Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
May 24, 2018
Parshas Naso  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Shavuos 5778...We Thank Our Sponsors
SHIVTI Shabbos Afternoon Learning New Topic
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Rabbi and Mrs. Binyomin Hachen
of eretz Yisroel on the birth of a son. Mazel tov to the proud grandmother,
Dr Rachael Hachen

Rabbi and Mrs. Joshua Levy on the upcoming marriage of their son, Avraham to Rochel Biberfeld, daughter of Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Biberfeld  of Silver Springs, MD.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Naso
Thursday, May 24:
8:00 p.m. Mincha
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. Maariv (additional minyan)
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, May 25:
8:00 p.m.: Candle Lighting
8:18 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, May 26:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:41/9:17 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
6:30 p.m.:  Mincha
8:19 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
9:14 p.m.: Maariv
9:31 p.m.: 72 Minutes

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Shavuos 5778
We Thank Our Sponsors
And All Who Joined Us
Shavuos night at the Kollel was an inspiring scene with a full crowd of men and boys learning throughout the night. The beautiful Kol Torah resounded throughout the Beis Medrash as chavrusah pairs animatedly learned together all the way 'till morning. Timely and insightful shiurim were presented by Rabbi Spiegel, Rabbi Greer, and Rabbi Biberfeld to large crowds on the lower level while Rabbi Prupas led the Shivti Chaburah with dozens learning the same topic of " Mushba ve'omeid Mehar Sinai ." The learning k'ish echad, in unity, culminated with a shiur by Rabbi Sholom Kelemer. The young boy's special program, taught by Rabbi Starkman, Rabbi Kaganoff and Rabbi Zeffren completed Mishnayos Meseches Bikkurim in one night and celebrated a spirited siyum with ice cream and sprinkles. 
Yom Tov was topped off with a very uplifting Neilas Hachag which featured lively singing, divrei Torah and a delicious meal. The event was a great way to help us relish the last few moments of this Chag and ensure that the spiritual growth we all experienced will remain with us well into the future. 

Thank you to Kosher Foods and More for co-sponsoring the delicious refreshments and to Rabbi Spiegel for his assistance in setting up the dessert buffet and chocolate bar which was enjoyed by all.
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Platinum Sponsor :
Moshe and Chanie Mandel
in memory of their grandparents killed  על קידוש השם on Shavuos
לעילוי נשמות בני משפחת מאדעל הי"ד שנהרגו עקה"ש ביום שבועות
Gold Sponsor:
Dr. Steven and Shelly Melman  as a zechut refuah shleima for מזל בת שושנה שיחי'
Silver Sponsors:
Dr. David Srolovitz & Family
Adam & Alina Levine  In loving memory of Mr. Joseph H. Levine יוסף בן לב ז"ל
  Russell and Chaya Lyons in memory Mr. Sam Laskin, Mrs. Natalie Lyons, Mr. Julian Lyons. Z"l
Moshe and Judy Adler in memory of ישׁעי־ה בּן שׂמחה הלוי ז"ל
Mrs. Rochelle Nosenchuk In memory of Mr. Erwin Nosenchuk יצחק צבי בן אשר ז"ל
Mr. & Mrs. Akiva Dworkin
Kosher Foods and More
Philadelphia Community Kollel in honor of Rabbi Rephael Dorman Receiving Semicha
Shloime and Rachelle Kalkstein- לזכות רפואה שלימה לכל חולי ישראל
Rabbi Michael and Denise Stern in memory of שושנה רחל ע"ה בת ר' אלימלך נ"י
In honor Rabbi & Mrs. Shmulie Grunberger by Mrs. Mirel Storch
Reb Shmuel and Henya Novick in memory of Shmuel's mother, לאה בת ר' יעקב ע"ה on her yahrtzeit .
Neilas Hachag Sponsor
Shloima Gelley and family in honor and in memory of our dear father,  Harav Hagoan Reb Zachariah Ben Menachem Zt"l Gelly.

For a taste of the special Kol Torah on any night of the year, feel free to come by the Kollel Beis Medrash. You might even find yourself swept along in the exhilarating tide! To arrange for a weekly chavrusah with one of the Kollel Rebbeim, to learn almost any area of Torah on any level, please contact Rabbi Prupas at
New Topic- Tosefes Shabbos
Shabbos Afternoon Learning Program
 for Men and Boys

For Advanced Learners:
The Laws of Tosefes Shabbos
5:30 pm-6:15 pm: Chavrusa Learning
6:15 pm-6:30 pm: Chabura 
from the Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, 
and Rabbi Dovi Goldschmidt (in rotation)
6:30 pm: Mincha
For Beginners:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: 
Study the Prophets 
together with Rabbi Moshe Yosef Spiegel
For Boys:
5:30 pm-6:30 pm 
 Learning, Stories, and Nosh  on the Lower Level
*Shivti was founded by Beth Medrash Govoha in 2014 to share intensive learning opportunities to those outside the physical walls of the Yeshiva. Participants experience genuine growth in learning.
The Shivti curriculum starts with in-depth Iyun and ends with Halacha L'maaseh's practical applications, incorporating the quality and methodology that are the hallmarks of Beth Medrash Govoha. The weekly Shivti booklet features carefully curated content, clearly presenting exactly what the Sugya is, what will be learned, and which specific path is optimal to take through the Sugya. Shivti learning typically takes place within a chaburah setting, led by the local Rav, similar to the classic Yeshiva learning seder. The goal is to entirely engage the participants, so that they emerge each week with great clarity, both in the sometimes difficult lomdus and in the real world knowledge of Halacha and Minhag L'maaseh.  
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 Naso (May 26), from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS.
  • Torah Youth will not meet this Shabbos. 
  • 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.