Shomrei Emunah Weekly Bulletin
September 22, 2012 6 of Tishrei 5773 Shabbos Shuvah, Parshas Vayelech Vol. 3 No. 1
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
We hope that you enjoyed the Rosh Hashanah davening and atmosphere as much as we did. So many people ensured that each of the minyanim had a custom
flavor and I will enumerate all of those individuals next week after Yom Kippur. This will give you the opportunity to personally say thank you to them for enabling
our Shul to be a place where we can all feel at home and daven b’achdus.
Once again, we are proud to have had the opportunity to host the Baltimore Jewish community Thursday night for the Rabbi Frand Teshuva Drasha. Over 1,600
people were in attendance and able to be together in our Makom Torah and Tefillah to hear inspiring words from Rabbi Frand. We thank the Baltimore Council of
Orthodox Jewish Congregations together with Eli Schlossberg for arranging for the entire community to participate in this event.
By now, you should all have heard or have in hand, the NEW SHOMREI EMUNAH Membership Directory. It is truly exciting for us and a zechus to have such a large
membership base! I hope you can use this as a quick reference and that it becomes a useful item within your home. In the spirit of the Aseres Yimei Teshuva, this
would be a great tool to use as we invite company for Shabbos or yom tov. Let’s try to invite new Shomrei Emunah members or other members that we do not
necessarily know. In the merit of this commitment, may we be sealed this Yom Kippur in the Book of Life.
I want to take this opportunity to personally wish you and your family a G'mar Chasima Tova.
Have a wonderful Shabbos,
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!!!! Shomrei Emunah Sukkos Sale !!!!
In addition to the Arba Minim pre-orders processed through the Shul office,
Shomrei Emunah Youth will once again be running a community-wide sale
benefitting Shomrei Youth programs, where Arba Minim and other Sukkos
items will be available.
The sale will take place in the hallways and Social Hall from Thursday
September 20th through Erev Sukkos.
Please remind your non-Shul member friends about this great way to
support our youth programs, and if you did not pre-order we look forward
to seeing you as well!
• Please check the website or the shul lobby for Selichos and Yom Kippur schedules. Also, please note that some of the selichos times have changed.
• The Shomrei Emunah Shul Directories are in! Please stop by the shul office to to pick up your copy.
• Rabbi Marwick’s Shiurim are now available online in MP3 format. A link is available on the Shomrei Website (www.shomreiemunah.org).
• Shomrei Emunah's website has been completely redone! Visit us at www.shomreiemunah.org to see our new and improved look!
• Aliyos If you have a Bar Mitzvah or Aufruf coming up, please contact David Bienenstock at Zeidy12@aol.com to arrange your Aliyos.
• Janet Sunness' Sunday 8:00 PM class for women on Rav Schwab on Prayer will resume this week on September 23, 8pm, with the study of Baruch She’amar.
• Nesivos Shalom Shiur given by Dr. Tommy Weiss, takes place each Shabbos morning at 8:30am in the Board Room.
• Shomrei Emunah's Chessed Committee is involved in Bikur Cholim, meal preparation and delivery, and various other types of assistance within our kehilla. In
times of stress or uncertainty, there is a helping hand. The Chessed volunteers will support you in whatever way is necessary. All you have to do is let us know by
calling the shul office at (410) 358-8604 or by emailing Rochel Katz, the committee chair, at email@example.com. To volunteer for any of the categories
listed above, please contact Rochel Katz, the committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Shidduch Meeting Sunday Sept 23, 8-10 pm at the home of Bonnie Pollak, 2526 Willow Glen Drive.
Shabbos Parshas Vayelech Mazel Tov
• George and Shoshana Guttman on the birth of a grandson to their
September 28, 2012 / 6 of Tishrei 5773 children Sarah and Naftali Brody. Sholom Zachor this Friday night at
Mincha: 6:50pm Candle Lighting: 6:46pm • Shraga and Janet Sunness of the birth of a granddaughter to Eli and
Shacharis: 7:00am Nesivos Shalom: 8:30am Brochie Sunness of Yerushalaim. Mazel tov to the other grandparents,
Rabbi and Mrs. Bentzion David of Lakewood.
8:15am Sof Z'man • Michelle and Tali Strum on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Ezra. Special
9:00am Krias Sh'ma: 9:56am Mazel Tov to Ezra’s grandparents Rabbi George and Brenda Strum and
Mincha: 2:00pm Daf Yomi: 4:15pm Cantor Isaac and Zahava Koll. Welcome to all of the aunts, uncles, and
cousins who are joining us for Shabbos.
3:45pm Shabbos Shuva Drasha: 5:15pm
• Regina Warschawski in memory of her father, Felix Warschawski, 8 of
Maariv: 7:46pm Tishrei. Donation to Shomrei Emunah.
Shalosh Seudos Sponsors:
• Mendy and Peshie Vim in memory of Mendy’s mother, Miriam Daf Yomi
• Robin Kravetz in memory of her father, Irvin Kravetz, 10 of Tishrei.
Vim, 10 of Tishrei.
