Rabbinical Campaign

I worked on this campaign proposal for a Rabbinical Smicha Program to become a Rabbi by receiving ordination through distance learning and onsite examination. The program also allowed for a letter of certification for kosher knowledge to be offered to students who are not fluent in Hebrew

Machon Smicha Package

׀ מכון לסמיכה MACHON L’SMICHA Education is the passport to the future! Machon L’Smicha Tel.: 647.444.0333 MachonLSmicha@gmail.com לסמיכה מכון ׀ MACHON L’SMICHA • 100 Southdown Ave • Vaughan, ON L6A-4N3 • 647-444-0333 2 מל ׀ MACHON L’SMICHA ML’S ׀ מכון לסמיכה Tel: 647.444.0333 Education is the passport to the future MachonLSmicha@gmail.com It is here where a student becomes a Rabbi – “Scholars enhance peace in the world”, Talmud, Berachos “A synagogue may be turned into a school: but not a school into a synagogue,” Talmud, Megillah “You cannot liken the self-taught man to the schooled”, Talmud Ketubot “Education that is merely concerned with the transmission of information is doomed to failure. It must serve the greater and nobler purpose of cultivating the student’s moral character,” The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson מכון לסמיכה MACHON L’SMICHA Contact 647.444.0333 MachonLSmicha@gmail.com 3 מל ׀ MACHON L’SMICHA ML’S ׀ מכון לסמיכה Tel: 647.444.0333 Education is the passport to the future MachonLSmicha@gmail.com MISSION STATEMENT & DESCRIPTION Description Based in Toronto, ON, Machon L’Smicha is a new Rabbinical Not-for-Profit Organization for students of diverse cultures and backgrounds. The program is specially designed to prepare the students in becoming Ordained Rabbis. Mission Statement The mission of Machon L’Smicha is to develop intellectually capable Rabbis. The objective of this mission is by combining the stimulated mind together with the ethical spirit to contribute to the greatest potential of wisdom. This combination creates a balance which enables a mind to delve into the deeper aspects of Halacha. This in turn will inspire Rabbis to embark on leadership roles within their environments/communities to inspire, educate, and reconnect the heavenly fruits. We provide a rigorous, academic program through which students are led to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of learning and in the joy and importance of lifelong transpiration of Torah students. לסמיכה מכון ׀ MACHON L’SMICHA • 100 Southdown Ave • Vaughan, ON L6A-4N3 • 647-444-0333 4 PROGRAM OUTLINE Name of School לסמיכה מכון ׀ MACHON L’SMICHA Commencement of Program Mid – October Rav Hamasmich HaRav Dovid Schochet, Shlita, President of Vaad HaRabbonim (Orthodox Rabbinate) of Ontario Principal Adi Hanucaiev 1Cost of Program $3600 Length of Program 24 Months Certificates Offered 1. Smicha / Rabbinical Ordination 2. *Letter of Recognition for meeting the Rabbinical Studies criterion Program Structure 5 semesters divided into 5 topics, which are accompanied by 5 exams Books Books are not part of the tuition. Total Cost: approx. $80 Location 8808 Bathurst Street, Thornhill, ON • L4J 8A7 Donations Scholarships and administrative expenses Donors Tax-deductable receipts are issued from Tzivos Hashem Canada Inc Financial Assistance Grants issued upon availability 1Receipts are issued to students. *Letter of Recognition: will be transformed to Rabbinical Ordination Certificate after passing of the Hebrew reading test that is examined by the Rav Hamasmich. לסמיכה מכון ׀ MACHON L’SMICHA • 100 Southdown Ave • Vaughan, ON L6A-4N3 • 647-444-0333 5 מל ׀ MACHON L’SMICHA ML’S ׀ מכון לסמיכה Tel: 647.444.0333 Education is the passport to the future MachonLSmicha@gmail.com PROGRAM STRUCTURE Standard Program TIME SUBJECT 3 Months Maachalei Akum 3 Months Shabbos 4 Months Melicha 7 Months Basar B’Cholov 7 Months Ta’aruvos BOOKS (Hebrew) (English) טור ושלחן ערוך –כו”ם מאכלי ע (Tur V’Shulchan Aruch – Ma’achalei Akum) שלחן ערוך ברה ב’ –אורח חיים (Shulchan Aruch HaRav, Orach Chaim Vol. 2) מערכת השלחן – יורה דעה ג-ד (Ma’areches Hashulchan: Vol. 3-4 Meat and Dairy: An illustrate halachic guide The Laws of Kashrus The Laws of Meat & Milk Kashrus in the Kitchen Complete Course: 24 Months Five Subjects – Semesters Approx 200+ Classes 6 Standard Program/Overview The curricular of this program is designed to accommodate busy individuals with less committed time available. As the classes run two times per week for about 90 minutes per class, sufficient amount of time is left to review the course material, catch up, and /or progress ahead of the class. The courses are in-class based and attendance is extremely important. – The program is designed to span over a course of 24 months – Each class is