Shul
• The “Shomrei Post-Carpool Shiur for Women” Join • Youth (Teen) Minyan - Classroom 3, 9:15
Rabbi Marwick on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 in Classroom #1 for a
weekly discussion of contemporary issues connected to the Parsha. Reminder: Make sure to save your tickets each week. We will be
Please contact Rabbi Marwick at holding our Shomrei prize store soon!
RabbiMarwick@shomreiemunah.org with any questions.
• Thursday Morning Shiur on Contemporary Halachic Issues This
Happy Birthday to all Shomrei Youth
Shiur is given by Rabbi Marwick for men in Classroom #1.
Thursdays 9:30am-10:30am. For more information please contact
with January Birthdays!!
David Bienenstock at Zeidy12@aol.com. Binyamin Bernstein Zahava Rosenbaum
• “Pizza & Parsha” for Students & Young Professionals ages 17- Lailah Byers Ezra Rosenbaum
29 Join Rabbi Marwick for a weekly Torah discussion group on Avigayil Dressler Heshi Rosenberg
Thursday nights at Congregation Shomrei Emunah in classroom 3 at Nava Goldenhersh Yoshi Rosenbluth
7:30 p.m. his program is dedicated L’ilui Nishmas Gilad Schwartz and
is funded in part by a grant from the Louise D. and Morton Yaakov Gottlieb Ami Roth
J. Macks Center for Jewish Education through its Jewish Educational Shoshana Jacobs Atara Sobol
Enhancement Program. The series for 5773 is sponsored by Morris and Koby Kossman Shalom Stein
Jane Mayer and Family. This past week’s shiur was given by Dovid
Safier. Meir Lasson Eliyahu Wiener
Sarah Marizan Eli Wolf
• Halachic Themes from the Parsha Shiur Join Rabbi Marwick on Shaindel Reitberger Shira Zahtz
Thursday evenings from 10:15-11:00 p.m. The topic this past week
was “"Selling/Sharing Reward for Mitzvos Part II".
Is your child’s birthday in January and not on this list? Fill out the
• The Rav’s Mishnayos Shiur! Attention Boys entering 5th, 6th & 7th
youth survey on the Shul web site!
grade. The Rav’s Mishnayos club. Place: Rav’s Office @ 3:05p.m. —————————————————————————————————————————————
• Shabbos Afternoon Shiur This week’s topic is “Brachos 41: The Proper
Order of Brachos (7 Minim vs. Chaviv)” Congratulations to Purgistics, B52 Media, and VNA of Maryland on
their Super Bowl wins this past Sunday!
The plans for end-of-season JFL festivities have been changed due
Please Daven for a Refuah Sheleimah for: to unexpected scheduling conflicts for large numbers of JFL players.
Instead of one banquet for the whole league, players will instead be
Rivkah bas Yehudis (Rivkah Mako) having a 'pizza and trophies' get-together with just their team
Miriam bas Celia sometime over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for an email from
Moshe Avraham ben Alexandra Simone
Gellah bas Leah– Greta Schlossberg
your coach with details.
Refael Danial Ben Sarah Thank you to all for a great season!
Yonatan Chaim ben Malka —————————————————————————————————————————————
Yosef Nachum ben Malka Father/Son Learning begins at 7:00pm this Motzei Shabbos. Join us
Miriam bas Shprintza for a night of learning, prizes and more! Refreshments will be
Yeshayah Shalom ben Malka Gittel served.
Yonah ben Hendel
Ahuva bas Chana Rachel
Shulamis bas Henna
*Please note: we have updated the Cholim list; to request a name, please email Sponsorships for Father/Son Learning are available.
Office@ShomreiEmunah.org.* If you’d like to sponsor,
please contact Chaim Spero or Dov Ocken.
A A L
"S H " Introducing a New Series on Jewish Doctors Throughout
P L C D the ages.
