Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
April 7, 2016
Parshas Tazriyah  5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Special Announcement: Partnership Sefer Torah Campaign
Kollel's 17th Annual Lecture
iGot Questions 2
Kollel Winter Learning Schedule
Community News
  Mazel Tov To:
Debbie Zauderer and family upon the Bar Mitzvah of her grandson, Mordechai Zauderer, son and Moshe and Shira Zauderer of Jerusalem!

Rabbi and Mrs. Aaron and Esther Gold on the engagement of their grandson,  Aryeh Leib Sendler son of Rabbi and Mrs. Binyamin and Tovah Sendler, to  Lieba Englander!
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Tazriyah
Thursday, April 7:
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:   Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, April 8:
7:14 p.m. :  Candle Lighting  
7:32 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, April 9:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
9:11/ 9:47 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Ramban Shiur with Rabbi Eskenazi
6:00 p.m.:  Mincha
7:33 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:45 p.m.: 72 Minutes
10:00 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Please note: No Gemara Yoma Shiur tonight.

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

Partnership Sefer Torah Campaign
Gala Hachnasas Sefer Torah!
The broad spectrum of community members who have partnered in this endeavor will be prominently highlighted at the Gala Hachnasas Sefer Torah inauguration ceremony and procession, scheduled for May 8th.
Details to be announced.

Uniting to Perpetuate our Torah Heritage Only weeks left to the completion of the Torah!

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Already well past the halfway mark, the Kollel's Community Partnership Sefer Torah is now in its final stretch toward completion.
Parasha dedications and other prime partnership opportunities are moving quickly. To be part of this historic community initiative, please contact Rabbi Yoel Zeffren at or Rabbi Yosef Prupas at,
To see a list of available opportunities and dedications already reserved, see below, or visit our dedications page.
Dedication Opportunities 
and Reservations to Date
Every partner will receive a certificate documenting their dedication. Dedications of $1800 and above will be listed on our 
Sefer Torah Wall that will grace the front wall of the Beis Medrash.
Torah Name:
RESERVED BY: Ted and Phyllis Kosloff
in memory of their parents
Rephael Osher and Chaya Sarah Yavneh
Sefer Beraishis:
RESERVED BY: Herb & Irina Caskey 
Sefer Shemos: $18,000
Sefer Vayikra: $18,000
Sefer Bamidbar: $18,000 
Sefer Devarim:
RESERVED BY: Michael and Lisa Wachs
in honor of their son, Adam
who is joining the Israeli Defense Forces
Special Dedications: 
Yamim Noraim Reading and Cover: 
RESERVED BY: Sanford and Margery Bruck
Parchment and Ink:
RESERVED BY: Russell and Chaya Lyons
Yom Tov Readings: $10,000
Special Parsha:
RESERVED BY: David Lebor and Talia Eisenstein
Accessories for Torah:
Silver Kesser Torah Crown $18,000
Silver Breast Plate $10,000
Bein Gavra Cover:
RESERVED BY: Boris and Renee Kalandar
Atzei Chaim/Torah Rollers $10,000
Silver Yad/Pointer $5,000
To see our complete list of dedications, click here.
For more information, please see our website
Kollel's 17th Annual Lecture
The Kollel's 17th Annual Lecture  will take place on
 Sunday Evening,  June 5,  2016 

Merion Tribute House
625 Hazelhurst Avenue
Merion Station, Pennsylvania
For Men & Women
   Stay tuned for more details!
iGot Questions    2
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The Philadelphia Community Kollel  Presents:
iGot Questions  On Children in the Laws of Shabbos
With  Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, Rosh Kollel

Questions Covered:
  • What are the laws of bathing children on Shabbos or Yom Tov?
  • At what age do we have to discourage children from doing something that benefits everyone (i.e. turning on a light in the play room)?
And many more. To see a full list of questions, click here.
To listen to the audio of iGot Questions 1, click here.
To listen to the audio of iGot Questions 2, click here.
Kollel Winter
Learning Schedule
The Kollel offers shiurim and chavrusas for every day of the week. 
To arrange for a chavrusah please contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas at 
Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Tazria, April 9, from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS.
    PLEASE NOTE- this will be the last week Bnos meets until after Pesach. We are scheduled to resume on May 7th.     
  • Torah Youth will meet from 3:00 - 4:00 on the Lower level.
  • A remote key was found in the pocket of a coat hanging in the Kollel back entrance coat room. If you are missing a key with the word Jeep on it please contact Rabbi Prupas ASAP.
  • On Tuesday, April 26, Pennsylvania will head to the polls to vote in several important elections, including a presidential primary, primaries in the races for U.S. Senate and Pennsylvania Attorney General, as well as a number of local contests.
    Please note that Primary Day falls on one of the days of Chol Hamoed Pesach. If you're going to be away for yom tov be sure to get an absentee ballot before you leave.
    Keep in mind that Tuesday, April 19, is the last day before the primary that official applications for an absentee ballot may be received by the county board of elections. Applications are due by 5 p.m. If you'll be away, unable to go to the polls due to illness or physical disability, or if you're observing a religious holiday on Primary Day, apply for an absentee ballot here:
  • Rabbi Mordechai Young gives a weekly class for women every Sunday evening at 7:45 at the Poe's (400 Gary Lane in Bala Cynwyd). Now learning Koheles. All women and young ladies are welcome!
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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.
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  • 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.