Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale

Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale

Sponsoring Agency: Jewish Learning Circle

Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale
535 West 246th St., Riverdale, NY 10471 USA
Office: 718-549-1100
Email: Library@ChabadRiverdale.org
Web: www.ChabadRiverdale.org

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Past Courses

Men, Women & Kabbalah: Wisdom and Advice From the Masters -
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 & Time 8 Wednesdays, Jan 19th - Mar 9th 2005
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $95.00
Men, Women & Kabbalah: Wisdom and Advice From the Masters -
Date & Time 8 Wednesdays, Jan 19th - Mar 9th 2005
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $95.00

The Messiah Mystery: Toward a Perfect World -
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 & Time 8 Wednesdays, May 11th - Jun 29th 2005
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Fee $95.00
The Messiah Mystery: Toward a Perfect World -
Date & Time 8 Thursdays, May 12th - Jun 30th 2005
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $95.00

The Kabalah of Time -
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 Thursdays, Feb 9th - Mar 30th 2006
Time 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $100.00

Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism -
About the Course

Does Judaism believe in guardian angels? Why do Jews use matchmakers? Who wrote the handwriting on the wall? A fun course in Jewish cultural literacy, full of surprising facts, myths, and mysteries surrounding Jewish tradition and practice.

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Date 6 Sundays, Nov 13th - Dec 18th 2011
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Fee $100.00

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 Sundays, Apr 29th - Jun 10th 2012
Time 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $100.00
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Couples $160, $20 per class. Scholarships available

No Class May 27 - Shavuot


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 Sundays, Oct 28th - Dec 2nd 2012
Time 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $100.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 6 Sundays, Jan 27th - Mar 10th 2013
Time 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $100.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

(No Class March 3 - Purim)


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 6 Sundays, Apr 21st - Jun 2nd 2013
Time 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $100.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

(No Class April 28 - Lag B’Omer)


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 6 Sundays, Oct 27th - Dec 1st 2013
Time 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $100.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History -
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 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $100.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 6 Sundays, May 11th - Jun 22nd 2014
Time 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $100.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

 (No Class May 18 - Lag B’Omer)


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 Sundays, Nov 2nd - Dec 7th 2014
Time 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $100.00

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 6 Sundays, May 15th - Jun 26th 2016
Time 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $100.00

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 6 Sundays, Nov 13th - Dec 18th 2016
Time 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $100.00

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 5th 2017
Time 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $100.00