7015 P H A A Six Week Series on Tuesday Nights beginning January 8 8:30-
! " @! ." ! 9:30pm By Dr. Shaul Weinreb The lectures will explore the role of
410-318- Jewish doctors throughout different time periods in history Lecture One:
"Talmudic medicine: How Chazal shaped the way we think about health
• The Sixth Annual Winter Jewish History Lecture Series by Rabbi Dovid
Katz Sponsored by Religious Zionists of America, Baltimore District. This
year’s Lecture Series topic: “Negotiating Choppy Waters Israel and the
Jews: the New State 1949-1952”. Lecture #11 - January 12 8:00pm at
Shomrei Emunah, Topic: “The State of Israel and American Jewry: Can
Zionism Survive Success?” Lectures are free and open to the public. For full
list of lectures, go to www.hertzbergs.org
• Chol Hamoed Trip to the White House with Rabbi Dovid Katz. A truly
unique trip to the White House in Washington, DC. Thursday, March 28,
2013, first day of Chol Hamoed Pesach. "Presidents and Jews in Jewish
History" Due to White House Security Rules, participants must register by
Feb 22, 2013. First Come, First Served. Cost: $50. Contact Rabbi Katz,
email@example.com or Dr. Kenneth Friedman,
• Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Semi-Annual Blood Drive
Did you know that you can save up to three lives with one donation of
blood? Join BJSZ on Sunday, January 20, 2013, between 8:00am and
2:00pm for their Semi-Annual Blood Drive to participate in this special
mitzvah.Appointments preferred; walk-ins welcome. Call the shul
office at 410-764-6810 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule
your life-saving donation.
• 12 Week Motzei Shabbos Learning Program for 2nd-5th grade girls with
Morah Shoshana Kruger, “Shopping for Brachos”. Join us in our SOTC
superstore as we explore & discover the meaning of the brachos we recite!
Began Saturday night, November 10 at 7:15 pm , in the youth beis
medrash members are free, non-members: $3 per child per week. Time
will change weekly-please stay tuned for future information. For more
information, please contact Gobbie Cohn: email@example.com.
• Motzei Shabbos Tennis for High School Boys Baltimore Fitness & Tennis
(behind Pikesville Hilton) Pizza Included Cost: $5. For additional
information please contact Gobbie at 443-857-4304 or
• Members of our community are developing a new mutual support network
called Northwest Neighbors Connecting. With training and guidance
from CHAI and the Associated, they are self-organizing, and they need
you. Primarily to aid seniors to more happily age in place, we are also
working to empower anyone, any age to support each other with their
day to day tasks. Whether its offering a ride to the grocery store,
changing someone's light bulb, or a friendly check in call - the list goes on.
If you are interested in helping create a richer culture of caring in our
community, please get in touch with Risyl Edelman at CHAI.
• Help support the children, teens, and adults of Baltimore YACHAD as the
Assistant Coordinator and his wife participate in the ING Miami Marathon
and run for inclusion! For more information on how to participate in this
CONGREGATION SHOMREI EMUNAH
incredible tzedaka opportunity, please contact Ezri Klein at 443-801- www.ShomreiEmunah.org
2736 or Mira Labovitz at 443-695-5505.
• How can a frum couple meet their goals, while living within their OFFICE HOURS:
financial means? Engaged and recently married women: You are invited
Billing: Monday through Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
to find out at "A Kallah's Introduction to Family Financial
Management" A hands-on workshop presented by Mesila of Baltimore Rentals & General Information:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 7:30pm at Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion. Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm
For more information and to RSVP, e-mail Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
• Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek, 6811 Park Heights Avenue invites PHONE CONTACTS:
the community to a Review of Taharas Hamishpacha for Women given by
Mrs. Zehava Lefkovits on January 29th and February 4th from 8:00- Office: 410-358-8604 ext 2
9:15pm Rabbi Binyamin Marwick: ext 1
• The Melava Malka of the Ladies Auxiliary of Ner Israel will take place Mr. Yosef Shpilman: ext 6
this Motzei Shabbos Jan 12, 2013 8:45 p.m. at Moses Montefiore Anshe
Emes Congregation, 7000 Rockland Hills Drive. The event promises to be EMAIL CONTACTS:
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Eloquence of Action- with local speakers and the heartfelt words of
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a ride for his wife to come to Johns Hopkins.