Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

December 17, 2015
Parshas Vayigash  5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush This Week
Special Workshop for Women!
SAVE THE DATE! Kollel Annual Dinner
Masmid Program
Winter Zman
Community News
Mazel Tov To:

Dr. Steve Bachrach and Pearl Elias
upon the birth of a grandson, born to Gabriella and Shmuel in California!

Dr. Jonathan and Dee Tanner on the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara to David Kalish.

Rabbi and Mrs. Howard Alpert  upon the birth of a granddaughter, born to Danny and Adina Alpert!

Rabbi and Mrs. Yirmiyohu Bauminger on the birth of a son! Mazel Tov to the grandparents, Rabbi and Mrs. Yitzchok Bauminger and Rabbi and Mrs. Yisroel Meir Ferber!
The Shalom Zachor will be held in their home, 228 Stoneway Lane in Merion Station from 6:45-10:00.
The Bris will be at the Kollel after 7:30 Shachris.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayigash
Thursday, December 17:
8:15 p.m.: Gemara 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
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, December 18:
8:20 a.m.- 8:35 a.m. : Rabbi Prupas's Parsha Shiur
4:19 p.m. :  Candle Lighting  
4:37 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, December 19:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
9:02/ 9:38 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sposored by Rabbi and Mrs. Yechiel Biberfeld in honor of the birth of their daughter, Dina!
Ramban Shiur with Rabbi Eskenazi
3:57 p.m.:  Mincha
Shalosh Seudos
4:37 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:49 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:30 p.m.:
Masmid Program- The program this week is sponsored by Ted and Phyllis Kosloff in honor of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Yechiel Biberfeld on the occasion of the birth of their daughter, Dina!
7:30 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the new  Shabbos  Zemanim  chart

Kiddush This Week
Special Workshop for Women begins
Be the Greatest You Can Be...
Without Beating Yourself Up!
Special Workshop for women with
Mrs. Devorah Kigel!

Be the Greatest You Can Be...
Without Beating You rself Up!

Sponsorships available:
Gold: $360 Silver: $180 Bronze: $100

This Motza'ei Shabbos, December 19, 8:30 p.m.

At the home of
  Dana Kupfer
468 N Highland Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066

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Refreshments sponsored by Kosher Foods and More.
Kollel Annual Dinner
Two Weeks to the Ad Deadline!
Guests of Honor
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford and Margery Bruck

Young Leadership Award
Dr. and Mrs. Mendel and Shira Kupfer

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AD TEXT DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 30, 2015.
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~Masmid Program~
Each week we raffle off a  $25 gift certificate to Shalom Pizza to be awarded to the adult accompanying the child whose ticket is chosen.

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Previous Weeks Photos available online, here:  Masmid Photos
Why not have your picture there too, j oin us this week!

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 fifteenth year.

All the rest of the programs until the end of the season have been reserved except for 4 of them. Reserve your sponsorship week today. To visit the sponsorship webpage, click here. 

To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links: 
The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.
To sign up for Masmid email, click here:  Masmid Email Sign-up

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Winter Zman
Learning Schedule
The Kollel offers shiurim and chavrusas for every day of the week. 
To arrange for a chavrusah please contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas at 
Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Vayigash, Dec.  19th from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS. Please contact Meira Friedman if you have not yet paid your yearly membership dues.
  • Torah Youth will meet this Shabbos from 2:45 - 3:45 on the Lower Level at LMS.
  • Rabbi Mordechai Young gives a weekly class for women every Sunday evening at 7:45 at the Poe's (400 Gary Lane in Bala Cynwyd). Now learning Koheles. All women and young ladies are welcome!
  • 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.
  • 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.