About Us

Yeshiva Ohr Tmimim was founded by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1967, shortly after the Six-Day War. To lead the program, the Rebbe chose the renowned, Torah scholar and spiritual leader Rabbi Shneur Zalman Gafne.

Located in the modern, beautiful, Chassidic village of Kfar Chabad, just 20 minutes from Tel Aviv and 45 minutes from Jeruselam, our Yeshiva offers intimate, individualized Torah learning for those "Baalei Teshuva" ages 17 to 35 who are becoming serious about their Judaism.

The Rebbe sought to create a place of learning for English speaking Jewish young men who were motivated by a deep spiritual hunger but also desired Judaism with Joy.

Since then, Ohr Tmimim has expanded its staff and today well over 1,000 young men from throughout the world and from all walks of life can say they have found true Jewish joy, true Jewish identity and the best of all Torah learning in Yeshiva Ohr Tmimim.

And so can you.

Guided each step of the way by a team of expert Torah scholars and experienced teachers you will be guaranteed individual attention and the ultimate in learning progress.

You will have the opportunity to become fluent in all the major books of Judaism: Chumash, Talmud, Mishna, Shulchan Aruch, Chassidut and more.

You will learn how to appreciate the treasures of our holy texts and apply what you learn for a lifetime of self-realization and improving the world.

Whether you stay at Ohr Tmimim a few months or a few years, you will acquire the foundations of Jewish life, and prepare yourself for a future of Jewish learning, building and meaning.

Ohr Tmimim is a serious Torah institution .... but it's fun.

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