A Place to LEARN

An online ‘Beit Midrash’ (House of Study)  that explores ancient Jewish texts to discover applications for a modern world. The power of these texts is that each time you learn them again, you find you’re learning them anew.

A Place to GROW

The practice of Mussar teaches us to grow and improve ourselves in an effort to heal the world. Studying Mussar opens strategies for learning this empowering tool, as we use our free will to transform ourselves and the world around us.

A Place to GROW

There are many ways to build connections at Rachael’s Centre. Study with students from all over the world in real-time, or watch recorded classes to fit your schedule and pace. You might enjoy a group that meets weekly throughout the year, or prefer a group that explores a topic together for four-weeks. We offer holiday events and special themes and topics so you can find the connection that works best for you.

Dr. Rachael Turkienicz

Dr. Rachael Turkienicz has championed inclusive and accessible Jewish education for more than 40 years, paving the way for a woman’s right to fully engage with all facets of Jewish study. Founder and Director of Rachael’s Centre for Torah, Mussar & Ethics, she continues to devote herself to building pluralistic, ethically driven communities of learning in Toronto and globally.


One of Canada’s leading Jewish voices, Dr. Turkienicz earned her PhD in Talmudic and Midrashic Studies from Brandeis University. A former professor at York University, Dr. Turkienicz is a frequent guest lecturer, speaker, and media resource. She is a Governor of the Canadian International Peace Project, sits on Toronto’s Christian-Jewish Dialogue and was the first recipient of the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University Person of Distinction Award.

About Us

Rachael’s Centre for Torah, Mussar & Ethics is a charitable organization dedicated to building inclusive, ethically driven communities of learning.


We offer a variety of courses and opportunities that focus on interactive sharing and applying Jewish wisdom to the modern world. Through education and dialogue, Rachael’s Centre promotes and develops communities that value pluralism, growth, and respectful discourse. We aim to be available and accessible to all learners online. We constantly collaborate, network, evaluate, and consult to further develop our programming.


Every voice welcome at our table, and every voice is valued and respected.


Rachael’s Centre is dedicated to inclusive learning that introduces traditional Jewish methodologies to a modern world. Strengthening communities locally and around the globe, Rachael’s Centre creates links for people of all backgrounds through accessible and innovative educational programming.


Our work aims to establish a strong Jewish identity, informed by knowledge, text and the exchange of ideas.   We believe that open and respectful dialogue promotes growth, understanding, and an interest in continuity among Jewish people worldwide.