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Kahal Bais Tefilla

About Us

Kahal Bais Tefilla is not just a shul which hosts daily minyanim. Kahal Bais Tefilla is a community of English speaking bnei Torah who have made Yerushalayim their home. The shul serves as a focal point for learning, kollelim, shiurim, on a daily basis, as well as boys programs, nshei shiurim and events once a week. Kiddushim every Shabbos and communal seudos mitzva every yomtov and projects such as the shared Siyum Hashas solidify the cohesiveness of our kehilla.


An almost palpable atmosphere of achdus permeates the beis medrash, which comprises retired rabbanim, kollel yungerleit, working families and shana rishona couples, and ensures that everyone feels at home. Kahal Bais Tefilla is also the venue of choice for many yidden from around the world who regularly visit family in the area or come for Yomtov each year and look for a makom tefilla that resembles the nusach they are familiar with, and use the opportunity to participate in shiurim in English spanning a wide range of Torah topics, such as Mishlei, Kuzari, Nefesh Hachayim. Nach, practical Halacha and Rambam.


Kahal Bais Tefilla also maintains an active gmach and tzeddokka fund to promote the mission of being the address for the community to turn to in every possible way. We are always looking for partners who want to help us support those that need it most/.

Listen to our wide range of shiurim given by the Rov across a wide range of Torah topics, such as Mishlei, Kuzari, Nefesh Hachayim. Nach, practical Halacha and Rambam.
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Our Rov

Rabbi Dovid Steinhauer

Rabbi Dovid Steinhauer has been the mara d'asra of Kahal Bais Tefilla for the past two years. Rabbi Steinhauer received his mehalech in psak halacha from Rav Dovid Morgenstern, a close talmid of Rav Elyahiv zatzal; and Rav Yehoshua Neuwirth, a close talmid of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zatzal. Rabbi Steinhauer received semicha from Rav Yaacov Blau zatzal, the dayan of the Eida Chareidis, and is also qualified as a Rav Ir under the Rabbanut.

Rabbi Steinhauer had the opportunity to learn for many years under some of the foremost baalei machshava of the previous generation, such as Rav Moshe Shapira zatzal and Rav Shlomo Wolbe zatzal; whose teachings are the basis of the many shiurim on topics of Mussar and Hashkafa, taught in the shul. Many of Rabbi Steinhauer's shiurim are uploaded online where they are accessible to an audience of thousands around the world. As part of Kahal Bais Tefilla's mission of creating a community, Rabbi Steinhauer is available for the kehilla at all times