New Haven Anash Celebrate Halacha Learning Milestone

Members of the Chabad community of New Haven celebrated a siyum on the subjects of bishul, shihiya, chazara and hatmana after studying them as part of the Semichas Chaver Chabad program.

Part of a growing movement in Lubavitch of learning Halacha l’maase, Anash of New Haven celebrated a siyum on the subjects of bishul, shihiya, chazara and hatmana.

These subjects were thoroughly studied and reviewed by a group of baalei batim in New Haven. At the end of a 6-month course, the participants took a rigorous test.

The course is administered by Semichas Chaver Chabad Program and sponsored by Ohel Yosef Yitzchok.

The Anash community gathered last night to celebrate the siyum and give out the certificates. The maggid shiur, Rabbi Avi Dagan, spoke about the importance of learning practical Halacha. Rabbi Shneur Kessler, a local Rosh Kolel, spoke about the Halachic ramifications of something that’s kavua in regard to tvilas keilim. He also explained how every Siman in Shulchan Aruch is a build-up and gives you an understanding of the following simanim, in order to understand Choshen Mishpan one needs to first learn Orach Chaim, Yoreh Deah and Even Haezer.

“We are now getting ready for the next zman which will begin IYH after Pesach. In the zchus of this Torah learning may we be zoche to the hisgalus immediately,” Rabbi Dagan said.

A special thank you was given to Yossi Elman for working tirelessly and organizing the shiur every week!

What is Semichas Chaver?

The Semichas Chaver Program (SCP), started by Rabbi Elyada Goldwicht to teach in-depth halacha classes to Baaleh Batim currently boasts over 170 locations, with over 2,500 weekly talmidim. The curriculum is a text-based study of the background and underlying principles of the halacha. It starts with the Gemara and Shulchan Aruch, and follows the chain of halacha all the way to the contemporary Poskim and modern issues.

Semichas Chaver Chabad (SCP Chabad) is a branch of SCP founded by Rabbi Betzalel Bassman and Rabbi Avrohom Jacks. They have worked in conjunction with Lubavitcher Rabbonim to adapt the curriculum to follow the opinions of the Alter Rebbe, the Tzemach Tzedek and contemporary Chabad Poskim. It is currently in over 40 Lubavitcher communities with over 800 weekly participants.

To find out about bringing SCP-Chabad Chabad to your community or to find out about our new Chabad House version of SCP-Chabad called HalachaU please send an to [email protected].

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