Senior Chabad Rov Grants Smicha to Online Smicha Students

Harav Dovid Schochet, Rov of the Chabad community of Toronto and a renowned Rov and Posek, granted semicha to a group of bochurim who had studied with Machon Lehoraa Online Smicha.

A group of bochurim who had studied smicha with Machon Lehoraa Online Smicha traveled at the end of the year for a special ceremony of receiving Smicha from Harav Dovid Schochet, one of the most senior Chabad rabbonim alive today who serves as the Rov of the Chabad community of Toronto.

This unique opportunity was made available by the head of the program, Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm, who has been teaching smicha for many years. Rabbi Schochet is the main ordaining Rabbi for the Smicha program, and he wanted to attend the celebration in person and see the talmidim and speak to them.

Rabbi Schochet shared divrei torah with the talmidim, and emphasized the importance of learning Smicha, and how much it adds to one’s life when he knows how to break down Halacha and has the ability to get to the bottom of Halachic matters.

After him the bochurim heard from Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm, head of the program, who encouraged them to continue with their learning in the fields of Halacha, retain the information and add more knowledge and understanding.

The Online Smicha program offers a special Smicha structure for Bochurim, finishing Smicha within a year. The program will be starting next week with talmidim from all over the world. For more information and to join visit or email [email protected]

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