• SCP (Semichat Chaver Program)
  • CLAS (Community Learning at Shomrai)
  • Evening Classes @ SEHC
  • Sunday Kollel Brunch & Learn
  • Potomac Programming
  • LINKS: Connecting through Jewish Study
  • Pearls of Prayer
  • Parsha Explorations
  • Sefer Bereishis - An In-depth Study
  • Tehillim - An in-depth analysis
  • On the Same Page
  • Yesodei Hatorah @ The Kollel
Welcome to Greater Washington Community Kollel

Join our Virtual Beis Medrash - Open to All!


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/969661019 Dial-in: (301) 715-8592, with ID 969 661 019
7:40pm - Pearls of Prayer - Rabbi Y. Zakem
Online: https://zoom.us/j/2698403648 Password: Pearls' Dial-in: (301) 715-8592, with ID 269 840 3648 Phone Password: 621690
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 - RESUMES AFTER SUKKOS
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 In-depth - Mrs. S.M. Winter - BEGINS AFTER SUKKOS
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
For Women: 8:15pm - Bereishis In-Depth - Mrs. S.M. Winter - - RESUMES AFTER SUKKOS
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
8:15pm - 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
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



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.