Philadelphia Community Kollel  

Special Pesach Edition and Weekly Update


April 10, 2014

Parshas Acharei Mos- Pesach 


In This Issue
Chag Kosher Vesameach!
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Pesach at the Kollel
Pesach Cleaning
Yom Tov Zemanim Chart
Kollel Bein Hazemanim Schedule
Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim
Prepare for Yom Tov with Audio Lectures
Pesach in 60 Minutes (or less
Maos Chitim
Community News
Craig and Rachel Sherby on the birth of a baby boy! 
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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!


~The Kollel Rabbis and Staff 

View our Pesach Webpage to see all of the Kollel Pesach Updates:
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Parshas Acharei Mos
~Shabbos Hagadol~
Thursday, April 10: 
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, April 11:
7:17 p.m.: Candle Lighting 
7:35 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
Shabbos, April 12:
8:15 a.m.:Shacharis
9:08/ 9:44  a.m.:Latest Krias Shema  
6:00 p.m.: Mincha 
7:36 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
8:31 p.m.: Maariv
8:48 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
10:00 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur 

Pesach 5774 at the Kollel

Erev Pesach, Monday, April 14:  

8:00 a.m.: Shacharis with Siyum

10:25 a.m.: Finish Consumption of Chometz

11:43 a.m.: Finish Burning of Chometz

7:20 p.m.:  Candle Lighting

7:20 p.m.: Mincha

7:38 p.m.:  Shkiya/ Sunset

8:10 p.m.:  Maariv


1st Day Pesach, Tuesday, April 15:

8:30 a.m.: Shacharis    

9:06/ 9:42 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema

7:20 p.m.: Mincha

7:39 p.m.:  Shkiya

Candle Lighting after Tzeis 

8:20 p.m.: Maariv (w/ Sefiras Haomer)


2nd Day Pesach, Wednesday, April 16:

 8:30 a.m.: Shacharis    

9:05/ 9:41 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema

7:20 p.m.: Mincha

7:40 p.m.:  Shkiya

8:35 p.m.: Maariv

Pesach Cleaning at the Kollel

    1. The Kollel upper level will be cleaned for Pesach on Friday, April 11. The lower level will be cleaned on Sunday, April 13. After that time, please do not bring any chometz into the building. If you have left any food or clothing 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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Kollel Bein Hazemanim Schedule


 The Kollel Bein Hazmanim Intersession- 
Pesach 5774 
Begins Tuesday, April 8, and continues through Thursday, May 1 (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 
-Medical Halacha & Bioethics - Dr. David Weiss 
-Shiur in Ivrit - Ori Eisenberg 
-Young Professionals Group- R' Zeffren 
-Lunch Hour Navi - R' Gold 
-Laws of Daily Living- R' Eskenazi 
-High School Boys - R' Weiss 
-Thursday Gemara- R' Biberfeld 
-Thursday Kollel Erev 
-Friday Chumash- Rabbi Prupas 
-Shabbos Business Ethics- R' Biberfeld 
will be in intersession until Thursday, May 1. 
Please look out for an e-mail communication at that time to confirm that these shiurim have restarted.
2. Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim: WILL once again take place at the Kollel every weekday/chol hamoed from Tuesday, April 8 - Friday, April 18. For more information please see the poster.

3. Daf Yomi: WILL continue every week night at 10:10 p.m. here at the Kollel. Shabbos and Yom Tov schedule: TBA

4. Dirshu Daf Yomi B'halacha: Will be on intersession from Sunday, April 13 through Isru Chag, Wednesday April 23rd.


5. Minyanim:
WEEKDAY: We will continue to have daily minyanim. 
The only change being weekday Shacharis at 8:00 a.m. thru Sunday April 27. 
All other zemanim remain the same. 
Shacharis 8:00 a.m. 
Mincha: 2:30 p.m. 
Maariv 9:55 p.m. 
YOM TOV: A complete zemanim chart for Yom Tov will be forthcoming. 
6. TCN Webcast Shiurim: 
Rabbi Reisman: 
April 12: 10:00 p.m. 
April 19 at 10:15 pm. 


Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim


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  

(excluding Erev Pesach) 

Tuesday, April 8 - 
Friday, April 20

Shacharis 8:00 a.m.  *   Mincha: 2:30 p.m.



Seforim will be given to all bochurim back from Yeshiva that learn a minimum of 10-15 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 


Yeshivas Bein Hazemanin so far...




To listen to the audio of yesterday's shiur given by  Rabbi Kelmer, please click on the words below:

Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim Shiur #1


To listen to the audio of today's shiur given by Rabbi Biberfeld, please click on the words below:

Yeshivas Bein Hazemanim Shiur #2


Please click on the link below to listen to all of 

our Pesach Shiurim:


Kollel Pesach Shiurim

Pesach in 60 Minutes (or less)

 Click here for "Pesach in 60 minutes" 

Maos Chitim


As in the past, the Kollel will be accepting donations for Maos Chitim to be distributed through Chasdei Eliyahu and Matan Bseser.  

Contact Rabbi Zeffren at 610-507-3906 or

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 Jerusalem!!


Community News 

  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd-  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