Portland West Side

Portland West Side

Sponsoring Agency: Benaroya Jewish Learning Academy & Mittleman Jewish Community Center

Portland West Side
2317 SW VERMONT ST 2317 SW Vermont St, PORTLAND, OR 97219 USA
Office: 5039779947
Email: RabbiMotti@ChabadOregon.com

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Upcoming Courses

Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War - Register Now
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 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Availability Register Now
In Observance of Shavuot there will be no class May 31st. Dates are: May 10 May 17 May 24 June 7 June 14 June 21

Past Courses

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 Wednesdays, Feb 6th - Mar 13th 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $150.00
Availability Register Now
This class is approved for CEU credits. Click here to learn more.

Registration for a single class is $35. To register for select classes please email JLI@ChabadOregon.com with the classes you would like to attend.

 

This course is approved for 9.0 hours of CLE credits (3.75 ethics)

February 6: Lesson One: Client Confidentiality

Co-Presented by: Roy Pulvers, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP &  Rabbi Motti Wilhelm

February 13: Lesson Two: Restorative Justice
Co-Presented by: Phil Margolin, http://www.phillipmargolin.com/images/spacer.gifNew York Times Bestselling Author & Rabbi Motti Wilhelm

February 20: Lesson Three: Working  Pro Bono

Co-Presented by  Amy Joseph Pedersen, Stoel Rives LLP &  Rabbi Motti Wilhelm

February 27 : Lesson Four: Filial Responsibility
Co-Presented by the Honorable Eve Miller, Clackamas County Circuit Judge  & Rabbi Motti Wilhelm

March 6: Lesson Five: Telling the Truth
Co-Presented by Gersham Goldstein, Stoel Rives LLP & Rabbi Motti Wilhelm

March 13: Lesson Six: Attorney Client Commitment

 

Living with Integrity is dedicated by the Lazarus Family in support of  Chabad's continued commitment of fostering a love of Yiddishkeit for Oregon's Jewish Community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 Wednesdays, Oct 30th - Dec 11th 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Availability Register Now
This class is approved for CEU credits. Click here to learn more.

Please Note: There will be no class Wednesday November 27, the first night of Chanukah & the night prior to Thanksgiving. 

Medical Ethics Consultant:

We welcome Barbara Glidewell, MBS, Assistant Director for the Center for Ethics at OHSU as our consultant and expert on health care ethics.

Accreditation 
CLE for Attorneys: Accredited by the OSB for 9.0 general MCLE credits

Registration for a single class is $35. To register for select classes please email JLI@ChabadOregon.com with the classes you would like to attend.


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 $100.00
Early Bird Special $10 off before 01/10/2014
Multiple Signups Special $10 off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now
This class is approved for CEU credits. Click here to learn more.

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 Wednesdays, May 14th - Jun 25th 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Availability Register Now
This class is approved for CEU credits. Click here to learn more.

 In Observance of Shavout there is no class Wednesday 6/4. Class dates are 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25.


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, Nov 5th - Dec 10th 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee $100.00
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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 6th - Jun 10th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
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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 Wednesdays, Oct 28th - Dec 2nd 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Multiple Signups Special $10 off per student with minimum 2 signups
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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 Wednesdays, Feb 10th - Mar 16th 2016
Time 7:30 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 Wednesdays, May 18th - Jun 22nd 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
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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 Wednesdays, Nov 16th - Dec 21st 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
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The Dilemma : Modern Dilemmas. Talmudic Debates. Your Solutions. - Register Now
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 6 Wednesdays, Feb 1st - Mar 8th 2017
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Availability Register Now
Co-Sponsored by MJCC