The World of Dirshu

Dirshu serves every segment of Klal Yisrael: every individual who seeks increased dedication to limud haTorah, yedias haTorah, and most importantly, accountability and a systematic plan for learning Torah.

Our Mission

Regardless of one’s stage of life, Dirshu provides programs that will enrich a person’s Torah learning, connect him with Hashem, and ensure that he will be able to have his ‘chelek’ in Torah. Whether he is a kollel yungerman, a Yeshiva bachur, a maggid shiur, a rebbi or a baal habayis, Dirshu provides the framework to maximize his time, remain focused on goals, and never be satisfied with “just a seder.”
Testing Locations
Baltimore
Agudath Israel of Greenspring
6107 Greenspring Ave
(Downstairs in the social hall)
Boca Raton
Boca Raton Synagogue
7900 Montoya Circle N.
Boro Park
Khal Minchas Eluzer Munkatch
4706 14th Ave. 3rd Floor
Carteret
732-674-0840
Chicago
Chicago Center for Torah and Chesed
3135 W. Devon Ave
773-761-4005
Cincinnati
513-884-6482
Cleveland
Yeshiva Derech Hatorah
1700 S. Taylor Rd.
Cleveland Heights
Cleveland
Wickliffe- Telz Yeshiva
28400 Euclid Ave.
440-665-1127
Dallas
Congregation Ohr HaTorah
6324 Churchill Way
Denver
732-995-5814
Detroit
Ahavas Olam Torah Center
15620 W 10 Mile Rd.
248-752-4383
Five Towns
Yeshiva Sh’or Yoshuv
1 Cedar Lawn Ave.
(Upstairs Bais Medrash)
Flatbush
Cong. Bnei Yosef
1616 Ocean Parkway
(Entrance on Ave. P, 1st floor Bais Medrash)
Flatbush
Kollel B’nei Torah
2925 Ave. K
(Corner of K & Nostrand)
Hollywood, FL
Beis Medrash Heichal HaTorah
5100 North Hills Drive
Jackson, NJ
Yeshiva Karlin-Stolin
1640 W. County Line Rd. (lower level)
8:00 - 10:00 pm
Kiamesha Lake
169 Barnes Blvd
Kiryas Tosh
Beis Medresh Toras Mordechai Viznitz
562 Steiner Court
Lakewood
Yeshiva Ketana
120 2nd Street (Upstairs)
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Lakewood
Kollel Choshen Mishpat
625 Forest Ave. (upstairs)
7:30 - 8:45 pm
Linden
316 Morningside Ave. upstairs
7:30-9:00pm
Long Branch
316 Morningside Ave. upstairs
7:30-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Kollel Yechiel Yehuda
444 N. La Brea Ave.
Tests administered at this site at 6:20
Los Angeles
Kehillat Bnei Torah
9017 West Pico Blvd.
Manhattan - West Side
212-787-7772
Miami Beach
Miami Beach Community Kollel
3767 Chase Ave
305-532-8991
Milwaukee
414-447-7999
Monroe
3 Buchanan Unit 101
Monsey
Yeshiva Bais Dovid
22 West Maple Ave
Montreal
Meor Hagolah
2800 Bates Rd
New Square
Bais Hamedrash Hagadol
Truman Ave
Passaic
Tiferes Israel
180 Passaic Ave (Downstairs)
201-364-3415
Philadelphia
1st Seder Beis Medrash
LMS 123 Old Lancaster Road
732-407-3178
Providence
908-910-5733
Queens
Ohr Hachaim
141-61 71st Ave.
Scranton
Machzikei Hadas
600 Monroe Avenue
South Fallsburg
Yeshiva Gedolah of South Fallsburg
84 Laurel Park Rd
(Mesivta Bais Medrash)
Staten Island
Yeshiva of Staten Island Campus
1870 Drumgoole Rd. E
917-538-7285
Staten Island
Bais Medrash Arvei Nachal
(Rabbi Miller's Shul)
723 Willowbrook Rd.
Teaneck
201-747-8740
Toms River
Bais Medrash Bais Naftoli – Belz
44 Grove Spring Court, 2nd floor (Ezras Noshim)
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Toronto
4576 Yonge Street
7th floor exit the elevator to the left
7 – 10 PM
Union City
Mesivta Sanz
3400 New York Ave.
Tests administered at this site at 8:00
Waterbury
203-233-3228
Williamsburg
Bais Medrash D’Vishnitz
Entrance on 782 Wythe Ave.
2nd floor in the Ezras Nashim
BALTIMORE
Agudath Israel of Greenspring
6107 Greenspring Ave
(Downstairs in the social hall)
BOCA RATON
Boca Raton Synagogue
7900 Montoya Circle N.
BORO PARK
Khal Minchas Eluzer Munkatch
4706 14th Ave. 3rd Floor
CARTERET
Please call 
732-674-0840
CHICAGO
Chicago Center for Torah and Chesed
3135 W. Devon Ave 
773-761-4005
CINCINNATI
Please call 
513-884-6482
CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Yeshiva Derech Hatorah
1700 S. Taylor Rd.
CLEVELAND
WICKLIFFE – TELZ YESHIVA
28400 Euclid Ave.
8:00-10:00pm
If needed, call 440-665-1127
DALLAS
Congregation Ohr HaTorah
6324 Churchill Way
DENVER
Please call 
732-995-5814
DETROIT
Ahavas Olam Torah Center
15620 W 10 Mile Rd.
Please call 248-752-4383
FIVE TOWNS
Yeshiva Sh’or Yoshuv
1 Cedar Lawn Ave. (Upstairs Bais Medrash)
FLATBUSH
Cong. Bnei Yosef 
1616 Ocean Parkway
(Corner of K & Nostrand)
FLATBUSH
Kollel B’nei Torah
2925 Ave. K (Corner of K & Nostrand)
HOLLYWOOD, FL
Beis Medrash Heichal HaTorah
5100 North Hills Drive
KIAMESHA LAKE
169 Barnes Blvd
KIRYAS TOSH
Beis Medresh Toras Mordechai Viznitz
562 Steiner Court
LAKEWOOD
Yeshiva Ketana
120 2nd Street (Upstairs)
LINDEN
316 Morningside Ave. upstairs
7:30-9:00pm
LONG BRANCH
316 Morningside Ave. upstairs
7:30-9:00pm
LOS ANGELES
Kollel Yechiel Yehuda
444 N. La Brea Ave.
Tests administered at this site at 6:20

