Rabbinical ordination & Semicha Program

Level 22 - Jewish Law

Semicha Program

Program Overview

The YTD semicha program is a one-year program designed to give students all the knowledge and skills needed to become a certified ordained Rabbi and be part of the next generation of Jewish leaders and influencers.


Needs Dates


Tsfat, Israel

Complete Educational Curriculum

Outstanding Learning Experience

Experienced Educators

YTD was founded in 2009 by Chabad of Tsfat as the premier beginners yeshiva of Northern Israel. Since the inception of our smicha program in 2016, we've been privileged to graduate over 60 semicha students

World-Class Education

Experienced Maggid Shiur with highly organized and easily digestable curriculum made for quick and easy learning.

Official Ordination Certification

Students will obtain smicha from Kiryat Malachi Chief Rabbi Yitzchok Yehuda Yaroslavski.

Beautiful Campus Experience

Opportunity of a Lifetime

Build Confidence

Gain competence and confidence in your ability to navigate any area of Shulchan Aruch.

Gain Experience

Get better prepared for your shlichus in the world while helping novice students in the shared zal.

Discover Tzfat

Explore the magical mystical cty of Tzfat and learn Shulchan Aruch in the place where it was written.

City Of Kabbalah

About Tsfat

One of the most beautiful and spiritually charged places in the world. The place where Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism was developed this small mountain village will be sure to capture your heart and enchant your soul. It’s open and friendly community is the perfect place to strengthen your roots.


*Students applying should meet the following criteria. However, if not all criteria is met, applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Enroll now and start the journey of a lifetime