Jewish Learning Centre

Jewish Learning Centre

Sponsoring Agency: Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg

Jewish Learning Centre
1845 Mathers Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0N2 Canada
Office: (204) 339-8737 ext. 204
Email: jli@chabadwinnipeg.org
Web: www.ChabadWinnipeg.org/jli

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Past Courses

Soul Maps: Kabbalah to Navigate Your Inner World - Register Now
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 6 Tuesdays, Nov 11th - Dec 16th 2008
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD
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You Be the Judge II: An Exhilarating New Exploration of Jewish Civil Law - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Feb 10th - Mar 17th 2009
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD
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11 CLE Credits 1.8 Ethics. Contact our office for more information at 414-5624 or email jli@chabadwinnipeg.org. Refreshments will be served.


Biblical Reflections: Find Yourself in the Stories of the Bible - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, May 5th - Jun 9th 2009
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD
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SoulQuest: The Journey, Through Life, Death, and Beyond - Register Now
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 6 Tuesdays, Nov 3rd - Dec 8th 2009
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD
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Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Feb 2nd - Mar 9th 2010
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD
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Beyond Never Again: How the Holocaust Speaks to Us Today - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Apr 27th - Jun 1st 2010
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD
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Medicine and Morals: Your Jewish Guide Through Life's Tough Decisions - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Oct 26th - Nov 30th 2010
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD
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Medicine and Morals: Your Jewish Guide Through Life's Tough Decisions - Register Now
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Oct 27th - Dec 1st 2010
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $79.00 CAD
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Toward A Meaningful Life: A Soul-searching Journey for Every Jew - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Feb 8th - Mar 15th 2011
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
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Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, May 10th - Jun 14th 2011
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD
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Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Nov 8th - Dec 13th 2011
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD +$10.00 CAD book fee
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Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism - Register Now
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 9th - Dec 14th 2011
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $79.00 CAD +$10.00 CAD book fee
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Money Matters: Jewish Business Ethics - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Jan 24th - Feb 28th 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD +$10.00 CAD book fee
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Money Matters: Jewish Business Ethics - Register Now
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 25th - Feb 29th 2012
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $79.00 CAD +$10.00 CAD book fee
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The Art of Marriage - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, May 1st - Jun 5th 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD +$10.00 CAD book fee
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The Art of Marriage - Register Now
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 2nd - Jun 6th 2012
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $79.00 CAD +$10.00 CAD book fee
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Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas - Register Now
About the Course

Modern medicine has brought us near miracles. It's also brought us some of the most difficult decisions we'll ever have to face. Are we obliged to prolong life even at the cost of terrible suffering? Should we legalize the sale of organs, such as kidneys, to save the lives of transplant patients? May a woman with a multiple-fetus pregnancy opt for fetal reduction, thus forfeiting the lives of some to possibly save others? When it seems that every available option is morally questionable, how do we decide?

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Oct 29th - Dec 3rd 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now

Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe - Register Now
About the Course

Paradigm Shift is an elevator ride to the heights of what is possible. Synchronize yourself with the mission for which you were placed on earth, and learn to recognize the inherent goodness and perfection in yourself, in others, and in every circumstance of your life.

Distilled into six succinct lessons, this empowering course offers a revolutionary outlook on life, culled from the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.

This course is offered in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rebbe’s passing.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, May 13th - Jun 24th 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 10% off
Availability Register Now

The Jewish Learning Institute is the adult education arm of Chabad-Lubavitch and a Partner Agency of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg.


The Jewish Course of Why - Register Now
About the Course

Give your Judaism the intellection you know it deserves. Prepare to tackle the quizzical, queer, and seemingly-unanswerable questions about Jewish belief and practice.

Ever wondered why there are so many Jews in Hollywood? Why Jews eat gefilte fish and cholent and wish each other mazal tov and l’chaim? Why the Bible sanctions slavery and animal sacrifices? What is the cause of antisemitism? What does Judaism say about Christianity? About the role of women in Jewish life? You will also gain insight into mysterious Jewish practices, strange biblical narratives, and enigmas of Jewish identity.  

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Feb 9th - Mar 15th 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 10% off
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Strength and Struggle: Lessons in Character from the Stories of Our Prophets - Register Now
About the Course

In Strength and Struggle we unlock the secrets of great character by exploring some of the most dramatic narratives and inspiring personalities in all of history. Set in the midst of our nation’s formative years, an era in which our ancestors fought to carve out a civilization among hostile neighbors, these thrilling tales of judges, kings, and prophets reach into the essence of the human condition. Their heroes and antiheroes teach us eternal lessons of struggle and triumph, courage and humility, hope and resilience.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, May 17th - Jun 21st 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 10% off
Availability Register Now

How Success Thinks: Jewish Secrets for Leading a Productive Life - Register Now
About the Course

Whether it’s at home, in the office, or in your personal life, everyone craves success. This course provides uniquely Jewish ways of thinking to help you develop a growth mindset, identify and cultivate your signature strengths, deal with your weaknesses, and overcome the obstacles to your success.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Nov 15th - Dec 20th 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
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The Dilemma : Modern Dilemmas. Talmudic Debates. Your Solutions. - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, Jan 31st - Mar 7th 2017
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 10% off
Availability Register Now

Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War - Register Now
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 Tuesdays, May 9th - Jun 20th 2017
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 10% off
Availability Register Now
Classes will not be held on Tuesday, May 30.