Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

August 8, 2013
Parshas Shoftim 5773 
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Elul Zeman is underway!
Rosh Chodesh Elul Shiur
Uncle Moishy Concert!
Re-run of Documentary
New Season of TCN
Community News


Mazel Tov To:

Rabbi and Mrs. Yirmiyohu and Liba Bauminger on the Bris of their son, Mordechai!



Dr. and Mrs. Elliot and Israela Friedman on the birth of a son!



Dr. and Mrs. Yechiel and Zita Weinstein on birth of a son!



Dr. Joshua Steinerman and Mrs. Rachel Loonin on the birth of a son!



Dr. and Mrs. Robert and Monique Mogyoros on William's Bar Mitzvah!



Rabbi and Mrs. Howard and Sarah Alpert on the engagement of their daughter Elisheva to Sean Roos!



Dr. and Mrs. Aryeh and Dale Dunoff on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Ayala and Avrami Gross!




Condolences To:

Dr. and Mrs.  Yechiel and Zita Weinstein on the passing of his grandmother.





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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Shoftim
Thursday, August 8:
8:15 p.m.: Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemara Yoma Shiur 
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, July 12:
8:25-8:50 a.m.: Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
7:47 p.m.: Candle Lighting
8:05 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
Shabbos,July 13:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:01/ 9:37 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema  
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
6:00 p.m.: Mincha 
8:03 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
8:58 p.m.: Maariv
9:15 p.m.: 72 Minutes 

Elul z'man at the Kollel is underway!

While many are still on vacation and summer break, the Kollel has resumed its regular learning and programs. All chavrusas and shiurim have resumed once again. We hope to see you soon at the Kollel!


We are also excited to announce the arrival of several new families who have joined the Kollel and have moved in to the neighborhood. A formal venue to meet the new Kollel rabbis and their families will be scheduled shortly.

This Shabbos!
Women's Rosh Chodesh Elul Shiur
Save the date! 
You are invited to join us in honor of 
Rosh Chodesh Elul to hear
Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld 
speak on the topic
"Elul: What should we be doing differently?"


This Shabbos: Parshas Shoftim

August 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

At the Kollel Lower Level


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Purchase Tickets today for the
 Uncle Moishy Concert!

Did you hear the news?

Guess who's back in town?
Uncle Moishy 
and his Mitzvah Men!!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

12:30 p.m.

Lower Merion Synagogue
123 Old Lancaster Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  

Purchase Tickets Here! 


or visit, and choose the "Uncle Moishy concert" tab.


Special sponsor packages available online. Premier seating, pictures with Uncle Moishy, and more!
General seating: $36, $22, $15
Children under 12 months- free.
  Pizza and snacks will be served. 
Reserved seating. 


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Re-run of Documentary of Life of 
Rav Elyashiv, zt"l - 
August 28

Due to the extraordinary crowd at the first showing and the great interest expressed in a second showing, we will be running this documentary again on: 

Wednesday, August 28th


Video: 8:00 p.m. Followed by Maariv 
For Men and Women. (Children 10 and older welcome) 
$10 Entrance fee charged by the makers of this film.
At: Philadelphia Community Kollel Lower Level 

Experience Rav Elyashiv's extraordinary dedication to Torah.  

In response to this film many have said

"It has the power to change your life!"

Get an intimate glimpse into the life of the Gadol Hador 

Please come early as the film will start on time. 

Film duration is approximately 1 hour and 50 min. 


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New Season of TCN Shiurim! 
Rabbi Frand Begins TONIGHT!

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  Rav Frand Rav Reisman
Rabbi Frand's Parsha Shiur resumes tonight!
Live via Webcast Join us for our ninth season! This world-renowned shiur is broadcast live from Baltimore, MD through the TCN videoconferencing network. Join hundreds across the US to hear fascinating halacha and chumash discussions related to the weekly Parsha portion. 
Thursday Nights 9:00-10:00 p.m. Followed by Maariv. This shiur is held in the R' Leib and Rachel Kohn Conference Room.

Rabbi Reisman Navi Shiur will resume after Sukkos.
Each Motzaei Shabbos (Saturday night), this shiur reaches us from Brooklyn, NY where it is received by over 1,000 people each week. 
Place: Each Motzaei Shabbos in the R' Leib and Rachel Kohn Conference Room.
These shiurim are shown at two locations. At the Kollel, in Merion Station and in Northeast Philadelphia at Cong. Bnai Israel, 8201 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia as a Joint Project of BIOZ, TCN and the P.C. Kollel. For more information on the Northeast location, please call 215-342-2999.  
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.
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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