Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
November 30, 2017
Parshas Vayishlach  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush this Shabbos
KESHER 5778!
Kollel Chanukah Mesibah
Masmid Program Special Announcement
Masmid Program...Begins This Motzaei 6:30 p.m.
Audio Recording for Pre-Chanukah Shiur
Sponsor a Shalosh Seudos..
17th Annual Dinner!
Community News
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayishlach
Thursday, November 30:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.:
Daf Yomi

Friday, December 1:
4:18 p.m.: Candle Lighting
4:36 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, December 2:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:51/9:27 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by Lomdei Hadaf in honor of a siyum.
4:00 p.m. Mincha
4:36 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:31 p.m.: Maariv
5:48 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:30 p.m.: Masmid
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for
Kiddush This Shabbos

Kiddush this week is dedicated by

Lomdei Hadaf

in honor of a siyum
It's Finally Here...KESHER 5778!
First Session THIS SUNDAY


Our beloved  KESHER program is starting up again!
All-new curriculum

Would you like to sponsor a Kesher program?
To dedicate a session in honor or memory of a loved one, click the link below:

You can also click on the following links:

To sign up for  Kesher Emails
To view our  Kesher Photo Page
To view our  Archive Page

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 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!

December 3, 10, 24
January 7, 28
February 11
10-11:15 a.m.

At Kosloff Torah Academy - 50 East Montgomery Ave. in Bala Cynwyd

Save the Date:
Kollel Chanukah Mesibah
Wednesday, December 13th
Save the Date for the
Kollel Chanukah Mesibah
Wednesday evening, December 13th
At the Kollel Beis Medrash

Rabbi Yosef Veiner
of Kehillas Sha'ar HaShamayim in Monsey, NY
who will be speaking on the topic
No Pain - No Gain:
An Optimistic View on 'Going the Extra Mile'

Join us for divrei Torah, a dessert reception, dancing, and a kumzits

Rabbi Yosef Viener, author of Contemporary Questions in Halachah and Hashkafah, has inspired and enlightened listeners worldwide with his shiurim on Halachah and Hashkafah, crystallizing the Torah's timeless wisdom and applying it to our daily lives. Many of his shiurim are available at

Program begins at 8:15 p.m.
For Men and Women
Sponsorship Available
Masmid Program 
Special Announcement
This Motzei Shabbos, Harav Shmuel Kamenetsky will visit the Kollel's masmid program to deliver words of bracha.  Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity!

Masmid Program 
Begins This Motzaei Shabbos  at 6:30 p.m.
This Week's Masmid  is sponsored by
The Deutscher Family
In memory of their beloved mother and grandmother ,
Mrs. Reisel Deutscher  a"h   ריזל רבקה בת הר' משה יחיאל  ע " ה

on her Yahrtzeit
Only 2 Weeks still available for Sponsorship
If you would like to dedicate a program, please do so today to ensure you reserve the opportune week for you. 14 of 16 programs are already reserved. To sign up as a sponsor today, click here:

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 seventeenth year. To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links: 
Masmid Stories     Masmid Photos    Masmid Videos
The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.

To sponsor a program today, click here: Masmid Sponsorship
To sign up for Masmid email, click here: Masmid Email Sign-up
Pre-Chanukah Shiur for Women
Link to Audio Recording
Due to popular demand, an audio recording  is now available  of
Rebbetzin Rachael Biberfeld's pre-Chanukah shiur (for women):
A Deeper Understanding to the Difference in the Lighting Process
Between Beis Hillel and Beis Shamai

Listen and be inspired for Chanukah!

Click on the poster to hear the recording
Sponsor a Shalosh Seudos

You can now sponsor Shalosh Seudos in honor or memory of a loved one for only $100. Please contact Rabbi Zeffren at for more information.
Philadelphia Community Kollel's
17th Annual Dinner

The Philadelphia Community Kollel's Seventeenth Annual Dinner will be held on January 7, 2018 at the Hilton City Avenue.
Submit Your Ad or RSVP Online!

Community News

  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd  will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayishlach (Dec. 2), from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS. Annual Bnos Chanuka Event is next Motzai Shabbos (Dec. 9th) - contact M. Friedman for more information. (
  • Torah Youth will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayishlach (Dec. 2),  from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS.
  • 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.