Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

  September 29, 2016 
Parshas Nitzavim 5776
Rosh Hashanah 5777
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Rosh Hashanah 5777 at the Kollel
Yomim Noraim 5777
Prepare for Rosh Hashanah
Memorial Scroll 5777
Annual Yom Tov Bake Sale Audio and Photos
Evening of Inspiration Audio & Photos
Five Years in the Making...A Grand Siyum on Meseches Yoma
Rosh Hashanah in 60 Minutes
Community News
Dr Elaine Zackai and Rabbi and Mrs Aaron and Esther Gold on the engagement of their granddaughter Sarala Gold, daughter of Rabbi  and Mrs. Yisroel and Elisheva Gold of Savannah, to Shlomo Boruch Tendler, son of  Rabbi and Mrs Hillel and Mashie Tendler of Baltimore.

Rabbi Yakir & Lea Schechter
 on the birth of a baby girl! Mazel tov to the entire Schechter & Zuckerman families.

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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Nitzavim
Thursday, September 29:  
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:  Kollel Erev   
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:  Rabbi Frand's Weekly  Parsha  Shiur
10:00 p.m.-  Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi
Friday, September 30:
8:20 a.m.-8:35 a.m.:  Rabbi Prupas's Shiur
6:26 p.m.: Candle Lighting  
6:44 p.m.: Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, October 1:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
9:13/ 9:49 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Ramban Shiur- Given by Rabbi Eskenazi
5:42 p.m.: Mincha
6:42 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
7:37 p.m.: Maariv
7:54 p.m.:  72 Minutes 

Follow this link to see the Shabbos  Zemanim  chart for  September-October.

Rosh Hashanah 5777 at the Kollel
 To see a printable version of the Rosh Hashanah Zemanim please click here.
Sunday, October 2:
6:20 p.m.:  Mincha
6:22 p.m.:  Candle Lighting  
6:40 p.m.: Shkiya /Sunset
7:05 p.m.: Divrei Hisorerus
7:25 p.m.: Maariv

Monday, October 3:
7:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
8:00 a.m.: Hamelech
9:18/ 9:54 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
10:35 a.m.: Divrei Hisorerus (approx.)
11:00 a.m.: Shofar/Mussaf (approx.)
                    Second Tekias Shofar at 111 Bryn Mawr Ave.,                          Bala Cynwyd at 4:30 p.m.
6:10 p.m.: Mincha
6:38 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
Candle lighting after Tzais
7:00 p.m.:  Divrei Hisorerus (approx.)
7:18 p.m.: Maariv
7:50 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Tuesday, October 4:
7:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
8:00 a.m.: Hamelech
9:19/ 9:55 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
10:45 a.m.: Divrei Hisorerus (approx.)
11:10 a.m.: Shofar/Mussaf (approx.)
                    Second Tekias Shofar at 111 Bryn Mawr Ave.,                          Bala Cynwyd at 4:30 p.m.
6:05 p.m.: Mincha
6:37 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
7:32 p.m.: Maariv
7:49 p.m.: 72 Minutes

Selichos Tzom Gedalia, Wednesday October 5, at 7:00 am
Selichos October 6-7-9-10: 6:55 a.m.
Erev Yom Kippur: October 11: 7:30 a.m.
Yomim Noraim 5777

To view all of our programs for the upcoming Yomim Noraim, please view the Kollel's
Prepare for Rosh Hashanah
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To listen to timely shiurim and lectures, see either of these:
Memorial Scroll 5777

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  Memorial Scroll Webpage 
or contact Rabbi Zeffren at 
or call the Kollel office at 610-668-9557.

Photos and Audio of the Annual Yom Tov
Bake Sale Event 

To hear audio of this shiur, click here:
Mrs. Rochel (Kamenetsky) Baum
spoke on
"Application within Supplication:
  The Power of the 13 Atrributes of Mercy

To enlarge, click on the poster
 Photos and Audio of the 
Annual Pre-Rosh Hashanah 
~Evening of Inspiration~
This year's guest speaker,
Rabbi Reuven Drucker 
of Highland Park, NJ,   treated us to a very meaningful talk from He spoke on the topic of "Is Rosh Hashanah Un-American?"
To hear audio of this lecture click here
To see photos, click on poster below.
We thank our sponsors:
Dr. Dick Adler
Chava Slotteroff
Marc and Debbi Frankel

To view this poster in large, please click on it below.
Five Years in the Making
A Grand Accomplishment 
A Siyum on Meseches Yoma

To the Rosh Kollel and the participants of his Thursday night gemara shiur:
Evan Aidman
Max Bienstock
David Golan
Boris Kalandar
Abba Rosenthol
Howard Okrent
Dennis Rosen
Benny Schwartz
Moshe Yosef Strong
Zach Weiser
Ezra Wohlgelernter
Seth Yoffe
upon their completion of Mesechta Yoma this week.
After 5 and ½ years of learning through the mesechta, week in week out, they now merit to celebrate a siyum. A grand siyum is planned. 
Previous mesechtos completed were Taanis, Sotah, and Avoda Zora.
Want to join? They'll be beginning a new mesechta - Rosh Hashana. Email Rabbi Biberfeld at so you can get all the updates for the shiur.
The recordings of the entire Mesechta Yoma is now available, here: Meseches Yoma
Mazel Tov!
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.
Community Announcement 
Looking for immediate placement of 2 Orthodox Children for temporary care in an Orthodox home, as parents are unable to care for children at this time.  Placement will require clean background checks, safe and stable home environment, and coordination of services with Department of Health Services (DHS).  It is undetermined if this placement will be for several weeks or several months, please consider accordingly. Email your interest/availability to Dvora Entin at  or
Community News
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd
    PLEASE NOTE - Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will NOT meet this coming shabbos, Parshas Netzavim, October 1st. Please remember to pay your yearly membership dues as soon as possible. Contact Dr. M. Friedman ( for more info.
  • 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.