Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

July 20, 2017
Parshas Mattos-Massai  5777
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Sunday Morning...Advanced Chaburah...Begins Laws of Bishul Akum
New! 5-Minute Shemiras Halashon Shiur Before Maariv
Halachos of Lashon Hora...Special Class for Women
Shivti Shabbos Learning Program
For Women: The Halachos of Muktzah Now on Tuesdays!
10 Minute Halacha Shiur
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Mattos-Massai
Thursday, July 20:
8:00 p.m. Mincha Lower Level
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m.: Maariv - Lower Level
9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, July 21:
8:06 p.m.: Candle Lighting
8:24 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, July 22:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:52/9:28 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
5:30 p.m.: Shivti Program
6:30 p.m.: Mincha
8:23 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
9:18 p.m.: Maariv
9:35 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for July-August 2017
Sunday Morning
Advanced Chaburah 
Begins Laws of Bishul Akum
The long-standing advanced Chaburah delivered by Rabbi Biberfeld has concluded learning the Laws of Ribbis and will begin the  Laws of Bishul Akum beginning this Sunday. Get your week of f to a great start by joining the Kollel's men's Sunday morning program.  Shacharis  is at 8:00, followed by a breakfast of bagels, eggs, and coffee. 
To join, please contact Rabbi Biberfeld at
New! 5-Minute Shemiras Halashon Shiur Before Maariv
Presents a Practical Loshon Hora Scenario and Halachic Perspective
In an effort to be ever-aware of not speaking loshon hora, and thus merit the rebuilding of the Beis Hamikdash, we have started a new, 5-minute shiur before maariv, during The Three Weeks.
It offers a practical loshon hora scenario and presents the question and the answer.
The shiur takes place
in the Beis Medrash from 9:50-9:55.
This project was inspired by the Green Speech Campaign, a project of Rabbi Michael Stern . For more information on how you can sign up for the Green speech campaign, see the website 

***Click here to hear recordings of previous scenarios.
Special Class for Women
in Conjunction with the
Green Speech Campaign
The original two-part series will be combined into one evening

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The Halachos of Lashon Hora
in conjunction with the Green Speech Campaign
With Mrs. Sima Greer
Tuesday, July 25
8:30 PM
At the home of Paige Nochenson
220 Stoneway Lane
SHIVTI for Men Continues...
Shabbos Afternoon
+Boys Program


For Advanced Learners
In-Depth Understanding of
the Mitzvah of Tefillah
Recapture the Geshmak of your 
Yeshiva Days - 
  Immerse Yourself in a Sugya!
5:30pm-6:15pm: Chavrusa Learning
6:15pm-6:30pm: Chabura from the Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, and Rabbi Yosef Rabinowitz (in rotation)
6:30pm: Mincha

For Beginners
5:30pm-6:30pm:  Study the Prophets together
with Rabbi Moshe Yosef Spiegel

For The Boys
5:30pm-6:30pm  Learning, Stories, and Nosh
led by Rabbi Yedidya Kaganoff on the Lower Level
A New Summer Series
For Women:
The Halachos of Muktzah
The Halachos of Muktzah
Categories and Allowances of Handling
Non- Shabbos Items on Shabbos

Taught by:
Mrs. Sima Greer
Director Of Women's Programming
Philadelphia Community Kollel

Tuesday mornings at 9:45 AM
at the Lower Level of the
Philadelphia Community Kollel
364 Montgomery Ave. Merion Station, PA

With words of inspiration about the beauty and sanctity of Shabbos at each session
10 Minute Halacha Shiur
After Weekday Maariv Learning
Hilchos Shabbos B'Shabato
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 of Bala Cynwyd  will resume in the Fall.
  • Torah Youth will resume in the Fall.
  • 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.