We try to encourage as much learning as possible in our Shul and we have found that the chabura is an effective mechanism. The major difference between a chabura and a shiur is that there is usually more participation in a Chabura, which makes the learning more active. The minimum number of people needed for an ongoing Chabura is three, the leader and at least 2 more people. A chabura’s strength is not in its number, but in its regularity and longevity, and we have a number of chaburas that have been ongoing for many years.
We started a Dirshu Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Mishna Berurah a number of years ago. The Dirshu schedule is Sunday through Thursday, with Friday and Shabbos reserved for review (or to catch up). The Chabura takes about 20-30 minutes a day and the Mishna Berurah is completed over the course of 7 years. There are many resources from Dirshu which assist both the leader and the group.
On the 17 of Tammuz, 5777, Dirshu’s Daf HaYomi B’Halacha will begin Chelek Gimmel of Mishnah Berurah, the learning of hilchos Shabbos. Over the course of about a year and a half entire Chelek Gimmel of Mishnah Berurah will be completed.
It’s a great time to organize a Dirshu Halacha Chabura. If you can’t, it’s still a great opportunity to start learning hilchos Shabbos in the Mishna Berurah. To receive calendars and/or shiurim locations, please call 888-5-Dirshu or e-mail [email protected]