Our mission is to help you embrace The Torah and the Karaite Jewish People.

Our Chancellor


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

Chief Hakham Dr. Moshe Yosef Firrouz is leader of the Moetzet Hakhamim (Council of Sages), which is under the auspices of Universal Karaite Judaism (UKJ). This council deals within Israel with many religious issues including kashrut, marriage, divorce,  aliyah and conversion as it relates to the Karaite Jews.
Chief Hakham Dr. Moshe  Firrouz has several years of experience working in committee positions with UKJ and affiliated organizations. He is currently employed as a System Engineer and Lab Team Support with the Computer Science Department of Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva.  He holds degrees in BS in Nuclear Engineering and MS Management & Safety Engineering from Ben-Gurion University. He has completed his Phd in Religious Studies.

Our Vice-Chancellor

Instructor Latin American Language Courses

Instructor of Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Courses

This position remains unfilled and the course in Spanish and Portuguese remains on hold.

Instructor in Biblical 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 Biblical Hebrew fluent.  He will also be teaching traditional Karaite prayers.

Instructor of Hebrew and Arabic Languages


Financial Officer, Technical Manager, Dean of Students and Assistant to the Chancellor

Financial Officer, Technical Manager, Dean of Students and Assistant to the Chancellor

Gabbi 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.

Provost and Founding Board Member

Dr. Eliezer Ephraim Cohen holds a B.S.L. from Western State University College of Law, a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, an LL.M. from Uninettuno University (Rome) in European Law and Policies.  He is a founding member of the Board of Directors and currently serves as the University Provost.  He also is the Chairman of 4 SQ International SCC Ltd, a Malta Securitisation Cell Company

Provost and Founding Member of the Board of Directors