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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Dr. Abe Chames High School Administration
Rabbi Mordechai Palgon
Menahel and Rosh HaYeshiva
305-944-5344 x 205
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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 over 20 years - initially as Assistant Principal, Rabbi Palgon now serves as Rosh HaYeshiva and Menahel 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 David A Levine
Secular Studies Principal
305-944-5344 x 204
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Rabbi David Levine received Semicha from Rav Moshe Meiselman in 1984 and from Rav Zalman Nechemia Golberg in 1989.Additionally, he holds a Lifetime Principal's License from JESNA (Jewish Education Service of North America). Currently in his 11th year at the Dr. Abe Chames High School, Rabbi Levine has over 40 years' experience in Jewish Education - 10 years in Jersualem and Los Angeles and 31 years in Miami. Under his expert guidance, our Secular Studies department has reached an unprecedented level of excellence. Students complete their High School careeres thoroughly equipped with the academic tools necessary to succeed in their future endeavors.
Rabbi Yosef Deitsch
Dormitory Mashgiach
305-944-5344 x 234
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A product of our Bais Medrash Zichron Ezra, Rabbi Yosef Deitsch spent 8 years in Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim before coming back "home" to serve as the High School Dormitory Mashgiach. He has mentored hundreds of teenage boys over the years, whether during his years in Camp Mogen Avraham, in his capacity as Dorm Counselor when he was himself a talmid, or from the constant stream of parents requesting that he learn with their son. Rabbi Deitsch believes that students can learn and grow best in an environment in which they feel cared about, and their needs are considered and addressed.
Rabbi Yehuda Bergida
Administrator
305-944-5344 x226
ydeitschybergida@ytcteam.org
Rabbi Yehuda Bergida is an alumnus of our Bais Medrash Zichron Ezra and a musmach of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim. When he served as the Assistant Principal of the Dr. Abe Chaim High School the enrollment grew by over 60% and the dormitory has tripled in size. Rabbi Bergida particularly enjoys the challenge of helping teenagers develop into true G-d fearing Jews and gets tremendous satisfaction from watching them enjoy life to the fullest extent as a result of their success.
Rabbi Yaakov Dreyfuss
Administrator
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ydeitschydreyfuss@ytcteam.org
Rabbi Yaakov Dreyfuss received Semicha from Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Queens, NY in 2005, and then moved with his family to North Miami Beach to take a position as the 10th/11th Grade honors Rebbe here at Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes. Though his love for teaching Torah keeps him in the classroom with his Talmidim most of the morning, recognition of his organizational skills have moved him into a crucial administrative role at DACHS for the remainder of the day. During the summer, he has been involved in the community in other capacities, most notably as Director of Camp Masmid Miami for many years, and as Rosh Kollel of the Summer Mechanchim Kollel for five years. While in New York, he earned a degree in Mathematics from Touro College and volunteered as an EMT for Hatzalah.
Rabbi Ephraim Palgon
South Campus Head of School
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Rabbi Ephraim Palgon, Founding Principal of the Rohr Middle School, attended Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim for 11 years and received Semicha in August 1995. Rabbi Palgon thoroughly embraces the concept that children learn best when they feel good about themselves, and that every child has the potential to be a true leader - one who makes good decisions and thereby has a positive influence on others. Widely acclaimed for his ability to connect with each and every student, Rabbi Palgon has developed Rohr Middle School into the perfect stepping stone between their elementary and high school years.
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