Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

May 25, 2017
Parshas Bamidbar  5777
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush This Week
Mazel Tov!...Shalom Zachor and Bris Information
Kollel's 18th Annual Lecture
SHAVUOS 5777...At the Kollel.
Shavuos Zemanim 5777
Neilas Hachag
10 Minute Halacha Shiur...New Limud!
Bnos Melochim Worldwide Event.
Shivti Shabbos Learning Program
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Our Rosh Kollel, Rabbi and Mrs. Yechiel Biberfeld on the birth of a grandson, born to Zev and Rivka Teitelbaum. The Shalom Zachor will take place at the Biberfeld home, 343 Bala Avenue, beginning at 9:00 pm. The bris will be Tuesday morning after the 7:30 shacharis at the Kollel.

Reb Chaim Aron and Faige Gross on the bris of their son, Yisroel.

Moshe and Rachael Starkman on the bar mitzvah of their son, Yisrael.

Yitzchak and Karen Kraftmann on the birth of  a son. A special mazel tov to the proud grandparents Drs. Israil and Inna Pendrak.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Bamidbar
Thursday, May 25:
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, May 26:
8:01 p.m.: Candle Lighting
8:19 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, May 27:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:41/9:17 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by Moshe and Rachael Starkman in honor of the bar mitzvah of their son, Yisrael.
5:30 p.m.: Shivti Program
6:30 p.m.: Mincha
8:20 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
9:15 p.m.: Maariv
9:32 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for May-June 2017
Kiddush This Week
Mazel Tov!

Kiddush this week is sponsored by

Moshe and Rachael Starkman

In honor of the bar mitzvah of their son, Yisrael .
Mazel Tov!
Shalom Zachor and Bris Information

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Mazel Tov to Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Yechiel and Rebbetzin Rachael Biberfeld 
on the birth of a grandson, born to Zev and Rivka Teitelbaum

The Shalom Zachor will take place at the Biberfeld home, 343 Bala Avenue, beginning at 9:00 pm. 

The bris will be Tuesday morning after the 7:30 shacharis at the Kollel.
18th Annual Lecture
Thank You!
Audio Link Below

The Kollel's Eighteenth Annual Lecture
In memory of 
Dr. David E. Epstein, z"l 
Rabbi Yonasan Sacks
Understanding the Divine Will
was a very memorable event.

Thank you to our sponsors and to everyone who helped make this inspiring evening possible.

To listen to the audio, click here
To view a list of our sponsors, click here

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At the Kollel

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Come with your chavrusa or let us set you up!
The Bais Medrash will be open the entire night for chavrusa learning!
Chock-full of learning opportunities:

Business Ethics Track
with Rabbi Sholom Kelemer, shlit"a

An in-depth analysis of "WARDROBING"
Does a Great Return Policy Mean a Negative Spiritual Return?
12:30 am - 2:00 am:  Seder
Maare Mekomos provided
2:oo am - 3:00 am:  Chabura
by Rabbi Sholom Kelemer, shlit"a

Medical Ethics Track
with Dr. David Weiss

תמים תהיה עם ה' אלקיך
Segulos and Alternative Therapies in The Practice of Medicine: A Deeper Look into a Great Debate
12:30 am - 1:30 am:  Seder
Maare Mekomos provided
1:30 am - 3:00 am: Chabura
on topic studied

Special Shiurim to Keep You Up Shavuos Night!
1:00 am - 1:45 am:
Rabbi Yisroel Akerman
The Yissachar Zevulun Partnership:
LLC, Cooperative, or Partnership
Getting down to the details

2:00 am - 2:45 am:
Rabbi Eliyahu Breiner
Enjoying Milk and Meat at Your Shavuos Meal
How it's Done

3:00 am - 4:30 am:
Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, Rosh Kollel
Chevlei Moshiach
A Unique Way to Avoid It

4:50 am:

Refreshments will be served throughout the night!

For more information or assistance, please contact either Roshei Chabura or Rabbi Yosef Prupas
Honor or memorialize a friend or loved-one in advance of the special Yom tov of Shavuos, by sponsoring the vibrant all-night learning at the Kollel. Your sponsorship will ensure that the Beis Medrash remains alive with the sweet sounds of Torah and Shiurim are delivered throughout the building all night long. Names will be prominently displayed on our digital Donor's Board in the Kollel lobby.
Coffee and refreshments will be served.
Sponsorships available for $1800, $1000, $500, $360 and $180.
To participate, please contact Rabbi Zeffren at: or 610-507-3906

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Neilas Hachag after Mincha on Second Day Shavuos

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Inviting all men to a Neilas Hachag on the second day of Shavuos, Thursday, June 1, between Mincha (7:45 p.m.) and Maariv (9:18 p.m.). Join us for Divrei Torah, singing, dancing, and great food as we savor the last few minutes of Yom Tov.
10 Minute Halacha Shiur
New Limud Beginning June 5th!
Kitzur Hilchos Shabbos
Bnos Melochim Worldwide Event

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This year's all-new, fascinating audio-visual, entitled
"You are Here"
presents an awe-inspiring array of insights, perspectives and discoveries presented by dynamic and erudite lecturers.

Complete with soul-stirring song and witty drama, the symposium of powerful messages will invite you inside a world of self-respect and a deeply satisfying spiritual existence.

Showing Locally at the Kollel
Tuesday, June 6
8:15 pm

$15 per attendee and $10 for students

For Women Only
SHIVTI Continues...
Shabbos Afternoon

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For Advanced Learners:
Gain a Kinyan in Kinyanim!
Recapture the Geshmak of 
Your Yeshiva Days - 
Immerse Yourself in a Sugya!
5:30 pm -6:15 pm:
Chavrusa Learning
6:15 pm -6:30pm:
Chabura from the Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld,  and Rabbi Dov Goldshmidt (in rotation)
6:30 pm: Mincha
Come with a Chavrusa or We Can Set You Up!

For Beginners!
5:30 pm -6:30 pm:
Study the Prophets together with
Rabbi Moshe Yosef Spiegel

For The Boys!
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm:
Stories, Singing, and Nosh, led by
Rabbi Yedidya Kaganoff
On the Lower Level
Community News
  • A Night of Inspiration -  Rabbi Paysach Krohn will be speaking on "Infusing our Lives with Simchas Hachaim" on Wednesday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. at LMS. The event is in memory of  Mrs. Marilyn Borck, a"h.  
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Bamidbar (May 27) from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS. 
  • Torah Youth will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Bamidbar (May 27) from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS.
  • 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.