Rabbi Yair Silverstein

Rabbi Yair Silverstein joined the DACHS administrative team in 2020, as its new General Studies Principal, moving to Miami from Detroit. Rabbi Silverstein earned his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Bellevue University and received semicha from Bais Medrash L’Torah (Hebrew Theological College). In addition to studying in the Kollel of the Skokie Yeshiva, he served as a Rebbe in their kodesh department. Subsequently, he became a Rebbe and Activities Director at Farber Hebrew Day School of Detroit. Rabbi Silverstein has successfully worked on curriculum planning and trained as a teacher’s mentor through the Jewish New Teacher Project.

Rabbi Silverstein’s friendly and engaging personality has made him a popular Rebbe whose students stay in touch long after they leave his classroom. Similarly, he has earned the respect of teachers and colleagues who value his insight and support. As General Studies Principal in DACHS, Rabbi Silverstein is tasked with overseeing the secular studies curriculum and staff and working to continue to build and enhance the excellent program for which DACHS is well-known.

Rabbi Yosef Platt

Meet Rabbi Yosef Platt

Rabbi Platt’s enthusiasm and positivity can be seen both in and out of the classroom. Whether as a classroom Rebbe, running boys learning programs, giving shiurim, serving as an EMT, or playing his guitar and drums, his life’s mission is to help, and he uses his many talents to enhance the lives of others and spread Hashem’s Torah. Rabbi Platt loves learning and embraces the opportunity to work hard, earning multiple semichos.

What I do

I teach fifth grade boys at KES and focus on instilling in my talmidim a love of Torah, a desire to work hard and a genuine feeling of self-worth.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

By the end of the school year, when I can tangibly see the growth of so many of my talmidim, I know I made a difference in their lives and in the very future of Klal Yisroel.

My favorite part about what I do

I am proud to be a positive role model for my talmidim and my community. It is amazing to know how the morals, values, and skills which I provide my talmidim will be critical to helping them succeed in life.

Parting Words

In addition to my love for teaching and music, I also enjoy long-distance running and pushing my physical limits. My students also find it fascinating that I have a k’sav kabbalah for shechita too!

Rabbi Moshe Kleinerman

Meet Rabbi Moshe Kleinerman

Stop by our Bais Medrash during any seder, and often in between too, and you will find Rabbi Kleinerman either giving shiur, encouraging the talmidim, organizing vaadim  or just being there for the bochurim in his warm and caring style. His experience as a Rosh Chabura in the Rabbinical Seminary of America and a camp administrator in the Catskills helped him develop the skills necessary to give a high-level shiur while also tending to the needs of each talmid.

What I do

I give the second year shiur in our Bais Medrash Zichron Ezra and oversee all three daily sedarim. I create an environment where the talmidim are growing the entire day, from shacharis until maariv.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

My mission is to help all of the talmidim utilize their kochos, and be aware of their personal successes in ruchniyus. I challenge my students to reach their full potential in learning and in all areas of their avodas Hashem.

My favorite part about what I do

I view it as a real zechus to teach Torah on a high level to motivated talmidim. My goal is to reach every talmid on his level, make learning exciting for him and help him grow. Seeing that tangible growth is truly rewarding.

Parting Words

It is inspiring to work in such a well-established Yeshiva with such an amazing team of dedicated mechanchim and growing talmidim.

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 Yehuda Israel

Meet Rabbi Yehuda Israel

Rabbi Israel moved to Miami from New York in August 2020 to become a Rebbe in DACHS. Known for his warmth as well as his ability to clearly explain a complex Gemorah, he is a natural in the classroom where students feel welcomed and eager to learn. Before joining YTCTE, Rabbi Israel was a popular Rebbe in both Yeshivas Ohr Chaim and Mesivta Chofetz Chaim in Queens. 

What I do

As a 9th grade Rebbe, it is my job to make each talmid feel comfortable in their new high school environment. My goal is to develop their skills in critical thinking and reading the Gemorah so that they can succeed now and in the future.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

By developing strong relationships with each of my talmidim, I help them thrive during this critical, and sometimes difficult, period of their lives. 

My favorite part about what I do

When I see my student’s eyes light up as he comes to a deeper understanding of the sugya than he had before, I know I have done my job. There is nothing as rewarding as seeing a talmid recognize his success and taste the beauty and depth of our Torah.

Parting Words

YTCTE has a reputation for being a well run and professional Yeshiva. I feel honored to be part of its staff and have the opportunity to learn from all the talented and dedicated mechanchim.

Rabbi Ruvain Becker

Meet Rabbi Ruvain Becker

Rabbi Becker has mastered the fine art of being in a million places at once, while still getting everything done that needs doing. Maybe it’s his superb organizational and management skills. Or maybe it’s his boundless positive energy. An outgoing go-getter, he also knows how to quickly connect with anyone.

What I do

I help make YTCTE a more and more amazing place to be. I teach Grade 10 and 11 Limudei Kodesh and also act as our Athletic Director, Program Director and Special Event Coordinator.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

All my talmidim have such amazing, unique skills and attributes. I help each one of them find their niche, so they can grow and succeed.

My favorite part about what I do

The many opportunities to help my talmidim. I love seeing their growth.

Rabbi Yosef Deitsch

Meet Rabbi Yosef Deitsch

A YTCTE alumnus and former dormitory resident, Rabbi Deitsch understands what talmidim need at the beginning and end of an invigorating school day. He helps the young men in our dormitory grow into confident Bnei Torah by providing them with a warm, supportive and structured ‘home away from home’ environment.

What I do

I make dormitory life amazing for our boys so they can succeed in school and life. I take care of their needs, and create a safe, comfortable Torah environment, complete with Kosher entertainment!

How I make a difference at YTCTE

By making it not just a school, but also a home for the dormitory boys.

My favorite part about what I do

It’s so rewarding to see the boys happy, learning and feeling that they’re truly cared for.

Parting Words

When I was a talmid at YTCTE, it felt like a home for me. I want to give that same feeling to today’s talmidim. I get excited knowing that every day I will, in some way, change a talmid’s life for the better.

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.