Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
February 21, 2019
Shabbos Parshas Ki SIsa 5779
In This Issue
Shabbos Parshas Ki the Kollel.
Last Masmid Program of the Season
Masmid Banquet - Save the Date
Beginner's Gemara Class Continues
Kesher Program -March 3
Rabbi Reisman Shiur Now Also at LMS
V'shinantum! Mishnayos Program Continues
Refua Shelaima
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov

Mr. and Mrs. David and Sharyn Chase  on the birth of a grandson, born to Sruly  & Sima Biderman.

Dr. & Mrs. Hal and Sue Gordon  on the birth of a granddaughter, named Batsheva Esther, born to Alisa and Jason Katzenstein. 

Mrs. Suri Rabinovici  on the marriage of her grandson, Dovid Rabinovici to Lea Arnstein!

Our Condolences to:

Mr. and Mrs. Avi and Carolyn Feldblum on the passing of Carolynn's father, Paul Krause.
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News and Events
Shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa
at the Kollel
Thursday, February 21:
8:15 p.m: No Gemara Shiur with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv

Friday, February 22:
5:26 p.m.: Candle Lighting
5:44 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, February 23:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:53/9:29 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
5:04 p.m.: Mincha
Followed by Shalosh Seuodos
5:44 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
6:39 p.m.: Maariv
6:56 p.m.: 72 Minutes
7:15 p.m.: Masmid Program
8:00 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

For a Printable version please click on the link below for the Shabbos Zmanim of  January-February 2019
Last Masmid Program of the Season This Week at 7:15 p.m. 
This week's program is sponsored by:

Ted and Phyllis Kosloff
In memory of
Mr. Irving Kosloff, z"l
Ted's father
Save-the-Date: Masmid Banquet
Sunday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Please save the date on your calendars.

Come celebrate another fantastic year of Masmid Torah learning, at our eleventh annual end-of-year Masmid Banquet.
Sunday, March 3, 2019 1:30 PM-3:45 PM
KTA- Kosloff Torah Academy Social Hall
50 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd
Mincha after program at 3:45 p.m.

Divrei Torah, raffles, a full lunch meal with hotdogs, hamburgers, (veggie burgers available with RSVP) fries, special dessert and a spectacular presentati
on with the award-winning juggler *Michael Karas!!

Fathers, mentors, and sons welcome!
Cost: $15 per person (Family pricing available upon request) Feel free to join us even if you ha
ve not had 
an opportunity to attend a Masmid program this year.
RSVP APPRECIATED at office@phillykollel,org
Sponsorships are available for the banquet;
Gold- $500 - Silver- $360 - Sponsor- $180
or you can sponsor the frequent Masmid and other prizes for $500.
Please contact Rabbi Zeffren at or 610-507-3906.
* www.michaelkarasonlinecom

NEW Beginner's Gemara Class
Continues THIS Wednesday
Kesher Program 
Save the Date!
The Kesher Mother-Daughter program 
continues Sunday, March 3rd.

Rabbi Reisman Shiur 
Now also at LMS
Rabbi Yisroel Reisman's Motzaei Shabbos 
Navi shiur, broadcast direct from Brooklyn, via The Torah Conferencing Network (TCN) will now be shown at the Kollel and LMS too. This weeks's broadcast begins at 8:00PM. Rabbi Reisman has over one thousand viewers each week to his shiur which covers many wide-ranging contemporary topics. The one hour broadcast is shown at the Kollel in the Leib and Rachel Kohn Conference room on the Lower Level. At LMS it is shown in the Beit Midrash and is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Community Kollel. Refreshments will be served.
Mishnayos Program for Boys
Refua Shelaima
Please daven on behalf of our dear chaver, Rabbi Mike Stern, Yosef Elimelech Ben Yehudis, sheyichyeh, for a refua shelaima. To make a donation, please 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 be meeting this week from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm at LMS.
  • There is no Pirchei/Torah Youth this week.
  • *New!!* Local Shatnez Tester conveniently located on Stoneway Ln in Merion Station! Dropoff hours Sunday and Thursday 1-2pm and 7-8pm. Endorsed by local Rabbonim. For more info call: (718)570-2729 or email 
  • 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.