Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

December 19, 2013
  Parshas Shemos 5774
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Masmid Sponsor
Thirteenth Annual Dinner
New Chaburah for Medical Health Professionals
Community News

Mazel Tov To:


Ezra and Rachel Obstfeld upon the bris of their baby, Yosef Shlomo.


Mrs. Orna Ben Shmuel upon the birth of a granddaughter, born to Joshua and Avivit Subai! 

Rabbi and Mrs. Naphtoli Eisemann on the marrige of their daughter, Nechama Devorah. 
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Greene on the occation of their daughter, Chaya Sarah's  bas mitzvah. 
Mazel tov to the grandparents  
Mr. Ted and Phyllis Kosloff
and Dr. Ronald and Marguerite Werrin.

 David & Sharyn Chase and Family on the upcoming wedding of Sima Chase & Sruly Biderman!


Rabbi and Mrs. Pinny Lando on the engagement of their daughter Devoiry.


Rabbi and Mrs. Aaron Gold on bar mitzvah of their grandson Ephraim, son of Rabbi and Mrs. Eliezer Gold


Condolences To:


  Dr. David & Seena Elbaum on the loss of her dear father.

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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Shemos 
Thursday, December 19:
8:15 p.m.Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemora Yoma Shiur
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur  
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.:Maariv
Friday, December 20:
8:25- 8:50 a.m.:
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
4:20 p.m.: Candle Lighting 
4:38 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset


Shabbos,December 21:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:03/ 9:39 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema 
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
Kiddish is sponsored this week by the Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Marguerite Werrin in honor of their dear granddughter, Chaya Sarah Greene on the occasion of her Bas Mitzvah.
3:59 p.m.: Mincha 
4:39 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
5:34 p.m.: Maariv
5:51 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
6:30 p.m.: Masmid Program
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

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Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Shmos, Dec. 21 from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS.

  •  Torah Youth: 2:45 - 3:45 pm in the Social Hall.Note the new starting time.  Grades K-8th.  If you would like to help sponsor a Shabbos or want more information contact Rabbi Sruli Schwartz at or Rabbi Ari Silver at 610-6686-6833 or
  • Cong. Beth Hamedrosh Women's Org. is having its Second Annual Restaurant Night onWed., Dec. 25..5:30 - 7 p.m.Dine in or Take Out 

    Contact: Rita at 610-642-1791 or Checks for reservations to CBH Women's Organization

    Raffles Available also.

    Congregaton Beth Hamedrosh is located at 200 Haverford Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096,,

  •  BS'D - The Ackert family, formerly of Overbrook Park, moved to Eretz Yisrael two years ago. Recently their son, Shia Chaim became engaged to his Kallah Devorah. While making aliyah has been the most rewarding it has also been  challenging as making a parnassah has not been easy. They have made arrangements with the community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn to offset a great deal of the expenses of the wedding and initial living expenses. Even so there is still a wide gap in my ability to fulfill my obligations.  If you can help with this great mitzvah, it would be extremely appreciated and a great zechus.  All donations are tax-deductible.  Please make your checks payable either to C.U.T.A. or Cong. C.M.I. and mail them to Mr. Arthur Sauerhaft, 621 East 20 St., Chester, PA 19013. With much appreciation and gratitude, The Ackert Family

  • Beginning November 4th, there will be a Mincha Minyan at 1:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday, at Temple University Hillel, 15th and Norris Streets.  For more information, please contact Rabbi Joel Kessler 302-345-6446.

  • 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.
  • Rabbi Ungar's dynamic shiur on the Parsha-please join us for an unforgettable shiur every Monday night at Gary and Andrea Diamond's home at 101 Montgomery Avenue, # B5 at 8:15 p.m. Call for directions: 610-664-7690