Setauket Neighborhood House

Setauket Neighborhood House

Sponsoring Agency: Chabad at Stony Brook

Setauket Neighborhood House
95 Main St, Setauket, NY 11733 USA
Office: 718-974-0857
Email: rabbicohen@chabadsb.com
Web: www.chabadsb.com

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Upcoming Courses

Wrestling with Faith - Register Now
About the Course

Most people, even the devout, struggle with beliefs about G-d. It is easy, for example, to affirm the basic tenets of Judaism during a prayer service, but when it comes to trusting G-d with our daily decisions, many share a secret, painful fear that G-d isn’t really looking out for them. Many of us have been brought up under the assumption that mainstream science is incompatible with our Jewish faith. So when we see compelling evidence for biological evolution, for example, we feel forced to choose between science and our faith. Wrestling with Faith was created to tackle questions like these—the “big issues” that keep people from an intimate relationship with G-d. The course acknowledges the often unspoken doubts and fears that all people share, and seizes their invitation for us to dig deeper for the answers.

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Date 6 Sundays, Oct 28th - Nov 25th 2018
Time 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $99.00
Availability Register Now

Past Courses

Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living -
About the Course

Discover inner courage, determination, and resilience in the life stories of legendary Talmudic figures. Witness the strength of human character in tales that are sure to resonate within your soul and inspire you to unleash the power within.

One part biography,
One part history,
All parts inspiration

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Feb 3rd - Mar 10th 2010
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $75.00

SoulQuest: The Journey, Through Life, Death, and Beyond -
About the Course

 

The before, during, and after. Life is a journey, but it's also a cycle. Unravel the mystery of death by exploring life, and get answers to your questions on the afterlife and beyond.  

Learn where you come from, where your lost loved ones are to be found, and how the before and after is all about the here and now.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Nov 4th - Dec 9th 2009
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $75.00

Textbook included


Beyond Never Again: How the Holocaust Speaks to Us Today -
About the Course

Explore the ways in which the Holocaust continues to affect our generation and colors what it means to live as a Jew today. 

The Holocaust forces us to grapple with the existence of evil and suffering. It challenges us to find faith and optimism in the face of devastation and despair. And it humbles us as we encounter heroes of the spirit who fought for truth and decency in the darkest of times.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Apr 28th - Jun 2nd 2010
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $75.00

Medicine and Morals: Your Jewish Guide Through Life's Tough Decisions -
About the Course

- A man wonders if his dying father should remain on life support.
What would you do?

 - A parent wonders if they should tell their child he has a potentially serious genetic disorder.
What would you do?

 - A woman wonders if she’s morally obligated to give a kidney to her cousin who has to undergo dialysis daily.
What would you do?

Chances are, like most people, you don’t know what you would do — or even where you would turn for guidance. But with medicine’s increasing role in our lives, most of us will have to face such issues at some point or another.

That’s why you’ll want to know about a remarkable new course called Medicine and Morals: Your Jewish Guide through Life’s Tough Decisions. It’s based on two premises: (1) that Jewish wisdom has much to say about these matters; and (2) that the best time to deal with them is now, while the pressure is off.

Actually, there’s a third premise: that today's complex medical issues are fascinating, profound, and likely to kick up amazingly lively classroom discussion.

No easy questions. No easy answers. Medicine and Morals, is your chance to get real with the subject of medical ethics —discuss actual case histories, and get a sense of direction to weather the toughest challenges you’ll ever face.

Medicine and Morals: Your Jewish Guide through Life’s Tough Decisions, coming this October to your local JLI chapter.


This course is eligible for CLE credits in the following US States: Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Montana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin

Canadian physicians attending this activity may record MOC (Maintenance of Certification) Section 1 credits.

This course is approved for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits in the United Kingdom by the Royal College of Physcians for medical professionals, and by both The Law Society and the Bar Standards Board for Solicitors and Barristers. Special thanks to the United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (UKAJLJ).

