1-17-14 Parshas Vaera

Shomrei Emunah Weekly Bulletin
January 17, 2015
26 of Teves 5775
CONGREGATION SHOMREI EMUNAH
RABBI BINYAMIN MARWICK, RABBI
Shabbos Mevarchim Parshas Vaera
6221 GREENSPRING AVENUE BALTIMORE, MD 21209
RABBI DR. TZVI HERSH WEINREB, RABBI EMERITUS
Vol. 5 No. 13
410-358-8604 FAX 410-358-0664
RABBI BENJAMIN BAK, ‫זצ׳ל‬, RABBI EMERITUS (1972-1989)
Message from the President
It happened again. The country may have changed, the language of
the attackers may have changed, and the group claiming responsibility
may have changed. But one thing hasn’t changed. The victims were
killed because they were Jews. How many times can this keep
happening? How many times can we keep refreshing a news website,
hoping against hope that there will be good news? One person was
killed because he ran in the store to buy challah erev Shabbos. How
many times have any one of us done the same? How many times have I
had to write that we should keep the families of the kedoshim in our
tfillos? These tragedies keep hitting closer and closer to home. If you
are continuing to read this, hoping to find a clear answer, there will not
be any. Our faith in Hashem is that we are accepting of the seemingly
bad, along with appreciating the good. Let us hope that we will see
the end to these tragedies, and will be able to soon celebrate the
coming of Mashiach.
Have a great Shabbos,
Chaim
Announcing a New Shiur by Rabbi Marwick for Men 35 and Under
Topic: Yesodos in Jewish Thought
Based on Letters of Gedolim (Rav Kook, Rav Hutner and the ChaZon
Ish) and Rishonim on the Parsha (Rashi, Ramban, Seforno, Chizkuni and
more)
Tuesday Nights 8:30pm
Beginning February 3rd...
See you there!
Looking for Shammos/Building Manager
We would like to thank Shraga Zirkind for serving as the shul
Shammos for the past year. Shraga has accepted a new position,
which will no longer allow him to serve as Shammos of the shul. We
wish him well in his new job, and thank him for doing an incredible job
helping the shul.
We are currently interviewing for the position. If you are interested,
please submit your resume to [email protected]
Join Shomrei Emunah's AIPAC Policy Conference Delegation
There will be an informational meeting at the home of Noah and Ellen
Lightman (5 Farringdon Court) on Wednesday, January 28th at 7:00
p.m. To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please contact Noah
Lightman at [email protected]
To learn more about Policy Conference and AIPAC or to register for
the conference (there are a limited number of reduced registration
spots left) please contact Leah Berry at [email protected] or (410)
223-4190 or visit www.policyconference.org.
The Ner Tamid / Shomrei Emunah Blood Drive will be held on Sunday
January 18th, from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM in the main auditorium at Ner
Tamid. To make an appointment for your life-saving donation, please
contact Stan or Gwen Gelber at 410-653-0122. Walk-ins will also
be welcome, but may have longer wait times.
Mazel Tov
 Rena and Moshe LaBrie on the birth of a grandson born in
Baltimore to Avigail and Raphael Gildengorn. Mazel Tov to
grandparents Yosef & Esther Gildengorn of Brooklyn, and greatgrandparents Peshy and Mendy Vim and Norma and Fred LaBrie.
 Sandy and Aryeh Guttenberg on the birth of a grandson, born to
their children, Shani and Yishai Seidman. Mazel Tov also to
grandparents, Nita and Zev Seidman, and great-grandmothers,
Irene Lowy and Chaiky Guttenberg.
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Shabbos Mevarchim Parshas Vaera
January 17 2015/26 of Teves 5775
Mincha:
4:50pm
Shacharis: 7:00am
8:15am
9:00am
Mincha:
2:00pm
3:10pm
4:40pm
Maariv:
5:52pm
Candles: 4:50pm
Parshas HaShavuah: 8:30am
Sof Z'man
Krias Sh'ma: 9:50am
Shiur: 3:40pm
Daf Yomi: After Havdallah
Shabbos Afternoon Shiur will be given by Rabbi Marwick on
the Topic: “The Minhag to Recite Bameh Madlikin in Shul on Friday
Night.”
Donations
 Ron and Myrna Mitnick in honor of the engagement of
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Shalosh Seudos Sponsors:
 Bruce and Freda Goldman in memory of Freda’s father, Chiel
Teigman, 27 of Teves.
 Pinchas and Toby Fader in memory of Toby’s mother, Esther Briks,
29 of Teves.
