News and Views From Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim

The Kollel Boker has started a Daf Hashavua Shiur, given by our esteemed Rabbi Lankry. The Shiur takes place: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 – 8:00 am, in the Upstairs Bais Medrash. There is a Shachris Minyan available both before and after: 6:15 & 8:00 am.

In addition, the Night Kollel has started a new weekly shiur in the holy sefer “Zera Shimshon.” This sefer was written by Rav Shimshon Chaim Nachmeni of Modena zy”a, and studying this sefer is known to be mesugal for yeshuos and brachos. The shiur is given by: Rav Simcha Bunim Berger and takes place every Thursday night, 8:15 – 9:00, 18 Main Bais Medrash. There is a Maariv Minyan available both before and after: 8:00 & 9:00.As always, these shiurim are available on the shul’s website,, on MP3 in the shul, and on

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Chanuka Mesiba

The Night Kollel had a Chanuka Mesiba, with both current members, as well as alumni of the Kollel, who joined us for the Mesiba. Rabbi Coren focused on the fact that the kollel is the essence of the yom tov of Chanukah, as we say in al hanisim: “זֵדִים בְּיַד עוֹסְקֵי תוֹרָתֶךָ – the evil were delivered into the hands of those who study Your Torah.” He extolled the virtue of the kollel members, who are so dedicated and devoted to the priceless endeavor of delving into their learning – night after night.

R’ Elya Lopian expressed his feelings – as well as the feelings of all the kollel members – of the tremendous hakaras hatov that they have to Ohr Chaim, for being a center of learning, as the home of the Kollel for so many years.

 by Shmuel Zitter
Courtesy of Ohr Chaim Learning Center