About Machon Smicha

Machon Smicha is an online program that, thanks to its unique curriculum, empowers and enables everyone to learn and master halachah. From the novice to the well-seasoned scholar, Machon Smicha offers you a structured program to grow and succeed in your Torah learning.

The Why

Many want to learn and receive smicha, but find it difficult to do so. Some are in places with no structured program, others have difficulty navigating the Shulchan Aruch and its commentaries, while others have difficulty committing to such an undertaking.

Machon Smicha utilizes a unique curriculum that was designed for precisely such students, and the program is becoming more and more popular. The one-of-a-kind initiative provides learners with step-by-step guidance through the smicha process, fusing authentic learning with modern technology.

“So many people want to receive smicha, and they know the Rebbe wants that too,” explains Rabbi Shlomo Chaim Kesselman, Machon Smicha Director and Maggid Shiur Smicha in Chovevei Torah of Crown Heights. “The program we created is exciting for students because now that goal is practical and attainable.”

At Machon Smicha, the topics covered are relevant and practical, smicha is completed in just under a year, and the schedule is made flexible to fit each student’s needs.

At its core, Machon Smicha offers a program that solves two issues many face when contemplating learning for smicha. Firstly, it is difficult to find the time to join a structured program that requires one to be somewhere, learning something, at a specific time. And secondly, it is difficult to navigate the Shulchan Aruch and its commentaries. Machon Smicha’s unparalleled resources and helpful approach enables students to achieve their own success, as it works for them.



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