Notes for this week:
 Chaburah following the 8:15am davening.
 Please join us for a very special davening this week beginning
with mincha at 4:25, followed by a musical Yedid Nefesh.
Carlebach Kabbalas Shabbas will begin at 4:50 in the G.
Leonard Rubin Bais Medrash and should finish within an hour.
Bring your family and friends for warmth and ruach! Questions?
Contact [email protected]
 Rosh Chodesh Shevat is this Wednesday, January 21.
 The Parshas HaShavuah Shuir this week will be given by Abe
Schwartz.
Next Week: Shabbos Parshas Bo
Mincha:
5:00pm
Memorial Donations
 Avraham Frydman in memory of his father, Yisroel ben
Avraham, 28 of Teves, donation to Shomrei Emunah.
 Elchonon and Feiga Oberstein in memory of Meyer and
Pauline Oberstein, donation to the BYTF.
Walk softly and carry a big stick. Lessons the Chofetz
Chaim takes from parsha Shemos.(better late than never).
Come learn with us. The men's chabura on Shmiras haLoshon .
Sundays, 8:45 to 9:15. Classroom 1. Shmiras HaLoshon-it's a
life changer.
Yahrzeits
Candle Lighting: 4:58pm
Daf Yomi
 Brian Spern in memory of his father, Cantor Lawrence Spern, 22
of Teves.
 Ethan Spiegler in memory of his father, Joel Spiegler, 27 of Teves.
 Robin Kravetz in memory of her grandmother, Alice Deutch, 27 of
Teves.
 Toby Fader in memory of her mother, Esther Briks, 29 of Teves.
 Eva Katznelson in memory of her mother-in-law, Ida Katznelson, 3
of Shevat.
 Lester Vogel in memory of his mother, Eidel Sonya Vogel, 3 of
Shevat.
Robin
Ethan
Freda
Avraham
Elchonon
Elchonon
Toby
Yosefa
Michelle
Pnina
Rosalie
Ruth
Eva
Lester
Kravetz
Spiegler
Goldman
Frydman
Oberstein
Oberstein
Fader
Schwartz
Schwartz
Dixler
Rapoport
Klein
Katznelson
Vogel
Grandmother
Father
Father
Father
Mother
Father
Mother
Father
Father
Father
Mother
Mother
Mother-in-law
Mother
27 Tevet
27 Tevet
27 Tevet
28 Tevet
28 Tevet
28 Tevet
29 Tevet
29 Tevet
1 Shevat
1 Shevat
2 Shevat
2 Shevat
3 Shevat
3 Shevat
DAVENING TIMES
Shachris
Rosh Chodesh
Sunday
Monday
ETT: 6:24am ETT: 6:24am
6:20 (MS) 6:20 (BM)
6:50 (MS)
7:15 (BM) 7:20 (BM)
8:00 (MS) 8:00 (MS)
8:30 (BM) 8:30 (BM)
9:00 (MS) 9:00 (MS)
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Reuben Pazornick to Elizabeth Fishel of London, England,
donation to Shomrei Emunah.
Shlomo and Barbara Horowitz in honor of engagement of
Reuben Pazornick, son of Marvin and Mindy Pazornick, to
Elizabeth Fishel, donation to Shomrei Emunah.
Jules and Caren Szanton in appreciation of Rabbi Marwick,
donation to Shomrei Emunah.
David & Shoshana Friedman wishing mazel tov to Marvin
and Mindy Pazornick on the engagement of their son
Reuben to Elizabeth Fishel, donation to Shomrei Emunah.
Peter and Rosemary Warschaswski wishing Mazel Tov to
Aryeh and Sandy Guttenberg on the birth of a grandson to
their children Shani and Yishai Seidman, donation to Shomrei
Emunah.
Sylvia and Robin Karlin in honor of engagement of Reuben
Pazornick, son of Marvin and Mindy Pazornick, to Elizabeth
Fishel.