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Oct 27th - Dec 1st 2010
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $75.00

 


Toward A Meaningful Life: A Soul-searching Journey for Every Jew -
About the Course

Life can be a treadmill - as we go through the motions day after day without ever asking why or seeking what really matters to us. This course, prepared by the author of the best-selling book, Toward a Meaningful Life, is determined to change that. Here are strategies, tips, and suggestions for not only discovering where your true meaning lies, but in actually making it a part of your daily existence. Whether you are dealing with family relationships or job satisfaction, this course  will help you look beyond a crisis to find the lessons within. Most important of all, these sessions will help you see life as the mysterious, challenging, and satisfying wonder that it really is.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Feb 9th - Mar 16th 2011
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $75.00

Call 1800.MY.TORAH to find out more info about the same course given on Friday mornings begining Feb 11.

Free trial come to the first class with no commitment - email rabbiohen@chabadsb.com


Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World -
About the Course

We invite you to explore the mystical, psychological, social, and cultural dimensions of Shabbat as we unlock a model for achieving balance and serenity in the modern age.

Over six weeks, we’ll uncover timeless principles for how to achieve a life of inner peace while making each workday more productive and fulfilling.

Sign up today for a remarkable experience.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, May 11th - Jun 15th 2011
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $75.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Free Trial~ Come to the first class w/o any commitment! Bring a friend

SAME COURSE OFFERED
6 Fridays beginning May 13th - Jun 17th
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism -
About the Course

Does Judaism believe in guardian angels? Why do Jews use matchmakers? Who wrote the handwriting on the wall? A fun course in Jewish cultural literacy, full of surprising facts, myths, and mysteries surrounding Jewish tradition and practice.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Nov 9th - Dec 14th 2011
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $75.00
Due to popular demand we will now offer JLI during Chabad Hebrew School hours!
Join us for a FREE Trial the first class of the 3 courses.
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE FIRST COURSE NO LATER THEN September 19th
JLI Fall Course
Fascinating Facts
6 Mondays during Chabad Hebrew School 4:45 – 6:15pm, beginning Nov 7th

@ Joes Cafe!!:)


Money Matters: Jewish Business Ethics -
About the Course

Is Judaism socialist or capitalist? Who is responsible for preventing poverty? Is unionization a Jewish ideal? Must Walmart pay its workers a livable wage? Where would you draw the line? An ethical, Talmudic, and legal debate on the economic issues of our time.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Jan 25th - Feb 29th 2012
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Due to popular demand the same JLI course will now be offered during Chabad Hebrew School hours!
 
6 Mondays 4:45 – 6:15pm, beginning Jan 23rd
At Sachem North High School 212 Smith Road, Lake Ronkonkoma (1 min from Chabad Lake Grove)
 
 
Come to the first class Free Trial - email to rsvp!
 
 
For more info call 631-585-0521 or email rabbicohen@chabadsb.com

The Art of Marriage -
About the Course

Judaism views a loving marriage as a spiritual as well as a human ideal. 

“The Art of Marriage” is a six session course that will show participants how to attain that for themselves and their spouses, with timeless lessons from both modern and ancient Jewish texts such as the Talmud and Zohar.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, May 2nd - Jun 20th 2012
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $75.00

The first 3 classes will be offered on Mondays as well, Beginning Monday April 23rd, May7th, May 14th, 4:45pm-6:15pm @ Sachem North High School 212 Smith Road Lake Ronkonkoma (1 min drive from Chabad)
Call 718 974 0857 for more info


The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential -
About the Course

 Are you all you can be? How can you unleash the infinite power of your soul within? This course provides a mystical roadmap to living a life of happiness, fulfillment, and self-actualization by revealing how you can thrive and be more than just alive.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Oct 31st - Dec 5th 2012
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $75.00 +$25.00 book fee
Multiple Signups Special $10 off per student with minimum 2 signups

Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas -
About the Course

Are you obliged to keep all commitments? What are the responsibilities of the sandwich generation? Are the ungracious deserving of our charity? How far should we go to give the benefit of the doubt? A discussion on personal ethics and the Jewish view on laws that test the limits of our integrity.

This course is eligible for CLE credits in the following US States: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

This course is also eligible for CPD credits in England and British Columbia.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Jan 30th - Mar 6th 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special $14 off before Jan. 15//

This Course will alos be offered on Friday mornings;
Six Friday Mornings, starting
Friday, February 1st ~ 9:30-11:00am

 

Couples Fee: $180

Encourage a new student to sign up and join the course for only $36

Free Trial: Come to the first class without any commitment
– please contact us to rsvp or reserve your free trial spot.

