Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

November 26, 2015
Parshas Vayishlach  5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush This Week
Save the Date: Kollel Chanukah Mesibah with Rabbi Aharon Lopiansky shlit"a
Special Workshop for Women!
SAVE THE DATE! Kollel Annual Dinner
Masmid Program Week #4
Business with Interest Sunday Halacha Chabura
Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur Continues
Community News
Mazel Tov To:

Rabbi and Rebbetzin Yechiel Biberfeld  on the birth of a baby girl, Dina!

Mr. and Mrs. Shelly Peskin on birth of atheir granddaughter, Leah Esther  born to Zack and Malki!

Dr. and Dr. Israil Pendrak on the wedding of their son, Yaakov Asher!

Rabbi and Mrs. Aaron Gold and to Dr Elaine Zackai on the engagement of their granddaughter, Bassie Gold to Michoel Stein of Baltimore. Bassie i s the daughter of Yisroel and Elisheva Gold.

Mr. and Mrs. Yehuda Gornish on the birth of a baby girl! Mazel Tov to the grandmother, Mrs. Laya Gornish!

Rabbi and Mrs. Yaakov Deutscher on the Bris of their son, Yeshaya Leib! A special mazel tov to the extended Deutscher and Adler families.

Condolence To:
Scott Seligsohn and the Seligsohn and Finkle families on the passing of,  Mrs. Sharon Seligsohn z"l.

The Diament family on the passing of Mrs. Goldie Diament z"l.
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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayishlach
Thursday, November 26:
8:15 p.m.: Gemara Yoma Shiur
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, November 27:
8:20 a.m.- 8:35 a.m. : Rabbi Prupas's Parsha Shiur
4:19 p.m. :  Candle Lighting  
4:37 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, November 28:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
8:48/ 9:24 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week is sponsored by Steve Berman in gratitude to Hashem for His blessings of ongoing kindness and health!
Ramban Shiur with Rabbi Eskenazi
3:57 p.m.:  Mincha
Shalosh Seudos
4:37 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:49 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
6:30 p.m.: Masmid Program this week sponsored by Ken and Malka Miller in memory of Mr. Fred Miller z"l upon his Yahrtzeit.
7:30 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

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Kiddush This Week

Save the Date:
Kollel Chanukah Mesibah
 with  Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky shlit"a
Join the Philadelphia Community Kollel
in welcoming
Horav Ahron Lopiansky Shlit"a
Rosh Hayeshiva of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington,
Silver Spring, Maryland
World renowned speaker and master of Jewish thought
For our Annual Chanukah Mesibah
Sunday Evening, December 6th, 2015
in the Kollel's Beis Medrash,
364 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station
Program begins 8:15 P.M. promptly
Dancing, Singing, and a Dessert Buffet
from the Kollel Kitchen!

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Special Workshop for Women!
Be the Greatest You Can Be...
Without Beating Yourself Up!
Special Workshop for women with
Mrs. Devorah Kigel!

Be the Greatest You Can Be...
Without Beating Yourself Up!
Motza'ei Shabbos, December 19, 8:30 p.m.
At the home of Dana Kupfer
468 N Highland Avenue,  Merion Station

Light refreshments will be served.
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Kollel Annual Dinner
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Guests of Honor
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford and Margery Bruck
Young Leadership Award
Dr. and Mrs. Mendel and Shira Kupfer

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~Masmid Program~
Week #5
Now at 6:30 p.m.
NEW!:  Beginning this week we will raffle off a $25 gift certificate to Shalom Pizza to be awarded to the adult accompanying the child whose ticket is chosen.
Please accept our apologies for the lateness of the Pizza delivery last week. We will make every effort to have the pizza here on time.
Mazel Tov to Shua Gross who won the grand prize last week!

Previous Weeks Photos available online, here:  Masmid Photos
Why not have your picture there too, j oin us this week!

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 fifteenth year.

To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links: 
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

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~Business with Interest
Sunday Halacha Chabura~
The Rosh Kollel's popular Halacha Chaburah continues this week!
Starting a new siman in the Laws of Ribbis this week.
Sundays:  9:30 AM- 10:30 AM
With an option of 8:15 Shachris followed by a light breakfast of bagels &  omelettes  prior to the Chaburah.

For more information please contact:
Rabbi Yosef Prupas at
Winter Zman
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 Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Vayishlach, Nov. 28th from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS. If you have not paid your yearly membership yet, please contact Meira Friedman for information - 610-617-9529. 
  • Torah Youth  will not meet this Shabbos.
  • 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.