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Tomchei Tmimim (Hebrew: תומכי תמימים, "supporters of the complete-wholesome ones") is the central Yeshiva (Talmudical academy) of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement. Founded in 1897 in the town of Lubavitch by Rabbi Sholom Dovber Schneersohn, it is now a worldwide network of institutions of advanced Torah study.
Tomchei Tmimim is also viewed by its students and teachers as a spiritual order. Students in Tomchei Tmimim acquire the title "Tomim" and the adage goes "Once a Tomim, always a Tomim."
Tomechei Tmimim was founded by Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn for the study of Hasidic philosophy according to the Chabad tradition. He called the students of this yeshiva 'tmimim' (sing. "tomim" תמים = pure, perfect).
When Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn left the Soviet Union in 1927, the yeshiva reestablished itself in Warsaw and later in Otwock, Poland. In the course of World War II, the yeshiva escaped to Shanghai, China, along with some other yeshivot like Mir. Once the Rebbe was safely evacuated to New York, the Yeshiva was reestablished in New York City, where it remains to this day.
The central Yeshiva is housed today at the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters, at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY, with approximately six hundred students. Similarly named yeshivas, many of which are nevertheless formally independent, are to be found in major cities in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, South Africa, Australia, and the former Soviet Union, and Israel. Many of the branches also perform the functions necessary to grant rabbinical ordination to their students. A significant number of graduates of Tomchei Tmimim continue working within Chabad as religious functionaries, whether as shluchim in Chabad Houses or as teachers in schools.
About the yeshiva
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson asserted that the impact of studying in Tomchei Tmimim is everlasting:
Anyone who once learned in Tomchei Tmimim remains a Tomim, a student of Tomchei Tmimim, forever.
In North America
- Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch, 885 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York
- United Lubavitcher Yeshivoth - Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York
- Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah, Brooklyn, New York
- Mesivta Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Queens Forest Hills, New York
- Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Poconos Canadensis, PA
- Yeshiva Kol Yaakov Yehuda Hadar Hatorah Rabbinical Seminary, Brooklyn, New York
- Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Yeshiva Or Menachem, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Rabbinical College of America, Morristown, New Jersey
- Lubavitch Educational Center – Klurman Mesivta, Miami Beach, Florida
- Yeshivas Lubavitch of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland
- Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad/West Coast Talmudical Seminary, Los Angeles, California
- Oholei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch-Mesivta, Oak Park, Michigan
- Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey, NY
- Yeshivas Beis Dovid Shlomo, New Haven, CT
- Yeshiva Boys’ High School, Pittsburgh, PA
- Lubavitch Mesivta of Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Central Lubavitch Yeshiva, Chovevei Torah, Brooklyn, New York
- Lubavitch Rabbinical College of Minnesota, S. Paul, MN
- Mesivta of Postville, Postville, IA
- Mesivta of Coral Springs, Coral Springs, FL
- Albany Mesivta, Albany, New York
- HaMesivta, Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York
- Mesivta Oholei Torah, Brooklyn, New York
- Yeshiva Mesivta Menachem, Westchester, New York
- Yeshiva Torah Ohr, Miami, FL
- Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Miami Rabbinical College, Miami, Florida
- Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch, Oak Park, MI
- Rabbinical College of Canada Quebec-Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Bais Medrash, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Rishon LeZion (Ketana), Rishon Lezion
- Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Rishon LeZion (Gedola), Rishon LeZion
- Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Nachlat Har Chabad, Kiryat Malachi
- Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim, Lod
- Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim HaMerkazit Kfar Chabad, Kfar Chabad
- Yeshivat Ohr Tmimim, Kfar Chabad
- Yeshivas Tzeirei Hashluchim, Safed
- Yeshivas Chasidei Chabad Beis Levi Yitzchak, Safed
- Ohr Simcha, Kfar Chabad
- Beis Sefer Lemelacha, Kfar Chabad
- Tomchei Tmimim Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Gat
- Yeshivas Toras Emes, Jerusalem
- Yeshivat NachlatHar Chabad Beit Haram, Kiryat Malachi
- Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim Migdal HaEmek, Migdal HaEmek
- Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, Or Yehuda
- Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, El'ad
- Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimimm, Beersheba
- Yeshivas Ohel Menachem, Beit Shemesh
- Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, Beitar Illit
- Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim-Beis Menachem, Bnei Brak
In other locations
- Yeshivas Oholei Yosef Yitchak Lubavitch, S. Kilda East, Australia
- Rabbinical College of Australia and New Zealand, East S. Kilda, Victoria, Australia
- Yeshivas Levi Yitzchak S. Kilda East, Victoria Australia
- Yeshiva Gedolah Rabbinical College of Sydney, Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
- Yeshiva College Cheder Chabad-High School Division, Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
- Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, Brunoy, France (suburb of Paris)
- Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Vincennes, France
- Yeshiva Gedolah Lubavitch London
- Lubavitch Mechinah L'Yeshiva, London, England
- Yeshivas Lubavitch Manchester, Manchester, England
- Boys High School Mesivta, Moscow, Russia
- Yeshiva Ketana Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch, Moscow, Russia
- Yeshivah Tomchei Tmimim Luabvitch, Moscow, Russia
- Yeshiva Ketana Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
- Lubavitch Yeshiva Gedolah of Johannesburg
- Rabbinical College of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
- Yeshiva Gedola, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Ohel Menachem, S. Paulo, Brazil
- Yeshiva Gedola Nachlas Levi, Dnipro, Ukraine
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