Welcome to Congregation Ohr Chaim

Ohr Chaim CongregationFriendliest Shul in Town

  • Rabbi Chaim Friedman
  • Robert Shapiro



Mazel Tov to Rose & Sam Gurfinkle

upon the engagement of their grandson Gilad,

son of Daniel & Irit Kerstein

to Ilana,

daughter of Claude & Delilah Rosenstrauch

of Livingston, New Jersey.


Mazel Tov to Ronald & Miriam Baron

upon the engagement of their grandson

Shlomo Kassover (Lakewood)

to Esther Shayna Weissman (Far Rockaway).


Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by

Dr. & Mrs. PK & JoD Koenigsberg

in memory of JoD’s mother

Ruth Shapiro ztl

Rochel bas Yosef Hacohen ztl

whose Yahrzheit is Sivan 26th.

Women’s Parasha Class

Shabbos Afternoon 4:30 - 5:30 PM
at the Friedman home
4514 Sheridan Ave


As you are surely aware the number of people testing positive for COVID has dramatically  increased. The current variant of the virus while seemingly less severe is highly contagious.

We are not changing any policy in the shul however we strongly encourage people who do decide to come, to wear masks. 
Everyone should make an informed and careful decision whether or not it is appropriate to come to shul.
It is more clear than ever that we are dependent solely on Hashem’s mercy as the 
רוֹפֵא כָל בָּשָׂר

Procedure for joining the Ohr Chaim limited reopening starting Shabbos Parshas Shelach June 19th-20th

Please note while we normally encourage shul attendance, in these unprecedented times when group activities carry with them an element of Sakana (danger) people should strongly consider whether to join. We strongly discourage individuals who are over the age of 6d.5 and anyone with underlying conditions from coming to shul. Everyone is encouraged to speak to their doctor to determine the safest course of action.

For any members of Ohr Chaim who would like to join the limited minyanim please send an email to the Rabbi ocrabbi@gmail.com with your name and number of seats you require and which minyanim you would like to join. Once we receive your email you will be placed on the waiting list. Only after receiving a confirmation email are you registered. Please come to shul only when you receive a response with a seat confirmation. Spaces are limited and Precedence will be given to members of the shul.

At the Shul everyone will be required to

Wear a mask at all times in the building

Wash/sanitize hands on arrival

Stay 6 feet apart

Bring your own siddur and tallis (we will provide a siddur for you to keep)

We will start Shabbos morning prayers at “Shochen Ad” and there will be no drasha or kiddush

At this time, we are only allowing men over 13 years of age.

Please bear with us as we navigate this uncharted territory. We all hope that Hashem the “healer of all flesh” sends a Refuah to the world and we be able to join again for Davening and learning at our beloved Shul.


Community Events:

Mussar & Matza at Rebbitzin Baumann

4390 N Michigan Ave

Shabbos afternoon at 6PM


Hashavas Aveidah Service

Available at


Weekly Schedule

Parashas Shelach

Shabbos Mevorchim

Friday, June 24th, 2022

Early Candle Lighting - After 6:50 PM
 Early Mincha - 6:40 PM
Candle Lighting - Before 7:58 PM
Mincha - 8:03 PM

 Z'manim According to the Gra
Last time for Krias Shma –9:57 AM
Last time for Tefillah - 11:06 AM
Shabbos, June 25th, 2022
Shacharis - 8:45 AM
Shiur - 7:00 PM
Mincha - 7:45 PM
Shkiah - 8:16 PM

Shalosh Seudos after mincha
Havdalah - 8:55 PM (R’Tam - 9:28 PM)

Daily Tefilla Week of June 26- 28
Sunday Shacharis 8:15 AM
Shacharis - 6:55 AM
Mincha - 8:05 PM

Rosh Chodesh, Wed. & Thurs., June 29- 30
Shacharis - 6:45 AM
Mincha - 8:05 PM

Torah Study Schedule

  • Morning Daf Yomi - 6:00 AM
  • Sun. Daf Yomi - 7:00 AM
  • Sun. Parsha Shiur & Breakfast - 9:15 AM