Mission

The Talmud Torah Society is charged with the responsibility to provide community based Judaic education to the Edmonton Jewish Community, irrespective of format and irrespective of the number of children registered. Every Jewish child deserves a Jewish education. Finances will not be a barrier for a family to send their children to Talmud Torah.

Mission Statement

Talmud Torah School is the leader in Jewish and secular education in Edmonton through our offering of a rigorous and comprehensive academic program of general and Judaic studies. Our school places a priority on developing critical, independent and creative thought and expression; a strong command of the Hebrew language; as well as an appreciation of the history, wisdom, spiritual depth and ethical guidance of Judaism.

Where do we come from?

  • 1912 – Formed, now the oldest continuous Jewish Day School in Canada. Housed in the Beth Israel Synagogue (cheder-style).
  • 1925 – New building at Jasper and 103 St.
  • 1928 – Recognition of the need for Canadian culture–’33 half day English, half day Hebrew introduced.
  • 1952 – New building fund to build the building in Glenora
  • 1975 – Agreement reached between province and the EPSB to have private schools join the public system
  • 1995 – Junior High added
  • 1997 – Ground-breaking for new school after fund raising campaign
  • 1999 – New building opened by Shimon Peres, current President of the State of Israel.

Go to TT History for more information about the history of Talmud Torah in Edmonton.