Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim

18 Forshay Community Learning Center.

Who we are

We are known by many names: Ohr Chaim, Scheiner’s, 18 Forshay, the Forshay Minyan Factory, etc.

However you refer to us, we have one purpose: For Jews of all backgrounds to connect and grow. With over 80 daily minyanim and a diverse range of learning and community programs, our Shul has energized the greater Monsey community. Whether you are a native to Monsey or just visiting and looking for a minyan, we are proud to be your spiritual home.

Some of our Minyanim stats include:

➔  80+ Daily Minyanim

➔  Minyanim every 15 minutes

➔  Plag Mincha-Maariv

➔  Late Plag Mincha-Maariv

➔  Late-Night Maariv Minyanin

➔  Youth Minyanim on Shabbos

➔  Erev Shabbos Minchos

➔  Late Night Motzei Shabbos Maariv

➔  Yom Kippur Katan Minyanim

Our doors are open throughout the day and night for minyanim and learning. Our shul is proud of the spectrum of diversity of all those who call us their spiritual home. With open arms and a heimish, friendly and non-judgemental environment, Jews from all walks of life connect with each other and our Creator on a daily basis.

We have a no-Jew-left-behind policy, welcoming those who are Chassidish, Sefardi, Litvishe, Yekkish, Chabad, OTD, Modern Orthodox, religious Zionist, and all other walks of Jewish life.

Minyanim take place in our shul throughout each day, starting at Neitz and going around the clock. You can catch a minyan at almost any time of day and night, and participate in learning and programs throughout the week.

Our shul reverberates with the sweet sounds of Torah learning throughout the day, with many programs including Daf Yomi Shiurim, Daily Kollelim, Yeshivas Bein HaZmanim, Halacha shiurim, and Kol HaNearim (Avos U’Banim). Our shul and Bais Medrash is well-lit, air conditioned, and stocked with a large array of Sefarim.

Our members

Chassidishe, Sefardi, Litvishe, Yekkish,Chabad, OTD, Modern Orthodox, Religious Zionist etc.

Our Minyanim

Nusach Sefard, Ashkenaz, Chabad etc.
Besides our numerous regular Minyanim, we also have Netz Minyanim, Youth Minyan & a late Shabbos morning Chabad Minyan.

Torah Classes

Daf Yomi several classes, Classes for Women, Kiruv Krovim Initative, Visiting Guest Lecturers with bagels –Sunday mornings, Yeshivas Ben HaZmanim, Yeshivas Mordechai HaTzaddik


Behind our doors, Torah learning persists, as Avreichim take advantage of our Kollelim, learning Torah on their own and with Chavrusos and in Shiurim. Throughout the morning, afternoon, and well into the night, men continue to learn Torah in our Beis Medrash.

Early Morning Kollel Boker – 7:00 am-8:00 am followed by Shachris & Breakfast- Open to the Public-we will find you a Chavrusa

Morning Kollel – Open to the Public

Afternoon Kollel – Open to the Public

Night Kollel – 8:15-9:45 pm followed by Maariv 9:45- open o the Public-we will find you a Chavrusa/ for all of it or part of it-as you wish.

Avos UBanim – Fathers/Significant Others & Sons-Winter Motzei Shabbos

Pirchei – every Shabbos afternoon led by Rabbi Dovid Malin


Kiddush & Shalosh Seudos-weekly, Parties for Chanukah, Lag B’Omer, Tu B’Shvat, Winter Friday Night Speaker Program

Learning Programs

With Limud HaTorah throughout the year, learning becomes a way of life in our shul. We offer daily learning opportunities, weekly shiurim, bein hazmanim kollelim and a Shovivim learning program. Whether on one’s own, with a Chavrusa or taking part in a shiur, we are full of opportunities to learn with our kehillah.