In addition to Texas Torah Institute’s educational program, the Yeshiva focuses on helping to build the Jewish community of Dallas. TTI students are instilled with the ideals of chesed and communal responsibility. They are given opportunities to foster these values through various chesed opportunities and community building initiatives, throughout their time in the Yeshiva.
Texas Torah Institute students visit local nursing homes and assisted living facilities, uplifting the spirits, giving chizuk and encouragement to residents. Around the Jewish holidays, they do special holiday programming and sing holiday songs. Both the residents and the students come away with a feeling of satisfaction from this ongoing program.
As a thriving Jewish community, Dallas is home to many wonderful shuls and organizations. Texas Torah Institute believes that part of a Yeshiva’s responsibility in a community is to assist other organizations in their efforts. TTI encourages its students to help these organizations with their programming, minyanim, special events, and shabbatonim. Some of the organizations that have benefited from TTI students are Congregation Ohev Shalom, DATA of Far North, DATA of Plano, and the Sefardic Torah Center of Dallas. TTI students have also traveled as far as Houston to assist in Jewish organizational work.
On Tuesday evenings, local 7th and 8th grade boys come to the Yeshiva for an amazing weekly learning program with the TTI Bais Medrash bochurim. The program entails learning, pizza, ice cream, weekly raffles, and basketball! Transportation is available from the South Eruv. Pickup is at 6:15 and drop-off at 8:30 is at the corner of Preston Crest and Whitley.
In an effort to reach out to the greater Dallas Jewish Community, Texas Torah Institute Rabbis are involved in a variety of community Torah learning initiatives.
Have you ever had an interesting halachic or hashkafic question which required a researched answer? At the TTI Community Chabura, participants have the opportunity to submit their own questions to the TTI Rabbinical staff! Throughout the year, chaburos are held at our bais medrash dealing with these questions and issues.
At 9 AM on Sundays mornings, Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman delivers a shiur on Meseches Brachos at Cong. Ohev Shalom.
Texas Torah Institute rabbis study one-on-one with adults throughout the week in various locations in Dallas. On many days, TTI rabbis can be found in office buildings, conference rooms, and in the Yeshiva, imparting their Torah knowledge to the greater community.
Each year one of our Rabbis leads a team of dedicated TTI students to make calls for the JFGD’s annual fundraising campaign. It is but a small gesture of gratitude towards the Federation and its donors for their years of continuing support.