Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
November 23, 2017
Parshas Vayetzei  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush this Shabbos
Just Two Weeks Away...KESHER 5778!
Save the Date: Kollel Chanukah Mesibah
Masmid Program...Begins This Motzaei 6:30 p.m.
Introducing- 17th Annual Dinner!
New Shiur for Women
Kollel Erev's Nightly Chabura - Join Now!
Community News
Condolences to:
Margie Bruck on the loss of her mother, Mrs. Freda Kraftsow Sacks, z"l.

Rabbi Yonah Gewirtz of Brooklyn, NY on the loss of his brother, Chaim Dovid, in Jerusalem, Israel.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayetzei
Thursday, November 23:
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, November 24:
4:20 p.m.: Candle Lighting
4:38 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, November 25:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:46/9:22 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by Rabbi Dani Epstein on the occasion of his receiving Chosson Beraishis.
4:00 p.m. Mincha
4:38 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:33 p.m.: Maariv
5:50 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
Kiddush This Shabbos

Kiddush this week is dedicated by

Rabbi Dani Epstein

on the occasion of his receiving Chosson Beraishis.
Just One Week Away...KESHER 5778!

Our beloved  KESHER program is starting up again in just over a week!  All-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:

You can also click on the following links:

To sign up for  Kesher Emails
To view our  Kesher Photo Page
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

Save the Date:
Kollel Chanukah Mesibah
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
Sponsorships Available
Masmid Program 
Begins This Motzaei Shabbos  at 6:30 p.m.
This Week's Masmid  is sponsored by
The Philadelphia Community Kollel
Mrs. Rochelle Nosenchuk
In memory of her beloved husband  our dear friend and Masmid pillar ,
Mr. Erwin Nosenchuk  a"h   יצחק צבי בן אשר ע " ה
Only 3 Weeks 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. 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
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!

3-Part Shiur for Women
on Sefer Bereishis
Part 3 This Wednesday, Nov 29

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

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Community News
  • Bikkur Cholim of Philadelphia presents Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller on Thursday, November 30 (10:00 am) at the home of Lisa and Michael Wachs (253 Orchard Way Merion).

    Topic: How to Come Close to G-d
    Suggested admission: $20
    Sponsorships available to support the important work of Bikkur Cholim ($50, $100, $360)...please contact Malkie Schwartz (215- 805- 8668) for more details.

    This lecture is for women only.
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd  will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayeitzai (Nov. 25) from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS. The Bnos Chanuka event is scheduled for Motzai Shabbos, Dec. 9th. Contact M. Friedman for more details (
  • Torah Youth will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayeitzai (Nov. 25) 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.