Chabad of Fairfield

Chabad of Fairfield

Chabad of Fairfield
452 Brookside Drive, Fairfield, CT 06824 USA
Office: 2033737551
Email: office@chabadff.com
Web: www.chabadff.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 Thursdays, Jan 31st - Mar 14th 2019
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $95.00
Returning Student Special 15% off
Couple Discount $25 off
Availability Register Now

With All My Heart - Register Now
About the Course

 More than half (55%) of Americans say they pray every day, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey, while 21% say they pray weekly or monthly. But what is the purpose of prayer? Can we cause G-d to change His mind? Is He in need of incessant praise? This course aims to make prayer more personally meaningful by addressing some of the philosophical, emotional, and practical barriers that make it difficult to pray. And by examining the history of how the Jewish prayers developed, as well as the meaning of the most notable prayers, participants will become more comfortable with tapping into Jewish prayer as a means of connection to their heritage.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, May 14th - Jun 18th 2019
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $95.00
Returning Student Special 15% off
Couple Discount $25 off
Availability Register Now

Past Courses

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 Wednesdays, May 18th - Jun 22nd 2016
Time 7:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Fee $95.00
Early Bird Special $15 off before 04/18/2016
Multiple Signups Special $15 off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Mondays, Nov 14th - Dec 26th 2016
Time 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $95.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Thursdays, May 11th - Jun 22nd 2017
Time 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $95.00
Multiple Signups Special $30 off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Thursdays, Oct 26th - Dec 7th 2017
Time 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $95.00

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 Wednesdays, Jan 17th - Feb 21st 2018
Time 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $95.00

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 & Time 6 Sundays, Jun 3rd - Jul 8th 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $95.00
Coffee and bagels will be served.
What Is? Rethinking Everything we Know About Our Universe -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, May 10th - Jun 14th 2018
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $95.00

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 Wednesdays, Oct 31st - Dec 12th 2018
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $95.00
Returning Student Special 15% off
Couple Discount $25 off
No Class on November 21st