Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
March 14, 2019
Shabbos Parshas Vayikra/ 
Parshas Zachor 5779
In This Issue
Shabbos Parshas Vayikra/ Parshas Zachor at the Kollel.
Purim Shiur for Women - THIS Shabbos!
Women's Event - THIS Motzaei Shabbos
PURIM 5779 at the Kollel
Purim Zmanim
Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzaddik
Purim Mesiba At the Kollel
Take a part of a Community Siyum!
Refua Shelaima
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov

Mr. and Mrs. Aharon and Michal Schapira on the birth of a son. The Shalom Zachor will be help at the Eisenberg home, 345 Kent Road, starting at 9:30 p.m. The bris will take place iy"H at the Kollel on Sunday morning after the 8:00 a.m. Shacharis.

Mr. and Mrs. Dovid and Tamar Daniel on the birth of a daughter.

Rabbi and Mrs. Avrum Baum on the birth of a grandson born to their children, Rabbi Moshe Shlomo and Leeba Meth. The Shalom Zachor will be held at the Meth's house, 7704 Langdon Street. The bris will take place iy"H on Sunday morning after the 8:00 a.m. minyan at Congregation Ahavas Torah.

Our Condolences:

The Goldstein family on the passing of Mr. Bennet Goldstein,  longtime owner of Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks Funeral home in the Philadelphia area.
The levaya will take place Sunday, March 17th at 1:00 p.m. at Goldsteins Chapel, 6410 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19126.
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News and Events
Shabbos Parshas Vayikra/
Parshas Zachor
  at the Kollel
Thursday, March 14:
8:15 p.m: Gemara Shiur with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv

Friday, March 15:
6:47 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:07 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, March 16:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:30/10:10 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
6:00 p.m.: Mincha
Followed by Shalosh Seuodos
7:09 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:03 p.m.: Maariv
8:20 p.m.: 72 Minutes
9:30 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur - Now also at LMS

For a Printable version please click on the link below for the Shabbos Zmanim of  March-April 2019
Kiddush this Week
Kiddush this week is sponsored by

Rabbi and Mrs. Yirmiyahu Bauminger  
In honor of 
the Birth of Their Daughter,
Purim Shiur for Women
THIS Shabbos, March 16th
Concert Featuring Miriam Israeli for Women and Girls
THIS Motzaei Shabbos, 
March 16th
This Motzaei Shabbos, March 16!
Join our growing list of sponsors
Leta Borck
Margery Bruck
Cheryl Epstein
Phyllis Kosloff 
Rebecca Adlerstein
Aderet Frager
Elana Avis Michal Frankel
Diane Braid Syma Guttman
Lorna Isen Rivky Milgraum
Janet Eisenberg Shira Schechter
Susan Frager Lisa Wachs
Rachel Starkman Miriam Lichtenstein
Tamar Fleischer Susan Hullman
Rochelle Nosenchuk Abby Greene

PURIM 5779 at the Kollel
To see information on all our programs and events over Purim, please see our Purim 5779 web page by clicking on this graphic.

Purim Zmanim at the Kollel
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Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzaddik
at the Kollel

The Kollel is proud to once again offer the community a Yeshivas Mordechai HaTzaddik program. All boys who attend the program and learn with their father/mentor for a total of 45 minutes on Purim will receive a special Sefer. 
When:   Purim afternoon,
1:00 p.m. to  
1:45 p.m.
Rules:  In order to be eligible for a prize you must: 

1. Bring along an adult. (If you need a  chavrusah , please contact the Kollel office at or 610-668-9557.)

2. Begin learning immediately at 1:00 and learn for 45 minutes.(If you cannot participate in person, you may learn at home and bring a note from a parent saying that you did learn for a period of 45 minutes over Purim.  This, too, will make you eligible for a special sefer from the Kollel but you will not be eligible for the special raffles.) 
Kollel's  Purim Mesiba

Come join the Kollel Rabbis in the 
Beis Medrash for dancing, music and 
divrei Torah beginning at 7:00 pm.
Maariv 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.

NEW PROGRAM! Take part in a
Community Siyum
on Meseches Megillah
Click here to select a Daf, to be learnt at home
after Krias Megillah, Wednesday evening, March 20th.
Then let us celebrate with a
Siyum and Dancing
back at the Kollel at 10:30 PM
with Music and Refreshments!
$18 a Daf    $180 a Perek    $1800 the Mesechta!
For more information please contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas 
For Men
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.
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 will be meeting this week from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm at LMS.
  • Pirchei/Torah Youth will be meeting this week from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
  • *New!!* Local Shatnez Tester conveniently located on Stoneway Ln in Merion Station! 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.