- "Kolel" is a Hebrew word whose meanings include "inclusive", "embracing", and "community." Kolel is a place where adults gather to engage in serious and joyful Jewish text study which bonds people together, builds community and fosters spiritual growth. We believe not only in giving information but in effecting transformation. Thus Kolel's programs and courses are designed for any Jew who wishes to strengthen and deepen their Judaic knowledge; or individuals who wish to reconnect with their Jewish heritage, or those of other backgrounds exploring what Judaism may mean to them in the future. Since its inception in 1991, Kolel has established its reputation as a dynamic, pluralistic, egalitarian institution where men and women can engage in Jewish learning which values both traditional and liberal interpretations. We see ourselves as a gateway into a richer expression of Judaism for each individual, wherever their journey of Jewish discovery may take them.