Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
September 19, 2017
Rosh Hashana/
Parshas Haazinu -Shuva  5778
In This Issue
Rosh Hashana Davening Times...and more
Yamim Noraim 5778
Tzedaka for Yamim Noraim
Audio Pages of Shiurim
Yomim Noraim Seating Sign-Up
Memorial Scroll Program
5-Minute Mussar Shiur - New Email Sign Up!
Kollel Women's Annual Yom Tov Bake Sale Event
Rabbi Frand's Teshuva Drasha
Audio, Video and Photos for Evening of Inspiration 5777.
Donate to Aid Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Rosh Hashanah in 60 Minutes
Kollel Lost and Found
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Rabbi Dovid and Sara Kalish  on the birth of a son.  Mazel tov to proud grandparents, Susan Kalish and Jonathan and Deanna Tanner. The shalom zachar will take place at the home of the Tanners, 212 Bryn Mawr Avenue at 9:30 p.m.

Condolences to:
Sharyn Chase on the passing of her father, Mr. Bernard Levine z"l.
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The Kollel Rabbis and Staff Wish You A Kesiva V'Chasima Tova
Rosh Hashana/Shabbos
Davening Times
Erev Rosh Hashana - Wed., September 20:
6:30 a.m.: Selichos followed by
Shacharis & Hatoras Nedorim
12:53 p.m.: Chatzos
Don't forget an Eiruv Tavshilin!

First Night
6:42 p.m.:  Candle Lighting
6:40 p.m.: Mincha
7:00 p.m.: Shkiya
7:25 p.m.: Divrei Hisorerus
7:45 p.m.: Maariv

First Day - Thurs., September 21:
7:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:00 a.m.: Hamelech
9:14/9:50 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
10:35 a.m.: Divrei Hisorerus (Approx.)
11:00 a.m.: Shofar/Mussaf (Approx.)
4:30 p.m.: Second Tekiyas Shofar at 111 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd
6:25 p.m.: Mincha

Second Night
6:59 p.m.: Shkiya
7:39 p.m.: Maariv
8:11 p.m.: 72 minutes
Candle lighting after Tzais

Second Day - Fri., September 22:
7:15 a.m.: Shacharis
8:00 a.m.: Hamelech
9:14/9:50 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
10:45 a.m.: Divrei Hisorerus (Approx.)
11:10 a.m.: Shofar/Mussaf (Approx.)
4:30 p.m.: Second Tekiyas Shofar at 111 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd

Friday Night
6:25 p.m.: Mincha and Kabbalas Shabbos, followed by Maariv
6:39 p.m.: Candle Lighting
6:57 p.m.: Shkiya

Shabbos, September 23:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:14/9:51 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
5:45 p.m.: Mincha
6:55 p.m.: Shkiya
7:50 p.m.: Maariv
8:07 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Tzom Gedalya - Sun., September 24
7:00 a.m.: Selichos
1:15 p.m.: Mincha
6:54 p.m.: Shkiya

Selichos Sept. 25-28: 6:55 a.m., Erev Yom Kippur Sept. 29: 7:30 a.m.

Follow this link to see a tentative schedule for Yom Kippur 5778.

click on chart below to view on separate page

Yomim Noraim 5778
To view all of our programs for the upcoming Yomim Noraim, please view the Kollel's
Tzedaka for Yomim Noraim

As is well-known, our Rabbis tell us that before the Days of Awe it is an opportune time to donate charity to the poor and support other worthy causes, most notably, Torah study. These merits will accompany us on the day of judgment. You can donate in any of the following ways:

1- Help struggling families for Yom tov  by making a check to the Kollel and writing "Yom Tov Fund" in the memo or  donate online here ( Please
 write "Yom Tov Fund" in the description box )
2- Help struggling families for Yom tov by making a check to Chasdei Eliyahu or Matan B'seser and send it to the Kollel (Attn: Rabbi Zeffren)
3- Support Kollel learning by donating here today:  Philadelphia Community Kollel

