Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

September 23, 2014
Rosh Hashana 5775 
In This Issue
Kesivah V'Chasimah Tovah
Rosh Hashana at the Kollel
Rosh Hashanah Scrolls
Selichos Times
Annual Teshuva Drashos
Rosh Hashana in 60 Minutes
Women's Bake Sale
Community News

Mazel Tov To:

Jonathan and Dee Tanner

on the birth of a granddaughter, born to their children Franny and Rafi!

David Srolovitz

on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Noam and Batya Srolovitz! 

Rabbi Dov and Libby Brisman on the engagement of their son, Gedalia. 


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The Kollel Rabbis and Staff Wish You A Kesivah V'Chasimah Tovah
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Wishes You a Kesivah V'Chasimah Tovah 
Rosh Hashana Davening Times 
Wednesday, September 24:  Erev Yom Tov
6:30 a.m.: Selichos followed by Shacharis & Hatoras nedorim
12:53 p.m.: Chatzos
Remember Eiruv Tavshilin!
6:37 p.m.: Candlelighting
6:30p.m.: Mincha
6:55 p.m.: Shkiyah
7:40 p.m.: Maariv


Thursday, September 25:  First Day Yom Tov
7:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:16/ 9:52 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
11:00 a.m.:(approx.): Shofar/Mussaf
            4:30 p.m.: Second Tekias Shofar at 
                             111 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd
6:25 p.m.: Mincha
6:53 p.m.: Shkiyah
Candlelighting after Tzais

7:33 p.m.:  Maariv   

Friday, September 26:  Second Day Yom Tov
7:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:16/ 9:52 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
11:10 a.m. (approx.): Shofar/Mussa
                 4:30 p.m.: Second Tekias Shofar At 
         111 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd
6:15  p.m.: Mincha and Kabbolas Shabbos
6:33 p.m.: Candlelighting
6:41 p.m.: Shkiyah followed by Maariv
Shabbos, September 27:

8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:16/ 9:52 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema 
6:00 p.m.: Mincha
6:50 p.m.: Shkiyah
8:02 p.m.: 72 Min.  
To view all information for the upcoming Yomim Noraim, please view the Kollel's 

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.

Selichos Times 5775

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, Sept. 24:  6:30 a.m.

Tzom Gedaliah Sunday, September 28:           7:00 a.m.

Aseres Yemai Teshuvah, Sept. 29- Oct. 2:        6:55 a.m.

Erev Yom Kippur, Friday, October 3:                 7:30 a.m.


For a  printer friendly list of Selichos times, please 

click here.

Annual Teshuva Drasha
by Rabbi Frand
Thursday, October 2nd
9:00 PM

The Philadelphia Community Kollel and TCN


A Live Broadcast




Thursday Evening,

October 2, 2014

Drasha- 9:00 p.m.

Maariv- 10:00 p.m.

The Philadelphia Community Kollel 

(lower level)
For Men and Women

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Rosh Hashana in 60 Minute or Less

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

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

Audio & Photos

Our annual Pre-Yom Tov Women's Bake Sale took place this past Tuesday at the home of Michael and Lisa Wachs.


Thank you to all of the many women who helped make this Bake Sale a huge success!




To listen to the lecture that was given at the bake sale, by Mrs. Shalva Witty, click on the link below.




To listen to lectures from these past events, please visit our 

Annual Pre-Rosh Hashanah 
~Evening of Inspiration~
Our Annual Evening of Inspiration took place this past Sunday evening! We had a great turn out, and everyone left inspired!



To listen to the audio of this event, please click on the link below.

To listen to past Lectures from this event, please click here.


 Thank you to our Sponsors!


Ted and Phyllis Kosloff

Sid and Susan Laytin

Erwin and Rochelle Nosenchuk

In honor of their grandson Meir Nosenchuk, on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah.

Steven and Lisa Weiner 

In honor of the wedding of Meir Yochai Weiss and his bride, Sarah Bena. Mazal Tov! May parents Dr. David & Mrs. Elisheva Weiss merit to always enjoy much nachas from all of their children.


Community News
  • Mazel Tov: There will be a vort to celebrate the engagement of Jasmin Nof to Moshe Chaim Shinohara, on Wednesday, October 1st,

    at the Kollel. 8-10 pm.

    May we only share in many simchos!

  • 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 and sign up, or send a request to These are two separate services with separate halachos.
  • Parsha Shiur by Rabbi Ungar of Etz Chaim-  a 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.