Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

  November 6, 2014  
Parshas Vayera 5775
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush This Week...
Masmid 5775
Got Questions? Halacha Shiur
SAVE THE DATE!...Kollel Annual Dinner
Lost & Found
Community News





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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 


Thursday, November 6: 
8:15 P.M.Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemora Yoma Shiur
9:00 p.m.: Maariv
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, November 7:
4:33 p.m.: Candle Lighting  
4:51 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, November 8:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:35/ 9:11 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by:

The Lomdei Hadaf at the Philadelphia Community Kollel, in honor of a siyum on Bavli Seder Moed.

Rabbi and Mrs. Yitzchok Stern in honor of his receiving Chosson Torah over Yom Tov in Brooklyn.
Chacham Lev Boys Program
4:10 p.m.: Mincha
Shalosh Seudos
4:50 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
5:45 p.m.: Maariv
6:02 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
6:30 p.m.: MASMID 
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the new Shabbos Zemanim chart for 

 Kiddush This Week

MASMID 5775 


Got Questions?
A  Halacha Shiur for Women
Second Session

" Asking a non-Jew to do work on Shabbos- 
What, When, Where, and How?" 
Given by the Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Biberfeld on Wednesday evenings
November 5th, 12th, and 19th
8:15-9:15 p.m.


At The Berkowitz Residence

303 Bangor Avenue

Bala Cynwyd, PA


Send your questions in advance

 to, and come hear the answers given in depth at A Halachic Session with the Rosh Kollel. 


Note: This email address is for purposes of the shiur only. Regular shailos/questions should be directed to one's Rabbi.  


The shiur is for all levels and backgrounds

Kollel Annual Dinner
Sunday January 11, 2015


Please join us at our new and spacious venue

The Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

on Sunday, January 11, 2015


Honoring Barry and Miriam Gesserman
and Andrew and Chava Paris


Further Details will be announced shortly.


 Lost & Found

A small gold chain necklace was found in the Kollel.  

If you think that it is yours or know the owner, please contact the Kollel Office at 610-668-9557 or 

Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Vayeira, Nov. 8th from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS (please note new time). Yearly membership for 5775 is currently due - please contact Meira Friedman if you'd like your daughter(s) to join Bnos this year!


  • Torah Youth: - Boys grades K - 8th.  First one of the year!  3:30 - 4:30 pm in the Social Hall.  If you would like to help sponsor please speak to Rabbi Ari Silver at or Rabbi Sruli Schwartz at

  • KTA Community Lecture: Presented by Rabbi Nosson Scherman- "The Makings of A Torah Renaissance: Exploring a Scholarship Revolution Where yesterday Meets Tomorrow"- This Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM- KTA Assembly Hall 50 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

  • KTA Annual Flea Market: Rain or Shine will take place on Sunday, November 16th from 9am-4pm at Lower Merion Synagogue 123 Old Lancaster Rd. in Bala Cynwyd

  • KoshersyncLike 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.