Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
December 29, 2016
Parshas Mikeitz/
Chanukah  5777
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Friday Mincha
Happy Chanukah!..
Audio & Photos of Kollel's...Pre-Chanukah Mesiba.
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No Masmid This Week
Photos from Kesher II
10 Minute Shiur!
Are You New to the Area?
Community News
Mazel Tov to:
Jay and Julie Kamin   on the birth of a daughter.

The Rosh Chabura of our Mechanchem Night Kollel,  Rabbi and Mrs. Shalom Kelemer,  on the bar mitzvah of their son, Chananya. A Kiddush will be held at the Kelemer home after yeshiva davening (8:00 am).
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Mikeitz/Chanukah

Please note:  The Kollel Rabbis will be on Chanukah break from Thursday afternoon, December 29 through Sunday night. All chavrusos and shiurim will resume on Monday morning, December 2.

Thursday, December 29:
Please note there will be no Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld this week.
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:  Kollel Erev  
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday December 30:
4:27 p.m. :  Candle Lighting
4:45 p.m.:  Shkiya /Sunset

Shabbos, December 31:
8:15 a.m.:   Shacharis
9:00/ 9:36 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
4:05 p.m.:  Mincha
4:45 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:40 p.m.: Maariv
5:57 p.m.:  72 Minutes


Follow this link to see the Shabbos Zemanim chart  for December.
Mincha this Friday
This Friday, December 30, the Kollel
will have a special mincha minyan at 12:30 pm.
Chanukah 5777 at the Kollel!
To see a video of Chanukah activities at the Kollel, please click on menorah below.
Please note: Weekday Shacharis on Chanukah through Friday, December 30 will be at 7:20 a.m.

Please note:  The Kollel Rabbis will be on Chanukah break from Thursday afternoon, December 29 through Sunday night. All chavrusos and shiurim will resume on Monday morning, January 2. 

To hear Kollel Lectures from our archives including audio from over 15 Chanukah Mesibos in previous years, click here: Chanukah Audio

Chanukah in 60 Minutes!

To read Chanukah in 60 Minutes prepared by Partners in Torah, click on graphic below.

Audio & Photos of Kollel's
Pre-Chanukah Mesiba
with Rabbi Mordechai Dov Fine
The Kollel's Pre-Chanukah Mesiba was a special event at which attendees were treated to a delicious dessert reception, uplifting words of Torah from Rabbi Fine and a stirring kumzitz to top off the evening

To see photos click here: Chanukah Photos
To hear audio click here:  Mesiba Audio
To see a video clip, click here: Video

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The Philadelphia Community Kollel's
16th Annual Dinner
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Have the Kollel in Mind in your
 Tax Year-end Giving

The Philadelphia Community Kollel's sixteenth annual dinner will be held on January 15, 2017 at the Hilton City Avenue. Please mark your calendar for a most memorable evening and look out for a mailing in the near future announcing the details of this exciting event. We deeply appreciate our community's support and look forward to your participation.

To met our honorees, click here: MEET OUR HONOREES
Masmid will resume
Next  Week, January 7

There are 2 sessions left to sponsor. If you are interested, please speak with Rabbi Zeffren.
Kesher II - A Great Success!!
Kesher II was a great Success. 
See you back on January 22 for Kesher III
Stay Tuned!!
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10 MINUTES!  Basar B'Chalav
Mon.-Thur. Following Ma'ariv
The first weeks of the shiur were met with overwhelming interest.  It's never too late to join!
Basar B'Chalav Shiur
Following Ma'ariv, 
Ma'ariv Mon.-Wed. 9:55 pm
  Thur. 10:00 pm
Join Rabbi Biberfeld, Rosh Kollel  and Rabbis Breiner and Eskenazi (in rotation)  for 10 minutes after Ma'ariv to gain basic knowledge in Hilchos Basar b'Chalav - Laws of Meat and Dairy
using the sefer "Kitzur Hilchos Basar b'Chalav."
For more info. please contact Rabbi Yosef Prupas

Missed a shiur? Click here to listen to audio recordings of the Basar B'Chalav shiurim! Updated daily.

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Are You New to the Area?

Are you new to the area? The Philadelphia Community Kollel welcomes you to our community. We offer many learning opportunities for men, women and children. We invite you to browse our website, to get an idea of what we do.  You can sign up for email, regular mail etc. and even make a request for a chavrusah here: 
Feel free to give us a shout for anything you might need.  Hatzlacha in your new home and welcome! 
Community News
  • Important Community Announcement from the Keystone K. Please click here.
  • Can you help? If you could join us in learning mishnayos in memory of Mr. Sam Laskin, z"l , - father of Chaya (& Russ) Lyons, that would be greatly appreciated.
  • You can sign up here:

  • Please note: Due to a number of other events,  Bnos of Bala Cynwyd Shabbos groups are not scheduled to meet again until Shabbos Parshas Vaeira (Jan. 28).

  • Torah Youth  will NOT meet this Shabbos.
  • 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.