the largest english speaking halacha kollel in eretz yisroel
about the kollel
The “Second Seder Kollel” is comprised of over a hundred serious avreichim from all over the world who came to Eretz Yisrael for the sole purpose of learning Torah and growing spiritually.
They utilize these precious years of learning to absorb a tremendous amount of halachic knowledge. The skills and knowledge they imbibe during this stage in their lives are crucial: a solid grasp of halachah as it pertains to everyday life as a Torah Jew. After our avreichim leave the beis medrash for the workforce, they find that the strong foundation of learning that was built in our kollel is crucial in enabling them to remain committed bnei Torah and to continue learning with the high standards of the kollel.
Our kollel offers a daily riveting shiur and rigorous curriculum, as well as monthly comprehensive tests, motivating a thorough review, with an option for semichah available. Our members forge close bonds with the roshei kollel, Rabbi Shraga Kallus and Rabbi Yitzchok Boehm, and feel comfortable turning to them even after they leave the kollel. Shiurim are available online to facilitate review and enable alumni to keep up with the kollel’s curriculum.
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The Roshei Kollel
Harav Shragi Kallus
Harav Shraga Kallus’ dynamic shiurim have transformed the way people of all walks of life learn halacha by combining practical halacha with stories and humour. His range of topics include all areas of Halacha, mussar and hashkafa.
Born in Brooklyn/ Flatbush, New York, Harav Kallus lives in Yerushalayim with his family. He had shimush by Harav Elyashiv ztz’l, and had a close relationship with Harav Chaim Pinchos Scheinberg ztz’l. AS well as asked shaylos to Harav Moshe Sternbuch shlit’a and Harav Asher Weiss shlit’a, He is imbuing and empowering the next generation with a love for Yiddishkeit.
R’ Kallus heads the prestigious Kollellim of Machon Hora’ah L’rabbanim & ‘The Second Seder Kollel’ – totaling over 130 men! As well he is Rav of Khillas Imrei Phi in Ramat Shlomo, and a Rebbi in Yeshivas Torah Ore, Yeshivas Aderes HaTorah and Yeshivas Beis Yisroel. Lastly, he gives shiurim in seminaries such as Binas Beis Yaakov and Chedvas Beis Yaakov. As Rabbi Kallus’s renown has grown, he has been invited to speak at the Agudah Yarchei Kallah in Yerushalayim, the summer Yarchei Kallah in London and in numerous Jewish centers world wide, including New York and South Africa. Rav Kallus has given over 12,000 shiurim over the past 10+ years and has recently released his first book, Wine Whisky & Halachah!
Harav Yitzchok Boehm
Harav Yitzchok Boehm is known for his wide ranging yedios in Shas and Poskim. He is דולה ומשקה מתורת רבו, HaRav Yitzchak Berkovits, whom he received semichah from and whom he has been meshamesh for close to twenty years in practical halacha and hanhaga.
Harav Yitzchok’s ability to relate to people, his keen insight and calm demeanor, coupled with this shimush make people feel comfortable to discuss with him shaylos pertaining to the whole gamut of halacha and hanhagas hachaim. Born in Baltimore, he lives with his family in Yerushalayim. As a bochur he learned in the Philadelphia Yeshiva, Ner Yisroel of Baltimore, and the Mir Yerushalayim, and continued learning in kollel in the Mir for many years.
He now heads ‘Second Seder Kollel’ together with HaRav Kallus and Kollel Emes L’Yaakov first seder. For over fifteen years he was Rosh Kollel of Kollel Erev Linas Hatzedek in Sanhedria Murchevet, teaching Hilchos Bein Adam Lachaveiro and Choshen Mishpat.
He fields Choshen Mishpat shaylos for the Kav Halacha hotline in Yerushalyim and wrote a kuntros on Hilchos Emes and Sheker, as well as a kuntros on various halachic issues pertaining to owning and running nursing homes.
His iyun shiurim on Shas are featured on Shas Illuminated. ‘The Second Seder Kollel’ and many alumni follow his mareh mekomos from the sources down to the psakim of the modern day poskim on a wide range of halacha topics including Shabbos, Basar v’Cholov, Machaley Akum, Nida, Yichud, Ribbis, Mezuza, Tzedaka and more.