Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
January 3, 2019
Shabbos Parshas Vaerah 5779
In This Issue
Shabbos Parshas the Kollel.
Mazel Tov
Kollel's 18th Chai Annual Dinner!
Kiddush this Week...
Shalosh Seudos this Week :...Sponsored by
Masmid Program -This WEEK
Refua Shelaima.
V'shinantum! New Mishnayos Program
Shivti at YIML
Security System Update.
Masmid Program
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov:

The Burr family on the occasion of the Chasunah  of Esther Manya Burr to Michoel Laster. 

Ron and Jayne Perilstein  on the birth of a grandson, born to Dan and Julie Mozes.

Leon and Malkie Schwartz upon the birth of a grandson. A special mazel tov to the parents, Yakov and Rivka Emunah Schwartz.

Marty and Elise Ciner  upon the engagement of their son Adi to Adina Wolff.
Zevi and Yoni Jacobson  on the marriage of their daughter Tali to Yekutiel Koschitzky.

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News and Events
Shabbos Parshas Vaerah
at the Kollel
Thursday, January 3:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv

Friday, January 4:
4:30 p.m.: Candle Lighting
4:48 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, January 5:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:08/9:44 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:09 p.m.: Mincha
Followed by Shalosh Seuodos
4:49 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:44 p.m.: Maariv
6:01 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:30 p.m.: Masmid Program 
7:30 pm.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

For a Printable version please click on the link below for the Shabbos Zmanim of  January-February 2019
Mazel Tov
The Kollel Rabbis and staff wish a   warm Mazel Tov to our colleague
Rabbi Dani Epstein
  Upon his engagement to  Nechama Kurtz  of Toronto!
A special mazel tov to  Mrs. Cheryl Epstein, Mrs. Suri Rabinovici 
and the entire Epstein family.
May the young couple be zoche to build a bayis ne'eman b'Yisroel.
Kollel's 18th Chai Annual Dinner!
Please join us in paying tribute to these worthy honorees and to the Kollel's impact on our community by attending the upcoming dinner and placing an ad in the dinner journal.

AD TEXT DEADLINE: TOMORROW Friday, January 4th, 2019.
Thank you for your participation.
Kiddush this Week
Sponsored by:
Lomdei Hadaf
In Honor of
A Siyum on Meseches Menachos

Shalosh Seudos this Week:
Sponsored by:

Laurence and Jerry Gewirtz
In memory of their dear mother,
JoAn Luban Gewirtz z"l
Masmid Program this Week
Sponsored in memory of:

Mr. Ed Berkowitz z"l 
on his third Yartzeit
By the Berkowitz Family
Refua Shelaima
Please daven on behalf of our dear chaver, Rabbi Mike Stern, Yosef Elimelech Ben Yehudis, sheyichyeh, for a refua shelaima. To make a donation, please click here.
NEW Mishnayos Program for Boys
NEW!  Shivti at YIML
Security System Update
The Kollel's secure entry system is now fully operational. In order to gain access on weekdays you will need to use your fingerprint. 
To sign up for access, please  make an appointment by emailing .
There are a limited number of cards and fobs available to those who have experienced trouble with fingerprint access in the past. Please mention this before signing up.  
Thank you.
Masmid Program
This Week at 6:30 p.m.

 January 5th, at 6:30 p.m.
At the Kollel 

Sponsorships are available.
If you would like to dedicate a program, please do so today to ensure you reserve the opportune week for you.
To sign up as a sponsor today, click here :

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 eighteenth year. To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links:   Masmid Stories  Masmid Photos  Masmid Videos
The cost for sponsorship is only $500 per week.
To sponsor a program today, click here:  Masmid Sponsorship
To sign up for Masmid email, click here:  Masmid Email Sign-up

Kollel Lost and Found  

Unclaimed items left in the Kollel for longer than 30 days will be disposed of.
We have launched a Lost and Found Page to help people become aware of lost items.  Periodically, we will post on this page photos of items that are found in the Kollel facility or at Kollel events.  Please look at the items and let us know if any of them are yours at
(Please hover over each picture to read further details about the item/s in question.
In addition to this page, there is a Lost and Found box by the coat rack at the back door.
Community News 

  • There is no Bnos program this week.  
  • Pirchei/Torah Youth this week from 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm at LMS.
  • *New!!* Local Shatnez Tester conveniently located on Stoneway Ln in Merion Station! Dropoff hours Sunday and Thursday 1-2pm and 7-8pm. Endorsed by local Rabbonim. For more info call: (718)570-2729 or email 
  • 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.