Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
April 12, 2018
Parshas Shemini   5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush...This Shabbos.
Summer Zeman Begins...
Special Announcment.. The Kollel's 19th Annual Lecture.
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Rabbi and Mrs. Pinchas Lando  on the engagement of their daughter, Mati, to Shmuli Hassan of Lakewood, NJ.

Rabbi and Mrs. Shimon Yehuda Svei on the engagement of their daughter to Ahron Brisk of Bensonhurst, NY.

Shlomo and Karen Gordon on the birth and bris of their son, Levi.

We apologize for the erroneous listing in last week's mazel tov section announcing the birth of a grandchild to Ken and Malka Miller, mistakenly reprinted from a previous edition.

Condolences to:

The Friedman and Revesz families on the passing of Mrs. Vera Revesz, a"h.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Shemini
Thursday, April 12:
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, April 13:
7:19 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:37 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, April 14:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:07/9:43 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by the lomdei hadaf in honor of their siyum on Seder Nizikin and by the Epstein family in memory of Dr. David Epstein, z"l.
6:30 p.m.:  Mincha
7:38 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:33 p.m.: Maariv
8:50 p.m.: 72 Minutes
10:15 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for   March-April 2018
Kiddush  This Shabbos

Kiddush this week is sponsored by
Lomdei Hadaf
in honor of their siyum on Seder Nizikin

And by
The Epstein Family
in memory of Dr. David Epstein, a"h
Shabbos Afternoon Learning Program
 for Men and Boys
Starting This Shabbos, April 14

For Advanced Learners:
The Laws of Kibbud Av V'Eim*
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. 
New Summer Zeman Begins
Monday, April 16
The Kollel's New Summer Zeman begins
Monday, April 16
2nd day of Rosh Chodesh Iyar
All chavrusos and shiurim will resume at this time. If you learn regularly at the Kollel, please be in contact with your chavrusa or maggid shiur to confirm resumption of your regular learning schedule.
To see a list of our Davening times, please click here.
If you are interested in a learning opportunity, please contact Rabbi Zeffren at
Special Announcement: 
Kollel's 19th Annual Lecture Guest Speaker is......
At the Dr. David E. Epstein z"l Memorial Lecture 

We will be honored to host
Horav Dovid Shustal,  shlit"a,
Rosh Yeshiva, Beth Medrosh Govoha, Lakewood, NJ

who will speak on
The Primacy of Torah: 
Appreciating the Essence of Shavuos

Monday, May 14, 2018
at the Levering Mill Tribute House
(Formerly Bala Woman's Club)
382 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

6:45 p.m. Sponsor's Reception
7:00 p.m.: Dessert Reception
7:30 p.m.: Mincha
7:45 p.m.: Greetings, Rabbi Biberfeld
8:00 p.m. - Lecture, Horav Shustal, shlit"a

Ample parking is available on the local streets and at the two Municipal lots  on the two corners of Montgomery Avenue and Levering Mill/Old Lancaster Rd.

To join as a sponsor, click here
To make a donation, click here

All participants are invited to a dairy and parve dessert reception before and after lecture. 
There will be an exclusive pre-lecture reception with Horav Schustal, shlit"a for all sponsors.
Silver Sponsors and above will receive a gift.

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 Shemini (April 14), from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS.iy"H meet after Pesach.
  • Torah Youth will not meet this week.
  • 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.