Tamim Academy of York Region builds upon the success of Gan Shalom Preschool and Torah Tots Preschool of the Arts. With a combined total of over 65 years of experience in education and thousands of graduates, these preschools are known for the connected and diverse community it has created in the York Region. Students build a foundation for a life of strong Jewish pride, academic success and moral courage. Tamim will be a home for any Jewish family who is seeking a wholesome Jewish education utilizing the most advanced and progressive tools and pedagogy.

“Our Goal at Tamim Academy is to educate the Whole Child: The emotional, psychological, intellectual and the spiritual.
Chanoch Lnaar Al Pi Darco – Eduate a child according to HIS-HER way!
Tamim Academy has the tools to guarantee a bright future for each child.”
Mrs. Goldie Plotkin
“Tapping into the soul’s energy enriches every facet of life. At Tamim, the development of mind, body and soul together build the foundation for a happy and successful future.”

Our Staff

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Goldie Plotkin

Torah Tots Preschool Director


Toby Bernstein

Gan Shalom Preschool Director


Rabbi Mendel Bernstein

Spiritual Leader of Chabad Romano


Rabbi Avraham Plotkin

Spiritual Leader of Chabad Markham


Sarah Lowenthal

Principal - Ontario Certified

“Nothing can touch the wonder of watching a child steadily growing into a fully developed individual… I wouldn’t trade that opportunity for anything in the world!”