Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
April 19, 2018
Parshas Tazria/Metzora   5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush...This Shabbos.
.Join as a Sponsor Today!... The Kollel's 19th Annual Lecture.
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Dr. Zach and Yana Weiser  on the engagement of their daughter, Shana, to Chaim Sinensky. The Vort will take place on Sunday, January 22 at Chabad of the Main Line, 625 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station, from 4-7 p.m.

Dr. Michael and Ellen Braffman
upon the birth of a granddaughter, Chana Tehila, born to their children, the Greenfields.

Drs. Dovid and Meira Friedman on the engagement of their daughter, Elky, to Aron Yoel Rothstein. A special mazel tov to the proud grandparents,  Drs. Jay and Mindy Rosenblum.

Condolences to:

Shmuel Novick on the passing of his brother, Mendel Yosef Novick, a"h.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Tazria/Metzora
Thursday, April 19:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, April 20:
7:26 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:44 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, April 21:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:01/9:37 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by Avraham Gedaliah and Holly Dorman in commemoration of the yartzheits of Shmuel ben Mordechai HaKohein and Sarah Sofia bas Shmuel HaLevi.
6:30 p.m.:  Mincha
7:45 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:40 p.m.: Maariv
8:57 p.m.: 72 Minutes
10:15 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for   March-April 2018
Kiddush  This Shabbos

Kiddush this week is sponsored by

Avraham Gedaliah and Holly Dorman

in commemoration of the yartzheits of

Shmuel ben Mordechai HaKohein
Sarah Sofia bas Shmuel HaLevi
Shabbos Afternoon Learning Program
 for Men and Boys

For Advanced Learners:
The Laws of Kibbud Av V'Eim*
5:30 pm-6:15 pm: Chavrusa Learning
6:15 pm-6:30 pm: Chabura 
from the Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, 
and Rabbi Dovi Goldschmidt (in rotation)
6:30 pm: Mincha
For Beginners:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: 
Study the Prophets 
together with Rabbi Moshe Yosef Spiegel
For Boys:
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
 Learning, Stories, and Nosh
on the Lower Level
*Shivti was founded by Beth Medrash Govoha in 2014 to share intensive learning opportunities to those outside the physical walls of the Yeshiva. Participants experience genuine growth in learning.
The Shivti curriculum starts with in-depth Iyun and ends with Halacha L'maaseh's practical applications, incorporating the quality and methodology that are the hallmarks of Beth Medrash Govoha. The weekly Shivti booklet features carefully curated content, clearly presenting exactly what the Sugya is, what will be learned, and which specific path is optimal to take through the Sugya. Shivti learning typically takes place within a chaburah setting, led by the local Rav, similar to the classic Yeshiva learning seder. The goal is to entirely engage the participants, so that they emerge each week with great clarity, both in the sometimes difficult lomdus and in the real world knowledge of Halacha and Minhag L'maaseh. 
Kollel's 19th Annual Lecture
With Horav Dovid Schustal, shli"ta
Join as a Sponsor Today!
At the Dr. David E. Epstein z"l Memorial Lecture 

We will be honored to host
Horav Dovid Schustal,  shlit"a,
Rosh Yeshiva, Beth Medrosh Govoha, Lakewood, NJ

who will speak on
The Primacy of Torah: 
Appreciating the Essence of Shavuos

Monday, May 14, 2018
at the Levering Mill Tribute House
(Formerly Bala Woman's Club)
382 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

6:45 p.m. Sponsor's Reception
7:00 p.m.: Dessert Reception
7:30 p.m.: Mincha
7:45 p.m.: Greetings, Rabbi Biberfeld
8:00 p.m. - Lecture, Horav Schustal, shlit"a

Ample parking is available on the local streets and at the two Municipal lots  on the two corners of Montgomery Avenue and Levering Mill/Old Lancaster Rd.

To join as a sponsor, click here
To make a donation, click here

All participants are invited to a dairy and parve dessert reception before and after lecture. 
There will be an exclusive pre-lecture reception with Horav Schustal, shlit"a for all sponsors.
Silver Sponsors and above will receive a gift.

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 iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshios Tazria-Metzora (April 21) from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS.
  • Torah Youth will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshios Tazria-Metzora (April 21) from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS.
  • 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
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  • 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.