Kehilla Kedosha Ramat Eshkol
Inspiring. Uplifting. Community.
Kehilla Kedosha Ramat Eshkol began in 2016 with the dream to create a revolutionary new kehilla in Yerushalayim for Americans who sought a cohesive community with a focus on serious growth and where one could experience the passion and warmth of Torah and Tefillah.
Under the dedicated leadership of Rabbi Shmuel Zucker shlita, a consummate mechanech and spiritual guide with decades of experience, and with the participation of over fifty enthusiastic families, the Kehilla has quickly become one of the spiritual pillars of the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood.
The Kehilla was founded upon the premise that Yiddishkeit involves more than just “doing the motions” but that there should be a natural excitement and passion in all areas of one’s Jewish life. When one enters the doors of the Kehilla, one immediately feels the energy and warmth of davening. The uplifting and inspirational Tefillos are a trademark of the Kehilla and have attracted many who are seeking to grow and experience more in their davening. The Rav’s penetrating Divrei Torah inspire one to learn all aspects of Torah with depth and enthusiasm. The Kehilla boasts tremendous diversity among its mispallelim, due, in large part, to the warmth, excitement, and love that emanate from this vision. But no matter their age, stage, or background, all those who have established themselves within the kehilla are bound together by a common goal: to engage with the Almighty by means of passionate prayer, to delve into the inner dimensions of the Torah, and to grow in one’s relationship with Hashem.
Rabbi Shmuel Zucker, shlita
The Kehilla was formed around the idea of having a Rav who is not only a posek and orator, but someone who can inspire and uplift all who are around him. Our Rav, Rabbi Shmuel Zucker Shlita, a consummate mechanech and spiritual guide with decades of experience, fits this description perfectly. He is not only a world-class Talmid Chochom and educator, but someone who leads by example through his tremendous passion for Torah and Mitzvos. Rabbi Zucker draws upon the depths of the Torah in his legendary Divrei Torah and words of Chizuk which are delivered every Shabbos and distributed worldwide by email and video. So many are drawn to the Rav due to his genuine warmth and care for every single Jew. He is sought after around Yerushalayim and abroad for his wisdom and counsel in personal, family and spiritual matters
Many young couples and families come from America to Yerushalayim to start and enhance their married life upon the rarified soil of the Holy Land, hoping to immerse themselves in a world of spiritual growth. Yet families often found that there was no dynamic, cohesive community to join and support their journey. Our Kehilla was created to fill this void. Whether it is the weekly kiddush following davening, or the active programming for women, the Kehilla has created a real sense of chevra and belonging for its families. Kehilla Kedosha Ramat Eshkol has quickly become the address of choice for both newly married American kollel or working couples as well as established Torah families who are seeking a spiritual home.