Prepare for Rosh Hashana
~Visit our Audio Page~
To listen to timely shiurim and lectures, see either of these pages for a selection of shiurim:
Yomim Noraim Seat Signup
You can sign up for Yomim Noraim seating at the Kollel by visiting  and choosing the "Yomim Noraim 5778" tab or follow the link at the bottom of this item.
Please note: As in past years, the seating for women will be on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to accommodate as many people as possible, we will not be reserving seats. There should be enough room for everyone with comfortable seating. In the event that you have special circumstances that require you to have a specific seat reserved for you, please let us know in the comment box below and we will do our best to accommodate you.
The Kollel Rabbis and Staff wish you and yours a  kesiva v'chasima tova!  To sign up for  Yomim Noraim Seating ,
click   here .
Rosh Hashanah Memorial Scroll Program
Earn merits before the Yomim Noraim 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 digital donor board located in our front lobby. 
For a donation of $100, you can memorialize a loved one on these holy days. 

For more information or to sign up, please visit our
or contact Rabbi Zeffren at
or call the Kollel office at 610-668-9557.

5-Minute Mussar Shiur
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in Your Inbox!
In an effort to capitalize on the auspicious time of Elul, the Rosh Kollel delivers a 5-minute shiur before maariv each night. The shiur offers practical insights into perfecting our avodas Hashem and  takes place  in the Beis Medrash from 9:50-9:55.

Now you can receive a daily email from the Kollel  with audio of the 5 Minute Mussar Bite  from the previous evening!
To sign up, simply reply to this email.

To hear previous bites, visit the audio page   here .
Kollel Women's Annual
Yom Tov Bake Sale Event 
New for this year! 
Sponsorships Available

Help defray the costs of running this all-important and uplifting event by joining as a sponsor. Sponsorship on all levels includes admission and a complimentary audio CD of the talk, "The Power of the 13 Attributes of Mercy" given at last year's event by Mrs. Rochel Baum.
$180 Sponsor
$360 Silver Sponsor
$500 Gold Sponsor comes with a complimentary cake for you to enjoy over Yom tov.

To sponsor, please send an email to Rabbi Zeffren at

Monday, September 25, 2017
7:00 p.m.
At the home of Michie Pasternak
265 Winding Way
Merion Station

Dairy and pareve  
salad bar

Fabulous assortment of
YomTov desserts for sale
Pre-Yom Tov inspiration
from our guest speaker,
Mrs. Chani Juravel
Couvert $36
Rabbi Frand's
Teshuva Drasha 5778
Rabbi Frand's Teshuva Drasha 5778
Live video hook-up
Thursday Evening
September 28
8:45 p.m.
Followed by Maariv

At the Philadelphia Community Kollel
Lower Level

Suggested Donation: $5
For Men and Women
Audio, Video and Photos from the
Pre-Rosh Hashanah
Evening of Inspiration
with Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier
Our ninth annual Pre-Rosh Hashana evening of inspiration lived up to its name as nearly 100 men and women gathered from near and far to hear the illuminating message of teshuva from Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier.

A big thank you to our sponsors for their support.
To hear an audio recording of the event, click hereTo see video click here .

Donate Now to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Click here to donate to the Agudath Israel Disaster Relief Fund for the Houston Community

Click here to donate to the Meyerland Minyan
Rosh Hashanah in 60 Minutes
Partners in Torah is proud to present a special educational piece prepared by Rabbi Elazar Meisels called "Rosh Hashanah in 60 Minutes or Less."
 Arranged in a graphically pleasing format, it's chock full of information on Rosh Hashanah, much of it not found elsewhere.
To see this booklet, click here
Kollel Lost and Found

Unclaimed items left in the Kollel for longer than 30 days will be disposed of.
We have launched a Lost and Found Page to help people become aware of lost items.  Periodically, we will post on this page photos of items that are found in the Kollel facility or at Kollel events.  Please look at the items and let us know if any of them are yours at  (Please hover over each picture to read further details about the item/s in question.
In addition to this page, there is a Lost and Found box by the coat rack at the back door.
Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd  will resume after Sukkos.
  • Torah Youth will resume after Sukkos.
  • 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 Jeff and Daryl Klein's home at 161 Union Avenue at 8:15 p.m.