• Mendy Vim in memory of his mother, Miriam Vim, 10 of Tishrei.
Next Week: Parshas Ha’azinu
Mincha: 6:35pm Candle Lighting: 6:35pm Yahrzeits
Bernard Birnbaum Mother 7 Tishrei Esther Birnbaum
Norman Friedman Brother 7 Tishrei Jerome Friedman
Regina Warschawski Father 8 Tishrei Felix Warschawski
ank you to Judy Stein of JSDesigns for providing the Peter Warschawski Father 8 Tishrei Felix Warschawski
beautiful ower arrangements. She used brilliant owers with Joyce Jandorf Mother 9 Tishrei Rose Klavan
rich colors to truly enhance the Shul’s environment for our Robin Kravetz Father 10 Tishrei Irvin Kravetz
Yomim Noraim. ank you to Bruce & Julie Fried for the Evelyn Hyman Father 10 Tishrei Nathan Mitzner
Mendy Vim Mother 10 Tishrei Miriam Vim
sponsorship of these arrangements. Reena Roshgadol Father 12 Tishrei Jack Berenberg
Yom Kippur Reminders Washing: Washing is generally forbidden on Yom Kippur, unless the washing is
necessary for basic cleanliness. The custom is to be quite strict regarding this
Medical Concerns and Fasting: Those who, due to health reasons may not be prohibition. Ritual washing, such as when we awaken in the morning or emerge
able to fast on Yom Kippur, must consult both their doctor and a rabbi as to how from the bathroom, is limited to the fingers only, not the usual washing of the
to proceed. entire hand.
One may not fast if it could create a medical danger to their life, or if it [The only exception to this is for the Kohanim before Birchas Kohanim, who wash
compromises their ability to fight a dangerous medical condition they are the entire hand as usual.]
Even in such situations there may be times when some level of fasting can be Anointing: This prohibition includes the application of any oils, sprays or
maintained (shiurim). The details of these laws are quite complex, both in terms powders on Yom Kippur, including perfumes and deodorants. Anointing is even
of how and when they should be applied. As such, it is very important to discuss more limited than washing in that while it may be done to address an actual
these issues with both a rabbi and a doctor. ailment, it is not permitted for the sake of cleanliness.
Pills: Individuals taking medications must consult their doctor and a rabbi as to Shoes: It is forbidden to wear any leather footwear (shoes, sneakers or
how to proceed on Yom Kippur. It is extremely important that one not decide on slippers) on Yom Kippur. People should be aware that many types of sneakers
their own to discontinue for the day the usage of critical medications such as are made of leather and should not be worn on Yom Kippur.
heart, blood pressure, diabetic, or psychiatric medications. Anyone taking blood Intimacy: On Yom Kippur, a husband and wife must interact using all of the
pressure medications must be especially conscious of hydration concerns. A limitations and safeguards (harchakos) applied during the period of niddah.
rabbi can guide you as to the appropriate way to take these medications, if
you are unable to swallow them without water. Candle Lighting: If one lights candles at home and wishes to drive to shul after
lighting, they must explicitly state before lighting that they do not with to accept
Fasting: It is forbidden to eat and drink on Yom Kippur. This prohibition limits us Yom Tov with the lighting. In this situation, they should not recite the
from even small amounts of food or drink. One is not permitted to wash out shehecheyanu bracha when lighting, but should say it with the congregation at
their mouth on Yom Kippur with water or mouthwash. Kol Nidrei.
Shachris Selichos times are in italic
Legal Holidays Rosh Chodesh This Week: 9/23-9/27:
Sunday Monday Tuesday Yom Kippur Thursday Friday S, Tu, W, F Mon, Thu Sunday Weekday Mincha: 5:30pm (BM)
5:45 (MS) 5:45 (BM) 6:15 (BM)
6:20 (MS) 6:20 (BM) 6:30 (BM) 6:20 (BM) 6:30 (BM) 6:20 (MS) 6:10 (MS) 6:05 (MS) 6:10 (BM)
6:10 (MS) 6:45 (MS) Maariv: After Mincha,
6:50 (MS) 7:00 (MS) 6:50 (MS) 7:00 (MS) 6:40 (MS) 10:00pm
6:45(BM) 6:40 (SH) 7:15 (BM)
7:15 (BM) 7:20 (SH) 7:30 (BM) 7:20 (BM) 7:30 (BM) 7:15 (BM) 7:15 (BM) 7:15 (BM) 7:15 (BM) Additionl Selichos:
7:20 (MS) 7:30 (BM) 7:45 (MS) 10:00pm
8:00 (MS) 8:00 (BM) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS)
8:25 (BM) 8:25 (MS) 8:45 (MS)
9:00 (BM) 9:00 (MS) 9:00 (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
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 Shabbos Youth Programs
Al HaTorah. Next meeting date is TBD. Please contact Noam • Older Boys Groups - Tower Classroom 1, 10:20
Shiman at NoamShiman@gmail.com.
