Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

  August 28, 2014  
Parshas Shoftim 5774
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush This Week
A New Zman begins at the Kollel
Spotlight on Kollel Programs
Community News

Mazel Tov To:

Rabbi and Mrs. Uri Greenspan on the birth of a baby girl!


Drs. Dovid and Meira Friedman on the engagment of their daughter, Michal to Yechiel Cherrick. Mazel Tov to grandparents, Drs. Jay and Mindy Rosenblum.



Condolences To: 


Mr. Robert Pransky on the loss of his mother, Mrs. Ruth Pransky,  a"h.



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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Shoftim
Thursday, August 28: 
8:15 P.M.: Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemora Yoma Shiur
9:00 P.M.: Maariv
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur  
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
Friday, August 29:
8:20 a.m.: 
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
7:19 p.m.: Candle Lighting  
7:37  p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, August 30:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:08/ 9:44 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by Mrs. Orna Ben Shmuel,

with gratitude to Hashem for the chessed He bestows upon her family.

Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Ramban Shiur- Given by Rabbi Eskenazi
6:00 p.m.: Mincha
7:35 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
8:30 p.m.: Maariv
8:47 p.m.: 72 Minutes 

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  Kiddush This Week

~A New Zeman begins at the Kollel~ 
Elul 5774


After the Kollel Rabbis had a nice short break, they come back with a new excitement and invigoration!

The new z'man at the Kollel began on Wednesday with beautiful sounds of Torah filling the Kollel from early morning until late at night.

All Chavrusos and Shiurim have resumed.
To see a full list of our Shiurim and programs, please see the Programs page on our website,

Shacharis Mon.-Fri.:  7:30 a.m.
Shacharis Sunday: 8:15 a.m.
Mincha S-Thu.: 2:30
Maariv:  9:55 p.m. (Thu. 10:00)
Daf Yomi: 10:10 p.m.
Shacharis:  8:15 a.m.
Mincha: 6:00 p.m.



We welcome our three new Yungeleit and their families to the Kollel and wish the Benedict, Lutzker and Bier families much hatzlacha in their new positions. 

There will be a formal, special meeting for all new members of the community at our annual welcome in October - look out for details!  

We also welcome the myriad new community members to Lower Merion and encourage you to take advantage of the arrival of our new staff to arrange a chavrusah while slots are still available. Contact us today to discuss the opportunities available to you.  

If you are interested in setting up a Chavrusah or would like a specific Shiur, please contact the Kollel as soon as possible!



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

~Celebrate a Decade of TCN Webcasts~
Our 10th Season!
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Join us for our tenth season in the Philadelphia Community Kollel! 
This world-renowned shiur is broadcasted live from Baltimore, MD through the TCN videoconferencing network. Join hundreds across the US to hear fascinating halacha and chumash discussions related to the weekly Parsha portion. This shiur is shown at two locations, in Merion Station and in Northeast Philadelphia at Cong. Bnai Israel, 8201 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia as a Joint Project of BIOZ, TCN and the P.C. Kollel. For more information on the Northeast location, please call 

Thursday Nights 9:00-10:00 p.m. Followed by Maariv. This shiur is held in the R' Leib and Rachel Kohn Conference Room.


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Community News
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  • 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.