Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
March 10, 2016
Parshas Pekudai  5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush this week
iGot Questions 2
Kollel's Annual Women's Tea: Thank you!
Masmid Banquet: Thank you!
Kesher: Thank you!
Mrs. Rochel Goldbaum: The Power of You, Audio
New Chabura for Lawyers: Continues
Kollel Winter Learning Schedule
Community News
  Mazel Tov To:
Rabbi and Mrs. Eliyohu Kopel on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Avrumy!

Toby and Beverly Bernstein on the upcoming marriage of their daughter Rebecca Sara!
Condolence To:
Mr. and Mrs. Michoel Klein on the passing of Michoel's brother. 
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Pekudai
Thursday, March 10:
8:15 p.m.: Gemara Yoma Shiur
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:   Rabbi  Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, March 11:
5:46 p.m. :  Candle Lighting  
6:04 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, March 12:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
8:37/ 9:13 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush sponsored In honor of Reb Abba Rosenthol, On the occasion of his 80th Birthday By his loving children
Ramban Shiur with Rabbi Eskenazi
5:25 p.m.:  Mincha
Shalosh Seudos
6:05 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
7:17 p.m.: 72 Minutes
8:30 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the new Shabbos Zemanim chart  for   March-April

Kiddush this week
iGot Questions    2
This Wednesday, March 16
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The Philadelphia Community Kollel  Presents:
iGot Questions  On Children in the Laws of Shabbos
With  Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, Rosh Kollel

This Wednesday, March 16
To listen to the audio of iGot Questions 1, click here.
Kollel's Annual Women's Tea
Thank you!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
7:00 pm
Merion Tribute House

Thank you to all those that made the Tea a great success!
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Masmid Banquet
Thank you!
Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Gold Sponsor
Ted and Phyllis Kosloff

Silver Sponsor
Andrew and Chava Paris

Jeff & Shirly Webster
Arthur Sauerhaft and Emily Coplon

Co-Sponsors of Prizes
Dov and Shani Daniel

We thank all participants and sponsors making this year the best year ever!

Nachum and Dvasha Stollman
David and Malka Caroline
Mrs. Rochelle Nosenchuk
Ken and Malka Miller
R' Sruli and Rivka Schwartz
Ted and Phyllis Kosloff
Ms. Sara Steger and Rabbi Baruch and Mrs. Miriam Lichtenstein
In memory of our dear friend and Masmid pillar,
Mr. Erwin Nosenchuk, z"l
Rabbi Yaakov & Miriam Deutscher
Dr. Elliot & Israela Friedman
Mrs. Ruth Weiss
The Philadelphia Community Kollel
Rabbi Yoel Dovid & Shayna Malka Zeffren        
Rabbi Sruli & Rivka Schwartz
Dr. Elliot and Israela Friedman
Rabbi Chesky and Aviva Weiss
Russell and Chaya Lyons
Yisroel and Rachel Ellen
In memory of our dear father and friend,
Dr. Barry Stieglitz, z"l
Mrs. Eileen Stieglitz and Family
Luz & Ruth Ann Raymon
Drs. Nancy and Joel Horwitz
Rhoda and Stephen Sand
Dr. David and Ellen Weiss
Max and  Gale Bienstock
Rabbi Yoel D. and Shayna M. Zeffren
Rabbi & Mrs. Yonah Gross
The Philadelphia Community Kollel
Kupfer family

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FEATURING THE world famous ventriloquist and comedian, John Pizzi. John Pizzi is a full-time stand-up comic-magician-illusionist and ventriloquist who has performed across the United States and the World. John interacts with his life-like sidekicks regaling his audiences leaving them wanting more. John has earned a reputation as one of the funniest comics performing, today.

To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links: 
The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.
To sign up for Masmid email, click here:  Masmid Email Sign-up
Thank you!
Thank you to all our generous sponsors!

Thank you to our seasons sponsors:
Ted and Phyllis Kosloff
Jordan and Susan Hullman

Final session sponsors:
Drs. Israil and Inna Pendrak
Mendel and Shira Kupfer and Ken and Malka Miller
Norman and Chana Cohen

Weekly sponsors:
Dr. Franklin and Mrs. Nancy Strong
Russell and Chaya Lyons
Drs. Gilya Hodos and Lenny Freedman
The Kirschner Family
Hans Greenberg and Sherry Shapiro

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January 17, 24 & 31 and
February 14, 21 & 28
10:00am- 11:15am

To sponsor an event, contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas at
Mrs. Rochel Goldbaum
The Power of You
Mrs. Rochel Goldbaum

Speaking on
How to discover and plug into one's inner strengths to make the right decisions

A lecture for women of all ages and stages

To hear an audio of the shiur, click here.

To sponsor the lecture or for more information, please contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas:
New Chabura for Lawyers
Under the leadership of Steven Weiner and Dovi Goldschmidt
For Men
Monday nights,
Weekly 9:00pm-9:55pm
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 Back of the Kollel Beis Hamedrash
364 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, PA

For more information, please contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas
C: 610-618-9949
Kollel Winter
Learning Schedule
The Kollel offers shiurim and chavrusas for every day of the week. 
To arrange for a chavrusah please contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas at 
Community News
  • PLEASE NOTE - Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will NOT meet this shabbos, Parshas Pekudei, March 12th.
  • Torah Youth will meet from 3:00 - 4:00 on the Lower level.
  • A remote key was found in the pocket of a coat hanging in the Kollel back entrance coat room. If you are missing a key with the word Jeep on it please contact Rabbi Prupas ASAP.
  • The P'TACH Purim costume rental gmach is ready to fill your Purim costume needs! We have over 200 costumes from infant to teen, lots of accessories and adult costumes too! The gmach is located at 29 Aberdale Road in Bala Cynwyd and has open hours on Sundays from 12:30-2:30. Appointments at other times are also available. Please call Shira Kupfer at  7189304958  with any questions or to set up an appointment. Prices are $8 to rent first costume, $6 each additional costume. Family max $36.
  • Rabbi Mordechai Young gives a weekly class for women every Sunday evening at 7:45 at the Poe's (400 Gary Lane in Bala Cynwyd). Now learning Koheles. All women and young ladies are welcome!
  • Koshersync Like 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.
  • A message from the Lower Merion Community Mikvah Comittee. The response to the Lower Merion Community Mikvah campaign mailing has been wonderful and we are deeply appreciative of everyone who has responded. An updated donor list will be published at the beginning of next week. If you have not yet made a pledge but would like to be included, please let us know by Monday evening. The pledge card can be found by clicking here. Please email Dvasha Stollman at for questions. Pledge cards should be returned to the Lower Merion Synagogue office. Please note that only pledges of $1,800 or more will be published. Shabbat ShalomVisit the Lower Merion Community Mikvah website at