Gemara Shiur 10:00am-11:00am at the Etz Chaim by Rabbi Kramer. Presently learning “Eilu
Metzius” the laws when finding lost objects.
Sunday evening Shiur
Run by Rabbi Dansky & Rabbi Stroh, this group is for fathers of school age children. Participants take it in turns to host the shiur with interesting discussions on all topics. Refreshments are usually provided. This group meets occasionally on Friday night and Yom Tov too.
DBLA Club, arranged by Rabbi’s Dansky, Stroh and Schauder, meet on a Sunday morning to daven Shacharis together with the minyan at BHH and then enjoy a delicious breakfast. This is followed by a learning session and concludeswith a fun activity.
In addition to Sunday mornings the group also frequently meet up for Friday night meals (hosted by the organisers), barbecues and fun outings.
This is arranged between Rabbi Dansky, Rabbi Stroh and Rabbi Schauder. They join the pupils at the LJFS high school for their Shacharis Minyan that is held on a Wednesday morning. Often parents of pupils also attend. Anyone who comes on time for davening is treated to a milkshake and biscuit or muffin (prepared by the Kollel wives). Both boys and girls attend the Minyan and the treats at the end work as a nice incentive.
Bat Chayil Group
Mrs Stern holds a Bat Chayil group for several girls. The girls mother’s have become very impressed with Mrs. Stern, and requested that she teach their daughters.
Post Bat Chayil Group
Mrs Stern has continued to run her post Bat Chayil group, to which some 20 girls join for monthly reunions.
We generally run kid’s events before Yom Tov or a significant Jewish date to get the children excited for it and teach them about it.
We’ve had a Rosh Hashana Event with a beekeeper, a Tisha B’av event last year, and we plan to have one this year. We have also held a Pesach and Shavuos event. We normally get 20-30 kids and the events include activities, arts and crafts and refreshments. These events are usually arranged by the kollel wives.
Men and women from the kollel get invited to hold Jewish assemblies on a range of Jewish topics at the various high schools here in Leeds. Some take place at the LJFS (Jewish high school) whilst others take place at other schools in the area that have large population of Jewish students.
Rabbi Buckman holds a session in the University every week. His learning style appeals to many, and gets them involved in learning on an intellectual level.
Rabbi Stern has recently been asked to create a shiur in the University as well. He plans on having either a Gemara Shiur, or a Hashkafa (Outlook) shiur.
An initiative is being worked on to introduce a number of traditional songs into the community over the course of the summer through the Shuls, school, and youth groups. Hopefully this will bear fruit in an “upgraded” Simchas Torah!
There are other opportunities available. Members of the community can meet with the Kollel at their own convenience, throughout the week, at the local shuls, in their own houses or in the office. If you would like to discuss such opportunities, please feel free to contact us.