Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

   February 20,  2014  
Parshas Vayekhel 5774
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Community News

Mazel Tov To:


Menashe and Monica Kohn upon Mayer's engagement to Amanda Larcinese.


 Meir and Linda Seidenwar on the birth of twin grandsons, born to 
Adina and Re'em Simchoni.
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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayekhel
Thursday, February 20:
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, February 21:
5:25 p.m.: Candle Lighting 
5:43 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset


Shabbos,Febuary 22:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:53/ 9:29 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema 
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
5:04 p.m.: Mincha
5:44 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
6:39 p.m.: Maariv
6:56 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
7:15 p.m.: Masmid Program
8:00 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for  January- February 2014.

This Week's Masmid Program is Sponsored by:


Thank you to all those who participated!


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End of Season 
Kesher Breakfast Banquet


Join us for our last in the Kesher series
~Lavish Breakfast Banquet~
Additional details to follow... 


All girls who came to 5/6 Kesher sessions will receive their very own Pirkei Avos!


Looking forward to seeing you there!


Come celebrate another fantastic year of Masmid Torah learning, at our seventh annual end-of-year 

Masmid Banquet!


Sunday evening, March 2nd 

4:45-7:00 PM

KTA- Kosloff Torah Academy Social Hall

50 Montgomery Ave. in Bala Cynwyd


~Amazing performance by the Gizmo Guys
~Great Raffles~Delicious Meal~Spectacular Desserts~Grand Prizes~Certificates~


Fathers, mentors, and sons welcome!

Feel free to join us even if you have not had an opportunity to attend a Masmid program this year.


Admission for Banquet and entertainment: $10


Sponsorships are available - 


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-Prepare the primary sources b'chavrusah

-Iyun shiur given by Dr. Weiss and guest speakers.

Every Sunday, 8:30 pm- 9:30 pm
At the Kollel, 364 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station

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 Hilchos Pesach 

Come and learn practical Halachos about Pesach!


On Wednesday Evenings, Rabbi Eskanazi will dedicate his weekly practical halacha shiur focusing on the 

halachos of Pesach.

Wednesday evenings, for men, 9:05-9:50 

in the R' Leib and Rachel Kohn Conference Room

Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Vayakhel, Feb. 22 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm at LMS (please note new time).

  • Torah Youth: 3:00 - 4:00 PM in the Social Hall.

    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

  • 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