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Tomchei Temimim (תומכי תמימים = "supporters of the complete-wholesome ones") is the central Yeshiva
(Talmudical academy) of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement. Founded in 1897 in the town of Lubavitch by Rabbi Sholom Dovber Schneersohn, it is now a worldwide network of institutions of advanced Torah study.[1]


1 History

1.1 Today

2 About the yeshiva 3 Global locations

3.1 In North America 3.2 In Israel 3.3 In other locations

4 References

History[edit] Tomechei Temimim was founded by Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn (the Rebbe Rashab) for the study of Hasidic philosophy
Hasidic philosophy
(Chassidus) according to the Chabad
tradition. He called the students of this yeshiva 'temimim' (sing. "tamim" תמים = pure, perfect[2]) When Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn
Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn
(the Rebbe Rayatz) left the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
in 1927, the yeshiva reestablished itself in Warsaw
and later in Otwock, Poland. In the course of World War II, the yeshiva escaped to Shanghai, China, along with some other yeshivot like Mir. Once the Rebbe was safely evacuated to New York, the Yeshiva
was reestablished in New York City, where it remains to this day. Today[edit] The central Yeshiva
is housed today in Lubavitch World Headquarters, at 770 Eastern Parkway, with approximately six hundred students. Similarly named yeshivas, many of which are nevertheless formally independent, are to be found in major cities in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, South Africa, Australia, and the former Soviet Union, and Israel. Many of the branches also perform the functions necessary to grant rabbinical ordination to their students. A significant number of graduates of Tomchei Temimim continue working within Chabad
as religious functionaries, whether as shluchim in Chabad
Houses or as teachers in schools. About the yeshiva[edit] Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Menachem Mendel Schneerson
asserted that the impact of studying in Tomchei Temimim is everlasting:

“ Anyone who once learned in Tomchei Temimim remains a Tamim, a student of Tomchei Temimim, forever.[3] ”

Global locations[edit] In North America[edit]

Central Yeshiva
Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch, Brooklyn, New York United Lubavitcher Yeshivoth - Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah, Brooklyn, New York Mesivta Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Queens Forest Hills, New York Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Poconos Canadensis, PA Yeshiva
Kol Yaakov Yehuda Hadar Hatorah
Hadar Hatorah
Rabbinical Seminary, Brooklyn, New York Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Yeshiva
Or Menachem, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Rabbinical College of America, Morristown, New Jersey Lubavitch Educational Center – Klurman Mesivta, Miami
Beach, Florida Yeshivas Lubavitch of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland Yeshiva
Ohr Elchonon Chabad/West Coast Talmudical Seminary, Los Angeles, California Oholei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch-Mesivta, Oak Park, Michigan Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey, NY Yeshivas Beis Dovid Shlomo, New Haven, CT Yeshiva
Boys’ High School, Pittsburgh, PA Lubavitch Mesivta of Chicago, Chicago, IL Central Lubavitch Yeshiva, Chovevei Torah, Brooklyn, NY Lubavitch Rabbinical College of Minnesota, S. Paul, MN Mesivta of Postville, Postville, IA Mesivta of Coral Springs, Coral Springs, FL Albany Mesivta, Albany, New York HaMesivta, Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY Mesivta Oholei Torah, Brooklyn, NY Yeshiva
Mesivta Menachem, Westchester, NY Yeshiva
Torah Ohr, Miami, FL* Yeshiva
Gedolah of Greater Miami Rabbinical College, Miami, FL Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch, Oak Park, MI Rabbinical College of Canada
Quebec-Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Bais Medrash, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

In Israel[edit]

Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Rishon LeZion
Rishon LeZion
(Ketana), Rishon Lezion Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Rishon LeZion
Rishon LeZion
(Gedola), Rishon LeZion Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Nachlat Har Chabad, Kiryat Malachi Yeshiva
Tomchei Tmimim, Lod Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim HaMerkazit Kfar Chabad, Kfar Chabad Yeshivat Ohr Tmimim, Kfar Chabad Yeshivas Tzeirei Hashluchim, Safed Yeshivas Chasidei Chabad
Beis Levi Yitzchak, Safed Ohr Simcha, Kfar Chabad Beis Sefer Lemelacha, Kfar Chabad Tomchei Tmimim Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Gat Yeshivas Toras Emes, Jerusalem Yeshivat NachlatHar Chabad
Beit Haram, Kiryat Malachi Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim Migdal HaEmek, Migdal HaEmek Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, Or Yehuda Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, El'ad Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimimm, Beersheba Yeshivas Ohel Menachem, Beit Shemesh Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, Beitar Illit Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim-Beis Menachem, Bnei Brak

In other locations[edit]

