- Hebrew: כולל, a "gathering" or "collection" of scholars) is an institute for full-time, advanced study of the Talmud
and rabbinic literature
. Like a yeshiva
, a kollel features shiurim
(lectures) and learning sedarim
(learning sessions); unlike a yeshiva, the student body of a Kolel are virtually all married men. Kolels generally pay a regular monthly stipend to their members. Kolelim are alive and thriving today in Israel and the Diaspora. Located in Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel, Kollel Bet Zvi is a unique study program for working people who dedicate part of their day to Torah Study. It was founded in 2000 by Rav Akiva Teichtal, and is partnered with the Ahavat Shalom community. Bet Zvi is named after Mr. Zvi Weisfogel (of Gibraltar). More details from 052-7625139; firstname.lastname@example.org
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