Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

December 3, 2015
Parshas Vayeshev  5776
Chanuka 5776
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
This Sunday: Kollel Chanukah Mesibah with Rabbi Aharon Lopiansky shlit"a
Special Workshop for Women!
SAVE THE DATE! Kollel Annual Dinner
Masmid Program Week #6 Special Chanuka Program this week!
Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur Continues
Community News
Mazel Tov To:

Mr. and Mrs. Stan Kops  on the birth of a grandson, born to Michael and Miryam!

Condolence To:
Rabbi Shimshon and Rabbi Yaakov Deutscher and families  on the passing of their wife and mother,   Mrs. Reisel Deutscher z"l .

Rabbi Baruch  Lichtenstein on the passing of his mother, Mrs. Trudy Lichtenstein, z"l.
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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vayeshev
Thursday, November 26:
8:15 p.m.: Gemara Yoma Shiur
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:   Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, November 27:
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, November 28:
8:15 a.m.:  Shacharis
8:53/ 9:29 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Ramban Shiur with Rabbi Eskenazi
3:55 p.m.:  Mincha
Shalosh Seudos
4:35 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:47 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
6:30 p.m.: Masmid Program this week sponsored by R' Sruli and Rivka Schwartz in honor of Bubby Blanche Schwartz on her 90th birhtday!
7:30 p.m.:  Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

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

Please note: the Kollel will be on break Friday morning, December 11 through Monday afternoon, December 14.
Davening schedule remains uninterrupted.

Follow this link to see the new Shabbos  Zemanim  chart for 

This Sunday:
Kollel Chanukah Mesibah  
with Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky 
Sponsorships available:
Flame $500    -     Candle $360    -      Wick $180
The Philadelphia Community Kollel Presents
Horav Ahron Lopiansky Shlit"a
Rosh Hayeshiva of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington,
Silver Spring, Maryland
World renowned speaker and master of Jewish thought  
Understanding The Rambam's Statement:
"Kindling the Chanukah Lights
is a Most Cherished Mitzvah"
This Sunday Evening, December 6th, 2015
in the Kollel's Beis Medrash,
364 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station
Maariv 8:00 P.M.
Program 8:15 P.M.
(A second Maariv will be held at 9:55 p.m. on the Lower Level) 

Dancing, Singing, and a Dessert Buffet
from the Kollel Kitchen!
To hear past Kollel shiurim related to Chanukah, click here.
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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 Yourself Up!
Motza'ei Shabbos, December 19, 8:30 p.m.
At the home of Dana Kupfer
468 N Highland Avenue,  Merion Station

Light refreshments will be served.
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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~
Week #6
Special Chanukah Program this week!
Now at 6:30 p.m.
We will enjoy a short dance with music in honor of Chanukah and every boy will receive a special treat!

Please remember: no program next week, Motzai Shabbos Chanuks, Parshas Mikeitz, December 12

NEW! 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 Mordechai Daniel 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.

To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links: 
The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.
To sponsor a program today, click here: 
  Masmid Sponsorship
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
  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd  will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshas Vayeishev, Dec. 5th from 2:45pm - 3:45pm at LMS. If you have not paid your yearly membership yet, please contact Meira Friedman for information - 610-617-9529.  
  • 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.