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WHAT IS LEEDS KOLLEL

The Leeds Kollel is predominantly as its name indicates – a Kollel.

Anyone who has chanced upon the Kollel during a ‘seder’- a learning session, will bear testimony to the excitement and love for learning evident on every member of the Kollel’s face. Covering tractate after tractate of Talmud, in detail and in depth, is the focus of each day in day out learning. This passion for learning and Judaism spills into everything the Kollel does, serving as the catalystfor providing learning opportunities in the community. The learning together with and from community members, at all hours of the day and night, indeed makes the Leeds Kollel what it is.

WHO IS LEEDS KOLLEL

“The Kollel and the Leeds Jewish community have truly become one.”

On May 11 2014 the Leeds Community Kollel opened; the realisation of the dream, foresight and hard work of Rabbi Ahron Kramer. In the presence of Chief Rabbi Mirvis, local Rabbonim and community lady leaders the original families moved in and began to know and love Leeds. Many in the communitywere excited at the prospect of Leeds having a Kollel to call its own. Others were more sceptical- as one Leeds Kollel fan admitted, ‘I thought at the time- yet another men’s club- all we need. I was so wrong; I can’t imagine the community without the Kollel now.’ Another relayed that she thought Leeds wasn’t the right sort of community for a Kollel but that the Kollel families have become absolutely integral to Leeds. The Kollel and the Leeds Jewish community have truly become one.

WHO IS LEEDS KOLLEL

“The Kollel and the Leeds Jewish community have truly become one.”

On May 11 2014 the Leeds Community Kollel opened; the realisation of the dream, foresight and hard work of Rabbi Ahron Kramer. In the presence of Chief Rabbi Mirvis, local Rabbonim and community lady leaders the original families moved in and began to know and love Leeds. Many in the community were excited at the prospect of Leeds having a Kollel to call its own. Others were more sceptical- as one Leeds Kollel fan admitted, ‘I thought at the time- yet another men’s club- all we need. I was so wrong; I can’t imagine the community without the Kollel now.’ Another relayed that she thought Leeds wasn’t the right sort of community for a Kollel but that the Kollel families have become absolutely integral to Leeds. The Kollel and the Leeds Jewish community have truly become one.

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who are the Avreichim

The internal learning standard of the Kollel is very high, with the Avreichim constantly growing in their learning.

The internal learning standard of the Kollel is very high, with the Avreichim constantly growing in their learning. Initially they learnt Meseches Sukka, followed by Beitza, continuing on to Meseches Nida, also learning Hilchos Nida. They were tested and received Semicha from Dayan Refson ztl of Leeds and Dayan Westheim ztl of Manchester. They have since learnt Meseches Chulin and spent time learning Hilchos Ta’aruvos. Since the start of the pandemic the Kollel have learnt Maseches Makkos and are currently learning Maseches Pesochim. /p>