scheduled to run approximately 90 + minutes – Students will expect tests in all subjects covered in the program, which are accompanied by Oral Exams at the end of every Semester. – Students will be informed of the tests, exams in class and notified via e-mail. News @ Machon L’Smicha • Machon L’Smicha is proud to announce the recent Academic Partnership Support of its Program with the ISRAEL’S The Judaica Centre. Every student of Machon L’Smicha will have an established account at the bookstore. This will enable the students to receive books that are required for the program at a discounted rate. On behalf of the Staff at Machon L’Smicha, we would like to extend our special thanks to ISRAEL’S The Judaica Centre. ISRAEL’S The Judaica Centre is located at 441 Clark Avenue W., Toronto, ON, (905) 881-1010 | www.israelsjudaica.com. 7 מל ׀ MACHON L’SMICHA ML’S ׀ מכון לסמיכה Tel: 647.444.0333 Education is the passport to the future MachonLSmicha@gmail.com STUDENT APPLICATION FORM Program Certification: ○ Rabbinical Ordination ○ *Letter of Recognition for meeting the Rabbinical Studies criterion Last Name: First Name: Address: City/Province: P.C.: Email Address: Age: Home Phone: Cellular Phone: Hebrew D.O.B.: English D.O.B.: Mother’s Name: Father’s Name: ○ Married ○ Married with kids ○ Single ○ Divorced ○ Other What is the preferred time and days to attend the evening classes? 8 Hebrew Language Background: Religious Educational Background: Religious Background: ○ Chassidic ○ Ashkenazi ○ Sephardic ○ Lithuanian ○ Modern Orthodox ○ Other How long are you a Shomer Shabbos? Why are you interested in Smicha? Rabbi contact: How much time approximately can you allocate to Rabbinical Studies a day? 9 *Letter of Recognition will be transformed to Rabbinical Ordination Certificate after passing of the Hebrew reading test that is examined by the Rav Hamasmich. Applications will be processed following the submission of application form and the $50 tax-deductable admission fee. 10 מל ׀ MACHON L’SMICHA ML’S ׀ מכון לסמיכה Tel: 647.444.0333 Education is the passport to the future MachonLSmicha@gmail.com POLICIES – TUITION & ACADEMICS Program Length 24 months *Tuition $3,600 2 Payment Options Monthly: 24 Tri-Monthly: 8 Payments of $150 payments of $450 *Winter 2013 Registration – Semester 2: Rates may be subject to change. Policies: Payments: • Machon L’Smicha has the right to deny a student due to a missed payment(s). •Students who wish to join in the middle of the semester will be committed to pay from the commencement of the semester. •Student who decides to put his learning on hold at the Machon L’Smicha will be responsible to pay for the remaining semester. Once the semester begins, cancellation of payments may not be made. •Payment may be made by Cheque, VISA, MC, Money Order, and Cash. Receipts are issued for made payments. •Receipts are sent to applicants and students by email Academic: • Machon L’Smicha has the right to terminate a contract with any student, who has not met the performance requirements of Machon L’Smicha. The requirements are measured by course material, exam, test, quiz performance, and class attendance. • Machon L’Smicha has the right to deny any student access to the final exam, due to unsatisfactory performance in previous exams. Applicant Name Applicant Signature Date 11 מל ׀ MACHON L’SMICHA ML’S ׀ מכון לסמיכה Tel: 647.444.0333 Education is the passport to the future MachonLSmicha@gmail.com Dear Being a supporter of Torah Life represents a reflection of the global unity amongst the Jewish nation. In practicality, it means going to the farthest places on earth to light a lost Jewish soul. A reflection of your righteous deeds mirrors the ultimate purpose of life, which is to “rebuild Jerusalem the holy city speedily in our days.” With regards to my project, the Lubavitcher Rebbe encouraged people to go through Rabbinical Education. This in turn will inspire the newly Ordained Rabbis to nurture the life of Torah and the spirit of Jewish warmth. The emphasis of ‘Machon L’Smicha Project’ is a Rabbinical School, specializing in educating aspiring Rabbis in understanding the 500–year old Judaic law. One of the aims is to assist the students with financial need. As we have number of students very interested in the program, however financial concerns immediately arise. Please consider one of the sponsorship options presented below: SPONSORSHIP CATEGORIES: *All contributions are tax-receipted donations. Receipts are issued by Tzivos Hashem Canada Inc., Charitable ID# 890961782RR0001 Diamond Benefactor ($18,000 +) Includes:  You/your business will receive special mention as a Diamond Benefactor at inaugural ceremony and be introduced on stage at the onset of the event.  