Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

December 5, 2013
  Parshas Vayigash 5774
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Masmid Sponsor
Sunday Morning Halacha Shiur
Gemorah Yoma Shiur
Thirteenth Annual Dinner
Rabbi Karlinsky Audio
Community News

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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayigash 
Thursday, December 5:
8:15 p.m.Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemora Yoma Shiur
Starting the 5th perek tonight,  Thursday evening, December 5th at 8:15 in the lower level of the Kollel.
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 6:
8:25- 8:50 a.m.:
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
4:17 p.m.: Candle Lighting 
4:35 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset


Shabbos,December 7:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:55/ 9:31 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema 
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
3:55 p.m.: Mincha 
4:35 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
5:30 p.m.: Maariv
5:47 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.

This Week's Masmid Program is Sponsored by:


Sunday Morning Halacha Shiur Beginning Hilchos Ta'aruvos



 Mazel tov to the participants of the Rosh Kollel's Sunday morning halacha shiur who have completed Hilchos Basar B'cholov.

The shiur will begin Hilchos Ta'aruvos 

 b'ezer Hashem on Sunday, December 8th, 9:30 am.

If you would like to be on Rabbi Biberfeld's email list for the shiur, please respond to this email. 


If you would like to hear the shiurim on Basar B'cholov, go to this link:

Gemarah Yoma Shiur:
 beginning a new perek


Rabbi Biberfeld's Thursday night gemarah shiur has just ended the 4th perek of Yoma and will be starting the 5th perek on Thursday evening, 8:15 in the lower level of the Kollel. You can join now and be part of this very engaging and informative shiur. Every Thursday evening from 8:15 to 9:00.


If you would like to hear the shiurim on Gemarah Yoma, go to this link:

Submit Kollel Dinner Ads Online Today!

       Please join us in paying tribute to our worthy honorees and to the Kollel's impact on our community by attending the upcoming dinner and by placing an ad in the dinner journal by following this link to the 13th Annual Dinner webpage.


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May your support of Torah learning give you the blessings of Torah.

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 NOT meet this week (Parshios Vayigash). We will resume iy"H on Dec. 14th.

    IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE - parents must be at Bnos at the time it ends to pick up their children. We can not take responsibility for children who leave independently.

  • Our neighbors the Seventy Six Station have been kind enough to allow us to park in their lot against the fences after hours, when space allows. Due to insurance concerns, they politely request that no one park next to or around the gas pumps. Thank you!

  •  Torah Youth: 2:45 - 3:45 pm in the Social Hall. 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.

  • Dessert Reception and Lecture by Alan Veingrad, Superbowl Champion

    "From Superbowl to Super Jew"

    Followed by a Chinese Auction

    Tuesday, December 10th at 7:30 p.m.

    Golden Gates11058 Rennard St. Philadelphia, PA 19116,  $20 in advance - $25 at the door                RSVP: 215-805-6723

  • 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