Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
February 22, 2018
Parshas Tetzaveh/Zachor  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush This Shabbos
Shiur for Women this Shabbos
Purim 5778 at the Kollel.
Masmid Program This Motzaei Shabbos Begins at 7:15 p.m.
New Beginners Gemara Class
Masmid Banquet -SAVE-THE-DATE!.. Sunday, March 4th
Weekly Shiur for Men
The Mishnayos Club Continues
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

David and Tanya Libesman on the engagement of their daughter, Kayla, to Sammy Aronson.

Evan and Ayala Aidman  on the bar mitzvah of their son, Aryeh.

Rabbi and Mrs. Dovid Wachs  on the birth and bris of their grandson, Shimon Avrohom, born to Yechiel and Chaya Schreck of Baltimore, MD.

Condolences to:
Morris and Hedy Cohen on the passing of their mother in law and mother, Mrs. Faye Midanik.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Tetzaveh/Zachor
Thursday, February 22:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.:  G emara 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, February 23:
5:28 p.m.: Candle Lighting
5:46 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, February 24:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:52/9:28 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
5:07 p.m.:  Mincha
5:47 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
6:42 p.m.: Maariv
6:59 p.m.: 72 Minutes
7:15 p.m.: Masmid
8:00 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for
Kiddush This Shabbos

Kiddush this week is sponsored in honor of:

R' Yehuda Nosenchuk
R' Sruli Schwartz
R' Chesky Weiss
R' Yochanan Eskenazi
R' Uri Greenspan
R' Aryeh Leib Ludzker
R' Yirmiyahu Bauminger

On the occasion of their upcoming birthdays.

This Shabbos -  Shiur for Women
"Hearing the Message of Purim"
Given by Mrs. Rachael Biberfeld
The Philadelphia Community Kollel Women's Division Presents:
"Hearing the Message of Purim"
given by Mrs. Rachael Biberfeld
on Shabbos Parshas Zachor, Feb. 24, 2018
Come gain insight and inspiration for Purim!

at the Zeffren home
111 Bryn Mawr Avenue, at 4:00 PM
Looking forward to seeing you there!
For more information please contact Mrs. Sima Greer
Purim 5778 at the Kollel

Taanis Esther: (Wed. February 28)
1:00 p.m. Mincha 
--------- (Machatzis Hashekel)
5:51 p.m. Shkiya
TBA Daf Yomi
6:31 p.m. Maariv
6:50-7:35 p.m. Megilla Reading (aprox.)
8:30 p.m. Sharp 2nd Reading of Megilla (at the Kollel)

Purim Day: (Thursday, March 1)
6:10 a.m. Shachris
6:25 a.m. Borchu
6:34 a.m. Sunrise
7:10-8:00 a.m. Megilla Reading (aprox.)
8:10 a.m. Shachris (Second Minyan)
9:10 a.m. Megilla Reading (aprox.)
TBA Daf Yomi
1:00 -1:45 p.m. Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzadik
1:45 p.m. Mincha
5:52 p.m. Shkiya
7:00-9:45 p.m. Mesibas Purim - Music and Dancing
Please join the Kollel Rabbis in the Beis Medrash for dancing, music and divrei Torah beginning at 7:00 pm.
9:00 p.m. Maariv First Minyan Downstairs
10:00 p.m. Maariv Second Minyan

Masmid  Program
This Motzaei Shabbos 7:15 p.m.

This Week's Masmid Program is sponsored  by:
The Kupfer Family

In memory of their Father
Dr. Samuel Kupfer, z"l
שמואל בן אליעזר  זל

and Grandfather
Mr. Lawrence Kupfer, z"l
אליעזר בן חיים מנחם מענדיל זל
Join the crowd during long winter Motzaei Shabbosos at our ever-popular and exciting Masmid Program. Young boys come to learn with fathers, grandfathers, and mentors and enjoy great learning, stories, raffle prizes, and pizza! We welcome you to our seventeenth year . To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links: 
Masmid Stories     Masmid Photos    Masmid Videos
The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.
Click here to sign up for Masmid newsletter emails

New Beginners Gemara Class
With Rabbi Dov Greer

The Philadelphia Community Kollel Presents 
A Beginners Gemara Class 
Emphasis on learning how to read and understand Gemara, Rashi, and some excerpts from Tosfos. Source sheets with key words and concepts translated and explained. 
Now Learning Perek Hamafkid of Baba Metzia 
8 - 8:50 PM, Thursday Evenings 
In the conference room 
on the lower level of the Kollel
To join, or for more information, please contact 
Rabbi Dov Greer: P. 203.848.8706 E. 
Masmid End-of-Year Banquet
Sunday,  March 4th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Come celebrate another fantastic year of Masmid Torah  learning, at our tenth annual end-of-year Masmid Banquet.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
5:30-7:30 PM
(please note new time)
at  KTA- Kosloff Torah Academy
50 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd
Mincha prior to the program at 5:15 p.m.
Maariv after program at 7:30 p.m.
5:30PM Banquet program begins- Sign in and get your raffle tickets.
5:40PM Dvar Torah
5:45PM Full dinner meal with hotdogs, hamburgers, (veggie burgers  available with RSVP) fries, special dessert and more.
6:30PM Spectacular Presentation with the highly acclaimed *Doc Swan!!
7:15PM Raffle Drawings- Grand prizes and other great raffles will be drawn.  (A Shas, drone, and much more!)
7:30PM Program concludes and Frequent Attendance prizes and certificates will  be distributed to those who attended 7 out of 8 programs during this session.

Fathers, mentors, and sons welcome!
Cost: $10 per person
Feel free to join us even if you have not had  an opportunity to attend a Masmid program this year.

RSVP Appreciated at
Sponsorships are available for the banquet:
Gold- $500 - Silver- $360 - Sponsor- $180
or you can sponsor the frequent Masmid and other prizes for $500.
Please contact Rabbi Zeffren at or 610-507-3906.
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Now Starting Perek Beis!
with Rabbi Yisroel Akerman
Gain a deeper appreciation of what's behind the workings of our universe!

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Tuesday Evenings 
8:20 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
on the Kollel's Lower Level
For Men
Refreshments by Just Desserts!
For Boys Grades 4-6

The Mishnayos Club Continues!

Who : Boys Grades 4-6
When : Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 7:40-8:00 pm
What : (at least) 2 Mishnayos each session,  from either one of two tracks - Seder Zera'im or Moed
With : Rabbi Moshe Starkman or Rabbi Yedidya Kaganoff
For more information please contact:
Rabbi Moshe Starkman: 301.254.9660,
Rabbi Yedidya Kaganoff: 201.414.7854,
or Rabbi Yosef Prupas: 610.618.9949,
Community News

  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd  will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Tetzaveh (Feb. 24), from 3:30pm - 4:30pm at LMS. All girls in 4Y through 6th grade are invited this Motzai Shabbos for the annual Bnos Purim event - 7:15pm - 8:15pm - FREE for Bnos members, $5 for non-members.
  • Torah Youth will NOT meet this Shabbos, Parshas Tetzaveh.
  • 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.