Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
August 24, 2017
Parshas Shoftim  5777
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush This Shabbos
Mazel Tov!
New Elul Zman in session
New! 5-Minute Mussar Shiur
Women's Oneg Shabbos This Shabbos
Save-the-Date...Pre-Rosh Hashanah...Evening of Inspiration 5777.
Save-the-Date...Kollel Women's Annual Yom Tov Bake Sale Event
Shivti will return...
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Rabbi Sruli and Rivka Schwartz on the birth of a son.  Shalom Zachar information is listed below.

Our alumnus, Rabbi  Mordy  and Mrs. Miriam Gross , on the bar mitzvah of their son, Moshe Leib.

Mrs. Dale Dunoff on the birth of her granddaughter, Chana, born to her children, Avrami and Ayala Gross.

Binyomin and Nomi Goldstein  on the bris of their son, Nosson Yehoshua.

Yonatan and Michal Frankel  on the birth of a baby girl.  Mazel tov to the proud grandparents, Sherman and Susan Frager  and Mark and Judy Frankel .

Condolences to:

Francine Lipstein on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Sally Silberstein Chase (a"h).
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Shoftim
Thursday, August 24:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m.:
Maariv - Lower Level
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.:
Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.:
10:15 p.m.:
Daf Yomi

Friday, August 25:
7:24 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:42 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, August 26:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:06/9:42 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by the Deutscher family in appreciation of Chasdei Hashem and in honor of Mrs. Deutscher's grandfather, Mr. Heshy Adler, who is visiting for Shabbos.
6:30 p.m.: 
7:41 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:36 p.m.: Maariv
8:53 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for July-August 2017
Kiddush This Shabbos

Kiddush this Shabbos is sponsored by

The Deutscher Family

in appreciation of Chasdei Hashem

And in honor of Mrs. Deutscher's grandfather

Mr. Heshy Adler

who is visiting for Shabbos
Mazel Tov!
Blue Baloons

The Kollel Rabbis and staff 
wish a hearty Mazel Tov to
Rabbi Sruli and Rivka Schwartz
on the birth of a son. 
Mazel tov to the proud grandparents
Rabbi Shloimy and Shaynie Schwartz of Toronto and Dr. David and Debbie Popper of Yardley, PA
 The Shalom Zachar will be at their home
158 North Latches Lane in Bala Cynwyd
This Friday night from 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm.
Bris information will be announced when it becomes available.

***Due to severe allergy concerns, please do not bring any food to the Schwartzes' home.
May the Schwartzes merit to raise him to Torah, chuppah and maasim tovim!
New Kollel Elul Zman
In Session!

The new Elul zman began at the Kollel this Wednesday.

All regular chavrusos and shiurim have resumed. Please be in touch with your chavrusah to confirm that you will be resuming with your previous schedule. 
If you do not yet have a chavrusah, 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 (
New for Elul!
5-Minute Mussar Shiur Before Maariv

In an effort to capitalize on the auspicious time of Elul and earn merit for a kesiva vechasima tova, we will be starting a new, 5-minute shiur before maariv each night. The shiur will offer practical insights into perfecting our avodas Hashem.
The shiur will take place
in the Beis Medrash from 9:50-9:55.
Women's Oneg Shabbos
This Shabbos

Attention ladies: 
Join the Kollel women
at a special Oneg Shabbos
This Shabbos Afternoon, Parshas Shoftim
5:00-6:30 pm
at the Zeffrens,
111 Bryn Mawr Avenue. 
Enjoy good company, Shabbos treats,
and neighborhood camaraderie. 

Pre-Rosh Hashanah
Evening of Inspiration 5777
Please mark your calendars for our annual Pre-Rosh Hashanah Evening of Inspiration which will take place on Wednesday evening, September 13th at the Kollel. Details will be announced as they become available.
Kollel Women's Annual
Yom Tov Bake Sale Event
Monday, September 25, 2017
7:00 p.m.
At the home of Michie Pasternak
265 Winding Way
Merion Station

Full salad bar, bake sale and
special pre-Yom Tov inspiration
from our guest speaker,
Mrs. Chani Juravel

More details to follow.
Can't Wait for Shivti?
Our fabulous  Shivti program will return IY"H
Shabbos afternoon, September 9th
when they begin
Hilchos Sukkah
Looking forward to seeing you there!
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
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd  will resume in the Fall.
  • Torah Youth will resume in the Fall.
  • 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.