Kollel Torah MiTzion
Hebrew Academy and Kollel Torah MiTzion: A perfect partnership
Housed in Hebrew Academy’s Beit Midrash, Kollel Torah MiTzion (KTM) is an educational centre that offers lectures, programs, classes and study partners for people of all ages and Jewish backgrounds. KTM’s core staff comprises graduates of Hesder Yeshivot in Israel. These carefully selected young men and couples serve as mentors and role models for their students. Rosh Kollel Rav Eliyahu Gateno and his wife Sarah are at the helm of KTM alongside KTM Executive Director Miriam Mamane and Educational Advisor Rabbi Eddie Shostak.
Creative programs geared for all ages
KTM runs a number of creative and informal education programs throughout the year, including High School Yemei Iyun and Pre-Shabbat sing-alongs, Friday night tishes, movie nights, a Motzei Shabbat Family Learning Program for families with children in Kindergarten to Grade 6, a Spring Break learning program, Avot U’Vanim learning and basketball evening, Parsha plays for Kindergarten and a lunchtime “Torah-Running” competition, among others.
Elementary and High School students are encouraged to participate in KTM’s Bekiut Club, a popular after-school learning program. Together with Kollel staff and our Bnot Sherut, participants study various Torah and Halachic texts and topics of Jewish thought, geared to their levels of interest and capabilities. They develop a love of Torah and an appreciation for Jewish study outside of school hours and unrelated to tests and grades. In June, KTM hosts an annual Siyum and Seudah Shlishit in participants’ honour, where all are recognized with beautiful sfarim.