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Bnei Akiva Schools of Toronto

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Bnei Akiva Schools of Toronto

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Basic Information

Location 43.742918°N 79.46703°W
Country Canada
City Toronto

General Information

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Summary

Yeshivat Or Chaim boys school (ישיבת אור חיים) and Ulpanat Orot girls school (אולפנת אורות) are two Canadian Orthodox Jewish high schools affiliated with Bnei Akiva located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Educational philosophy

Both Yeshivat Or Chaim (founded 1973) and Ulpanat Orot (founded 1975) identify with the religious Zionist movement and Bnei Akiva. Students are encouraged to regard Israel as the center of their spiritual life and to spend the year after graduation in Israel in a religious seminary.

Yeshivat Or Chaim is the only Bnei Akiva yeshiva located outside of Israel

Curriculum

Both schools have a dual curriculum of religious and secular studies for grades 9 through 12. Secular classes are held in English and Judaic studies classes are taught entirely in English. The day at the boys school begins in the morning with Prayers and in followed by Judaic classes. The afternoon consists of secular studies and the day ends at approximately 5:30pm for boys, and 5:15pm for girls.


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