Chabad Lubavitch of Merrimack Valley

Chabad Lubavitch of Merrimack Valley

Sponsoring Agency: Chabad Lubavitch - Jewish Center of Merrimack Valley

Chabad Lubavitch of Merrimack Valley
Chabad Hebrew School 10 Marwood Dr., Andover, MA 01810 USA
Office: 978-470-2288
Email: info@chabadmv.com
Web: www.chabadmv.com

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Past Courses

Men, Women & Kabbalah: Wisdom and Advice From the Masters - Register Now
About the Course

Viewed through the prism of Kabbalah, gender is an essential quality of the cosmos. From mystical secrets of reincarnation to practical tips on enhancing relationships, Judaism's ancient teachings will bring new depth in understanding life's most challenging issues.

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Date 8 Mondays, Jan 17th - Mar 7th 2005
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $119.00
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The Messiah Mystery: Toward a Perfect World - Register Now
About the Course

No idea in human history has inspired so much hope or ignited so much debate. It is the dream that has motivated prophets, poets, sages and mystics. It is the basis for the beliefs of billions across the globe.

What is this Jewish ideal, "Mashiach" - the Messiah? Where is its source? When did it become so important to Judaism? Why? How is it relevant to the here and now?

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Date 8 Mondays, May 9th - Jun 27th 2005
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $119.00
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The Kabalah of Time - Register Now
About the Course

 

Examine time and the Jewish calendar through the mystical lens of Kabbalah. Time is a profound organizing element of our existence, and the cycle of the Jewish calendar provides a powerful template for personal growth.

Discover both a practical understanding of the structure of the Jewish calendar as well as mystical insights into recurrent patterns of time.

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Date 8 Mondays, Feb 13th - Apr 3rd 2006
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
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From Sinai to Cyberspace: How Ancient Wisdom Guides a Modern World - Register Now
About the Course

A lot can change in 3,000 years. We've gone from camel backs to Cadillacs, and have entered a world of fast-paced technological advance. We've gone from a Jewish world marked by prophets and pilgrimages to a world where students study Torah in cyber-classrooms and rabbis address ethical question posed by organ transplants.

Yet the elemental questions about our tradition remain the same. How do we know what G-d wants of us in this world? Do we have any evidence that the Bible text is divine and true? How can we understand its cryptic passages? Why are the rabbis so concerned with minute details? Who has the right to interpret the Bible? How do we adapt its laws to modern times and changing influences?

The answers to these questions are addressed in "From Sinai to Cyberspace," the most popular course ever offered by the Jewish Learning Institute. Newly revised on the basis of feedback from students like yourself, this interactive course promises to intrigue and inspire as you explore the history and development of Jewish law and tradition.

The journey "From Sinai to Cyberspace" represents the inner story of our lives and of our people. We invite you to join us for the ride.

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Date 8 Mondays, May 1st - Jun 19th 2006
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $119.00
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You Be the Judge: Behind the Steering Wheel of Jewish Law - Register Now
About the Course

States approved to offer CLE Credits: AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MN, MO, NC, NM, NV, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, WA

For over a thousand years, our mostimportant cultural activity has been the study of Talmud. It has sustained us through persecution and exile, shaping the discourse of our people and serving as the crowning achievement of our intellectual tradition. Perhaps you have been curious about the Talmud, but thought it was complex and inaccessible to anyone lacking extensive training. Not anymore. This fall, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is proud to launch "You Be the Judge," an innovative introduction to this magnificent work. You need no prior knowledge of the Talmud and no formal legal training. There are no prerequisites other than an open mind. "You Be the Judge" presents you with real cases brought before Beit Din, the court system of Jewish law. We provide the primary source texts from Talmud and put you in the driver's seat. You will have the opportunity to question, discuss, and argue, based on principle and precedent. You will experience firsthand the exhilarating mental exploration that characterizes traditional Talmud study. Join us this fall in the ancient study halls of Jerusalem and Babylonia. Add your voice to other voices that span the millennia. You take the lead. You Be the Judge.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Nov 7th - Dec 12th 2006
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $98.00
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The Kabbalah of Character - Register Now
About the Course

You are unlike any person who has ever lived before. How can you make the most of the gifts you have been given?
 
The Kabbalah of Character, a new and expanded revision of our popular course "Soul Powers," is designed to help you understand the unique mix of qualities that define your individuality. Drawing on the organizational structure of the Kabbalah, this course examines the nature of the human soul created in the image of G-d.

The Kabbalah of Character is not a quick-fix. You won't learn how to become a perfect person in eight easy lessons. But you will learn strategies for making changes that are lasting and real. Authored by Rabbi Moshe Miller, noted scholar of Kabbalah, the course invites you to choose from among a wealth of reflective approaches to chart your own path to personal growth. It includes wisdom to amaze you and stories to inspire you, as well as journal exercises and practical tools to help you apply the lessons to your own life.
So spend eight weeks learning the secrets that will help you unlock your inner potential.
Because you won't know what you can be... until you hold a mirror to your soul.

