Torah MiTzion established the Kollel in Melbourne in 1998 with the support of the L.A. Pincus Fund for Jewish Education in the Diaspora, Mizrachi – Melbourne’s leading Religious Zionist Organization, and Leibler Yavneh College.

The four members of the Kollel, known colloquially in the community as “Hesder Boys”, together with a female Shlicha who plays a leading role in the community’s Midrasha, are all graduates of leading Yeshivot and Midrashot in Israel. They are led and guided by a Rosh Kollel and Rosh Midrasha.

During the day, the Shlichim are based in Leibler Yavneh College, where they develop and run informal programing both inside and outside the classroom. As well as contributing a strong Israeli presence to the school, they serve as Torani role-models to the school body, many of whom are drawn to learn with them in regular chavruta sessions.

In the late afternoon and evenings, the Shlichim are located at Mizrachi’s Naftali Herc Beit Midrash. At the Mizrachi Beit Midrash, the Shlichim are available to learn in chavrutot with community members of all ages, creating a strong core of learning around which the Beit Midrash atmosphere thrives.

Torah MiTzion Melbourne also works closely with Bnei Akiva and the bachurim serve as madrichim in the local Bnei Akiva branch. The connections created in Leibler Yavneh College, Bnei Akiva and the Mizrachi Beit Midrash all contribute to the overall impact of the Shlichim and strengthening the ties between their different areas of activity.

In addition to the regular schedule of chavrutot, The Shlichim run special programming each week and around the Chagim. For example, every Thursday night, many people stay late at night to share words of Torah, inspiration and food at “Chill ‘n Cholent”. On Sunday mornings, the bachurim are joined by high school students for Shacharit followed by “Holy Bagel” – a bagel breakfast and words of Torah.

To date, the Melbourne Kollel has been led by six Roshei Kollel: Rabbi Moshe and Hasida Pinchuk (1998-2001), Rabbi Noam and Rachel Himmelstein (2001-2004), Rabbi Aviya and Noa Rosen (2004-2006), Rabbi Yonatan and Ilana Rosensweig (2006-2009), Rabbi Elad and Odelia Dahan (2009-2011), and Rabbi Dudi and Chana Winkler (2011-2015).

The Kollel is currently under the leadership of Rabbi Danny Mirvis, with a group of four bachurim – Shimon Eliav, Oriel Weisz, Yair Colton and Gefen Ben Tovim. The Midrasha is led by Dr. Michal Kaufman.

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Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Danny Mirvis

Bachurim:
Shimon Eliav (Yerucham)
Oriel Weisz (Maaleh Adumim)
Yair Colton (Har Etzion)
Gefen Ben Tovim (Otniel)

 

 

 

 

Past Shlichim

 

