The Center For Kehilla Development

About us

The Center for Kehilla Development ( was founded in Elul תשע"ג and is being led by Rabbi Leib Kelemen. The program’s goal is to cultivate leaders who – through their broad knowledge of Shas and poskim, their self-development and personal refinement, and their writing and speaking skills – will inspire and strengthen communities.

What is הדר?

Picking Arba Minim with HaRav Moshe Bransdorfer, shlit"a (Bdatz)

Rav Moshe Bransdorfer, dayan with the Eidah HaCharedis, teaches the Center for Kehillah Development avreichim the halachos of picking arba minim. This is the ideal crash course for someone who wants to feel confident in the shuk.

Shofar Construction

Elul תשע"ו

Prior to Rosh Hashanah, the Center for Kehillah Development avreichim learn the intricate halachos of shofar construction, and then each avreichim constructs his own shofar. This enables the avreichim to give more precise psak in she'elos about shofros.​

Shofar Training

Elul תשע"ה

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Rabbi Lau

Rabbi David Baruch Lau, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel