Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
November 1, 2018
Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sarah 5779
In This Issue
Shabbos Parshas Chayei the Kollel.
Kiddush this Week...
Refua Shelaima..
Masmid Program -This WEEK
The Laws of Kashrus Trustworthiness.
Kesher Save the Date!.
Women's Melaveh Malka November 17th
Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur
Shalosh Seudos Sponsorship Opportunity
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov:

Mr. and Mrs. Dan and Adena Menasha  and family on the birth of a baby boy this past shabbos! The bris will b'ezras Hashem be at the Mesivta (314 Levering Mill Rd) this Shabbos (Chayei Sarah) following davening. 

Mr. and Mrs. Zac and Rachel Miller on the birth of a baby boy. The Shalom Zachor will take place this Friday night at the home of the Greenspans, 113 Grasmere Rd., from 9-11 p.m.
The bris will IY"H take place at LMS on Sunday morning after 9:00 a.m. Shacharis in the main sanctuary.

Dr. and Mrs. David Abraham on the engagement of their son Yosef, to Brachi Sachs. 

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News and Events
Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sarah
at the Kollel
Thursday, November 1:
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, November 2:
5:39 p.m.: Candle Lighting
5:57 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, November 3:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:32/10:08 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is dedicated by Avraham Gedaliah and Hollis Dorman  In Commemoration of the   Yartzheits of  Their Fathers
Shmuel ben Mordechai HaKohein, z"l and
Tuvia Shmuel ben Alexander, z"l
5:15 p.m.: Mincha
Followed by Shalosh Seuodos
5:56 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
6:51 p.m.: Maariv
7:08 p.m.: 72 Minutes
7:30 p.m.: Masmid Program 
8:30 pm.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

For a Printable version of the November- December Zmanin
please click on the link below. November- December 2018
Kiddush this Week 
Refua Shelaima
Please daven on behalf of our dear chaver, Rabbi Mike Stern, Yosef Elimelech Ben Yehudis, sheyichyeh, for a refua shelaima.
Masmid Program  Begins
This Motzaei Shabbos!

Begins THIS Motzaei Shabbos,
 November 3rd, at 7:30 p.m.
At the Kollel

Sponsorships are now being accepted.
If you would like to dedicate a program, please do so today to ensure you reserve the opportune week for you.
To sign up as a sponsor today, click here

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 $360 per week.
To sponsor a program today, click here:  Masmid Sponsorship
To sign up for Masmid email, click here:  Masmid Email Sign-up

Come Join and Learn 
Practical Halacha!
The Laws of Kashrus Trustworthiness

The Rosh Kollel's Sunday morning Yoreh Deah shiur begins a new siman this Sunday.  You too can now join this shiur, now in its 10th year, and learn practical halacha from the Shulchan Aruch.

Sunday morning's from 9:30 - 10:30 in the Beis Medrash.

Kesher Save the Date!
The Kesher Mother-Daughter program will begin a new season on December 16. Please look out for an email with further details.
Women's Melaveh Malka
Motzaei Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei,  November 17.
Women from the community are
 invited to join us for a Melaveh Malka on
 Motzaei Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei, November 17th.
at 8:30 PM at Kosloff Torah Academy. 

Rabbi Reisman Navi Shuir 
Join Us This Motsaei Shabbos at 9:00 pm
For Men and Women
OUR 15th Year!!

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Parking note: Please be careful not to park in spots other than Kollel designated ones. If they are full, please find street parking. Thanks!
Shalosh Seudos Sponsorships Available
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 

  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will IY"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Chayei Sara (Nov. 3) from 3:30pm to 4:30pm at LMS. Please pay your yearly membership dues if your daughter attends Bnos.  
  • Torah Youth this week from 4:00 pm - 5:00pm 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.