כולל עטרת משה
Over 20 years ago כולל עטרת משה was founded in ירושלים by הגאון ר׳ צבי Goldblum שליט״א formerly of NW London and a תלמיד of Brisk under ר׳ יושר בער זצוק״ל. The כולל was established by request of english Yungerleit to have their very own מקום תורה in ירושלים.
The concept proved very successful and had tremendous הצלחה under R’ Zvi.
The Rosh Chabura of many years HoRav Shmuel Kaufman שליט״א took over the leadership of the Kollel some three years ago.
HoRav Shmuel is the son of the late Manchester Rosh HaKollel הגאון הצדיק ר׳ וופצי קאופמן זצוק״ל. R Shmuel learnt in Gateshead Yeshiva followed by Ponevezh under הגאונים ר׳ שך ור׳ דוד פברסקי זצ״ל. He is renowned as a Talmid chochom with a soft nature caring for all the needs of the Yungerleit.
כולל עטרת משה have learnt through many מסכתות putting a stress on both סוגיית בעיון and הלכה together with a סדר מוסר which in turn leads to a blend of תורה and יראה together. The Yungerleit have also learnt and had בחינות on יורה דעה and received סמיכה from many of the outstanding רבנים in א״י. The current Yungerleit are a select Chabura of serious Talmidei Chachomim with great Cheshkas Hatorah.
Dozens of מרביצי תורה across England are alumni including רבנים, מגידי שיעורים, ראשי חבורה and many קודש Mechanchim. They will attest their שטייגען and becoming תלמידי חכמים to כולל עטרת משה which has been an example of התמדה, ליגען אין לערנאן together with יראת שמים.
When the כולל was established the funds were solely underwritten by R’ Zvi שליט״א for many years; however, this changed after some time. R’ Shmuel Kaufman שליט״א took on the עול of raising the necessary funds for the כולל. This coincided with the first year after his illustrious father’s פטירה so it was taken on as an עילוי לנשמתו הטהורה.
The last תקופה has been very challenging for all especially raising the necessary funds. Accordingly, the כולל embarked on a matching campaign. ב״ה there are a number of close friends to the כולל that have very generously taken on to be matchers. We salute them, those that have taken pages and indeed the donors for their munificence.
One of the senior matchers are long friends of the Kollel-the Kaufman brothers. HoRav Yossi, Moishe and Shimmy sons of the late R’ Mendel Kaufman זצ״ל from Gateshead לעילוי נשמת הרב זכריה מנחם מנדל בן ר׳ משה זצ״ל- and the campaign is taking place on his Yahrzeit - כז טבת. R’ Mendel was a very modest and refined person and at the same time had an open and generous heart. May this campaign and the family’s generosity be a זכות and עילוי לנשמתו הטהורה.
This campaign is also taking place within the שלושים of the tragic פטירה of R’ Shraga Feivel (Philip) Kornbluth זצ״ל. His son Ari נ״י from Manchester has devoted himself day and night over the last years to help the Kollel without his tireless efforts the Kollel would have struggled to continue. May this campaign be a זכות and עילוי נשמה for הרב שרגא פייבל בן נפתלי זצ״ל who so loved and admired the Kollel and R’ Shmuel.
The aim is to raise £100,000 which will בעזהשי״ת help the Kollel through these turbulent times. With the help of our good loyal friends, we will succeed well beyond that.
May Hashem grant ברכה והצלחה along with סייעתא דשמיא ברוחניות ובגשמיות with נחת from children and grandchildren to all those involved with this campaign.
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