170 Anash Begin Fourth Chassidus Sugya in Kollel Dach

In the months since the launch of Merkos 302’s Kollel L’lomdei Dach, the excitement and success of this structured Chassidus learning has become increasingly evident. The next sugya, on the topic of “Bitul Haolomos”, will begin next week.

In the few months since the launch of Merkos 302’s Kollel L’lomdei Dach, the excitement and success of this new Chassidus learning initiative has become increasingly evident. The program has garnered widespread enthusiasm among the over 170 participants, who have dedicated themselves to structured, consistent and ambitious Chassidus study.

The Kollel, which began its virtual Beis Midrash on Hei Teves, has quickly gained momentum. The over 170 participants, committed to dedicating a minimum of three hours a week (ideally with a chavrusa), are finding the program not only enriching but also transformative in their connection to Chassidus.

The first Sugya covered the topic of “Birchas Hashem Hi Tashir,” that a Jew’s income is supernatural; the Kollel’s curriculum included Maamorim of the Alter Rebbe, Derech Mitzvosecha from the Tzemach Tzedek, Kuntres U’Maayon from the Rebbe Rashab, as well as Igros, Sichos and Maamorim from the Rebbe, amongst many other sources. The second Sugya dealt with the complex topic of “Yetzias Mitzrayim and Meitzar HaGaron” with a similarly wide variety of sources and details. The third sugya that was a 10 week preparation for the all-important day of Gimmel Tammuz was the topic of “Raaya Ma’hemna.” This sugya took the chaver hakollel through all the intricacies of the Rabbeim in a structured mammar to fully appreciate what the Rebbe introduces in his last mammer to date of V’ata Tzeavae to appreciate on a very deep level what exactly is a Rebbe.

“The learning of Chassidus is what drives everything we do as Chassidim,” says Rabbi Mendy Kotlarsky, executive director of Merkos 302. “The hustle of Shlichus and day-to-day life can make it challenging to maintain a consistent in-depth regimen of Chassidus learning, which is really the core of our Shlichus. We are seeing the Kollel addressing that critical need.”

A standout feature of the Kollel remains the weekly shiurim delivered live on Zoom by two beloved mashpi’im: Rabbi Osher Farkash in Yiddish and Rabbi Yosef Klyne in English. These sessions have been transformative for many participants, with Rabbi Farkash’s ability to elucidate Chassidus and Rabbi Klyne’s unique skill in making complex concepts relatable earning high praise. 

As the Kollel L’lomdei Dach continues to unfold, the success stories and positive impact on participants are becoming more pronounced. Rabbi Betzalel Bassman, the menahel of the Kollel, reflects on the program’s achievements, saying, “I have been inundated with messages from Chavrei HaKollel that the keviyus and the learning have literally changed their lives in a few short weeks.”

One of the key factors is the structured curriculum, comprising thirty fundamental topics in Chassidus, each to be mastered over 10-12 week intervals. The carefully curated approach has proven effective in guiding participants through the vast sea of material, addressing the commonly faced challenge of where to begin.

Rabbi Levi Paltiel, the menahel poel of the Kollel, has expressed the feedback he has been receiving “We are thrilled to witness the growing success of the Kollel. It serves as a practical means for individuals to maintain inspiration and immerse themselves in the study of Chassidus in a sustainable and enjoyable manner.”

The next sugya will system after Gimmel Tammuz. 

For those interested in joining Merkos 302’s Kollel L’lomdei Dach and experiencing the transformative journey of structured Chassidus study, more information is available at kolleldach.com Or reach out on WhatsApp ‪+1 (732) 707‑7703 or email [email protected].

You can see a preview of a week in the Kollel here: https://kolleldach.com/preview

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  1. i can not express my excitement enough for this kolel program, run by the best in the field, this has literally transformed my life in a very real way. as an enthusiastic participant i encourage every chossid to join the revolution!

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