Torah Mitzion Kollel
"Supported by the L. A. Pincus Fund for Jewish
Education in the Diaspora, Israel"
"בסיוע הקרן לחינוך יהודי בתפוצות ע"ש ל. א. פינקוס,
The aim of the Torah Mitzion Kollel programme is to strengthen
Jewish commitment through learning Torah by creating a milieu in which the
Torah can be learnt in an authentic, dynamic way, from committed living role
models. Four Bachurim from Israel who have learnt for 5 years on a Senior
level, together with their Rosh Kollel as well as a number of our Torah team
and committed members of the Kehilla, participate daily in creating a Beit
Midrash environment in the heart of Bondi.
The Kollel’s activities are divided
into three primary areas of endeavour:
· Mornings and early
afternoons are devoted to servicing the needs of hundreds of middle-school and
high-school students in Moriah College in order to engage them in the
atmosphere of a real Beit Midrash. They teach informal Jewish studies classes
to Years 8 and 9. They are also involved in the morning Tefilla programme. They
are leading members of the Department of Informal Jewish Education and run a
variety of informal experiential activities, including pre-Chagim
presentations, lunchtime shiurim, the BeisCafe, as well as after-school
· Late afternoons, the
boys are available to mentor and learn Chavruta-style with both Madrichim and
Chanichim at Bnei Akiva, the highlight of which is BAMBA (Beit Midrash Bnei
Akiva) on Thursday nights where tens of madrichim and chanichim come to learn.
They reinforce the Sunday morning breakfast shiur.
Additionally, they support the Madrich body of the movement
providing Torah and Tzioni content for their activities, and raise the general
spiritual calibre of the movement.
Chavrutot at JLC
· Each evening, the boys
are available for 2 hours for members of the Community who wish to learn in the
new purpose-designed Beit Midrash at the JLC Campus. Unlike traditional frontal
learning where wisdom emanates exclusively from the teacher, Chevruta
learning has the two partners form an interactive, creative
teaching-and-learning unit. Each partner is then able to tap into innate wisdom
and discover that they are indeed teachers as well as students.