Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
December 7, 2017
Parshas Vayeshev  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kollel Chanukah Mesibah
Kesher Newsletter
KESHER 5778!
Masmid Newsletter
Masmid Program...Begins This Motzaei 6:30 p.m.
Safety Reminder
Sponsor a Shalosh Seudos..
17th Annual Dinner!
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe and DeeDee Rudenstein  on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Meir .

Bob and Judy Pransky  on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Leah, born to Chaya Miriam and Yosef Nochomovitz of Lakewood, NJ. Mazel tov to grandparents, Rabbi Doniel and Esther Pransky.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayeshev
Thursday, December 7:
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 8:
4:17 p.m.: Candle Lighting
4:35 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, December 9:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:56/9:32 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:00 p.m.: Mincha
4:35 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:30 p.m.: Maariv
5:47 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:30 p.m.: Masmid
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for
Weekday Shacharis at 7:20 a.m.

Please note that  during Chanukah,
weekday shacharis will begin each morning at 7:20 a.m. 
Kollel Chanukah Mesibah
THIS Wednesday, December 13th
Save the Date for the
Kollel Chanukah Mesibah
Wednesday evening, December 13th
At the Kollel Beis Medrash

Rabbi Yosef Veiner
of Kehillas Sha'ar HaShamayim in Monsey, NY
who will be speaking on the topic
No Pain - No Gain:
An Optimistic View on 'Going the Extra Mile'

Join us for divrei Torah, a dessert reception, dancing, and a kumzits

Rabbi Yosef Viener, author of Contemporary Questions in Halachah and Hashkafah, has inspired and enlightened listeners worldwide with his shiurim on Halachah and Hashkafah, crystallizing the Torah's timeless wisdom and applying it to our daily lives. Many of his shiurim are available at

Program begins at 8:15 p.m.
For Men and Women
Sponsorship Available
KESHER 5778...See our newsletter for photos and more!

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Second Session THIS SUNDAY


Our beloved  KESHER program is back with an a ll-new curriculum!

Would you like to sponsor a Kesher program?
To dedicate a session in honor or memory of a loved one, click the link below:

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To sign up for  Kesher Emails
To view our  Kesher Photo Page
To view our Kesher Photo Archives Page (photos from last year)
To view our  Archive Page

KESHER, a learning program for mothers and daughters grades 1-5, brings generations together in a beautiful atmosphere of bonding through learning. A stimulating curriculum will be explored, followed by an interactive discussion and exciting art activity. Material suited for all ages and all backgrounds.

Invest an hour on Sunday morning and change your week!

December 3, 10, 24
January 7, 28
February 11
10-11:15 a.m.

At Kosloff Torah Academy - 50 East Montgomery Ave. in Bala Cynwyd

Masmid Program 
See our Masmid Newsletter!
For highlights of the special visit last week from  Harav Shmuel Kamenetsky, shlita,
grand prize winners, links to photos and more, check out our Masmid Newsletter!
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Masmid Program 
Begins This Motzaei Shabbos  at 6:30 p.m.
Special pre-Chanukah Programming!

Join us for a special pre-Chanukah program this week, featuring singing, dancing, and special treats for all the boys. There is no better way to prepare for Chanukah than to join the special learning and celebration.  Hope to see you there!

This Week's Masmid  is sponsored by
Ken & Malka Miller & Family
In memory of אפרים בן עזרא ע"ה
on his Yahrtzeit
Only 1 Week still available for Sponsorship
If you would like to dedicate a program, please do so today to ensure you reserve the opportune week for you. Only $360. 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
Safety Reminder

We have been told by neighbors that people have been less than careful when crossing Montgomery Avenue.  Please exercise great caution, especially when wearing dark clothing at night.
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.
Philadelphia Community Kollel's
17th Annual Dinner

The Philadelphia Community Kollel's Seventeenth Annual Dinner will be held on January 7, 2018 at the Hilton City Avenue.
Submit Your Ad or RSVP Online!

Community News

  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd  will iy'H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayeishev (Dec. 9) from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS. Make Your Own Fancy Dessert with Bnos in honor of Chanuka - this Motzai Shabbos!! Contact M. Friedman for more information.
  • Torah Youth will iy'H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayeishev (Dec. 9) 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.  
  • 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.