"I would love to sit in Yeshiva half a day, but I have different hours. For me, as a dentist
, Rabbi Gefen's program allowed for the flexibility
I needed. I’d always do Daf Yomi for many years, but always off and on. So I was looking for something with some structure
and with an end goal
. The Kinyan Hilchos Shabbos program enabled me to not only learn, but to retain
what I learned in a structured way and the tests were very helpful. I felt like I accomplished something, I made a kinyan
on something. I felt finally: I know it
, I took a part of Torah and I was konei it. The material it covers starts from Gemara and Rishonim and brings it down to the Halacha l'Maisa. It's great
. I feel like I know what's going on. The kids also see what the father is doing and it sets the tone for what's important in the family
. Believe it or not, it has hashpah on many other areas."
Dr. Eric Leibowitz
"Rabbi Gefen ran his Hilchos Shabbos program for our Kollel in Johannesburg. We achieved tremendous clarity on Hilchos Shabbos both in sugyas and in psak which is what you want when you learn Halacha. It is an excellent, well designed, and thorough program with a lot of support. I highly recommend it."
Rabbi Micha Kaplan
Avrech = Maharsha Community Kollel
Menahel- Maharsha Boys High School
Johannesburg, South Africa
I spent some time searching for a program which combines the flexibility to learn at your own pace and in your own time with a high level of learning which would normally only be found in a Yeshiva or Kollel environment. The supporting material (in Hebrew and English) is excellent and my questions on the sugyas were always answered in a responsive and prompt fashion. For people like me who are working full-time, this program was ideal. I benchmarked the Hilchos Shabbat course against the syllabus required for the Smicha exams of the Rabbanut and found that it was at least as comprehensive and often required more detail. There are chiddushim in every shiur. The Hilchos Shabbat Smicha course transported my learning to a completely different level. In my experience, it is unique and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Yerushalayim (originally from London)