What’s Happening At Ohr Chaim – 18 FORSHAY?

The Sunday Morning Halacha Chabura was privileged to host a fascinating hands-on shiur and presentation this past Sunday morning. The presentation was given by Rabbi Amram Cohen. Topic: “Kosher/Non-Kosher Fish, Birds and Animals.” The packed crowd – including all of the various members of the daf yomi shiurim here at 18 Forshay, with all of the esteemed magidei shiur – was treated to hands on and getting to really know and understand real life parts of animals, thereby gaining a greater clarity in the topics being learned.

On Wednesday Jan 30, The Night Kollel had the honor to host a shiur, given by Rabbi Yisroel Saperstein, Rav of Congregation Ohaiv Shalom. His shiur covered an in-depth analysis of the use of dairy equipment.

Rabbi Nachum Scheiner gave a shiur at the Night Kollel, learning Hilchos Basar B’cholov, on the topic: “Dairy bread – baking with milk or meat ingredients – understanding the issur and its exceptions.”

Ohr Chaim has the tremendous honor to have started a weekly schmooze, given by Rabbi Dovid Yitzchok Lopian, Rosh Yeshiva Mikdash Melech, and grandson of the legendary Lev Eliyahu, who had an extremely close connection to his illustrious grandfather. This past week his topic was “the Chosen Nation.”

In honor of this year’s double Adar, Rabbi Scheiner gave a shiur at the Kollel Boker, on Friday morning, on the topic: “The two months of Adar – which one is the ‘real one’ and which one is extra?”

As always, these shiurim are available on the shul’s website, 18Forshay.com, on Torahanytime, and on MP3 in the shul. To receive updates of upcoming shiurim, or to access any of Ohr Chaim’s previous shiurim, please send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or follow the prompts on the website to get a link to the shiurim.

Last call for the Shovavim Learning Pogram: The wonderful 8-week Shovavim Program – which has a learning initiative from 4AM-7AM, on Friday mornings – is almost over. Being that this year is a leap year, these great days continue for an additional two weeks – Teruma and Tetzaveh. So, catch your last chance to come and join, and be a part of this grand Kiddush Hashem.

The esteemed Forshay Rebbe, Rabbi Chaim Leibish Rottenberg Shlita, will be speaking on the last Friday morning, Feb. 15, at 6:30AM, about the great heights one can reach in these auspicious days – and how to keep the momentum going throughout the year.

by Shmuel Zitter

Сourtesy of the Ohr Chaim Learning Center