Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
September 14, 2017
Parshas Netzavim-Vayelech  5777
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Audio, Video and Photos for Evening of Inspiration 5777.
Shivti is Back This Shabbos!.
Selichos Zmanim...Beginning Sunday 7:15 a.m.
Yomim Noraim Seating Sign-Up
Mother/Daughter Pre-Rosh Hashana Craft Event
Kollel Women's Annual Yom Tov Bake Sale Event
Kollel Women's Annual Yom Tov Bake Sale Event
Rabbi Frand's Teshuva Drasha
Donate to Aid Victims of Hurricane Harvey
New! 5-Minute Mussar Shiur
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Mayer and Amanda Kohn  on the birth of a daughter.  Mazel tov to proud grandfather, Dr. Menashe Kohn.

Rabbi and Mrs. Chaim Biberfeld of Silver Spring  on the marriage of their son, Nesanel, to Leba Selengut, daughter of Rabbi and Mrs. Yaakov Selengut of Lakewood, NJ.

Fred and Joanna Brown on the bar mitzvah of their son, Ari.

Rabbi and Mrs. Aaron Weintraub  on the bar mitzvah of their son, Elazar Menachem.

Shmuel and Margalit Hoffman  on the birth of a daughter.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Netzavim-Vayelech
Thursday, September 14:
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.:
10:15 p.m.:
Daf Yomi

Friday, September 15:
6:51 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:09 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, September 16:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:13/9:49 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
5:15 p.m.: Shivti
6:15 p.m.Mincha
7:07 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:02 p.m.: Maariv
8:19 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Follow this link to see the NEW Shabbos Zemanim chart for September-October 2017  
Audio, Video and Photos from the
Pre-Rosh Hashanah
Evening of Inspiration
with Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Our ninth annual Pre-Rosh Hashana evening of inspiration lived up to its name as nearly 100 men and women gathered from near and far to hear the illuminating message of teshuva from Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier.

A big thank you to our sponsors for their support.

Gold Sponsors:
Rabbi Sruli and Rivka Schwartz
Ted and Phyllis Kosloff

Silver Sponsors:
Jonathan and Mindy Zaslow
Steven Weiner and Lisa Wise

Moshe Chaim and Jasmin Shinohara
in memory of Aizik Yitzchak ben Aryeh Leib
Israil and Inna Pendrak
Eli and Tamar Miller
Ronald and Marguerite Werrin
Boris and Rene Kalandar

To hear an audio recording of the event, click here.
To see video click here.

Shivti is Back This Shabbos!
The Mitzvah of Sukkah
Followed by Mincha at 6:15

3 Programs-
For Advanced Learners:
In-depth understandind of the mitzvah of Sukkah
Recapture the geshmak of your yeshiva days - immerse yourself in a sugya!
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Chavrusa Learning
6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.: Chabura from the Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld
and Rabbi Dovi Goldschmidt
Come with a chavrusa or we can set you up!

For Beginners:
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.: Study the Prophets together with Rabbi Moshe Yosef Spiegel

For The Boys:
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.: Learning, stories and nosh, led by Rabbi Yoel Zeffren and Rabbi Yedidya Kaganoff on the lower level

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Selichos Zmanim
Beginning Sunday Morning
at 7:15 a.m.

Sunday Morning, September 17:                     7:15 a.m.
Monday-Tuesday, September 18-19:               7:00 a.m.
Erev Rosh Hashana, Wed., Sept. 20:              6:30 a.m.
Tzom Gedaliah, Sunday, September 24:          7:00 a.m.
Aseres Yemai Teshuvah, M-Th, Sept. 25-28:    6:55 a.m.
Erev Yom Kippur, Friday, September 29:          7:30 a.m.
Yomim Noraim Seat Signup
You can now sign up for Yomim Noraim seating at the Kollel by visiting  and choosing the "Yomim Noraim 5778" tab or follow the link at the bottom of this item.
Please note: As in past years, the seating for women will be on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to accommodate as many people as possible, we will not be reserving seats. There should be enough room for everyone with comfortable seating. In the event that you have special circumstances that require you to have a specific seat reserved for you, please let us know in the comment box below and we will do our best to accommodate you.
The Kollel Rabbis and Staff wish you and yours a
kesiva v'chasima tova!

To sign up for
Yomim Noraim Seating,
click   here .

To memorialize a loved one on our
High Holiday Memorial Scroll,
click  here .  
Pre-Rosh Hashana
Mother-Daughter Craft Event
The Pre-Rosh Hashana
Mother-Daughter Craft Event
Exclusive headband creations for girls ages 4-10

Enjoy special mother-daughter bonding time before Rosh Hashana, and come home with something beautiful for Yom Tov!

Sunday, September 17th at  10:00 a.m.
at Kosloff Torah Academy
50 E. Montgomery Ave  in Bala Cynwyd

Ages 4-6 led by Mrs. Deena Schwersenski
Ages 7-10 led by Mrs. Tova Dworkin

With words of inspiration for Rosh Hashana
delivered by Mrs. Sima Greer

Suggested Donation:  $5 per child -  $15 family max

For more information, please contact
Mrs. Lea Schechter at

**Please bring a pair of scissors**
Special Shofar Demonstration
for Boys
The Philadelphia Community Kollel Presents
A Special Demonstration for Boys
on How to Blow
And Some of the Halachos and Reasons Behind this Sacred Mitzvah
Rabbi Dov Greer
Veteran Ba'al Tokeiah

This Sunday, September 17th
Following 2:30 p.m. Mincha
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
on the Kollel's Lower Level
Kollel Women's Annual
Yom Tov Bake Sale Event 
New for this year! 
Sponsorships Available

Help defray the costs of running this all-important and uplifting event by joining as a sponsor. Sponsorship on all levels includes admission and a complimentary audio CD of the talk, "The Power of the 13 Attributes of Mercy" given at last year's event by Mrs. Rochel Baum.
$180 Sponsor
$360 Silver Sponsor
$500 Gold Sponsor comes with a complimentary cake for you to enjoy over Yom tov.

To sponsor, please send an email to Rabbi Zeffren at

Monday, September 25, 2017
7:00 p.m.
At the home of Michie Pasternak
265 Winding Way
Merion Station

Dairy and pareve  
salad bar

Fabulous assortment of
YomTov desserts for sale
Pre-Yom Tov inspiration
from our guest speaker,
Mrs. Chani Juravel
Couvert $36
Rabbi Frand's
Teshuva Drasha 5778
Rabbi Frand's Teshuva Drasha 5778
Live video hook-up
Thursday Evening
September 28
8:45 p.m.
Followed by Maariv

At the Philadelphia Community Kollel
Lower Level

Suggested Donation: $5
For Men and Women
Donate Now to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Click here to donate to the Agudath Israel Disaster Relief Fund for the Houston Community

Click here to donate to the Meyerland Minyan
5-Minute Mussar Shiur Before Maariv

In an effort to capitalize on the auspicious time of Elul and earn merit for a kesiva vechasima tova, we will be starting a new, 5-minute shiur before maariv each night. The shiur offers practical insights into perfecting our avodas Hashem.
The shiur takes place
in the Beis Medrash from 9:50-9:55.
To hear these shiurim online, visit the audio page 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 of Bala Cynwyd  has started again for girls in 4Y nursery through 6th grade!! Bnos will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshios Netzavim-Vayeilech / September 16th from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS.

    PLEASE remember to pay your Bnos 5778 membership dues ($40 per girl with a $100 family maximum) if you'd like your daughter(s) to attend Bnos. Contact M. Friedman (610-617-9529) for more info.
  • Torah Youth will resume after Sukkos.
  • 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.