Tuesday
ETT: 6:23am
6:30 (BM)
7:00 (MS)
7:30 (BM)
8:00 (MS)
8:30 (BM)
9:00 (MS)
Wednesday
ETT: 6:23am
6:10 (BM)
6:40 (MS)
7:15 (BM)
8:00 (MS)
8:30 (BM)
9:00 (MS)
Thursday
ETT: 6:22am
6:20 (BM)
6:50 (MS)
7:20 (BM)
8:00 (MS)
8:30 (BM)
9:00 (MS)
Friday
ETT: 6:22am
6:30 (BM)
7:00 (MS)
7:30 (BM)
8:00 (MS)
8:30 (BM)
9:00 (MS)
Deutch
Spiegler
Teigman
Frydman
Oberstein
Oberstein
Briks
Swiatycki
Kampler
Shimoff
Greenberg
Klein
Katznelson
Vogel
This Week 1/18-1/22
Legal Holidays
S, Tu, W, F Mon, Thu
Rosh Chodesh
Sunday
Weekday
6:20 (MS)
6:10 (MS)
6:05 (MS)
7:15 (BM)
8:00 (MS)
8:30 (BM)
9:00 (MS)
7:15 (BM)
8:00 (MS)
8:30 (BM)
9:00 (MS)
7:15 (BM)
8:00 (MS)
8:30 (BM)
9:00 (MS)
MS - Main Shul, BM - Bais Medrash, SH - Social Hall, ETT - Earliest Talis/Tefilin
Alice
Yosef
Chiel
Israel
Pauline
Meyer
Esther
Chaim
Paul
Eliot
Bessie
Muriel
Ida
Ida
6:10 (BM)
6:40 (MS)
7:15 (BM)
8:00 (MS)
8:30 (BM)
9:00 (MS)
Mincha/Marriv:
4:55pm (MS)
Additional Mincha:
Sun:
12:50pm (MS)
Additional Maariv:
7:15pm (BM)
8:15pm (MS)
9:00pm (MS)
10:00pm (BM)
Shul Notes
 Aliyos If you have a Bar Mitzvah or Aufruf coming up, please
contact David Bienenstock at [email protected] to arrange your
Aliyos.
 Message From The Chessed Committee: A family in the
community is in need of Shabbos meals. Please see "take a meal"
form http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=NHYU1159 or
contact [email protected] or Rochel Katz at
[email protected] or call 410-292-4113.
 Did you know? Gifts can be made to Shomrei Emunah with a
stock donation? Shomrei has an account with Morgan Stanley and
Vanguard to accept all stock gifts. Check the donations tab at
www.shomreiemunah.org for more information or call Shira at
(410) 358-8604.
 Special Chessed Opportunities: Larry Soltz is in Tudor Heights
and would appreciate visitors. For more information contact Rabbi
Marwick at [email protected]
YOUTH NEWS
Shabbos Youth Programs
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Babysitting - Classroom 2 , Time: 9:00 - end of Shul
Beginner’s Minyan (1st-3rd Grade) - Classroom 1,9:30 - end of Shul
Younger Girls Groups (1st-3rd Grade)-Board Room,10:00-end of Shul
Older Boys Groups (4th-6th Grade) - Tower Classroom 1,10:25
Older Girls Groups (4th-6th Grade) - Kallah Room,10:00-end of Shul
Youth (Teen) Minyan - Classroom 3, 9:15
The youth department would like to remind all parents to remain
on the shul premises if your children are participating in youth
groups.
Happy Birthday to all Shomrei Youth
with January Birthdays!!
Aura
Yehoshua
Binyamin
Rafi
Nava
Shoshana
Meir
Shaindel
Zahava
Avrunin
Avrunin
Bernstein
Feldman
Goldenhersh
Jacobs
Lasson
Reitberger
Rosenbaum
Ezra
Heshi
Ami
Gavriel Meir
Atara
Shalom
Ayala
Eli
Shira
Rosenbaum
Rosenberg
Roth
Siff
Sobol
Stein
Traub
Wolf
Zahtz
Is your child’s birthday in January and not on this list? Fill out the
youth survey on the Shul web site!
Rabbi Shlomo Stein ZT”L
Avos Ubanim Program
Motzei Shabbos: 6:45pm in the Bais Medrash
Pizza! Soda! Raffles! Prizes!
To sponsor please contact Chaim Spero or Dov Ocken
Last Week’s Sponsors: David and Debbie Finkelstein in
memory of our teacher and mentor Rabbi Shlomo Stein
A”H. You were an inspiration to us and all of klal Yisroel.
Thank you Mrs. Stein for all that you and the family did
for us when we were first starting out as a new couple 30
years ago.
This Week’s Sponsors: Shimmy and Chaya Weichbrod in
memory of Evelyn Kossman, Chava bas Yisroel.
