Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
December 21, 2017
Parshas Vayigash  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
17th Annual Dinner!
Kesher Session #3 This Sunday
Masmid Program - This Motzaei Shabbos at 6:30 p.m.
Safety Reminder
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Baruch and Elana Avis  on the birth of their daughter, Meira  Golda.

Rabbi and Mrs. Aaron Gold and to Dr. Elaine Zackai
on the birth of their great-granddaughter, Rochel, born to Bassie and Michoel Stein,

And on the birth of their great- granddaughter, Devorah, born to Shlomo and Sarala Tendler.

Rabbi and Mrs. Aaron Gold
on the birth of their great-grandson, Moshe, born to Dovy and Chaya Greenes.

Daniel and Amanda Israel  on the birth of a daughter.

Condolences to:

Rabbi Shlomo Cohen and family on the loss of their wife and mother, Mrs. Chaya Cohen a"h.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayigash
Thursday, December 21:
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 22:
4:21 p.m.: Candle Lighting
4:39 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, December 23:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:04/9:40 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:00 p.m.:  Mincha
4:40 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:35 p.m.: Maariv
5:52 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:30 p.m.: Masmid
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

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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.
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Session #3 This Sunday!


Don't miss our session #3 special guest speaker
Mrs. Russi Weintraub
who will speak to the women during learning workshops!

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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.
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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
Begins This Motzaei Shabbos at 6:30 p.m.

This Week's Masmid Program is sponsored  in memory of:
Dr. Aryeh Dunoff z"l  אריה ליב ברוך בן מרדכי 
On his first Yahrtzeit
By: Mrs. Dale Dunoff  & Family
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.
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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.
Community News

  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will Iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayigash (Dec. 23), from 2:45-3:45 p.m. at LMS.
  • Torah Youth will Iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayigash (Dec. 23), from 2:45-3:45 p.m. 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.