Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
September 8, 2016
Parshas Shoftim  5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Mazel Tov!...
Hasheeveinu Continues...with Week Two
Pre-Rosh Hashanah...Evening of Inspiration 5776
New Kollel Elul Zeman
Farewell, Hatzlacha and Welcome
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov To:

Dr. Uri and Shira Schechter on the birth of a baby boy. The Shalom Zachor will take place at their home, 227 Stoneway beginning at 9:15 p.m.

Guy and Nurit Shitrit on the Bar Mitzvah of their son,  Daniel over the Summer!

Michael and Lisa Wachs upon the engagement of their daughter,
Danielle, to Shelby Rosenberg, son of Moishe and Carolyn Rosenberg of
Woodmere, NY!

Ken & Malka Miller on the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ahuva to Dov Adelson from Highland Park, NJ!

Rabbi Uri and Sara Leah Greenspan on the Bar mitzvah of their son, Yechiel. A special mazel tov to the grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Eliezer Greenspan and Mr. & Mrs. Laibel Krawiecz!

Rephael and Sarah Zohn on birth of Meir. A special mazel tov to the proud grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Benedict, Mr. Hesh & Mrs. Debbie Granek and Rabbi & Mrs. Elchonon Zohn and families.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Shoftim
Thursday, September 8:
8:15 p.m.: Gemara Yoma Shiur with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:15 p.m.: 10:00 p.m.:
Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.:
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi  
Friday September 9:
7:00 p.m. :  Candle Lighting
7:18 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, September 10:
8:15 a.m.:   Shacharis
9:11/ 9:17 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by Rabbi Uri and Sara Leah Greenspan in honor of the Bar mitzvah of their son, Yechiel
6:30 p.m.:  Mincha
7:17 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:12 p.m.: Maariv
8:29 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Please note: Shacharis the following three Sundays, September 11, 18 and 25 will begin at 8:00 a.m. in order to accommodate the new Hasheeveinu Program. (see below)

Follow this link to see the new Shabbos Zemanim chart  for    July-Mid September
Mazel Tov!

Hasheeveinu Continues
with Week Two - Don't Miss It!
A Brand New  4-Week Sunday Program
for Men and Boys
This Elul Recalibrate
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Pre-Rosh Hashanah
Evening of Inspiration 5776
With Rabbi Reuven Drucker, shlit"a
Join us for our eighth
Pre-Rosh Hashanah Evening of Inspiration
to hear Rabbi Reuven Drucker of Highland Park, NJ.
Wednesday, September 21 at 8:30 p.m.
at the Kollel Beis Medrash.

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New Kollel Elul Zeman 
In Session!
The new Elul zman is in full swing If you do not yet have a chavrusah yet  or to explore the myriad learning opportunities we have available throughout the week, please contact Rabbi Zeffren ( or our Director of Community Programming, Rabbi Yosef Prupas. (  
Farewell, Hatzlacha and Welcome
The Kollel wishes צאתכם לשלום , farewell to:
Rabbi and Mrs. Shmuel Dov Sussman
(relocated to Boston),
Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Bier
(relocated to Passaic),
and wishes much hatzlacha to
Rabbi Yerachmiel Lichtman
on his assuming a rebbi position at Torah Academy.
As well we wish hatzlacha to
Rabbi Yakir Schechter
upon his assuming the 8th grade rebbi position at Torah Academy.
B'ezras Hashem, it is with great excitement that the Kollel welcomes its newest families to the Kollel and the community.
Rabbi and Mrs. Dov and Sima Greer
(newly appointed Rosh Chabura-2nd Seder, and Women's Programming Coordinator respectively)
Rabbi and Mrs. Yisroel and Penina Akerman
(relocating from Lakewood)
Rabbi and Mrs. Eliyahu and Brocha Breiner 
(relocating from Israel)
Rabbi and Mrs. Yedidya and Chana Kaganoff 
(relocating from Lakewood)
Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Yosef and Miriam Baila Speigel
(relocating from Israel)
The Greer's, Akerman's and Speigel's have just moved in and the Breiner's and Kaganoff's will be moving after Succos.  We welcome them to the Kollel staff!

An official meet and greet is scheduled for after Succos. Look out for details.
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 begin this Shabbos, Parshas Shoftim, September 10 from 430pm to 5:30pm at LMS. Bnos shabbos groups are for girls in 4 year nursery through 6th grade. Please contact M. Friedman
    ( for information regarding how to sign your daughter up for Bnos 5777 membership.
  • If anyone was in the Franklin Institute museum in Philadelphia on  Wednesday Chol Hamoed Pesach (April 25th), and witnessed a six year old girl fall right outside "The Heart" exhibit shortly before 3:00PM, please contact her family at . The injury sustained turned out to be serious and any witness that knows what occurred could possibly be very helpful for her.
  • 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.
  • Parsha Shiur by Rabbi Ungar of Etz Chaim-  a 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.