In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson discusses the prayers and preparation done before the Shemoneh Esrei, otherwise known as the Amida. The class, based on the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, includes the individual as well as the shaliach tzibur's preparations. This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson teaches the halachot pertaining to the role of a chazzan, one who leads a congregation in prayer. taken from the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, these halachot explain the purpose of having a chazzan.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson continues learning the topic of a minyan, from the Sefer Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. The class discusses the halachot of who exactly can be counted for a minyan, and which prayers need a minyan to be recited.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson reviews the halachot from the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch regarding which tefillot (prayers) can be skipped when one comes to shul late and needs to catch up with the congregation.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson discusses the short prayer of Mizmor L'Todah. Mizmor L'Todah is a prayer of thanks to G-d, which is recited daily. Rabbi Jacobson discusses the various times one is obligated to formally thank G-d for personal salvation.