Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

March 7, 2013
Parshas Vaykhel/Pekudei 5773 
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush this Week
Farewell to the Goldfarbs
Bein Hazemanim
Weekday Minyanim
Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim
Maos Chitim
Community News

Mazel Tov to:


Mr. and Mrs. David and Cyndilee Kosloff  on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Sam! A special Mazel Tov to the grandparents,

Mr. and Mrs. Ted and Phyllis Kosloff!
Mr. and Mrs. Marc and Debbie Frankel on the engagement of their daughter, Rachel!


Rabbi and Mrs. Avraham and Mindy Baum on the birth of a granddaughter, Chaya, born to Aaron Simcha and Nechama Rena Baum!

Mr. and Mrs. Dovid Ganz on the engagement of their son, Yaakov!


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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayikra
Thursday, March 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
Friday, March 15:
8:25-8:50 a.m.:
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
 ***This week's Shiur is sponsored by Robert and Linda Broder in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Sam Kosloff***
6:50 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:08 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, March 9:  
8:15 a.m.:Shacharis
9:34/ 10:10 a.m.:
Latest Krias Shema 
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
6:00 p.m.: Mincha 
7:09 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
Shalosh Seudos Farewell to the Goldfarbs
8:04 p.m.: Maariv 
8:21 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
9:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur
Kiddush this Week
Kiddush is sponsored by:

The Kollel Rabbeim and Mispallelim

In appreciation of the dedication and self-sacrifice of the Kollel Rebbetzins and all who make  Kiddush happen around the year.


Thank-you to the bakers, chefs, arrangers, sponsors, setters, servers and cleaners

Farewell to the Goldfarbs
The Kollel wishes צאתכם לשלום to a very special couple, Rabbi and Mrs. Barzeli and Yehudis Goldfarb, who will be moving to Maryland. 


We will be having a seudas preida, farewell party at Shalosh Seudos, this Shabbos, Parshas Vayikra to mark this occasion. All men are invited.


Mincha: 6:00 followed by Shalosh Seudos. 

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.

Bein Hazemanim
The Kollel 
Bein Hazmanim 
(Intersession) begins this Tuesday, March 19, and continues through Wednesday, April 10 (Rosh Chodesh Iyar).  



Following is the Kollel schedule for this time period:



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.


 2.      Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim: WILL once again take place at the Kollel every weekday/chol hamoed from Tuesday, March 19 - Friday, March 29. For more information please see the poster.

3.      First Seder Mens Beis Medrash: Will be in intersession from March 21-April 7 inclusive.

4.      DAF YOMI: 

Daf Yomi WILL continue every week night at 10:10 p.m. here at the Kollel.  Shabbos and Yom Tov schedule: TBA

 5.      MINYANIM: 


WEEKDAY: We will continue to have daily minyanim at:


  Shacharis  8:00 a.m.

 Mincha: 1:40 p.m.

Maariv  9:55 p.m.


YOM TOV: A complete zemanim chart for Yom Tov will be forthcoming.


 6.PESACH CLEANING:The Kollel upper level will be cleaned for Pesach on Friday, March 22.  The lower level will be cleaned on Sunday, March 24. After that time, please do not bring any chometz into the building. If you have left any food items in the Kollel, please remove them before the above date or they will be disposed of.


Wishing everyone a Chag Kasher Vesameach,

Kollel Rebbeim and Staff

Weekday MINYANIM for First Two Weeks of Bein Hazemanim


Tuesday, March 19-

Sunday, March 31


Shacharis  8:00 a.m.

Mincha: 1:40 p.m.

Maariv  9:55 p.m.

(Thursday 10:00 p.m.)

Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim

Your Yeshiva Away From Yeshiva!

Shiurim will be given by prominent מגידי שעור בענינא דיומא

Breakfast served daily until Pesach!


Every weekday and Chol Hamoed

Tue. March 19- Friday. March 29

Shacharis 8:00 a.m.  *   Mincha: 1:40 p.m.



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

For sponsorships or more information,

please call R' Zeffren at 610-507-3906.

Maos Chitim- For the Needy

 Maos Chitim - מעות חיטים     


The Kollel will be accepting donations for Maos Chitim to be distributed to the needy through Chasdei Eliyahu and  Matan Bseser. 

Contact Rabbi Zeffren at 610-507-3906.

May your generosity in helping these needy families be a zechus for you and yours to thoroughly enjoy you Pesach with joy and good health!


This year in Yerushalayim!!

   A Stroll Through the Shuk

 Women's Tea

The Kollel's Women's Tea   

Stroll through the Shuk

was a wonderful event.


Thank you to all who attended! An extra thank you to our sponsors.  

More Pictures of the Tea coming soon.

Follow this link to hear the recording of the Tea invitation message.


Community News


  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this Shabbos, Parshas Vayikra, March 16, from
    4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS. Please note the new time.



    Torah Youth: 3:30 - 4:30 pm in the LMS Social Hall.

    Grades K-8th.  Note the new starting time!  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

  •  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 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