Rabbi Moree Ivgi

Meet Rabbi Moree Igvi

A student of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto and rav of the Shuva Israel in Fort Lauderdale, Rabbi Igvi has been part of the world of chinuch for many years.

What I do

In addition to guiding the Sephardi minyan, I inspire students with incentives and goals so that tefilla becomes an essential part of their day, making davening a positive and uplifting experience.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

It is extremely rewarding to be able to familiarize Sephardi students with their rich history and teach them about their communal roots.

My favorite part about what I do

I enjoy everything that I do at YTCTE but there is nothing quite like making davening come alive for kids who have trouble connecting with their tefilla.

Parting Words

As a teacher, so much of what we do is about what we say, but children learn even more from our actions. I hope to set a positive example for my students to follow.

Rabbi Tzvi Fladen

Rabbi Tzvi Fladen became the first Mashgiach of the Klurman Elementary School in 2020. Rabbi Fladen learned by Rav Tzvi Kaplan in Eretz Yisroel for four years before moving to Lakewood where he eventually became one of the founding members of Rav Gershon Ribner’s Kollel. He then moved to North Miami Beach to join Kollel Zichron Michel, giving numerous shiurim over his five years there. Before joining YTCTE, Rabbi Fladen was a Shoel U’meshiv for a year in Yeshiva Tiferes Torah of Boca Raton.

Rabbi Fladen brings a passion and commitment that enables him to elevate the entire ruach of the Yeshiva. He constantly stresses the significance of our Yeshiva being a Mikdash Me’at and the inherent responsibilities and tremendous benefits of learning in Yeshiva. Whether it is organizing a schoolwide event, visiting classrooms for special occasions, or meeting with Rebbeim and Moros, Rabbi Fladen focuses his efforts on highlighting the true simcha that comes with a life of Torah and mitzvos.

Rabbi Yaakov Goldman

Meet Rabbi Yaakov Goldman

Sincere, dedicated and warm, Rabbi Goldman’s commitment to, and passion for, Torah creates the perfect environment to inspire his talmidim to grow in both Torah and mussar.

What I do

I strive to open the hearts and minds of my talmidim to the richness and beauty of limud Hatorah and Torah life.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

The greatest gift to give anyone is Torah. That’s why I aim to lead by example, to inspire, motivate and connect with my talmidim. I’m dedicated to their success and to supporting their journey to become strong, lifelong Bnei Torah.

My favorite part about what I do

The opportunity to positively impact my talmidim’s lives. It’s incredibly rewarding to see the development of these young men during such formative years!

Rabbi Yehuda Alber

Meet Rabbi Yehuda Alber

Rabbi Alber personifies the cornerstones of the RMS mission with his dedication to ruchinyos, middos and scholarship. He’s amazing at teaching boys skills, skills and more skills!

What I do

The Limudei Kodesh curriculum I teach encompasses so much. My students learn the beauty of Torah, proper hashkafa, middos and more.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I look beyond the current school year. Yes, I empower my students to excel while they’re in my classroom. But I also prepare them to succeed next year, too.

My favorite part about what I do

My students! I take pride in seeing their growth and accomplishments in all areas – spiritual, social and academic.

Parting Words

I want my students to understand the greatest joy comes from feeling good about yourself. And that comes from accomplishment in ruchinyos, through hard work.

Rabbi Zev Roth

Meet Rabbi Zev Roth

A natural at operational efficiency, Rabbi Roth has elevated ‘problem solving’ to ‘art form.’ He thrives under pressure, calmly meeting the demands that arise while running five divisions across two campuses.

What I do

It might be easier if I listed what I don’t do! The short answer is that I provide a safe, clean, well-maintained campus environment where everyone can shteig.

The long answer is ‘pretty much everything.’ In addition to ensuring all nine buildings on our two campuses are clean and safe, I oversee new building projects, manage logistics for special events, manage our transportation contracts, coordinate the hot lunch menu and publish the school calendar. I also manage our security, janitorial and maintenance staff. And that’s just scratching the surface!

How I make a difference at YTCTE

Students, staff and parents know I have their back when it comes to campus maintenance, cleanliness, and all-around problem solving. If it can be done, I’ll get it done.

My favorite part about what I do

Never knowing what the day will bring! I enjoy coordinating all the different personalities, divisions, roles, people, interests, etc. so that things run as seamlessly as possible.

Parting Words

The reason I joined YTCTE is simple. It’s a great place to work, with a great purpose, and I’m doing things I love to do. Coming onboard was a no-brainer!

Rabbi Moshe Goldberger

Meet Rabbi Moshe Goldberger

Rabbi Goldberger loves teaching and it shows in the way he injects enthusiasm into every Gemarah lesson. His positive energy is infectious, and his ability to transform timeless texts into relatable, teachable moments helps build each talmid’s thirst for the beauty of Torah.

What I do

I guide my talmidim so they can grow into strong Bnei Torah and Talmidei Chachamim. Training them to develop middos tovos is paramount, and I try my best to teach them, through example, by demonstrating how a Ben Torah conducts himself in all situations. I use personal stories, current events, examples from the Sifrei Tanach that we are learning, as well as hashkafa lessons in class to convey to my talmidim the importance of Torah learning, coupled with middos development, at this pivotal stage of their growth.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I love each one of the boys. Their well-being is my top priority. That’s why I teach with such clarity and passion, so my talmidim can get closer to Hashem.

My favorite part about what I do

Watching a talmid develop and utilize a skill, all on his own.

Parting Words

The thing that excites me most every day is asking myself how I’m going to deliver my shiur today. How can I help the boys understand the Gemarah better?

Rabbi Chaim Mandel

Meet Rabbi Chaim Mandel

An upbeat, enthusiastic and energetic go-getter, Rabbi Mandel brings out the best in everyone and everything he encounters! He’s known for his ability to infuse davening with excitement and he has a knack for making Holocaust curriculum relevant to today’s students. He also started Pirchei of South Florida for his children, so they could continue growing in Torah and Mussar. Even though his children are grown now, he continues to help direct it today, along with Rabbi Kaganoff.

What I do

I help middle school boys connect to Hashem through tefillah and Jewish History. I try to convey lessons of pride in who we are and where we came from. Through the Holocaust curriculum I demonstrate Hashgacha Protis, the fantastic rebirth of Torah, and the miracle of the rebirth of our country Eretz Yisroel.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I want the boys to know I’m here for them beyond their time at RMS. Once I connect with a talmid, I strive to maintain that connection. I’m in touch with many of my former students. I even give a vaad once a month to former talmidim who are now married and live in the neighborhood.

My favorite part about what I do

Watching the transformation of the boys during their three years with us. When they prepare to graduate Grade 8, it’s so rewarding to see how proud they are of what they accomplished.

Parting Words

I’ve been at YTCTE from its infancy. I’ve seen firsthand the Syata Dishmaya that went into growing it from a small collection of classrooms to a thriving, successful Yeshiva with five divisions. I’m so proud that my family and I had a part in building and nurturing this great Makom Torah.