Philadelphia Community Kollel Week

Tzav 5784, March 29, 2024

שבת פרה

In This Issue

• Pendrak Shalom Zachor

• Mesivta Model Beis Din at the Kollel

• How Does SHE Manage? Pesach Edition!

• Rosh Kollel's Shabbos Afternoon Halacha Series - Returns next week

• Masmid PLUS at 9 pm this Motzaei Shabbos

• Photos of Purim 5784 at the Kollel

• Elevate 5 - Save the Date!

• Photos of the Week

• Ongoing Learning Opportunities

• Community News and Resources

The Kollel Rabbeim and staff 

wish a hearty mazel tov to our colleague 

Rabbi Avraham Dovid

and Shifra Pendrak

on the birth of a baby boy!

A hearty mazel tov to the proud grandparents, our esteemed

President of the Board of Directors

Drs. Israil and Inna Pendrak!

The Shalom Zachor will take place this Friday at 9 PM at 242 Bala Avenue, Apt. 1, Bala Cynwyd. Use the Dunfern entrance.

May the Pendraks merit to raise him to Torah, chuppah and maasim tovim.

This Sunday!

The Mesivta Model Beis Din Team

Presents to the Kollel

The Case of the Laced Sandwich


Observe the Mesivta boys present their arguments to the Kollel rabbis in preparation for their upcoming "Model Beis Din" competition.

Sunday, March 31 • 9:30 - 10:30 AM

At the Philadelphia Community Kollel

The Women's Division of the

Philadelphia Community Kollel


How Does SHE Manage??

Pesach Edition!

Sunday, April 7, 2024 • 8:30 pm

home of Mrs. Chani Kaganoff

325 Pembroke Road, Bala Cynwyd


Mrs. Carly Chodesh

Mrs. Faigy Prupas

Mrs. Leah Weitz

Mrs. Shayna Malka Zeffren

Also featuring a

Unique Recipe Exchange

Bring along one hard copy of a tried-and-true Pesach-favorite recipe for others to snap a picture of. Please format the recipe to fit on one page.

Tzav Shabbos Zemanim

Friday, March 29

5:49 pm - Mincha/Maariv (Early Shabbos)

6:04 pm - Plag Mincha

7:04 pm - Candle Lighting

7:22 pm - Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, March 30

8:15 am - Shacharis

9:20/9:56 am - Latest Krias Shema

6:00 pm - Mincha

7:23 pm - Shkiya/Sunset

8:18 pm - Maariv

8:35 pm - 72 minutes

9:30 pm - Rabbi Reisman

Mazel Tov to

Matt and Julia Fleisher on the birth of a son!

Rabbi Aaron and Esther Gold on the birth of a great-grandson born to their grandchildren Malkie and Rabbi Boruch Sorscher of Bensalem! Mazel tov also to the grandparents Rabbi Binyamin and Tova Sendler of Oak Park, MI!

Malkie Schwartz on the birth of a granddaughter born to Shaul and Gitty Schwartz!

Rabbi Menachem and Chavie Friedman on the upcoming marriage of their daughter Zahava to Gershon Kiss!

Moshe Tehrani on his upcoming marriage to Chaya Bautista!

Refuah Shleima to

Shmuel ben Ita Ettel, Avraham Gedalia ben Sarah Sofia, and Sholom ben Tila Leah v'es hanifgayim al yidei michablim aravim b'soch shaar cholei Yisroel.

Condolences to

Shelly Peskin on the loss of his mother, Edith Peskin, a'h.

Weekday Zmanim

Shachris - 7:30 am

Mincha - 2:30 pm

Maariv - 10:00 pm

Kollel Website

For a complete listing of Kollel events, programs, shiurim links, zemanim and more, visit us at our website,

Feel free to visit our programs page.

For free Kollel audio shiurim, go to the archives tab.

The Kollel accepts Zelle donations at office@phillykollel. org.

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Shabbos Afternoon Halacha Series

The Shabbos Afternoon Halacha Series with the Rosh Kollel will resume, iyH, next Shabbos.

Masmid PLUS • 9 PM this Motzaei Shabbos

Photos of Purim 5784 at the Kollel

Thank you to all who joined us!

Thank you to all those who made Purim 5784 at the Kollel so memorable. We were inspired by the tefillos and several Megilla readings, learned with fervor at Motzaei Shabbos Men's learning, learned with excitement in a full Beis Medrash at Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzaddik on Sunday afternoon and danced with true simcha at the Purim Mesiba on Sunday night.

May we all merit to celebrate next year in Yerushalayim Ir Hakodesh!!


To see a slideshow of many photos of Purim at the Kollel click on this button. Photos will be added as they become available.

Media of Purim 5784

Save the Date! Shabbos Elevate 5

Photos of the Week

Rabbi Dovi Goldschmidt giving the Oraysa Chabura 

Purim night shiur from Rabbi Meir Bier

Highlights from Purim Day

Ongoing Learning Opportunities

Rosh Kollel's

Sunday Morning

Halacha Shiur

The Laws of Orlah

9 AM Sunday mornings

Lower Level of the Kollel

Rosh Kollel's

Thursday Night

Gemara Shiur

Meseches Shabbos

Thursday nights

8:15 PM

Lower Level of the Kollel

A New Mussar Shiur


Rabbi Sruli Schwartz


Shmiras Halashon and

Iggeres Hamusar

Mondays 11:15 am

in the Kollel Beis Hamedrash



by Rabbi Shimon Frank

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Rabbi Yirmiyohu Bauminger

as he explores the lessons of

Ohr HaChaim

at the Kollel Thursday evenings for 15 minutes

following Maariv


Rabbi Reisman Motzaei Shabbos Navi Shiur

This winter, we will again show Rabbi Yisroel Reisman's Motzaei Shabbos Navi shiur, broadcast direct from Brooklyn, via The Torah Conferencing Network (TCN).

The shiur is dedicated in memory of our beloved friend and longtime Rabbi Reisman shiur attendee,

Dr. Leon Schwartz z"l,

אריה אליעזר בן יעקב שמואל ז"ל.

Click on poster to enlarge.

Leil Shishi Shteig

with the Oilam!

Thursday Nights

Maariv at 9 PM followed by Cholent, Torah and More

To learn more or lend a hand, please get in touch with

Rabbi Dovie Steier





A two-minute weekly thought on the Parsha


Rabbi Efraim Blau


Community News

Torah Youth, for boys in grades 1 through 8, will meet this Shabbos from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Lower Merion Synagogue. Contact Rabbi Silver at with any questions.

Local Shatnez Tester conveniently located on Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bala Cynwyd. The drop off hours are Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Endorsed by local rabbonim. For more information, email or call 718-570-2729.

Bauminger's Library is open by appointment at 228 Stoneway Lane, Merion Station. Call or text 718-909-7712 to coordinate.

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