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Since 1994, Ohr Temimim graduates have attended some of the finest yeshivas and Jewish High Schools in the U.S. Many have earned university or professional degrees in many different fields. 


Ohr Temimim is accredited by the Education Department of the State of New York and our General Studies program follows the same guidelines and curriculum as public schools in the region. As an accredited school, our students who live in any of Western New York’s suburban school districts are eligible for free bus transportation to and from school.

Excellence in Education

For nearly  three decades, Ohr Temimim’s mission has been to instill our students with a love of Torah, the Jewish people and our traditions, and Eretz Yisrael as we guide them to achieve excellence in both Torah and General Studies.


Our comprehensive curriculum goes beyond just teaching coursework and focuses on each whole child. Children at Ohr Temimim School enjoy an exciting, creative, nurturing experience that provides a solid foundation allowing them to grow educationally, socially, and spiritually. Our teachers bring a warm and caring atmosphere to the classroom, taking delight in working with each child as an individual.

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(ages 18 months-4 years)

Our pre-school curriculum centers on creative, age-appropriate activities and a well-rounded, enriching educational experience. Emphasis is on Jewish traditions and customs intertwined with a wide array of academic subjects, personal development, socialization, and learning skills. At the core of each classroom is a warm, friendly, playful environment. Preschool runs from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. After-school childcare until 4:00 pm can be arranged by request.

Early Child Care & Pre-School

Primary Grades K-8

Ohr Temimim’s child-centered, value-oriented environment is dedicated to academic excellence. Our curriculum for both General and Judaic studies aims to create well-rounded students – to instill  each student with both Jewish pride and Torah values as well as the skills needed to succeed in day-to-day modern living. Small class sizes allow teachers to focus on the levels and needs of each individual student.  

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Connecting with Students
Around the World

Ohr Temimim students participate in the international Tzivos Hashem, an incentive program that keeps students motivated to do mitzvot and good deeds. Students earn medals and rise in rank as they compete in various missions. Students participate in monthly virtual rallies with thousands of students from across the world. Out Temimim students also participate in an international Chidon Competition to master an understanding of all 613 mitzvot and their details.


Our Proud History


The Jewish Heritage Day School was founded in 1994. It gained a Provisional Charter from the New York State Board of Regents in 1995 and was granted an Absolute Charter in 2000. In 2008, Jewish Heritage Day School merged with the Chabad-affiliated Torah Temimah School of Buffalo and became known as Ohr Temimim School. With a new name and a larger enrollment, the two schools combined resources to better serve the entire Buffalo Jewish community.


The Jewish Heritage Day School was initially based in the Jewish Community Center. In 2001, the school moved to its own beautiful building on Audubon Parkway in suburban Amherst. A major expansion in 2013 added another 5000 square feet for more classrooms as enrollment continued to grow. The building was dedicated to its benefactors, the Shuman and Gellman families. Ohr Temimim is proud to be an Affiliate Agency of the Buffalo Jewish Federation

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