Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
December 22, 2016
Parshas Vayeshev  5777
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Happy Chanukah!..
Audio & Photos of Kollel's...Pre-Chanukah Mesiba.
Masmid SPECIAL TIME this week - 7:00 p.m.
Photos from Kesher II
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New 10 Minute Shiur!
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov to:
Aron Bloch and Erika Kurtzman
on their recent marriage.
Richie and Janis Fine on the marriage of their grandaughter, Chana Lieberstein, to Zecharya Greenfield of Flatbush.
Lisa and Ephraim Dardashti  on the birth of a grandson.
Chaya Wachs, our former administrator, on her upcoming marriage to Yechiel Schreck. Mazel tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Dovid and Ettie Wachs.

Condolences to:
Sondra Tannenbaum on the loss of her husband, Dr. Harvey Tannenbaum
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayeshev
Thursday, December 22:
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 December 23:
4:22 p.m. :  Candle Lighting
4:40 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, December 24:
8:15 a.m.:   Shacharis
8:57/ 9:33 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:00 p.m.:  Mincha
Shalosh Seudos will be served!
4:40 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:35 p.m.: Maariv
5:52 p.m.:  72 Minutes

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart  for December.

Happy Chanukah!

Please note: Shacharis on Chanukah Monday - Friday  (December 26-December 30) will be at 7:20 a.m.

To hear Kollel Lectures from our archives including audio from over 15 Chanukah Mesibos in previous years, click here: Chanukah Audio

To read Chanukah in 60 Minutes prepared by Partners in Torah, click on graphic below.

Audio & Photos of Kollel's
Pre-Chanukah Mesiba
with Rabbi Mordechai Dov Fine

The Kollel's Pre-Chanukah Mesiba was a special event at which attendees were treated to a delicious dessert reception, uplifting words of Torah from Rabbi Fine and a stirring kumzitz to top off the evening

To see photos click here: Chanukah Photos

To hear audio click here:


This  Week at 7:00 p.m.
The program this week will feature:
  1. A special treat for every boy!
  2. Special Music and dancing in honor of Chanukah!
  3. Grand prize for the session drawn this week.
  4. Shivti program frequent attendee prizes will be distributed.
  5. Last chance to qualify for frequent attendance for the fist session. See item below.
A model Beis Hamikdash will be the Grand prize of the first session for Masmid! We thank Ted and Phyllis Kosloff for sponsoring this special prize.

There are 2 sessions left to sponsor. If you are interested, please speak with Rabbi Zeffren.
Kesher II - A Great Success!!
Kesher II was a great Success. 
See you back on January 22 for Kesher III
Stay Tuned!!
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The Philadelphia Community Kollel's
16th Annual Dinner
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Have the Kollel in Mind in your
 Tax Year-end Giving

The Philadelphia Community Kollel's sixteenth annual dinner will be held on January 15, 2017 at the Hilton City Avenue. Please mark your calendar for a most memorable evening and look out for a mailing in the near future announcing the details of this exciting event. We deeply appreciate our community's support and look forward to your participation.

To met our honorees, click here: MEET OUR HONOREES
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.

Are You New to the Area?

Are you new to the area? The Philadelphia Community Kollel welcomes you to our community. We offer many learning opportunities for men, women and children. We invite you to browse our website, to get an idea of what we do.  You can sign up for email, regular mail etc. and even make a request for a chavrusah here: 
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.