About Us

Our Mission

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 and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

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.

Our Goals

Academic Goals

Our students demonstrate depth of knowledge required for a degree, as identified by its program outcomes.

Our students develop creative and critical thinking skills, allowing students to analyze issues, evaluate ideas, and apply solutions.

Our students gain skills to continue learning, including self-management and the ability to research new topics.

Ethical Goals

Our students utilize ethical reasoning to evaluate dilemmas and behaviors in order to act with integrity.

Economical Goals

Our graduates of Woodmont College will enter professional life without prohibitive debt.

Professional Goals

Our graduates develop the skills to be successful in the workforce.

Religious Identity Statement

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:

  • The belief in One Omnipotent G-d
  • The belief in G-d’s Providence and involvement in our world
  • G-d has demands upon us to live moral and ethical lives, as expressed in the Torah. The Torah contains His directives for the human race

These beliefs are further expounded in the Thirteen Principles of Faith presented by Maimonides.

Disclosure Statement

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.

We want to help you to reach your educational goals:

Wherever you’re located

Whatever your schedule is

Whatever your commitments are

Our History

It all began with the mission to educate.

Naaleh College was established as a subsidiary of Beis Midrash of Queens (BMQ), a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by the philanthropist, 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.

Naaleh.com: An education for all

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 is recognized for providing quality education

BMQ established Naaleh College in 2012, and achieved Annual Licensure by the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education (CIE).

Naaleh College was accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) in 2018.

In the fall of 2021, Naaleh College was renamed to Woodmont College.

Message From the President

Dear visitor,

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 Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the US Department of Education as a recognized 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!

Harold J. Reichman, PhD
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