Josh Gerstein learns with a hevruta521.
(photo credit: ADAM ROSS)
At the Pierre Koenig Street end of Jerusalem’s coffee mile, the Emek Learning
Center has opened for business, adding a community kollel to the restaurants,
coffee shops, bars and boutique jewelry stores of Emek Refaim
Street.Sitting above what was once a bridal store and is now a
state-of-the art audio outlet, the center consists of an open-plan beit midrash
(hall for Judaic studies), an adjoining classroom, and office space, with an
oakcolored ark and floor-to-ceiling bookshelf adding a warm contrast to the
freshly painted white walls.