For more information please call 1800.MY.TORAH

or e-mail rabbicohen@chabadsb.com

 


Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas -
About the Course

Modern medicine has brought us near miracles. It's also brought us some of the most difficult decisions we'll ever have to face. Are we obliged to prolong life even at the cost of terrible suffering? Should we legalize the sale of organs, such as kidneys, to save the lives of transplant patients? May a woman with a multiple-fetus pregnancy opt for fetal reduction, thus forfeiting the lives of some to possibly save others? When it seems that every available option is morally questionable, how do we decide?

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Oct 30th - Dec 18th 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00

 Call for more info on our Friday morning classes

Six Friday Mornings, starting 

Friday, Nov. 1st 9:30-11:00am


How Happiness Thinks -
About the Course

Since the dawn of time, man has been ever-fascinated by the workings of the human brain. Only recently, scientists have been discovering the underlying dynamics that shape and influence our frame of mind--new ways to cope with anxiety and stress, steps that we can take to crystallize our self-concept, and practical tools we can use to build the resilience and grit to ride through any challenge life throws our way.

Surprisingly, Torah and the Talmud have for centuries advocated various approaches to achieving happiness; ideas that are only now being confirmed through scientific observation.How Happiness Thinks offers a Jewish roadmap to happier living. Every lesson contains poignant insights into how our minds operate with practical steps you can take to boost your happiness levels to places unimaginable.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Nov 5th - Dec 10th 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Same course will be run on sunday mornings 9:30-11am starting Nov 9th. 1800.MY.TORAH for more info.

The Art of Parenting -
About the Course

As parents, we worry about the well-being of our kids; about their future, and about our role in shaping it. In The Art of Parenting, we scale the challenges that face us as parents and explore timeless insights from Jewish wisdom to instill values, foster independence, and ensure the long-term success and emotional well-being of our children.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Jan 28th - Mar 18th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Six Mondays, starting Jan 26th 4:45-6:15pm (1 min from Chabad) at Sachem North High School Auditorium Or Six Wednesday,starting Jan 28th 7:30-9:00pm at Chabad at Stony Brook

Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition -
About the Course
Just as science follows the scientific method, Jewish tradition has its own system to ensure its authenticity remains intact.
Judaism Decoded sheds light on the mysteries surrounding biblical interpretation. How do we know our interpretation is true? If it is true, why is it subject to differences of opinion? And with so many interpretations to choose from, how do we know which one reflects its original intent?
Discover the sheer elegance of the “source code” on which Torah law is built; enjoy the razor-sharp reasoning, intelligent debate, and compelling arguments of the Talmudic dialectic; and get a fascinating, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the most intellectually sophisticated religion in existence.

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Date 6 Sundays, May 17th - Jun 21st 2015
Time 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $99.00
THIS COURSE WILL ALSO BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAYS 7:30 PM STARTING MAY 20TH.

Journey of the Soul: An Exploration of Life, Death, and What Lies Beyond -
About the Course

Journey of the Soul explores the mysteries surrounding the spiritual dimension of our existence—our destiny that continues even after we’ve shed our earth-bound body suit. We examine the transition of the soul into the hereafter, the kinds of legacies that are valued even after we’ve forsaken this earthly existence, and the accompanying emotional journey and rituals that help the soul and those closest to it prepare for its new reality.

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Date 6 Sundays, Oct 25th - Nov 29th 2015
Time 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $99.00
Option 1: Six Sunday Mornings, starting Sunday, October 25 9:30am-11:00am. Option 2: Six Wednesday Evenings, starting Wednesday, 28 7:30pm-9:00pm. Chabad 821 Hawkins Ave. Lake Grove. Early Bird Special $85 Expires October 11th. Fee: $99 (textbooks included) Couples Fee: $180. For more information please call 631.585.0521 ext. 109 Free Trial: Come to the first class without any commitment just email rabbicohen@chabadsb.com

The Jewish Course of Why -
About the Course

Give your Judaism the intellection you know it deserves. Prepare to tackle the quizzical, queer, and seemingly-unanswerable questions about Jewish belief and practice.

