Viana Hotel and Spa

Viana Hotel and Spa

Viana Hotel and Spa
3998 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590 USA
Office: 5168504486
Email: mendybrownstein@gmail.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 Thursdays, Nov 6th - Dec 18th 2014
Time 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 10/23/2014//
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
There will not be a class on Nov.27 (Thanksgiving)

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 Thursdays, May 14th - Jun 18th 2015
Time 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 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 Mondays, Nov 2nd - Dec 7th 2015
Time 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 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 10th - Mar 16th 2016
Time 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
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 Thursdays, May 26th - Jun 30th 2016
Time 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
First session is free.

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 Wednesdays, Nov 16th - Dec 28th 2016
Time 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Try out the first class free! Couple discount includes one textbook.

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 Thursdays, Feb 9th - Mar 16th 2017
Time 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups
First session is free.