Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
February 1, 2018
Parshas Yisro  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Masmid Program This Motzaei Shabbos Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Women's SHOVAVIM Shiur Monday, February 5th
New Weekly Shiur for Men
Final Kesher Program Sunday, February 11th
Women's Paint Night - RSVP and Prepay Required
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Aharon and Diane Braid  on the bris of their son, Elisha Mordechai.

Steve and Denise Gorlechen  on the birth of a grandson, born to Eric & Deena Gorlechen last Shabbos.

Israel and Inna Pendrak  on the birth of their granddaughter, Leah, born to Avrohom Dovid and Shifra Pendrak.

Leon and Tova Wertheimer  on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Dovid and Aliza Wertheimer.

Condolences to:

Yossi and Avital Mizrahy of Givatayim, Israel on the loss of Yossi's mother, a"h.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Yisro
Thursday, February 1:
Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemara Rosh Hashana group will not meet.
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, February 2:
5:03 p.m.: Candle Lighting
5:21 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, February 3:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:05/9:41 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:42 p.m.:  Mincha
5:22 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
6:17 p.m.: Maariv
6:34 p.m.: 72 Minutes
7:00 p.m.: Masmid
8:00 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for
Masmid  Program
This Motzaei Shabbos 7:00 p.m.

This Week's Masmid Program is sponsored  by
Dr. Eliot and Israela Friedman
in memory of:

חוה בת שמואל עה
Chava bas Shmuel a"h

Great-grandmother of Masmidim
Binyamin, Benjamin, Joel, and Shimi Friedman

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.
Click here to sign up for Masmid newsletter emails

Women's SHOVAVIM Shiur
Monday,  February 5th

The Philadelphia Community Kollel is proud to present
a Shovavim shiur for women
Given by Mrs. Rivka Katz
Internationally renowned lecturer on the topic of 
taharas hamishpacha and relationships
Monday, February 5 at 8:15 PM
Discover new dimensions of your relationship during the weeks in which we study the importance of tahara and kedusha in our marriages
At the home of Mrs. Cara Neuman
370 Sycamore Avenue, Merion Station
Hope to see you there!
For more information please contact Mrs. Sima Greer
New Weekly Shiur for Men!
with Rabbi Yisroel Akerman
Gain a deeper appreciation of what's behind the workings of our universe!

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Tuesday Evenings 
8:20 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
on the Kollel's Lower Level
For Men
Refreshments by Just Desserts!
Final KESHER Program
Sunday,  February 11th

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February 11
10-11:15 a.m.

At Kosloff Torah Academy - 50 East Montgomery Ave. in Bala Cynwyd
Women's Paint Night
Sunday,  February 18th

Click on poster below to RSVP

Philadelphia Community Kollel Women's Division Presents 
Paint Night Event
Sunday, February 18th
at the Union Firehouse
149 Montgomery Avenue in Bala Cynwyd
Doors open 7:15, Painting begins 7:45

Have fun with your friends and create your own
personalized canvas painting with guided instructions.

Couvert: $45
Adults only

Sponsorship: $180 for you and a friend
plus a raffle ticket
RSVP and prepay required
To RSVP, click here
To prepay with credit card, click here
(be sure to include "Women's Paint Night" in the item description)

Sponsorship: $180 Includes couvert for 2 + 1 raffle ticket
Silver Sponsorship: $360 Includes couvert for 3 + 2 raffle tickets
Gold Sponsorship: $500 Includes couvert for 5 + 4 raffle tickets
Platinum Sponsorship: $1000 Includes couvert for 10 + 8 raffle tickets

 For questions and comments, feel free to contact Liba Bauminger at
Community News

  • Announcement from the  Lower Merion Community Mikvah: Men's Mikvah Opening as of February 1, 2018. For more information, click here.
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will NOT meet this Shabbos (Parshas Yisro). Bnos will iy"H resume as of Parshas Mishpatim (Feb. 10).
  • Torah Youth will meet iy"H this Shabbos, Parshas Yisro (Feb. 3), from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at LMS in the social hall.
  • 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.