Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
March 28, 2019
Shabbos Parshas Shemini/ 
Parshas Parah  5779
In This Issue
Shabbos Parshas Shemini/ Parshas Parah at the Kollel
Purim at the Kollel
Refua Shelaima
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov

Rabbi and Mrs. Mike and Denise Stern  on the marriage of their son, Yossi, in Israel.

Mrs. Cheryl Epstein on the marriage of her son, Dani, to Nechama Kurtz of Toronto. Mazel tov to Dani's grandmother, Mrs. Suri Rabinovici and the entire Epstein and Kurtz families.

Rabbi and Mrs. Rick and Rivkah Fox on the birth of a son. The Shalom Zachor will take place at the Fox home, 329 Linden Lane in Merion Station, at 9:30 p.m. The Bris will take place Bezras Hashem, on Monday afternoon, April 1 at 12:15 p.m. at their home, 329 Linden Lane in Merion Station.

Dr. and Mrs. Uri and Shira Schechter on the birth of a son. Mazel tov to the entire Schechter family. The Shalom Zachor will take place at the Schechter home, 227 Stoneway Lane, Merion Station, at 9:30 p.m. The Bris will take place Bezras Hashem, on Monday morning, April 1, after 7:30 a.m. Shacharis at the Kollel.

Dr. and Mrs. David and Sharyn Chase on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Shmuel Zev.

Dr. and Mrs. Zach and Yana Weiser on the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Dina, to Dovid Rechavel from Milwaukee.
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News and Events
Shabbos Parshas Shemini/ Parshas Parah
  at the Kollel
Thursday, March 28:
8:15 p.m: Gemara Shiur with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv

Friday, March 29:
7:04 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:22 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, March 30:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:16/9:57 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
6:00 p.m.: Mincha
Followed by Shalosh Seuodos
7:23 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:18 p.m.: Maariv
8:35 p.m.: 72 Minutes
9:30 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur - Now also at LMS

For a Printable version please click on the link below for the Shabbos Zmanim of  March-April 2019
Photos of Purim 5779
at the Kollel
Thank you to everyone who made Purim 5779 at the Kollel a most spectacular one. To see many photos, please  click here

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.
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 will be meeting this week from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm at LMS.
  • Pirchei/Torah Youth will be meeting this Shabbos from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
  • *New!!* Local Shatnez Tester conveniently located on Stoneway Ln in Merion Station! 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.