Welcome to the

Pirchei Shoshanim College Recommended Program

“Discover today how people from around the world are learning Shulchan Aruch in a structure which is designed for those who work or study full time and seek structure and accomplishment in their learning, and at the same time earn college recommended credits”

The Pirchei Shoshanim College Recommended Program provides meaningful learning opportunities for individuals who are seeking to develop and expand their knowledge of, and commitment to, Jewish law. The program is designed to provide structure and a sense of accomplishment in the study of Jewish law, offering comprehensive courses on extensive topics. Participants study at their own pace, under the mentoring of qualified Instructors/Rabbis.

Pirchei Shoshanim is Recommended by the National College Credit Recommendation Service

The subject areas to be reviewed are all within the category of Jewish Law (Halacha). The courses offered are all based on the widely accepted code of Jewish Law – known as the Shulchan Aruch, and its commentaries. The program offers a variety of courses in different subjects from the four sub-divisions of the Shulchan Aruch.

Course Curriculum

Shabbat Laws:

Dietary Laws – Issur V’heter:

Family Purity – Taharas Hamishpacha:

Civil and Commercial Laws – Choshen Mishpat:

Marriage Laws – Kiddushin:

Laws of the Four Species – Arba Minim:

Secular Courses


English Comp, Business Writing, Information Literacy, American Literature,
Mideival Hispano-Jewish Poetry


College Algerbra, Introduction to Statistics


The Jewish Child in Traditional Jewish Society, Intro to Sociology,
A Social History of Jewish Food

Political Science

Comparing Political Systems of the World


Eastern European Jewish Immigration and
Settlement in the United States


Fundamentals of Management, International Business,
Introduction to Marketing


Introduction to Public Speaking


Microsoft Access 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010,
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Microsoft Word 2010

YPS College Program specifically allows those who have a limited background in Jewish law to participate in the true depth and breadth of the Torah. The project is written in English and Hebrew as well as certain programs include a French, Spanish and Russian translation.

Students are responsible for meeting all prerequisites, as detailed in each course syllabus and in the Academic Policies. The registrar’s office is responsible to confirm that course prerequisites are met prior to registration.

YPS College Program staff will be available to guide you and help you choose the courses that best fit your goals.

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Those who are applying for the Smicha Program must adhere to the following criteria. The applicant must have a written recommendation from a recognized Orthodox rabbi. According to Tradition, Smicha may only be given to Torah Observant Jewish males. Pirchei Shoshanim through its Vaad HaRabbanim (Rabbinical Council) are insistent that this standard be adhered to. In addition, the Talmidim(students) who choose to enter the Smicha portion of the Program must be G-D fearing responsible people. It is at our discretion to block access and terminate either the course or revoke one’s Smicha of any participant if they do not adhere entirely to all precepts of the TORAH and the teachings of its Sages while maintaining the high level of personal and moral integrity that is demanded of one who is either learning for Semicha or has achieved that designation.

Yeshiva Pirchei Shoshanim

Pirchei Shoshanim and the Shema Yisrael Torah Network has a separate division which does not include the college Recommended program and provides educational information to everyone interested in learning Halacha and learning more about Judaism, in general. We are committed to helping people to learn Shulchan Aruch by offering a program featuring extensive courses and information. We can even offer smicha at the course completion.

Regardless of your experience and teachings, we can teach anyone about Torah and Halacha and can also help enlighten anyone on how to properly pray, keep a kosher kitchen, learn Hebrew, and much more. You can complete the Shulchan Aruch program at your own pace and according to your own schedule. Our rabbinical and administrative staff are available to answer any questions that you may have.