Under our Umbrella
After teaching in Aish HaTorah in Yerushalayim for 10 years, Rav Riber produced hundreds of Talmidim. Many of these young adults don’t have frum homes to return to, and are in need of a religious home base with a Rebbi nearby.
Somerton serves as a hub for these young men. Here they have a central dira, shabbos meals around the neighborhood, and most importantly, a frum community to call home.
Nightly shiurim are available for the Chabura, given by Rav Riber and the Yungerleit. Many of these young men have wed and moved into the community.
Somerton Russian Experience
Somerton is home to a large Russian/Ukranian community. The Kollel, formerly known as the “Russian Kollel”, works with these Baalei Teshuva to strengthen their Yiddishkeit and Change the Trajectory of their lives to being Ohavei Torah and Yirei Shamayim.
Weekly Shiurim and Chavrusas are given in Russian by members of the Kollel and the Community.
Pictured here is Mrs. Jackie Bitton addressing the N’shei at their melave malka.
Led by women of the community, Bnos is a Shabbos program for middle school girls where they come to shul to learn about the weekly Parsha, sing zemiros and have fun. These girls, and there counselors go on bi-annual trips, and are treated with beautiful Chanukah gifts and decadent Mishaloch Manos.
The community’s eruv, built over 15 years ago, travels approx. 5 miles around our greater community. Each week our dedicated Kollel check the eruv and do impromptu fixes in order for our community to carry on Shabbos worry-free. The Kollel is knowledgeable in basic Hilchos Eruvin, and turn the difficult shailos to our Rosh Kollel Shlita.