Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
January 5, 2018
Parshas Shemos  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Mazel Tov! to the Spiegels
17th Annual Dinner - this Sunday!
Masmid Program
Kesher #4
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Rabbi Yaacov Moshe and Leiba Silverman  on the bar mitzvah of their son, Shalom Menachem.

Rabbi Moshe Yosef and Miriam Baila Spiegel  on the birth of a son. The Shalom Zachar will be Friday night at 7:30pm at the Spiegels' home, 224 Stoneway Lane. The bris will IY"H be at the Philadelphia Community Kollel Monday morning following the 7:30am Shacharis minyan.

Yisroel and Rachel Ellen  on the bris of their  son, Aharon Leib. Mazel Tov to proud grandparents, Sandy and Margie Bruck.

Steve Berman  on his engagement to Esther Beck.

Max and Gale Bienstock on the engagement of their granddaughter, Yehudis, daughter of Rabbi Moshe Anshel and Adina Bienstock, to Alexander Valitsky.

Amir and Stacey Goldman  on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Adin. Mazel tov to proud grandfather, Jim Fruen.

Condolences to:

David Lebor on the loss of his mother, Mrs. Bessie Lebor  a"h.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Shemos
Friday, January 5:
4:32 p.m.: Candle Lighting
4:50 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, January 6:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:09/9:45 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:10 p.m.:  Mincha
4:50 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:45 p.m.: Maariv
6:02 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:30 p.m.: Masmid
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

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Mazel Tov! to the Spiegels
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The Kollel Rabbis and staff 
wish a hearty Mazel tov to our colleague
Rabbi Moshe Yosef and Miriam Baila Spiegel
on the birth of a son. 
Mazel tov to the proud grandparents
 Rabbi and Mrs. Shmuel Spiegel and Rabbi and Mrs. Shloimie Tzvi Hirsch of Toronto
The Shalom Zachar will take place tonight, Friday night, at 7:30pm at the Spiegels' home, 224 Stoneway Lane.
The bris will IY"H be at the Philadelphia Community Kollel
on Monday morning following the 7:30am Shacharis minyan.

May the Spiegels merit to raise him
to Torah, chuppah and maasim tovim!

The Kollel's 
17th Annual Dinner
This Sunday, 
January 7
5:30 p.m. at the Hilton
The Philadelphia Community Kollel's Seventeenth Annual Dinner will be held on January 7, 2018 at the Hilton City Avenue at 5:30 p.m.

Masmid  Program
This Motzaei Shabbos at 6:30 p.m.

This Week's Masmid Program is sponsored  in memory of
our dear husband, father and friend:
Dr. Barry Stieglitz z"l יצחק דוב בן משה קלונימוס זל 
Mrs. Eileen Stieglitz and Family
Jonathan and Yael Stieglitz
Luz and Ruth Ann Raymond
Rhoda and Stephen Sand
Dr. David and Ellen Weiss
Max and Gale Bienstock
Drs. Nancy and Joel Horwitz
Rabbi and Mrs. Yonah Gross
Jack and Judy Siderer
and the Philadelphia Community Kollel
Only 1 Week still available for Sponsorship
If you would like to dedicate a program, please do so today to ensure you reserve the opportune week for you. Only $360. To sign up as a sponsor today, click here:
Join the crowd during long winter Motzaei Shabbosos at our ever-popular and exciting Masmid Program. Young boys come to learn with fathers, grandfathers, and mentors and enjoy great learning, stories, raffle prizes, and pizza! We welcome you to our seventeenth year. To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links: 
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The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.
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This Sunday,  January 7th
This week's KESHER program is co-sponsored by:
The Spiller Family
in memory of Adina's beloved grandmothers
Sara Sugarman, a"h
שרה בת יעקב עה
Etta Milman, a"h
 עטיל בת ישראל עה

and by
Gedaliah and Sarah Fineman
  in honor of
our wonderful daughters
Chana Bayla and Nechama Miriam

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Community News

  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will NOT meet this Shabbos, Parshas Shemos (Jan. 6), due to the weather.
  • Torah Youth will NOT meet this Shabbos, Parshas Shemos (Jan. 6), due to the weather.
  • 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.