Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

October 2, 2014
Yom Kippur 5775 
In This Issue
Yom Kippur at the Kollel
Yom Kippur Scrolls
Selichos Erev Yom Kippur
Annual Teshuva Drashos TONIGHT!
Yom Kippur in 60 Minutes
Women's Bake Sale Audio & Photos
Evening of Inspiration Audio & Photos
Community News

Mazel Tov To:

 R' Yoel Dovid and Shayna Malka Zeffren on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Binyomin!


Jay and Julie Kamin on the birth of their daughter, Sarah!


Natan Matityahu on his engagement to

Rachel Goldberg! Mazel Tov
to Natan's mother, Mrs. Dorit Matityahu!


David and Leah Gotlib

on the birth of their grandson, born to Shira and Simcha Feldman.


Leon and Malkie Schwartz

on the birth of a grandson, born to Raquel & Jack Harary! Mazal Tov to the great grandmother, Mrs. Marilyn Borck!


Condolences To:


Mrs. Juliet Spitzer on the loss of her mother, Dr. Judy A. Spitzer a"h.

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Yom Kippur 5775 at the Kollel
Friday, October 3: 
Erev Yom Tov
7:30 a.m.: Selichos 
12:50 p.m.: Chatzos
2:30 p.m.: Mincha
6:22 p.m.: Candle Lighting

Yom Kippur Night

6:05 p.m.: Tefillas Zakah

6:25 p.m.: Kol Nidrei

6:40 p.m.: Sh'kia

7:15 p.m.: Divrei Hisorerus

7:35 p.m.: Maariv


Shabbos, Yom Kippur Day, October 4: 
7:30 a.m.: Shacharis
8:15 a.m.: Hamelech
11:30 a.m.: Yizkor (approx.)
11:45 p.m.: Mussaf (approx.)
3:00- 4:10 p.m.: Break (approx.)
4:10 p.m.: Mincha (approx.)
Divrei Hisorerus
5:50 p.m.: Ne'eila (approx.)
6:38 p.m.: Sh'kia
7:33 p.m.: Maariv
7:50 p.m.: 72 Minutes

To view all information for the Yomim Noraim, please view the Kollel's 
Yom Kippur Memorial Scroll Program
Earn merits before the Yomim Noraim towards being inscribed and sealed 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- Erev Yom Kippur

Erev Yom Kippur: 

Selichos will be tomorrow morning at 

7:30 AM

Rabbis Reissman and Frand

 Powerful Teshuva Drashos

Back- To- Back


Come prepare for Yom Kippur with these two special keynote speeches widely known as the climax of their yearly talks!

 Rabbi Yisroel Reissman and Rabbi Yissocher Frand's Annual Teshuva Drashos will be broadcast live 


October 2, 2014


Shown as part of an international evening with viewings all around the globe.


8:00 PM- Rabbi Yisroel Reissman
9:00 PM- Rabbi Yissocher Frand
10:00 PM- Maariv

This shiur 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 

For further information, please call 610-668-9557



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Yom Kippur Message from the 
Vani Tefillah foundation
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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 full of information on Yom Kippur, 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 on Tuesday, September 16th 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
  • 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.