Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
December 27, 2018
Shabbos Parshas Shemos 5779
In This Issue
Shabbos Parshas the Kollel.
Refua Shelaima.
Masmid Program -This WEEK
V'shinantum! New Mishnayos Program
Shivti at YIML
Kollel's 18th Chai Annual Dinner!
Security System Update.
Masmid Program
Message from the Keystone-K
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov:

Mr and Mrs. Arthur and Tziviah Toran  on the birth of a grandson, born to Elliot and Rebecca Lieberman in Lakewood, NJ.

Drs Jay and Mindy Rosenblum on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Tamar and Shammai Ellman in Israel.

Mr and Mrs. Sammy and Geula Ben Shmuel  on the birth and bris of their son. A special mazel tov to the proud grandmother, Mrs. Orna Ben Shmuel.
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News and Events
Shabbos Parshas Shemos
at the Kollel
Thursday, December 27:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv

Friday, December 28:
4:25 p.m.: Candle Lighting
4:43 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, December 22:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:06/9:42 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:00 p.m.: Mincha
Followed by Shalosh Seuodos
4:43 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:38 p.m.: Maariv
5:55 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:30 p.m.: Masmid Program 
7:30 pm.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

For a Printable version please click on the link below for the Shabbos Zmanim of  November- December 2018
or the NEW Shabbos Zmanim for 
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.
Masmid Program this Week
Sponsored in memory of:

Mr. Wilfred "Toots" Schwartz, z"l
By his grandchildren:
Rabbi Sruli and Rivka Schwartz

Super Grand Prize for the session will be drawn this week. Make Sure to Qualify for the Masmid Frequent Attendance Prize!
In order to qualify for the frequent attendance prize, a child needs to have attended 7 of 8 programs in a session. (We do allow one chance per session for the child to learn elsewhere with an adult for
 45 minutes in the event of inclement weather or need to be away from home.) If your son needs only one additional week to qualify, this week is his last chance.

Please make every effort to attend this last program of the session in order to qualify. 

In the event you feel these records are incorrect, please inform Rabbi Zeffren ASAP so we can properly award your child his prize.
NEW Mishnayos Program for boys
NEW! Starting  This Shabbos!
Shivti at YIML
Kollel's 18th Chai Annual Dinner!
Please join us in paying tribute to these worthy honorees and to the Kollel's impact on our community by attending the upcoming dinner and placing an ad in the dinner journal.

AD TEXT DEADLINE: Friday, January 4th, 2019.
Thank you for your participation.
Security System Update
The Kollel's secure entry system is now fully operational. In order to gain access on weekdays you will need to use your fingerprint. 
To sign up for access, please visit the Kollel
Tuesday, January 1st from 9 a.m. -6 p.m .
In case you have trouble coming at those times please contact Rabbi Kaganoff at 201-414-7854

To make an appointment to sign up for access,  please email .
There are a limited number of cards and fobs available to those who have experienced trouble with fingerprint access in the past. Please mention this before signing up.  
Thank you.
Masmid Program
This Week at 6:30 p.m.

 December 29th, at 6:30 p.m.
At the Kollel 

Sponsorships are available.
If you would like to dedicate a program, please do so today to ensure you reserve the opportune week for you.
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 eighteenth year. To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links:   Masmid Stories  Masmid Photos  Masmid Videos
The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.
To sponsor a program today, click here:  Masmid Sponsorship
To sign up for Masmid email, click here:  Masmid Email Sign-up

Message from the Keystone-K

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 

  • There is no Bnos program this week.  
  • Pirchei/Torah Youth this week from 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm at LMS.
  • *New!!* Local Shatnez Tester conveniently located on Stoneway Ln in Bala! 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.