About us

The Center for Kehilla Development provides a post-kollel, five-year immersion in Shas and Poskim.  Avreichim are tested repeatedly on over 900 daf gemara, receive shimush and guidance in darchei psak, pass written and oral semicha examinations in Issur V’Heter, Hilchos Shabbos, and Hilchos Tahara, and they take private smicha examinations from prestigious poskim and batei din in Eretz Yisroel as well as the Rabbanut smicha. The curriculum includes limud b’iyun in Nefesh HaChayim, Daas Tevunos, Kisvei Rav Yisroel Salanter v’Talmidav, Maamrei Rav Yerucham Levovitz of Mir and Kisvei Rav Shlomo Wolbe.  Throughout their five years at the Center for Kehillah Development, avreichim participate in a classical mussar vaad, and deliver shiurim to chaverim in the kollel and people in the English-speaking community around Yerushalayim.  All avreichim participate in year-long courses in Chinuch and Sholom Bayis, and several times each year the CKD conducts seminars in CBT and other psychological interventions and support systems.

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