Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

December 26, 2013
  Parshas Vaera 5774
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Masmid Sponsor
Thirteenth Annual Dinner
New Chaburah for Medical Health Professionals
Community News

Mazel Tov To:



Mrs. Shira Press and family on the recent marriage of her children Eli and Esther Swerdlick.


Dr. and Mrs. David Chase and family on the recent  marriage of their daughter Sima to Sruly Biderman.


 R' Eliyahu Back and family on the engagement of his son to Elana Katz from Baltimore.

Mr. Jon and Mrs. Mindy Zaslow and family on the engagement of their daughter Arney to Jake Rogelberg.

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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vaera 
Thursday, December 26:
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, December 27:
8:25- 8:50 a.m.:
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
4:24 p.m.: Candle Lighting 
4:42  p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset


Shabbos,December 28:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:06/ 9:42a.m.: Latest Krias Shema 
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
4:03 p.m.: Mincha 
4:43  p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
5:38 p.m.: Maariv
5:55p.m.: 72 Minutes 
6:30 p.m.: Masmid Program
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

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Thursday, December 26th

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Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Vaeira, Dec. 28th from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS.
  •  Torah Youth: 2:45 - 3:45 pm in the Social Hall.Note the new starting time.  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
  •  BS'D - The Ackert family, formerly of Overbrook Park, moved to Eretz Yisrael two years ago. Recently their son, Shia Chaim became engaged to his Kallah Devorah. While making aliyah has been the most rewarding it has also been  challenging as making a parnassah has not been easy. They have made arrangements with the community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn to offset a great deal of the expenses of the wedding and initial living expenses. Even so there is still a wide gap in my ability to fulfill my obligations.  If you can help with this great mitzvah, it would be extremely appreciated and a great zechus.  All donations are tax-deductible.  Please make your checks payable either to C.U.T.A. or Cong. C.M.I. and mail them to Mr. Arthur Sauerhaft, 621 East 20 St., Chester, PA 19013. With much appreciation and gratitude, The Ackert Family

  • Beginning November 4th, there will be a Mincha Minyan at 1:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday, at Temple University Hillel, 15th and Norris Streets.  For more information, please contact Rabbi Joel Kessler 302-345-6446.

  • 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