Welcome to Greater Washington Community Kollel


GWCK classes will be available via ZOOM. Video conferencing can be accessed using your computer or smartphone. Smartphone users may have to download the Zoom app. Audio can be accessed by dialing the call in number and using the access code provided.
All remote classes are open to men and women unless otherwise indicated.
For more information, please contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps: hshaps@gwckollel.org or 347-869-9361

Sunday
9:30am - Unraveling the Navi: Sefer Shmuel II - Rabbi H. Shaps
Online: https://zoom.us/j/3497542180 Password: GWCK Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 349 754 2180

7:30pm - Parsha Explorations - Rabbi Y. Grossman
Online: https://zoom.us/j/6558131022 Password: 365636 Dial-in: (301) 715-8592, with ID 655 813 1022

7:40pm - Pearls of Prayer - Rabbi Y. Zakem - On Hiatus

8:15pm - Chumash Expositions - Rabbi Z. Schwartz
Online: https://zoom.us/j/3497542180 Password: GWCK Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 349 754 2180

Monday
8:15pm - A to Z of Jewish Living - Rabbi E. Gayer
Online: https://zoom.us/j/7464552195 Password: GWCK Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 746 455 2195

For Men - 8:15pm - On the Same Page Gemara - Rabbi H. Shaps
Online: https://zoom.us/j/3497542180 Password: GWCK Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 349 754 2180

For Women - 8:15pm - Parsha Journeys - Mrs. S.M. Winter - NEW CLASS!!
Online: https://zoom.us/j/6018534021 Password: Winter Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 601 853 4021 Telephone Passcode: 667362

Tuesday
8:15pm - Torah Topics - Rabbi M. Winter
Online: https://zoom.us/j/9774638680 Password: GWCK Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 977 463 8680

8:15pm - Pardes HaTorah: Appreciating the Multiple Layers of the Torah - Rabbi Y. Musicante - RESUMES AFTER SUKKOS
Online: https://zoom.us/j/7464552195 Password: GWCK Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 746 455 2195

For Women: 8:15pm - Bereishis In-Depth - Mrs. S.M. Winter
Online: https://zoom.us/j/6018534021 Password: Winter Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 601 853 4021 Telephone Passcode: 667362

9:00pm - The Battlefront: Confronting Life's Challenges - Rabbi C. Biberfeld
Online: https://zoom.us/j/4568597566 Password: 613613 Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 456 859 7566

Wednesday
8:00pm - Journey to Virtue - Rabbi H. Shaps
Online: https://zoom.us/j/3497542180 Password: GWCK Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 349 754 2180

8:15pm - Reading Responsa - Rabbi Y. Grossman
Online: https://zoom.us/j/7464552195 Password: GWCK Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 746 455 2195

For Men - 8:15pm - Yesodei Hatorah Beginner's Gemara - Rabbi A. Sussman
Online: https://zoom.us/j/8033564156 Password: GWCK Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 803 356 4156

Thursday
For Men - 8:15pm - Yesodei Hatorah Beginner/Intermediate Gemara - Rabbi A. Sussman
Online: https://zoom.us/j/8033564156 Password: GWCK Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 803 356 4156

9:00pm - Parshas Hashavua - Rabbi Y. Grossman
Online: https://zoom.us/j/7464552195 Password: GWCK Dial-in number (US): 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 746 455 2195



The Greater Washington Community Kollel was founded to be a home for all Jews, to inspire both scholar and beginner, and to educate the affiliated and unaffiliated through authentic Torah study. The Kollel strives to radiate Torah and Jewish values throughout Greater Washington area.

GWCK 10th Anniversary Banquet Video
Our Programs
Our Faculty
The Greater Washington Community Kollel is honored and privileged to have the following individuals as faculty, adjunct staff, and alumni of the Kollel:
Dedicated to the Community

Partners in Torah

Learn the topic of your choice one-on-one with a Kollel Scholar. Contact the Kollel for more information.

Inspiring and Nourishing

The Kollel offers many learning opportunities for both men and women, beginner and advanced alike. See our programs page for more details.

Community Events

The Kollel is actively involved in many community wide events, such as Chanukah and Purim Mesibas, Father and Son Learning, Pirchei and Bnos.

Mission Statement

The Kollel’s mission is twofold: Firstly, to develop Rabbinic scholars who are deeply knowledgeable in Jewish law and custom, and well-qualified to serve as effective leaders and educators in Greater Washington. Secondly, to engage the community and to inspire and educate both the young and old, affiliated and unaffiliated, scholar and beginner alike, through the power of Torah study, our heritage.

To achieve these two objectives, the Kollel operates on two parallel, complementary levels. It is a place of Jewish learning where our carefully selected, fully trained Kollel Scholars continue in intensive Torah study. In addition, these scholars devote themselves to reaching out to the community, teaching, educating, and inspiring. The Kollel has extensive classes and programs which run the gamut of the Jewish experience including advanced and beginner Talmud, Jewish ethics and morality, prayer, and self-improvement.

The Kollel has reached hundreds of men and women with classes in D.C., Kemp Mill, Rockville, Potomac, and White Oak. Our Kollel scholars have managed to touch the lives of many, teaching how the Torah applies to everyday lives and enriching the spectrum of our existence from effective parenting and happy marriages, to our conduct in business and society, and living a life of happiness and meaning.

Our alumni, true to our mission, are already enriching Greater Washington as well-respected educators and outreach professionals.