Beit Chatam Rehovot

Who we are

Beit Chatam was founded by a group of inspired families ready to grow in Torah learning and avodas Hashem, feeling that Rechovot’s growing English-speaking community needed a unique place for Torah growth, community, and learning. What began as a few shiurim developed into a warm kehilah under the leadership of Rav Dovid Stein, shilta. Today, we’re an established, growing community with many English-speaking families, complete with assistant Rav, Yosef Ashenberg, and thriving shul committees and community events. The Chatam community is always here for each other, and we look forward to being here for you as you explore, learn, and connect with our community.

Our Goals

"עַל שְׁלשָׁה דְבָרִים הָעוֹלָם עוֹמֵד, עַל הַתּוֹרָה וְעַל הָעֲבוֹדָה וְעַל גְּמִילוּת חֲסָדִים"
  • Advancement of Torah

    We hope to advance Torah learning and observance within our community and Eretz Yisroel. To facilitate this we have extensive learning programs, open to the wider community, as well as daily services and a well stocked English book and audio library.

  • Communal Tefillah

    We have daily minyanim that are open to all guests, no matter your level. Please come join our Shabbos davening, followed by our sponsored weekly kiddush.

  • Chessed and Tzedaka

    We have a devoted Chessed committee who are committed to supporting the physical and spiritual well-being of all members within our community and the wider area. Need a place to stay or a meal for Shabbos? Just get in touch - we would love to help.

  • Olim Support

    We have a dedicated Aliyah/Klita committee dedicated to making you feel at home and helping you through the hurdles that all olim face.

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What We Have To Offer

We offer a wide range of learning, davening and communal activities, to engage the whole family.

Men's Shiurim

Including an open community morning Kollel, daily Daf Yomi shiurim, Halacha shiurim, father/son learning and many more exciting programs throughout the year.

Women of Chatam

Weekly Parsha, Halacha, and Tehilim shiurim, as well as occasional guest speakers from around Israel. Plus: the annual Ladies Purim and Chanukah celebrations are social outings not to be missed.

Shul Calendar

Keep up with everything happening at Chatam. Whether it’s our regular shiurim, our annual Melava Malka, community outings, or a community funded Motzei Shabbos lecture everything can be found on our shul calendar.

 Weekly Newsletter

Davening Times

English Library

Meet Our Rabbonim

Rav David Stein

Senior Rabbi

Rav Stein made Aliyah in 1978 with the dream of combining the warmth and devotion to Torah learning and scrupulous kiyum hamitzvos of the Charedi world with yashrus and self-sufficiency. Hence, in 1981 Kehilas Chatam was founded in Rechovot together with three other Avrechim. Subsequently, in 1988 Talmud Torah Etz Chaim was founded as a Charedi Cheder in E"Y without protectzia, politics or profit. The school offers a very strong limudai kodesh program together with a serious program of secular studies.

Rav Yosef Ashenberg

Assistant Rabbi

Rav Yosef Ashenberg spent two years in Yeshivas Ner Yisrael of Baltimore and then over eight years in the Mir, followed by four more years in Rav Aryeh Colton's kollel (Ateres Elimelech), covering Ribbis and Shabbos. Rav Ashenberg is Mushmach of Rav Yitzchak Berkovics,. In addition Rav Ashenberg has been zoche to have relationships with many Torah giants including: Rav Refael Shmuelvitz zt"l, vbc"c Rav Peretz Tarshish, Rav Dovid Potash, Rav Mattis Deutsch, Rav Moshe Shapiro, and Rav Usher Weiss. He has written for Partners in Torah and, while living in Givat Zev, gave regular shiurim.

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