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Our Philosophy

An Ohr Torah Cincinnati learning experience is like no other. Great attention is given to maintaining the Kedushas Hamakom (holiness of space) within the classroom and the Kedushas Ha’Zaman (holiness of time) of the children’s school day, thus communicating to the children that Chinuch (education) is incredibly important. Children come to treasure their daily experiences as constant opportunities to elevate their conduct and thus build their Kesher (connection) to Hakadosh Baruch Hu. This connection lays the groundwork for true and lasting Simchas Ha’Chaim (happiness in life), commitment to the Jewish people, and diligence in one’s pursuits.

We focus on fostering and infusing a love for Torah and Mitzvos in all that we do and an appreciation and awe for learning across all subject areas and throughout every aspect of your child’s day. Specifically, we provide a carefully planned, stimulating, and structured learning environment along with an integrated, robust curriculum across and within Limudei Kodesh and Limudei Chol. Our approach to learning builds independence in students and honors the innate yearning for discovery inherent in all people. The daily experiences facilitated at Ohr Torah Cincinnati help children to develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills, and ideals essential for a lifetime of creative thinking, effective problem-solving, strong relationship-building, collaborative interpersonal skills, advanced learning, growth, and leadership.  These, in turn, will enable our students to live purpose-driven, fulfilling lives and make meaningful contributions to the World and Klal Yisroel (Jewish People).

Derech Eretz (positive character traits and personal conduct) in our Ohr Torah Cincinnati classrooms is the foundation for everything we do, and each child will learn many important life skills as we promote personal self-esteem, respect, responsibility, academic excellence, and Ahavas Yisroel (Love of one’s fellow Jew). Each child will feel empowered in the Ohr Torah Cincinnati classroom and learn how rewarding it feels to be challenged and accomplish things on their own!