On Tuesday night, 8th of Teves, the Yeshivah L’Smicha of Miami celebrated the graduation of seven students.
The Smicha represents the culmination of four years of serious diligence in Torah learning. The students studied the topics including Bassar BeChalav, Hichos Shabbos, Tefillah, Yichud and Seder Birchos HaNehenin and were tested annually and then retested on all of the material at a final exam.
The event was attended by a large crowd of family and friends as well as by several local Rabbonim. Rabbi Eli Wolf, Rov of Highland Lakes Shul, spoke of the importance of focusing on Torah study without distraction.
Rabbi Aryeh Citron, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivah LeSmicha, spoke about the need to toil in Torah and the advantage of having a structured learning program. The graduates described how the learning changed their perspectives’ and the positive impact it has had on their lives.
In addition they recognized the tremendous opportunity afforded by the Yeshiva L’smicha, to fulfill the Rebbe’s instruction that all men should study for Smicha so that there be a Rav in the home. Rav Wosner of Monsey, Rav Hamasmich, was unable to attend but sent his wishes that the students review and continue their studies and be amongst those who bring merit to the community.
The Yeshivah LeSmicha begins its next course on this coming Monday night (January 5th/ Teves 14) – and is welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and ages.
For more information, please contact Rabbi Aryeh Citron at [email protected] or 7863165934
Recent graduates range in age from bochurim to grandfathers! Mazal tov to Rabbis Daniel Cohen, Shmuel Leib Singer of Aventura, Roberto Dovid Szerer of Harbor Island, Yosef Shapiro of Crown Heights, Moshe Roth from Surfside, Tzvi Aber of North Miami Beach and Ronny Zeitun of Crown Heights.
Here are what some of the students are saying about the program:
“It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to learn from Rabbi Aryeh Citron. Not only are vast and often complex topics taught in a straightforward and concise manner, but all sorts of practical day-to-day dilemmas are given thorough and complete answers once and for all.”
– Rabbi Daniel Kahane, Aventura, Florida
“I am not only fulfilling a lifelong dream to get Smichah, but I also enjoy really great Torah learning, ‘just like in Yeshivah’! Rabbi Citron is a really good teacher and gets down to the ‘bottom line’.”
– Rabbi Tzvi Aber, North Miami Beach, Fl
“Not only have I gained exceptional knowledge and understanding of halachas from both a theoretical and practical level, but the great mesora of our people has come to life for me. I’ve seen the real world implementation of my learning crop up again and again.
– Rabbi Avraham Levy, Hollywood Fl
“I attend Rabbi Citron’s class… and it’s the best one can find for a working person like myself. We learn halacha in a structured and organized manner – one subject at a time, beginning to end.”
– Rabbi Dvir Segal, Bal Harbour Fl.
“Learning with Rabbi Citron in the Smicha program has been an amazing experience. The programs has taught me to think in a much broader way and to be able to understand and take in to consideration all the different relevant factors in a given situation. …..It was an amazing experience.”
– Rabbi Dovid Szerer, Harbor Island, Fl