LOS ANGELES
Kehillat Bnei Torah
9017 West Pico Blvd.
MANHATTAN – WEST SIDE
Please call 
212-787-7772
MIAMI BEACH
Miami Beach Community Kollel
3767 Chase Ave Miami Beach, FL. 33140
Please call 305-532-8991
MILWAUKEE
Please call 
414-447-7999
MONROE
3 Buchanan Unit 101
MONSEY
Yeshiva Bais Dovid
22 West Maple Ave
MONTREAL
Meor Hagolah
2800 Bates Rd
NEW SQUARE
Bais Hamedrash Hagadol
Truman Ave
PASSAIC
Tiferes Israel (Downstairs)
180 Passaic Ave
Please call 201-364-3415
PHILADELPHIA
1st Seder Beis Medrash
LMS 123 Old Lancaster Road
732-407-3178
PROVIDENCE
Please call
908-910-5733
QUEENS
Ohr Hachaim
141-61 71st Ave.
SCRANTON
Machzikei Hadas
600 Monroe Avenue
SOUTH FALLSBURG
Yeshiva Gedolah of South Fallsburg
84 Laurel Park Rd
(Mesivta Bais Medrash)
STATEN ISLAND
Yeshiva of Staten Island Campus
1870 Drumgoole Rd. E
Please call 917-538-7285
STATEN ISLAND
Bais Medrash Arvei Nachal
(Rabbi Miller's Shul)

