Machon Temima Has a Mission!

We’re here to make your college experience more meaningful and convenient – simultaneously. We offer challenging, relevant, and inspirational courses covering matters in Limudei Kodesh and personal growth. Each course is taught by renowned experts with a passion for engaging students in Torah study, using dynamic instructional materials.

Our courses are constructed after a realistic classroom model, featuring weekly assignments collaborative projects. To cultivate growth and maintain progress, students receive one-on-one feedback and assessments from instructors in our secure online environment. Our flexible course schedules make learning with Machon Temima possible for everyone. All that’s required is an Internet connection and a desire to succeed.

Our Faculty

Dr. Chavi Goldberg

Founder and Director

Dr. Chavi Goldberg has always been passionate about sharing her love for learning and empowering women to excel in their own journeys. She holds a Bachelor of Jewish Education with honours from Talpiot College and a Master of Science in Graduate Teaching and Curriculum Development from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Goldberg completed her Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education at Nova Southeastern University.

As Founder and Director of Machon Temima, Dr. Goldberg develops courses, manages student relations, and finds outstanding instructors to bring course subjects to life.

Rabbi YY Jacobson


One of America’s premier Jewish scholars in Torah and Jewish mysticism, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak (YY) Jacobson is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Jewish world today, lecturing to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences on six continents and in forty states, serving as a teacher and mentor to thousands across the globe.

He is considered one of the most successful, passionate, and mesmerizing communicators of Judaism today, culling his ideas from the entire spectrum of Jewish thought and making them relevant to contemporary audiences.

Rabbi Barnea Levi Selavan


Rabbi Selavan is co-director of the Foundation Stone Educational Organization, a licensed educator, guide, archaeologist, and PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University. He co-hosts the LandMinds podcast and is currently creating a Tanach visual resource bank for educators.

Rabbi Selevan will take students on a tour, live from Eretz Yisroel, to explore the sites where actual events took place as you study the events that lead to the churban bayis rishon, and beyond.

Mrs. Hava Preil


Hava Preil is a passionate individual with 15 years of experience teaching Judaic studies around the world, inspiring countless young minds to pursue a life of spiritual fulfillment. Mrs. Preil’s impressive assortment of awards and degrees bespeaks of an unyielding dedication towards her students and passion.

She holds a M.A. in Judaic Sciences with a focus on teaching Tanach from Machon Lander and B.A. in Judaic Studies from Yeshiva University. Mrs. Preil’s calm temperament and vast knowledge base attracts scores of students to her courses and weekly Q&A at Naaleh College, where she is a professor. Mrs. Prail looks forward to broadening women’s knowledge base and hopes to form a strong connection with each of her future students.

Mrs. Malka Touger


Malka Touger is a world-renowned teacher and lecturer whose insights have engaged and inspired women and men on all seven continents. She founded and served as Dean of Machon Shoshanas Yerushalayim, an innovative seminary that revolutionized the concept of higher education for women within the Lubavitch community. Her weekly course in Tanach at the Or Chayah Seminary in Jerusalem attracts scores of women from a cross-section of Jerusalem’s community.

Mrs. Malky Bitton


Mrs. Tzvia Eisenberg


Tzvia Steiner Eisenberg is a lifelong educator and learner. With an expertise in special education, Tzvia draws upon years of experience in informal and formal educational settings, as well as experiential learning.  She is passionate about forging connections with the learners she encounters.  Tzvia holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education from Arizona State University. She is a voracious reader and enjoys an eclectic variety of topics.  She is a mother (and grandmother), and lives near Toronto, Canada, with two of her children.

Rabbi Pesach Fishman


Rabbi Pesach Fishman has been a communal rabbi and educator in South Africa for over thirty years, specializing in creating well-structured Torah study material.  He is the author of Mishnat Menachem, a mini encyclopedia of the Rebbe's teachings on the personalities of the Talmud.