Miami Semicha Program

The Jewish Educational Leadership Institute is a 501(c)3 non for profit organization that was established in 2002, by Rabbi Yisroel Frankforter following the guidance of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Our mission is to facilitate the study of the Jewish Heritage for every Jew in South Florida (and beyond) in the language he or she is most comfortable. 

A Home for the French Jewry of Florida

Due to the rising anti-Semitism in France, many Jews feel compelled to relocate. A large amount of French Jews have chosen to make their new home right here in South Florida.

JELI, under the leadership of Rabbi Frankforter and his wife Mrs. Louiza Frankfortger, and with the assitance of the French speaking 'Bochurim', is there to provide a home for them. We are proud to provide many services to our French brothers and sisters regardless of their geographical location. We offer Torah classes and gatherings in French, arrange, and subsidize when necessary, tutors for the children, distribute a weekly Torah newsletter via Email about Jewish current events and words of Torah and so much more.

Currently our programs reach French Jews from Key West all the way up to New York.