2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013
Bachurim:
Ariel Asper (Ashdod)
Chagai Feigenbaum (Har Etzion)
Ori Markovitz (Har Etzion)
Elron Bandel (Har Etzion)
Midreshet Tzion ‘shlichot’:
Sarah Landau (Nishmat)
Rosh Mishlachat:
Shlomo and Moriah Ben David (Maale Adumim and Nishmat)
Bachurim:
Aharon Baldav (Karnei Shomron)
Gabi Finkelstein (Karnei Shomron)
Gil Ben Yashar (Bnei David)
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi David and Chana Winkler (Dimona)
Bachurim:
Eitan Katz
Netanel Breuer
Ido Gross
Shay Abargel
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi David and Chana Winkler (Dimona)
Bachurim:
Matan Tur-Paz (Har Etzion)
Amir Cohen (Efrat)
Gilad Cohen (Acco)
Daniel Moatti (Kiryat Shmoneh)
2011-2012 2010-2011 2009-2010 2008-2009
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi David and Chana Winkler (Dimona)
Bachurim:
Yuval Ben Yehuda (Maale Gilboa)
Yair Green (Otniel)
Jonathan Lebor (Etzem)
Yonatan Rubin (Modiin)
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Elad and Odeliah Dahan (Karnei Shomron)
Bachurim:
David Baraz (Har Etzion)
Roi Herman (Har Etzion)
Isaac Landes (Har Etzion)
Elad Roth (Har Etzion)
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Elad and Odeliah Dahan (Karnei Shomron)
Bachurim:
Gilad Lebovitz Malik (Kerem Biyavne)
Yossi Sapir (Kerem Biyavne)
Amitai Arussy (Rechovot)
Michael Schwartz (Kerem Biyavne)
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Yonatan and Ilana Rozenzweig (Maale Adumim)
Bachurim:
Ariel Ohayan (Hameiri)
Amiel Nachshon (Hameiri)
Shlomi Revach (Hameiri)
Nati Shapir (Hameiri)
2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006 2004-2005
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Yonatan and Ilana Rozenzweig (Maale Adumim)
Bachurim:
Shai Manela (Har Etzion)
Moshe Pinto (Chispin)
Yaniv Pruten (Maalot)
Alon Kenig (Chispin)
Itamar Shachar (Siach)
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Yonatan and Ilana Rozenzweig (Maale Adumim)
Bachurim:
Shmuel Dobelsky (Haifa)
Shmuel Yehuda Tolkman (Shdamot Michula)
Ariel Lipschitz (Hakotel)
Sefi Meyer (Maale Adumim)
Ariel Fisher (Chispin)
Alon Tshuva (Haifa)
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Avia and Noa Rozen (Maale Adumim)
Bachurim:
Uri Orbach (Yerucham)
Yoni Sapir (Karnei Shomron)
Yitzchak Tzeiler (Karnei Shomron)
Lior Karavani (Karnei Shomron)
Asher Shafrir (Har Etzion)
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Avia and Noa Rozen (Maale Adumim)
Bachurim:
Nadav Wilner (Har Etzion)
Amitai Marmor (Har Etzion)
Aharon Novogrotski (Har Etzion)
Avigdor Einat (Maale Adumim)
Ohad Fixler (Har Etzion)
2003-2004 2002-2003 2001-2002 2000-2001
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Noam and Rachel Himmelstein (Har Etzion)
Avrech:
Hanoch and Yael Shalev (Tel Aviv)
Bachurim:
Yehuda Ehrenberg Assaf Leibowitz Avraham Frazin (Eli)
Netanel Kramer (Maale Adumim)
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Noam and Rachel Himmelstein (Har Etzion)
Avrech:
Hanoch and Yael Shalev (Tel Aviv)
Bachurim:
Yoni David (Maale Adumim)
Ariel Zabner (Ein Tzurim)
Ofer Klain (Maalot)
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Noam and Rachel Himmelstein (Har Etzion)
Bachurim:
Sinai Oron (Siach)
Ami Braun (Hakotel)
Hilki Amrani (Maale Adumim)
Asaf Funkelstein (Alon Morah)
Noam Rozenblat (Kollel Kfar Saba)
Didi Shinberg (Or Etzion)
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Moshe and Chasida Pinchuk (Har Etzion)
Bachurim:
Yosef Chaim Goldenberg (Naharia)
Tamir Gaziel (Har Etzion)
Liran Dagan (Shalavim)
Avi Schmel (Maale Adumim)
1999-2000 1998-1999
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Moshe and Chasida Pinchuk (Har Etzion)
Bachurim:
Moshe Ochayon (Or Eztion)
Amichai Yuzan (Or Etzion)
Yishai Meir (Yerucham)
Yinon Matalon (Or Etzion)
Meir Katz (Shiri Beit El)
Lior Kramer (Maale Chaver)
Rosh Kollel:
Rabbi Moshe and Chasida Pinchuk (Har Etzion)
Bachurim:
Yaakov Berg (Shvut Yisrael)
Asaf Yanir (Shvut Yisrael)
Yaakov Finkelstein (Alon Morah)
Ariel Zin (Beit El)
Pinchas Kaufman (Or Etzion)
Netanel Schor (Shvut Yisrael)

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Kollel Office

Address:
81 Balaclava Rd
Caulfield
North Victoria 3161
Australia
Tel: +61 3 8317 2555
Fax: +61 3 9527 5665

Our Shlichim:

Shimon Eliav –
Oriel Weisz –
Yair Colton –
Gefen Ben Tovim –

Website:
http://bm.mizrachi.com.au/

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