Bais Chabad of West Bloomfield

Bais Chabad of West Bloomfield

Sponsoring Agency: Sara & Morris Tugman Bais Chabad of West Bloomfield

Bais Chabad of West Bloomfield
5595 West Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 USA
Office: 248-207-5513
Email: rabbishneur@baischabad.com

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Past Courses

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 6 Mondays, Oct 29th - Dec 10th 2007
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $95.00
No class on November 19.

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 6 Wednesdays, Feb 11th - Mar 18th 2009
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $75.00

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 Wednesdays, May 6th - Jun 10th 2009
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $75.00
Mrs. Chaya Sarah Silberberg, noted Biblical Scholar and Lecturer will be teaching this course.

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 Sundays, Oct 22nd - Dec 3rd 2006
Time 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $95.00

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 8 Sundays, Jan 21st - Mar 18th 2007
Time 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $95.00

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
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $75.00
Soul Maps: Kabbalah to Navigate Your Inner World -
Date & Time 6 Sundays, Nov 9th - Dec 14th 2008
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $75.00

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 6 Sundays, Jan 31st - Mar 14th 2010
Time 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $75.00

Class is also available on Wednesdays at the same location.

6 Wednesdays starting 2/03/2010, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  


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
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $75.00

Class is also available on Wednesdays at the same location.

6 Wednesdays starting 10/04/09, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  

 

 

 

 

SoulQuest: The Journey, Through Life, Death, and Beyond -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 4th - Dec 9th 2009
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $75.00

Class is also available on Sundays at the same location.

6 Sundays starting 11/01/09, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  


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 Sundays, Oct 24th - Nov 28th 2010
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $75.00

The Sunday cass will include a light brunch

$18 for each individual class


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 6 Sundays, Feb 6th - Mar 13th 2011
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $75.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

There is a complimentary brunch offered at the Sunday class.

The class is given again on Thursdays  (7:00 pm) at the Jewish Federation Building, feel free to alternate to your schedules’ convenience


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 Sundays, May 8th - Jun 12th 2011
Time 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $75.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

 Sunday class includes a light breakfast.

The same class is given again later in the week on Thursdays, 7:00 PM at the Jewish Federation Building on Telegraph and Maple.

Feel free to attend either class or to alternate to accommodate your schedule.


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 6th - Dec 11th 2011
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

A complimentary breakfast is served at this class.

The classes are offered again later in the week, on Thursdays, 7:00 pm, at the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit - 6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Feel free to alternate locations.  


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 Sundays, Jan 22nd - Feb 26th 2012
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

 A complimentary breakfast will be served during this class.

The same class is given on Thursday evenings, later in the week, at The Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit - 6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301.

Please contact Rabbi Shneur Silberberg with any questions by emailing Rabbishneur@baischabad.com


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 3rd 2012
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Complimentary breakfast served.

The same class is given later in the week on Thursdays at the Jewish Federation Building. Feel free to alternate locations.

Contact Rabbi Shneur Silberberg regarding scholarships.


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 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

A complimentary breakfast is served at the class.

The same class is given later in the week on Thursday evenings, 7:00 pm at the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit (Telegraph & Maple).

Not sure if it's for you? Try the first class - free of charge - and then decide.


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 3rd 2013
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

The class is given again later in the week, Thursdays, 7:00 pm at the Jewish Federation Building. Feel free to alternate locations. 

Complimentary breakfast served.

Please contact Rabbishneur@baischabad.com with any questions or comments.

 


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 - May 26th 2013
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Complimentary breakfast served at this class.

The same class is given later in the week on Thursdays, 7:00 pm at the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit. Feel free to alternate locations/classes to suit your schedule.

Try out the first class (or bring a friend to try it out)at no cost.

We will not withhold Torah study from someone due to financial reasons. Please contact us regarding scholarships.

Rabbishneur@baischabad.com

 


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, Nov 3rd - Dec 8th 2013
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

A complimentary breakfast is served before the class. 

The same class is given weekly on Thursday nights, at 7:00 pm, at The Jewish Federation Building (beginning Thu. Oct. 31). You are welcome to alternate locations to accommodate your schedule.

Not ready to commit? Try out the first class at no charge and then decide.

Sign up with a friend and receive a %15 discount


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 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Complimentary breakfast served at this class.

The same class is given later in the week on Thursdays, 7:00 pm at the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit. Feel free to alternate locations/classes to suit your schedule.

Try out the first class at no cost.

Contact us regarding scholarships. Rabbishneur@baischabad.com


Justice and the War on Terror -
About the Course

Part 1: Negotiating with Terror
In 2011, Israel set 1,027 prisoners free in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit. More recently, the rise of ISIS and the murders of James Foley and Steven Sutloff and others have forced us to revisit this heart wrenching debate: Should we pay hefty ransoms or release dangerous criminals in exchange for the life and freedom of an innocent hostage?

Part 2: Torturing to Save Lives
The recent "Torture Report" alleges that the brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11 were ineffective. But what if they did yield valuable information--would they have been justified? While the evils of terror must be combated, human rights must also be protected. How are we to balance these competing values?

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Date 2 Sundays, Apr 19th - Apr 26th 2015
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $25.00
This series will be offered on Thursdays at JFMD (on 4/16 and 4/23). Feel free to alternate locations to best fit your schedule.

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 15th 2014
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Try out the first class at no charge.

Bring a friend and both of you recieve a %15 discount.

