Welcome to Congregation Ohr Chaim

Ohr Chaim CongregationFriendliest Shul in Town

  • Rabbi Chaim Friedman
  • Robert Shapiro



Kiddush is sponsored by
Ahuva and Gary Epstein,
who will, b'sha'ah tova, im yirtzeh hashem,
be leaving this week to make their permanent home in Israel. 
They wish themselves a heartfelt good-bye and much hatzlacha. 
They also wish to express their profound appreciation to
Ohr Chaim, Rabbi Friedman, the Board of Directors,
the Men's Club (in formation), the Sisterhood,
and quite a few of the members (you know who you are). 
Ohr Chaim is a special and amazing place,
with special and amazing people. 
Note:  The Epsteins chose this week to leave so that you would have
something to cheer you up after Tisha B'Av.


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 Devarim

Shabbos Chazone

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Early Candle Lighting - After 6:41 PM

Early Mincha - 6:31 PM

Candle Lighting - Before 7:46 PM

Mincha - 7:51 PM

Z'manim According to the Gra

Last time for Krias Shma – 10:08 AM

Last time for Tefillah - 11:14 AM

Shabbos, August 6th, 2022

Mishnah Berurah - 8:15 AM

Shacharis - 8:45 AM

 No Iggros Moshe Shiur

Mincha - 5:30 PM

No Shalosh Seudos at shul.

Return home for Shalosh Seudos.

All eating must cease by 8:03PM - Fast Begins

Shabbos ends - 8:42 PM (R’Tam - 9:15 PM)

We do not say Havdalah

but must say Baruch Hamavdil ben Kodesh l’chol & change shoes.

May drive to shul

Maariv - 9:15PM

Megilas Eicha - 9:30 PM

Fast of Tisha B’Av,

Sunday, Aug. 7th, 2022

Shacharis - 8:15 AM

Recitation of Kinnos - 9:00 AM

Chatzos (midday) - 1:26 PM

Mincha - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation
Program A - 3:00 PM


Program B - 5:00 PM

Fast ends 8:39 PM

Daily Tefilla Week of Aug 8-11

Daily Shacharis - 6:55 AM

Mincha - 7:50 PM

Torah Study Schedule

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