Chabad of the Bay Area

Chabad of the Bay Area

Chabad of the Bay Area
2047 W. Main St Ste B7, League City, TX 77573 USA
Office: 281-724-1554
Email: info@JBayArea.org
Web: www.JBayArea.org

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Upcoming Courses

Wrestling with Faith - Register Now
About the Course

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 them. Many of us have been brought up under the assumption that mainstream science is incompatible with our Jewish faith. So when we see compelling evidence for biological evolution, for example, we feel forced to choose between science and our faith. Wrestling with Faith was created to tackle questions like these—the “big issues” that keep people from an intimate relationship with G-d. The course acknowledges the often unspoken doubts and fears that all people share, and seizes their invitation for us to dig deeper for the answers.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Oct 9th - Nov 13th 2018
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now
Might have to miss a class? Don't worry, will gladly provide you with an MP3 recording.

Past Courses

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 Tuesdays, May 6th - Jun 10th 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special 5% off before 04/24/2014
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Tuesdays, Nov 4th - Dec 9th 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special 5% off before 10/19/2014
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Tuesdays, Jan 20th - Feb 24th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Schedule note: classes will normally be held on consecutive Tuesdays with the exception of the 3rd lesson which will be held on Sunday, Feb 1st. If you have to miss a class, we will provide you with an MP3 recording.

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 Tuesdays, May 5th - Jun 9th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special 5% off before 04/20/2015
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Might have to miss a class? Don't worry, we'll gladly provide you with an MP3 recording.

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 Tuesdays, Oct 27th - Dec 1st 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Early Bird Special 5% off before 10/13/2015
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Might have to miss a class? Let us know and we'll gladly provide you with an mp3 recording.

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 Sundays, Feb 7th - Mar 13th 2016
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $119.00
Early Bird Special: 5% off before 01/26/2016
Multiple Signups Special: 20% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
The Jewish Course of Why -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Feb 9th - Mar 15th 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $119.00
Early Bird Special: 5% off before 01/26/2016
Multiple Signups Special: 20% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

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 Tuesdays, May 17th - Jun 21st 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00 +$20.00 book fee
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Might miss a class? Don't worry, an MP3 recording of each lesson will be provided free to all registered students.

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 Tuesdays, Nov 15th - Dec 27th 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Might miss a class? Don't worry, an MP3 recording of each lesson will be provided free to all registered students.

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 Tuesdays, Jan 31st - Mar 7th 2017
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Might miss a class? Don't worry, an MP3 recording of each lesson will be provided free to all registered students.

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 Tuesdays, May 2nd - Jun 6th 2017
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Might miss a class? Don't worry, an MP3 recording of each lesson will be provided free to all registered students.

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 Tuesdays, Oct 31st - Dec 5th 2017
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Important Schedule Notes:
A) For lesson 1 we have two options available: Monday, Oct 30 or Tuesday, Oct 31.
B) Lesson 3 will be held on Sunday, Nov 12 (instead of Tue, Nov 14).

Might have to miss a class? Don't worry, we'll gladly provide you with an MP3 recording.

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 Tuesdays, Jan 23rd - Mar 6th 2018
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Schedule Note: Class will not be held on Feb 27. Instead class will be held on March 6. Might have to miss a class? Don't worry, will gladly provide you with an MP3 recording.

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 Tuesdays, Apr 24th - May 29th 2018
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Might have to miss a class? Don't worry, will gladly provide you with an MP3 recording.