Philadelphia Community Kollel
Philadelphia Community Kollel
September 28, 2017
Yom Kippur 5778

Yom Kippur 5778

Gmar Chasima Tova

Yom Kippur 5778 Zemanim
Friday, September 29- Erev Yom Kippur:
7:30 a.m.: Selichos
12:50 p.m.: Chatzos
2:30 p.m.: Mincha
6:28 p.m.: Candle Lighting
Friday Night - Yom Kippur Night:
6:10 p.m.: Tefillas Zakah
6:31 p.m. :  Kol Nidrei
6:46 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
7:20 p.m.: Divrei Hisorerus
7:41 p.m.: Maariv
Shabbos, Sept. 30 - Yom Kippur Day:
7:30 a.m.:  Shacharis
8:15 a.m.: Hamelech
9:17/9:53 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
11:30 a.m.:  Yizkor (approx.)
11:45 a.m.: Mussaf (approx.)
3-4:00 p.m.: Break (approx.)
4:00 p.m.: Mincha (approx.)
Divrei Hisorerus
5:55 p.m.: Ne'eila (approx.)
6:44 p.m.: Sh'kia/Sunset
7:39 p.m.: Ma'ariv
7:56 p.m.: 72 Minutes
Sunday, October 1:
7:55 a.m.: Shacharis

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Mazel Tov To...


Daniel and Devorah Himmel  on the birth of a son.

Adam and Aliza Mervis on the birth of a son.  Mazel tov to proud grandparents, Larry and Marcia Rosenthal.

Gabe and Ariel Amzallag on the birth of a son.

Steve and Gloria Allon on the engagement of their daughter, Connie Ora, to Idan Levi.

Barry and Miriam Gesserman on the birth of their granddaughter, Hendee, born to Hillel and Leah Nadler.

Rabbi Dovid and Sara Kalish on the birth of a son.  Mazel tov to proud grandparents, Susan Kalish and Jonathan and Deanna Tanner.  The Bris will take place b'ezras Hashem on Sunday, October 1st at the Kollel, following the 7:55 a.m. shacharis.

Rabbis Frand's

 Powerful Teshuva Drasha

TONIGHT! 8:45 p.m.

 Come prepared for Yom Kippur with this special keynote speech widely known as the climax of his yearly talks!

Rabbi Yissocher Frand's Annual Teshuva Drasha will be broadcast ~TONIGHT~ September 28, 2017 as part of an international evening with viewings all around the globe.

8:45 PM- Teshuva Drasha  9:55 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 


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Tzedaka in Support of the Poor
for Yom Tov
As is well-known, our Rabbis tell us that before the Days of Awe it is an opportune time to donate charity to the poor and support other worthy causes, most notably, Torah study. These merits will accompany us on the day of judgment. You can donate in any of the following ways:

1- Kollel Yom Tov Fund - Help struggling families for Yom tov by making a check to the Kollel and writing "Yom Tov Fund" in the memo or donate online here: Yom Tov Fund  (Please write "Yom Tov Fund" in the description box)

2- Chasdei Eliyahu or Matan B'seser - Help struggling families for Yom tov by making a check to either of these institutions  and send it to the Kollel (Attn: Rabbi Zeffren)

3- Support the Kollel and its activities by donating here today: Philadelphia Community Kollel

A tax deductible receipt will be sent promptly.

May it be a zechus for you for a happy, sweet new year!
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.

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, here.

Prepare for Yom Kippur
Links to Shiurim
for Men and Women
Follow the link to hear an audio recording of this year's
Womens' Yom Tov Bake Sale Event with Mrs. Chani Juravel.  You can also select recordings from previous years.

Follow the link to hear an audio recording of this year's
Evening of Inspiration with Rabbi Ben Tzion Shaffier.  For audio recordings from previous years, click here.

Bein Hazemanim Begins
The Kollel Sukkos Bein Hazemanim (Intersession) runs from Sunday, October 1st through Sunday, October 22nd (2 Cheshvan).  To see more information about Bein Hazemanim and Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim, including davening times, shiurim schedules, audio links to previous shiurim and more, please see our Sukkos 5778 page.
Community News -
Two Important Mikvah Announcements
Men's Erev Yom Kippur Mikvah Schedule and
Invitation to Dedication Ceremony for the
Lower Merion Community Mikvah ( see below for link)

Important Community Announcement -
Mikva for Men on Erev Yom Kippur

In the near future we will IY"H be using the new state of the art Men's Mikva at the brand new Lower  Merion Mikva facility.  However, this Erev Yom Kippur we still have to manage with the existing  facilities.  In order to ease congestion and keep the Mikvaos as sanitary as possible we have made the  following arrangements for men for Erev Yom Kippur 5778:

The decommissioned Mikva (that has been temporarily taken 
out of retirement) in the basement of Caskey Torah Academy will be  available from 10:00 AM until 4:00PM.  It is suggested that those who are using the CTA mikva shower  at home to avoid congestion at the mikva.  Caskey Torah Academy needs to begin cleaning the Mikva 
promptly at 4:00.  Please make sure that you leave by 4:00. 

The CTA mikvaos use a fish tank type filter.  As the filter does not remove  the water from the Mikva it is permissible to use the mikva while this type of filter is on.  The Mikva is  sanitized with bromine tablets.

Caskey Torah Academy Mikva:
Hours: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Entrance: The entrance to the CTA mikva is the second set of steps which go down to the basement -  opposite the Early Childhood Playground.
Please pay $10.00 in cash or check at the Torah Academy Mikva.  Checks should be made out to Lower  Merion Community Mikva.
There are 4 preparation rooms and 2 Mikvaos available.
It is necessary to bring your own towel and all of your own supplies.
Anything left in the Mikva will be disposed of as the organizers see fit. 

We would like to express our appreciation to Rabbi Entin and the Torah Academy lay leaders for making  their facilities available to the community.  A great deal of attention and planning were necessary to 
take the mikva out of retirement for Erev Yom Kippur use.

Any questions should be directed to me at
Naftoli Eisemann

Important Community Announcement -
Lower Merion Community Mikvah Dedication Ceremony

Please follow the link to view the invitation to the

To RSVP, click here.

Philadelphia Community Kollel
364 Montgomery Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066

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