Taste of Yeshiva Full Program

  • The Okanagan Taste of Yeshiva Application Form

  • Welcome to the Okanagan's "Taste of Yeshiva" summer experience! 

    An eye opening experience where learning Torah becomes increasingly deeply appreciated!

    Nestled in the conducive atmosphere of Chabad's renowned warmth and joy, and sprinkled with wonderful outdoor Okanagan exploration! 

    Men Ages 18-28: Join the full Yeshiva experience including meals, outings and accommodations ($495 for the week)

    Men Ages 28+ : Join the full Yeshiva experience including meals and outings ($350 for the week)

    Men and Women 18+ : Join the daily evening lecture and dinner (By donation)

    Shabbat Morning service and grand luncheon is FREE and open to our entire community.  

    The Chabad Okanagan Taste of Yeshiva program is made possible through a generous grant  in loving memory and in honour of Avrohom Dov ben Yaakov Gad and Bayla bat Yisrael Yosef o.b.m. by their family in British Columbia. 

    Please partner with us and enable young Jewish men to engage with their Judaism like never before! 

    Student Sponsor: $250 | Torah Sponsor: $500 | Talmud Sponsor: $1000 | Yeshiva Sponsor: $1,800

  • Rabbi Lazer Gurkow

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    Rabbi Lazer Gurkow is a thinker and teacher that audiences relate to. In his easy, informal manner, Lazer engages his listeners and leads them on provocative journeys of thought.

    A sought-after lecturer, his talks combine hands-on mentorship with empowering self-help techniques. He is gifted with the ability to present the complicated in easily understood language and has successfully lectured to audiences across Israel, Australia, Europe and North America.

    Lazer has authored Portraits of Leadership, a curriculum on leadership for the Rhor Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) that was taught to 50000 students in six continents. A prolific author, he has published more than 1000 essays in print and online publications. He is a member of JLI’s curriculum team, a columnist for and Israel National News and blogs at Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel. His weekly Torah essays can be found at He is the author of two books, "Reaching for G-d: The Jewish Book of Self Help",  and "Mission Possible: Living with Higher Purpose".

    He serves as Rabbi to Congregation Beth Tefilah in London Ontario


     Rabbi Binyomin Bitton  


    **Rabbi Binyomin Bitton, originally from Lyon, France, is the founder and spiritual leader of Chabad of Downtown Vancouver, he's co-Dean of the Jewish Academy, Scholar and researcher for J.L.I.'s Machon Shmuel, and the director of the highly profiled Tzfunot Institute.

    A renowned Talmudic scholar, Rabbi Bitton's warmth, knowledge and passion for learning has brought him to teach in communities around the world as well as online.

    Rabbi Bitton is the author of the highly acclaimed Torah book "Mosdei HaEisanim - Rabbi Eliezer HaGadol" a very scholarly work about the great Talmudic sages Rabbi Yehoshua and Rabbi Eliezer Hagadol, as well as numerous additional publications.  He is also a regular contributor to various different Torah commentary publications.

  • Registration is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email that your application has been accepted and payment is received.

    This is an application form only.

    There is a $20 application fee when submitting this application which will go towards the cost of your attendance. 

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