Chabad of West Orange County

Chabad of West Orange County

Sponsoring Agency: Chabad of West Orange County

Chabad of West Orange County
5052 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92649 USA
Office: 714-846-2285
Email: info@chabadhb.com
Web: chabadhb.com

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Current Courses

Great Debates in Jewish History - Register Now
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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 1st - Dec 6th 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: $7 off before 10/25/2017
Couples: $144.00 ($14 discount)
Availability Register Now
Contact us if you would like to sign up, info@chabadhb.com or 714846-2285. No one will be turned down due to lack of funds. This course is partially sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross.
Great Debates in Jewish History - Register Now
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 1st - Dec 6th 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: $7 off before 10/25/2017
Couples: $144.00 ($14 discount)
Availability Register Now
Contact us if you would like to sign up, info@chabadhb.com or 714846-2285. No one will be turned down due to lack of funds. This course is partially sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross.

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 8 Wednesdays, May 3rd - Jun 21st 2006
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $100.00

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 Wednesdays, Oct 31st - Dec 5th 2007
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
$50.00 for anyone under 30!
The Land and the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Nov 1st - Dec 6th 2007
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $100.00
$50.00 for anyone under the age of 30
The Land and the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel -
Date & Time 6 Sundays, Nov 4th - Dec 9th 2007
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Fee $100.00
$50.00 for anyone under 30

You Be the Judge II: An Exhilarating New Exploration of Jewish Civil Law -
About the Course

 

How does an ancient system of law adapt to the modern world? See how Talmudic scholars respond to new advances in technology and society while remaining faithful to eternal principles. You Be the Judge II presents six new cases that invite you to pit your wits against some of the best minds in Jewish history.


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

This course is approved for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits in the province of British Columbia, Canada by the Legal Society of British Columbia, Canada.

This course is approved for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits in the United Kingdom by both the Law Society and the Bar Council. Special thanks to the United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (UKAJLJ).

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Date & Time 6 Sundays, Feb 8th - Mar 15th 2009
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available.
You Be the Judge II: An Exhilarating New Exploration of Jewish Civil Law -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 11th - Mar 18th 2009
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available.

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 Wednesdays, Feb 6th - Mar 12th 2008
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Special scholarships available
Beyond Belief: Reflections on Jewish Faith, Reason, and Experience -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Feb 7th - Mar 13th 2008
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $100.00
Scholarships available
Beyond Belief: Reflections on Jewish Faith, Reason, and Experience -
Date & Time 6 Sundays, Feb 10th - Mar 16th 2008
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Fee $100.00
Scholarships available

Biblical Reflections: Find Yourself in the Stories of the Bible -
About the Course

 

Everybody loves a good story. A good story takes hold of the imagination and provides a window into the human soul.

The stories of the book of Genesis are the oldest stories in the world, yet they continue to inspire countless retellings and adaptations. They retain their power because they deal with the most powerful of human motives: the quests for love, purpose, identity, and redemption. They also explore the inner obstacles that threaten these goals: lust, greed, hatred and jealousy.

When you explore these stories, you will identify with characters who grapple with the feelings and dilemmas that are at the heart of the human experience. You will see how their stories are also the stories of YOUR life, reflecting your joy and your pain, your struggles and your victories. And you will learn how the Torah’s eternal values provide insight that helps you respond more thoughtfully as you face critical moments of your own.

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Date 6 Sundays, May 10th - Jun 14th 2009
Time 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available

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 Wednesdays, Feb 8th - Mar 29th 2006
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $100.00

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 6 Wednesdays, Nov 8th - Dec 13th 2006
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $100.00

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 Wednesdays, Jan 24th - Mar 14th 2007
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $100.00
The Kabbalah of Character -
Date & Time 8 Thursdays, Jan 25th - Mar 15th 2007
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $100.00

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 Wednesdays, Apr 25th - May 30th 2007
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Flashbacks In Jewish History: How our past informs our future -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Apr 26th - May 31st 2007
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $100.00

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 Wednesdays, May 14th - Jun 18th 2008
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available. Bring a friend and save an additional 10%
Talmudic Ethics: Finding Your Way to Good Decisions -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, May 15th - Jun 19th 2008
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available. Bring a friend a save an additonal 10%.
Talmudic Ethics: Finding Your Way to Good Decisions -
Date & Time 6 Sundays, May 18th - Jun 22nd 2008
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available. Bring a friend and save an additonal 10%.

