Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
June 21, 2018
Parshas Chukas  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Women's Oneg Shabbos Next Week.
Special Kiddush Next Week.
Mazel Tov to Participants of...The 10-Minute Halacha Shiur.
SHIVTI Shabbos Afternoon Learning Learning Laws of Tosefes Shabbos
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov to:
Rabbi Michael and Denise Stern on the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Devori, to Zecharia Fertel of Baltimore, MD.

Zach and Yana Weiser  on the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shana, to Chaim Sinensky.
Rabbi Baruch and Miriam Lichtenstein on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Rabbi Shmuel and Yocheved  Lichtenstein.
B ob and Judy Pransky 
on the  engagement of their granddaughter, Malka Pransky, daughter of Rabbi Doni and Mrs. Esther Pransky of Atlanta, Georgia, to Aaaron Ribakow of Baltimore, MD.


Condolences to:
Rabbi Tzvi Swichar on the passing of his dear mother, Tema Swichar.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Chukas
Thursday, June 21:
8:00 p.m. Mincha
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. Maariv (additional minyan)
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, June 22:
8:15 p.m.: Candle Lighting
8:33 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, June 23:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:41/9:17 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
6:30 p.m.:  Mincha
8:33 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
9:28 p.m.: Maariv
9:45 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Follow this link to see the NEW Shabbos Zemanim chart for   May-June 2018
Women's Oneg Shabbos 
Next Week 
Parshas Balak
The Philadelphia Community Kollel
Women's Division invites you to join us
for a Shabbos Afternoon Oneg
for Women and Children
Shabbos Parshas Balak
June 30th 4:30 - 6:00 pm
At the Zeffrens
111 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd
Enjoy good company, Shabbos treats
 and words of inspiration.
Join us as we bid farewell to community families who are relocating!

Special Kiddush Next Week
Parshas Balak
The Philadelphia Community Kollel
invites you to join us
for a special kiddush in honor of 
these Penn Law graduates who have contributed so much to the Kollel over the last few years. We wish them loads of hatzlacha as they embark on this new stage in their lives.
Rabbi Dani Epstein
Shmuel and Yael Baldinger
Reuven and Esti Rosen
Yehishua Abraham
Dovid Sheps
(List in formation)
Shabbos Parshas Balak
After davening at approximately 10:20 a.m.
The 10-Minute Halacha Shiur
Laws of Amir l'Akum 
Mazel tov to the participants of the 10-Minute Halacha shiur upon completing sefer  Hilchos Shabbos B'Shabbato. On Monday, t he group began a new sefer, Orchos Shabbos on the Laws of Amir l'Akum on Shabbos. The shiur runs each weekday night after maariv, Monday through Thursday.

The Laws of Tosefes Shabbos
Shabbos Afternoon Learning Program
 for Men and Boys

For Advanced Learners:
The Laws of Tosefes Shabbos
5:30 pm-6:15 pm: Chavrusa Learning
6:15 pm-6:30 pm: Chabura 
from the Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, 
and Rabbi Dovi Goldschmidt (in rotation)
6:30 pm: Mincha
For Beginners: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: 
Study the Prophets together with  Rabbi Moshe Yosef Spiegel
For Boys: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm 
 Learning, Stories, and Nosh  on the Lower Level
*Shivti was founded by Beth Medrash Govoha in 2014 to share intensive learning opportunities to those outside the physical walls of the Yeshiva. Participants experience genuine growth in learning.
The Shivti curriculum starts with in-depth Iyun and ends with Halacha L'maaseh's practical applications, incorporating the quality and methodology that are the hallmarks of Beth Medrash Govoha. The weekly Shivti booklet features carefully curated content, clearly presenting exactly what the Sugya is, what will be learned, and which specific path is optimal to take through the Sugya. Shivti learning typically takes place within a chaburah setting, led by the local Rav, similar to the classic Yeshiva learning seder. The goal is to entirely engage the participants, so that they emerge each week with great clarity, both in the sometimes difficult lomdus and in the real world knowledge of Halacha and Minhag L'maaseh.  
Are You New to the Area?
Are you new to the area? The Philadelphia Community Kollel welcomes you to our community. We offer many learning opportunities for men, women and children. We invite you to browse our website, to get an idea of what we do. You can sign up for email, regular mail etc. and even make a request for a chavrusah here:
Feel free to give us a shout for anything you might need. Hatzlacha in your new home and welcome! 
Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd  will not meet this Shabbos, and will resume after the summer. 
  • Torah Youth will be meeting this Shabbos at LMS from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Please note this is the last week of Pirchei until after the summer. 
  • Congregation Beth Hamedrosh will host Rabbi Avraham Goldstein, Rosh Yeshiva of the Diaspora Yeshiva, as their special guest speaker on Sunday, June 24th at 7:15 P.M. Rabbi Goldstein will be speaking about, "Hidden Jews and the Diaspora Yeshiva," the story of how the Diaspora Yeshiva has been working with descendents of Conversos from South America, training some to become Rabbis for those emerging Jewish communities and starting a seminary for young female descendants of Conversos.  It will be most interesting evening and it is open to all. To see a flyer, click here.
  • 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.