Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

  December 27, 2014  
Parshas Vayigash 5775
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David and Kineret Shakow on the engagement of their daughter Rivka Sara to Eli Beck!


Steve Bachrach and Pearl Elias on the birth of granddaughter Yael Orit, born to Ari and Rebecca!


R' Eli and Estee Kopel on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Moishy!


Shloimy and Rochelle Kalkstein on the birth of a baby boy!


Ira and Lauren Somers on the birth of a baby boy! 

IMY"H, the Shalom Zachor will be from 7:30-10:30 at the Somers' home, 224 Stoneway Lane

IMY"H, the bris will take place on Shabbos at Young Israel after davening, around 10:45. Kiddush to follow.



Condolences To:
Mrs. Pearl Elias, on the loss of her father, Mr. Gabriel Elias a"h.

Mrs. Selma Mallin on the loss of her sister, Mrs. Zyra Kramer a"h.

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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayigash
Thursday, December 25: 

8:15 P.M.: Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemora Yoma Shiur
 9:00 p.m.: Maariv

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 26:
4:23 p.m.: Candle Lighting  
4:41 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, December 27:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
9:05/ 9:41 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:02 p.m.: Mincha
Shalosh Seudos
4:42 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
5:37 p.m.: Maariv
5:54 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:30 p.m.: MASMID 
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

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Guests of Honor:

Mr. and Mrs. Barry & Miriam Gesserman 

Over two decades ago, the Gessermans, who originally met in Philadelphia, moved to Lower Merion from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where their three children, Yoni, Aron, and Leah were born. Barry began....see more.

Young Leadership Award:

Dr. and Mrs. Andrew & Chava Paris

Although relative newcomers to the community, Chava and Andrew, New Yorkers who also first met in Philadelphia, wasted no time in making new friends and getting involved. Chava was a principal in the successful....see more. 



Mark your calendar for a memorable evening! 

Announcing KESHER 2015!
Mother and Daughter Learning

Get your week off to a terrific start!
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 based on Pirkei Avos, Ethics of our Fathers, 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! 
The program will run for six Sundays during January and February:

January 4th, 18th, 25th, and February 1st, 8th, and 22nd

at the Union Fire Station Social Hall, 149 Montgomery Avenue

Looking Forward to seeing you!

The Committee:
Shayna Malka Zeffren, Shari Saiman, Minnie Nosenchuk, Shani Daniel, Faigy Prupas, Liba Bauminger and Dana Kupfer



To sponsor a session or season, please contact 
Rabbi Yosef Prupas:

For more information and to register, please visit our

Kesher webpage.



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 Please be advised that a new sign has been hung at the top of the driveway that states



For many years there has been a safety concern with our parking lot's incoming and outgoing traffic. Poor design allows for only one way traffic and in the case of an impasse, someone has to give way. Due to safety concerns for those that have to back up into traffic on Montgomery Avenue, the resident business owners have decided to post a new sign asking all visitors exiting the lot to YIELD TO INCOMING TRAFFIC. If find yourself exiting the parking lot and as you get up the hill an incoming vehicle is seen, kindly back up and allow them to pass. It may even save a life or two. Thank you for your co-operation!

Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Vayigash, Dec. 27th, from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS. **PLEASE NOTE: Strollers can not be left inside the entrance hallway nor outside near the main entrance doors leading into the shul's hallway. Please park all strollers outside next to the cars. Thank you!

  • Torah Youth will meet this Shabbos from 2:45 - 3:45 in the Social Hall at LMS.

  • KoshersyncLike 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.
  • Parsha Shiur by Rabbi Ungar of Etz Chaim-  a 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.