Our Mission Statement:
To engage, inspire and educate the Jewish community of the Greater Toronto Area. We apply our Torah heritage to the daily lives of modern Jews, through classes, discussions and chavrutot in our home Beit Midrash and our Yeshivot Bnei Akiva, as well as the synagogues, campuses and workplaces of the GTA.
Our Beit Midrash is named “Zichron Dov” in memory of Mr. Bill Rubinstein, of blessed memory, whose ideals are represented in the Torah we learn and teach every day.
Our Beit Midrash is a community-funded institution; we thank you for your continued partnership.
We are a resource for community education: In any given week of the year, we offer 20-25 classes and programs for a broad variety of audiences in a range of venues. We learn with university students and professionals, women and men, young families and older populations; some 1500-2000 individuals signed in at weekday programs in 2013. We learn with people in one-on-one chavrutot and hold weekly chabura sessions for small groups. More than a dozen university students learn with us on a regular basis in our Beit Midrash, as part of our Chaverim program. We also publish material in our weekly Toronto Torah bulletin. We discuss Jewish ideas as well as Jewish texts – our subjects range from Talmud and Jewish Law and the Biblical Prophets to Medical Ethics and Business Ethics and the Supernatural.
We are an incubator for rabbinic leaders: Our avreichim engage in rabbinical studies as well as prepare community classes and learn with community members. They are paired with local shuls as Rabbinic Assistants, present community adult education classes, and work with students at our local Yeshivot Bnei Akiva. They write for publication in our weekly Toronto Torah. They meet with leaders of the local and global Jewish community, and learn from experts in local rabbinic agencies, so that each avreich grows in Torah knowledge and pedagogic and leadership skills.
Come learn with us! We invite community participation in all three of our daily sedarim (learning sessions), and in particular at our night seder. We also offer classes and programs each day; please see our calendar for more information, and sign up for our email list.