Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update


November 7, 2013
Parshas Vayetzei 5774
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Masmid Program 5774
SAVE THE DATE! Kollel's Thirteenth Annual Dinner
Adudas Yisroel Annual Convention...LIVE BROADCAST!
Join us for a shiur with Rabbi Shaya Karlinsky
The audio of Rabbi Tatz's now available online
New Kollel Learning Schedule
Community News


Mazel Tov To:


 Dr. and Mrs. Steven Bachrach on the birth of a grandson, born to Rafael and Tzipora Bachrach in Jerusalem!


Dr. Marty and Dr. Elise Ciner on the engagement of their son Aaron to Nilli Brodt of Montreal!

Mr. Jeremy  and Mrs. Rachel Mazurek on birth of baby girl.

 Mazel tov to the proud grandparents Dr. and Mrs. Allen Mazurek and 

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gross


 Mr. Sid and Mrs. Susan Laytin on the birth of  their granddaughter, Leah Chana born to the Gordons. 


Condolences To:

Dr. Ari Weintraub on the passing of his father, Mr. Barry Weintraub z"l.


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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayetzei
Thursday, November 7:
8:15 p.m.:  Rabbi Biberfeld's Gemora Yoma Shiur  
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur  
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.:Maariv
Friday, November 8:
8:25- 8:50 a.m.:
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
4:32 p.m.: Candle Lighting 
4:50 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
Shabbos,November 9:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:36/ 9:12 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema 
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
4:09 p.m.: Mincha 
4:49 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
5:44 p.m.: Maariv
6:01 p.m.: 72 Minutes 

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for November-December 2013.



Masmid PLUS Program 

with Mad Science!

 Thank you to our sponsors for this special event

Mr. Ted and Mrs. Phyllis Kosloff


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Motzei Shabbos, January 4, 2014


Adudas Yisroel Annual Convention


Thursday, November 14 at 8:30 PM

 Agudas Yisroel of America's Annual Convention



The Philadelphia Community Kollel (Lower level)

8:30 PM- Convention Broadcast

9:00 PM- Rabbbi Frand's Shiur

 10:00 PM- Cont. Convention Broadcast 


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Join us for a Shiur with...

Rabbi Shaya Karlinsky

November 24, 2013

The audio of Rabbi Tatz's Shiur           is now available online:



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Rabbi Tatz's Shiur 

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Community News


  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will meet this shabbos, Parshas Vayeitzei, November 9, from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS. Girls 3 yrs. through 6th grade are invited to join us for a wacky good time at a Pre-Chanuka "Mad Science" performance! Event is on Sunday, Nov. 17th from 1pm - 2:45pm at LMS - $5 for current Bnos members, $10 for non-members. Special take-home "prize" for every girl!

  • Torah Youth: 3:30 - 4:30 pm on the LMS lower level.

    Grades K-8th.  If you would like to help sponsor a Shabbos or want more information contact Rabbi Sruli Schwartz at or Rabbi Ari Silver at 610-6686-6833 or       

  • Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller-Please save Thursday, November 14 on your calendars for 2 special opportunities to hear Rebbetzin Heller.                                                                   
  • -At 10:30 am the Rebbetzin will be speaking at the Ginsburg's home to benefit Bikkor Cholim of Philadelphia on the topic of ConfrontingTragedy 
  • --At 7:45 pm, Rebbetzin Heller will be speaking to benefit Young Israel of the Main Line Women's League on the topic of Tapping into Chanuka to Move Beyond the Greek in Our Lives. -Each speech is for women only.  Admission to each event is $18 per person.  Sponsorships to benefit each organization are available at $54, $90 and $180.  Please watch for more details and spread the word.
  • WHO LIVES? WHO DIES? WHO DECIDES? The Ethics of Health Care Rationing Thursday, November 14, 7-8:30 PM with Dr. Daniel Eisenberg, Radiologist at Einstein Hospital & Jewish Medical Ethics Expert and Stuart M. Butler,Ph.D., Director, Center for Policy Innovation, Heritage Foundation Steinhardt Hall, Univ. of Penn., 215 S. 39th St Accredited for CLE and CME, Cost: $40 w/ credit, $15 w/o credit, (students: suggested donation, $10) (Joint-sponsored with Einstein Medical Center and Hillel of Greater Phila. Jewish Graduate Student Network) Call 215-782-8878 or go to for more information  
  • Beginning November 4th, there will be a Mincha Minyan at 1:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday, at Temple University Hillel, 15th and Norris Streets.  For more information, please contact Rabbi Joel Kessler 302-345-6446.
  • Koshersync: Like to know what's going on in the community? Join the Koshersync weekly update list! Simply send an e-mail to with the word "Subscribe" as the subject. This free service will update you weekly about the events scheduled for that week and a digest of new events. To post an event, e-mail with the event name, location, time, and description.
  • Bauminger's Library:  The library is available by appointment ONLY, at 228 Stoneway Lane, Merion. Please call 610-664-2305.
  • "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 Gary and Andrea Diamond's home at 101 Montgomery Avenue, # B5 at 8:15 p.m. Call for directions: 610-664-7690