Parshas Toldos 5781, November 19, 2020
News and Events
Nightly Chovos Halevavos - Shaar Hakniah, The Gates of Humility
9:00 - 9:15 PM

PHONE:301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 938 093 844 Password: 145916
Join Zoom Meeting
Hilchos Kibud Av V'eim
9:30-10:30 AM

PHONE: 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 880 8535 0554 Passcode: 109676

Join us for our sixteenth season! Each Motzaei Shabbos, this shiur reaches us from Brooklyn, NY via the Torah Conferencing network. In his revolutionary shiur, Rabbi Yisroel Reisman unravels Halacha and Hashkafa and details their development from the textual sources in Nach. This distinctive approach enhances their practical application to our daily life. Initiated in 1987 with an audience of 20 participants, the shiur currently attracts many hundreds of avid listeners each week.
Miscellaneous News
New Fingerprint Access
The Kollel is in the process of transferring to a new fingerprint-access system which is highly accurate and will save you time and aggravation.
If you use a FOB to enter the building, it should already work. Please let us know if that is not the case.
 If you use a fingerprint or would like to start using one, you will need to register your fingerprint in the new system. The process takes no more than 2 minutes.
 To make an appointment to be fingerprinted, please contact Rabbi Zeffren at As always, questions and comments are welcome."
Save the Date!

Annual Gala

The Philadelphia Community Kollel's
Annual Gala

will bezras Hashem
take place on

January 10, 2021

Additional details to follow.
Otzar Hachochma Digital Library
Thanks to a generous donor, the Kollel offers access to the Otzar Hachochma Digital Library.
Otzar HaHochma is the world's largest digital library, containing more than 100,000 Judaic books, scanned page after page in their original format with G-d willing, 5,000 new titles added annually. The Otzar HaHochma library encompasses all realms of Judaism from ancient times to the modern period. The highlight of Otzar HaHochma's software is its sophisticated search engine, based on Optical Character.

The library was donated in memory of Shmuel Zavil ben Yisroel, z"l and Sarah bas Yonah Hakohein, a"h.
Community News
  • Local Shatnez Tester conveniently located on Stoneway Lane in Merion Station! Please note new drop off hours: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Endorsed by local Rabbonim. For more info call: 718-570-2729 or email
  • Bauminger's Library: The library is open by appointment at 228 Stoneway Lane, Merion. Call or text 718-909-7712 to coordinate.
  • "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.
364 Montgomery Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066