The Yeshiva University Torah MiTzion Kollel of Chicago was founded in 1996. The Kollel is comprised of eight families of Avrechim from across Israel and America. This year, the Torah MiTzion Avreichim are Eliezer and Shaked Danan.
The core of the Kollel is the Beit Midrash, which is located in Ida Crown Jewish Academy. The Avreichim engage in intensive study of Talmud, Halacha and Jewish thought in the mornings and afternoons. Their studies include Gemara B’Iyun morning seder and Halacha B’Iyun afternoon seder each day.
The Kollel fellows spread Torah throughout the community with weekly Shiurim on a wide range of topics, one-on-one chavrutot, and special community programming for all ages. In the evenings, the fellows learn with community members of all levels at Congregation KINS and on Sunday mornings at Congregation Or Torah.
NILI – Chicago Institute of Women’s Learning, is a unique initiative of the Kollel that provides learning opportunities to women of all ages and backgrounds in the greater Chicago area. The highlights include its Annual Women’s Health Forum and the two day Women’s Learning Conference in the summer.
The Executive Director of the Kollel is Rabbi Yaakov Frankiel.