Melbourne City Synagogue

Melbourne City Synagogue

Melbourne City Synagogue
488 Albert St East Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
Office: 0430 384 948
Email: rabbi@melbournecitysynagogue.com
Web: www.melbournecitysynagogue.com

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Past Courses

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 Wednesdays, Oct 29th - Dec 3rd 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee A$80.00
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 Wednesdays, Jul 8th - Aug 12th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee A$80.00
Early Bird Special A$10 off before 06/08/2015
Multiple Signups Special A$10 off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Wednesdays, Oct 28th - Dec 2nd 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee A$80.00
Early Bird Special A$10 off before 09/30/2015
Multiple Signups Special A$10 off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Wednesdays, Feb 24th - Mar 30th 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee A$80.00
Early Bird Special A$10 off before 02/10/2016
Multiple Signups Special A$10 off per student with minimum 2 signups

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