Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

  January 15, 2015  
Parshas Vaera 5775
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kollel Dinner- Thank you!
Kesher 2105- Week 2 This Sunday!
Special Guest Lecturer- Medical Ethics Chaburah
Yield To Incoming Traffic
Community News



Zev and Nita Seidman on the birth of a grandson, born to their children 
Yishi and Shani Seidman!

R' Shmuel and Ruthie Lynn on the birth of a baby boy!

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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vaera
Thursday, January 15: 

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, January 16:
8:15 a.m.:Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
4:43 p.m.: Candle Lighting  
5:01 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, January 17:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:09/ 9:45 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Chacham Lev Boys Program
4:22 p.m.: Mincha
Shalosh Seudos
5:02 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
5:57 p.m.: Maariv
6:14 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:45 p.m.: MASMID 
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the new Shabbos Zemanim chart for 

Kollel Annual Dinner
Thank you!


Dinner Media Page 
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May your support of Torah learning give you the blessings of Torah.

This Week's Masmid Program is Sponsored 

In Loving Memory of:

JoAn Luban Gewirtz , z"l

צירה טייבל בת יוסף דוב ע"ה

On Her Second Yahrtzeit 29 Teves

נ"ל כט' טבת תשע"ג - ת.נ.צ.ב.ה.


By her sons, 

Laurence and Jerry Gewirtz

To sustain her work providing nurturing

relationships between parents and children.


To see more information and photos, please visit our 

Masmid webpage.

KESHER 2015 
Mother and Daughter Learning
This Sunday Morning! 
Week 2
January 18, 2015
This Sunday Morning at 10AM!
Union Fire Station Social Hall
149 Montgomery Avenue

Get your week off to a terrific start!
Kesher, a learning program for mothers and daughters grades 1-5, brings generations together in a beautiful atmosphere of bonding through learning. A stimulating curriculum based on Pirkei Avos, Ethics of our Fathers, will be explored, followed by an interactive discussion and exciting art activity.
 Material suited for all ages and all backgrounds.
Invest an hour on Sunday morning and change your week! 
The program will run for six Sundays during January and February:

January 4th, 18th, 25th, and February 1st, 8th, and 22nd
at the Union Fire Station Social Hall, 149 Montgomery Avenue 
The Committee: 
Shayna Malka Zeffren, Shari Saiman, Minnie Nosenchuk, Shani Daniel, Faigy Prupas, Liba Bauminger and Shira Kupfer


 To sponsor a session or season, please contact 
Rabbi Yosef Prupas:

For more information and to register, please visit our

 Kesher webpage.


Special Guest Lecturer

This Monday Night

Medical Ethics Chaburah 

 Special Guest Lecturer 

Rabbi Dov Greer 

Rabbi of the New Haven Synagogue


This Monday evening

 January 19, 2015

8:55 p.m.

For Men 


 Rabbi Greer will give a special shiur to the Medical Chaburah:


"The Double Helix - 

Halacha and Genetics" 

Rabbi Greer is the Rabbi of the New Haven Synagogue and teaches daily classes in Talmud, Jewish Law and philosophy. He acts as a visiting clergy at Yale New Haven Hospital, and is the guest speaker for Board of Medical Ethics at Yale's New Haven Hospital.


 Please be advised that a new sign has been hung at the top of the driveway that states



For many years there has been a safety concern with our parking lot's incoming and outgoing traffic. Poor design allows for only one way traffic and in the case of an impasse, someone has to give way. Due to safety concerns for those that have to back up into traffic on Montgomery Avenue, the resident business owners have decided to post a new sign asking all visitors exiting the lot to YIELD TO INCOMING TRAFFIC. If find yourself exiting the parking lot and as you get up the hill an incoming vehicle is seen, kindly back up and allow them to pass. It may even save a life or two. Thank you for your co-operation!

Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Va'era, Jan. 17 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at LMS. Please note new time. 

  • Torah Youth will meet this Shabbos from 2:45 - 3:45 in the Social Hall at LMS.

  • Messages, Memories, Miracles From the Har Nof Massacre: An inside look into the tragedy that shocked the Jewish world. From Rabbi Daniel Travis, author of "Living On". Sunday, January 18th- 2:00 pm at Lower merion Synogogue. Click on this link to see the poster:

  • KoshersyncLike 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.