Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
March 25, 2016
Parshas Tzav  5776
Shushan Purim
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Purim 5776 at the Kollel!
Special Announcement: Partnership Sefer Torah Campaign
New Chabura for Lawyers: Continues
Kollel Winter Learning Schedule
Community News
  Mazel Tov To:
Rabbi and Mrs. Eli and Leeby Krause on the birth of a daughter!

Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Shlomo Meth on the birth of a son!
Mazel Tov to the grandparents, Rabbi and Mrs. Avraham Baum and Rabbi and Mrs. Avraham Meth!
The Sholom Zachor will be held at 2034 Upland Way and the Bris will be held on Monday at the Kollel after 7:30 Schachris.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Tzav
Friday, March 25:
8:20 a.m.- 8:35 a.m.: Rabbi Benedict's Parsha Shiur
7:00 p.m. :  Candle Lighting  
7:18 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, March 26:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
9:24/ 10:00 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Ramban Shiur with Rabbi Eskenazi
6:00 p.m.:  Mincha
7:19 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:31 p.m.: 72 Minutes
9:30 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

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

Purim 5776  at the Kollel!
Purim at the Kollel was extremely lively and meaningful. We thank everyone who contributed to the incredible ruach at the tefillos, learning and dancing!

Special Announcement: 
Partnership Sefer Torah Campaign
Now in the Homestretch!

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 Part nership 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.
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.  
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.

Kollel's Annual Women's Tea
Thank you!

Thank you to all those that made the Tea a great success!
New Chabura for Lawyers
Under the leadership of Steven Weiner and Dovi Goldschmidt
For Men
Monday nights,
Weekly 9:00pm-9:55pm
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 Back of the Kollel Beis Hamedrash
364 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, PA

For more information, please contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas
C: 610-618-9949
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
  • PLEASE NOTE - Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will NOT meet this Shabbos, Parshas Tzav, March 26th.
  • Torah Youth will not meet this Shabbos.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A message from the Lower Merion Community Mikvah Comittee. The response to the Lower Merion Community Mikvah campaign mailing has been wonderful and we are deeply appreciative of everyone who has responded. An updated donor list will be published at the beginning of next week. If you have not yet made a pledge but would like to be included, please let us know by Monday evening. The pledge card can be found by clicking here. Please email Dvasha Stollman at for questions. Pledge cards should be returned to the Lower Merion Synagogue office. Please note that only pledges of $1,800 or more will be published. Shabbat ShalomVisit the Lower Merion Community Mikvah website at