Chabad Bois Franc

Chabad Bois Franc

Sponsoring Agency: Chabad Ville S Laurent - Chabad Bois Franc

Chabad Bois Franc
2500 Rue des Nations #200, Montreal, QC H4R 3J9 Canada
Office: 514-747-1199
Email: rabbi@chabadvsl.com
Web: www.chabadvsl.com

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Past Courses

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 Tuesdays, Oct 26th - Nov 23rd 2010
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Try out the first class free! Referral discounts.

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 Tuesdays, Feb 8th - Mar 15th 2011
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Try first class free! Complimentary to select Chabad partners.


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 Mondays, May 9th - Jun 13th 2011
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 10% off

Chabad Partners are offered this course free of charge. Registration required.

Everyone is welcome to try the first class free.


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 Mondays, Nov 14th - Dec 19th 2011
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Try first class free. Complimentary to Chabad Partners. For efficient registration, please call or email us directly: info@chabadvsl.com 514-747-1199.


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 Mondays, Jan 23rd - Feb 27th 2012
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Try first class free.


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 Mondays, Apr 30th - Jun 11th 2012
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Mondays, Oct 29th - Dec 3rd 2012
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $90.00 CAD +$10.00 CAD book fee
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 20% off

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 Mondays, Jan 28th - Mar 4th 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Try first class free! Complimentary to Chabad Partners.


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 Mondays, Oct 28th - Dec 2nd 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special 25% off per student with minimum 2 signups

 Please Join us for the course, or try the first with no obligation, 


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 Mondays, Feb 10th - Mar 10th 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Early Bird Special: $20 CAD off before 01/14/2014
Multiple Signups Special: 20% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special: 10% off

Try first class free! You won't be disappointed! Group rate: $72/participant, group host: free

To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History -
Date & Time 6 Mondays, Feb 3rd - Mar 10th 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special: 20% off per student with Minimum 2 signups

 Chabad Partners Free


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 Mondays, May 19th - Jun 23rd 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Early Bird Special 20% off before April 28, 2014//
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups

 Chabad Partners Free


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 Mondays, Nov 3rd - Dec 8th 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special: 20% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
How Happiness Thinks -
Date & Time 6 Sundays, Nov 2nd - Dec 7th 2014
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special: 20% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Shacharit 8:30am Breakfast 9:20am Class 9:45am

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 Sundays, Jan 18th - Feb 22nd 2015
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special: $20 CAD off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Shacharit 8:30am Breakfast 9:20am Try first class free.
The Art of Parenting -
Date & Time 6 Mondays, Jan 19th - Feb 23rd 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special: $20 CAD off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Try first class free.
The Art of Parenting -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Jan 22nd - Feb 26th 2015
11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Multiple Signups Special: $20 CAD off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Lunch n' Learn

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 Mondays, May 4th - Jun 15th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Early Bird Special 20% off before April 24//
Multiple Signups Special 20% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Try first class free. Thursday classes 11:45am-1:15pm

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 Mondays, Oct 26th - Dec 7th 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Early Bird Special: 25% off before 10/08/2015
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Try first class free!
Journey of the Soul: An Exploration of Life, Death, and What Lies Beyond -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Oct 29th - Dec 3rd 2015
11:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Early Bird Special: 25% off before 10/08/2015
Multiple Signups Special: 10% off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Convenient lunch hour option. Try first class free.

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 Mondays, Feb 8th - Mar 14th 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Early Bird Special: 20% off before 01/25/2016
Multiple Signups Special: $20 CAD off per student with Minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special: 15% off
The Jewish Course of Why -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Feb 11th - Mar 17th 2016
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Fee $100.00 CAD
Early Bird Special: 20% off before 01/25/2016
Multiple Signups Special: $20 CAD off per student with Minimum 2 signups

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