Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
September 1, 2016
Parshas Re'eh  5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
New Kollel Elul Zeman
Mazel Tov! Rabbi Menashe and Amanda Benedict!.
This Elul Recalibrate with...Hasheeveinu -
Farewell, Hatzlacha and Welcome
Pre-Rosh Hashanah...Evening of Inspiration 5776
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov To:
David and Kineret Shakow on the engagment of their daughter Chana to Yosef Goldberg

Alan & Paige Nochenson
on the birth of a baby boy!
B'ezras Hashem, the Shalom Zachar will be this Friday night, 9:30-11:00PM, at their home, 220 Stoneway Lane.
The Bris will be on Sunday, at 10AM, at Aish HaTorah - 50 Montgomery Ave.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Re'eh
Friday September 2:
7:11 p.m. :  Candle Lighting
7:29 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, September 3:
Rosh Chodesh
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
9:09/ 9:45 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
6:30 p.m.:  Mincha
7:28 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:23 p.m.: Maariv
8:40 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Please note: Shacharis this Sunday morning, Rosh Chodesh Elul, September 4 will begin at 7:45 a.m. in order to accommodate the new Hasheeveinu Program. (see below - The subsequent 3 weeks shacharis will be held at 8:00 a.m.)

Follow this link to see the new Shabbos Zemanim chart  for    July-Mid September
New Kollel Elul Zeman 
In Session!

The new Elul zman began at the Kollel this Tuesday.  All regular chavrusos and shiurim have resumed. Please be in touch with your chavrusah to confirm that you will be resuming with your previous schedule. 
If you do not yet have a chavrusah yet  or to explore the myriad learning opportunities we have available throughout the week, please contact Rabbi Zeffren ( or our Director of Community Programming, Rabbi Yosef Prupas. (  
Mazel Tov! Rabbi Menashe and Amanda Benedict!  Bris Information

The Kollel Rabbis and staff  Blue Baloons
wish a hearty Mazel tov to
Rabbi Menashe and Amanda Benedict!
on the birth of a baby boy!
May they merit to raise him and his
siblings to Torah, chuppah and maasim tovim!
Mazel Tov to the proud grandparents, 
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Benedict, 
Mr. Hesh & Mrs. Debbie Granek
 and Mr. & Mrs. Jaicky Tamam
and families.
The Bris  will bezras Hashem take place on  
Friday morning, September 2 at the Kollel 
after 7:30 a.m. Shacharis.
This Elul Recalibrate with
Hasheeveinu -  A Brand New 
4-Week Program for Men and Boys
Starts this Week Sunday!
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Farewell, Hatzlacha and Welcome
The Kollel wishes צאתכם לשלום , farewell to:
Rabbi and Mrs. Shmuel Dov Sussman
(relocated to Boston),
Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Bier
(relocated to Passaic),
and wishes much hatzlacha to
Rabbi Yerachmiel Lichtman
on his assuming a rebbi position at Torah Academy.
As well we wish hatzlacha to
Rabbi Yakir Schechter
upon his assuming the 8th grade rebbi position at Torah Academy.
B'ezras Hashem, it is with great excitement that the Kollel welcomes its newest families to the Kollel and the community.
Rabbi and Mrs. Dov and Sima Greer
(newly appointed Rosh Chabura-2nd Seder, and Women's Programming Coordinator respectively)
Rabbi and Mrs. Yisroel and Penina Akerman
(relocating from Lakewood)
Rabbi and Mrs. Eliyahu and Brocha Breiner 
(relocating from Israel)
Rabbi and Mrs. Yedidya and Chana Kaganoff 
(relocating from Lakewood)
Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Yosef and Miriam Baila Speigel
(relocating from Israel)
The Greer's, Akerman's and Speigel's have just moved in and the Breiner's and Kaganoff's will be moving after Succos.  We welcome them to the Kollel staff!

An official meet and greet is scheduled for after Succos. Look out for details.
Pre-Rosh Hashanah
Evening of Inspiration 5776
With Rabbi Reuven Drucker, shlit"a
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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
  • Did you mistakenly leave a pillow at the Kollel over Tisha B'av? You can find it in our lost and found in the Lower Level vestibule.
  • If anyone was in the Franklin Institute museum in Philadelphia on  Wednesday Chol Hamoed Pesach (April 25th), and witnessed a six year old girl fall right outside "The Heart" exhibit shortly before 3:00PM, please contact her family at . The injury sustained turned out to be serious and any witness that knows what occurred could possibly be very helpful for her.
  • 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.