Q: What kind of Smicha does your program offer:
A: Sulam Yaakov offers three choices of smicha for our students:
- Students who successfully pass their exams, and attend two years of our morning core program and our afternoon Smicha program will receive Smicha from Sulam Yaakov.
- Students who complete the afternoon two year smicha program and pass the Pirchei Shoshanim test will be eligible to receive smicha from the Pirchei Shoshanim Shulchan Aruch Project (provide link).
- The afternoon program prepares students to pass the test of the Chief Rabbinate in Isur Vheter.
Q: Do Sulam Yaakov Students receive a stipend?
Q: Does Sulam Yaakov provide a dorm or meals.
A: Sorry, not at this time.
Q: What level of learning is required to enter Sulam Yaakov?
A: We recommend three years of daily Gemara study, and the minimum is one year of daily Gemara Study for students who thrive when challenged.
Q: What if work conflicts with parts of the program?
A: Sulam Yaakov is committed to maintaining a reasonable level of flexibility and customization for its students, in order to allow them to remain in the work force. Please speak with us to see what can be done.
Q: Are all Sulam Yaakov classes in English.
A: Almost all our classes are in English using all Hebrew texts.