723 Willowbrook Rd.
TEANECK
Please contact: 
201-747-8740
Lrothwachs@gmail.com
TORONTO
Please call 
416-222-3010 x236
UNION CITY
Mesivta Sanz
3400 New York Ave.
Tests administered at this site at 8:00
WATERBURY
Please call 
203-233-3228
WILLIAMSBURG
Bais Medrash D’Vishnitz
Entrance on 782 Wythe Ave.
2nd floor in the Ezras Nashim
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Daf HaYomi B'Halacha

Dirshu’s Daf HaYomi B’Halacha program is a halacha and mussar program consisting of learning approximately one page of Mishnah Berurah daily, Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Shabbos are designated for review. The program offers two tracks. Track I consists of Shulchan Aruch, Rema and Mishnah Berurah. Track II offers the additional learning of Biur Halacha and Shaarei Tziun.
Daf HaYomi B’Halacha is designed to give every Yid the opportunity to become proficient in halacha and be uplifted by learning from the Sifrei Chofetz Chaim. It will turn a mundane day into one that truly has meaning.
With an investment of as little as half an hour each day, the learner can gain a comprehensive dose of halachic knowledge along with mussar, a combination that has the power to transform one’s day!
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Kinyan Halacha

The purpose of Dirshu’s Kinyan Halacha program is to provide future poskim for Klal Yisrael, creating an environment in which mature kollel yungeleit who have already spent several years immersed in full-time learning could progress to the level of learning to pasken, in a program that guides them through the details of the sugyos.
Learning in-depth and following the trajectory of halacha from the Gemara through the Rishonim, Tur with Beis Yosef, and ultimately the Shulchan Aruch with its commentaries, provides a person with the gufei Torah, the essentials of Torah, and an understanding of how the halacha evolved into the final psak halacha of the Shulchan Aruch.

Kinyan Torah | Kinyan Shas

Dirshu’s Daf HaYomi Kinyan Torah and Kinyan Shas programs enable learners to embody both the ideal of Daf HaYomi and the ideal of accountability in limud haTorah.
Participants in the Kinyan Torah program take a test every month on the 30 blatt that were learned that month in the Daf HaYomi. Their learning has been transformed – from merely “learning” of the Daf HaYomi, to a serious program that cultivates and produces talmidei chachamim who learn, review and review yet again until, over the course of time, they know and are tested on thousands of blatt in Shas.
Kinyan Shas is Dirshu’s elite program that produces beki’im in the entire Shas. It cultivates exalted talmidei chachamim who, when asked questions on any masechta in Shas, can answer immediately with instant recall. Twice a year, at the end of bein hazmanim of Sukkos and Pesach, the grueling four-hour Kinyan Shas test is held, encompassing all the material learned from the beginning of the Daf HaYomi machzor until the time of the test.

Kinyan Yerushalmi

HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, zt”l would say that learning Talmud Yerushalmi and knowing Talmud Yerushalmi is a key to bringing the geulah. Dirshu's Kinyan Yerushalmi program brings Klal Yisroel one step closer to that, featuring monthly tests on Talmud Yerushalmi according to the seder of the Daf HaYomi Yerushalmi.
According to Rabbi Avigdor Bernstein, a senior member of Dirshu’s hanhala, “There is a thirst among lomdei Torah for new vistas in learning. They are looking for chiddush, new goals and new challenges. Learning Yerushalmi properly is a true ambition for many significant talmidei chochomim. It is a chelek of Torah that is more difficult and different than Talmud Bavli, and it is simultaneously an integral part of Torah sheba’al peh that every talmid chochom should know.”
The program follows the thirty blatt per month calendar of the Daf HaYomi of Yerushalmi based on the Oz Vehadar/ArtScroll daf format. It enables those learning Daf HaYomi Yerushalmi to have a structured program and testing regimen so they can maximize and retain their learning of this vital area of Torah. The program has proven a great attraction for serious talmidei chachomim, many of whom have been learning and been tested for years on Dirshu’s Kinyan Torah, Daf HaYomi Bavli programs.

