Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

December 12, 2013
  Parshas Vayichi 5774
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Masmid Sponsor
New Chaburah for Medical Health Professionals
Thirteenth Annual Dinner
Rabbi Ungar Audio
Community News

Mazel Tov To:


Leon & Tova Wertheimer

and family on the wedding of Avi Wertheimer & Riki Smilow.


Martin & Gail Twersky

on the engagement of their son, Tzvi to Atarah Aeder.

Ted and Tybie Resnick on the Bas Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Kayla, and upon the birth of  a grandson to Meir and Devora Resnick.


Alan and Gittel Hilibrand
in honor of Ari's Bar Mitzvah! Mazal Tov to grandparents Joseph and Anna Kuniansky!
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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayichi 
Thursday, December 12:
8:15 p.m.Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemora Yoma Shiur
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, December 13:
8:25- 8:50 a.m.:
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
12:15 p.m.: SPECIAL MINCHA
4:18 p.m.: Candle Lighting 
4:36 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset


Shabbos,December 14:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:59/ 9:35 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema 
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
Kiddish is sponsored this week by the The Zaslow Family, in memory of Sarah bas Yona haKohein a"h.
3:56 p.m.: Mincha 
4:36 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
5:31 p.m.: Maariv
5:48 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
6:30 p.m.: Masmid Program
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for November-December 2013.

Asara B'Teves

Mincha on 

Friday, December 13

~Asara B'Teves~

will be at 

12:15 pm

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Rabbi Ungar Audio                        

 The audio of Rabbi Moshe Ungar's Shiur from the Kollel's Chanukah Mesiba is now available online:To hear the shiur, please follow the link below:
Community News
  •  Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Vayechi, Dec.14th from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS.

  • Torah Youth: 2:45 - 3:45 pm on the upstairs level.

    Note the new starting time.  Grades K-8th.  If you would like to help sponsor a Shabbos or want more information contact Rabbi Sruli Schwartz at or Rabbi Ari Silver at 610-6686-6833 or

  • Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm Lecture by Wesley A. Fisher, "Restitution of Art, Judaica and Other Cultural Property Plundered by the Nazis and their Allies at Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, 200 Haverford Road, Wynnewood. 610-642-6444 or  Wesley Fisher is the Director or Research Conference on Jewish Materials Against Germany, Inc.  FREE.

  • Cong. Beth Hamedrosh Women's Org. is having its Second Annual Restaurant Night onWed., Dec. 25..5:30 - 7 p.m.Dine in or Take Out 

    Contact: Rita at 610-642-1791 or Checks for reservations to CBH Women's Organization


    Raffles Available also.
    Congregaton Beth Hamedrosh is located at 200 Haverford Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096,,
  •  BS'D - The Ackert family, formerly of Overbrook Park, moved to Eretz Yisrael two years ago. Recently their son, Shia Chaim became engaged to his Kallah Devorah. While making aliyah has been the most rewarding it has also been  challenging as making a parnassah has not been easy. They have made arrangements with the community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn to offset a great deal of the expenses of the wedding and initial living expenses. Even so there is still a wide gap in my ability to fulfill my obligations.  If you can help with this great mitzvah, it would be extremely appreciated and a great zechus.  All donations are tax-deductible.  Please make your checks payable either to C.U.T.A. or Cong. C.M.I. and mail them to Mr. Arthur Sauerhaft, 621 East 20 St., Chester, PA 19013. With much appreciation and gratitude, The Ackert Family

  • Beginning November 4th, there will be a Mincha Minyan at 1:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday, at Temple University Hillel, 15th and Norris Streets.  For more information, please contact Rabbi Joel Kessler 302-345-6446.

  • Koshersync: Like 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.
  • Rabbi Ungar's dynamic shiur on the Parsha-please join us for an unforgettable shiur every Monday night at Gary and Andrea Diamond's home at 101 Montgomery Avenue, # B5 at 8:15 p.m. Call for directions: 610-664-7690