Chabad Okanagan

Chabad Okanagan

Chabad Okanagan
2597 Richter St., Kelowna, BC V1Y2R1 Canada
Office: 250-575-5384
Email: rabbi@jewishokanagan.com
Web: www.jewishokanagan.com

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Current Courses

Soul Maps: Kabbalah to Navigate Your Inner World - Register Now
About the Course

 

Perhaps you have struggled before with the elusive search for meaning, and wished you had a personal mentor to guide your growth. What if you had the chance to meet one of the greatest masters of Kabbalah and learn ancient proven strategies for self-realization and contentment?

This fall, you’ll have that chance. Soul Maps, a new course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, investigates Tanya, the fundamental text of Chassidic thought. The course is structured as a six-session consultation with the author of the Tanya, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. During each session, you will receive insight into your inner world and you will discover new strategies for overcoming obstacles to change and progress. You’ll learn to resolve guilt, conflict, and confusion, and to traverse life’s journey with joy, purpose, and direction.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Apr 24th - May 29th 2018
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $99.00 CAD
Returning Student Special 10% off
Availability Register Now
The Kelowna JLI chapter @ Chabad Okanagan is made possible through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Ari Shiff and Carla Van Messel, and Mr. and Mrs. Tim and Lesley Spiegel. Drinks and a light snack will be served. Includes comprehensive Student Text-Book. This is a 6 Week course, on six Tuesday's.

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 Thursdays, Nov 7th - Dec 12th 2013
Time 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Early Bird Special 35% off before 10/22/2013
Multiple Signups Special $10 CAD off per student with minimum 2 signups

 Limited space available. Reserve today! 


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 Sundays, Nov 30th - Jan 4th 2015
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $69.00 CAD +$18.00 CAD book fee
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Always served with hot drinks and fresh pastries!

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 Sundays, Feb 1st - Mar 8th 2015
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 20% 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 Sundays, May 3rd - Jun 14th 2015
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups
A delicious buffet brunch with hot drinks will be served at every lesson! There will not be class on Sunday May 24th.

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 Sundays, Oct 25th - Dec 13th 2015
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 30% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Light delicious breakfast will be served with freshly brewed coffee. There will be no class on Nov. 8th and Dec. 6th. Course ends Dec. 13th. (Most common comment at a JLI course: "Wow! I never knew that. That's amazing!")

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 Sundays, Feb 7th - Mar 20th 2016
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
A light delicious breakfast will be served at every class, with freshly brewed coffee!

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 Sundays, May 15th - Jun 19th 2016
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Scholarships available upon request. Light delicious breakfast will be served at every class, with freshly brewed coffee.

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 Sundays, Dec 4th - Jan 8th 2017
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $99.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 5% off
Light delicious breakfast will be served at every class with freshly brewed coffee. Limited scholarships available upon request.

The Dilemma : Modern Dilemmas. Talmudic Debates. Your Solutions. -
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 Sundays, Feb 12th - Mar 19th 2017
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $99.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 5% off
Scholarships available upon request. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Light delicious breakfast will be served at every class, with freshly brewed coffee.

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 Sundays, May 7th - Jun 18th 2017
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $99.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 5% off
Scholarships available upon request. Light delicious breakfast will be served at every class, with freshly brewed coffee. You can also sign up VIA CANADIAN CREDIT CARD BILLING SYSTEM ON OUR DONATE PAGE, by writing "JLI COURSE PAYMENT" IN THE NOTES SECTION. Please call 250.575.5384 for more info, or email Rabbi@JewishOkanagan.com. The Kelowna JLI is made possible in part, through the generosity of Mr. Ari Shiff and Mrs. Carla Van Messel, The Inflection Management Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Tim and Lesley Spiegel, And Mrs. Myrna Morrell. Please contact us for sponsorship opportunities for this invaluable offering.

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