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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 12:02 am
If you're not looking to get hired by a kollel, look into Cincinnati. There are men who learn there without a kollel paycheck.
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amother




Magenta
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 12:58 am
OP, what do you do? (Sounds great)
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 12:47 pm
Hashem_Yaazor wrote:
If you're not looking to get hired by a kollel, look into Cincinnati. There are men who learn there without a kollel paycheck.


Thank you!
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 12:48 pm
amother [ Magenta ] wrote:
OP, what do you do? (Sounds great)


I work in tech. Very blessed to have a great job that allows me such flexibility.
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Crimson
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 1:47 pm
amother [ Aubergine ] wrote:
South Bend would work (I think), our school is "coed" but don't let that scare you. The boys and girls have very little to do with each other. It's a fairly right-wing school, strong kollel community. Having a remote job is very common here, housing can be tight but it usually works out.
Check out the website.

https://www.facebook.com/JewishSouthBend/

South Bend is pretty co-ed. The boys and girls hate each other (not an exaggeration) and there's a ton of boy girl politics. I'm not sure it's a good fit...
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Slateblue
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 1:49 pm
cincinnati sounds like it would likely be a good fit.
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esther990




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 3:02 pm
Chicago
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 3:13 pm
esther990 wrote:
Chicago


Thank you, can you tell me more about the community there? Are young families moving in?
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Azure
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 3:38 pm
Cincinnati OH
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Seafoam
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 3:42 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
No he's not in bmg
I would contact the bmg office anyway. My father has a Kollel out of town and they always look for new members through the bmg office. That’s what they’re set up to do.
Unless you don’t care if your husband has an official slot because you don’t need a Kollel check, in which case you can definitely look on your own.
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Apricot
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 3:49 pm
Detroit, MI
few different kollelim. nice out of town. solid schools. cheaper housing than chicago, although it has gone up recently
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amother




Lawngreen
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 3:50 pm
amother [ Seafoam ] wrote:
I would contact the bmg office anyway. My father has a Kollel out of town and they always look for new members through the bmg office. That’s what they’re set up to do.
Unless you don’t care if your husband has an official slot because you don’t need a Kollel check, in which case you can definitely look on your own.


Some/Many kollels might still need you to interview and be accepted.
Of course they allow anyone to sit and learn in the Bais Medrash, but to get chavrusos, join and give chaburos and ultimately be eligible for any benefits, there might have to be a formal acceptance.
Benefits include tuition reduction, yom tov assistance, references for "kodesh" jobs like tutoring, Rebbi, hashgacha, etc. Being allowed to bring homemade food to the kollel, using the kollel facilities (for bris or kiddush) for reduced rates, guaranteed yomim noraim seats, etc
All of the above are benefits offered in various kollels.
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 4:00 pm
amother [ Lawngreen ] wrote:
Some/Many kollels might still need you to interview and be accepted.
Of course they allow anyone to sit and learn in the Bais Medrash, but to get chavrusos, join and give chaburos and ultimately be eligible for any benefits, there might have to be a formal acceptance.
Benefits include tuition reduction, yom tov assistance, references for "kodesh" jobs like tutoring, Rebbi, hashgacha, etc. Being allowed to bring homemade food to the kollel, using the kollel facilities (for bris or kiddush) for reduced rates, guaranteed yomim noraim seats, etc
All of the above are benefits offered in various kollels.


Thank you for the detailed explanation. Most of those benefits don't apply, as we don't have children yet and he doesn't plan on staying in kollel very long nor does he want a "kodesh" job. I'd really like to find a nice community that we'd fit into that would allow him to learn in the kollel with a chavrusa until he's ready to go to work.
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 4:01 pm
amother [ Seafoam ] wrote:
I would contact the bmg office anyway. My father has a Kollel out of town and they always look for new members through the bmg office. That’s what they’re set up to do.
Unless you don’t care if your husband has an official slot because you don’t need a Kollel check, in which case you can definitely look on your own.


Thank you, I was under the assumption that BMG only helps if you learn there - I will look into this.
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L25




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 4:02 pm
does he know what he wants to do after kollel. you might want to take that in to consideration when choosing where to live unless you are willing to move again soon.
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amother




Royalblue
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 4:04 pm
If you don't need the kollel check and this is not a long term situation my DH currently learns in a kollel and for a small monthly donation they set him up with a chavrusa. If he has his own chavrusa there definitely shouldn't be any issue. Every kollel I know of allows anyone to come and sit and learn.
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OP
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 4:08 pm
L25 wrote:
does he know what he wants to do after kollel. you might want to take that in to consideration when choosing where to live unless you are willing to move again soon.


He has some ideas which aren't very location specific either. It's more about finding a community that fits.
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 4:10 pm
amother [ Royalblue ] wrote:
If you don't need the kollel check and this is not a long term situation my DH currently learns in a kollel and for a small monthly donation they set him up with a chavrusa. If he has his own chavrusa there definitely shouldn't be any issue. Every kollel I know of allows anyone to come and sit and learn.


That sounds like something he'd be interested in. He would need them to help set up a chavrusa.
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amother




Royalblue
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 4:20 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
That sounds like something he'd be interested in. He would need them to help set up a chavrusa.


Then you should just make a decision about where you want to live and then contact the kollels there. Hatzlacha
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Apr 06 2021, 4:30 pm
amother [ Royalblue ] wrote:
Then you should just make a decision about where you want to live and then contact the kollels there. Hatzlacha


Thank you, yes this is what I meant when I started the thread, before I was told that he needs to be accepted by the kollel. Would love ideas of communities that seem to be a good fit, with young families.
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