Jewish Learning Institute, Cleveland Chapter

Jewish Learning Institute, Cleveland Chapter

Sponsoring Agency: The fund for the Jewish future of the Jewish Community federation of Celveland

Jewish Learning Institute, Cleveland Chapter
25400 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122 USA
Office: 216-282-0112
Email: jli@chabadofcleveland.com
Web: myjli.com

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Upcoming Courses

What Is? Rethinking Everything we Know About Our Universe - Register Now
About the Course

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

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Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Apr 25th - May 30th 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00
Multiple Signups Special: $9 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now
Light refreshments will be served.
What Is? Rethinking Everything we Know About Our Universe - Register Now
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Apr 25th - May 30th 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $89.00
Multiple Signups Special: $9 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now
Light refreshments will be served.

Past Courses

Justice and the War on Terror -
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 & Time 2 Tuesdays, Mar 17th - Mar 17th 2015
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Fee $46.00
Multiple Signups Special: $5 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light dinner buffet will be served. This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.
Justice and the War on Terror -
Date & Time 2 Tuesdays, Aug 4th - Aug 11th 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $38.00
Refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.

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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, Nov 4th - Dec 9th 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $65.00
Multiple Signups Special: $0 off per student with Minimum 2 signups

Light refreshments will be served.

This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland

How Happiness Thinks -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 5th - Dec 10th 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $65.00
Multiple Signups Special: $5 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.

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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, Jan 13th - Feb 17th 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $65.00
Multiple Signups Special: $5 off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 Light refreshments will be served.

This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.

The Art of Parenting -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 14th - Feb 18th 2015
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $65.00
Multiple Signups Special: $5 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served. Childcare available upon request. Course is presented by A+ Solutions. visit www.thinkaplus.com This course is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.
The Art of Parenting -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 14th - Feb 18th 2015
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $65.00
Multiple Signups Special: $5 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served. Childcare available upon request. Course is presented by A+ Solutions. visit www.thinkaplus.com This course is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.

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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, May 5th - Jun 9th 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $19 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.
Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 6th - Jun 10th 2015
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $19 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.

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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, Oct 27th - Dec 1st 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $14 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.
Journey of the Soul: An Exploration of Life, Death, and What Lies Beyond -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Oct 28th - Dec 2nd 2015
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $14 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.
Journey of the Soul: An Exploration of Life, Death, and What Lies Beyond -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Dec 15th - Dec 15th 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $14 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.

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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, Feb 9th - Mar 15th 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $14 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments served Sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland
The Jewish Course of Why -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 10th - Mar 16th 2016
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $14 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments served Sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, May 17th - Jun 21st 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $14 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments served Sponsored in part by the fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland
Strength and Struggle: Lessons in Character from the Stories of Our Prophets -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 18th - Jun 22nd 2016
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $14 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments served Sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland

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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, Nov 1st - Dec 13th 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $9 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland
How Success Thinks: Jewish Secrets for Leading a Productive Life -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 2nd - Dec 14th 2016
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $9 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments served This program is sponsored in part by the fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Clevland

JLI 2016-2017 Academic Year -
About the Course

Fall 2016: How Success Thinks CME and APA accredited (for medical and mental health professionals)
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.

Winter 2017: The Talmud, Engaged Accredited for Continuing Legal Education (in most states)
Strange as it may seem, this is a course without a topic. Instead, it provides an engaging new approach to Talmud study. Each lesson presents a case study with a seemingly impossible ethical conundrum, and explores original Talmudic texts for solutions. Students study texts in pairs, arriving at their own conclusions and utilize electronic polling to communicate their answers.

Spring 2017: Home In Six Days Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War
The fifty-year anniversary of the Six-Day War provides an historic opportunity to discover what Israel means to us today. More than a history, it is a course about connection; understanding our connection to our land, to our people, and to our heritage through the prism of the events and themes of the Six-Day War.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Nov 1st - Dec 13th 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $220.00
Light Refreshments Served This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland

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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, Jan 31st - Mar 7th 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $9 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments served This program is sponsored in part by the fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland
The Dilemma : Modern Dilemmas. Talmudic Debates. Your Solutions. -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 1st - Mar 8th 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $9 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments served This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland

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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 10th - Jun 21st 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $9 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light Refreshments Served This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland NO CLASS - Wednesday, May 31
Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, May 9th - Jun 20th 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $9 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light Refreshments Served This program is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland NO CLASS - Tuesday, May 30

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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 1st - Dec 6th 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $14 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served.
Great Debates in Jewish History -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 1st - Dec 6th 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $14 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served.

Communication: Its Art and Soul -
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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 17th - Feb 21st 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $14 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served.
Communication: Its Art and Soul -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 17th - Feb 21st 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special: $14 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Light refreshments will be served.

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