Yeshivah Gedolah Rabbinical College says
The Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Miami was founded in 1972 when a nucleus of 11 bocherim, personally selected by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, were sent to Miami Beach. A post-secondary institution, the Yeshiva Gedolah incorporates undergraduate and graduate level programs leading to rabbinical ordination, as well as bachelors and masters degrees in rabbinic studies and Hebraic literature. Its faculty is recognized throughout the yeshiva world for its erudition and mastery of the traditional texts. An established learning program of Gemorah, Shulchan Aruch and Chassidus comprise the main body of the curriculum. In the tradition of Chabad yeshivas, students are also required to invest a portion of their weekly schedule to community service.
Yeshiva Gedolah Rabbinical College is recognized by the State of Florida, State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Centeral Organization for Jewish Education. The college is accredited by the Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools. Our mission is make a Torah-true Jewish and general studies education available to every Jewish child, regardless of background, financial ability, level of education or commitment. Our goal is to offer an education that builds in the students the knowledge and feelings to live a Jewish life, enables them to reach their personal and academic potential, and inspires them to contribute positively to their local and world-wide Jewish community. From a small building on Washington Avenue, with a nucleus of 12 children, Rabbi and Mrs. Abraham Korf and a small group of supporters, began to make their mission a reality. The need for a Torah-committed educational institution was great, and it was not long before the fledgling school outgrew its facility and moved to larger quarters in Southwest Miami. In 1973 the Yeshiva Gedolah Rabbinical College became an important part of the educational center, when eleven students when sent from New York to start a program of higher learning. It became the first school of its kind to be established in the southeastern United States.
Continued expansion was made possible with the building of the flagship facility, Landow Yeshiva, in Miami Beach, which served the community from 1974 to 2003. During this time Beis Chana High School for Girls and Klurman Mesivta High School for Boys were formed to meet the demands of an ever-expanding enrollment. It was not until 2003 that Lubavitch Educational Center made its most dramatic move by relocating its preschool, elementary school and Beis Chana High School to its present facility in Miami. Today Lubavitch Educational Center boasts a large beautifully renovated 7-story facility on a sprawling campus, with a large enrollment of students from Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The Miami Beach campus has undergone a complete renovation to serve the Yeshiva Gedolah Rabbinical College and Klurman Mesivta.