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Mission Statement

Kollel Ohr Haemet is a Torah-learning center located in the heart of Great Neck, NY. It was founded in 1996 by Harav Eliezer Ben-David and is under the leadership of Rabbi Daniel Shaliehsaboo. The Kollel is a fully active synagogue with daily, Shabbat, and Yom Tov services. The Kollel offers an array of programs for men and women including:

  • Daily Talmud classes
  • Weekly lectures regarding Jewish thought and belief
  • One-on-one private learning sessions
  • Teen and children’s learning programs
  • Marriage preparation for brides and grooms and Taharat HaMishpacha review courses
  • Guidance and counseling for men, women, and young adults

Classes cover the broad spectrum of Torah learning including Chumash, Mishna, Gemara, Halachot, Hashkafa and Mussar.

Torah Scholars (Avreichim)

The Kollel is occupied daily by fourteen Torah Scholars who toil in the wisdom of the Talmud and Halacha. Every day, these scholars give of their time and knowledge to the people of the community making themselves available for individualized and group learning sessions. As Torah study is challenging at all levels that it is learnt, these scholars provide personal guidance to help make it an inviting and enjoyable experience.



Kollel Ohr Haemet serves all members of the Great Neck Jewish community. Affiliated and non-affiliated Jews alike find their home in the Kollel, where they can learn Torah and grow spiritually. The Kollel’s constituents share the common goal of aiming for spiritual heights and are united in the effort to do so. This creates an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie. The Kollel welcomes all who wish to participate in the various programs regardless of previous learning background.