Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
August 26, 2016
Parshas Eikev  5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
New Kollel Elul Zeman
Are You New to the Area?
Are You New to the Area?
Pre-Rosh Hashanah...Evening of Inspiration 5776
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov To:

Jeffrey and Sarah Rosner
and family on Yisroel's Bar Mitzvah

Jack and Dina Levin
on the birth of a baby boy. A Mazel tov to the proud grandparents,
Jay and Mindy Levin
and the Great Grandmother,
Mrs. Doris Levin!!

Dr. Rene Rubin
on the birth of a grandaughter born to her children Jascha and Abby Rubin.

George and Vera Revesz
upon the birth of a great grandson, born to Yonah and Rebecca Friedman in Israel!

Steve and Shelly Melman
Bar Mitzvah.   

Scott Seligson
and to
Dr. Rachel Hachen
on the birth of a grandson, born to
Ezra and Ma'ayan Seligsohn.

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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Eikev
Friday, August 26:
7:22 p.m. :  Candle Lighting
7:40 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, August 27:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
9:07/ 9:43 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
6:30 p.m.:  Mincha
7:43 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
------- p.m.: Maariv
8:51 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Note: The Kollel is on Summer Bein Hazemanim break. No scheduled shiurim, Motsaei Shabbos Maariv or Sunday morning shacharis will take place unless announced otherwise.
Regular schedule resumes on Tuesday.
Follow this link to see the new Shabbos Zemanim chart  for    July-Mid September
New Kollel Elul Zeman Begins this Tuesday!
The Kollel Summer  bein hazmanim
 comes to an end this  

Tuesday, August 30th
All regular chavrusos and shiuri m will resume then.
 The Beis Medrash continues to
remain open for your learning pleasure. Cold and hot drinks as well as breakfast cereal are available for refreshment to those who are learning.  
Shacharis:  7:30 a.m.  
(Note: No minyan on Sunday morning)  
Mincha: 2:30   
Maariv:  9:55 p.m. (Thu. 10:00)  
Daf Yomi: 10:10 p.m.  
Shacharis:  8:15 a.m.  
Mincha:      6:30 p.m.
Maariv:      ---------

Mazel Tov! Rabbi Menashe and Amanda Benedict! 
+ Shalom Zachor Information

The Kollel Rabbis and staff  Blue Baloons
wish a hearty Mazel tov to
Rabbi Menashe and Amanda Benedict!
on the birth of a baby boy!
May they merit to raise him and his
siblings to Torah, chuppah and maasim tovim!
Mazel Tov to the proud grandparents, 
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Benedict, 
Mr. Hesh & Mrs. Debbie Granek
 and Mr. & Mrs. Jaicky Tamam
and families.
The Sholom Zachor will take place tonight at the home of the Zeffrens, 111 Bryn Mawr Ave starting at 9:15 p.m. Bris information will be
announced when it becomes available.
This Elul Recalibrate with
Hasheeveinu - 
A Brand New 4 Week Program
is a b rand new, 4-week Sunday morning program, for men and boys.
It's hard to believe but Rosh Hashanah is only a few weeks away. It's always challenging to get into the proper Teshuva mindset so here's a great idea to help you do just that. The first step to recalibrating is to strengthen our commitment to the study of Torah, as we say in davening: Hasheeveinu Avinu Lesorasecha, Bring us back, our G-D, TO YOUR TORAH!
Come to the Kollel for the next four Sunday mornings and study a different topic each week related to the upcoming Yomim Naroim/High-Holidays. Men will be paired with a chavrusah or group led by Kollel Rabbis, and boys will enjoy a special presentation on the lower level each week.
Schedule: September 4, 11, 18 & 25
8:00 a.m. Shacharis - note new time
- (+September 4 at 7:45 a.m.  due to Rosh Chodesh)
8:45 a.m. A gourmet Breakfast with Bagels, lox, waffles, omelets and a flavored brewed coffee bar. (Ice coffee too)
9:20 a.m. Chavrusah and Group Learning in Beis Medrash
10:05 - 10:20 a.m. 10 minute Elul/Teshuva Discussion
9:20 - 10:20 a.m. Special Presentation on the Lower level followed by raffle drawings. 

All boys who attend all 4 programs will receive a special prize.

Further details will be announced shortly. For more information on  this  program please contact Rabbi Zeffren at
Pre-Rosh Hashanah
Evening of Inspiration 5776
With Rabbi Reuven Drucker, shlit"a
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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
  • A Cholov Yisroel ice cream truck will be coming to the Lower Merion community! Come and enjo y a nice cold treat to start off the school year.  The truck will be parked in the Lower Merion Synagogue parking lot from 5-7pm on Wednesday August 31st. He will have soft serve ice cream cones, cotton candy, popcorn, slushies and milkshakes.
  • Did you mistakenly leave a pillow at the Kollel over Tisha B'av? You can find it in our lost and found in the Lower Level vestibule.
  • If anyone was in the Franklin Institute museum in Philadelphia on  Wednesday Chol Hamoed Pesach (April 25th), and witnessed a six year old girl fall right outside "The Heart" exhibit shortly before 3:00PM, please contact her family at . The injury sustained turned out to be serious and any witness that knows what occurred could possibly be very helpful for her.
  • 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.
  • Parsha Shiur by Rabbi Ungar of Etz Chaim-  a 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.