Our University Student Programs

Thank you for your interest in our programs for university students!

For Men: Our Chaverim Program
Staffed by our Rosh Beit Midrash, Sgan and avreichim, our Beit Midrash in Yeshivat Or Chaim (159 Almore Ave.) hosts Chaverim – male university students – from 9:00 AM to Noon on Sundays, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM from Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Fridays.

We want to assist your learning in any way possible – answering your questions, offering guidance in your learning, and helping you find chavrutot (learning partners). The Beit Midrash is learning Bava Metzia: Perek haZahav this year, but Chaverim are free to learn any Torah topic.

We offer weekly shiurim (classes) for Chaverim on Sundays and Fridays, in partnership with JLIC and Bnei Akiva Schools. Rabbi Yair Halevi of Bnei Akiva Schools also offers a special weekly schmooze, usually on Wednesday mornings. In addition, we are glad to create new shiurim for Chaverim upon request; just let us know!

Aside from the regular learning, we hold periodic Yarchei Kallah and breakfast seminars throughout the year, often on statutory holidays, to discuss special topics of interest. These topics are open to the parents of Chaverim as well, and take place in shuls around the city.

We offer stipends for Chaverim who learn with us for six morning hours in a given week: between 9:00 AM and Noon on Sundays, between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM Monday through Thursday, and between 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM on Fridays. Note: Chaverim must be attending a GTA university undergraduate program in order to qualify for the stipend.

As a bonus, our Chaverim also serve as role models for the younger students of Yeshivat Or Chaim, who are often in the Beit Midrash as part of their studies. Our Chaverim program is starting its fourth year, and we are thrilled to be able to make such an impact on the community!

For more information about the Chaverim Program, please email info@torontotorah.com or call 647-234-7299.

For Women: Our Women’s Beit Midrash
Led by Mrs. Ora Ziring, our Women’s Beit Midrash begins its second year, housed at Ulpanat Orot (45 Canyon Ave.).

Each morning, Monday through Thursday, women attending university are able to participate in directed learning or study on their own, as well as attend shiurim. Each day’s learning is devoted to a particular branch of Torah: Gemara, Halachah, Tanach, or Machshavah (Jewish thought).

In addition to the regular schedule, we offer special Yarchei Kallah, seminars and evening programs throughout the year, and particularly during intersession. The programs are held in shuls and homes around the community, and discuss special topics of interest.

The program for this year is still in development, and Mrs. Ziring will be joined by Mrs. Elliezra Perez, a new arrival on shlichut from Israel.

We offer stipends for women who learn with us for four hours in a given week. Note: Women must be attending a GTA university in order to qualify for the stipend.

For more information about the Women’s Beit Midrash, please email oziring@torontotorah.com.