The Torah MiTzion Kollel in Montreal was founded in 1998. The Kollel is housed in the Lieberman Beit Midrash of the Hebrew Academy of Montreal. The Shlichim also operate in four shuls within the community – Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem (TBDJ), Adath Israel Congregation, Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation, and Congregation Beth Zion. In the morning, the Shlichim have internal morning seder followed by a shiur led by the Rosh Kollel. Over the course of the day, the Shlichim go into classes to teach and learn with students. During the breaks, the Shlichim have one-on-one chavrutot. After school, the Shlichim run programming for students of all ages, including an after school Bekiut club, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Club, and Torah classes for college students. One night a week, the Kollel bachurim host a “movie night” in their apartment for high school students. Each evening, the Shlichim have chavrutot with members of the community and offer classes and lectures for men, women, and students of all ages and from all Jewish backgrounds. The Shlichim also run special programming for events and holidays. KTM Montreal has two unique projects: Family Learning, which takes place every Motzei Shabbat two months out of the year, is a learning initiative where parents learn with their children and do an interactive art project. Another one of their unique programs is the Chalutzim Leadership Program for 10th and 11th graders, in cooperation with Yeshivat HaKotel and KKL. The program aims to build the next generation of Jewish Zionist leaders and culminates with a week-long trip to Israel. The KTM Women’s Beit Midrash offers weekly classes for women of all ages, special lecture series, and chavrutot. The community of Montreal was blessed with many talented Roshei Kollel: Rabbi David and Naomi Ansbacher (1998-1999) Rabbi Yitzchak and Ahuva Neriyah (1999-2002), Rabbi Baruch and Yael Plaskow (2002-2007), Rabbi Yishai and Sarit Lisner (2007-2010) Rabbi Nadav and Dorit Levin (2010-2013), and Rabbi Yedidya and Neta Neuman (2016- 2019).
This year, the Kollel is led by Rosh Kollel Rabbi Eliyahu Gateno and his wife Sarah. The rest of the Kollel is comprised of bachurim Or Eitan Ainie, Aviad Bar-Shai and Meir Pincus. The Executive Director of the Kollel is Miriam Mamane.