Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Life & Learning

Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Life & Learning

Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Life & Learning
5700 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 USA
Office: 773-955-8672
Email: chabad@uchicago.edu
Web: www.JewishMaroons.com

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Upcoming Courses

Great Debates in Jewish History - Register Now
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 & Time 6 Sundays, Oct 22nd - Nov 26th 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $99.00
Returning Student Special: 10% off
Couples: $198.00 ($0 discount)
Availability Register Now
Refreshments provided. Babysitting provided (must R.S.V.P.). Current U. Chicago students: free, with $25 textbook deposit. Use promo code STUDENT
Great Debates in Jewish History - Register Now
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Oct 24th - Nov 28th 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Returning Student Special: 10% off
Couples: $198.00 ($0 discount)
Availability Register Now
Refreshments provided. Current U. Chicago students: free, with $25 textbook deposit. Use promo code STUDENT

Past Courses

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 Sundays, Oct 30th - Dec 4th 2011
Time 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $85.00
Early Bird Special 15% off before 10/27/2011
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now

 Current university students enter promo code "student" for a 75% discount



Money Matters: Jewish Business Ethics - Register Now
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 $99.00
Early Bird Special 15% off before 01/10/2012
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now

 This class is open to students and community.


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 & Time 6 Sundays, Apr 29th - Jun 3rd 2012
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special: 15% off before 04/15/2012//
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now

Please note, university students are not eligilble for a Early Bird or Multi Sign up discount. 

The Art of Marriage - Register Now
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, May 1st - Jun 5th 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special: 15% off before 4/15/2012//
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now

 Please note, university students are not eligilble for a Early Bird or Multi Sign up discount. 


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, Oct 30th - Dec 11th 2012
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now

 Current university students are eligible for a 75% discount using promo code "student".


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 Mondays, Jan 28th - Mar 4th 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now

 University students are eligible to take this course for opnly $25 with promo code "student"


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 & Time 6 Sundays, Apr 21st - May 26th 2013
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special: $0 off per student with Minimum 15 signups
Availability Register Now

Try the first class at no cost.

University students enter promo code "student" for a 75% discount.

 

Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages - Register Now
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Apr 23rd - May 28th 2013
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special: $0 off per student with Minimum 15 signups
Availability Register Now

Try the first class at no cost.

University students enter promo code "student" for a 75% discount.

 


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 Sundays, Oct 27th - Dec 1st 2013
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special 15% off before 10/15/2013
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 15% off
Availability Register Now

Special price for University Students, pay only the book fee of $25 with promo code "student".

Full scholarships available, please email chabad@uchicago.edu.

The course will provide CME, CLE and Dental CE credits for an extra fee of $100.

Try the first class at no cost!


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 Wednesdays, Feb 5th - Mar 12th 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special $15 off before 01/20/2014
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now

 Current university students, enter promo code "student" to receive a full scholarship.


Justice and the War on Terror - Register Now
About the Course

Part 1: Negotiating with Terror
In 2011, Israel set 1,027 prisoners free in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit. More recently, the rise of ISIS and the murders of James Foley and Steven Sutloff and others have forced us to revisit this heart wrenching debate: Should we pay hefty ransoms or release dangerous criminals in exchange for the life and freedom of an innocent hostage?

Part 2: Torturing to Save Lives
The recent "Torture Report" alleges that the brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11 were ineffective. But what if they did yield valuable information--would they have been justified? While the evils of terror must be combated, human rights must also be protected. How are we to balance these competing values?

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Date 2 Sundays, Mar 8th - Mar 15th 2015
Time 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $50.00
Availability Register Now
This course will offer 6 CLE credits with for an additional fee of $50

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 12th - Jun 16th 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $59.00 +$20.00 book fee
Early Bird Special $15 off before 04/25/2014
Availability Register Now

 University students can attend this class at no cost, please enter promo code "student".

If you have any questions, please call our office at 773 955 8672.


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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, Nov 4th - Dec 9th 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 10/15//
Availability Register Now
Uchicago students enter promo code "student" for discount.
How Happiness Thinks - Register Now
Date & Time 6 Sundays, Nov 9th - Dec 14th 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $85.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 10/15/2014
Availability Register Now
Uchicago students enter "student" for full scholarship.

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 Tuesdays, Jan 20th - Feb 16th 2015
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $85.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 12/31/2014
Multiple Signups Special $30 off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now
Couples are eligible to take the course for $110 total with one textbook. Expectant families and Akiba parents qualify for a 10% discount. Insert "akiba" in the Promo Code box. We have a special 50% discount for Uchicago students. Please register as "cash", and email us at chabad@uchicago.edu

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 Mondays, May 4th - Jun 8th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00
Multiple Signups Special $22.5 off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now
Special couples price of $125, includes one textbook.
Uchicago students free with promo code "student". Textbook $25.

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 Mondays, Oct 26th - Dec 7th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00
Multiple Signups Special $25 off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now
University of Chicago students enter promo code "student" for a full scholarship.

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 9th - Mar 15th 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 01/24/2016
Multiple Signups Special $50 off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now
University of Chicago students enter promo code "students" for free admission.

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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, May 17th - Jun 21st 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special: $0 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special: 10% off
Availability Register Now
Strength and Struggle: Lessons in Character from the Stories of Our Prophets - Register Now
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, May 19th - Jun 23rd 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special: $36.5 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special: 10% off
Availability Register Now

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