Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

April 18, 2013
Parshas Acharei Mos-Kedoshim 5773 
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Business Ethics
Likras Shabbos
14th Annual Lecture
Bnos Melochim
Community News
Main Line Mikva Event

Mazel Tov to:


 Mr. and Mrs. Barry and Miriam Gesserman, on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Hillel and Leah Nadler!




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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Acharei Mos-Kedoshim 5773
Thursday, April 18:
NO Gemara Yoma Shiur tonight
9:00 - 10:00 p.m.:
Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur
9:00-10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
Friday, April 19:
8:25-8:50 a.m.:
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
6:00 p.m.: Mincha
Likras Shabbos Program
6:50 p.m.: Kabbalas Shabbos/Maariv
7:25 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:43 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, April 20:  
8:15 a.m.:Shacharis
9:01/ 9:37 a.m.:
Latest Krias Shema  
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
5:15 p.m.: Business Ethics Case Study #2
6:00 p.m.: Mincha 
7:44 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
8:46 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
10:00 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Condolences to 

Rabbi Mike and Denise Stern


The Kollel Rabbis and staff offer condolences 
to to our dear friends


Rabbi Mike and Denise Stern on the passing of their beloved daughter, Shoshie, a"h.


Mishnayos to be learned by the shloshim has been arranged at in her memory. Please follow this link and sign up to learn today in memory of:

To make a donation in Shoshie's memory, please follow this link:  
May the Stern family be spared any further sorrow and may they be comforted among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.

 Business Ethics Case Study 2


Rabbi Biberfeld leads a discussion group on interesting questions relating to business ethics and their halachic ramfications. This lively interactive class places thought provoking, professional, ethical dilemmas within the framework of halachic discussion.   

 Feel free to come and enjoy! 


Shabbos afternoon at 5:15 at the Kollel, followed by Mincha at 6:00.




Stop the Bullying!


A father sees an older kid hitting his young son in the park. He walks over and punches the older kid who then winds up in the hospital with broken bones. Is the father halachically liable for the damages?

  Business Ethics



A New and Exciting 
Erev Shabbos Learning Program:  Likras Shabbos


New Erev Shabbos Program for Men and Boys!!
Join us for the second wonderful week as we 
Welcome Shabbos Peacefully and 
Amidst the Kedusha of Torah study.


Mincha 6:00 P.M. through the summer


For more details, click on the poster. 
Likras Shabbos
Annual Lecture 2013 with
HoRav Aharon Kahn, shlit"a 




May 6, 2013 at the Merion Tribute House featuring,

HoRav Aharon Kahn, shlit"a,

Rabbi, Congregation Knesses Bais Avigidor

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchonon (YU)
 who will speak on:

Mesorah or Morasha-

Let Us Explore Together What It Means To "Learn Torah"


Program begins at 7:45 p.m. (Mincha 7:30 p.m.)


To enroll as a sponsor for this event and/or to pay online,

Please follow this link:  Annual Lecture Sponsorship Page 


There will be a pre-lecture dessert reception with Rabbi Kahn for all the sponsors.

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum - $1000     *    Gold - $500    *     Silver - $360   *    Sponsor - $180

Silver Sponsors and above will receive an autographed copy of one of Rabbi Kahn's CD lecture series.



Suggested donation: $18 - Students Free




 For more information please call the Kollel at 610-668-9557.


Bnos Melochim Presentation 


Bnos Melochim Presents:
Yours Forever 

 Join women across the globe for an informative symposium featuring:


 Rebbitzen Aviva Feiner

Rebbitzen Rena Tarshish

Mrs. Baila Friedman


Being shown locally on

 Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 8:15 p.m. 


At the Philadelphia Community Kollel,

Cost: $10.00 Students come for free!


This program is for women only. 


 Click on the flyer for more details:

Bnos Melochim

Community New



  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshios Acharei Mos-Kedoshim, April 20, from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS. 
  • Donations in memory of Shoshana Stern, a"h, can be made out to  Young Israel of Boca Raton 7200 Palmetto Circle North Boca Raton, FL 33433 Memo: Stern Memorial Fund. To donate with a credit card please call 561.391.3235 or email YIBOCA@BELLSOUTH.NET
  • Please keep your eyes open for missing tefillin. For more details, and a picture of the tefillin bag, please follow this link.

  • 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 will once again be open every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at 228 Stoneway Lane, Merion.
  • "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
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  • 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 


Main Line Mikva Event- This Wednesday


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