By COLlive reporter
More Torah in Crown Heights!
A first of its kind kollel for men has begun its studies on Tuesday at Empire Shtiebel in Crown Heights with 30 men attending on its first day.
The Kollel, which will take place Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, is geared for all men in the community, especially working or semi-retired businessmen, who are looking to join daily learning.
The Shiur in Gemarah is given by Rabbi Shmuel Heber, a local resident and Talmid Chochom who has served as Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Morristown, NJ. He will teach a blatt of Gemarah a day with the goal of completing the Masechta in 6 months.
“The reaction to the Kollel has been very enthusiastic,” Rabbi Heber told COLlive.com. “Empire Shtiebel is the first Shul to do something like this. Some Shuls have Kollel learning or shiurim on Sunday, but this is the first of its kind for men of a variety of ages. Anyone in the community who wants to learn is welcome to join.”
Empire Shtiebel is the second-largest Shul in Crown Heights, following the main shul of 770 Eastern Parkway, Rabbi Heber notes, and boasts daily Minyanim from 6 am to 11 am, a Mikvah, and various Shiurim.
The Kollel has attracted a crowd on its first day, participants enjoying coffee and cake as well. “The Shul administration decided that this would be a great addition to the schedule,” he said.
One participant commented, “I am so grateful for this beautiful initiative and there is no better time than during the month of Elul to increase in learning Torah.”