About Kollel Torah Mitzion
Bringing Israeli warmth to Canada, our shlichim strive to make the Kollel a special place where all Jews can feel comfortable to pursue Jewish learning at their own pace.
The Kollel is housed in the Lieberman Beit Midrash of Hebrew Academy, where the sounds of Torah learning reverberate day and night as students and adults explore the sources that have preserved our heritage and have sustained us for generations.
The KTM Story
Who We Are
Torah MiTzion launched in 1994 with only two Kollels. Today, we are transforming Jewish education. Driven by a deep love for our fellow Jews, and our firm belief in the fundamental indivisibility of the people, Torah, and land of Israel, Torah MiTzion shlichim travel from Eretz HaKodesh to live and work in Jewish communities around the world, and serve as an invaluable lifeline between Israel and the Diaspora. Unique in our equal emphasis on both Torah li’Shma (Torah for its own sake) and Torah l’Maaseh (Torah for the sake of doing), as well as in our insistence on the centrality of the land of Israel to Jewish life, education, and continuity, we are proud today to be part of a network of active, thriving Kollelim in 28 diaspora cities worldwide.
What We Do
KTM offers special lectures, programs, classes and study partners for men, women, and students of all ages, and from all Jewish backgrounds. As teachers at the Kollel, in local day schools, and on university and CEGEP campuses, our staff serve as role models, demonstrating how Torah principles and learning can become a part of daily life. Their presence transforms communities by infusing them with the spirit of Israel, and making Eretz Israel a real, tangible, and personal component of their lives, even from afar.
Why We Do It
Today, the Jewish world is grappling with the double-pronged threat of rampant assimilation and increasing internal division. KTM seeks to combat these troubling trends by equipping the entire Jewish world with a strong sense of identity and pride, and by reinforcing and rebuilding connections between Jews everywhere, in order to inspire unity and ahavat yisrael (love of one's fellow Jew). Central to this mission is of course our youth, which lies at the heart of our special love of working closely with students in day schools and communities worldwide to build up the Jewish leadership of tomorrow. The Torah is the foundation on which our entire work rests. It is the inherent birthright of every Jew, and the source which has sustained Jewish continuity for millenia. Now, it is our mission that every Jew, everywhere, should have access to discover its full depth and, with this, propel the Jewish people forward.
Meet the KTM Team
The core staff of Kollel Torah MiTzion Montreal are graduates of Hesder Yeshivot in Israel, where advanced Jewish study is combined with military service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Rav Eitan & Shifra Maazari
We are Rav Eitan and Shifra Maazari, and we are delighted to be here in Montreal, on our third shlichut! We live in Rehovot ,Israel. And are the parents of 6 wonderful children: Aviad David (27), Shiraz (24), Shaked (24), Elon (21), Hila Sarah (14) and Noa (8). Our two youngest daughters Hila and Noa will be coming to Montreal with us and will be students at Hebrew Academy! A llitle bit about us: We were raised in the ideology of the religious Zionist movement, and we continue to raise our children in the same way. Eitan received rabbinical Smicha from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He is an educator, and a lecturer in college, and Shifra is a national counsellor and an ESL teacher who teaches special education students. We enjoy hosting guests and love contributing in any way needed by the community. One of our hobbies is cooking Israeli food. The other times we went on Shlichut were in the USA (Springfield MA. and West Hartford CT.) with the goal to bring the spirit of Eretz Yisrael, Ahavat Hatorah and Am Yisrael to the communities in America. We are so happy to continue on this Journey in Montreal with you!
Hey Montréal! My name is Zohar Avramoviz, and I'm one of your new bachurim for this year! I'm 23 years old and was born in Holon, Israel. My hobbies are : trips, music, baking and hanging out with friends. I learned in Yeshivat Hesder Akko and served in the army as an explosives instructor for special units. My dream is to be a school administrator because I feel that it is an important job and I want to make changes in the Israeli education system. To achieve this, I began studying 2 years ago for a degree in Education, specializing in mathematics and talmud. I like to study Gemara and Rav Kook's Torah. I came to Montreal because I heard that the community here cares a lot about the bachurim and we have a very important and central role here! I look forward to getting to know you, and thank you for the warm welcome I received here. I wish us a great year!!
My name is Zaky Abboudi. I was born in Highland Park, NJ and made Aliyah with my family back in March 2000, before I was even a year old, to Hashmonaim. We've stayed there since. I studied for 2 years in yeshiva Yerucham and served for 3 years as a commander in Golani, before deciding to come to the great community of Montreal. I decided to go on shlichut and leave my family and friends because I feel that, in Israel, we are losing touch with the Jews in the diaspora, and that is a connection that must be kept alive and strong ---for both sides. Thank you for your warm welcome in a freezing cold country! (Also, I'm a big runner...still trying to find a good solution here for that with the weather...and I love football!)