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What graduates say

"It was hard work at times, but you made it worthwhile. Thank you so much for enabling us to fulfill a horaa from the Rebbe and to fulfill a personal dream."

Michoel Friend
Crown Heights, NY

"It's been a wonderful journey. Glad to have shared it with you. Full Hakaras Hatov to Rabbi Wilhelm and Rabbi Crombie for putting this incredible program together!Looking forward to Hilchos Shabbos next ..."

Shmuel Kaufman
Montreal, Canada

"The written materials, the class sessions, the oral and written tests and the beautiful, meaningful Chag Hasemicha event created a highly positive learning experience."

Sholom Bryski
Crown Heights, NY

"This was my first experience learning the “big” Shulchan Aruch. I am grateful for having this opportunity. I never expected to have semicha; now, at close to 80, I am joining the younger generation!"

Pinchos Kurinsky
Florida

"Thank you to Lemaan Yilmedu’s team for your devotion to the program in general and for your mastery in planning the Chag Hasmicha which I believe was a success beyond all expectations."

Mendel Schneerson
Crown Heights, NY

"Please allow me to thank you and all those involved in this wonderful program. I made extensive use of the recordings, Shulchan Aruch, summaries and visualizations."

Mendel Cohen
Manchester, U.K

About
Lemaan Yilmedu

Lemaan Yilmedu is the premiere English-language Halacha program. Geared toward serious students who want to broaden their knowledge in a language they’re comfortable in, our courses are taught by teachers with a knack for clarity and keen mastery of the subject matter.

Our Brooklyn Center

A spacious Beis Medrash in the heart of Crown Heights

Our newly-built center serves as the hub for our in-person classes and a place for students to study on their own, review the material and prepare for exams, all in an environment conducive to learning.

About us

Visionary Founder

Rabbi Zushe Wilhelm OBM

Rabbi Zushe Wilhelm, of blessed memory, was the vision behind Lemaan Yilmedu. A man devoted to teaching Torah and Halacha, he remains the inspiration behind our activities.

Our learning is dedicated in loving memory of Rabbi Wilhelm.

Study Conveniently

Choose one of our convenient learning options

In-Person

Our conveniently located Brooklyn center, in the heart of Crown Heights, offers in-person classes and a conducive atmosphere.

Virtual

Tune in to our virtual classroom from anywhere. Classes are live or recorded and designed to replicate a traditional classroom experience.

Podcast

Can't sit down for a class? On the road? Podcast format available for on-the-go learners.

‘A RAV IN
THE HOME’

The Rebbe’s Call to Learn Halacha

… Various questions in Halachah often arise in the home and one cannot run to the Rav every five minutes, hence, there must be a Rav in the home. Therefore it must be encouraged that it is highly proper for everyone who wishes to build an everlasting home (and so too married men after their wedding) should first obtain Semicha. Certainly, everyone is capable of receiving Semicha—at least the way it is done nowadays. (24 Teves 5712)

The Experience

Our Courses

Semicha From
Recognized Poskim

Our Vaad HaSemicha includes leading figures from the U.S. and abroad, including Rabbi Gavriel Zinner, author of Nitei Gavriel and Rabbi Dovid Shochet, Av Beis Din in Toronto.

Experienced
Teachers

Our teachers are all experts in their fields and excel in clarity and making things practical. Every teacher is dedicated to seeing the success of their students and ensuring you are prepared for the exams.

Exclusive English
Study Aids Package

Our in-house team has created study aids on every topic in clear, crisp English. Visualizations and diagrams ensure the material is readily grasped, and summaries mean full retention of the subject matter.

Support
and Guidance

Our staff are always there for you, ready to answer any questions during or after class. A Dedicated online forum facilitates robust discussion between students and teachers even after class is over.

Our Exclusive Curriculum

Designed by an in-house team of scholars, our syllabus is all in English, from the primary texts of Shulchan Aruch and commentaries to our exclusive summaries and visualizations. The curriculum is structured to appeal to learners of all kinds. Whether you are a visual, auditory or logic learner, you will leave with a firm grasp of the material.

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Every Man
Can be
a rav.

Yes, You Too.

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