Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
September 22, 2016
Parshas Ki Savo  5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Selichos Times at the Kollel
Audio and Photos of the Evening of Inspiration
Final Hasheeveinu Program!
Sign Up for Yomim Noraim Seating
This Tuesday! Kollel Women's Annual...Yom Tov Bake Sale Event
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov To:

Omid and Rachel Niknam on the bar mitzvah of their son, Yosef Nachman!

Richie and Janis Fine  on the engagement of their granddaughter, Chana Lieberstein to Zecharia Greenfield!

Drs. Paul and Jordanna Ufberg
on the birth of a baby girl!

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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Ki Savo
Thursday, September 22:
8:15 p.m.: Gemara Yoma Shiur with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:15 p.m.: 10:00 p.m.:
Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.:
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday September 23:
6:37 p.m. :  Candle Lighting
6:55 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, September 24:
8:15 a.m.:   Shacharis
9:11/ 9:47 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
5:53 p.m.:  Mincha
6:53 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
7:48 p.m.: Maariv
8:05 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Please note: Shacharis this Sunday, September 25, will begin at 8:00 a.m. in order to accommodate the Hasheeveinu Program. (see below) Selichos will be recited prior at 7:15 a.m.

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart  for September-October.
Selichos Times at the Kollel
We begin reciting selichos before davening starting this Sunday. Here are the selichos times for the Kollel:

Sunday Morning, September 25:             7:15 a.m.

Monday-Friday, September 29-30:           7:00 a.m.

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sunday,Oct. 2:      6:30 a.m.

Tzom Gedaliah Wednesday, October 5:   7:00 a.m.

Aseres Yemai Teshuvah, Oct. 6/7/9/10:    6:55 a.m.

Erev Yom Kippur, Tuesday, October 11:   7:30 a.m.
Audio and Photos of the 
Evening of Inspiration
with Rabbi Reuven Drucker
Yesterday evening we were treated to a very meaningful talk from Rabbi Reuven Drucker of Highland park, NJ. He spoke on the topic of "Is Rosh Hashanah Un-American?"

To hear audio of this lecture click here

To see photos, click on poster below.

We thank our sponsors:
Dr. Dick Adler
Chava Slotteroff
Marc and Debbi Frankel

Final Hasheeveinu Program!
Don't Miss It!
A Brand New  4-Week Sunday Program
for Men and Boys
This Elul Recalibrate
The first three sessions were a great success. The sight of dozens of men and boys dedicating an hour on a Sunday morning to the study of Torah truly displayed the theme of Hasheeveinu - preparing for Rosh Hashanah in the most effective way. After enjoying a special breakfast with all the trimmings, the men form groups and the boys enjoy presentations from Rabbi Yosef Rabinowich and Rabbi Yoel Zeffren and a video presentation from Rabbi Paysach Krohn. A special thank-you to Chef Jonathan Chodosh for his culinary treats! 

Each program is independent.
See sponsorship information below.

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We thank our sponsors to date:
Dr Franklin & Nancy Strong
Mr. Pinny Ben David
Mr. Laurence Ginsburg
Mrs. Rochelle Nosenchuk
 in memory of Mr. Erwin Nosenchuk z"l
Chaim Yonah and Shevy Ziemba
To join as a sponsor, please contact Rabbi Zeffren at
Sponsor $180 - Silver $250  - Gold $500
Hasheeveinu is a brand new, 4-week Sunday morning program, for men and boy (grades 1-7). The first step to Teshuvah is to strengthen our commitment to the study of Torah, as we say in davening: Hasheeveinu Avinu Lesorasecha. 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 join a group led by Kollel Rabbis, and boys will enjoy a special presentation on the lower level each week. A special breakfast prepared by our chef Jonathan will be available.
Sign Up for
Yomim Noraim Seating
You can now sign up for Yomim Noraim seating at the Kollel by visiting and choosing the "Yomim Noraim 5777" tab or follow the link at the bottom of this item.

Please note: As in past years, the seating for women will be on a first-come first-served basis. In order to accommodate as many people as possible, we will not be reserving seats. There should be enough room for everyone with comfortable seating. In the event that you have special circumstances that require you to have a specific seat reserved for you, please let us know in the comment box below and we will do our best to  accommodate  you.

The Kollel Rabbis and Staff wish you and yours a
kesiva v'chasima tova!

This Tuesday!
Kollel Women's Annual
Yom Tov Bake Sale Event

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 meet this Shabbos, Parshas Ki Savo, September 24, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at LMS. Bnos Shabbos groups are for girls in 4 year nursery through 6th grade. Please contact M. Friedman ( for information regarding how to sign your daughter up for Bnos 5777 membership.
  • 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.