Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
November 2, 2017
Parshas Vayera  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush this Shabbos
New: Sponsor a Shalosh Seudos..
IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!... Masmid Program 5778 Begins This Motzaei Shabbos at 7:15 p.m.
Kollel Erev's Nightly Chabura - Join Now!
New Shiur for Women
Save the Date - 17th Annual Dinner!
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Richie and Janis Fine  on the engagement of their granddaughter, Shifra Lieberstein of Far Rockaway, to Noam Sonnenberg of Baltimore.

David and Ellen Weiss  on the birth of a granddaughter, born to their children, Meir and Sara Bena Weiss.

Rabbi and Mrs. Yaakov Selengut
on the engagement of their son, Zevi.

Rabbi & Mrs. Aron Weintraub on the marriage of their son.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayera
Thursday, November 2:
Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemara Rosh Hashana group will not meet this week.
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.:
Daf Yomi

Friday, October 27:
5:37 p.m.: Candle Lighting
5:55 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, October 28:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:33/10:09 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by the Aidman family in honor of Rabbi Yochanan Eskenazi upon his becoming a maggid shiur at Mesivta Ohr Yisroel in Elkins Park. Mazel tov! We wish Rabbi Eskenazi and his family much hatzlacha in his new position!
5:14 p.m. Mincha
Shalosh Seudos 
5:54 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
6:49 p.m.: Maariv
7:06 p.m.: 72 Minutes
7:15 p.m.: Masmid
8:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for September-October 2017  
Kiddush This Shabbos

Kiddush this week is dedicated by

The Aidman Family

In honor of Rabbi Yochanan Eskenazi
Upon his becoming a maggid shiur at Mesivta Ohr Yisroel in Elkins Park

Mazel tov!
We wish Rabbi Eskenazi and his family much hatzlacha in his new position!
New: Sponsor a Shalosh Seudos

You can now sponsor Shalosh Seudos in honor or memory of a loved one for only $100. Please contact Rabbi Zeffren at for more information.
Masmid Program 5778
Begins This Motzaei Shabbos
Our Seventeenth Year!
The long-awaited Masmid Program begins this Motsaei Shabbos, 
November 4th, at 7:15 p.m.
Sponsorships are now being accepted.
If you would like to dedicate a program, please do so today to ensure you reserve the opportune week for you. 10 of 16 programs are already reserved.
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 seventeenth year. To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links: 
Masmid Stories     Masmid Photos    Masmid Videos
The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.

To sponsor a program today, click here: Masmid Sponsorship
To sign up for Masmid email, click here: Masmid Email Sign-up
Kollel Erev's Nightly Chabura
Join Now!

New Shiur for Women
on Sefer Bereishis

The Philadelphia Community Kollel Women's Division Presents a three-part shiur on Sefer Bereishis:

Yaakov Avinu:
A study of the life, travails, marriages, and persona of our forefather t hrough the lens of our Torah commentaries and the Midrash

An interactive study with Mrs. Sima Greer

Wednesdays, November 8, 15, and 29
at 8:30 p.m.
at the home of Amy Erlbaum
328 Brookway Road
Merion Station, PA
Save the Date:
Philadelphia Community Kollel's
17th Annual Dinner
Sunday, January 7, 2018

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 of Bala Cynwyd  will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayeira (Nov. 4) from 3:30pm - 4:30pm at LMS. Members-only crafts program is beginning NOW - for info, contact M. Friedman ASAP (610-617-9529).
  • Torah Youth will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayeira (Nov. 4) from 3:30pm - 4:30pm 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.
  • 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.