Advantages of this program
As a structured program running one year, this program offers Shiurim that are conducted via web video conferencing twice per week on the most advanced live classroom software available. Each class run between 60-90 minutes, and is given alongside an interactive whiteboard and chat, an option to communicate with the rabbi as well as charts and other visual explanations.
The Shiurim cover the laws required for Smicha, and a periodical quiz will be available in preparation for the mandatory written test. Self-tests with automated results and other features will allow you to monitor your own progress and understanding of the material.
Additionally, you will find on the Students Portal all the recorded classes, as well as other resources and material that’s available exclusively to our students. Communication with the rabbi is easily done through email, phone and Skype.
At the end of each course a written exam and an oral test will take place. The oral test will be given by a leading rabbi who is an expert in the particular Halacha discussed.
About the Teacher
Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm
Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm, Rosh Yeshiva of Online Smicha מכון להוראה, is an esteemed scholar and author of numerous books on Halacha. Rabbi Wilhelm is a dynamic teacher whose experience began serving as the Rosh Yeshiva in St. Paul, MN for 14 years before taking on the Online Smicha project and directing it for the last decade.
Loved by his hundreds of students over the years, Rabbi Wilhelm is known for his enthusiasm, devotion and dedication, and understanding of the student body. Many of his students over the years stay in contact with him and direct to him their practical day-to-day Halachic questions.