Yagdil Torah Facts

  • Yagdil Torah is one of the fastest growing organizations in the Worldwide Lubavitch Community and in Crown Heights in particular.
  • Yagdil Torah is often complimented as being a "highly effective, positive influence" on our community.
  • Yagdil Torah's efficiency standards bring fascinating results on a relatively low budget.
  • Yagdil Torah's policy of non partisanship has given it the support of leaders and layman alike all across the local political spectrum.

"I live in Pittsburgh, PA, and have a regular day job. Most of my learning is done on the bus or while walking. You have great resources to help keep me learning and participating in things. I have enjoyed the Mishnayos printouts for 9 Kislev and 13 Tishrei."

Michoel Dovid Leopold

"I have been to other communities and I can't express enough how fortunate we are to have an organization like Yagdil Torah where you can walk down the street and see, 'Oh, a shiur on this, another shiur on this,' always learning and you never have to worry."

Menachem Mendel Simon

"Here more than any other place in Crown Heights have I been able to really 'chap' more of the Torah and the Rebbe's Sichos and more of the inspiration that Chassidus has to offer."

Ari Pfeffer

“I heard about Yagdil Torah’s 20 hour open-door policy and decided I had to check it out for myself. I went there at about 12:45 AM and was amazed to find people learning. I sat down and before I knew it, an hour had passed as if it was only 5 minutes… The undisturbed, quiet atmosphere made it a pleasure.

I got hooked.

I guess my newfound pleasure was noticed by my friends and neighbors – they joined too. The secret is out: If anyone wants to learn in a quiet, heimishe place, this is it.”

Shlomo Ezagui

“To have a comfortable place in the Shechunah where everyone can sit and learn is great enough, but to have so many shiurim available on a regular basis, finding chavrusas, encouraging people - especially through your wonderful newsletter -on top of that? Incredible.

But what is most amazing for me is that all the shiurim are available for me to enjoy in Miami Beach! I’m a regular listener to your shiurim on Chassidus, Nigleh, and Halachoh L'Maaseh.

Keep up the amazing work, and have tremendous hatzlochah!”

Shmuel Mendelsohn - Mashpia of Yeshivah Torah Ohr in North Miami Beach

"One of the Yagdil Torah tactics I admire is the exposure of existing Torah learning as a means of inspiring others."

Rabbi Yoseph Paltiel - Mashpia United Lubavitcher Yeshivah, Chovevei Torah

"Yagdil Torah is breathing vital life into our community. The efforts of the organization are not only important, but crucial for our very existence.

So thank you Levi and the Yagdil Torah team, for bringing us life!"

Rabbi Yossi Pels - Co-Director Chayeinu Publications

"The study of Torah each day is critical for every member of our community. It will broaden our horizons, make us happier, healthier, more wholesome people, better humans, husbands and fathers. It will challenge us to grow and live our lives to the fullest. Yagdil Torah-the way to go!"

Rabbi Yoseph Jacobson - Dean TheYeshivah.net

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Drop some coins each morning into the Yagdil Torah פושקא located in 770.
Pushka location: Walk down the main aisle toward the doors, it is on your  on the right side at shoulder height.

About Us

History
In the summer of 5766, a precious little boy completed his task in this world. Rabbi and Mrs. Levy and Batsheva Browd developed an organization in memory of their eldest son, מנחם מענדל בן יבדל"ח לוי יצחק ז"ל, after discovering that Sifsei Kohen al HaTorah says that a b’chor is particularly connected to the inyon of Limmud Torah. What began as a series of small shiurim by qualified young men in various apartment buildings in the neighborhood and a listing of available shiurim in Crown Heights has developed into a multi-faceted organization servicing the learning needs of Lubavitchers worldwide.Every dollar raised in Crown Heights stays here.

Importance
A refined outlook in life in the areas of morality, honesty and respect is one of the many reasons the Lubavitcher Rebbe encouraged a campaign for Torah learning. Torah remains as the indispensable guide for the Jewish nation and has always been the vital bond that kept us together for thousands of years.

Activities
Yagdil Torah aims to create a functional infrastructure to inspire, provide and further Torah study amongst Anash. This is accomplished through various Shiurim, listings, resources, pamphlets and publications. Yagdil Torah also runs several programs amongst them a very successful Chavrusa pairing program. Encouraged by the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s directive to create Mivtza Talmud Torah, the organization tirelessly endeavors to do all that Mivtza Torah entails.

Fringe Benefits
Yagdil Torah activites also promotes Achdus in the community by putting the focus on what is genuinely important thereby pushing aside the trivialities that drive brothers apart.

Staff
Yagdil Torah shiurim are given by a broad selection of Magidei Shiurim. Yagdil Torah’s programs are prepared by dedicated staff and volunteers.

Funding
Yagdil Torah is funded by generous patrons and service providers in the Crown Heights community who help cover the constantly growing budget.

Everyone Can Take Part
There is something for everyone at Yagdil Torah. For those that have a few moments to sit down and learn, Yagdil Torah offers a Chavrusa Pairing Program, Shiurim listings and Beis Midrash evenings.
Learning Booklets and U’Velechticha Baderech CDs are available for those constantly on-the-go. Online resources, recordings and Kovtzei Limmud are available for Lubavitchers living out of town. Women can have a part in Yagdil Torah’s activities through the Women’s Auxiliary and volunteer programs.