Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

  May 1,  2014  
Parshas Emor 5774
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New Summer Zeman 

Began TODAY 

+Weekday Minyan Schedule

The new Kollel Summer Zeman begins

 Today, May 1, Rosh Chodesh Iyar.


 -Please be in touch with your chavrusah to confirm that you are back on schedule.


~It's a great time to join~

We have something that will suit your style and needs!

 ALL CHAVRUSOS and shiurim resume at this time, including:

    • Sunday Morning Beis Medrash
    • Medical Halacha & Bioethics - Dr. David Weiss
    • Shiur in Ivrit - Ori Eisenberg
    • Young Professionals Group Tuesdays- R' Zeffren
    • Lunch Hour Navi - R' Gold
    • Laws of Daily Living- R' Eskenazi
    • High School Boys- R' Weiss
    • Thursday Gemara- R' Biberfeld
    • Thursday Kollel Erev
    • Friday Chumash- R' Prupas
    • Shabbos Business Ethics- R' Biberfeld


To explore which learning opportunity would best suit you, please contact Rabbi Zeffren at: 610-507-3906 or


Please note: Chavrusas are more commonly available week nights either from 8:15 p.m. to 9:05 p.m. or 9:05 p.m. to 9:55 p.m. However, arrangements can be made to accommodate you during early morning before Shacharis (7:30 a.m.) or over Shabbos. 


For a full list of our programs, please see our programs web page at: Philadelphia Kollel Programming

This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Emor
Thursday, May 1:
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, May 2:
8:20 a.m.: Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
7:38  p.m.: Candle Lighting  
7:56  p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
Shabbos,May 3:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:52/ 9:28 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Ramban Shiur- Given by Rabbi Yakir Schechter
5:15 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Rabbi Biberfeld's Business Ethics Shiur- Case #4
6:00 p.m.: Mincha
7:57 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
8:52 p.m.: Maariv
9:09 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
10:30  p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur 

Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart for 


Philadelphia Community Kollel's

15th Annual Lecture
The  Dr. David E. Epstein Z"L
Memorial Lecture
Harav Avraham Schorr, Shlit"a

To visit our Annual Lecture Webpage, please click on the poster below.

The Kollel's 15th Annual Lecture will take place on
 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 

7:30 P.M.-Mincha
7:45 P.M.- Greetings
Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, Shlit"a, Rosh Kollel
8:00 P.M.- Lecture
Harav Avraham Schorr, Shlit"a


Merion Tribute House
625 Hazelhurst Avenue
Merion Station, Pennsylvania

For Men & Women
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Students Free

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Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Emor, May 3rd from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at LMS.

  •  Please join us at a community event to wish tzeischem l'shalom and farewell to long-time community members Rabbi Dr. Gary and Andrea Diamond as the move to Eretz Yisroel. A dessert reception will be held in their honor this Sunday, May 4th from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the Kollel lower level, 364 Montgomery Avenue in Merion Station.

  • Renovations at the Mikveh at Torah Academy have been completed and the Mikveh will reopen this Sunday evening, May 4th. Please call the Mikveh phone line (610-642-8679) for times and scheduling.


    There will be an "Open Mikveh" on Motzei Shabbat, May 3, from 9:15-10:15 p.m.  for women.


    Thank you to the Mikveh's President, Marc Henzel, and to Galitte Den, Monica Rasch and Shari Saiman, for overseeing the renovation project.


    Thank you as well to all of the LMS Mikveh attendants for their help during this process. The LMS Mikveh will return to its regular Friday night/Yom Tov schedule beginning on Sunday, May 4th. 

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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.
  • "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