Our Staff

Rabbi Luban
Rabbi Binyomin Luban
Rosh HaYeshiva
Rabbi Binyomin Luban, who received Semicha from Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, joined Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes nearly 15 years ago following a 14-year tenure as Rosh HaYeshiva in Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim Jerusalem. So treasured is he by his talmidim around the globe that his relocation to Miami has been the catalyst for enormous growth in Bais Medrash Zichron Ezra. Rabbi Luban makes it a priority to spend time with every bochur, and continues to enjoy a tremendous following.
305.944.5344 ext. 215
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Rabbi Yisroel Y. Niman
Rabbi Yisroel Y. Niman
Rosh Hayeshiva
Rabbi Yisroel Y. Niman came to Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes over a quarter of a century ago after receiving Semicha from Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim. Wearing a variety of crucial hats, he serves not only a Rosh HaYeshiva and Administrator, but also as highly-sought-after Rebbe in the Yeshiva's Bais Medrash Zichron Ezra. Rabbi Niman maintains that his experience YTCTE has provided him with a keen perspective and understanding of the needs and accomplishments of the Yeshiva and the Jewish community, and has imbued him with a heightened awareness of the tremendous potential of both the individual and the community at large.
305.944.5344 ext. 203
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Rabbi Mordechai Palgon
Rabbi Mordechai Palgon
Rosh Hayeshiva
Rabbi Mordechai Palgon, is a musmach of and received Semicha from Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim and did his undergraduate work at Touro College. An esteemed member of the Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes family for nearly 20 years - initially as Assistant Principal, Rabbi Palgon now serves as Rosh HaYeshiva and Principal of the Dr. Abe Chames High School. Rabbi Palgon, who claims to have coined the phrase "No Child Left Behind" decades before President George W. Bush popularized it, is greatly admired for his dedication to helping every student succeed. Says Rabbi Palgon, "As a nation, we cannot afford to fail with any child. Therefore, whatever needs to be done must be done!" In addition to his work with our students throughout the school year, Rabbi Palgon has, for the past 35 years, spends several weeks each summer in Camp Mogen Avrohom as a most valued member of their administration.
305.944.5344 ext. 205
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Early Childhood Administration
Rabbi Ephraim Palgon
South Campus Head of School
305-944.5344 ext. 205
mpalgonytcteam.org
Rabbi Mordechai Palgon, is a musmach of and received Semicha from Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim and did his undergraduate work at Touro College. An esteemed member of the Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes family for nearly 20 years - initially as Assistant Principal, Rabbi Palgon now serves as Rosh HaYeshiva and Principal of the Dr. Abe Chames High School. Rabbi Palgon, who claims to have coined the phrase "No Child Left Behind" decades before President George W. Bush popularized it, is greatly admired for his dedication to helping every student succeed. Says Rabbi Palgon, "As a nation, we cannot afford to fail with any child. Therefore, whatever needs to be done must be done!" In addition to his work with our students throughout the school year, Rabbi Palgon has, for the past 35 years, spends several weeks each summer in Camp Mogen Avrohom as a most valued member of their administration.
Rabbi Baumann
Principal
305-947-6000 ext. 403
kbaumannytcteam.org
A graduate of Yeshiva College, Rabbi Kalman Baumann received Semicha from the Rabbinical Seminary of America/Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim. Joining the Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes family as Principal of the Klurman Elementary School in 1986 following his tenure as Dean of Valley Torah High School in Los Angles, Rabbi Baumann's mission is to help every student believe in his or her own potential for greatness. An acclaimed educator and administrator with over 30 years' experience, he was a member of the first cohort of the Senior Leadership Fellowship of Torah U'Mesorah for senior Menahalim and founded and directed the Principals' Training Institute of the Consortium of Jewish Day Schools. Rabbi Baumann also serves as the Rabbinic Director of the Chevra Kadisha of South Florida and is a Member of the Vaad HaRabbonim of Hatzalah of Miami Dade.
Mrs. Talia Levine
Director
305-947-4007
tlevineytcteam.org
Mrs. Talia Levine graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, and summa cum laude from Teachers College at Columbia University with a Master of Arts in Teaching Students with Severe or Multiple Disabilities. Prior to joining the Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes family, she taught at several venues, including Bais Yaakov of the Lower East Side, the New York City public school system, HASC (Hebrew Academy for Special Children) and the I Have a Dream Foundation. Mrs. Levine's mission is to help her students believe in themselves, and to provide them with individualized attention and tools to help them achieve their highest potential.
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