The Chesterfield Kollel was founded in February 2016 and is headed by Co-Roshei Kollel Rabbis Moshe and Yitzchak Winter, son and nephew of our Rav. There are currently six Rabbis that comprise the Kollel and they are engaged in intensive, full-time learning on a daily basis, as well as providing regular learning opportunities for members of the community.
Kollel Mission and Plans of Operation
Under the guidance of Rabbi Winter, our Kollel's mission is to enhance our amazing community both physically and spiritually through the increase of Torah learning within the existing community, while maintaining a focus on community development.
Limud HaTorah: This is our primary function. An integral part of any community is the strong backbone of Torah learning throughout the Synagogue and its members. We plan to bring in-depth Torah learning to all congregants on their respective levels. With our own Kollel style morning and afternoon sedarim, a daily night seder, lunch and learn classes, along with weekly and daily Iyun and Halacha classes, we hope to continue to bring the beauty of Torah into the lives and homes of everyone living in Chesterfield.
Community Building: Chesterfield is a prime location for any young family looking to relocate to an out-of-town community. With local Mikvaos, Yeshivos, girl's high schools, multiple day schools, and a Kollel, our Shul offers the unique combination of the warmth of an out-of-town community coupled with the amenities of living in a Torah centered atmosphere. By traveling to different locations throughout the country and establishing relationships with influential community members, we will meet with and promote our Chesterfield community to young families in hopes of growing our Shul's membership.
Jewish Outreach: One of our goals is to eventually establish Chesterfield as a beacon of outreach by building relationships with our unaffiliated brothers and sisters. Though thoughtful and innovative programs, we hope to connect Jews living in Chesterfield with our Shul. Community Shabbat meals, various seminars, one-on-one learning, Sunday classes for children, and the simple attraction of basic Torah learning are but a few avenues of Kiruv we hope to pursue.
Chesterfield Kollel in the News
Link to various addresses given at the Chesterfield Kollel Inaugural Dinner, including from our Rav, Rabbi Aaron Winter and the Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva, HaRav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, shlita:
More video from the Kollel's inaugural dinner with honored guest, Harav Kotler:
Link to Chesterfield Kollel article in Yeshiva World News: