It has earned a reputation for excellence in its Limudei Kodesh (Judaic) education, college preparatory instruction, and extracurricular programs. The Yeshiva has both high school and Bais Medrash divisions, and is under the guidance of our Roshei Yeshiva, Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman, Rabbi Shlomo Pacht, and Rabbi Daniel Ringelheim. It is one of over 70 worldwide affiliates of the renowned Rabbinical Seminary of America / Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim in Queens, NY.
Texas Torah Institute, in Dallas, TX, was founded in 2003 by a group of local parents, rabbis and lay leaders. Dallas was thriving with all of the components of a desirable Jewish community, with the exception of a traditional boys’ Yeshiva. Local parents were interested in this type of education for their sons, and were reluctant to send them away from home or to move out of Dallas. The Rabbinic and lay leadership felt that the community had grown large enough to open a Yeshiva in Dallas to serve the local students and students from smaller communities in the Southwest.
RSA has established dozens of Yeshivos, schools, synagogues, and outreach centers around the US, Canada, and Israel, and was the logical institution for the Dallas community to turn to when establishing Texas Torah Institute. Two graduates of RSA, Rabbi Shlomo Pacht, Headmaster, and Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman, Dean of the Beis Medrash (College program), were sent to head TTI. Both Rabbis are graduates of the advanced rabbinical ordination program, and both have extensive teaching and mentoring experience which serve them well in their current capacity. Since its founding, TTI has added seven more RSA graduates to its staff, including Rabbi Daniel Ringelheim, who joined Rabbis Kaufman and Pacht in the capacity of Rosh Yeshiva.