The Backstory

Kollel Toras Chaim, located in Beitar Illit, is a unique Kollel directed by Rav Doniel Menachem Zimmerman and Rav Akiva Dov Feinberg. Toras Chaim is not associated with a specific Kehilla and accepts a wide range of students, a critical need in Beitar Illit where there is an acute shortage of Kollelim open to the general public. Despite the various backgrounds, there is a tremendous sense of achdus amongst the thirty yungeleit currently learning in the Kollel, and their diligence and commitment to limmud HaTorah creates a true Kiddush Hashem.

The Rosh Kollel

Rav Doniel Menachem Zimmerman, originally from Toronto, learned in Yeshivas Mir under the tutelage of HaRav Asher Arieli shlita. After his marriage, he began the study of halacha, eventually receiving semicha. Rav Akiva Dov Feinberg, author of several seforim, was raised in the Five Towns and studied in Rav Illson’s Yeshiva, followed by Yeshivas Mir. After, he learned in Yeshivas Bircas Mordechai and became a close talmid of Rav Yakov Friedman shlita. With their devotion and passion for harbatzas HaTorah, the Roshei Kollel invest great effort into the ongoing growth of the avreichim.

Learning in the Kollel

The limmud focuses on in-depth study of halacha, beginning with the original sources in the Gemara and Rishonim through the practical halacha. The Kollel helps its students develop the skills and approach necessary to achieve utmost clarity, and each avreich is presented with a detailed source book to guide his learning. The Roshei Kollel deliver regular shiurim elucidating the material, and there is also a Mashgiach on staff, a rarity among Kollelim, who assists with anything that may prevent a yungerman from realizing his full potential.

Rabbi Zimmerman
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