Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
January 17, 2019
Shabbos Parshas Beshalach 5779
In This Issue
Shabbos Parshas the Kollel.
Kollel's 18th Chai Annual Dinner!
Masmid Program -This WEEK
Refua Shelaima & mazel Tov!
Kesher Program - This Sunday
V'shinantum! New Mishnayos Program
Security System Update.
Masmid Program
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov:

Rabbi and Mrs. Yaakov Moshe Willner on their daughter, Chava's, engagement to Eli Barkany.

Dr. and Dr. Nachum and Dvasha Stollman on the bar mitzvah of thier son, Ezra Chaim.

Rabbi and Mrs. Michael and Denise Stern on the bar mitzvah of their son, Shaya. 

Dr. and Mrs. Zach and Yana Weiser on the engagment of their daughter, Dina, to Dovid Rechavel from Milwaukee.

Dr. & Mrs. Joel and Judy Pomerantz upon the birth of a grandson, born to Zack and Kori Pomerantz. 

Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Jamie Seligsohn upon the birth of a grandson, born to Ezra & Ma'ayan Seligsohn. Mazal Tov to the great grandfather Mr. Sherwin Seligsohn.
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News and Events
Shabbos Parshas Beshalach
at the Kollel
Thursday, January 10:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv

Friday, January 11:
4:45 p.m.: Candle Lighting
5:03 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, January 12:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:09/9:45 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:24 p.m.: Mincha
Followed by Shalosh Seuodos
5:04 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:59 p.m.: Maariv
6:16 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:45 p.m.: Masmid Program
7:30 pm.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

For a Printable version please click on the link below for the Shabbos Zmanim of  January-February 2019
Huge Outpouring of Support
at Kollel's 18th Annual Dinner!
See Photos, Video and Journal
Thank you for making the Kollel's 18th Annual Dinner a most memorable and historic one. We are grateful to the over 450 people who attended and contributed to the electrifying and uplifting atmosphere.  The tremendous success is a tribute to our honorees, our donors and our dinner committee.  Click here to see our:
or click on collage below.  A full selection will be posted on our website and emailed when they become available.

Masmid Program this Week
Sponsored by:

Ted and Phyllis Kosloff
In honor of
Rabbi & Mrs. Yoel D. & Shayna Malka Zeffren 
and Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov Moshe Willner
on the occasion of their recent Simchos
Refua Shelaima & Mazel Tov
Please daven on behalf of our dear chaver, Rabbi Mike Stern, Yosef Elimelech Ben Yehudis, sheyichyeh, for a refua shelaima. To make a donation, please click here.

Rabbi Michael and Denise Stern invite the community to join them in celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of their dear son Shaya this Shabbos, Parshas Beshalach (January 19th) at Young Israel of the Main Line,  @ Mesivta High School,  314 Levering Mill Rd,  Bala Cynwyd, PA,  Main Minyan at 8:45am. Kiddush to follow downstairs.
Kesher Program Continues 
This Sunday 10-11:15 a.m.
+ Sponsorship This Week
The Kesher Mother-Daughter program this Sunday, January 20th
is sponsored by
The Diamond-Sederowsky family
in memory of Andrea's mother
Yehudis bas Chaim 

Sponsorship opportunities
 still available! 
Please reach out to Mrs. Liba Bauminger
if you are interested!

NEW Mishnayos Program for Boys
Security System Update
The Kollel's secure entry system is now fully operational. In order to gain access on weekdays you will need to use your fingerprint. 
To sign up for access, please  make an appointment by emailing .
There are a limited number of cards and fobs available to those who have experienced trouble with fingerprint access in the past. Please mention this before signing up.  
Thank you.
Masmid Program
This Week at 6:45 p.m.

 January 19th, at 6:45 p.m.
At the Kollel 

Only 2 weeks for Sponsorship are still available.
If you would like to dedicate a program, please do so today.

Join the crowd during long winter Motzaei Shabbosos at our ever-popular and exciting Masmid Program. Young boys come to learn with fathers, grandfathers, and mentors and enjoy great learning, stories, raffle prizes, and pizza! We welcome you to our eighteenth year. To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links:   Masmid Stories  Masmid Photos  Masmid Videos
The cost for sponsorship is only $500 per week.
To sponsor a program today, click here:  Masmid Sponsorship
To sign up for Masmid email, click here:  Masmid Email Sign-up

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 

  • There is no Bnos program this week.  
  • Pirchei/Torah Youth this week from 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm at LMS.
  • *New!!* Local Shatnez Tester conveniently located on Stoneway Ln in Merion Station! Dropoff hours Sunday and Thursday 1-2pm and 7-8pm. Endorsed by local Rabbonim. For more info call: (718)570-2729 or email 
  • 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.