Ever wondered why there are so many Jews in Hollywood? Why Jews eat gefilte fish and cholent and wish each other mazal tov and l’chaim? Why the Bible sanctions slavery and animal sacrifices? What is the cause of antisemitism? What does Judaism say about Christianity? About the role of women in Jewish life? You will also gain insight into mysterious Jewish practices, strange biblical narratives, and enigmas of Jewish identity.  

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Date & Time 6 Sundays, Feb 7th - Mar 13th 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special: $15 off before 01/19/2016
Multiple Signups Special: $10 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Free Trial: Come to the first class without any commitment just email rabbicohen@chabadsb.com Encourage a new student to sign up and only pay $25 book fee (Light Bagel Breakfast) This course is dedicated in loving memory of Dr. Elaine Brimer - חיה לאה בת משה עליה השלום She was passionately dedicated to the Jewish people.
The Jewish Course of Why -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 10th - Mar 16th 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special: $14 off before 01/19/2016
Multiple Signups Special: $10 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Free Trial: Come to the first class without any commitment just email rabbicohen@chabadsb.com Encourage a new student to sign up and only pay $25 book fee This course is dedicated in loving memory of Dr. Elaine Brimer - חיה לאה בת משה עליה השלום She was passionately dedicated to the Jewish people.

The Dilemma : Modern Dilemmas. Talmudic Debates. Your Solutions. -
About the Course

Accredited for Continuing Legal Education (in most states)

Apply mind-bending, brain-twisting, hair-splitting Talmudic reasoning to solve real-life modern dilemmas—situations that actually happened yet seem impossible to solve. What do you do when your gut tells you one thing, and your brain tells you another? Prepare for a mental expedition to mind-wrestle with situations that force us to choose between two reasonable truths.

Analyze, discuss, and debate Talmudic texts with live interactive polling for an authentic taste of original, dynamic Talmud study.

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Date & Time 6 Sundays, Jan 29th - Mar 5th 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Fee $99.00
THE DILEMMA Six Sunday Mornings, Starting Sunday, January 29 | 9:30am-11:00am (Light Bagel Breakfast) Option 2: Six Wednesday Evenings, Starting Wednesday, February 1 | 7:30pm-9:00pm Location: Chabad 821 Hawkins Ave. | Lake Grove Early Bird Special: $85 (expires Sunday, Jan 15) Fee: $99 (textbooks included). Couples Fee: $180 Encourage a new student to sign up and only pay $25 book fee. For more information please call 631.585.0521 ext. 109 Free Trial: Come to the first class without any commitment, just email rabbicohen@chabadsb.com
The Dilemma : Modern Dilemmas. Talmudic Debates. Your Solutions. -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 1st - Mar 8th 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
THE DILEMMA Option 1: Six Sunday Mornings, Starting Sunday, January 29 | 9:30am-11:00am (Light Bagel Breakfast) Option 2: Six Wednesday Evenings, Starting Wednesday, February 1 | 7:30pm-9:00pm Location: Chabad 821 Hawkins Ave. | Lake Grove Early Bird Special: $85 (expires Sunday, Jan 15) Fee: $99 (textbooks included). Couples Fee: $180 Encourage a new student to sign up and only pay $25 book fee. For more information please call 631.585.0521 ext. 109 Free Trial: Come to the first class without any commitment, just email rabbicohen@chabadsb.com

Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War -
About the Course

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

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Date & Time 6 Sundays, May 7th - Jun 18th 2017
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Questions? Email rabbicohen@chabadsb.com Come try lesson one as a free trial.
Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 10th - Jun 21st 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Questions? Email rabbicohen@chabadsb.com Come try lesson one as a free trial.

What Is? Rethinking Everything we Know About Our Universe -
About the Course

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Apr 25th - May 30th 2018
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Six Wednesday Evenings. First Class: Wednesday, April 25.7:00pm At the Setauket Neighborhood House 95 Main St, Setauket. This first lesson will be open to public as a stand alone class and a free trial with a delicious desert bar. The remaining 5 lessons will take place at Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook. 7:30pm. Our Sunday morning course option is pending. email rabbicohen@chabadsb.com for more info.