Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

February 21, 2013
Parshas Tetzaveh 5773 
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Purim at the Kollel
Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzadik
Purim Mesibah
Masmid Banquet
Community News

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News and Events
The Kollel Rabbis and Staff wish everyone a Happpy Purim!
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Tetzaveh
Parshas Zachor 
Thursday, February 21: 
8:15 p.m.:Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemara Yoma Shiur
9:00 - 10:00 p.m.:
Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur
No Kollel Erev tonight
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
Friday, February 22:
8:25-8:50 a.m.:
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
5:27 p.m.: Candle Lighting
5:45 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, February 23:  
8:15 a.m.:Shacharis
8:52/ 9:28 a.m.:
Latest Krias Shema 
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
5:06 p.m.: Mincha 
6:40 p.m: Maariv 
6:57 p.m.: 72 Minutes
7:10 p.m.: First Megillah Leining
8:30 p.m.: Second Megillah Leining
Purim Day at the Kollel

Purim Day: (Sunday, February 24)  

6:15 a.m.: First Shachris Minyan 
7:10 a.m.: Meg
illa Reading  

8:00 a.m.: Second Shachris Minyan 

9:00 a.m.: Second Megilla Reading 

12:45 p.m.:  Mincha 

1:00 - 1:45 pm: Yeshivas Mordechai HaTzaddik  

5:47 p.m.: Shkiya 

7:00-9:00 p.m.: Mesibas Purim  

9:00 p.m.:  Maariv
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
To see a Complete zemanim chart for Purim 5773, follow this link.

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.)

Sponsored by: 

Rabbi and Mrs. Yirmiyohu and Liba Bauminger

לע"נ ר' גור ארי' בן אליעזר ווייס ז"ל

   לזכות חנה מרים בת דינה בריינא

And as a zechus for their mishpacha.


Mr. and Mrs. Jon and Jessica Erlbaum and family as a Zechus Refua Shelaima for Michel Sirel ben Tzivia Daba


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. 



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.



Main Line Megillah Calendar 5773

The Kollel is proud to once again offer a community megilla calendar. To see this year's edition, follow this link:


  Main Line Megillah Reading



Times are the latest submitted by the listed shuls or organizations. We will be updating the list as latest zemanim are received. Please use the same link.
If you know of anyone who will be reading the Megilla on Purim (other than those already on the list) and wouldn't mind if others join, please let us know and we will post it. Submissions should be sent to


Masmid End-of-Year Banquet
This Tuesday!
Come celebrate another fantastic year of Masmid Torah learning, at our sixth annua

End-of-Year Masmid Banquet. It will take place Tuesday eveningFebruary 26th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at:

KTA- Kosloff Torah Academy Social Hall 

50 MontgomeryAve. Bala Cynwyd

To read details of the program, click on the flyer to read the latest Masmid Newsletter.
To sponsor the Masmid Banquet, please contact Rabbi Zeffren,

A Stroll Through the Shuk

 Women's Tea

The Philadelphia Community Kollel

invites you on a 

Stroll through the Shuk

Women's Tea Event


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

7:00 pm

Merion Tribute House

625 Hazelhurst Avenue, Merion Station


Inspiring musical performance 

by Julia Blum


Full dairy buffet, exotic decor, 

great raffle prizes

Couvert $50

Mother/Daughter $75

Additional Daughter $25 each


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Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Titzaveh, Feb. 23 from 3:30 to 4:30pm at LMS (PLEASE note new time).


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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