Woodmont College is dedicated to providing affordable, accessible, universal education with the goal of professional employment and personal development. The institution is able to make education accessible by offering courses online, via distance education. Woodmont College believes that education is the key to personal growth and success, and that students should be imbued with professional skills together with moral development and education for values. The values Woodmont College hopes to impart to students are G-d’s instructions for humanity as expressed in His revelation of the Torah.
Woodmont College continues to live up to the standards it sets for itself and those set by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education and the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
We imbue our students with a holistic education in the Jewish sense: professional skills founded on a values-based education, with an emphasis on moral development and Torah values. Grow as an individual, a professional, a family and community member, and as a Jew.
Woodmont College emphasizes moral and ethical behavior, as delineated by the Torah, with integrity, accountability, and social responsibility as the fundamental components of the human experience.
Woodmont College promotes continuous study and learning as means for personal and professional growth.
Woodmont College supports the Jewish Orthodox community, meeting the community’s academic and financial needs by providing rigorous, affordable, and philosophically-aligned academic programs.
Woodmont College prepares graduates for the workforce through the development of critical thinking skills, creativity, civic engagement, and global citizenship.
Woodmont College is an Orthodox Jewish institution, guided by the fundamental beliefs of Orthodox Judaism as taught in the Torah, which includes the written Jewish Bible and the Oral Torah, also known as halacha. Among the core values are the belief in the Divinity of the Torah.
Beliefs that guide Woodmont College are:
These beliefs are further expounded in the Thirteen Principles of Faith presented by Maimonides.
Woodmont College is a privately owned post-secondary school, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, disability, or national origin. Woodmont College is open to all students regardless of their personal religious beliefs, and expects all students and faculty to respect each other and the values of the Jewish tradition. Students and faculty should be of good moral character, as defined by the student and employee codes of conduct.
Naaleh College was established as a subsidiary of Beis Midrash of Queens (BMQ), a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by Rabbi Dr. Harold J. Reichman. Naaleh College – now Woodmont College – is a product of Rabbi Reichman’s mission to provide an affordable Jewish education for all and a product of the organization’s efforts to build charitable and educational endeavors throughout the world.
In 2006, BMQ created Naaleh.com, an online program that offers a free Jewish education to all, notwithstanding the limitations of location, culture, age, level of Jewish education, or financial means. Naaleh.com offers free video lectures and classes on a wide range of Torah topics and currently has over 29,000 subscribers.
BMQ established Naaleh College in 2012, and achieved Annual Licensure from the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education (CIE).
Naaleh College was accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) in 2018 and reaccredited in 2020.
In the fall of 2021, Naaleh College was renamed Woodmont College.
In May 2023, Woodmont College was accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
Woodmont College was founded to provide accessible and affordable education to students embarking on their professional paths. We believe education is the key to advancement and success in all areas of life. At Woodmont College, our students’ success and advancement is our primary objective. We made it our mission to provide quality education through innovative technology, in an environment that supports Torah values and the fundamental beliefs of the Orthodox Jewish community.
By offering affordable degree programs in an online format, we assist our students in the attainment of the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a lucrative and enjoyable career. Our expert faculty and lecturers interact weekly with students, supporting each learner’s progress. The combination of an affordable program in a convenient format with caring faculty helps make earning a college degree an attainable goal for our students.
All Woodmont College degree programs are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). NECHE is listed by the US Department of Education as a recognized regional accrediting agency and is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
We look forward to welcoming you to our college and wish you all the best in your studies!