Childhood is a time of fun, friends and exploration; a time for kids to simply enjoy life without the worries of the adult world. (They leave that up to their parents.) Eventually, however, it comes time to move on to the next stage in life. This process can have some serious pitfalls– especially in todayʼs chaotic, secular world. Jewish religion and culture can be a great foundation for kids at a time when they really need support. The Kollel's Youth Programs help provide youth with the grounding of Jewish involvement to help them navigate this critical time in their lives.

All this and we manage to make it fun, too!


Dear Rabbi Shmulik and Rabbi Yossi,

I can’t thank you enough for making Matthew’s day so special.

The service was so meaningful and beautiful.

Matthew had a fantastic experience learning with you. He learned so much in such short time, and the evidence was by his performance.

You truly made the Bar Mitzvah occasion amazing for both our son, and us as a family.

There are no words to convey the depth of our appreciation to you.

Kind Regards,

Tirana & Neil

Dear Rabbi Shmulik and Rabbi Yossi,

We wanted to thank you so much for making Elliot's Barmitzvah so memorable! It truly was a wonderful occasion and very meaningful to all of us. With out exception, everyone commented on the wonderful service. Elliot's friends were so excited to join the festivities - most of them had never been to a barmitzvah, let alone a synagogue so this was a wonderful experience for them.

Once again, we really appreciate the time you have spent with Elliot preparing him for this occasion. Yossi, you have a wonderful way with kids! Shmulik, your spirit and enthusiasm has made a very positive impression on Elliot and all of us.

Thank you so much,
With kind regards,

Kim, Richard, Elliot and Isaac