Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

May 11, 2017
Parshas Emor  5777
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush This Week
New! Shivti Shabbos Learning Program
Torah Time for Toddlers
Kollel's 18th Annual Lecture
Community News
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Emor
Thursday, May 11:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m.: Maariv - Lower Level
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, May 12:
7:48 p.m.: Candle Lighting
8:06 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, May 13:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:34/9:10 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored  by Dr. Moshe Chaim and Jasmin Shinohara in honor of Moshe Chaim becoming a U.S. citizen.
5:30 p.m.: Shivti Program  (see below for details)
6:30 p.m.: Mincha
8:07 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
9:02 p.m.: Maariv
9:19 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for  April-May 2017
Kiddush This Week

Kiddush this week is sponsored by

Dr. Moshe Chaim and Jasmin Shinohara

In honor of Moshe Chaim becoming a US citizen.
3 Programs!
Note: Now all starting at 5:30
On Shabbos Afternoons

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For Advanced Learners:
Gain a Kinyan in Kinyanim!
Recapture the Geshmak of 
Your Yeshiva Days - 
Immerse Yourself in a Sugya!
5:30 pm -6:15 pm:
Chavrusa Learning
6:15 pm -6:30pm:
Chabura from the Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld,  and Rabbi Dov Goldshmidt (in rotation)
6:30 pm: Mincha
Come with a Chavrusa or We Can Set You Up!

For Beginners!
5:30 pm -6:30 pm:
Study the Prophets together with
Rabbi Moshe Yosef Spiegel

For The Boys!
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm:
Stories, Singing, and Nosh, led by
Rabbi Yedidya Kaganoff
On the Lower Level
A 3-Part Program
Torah Time for Toddlers
A 3-Part Program for Mothers and Toddlers
with Mrs. Sima Greer

Prepare for Shavuos with songs and learning about Hashem's Special Present with your little one!

Wednesday Mornings,
May 10, 17, and 24
9:15 a.m.
at the home of Dana Kupfer
468 N. Highland Ave, Merion Station, PA

For mothers and toddlers (children 3 and under, infants welcome!)
Announcing The  Kollel's
18th Annual Lecture
In Memory of Dr. David E. Epstein, z"l

 The Kollel's Eighteenth Annual Lecture
The Dr. David E. Epstein, z"l Memorial Lecture

Rabbi Yonasan Sacks

Understanding the Divine Will

will take place on
Wednesday Evening
May 24, 2017

at the
Levering Mill Tribute House
(Formerly Woman's Club of Bala Cynwyd)
382 Bala Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004

 For Men & Women

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Suggested Donation $18
Students Free


Chai Event Sponsorship- $1,800
Platinum Sponsor- $1,000
Gold Sponsor- $500
Silver Sponsor- $360
Sponsor- $180

All participants are invited to a dairy and parve dessert reception before and after the lecture,
featuring a cheesecake bar by Lilac and Creme.

There will be an exclusive pre-lecture reception with Rabbi Sacks for all sponsors.
Silver Sponsors and above will receive a book written by Rabbi Sacks.
Reserved seating for sponsors.


If you have any questions, please contact the Kollel office.  610-668-9557 ~
Community News
  • Keystone-K: Temporary California Infestation Alert:
    The Kashrus agencies are finding that California leafy vegetables presently have a high level of infestation.  This is caused by recent climate conditions.  Extra care should be taken when cleaning and checking these vegetables.  It will be more difficult to find leafy vegetables with a reliable supervision during the next few weeks.
  • A Night of Inspiration - Rabbi Paysach Krohn will be speaking on "Infusing our Lives with Simchas Hachaim" on Wednesday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. at LMS. The event is in memory of Mrs. Marilyn Borck, a"h. 
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Emor (May 13) from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS.
  • Torah Youth will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Emor (May 13) from 4:30pm - 5:30pm 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.