Guide Book & Dress Code
As a student of תומכי תמימים, a ישיבה that follows the teachings of the
our Rebbeim, the essence of a תלמיד's success is משמעת and קבלת עול.
Therefore, a תלמיד is expected to be on time to all the sedorim with a sefer open and ready to learn. He will utilize his time during seder to learn. Talmidim may only leave after the
מגיד שיעור indicates that seder is over. If one needs to leave during class time, he must ask
permission from the מגיד שיעור. The same applies to זמני תפילה, each תלמיד should be prepared on time with his hat, jacket, and a סידור ready to daven.
A key component to staying physically and emotionally fit and to succeed in learning,
a talmid must be well rested so his mind is clear and able to focus. As a result, sleep is veryimportant and every talmid is expected to follow the rules and timetable of his dormitory
supervisor in order to promote a safe and healthy environment.
As a talmid in a chasidishe yeshiva everyone is expected to conduct himself in the dorm witheidelkiet, and dress in the dorm according to the laws of tznius as expected according to the Shulchan Aruch.
Every talmid is responsible to plan his travel arrangements according to the school calendar, allowing himself enough time to settle down so that he will be ready for seder at the indicated
time. The calendar has allotted vacation days that give ample time around each יום טוב to
schedule all necessary appointments (doctor, dentist, and the like).
Policy regarding שמחות:
Talmidim are responsible to speak to the מגיד שיעור about making up missed material. For a siblings wedding a talmid will be granted 6 days leave for the שמחה. A talmid will be granted 3 days leave for a siblings Bar Mitzva. All other situations should be discussed with the מנהל.
Every talmid is encouraged to go to the mikvah daily. It is the talmid’s responsibility to go to the mikvah and be on time for seder chassidus. There is a mikvah fee.
Talmidim will eat withישיבה on Friday nights and Shabbos day. Permission to eat out may be given for שבת day only after the invitation is approved by the menahel.
It is vital to the talmid's spiritual growth and success to be completely immersed in the yeshiva environment 24/7. Therefore, talmidim are not to eat out in pizza shops or restaurants. Yeshiva will provide fresh and nourishing meals daily; there will be no need for different venues.
If a special need arises, you can always reach the menahel.
Cell phones/ technology/and items not allowed in yeshiva:
The primary occupation of a tomim is to learn and daven and serve Hakodosh Boruch Hu.
The yeshiva does not allow a talmid to have a cell phone in his possession. At the same time it is understandable that a parent sending their child out of town may see it necessary for safety reasons to provide their son with a cell phone. Therefore, a talmid is allowed only a simple phone (no smart phone) with the internet disabled for the duration of his trip. Once he arrives at the Yeshiva, he will turn the cell phone to his menahel and it will be returned to him before he needs to travel home next.
The yeshiva must be notified in advance if a talmid will be coming with a cell phone. Upon arrival, the phone should be handed over to the menahel and it will be kept safely. If a talmid arrives in yeshiva with a smart phone, it will only be returned at the end of the year.
Yeshiva will provide a working landline with a long distance plan for the benefit of the talmidim.
Only Jewish books of true stories or biographies written by frum authors and published by frum publishers will be allowed in yeshiva. Hanhala reserves the right to check all books and determine if it is befitting a talmid in Tomchei Temimim.
Audio and Video Devices:
Music mp3 players, laptops, cd players, tablets, chrome books, any wifi enabled device, play stations, radios and any other electric or battery operated devices are not permitted in yeshiva. They should not be brought and brought, they will be taken away.
Should be without radio capability.
(See below the guide book).
Tests & Diplomas:
Talmidim must take and return every test that is administrated. Exceptions may only be given by the talmid's magid shiur. A passing grade is 65%. The General Studies Diploma is
intertwined with the Judaic subjects. As such, a talmid must pass his Kodesh subjects as
well, in order to receive his Diploma.
Ultimately, Mesivta Ohr Temimim is here for the success of each one of our dear talmidim.
We wish our talmidim much hatzlocho. Please remember, our lines of open communications
are always open. Should you ever have a question or an issue to discuss, please feel free to
reach out to your hanahal member.
Contact information for the Hanhala will be made available before the start of the yeshiva. Till then, please feel free to email me (Rabbi Baruch Zaltzman) at or
call/text my cell at 647-999-2456.
Dress Code for Mesivta Ohr Temimim Toronto
The רמב"ם writes - "תלמיד חכם ניכר בלבושו" –
“A Torah scholar is recognized by his form of dress”. Appropriate dress plays a very important role in the dignity and atmosphere of a Yeshiva. As yeshiva bochurim, they should reflect and be befitting the ציור – image of a Tomim and Talmid of a Yeshiva. Please study the dress code carefully and make sure it is followed at all times.
• Clean and presentable clothing
• Hats and jackets during Davening, bentching, krias shema before bed and when walking in the street.
Please note: Regular looking conservative suit jackets, black or navy blue only. Not suede, cotton or very casual look such as; corduroy or linen jackets, 5 button jackets etc.
• Pants: Black or navy blue dress pants only. No tight fit.
Not suede, corduroy, jeans or jean look. If they are cotton they must resemble regular looking dress pants, not tight or fitted and without the ridged stitching on the seams or extra and odd-looking pockets; does not have to be a suit. Shabbos requires a suit.
• Shirts: White dress shirts, regular looking (not tight or fitted etc.), button-down only.
• Regular looking socks they may be black, navy blue. Please avoid neon color socks. No ankle or below ankle socks.
• Yarmulka: Solid black Yarmulkes only.
• Shoes: Regular looking solid black dress shoes or sneakers that look like dress shoes and are solid black. No other colors are ok. Please make sure there are no white or any other colors on the shoe or sneaker. Solid black only. No high tops, suede, or casual looking types.
• Sweaters: Only regular button down or dress pullover sweaters are permitted. Casual looking sweaters, sweaters with hoods or sweaters with writing on them are not permitted.
Slippers or crocs are reserved for the dorm use only. Outside and in yeshiva, the bochurim should be wearing their regular shoes.
Every Talmid should make sure to arrive to Yeshiva with all of the clothing he needs for the Zman. Permission can-not be granted for a Talmid to shop at malls in Toronto. In extreme circumstances the Hanhala must be consulted.
Please ask your son to read through this guidebook carefully with you.
After he has read it, please have him sign it and bring it along to Yeshiva.
I ___________________________ have read and understood the Mesivta Guidelines and
accept to abide by them at all times.
Student's Name ________________________ Student's Signature _________________________