Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
March 3, 2016
Parshas Vayakel  5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Save The Date: Kollel's Annual Women's Tea: THIS TUESDAY!
Masmid Banquet: THIS SUNDAY! Sponsor Today!
iGot Questions: Audio
Mrs. Rochel Goldbaum: The Power of You, Audio
New Chabura for Lawyers: Continues
Kollel Winter Learning Schedule
Community News
  Mazel Tov To:
Mrs. Debbie Zauderer and family upon the marriage of her granddaughter,  Ruti, daughter of Jay and Edna Zauderer of Nof Ayalon, to Elisha Shorr!

Dr. and Mrs. George Revesz on the birth of a great grandson, born to Tzvi and Channah Friedman!

Mr. and Mrs. Jon Erlbaum on the Bar Mitzvahs of their twins, Dov Shalom and Yonah Gedalia!

Condolence To:
Rabbi and Mrs. Aaron Gold on the passing of his brother, Mr. Gerald Gold, a"h.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Erlbaum on the passing of Vicki's father,  Mr. Morris Ockman, a"h.

Rabbi Moshe Garfinkel on the passing of his wife,  Mrs. Bernice Garfinkel, a"h.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayakel
Thursday, March 3:
8:15 p.m.: Gemara 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
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, March 4:
8:20 a.m.- 8:35 a.m. : Rabbi Benedict's Parsha Shiur
5:38 p.m. :  Candle Lighting  
5:56 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, March 5:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
8:43/ 9:19 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Ramban Shiur with Rabbi Eskenazi
5:17 p.m.:  Mincha
Shalosh Seudos
5:57 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
7:09 p.m.: 72 Minutes
8:30 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the new Shabbos Zemanim chart  for  January- February

Save The Date:
Kollel's Annual Women's Tea
Mark the date:
THIS TUESDAY, March 8, 2016
7:00 pm
Merion Tribute House

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Masmid Banquet
Sponsor Today!
Help Celebrate Another Year of Thousands of Hours of Dynamic Masmid Learning!
Join the growing list of sponsors today!
Gold- $500
Silver- $360
Sponsor- $180 
or you can sponsor the frequent Masmid and other prizes for $500

Gold Sponsors
Ted and Phyllis Kosloff

We thank all participants and sponsors making this year the best year ever!

To become a sponsor, please contact 
Rabbi Zeffren at or 610-507-3906.

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This Sunday Afternoon, March 6 at 1:30 -3:45 p.m.
FEATURING THE world famous ventriloquist and comedian, John Pizzi. John Pizzi is a full-time stand-up comic-magician-illusionist and ventriloquist who has performed across the United States and the World. John interacts with his life-like sidekicks regaling his audiences leaving them wanting more. John has earned a reputation as one of the funniest comics performing, today.
Fathers, mentors, and sons welcome!
Cost: $10 per person
Feel free to join us even if you have not had
 an opportunity to attend a Masmid program this year.

There are still sponsorships available
for the Masmid Banquet

Program Schedule
Mincha prior to the program at 1:15 p.m. 
and after program at 3:45 p.m.
1:30 PM:  Banquet program begins- sign in and get your raffle tickets.
1:45 PM: Dvar Torah
1:55 PM: Full lunch meal with hotdogs, hamburgers, (veggie burgers available with advanced RSVP), fries, special dessert and more.
2:30 PM: Spectacular performance by the world-famous ventriloquist John Pizzi.
3:30 PM: Raffle Drawings- Grand prizes and other great raffles will be drawn. (A Shas, remote control toys and much more!)
3:45 PM: Program concludes and Frequent Attendance prizes and certificates will be distributed to those who attended 7 out of 9 programs during this session.

To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links: 
The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.
To sign up for Masmid email, click here:  Masmid Email Sign-up
At Lower Merion Synagogue
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January 17, 24 & 31 and
February 14, 21 & 28
10:00am- 11:15am

To sponsor an event, contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas at
iGot Questions    2
March 16

The Philadelphia Community Kollel  Presents:
iGot Questions  On the Laws of Shabbos
With  Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, Rosh Kollel
To listen to the audio of iGot Questions 1, click here.
Mrs. Rochel Goldbaum
The Power of You
Mrs. Rochel Goldbaum

Speaking on
How to discover and plug into one's inner strengths to make the right decisions

A lecture for women of all ages and stages

To hear an audio of the shiur, click here.

To sponsor the lecture or for more information, please contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas:
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
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Vayakhel, March 5th, from 3:30pm - 4:30pm at LMS.
  • Torah Youth will meet from 3:00 - 4:00 on the Lower level.
  • The P'TACH Purim costume rental gmach is ready to fill your Purim costume needs! We have over 200 costumes from infant to teen, lots of accessories and adult costumes too! The gmach is located at 29 Aberdale Road in Bala Cynwyd and has open hours on Sundays from 12:30-2:30. Appointments at other times are also available. Please call Shira Kupfer at  7189304958  with any questions or to set up an appointment. Prices are $8 to rent first costume, $6 each additional costume. Family max $36.
  • 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.