Chaburas Shas

Dirshu Chaburas HaShas iyun program is making waves throughout the world. The program, the first of its kind, has taken the olam haTorah by storm because it offers a framework to learn one masechta after another for people who want to learn the Gemara in a deeper, more comprehensive manner than achieved through the framework of the Daf HaYomi. The program enables one to learn Shas with Tosafos and the main Rishonim and Acharonim.
One maggid shiur related, “For years I have wondered when I would be able to complete Shas. Daf HaYomi is not practical for me. Now, however, with Dirshu’s new Chaburas HaShas program I can learn two and a half blatt a week, which equals ten blatt per month of Gemara, Rashi, Tosafos, and the main Rishonim and Acharonim on the sugya. In this way, I can complete the entire Shas with this type of ‘iyun kal,’ in less than two decades. It is such an opportunity! Such a windfall!”

Kinyan Chochma

Dirshu's Kinyan Chochma program was established to be mechazek daily mussar learning, offering the chance for participants to experience the life-altering impact of bringing daily mussar learning into their lives. A short piece of Pirkei Avos with Rabbeinu Yonah, Mesilas Yesharim, Tomer Devorah, Orchos Chaim of the Rosh and Orchos Tzaddikim are studied daily. Tens of thousands of participants take the monthly test and receive stipends based on their score.
Gedolei Yisrael from both Eretz Yisrael and chutz la’aretz have enthusiastically called on Yidden the world over to join the program and incorporate the daily learning of mussar into their lives together with their other learning sedarim.

Seder Hachana

Seder Hachana is a unique maamad specifically designed for one demographic, bachurim finishing yeshiva ketana (high school aged yeshiva) and entering yeshiva gedolah (beis medrash level). The transition from yeshiva ketana – a very regimented system – to yeshiva gedolah which offers much more independent learning can mean the difference between a lifetime of success in learning or challilah the opposite. It is a transition that requires much guidance. 
In Dirshu’s effort to enhance limud haTorah, its hanhalah arranges an annual Seder Hachana every summer bein hazmanim, where leading Gedolei Yisrael address the bachurim and give them advice on how best to make the transition and succeed. Dirshu has been hosting this unique maamad for over a decade.

Acheinu

Acheinu, the kiruv arm of Dirshu, was founded in 1998 by Rav Dovid Hofstedter. Cognizant of the imperative for kiruv rechokim, Rav Hofstedter saw countless Jews embarking on the path of coming closer to Hashem but then at some point becoming discouraged and losing their way. Acheinu was established to try to stem this trend and bring accountability to kiruv.
The three-step program Acheinu implemented is the key to its whopping 93 percent rate of success, a success rate virtually unmatched. These steps are:
Mentoring: Acheinu assigns a kiruv worker who essentially “adopts” a child. That child always has access to his kiruv worker, who offers unlimited emotional support as the child is imbued with the ideal of joining a Yeshiva or Torah school. Mentoring often also includes mentoring the parents of the child and ironing out misunderstandings.
Enrollment: As a result of the close relationship developed between kiruv activists and their protégés, the mentors eventually succeed in enrolling them in yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs.
Follow-Up: A teen’s enrollment in a Yeshiva or Bais Yaakov does not mean that the kiruv rechokim effort is complete. In fact, it has just begun! Ensuring that this boy or girl will develop into a true ben Torah or bas Yisrael is perhaps the most crucial juncture in kiruv rechokim. Acheinu maintains contact with the young teenager, his/her parents and the faculty of the Yeshiva/school to smooth out small issues before they develop into big issues that can derail the entire kiruv process.

Dirshu Sefarim

Dirshu has enriched the limud haTorah of Klal Yisrael with numerous sefarim. Certainly, Dirshu’s Mishnah Berurah, the most popular Mishnah Berurah on the market today, is the most famous of Dirshu’s publications, but in truth it is indicative of the underlying theme common to all Dirshu publications.
The Dirshu Mishnah Berurah was published with the singular objective to enhance the understanding and knowledge of the contemporary learner. That is the same goal that guides the hanhalah of Dirshu in preparing every sefer that they publish. Whether it is the Dirshu Chumash, the Sefer Kinyan Shema’atsa, Dirshu’s numerous sefarim on Shas or Dirshu’s famed set of “Chizuk” Journals…all are publications that have immeasurably enriched the Torah world.
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