Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

   January 9,  2014  
Parshas Beshalach 5774
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Masmid Sponsor
Tu B'shevat Shiur
Mazel Tov!
Thirteenth Annual Dinner
Community News

Mazel Tov To:


Rabbi and Mrs. Yochanan Eskenazi on the birth of a baby boy.


Dr. and Mrs. Jim Strong on the birth of a grandson.


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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Beshalach
Thursday, January 9:
8:15 p.m.Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemora Yoma Shiur
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur  
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.:Maariv
Friday, January 10:
8:25- 8:50 a.m.:
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
4:36 p.m.: Candle Lighting 
4:54  p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset


Shabbos,January 11:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:09/ 9:45 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema 
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
4:15 p.m.: Mincha 
4:55 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
5:50 p.m.: Maariv
6:07 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
6:30 p.m.: Masmid Program
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for  January- February 2014.

This Week's Masmid Program is Sponsored by:

Tu B'shevat Shiur:

Maximizing Our Potential

In leiu of a Rosh chodesh shiur, there will be a special shiur in honor of Tu B'Shevat for women next  Shabbos afternoon, Parshas Yisro
3:45 pm- 4:30 pm
given by Rabbi Biberfeld.

  Mazel Tov! - 

Rabbi Yochanan and Yaffa Eskenazi

The Kollel Rabbis and Staff wish a hearty 

Blue Baloons
mazel tov to Rabbi Yochanan and Mrs. Yaffa Eskenazi on the birth of a baby boy!

Mazel tov to the entire Eskenazi and Wasserman families


The Shalom Zachor will take place this Friday Night at 7:45 PM.


The Bris will be on 

Shabbos Morning at 11:45AM 

followed by Kiddush.


The Shalom Zachor and Bris will take place in the Eskenazi Home, 164 Latches Lane.


May they merit to raise him to Torah,

chuppah and ma'asim tovim.

Thank you- Kollel Annual Dinner




May your support of Torah learning give you the blessings of Torah.

Community News
  • Please note - Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will NOT meet this shabbos, Parshas Beshalach, Jan. 11 due to high-school final exams.
  • Marital workshop with Rabbi Yaakov Zalman Labinsky

    ~Discover an approach to create your own Common Divine Identity~ COUPLES ONLY

    10:00 am- 12:00 am at Congregation Ahavas Torah

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

    Admission is FREE ~ RSVP Required

    Please call Michele Galen at (215)-728-8160

    or email

  • Rabbi Uri Zohar will be in Philadelphia on Monday, January 13. He will be speaking at Congregation Beit Haramabam at 7:30 PM. 9981 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. 

  • Koshersync: Like to know what's going on in the community? Join the Koshersync weekly update list! Simply send an e-mail to with the word "Subscribe" as the subject. This free service will update you weekly about the events scheduled for that week and a digest of new events. To post an event, e-mail with the event name, location, time, and description.
  • 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 Gary and Andrea Diamond's home at 101 Montgomery Avenue, # B5 at 8:15 p.m. Call for directions: 610-664-7690 

Rabbi Uri Zohar 

is coming to Philadelphia!

Monday, January 13
7:30 PM
Congregation Beit Harambam
9981  Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115