Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
November 22, 2018
Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach 5779
In This Issue
Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach the Kollel.
Refua Shelaima..
Mazel Tov! Rabbi Menashe and Amanda Benedict!
Masmid Program this Week is Sponsored by:.
Save-the-Date:...Kollel's 18th Chai Annual Dinner!.
Chanukah Mesiba at the Kollel...
Special Women's Chanukah Shiur Next Shabbos
Kesher Save the Date!
Masmid Program ..
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov:

Dr. and Mrs. Alex Kleinman
on the  birth of a daughter. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Lubell  on the marriage of their son Dave to Tehila Zohar of Brooklyn. 

Rabbi and Mrs. Menashe Benedict  on the birth of a son. The Sholom Zachor will take place thsi Friday night at their home, 260 Merion Road (Corner of Sycamore) from 8pm-10pm. Bris details will follow.

Mr and Mrs. Meir Badush on the birth of a daughter. A kiddush will be held in honor of the simcha this Shabbos, after davening (approximately 11:15 a.m.) at the Sephardic minyan at LMS lower level.

Our Condolences to: 
Dr. David Weiss and family  on the loss of his father, Mr. Aaron Weiss z"l. to sign up for mishnayos click here.
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News and Events
Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach
at the Kollel
Thursday, November 22 :
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv

Friday, November 23:
4:21 p.m.: Candle Lighting
4:39 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, November 14:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:45/9:21 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:00 p.m.: Mincha
Followed by Shalosh Seuodos
4:38 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:33p.m.: Maariv
5:50 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:30 p.m.: Masmid Program 
7:30 pm.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

For a Printable version of the November- December Zmanin
please click on the link below. November- December 2018
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. A minyan to say Tehillim on his behalf is held on Sunday at 2:15-2:30 p.m. at the Kollel Beis Medrash.
Mazel Tov! Rabbi Menashe and Amanda Benedict!

The Kollel Rabbis and staff  
wish a hearty Mazel tov to

Rabbi Menashe and Amanda Benedict! Blue Baloons
on the birth of a baby boy!
May they merit to raise him  to Torah, chuppah and maasim tovim!
Mazel Tov to the Benedict and Tamam families. 
The sholom zachor will take place this Friday night at their home,  260 Merion Road (Corner of Sycamore) from  8pm-10pm. 
Bris details will follow.
Masmid Program this Week is Sponsored by:

Parking note: Please be careful not to park in spots other than Kollel designated ones. If they are full, please find street parking. Thanks!
Kollel's 18th Chai Annual Dinner!

Chanukah Mesibah at the Kollel
With Rabbi Yosef Reinman
Tuesday, December 4th
Save the Date for the
Kollel Chanukah Mesibah
For Men and Women
Tuesday Evening, December 4th, 8:15 p.m.
At the Kollel Beis Medrash
Rabbi Yosef Reinman
of Lakewood, NJ 
Renowned author, historian and Talmudic scholar 
who will be speaking on the topic
Difficult Decisions in  Ancient and Modern Times 
Join us for divrei Torah, a dessert reception, dancing, and a kumzits
Sponsorships Available  $180 - $360 - $500
Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Reinman is a renowned author, historian and Talmudic scholar, who also a speaks widely on Jewish history and thought. He has authored Shufra Dishtara, a seminal study of the philosophy of Talmudic contractual law in Hebrew, and Abir Yosef, a study of Chumash according to Rashi's commentary. All in all, he has written sixty-five books, and his articles have appeared in numerous Jewish periodicals. Among his works are the very popular Destiny: The Story of the Jewish people and the Western World and the twelve-volume Strasbourg Saga, a work of historical fiction, under the name Avner Gold.

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 Special Women's Chanukah Shiur Next Shabbos
Parshas Vayeishev, December 1st
Women of the community are
 invited to join us for a special Chanukah
 Shiur by Mrs. Rachael Biberfeld
next Shabbos Parshas Vayeishev, 
December 1st at 3:00 pm 
at the home of the Zeffrens, 111 Bryn Mawr Ave.

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Kesher Save-The-Date
The Kesher Mother-Daughter program will begin a new season on December 16. Please look out in your email for information. 

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Masmid Program
This Week at 6:30 p.m.

 November 24th, at 6:30 p.m.
At the Kollel

Sponsorships are available.
If you would like to dedicate a program, please do so today to ensure you reserve the opportune week for you.
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 eighteenth 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

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 of Bala Cynwyd will IY"H meet this Shabbos, from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm at LMS. Please pay your yearly membership dues if your daughter attends Bnos.  
  • Pirchei/Torah Youth this week from 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 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.