Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

  December 18, 2014  
Parshas Miketz- Chanuaka 5775
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Chanukah Audio
SUBMIT ONLINE TODAY!...Kollel Annual Dinner
Beautiful Simcha Hall Available!
Yield To Incoming Traffic
Community News



Sanford and Margey Bruck on birth and bris of their grandson,  Yosef Menachem, born to their children Yisroel and Rachel Ellen of Yerushalayim!


Rabbi and Mrs. Yehudah Svei

on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Boruch Ber!

David and Brocha Bettoun

on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Yosef Yitzchok!
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News and Events

This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Miketz
Thursday, December 18: 

9:00 p.m.: Maariv

9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur  10:00 p.m.- Maariv
Friday, December 19:
12:30 p.m.: Special Early Mincha
4:20 p.m.: Candle Lighting  
4:38 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, December 20:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:02/ 9:38 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
3:58 p.m.: Mincha
Shalosh Seudos
4:38 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
5:33 p.m.: Maariv
5:50 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the new Shabbos Zemanim chart for 

Shabbos Chanukah Break
Please note:
The Kollel is on Chanukah break 
this Thursday, December 18th through
Sunday, December 21st. All chavrusos and shiurim will not take place during this time.
Event Sponso

Rabbi Milstein Audio + 

Past Chanuka Classes

Thank you to all those who joined us for the Philadelphia Community Kollel Annual 

Chanukah Mesiba


We were pleased to welcome men and women

to a special Chanukah lecture by the renowned

Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein


To hear the audio of the Shiur, click on the poster below.


To listen to the audio of the
Special Chanuka Series

given by Rabbi Biberfeld

Festival of Lights
Practical Halacha and Hashkafa on Chanukah

please click on the Shiur below.


To listen to past years Kollel Chanukah Shiurim, please click here.


Announcing KESHER 2015!
Mother and Daughter Learning

Get your week off to a terrific start!
Kesher, a learning program for mothers and daughters grades 1-5, brings generations together in a beautiful atmosphere of bonding through learning. A stimulating curriculum based on Pirkei Avos, Ethics of our Fathers, will be explored, followed by an interactive discussion and exciting art activity.
 Material suited for all ages and all backgrounds.
Invest an hour on Sunday morning and change your week! 
The program will run for six Sundays during January and February:

January 4th, 18th, 25th, and February 1st, 8th, and 22nd

at the Union Fire Station Social Hall, 149 Montgomery Avenue

Looking Forward to seeing you!

The Committee:
Shayna Malka Zeffren, Shari Saiman, Minnie Nosenchuk, Shani Daniel, Faigy Prupas, Liba Bauminger and Dana Kupfer



To sponsor a session or season, please contact 
Rabbi Yosef Prupas:

For more information and to register, please visit our

Kesher webpage.


Submit Online Today!

Kollel's  Fourteenth 

Annual Dinner 

Forward and Upward

 Please click on the invitation below to register or place an ad online.




Guests of Honor:

Mr. and Mrs. Barry & Miriam Gesserman 

Over two decades ago, the Gessermans, who originally met in Philadelphia, moved to Lower Merion from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where their three children, Yoni, Aron, and Leah were born. Barry began....see more.

Young Leadership Award:

Dr. and Mrs. Andrew & Chava Paris

Although relative newcomers to the community, Chava and Andrew, New Yorkers who also first met in Philadelphia, wasted no time in making new friends and getting involved. Chava was a principal in the successful....see more. 



Mark your calendar for a memorable evening! 

Beautiful Simcha Hall Available For Your Next Simcha!

 Are you looking for a simcha hall for your upcoming simcha or party?


~The Kollel's beautiful Social Hall located on the lower level of the Kollel is available to rent for your next simcha~ 

-Kitchen facilities with an industrial  fridge and freezer-

 -Easy access from our free parking lot- 


Perfect for a Bris, Sheva Brachos, Vort, and all your parties!


Its simcha season, dates are filling up quickly-

Call or email today to reserve your simcha date! or (610)-668-9557




 Please be advised that a new sign has been hung at the top of the driveway that states



For many years there has been a safety concern with our parking lot's incoming and outgoing traffic. Poor design allows for only one way traffic and in the case of an impasse, someone has to give way. Due to safety concerns for those that have to back up into traffic on Montgomery Avenue, the resident business owners have decided to post a new sign asking all visitors exiting the lot to YIELD TO INCOMING TRAFFIC. If find yourself exiting the parking lot and as you get up the hill an incoming vehicle is seen, kindly back up and allow them to pass. It may even save a life or two. Thank you for your co-operation!

Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will NOT meet this shabbos, Parshas Mikaitz, Dec. 20th because of Chanuka.

  • Torah Youth will meet this Shabbos from 2:45 - 3:45 in the Social Hall.

    Torah Youth's Annual Chanukah Mesiba!

    Dinner, Dancing, Raffles and Juggling by One Man Sideshow!

    Wednesday, December 17th

    At Lower Merion Synagogue

    From 6:15 - 8:00 PM

    $12/person, $40 family max

    For more information contact Rabbi Sruli Schwatz at or Rabbi Ari Silver at

  • LMS Sisterhood Chanuka Evening Out for Ladies Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at the home of Lisa Lipschutz, 321 Brookway Road in Merion Station. 7:00- 9:00 pm. Featuring a performance by the Lower Merion Women's Choir. Join us for a special concert, wine and refreshments.

  • KoshersyncLike to know what's going on in the community? Join the Koshersync weekly update list! Simply send an e-mail to with the word "Subscribe" as the subject. This free service will update you weekly about the events scheduled for that week and a digest of new events. To post an event, e-mail with the event name, location, time, and description.
  • 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.