Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto

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Anne & Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto
TanenbaumCHAT.jpg
Address
Kimel Centre: 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, Ontario
Wallenberg Campus: 200 Wilmington Avenue

Toronto, Ontario, M3H 5J8, Canada
Information
School board United Jewish Appeal Board of Jewish Education
Religious affiliation Jewish
Head of School Rabbi Lee Buckman
School type Private high school
Grades 9-12
Language English, Hebrew, French
Area Toronto, Canada
Team name Kimel Centre: Cougars
Wallenberg Campus: Tigers
Colours Kimel Centre: Navy Blue, Baby Blue         
Wallenberg Campus: Blue and White         
Founded 1960
Enrollment 1400 (2011)
Homepage http://www.tanenbaumchat.org

Established in 1960, The Anne & Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (Hebrew: האקדמיה העברית ע"ש טננבאום), or "TanenbaumCHAT", is a private Jewish high school which is located on two campuses in Toronto, Canada.


Campuses[edit]

  • TanenbaumCHAT Wallenberg Campus (known as TCW) is located at 200 Wilmington Ave. in Toronto operated out of the former Wilmington Public School facility owned by the Toronto District School Board, and serves students living south of Steeles Avenue. This campus opened in 1974, and was the only location available to students until 2000.
  • TanenbaumCHAT Kimel Family Education Centre (known as TCK) is located at 9600 Bathurst Street in Vaughan, and serves students living north of Steeles Avenue. This campus opened in 2000, and existed at another location before moving to its current Bathurst Street location.

Feeder patterns[edit]

Jewish day schools that feed into TanenbaumCHAT include Associated Hebrew Schools, Bialik Hebrew Day School, The Toronto Heschel School, Leo Baeck Day School, Robbins Hebrew Academy, Netivot HaTorah Day School, and Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School. TanenbaumCHAT offers a New Stream program for students who have come from the public school system or who did not otherwise previously attend a Jewish elementary school, as well as a Special Education program for students with special learning needs.[citation needed]

Name changes[edit]

Due to relocations and monetary donations to the school, TanenbaumCHAT has undergone various changes to its official name. Regardless of these changes, it is often referred to by students and especially by alumni as "CHAT".[1]

  • The original name for the school was "Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto", or "CHAT."[citation needed]
  • In September 2000, a second campus was opened in Richmond Hill, which was named "CHAT-RH" ("CHAT Richmond Hill.") It was intended to be a temporary location, and remained opened until June 2007.
  • At the graduation ceremony in June 2006, it was announced that due to a major gift from the estate of Dr. Anne Tanenbaum, mother of Larry Tanenbaum, the school would be renamed the Anne & Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, or TanenbaumCHAT. In September of that year, it was announced that the Richmond Hill campus would be temporarily called "TanenbaumCHAT North" in preparation of a move to a new building in Vaughan, while the Toronto campus would be named "TanenbaumCHAT South."
  • In September 2007, TanenbaumCHAT's north campus moved permanently onto the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus on Bathurst Street, and is now officially "TanenbaumCHAT Kimel Family Education Centre".
  • In May 2008, another name change took place, specifically regarding the south campus, thanks to a major anonymous donation. After a school wide vote, the new name chosen for the Wilmington Avenue location was "TanenbaumCHAT Wallenberg Campus" (TCW), named after World War II era Swedish humanitarian, Raoul Wallenberg.

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Coordinates: 43°45′43″N 79°27′25″W / 43.762021°N 79.457081°W / 43.762021; -79.457081