4 seats at the inaugural ceremony – front row centre of the stage.  Enjoy an audience in a private reception with one of the attending dignitaries, which may include a local member of City Council, Provincial or Federal Member of Parliament.  A plaque with your name (name of business) will be affixed at the entrance of our school, noting you as the official groundbreaking Diamond Benefactor of the Machon L’Smicha.  You/your business will be proudly listed as Diamond Benefactor in the 4-page CJN spread, following the event, going to 43,000 households across Canada. The promotional media publication will include an article explaining the 12 school and its educational process and contain highlights about faculty. Logos and taglines of the diamond benefactors will be positioned within the listing. Platinum Contributor ($12,000 – $18,000) Includes:  You/your business will receive special mention at inaugural ceremony, noting you as a proud supporter of the Machon L’Smicha a fortunate supporter of Torah.  3 seats at the inaugural ceremony – centre stage, first section of rows.  Enjoy an audience in a private reception with one of the attending dignitaries, which may include a local member of City Council, a Provincial or Federal Member of Parliament.  A plaque with your name (name of business) will be affixed at the entrance of our school, noting you as the official groundbreaking Platinum Contributor of the Machon L’Smicha.  You/your business will be proudly listed as Platinum Contributor in the 4- page CJN spread, following the event, going to 43,000 households across Canada. The promotional media publication will include an article explaining the school and its educational process and contain highlights about faculty. Logos and taglines of the platinum contributor will be positioned within the listing. Gold Supporter ($6,000 – $12,000) Includes:  You/your business will receive special mention at inaugural ceremony, noting you as a Gold Supporter who proudly supports the Machon L’Smicha and Torah study.  2 seats at the inaugural ceremony, centre stage.  A plaque with your name (name of business) will be affixed at the entrance of our school, noting you as the official groundbreaking Gold Supporter of the Machon L’Smicha.  You/ your business will be proudly listed as Gold Supporter in the 4-page CJN spread, following the event, going to 43,000 households across Canada. The promotional media publication will include an article explaining the school and its educational process and contain highlights about faculty. Logos and taglines of the Gold Supporter will be positioned within the listing. Silver Donor ($2,000 – $6,000) Includes:  You/your business will receive special mention at inaugural ceremony, noting you as a Silver Donor who proudly supports the Machon L’Smicha.  1 seat at the inaugural ceremony, centre stage.  You/your business will be proudly listed as Silver Donor in the 4-page CJN spread, following the event, going to 43,000 households across Canada. The promotional media publication will include an article explaining the school 13 and its educational process and contain highlights about faculty. Logos and taglines of the silver donor will be positioned within the listing. Friend Contributor (Monthly payments of $72, $126, $180, $360, $770…)  You/your business will receive special mention at inaugural ceremony, noting you as friend of the Machon L’Smicha  1 seat at the inaugural ceremony, centre stage. Companion (Sponsorship – Other Amount $) “Tzedaka (charity) is equal to all the other commandments combined” (Talmud) Please make all your donations to Machon L’Smicha payable to Tzivos Hashem Canada. Thank you! לסמיכה מכון ׀ MACHON L’SMICHA • 100 Southdown Ave • Vaughan, ON L6A-4N3 • 647-444-0333 14 DONATION FORM Last Name: First Name: Initials: Address: City: Province: P.C.: Telephone Phone: Cellular Phone: Email Address: Donation Amount: $ Notes / Tax Receipt Information: (If using a credit card fill in the information) Payment Method: Visa○ MC ○ AE ○ OTHER: Card #: Exp (mm/yy): CVC: Name on card (if other than above): Billing Address (if other than above): Send invoice to ○ same address as above ○ other address (fill in below) Billing address (if other than above): You can always mail your donation to or contact us via telephone or e-mail: If making a donation by cheque, please ensure the following: 1. Cheque payable to Tzivos Hashem Canada 2. In Memo of cheque write Machon L’Smicha MACHON L’SMICHA ׀ מכון לסמיכה 100 Southdown Ave., Vaughan, Ontario L6A-4N3


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