By COLlive reporter
Toronto has an international reputation for its sparkling cleanliness, unrivalled hospitality and stellar mosdos. Now a NEW Lubavitch Mesivta Ohr Temimim is set to open for Elul 5775/6 under the umbrella of Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Ontario.
This ambitious project, encouraged by Head Shliach Rabbi Zalman Aron Grossbaum, is being spearheaded by Rabbi Baruch Zaltzman, Principal of The Shmuel Zahavy Cheder Chabad of Toronto.
The initiative is in response to the overwhelming demand to provide chassidishe families and children, who wish to continue learning in a Tomchei Temimim atmosphere, with an opportunity to obtain a recognized general studies diploma at the same time.
As one would expect from a Mesivta of this caliber, talmidim will participate in weekly farbrengens, guided mivtzoim and an emphasis on chassidishkeit and hiskashrus to the Rebbe.
“Caring for our bochurim’s physical and emotional wellbeing will be of the highest order for “Ohr Temimim,” said Rabbi Zaltzman.
The Mesivta’s philosophy towards General Studies will follow the Rebbe’s directive that these studies should be undertaken in the service of Torah and Mitzvos, therefore the curriculum, lessons and tests will be aligned with this concept. (See sicha 13th of Tammuz 5742.)
To this end, a special Va’ad and staff, selected for their sensitivity to the Rebbe’s values as well as their expertise in curriculum development, will help facilitate a learning experience, tailor-made to the needs of each student. Parents will have an assortment of subjects to choose from, creating a unique learning experience for their child.
Physical health is important to Ohr Temimim students, who will be able to play sports during their breaks, and have after-hours swim sessions amongst other appropriate outlets.
For out-of-town talmidim, whose middos, yiras shomayim and academic goals are in-line with the Mesivta’s ethos, will be able to board in a well-equipped dormitory.
“My vision is to inspire our young bochurim to excel in their limudim and maximize their G-d—given talents,” said Rabbi Zaltzman. “I know who I’m aiming to support and I’m working to create a learning environment that is unique in Chabad circles worldwide. Over the last decade, I’ve listened to parents, both locally and beyond, to hear what they really want for their children. With this information in mind, I’m totally committed to helping our children succeed.”
Mesivta Ohr Temimim Lubavitch is set to open in Toronto for Elul 5775/6 school year. Parents who wish their young bochurim to be considered for a place at Mesivta Ohr Temimim of Toronto can apply at www.ohrtemimim.com or email [email protected]