JLI SF

JLI SF

JLI SF
P.O. Box 1288 Columbus Avenue #224, San Francisco, CA 94133 USA
Office: 415-968-9907
Email: rabbi@jlisf.org
Web: www.jlisf.org

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Current Courses

How Success Thinks: Jewish Secrets for Leading a Productive Life - Register Now
About the Course

Whether it’s at home, in the office, or in your personal life, everyone craves success. This course provides uniquely Jewish ways of thinking to help you develop a growth mindset, identify and cultivate your signature strengths, deal with your weaknesses, and overcome the obstacles to your success.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Nov 8th - Dec 13th 2016
Time 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
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Past Courses

Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World - Register Now
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 Mondays, May 9th - Jun 13th 2011
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $50.00
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Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism - Register Now
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 Mondays, Nov 7th - Dec 12th 2011
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $99.00
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The Art of Marriage - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, May 8th - Jun 12th 2012
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special $15 off per student with minimum 2 signups
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The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Nov 6th - Dec 11th 2012
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $100.00
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Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Feb 5th - Mar 12th 2013
Time 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Fee $100.00
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Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages - Register Now
About the Course

Everyone loves a good story. Knowing this, the sages of the Talmud used stories to encode messages about life that are far too deep and profound to communicate directly. This course decodes some of these extraordinary Talmudic mysteries to uncover layer within layer of insight into the nature of life, the universe, G-d, and man.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Apr 23rd - May 28th 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $55.00 +$20.00 book fee
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Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Oct 22nd - Nov 26th 2013
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $90.00 +$25.00 book fee
Early Bird Special 25% off before 10/05/2013
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To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History - Register Now
About the Course

What was it like for our ancestors to say goodbye to the shtetl, to set out to discover new lives for themselves, along with all of the liberties the free world had to offer? At the dawn of the enlightenment, how did our parents adapt their Judaism to the developments of a modern age? And what can we learn from their struggles to connect deeply with our own Jewish identities?

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Feb 4th - Mar 11th 2014
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $115.00
Early Bird Special 30% off before 01/31/2014
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Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe - Register Now
About the Course

Paradigm Shift is an elevator ride to the heights of what is possible. Synchronize yourself with the mission for which you were placed on earth, and learn to recognize the inherent goodness and perfection in yourself, in others, and in every circumstance of your life.

Distilled into six succinct lessons, this empowering course offers a revolutionary outlook on life, culled from the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.

This course is offered in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rebbe’s passing.

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Date 6 Mondays, May 26th - Jun 30th 2014
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $99.00
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How Happiness Thinks - Register Now
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, Oct 29th - Dec 3rd 2014
Time 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00 +$15.00 book fee
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The Art of Parenting - Register Now
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 Mondays, Feb 2nd - Mar 9th 2015
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $125.00
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Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition - Register Now
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 Wednesdays, May 20th - Jun 24th 2015
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $80.00
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Journey of the Soul: An Exploration of Life, Death, and What Lies Beyond - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Oct 27th - Dec 1st 2015
Time 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00
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The Jewish Course of Why - Register Now
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 6 Tuesdays, Feb 2nd - Mar 8th 2016
Time 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
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Strength and Struggle: Lessons in Character from the Stories of Our Prophets - Register Now
About the Course

In Strength and Struggle we unlock the secrets of great character by exploring some of the most dramatic narratives and inspiring personalities in all of history. Set in the midst of our nation’s formative years, an era in which our ancestors fought to carve out a civilization among hostile neighbors, these thrilling tales of judges, kings, and prophets reach into the essence of the human condition. Their heroes and antiheroes teach us eternal lessons of struggle and triumph, courage and humility, hope and resilience.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, May 17th - Jun 21st 2016
Time 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
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Location: The Dryansky 2120 Union Street