Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
May 3, 2018
Parshas Emor   5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
SHIVTI Shabbos Afternoon Learning Program
Shiur for Women This Shabbos
Join as a Sponsor Today!... The Kollel's 19th Annual Lecture.
Shavuos 5778 All-Night Learning Program
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Daniel and Janet Eisenberg on the engagement of their son, Moshe to Tehilla Lachman.

David and Sharyn Chase on the engagement of their son, Akiva.

Ronald and Marguerite Werrin
on the bar mitzvah of their grandson, Noach Eliyah Simon, in Israel.

Dale Dunoff and family on the birth of a grandson, born to Rabbi and Mrs. Eli Dunoff.

Condolences to:

Gittel Hilibrand on the loss of her father, Dr. Joseph Kuniansky a"h.

David Wiener on the loss of his father, Rabbi Marvin Wiener a"h.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Emor
Thursday, May 3:
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, May 4:
7:40 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:58 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, May 5:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:51/9:27 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
6:30 p.m.:  Mincha
7:59 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:54 p.m.: Maariv
9:11 p.m.: 72 Minutes
10:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for   March-May 2018
Shabbos Afternoon Learning Program
 for Men and Boys

For Advanced Learners:
The Laws of Kibbud Av V'Eim*
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. 
Women's Shiur
This Shabbos, May 5
Given by Mrs. Sima Greer
The Philadelphia Community Kollel presents
A Shiur for Women

The Five Surviving Students of Rabbi Akiva:  True Acquisition of Torah

Given By
Mrs. Sima Greer
This Shabbos, Parshas Emor (May 5)
at the home of Dahlia Ocken
221 Upland Road, Merion Station
4:40 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.
Hope to see you there!
Kollel's 19th Annual Lecture
With Horav Dovid Schustal, shli"ta
Join as a Sponsor Today!
At the Dr. David E. Epstein z"l Memorial Lecture 

We will be honored to host
Horav Dovid Schustal,  shlit"a,
Rosh Yeshiva, Beth Medrosh Govoha, Lakewood, NJ

who will speak on
The Primacy of Torah: 
Appreciating the Essence of Shavuos

Monday, May 14, 2018
at the Levering Mill Tribute House
(Formerly Bala Woman's Club)
382 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

6:45 p.m. Sponsor's Reception
7:00 p.m.: Dessert Reception
7:30 p.m.: Mincha
7:45 p.m.: Greetings, Rabbi Biberfeld
8:00 p.m. - Lecture, Horav Schustal, shlit"a

Ample parking is available on the local streets and at the two Municipal lots  on the two corners of Montgomery Avenue and Levering Mill/Old Lancaster Rd.

To join as a sponsor, click here
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All participants are invited to a dairy and parve dessert reception before and after lecture. 
There will be an exclusive pre-lecture reception with Horav Schustal, shlit"a for all sponsors.
Silver Sponsors and above will receive a gift.

Shavuos 5778
All-Night Learning Program
Look out for the Kollel's Shavuos all-night learning program. A new and exciting program is in store, with shiurim for both men and boys. 
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
  • Dovid and Meira Friedman invite the community to a vort celebrating the engagement of Elke Friedman and Aharon Yoel Rothstein on Sunday, May 6, from 4-6 pm at the Philadelphia Community Kollel.
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd  will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Emor (May 5), from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS.
  • Torah Youth will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Emor (May 5), 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.