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The Eighteen Hour Shiur is a cornucopia of learning opportunities, as well as a fundraiser for our programs for university students! It will run from 6:00 AM to midnight on Sunday, September 18, 2016.


Thank you for supporting our university programs!    $1000 by the Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre    $750 by Ron Beker in memory of his father Abby Beker z”l, who survived the darkness of Dachau to rebuild a vibrant life in the Jewish and fashion communities     $1000 by Miller Bernstein LLP Chartered Professional Accountants    $1800 by Henry Zieleniec in honour of his wife, Atta Zieleniec    $500 by Kim Smiley and Matthew Friedberg in honour of the birth of their son, Yehudah Raphael (Sam)!    $180 by anonymous in memory of Devorah bat Leib haLevi z"l    $100 by Lisa and Eddie Jesin in honour of the wonderful work of the Kollel    $200 by Frances and Moishe Goldstein, in honour of their parents    $36 in honour of the birth of Kim Smiley and Matthew Friedberg's son    $180 by Shawna and Jeremy Magence    $500 by anonymous for a refuah sheleimah for Devorah Rut bat Chaya Dabroosah    $100 by Mike Fegelman: Yasher koach to Matthew Friedberg for his efforts on behalf of the Beit Midrash!    $180 by Beth and Mark Ziring in memory of Beth's mother, Sarah Nivin (Sarah bas Tzvi Hersh Z"L) on her 10th yahrzeit    $18 anonymously    $180 by Rabbi Mordechai and Caren Torczyner in honour of Rabbi Jonathan and Ora Ziring, Adam and Sara Friedmann, and Yaron and Elliezra Perez    $36 by Hyim Bessin    $250 by Rabbi Jonathan and Ora Ziring    $54 by Rabbi Mark and Helen Breslow    $36 by Claudette Edghill    $180 by Asher Saban    $36 by Dawn Nussbaum    $18 by Daniel Reidler    $54 by Koby Spiegel    $50 by Eliezer Diena    $36 by Nathan Herrmann    $180 by Neil and Lissette Reines    $100 by Harry Roz    $10 by Joel Harland    $54 by Irv Matlow    $180 by Tova and Allan Gutenberg    $18 by Dov Harris    $72 by Albert Kirshen    $180 by Rabbi Jay and Ilana Kelman    $54 by Rabbi Josh and Sara Gutenberg    $50 by Michael Snowbell

Sponsored by Sarena and David Koschitzky in memory of Riva Koschitzky z”l


The classes are livestreamed here, but why not attend in person? All of the classes will be held in the small Beit Midrash at Yeshivat Or Chaim, 159 Almore Avenue in Toronto, and are open to men and women (other than the 6 PM program for female university students).

Click on the titles of the following classes to download their source sheets (more to be added as they become available):
6:00 AM – Daf Yomi: Bava Kama 110
6:45 AM – In-Depth Daf: How Does a Thief Repent? (sheet is in Hebrew, class is in English)
7:40 AM – Laws of Prayer: Must we wait for the Rabbi?
8:15 AM – Rav Kook on Teshuvah: The Return to Perfection
9:00 AM – Halachic Israel: Should the State Have Prisons?
10:00 AM – Bitcoin in Jewish Law
11:00 AM – The Call of Chaggai: Return to Zion!
12:00 PM – Business Ethics (with CPD): Conflicts of Interest
1:00 PM – Yaakov in Parshat Ki Tetze: The Beautiful Woman and the Rebellious Child
2:00 PM – The Greatest False Messiah: The Rise and Fall of Shabbtai Zvi
3:00 PM – Rabbi Akiva’s Glasses (Hebrew)
4:00 PM – Medical Ethics (with CME): Assisting Abortion and Death
5:00 PM – S.Y. Agnon’s The Orchestra
7:00 PM – Responsa: Is Industrial Kosher Supervision Necessary?
8:00 PM – Legal Ethics (with CPD): Reporting Child Abuse
9:00 PM – Parenting from the Torah: Sibling Rivalry
10:00 PM – Coffee in Halachah
11:00 PM – B’Motzaei Menuchah: Introduction to Selichot

We welcome donations of any amount, and all donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. Donations and sponsorships will be listed on this page during the livestream. To sponsor a shiur in honour or in memory of someone, please see the sponsorship table:

Time Title Sponsorship fee
6:00 AM Daf Yomi: Bava Kama 110 $180
6:45 AM In-Depth Daf: How Does a Thief Repent? $180
7:40 AM Laws of Prayer: Must we wait for the Rabbi? $180
8:15 AM Rav Kook on Teshuvah: The Return to Perfection Sponsored by Kim and Matthew Friedberg
9:00 AM Yarchei Kallah Breakfast: Halachic Israel: Should the State Have Prisons? Sponsored anonymously
10:00 AM Bitcoin in Jewish Law $180
11:00 AM Return to Zion! The Call of Chaggai $180
12:00 PM Lunch and Learn: Business Ethics (CPD eligible for CA’s): Dealing with Conflicts of Interest Sponsored by Miller Bernstein LLP
1:00 PM Yaakov in Parshat Ki Tetze: The Beautiful Woman and the Rebellious Child Sponsored by Beth and Mark Ziring
2:00 PM The Greatest False Messiah: The Rise and Fall of Shabbtai Zvi Sponsored by Ron Beker
3:00 PM Rabbi Akiva’s Glasses (Hebrew) $180
4:00 PM Medical Ethics with CME Credit: Assisting Abortion and Death Sponsored by Rabbi Jonathan and Ora Ziring
5:00 PM S. Y. Agnon’s The Orchestra: A Tale of Erev Rosh HaShanah $180
6:00 PM Women’s Beit Midrash Dinner for university students: Are You My Mother? Determining Maternity $360
7:00 PM Responsa: Is Industrial Kosher Supervision Necessary? Sponsored by Rabbi Mordechai and Caren Torczyner
8:00 PM Legal Ethics with CPD Credit: Reporting Child Abuse Sponsored by the Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre
9:00 PM Parenting: The Challenge of Sibling Rivalry Sponsored anonymously
10:00 PM Coffee in Halachah (for university students) $180
11:00 PM B’Motzaei Menuchah: Introduction to Selichot Sponsored by Shawna and Jeremy Magence

We are grateful to Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn for the idea for this event.

On-line Donations
All sponsorships are tax deductible in Canada to the full extent allowed by the CRA.

Please email the sponsorship information – including which shiur is sponsored, and whether you are marking a particular occasion or honouring a particular person – to info@torontotorah.com. We will send acknowledgement cards, if desired.

To sponsor through Paypal (no Paypal account is needed):

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