Chabad Jewish Centre

Chabad Jewish Centre

Chabad Jewish Centre
1121 Dundas St. East, Whitby, ON L1N 2K4 Canada
Office: 905 493 9007
Email: info@jewishdurham.com
Web: www.jewishdurham.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 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now
No one will be denied the opportunity to study Torah due to lack of funds

Past Courses

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 Tuesdays, Oct 29th - Dec 3rd 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Early Bird Special 5% off before 10/06/2013
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

No will be denied the opportunity to learn torah, due to lack of funds.


To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History -
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 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Early Bird Special 5% off before 01/05/2014
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 5% off

Light refreshments will be served.

No one will be denied the opportunity to study Torah, due to lack of funds.


Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe -
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 Tuesdays, May 13th - Jun 17th 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Early Bird Special 5% off before 04/14/2014
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 5% off

No one will be denied the opportunity to study Torah due to lack of funds!

** Class the first week of June will be on Sunday June 1st 7:30pm, due to the holiday of Shavuot**


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 Mondays, Nov 3rd - Dec 8th 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Early Bird Special $5 CAD off before 10/13/2014
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Mondays, Jan 19th - Feb 23rd 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Early Bird Special 5% off before 01/11/2015
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Mondays, May 4th - Jun 15th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Early Bird Special 5% off before 04/15/2015
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
No one will be denied the opportunity to study Torah due to lack of funds.

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 Tuesdays, Oct 27th - Nov 24th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00 CAD
Early Bird Special 5% off before 10/07/2015
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served. No one will be denied the opportunity to study Torah, due to lack of funds.

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 Tuesdays, Feb 9th - Mar 15th 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Strength and Struggle: Lessons in Character from the Stories of Our Prophets -
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 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00 CAD
Early Bird Special 5% off before 05/01/2016
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 4th 2017
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Early Bird Special 10% off before 10/05/2017
Couple Discount 10% off
Light refreshments and coffee will be served. No one will be denied the opportunity to study Torah due to lack of funds, please contact Rabbi Tzali to arrange.

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