Ever encountered a question in the kitchen that made you wonder why you can’t learn the ins-and-outs of kashrus yourself? Welcome to Lemaan Yilmedu’s Semicha program, where you’ll gain the knowledge to deal with complex kashrus dilemmas, all in a year-long course. You’ll be supplied with English study guides, weekly classes and an expert teacher on-hand to answer all questions.
Smicha is often learned before a bochur gets married. Once he begins to build his home he inevitably becomes very occupied with securing a parnassah for his growing family. A dream he may have had of taking the time to sit down and learn the halachos that are so relevant in his life begins to seem like a far off fantasy. He can barely find the time to learn with a daily chavrusa, let alone join an extensive, time consuming Smicha program.
Now, thanks to Lemaan Yilmedu, Smicha is now an attainable goal for so many.The twice a week Shiurim are given live with a virtual option for those who live out of town and are unable to attend in person classes.
The classes are led by Rabbi Yossi Barber who, using his signature thorough and engaging teaching style, breaks down the most technical topics into bite sized pieces so that anyone can easily understand the material.
Each student receives a set of custom workbooks that contain translation and visual accompaniments to ensure that the one learning the material has a crystal clear understanding of the subject at hand.
Every single class is recorded so that if any of the students miss a class, they have automatic access to all of the information to catch up, review and review again!
At the end of the year, each participant who passed all of the required exams will receive a Smicha certificate signed by 6 of the most respected Rabbonim: Rabbi Yosef Yeshaya Braun, Mara D’asra and members of the Crown Heights Beis Din; Rabbi Dovid Refoel Banon, member of the Beis Din and Dayan in the Lubavitch community in Montreal; Rabbi Yochanan Gurary, Rav of Cholon and member of the Beis Din of Rabbanei Chabad in Eretz Yisrael; Rabbi Gedalia Oberlander, Rabbi of the Chabad shul and community "Heichal Menachem" in Monsey; Rabbi Gavriel Tzinner, posek and author of Nitei Gavriel, and Rabbi Dovid Schochet, Rav of the Chabad community and president of Agudas Ha’Rabbanim in Toronto.
If learning Smicha has always been something that you wanted to do but was always moved to the back burner, it just may be the perfect solution and your key to turning this dream into a reality.
The curriculum covers the laws of Basar B'Chalav, Ta'aruvos and Melicha, starting with the Shulchan Aruch and its commentaries, and concluding with the practical application of the Halachos in your own home.
" ... It was hard work at times, but you made it worthwhile. The written material was successful in being able to support our understanding of a concept from the basics to a more complex understanding. This gave us a feeling of dignity, to be able to learn on our own. Thank you so much for enabling us to fulfill a horaa from the Rebbe and to fulfill a personal dream. Fondly,"
"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. I have no words to thank you for this opportunity. May Hashem repay all of you many times over."
"... In a yechidus about 45 years ago, I asked the Rebbe what to focus on in my learning. The Rebbe said to focus on Shulchan Aruch. Over the years, I have learned through Kitzur Shulchan Aruch and sections of the Alter Rebbe's Shulchan Aruch. This was my first experience learning the “big” Shulchan Aruch. I am grateful for having this opportunity. I never expected to have semicha; I always said that semicha will be for my children. Now, at close to 80, I am joining the younger generation!"
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.