Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
August 23, 2018
Parshas Ki Seitzei 5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kollel's Pre-Rosh Hashanah...Evening of Inspiration
Kollel Women's Annual...Yom Tov Bake Sale Event.
SHIVTI Continues!...With a New...Topic
Save the Date:...Special Women's...Shiur...By Mrs. Rachael Biberfeld..
Tzeischem L'shalom and Farewell to...Rabbi and Mrs....Dov and Sima Greer
Elul Zman Continues...
Yomim Noraiim Seat Sign-up.
Hachnosas Sefer Torah...This Sunday!
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Danielle and Zach Daitch on the birth of a baby boy!

Yael Sandler upon her marriage to Jeff Weinstein!
Len and Rita Small on the birth of their granddaughter  born to Miriam and Ari Katz in Israel.

Drs. Dovid and Meira Friedman
on the marriage of their daughter, Elky, to Aron Yoel Rothstein. A special mazel tov to the proud grandparents, 
Drs. Jay and Mindy Rosenblum.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Ki Seitzei  5778
Thursday, August 23:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.:  Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev

Friday, August 24:
7:26 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:44 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, August 25:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:06/9:42 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
5:00 p.m.: Shivti Program
6:00 p.m . :  Mincha Note New Time 
7:43  p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:38 p.m.: Maariv
8:55 p.m.: 72 Minutes

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Kollel's Pre-Rosh Hashanah
Evening of Inspiration
Tuesday, September 4th
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Join us for our ninth annual community-wide
Pre-Rosh Hashanah Evening of Inspiration
to hear Rabbi Aaron Pessin of Israel

Wednesday, September 13 at 8:30 p.m.
at the Kollel Beis Medrash
364 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station
Kollel Women's Annual 
Yom Tov Bake Sale Event 

SHIVTI Continues!
With a New Topic in 
Takanas Rav Avahu
  What are the sounds
 we need to hear from the Shofar? 

Special Women's Shiur
By Mrs. Rachael Biberfeld
Next Shabbos
*Please note updated time 
You  are invited to a special  Women's shiur
Rosh Hashanah Inspiration
 to be given by 
Mrs. Rachael Biberfeld,
next  Shabbos, Parshas Ki Savo,
September 1st, 2018
at 4:15 pm
at the home the Zeffren's, 
111 Bryn Mawr Ave. in Bala Cynwyd.
Tzeischem L'shalom and Farewell to 
Rabbi and Mrs. 
Dov and Sima Greer
The Kollel wishes tzeischem l'shalom and farewell  to Rabbi and Mrs. Dov and Sima Greer  as they move on to a new position as 
Rabbi and Rebbetzin in  Franklin Square, Nassau County, NY.
They will surely be missed and we appreciate all of their contributions to the Kollel over the last two years.
We wish them much brocha and hatzlacha in the future.

Elul Zman Continues !
Elul Zman at the Kollel began on August 12th (2 Elul). All regular chavrusos and shiurim resumed on Monday, August 13th.

Shacharis: 7:30 a.m. 
Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Mincha: 2:30
Maariv: 9:55 p.m. (Thu. 10:00)
Daf Yomi: 10:10 p.m.
Yomim Noraiim Seat Sign-up
ElulTo reserve seats for Rosh hashana
You can now sign up for Yomim Noraim 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.

To sign up for  Yomim Noraim Seating click here.
To memorialize a loved one on our  High Holiday Memorial Scroll click  here
Community Announcement
Hachnosas Sefer Torah
This Sunday!
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 not meet until after the summer. 
  • Torah Youth will not meet until after the summer. 
  • 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.