Next Course Start Date:
12 December 2021 (8 Teves 5782)

Smicha Course Info

Why Machon Smicha?

Machon Smicha utilizes a unique curriculum which provides learners with step-by-step guidance through the smicha process, fusing authentic learning with modern technology. 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.

Who is it for?

Thanks to Machon Smicha’s innovative curriculum and English Study Guide, this course can bring almost anyone up to speed, while still offering a high level of learning that will benefit advanced students too. Click here for a sample of the curriculum

When, and how much is it? 

The course is ten months. The cost of the course is $300 monthly, or $2400 upfront. Click here for more tuition info

How does the course work?

Course materials are accessible on the online Machon Smicha platform, and mailed to you as well.* All shiurim and classes are recorded, so you can learn when and how it works for you, wherever you are in the world. Learning time is approx. one-two hours a day.

* Materials are not mailed to international students.

Course Curriculum

Hilchos Basar B’chalav (The Laws of Meat and Milk)
שלחן ערוך יורה דעה סימנים פ”ז – צ”ז

Hilchos Melichah (The Laws of Salting)
שלחן ערוך יורה דעה סימן ס”ט

Hilchos Ma’achalei Aku”m (The Laws of Food Prepared by Non-Jews)
שלחן ערוך יורה דעה סימנים קי”ב – קט”ו

Hilchos Ta’aruvos (The Laws of Forbidden Mixtures)
שלחן ערוך יורה דעה סימנים צ”ז – ק”ט

Hilchos Shabbos (The Laws of Shabbos)
חלקים משלחן ערוך אורח חיים


Course Offer

Machon Smicha offers each student a complete curriculum, consisting of:

  • Online portal with access to all the program content
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Shiurim.
  • English Study Guide, containing introductions, overviews, translations, and in-depth summaries of every halachah.
  • Access to forums and teachers for questions, discussions, etc. 
  • Rabbi and teachers available to answer questions and aid in the learning
  • Quizzes, review material, and mock tests.
  • Tests with prominent rabbis.
  • Smicha certificate for those who successfully complete the program.