Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

   March 27,  2014  
Parshas Tazria 5774
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Spotlight on Kollel Programs
Did you know?
Hilchos Pesach Shiur
Community News

Mazel Tov To:


Rabbi and Mrs. Yoel Dovid Zeffren on the birth of a baby boy! 


Howard and Sara Alpert upon the marriage of their daughter Eli to Sean Roos.


Pearl Elias and Steven Bachrach upon the birth of a grandson, born to Gabriella and Shmuel Ta'ir!


Rabbi and Mrs. Yaakov Moshe Willner on the marrige of their daughter, Tzivie to Pinchas Whiteman.


Barry and Miriam Gesserman on the engagement of their son, Yoni to Adina Friedman of Brooklyn. NY!



Condolences To:


Mrs. Shayna Poe on the passing of her father, Dr. Daniel Klein.

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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Tazria
Thursday, March 27:
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, March 28:
8:20 a.m.: Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
7:03 p.m.: Candle Lighting  
7:21 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset


Shabbos,March 29:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:21/ 9:57 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
6:00 p.m.: Mincha
7:22 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
8:17 p.m.: Maariv
8:34 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
9:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur 

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for March- April 5774.

Mazel Tov- 

Rabbi Yoel Dovid and Shayna Malka Zeffren! 


The Kollel Rabbis and Staff wish a hearty  Blue Baloons

Mazel Tov to Rabbi Yoel Dovid and Shayna Malka Zeffren on the birth of a baby boy!

May they merit to raise him to Torah, chuppah and ma'asim tovim.

~Mark Your Calendars~ 

Kollel's 15th Annual Lecture
May 21, 2014

The Kollel's 15th Annual Lecture will take place on
 May 21, 2014 
at the Merion Tribute House.


Stay tuned for more details...


To hear past lectures, please see our 

 Annual Lecture Webpage.

Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim


Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim 
will run on weekdays from
 Tuesday April 8 - Friday April 18 (excluding Erev yom tov)

Weekday Shacharis will be at 8 am & breakfast will be served before yom tov. 


Details to follow... 

Mazel tov to Kollel erev upon the completion of 

Mesechta Succah! 


Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld
Aryeh Dunoff
Yonatan Frankel
Koby Milgraum
Luz Raymon
Ted Resnick
Ari Weintraub
David Weiss
Ezra Wohlgelernter
Chaim Yonah Ziemba
Ori Eisenberg
Sherman Frager
Dov Daniel
Moshe Starkman
Dovi Goldschmidt
Steven Weiner
David Abraham 
  Next week they begin a new mesechta, Yoma. All serious learners interested in joining this exclusive group who meet weekly for a chabura at the Kollel, please contact Dr. David Weiss @




The Kollel's extensive library is used regularly and is available for use to all who wish to learn with the seforim in the Kollel. Under no circumstances is to anyone take a sefer out of the Kollel building. No exceptions. One who takes a sefer from the Kollel is 

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The new 'מתיבתא מס' סוכה חלק ג is missing for a couple of weeks. If you "borrowed" it please return immediately.

Thank you!

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~ Lichvod Siyum Maseches Succah~

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Monday, March 31st

8:30 PM

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Spotlight on Kollel Programs: 

This Week Featuring 
Rabbi Frand's Parsha Shiur Live via Webcast

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Join us for our ninth season! This world-renowned shiur is broadcasted live from Baltimore, MD through the TCN videoconferencing network. Join hundreds across the US to hear fascinatinghalacha 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 215-342-2999. 
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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 Hilchos Pesach 

Come and learn practical Halachos about Pesach!


On Wednesday Evenings, Rabbi Eskanazi will dedicate his weekly practical halacha shiur focusing on the 

halachos of Pesach.

Wednesday evenings, for men, 9:05-9:50 

in the R' Leib and Rachel Kohn Conference Room

Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Tazria, March 29th from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS. 

  • Torah Youth: will be meeting from 4:30 - 5:30 on the Lower Level of LMS.

    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

  • 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