Yeshivas Oholei Yosef Yitchak Lubavitch, S. Kilda East, Australia Rabbinical College of Australia
and New Zealand, East S. Kilda, Victoria, Australia Yeshivas Levi Yitzchak S. Kilda East, Victoria Australia Yeshiva
Gedolah Rabbinical College of Sydney, Bondi, New South Wales, Australia Yeshiva
College Cheder Chabad-High School Division, Bondi, New South Wales, Australia Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, Brunoy, France
(suburb of Paris) Yeshiva
Gedolah Lubavitch London Lubavitch Mechinah L'Yeshiva, London, England Yeshivas Lubavitch Manchester, Manchester, England Boys High School Mesivta, Moscow, Russia Yeshiva
Ketana Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch, Moscow, Russia Yeshivah Tomchei Tmimim Luabvitch, Moscow, Russia Lubavitch Yeshiva
Gedolah of Johannesburg Rabbinical College of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa Yeshiva
Gedola, Buenos Aires, Argentina Yeshiva
Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Ohel Menachem, S. Paulo, Brazil


^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2010-08-11.  ^ HaYom Yom, Elul 15 ^ Public address of 13th Tishrei, 5742 Archived 2010-12-20 at the Wayback Machine.

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Jewish life in the United States

Major communal organizations

B'nai B'rith Jewish Community Centers Jewish Federations of North America Local Jewish Federations

Major Federal liaisons and policy organizations not focused exclusively on Israel

American Jewish Committee American Jewish Congress Anti-Defamation League Conference of Presidents Religious Action Center Jewish Community Relations Councils (JCRCs) Jewish Council for Public Affairs Jewish environmental groups Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
(JINSA) National Jewish Democratic Council Republican Jewish Coalition White House Jewish Liaison Jewish Labor Committee

Major foreign assistance organizations

American Jewish World Service Joint Distribution Committee Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society United Israel

Major Israel
policy, education, and outreach organizations

Ameinu American Israel
Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) American–Israeli Cooperative Enterprise
American–Israeli Cooperative Enterprise
(AICE) Americans for Peace Now Berman Jewish Policy Archive Birthright Israel Hadassah Israeli-American Council Israel
Project J Street Jewish Voice for Peace Jewish Women's Archive Masa Israel
Journey Middle East Media Research Institute Nefesh B'Nefesh New Israel
Fund The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights under Law (LDB) Zionist Organization of America

Major domestic and neighborhood assistance organizations

Chaverim Hatzalah Shomrim Tomchei Shabbos

Major religious movement organizations (and associated rabbinical membership and policy body; seminary)

Agudath Israel
of America (Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah; etc.) Agudas Chasidei Chabad
(Vaad Rabonei Lubavitch; Tomchei Temimim-U.S., RCA, etc.) Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association; RRC) Young Israel Orthodox Union
Orthodox Union
(Rabbinical Council of America; RIETS-YU, etc.) Society for Humanistic Judaism United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
(Rabbinical Assembly; JTSA / AJU-Ziegler) Union for Reform Judaism
Union for Reform Judaism
(Central Conference of American Rabbis; HUC) Project Genesis (organization)

Major youth groups

B'nai B'rith
B'nai B'rith
Youth Organization (BBYO) (AZA / BBG) Bnei Akiva NCSY North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) Tzivos Hashem United Synagogue Youth
United Synagogue Youth
(USY) / Kadima Young Judaea

Religious education

College Jewish studies
Jewish studies
programs Hebrew school Jewish day school

PARDeS RAVSAK Schechter Torah Umesorah

/ Mesivta

Major college organizations and Jewish fraternities


on Campus Hillel KESHER (defunct) KOACH (defunct) Masorti on Campus Orthodox student groups

Fraternities and Sororities

Alpha Epsilon Pi Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi (Historically Jewish: Alpha Epsilon Phi Sigma Alpha Mu Sigma Delta Tau Tau Delta Phi Tau Epsilon Phi Zeta Beta Tau)


Newspapers and wires

Algemeiner Journal Baltimore
Jewish Times Charlotte Jewish News Cleveland Jewish News Hamodia The Jewish Advocate
The Jewish Advocate
(Bost.) The Jewish Daily Forward
The Jewish Daily Forward
(N.Y.) The Jewish Exponent (Phila.) The Jewish Journal (L.A.) The Jewish Ledger
Jewish Ledger
(Conn.) Jewish News of Greater Phoenix The Jewish Press
The Jewish Press
(N.Y.) Jewish Standard
Jewish Standard
(N.J.) Jewish Telegraphic Agency The Jewish Week (N.Y.) JWeekly (S.F.) New Jersey
New Jersey
Jewish News St. Louis Jewish Light Washington Jewish Week Yated Ne'eman Der Yid Der Blatt Di Tzeitung


Ami Binah Commentary Emunah Magazine Jewish Currents Jewish Sports Review Jewish World Review Lilith Mishpacha Moment San Diego Jewish Journal Tablet Tikkun We Are In America


Jewish Broadcasting Service Jewish Life Television
Jewish Life Television
(JLTV) National Jewish Television The Jewish Channel

Blogs and Websites

AskMoses.com Chabad.org Heeb Jewcy Jewish Virtual Library Mondoweiss Tablet Magazine Vos Iz Neias? Yeshiva.co Yeshiva
World News

Major communal activities

JDate Matzo Ball Siyum HaShas NY/NJ Super Sunday