Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update


March 21, 2013 

Pesach 5773 

In This Issue
Chag Kosher Vesameach!
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Pesach at the Kollel
Pesach Cleaning
Yom Tov Zemanim Chart
Weekday Minyanim
Kollel Bein Hazemanim Schedule
Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim
Prepare for Yom Tov with Audio Lectures
Pesach in 60 Minutes (or less
Maos Chitim
Community News
Mazel Tov To:


Mr. and Mrs. Morris and Hedy Cohen on the birth of a granddaughter, Talia Gittel!



 Condolences To:


Mr. and Mrs. Steven and Gwen Horowitz on the passing of their beloved father/father-in-law, Mr. Marvin Schuster.


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Chag Kosher Vesameach!
 As zeman cheiruseinu, the time of freedom, approaches, we take this opportunity to wish all our friends a chag kosher vesameach, a happy and fulfilling Yom Tov with family and friends, and may we merit the geulah shelaimah, the final redemption with the coming of Moshiach, bemiheira beyameinu, amein!



Rabbi Yechiel Bibefeld, Rosh Kollel

Rabbi Yoel D. Zeffren, Assistant Rosh Kollel

Mr. Sid Laytin, President

Dr. Ira Strassman, Vice President Mr. David Shakow, Treasurer

Dr. Jay Rosenblum, Recording Secretary


Check out this Information on the
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Parshas Tzav
Shabbos Hagadol
Thursday, March 14: 
No Gemara Yoma Shiur
9:00 - 10:00 p.m.:
Rabbi Frand's Weekly Parsha Shiur
No Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
Friday, March 15:
6:57 p.m.: Candle Lighting 
7:15 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
Shabbos, March 9:
8:15 a.m.:Shacharis
9:27/ 10:03  a.m.:Latest Krias Shema  
6:00 p.m.: Mincha 
7:16 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
No Shalosh Seudos or Maariv at the Kollel
8:28 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
9:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur 

Pesach 5773 at the Kollel

Erev Pesach, Monday, March 25:  

8:00 a.m.: Shacharis with Siyum

10:39 a.m.: Finish Consumption of Chometz

11:53 a.m.: Finish Burning of Chometz

7:00 p.m.:  Candle Lighting

7:00 p.m.: Mincha

7:18 p.m.:  Shkiya/ Sunset

8:00 p.m.:  Maariv  


1st Day Pesach, Tuesday, March 26:

8:30 a.m.: Shacharis    

9:24/ 10:00 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema

7:00 p.m.: Mincha

7:19 p.m.:  Shkiya

Candle Lighting after Tzeis 

8:00 p.m.:  Maariv (w/Sefiras Haomer)


2nd Day Pesach, Wednesday, March 27::

 8:30 a.m.: Shacharis    

9:23/ 9:59 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema

7:00 p.m.: Mincha

7:20 p.m.:  Shkiya

Pesach Cleaning at the Kollel

The Kollel upper level will be cleaned for Pesach on Friday, March 22.  The lower level will be cleaned on Sunday, March 24. After that time, please do not bring any chometz into the building. If you have left any food items in the Kollel, please remove them before the above date or they will be disposed of.

Yom Tov Zemanim Chart

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Weekday MINYANIM for First Two Weeks of Bein Hazemanim


Tuesday, March 19-

Sunday, March 31


Shacharis  8:00 a.m.

Mincha: 1:40 p.m.

Maariv  9:55 p.m.

(Thursday 10:00 p.m.)



Kollel Bein Hazemanim Schedule


The Kollel Bein Hazmanim(Intersession) continues through 

Wednesday, April 10 (Rosh Chodesh Iyar).   


Following is the Kollel schedule for this time period:




With the exception of Daf Yomi and Kollel Boker, all chavrusos and shiurim, including:  

  • Sunday Morning Beis Medrash
  • Sunday Pachad Yitzchok - R' Prupas
  • Young Professionals Group- R' Zeffren
  • Lunch Hour Navi - R' Gold
  • Laws of Daily Living- R' Eskenazi
  • Ramban Shiur- R' Eskenazi 
    • High School Boys - R' Deutscher
    • Thursday Gemara- R' Biberfeld
    • Thursday  Kollel Erev
    • Friday Chumash- Rabbi Prupas
    • Shabbos Business Ethics- R' Biberfeld

will be in intersession until  Thursday, April 11. Please look out for an e-mail communication at that time to confirm that these shiurim have restarted.

  1. 2.      First Seder Mens Beis Medrash: Will be in intersession from March 21-April 7 inclusive.

  1. 3.     
    Daf Yomi: WILL continue every week night at 10:10 p.m. here at the Kollel.  

    Shabbos and Yom Tov schedule: TBA

  1. 4.      Dirshu Daf Yomi B'halacha:  Will be on intersession from

 Sunday, March 24-April 2 inclusive. (With a Shiur on March 31 at 8:15 p.m

5.      TCN Webcast Shiurim:

Rabbi Frand: 

March 21 and April 6 at 9:00 pm.  

(No Shiur on March 28).          

Rabbi Reisman:

March 23/30: 9:30 p.m.  

April 6 at 10:00 pm. 

Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim:

New This Year- Seforim Giveaway!! 


Once again the Kollel will be offering a 

Yeshiva Away From Yeshiva!

Shiurim will be given by prominent מגידי שעור בענינא דיומא

Breakfast served daily until Pesach!


Every weekday and Chol Hamoed   

Tuesday March 19- 
Friday. March 29

Shacharis 8:00 a.m.  *   Mincha: 1:40 p.m.



Seforim will be given to all bochurim back from Yeshiva that learn a minimum of 15 hours during the sedorim of Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim. Choose between a few sets of seforim listed on the poster below. 

Daily/Weekly Sponsorships Available.


For more information, please call R' Zeffren at 610-507-3906 


Prepare for Yom Tov with Audio Lectures from the Archives of

Title                                            Speaker                                 Level

Sippur Yetzias Mitzrayim              R' Yechiel Biberfeld     Advanced

STAR-K LECTURE 2008               RABBI ZVI GOLDBERG          All


STAR-K LECTURE 2006               RABBI ZVI GOLDBERG          All

Hagaddah Shel Pesach Part 1       R' Yechiel Biberfeld               All

Hagaddah Shel Pesach Part 2       R' Yechiel Biberfeld               All


Pesach in 60 Minutes (or less)

 Click here for "Pesach in 60 minutes" 

Maos Chitim


Maos Chitim - מעות חיטים     


The Kollel will be accepting donations for Maos Chitim to be distributed to the needy through Chasdei Eliyahu and  Matan Bseser. 

Contact Rabbi Zeffren at 610-507-3906.

May your generosity in helping these needy families be a zechus for you and yours to thoroughly enjoy you Pesach with joy and good health!


This year in Yerushalayim!!



Community News 

  • Please note - Bnos will NOT meet again until after Pesach - wishing all a chag kasher v'sameach!   
  • Torah Youth will not meet until after Pesach! 

  • 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 are two separate services with separate halachos.
  • Rabbi Ungar's dynamic Shiur on the Parsha- please join us for an unforgettable Shiur every Monday night at Gary and Andrea Diamond's home at 101 Montgomery Avenue, # B5 at 8:15 p.m. Call for directions: 610-664-7690