• Beginner’s Minyan - Classroom 1, 10:00 - end of Shul
• *NEW TIME: Rabbi Marwick's New Parsha Shiur for Men and • Older Girls Groups - Kallah Room,10:00 - end of Shul
Women! This Shiur takes place in the main shul on alternating • Younger girls groups - Board Room,10:00- end of Shul
Monday evenings at *7:30pm, followed by Mincha/Maariv. Next • Babysitting - Classroom 2 , Time: 9:15 - end of Shul
meeting date is TBD. Contact Barry Levi at email@example.com • Youth (Teen) Minyan - Classroom 3, 9:15
with any questions.
• The “Shomrei Post-Carpool Shiur for Women” Join Happy Birthday to all Shomrei Youth with
Rabbi Marwick on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 in Classroom #1 for
a weekly discussion of contemporary issues connected to the
Is your child’s birthday in September and not on this list? Fill out the
Parsha. Please contact Rabbi Marwick at
RabbiMarwick@shomreiemunah.org with any questions. This
youth survey on the Shul web site!
shiur will not meet next week. Chaya Bernard Eliyahu Levi Daniella Tikva
Baruch Friedman Aliza Marwick Shields
• Thursday Morning Shiur on Contemporary Halachic Issues Leah Friedman Doni Mayer Yehoshua Soskil
This Shiur is given by Rabbi Marwick for men in Classroom #1.
Thursdays 9:30am-10:30am. For more information please
Eden Gershman Chaim Meth Talya Stehley
contact David Bienenstock at Zeidy12@aol.com. This shiur will Gila Gershman Rui Miller Aliza Taragin
not meet next week. Meira Gross Kayla Perlmutter Raizy Volosov
Yaakov Hurvitz Tehilla Portnoy Chaya Wealcatch
• *Note New Time*: “Pizza & Parsha” for Students & Young Dara Kagan Avrumi Portnoy Noam Weichbrod
Professionals ages 17-29 Join Rabbi Marwick for a weekly Torah Rivka Lasson Eitan Robbins Yaakov Simcha
discussion group on Thursday nights at Congregation Shomrei
Emunah in classroom 3 at *6:30 p.m. This program is dedicated L’ilui
Nishmas Gilad Schwartz and is funded in part by a grant from the
Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education through
its Jewish Educational Enhancement Program. The series for 5772 is All Shabbos morning programs will take
sponsored in memory of Dr.’s Eliot & Sandra Shimoff. place as usual this week.
• Halachic Themes from the Parsha Shiur Join Rabbi Marwick on
Thursday evenings from 10:15-11:00 p.m. This shiur will not
meet next week.
• The Rav’s Mishnayos Shiur! Attention Boys entering 5th, 6th &
7th grade. The Rav’s Mishnayos club. Place: Rav’s Office @
• Shomrei Sukkah hop! Our annual sukkah hop for boys and
5:15p.m. Topic: Maseches Yoma. Refreshments will be provided. girls (separate groups) in 1st through 5th grade will take
Mazel Tov to the Mishna Club on finishing Maseches Yoma! place on the first day of Sukkos. We will be leaving from
The Mishnayos Club will not meet this week. Shomrei at 4pm. If you are a parent and would like to
volunteer as a chaperone, please email
• Shabbos Afternoon Shiur - Shabbos Shuva Drasha at 5:15. The firstname.lastname@example.org.
topic this year is “Segulos and simanim: A Double Edged Sword”.
• Paintball Chol Hamoed trip for high school boys! Will take
place on Thursday of Chol Hamoed Sukkos. Stay tuned for
Please Daven for a Refuah Sheleimah for: more details!
Rivkah bas Yehudis (Rivkah Mako)
Miriam bas Celia • Calling all 1st through 5th grade girls! Come join us for our
Moshe Avraham ben Alexandra Simone Sukkah decoration and pizza party! It will take place in
Gellah bas Leah– Greta Schlossberg Shomrei- Sunday morning, erev sukkas from 11:00-1:00. See
Refael Danial Ben Sarah you there!
Yonatan Chaim ben Malka
Yosef Nachum ben Malka
Miriam bas Shprintza Please be aware that our regular youth groups will not be taking
Yeshayah Shalom ben Malka Gittel place during Yom Kippur.
Yonah ben Hendel
Yoel Yisroel Ben Gittel
*Please note: we have updated the Cholim list; to request a name, please email
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Community Notes Your New Home!
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The Daf-a-Week Shiur will be iy”H be finishing Maseches Avoda Featuring an All Star cast of Musicians
Zara around Succos time, and will then begin Maseches Kiddushin. Directed by Avraham Rosenblum of the Diaspora Band
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We strive for clarity in the Gemara, Rashi, some Tosafos and Steve Levin, Max Mesinter, Yehudah Mond, Avraham Reich, Avraham
Rishonim, and periodically review the halachic outcomes of a given Rosenblum, and Shmuel Simenowitz.
topic. Because the pace is more relaxed, we have the ability to • Motzei Shabbat, November 17th, 8:30 p.m.
review the previous day's learning, and everyone has the • Esteemed community Rabbis Goldberger, Hauer, Marwick, & Silber
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