In 1993, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, the rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue, held discussions with the communal leadership of South Palm Beach County about the creation of the first yeshiva high school between North Miami Beach and Atlanta. In 1996, he organized The Committee to Form a Yeshiva High School, and in 1997 it hired Rabbi Perry Tirschwell to create the school. The school opened its doors to 41 ninth and tenth graders in September 1998, and has grown quickly in its short history. Today, Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida has more than 315 students in grades nine through twelve. Since its founding, KYHS has been located on the campus of the Boca Raton Synagogue. As our student body outgrows our current facility, we look forward to moving to our new facility which is currently being built on the campus of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.