Soul Maps: Kabbalah to Navigate Your Inner World -
About the Course

 

Perhaps you have struggled before with the elusive search for meaning, and wished you had a personal mentor to guide your growth. What if you had the chance to meet one of the greatest masters of Kabbalah and learn ancient proven strategies for self-realization and contentment?

This fall, you’ll have that chance. Soul Maps, a new course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, investigates Tanya, the fundamental text of Chassidic thought. The course is structured as a six-session consultation with the author of the Tanya, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. During each session, you will receive insight into your inner world and you will discover new strategies for overcoming obstacles to change and progress. You’ll learn to resolve guilt, conflict, and confusion, and to traverse life’s journey with joy, purpose, and direction.

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Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 12th - Dec 17th 2008
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available
Soul Maps: Kabbalah to Navigate Your Inner World -
Date & Time 6 Sundays, Nov 16th - Dec 21st 2008
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available

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 6 Wednesdays, Feb 3rd - Mar 10th 2010
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available.

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 Sundays, Nov 1st - Dec 6th 2009
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available.
SoulQuest: The Journey, Through Life, Death, and Beyond -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 4th - Dec 9th 2009
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available

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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Apr 28th - Jun 2nd 2010
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available.
Beyond Never Again: How the Holocaust Speaks to Us Today -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Apr 29th - Jun 3rd 2010
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available.

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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Oct 27th - Dec 1st 2010
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available
Medicine and Morals: Your Jewish Guide Through Life's Tough Decisions -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Oct 28th - Dec 2nd 2010
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $80.00
Scholarships available

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 $80.00
Early Bird Special: 15% off before 01/30/2011
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

This class is sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross.

Scholarships available. 

Toward A Meaningful Life: A Soul-searching Journey for Every Jew -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Feb 10th - Mar 17th 2011
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $80.00
Early Bird Special: 15% off before 01/30/2011
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

Scholarships available.

The course is sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 11th - Jun 22nd 2011
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 05/02/2011
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special: 10% off

 No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Contact us concerning scholarships.  This course is sponsored by Stan and Marilyn Ross

Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, May 12th - Jun 23rd 2011
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $80.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 05/02/2011
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special: 10% off

  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Contact us concerning scholarships.   This course is sponsored by Stan and Marilyn Ross


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 9th - Dec 14th 2011
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 11/03/2011
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 Sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross

To register email info@chabadhb.com or call 714-846-2285

Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Nov 10th - Dec 15th 2011
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $80.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 11/03/2011
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

Sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross

To register email info@chabadhb.com or call 714-846-2285 


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 25th - Feb 29th 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 01/22/2012
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 Sponosred by Stan & Marilyn Ross

Money Matters: Jewish Business Ethics -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Jan 26th - Mar 1st 2012
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 01/22/2012
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 Scholarships available.  No one will be turned down for lack of funds.  Sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross


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 6th 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 04/25/2012
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.  Scholarships available.

This course is sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross.

The Art of Marriage -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, May 3rd - Jun 7th 2012
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 04/25/2012
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.  Scholarships available.

This course is sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Oct 31st - Dec 5th 2012
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 10/24/2012//
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 This course is sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross

Scholarships available.  

The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Oct 31st - Dec 5th 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 10/24/12//
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 This course is sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross

Scholarships available


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 30th - Mar 6th 2013
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 01/23/2013
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 Scholarships available.  If you are hesitating to take the class due to financial difficulty, please contact us, we will work with you.

This course is sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross

Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 30th - Mar 6th 2013
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 01/23/2013
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 Scholarships available.  If you are hesitant to take the class due to financial difficulty, please contact us, we will work with you.

