Pesach Message from The Boston Kollel

As we approach Pesach with heavy hearts, we Daven for Hashem’s רחמים & ברכות.

We reiterate, that בעצת גדולי ישרא-ל, The Kollel Will unfortunately be closed for all of Pesach, and urge everyone not to leave their homes for Yom Tov.
If one has extenuating circumstances , please ask your Rav in what manner to act.

Chag Kosher V’ Sameach

Rabbi Naftoly Bier
Rabbi Zalman Leff

Pesach Zemanim 5780

Erev Pesach April 8th

Rabbi Zalman Leff will make a Siyum via Zoom at 8:20
Dial-in number: (646)558-8656 Meeting ID: 617 731 8107
Pin: 248365

Eruv Tavshilin

סוף זמן אכילת חמץ
מג״א 10:12
גר״א 10:36
חצות 12:46
הדלקת נירות 7:00
שקיעה 7:18
Seder shouldn’t start before 8:02

א׳ דפסח
זמן ק״ש
מג״א 8:53
גר״א 9:29
שקיעה 7:20
No Preparations before 8:10

ב׳ דפסח ערב שבת
פלג המנחה
גר״א 5:58
מג״א 6:31
שקיעה 7:21

ערב יום ז׳ דפסח
Tuesday Evening 4/14 Erev YMT
הדל״נ 7:07
שקיעה 7:25
יום ז׳ דפסח
סוף זמן ק״ש
מג״א 8:47
גר״א 9:23
שקיעה 7:26

No Preparations before 8:16

For all Questions or Shailos please call
Rabbi Naftoly Bier 617.290.3310
Rabbi Zalman Leff 617.782.6270

Rabbi Naftoly Bier is giving the following classes: Sunday 9am Monday 9am Tuesday 12pm
Dial-in number: +1 219-315-0375   PIN: 949892

Tuesday 8pm Wednesday 12pm Thursday 9am Friday 12pm
Dial-in number: (646)558-8656 Meeting ID: 617 731 8107
Pin: 248365

If anyone is interested in arranging a class or would like a learning partner, please email the Kollel or Call: Rabbi Naftoly Bier 617-290-3310
Rabbi Zalman Leff 617-548-2119
Rabbi Yaakov Bier 732-668-6951

May Hashem in his Abundant Mercy shower us with His blessings.




From its beginning in 1989, the Boston Kollel has focused on two goals -

  • to develop rabbinic scholars who are also well-qualified to serve as effective leaders and educators in the Jewish community, and,
  • to provide the community with opportunities for Torah study. To achieve these two objectives, the Kollel has operated on two parallel, complementary levels.

It is a place of Jewish learning, where a small group of carefully selected, already fully-trained, rabbis continue their studies as Kollel Fellows. At the same time, these Fellows take time off from their studies to conduct classes, answer questions, and provide one-on-one learning opportunities (chavrusa) that bring their knowledge of Torah and Jewish law to bear on communal issues and personal concerns.

Since 1989, the Kollel has grown to offer tens of classes weekly. Kollel Fellows provide one-on-one partner study (chavrusa) sessions responding to individual needs. Classes are held at the Kollel and in area synagogues, law and business offices in downtown Boston and in Worcester, Natick, Newton, and Cambridge, and on college campuses. These classes offer both traditional learning and exploration of how Torah and its teachings apply to such diverse subjects as parenting, leading a Jewish life in a non-Jewish world, and living a life suffused with enthusiasm, serenity and self-fulfillment.

Kollel Fellows have gone on to enrich the Greater Boston community and Jewish communities nationwide by becoming teachers at day schools and yeshivos, energetic young congregational rabbis, and deans of yeshivos and other Kollels.

Founded in Memory of Rabbi Philip Cohen


  • From the first time I got to meet the Kollel in Boston and its wonderful staff I must admit, they are one of a kind.
    Moe Levine // A Good Frum Jew
  • As a Baal Teshuva who works in the secular world, I feel a constant pull away from Yiddishkeit. Through the shiurim, chavrusa learning, and socializing I partake in at the Kollel, I am able to resist this pull in a manner that would be far more difficult without the Boston Kollel. Thank you Kollel Rebbeim and staff.
    Dr. Michael Schonberg, MD
  • During recent years, I have been very fortunate to learn with several of the Kollel Rabbis. Learning one-on-one with one of the Kollel "Yungerleit" has often been the "best hour of the week". It is a great opportunity to delve into the classic sources and to deepen my appreciation of knowledge of Halacha, as well as being enriched by broader insights into Torah values. Personal advice from Rabbi Bier has been invaluable.
    Michael Markson // Brighton Resident
  • As for the kollel, it was really my stepping stone towards full time learning. I hadn't ever enjoyed learning or really knew how to, before I started learning there, and I came to the kollel hoping to change that. And after the short five months I spent there, I definitely felt an enhanced desire to grow in learning, as my understanding of Talmud Torah and what I wanted to gain from it, were more clearly defined. Once I knew where I was headed, it made (and still makes) my time in yeshiva better spent.
    Shimmy // Newton Resident
  • The Boston Kollel offers the unique opportunity to learn one-on-one with someone who is at a high level. I learned so much and I made a great friend.
    Eric David Kramer // PhD Student, Harvard University
  • We are grateful to the Kollel of Greater Boston for coming into our community to learn and study with us on a regular basis
    Dr. Lyle Mitzner, MD
  • I have attended gemara classes at the Kollel for many years and gained a lot from all of the instructors. I always come away with a sense of accomplishment and happiness to be "Mkayeim talmud torah l'shma" in this warm atmosphere.
    Dr. J. Houben, MD
  • I first connected with the Boston Kollel 10 years ago, and stayed connected ever since. I participated in many shiurim, but most importantly I appreciate countless advice and guidance from many qualified Rabbeim. The classes offer insight and depth of Torah knowledge. Take a class and open doors to the millennia of Jewish wisdom treasury.
    Ross Zilber // VP John Hancock