Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
January 12, 2017
Parshas Vayechi  5777
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
It's Finally Here!...The Kollel's 16th Annual Dinner.
Kiddush This Week..
Masmid This Week at 6:30 P.M.
New 10 Minute Shiur!
New Series For Women...On Sefer Shemos
Kesher Returns...on January 22!
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Barry and Miriam Gesserman on the birth of a grandaughter born to their children Rabbi Yoni and Adina Gesserman.

Condolences to:
Dr. & Mrs. Marcel and Esher Biberfeld on the passing of Mrs. Biberfeld's mother, Mrs. Livia Mandel z"l

Sara Bleier on the passing of her dear mother, Fay Grajower, z"l
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayechi
Thursday, January 12:
8:15 p.m - 9:00 p.m. : Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:  Kollel Erev  
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday January 13:
4:33 p.m. :  Candle Lighting
4:51 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, January 14:
8:15 a.m.:   Shacharis
9:02/ 9:38 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush is sponsored by Yonah and Mindy Zaslow in memory of Yonah's Mother, Sarah bas Yonah Hakohein, z"l.
4:12 p.m.:  Mincha
Shalosh Seudos will be served!
4:52 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:47 p.m.: Maariv
6:04 p.m.:  72 Minutes
6:30 p.m.:  Masmid

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart  for January - February 2017.

It's Finally Here!
The Kollel's 16th Annual Dinner
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Thank you to all who have made this campaign a most extraordinary one. The tremendous success  is a tribute  to our honorees . We thank all who have contributed especially the amazing Dinner Committee. We look forward to celebrating  with you.

T he Philadelphia Community Kollel's sixteenth annual dinner will be held on January 15, 2017 at the Hilton City Avenue. 
4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Cocktails- 5:30 p.m.
Dinner & Program- 7:00 p.m.
Program concludes promptly at 9:00 p.m.
~Complimentary Valet Parking~

To meet our honorees, click here: MEET OUR HONOREES
Kiddush This Week
Kiddush this week is sponsored by
Yonah and Mindy Zaslow
in memory of Yona's Mother,
Sarah bas Yonah Hakohein , z"l

Masmid t his Week at 6:30 P.M.
In Memory of:
Mr. Chaim Steger, z"l   -  
Reb Chaim ben Mordechai Peretz z"l
On His Sixth Yahrtzeit
B y his children, Ms. Sara Steger and
Rabbi Baruch & Mrs. Miriam Lichtenstein

10 MINUTES!  Basar B'Chalav
Mon.-Thur. Following Ma'ariv
The first weeks of the shiur were met with overwhelming interest.  It's never too late to join!
Basar B'Chalav Shiur
Following Ma'ariv, 
Ma'ariv Mon.-Wed. 9:55 pm
  Thur. 10:00 pm
Join Rabbi Biberfeld, Rosh Kollel  and Rabbis Breiner and Eskenazi (in rotation)  for 10 minutes after Ma'ariv to gain basic knowledge in Hilchos Basar b'Chalav - Laws of Meat and Dairy
using the sefer "Kitzur Hilchos Basar b'Chalav."
For more info. please contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas

Missed a shiur? Click here to listen to audio recordings of the Basar B'Chalav shiurim! Updated daily.

New Series For Women
On Sefer Shemos
With Mrs. Sima Greer

Kesher Returns
on January 22!!
Kesher II was a great Success. 
See you back on January 22 for Kesher III
Stay Tuned!!
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Feel free to give us a shout for anything you might need.  Hatzlacha in your new home and welcome! 
Community News


  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayeishev, Dec. 24 from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS. Please note: Due to a number of other events, Bnos Shabbos groups are not scheduled to meet again until Shabbos Parshas Vaeira (Jan. 28).


  • Torah Youth  will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayeshev, Dec. 24th from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS.
  • 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.