Central Avenue Synagogue

Central Avenue Synagogue

Sponsoring Agency: North Suburban Lubavitch

Central Avenue Synagogue
874 Central Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035 USA
Office: 847-266-0770
Email: michla@nschabad.org
Web: www.nschabad.org

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Past Courses

Money Matters: Jewish Business Ethics -
About the Course

Is Judaism socialist or capitalist? Who is responsible for preventing poverty? Is unionization a Jewish ideal? Must Walmart pay its workers a livable wage? Where would you draw the line? An ethical, Talmudic, and legal debate on the economic issues of our time.

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Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 25th - Feb 29th 2012
8:00 PM - 9:15 AM
Fee $69.00
Money Matters: Jewish Business Ethics -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Jan 26th - Mar 1st 2012
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $69.00

The Art of Marriage -
About the Course

Judaism views a loving marriage as a spiritual as well as a human ideal. 

“The Art of Marriage” is a six session course that will show participants how to attain that for themselves and their spouses, with timeless lessons from both modern and ancient Jewish texts such as the Talmud and Zohar.

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Date 6 Mondays, Apr 30th - Jun 11th 2012
Time 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Fee $69.00

The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential -
About the Course

 Are you all you can be? How can you unleash the infinite power of your soul within? This course provides a mystical roadmap to living a life of happiness, fulfillment, and self-actualization by revealing how you can thrive and be more than just alive.

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Date 6 Thursdays, Nov 1st - Dec 6th 2012
Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $65.00

Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas -
About the Course

Are you obliged to keep all commitments? What are the responsibilities of the sandwich generation? Are the ungracious deserving of our charity? How far should we go to give the benefit of the doubt? A discussion on personal ethics and the Jewish view on laws that test the limits of our integrity.

This course is eligible for CLE credits in the following US States: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

This course is also eligible for CPD credits in England and British Columbia.

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Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Jan 29th - Mar 5th 2013
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Fee $65.00
Returning Student Special: $5 off
This class is approved for CEU credits. Click here to learn more.
Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Feb 7th - Mar 14th 2013
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $65.00
Returning Student Special: $5 off
This class is approved for CEU credits. Click here to learn more.

Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages -
About the Course

Everyone loves a good story. Knowing this, the sages of the Talmud used stories to encode messages about life that are far too deep and profound to communicate directly. This course decodes some of these extraordinary Talmudic mysteries to uncover layer within layer of insight into the nature of life, the universe, G-d, and man.

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Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Apr 23rd - May 28th 2013
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $65.00
This class is approved for CEU credits. Click here to learn more.
Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Apr 25th - May 30th 2013
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Fee $65.00
This class is approved for CEU credits. Click here to learn more.

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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, Oct 29th - Dec 3rd 2013
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $65.00
Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Oct 31st - Dec 12th 2013
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $65.00

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 & Time 6 Thursdays, May 15th - Jun 19th 2014
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $65.00
Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, May 13th - Jun 17th 2014
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $65.00

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 20th - Feb 24th 2015
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $65.00
The Art of Parenting -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Jan 22nd - Feb 26th 2015
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $65.00

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 Thursdays, Oct 29th - Dec 10th 2015
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $60.00
Journey of the Soul: An Exploration of Life, Death, and What Lies Beyond -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Nov 3rd - Dec 8th 2015
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $60.00

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 Sundays, Feb 7th - Mar 20th 2016
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Fee $60.00
The Jewish Course of Why -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Feb 9th - Mar 15th 2016
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $60.00
The Jewish Course of Why -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Feb 11th - Mar 17th 2016
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $60.00

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
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $60.00
Strength and Struggle: Lessons in Character from the Stories of Our Prophets -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, May 19th - Jun 23rd 2016
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $60.00
Strength and Struggle: Lessons in Character from the Stories of Our Prophets -
Date & Time 6 Sundays, May 22nd - Jun 26th 2016
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Fee $60.00

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 15th - Dec 20th 2016
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $60.00
How Success Thinks: Jewish Secrets for Leading a Productive Life -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Nov 17th - Dec 29th 2016
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $60.00
How Success Thinks: Jewish Secrets for Leading a Productive Life -
Date & Time 6 Sundays, Nov 20th - Dec 25th 2016
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $60.00

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 Sundays, May 7th - Jun 11th 2017
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Fee $60.00
Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, May 9th - Jun 20th 2017
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $60.00
Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, May 11th - Jun 22nd 2017
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $60.00

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 Tuesdays, Oct 31st - Dec 5th 2017
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $60.00
Great Debates in Jewish History -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Nov 2nd - Dec 14th 2017
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $60.00
Great Debates in Jewish History -
Date & Time 6 Sundays, Nov 5th - Dec 10th 2017
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $60.00

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