Every Thursday night, after a long, rigorous week with 12-hour days, bochurim in Mesivta Chofetz Chaim dedicate an additional hour of their time to learn.  From 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., talmidim can either attend a highly interactive, “hocking” shiur in Ketzos Hachoshen given by a rotation of Rebbeim including Rabbi Uri Becker, Rabbi Shlomo Lehrer, and world-renowned Rabbi Daniel Glatstein, or they can learn b’chavrusa for an hour. The program, started many years ago by Rabbi Yaakov Kier, has recently reached a record high attendance.

In addition to getting a refreshing can of soda at the beginning for coming on time, all participants are invited to the dining room for chulent and refreshments, including chips, candy and soda. The entire “Ketzos” program is run by students and funded by sponsorships.  To sponsor a Ketzos evening, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.