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About the Torani Community (garin)


About the Torani Community (garin)

In the heart of the State of Israel’s cultural center, between the Diamond Exchange and the Azrieli Towers, between the Kirya and Kikar Hamedina, lies a quality community that works with much self-sacrifice on behalf of Torah and the Jewish people.

The garin numbers 85families and its focal point is the yeshiva. Some of the husbands still learn in the yeshiva, while others are alumni of the yeshiva who chose to remain and be part of this important enterprise even as they pursued work or study in other fields.

This kehilla maintains its own full, lively and meaningful social structure, while integrating in the surrounding environment and getting involved in activities that benefit the wider community. Raising children in Tel Aviv can be quite a challenge, because the social and cultural milieu raises educational questions that must be addressed. The community invests a great deal of thought and effort in how to bring up and educate their children in a natural educational environment based on values of kedusha.  

The yeshiva founded the Dafna Day Care Center to accommodate the children of the garin, but it is open to anyone in the larger community who wants an early childhood program with a religious atmosphere.

Once the children reach kindergarten and school age they generally enter the state-religious schools in the area. The garin is a partner in fashioning the educational approach in these schools and its members are actively involved in them. Many garin members work in the Tel Aviv municipal education and welfare systems.

The following are some of the garin’s social activities:

  • Beit Rabban – Regular Torah shiurim in the afternoon for the children of the garin and surrounding area
  • Activities for the children on Rosh Hodesh and before holidays
  • Bat Melech – A weekly Torah class for girls
  • The National Service girls, who fulfill important roles in community activities, both within the garin and elsewhere. The girls develop warm relationships with the garin families.
  • Community committees that deal with various aspects of communal life – the culture committee, the education committee, the new mothers committee, and a panel that oversees integrating new families into the community.
  • Regular and periodic shiurim and a variety of social and cultural activities.

If you would like to be part of this large and important enterprise, you are invited to join us.

Community coordinator,Information and aid to new families: Isca, 052-8109223, or [email protected]