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Merkaz Hatorah Community Kollel was established in the summer of 2007 (Elul 5767). Today the kollel has fourteen Avreichim under the guidance of Rosh Kollel Rabbi Boruch Yehudah Gradon and the Rosh Chaburah, Rabbi Daniel Danishevsky. The goals of the Kollel are twofold. First and foremost to provide an environment of intense learning and study that will afford its members the opportunity to develop into accomplished Torah scholars who will in turn be able to take positions in leadership and education.

Secondly the Kollel is to serve as a Makom Torah for the community. A place where people will feel comfortable to come in and join a Shiur, learn B'Chevrusa with one of the Fellows or simply sit by themselves and benefit from the Torah inspired atmosphere. In addition the Kollel creates Shiurim and learning opportunities throughout the community.

Over the years many Avreichim have graduated from the Kollel. Several have positions here in Los Angeles with others relocating to best apply their skills to opportunities elsewhere.

We are very proud of our Merkaz Habayis division with shuirim and other opportunities for ladies of the community. This program is under the very capable leadership of Mrs. Sarah Gertel.

Kollel Dinner 2017 - Honoring Rabbi Doniel Danishefsky



There is power at Merkaz HaTorah. Rabbi Gradon and the Avrechim have created an warm and loving environment, where you can feel Torah knowledge and closeness with Hashem enriching and nourishing the deepest part of your soul.

Tom Barad

The Kollel is building bridges within the community which makes us all stronger. Finding things we agree upon matters. Learning Torah and Jewish education are simple and essential common grounds.

Mark Rosenbaum

The Kollel is here to bring Torah into our lives and Torah to our community. The Torah I learn with the Talmidei Chachamim at the Kollel is impacting my family, my children, and will impact my grandchildren.

Yaakov Seigel

The Kollel is an oasis of holiness in our busy lives that gives us a yeshiva experience each day. I am truly grateful to Rabbi Gradon and all the Kollel members!

Michael Kleinman

Contact us


The Torah Center of Los Angeles
Beth Jacob Shul, downstairs Beit Medrash

9030 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

PHONE : 310.282.8169