Over the past three decades, HaRav Yochanan Zweig has inspired thousands with his brilliant and thought-provoking lectures and shiurim. His keen analytical approach challenges talmidim and adult learners, giving them a greater understanding and love for Torah. While attending Ner Israel Rabbinical College from 1955-1969, Rabbi Zweig received rabbinical ordination – Yoreh Yoreh & Yadin Yadin – from Rabbi Yaacov Yitzchak Ruderman, z”l and Rabbi Yaacov Weinberg, z”l. Rabbi Zweig served as a Rosh HaYeshiva and Rosh Kollel in Beis HaTalmud in Jerusalem . In 1974, Rabbi Zweig moved to Miami Beach , Florida and opened the Talmudic University of Florida/Yeshiva v'Kollel Beis Moshe Chaim, Alfred and Sadye Swire College of Judaic Studies. What started as a Beis Medrash with ten students now thrives as one of the largest Yeshivas/Kollels in the Southeastern U.S. Rabbi Zweig is a much sought after lecturer and speaker. In recent years he has been a scholar-in-residence in over 50 national and international cities.
Rabbi Yeshaya Greenberg , in his capacity as Mashgiach, provides spiritual and emotional guidance and support for the Yeshiva students. He delivers mussar dissertations on a weekly basis in addition to several other shiurim to various groups throughout the week. He is involved with other senior staff in both short and long term planning and day to day administration, and works closely with the Rosh Yeshiva to develop and enhance the relationship between the Mechina and the Yeshiva. Rabbi Greenberg was one of the original students to follow Rabbi Yochanan Zweig from Israel to open the Yeshiva in Miami , and has studied in various Yeshivas in the Unites States and abroad.
Reb Yaakov runs the Yeshiva's Bekius program. In recent years, he has raised second-seder to a significantly higher level of scholarship adding chaburos on the practical Halachic application of the studied mesechta and regularly scheduled chazara (review) weeks. Under his guidance, the bochurim in the Yeshiva have achieved greater retention, interest, and depth in their studies. In the late evenings, students are treated to R' Yaakov's mussar and hashkafah shiurim. Whether teaching Rambam, Alei Shur, or Sifsei Chaim, R' Yaakov excites and inspires his talmidim with his clarity and breadth of knowledge. He is the translator of the recently published mussar sefer by Rebbeinu Avraham ben HaRambam, HaMaspik Le'Ovdei Hashem (available from amazon.com and Feldheim.com). Rabbi Wincelberg grew up in Los Angeles , and attended Yeshiva Bais Moshe of Scranton , Mercaz HaTorah ( Jerusalem ), Yeshiva Gedolah (LA), and Ner Yisrael ( Baltimore ) before arriving in Miami .
Rabbi Moshe Beigelman joined the faculty 2000. He received rabbinic ordination from Talmudic College and was a member of the Kollel for a number of years. Known for his original thoughts, he is at the center of many lively discussions in the Bais Medresh. He works daily with individuals, chevrusas and groups of all levels to clarify challenging questions and help the talmidim grow in learning, each at his own pace. Under his guidance, many of the bochurim have presented their own original chaburos.
Well known for his in-depth knowledge of Shas, Rabbi Yoshua Zweig learned at Talmudic University, and studied in the Telshe Kollel Chicago and Lakewood Beis Medresh Govoha. Rabbi Zweig concentrates on teaching first year bochurim, including offering a weekly shiur, and providing assistance to chevrusas and small study groups.
Rabbi Chaim Albert was b orn in West Orange , New Jersey and has been a South Florida resident for many years. Rabbi Albert joined the Yeshiva in 1999. Well known in Eretz Yisrael, where he travels several times a year, R' Chaim is beloved for his dynamic personality and his ability to tailor learning to the needs of individual students.
R' Chaim, who also holds a Masters Degree in Counseling from Barry University , recruited students for the Yeshiva for several years, always helping to assure that every aspect of each bochur's day ran smoothly. More recently, R' Chaim was chosen for as Director of the new outreach Kollel, Foundation for Jewish Learning dedicated to establishing learning relationships with young men, 20-50 and their families, in the South Florida region.
Rabbi Aharon Greenberg is the liaison between the hanahalah and the students and is most involved in the day-to-day issues affecting the Bais Medresh. R' Aharon learns every seder in the Yeshiva with inspiring hasmadah, learns with many of the boys one on one and teaches Bekiyus classes in the Bais Medresh to students from the Mechina High School , which has helped integrate the Mechina with the Yeshiva. In addition, he finds time to supervise the dormitory and to be involved in everything else that is part of the boys' Yeshiva experience.
Rabbi Yehuda Zweig learned at Talmudic University and Yeshiva Chevron ( Jerusalem ). With six years of experience teaching at Talmudic University, he offered weekly classes while in Kollel, taught Mechina High School talmidim for three years, first year Yeshiva bochurim for two years and currently offers shiur for mid level Yeshiva bochurim.