Core Values

Torah Academy is a community school founded on the teachings of Chabad philosophy. Inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s vision, our students are given the foundation for a lifelong love of Hashem, Torah, Mitzvos, the Jewish people, and Israel. While uncompromisingly committed to Torah values, we welcome every Jewish child with unconditional love.

A School for all Jewish Children 

Torah Academy seeks to share the beauty of Yiddishkeit with every Jewish child. Our warm and welcoming ethos ensures that all our students feel accepted, safe, and respected, irrespective of their families’ level of observance or financial standing. Through our emphasis on Ahavas Yisroel, they learn to love and appreciate others and live together with mutual respect for all.

Academia

We are committed to an outstanding, holistic education in both our formal learning in Torah Studies, General Studies and informal education from Nursery School through Matriculation. We are committed to providing our students with the very best in all areas. Our magnificent campus provides the perfect environment for our students to truly enjoy their school experience. A Torah Academy education opens a future of  opportunity for our alumni, empowering them with the tools and skills to realise their dreams in a wide variety of endeavours. 

Nurture

As “The School with a Neshama,” an appreciation for each of our students’ soul and distinctive personality is at the heart of everything we do. We nurture the individual, developing a healthy sense of self-worth and the ability to maximise his or her own unique potential. Our exceptional teachers model and live the values and character traits that we strive to imbue in our students.

Lamplighters

Community and responsibility are integral pillars at Torah Academy. The philosophy of Chabad outreach, empowers our students with pride and the confidence to better the world around them. They are inspired to become beacons of light. Our alumni live as lamplighters in their many varied fields of work, professions, and personal lives, positively impacting on individuals and communities in South Africa and around the world. 

Our Uniqueness

Torah Academy is a community school founded on the teachings of Chabad philosophy. Inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s vision, our students are given the foundation for a lifelong love of Hashem, Torah, Mitzvos, the Jewish people, and Israel. While uncompromisingly committed to Torah values, we welcome every Jewish child with unconditional love.

 

We are committed to an outstanding, holistic education in both our formal learning in Torah and General Studies, as well as in our informal education departments. We are dedicated to giving every child a Jewish education that nurtures their soul, unique purpose, and innate creativity. Our warm and welcoming ethos ensures all of our students from many diverse backgrounds and communities feel accepted, safe, and respected. Our dedicated staff works together to foster each child’s social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development from Nursery through to High School. We strive to provide our students with the very best in all areas, and our magnificent campus provides the perfect grounds for our students to build a strong and powerful foundation for the rest of their lives. A Torah Academy education creates a future of possibility for our alumni, empowering them with the tools and skills to realize their dreams. Torah Academy graduates further their studies at renowned local and international Yeshivos, seminaries and universities.

 

We view each of our students as an entire world, and as such our education extends far beyond the classroom. Our Shabbatons, sporting activities, learning programs, and family events have incredible spirit, joy, soul, and camaraderie and foster teamwork, social skills, kindness, and respect. As the school with a neshama, an appreciation for each of our student’s unique talents and soul is at the heart of everything we do. Integrating the skills and knowledge gained from all our teachers and offerings, we aim to educate the whole child, nurturing them to realize and maximize their individual potential, educate them with soul, impart spirituality and develop a healthy sense of self-worth. Our exceptional teachers provide a living example of the values and character traits we strive to imbue in our students. Their inspiration and devotion create connections that can last a lifetime.

 

We are inspired by the Rebbe’s dedication, direction, and love for Eretz Yisroel, its inhabitants, and those dedicated to its protection. We endeavour to instil in our students a deep love for Eretz Yisroel as well as an appreciation for the holiness of the land of Israel. We await the day when we will join our brothers and sisters in the holy land with the coming of Moshiach.

 

Community and giving to others are some of the foundational pillars of Torah Academy. From our youngest students in nursery school, we empower them to be leaders. A leader is someone who positively impacts the world around them, utilizing their capacities and strengths to be beacons of light. Based on the teachings of Chassidus, we view our students as lamplighters and instil within them the knowledge that they can change the world through acts of goodness and kindness. Sharing ones knowledge with another, creating a home that welcomes others with respect and joy, and one small act of giving are all transformative actions. Our alumni live as lamplighters in their many varied professions, fields, and personal lives, positively impacting communities around the globe.

 

 

Yossi Liberow
Managing Director, Torah Academy