Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
April 11, 2019
Shabbos Parshas Metzora/ 
Shabbos HaGadol  5779
In This Issue
Shabbos at the Kollel
Pesach Bein Hazemanim Begins Tomorrow Morning
Maos Chittim
Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim.Pesach 5779.
Kollel Cell Phone Policy
Got Questions On Pesach?
Security Update
Refua Shelaima
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov
Rabbi and Mrs. Yaakov Moshe Willner  on the recent marriage of their daughter, Chava to Eli Barkany.

Mr. and Mrs. Elliot and Amy Holtz on the engagement of their son, Adam, to Efrat Wilnai.

Mr. and Mrs. Eli and Esther Press on the birth of a son.

Mr. and Mrs. Marc and Kaitlyn Friedman on the birth of a son. The Shalom Zachor will be held this friday night beginning at 9:15 PM at their home, 10 Montgomery Avenue #B2 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. The Bris will be held bezras Hashem on monday morning, April 15 after 8:00 a.m. Shacharis at the Kollel.
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News and Events
Shabbos Parshas Metzora/ Shabbos HaGadol
  at the Kollel
Thursday, April 11:
8:15 p.m: Gemara Shiur with Rabbi Biberfeld
10:00 p.m.: Maariv

Friday, April 12:
7:18 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:36 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, April 13:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:01/9:44 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
6:00 p.m.: Mincha
7:37 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:32 p.m.: Maariv
8:49 p.m.: 72 Minutes
10:00 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

For a Printable version please click on the link below for the Shabbos Zmanim of  March-April 2019
Pesach Bein Hazemanim Begins Tomorrow Morning
Friday, April 12. 
Shacharis now 8:00 a.m.

The Kollel 
Bein Hazmanim Intersession- runs from Friday April 12 through Sunday, May 5 
(1st day Rosh Chodesh Iyar)

With the exception of Daf Yomi and Kollel Boker, allchavrusos and shiurim will not be in session.
Weekdays (April 12 thru April 28)  Sunday- Friday 
Shacharis : 8:00 a.m. 
Mincha: 2:30 p.m.
(Thursday 10:00 p.m.)
See Shabbos & Yom Tov Zemanim click on graphic above.
Maos Chittim
As in the past, the Kollel will be accepting donations for Maos Chitim to be distributed through the Kollel. Donate online  (write "Maos Chittim" in the description box) or with a check payable to the Philadelphia Community Kollel ( write "Maos Chittim" in the subject line).  Contact Rabbi Zeffren for questions at 610-507-3906 or 
May your generosity in helping these needy families be a zechus for you and yours to thoroughly enjoy Pesach with joy and good health!
Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim
Pesach 5779
Will once again be held at the Kollel
Every weekday and  Chol Hamoed
(Excluding Erev Pesach)
Starts: Fri. April 12 - Thu. April 25
Shacharis  8:00 a.m.
Shiur : 9:30 a.m. (approximately)
Seder : 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Fresh Breakfast served daily (Thru April 18)
Sponsorships Available- Please see below.
 Sponsors to date: 
Borck and Schwartz Families 
Ted and Phyllis Kosloff
Rabbi Sruli and Rivka Schwartz
Steven Weiner and Lisa Wise
To join the list of sponsors, please contact R' Zeffren at 610-507-3906 or
Kollel Cell Phone Policy
Please refrain from taking, texting, or emailing while in the Beis Medrash.
A Beis Medrash is a makom for Torah and Tefillah. Any talking, texting, or emailing with a phone device should please be done outside the Beis Medrash. Thank you for keeping with the rules and customs of the Kollel. 
We welcome you here!

Got Questions On Pesach?
A Shiur for Women This Monday!

Please send your questions
on Halacha, Hashkafa, and/or Haggadah, to
in preparation for the class
8:30 PM
Security Update
The Kollel's secure entry system is fully operational and in order to gain access on weekdays you will need to use your fingerprint. 
You can sign up at the Kollel office by making an appointment. Please email or call at 610-668-9557.
There are a limited number of cards and fobs available to those who have experienced trouble with fingerprint access in the past. Please mention this before signing up. 
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 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm at LMS.
  • The Pirchei/Torah Youth program will not be meeting until after Pesach.
  • *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.