Mr. Dovid Kolodny

Meet Mr. David Kolodny 

Detail oriented and efficient, Mr. Koldony brings nearly a decade of tax and auditing experience to the table. A volunteer with Tomchei Shabbos of Miami who also serves as the organization’s financial controller, Mr. Kolodny is passionate about using his professional abilities to benefit the community.

What I do

My job is analyze complex data and complete detailed reports for the YTCTE administration so that they can keep their collective finger on the pulse of the school’s finances and make sure that things are heading in a positive direction.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

As YTCTE’s accounting manager, I am responsible for accounting reconciliation and upper tier reporting. YTCTE may be all about educating the next generation, but none of that can happen without a strong element of fiscal responsibility to ensure that the yeshiva is in good financial health.

My favorite part about what I do

I love helping people and being able to put my skill set to good use. Using my skills in a Yeshiva setting is far more rewarding than anything I have done while working at financial firms.

Parting Words

With roots that extend more than 35 years deep and a student body of over 1,000 students, YTCTE has rightfully earned its place as a respected South Florida institution. What could be better than spending my days doing my part to help the Yeshiva educate our children.

Mr. David Engel

Meet Mr. David Engel

Mr Engel hails from the Land Down Under with more than a decade of teaching experience. He is from a family of scientists and has been working with science and animals since he was a young boy. Mr Engel brings his love of Science to the classroom where his courses come to life.  

What I do

I teach science to various grades in DACHS. I have also  introduced a new course, Zoology, to the high school. I am passionate about what I do and firmly committed to the development of every student.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I try to make every lesson come alive. I want my students to appreciate the brilliance in the world around them and recognize the amazing world that Hashem created. 

My favorite part about what I do

My favorite part about what I do is seeing the excitement in my students’ faces when they learn new things and discover just how complex and wonderful the world around them is through a scientific lense.

Parting Words

I am excited to have introduced Zoology to DACHS. It is so vast by nature that it is productive to investigate even one single branch. There is technology in nature that man has yet to invent. Open your eyes and you will see just how amazing this world is! 

Dr. Gur Berman

Dr. Gur Berman assumed the position as Director of General Studies of Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes in 2020. Dr. Berman earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell and Columbia respectively and then a Doctorate of Education in Instructional and Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Berman also has semicha from the Rabbi Yitzchak Elchonon Theological Seminary (Yeshiva University). He previously served as an Assistant Principal and Principal of Ben Gamla charter schools for seven years and taught and administered in a number of local Yeshiva Day Schools.

Dr. Berman is an experienced principal, teacher and curricular expert. His goal is to continuously upgrade YTCTE’s robust and cutting edge General Studies program. Dr. Berman’s initial focus is to support and supervise KES’s General Studies Faculty overseeing the day-to-day educational experience of the students as well as overseeing the General Studies department in DACHS. Dr. Berman’s reach will extend to ECE and RMS as well, focusing more on these divisions in the years ahead.

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman

Meet “Friedman”

Determined and persistent with a wry sense of humor, Mr. Friedman keeps YTCTE’s technology online and running smoothly. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he approaches everything with an eye for detail and a standard for excellence.

What I do

I’m in charge of all things technology related at YTCTE. I keep things running smoothly, professionally and efficiently.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I’m a problem solver. The more complicated, the better. Sometimes that means coming up with solutions to problems that no one has even realized exist.

My favorite part about what I do

It’s been incredible to see how much YTCTE has grown over the years. Every day there are new opportunities for personal and professional growth. One of the best parts of what I do is watching all these great new ideas get implemented and then succeed on a level we never could have anticipated.

Parting Words

I went to YTCTE for Bais Medrash and loved it so much, I didn’t want to leave. So I didn’t! While I was still in Bais Medrash, I began asking for an opportunity to join the staff. When a small part-time job opened up, I grabbed it and have been here ever since.