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Semichas Chaver Program

Come and learn about all those questions that have been in your mind that never get to be written down while it's Shabbos, and enjoy a good meal while you do! 


  • Smichas Chover Program. Join an interesting in depth halacha shiur given by Rabbi Betzalel Bassman. The classes take place Tuesday nights From 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm in Lubavitch Center, followed by maariv, and are divided into two annual semesters of six months each. Take a test at the end of the semester and receive a Smichas Chover certificate from leading rabbonim. Endorsed by the leading Chabad rabbonim and the Orthodox Union, Smichas Chover Program, is a practical in depth course in Hilchos Muktzah, with Power Point slideshows and printouts.

  • The curriculum starts with the Talmud and the Shulchan Aruch of the Alter Rebbe and follows the chain of the halacha to the contemporary Poskim. The topics that will be covered over the next 6 months (20 classes) are Melaben (cleaning), Bone Bekeilim (opening packages), Borer (sorting), and Sechita (squeezing).

  • Refreshments are served.

Contact Rabbi Betzalel Bassman at 773-971-1342 for details and to register.

Rabbi Moshe Barrocas

I really enjoyed R. Bassman’s Semichas Chaver classes on muktze. The nice thing about it is, there’s lots of modern muktze examples that we may experience on shabbos and we learn where it’s source is in Shulchan Aruch. I feel like I have a better knowledge of the laws of muktze. 

R. Bassman is really knowledgeable and well prepared. Yashar koach.



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