Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
December 13, 2018
Shabbos Parshas Vayigash 5779
In This Issue
Shabbos Parshas the Kollel.
Refua Shelaima.
Kiddish This Week
Masmid Program -This WEEK
New Sunday Morning Class Topic
Kollel's 18th Chai Annual Dinner!
Kesher Begins this Week
Security System Update.
Masmid Program
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov:

Rabbi and Mrs. Yoel Dovid and Shayna Malka Zeffren on the marriage of their daughter, Faigy, to Eliyahu Cooper of Brooklyn, NY. Mazel tov to the entire Zeffren, Gewirtz and Cooper families.  
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News and Events
Shabbos Parshas Vayigash
at the Kollel
Friday, December 14:
4:18 p.m.: Candle Lighting
4:36 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, December 15:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:59/9:35 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:00 p.m.: Mincha
Followed by Shalosh Seuodos
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 pm.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

For a Printable version of the November- December Zmanin
please click on the link below. November- December 2018
Refua Shelaima
Please daven on behalf of our dear chaver, Rabbi Mike Stern, Yosef Elimelech Ben Yehudis, sheyichyeh, for a refua shelaima. To make a donation, please click here.
Kiddish This Week
Sponsored by:

The Kollel
In Honor of 
Rabbi and Mrs. Zeffren
Upon the marriage of their daughter, 
Faigy to Eliyahu Cooper

  Masmid Program this Week
Sponsored by:

Mrs. Dale Dunoff and Family
In memory of Dr. Aryeh Dunoff z"l
On his second  Yahrtzeit

New Sunday Morning Class Topic

This Sunday, the Rosh Kollel's Halacha shiur begins a new topic, The Laws of Tevilas Keilim

Kollel's 18th Chai Annual Dinner!
Meet the Honorees
Please join us in paying tribute to these worthy honorees and to the Kollel's impact on our community by attending the upcoming dinner and placing an ad in the dinner journal.

AD TEXT DEADLINE: Friday, January 4th, 2019.
Thank you for your participation.
Kesher Begins this Week!
The Kesher Mother-Daughter program will begin a new season on December 16. Please look out in your email for information. 

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Security System Update
The Kollel's secure entry system will be fully operational within one week. In order to gain access on weekdays you will need to use your fingerprint. We apologize for the delay as our computer system was repaired.

To sign up for access, please visit Rabbi Kaganoff who will be available in the Kollel Social Hall on the lower level at these times:
Daily:  9:30 - 9:55 p.m.  and   10:15-10:30 p.m.
In case you have trouble coming at those times please contact Rabbi Kaganoff at 201-414-7854.
Women can sign up at the Kollel office. To make an appointment please email
There are a limited number of cards and fobs available to those who have experienced trouble with fingerprint access in the past. Please mention this before signing up.  
Thank you.
Masmid Program
This Week at 6:30 p.m.

 December 15st, at 6:30 p.m.
At the Kollel 

Sponsorships are available.
If you would like to dedicate a program, please do so today to ensure you reserve the opportune week for you.
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 eighteenth 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

Kollel Lost and Found  

Unclaimed items left in the Kollel for longer than 30 days will be disposed of.
We have launched a Lost and Found Page to help people become aware of lost items.  Periodically, we will post on this page photos of items that are found in the Kollel facility or at Kollel events.  Please look at the items and let us know if any of them are yours at
(Please hover over each picture to read further details about the item/s in question.
In addition to this page, there is a Lost and Found box by the coat rack at the back door.
Community News 

  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will IY"H meet this Shabbos, from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm at LMS. Please pay your yearly membership dues if your daughter attends Bnos.  
  • Pirchei/Torah Youth this week from 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm at LMS.
  • *New!!* Local Shatnez Tester conveniently located on Stoneway Ln in Bala! Dropoff hours Sunday and Thursday 1-2pm and 7-8pm. Endorsed by local Rabbonim. For more info call: (718)570-2729 or email 
  • 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.