The CBS Kollel operates under the auspices of the CBS Community Center. The jewel in the crown of our community activities, the CBS Kollel has been an active and instrumental element since its founding in 2005. A basic description and contact info can be found below; for more comprehensive information please click here for the Kollel's website. 


Most of our budget is supported by you, our friends who support and value the extensive work in Jewish education that we do here.  We work very hard not to charge for Jewish classes because we want to encourage all Jews to learn more about their rich heritage without money being a deterrent.  However, we can't do it alone!  CBS is always here for you, please be here for CBS.

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CBS Kollel of Somerton

Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Meir Riber

The Kollel is comprised of a variety of Rabbis from different backgrounds including Russian and American.  The Rabbis learn with community members in the evenings and Sunday mornings as well as on American Holidays.


All of our Kollel members live in the community and open their homes for Shabbos and Jewish holidays to all those who wish to join them.


The Rabbis learn in the main Shul of CBS daily from 9:30am - 6:30pm.  They study under the tutelage of Rabbi Meir Riber.  

Before coming to Philadelphia, Rav Riber acquired thirteen years of teaching experience at Yeshivas Aish HaTorah Yerushalayim - ten years of which was spent as a senior Maggid Shiur and Mashgiach. Throughout his tenure, he helped hundreds of bochurim chart their course as true B'nei Torah, as well as served as a spiritual guide for married couples at all stages of life.  He is also known to have forged close relationships with countless students extending far beyond their official enrollment at the yeshiva.

Rav Meir Riber began his journey in Denver, Colorado, where he was born and raised. While in Denver, he learned in Yeshivas Toras Chaim of Denver. He then went on to learn in Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim, under the tutelage of Rav Asher Arieli.  After his formative stretch at the Mir, he moved back to American to learn in Lakewood, where he met his wife, Rebbetzin Penina Riber (nee, Brody). Rebbetzin Riber is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, and is a
granddaughter of Rav Shlomo Zalman Braun zt"l - Rav of K'hal Shaarei Tziyon in Flatbush, and author of 'Shearim Metzuyanim B'Halacha', a commentary on Shulchan Aruch and Shas.

After learning in Kollel in Lakewood, Rav Riber and his wife moved to Eretz Yisroel where he returned to Yeshivas Mir Yerushalyim. While in the Mir he learned under Rav Asher Arieli, continued on to multiple Chaburas, and ultimately earned rabbinic ordination in Issur V'Heter from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. This was the springboard which led him to Aish HaTorah, and ultimately to our wonderful community in Northeast Philadelphia.

Congregation Beth Solomon warmly welcomes Rav Meir Riber and his family to our community, and we look forward to growing together in Torah and avodas Hashem for many years to come, iy'H.

To schedule an appointment to meet with the Rav for guidance in any matter or to study, please contact the office, or Rav Riber directly at 267-229-8769.

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Rabbi Akiva Gavrilyn

Rabbi Yossi Lindenbaum

Rabbi Dovid Max

Rabbi Yaakov Hoffman

Rabbi Akiva Pollack

Teens Vs. Kollel Basketball
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Every other Motzei Shabbos @ Politz Hebrew Academy with Rabbi Daitchman


Ages 13+


Running since 2017​

Speak to a Kollel Member for more details. 

Breakfast & Learn

Every Sunday Morning At CBS Community Center.  All Men & Boys are Welcome!


Shacharis: 8:00 am


Breakfast: 8:50 am


Learning: 9:00 am


Come for the Torah, stay for the food!