Please Daven for a Refuah Sheleimah for:
Chaim Sender ben Miriam Sarah
Ahuva Bas Chana Rochel
Yitzhak Meyer ben Tziviya
Yosef Yitzchok Ben Miriam
Refael Chaim Yeshaya ben Chaya Dovid Yehoshua ben Leba Malka
Yeshaya Shalom ben Malka Gittel Menachem Mendel Yisroel ben Feiga
Important Note: To add a name please contact the office by email:
[email protected] The list will be cleared every Rosh
Chodesh.
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Community Notes
 Beginners’ Gemora Class Starting Sunday, Januray 18th. Rabbi Ayson Englander will
guide you through the language& logic of the Talmud, step-by-step, sp that you can gain
the skills to learn on youe own! Sunday evenenings, 9-10pm (Marriv at 10pm). Class held at
Yesodei HaTorah’s Joseph Meister Beis Medrash, 2416 Taney Road (corner Greenspring).
For more information & to register, call Rabbi Tzvi Goode at 443-660-7008 or email
[email protected]
 Mesila of Baltimore Announces: A FREE 2-Part Seminar Helping You Acquire the Skills to
Manage a Financially Balanced Life. *Get Practical Guidelines for Achieving Financial
Stability. *Discuss the Importance of Communicating about Finances. *Discover a Framework
for Creating and Maintaining a Budget. January 11, 2015 and January 18, 2015 - 7:008:30 PM at Kol Torah,2929 Fallstaff Road Baltimore, MD 21209Dinner provided on 1/11
& FREE babysitting available upon request. Please RSVP by 1/8 to Nisa Felps:
[email protected]
 Nefesh of Baltimore welcomes all mental health professionals and students to an inaugural
Melava Malka on February 7th, 2015 @ 8pm-10pm at Bnai Jacob Sharei Zion. This will be
a great opportunity to network with local mental health professionals. We will be having a
lively panel discussion addressing the challenges and rewards Jewish Orthodox mental
health professionals face. The panel will be led by seasoned clinicians such as Dr. Hinda
Dubin, Dr. Morris Lasson, and Dr. Neil Weissman. Make reservations online at
www.BaltimoreNefesh.org or by calling 443-687-7121. Early Registration by January 16th,
2015.
 Please join the Jewish Genealogy Society of MD on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 1:30
p.m. at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room for our next program: “Ask the Experts!”
Panelists who are experienced in Jewish genealogy research will help guide you on ways
forward in research and will give advice on places to look to break through a brick wall.
Please send questions to [email protected] by January 18; a selection of those
questions will be addressed by the panel. Please be specific in what you are looking for
and what you have already tried. Give as much background information as possible. In
addition, we’ll have an open floor at the end for additional questions.
 Khal Machzikei Torah (6216 Biltmore Ave) is starting a new Morning Kollel for Baal
Habatim & Seniors led by Rabbi Nechemiah Goldstein. Shiur P'sicha Rosh Chodesh Shvat,
Wednesday, January 21 at 9:45 am. Daily Program: 9:30-11:30am - Shiur, Chavrusa
Learning & Refreshments. For more information please call: 410.358.1019
 The Baltimore Shidduch Group will be meeting Monday, January19th at
the home of Mrs. Chaya Hyatt - 3204 Fallstaff Road from 8-10 pm. Come
for yourself, or to present someone else. For more information please
email [email protected]
 The Baltimore Women’s Orchestra Third Annual Winter Concert will take
place on Monday evening, Feb. 2, 2015 at The Park School’s Harvey M.
Meyerhoff Theater on Old Court Road. Student tickets are free of charge,
and adult tickets are only $18. This year’s concert will feature a world
class guest artist, the former principal cellist of the Jerusalem Symphony,
Ina-Esther Joost Ben-Sasson. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Chani
Caplan at 443-825-9695 or [email protected] For Women Only.
 All are welcome to an inspiring evening of zemiros and divrei Torah with
the Stropkover Rebbe, Friday night, Parshas Vaera, January 16 at
8:30pm at the home of Dr and Mrs Shlomo Arno 6007 Stuart Avenue.
Please call 410 412-4229 or 347 781-6994 for more details.
 Looking to restart female basketball at night to be determined-game is
fun and chance to unwind.Please call [email protected] 358-9366 with a yes!
 You are warmly invited to the monthly Melava Malka-Hisorirus for
Chodesh Shvat at the home of David Meltzer this Motzoi Shabbos Parshas
Vayera, hoRav Nesanel Kostelitz shlita will speak and baal menagen is
Yakov Ehrman. Sorry, men only. Washing at 9.15 and benching at 10.15
sharp. Hope to see you!
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