Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
August 30th, 2018
Parshas Ki Savo  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush This Week...
Special Women's Shiur...This Shabbos!
Shivti Continues!
This Tuesday!...Pre-Rosh Hashanah...Evening of Inspiration..
Kollel Women's Annual Yom Tov Bake Sale Event
Yomim Noraim Seating Sign-Up
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Phil Wachs and Juliet I. Spitzer  u pon the birth of a grandson, born to Danny Gold and Michal Wachs!
Rabbi Ephraim and Bracha Goldfein upon the birth of a granddaughter, born to  Yossi and Toba Goldstein! 

David and Sharyn Chase  on the upcoming marriage of their son,  Akiva.
Raphael and Jill Gabay on Michael's engagement to Yael Mellul! 


Condolences to:

Condolences to Marilynne  Schwartz, Ben Schwartz, Alex Schwartz and the whole Schwartz  family on the passing of their dear husband, father and brother, Mr. Harry Schwartz, z"l
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Ki Savo
Thursday, August 30:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.:
Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.:

Friday, August 31:
7:15 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:33 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, September 1:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:08/9:44 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is Sponsored by Rabbi Yehuda and Minnie Nosenchuk in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Dovid Leib
5:15 p.m.: Shivti
6:15 p.m.Mincha
7:32 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:27 p.m.: Maariv
8:44 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Follow this link to see the NEW Shabbos Zemanim chart for July-August 2018
Kiddush This Week

Special Women's Shiur
This Shabbos!
With Mrs. Rachael Biberfeld
You are invited to a special Women's shiur
Rosh Hashanah Inspiration
to be given by
Mrs. Rachael Biberfeld,
THIS Shabbos, Parshas Ki Savo,
September 1st, 2018
at 4:15 pm
at the home the Zeffren's,
111 Bryn Mawr Ave. in Bala Cynwyd

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Shivti is Back!
3 Programs-
For Advanced Learners:
In-depth understandind of the mitzvah of Shofar
Recapture the geshmak of your yeshiva days - immerse yourself in a sugya!
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Chavrusa Learning
6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.: Chabura from the Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld
and Rabbi Dovi Goldschmidt
6:15 p.m.: Mincha
Come with a chavrusa or we can set you up!

For Beginners:
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.: Study the Prophets together with Rabbi Moshe Yosef Spiegel

For The Boys:
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.: Learning, stories and nosh, led by Rabbi Yoel Zeffren and Rabbi Yedidya Kaganoff on the lower level

Looking forward to seeing you there!
This Tuesday!
Pre-Rosh Hashanah
Evening of Inspiration
with Rabbi Aaron Pessin
Join As a Sponsor Today!

We thank our growing list of sponsors: 

Ted and Phyllis Kosloff
Silver Sponsor:
Steven Weiner and Lisa Wise 

Gabe and Deena Herman
Boris and Renee Kalandar
in memory of Genya (bat Yeshayah) Lutsky-Kalandarov a"h
Eli and Tamar Miller
Israil and Inna Pendrak
Michael and Wendy Sternberg
Moshe Chaim and Jasmin Shinohara
in memory of Aizik Yitzchak ben Aryeh Leib
Rabbi Sruli and Rivka Schwartz
Yona and Mindy Zaslow

Sponsorship for this event are available as a great way to increase your merits before Rosh Hashanah.
Sponsors $180 - Silver $360 - Gold $500
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Join us for our tenth annual community-wide
Pre-Rosh Hashanah Evening of Inspiration
to hear Rabbi Aaron Pessin
Tuesday, September 4th at 8:30 p.m.
at the Kollel Beis Medrash
364 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station

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Kollel Women's Annual
Save- the- Date
Yom Tov Bake Sale Event

Featuring Guest speaker, Mrs. Slovie Wolff
Daughter of Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, a"h

Join the inspiration of this all-important
and uplifting event by becoming a sponsor.
Sponsorship on all levels includes admission.
$180 Sponsor
$360 Silver Sponsor
$500 Gold Sponsor
comes with a complimentary cake
for you to enjoy over Yom tov.

We thank Beth & Len Ginsburg
for opening their home for this event.

We thank our sponsors to date:
Mrs. Phyllis Kosloff
Mrs. Chaya Lyons
Mrs. Rochelle Nosenchuk
Yomim Noraim 5779
Information and Seat Signup
You can now get davening and general information as well as sign up for seating at the Kollel by visiting  and choosing the "Yomim Noraim 5779" 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!

To sign up for
Yomim Noraim Seating,
click   here .

To memorialize a loved one on our
High Holiday Memorial Scroll,
click  here .  
Kollel Lost and Found

Unclaimed items left in the Kollel for longer than 30 days will be disposed of.
We have launched a Lost and Found Page to help people become aware of lost items.  Periodically, we will post on this page photos of items that are found in the Kollel facility or at Kollel events.  Please look at the items and let us know if any of them are yours at  (Please hover over each picture to read further details about the item/s in question.
In addition to this page, there is a Lost and Found box by the coat rack at the back door.
Community News
  • Bnos will resume after Sukkos.
  • Torah Youth will resume after Sukkos.
  • 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.