The Sunday class is repeated on the Thursday of that week, 7:00 pm at the Jewish Federation building, you are welcome to alternate locations to accomodate your schedule.

A complimentary breakfast is served during this class.

Contact Rabbi Shneur with any questions or to inquire about a scholarship, rabbishneur@baischabad.com

Check out our adult education page for classes on a variety of Jewish topics.


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 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Complimentary breakfast served. The classes are repeated later in the week, on Thursdays, 7:00 pm, at the Jewish Federation Building. Feel free to alternate locations to best fit your schedule

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 6 Sundays, Jan 18th - Feb 22nd 2015
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
This class will take place at Hillel Day School - 32200 Middle Belt Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 Complimentary breakfast served. There will be babysitters available upon request. The same class is given later in the week, Thursdays, 7:00 pm at the Jewish Federation Building. Feel free to alternate classes to fit your schedule.

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 6 Sundays, May 3rd - Jun 7th 2015
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Complimentary breakfast served. Cost includes textbook %15 discount when two people (or more) sign up together. Try out the first class at no charge! The same class is given on Thursdays (beginning 5/7) at the Jewish Federation Building, feel free to alternate locations to best fit your schedule.

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 6 Sundays, Oct 25th - Nov 29th 2015
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Complimentary breakfast served Contact us regarding scholarships The same class is offered later in the week - Thursdays at 7 pm - at the Jewish Federation Building. Feel free to alternate locations to fit your schedule Course is presented by the Tugman Bais Chabad Torah Center co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network and Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

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 6 Sundays, Feb 14th - Mar 20th 2016
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Complimentary breakfast served. The same class is given on Thursdays, 7:00 pm at the Jewish Federation Building. The Thursday classes will begin on Feb. 11. Feel free to alternate locations to accommodate your schedule. Contact Rabbi Shneur Silberberg regarding scholarships. Rabbishneur@baischabad.com

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 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Try out the first class at no charge. Complimentary breakfast served. The class is repeated on Thursdays, 7:00 pm at the Jewish Federation building. (feel free to alternate locations to best fit your schedule). Scholarships available, contact Rabbishneur@baischabad.com fr more information.

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 25th 2016
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Complimentary breakfast served. Bring a friend and both receive a 15% discount. Try out the first class at no charge. Course is accredited for up to 15 medical and social work educational credits The class is repeated later in the week, Tuesdays (7:30 pm, beginning Nov. 15) at Hillel Day School and Thursdays (7:00 pm, Beginning Nov. 17) at the Jewish Federation Students are welcome to alternate between the Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday classes. Questions? email Rabbishneur@baischabad.com

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 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Class will be repeated later in the week on Thursdays, 7:00 pm, at the Jewish Federation Building. Complimentary breakfast served. Course is accredited for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Try out the first class at no charge.

Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War -
About the Course

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

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Date 6 Sundays, May 7th - Jun 18th 2017
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Complimentary breakfast served at the class. Students are welcome to alternate between class locations. Class is repeated on Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, at Hillel Day School and on Thursdays, 7:00 pm, at the Jewish Federation Building. Contact Rabbi Shneur Silberberg with any questions or regarding scholarships Rabbishneur@baischabad.com.

Great Debates in Jewish History -
About the Course

Debate is not only encouraged within Judaism but resides at the very heart of our history and theology. Great Debates in Jewish History explores six fundamental conflicts that pitted the greatest Jewish minds against each other—six instances of divergent perspectives, including several that are still debated today.

Discover stirring and surprising accounts that span two millennia of Jewish disputation, reflecting the panorama of Jewish history and its monumental political, ethical, and spiritual challenges. Encounter the gripping narratives of six fascinating eras, the intellectual tension and points of view they unearth, and the light they shed on the most fundamental of Jewish beliefs.

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Date 6 Sundays, Oct 29th - Dec 3rd 2017
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Complimentary breakfast served before each class The same class is offered later in the week. Tuesdays, 7:30 pm at Hillel Day School, and Thursdays, 7:00 pm at the Jewish Federation You are welcome to lternate locations to best fit your schedule.

Communication: Its Art and Soul -
About the Course

Can you express yourself effectively in 140 characters or less? Should you?

The rise of the internet, mobile phones, and social media has completely changed the way we relate, interact, and communicate with one another—and it’s high time we reclaim this lost art.

In Jewish philosophy, communication is more than just a tool: it is who we are. Humans are defined as communicative beings with a communicative soul, and aligning ourselves with this soul is our raison d’être.

In Communication: Its Art and Soul, we contrast Jewish thought with scientific discovery to unearth the essence of communication and how to utilize its powers to better ourselves, our relationships, and all of society

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Date 6 Sundays, Jan 21st - Feb 25th 2018
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Complimentary breakfast served before each class The same class is offered later in the week. Thursdays, 7:00 pm at the Jewish Federation You are welcome to alternate locations to best fit your schedule. Feel free to try out the first class at no charge. (there is a Tuesday class as well, for young professionals affiliated with Federation's NextGen)

What Is? Rethinking Everything we Know About Our Universe -
About the Course

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

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Date 6 Sundays, Apr 22nd - May 27th 2018
Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Try out the first class at no charge! Class is repeated on Thursdays, 7 pm at the Jewish Federation Building. Complimentary breakfast served at the Sunday class Contact Rabbi Shneur Silberberg regarding scholarships rabbishneur@baischabad.com

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