Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
February 28, 2019
Shabbos Parshas Vayakel/Shkalim 5779
In This Issue
Shabbos Parshas Vayakel/Shkalim at the Kollel.
Kiddush This Week
Masmid Banquet - THIS SUNDAY!
Last Kesher Program - This Sunday!
Purim Shiur for Women - Save the Date!
Women's Event - Save the Date!
Beginner's Gemara Class Continues
Rabbi Reisman Shiur Now Also at LMS
V'shinantum! Mishnayos Program Continues
Refua Shelaima
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov

Dr. and Mrs. Jim Strong on the marriage of their son.

Dr. and Mrs. Len and Beth Ginsburg on the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Belle, to Micah Altman of Minnesota this Sunday. 

Dr. and Mrs. David Abraham on the upcoming marriage of their son, Yosef, to Brachi Sachs this Sunday. 

Mr. & Mrs. Gary and Gail Cantor  upon the birth of a grandson, born to Danny and Adina Cantor in Yerushalayim!

Our Condolences to:

Dr. and Mrs. Avi and Carolyn Feldblum on the passing of Carolynn's father, Paul Krause.

Dr. Jeffrey Shapiro and the passing of his son, David Shapiro.

Mrs. Tybie Resnick on the passing of her beloved Husband, Ted z"l in Eretz Yisroel.

Dr. and Mrs. David Popper on the passing of David's brother, Steven. 
Dr. david will be sitting in his home, 1080 Drew Dr Yardley PA 19067 until Tuesday morning.  (except between 10am-12pm  on Friday morning.)  To sign up for Mishnayos, please follow this link: 

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News and Events
Shabbos Parshas Vayakel/ Shkalim  at the Kollel
Thursday, February 28:
8:15 p.m: Gemara Shiur with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv

Friday, March 1:
5:34 p.m.: Candle Lighting
5:52 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, March 2:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:47/9:23 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
5:13 p.m.: Mincha
Followed by Shalosh Seuodos
5:53 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
6:48 p.m.: Maariv
7:05 p.m.: 72 Minutes
8:30 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

For a Printable version please click on the link below for the Shabbos Zmanim of  January-February 2019
Kiddush This Week
This week's Kiddush is sponsored by:

Rabbi and Mrs. Eliyahu and Bracha Breiner
In honor of
The birth of their daughter, Lea Ahuva
Masmid Banquet
 This Sunday, March 3 
at 1:30 p.m.  Sponsor Today!

Join our growing list of sponsors. Information below.

Gold: Tim and Joanne Douek 
Mitch and Ilana Appleson
Arthur Sauerhaft and Emily Coplon
Dr. Uri and Shira Schechter

Come celebrate another fantastic year of Masmid Torah learning, at our eleventh annual end-of-year Masmid Banquet.
Sunday, March 3, 2019 1:30 PM-3:45 PM
KTA- Kosloff Torah Academy Social Hall
50 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd
Mincha after program at 3:45 p.m.

Divrei Torah, raffles, a full lunch meal with hotdogs, hamburgers, (veggie burgers available with RSVP) fries, special dessert and a spectacular presentation
 with the award-winning juggler *Michael Karas!! 

Fathers, mentors, and sons welcome!
Cost: $15 per person (Family pricing available upon request) Feel free to join us even if you ha
ve not had 
an opportunity to attend a Masmid program this year.
RSVP APPRECIATED at office@phillykollel,org
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.

Kesher Program 
This Sunday!
The Kesher Mother-Daughter program 
has its last session
This Sunday, March 3rd.

Save the Date!
Purim Shiur for Women
Shabbas, March 16th
Save the Date!
Women's Event 
Motzaei Shabbas, March 16th
NEW Beginner's Gemara Class
Continues THIS Wednesday
Rabbi Reisman Shiur 
Now also at LMS
Rabbi Yisroel Reisman's Motzaei Shabbos 
Navi shiur, broadcast direct from Brooklyn, via The Torah Conferencing Network (TCN) will now be shown at the Kollel and LMS too. This weeks's broadcast begins at 8:00PM. Rabbi Reisman has over one thousand viewers each week to his shiur which covers many wide-ranging contemporary topics. The one hour broadcast is shown at the Kollel in the Leib and Rachel Kohn Conference room on the Lower Level. At LMS it is shown in the Beit Midrash and is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Community Kollel. Refreshments will be served.
Mishnayos Program for Boys
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.
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 

  • Bnos will be meeting this week from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm at LMS.
  • Pirchei/Torah Youth will be meeting this week from 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm.
  • *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.