Welcome to Congregation Ohr Chaim

Ohr Chaim CongregationFriendliest Shul in Town

  • Rabbi Chaim Friedman
  • Robert Shapiro


Mazel Tov To Chavie Smilow
upon the birth of a great grandson in Lakewood.
Mazel Tov to the grandparents Shloimy & Devorah Smilow
and to the parents Riki and Avi Wertheimer

Kiddush is sponsored by
 Dr. & Mrs. Mark & Suzy Pomper
 in honor of Mark's parents 63rd wedding anniversary
 and Mark's Chasson Torah.

Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by
Mr. & Mrs. Mauricio & Vivian Gluck
in memory of Vivian's mother
Gittel Tova bas Abraham Chaim HaLevi a"h

and by

Mr Hillel Herssein 
in memory of his father's yahrzeit 

Aryeh Leib ben Avrohom a'h.
Women’s Parasha Class
Shabbos Afternoon 4:00 - 5:00 PM
at the Friedman home
4514 Sheridan Ave

The molad for Tevet is next Shabbos
39 minutes and 14 chalakim after 1PM


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 65 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:

Hashavas Aveidah Service

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Weekly Schedule

Parashas Vayeishev
Shabbos Mervorchim

Friday, November 26th, 2021
Candle Lighting - Before 5:11 PM
Mincha - 5:16 PM

 Z'manim According to the Gra
Last time for Krias Shma – 9:28 AM
Last time for Tefillah - 10:21 AM
Shabbos, November 27th, 2021
Shacharis - 8:45 AM
Shiur 4:10 PM
Mincha - 4:55 PM
Shkiah - 5:30 PM
Shalosh Seudos after mincha
Havdalah - 6:08 PM (R’Tam - 6:41 PM)

Daily Tefilla Nov. 28- Dec. 2
Sunday Shachris - 8:15 AM
Monday- Friday Shachris - 6:55 AM
Mincha - 5:20 PM

Torah Study Schedule

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