Chabad East Lakeview - Center for Jewish Life
Location 615 W Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL 60657 USA
Phone7734957127
Current Course: This Can Happen

For thousands of years, the prophecies of a “messianic age” stretched the imaginations of even the most fervent believers.

Not anymore.

Instant media, certain mass social movements and a global pandemic have shown us how suddenly and radically the world can be rewired by the actions of a few.

Why not for the good?

Join us to demystify the Jewish idea of a perfect world and discover a practical path for reaching it in our lifetime.

Course Details
Lesson 1 Start with the Science

In a society marked by chaos and discord, it’s hard to believe our world is actually better than it’s ever been. Let’s dive into the data of what’s wrong—and what’s right—with the world.

Lesson 2 Who Needs a Redemption?

Though it will solve every speck of ill in the world, the idea of Redemption is not a response to strife. Rather, it’s an independent and foundational tenet of Jewish belief. See where it fits into the bigger story of Creation.

Lesson 3 Superhuman vs. Super Humans

Waiting for a Messiah to come save humanity feels a little… un-Jewish. But what if Redemption is a natural reaction to humanity’s own cumulative action? Discover the effect you’ve already had on the reality of the world.

Lesson 4 We’re Getting There

Judaism sees all of history as one connected journey toward a single desired destiny. In this lesson, we look back to identify four distinct epochs that show us how far we’ve traveled on the way to a truly good world.

Lesson 5 Out of the Blues

So, will we wake up one day in a glorious wonderland? Or is the Redemption more of a gradual process? Let’s study the sources on the actual transition from our reality today into a world of revelation.

Lesson 6 And Then…

We’ve seen why the Redemption needs to happen and the human role in making it happen. Now peek into that perfect—and perfectly possible—world as the prophets and sages vividly describe it!

Dates & Times
  • OPTION #1

    • 6 Wednesdays, Apr 28th - Jun 2nd 2021 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • $99.00
      10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
    • Free parking available at the Mariano's parking lot. Are you a YP? Use discount code cyplakeview for a 20% discount You can join the first class free and decide after if you would like to sign up and continue. Email: Info@JewishLakeview.com the word trial and we'll send you the info.
    • This course is being offered for both online and in-person attendees
    • This course has been tailored for in person and virtual learning, student books will be sent to all students. Instructions on how to connect to the class will be sent prior to each lesson. For more information you can contact us at 773.495.7127
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  • OPTION #2

    • 6 Sundays, May 2nd - Jun 6th 2021 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • $99.00
      10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
    • Are you a YP? Use discount code cyplakeview for a 20% discount You can join the first class free and decide after if you would like to sign up and continue. Email: Info@JewishLakeview.com the word trial and we'll send you the info.
    • This course is being taught virtually
    • This course has been tailored for virtual learning, student books will be sent to all students. Instructions on how to connect to the class will be sent prior to each lesson. For more information you can contact us 773.495.7127. If you wish to join a in person class sign up to the Wednesday evening option.
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~ What wisdom do they hold for you today?

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