Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

December 10, 2015
Parshas Meikaitz  5776
Chanukah 5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Shabbos Chanukah Break
Rabbi Aharon Lopiansky shlit"a Audio, Photos and Past Chanukah Classes
Special Workshop for Women!
SAVE THE DATE! Kollel Annual Dinner
Masmid Program: There will be no Masmid Program this week
Winter Zman
Community News
Mazel Tov To:

Mr. and Mrs. Stan Kops  on the Bris of their grandson, born to Michael and Miryam!
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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Meikaitz
Thursday, December 10:
8:15 p.m.: Gemara Yoma Shiur
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, December 11:
8:20 a.m.- 8:35 a.m. : Rabbi Prupas's Parsha Shiur
4:17 p.m. :  Candle Lighting  
4:35 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, December 12:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
8:57/ 9:33 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Ramban Shiur with Rabbi Eskenazi
3:55 p.m.:  Mincha
4:35 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:47 p.m.: 72 Minutes
7:30 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

Please note: there will be no Shaosh Seudos or Masmid program this week.

Please note: weekday Shachris on Chanuka will be at 7:20 am. Sunday Shachris on Chanuka will be at 8:00

Follow this link to see the new  Shabbos  Zemanim  chart

Shabbos Chanukah Break
The Kollel will be on break from Friday morning, December 11 through Monday afternoon, December 14. There will be no Masmid program or Sunday Morning Program this week.
Minyanim will remain uninterrupted.
Weekday Shachris 7:20 a.m.
Sunday Shachris 8:00 a.m.
Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky 
shlit"a Audio, Photos and Past Chanukah Classes
Thank you to all those who joined us for the 
Kollel's Annual Chanukah Mesiba featuring 
a special Chanukah lecture by the renowned
Horav Ahron Lopiansky Shlit"a
Rosh Hayeshiva of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington,
Silver Spring, Maryland
Speaker and Master of Jewish thought 
who spoke on 
Understanding The Rambam's Statement:

Follow these links to:
Hear AUDIO of the Shiur, click here.
To see PHOTOS, click here.
To hear past Kollel shiurim related to Chanukah, click here.
To purchase Rabbi Lopiansky's seforim or books, please visit his website:
Thank you to our sponsors:
Flame Sponsors: 
Ted and Phyllis Kosloff
Wick Sponsors: 
Sid and Susan Laytin
in memory of Susan's grandmother, Hannah bas Shmuel a"h
and Sid's father, Shlomo ben Meir a"h.

Steve Weiner and Lisa Wise Weiner
David and Kineret Shakow
Betty Sved
in memory of her sister, Chana bas Shalom a"h.

Special Workshop for Women!
Be the Greatest You Can Be...
Without Beating Yourself Up!
Special Workshop for women with
Mrs. Devorah Kigel!

Be the Greatest You Can Be...
Without Beating You rself Up!

Sponsorships available:
Gold: $360 Silver: $180 Bronze: $100

Motza'ei Shabbos, December 19, 8:30 p.m.

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At the home of
  Dana Kupfer
468 N Highland Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066
Refreshments sponsored by Kosher Foods and More.
Kollel Annual Dinner
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Guests of Honor
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford and Margery Bruck
Young Leadership Award
Dr. and Mrs. Mendel and Shira Kupfer

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~Masmid Program~
There will be no Masmid Program this week.
NEW! Each week we will raffle off a  $25 gift certificate to Shalom Pizza to be awarded to the adult accompanying the child whose ticket is chosen.
Mazel Tov to Tuvia Gross who won the grand prize last week!

To see the latest Masmid Newsletter, click here.

Previous Weeks Photos available online, here:  Masmid Photos
Why not have your picture there too, j oin us this week!

Join the crowd during long winter Motzaei Shabbosos at our ever-popular and exciting Masmid Program. Young boys come to learn with fathers, grandfathers, and mentors and enjoy great learning, stories, raffle prizes, and pizza! 
We welcome you to our fifteenth year.

All the rest of the programs until the end of the season have been reserved except for 4 of them. Reserve your sponsorship week today. To visit the sponsorship webpage, click here. 

To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links: 
The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.
To sign up for Masmid email, click here:  Masmid Email Sign-up

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Winter Zman
Learning Schedule
The Kollel offers shiurim and chavrusas for every day of the week.
To arrange for a chavrusah please contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas at

Community News
  •   PLEASE NOTE  Bnos of Bala Cynwyd  will NOT meet this shabbos, Parshas Mikeitz (Shabbos Chanuka), Dec. 12th
  • Torah Youth will meet this Shabbos from 2:45 - 3:45 on the Lower Level at LMS.
  • Rabbi Mordechai Young gives a weekly class for women every Sunday evening at 7:45 at the Poe's (400 Gary Lane in Bala Cynwyd). Now learning Koheles. All women and young ladies are welcome!
  • 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.