Chabad of Briarcliff at the Briarcliff High School Library

Chabad of Briarcliff at the Briarcliff High School Library

Sponsoring Agency: Chabad of Briarcliff - Ossining

Chabad of Briarcliff at the Briarcliff High School Library
444 Pleasantville Road, Westchester, NY 10510 USA
Office: (914) 923-2522
Email: rabbidovid@yahoo.com
Web: www.chabadbriarcliff.com

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Past Courses

Men, Women & Kabbalah: Wisdom and Advice From the Masters -
About the Course

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.

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Date 8 Wednesdays, Jan 19th - Mar 2nd 2005
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $100.00

The Messiah Mystery: Toward a Perfect World -
About the Course

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 source? When did it become so important to Judaism? Why? How is it relevant to the here and now?

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Date 8 Wednesdays, May 11th - Jun 29th 2005
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $100.00

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 Wednesdays, Feb 9th - Mar 16th 2011
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 02/04/2011
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Wednesdays, May 18th - Jun 22nd 2011
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 05/13/2011
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

$100 at the door


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 Sundays, Nov 6th - Dec 11th 2011
Time 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special $10 off before 11/04/2011

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 & Time 6 Sundays, Jan 22nd - Feb 26th 2012
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special: $10 off before 01/13/2012
Money Matters: Jewish Business Ethics -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Jan 25th - Feb 29th 2012
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special: $10 off before 01/13/2012

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 Sundays, Apr 29th - Jun 3rd 2012
Time 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special $10 off before 04/23/2012
Multiple Signups Special 10% 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 Wednesdays, Nov 14th - Dec 19th 2012
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $100.00

Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages -
About the Course

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, the universe, G-d, and man.

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Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Apr 17th - May 29th 2013
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special: $10 off before 04/10/2013
Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages -
Date & Time 6 Sundays, Apr 14th - May 19th 2013
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special: $10 off before 04/10/2013

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 Wednesdays, Oct 30th - Dec 11th 2013
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special $10 off before 10/26/2013

 Please add $50 if you are seeking CLE or CME credits


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 6 Wednesdays, Feb 12th - Mar 19th 2014
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special $10 off before 01/15/2014

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 Wednesdays, May 14th - Jun 25th 2014
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special $10 off before 05/01/2014

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 Wednesdays, Nov 5th - Dec 10th 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special $10 off before 10/26/2014

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 Wednesdays, Jan 21st - Feb 25th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special $10 off before 01/11/2015
Multiple Signups Special $10 off per student with minimum 2 signups
Couple Special: $90 each

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 Wednesdays, May 6th - Jun 10th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $100.00
Early Bird Special $10 off before 04/30/2015