Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the entire course take?

All courses are about a year long. See the exact timeframe in the relevant course description.

How much time do I need to put into the course in order to succeed?

In order to succeed in the course, first, you must attend the weekly shiur and review what is taught. If possible, it would be helpful if you also prepared before a shiur. It's hard to say how much time to put in, in addition to attending shiurim because every student's abilities are different as well as the level of knowledge each one aspires to. In any case, take into account the actual shiurim and the learning you do on your own.

How will I be tested?

We understand that some students may experience anxiety over oral tests. Most of our tests are written, with limited oral tests for the ordaining rabbis to meet the students personally.

Is the course all in English?

Yes. All our classes, syllabuses and study guide are in English. This includes full-translations of primary texts such as Shulchan Aruch and commentaries.

What if I miss a class?

If you missed a class or came late, you will be able to access a replay in video or podcast format on the student portal. Recordings will be made available soon after each class.

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

"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

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