Bar Mitzva Club of Southern Toronto 


Rabbi Yisroel Zaltzman, director of JRCC Willowdale & the City, is the leader of the Bar Mitzva Club at 5700 Yonge St.

Rabbi Yisroel grew up in Toronto. His parents Rabbi Yoseph and Chiena Zaltzman were sent by the Rebbe to Toronto in December of 1980 to serve the Russian Jewish community in Toronto, then counting 1,000 families.

Rabbi Yisroel grew up in a home that was (and is!) dedicated 24/7 to the needs of each and every individual in the Jewish Russian Community,
no matter his or her level of observance and affiliation.

Rabbi Yisroel studied at Yeshivot in Netanya and Tzfat (Israel) for 7 years, then continued studying at the Central Chabad Yeshiva in Brooklyn NY, also known as the Rabbinical college
of America, where he received his rabbinical ordination in 2018. Rabbi Yisroel also headed the Yeshiva in the Poconos PA for the school year of 2015-2016 and continued his Rabbinical studies in manhattan, NY in 2019. 

In September 2019, Rabbi Yisroel and his wife Shaina moved to the Yonge and Finch area.

They work hard to serve the local Jewish Russian Community of Willowdale, but also invest time and effort (lots of it!) to reach out and individually serve each and every Jew from the FSU throughout the South, East and West of the City.


♦ In BMC Southern Toronto you are guaranteed a hands on approach and a keen interest in the advance and success of each and every boy! Rabbi Yisreol is entirely invested in the learning and advance of each club member!

♦ For those who live in the south of the city (whether in the center or to the East/West) this location will serve you well.

♦ In BMC Southern Toronto there will be a MONTHLY outing or special activity.

Check out the JRCC Willowdale & the City BMC page for more information.