Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
January 18, 2018
Parshas Bo  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Photos and Videos from our Annual Dinner
Masmid Program :Frequent Attendance Prizes @ Masmid Program This Motzaei Shabbos Begins at 6:45 p.m.
Next Kesher Session
Community News
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Michoel and Rivka Dear  on the bris of their son, Yeshaya Aharon. Mazel tov to proud grandparents, Rabbi Josh and Michele Levy.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Bo
Thursday, January 18:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, January 19:
4:46 p.m.: Candle Lighting
5:04 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, January 20:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:09/9:45 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:25 p.m.:  Mincha
5:05 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
6:00 p.m.: Maariv
6:17 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:45 p.m.: Masmid
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

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Videos and Photos of the Kollel's Annual Dinner
Thank you for making the Kollel's 17th Annual Dinner a most memorable and enjoyable one. We are grateful to the over 400 people who attended and contributed to the electrifying and uplifting atmosphere. 
Click here to see our dinner videos.
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Click here to view our dinner journal.

"The evening was really lovely and very meaningful!" - G.F.

"Yasher Koach! What an incredible Kollel dinner! I'm sure you are very tired as you read this, but you should be so proud of what you accomplished tonight. Everything from the food to the decor to the speeches were superb. My in-laws were also very impressed by how warm the community is. It truly was like a Shabbos table :) ....."  - R. M.

"One word-  Great!  Wonderful, Wonderful!"  - S.L

"..... Last evening was an exceptional display of Torah, friendship and community. I have never felt so welcomed and appreciated, with the possible exception in my own home ...... you did an amazing job and I am honored for the opportunity to have assisted in the very small way that we could. ......the most amazing lamb I have ever eaten ........ What a beautiful evening. Shavua Tov!" - J.S.

To see a few select photos, please click on the collage. A full selection will be posted on our website and emailed when they become available.
Frequent Attendance Prizes @ Masmid  Program
This Motzaei Shabbos Begins at 6:45 p.m.
This Week: We will be distributing the prizes for frequent attendance from the first session!  Come claim your prize!

This Week's Masmid Program is sponsored  in honor of and as a merit for
Rabbi & Mrs. Zeffren and their family שיחיו
and all those who make the Masmid program possible

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 seventeenth year . To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links: 
Masmid Stories     Masmid Photos    Masmid Videos
The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.
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Community News

  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will NOT meet for the next few weeks (Parshios Vaeira through Yisro) due to high school midterm exams, vacation, and the annual school production. Bnos will iy"H resume as of Parshas Mishpatim (Feb. 10).
  • Torah Youth will meet iy"H this Shabbos, Parshas Bo (Jan. 20), from 3:00 - 4:00pm at LMS on the upstairs level. Please note the change in time.
  • 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.