Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update


August 29, 2013
Parshas Nitzavim - Vayeilech 5773 
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Selichos Times
THIS SUNDAY!!...Uncle Moishy's Coming to Town!
Bake Sale
Labor Day Yom Iyun
Yomim Noraim Seating
Erev Yom Tov Mikvah Schedule
Strong Family Shiva Update
Community News


Mazel Tov To:


Reb Uri and Shira Schechter on the bris of their son Shmuel.


Mrs. Dorit Mattityahu on the birth of a grandson born to her children Boaz and Shira in Eretz Yisrael. Mazel tov to Boaz and Shira and the proud uncle, Nathan.




Condolences to:


Robin Yvonne Pachter on the passing of her dear father, Mr. Enoch Trencher z"l.


Dr. Jim and Dr. Franklin Strong on the passing of their dear mother, Mrs. Esther Strong, a"h.


Dr. Sam Kratchman on the passing of his dear mother, a"h.


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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech
Thursday, August 29:
8:15 p.m.: Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemara Yoma Shiur 
9:00 - 10:00 p.m.: Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur 
9:00-10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
This shiur is sponsored by Steven Weiner & Lisa Wise, Michael & Joshua, in memory of their beloved father and grandfather, Dov Ber ben Aharon Z"L on his shloshim
10:00 p.m.:Maariv


Friday, August 30:
8:25-8:50 a.m.: 
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
7:17 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:35 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
Shabbos,September 31:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:08/ 9:44 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema  
Kiddush this week is sponsored by the 
Yungeleit in appreciation of Rabbi Biberfeld's on his birthday! Mazel tov!!
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
6:00 p.m.: Mincha 
7:33 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
8:28 p.m.: Maariv
8:45 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
Selichos Sunday Morning, September 1:       7:00 a.m.
Selichos Times & Rosh Hashanah

Sunday Morning, September 1:                          7:00 a.m.

Monday/Tuesday, September 2/3:                     7:00 a.m.

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, Sept. 4:    6:30 a.m.

Tzom Gedaliah Sunday, September 8:             7:00 a.m.

Aseres Yemai Teshuvah, September 9-12:        6:55 a.m.

Erev Yom Kippur, Friday, September 13:          7:30 a.m.


For a complete listing of davening times over Rosh Hashanah, please visit this page: RH5774 Zmanim

Uncle Moishy's Coming to town!
 Purchase tickets before they are sold out!

Did you hear the news?

Guess who's back in town?
Uncle Moishy 
and his Mitzvah Men!!

Next Sunday, September 1, 2013

12:30 p.m.

Lower Merion Synagogue
123 Old Lancaster Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  

Purchase Tickets Here! 

or visit, and choose the "Uncle Moishy concert" tab.


uncle moishy concert.
Special sponsor packages available online. Premier seating, pictures with Uncle Moishy, and more!


General seating: $36, $22, $15
Children under 12 months- free.
  Pizza and snacks will be served. 
Reserved seating.  


You're Invited! 
Annual Pre-Yom Tov 
Women's Bake Sale Event  

The Kollel Women's Annual Yom Tov Bake Sale Event

will take place on
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Guest Lecturer:
Rebbetzin Tehilla Jaeger
"The Joy of Creating a New Start:
Woman to Woman Inspiration"
Doors open at 7:00 PM 
Program at 8:15 PM

At the home of Monica Kohn 
 335 N. Highland Avenue in Merion Station

Couvert: $25
Parve and Dairy Salad Bar

THIS MONDAY FOR MEN AND WOMEN! Broadcast of the 24nd Annual Nationwide 
Selichos Yom Iyun This Labor Day at the Kollel

Agudas Yisrael of America is once again presenting a nationwide broadcast of a Selichos Yom Iyun:

A Year to Fix That Which is Broken; Bein Adom L'Chavairo, Bein Adom L'Atzmo 


The event, which is for men and women, will take place at the Kollel on Monday, Labor Day morning, beginning at 9:15 AM, the 2nd day of Selichos, September 2, 2013 / 27 Elul, 5773


The program features HaRav Yisroel ReismanHaRav Ephraim E. Shapiro,and HaRav Moshe Tuvia Lieff.
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Sign Up for Yomim Noraim Seating


You can now sign up for Yomim Noraim seating at the Kollel by visiting, and choosing the "Yomim Noraim 5774" tab or follow the link at the bottom of this item. 


Please note: 

As in past years, the seating for women will be on a first-come first-served basis. In order to accommodate as many people as possible, we will not be reserving seats. There should be enough room for everyone with comfortable seating. In the event that you have special circumstances that require you to have a specific seat reserved for you, please let us know in the comment box below and we will do our best to accomodate you.


The Kollel Rabbis and Staff wish you and yours a

kesiva v'chasima tova!


Seating Sign-up   

Erev Yom Tov Mikvah Schedule


 at Cong. Raim Ahuvim, 5854 Drexel Road in Philadelphia.





The mikva will re-open approximately 6:30 pm




The mikva will re-open approximately 6:15 pm




The mikva will re-open approximately 6:15 pm


Strong Family Shiva Update
Dr. Jim and Dr. Franklin Strong are sitting 
shiva for their mother, Mrs. Esther Strong z"l. Jim will be returning to our area Thursday afternoon, and Franklin on Friday afternoon to complete shiva at 612 Sussex Rd. in Wynnewood(Shiva ends Monday morning.)
Minyan times:

Thursday Mincha-Maariv - 7:20 PM

Friday Shacharis - 8:00 AM

Sunday SELICHOS followed by Shacharis - 7:30 AM

Sunday Mincha-Maariv - 7:10 PM

Monday SELICHOS followed by Shacharis - 7:30 AM


If you can help by attending these minyanim, please contact Jack Siderer at 215-803-6027. May the family be comforted among the aveilei tzion veYerushalayim.
Community News





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    Delivery time pending.

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    The Eckmann Home 1214Yarmouth Road, Front yard Wynnewood P.A.

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                     SEND YOUR ORDER IN TODAY! 

    For more info call: Lisa Eckmann - (610) 649-1888,    Nancy Horwitz - (610) 658-0343 

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