Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
May 10, 2018
Parshas Behar-Bechukosai  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Mazel Tov!...Rabbi Yakir and Lea Schechter.
THIS MONDAY!... The Kollel's 19th Annual Lecture.
Shavuos 5778 All-Night Learning Program
SHIVTI Shabbos Afternoon Learning Program
Shiur for Women This Shabbos
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Rabbi Yakir and Lea Schechter , on the birth of a son. See below for bris and shalom zachor information.
Dr. Marty and Sheri Friedman on the birth of a granddaughter, born to their children, Chaim Yitzchok and Nechama Friedman of Givat Zev, Israel. Mazel tov also to the great-grandparents,  Rabbi Aaron and Esther Gold.

Rabbi and Mrs. Eli Back on birth of a grandson, born to their children, Rabbi and Mrs. Menachem Back.

David A and Jaci Lazowick  on the birth of a grandson, born to their children,  Yisrael and Brooke Bauer.

Shmuel and Henya Novick  on the birth of a grandson, born to their children, Yisroel Simcha and Ronitte Mazal Novick.

Jonathan and Karen Friedman  on the bar mitzvah of their son, Benjamin.

Dovid and Tamar Daniel  on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Yishai.

Jack & Judy Siderer and Eileen Stieglitz on the birth of their new grandson born to their children, Daniel and Elana Stieglitz.

Condolences to:

Sarah and Jeff Rosner on the passing of Sarah's mother, Debra Bruck, a"h. 
To sign up to learn mishnayos on behalf of Devorah Chaya bas Yosef Hirsch, a"h  please 
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Behar-Bechukosai
Thursday, May 10:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. Maariv (additional minyan)
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, May 11:
7:47 p.m.: Candle Lighting
8:05 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, May 12:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:47/9:23 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
6:30 p.m.:  Mincha
8:06 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
9:01 p.m.: Maariv
9:18 p.m.: 72 Minutes
10:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the NEW Shabbos Zemanim chart for   May-June 2018
Mazel Tov! 
Rabbi Yakir and Lea Schechter
Shalom Zachor and Bris Information

The Kollel Rabbis and staff 
wish a hearty mazel tov to our colleague
Rabbi Yakir and Lea Schechter Blue Baloons
on the birth of a son. 
Mazel tov to the proud grandparents
 Mr. and Mrs. Marvin and Miriam Schechter
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey and Miriam Zuckerman.
The Shalom Zachor  will take place at their home,
236 Stoneway Lane, Merion Station beginning at 9:00 p.m.

The Bris will take place on Monday morning at the Kollel after Shacharis.
Shacharis 7:30 a.m.
Bris: 8:30 a.m. (approximately)
May the Schechters merit to raise him
to Torah, chuppah and maasim tovim!
Kollel's 19th Annual Lecture
With Horav Dovid Schustal, shli"ta
At the Dr. David E. Epstein z"l Memorial Lecture 

We will be honored to host
Horav Dovid Schustal,  shlit"a,
Rosh Yeshiva, Beth Medrosh Govoha, Lakewood, NJ

who will speak on
The Primacy of Torah: 
Appreciating the Essence of Shavuos

Monday, May 14, 2018
at the Levering Mill Tribute House
(Formerly Bala Woman's Club)
382 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

6:45 p.m. Sponsor's Reception
7:00 p.m.: Dessert Reception
7:30 p.m.: Mincha
7:45 p.m.: Greetings, Rabbi Biberfeld
8:00 p.m. - Lecture, Horav Schustal, shlit"a

Ample parking is available on the local streets and at the two Municipal lots  on the two corners of Montgomery Avenue and Levering Mill/Old Lancaster Rd.

To join as a sponsor, click here
To make a donation, click here

All participants are invited to a dairy and parve dessert reception before and after lecture. 
There will be an exclusive pre-lecture reception with Horav Schustal, shlit"a for all sponsors.
Silver Sponsors and above will receive a gift.

Shavuos 5778
All-Night Learning Program
One Limud K'ish Echad 
+ Shiurim Track & Boys Track
The Kollel's Shavuos all-night learning program will feature a new and exciting program in the Beis medrash and shiurim for both men and boys. 

Sponsorships Available
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.
Sponsorships available for $500, $360 and $180.
To participate, please contact Rabbi Zeffren at: or 610-507-3906
Shabbos Afternoon Learning Program
 for Men and Boys

For Advanced Learners:
The Laws of Kibbud Av V'Eim*
5:30 pm-6:15 pm: Chavrusa Learning
6:15 pm-6:30 pm: Chabura 
from the Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, 
and Rabbi Dovi Goldschmidt (in rotation)
6:30 pm: Mincha
For Beginners:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: 
Study the Prophets 
together with Rabbi Moshe Yosef Spiegel
For Boys:
5:30 pm-6:30 pm 
 Learning, Stories, and Nosh  on the Lower Level
*Shivti was founded by Beth Medrash Govoha in 2014 to share intensive learning opportunities to those outside the physical walls of the Yeshiva. Participants experience genuine growth in learning.
The Shivti curriculum starts with in-depth Iyun and ends with Halacha L'maaseh's practical applications, incorporating the quality and methodology that are the hallmarks of Beth Medrash Govoha. The weekly Shivti booklet features carefully curated content, clearly presenting exactly what the Sugya is, what will be learned, and which specific path is optimal to take through the Sugya. Shivti learning typically takes place within a chaburah setting, led by the local Rav, similar to the classic Yeshiva learning seder. The goal is to entirely engage the participants, so that they emerge each week with great clarity, both in the sometimes difficult lomdus and in the real world knowledge of Halacha and Minhag L'maaseh.  
Women's Shiur
Given by Mrs. Rachael Biberfeld
Shabbos Parshas Bamidbar
- Erev Shavuos, May 19 at 5:15 p.m.

The Philadelphia Community Kollel presents
A Shiur for Women

Perspectives on Shavuos

Given By
Mrs. Rachael Biberfeld
on Shabbos, Parshas Bamidbar
(May 19)  Erev Shavuos
at the home of Mrs. Shayna Malka Zeffren
111 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd
5:15 p.m.
Hope to see you there!
Are You New to the Area?
Are you new to the area? The Philadelphia Community Kollel welcomes you to our community. We offer many learning opportunities for men, women and children. We invite you to browse our website, to get an idea of what we do. You can sign up for email, regular mail etc. and even make a request for a chavrusah here:
Feel free to give us a shout for anything you might need. Hatzlacha in your new home and welcome! 
Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd  will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshios Behar-Bechukosai (May 12), from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS.

  • Torah Youth will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshios Behar-Bechukosai (May 12), 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.