From the desk of Ray Pettersen, founder of Noahide Nations

Who is Talmudic University of Florida?

The majority of what you read here is what Talmudic University has been doing for the past 45 years for the Jewish Community and does not reflect what will be happening in the near future with the relationship being established between Noahide Nations and the Talmudic University of Florida.  The long term effect of this relationship could eliminate anti-Semitism and possibly bring world peace.  As lofty a goal as this might be it will certainly never happen if Jews and Non-Jews don’t work together to make it happen.  This is the beginning of the long term effort to bring about this reality.

Since 1974, Talmudic University has set the standard for the South Florida Jewish Community’s education. With a world-class Yeshiva and Kollel, Talmudic University provides classes, lectures, and study groups to hundreds of community members of all ages and levels of Jewish affiliation.

The Yeshiva is under the leadership of HaRav Yochanan Zweig, a scholar nationally renowned for his ingenious originality in Jewish thought and his lucid presentations of the most complex Talmudic treatises. With an ambitious focus on increasing Jewish learning and literacy from Miami to the Palm Beaches, Talmudic University is creating the future of Torah in Florida today! Talmudic University is a preeminent institution of Jewish education, widely recognized for its community-building and leadership-development. By engaging Jews in the study of Torah in a way which is meaningful and life-improving, Talmudic University serves as a nexus of Jewish learning and literacy from Miami to the Palm Beaches, as well as internationally.  Talmudic University has now accepted the challenge of doing the same for non-Jews as a mitzvoth to Mankind; for the peace of the Jewish people and Mankind.

Talmudic University is a community-based system of schools. It includes:

  • Yeshiva Elementary School: Pre-K through elementary school
  • Mechina High School: Junior and Senior High School for boys
  • Yeshiva Bais Moshe Chaim: a college-level school for men
  • Numerous additional adult and community education programs
  • Community resources such as the Kaddish Program, Yahrzeit Reminders, weekly INSIGHTS Torah fax and email, and countless others

At Talmudic University, our primary goal is to assure the continuity of transmission of Torah knowledge and values. The yeshiva’s approach has always been growth through learning. This is based on Rabbi Zweig’s philosophy that one who studies will inevitably be affected in a positive way and will grow as a Jew, non-Jew and as a person. What makes the yeshiva unique is its approach to Torah study and its stress on the necessity of individual expression and sophisticated development of thought processes.

The benchmark and final measure of our success is determined by how many students remain in the field of Jewish education and community leadership. The hundreds of Talmudic University alumni who have taken on either educational or leadership roles – such as teachers, principals, administrators, and rabbinic positions – attest to the success that we have had in fulfilling our mission and purpose. We are particularly proud that many have settled in South Florida, and in recent years have become principles and educational leaders in many local institutions.

Those who pass through our doors evolve and grow, and thereby come to better realize their responsibilities to the Jewish people and to the world.

Noahide Nations and Talmudic University will be working together to bring more courses online for both non-Jews and Jews who are a “light to the nations”.  




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