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OU-JLIC at Queens College offers over 10 weekly learning opportunities every semester from our all-star Torah Educators and Fellows! See the Spring 2017 schedule below!

Mondays

Mon
12:15pm

Lunch and Learn in the Kosher CafeM

Rabbi Mayer Friedman | ***Kosher Cafe***

Men are invited to join Rabbi Mayer Friedman of “The Shabbos Yeshiva” for this interactive shiur based on the writings of two of the greatest Ashkenazi and Sephardi Torah giants from the last century, the Chafetz Chaim and Chacham Ovadia Yosef (former Chief Rabbi of Israel). Each Monday will be a new topic. Pizza lunch will be served each week!

Mon
3:00pm

Gemara Chaburah: Baba KamaM

Rav Michael | Hillel Beit Midrash

Join us on Mondays for a Men’s Gemara Chabura! We will be studying the second perek of Masechet Bava Kama, primarily focusing on the Gemara, Rashi, and Tosfot while occasionally looking at other Rishonim as well. This chabura is open to students of all levels and all backgrounds. Don’t miss this great opportunity to further your Gemara skills and to start your week off strong!

Tuesdays

Tues
12:50pm

Pre-Mincha Power Halacha: Hilchot PurimCE

Rabbi Robby Charnoff | Hillel Beit Midrash

Pre-Mincha Power Halacha is back to charge the middle of your day with practical halacha that leads right into mincha! In preparation for the holiday, will be learning the halachot of Purim. We will be learning directly from the text of the Shulchan Aruch, Rama, and Mishnah Brurah, which will be provided. We will also include the rulings of many modern day poskim – both Ashkenazi and Sephardi. Followed by 1:20PM mincha.
The bottom line halacha that we learn will be relevant to all students – men, women, Ashkenazim, Sephardim – who want to add awesome learning to their week at a convenient time!

Tues
3:05pm

The Kosher Kitchen: Practical Hilchot KashrutW

Rabbi Robby Charnoff | Hillel Beit Midrash

Learn everything you need to know about keeping your home, apartment, or dorm room kitchen kosher. We will be learning the principles and practical applications for everyday life. Topics will include ovens, microwaves, utensils, sponges, and more. Don’t miss this incredibly practical shiur series!

Wednesdays

Wed
12:30pm

Free Hour Shiur Klali on the ParshaW

Rabbi Charnoff | Hillel Beit Midrash

OU-JLIC is proud to present Shiur Klali on the Parsha every Wednesday at Free Hour with Rabbi Charnoff! We will explore deep concepts within the Parsha which will give us a greater sense of the parsha as a whole and offer practical implications for everyday life. This is a great way to maximize Free Hour, learn about the parsha every week, and have something meaningful to take back to the Shabbos table. Followed by 1:30PM Mincha.
Note: No food is allowed in the Beit Midrash, so grab a quick lunch before the shiur.
This weekly shiur event is co-sponsored by the OU-JLIC Club Men’s Program and the OU-JLIC Club Women’s Program

Wed
12:30pm

Free Hour Shiur Klali on the ParshaM

Rabbi Charnoff | Hillel Beit Midrash

OU-JLIC is proud to present Shiur Klali on the Parsha every Wednesday at Free Hour with Rabbi Charnoff! We will explore deep concepts within the Parsha which will give us a greater sense of the parsha as a whole and offer practical implications for everyday life. This is a great way to maximize Free Hour, learn about the parsha every week, and have something meaningful to take back to the Shabbos table. Followed by 1:30PM Mincha.
Note: No food is allowed in the Beit Midrash, so grab a quick lunch before the shiur.
This weekly shiur event is co-sponsored by the OU-JLIC Club Men’s Program and the OU-JLIC Club Women’s Program

Wed
2:00pm

Sefer Tehillim: A Timeless TextCE

Shoshana Charnoff | Hillel Beit Midrash

Note: This chaburah takes place every other week. It will meet on the following dates:
2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/26, 5/10

Are you interested in both learning the text of Tanach and applying it to your daily life? Then this chaburah is for you! Explore Sefer Tehillim in this bi-weekly chaburah with Shoshana Charnoff! We will be studying the Mizmorim that appear in Shir Shel Yom, focusing on a textual analysis of David HaMelech’s poetry, and then applying the lessons to our daily lives.

Wed
3:45pm

Men’s Mussar: Mesilat YesharimM

Rav Michael | Hillel Beit Midrash

Join us for a weekly Men’s Mussar Chaburah! We will be studying Mesilat Yesharim, one of the most well-known works of the Ramchal, Rav Moshe Chaim Luzzatto. Through a compelling dialogue between the Chacham and the Chassid, this sefer explains mankind’s purpose in the world, identifies exemplary character traits that bring us closer to God, and walks us through ways to acquire these traits. Don’t miss out on this inspirational and practical weekly Men’s Mussar Chaburah!

Wed
4:30pm

Uplifting Tefillah: Personal and PracticalM

Rav Michael | ***Jewish Studies Library (Jefferson Hall)***

Take your tefillah to the next level in this weekly chaburah! We will explore both halachic and hashkafic aspects of tefillah, including: the source for tefillah and the nature of our obligation, davening with a minyan, the overall structure of Tefillah, the history of the Siddur, the idea of a fixed text for prayer, personal requests, the role of Tehillim in tefillah, why we daven, and more!

Wed
5:00pm

Gemara Iyun: Topics in Masechet BeitzaCE

Rabbi Pesach Chait | Hillel Beit Midrash

This weekly, in-depth, co-ed Gemara Iyun shiur will explore different sugyot in Masechet Beitza. It will be given by Rabbi Pesach Chait, Menahel at Yeshiva Beni Torah in Far Rockaway and son of the Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Israel Chait. Rabbi Chait has been part of the Yeshiva staff since 1997 and currently teaches the daily intermediate Gemara shiur, a weekly nighttime hashkafa shiur, a weekly bekuis chaburah, and coordinates the Yeshiva’s Sunday morning learning program.

Thursdays

Thurs
1:45pm

Netivot Shalom on the ParshaW

Rabbi Robby Charnoff | Hillel Beit Midrash

Join us as we look at the Parsha in a new light through this modern day Chassidic classic! Every week we will learn a piece of Netivot Shalom on the Parsha, exploring a Chassidic take on familiar text. We will both open up worlds of thought on the Parsha, as well as focus on practical ways in which these ideas can directly impact our service of G-d.