Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
December 6, 2018
Shabbos Parshas Miketz 5779
Rosh Chodesh Teves
In This Issue
Shabbos Parshas Miketz/Chanukah at the Kollel.
Mincha this Friday at 12:30 p.m
Kiddush this Week
Weekday Shacharis over Chanukah.
Refua Shelaima.
Chanukah 5779 at the Kollel
Chanukah in 60 Minutes!
Kollel's 18th Chai Annual Dinner!
Security System Update.
Kesher Save the Date!
No Masmid Program this Week
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov:

Mr and Mrs. Ari and Rebecca Adlerstein upon the birth of a daughter! Also, to grandparents Marc and Debbi Frankel, and to the Great Grandmother, Mrs. Gayle Frankel!

Mr and Mrs. Larry and Marcia Rosenthal  on the birth of a grandson born to Aaron and Naomi Rosenthal!

Rabbi and Mrs. Yoel Dovid and Shayna Malka Zeffren  on  the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Faigy, to Eliyahu Cooper of Brooklyn, NY. Mazel tov to the entire Zeffren, Gewirtz and Cooper families.

Our Condolences to: 

Rabbi Ephraim Goldfein on the passing of his beloved father, Mr. Seymour Goldfein z"l.  Please  click here  to sign up for mishnayos in memory of Zelig ben Moshe Hakohein the shloshim for 19 Teves/Dec 27 .
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News and Events
Shabbos Parshas Miketz/Chanukah
at the Kollel
Please note : The Kollel Rabbis will be on Chanukah break from Thursday afternoon, December 6 through Sunday night, December 9. All chavrusos and shiurim will resume on Monday morning, December 10. 

Thursday, December 6:
Please note there will be no Gemara Shiur with Rabbi Biberfeld this week.
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv

Friday, December 7:
4:17 p.m.: Candle Lighting
4:35 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, December 8:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:55/9:31 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by Ken and Malka Miller in appreciation of Chasdei Hashem
4:00 p.m.: Mincha
4:35 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:30 p.m.: Maariv
5:47 p.m.: 72 Minutes
7:30 pm.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur
PLEASE NOTE that Rabbi Biberfeld will not be giving his Sunday morning shiur.

For a Printable version of the current Shabbos Zmanim,
please click on this link: November- December 2018
Mincha this Friday at 12:30 p.m.
This Friday, December 7th, the Kollel
will have a special mincha minyan at 12:30 pm.
Kiddush This Week Sponsored  By:
Special Times for Shacharis over Chanukah
Shacharis will be starting at 7:20 a.m. instead of 7:30 a.m. for the week of Chanukah, Monday, December 3rd through Monday, December 10th. (Sunday 8:00 a.m.)
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.
Chanukah 5779 at the Kollel!

Chanukah Mesiba at the Kollel 

To hear audio of this event, click here

To hear Kollel Lectures from our archives including audio from over 15 Chanukah Mesibos in previous years, click here: Chanukah Audio
 Chanukah in 60 Minutes!
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Kollel's 18th Chai Annual Dinner!

Security System Update
The Kollel's secure entry system will be fully operational within the week. In order to gain access on weekdays you will need to use your fingerprint. We apologize for the delay as our computer system was repaired.

To sign up for access, please visit Rabbi Kaganoff who will be available in the Kollel Social Hall on the lower level at these times:
Daily:  9:30 - 9:55 p.m.  and   10:15-10:30 p.m.
In case you have trouble coming at those times please contact Rabbi Kaganoff at 201-414-7854.
Women can sign up at the Kollel office. To make an appointment please email
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.  
Thank you.
Kesher Save-The-Date
The Kesher Mother-Daughter program will begin a new season on December 16. Please look out in your email for information. 

Please note the date changes for February

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No Masmid Program
This Week 

Masmid Will Resume 
December 15th, at 6:30 p.m.
At the Kollel 

Sponsorships are available.
If you would like to dedicate a program, please do so today to ensure you reserve the opportune week for you.
To sign up as a sponsor today, click 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 eighteenth 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.
To sponsor a program today, click here:  Masmid Sponsorship
To sign up for Masmid email, click here:  Masmid Email Sign-up

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 not meet this Shabbos.
  • Pirchei/Torah Youth will not meet this week.
  • *New!!* Local Shatnez Tester conveniently located on Stoneway Ln in Bala! 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.