Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

October 9, 2015
Parshas Beraishis  5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush This Week
Winter Zeman Begins this Wednesday
SAVE THE DATE! Kollel Annual Dinner
Sunday Morning Program
Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur...A New Season Begins this Week
Community News
Mazel Tov To:
Cheryl Epstein  upon the birth of a granddaughter born to Dov and Baila Epstein of Yerushalyim! Mazal Tov to great grandmother Suri Rabinovici!

Marty and Sheri Friedman upon the birth of a grandson, born to Rachel and Gadi Schultz in Chicago, IL! 

Talia Eisenstein and David Lebor
upon the birth of twin grandsons born to their children Etana and Chaim Berkowitz on Motzaei Yom Kippur!

Chaim Aron and Fayge Gross upon the birth of their son!  
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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Beraishis
Thursday, October 8:
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:   Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, October 9:
8:20 a.m.- 8:35 a.m. : Rabbi Prupas's Shiur
6:12 p.m. :  Candle Lighting  
6:30 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, October 10:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
9:20/ 9:56 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by Chaim Yonah and Shevy Ziemba in honor of the birth of their daughter, Yehudis Silka!
5:49 p.m.:  Mincha
6:29 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
7:41 p.m.: 72 Minutes
9:00 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Sunday, October 11:
Shacharis 8:00 a.m.

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Kiddush This Week

Winter Zeman Begins this Wednesday, October 14th
The Kollel is on Sukkos break until Wednesday morning October 14th. 

All chavrusos and shiurim will resume at this time.
Please be in touch with your chavrusah to confirm your respective resumption times. If you would like to pursue further learning opportunities, please contact Rabbi Yoel Zeffren at or 610-5073906.

Please note that weekday Shacharis will remain at 8:00 a.m. through Sunday October 11 after which time the Shacharis start time will revert back to 7:30 a.m.
Kollel Annual Dinner
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Please join us at the 
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
on Sunday, January 10, 2016
Sunday Morning Program
There will be no Sunday morning program this week. The program will resume next week.
Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur
A New Season Begins this Week
Motsaei Shabbos at 9:00 p.m.

Join us for our eleventh season! Each Motzaei Shabbos (Saturday night), this shiur reaches us from Brooklyn, NY where it is received by over 1,000 people each week. Take advantage of the TCN revolution to experience outstanding shiurim. This shiur is shown at two locations, in Merion Station and in Northeast Philadelphia at Cong. Bnai Israel, 8201 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia as a Joint Project of BIOZ, TCN, and the P.C. Kollel. For more information on the Northeast location, please call 215-342-2999. 
Community News
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  • 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.
  • Parsha Shiur by Rabbi Ungar of Etz Chaim-  a 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.