Inwood (October 20)—All day, the Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island educates talmidim from nursery through the eighth grade; at night, it becomes host to the Inwood Kollel.? In this way, the Yeshiva is the merkaz haTorah of the neighborhood, the center of a Torah-rich community involved with building the Torah of a community.
“We are so happy to share our space with the new Inwood Kollel and to join forces with them in strengthening our Inwood community,” says Rabbi Zvi Bajnon, principal of Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island. “When the Kollel approached us about utilizing our beautiful bais medrash at night, I was excited by the opportunity to help build the Inwood Torah community.? The fact that our yeshiva can be both the makom for being mechanech tinokos shel beis raban and for serious talmidei chachamim makes it into a true merkaz haTorah.”
More than 20 kollel yungerleit and balabatim learn there nightly under the auspices of Rosh Kollel Rav Shlomo Cohen.? Says Rav Cohen, “The essence of this kollel is to create an atmosphere of serious Yeshiva-style learning for balabatim, who spent many years in Yeshiva, and desire continuing spiritual growth amongst choshava kollel yungerleit and guided by one of the contemporary gedolai haposkim.? The Yeshiva Ketana acts as an excellent achsania for the Inwood Kollel, bringing Torah to the entire community.”
While the kollel is independent of the Yeshiva, it opens the doors of the Yeshiva to the entire Five Towns kehilla.? Nightly learning is capped by a maariv minyan, open to all, at 9:50pm.