Fleming Island Public Library

Fleming Island Public Library

Fleming Island Public Library
1895 Town Center Blvd, Fleming Island, FL 32003 USA
Office: 9042901017
Email: info@jewishclaycounty.com
Web: jewishclaycounty.com

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Upcoming Courses

Crime and Consequence - Register Now
About the Course

When innocent people are wrongly convicted...
When "correctional facilities" turn first-time offenders into hardened criminals...
When known murderers walk free on a technicality …
Fairness in justice simply cannot be left to chance.

In Crime and Consequence, we explore 3000 years of Jewish wisdom concerning criminal convictions, sentencing, crime prevention, and rehabilitation. We challenge our thinking, pondering the application of Talmudic principles to real and complex, modern-day cases, and we get to the heart of questions such as:

Should we consider testimonies given in exchange for a reduced sentence as reliable evidence?
What is the goal of punishing criminals? is it to gain retribution for the victim, keep criminals off the streets and safeguard from future crime, set an example and instill the fear of law, or to rehabilitate the criminal and reintroduce him to society?
Is life-without-parole a justifiable penalty? Is it within our right to sentence a man to death? When would these be warranted? Is there a better way?

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Date 6 Sundays, Feb 3rd - Mar 10th 2019
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $89.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 01/20/2019
Availability Register Now
(textbook included)

Past Courses

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 6th 2015
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $79.00
(textbook included) Join us for six Sundays Oct 25, Nov 1, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6,

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 13th 2016
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 01/24/2016
(textbook included) Change of location for lesson 5 and 6.

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 26th 2016
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $79.00
(textbook included)

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, Nov 13th - Dec 25th 2016
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $89.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
(textbook included)

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, Jan 29th - Mar 12th 2017
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $89.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 01/16/2017
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
(textbook included)

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 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $89.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 04/23/2017
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
(textbook included)

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 6 Sundays, Oct 29th - Dec 10th 2017
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $89.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 10/15/2017
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
(textbook included) No class Sunday, Nov 19th

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 6 Sundays, Jan 21st - Feb 25th 2018
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $89.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 01/07/2018
(textbook included)

What Is? Rethinking Everything we Know About Our Universe -
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 6 Sundays, Apr 22nd - Jun 3rd 2018
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $89.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 04/08/2018
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
(textbook included)

Wrestling with Faith -
About the Course

Most people, even the devout, struggle with beliefs about G-d. It is easy, for example, to affirm the basic tenets of Judaism during a prayer service, but when it comes to trusting G-d with our daily decisions, many share a secret, painful fear that G-d isn’t really looking out for them. Many of us have been brought up under the assumption that mainstream science is incompatible with our Jewish faith. So when we see compelling evidence for biological evolution, for example, we feel forced to choose between science and our faith. Wrestling with Faith was created to tackle questions like these—the “big issues” that keep people from an intimate relationship with G-d. The course acknowledges the often unspoken doubts and fears that all people share, and seizes their invitation for us to dig deeper for the answers.

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Date 6 Sundays, Oct 21st - Dec 2nd 2018
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $89.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 10/07/2018
(textbook included) No class November 4th