Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

September 12, 2013
Yom Kippur 5774 
In This Issue
Yom Kippur at the Kollel
Rabbi Frand's Teshuvah Drasha
Tzedakah before Yom Kippur or Sukkos
Yom Kippur with the Memorial Scroll Program
Yom Kippur in 60 Minutes
Yom Kippur Inspiring Speeches
Audio and Photos of Women's Bake Sale
Community News
Mazel Tov to...

Drs. Jay and Mindy Rosenblum on the birth of a grandson born to their children Rafi and Rebecca in Eretz Yisroel on Rosh Hashanah.

Len and Rita Small 
on the birth of a grandson, Boruch Elozar, born to their children, Aviah and Noach Scharf.

David & Sharyn Chase and Family on the engagement of their daughter
Sima to Sruly Biderman of Cederhurst, NY

Rabbi Yakir and Lea Schechter on the birth of a baby girl!

Condolences to:
Jay and Julie Kamin and the whole Kamin family on the passing of Jay's Grandmother, Mrs. Elynore Caplan a"h



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Yom Kippur 5774 at the Kollel
Friday, Erev Yom Kippur, September 13: 
Tekiyah7:30 a.m.: Selichos
2:30 p.m.: Mincha
6:40 p.m.: Tefillas Zakah 
6:55 p.m.: Candle Lighting
7:00 p.m.: Kol Nidrei
7:13 p.m.: Shkiya
8:08 p.m.: Maariv 


Shabbos, Yom Kippur Sept. 14:
7:30 a.m.: Shacharis
9:12/ 9:48 a.m.:Latest Krias Shema
11:30 a.m.: Yizkor (approx.)
11:45 a.m.:Mussaf (approx.)
3-4:25 p.m. Break (approx.)
4:25 p.m.:Mincha (approx.)
6:15 p.m.:Ne'ila (approx.)
7:11 p.m.: Shkiya
8:06 p.m.: Maariv
8:23 p.m.: 72 minutes 
 To see the complete Yom Kippur zemanim Schedule, please follow this link: Yom Kippur 5774  
Shacharis Sunday morning, September 15, will be at 8:00 a.m.
Thursday Night! Rabbi Frand's Annual Teshuva Drasha
Rabbi Yissocher Frand's Annual Teshuva Drasha will be broadcast on Thursday evening, 
September 12th at 9:00 p.m., followed by Maariv at 10:00 p.m.


Please note: While review is always encouraged,
please be aware that this shiur will likely be similar to the talk Rabbi Frand gave in-person at the Kollel two weeks ago.


These shiurim will be shown for men and women at the:

Philadelphia Community Kollel, Lower Level

364 Montgomery Avenue

Merion Station, PA 19066


Suggested Donation: $5, Students Free


To contribute Tzedakah before Yom Kippur or Sukkos TO BE DISTRIBUTED to poor families before Yom tov BY CHASDEI ELIYAHU or to Matan Bseser, please contact Rabbi Zeffren at 610-507-3906 or 
Memorialize a Loved One for Yom Kippur with the Memorial Scroll Program
 Memorialize a loved one and earn merits before the Yomim Noraiim towards being inscribed for a happy sweet new year by supporting the Kollel's ongoing Torah study, shiurim and programs for men and women of all ages in our community. A Memorial Scroll will be displayed over the High Holidays on our new digital donor board located in our front lobby. For a donation of $100, you can submit a listing for this Scroll. 
For more information, please follow this link Yom Kippur Scrolls or contact Rabbi Zeffren at
Yom Kippur in 60 Minute or Less

Partners in Torah is proud to present a special educational piece prepared by Rabbi Elazar Meisels called "Yom Kippur in 60 Minutes or Less."

 Arranged in a graphically pleasing format, it's chock full of information on Yom Kippur, much of it not found elsewhere.
To see this booklet, click here.

Yom Kippur Inspiring Speeches
To hear speeches from the Kollel's archives that will inspire you for the upcoming Yom Kippur, follow this link.
Audio and Photos of Women's Bake Sale Event
The Kollel Women's Annual Yom Tov Bake Sale Event took place on this past Tuesday, at the home of Mrs. Monica Kohn.


Thank you to Mrs. Kohn and to all the Kollel women and all the community members who helped make this event happen!
Click here to listen to the audio of the lecture by Mrs. Tehilla Jaeger.
To see photos of the event, click on the poster.

 To hear lectures from past years, please click here. 




Community News

  • The Lower Merion Synagogue Mikvah will be available for men to use from 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, September 13th. Please make sure to bring your own towels.
  • 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