JCC of Southern Nevada

JCC of Southern Nevada

JCC of Southern Nevada
8689 W. Sahara Ave. Suite 180, Las Vegas, NV 89117 USA
Office: 7022172170
Email: rabbi@chabadredrock.com
Web: chabadredrock.com/jewishlearning

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Current Courses

JLI 2018-2019 Academic Year - Register Now
About the Course

FALL: Wrestling with Faith
Cheshvan 5779 / October 2018

This course explores the obstacles and questions—both intellectual and emotional—that prevent many people from fully embracing G-d. The course’s objective is to make the students more comfortable with their belief in G-d—and more specifically, the uniquely Jewish understanding of G-d—and thereby free them to pursue a deeper relationship with Him. The course’s topics include: How is G-d relevant to me? Can I live a purposeful existence without Him? Does what I do matter to G-d? Why are His teachings antithetical to many progressive Western principles? Why did He create evil and suffering? Is it unscientific to believe in G-d? Must I fear Him?

WINTER: Crime and Consequence
Shevat 5779 / February 2019

Criminal justice reform is a hot-button topic in the United States, with a bipartisan consensus that urgent reforms are needed. This course discusses some of the most controversial issues with respect to crime and punishment and offers Torah perspectives that are relevant and insightful. The course examines many areas of criminal law, such as sentencing, incarceration, parole, death penalty, evidence, rehabilitation, crime prevention—all in the hope of generating a safer and more just society.

SPRING: With All My Heart
Iyar 5779 / May 2019

More than half (55%) of Americans say they pray every day, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey, while 21% say they pray weekly or monthly. But what is the purpose of prayer? Can we cause G-d to change His mind? Is He in need of incessant praise? This course aims to make prayer more personally meaningful by addressing some of the philosophical, emotional, and practical barriers that make it difficult to pray. And by examining the history of how the Jewish prayers developed, as well as the meaning of the most notable prayers, participants will become more comfortable with tapping into Jewish prayer as a means of connection to their heritage.

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Date 6 Mondays, Oct 22nd - Jun 17th 2019
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $170.00 +$30.00 book fee
Couple Discount 10% off
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Register for all three courses in the upcoming year and receive a massive discount! The three courses include 18 lessons - 6 lessons per course. Email rabbi@chabadredrock.com for more information.

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 Mondays, Oct 22nd - Nov 26th 2018
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 +$10.00 book fee
Returning Student Special 10% off
Couple Discount 10% off
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Past Courses

Great Debates in Jewish History -
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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 Mondays, Oct 30th - Dec 4th 2017
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 +$10.00 book fee
Couple Discount $9.5 off

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 Mondays, Jan 22nd - Feb 26th 2018
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 +$10.00 book fee
Couple Discount $9.5 off
Would it be possible to add a field like "how did you hear about us?" Especially because I have a referral discount.

What Is? Rethinking Everything we Know About Our Universe -
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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 Mondays, Apr 23rd - May 28th 2018
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00 +$10.00 book fee
Couple Discount 10% off