This course is sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Apr 24th - Jun 5th 2013
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 04/18/2013
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

Scholarships Available

This course is sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross

Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Apr 24th - Jun 5th 2013
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 04/18/2013
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

Scholarships Available.  This course is sponsored by Stan  & Marilyn Ross


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Oct 30th - Dec 4th 2013
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 10/23/2013
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 Scholarships Available.

Course sponsored by Stan  & Marilyn Ross.

Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Oct 30th - Dec 4th 2013
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 10/23/2013
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 Scholarships Available.

This course sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 5th - Mar 12th 2014
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 1/30/2014//
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 No one will be turned down for lack of funds.

Course sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross.

To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 5th - Mar 12th 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 1/30/2014//
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 No one will be turned down for lack of funds.

Course sponsored by Stan and Marilyn Ross.


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 14th - Jun 25th 2014
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 05/07/2014//
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 Course is sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross

Scholarships available.

No class on Wednesday, June 4, due to Holiday of Shavuot

Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 14th - Jun 25th 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 05/07/2014
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 Course sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross

Scholarships available

No class on Wednesday, June 4 , due to Holiday of Shavuot


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 5th - Dec 10th 2014
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 10/29/2014
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Scholarships available. This course is sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross
How Happiness Thinks -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 5th - Dec 10th 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 10/29/2014
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Scholarships available. This course is sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross

The Art of Parenting -
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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 21st - Feb 25th 2015
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 01/14/2015
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Scholarships Available
The Art of Parenting -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 21st - Feb 25th 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 01/14/2015
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Scholarships Available

Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition -
About the Course
Just as science follows the scientific method, Jewish tradition has its own system to ensure its authenticity remains intact.
Judaism Decoded sheds light on the mysteries surrounding biblical interpretation. How do we know our interpretation is true? If it is true, why is it subject to differences of opinion? And with so many interpretations to choose from, how do we know which one reflects its original intent?
Discover the sheer elegance of the “source code” on which Torah law is built; enjoy the razor-sharp reasoning, intelligent debate, and compelling arguments of the Talmudic dialectic; and get a fascinating, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the most intellectually sophisticated religion in existence.

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Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 6th - Jun 10th 2015
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 04/28/2015
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Course sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross. Scholarships available. No student will be turned away for lack of funds.
Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 6th - Jun 10th 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 04/28/2015
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Course sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross. Scholarships available. No student will be turned away for lack of funds.

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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Oct 28th - Dec 2nd 2015
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 10/21/2015
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Partially sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross. Scholarships available. No student will be turned down due to lack of funds.
Journey of the Soul: An Exploration of Life, Death, and What Lies Beyond -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Oct 28th - Dec 2nd 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 10/21/2015
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Partially sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross. Scholarships available. No student will be turned down due to lack of funds.

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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 10th - Mar 16th 2016
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 02/03/2016
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Class is partially sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
The Jewish Course of Why -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 10th - Mar 16th 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 02/03/2016
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Class is partially sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 18th - Jun 22nd 2016
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 05/11/2016
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
No one will be turned down for lack of funds. Scholarships available.
Strength and Struggle: Lessons in Character from the Stories of Our Prophets -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 18th - Jun 22nd 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 05/11/2016
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
No one will be turned down for lack of funds. Scholarships available.

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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 16th - Dec 21st 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 11/02/2016
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Scholarships available. No one will be turned down for lack of funds.
How Success Thinks: Jewish Secrets for Leading a Productive Life -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 16th - Dec 21st 2016
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 11/02/2016
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Scholarships available. No one will be turned down for lack of funds. This course is partially sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross

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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 1st - Mar 8th 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 1/20/2017//
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Course partially sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross
The Dilemma : Modern Dilemmas. Talmudic Debates. Your Solutions. -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 1st - Mar 8th 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 1/20/2017//
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Course partially sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross

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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 10th - Jun 21st 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 04/26/2017
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
No one will be turned down for lack of funds. Course partially sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross.
Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 10th - Jun 21st 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special: 10% off before 04/26/2017
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
No one will be turned down for lack of funds. Course partially sponsored by Stan & Marilyn Ross.

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