Chabad of Pinellas County

Chabad of Pinellas County

Sponsoring Agency: Chabad of Pinellas County

Chabad of Pinellas County
3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 USA
Office: 727-789-0408
Email: ASA18@msn.com
Web: www.yichabad.com

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Past Courses

From Sinai to Cyberspace: How Ancient Wisdom Guides a Modern World -
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 & Time 8 Mondays, May 1st - Jun 19th 2006
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $70.00
From Sinai to Cyberspace: How Ancient Wisdom Guides a Modern World -
Date & Time 8 Tuesdays, May 2nd - Jun 20th 2006
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $70.00

The Land and the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel -
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 & Time 6 Mondays, Oct 29th - Dec 3rd 2007
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $70.00
The Land and the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Oct 30th - Dec 4th 2007
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $70.00

Beyond Belief: Reflections on Jewish Faith, Reason, and Experience -
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 & Time 6 Mondays, Feb 4th - Mar 10th 2008
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $70.00
Beyond Belief: Reflections on Jewish Faith, Reason, and Experience -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Feb 5th - Mar 11th 2008
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $70.00

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 Mondays, Jan 17th - Mar 14th 2005
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00
Men, Women & Kabbalah: Wisdom and Advice From the Masters -
Date & Time 8 Tuesdays, Jan 18th - Mar 8th 2005
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $85.00

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 & Time 8 Mondays, Feb 6th - Mar 27th 2006
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00
The Kabalah of Time -
Date & Time 8 Tuesdays, Feb 7th - Mar 28th 2006
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $85.00

You Be the Judge: Behind the Steering Wheel of Jewish Law -
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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, Nov 7th - Dec 12th 2006
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $80.00
You Be the Judge: Behind the Steering Wheel of Jewish Law -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Nov 7th - Dec 12th 2006
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00

The Kabbalah of Character -
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 & Time 8 Mondays, Jan 22nd - Mar 12th 2007
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00
The Kabbalah of Character -
Date & Time 8 Tuesdays, Jan 23rd - Mar 13th 2007
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $85.00

Flashbacks In Jewish History: How our past informs our future -
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 & Time 6 Mondays, Apr 23rd - May 28th 2007
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Flashbacks In Jewish History: How our past informs our future -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Apr 24th - May 29th 2007
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $80.00

Talmudic Ethics: Finding Your Way to Good Decisions -
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 & Time 6 Mondays, May 12th - Jun 23rd 2008
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $70.00
Talmudic Ethics: Finding Your Way to Good Decisions -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, May 13th - Jun 24th 2008
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $70.00

Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living -
About the Course

Discover inner courage, determination, and resilience in the life stories of legendary Talmudic figures. Witness the strength of human character in tales that are sure to resonate within your soul and inspire you to unleash the power within.

One part biography,
One part history,
All parts inspiration

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Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 27th - Mar 3rd 2010
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $70.00
Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Jan 28th - Mar 4th 2010
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $70.00

SoulQuest: The Journey, Through Life, Death, and Beyond -
About the Course

 

The before, during, and after. Life is a journey, but it's also a cycle. Unravel the mystery of death by exploring life, and get answers to your questions on the afterlife and beyond.  

Learn where you come from, where your lost loved ones are to be found, and how the before and after is all about the here and now.

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Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 4th - Dec 9th 2009
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $70.00
SoulQuest: The Journey, Through Life, Death, and Beyond -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Nov 5th - Dec 17th 2009
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $70.00

Beyond Never Again: How the Holocaust Speaks to Us Today -
About the Course

Explore the ways in which the Holocaust continues to affect our generation and colors what it means to live as a Jew today. 

The Holocaust forces us to grapple with the existence of evil and suffering. It challenges us to find faith and optimism in the face of devastation and despair. And it humbles us as we encounter heroes of the spirit who fought for truth and decency in the darkest of times.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Apr 21st - May 26th 2010
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $65.00

Medicine and Morals: Your Jewish Guide Through Life's Tough Decisions -
About the Course

- A man wonders if his dying father should remain on life support.
What would you do?

 - A parent wonders if they should tell their child he has a potentially serious genetic disorder.
What would you do?

 - A woman wonders if she’s morally obligated to give a kidney to her cousin who has to undergo dialysis daily.
What would you do?

Chances are, like most people, you don’t know what you would do — or even where you would turn for guidance. But with medicine’s increasing role in our lives, most of us will have to face such issues at some point or another.

That’s why you’ll want to know about a remarkable new course called Medicine and Morals: Your Jewish Guide through Life’s Tough Decisions. It’s based on two premises: (1) that Jewish wisdom has much to say about these matters; and (2) that the best time to deal with them is now, while the pressure is off.

Actually, there’s a third premise: that today's complex medical issues are fascinating, profound, and likely to kick up amazingly lively classroom discussion.

No easy questions. No easy answers. Medicine and Morals, is your chance to get real with the subject of medical ethics —discuss actual case histories, and get a sense of direction to weather the toughest challenges you’ll ever face.

Medicine and Morals: Your Jewish Guide through Life’s Tough Decisions, coming this October to your local JLI chapter.


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

Canadian physicians attending this activity may record MOC (Maintenance of Certification) Section 1 credits.

This course is approved for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits in the United Kingdom by the Royal College of Physcians for medical professionals, and by both The Law Society and the Bar Standards Board for Solicitors and Barristers. Special thanks to the United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (UKAJLJ).

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Oct 27th - Dec 1st 2010
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00

Toward A Meaningful Life: A Soul-searching Journey for Every Jew -
About the Course

Life can be a treadmill - as we go through the motions day after day without ever asking why or seeking what really matters to us. This course, prepared by the author of the best-selling book, Toward a Meaningful Life, is determined to change that. Here are strategies, tips, and suggestions for not only discovering where your true meaning lies, but in actually making it a part of your daily existence. Whether you are dealing with family relationships or job satisfaction, this course  will help you look beyond a crisis to find the lessons within. Most important of all, these sessions will help you see life as the mysterious, challenging, and satisfying wonder that it really is.

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Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 9th - Mar 16th 2011
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00
Toward A Meaningful Life: A Soul-searching Journey for Every Jew -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Feb 10th - Mar 17th 2011
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $85.00

Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World -
About the Course

We invite you to explore the mystical, psychological, social, and cultural dimensions of Shabbat as we unlock a model for achieving balance and serenity in the modern age.

Over six weeks, we’ll uncover timeless principles for how to achieve a life of inner peace while making each workday more productive and fulfilling.

Sign up today for a remarkable experience.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, May 11th - Jun 22nd 2011
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $70.00
Multiple Signups Special $0 off per student with minimum 2 signups

A limited amount of 50% discounts are available, please call or email for more information.


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 Wednesdays, Nov 9th - Dec 14th 2011
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00
Multiple Signups Special $5 off per student with minimum 2 signups

Limited amount of 50% scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (727) 789-0408 for details.


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 6 Wednesdays, Jan 25th - Feb 29th 2012
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00
Multiple Signups Special $5 off per student with minimum 2 signups

Limited amount of 50% scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis.


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 2nd - Jun 13th 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $85.00
Multiple Signups Special: $5 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
The Art of Marriage -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, May 3rd - Jun 14th 2012
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $85.00
Multiple Signups Special: $5 off per student with Minimum 2 signups
The Art of Marriage -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, May 3rd - Jun 14th 2012
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $85.00
Multiple Signups Special: $5 off per student with Minimum 2 signups