The Center for Kohanim- founded in 1985 by Rabbi Nachman Kahana, scholar, community leader and author of the Mei Menuchot commentary on Tosafot on the Talmud- was established to promote identity and knowledge among Kohanim the world over, and increase their feelings of awareness and commitment to their heritage as Kohanim.
The first level of knowledge is that of practical Jewish Law as it applies to Kohanim. A further level is to encourage a future orientation towards fulfilling the ultimate tasks of a Kohen, including knowledge of the Temple Service. Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman becomes co-director of the Center in 1995.
Support for the Center is provided through donations to the Talmudic Commentaries Foundation, IRS deductible.