Mission and Philosophy

The establishment of a Jewish community day school in Victoria represents a significant milestone for Vancouver Island’s Jewish community. For the first time in over 150 years, Victoria will have a Jewish day school, focused on the power of community and offering outstanding academics and inspirational Jewish experiences to all Jewish children, thus forming the foundation for the next generation of Jews to take on the world.

Our Vision: To be a welcoming Jewish community day school dedicated to both academic excellence and cherishing the beauty and richness of Jewish traditions and rituals.

Our Mission: Guided by excellent BC educators and enriched by the spirit of community, Kineret Tamim will prepare students for purposeful lives with a positive self-concept, a passion for learning, and eternal values.

“Our goal is to create a school in which every Jewish child, regardless of background and affiliation, will feel that is their home and community.”
Rabbi Meir Kaplan – Chabad of Vancouver Island