Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

September 24, 2013
 Shymeni Atzeres/Shabbos Bereishis, 5774
In This Issue
Shmeni Atzeres and Shabbos Bereishis at the Kollel
Bein Hazemanim Schedule
Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim
Rabbi Reisman starts THIS Motzei Shabbos
Succos in 60 minutes
Community News
Mazel Tov to:
 David and Sharon Chase on the engagement of their daughter Sima to Sruly Biderman.
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News and Events
Shmeni Atzeres and Shabbos at the Kollel
Wednesday, Hoshana Rabba, September 25:
7:00 a.m. Shacharis
6:35 p.m.: Candle Lighting
6:53 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset 
Following:  Maariv 


Thursday, Shmeni Atzeres, September 26:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
9:16/ 9:52 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
6:35 p.m.:Mincha
6:51 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
Candle Lighting after Tzeis 
7:25 p.m.:  Maariv followed by Hakafos


Friday, Simchas Torah, September 27:
8:00 a.m.:  Shacharis
9:16/ 9:52 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
6:32 p.m.: Candle Lighting 
6:35 p.m.: Mincha
6:50 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
Following:  Maariv 


Shabbos, Parshas Bereishis, September 28:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
9:16/ 9:52 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
5:45 p.m.: Mincha
6:48 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:00 p.m.: 72 Minutes
9:00 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur


To see the complete Sukkos zemanim schedule, please follow this link: Sukkos 5774
Shacharis on Sunday, September 29 will take place at - 8:00 a.m. Starting Monday, September 30th, we resume our regular weekday schedule.
To donate money to poor families for Yom tov, to be distributed by Chasdei Eliyahu or Matan B'seser, submit to Rabbi Zeffren or drop into the Kollel's mailbox.
Kollel Bein Hazemanim Intersession
Continues Until October 5

The Kollel Sukkos Bein Hazmanim (Intersession) continues until Shabbos, October 5th (2nd day Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan).  The following is the Kollel schedule for this time period:



With the exception of Daf Yomi and Kollel Boker, all chavrusos and shiurim will resume after Shabbos, October 5th. (Please look out for an e-mail communication at that time to confirm that these shiurim have restarted.)


      2. DAF YOMI:

Daf Yomi WILL continue every week night at 10:10 p.m. here at the Kollel.   Yom Tov schedule: TBA



Shacharis on Sunday, September 29 will take place at - 8:00 a.m. Starting Monday, September 30th, we resume our regular weekday schedule.

Shacharis: 7:30 a.m.

Mincha     - 2:30 p.m.
Maariv  Sun.-Wed. - 9:55 p.m.

Maariv  Thursday -     10:00 p.m. 

Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim!
The Kollel once  again hosted Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim. We thank all those who participated. If you would like the zechus of covering the expenses of this special program, please contact Rabbi Zeffren at 

Seforim will be awarded to all bochurim back from Yeshiva that learned a minimum of 15 hours during the sedorim of Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim. 

Rabbi Reisman Starts THIS Motzei Shabbos- Parsha Breishis- 9pm!

Rav Reisman


Succos in 60 Minutes or Less
Partners in Torah is proud to present a special educational piece prepared by Rabbi Elazar Meisels called "Succos in 60 Minutes or Less."

 Arranged in a graphically pleasing format, it's chock full of information on Succos, much of it not found elsewhere.

To see this booklet, click on the image.


Community News
  •  The Lower Merion Synagogue Mikvah will be available for men to use from 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, September 13th. Please make sure to bring your own towels.

    • Koshersync: Like to know what's going on in the community? Join the Koshersync weekly update list! Simply send an e-mail to with the word "Subscribe" as the subject. This free service will update you weekly about the events scheduled for that week and a digest of new events. To post an event, e-mail with the event name, location, time, and description.
    • Bauminger's Library:  The library is available by appointment ONLY, at 228 Stoneway Lane, Merion. Please call 610-664-2305.
    • "כל השונה הלכות בכל יום": "Whoever studies two Halachos a day is assured a place in Olam Habah." If you would like to receive a free daily e-mail with two halachos a day, go to and sign up, or send a request to  These are two separate services with separate halachos.
    • Rabbi Ungar's dynamic Shiur on the Parsha- please join us for an unforgettable Shiur every Monday night at Gary and Andrea Diamond's home at 101 Montgomery Avenue, # B5 at 8:15 p.m. Call for directions: 610-664-7690