Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
March 17, 2016
Parshas Vayikrah  5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Purim 5776 at the Kollel!
Special Announcement: Partnership Sefer Torah Campaign
iGot Questions 2: Reschedules
Kollel's Annual Women's Tea: Thank you!
Kesher: Thank you!
New Chabura for Lawyers: Continues
Kollel Winter Learning Schedule
Community News
  Mazel Tov To:
Mr. and Mrs. Feivel and Anne Wolff in honor of Joseph's Bar Mitzvah!

Mr. and Mrs. Ira and Naomi Sved  in honor of Tali's marriage to Aryeh Stiefel! Mazal Tov also to Tali's grandmother, Mrs. Betty Sved!

Dr. and Dr. Jay and Mindy Rosenblum on the birth of a granddaughter born to  Rafi and Rebecca in Israel!

Drs. David and Leslie Ufberg
on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Zach!
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayikrah
View New Shabbos Zemanim Chart
Thursday, March 17:
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, March 18:
8:20 a.m.- 8:35 a.m.: Rabbi Benedict's Parsha Shiur
6:53 p.m. :  Candle Lighting  
7:11 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, March 19:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
9:31/ 10:07 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Ramban Shiur with Rabbi Eskenazi
6:00 p.m.:  Mincha
7:12 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
8:24 p.m.: 72 Minutes
9:30 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Please note: No Gemara Yoma shiur this week

Follow this link to see the new Shabbos Zemanim chart  for   March-April

Purim 5776
at the Kollel!
For complete information about Purim 5776 at the Kollel, visit our  Purim webpage.
Special Announcement: 
Partnership Sefer Torah Campaign
Now in the Homestretch!

Uniting to Perpetuate our Torah Heritage  Only weeks left to the completion of the Torah!

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Already well past the halfway mark, the Kollel's Community Part nership Sefer Torah is now in its final stretch toward completion.

Parasha dedications and other prime partnership opportunities are moving quickly. To be part of this historic community initiative, please contact Rabbi Yoel Zeffren at or Rabbi Yosef Prupas at,

To see a list of available opportunities and dedications already reserved, see below,  or visit our dedications page.
The broad spectrum of community members who have partnered in this endeavor will be prominently highlighted at the Gala Hachnasas Sefer Torah inauguration ceremony and procession, scheduled for May 8th.
Details to be announced.  
Torah Name:
RESERVED BY: Ted and Phyllis Kosloff
in memory of their parents
Rephael Osher and Chaya Sarah Yavneh

Sefer Beraishis:
RESERVED BY: Herb & Irina Caskey  
Sefer Shemos: $18,000
Sefer Vayikra: $18,000
Sefer Bamidbar: $18,000  
Sefer Devarim:
RESERVED BY: Michael and Lisa Wachs
in honor of their son, Adam
who is joining the Israeli Defense Forces
Special Dedications: 

Yamim Noraim Reading and Cover: 
RESERVED BY: Sanford and Margery Bruck
Parchment and Ink:
RESERVED BY: Russell and Chaya Lyons
Yom Tov Readings: $10,000
Special Parsha:
RESERVED BY: David Lebor and Talia Eisenstein
Accessories for Torah:
Silver Kesser Torah Crown $18,000
Silver Breast Plate $10,000
Bein Gavra Cover $10,000
Atzei Chaim/Torah Rollers $10,000
Silver Yad/Pointer $5,000
To see our complete list of dedications, click here.

iGot Questions    2
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The Philadelphia Community Kollel  Presents:
iGot Questions  On Children in the Laws of Shabbos
With  Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, Rosh Kollel

Rescheduled, please look out for the new date and time.
To listen to the audio of iGot Questions 1, click here.
Kollel's Annual Women's Tea
Thank you!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
7:00 pm
Merion Tribute House

Thank you to all those that made the Tea a great success!
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Thank you!
Thank you to all our generous sponsors!

Thank you to our seasons sponsors:
Ted and Phyllis Kosloff
Jordan and Susan Hullman

Final session sponsors:
Drs. Israil and Inna Pendrak
Mendel and Shira Kupfer and Ken and Malka Miller
Norman and Chana Cohen

Weekly sponsors:
Dr. Franklin and Mrs. Nancy Strong
Russell and Chaya Lyons
Drs. Gilya Hodos and Lenny Freedman
The Kirschner Family
Hans Greenberg and Sherry Shapiro

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January 17, 24 & 31 and
February 14, 21 & 28
10:00am- 11:15am

To sponsor an event, contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas at
New Chabura for Lawyers
Under the leadership of Steven Weiner and Dovi Goldschmidt
For Men
Monday nights,
Weekly 9:00pm-9:55pm
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 Back of the Kollel Beis Hamedrash
364 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, PA

For more information, please contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas
C: 610-618-9949
Kollel Winter
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 BC will IY"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayikra, March 19th from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS. Please note the time change.
  • Torah Youth will meet from 3:00 - 4:00 on the Lower level.
  • A remote key was found in the pocket of a coat hanging in the Kollel back entrance coat room. If you are missing a key with the word Jeep on it please contact Rabbi Prupas ASAP.
  • The P'TACH Purim costume rental gmach is ready to fill your Purim costume needs! We have over 200 costumes from infant to teen, lots of accessories and adult costumes too! The gmach is located at 29 Aberdale Road in Bala Cynwyd and has open hours on Sundays from 12:30-2:30. Appointments at other times are also available. Please call Shira Kupfer at  7189304958  with any questions or to set up an appointment. Prices are $8 to rent first costume, $6 each additional costume. Family max $36.
  • 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.
  • A message from the Lower Merion Community Mikvah Comittee. The response to the Lower Merion Community Mikvah campaign mailing has been wonderful and we are deeply appreciative of everyone who has responded. An updated donor list will be published at the beginning of next week. If you have not yet made a pledge but would like to be included, please let us know by Monday evening. The pledge card can be found by clicking here. Please email Dvasha Stollman at for questions. Pledge cards should be returned to the Lower Merion Synagogue office. Please note that only pledges of $1,800 or more will be published. Shabbat ShalomVisit the Lower Merion Community Mikvah website at