About Us


Mosdos Ahavas Yehonoson was established to meet the needs of English speaking b’nei chutz la’aretz who are learning in Eretz Yisroel. Located in Ramat Beit Shemesh, the kollel enjoys the quiet surroundings of a true makom Torah that is made up of a predominant majority of English speaking b’nei Torah, both avreichim and ba’alei batim.



Mosdos Ahavas Yehonoson is under the leadership of HaRav Dovid Lewin shlit”a  who is the author of several halacha seforim.   Originally from Toronto, Canada, the Rosh Kollel studied in the famous Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland, Ohio where he received Semicha.   In 2001, Rabbi Lewin and his family made aliya to Ramat Beit Shemesh where he continues to pursue his lifelong passion of teaching Torah.  Now as Rosh Kollel, he utilizes his breadth of knowledge and pedagogic skills to guide and mold the young kollel scholars.


MORNING PROGRAM  –  Open beis medrash program

Our first seder program is designed to allow avreichim to focus on and perfect the areas of Torah that they enjoy most. Whether it is in-depth Talmud study, or a well-invested daf-yomi, the kollel’s avreichim maximize their morning to develop their expertise in the sea of Talmud. The morning program is open to ba’alei batim who wish to study under the leadership of our competent avreichim.


AFTERNOON PROGRAM  –  Semicha program

Our second seder program is geared to developing thorough understanding and practical application of pertinent halachic topics. Delving into the early sources, the avreichim emerge with a deeper understanding of the contemporary authorities. Periodic testing keeps the avreichem focused and helps them review the material in preparing for larger cumulative exams.


NIGHT SEDER  –  Inspiring the community

Did you ever wonder how halacha views drones, self-driving cars, computer viruses, wi-fi usage, or artificial intelligence? Join our rosh chabura, Rabbi Dovid Gilman, as he explores these and other fascinating topics weeknights. Using the ‘daf’ as a spring board, Rabbi Gilman demonstrates his proficiency in Choshen Mishpat through each of these exciting shiurim.