Previous Courses

With All My Heart

May 2019
With All My Heart

Whether you’re seeking relief from stress; you’re hoping for focus, clarity, and connection to a raw and vulnerable place deep within you; or you just want to start each day from a positive, humble, and grateful frame of mind, this course is for you. Jewish wisdom teaches profound techniques to give ...

Wrestling with Faith

October 2018
Wrestling with Faith

Most people, even the devout, struggle with beliefs about G-d. It is easy, for example, to affirm the basic tenets of Judaism during a prayer service, but when it comes to trusting G-d with our daily decisions, many share a secret, painful fear that G-d isn’t really looking out for ...

The Jewish Course of Why

January 2016
The Jewish Course of Why

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 ...

Fascinating Facts

October 2011
Fascinating Facts

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.

From Sinai to Cyberspace

December 2009
From Sinai to Cyberspace

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 ...

Esenciales judíos

January 2002
Esenciales judíos

Lo que hacemos y por qué lo hacemos. El cuerpo del judaísmo y el alma interior. Este curso de ocho semanas investigará las fuentes y el significado de los elementos esenciales de la vida judía activa.

Judaism Decoded

April 2015
Judaism Decoded

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 ...

Kabbalah Unplugged

February 2004
Kabbalah Unplugged

For over 3000 years, the mystic masters have tapped the deepest wellsprings of human potential. For eight weeks this winter, discover tools to elevate, enlighten, and heal, to change your destiny - as we probe mysteries of the Kabbalah to unleash the awesome power of Prayer.

Beyond Belief

March 2001
Beyond Belief

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 ...

Oasis in Time

May 2011
Oasis in Time

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 ...

Seasons of the Soul

May 2004
Seasons of the Soul

A passionate journey of dramas and joys, your soul's course through the Jewish life cycle is a wondrous tale of discovery, meaning and fulfillment.  This spring, join us for eight weeks of life, love, family, and renewal - as we explore the Seasons of the Soul.

The Land and the Spirit

October 2008
The Land and the Spirit

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 ...

The Messiah Mystery

April 2005
The Messiah Mystery

No idea in human history has inspired so much hope or ignited so much debate. It is the dream that has motivated prophets, poets, sages and mystics. It is the basis for the beliefs of billions across the globe. What is this Jewish ideal, "Mashiach" - the Messiah? Where is its ...

Crime and Consequence

February 2019
Crime and Consequence

When innocent people are wrongly convicted... When "correctional facilities" turn first-time offenders into hardened criminals... When known murderers walk free on a technicality … Fairness in justice simply cannot be left to chance. In Crime and Consequence, we explore 3000 years of Jewish wisdom concerning criminal convictions, sentencing, crime prevention, and rehabilitation. We challenge ...

The Dilemma

January 2017
The Dilemma

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 ...

Justice and the War on Terror

March 2014
Justice and the War on Terror

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 ...

Life in the Balance

October 2013
Life in the Balance

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 ...

Living with Integrity

January 2013
Living with Integrity

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 ...

Medicine and Morals

October 2010
Medicine and Morals

- 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 ...

Money Matters

January 2012
Money Matters

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.

Talmudic Ethics

April 2008
Talmudic Ethics

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 ...

Talmudic Ethics

October 2003
Talmudic Ethics

From Internet privacy and corporate scandals to abortion and euthanasia - our lives are filled with difficult, often gut-wrenching ethical dilemmas. Perplexed? Come discover new ways to navigate the moral sea as we examine some of today's toughest questions in the light of the Torah - Judaism's ethical and moral ...

You Be the Judge

October 2006
You Be the Judge

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 ...

You Be the Judge II

September 2010
You Be the Judge II

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 ...

What Is?

April 2018
What Is?

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 ...

How Success Thinks

November 2016
How Success Thinks

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.

Communication: Its Art and Soul

January 2018
Communication: Its Art and Soul

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 ...

Biblical Reflections

May 2005
Biblical Reflections

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 ...

Curious Tales of the Talmud

April 2013
Curious Tales of the Talmud

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, ...

How Happiness Thinks

October 2014
How Happiness Thinks

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 ...

Journey of the Soul

October 2015
Journey of the Soul

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 ...

Kabbalah Rhythms

February 2003
Kabbalah Rhythms

Exploring the inner core of Judaism and the inner core of your own soul. What are we about in the world, who is G-d, and what does G-d want from us? Learn how to reengineer your Jewish life in the light of the answers you will discover. Join us for eight ...

Men, Women & Kabbalah

January 2005
Men, Women & Kabbalah

Viewed through the prism of Kabbalah, gender is an essential quality of the cosmos. From mystical secrets of reincarnation to practical tips on enhancing relationships, Judaism's ancient teachings will bring new depth in understanding life's most challenging issues.

Paradigm Shift

April 2014
Paradigm Shift

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 ...

Soul Maps

September 2008
Soul Maps

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 Power

January 2002
Soul Power

For over 3000 years, Torah wisdom has illuminated a path to inner tranquility, personal growth and enriched relationships. For eight weeks this spring, join us as we explore a timeless road to living life at its fullest.

SoulQuest

October 2009
SoulQuest

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 ...

The Art of Marriage

April 2012
The Art of Marriage

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 ...

The Art of Parenting

January 2015
The Art of Parenting

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 ...

The Kabalah of Time

January 2006
The Kabalah of Time

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 ...

The Kabbalah of Character

January 2007
The Kabbalah of Character

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. ...

The Kabbalah of You

October 2012
The Kabbalah of You

 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.

Toward A Meaningful Life

January 2011
Toward A Meaningful Life

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 ...

Survival of a Nation

April 2017
Survival of a Nation

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 ...

Beyond Never Again

April 2010
Beyond Never Again

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. ...

Great Debates

October 2017
Great Debates

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 ...

Strength and Struggle

May 2016
Strength and Struggle

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 ...

Flashbacks In Jewish History

April 2007
Flashbacks In Jewish History

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 ...

Journey of a Nation

July 2006
Journey of a Nation

Discover the magnificent spirit of the Jewish people through the ages as we experience the tragedy and triumph of Jewish History.

Portraits in Leadership

February 2009
Portraits in Leadership

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

To Be a Jew in the Free World

January 2014
To Be a Jew in the Free World

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? ...