Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
November 10, 2016
Parshas Lech L'cha  5777
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Mazel Tov!...Lichtman Bris Information
Kollel Expansion...Featured in the News
Masmid Continues!
Masmid Sponsorship Opportunities
Gemara Shiur Dedicated in memory of...Dr. Chaim (Gary) Diamond...z"l
Rochel Imeinu Yarzeit Video...Wednesday, November 16
Save the Date! 16th Annual Dinner
Rabbi Reisman Navi Shiur...IS BACK
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Rabbi Daniel and Naomi Levitt on the birth of a son!
Rabbi Yerachmiel and Yitty Lichtman  on the birth of a baby boy !
Mr. & Mrs. Shaiky Newman on the upcoming marriage of their son, Yoni, to Tali Lebenbaum of Detroit!

Condolences to:

Yossie Rothman on the loss of his father, Mr. Herbert Rothman.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Lech L'cha
Thursday, November 10:
  8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:  Kollel Erev  
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:  Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday November 11:
4:29 p.m. :  Candle Lighting
4:47 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, November 12:
8:15 a.m.:   Shacharis
8:32/ 9:08 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:06 p.m.:  Mincha
Shalosh Seudos will be served!
4:46 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:41 p.m.: Maariv
5:58 p.m.:  72 Minutes
6:30 p.m.:  Masmid
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart  for November-December.

Please note: The Kollel has begun davening Shacharis on Sundays at 8:00 a.m.
Mazel Tov!
Lichtman Bris Information
The Kollel Rabbis and staff  Blue Baloons
wish a hearty Mazel tov to
Rabbi Yerachmiel and Yitty Lichtman
on the birth of a baby boy
last Friday!
May they merit to raise him and his
siblings to Torah, chuppah and maasim tovim!
Mazel Tov to the proud grandparents, 
Rabbi & Mrs. Mayer Y. Lichtman  
 and Rabbi & Mrs.Laibel Kaufman
and families.
The Bris will b'ezras Hashem take place on
Sunday morning, November 13,
 at the Kollel after 8:00 a.m. Shacharis.
Kollel Expansion
Featured in the News
The Kollel's new expansion of 5 new families into the community has been featured in the Hamodia Newspaper.
If you haven't yet met any of the newcomers - Rabbi and Mrs. Yisroel Yitzchok and Penina Akerman, Rabbi and Mrs. Eliyahi and Brocha Breiner, Rabbi and Mrs. Dov and Sima Greer, Rabbi and Mrs. Yedidya and Chana Kaganoff, Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Yosef and Miriam Baila Speigel - come by the Kollel or look out for upcoming programs in which you will have an opportunity to meet and greet them.
To see a printable version, please click on graphic.
Masmid Continues!
This Week New Time 6:30 p.m.

This Motsaei Shabbos, November 12, Masmid will begin  at 6:30 p.m. a t the Kollel.  Don't miss it!
New photos have been posted here.
Join the crowd during long winter Motzaei Shabbosos at our ever-popular and exciting Masmid Program. Young boys come to learn with fathers, grandfathers, and mentors and enjoy great learning, stories, raffle prizes, and pizza! We welcome you to our sixteenth year. To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links:
Masmid Stories  Masmid Photos  Masmid Videos
The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.
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Sponsorship List Now Open!
Reserve a Program Today- (Only 5 Left)
In Honor of a Loved One!
The Masmid Sponsorship list has only recently been open and already most have been reserved.
If you would like to dedicate an available program, please do so today to ensure you reserve the opportune week for you.
To sign up as a sponsor today, click here:
 Thursday Night Gemara Shiur this Week
Dedicated in memory of
Dr. Chaim (Gary) Diamond z"l
The Thursday Night Gemara Shiur given by the Rosh Kollel
is dedicated this week i n memory of:
Dr. Chaim (Gary) Diamond 
Dear friend, supporter, Kesser Shem Tov awardee (2002), and enthusiast of the Kollel for over a decade. 
May all his extraordinary accomplishments be a zechus for his lofty neshama.

To sign up to learn Mishnayos in his memory, visit and search for "Diamond."

Rochel Imeinu Yarzeit Video
Wednesday, November 16

Women and girls are invited to attend the 14th Annual Worldwide Event for the Yarzeit of Rachel Imeinu entitled
TEFILAH: The Ultimate Connection
on Wednesday, November 16 at 8:30 pm at the Kollel.
Listen to inspirational speakers, including HaRav Shmuel Kamenetsky, shlita, Rabbi Paysach Krohn, Rebbitzin Tehila Jaeger, and Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller.

The Philadelphia Community Kollel's
16th Annual Dinner
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Philadelphia Community Kollel's sixteenth annual dinner will be held on January 15, 2017 at the Hilton City Avenue. Please mark your calendar for a most memorable evening and look out for a mailing in the near future announcing the details of this exciting event. We deeply appreciate our community's support and look forward to your participation.
Rabbi Reisman Navi Shiur
For Our 12th Year
Join us for our twelfth season!
Each Motzaei Shabbos (Saturday night), this shiur reaches us from Brooklyn, NY where it is received by over 1,000 people each week. Take advantage of the TCN revolution to experience outstanding shiurim. This shiur is shown at two locations, in Merion Station and in Northeast Philadelphia at Cong. Bnai Israel, 8201 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia as a Joint Project of BIOZ, TCN, and the P.C. Kollel. For more information on the Northeast location, please call 215-342-2999. 
Place: Each Motzaei Shabbos in the R' Leib and Rachel Kohn Conference Room.

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Oct 29                     9:00 p.m.
Nov 5                      8:30 p.m.
Nov 12- Jan 28       7:30 p.m.
Feb 4,  - Feb 25      8:00 p.m.
March 4                   8:30 p.m.
March 18 - 25        9:30 p.m.
April 1 - 8             10:00 p.m.
April 15- 29          10:15 p.m.
May 6 - 27           10:30 p.m.

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 iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Lech Lecha, Nov. 12 from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS. PLEASE NOTE the new time. Bnos motzai shabbos events have begun. These are for CURRENT members ONLY. If you have not paid your 5777 membership, please contact M. Friedman before the next event (
  • Torah Youth  will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Lech Lecha, November 12th from 2:45pm - 3:45pm 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.
  • 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.