Beit Chatam Rehovot
Who we are
The Chatam Shul is an “out of town” American yeshivish style shul in the land of Israel. While Rehovot is best known as the home of the Weizmann Institute, it is also well known for the tolerance between its secular, charadi, and dati communities, a tolerance set by its long time chief rabbi, Harav Simcha Hacohen Kook.
Nestled in this larger religious community, is the Chatam Shul. The Chatam Shul is a full service English speaking community along the lines of American “out of town” shuls. Chatam aims to be a microcosm of what makes Rehovot such a successful community. Namely, Torah, respect for Mesorah, devotion to klal yisrael, tolerance, and belief in being a full member of society. For this reason, many frum and highly educated English speakers of various hashkafos are associated with Chatam and participate in our many events, Melave Malkas, shiurim, kiddishim, mommy meals, sedarim, community outings, mishmors, etc.
At Chatam we are (almost) all Olim. We all came here from somewhere else – the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Russia, Belarus , France the United Kingdom – did we leave anyone out? We’ve all experienced what you’re going through now – the excitement of making Aliya.
Interested in finding out more? Feel free to drop us a line with any questions and looking forward to welcoming you at Chatam!
Meet Our Rabbonim
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