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Date 8 Wednesdays, Jan 17th - Mar 7th 2007
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $60.00
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Flashbacks In Jewish History: How our past informs our future - Register Now
About the Course

In his parting instructions to his people, Moses stresses the importance of historical perspective, for the present is an outgrowth of our past. By studying history, we are able to relate to current issues with greater understanding.
The story of the Jewish people is a story of a nation that has contributed to world history far more than might be expected from its small numbers. Indeed, it is remarkable how often the Jews have been found at the epicenter of world events. Many surveys of Jewish history have responded to this fact by considering the impact of Jews upon other nations and their contributions to history at large.
This course, however, looks at the Jewish encounter with other cultures in light of what these interactions have meant to us as Jews. The protean ability of the Jewish people to adapt to wildly different contexts has growing relevance to all of us as we enter an era of globalization and increasingly permeable borders.
This April, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is proud to launch a new course, "Flashbacks in Jewish History." Each of the six lessons considers the Jewish people as they grapple with surrounding cultures. Rather than focus on the geopolitical, we have kept an eye towards themes that resonate with contemporary Jewish experience. We expect even those students who do not consider themselves history enthusiasts to find the readings compelling and relevant.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Apr 25th - May 30th 2007
Time 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $60.00
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The Land and the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel - Register Now
About the Course

 

Explore the spirit of a land that has pulsed with energy and mystery since the dawn of time, a land that has captured our imagination throughout history, a land that breathes with the glory of our past and the dreams of our future. Join us as we examine what Israel was meant to be, and what Israel means to us today.

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Date 6 Thursdays, Nov 1st - Dec 6th 2007
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $109.00
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Beyond Belief: Reflections on Jewish Faith, Reason, and Experience - Register Now
About the Course

 

Our beliefs color the way we see the world and help us to make sense of the inevitable challenges that confront us. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute's upcoming winter course, Beyond Belief: Reflections on Jewish Faith, Reason, and Experience, is designed to help students take a closer look at how Jewish beliefs can help bring meaning to their lives and guide their choices.

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Date 6 Thursdays, Feb 7th - Mar 13th 2008
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $90.00
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Talmudic Ethics: Finding Your Way to Good Decisions - Register Now
About the Course

 

This course is eligible for CLE credits in the following US States: AL, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, NC, NV, NM, NY, OH, OR, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, WA and WI


When your heart is pulled in two directions, how do you know which tug to follow? The Talmud lays down principles that can help you disentangle warring intuitions so that you can clearly discern right from wrong. In this course, we invite you to experience the fascinating application of law and logic as the rabbis struggle to determine what is just.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, May 7th - Jun 11th 2008
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $75.00
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The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential - Register Now
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 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $85.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 10% off
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Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas - Register Now
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 6 Tuesdays, Feb 5th - Mar 12th 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $90.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 01/29/2013
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Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages - Register Now
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 6 Tuesdays, Apr 30th - Jun 4th 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00 +$10.00 book fee
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Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas - Register Now
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 6 Tuesdays, Oct 29th - Dec 10th 2013
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $90.00
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To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History - Register Now
About the Course

What was it like for our ancestors to say goodbye to the shtetl, to set out to discover new lives for themselves, along with all of the liberties the free world had to offer? At the dawn of the enlightenment, how did our parents adapt their Judaism to the developments of a modern age? And what can we learn from their struggles to connect deeply with our own Jewish identities?

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Date 6 Sundays, Feb 2nd - Mar 9th 2014
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $90.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
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Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe - Register Now
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 6 Mondays, May 12th - Jun 16th 2014
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $75.00
Multiple Signups Special $10 off per student with minimum 2 signups
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How Happiness Thinks - Register Now
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 Mondays, Nov 3rd - Dec 8th 2014
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Early Bird Special $10 off before 10/28/2014
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The Art of Parenting - Register Now
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 6 Mondays, Jan 19th - Feb 23rd 2015
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $79.00
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Journey of the Soul: An Exploration of Life, Death, and What Lies Beyond - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Oct 27th - Dec 1st 2015
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $75.00
Multiple Signups Special $15 off per student with minimum 2 signups
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The Jewish Course of Why - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Feb 9th - Mar 15th 2016
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special $15 off per student with minimum 2 signups
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Strength and Struggle: Lessons in Character from the Stories of Our Prophets - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, May 17th - Jun 21st 2016
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special $15 off per student with minimum 2 signups
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How Success Thinks: Jewish Secrets for Leading a Productive Life - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Nov 15th - Dec 20th 2016
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special $15 off per student with minimum 2 signups
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