Our mission is to help you embrace The Torah and the Karaite Jewish People.
Lead Instructor of the English Speaking Courses
Hakham Meir Yosef Rekhavi is the editor of the "Biblical Passover Haggadha" and co-author of "As It is Written: A Brief Case for Karaism." His writings on selected subjects can be found at: http://rekhavi.karaitejudaism.org/. He was a student of the late Karaite Hakham Mordecai Alfandari, and his path to Karaite Judaism is can be accessed at:http://rekhavi.karaitejudaism.org/my_journey.shtml
Chief Hakham of the Karaite Jews in Israel and Instructor of English courses
Instructor of Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Courses
Daniel ben-Immanuel, holds an MA in Applied Linguistics. He was the firstborn to a descendant of Anussim from Puerto Rico, and the first of his family to return to the faith of his ancestors. He coordinates all Spanish and Portuguese speaking students and translates the KJU teaching materials into Spanish and Portuguese. As a Professor, he will teach lessons for both the English, Spanish and Portuguese Introduction to Judaism Courses.
Instructor in Hebrew and Arabic Studies
We are please to have our newest member of our staff Yaaqov Walker. Yaaqov is a truly accomplished linguist in Hebrew and Arabic. He has worked on several projects for the Karaite Jews of America and will be helping our students become Hebrew fluent. He will also be teaching traditional Karaite prayers.
Financial Manager, Technical Manager, and Assistant to the Chancellor
Hazzan Yochanan Zaqantov holds an MBA from St. John Fisher College. Having received his certification as Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI), he maintains both his affiliation and credentials. He has taught post-secondary courses in Computers and Liberal Arts. His Tanakh Studies can be found at the http://www.karaitejudaism.org. His article on "My search for the Aviv" was published in the April 2007 edition of the KJA's Bulletin. He is the webmaster for this site and handles most communications for people contacting the university.
Founding Board Member
Dr. Eliezer Ephraim Cohen,holds a LLB and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Western State University College of Law, San Diego. As a Board Member, He contributes to the mission of the KJU He has been married since 1972 and has two children.