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ישיבת אור חיים Yeshivat Or Chaim & אולפנת אורות Ulpanat Orot High School
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Or Chaim - 159 Almore Ave., M3H 2H9
Ulpanat Orot - 45 Canyon Ave., M3H 3S4

Downsview, Ontario, Canada
Religious affiliation Religious Zionism, Orthodox Judaism
School type Jewish Private
Grades 9 - 12
Language English, Hebrew
Team name YOC Knights
Enrollment 150 Yeshivat Or Chaim/ 150 Ulpanat Orot

Yeshivat Or Chaim boys school ישיבת אור חיים and Ulpanat Orot girls school אולפנת אורות are two Canadian high schools sharing the same philosophy. They are both Jewish day schools, based on the principles of Religious Zionism. Yeshivat Or Chaim is the only בני עקיבא Bnei Akiva yeshiva located outside of Israel. It is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It provides an integrated 9th through 12th grade program. It facilitates a balance of both Judaic and secular studies and is affiliated with the Toronto Board of Jewish Education and the UJA of the Greater Toronto Area.

The Philosophy

The philosophy of Yeshivat Or Chaim & Ulpanat Orot is rooted in the traditions of authentic Religious Zionism.About this sound מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל . Whether planning aliyah or making their lives in North America, students regard Medinat Yisrael as the centre of their spiritual life. Students are encouraged to spend the year after graduation in Israel at an approved yeshiva or michlalot.

Though secular classes are held in English, Judaic studies classes are taught entirely in Hebrew. Aside from the Hebrew language requirement, students also have the option of continuing their study of French beyond the ninth grade level (which is mandated by the Toronto School Board)..

Feeder patterns

Elementary schools that feed into Yeshivat Or Chaim/Ulpanat Orot include Netivot HaTorah Day School, Associated Hebrew Schools, Eitz Chaim Day Schools, and Or HaEmet.

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