Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

April 4, 2013
Parshas Shimini 5773 
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Mazel Tov!
Yahrtzeit Siyum
Business Ethics
Bein Hazemanim
Weekday Minyanim
Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim
Bnos Melochim
14th Annual Lecture
Community News

Mazel Tov to:


Mr. and Mrs. Drew and Holly Dorman on the engagement of their son, Raphael to Bracha Brown!

Mrs. Selma Mallin on the birth of a grandson, born to Leebie Mallin and Shalom Holtz!


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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Shimini
Shabbos Mevorchim
Thursday, April 4: 
9:00 - 10:00 p.m.:
Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur
9:00-10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
Friday, April 5:
7:11 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:29 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, April 6:  
8:15 a.m.:Shacharis
9:14/ 9:50 a.m.:
Latest Krias Shema 
6:00 p.m.: Mincha 
7:30 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
8:42 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
10:00 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur
Mazel Tov!
The Kollel Rabbis and Staff wish a heartfelt Mazel Tov to 
Rabbi Yoel Dovid and Shayna Malka Zeffren
on the bar mitzvah of their son, Mordechai!

Yahrtziet Siuym for Dr. David Epstein, z"l - עזריאל דוד ז"ל בן מרכדי יצחק נ"י

This Monday evening, erev Rosh Chodesh Iyar, will be the 3rd
yahrtziet of our dear friend,


Dr. David Epstein, z"l

עזריאל דוד ז"ל בן מרכדי יצחק נ"י

A siyum will be made by his son, Daniel Chaim, after maariv at the Kollel.


Maariv 9:55 followed by the siyum downstairs on the lower level at 10:15. Men and women are invited to attend.


הנאהב בחייו ובמותו לא נשכח מלבנו


   Business Ethics Resumes Next Week 


Save the Date: A New Season for Business Ethics begins next week, Shabbos Parshas Tazria-Metzora.


Come join the exciting questions and lively discussion as we begin our 7th season of Business Ethics Shiurim.


Shabbos afternoon at 5:15 at the Kollel, followed by Mincha at 6:00.




The Dog Watcher:

Reuven gives his dog, Max, to Shimon, an experienced dog watcher. While taking a stroll, Max sniffs around in a garbage dump and comes up with a expensive gold watch. Who gets to keep the watch: Reuven, Shimon, or Max?


Bein Hazemanim Continues through Wednesday
The Kollel 
Bein Hazmanim 
(Intersession) continues through this Wednesday, April 10 (Rosh Chodesh Iyar).  



With the exception of Daf Yomi and Kollel Boker, all chavrusos and shiurim, including: 

  • Sunday Morning Beis Medrash
  • Sunday Pachad Yitzchok - R' Prupas
  • Young Professionals Group- R' Zeffren
  • Lunch Hour Navi - R' Gold
  • Laws of Daily Living- R' Eskenazi
    • High School Boys - R' Deutscher
    • Thursday Gemara- R' Biberfeld
    • Thursday  Kollel Erev
    • Friday Chumash- Rabbi Prupas

will be in intersession until  Thursday, April 11. Please look out for an e-mail communication at that time to confirm that these shiurim have restarted. 

 Kollel Davening Times 

for Duration of Bein Hazemanim

Please Note: As of Thursday April 4,

Weekday MINYANIM have returned to normal schedule. 
Weekday Davening Times 
Shachris Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. 
Shachris Sunday - 8:15 a.m. 
Mincha Sunday-Thursday - 2:30 p.m. 
Maariv Sunday-Wednesday - 9:55 p.m. 
Maariv Thursday - 10:00 p.m. 




Seforim will be given to all bochurim back from Yeshiva who learned a minimum of 15 hours during the sedorim of Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim. Choose between a few sets of seforim listed on the poster below. 

To claim your seforim, please contact Rabbi Zeffren.


Save-the-Date: Worldwide Women's Event

 The Philadelphia Community Kollel will show The Bnos Melochim  audio-video presentation for women on May 1st, 2013 at 8:15 p.m.

Save-the-Date: Kollel's 14th Annual Lecture 
The Kollel's 14th Annual Lecture 

will take place on May 6, 2013 

at the Merion Tribute House. 


Further details will be announced as they become available.


To hear past lectures, 

see our Annual Lecture Webpage.

Community News


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  • 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
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  • Rabbi Ungar's dynamic Shiur on the Parsha- please join us for an unforgettable
    Shiur every Monday night at Gary and Andrea Diamond's home at 101 Montgomery Avenue, # B5 at 8:15 p.m. Call for directions: 610-664-7690