Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

February 14, 2013
Parshas Terumah 5773 
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Sunday Morning
Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzadik
Rosh Chodesh Adar Shiur
Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzadik
Masmid Program
Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzadik
Community News

Mazel Tov To:


Rabbi Joel Kessler

upon receiving Semicha in Eruvin through the Pirchei Shoshanim Shulchan Aruch Project.


Rabbi Chaim Diamond upon receiving Semicha in Gitin through the Pirchei Shoshanim Shulchan Aruch Project.  


 Rabbi and Dr. Ephraim and Bracha Goldfein on the birth of twin grandchildren born to their son, Mr. and Mrs. Avrumi Goldfein!


Dr. Rachel Hachen on the engagement of her son, Binyomin Hachen to Rebecca Margulies!  


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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Terumah

Thursday, February 14: 
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
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi  


Friday, February 15:
8:25-8:50 a.m.:
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
5:19 p.m.: Candle Lighting
5:37 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, February 16:  
8:15 a.m.:Shacharis
8:57/ 9:33 a.m.:
Latest Krias Shema 
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
4:58 p.m.: Mincha
5:38 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
6:33 p.m: Maariv 
6:50 p.m.: 72 Minutes
7:15 p.m.: Masmid Program Last Program of the Year!!
8:00 p.m: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur 
Purim at the Kollel
To see a zmanim chart for Purim 5773, follow this link.

Masmid End-of-Year Banquet
Save the date: Masmid Banquet 
Tuesday Feb 26 
EOY Banq 
As in past years we are planning an end-of-year Masmid celebration o
Tuesday evening, the 26th of February.
 The Philadelphia Community Kollel's Boy's Masmid Program will celebrate another successful winter of father/mentor and son learning. The program, now in its 13th year, has been extraordinarily successful with more than 100 fathers and sons every Motzaei Shabbos. It has become a staple program in our community.

Join us on to culminate four incredible months of Torah learning at the Masmid Program.

Recording of Rosh Chodesh Adar Shiur 

Couldn't make it to the Rosh Chodesh Adar Shiur?


Listen here to

 Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld
speak on the topic

"Take One Tablet When You're Alone and One Tablet Before You Leave Home."

The Second Side of the Luchos and Interpersonal Relationships



Purim Mesiba at the Kollel
Please join the Kollel Rabbis this Purim in the Beis Medrash for dancing, music and divrei Torah beginning at 7:00 pm.


Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzadik
The Kollel is proud to once again offer the community a Yeshivas Mordechai HaTzaddik program. All boys who attend the program and learn with their father/mentor for a total of 45 minutes on Purim will receive a special Sefer. 

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When: Purim afternoon, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Where: The Kollel, 364 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station.
Rules:   In order to be eligible for a prize you must:
1. Bring along an adult. 
(If you need a chavrusah, please contact the Kollel office at, or 610-668-9557.)
2. Begin learning immediately at 1:00 and learn for 45 minutes.

(If you cannot participate in person, you may learn at home and bring a note from a parent saying that you did learn for a period of 45 minutes over Purim.  This, too, will make you eligible for a special sefer from the Kollel but you will not be eligible for the special raffles.)

Did You Know? The original Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzadik was created in the capital city of Shushan 2,500 years ago when Mordechai Hatzadik gathered 22,000 children to learn Torah in order to save the Jews from the evil decree of the wicked Haman. The Talmud tells us that it was in their merit that we were saved. Our sages explain that the study of Torah on Purim carries tremendous power and merit. 

This Week's Masmid Program Sponsored by:

This week's Masmid Program is being sponsored by:


The Kupfer Family

In memory of:

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Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this Shabbos, T'ruma, Feb. 16  from 3 to 4pm at LMS.


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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