Chabad Durham/ Chapel Hill @ the Levin JCC

Chabad Durham/ Chapel Hill @ the Levin JCC

Chabad Durham/ Chapel Hill @ the Levin JCC
Levin JCC 1937 W Cornwallis Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27705 USA
Office: 919 630 5129
Email: dchchabad@gmail.com
Web: www.chabadch.com

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Upcoming Courses

Communication: Its Art and Soul - Register Now
About the Course

Can you express yourself effectively in 140 characters or less? Should you?

The rise of the internet, mobile phones, and social media has completely changed the way we relate, interact, and communicate with one another—and it’s high time we reclaim this lost art.

In Jewish philosophy, communication is more than just a tool: it is who we are. Humans are defined as communicative beings with a communicative soul, and aligning ourselves with this soul is our raison d’être.

In Communication: Its Art and Soul, we contrast Jewish thought with scientific discovery to unearth the essence of communication and how to utilize its powers to better ourselves, our relationships, and all of society

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Jan 23rd - Feb 27th 2018
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $50.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 01/21/2018
Returning Student Special 20% off
Availability Register Now

Past Courses

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 Tuesdays, Nov 8th - Dec 13th 2011
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00

Limited Scholarships and partial scholarships available.

Please email chabaduke@aol.com for more details.


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 Tuesdays, Jan 24th - Feb 28th 2012
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00

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 13th 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $65.00
Early Bird Special 25% off before 11/04/2014

This JLI course will take place at the Levin JCC. The class will meet weekly in the library.


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 21st - Feb 25th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $65.00
Early Bird Special 25% off before 01/21/2015

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 Wednesdays, May 6th - Jun 10th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $65.00
Early Bird Special 25% off before 05/15/2015

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 Wednesdays, Oct 28th - Dec 9th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $65.00
Early Bird Special 23% off before 10/15/2015

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 6 Wednesdays, Feb 10th - Mar 16th 2016
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $50.00

How Success Thinks: Jewish Secrets for Leading a Productive Life -
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 Wednesdays, Nov 16th - Dec 21st 2016
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $50.00
Please note the change of date for Class #2: Tuesday, November 22nd @ 7pm.

The Dilemma : Modern Dilemmas. Talmudic Debates. Your Solutions. -
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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 6 Wednesdays, Feb 1st - Mar 15th 2017
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $50.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 01/30/2017
Returning Student Special 20% off

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 6 Wednesdays, May 10th - Jun 21st 2017
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $50.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 05/05/2017
Returning Student Special 20% off

Great Debates in Jewish History -
About the Course

Debate is not only encouraged within Judaism but resides at the very heart of our history and theology. Great Debates in Jewish History explores six fundamental conflicts that pitted the greatest Jewish minds against each other—six instances of divergent perspectives, including several that are still debated today.

Discover stirring and surprising accounts that span two millennia of Jewish disputation, reflecting the panorama of Jewish history and its monumental political, ethical, and spiritual challenges. Encounter the gripping narratives of six fascinating eras, the intellectual tension and points of view they unearth, and the light they shed on the most fundamental of Jewish beliefs.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Oct 31st - Dec 5th 2017
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $50.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 10/25/2017
Returning Student Special 20% off

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