Mission and Vision Statement
Yeshiva Darchei Torah was established to serve the Orthodox Jewish community of Toronto by providing for the religious, educational, and social development of young men in a warm, supportive environment.
• Yeshiva Darchei Torah’s core values are Torah learning, Mitzvah observance, character/personality development, and identification with and service to the Jewish people in the tradition of the great Yeshivos led by the recognized Gedolei Yisrael over the generations.
• Our program and methods are designed to foster warm relationships between Rabbeim and Talmidim, to provide structure without unhealthful pressure, and to transmit values by inspiration and not coercion.
• Yeshiva Darchei Torah partners with parents and is respectful of parental prerogatives. Accordingly, it was designed as a non-residential school to facilitate students living at home.
• As a partner with parents, Yeshiva Darchei Torah shares responsibility for preparing its students for life beyond graduation. This entails both preparation for post-secondary education (Yeshiva and/or university) and preparation for a life shaped by Torah values.
We believe that Yeshiva Darchei Torah is unique among institutions serving similar student/parent populations in its balance of uncompromising commitment to Torah values on the one hand, and, on the other hand, its pragmatic view of the role of secular education and career education in the life of a young man.
In the short term, our hope and vision is that Yeshiva Darchei Torah will contribute to the development of our local community by providing for the education of its future religious and lay leaders in the spirit of its philosophy. In the long term, our hope and vision is that Yeshiva Darchei Torah will serve as a paradigm for new institutions in North America and a catalyst for change in existing institutions.