Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

July 6, 2017
Parshas Balak  5777
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Audio and Photos of GREEN SPEECH Kick-Off Event!
Shivti Shabbos Learning Program
For Women: The Halachos of Muktzah
10 Minute Halacha Shiur...New Limud!
Shivti Boys Trip to Sky Zone...PHOTO and VIDEO
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Rabbi Yonah & Chava Gross  on the birth of a baby girl.   

Reb Moshe and Rachael Starkman
on the bris of their son, Boruch.

Dr. marty and Sheri Friedman upon the marriage of their daughter, Sara to David Knee!
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Balak
Thursday, July 6:
8:00 p.m. Mincha Lower Level
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m.: Maariv - Lower Level
9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, July 7:
8:14 p.m.: Candle Lighting
8:32 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, July 8:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:47/9:23 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
5:30 p.m.: Shivti Program
6:30 p.m.: Mincha
8:31 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
9:26 p.m.: Maariv
9:43 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Follow this link to see the NEW Shabbos Zemanim chart for July-August 2017
Audio and Photos of GREEN SPEECH Kick-Off Event!
Shmiras HaLashon Intiative
for the Three Weeks
To hear the special lecture given by Rabbi Biberfeld  at this event,   click here.
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A special thank you to Rabbi Mike Stern
for arranging this campaign.

SHIVTI for Men Continues...
Shabbos Afternoon
New Topic-Tefillah!
+Boys Program


For Advanced Learners
In-Depth Understanding of
the Mitzvah of Tefillah
Recapture the Geshmak of your 
Yeshiva Days - 
  Immerse Yourself in a Sugya!
5:30pm-6:15pm: Chavrusa Learning
6:15pm-6:30pm: Chabura from the Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, and Rabbi Yosef Rabinowitz (in rotation)
6:30pm: Mincha

For Beginners
Study the Prophets together
with Rabbi Moshe Yosef Spiegel

For The Boys
Learning, Stories, and Nosh
led by Rabbi Yedidya Kaganoff on the Lower Level
A New Summer Series
For Women:
The Halachos of Muktzah
The Halachos of Muktzah
Categories and Allowances of Handling
Non- Shabbos Items on Shabbos

Taught by:
Mrs. Sima Greer
Director Of Women's Programming
Philadelphia Community Kollel

Monday mornings at 9:45 AM
at the Lower Level of the
Philadelphia Community Kollel
364 Montgomery Ave. Merion Station, PA

With words of inspiration about the beauty and sanctity of Shabbos at each session
10 Minute Halacha Shiur
After Weekday Maariv Learning
Hilchos Shabbos B'Shabato
Shivti Boys Trip to Sky Zone
All boys who attended 5 out of the first 6 weeks of the Boys Shivti Program were treated to a special trip to Sky Zone on Friday, June 23rd. Ably led by the talented Rabbi Yedidya Kaganoff,  the boys program has really taken off. Shabbos afternoon sessions are filled with Torah learning, singing, ruach, nosh and prizes. The trip was attended by more than 30 boys who had a blast jumping around the facility and were then treated to a pizza lunch.
A special thank-you to Rabbi Kaganoff for running this special program. Kudos to Rabbi Yehudah Nosenchuk, Rabbi Moshe Starkman and Rabbi Yaakov Deutscher for driving and chaperoning the boys. (Rumor has it that Rabbi Deutscher can dunk without a trampoline too!)
To see a great video and photos of this trip, click on the photo.

Kollel Lost and Found
Unclaimed items left in the Kollel for longer than 30 days will be disposed of.
We have launched a Lost and Found Page to help people become aware of lost items.  Periodically, we will post on this page photos of items that are found in the Kollel facility or at Kollel events.  Please look at the items and let us know if any of them are yours at  (Please hover over each picture to read further details about the item/s in question.
In addition to this page, there is a Lost and Found box by the coat rack at the back door.
Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd  will resume in the Fall.
  • Torah Youth will resume in the Fall.
  • 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
     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 Jeff and Daryl Klein's home at 161 Union Avenue at 8:15 p.m.