Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update


November 14, 2013
Parshas Vayishlach 5774
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
SAVE THE DATE! Kollel's Thirteenth Annual Dinner
Agudas Yisroel Annual Convention...LIVE BROADCAST!
NEW SHIUR IN IVRIT...In memory of...Chacham Ovadia Yosef, Zt"l.
Join us for a shiur with Rabbi Shaya Karlinsky
The audio of Rabbi Tatz's now available online
Community News


Mazel Tov To:


Mrs. Dorit Matityahu on the upcoming marriage of her daughter, Ayelet.


Rabbi & Mrs. Moshe Faigen on the birth of a baby girl.



Condolences To:


Mrs. Dale Dunoff and family on the passing of her father, Rabbi Julius Meles z"l.


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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayishlach
Thursday, November 14:
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 15:
8:25- 8:50 a.m.:
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
4:26 p.m.: Candle Lighting 
4:44 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
Shabbos,November 16:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:40/ 9:16 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema 
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
4:03 p.m.: Mincha 
4:43 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
5:38 p.m.: Maariv
5:55 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
6:30 p.m.: Masmid Program
7:30: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

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

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Motzei Shabbos, January 4, 2014


Agudas Yisroel Annual Convention


Tonight, 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- Rabbi Frand's Shiur

 10:00 PM- Cont. Convention Broadcast 


Please click on the poster below, to view this in large.

In memory of 

Haham Ovadia Yosef, Zt"l Lillui Nishmato

Mr. Ori Eisenberg will be giving a shiur 

In memory of 

Haham Ovadia Yosef Zt"l 

Lillui Nishmato

Covering topics dealt with in the Rav's responsa.


Monday Nights at 9:00

Philadelphia Community Kollel (esrat nashim)

This Shiur will be given in Hebrew.


Ori Eisenberg, 29, is a real-estate financier. Born and raised in Israel, Ori learned at the Hebron and Tiferet Zvi Yeshivas in Jerusalem. In 2008, Ori married Tamara Morsel. They now have two sons, Yechiel and Emmanuel. After Ori and Tamara finished their undergraduate studies and Ori completed his civil service, the family relocated to the Lower Merion community, where Ori worked as an analyst at a real estate investment trust (PREIT) and Tamara joined UPenn as a PhD candidate in Jewish History. In 2012-2013, the Eisenbergs spent a year in Boston, where Ori completed his graduate studies at MIT's Center for Real Estate.  

Join us for a Shiur with...

Rabbi Shaya Karlinsky

November 24, 2013

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

To hear the audio from 

Rabbi Tatz's Shiur 

Please follow the following link:



Community News


  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will meet this shabbos, Parshas Vayishlach, November 16, 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: 2:45 - 3:45 pm in the Social Hall. 

    Note the new starting time. 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