At the Jewish Education Center of South Florida, we don't just teach about our Jewish heritage, we bring it to life. With exciting programs for everyone from baby to bubby, we offer learning, travel, interactive and educational opportunities to Jews from all walks of life. Meet new friends, discover new ideas, and engage with your heritage along with our inspiring team. We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events!
Rabbi Feder founded the JEC in 2005 with the vision to battle the rising tide of Jewish assimilation and apathy in South Florida. Originally from Chicago, he received his B.S. in Accounting from Touro College and completed a double rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical Seminary of America (Chofetz Chaim) in Queens. He has grown the JEC to 7 dynamic divisions for all ages, affiliations, and backgrounds and has touched the lives of thousands since its inception. He lives in Boca Raton with his wife and six children.
Rabbi Avrohom Richmond is Assistant Director of the JEC and has been running the family and youth programming for close to six years. He grew up in the greater New York area while attending Yeshiva in Queens, New York. After high school he went to Yeshiva in South Florida and has always wanted to come back to teach here. He is married with four children and lives in Boca Raton.
Avi Friedman is the Administrator of the JEC. He grew up in Queens, NY and attended Mesivta Chofetz Chaim for high school, WITS and Chofetz Chaim Queens for Bais Medrash. He holds a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. He switched paths to Jewish outreach to make a bigger impact on Klal Yisroel. He lives in Boca Raton with his wife and 3 kids.
Ally Levin is the Assistant Administrator of the JEC. She is from the Chicago suburbs and received her bachelor’s in journalism and Spanish from Indiana University. She also studied in Seville, Spain. After graduating, she attended Shearim College of Jewish Studies and lived in the holy city of Jerusalem. Today, she lives in Boca Raton with her husband and son Aryeh.
FAU College Program
Rabbi Moshe Goldstein is the Lead FAU College Campus Outreach Coordinator and grew up in Queens, NY. He attended Rabbinical Seminary of America/Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim. At the JEC, he is dedicated to creating relationships with college students to inspire them to use Torah wisdom to succeed in every aspect of their lives. He lives in Boca with his wife and six children.
North Miami Beach Boys High School Program
Rabbi Noach Peled runs the Ohr High School Fellowships Program – North Miami Beach Boys Division and is the Rav of YIKAS (Young Israel Kehilas Ahavas Shalom). He is also on the Rabbinical Board and faculty at Sha’arei Bina Torah Academy for Girls. Formerly, Rabbi Peled served as the Director of Development for Bais Yaakov of Miami as well as Director of the Kehillas Hagra Maos Chitim Foundation. He received his Bachelor of Talmudic Studies from Yeshiva Toras Moshe in Israel.
Ohr High School Program
Rabbi Raphael Stohl runs the Ohr High School Program- Hollywood Boys Division and is also Mashigach at Yeshiva of South Florida. He learned at Kerem B’Yavneh and YU, learning in YU's Kollel Elyon and the Hollywood Community Kollel. He directs the Masmidim Program at Katz Yeshiva High School, and has written a number of books: Toras HaKavod, Otzar HaSimcha, and A Deeper Look on Sefer Yehoshua.
Miami & Boca Raton Girls High School Programs
Rikki Stein is the Coordinator of the Ohr High School Fellowships Program – Miami and Boca Raton Girls Division. She is from Brooklyn, NY and attended BYA Elementary and High School, followed by Meohr Seminary. She has a degree in Special Education (ABA Therapist) and lives in Miami with her husband and four daughters.
Taly Menashehoff is an FAU College Program Coordinator from Great Neck, NY and holds a masters in Elementary Education. Taly inspires local Florida Atlantic University students to connect to their heritage and finding meaning in Judaism. She is married with 5 kids and has been living in Boca for 6 years.