Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Sponsoring Agency: Federation's Alliance for Jewish Education & The Hyman & Sonia Blumenstein Outreach Institute o

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 USA
Office: (248) 642-4260
Email: Loebl@jfmd.org
Web: www.jfmd.org

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Upcoming Courses

Communication: Its Art and Soul - Register Now
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 Thursdays, Jan 25th - Feb 22nd 2018
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Availability Register Now
Class is given on Sundays (earlier in the week) as well. You are welcome to alternate locations to best fit your schedule. Class is accredited for up to 15 CEU for medical and mental health professionals. There only be 5 lessons given on Thursday, the final lesson will be given on Sunday only. Contact Rabbi Shneur Silberberg Rabbishneur@baischabad.com with any questions.

Past Courses

The Land and the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel -
About the Course

 

Explore the spirit of a land that has pulsed with energy and mystery since the dawn of time, a land that has captured our imagination throughout history, a land that breathes with the glory of our past and the dreams of our future. Join us as we examine what Israel was meant to be, and what Israel means to us today.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Oct 31st - Dec 12th 2007
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $95.00
No class on November 21.

Beyond Belief: Reflections on Jewish Faith, Reason, and Experience -
About the Course

 

Our beliefs color the way we see the world and help us to make sense of the inevitable challenges that confront us. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute's upcoming winter course, Beyond Belief: Reflections on Jewish Faith, Reason, and Experience, is designed to help students take a closer look at how Jewish beliefs can help bring meaning to their lives and guide their choices.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Feb 6th - Mar 12th 2008
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $95.00

You Be the Judge: Behind the Steering Wheel of Jewish Law -
About the Course

States approved to offer CLE Credits: AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MN, MO, NC, NM, NV, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, WA

For over a thousand years, our mostimportant cultural activity has been the study of Talmud. It has sustained us through persecution and exile, shaping the discourse of our people and serving as the crowning achievement of our intellectual tradition. Perhaps you have been curious about the Talmud, but thought it was complex and inaccessible to anyone lacking extensive training. Not anymore. This fall, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is proud to launch "You Be the Judge," an innovative introduction to this magnificent work. You need no prior knowledge of the Talmud and no formal legal training. There are no prerequisites other than an open mind. "You Be the Judge" presents you with real cases brought before Beit Din, the court system of Jewish law. We provide the primary source texts from Talmud and put you in the driver's seat. You will have the opportunity to question, discuss, and argue, based on principle and precedent. You will experience firsthand the exhilarating mental exploration that characterizes traditional Talmud study. Join us this fall in the ancient study halls of Jerusalem and Babylonia. Add your voice to other voices that span the millennia. You take the lead. You Be the Judge.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Oct 24th - Nov 28th 2006
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $95.00

The Kabbalah of Character -
About the Course

You are unlike any person who has ever lived before. How can you make the most of the gifts you have been given?
 
The Kabbalah of Character, a new and expanded revision of our popular course "Soul Powers," is designed to help you understand the unique mix of qualities that define your individuality. Drawing on the organizational structure of the Kabbalah, this course examines the nature of the human soul created in the image of G-d.

The Kabbalah of Character is not a quick-fix. You won't learn how to become a perfect person in eight easy lessons. But you will learn strategies for making changes that are lasting and real. Authored by Rabbi Moshe Miller, noted scholar of Kabbalah, the course invites you to choose from among a wealth of reflective approaches to chart your own path to personal growth. It includes wisdom to amaze you and stories to inspire you, as well as journal exercises and practical tools to help you apply the lessons to your own life.
So spend eight weeks learning the secrets that will help you unlock your inner potential.
Because you won't know what you can be... until you hold a mirror to your soul.

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Date 8 Tuesdays, Jan 23rd - Mar 13th 2007
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $95.00

Flashbacks In Jewish History: How our past informs our future -
About the Course

In his parting instructions to his people, Moses stresses the importance of historical perspective, for the present is an outgrowth of our past. By studying history, we are able to relate to current issues with greater understanding.
The story of the Jewish people is a story of a nation that has contributed to world history far more than might be expected from its small numbers. Indeed, it is remarkable how often the Jews have been found at the epicenter of world events. Many surveys of Jewish history have responded to this fact by considering the impact of Jews upon other nations and their contributions to history at large.
This course, however, looks at the Jewish encounter with other cultures in light of what these interactions have meant to us as Jews. The protean ability of the Jewish people to adapt to wildly different contexts has growing relevance to all of us as we enter an era of globalization and increasingly permeable borders.
This April, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is proud to launch a new course, "Flashbacks in Jewish History." Each of the six lessons considers the Jewish people as they grapple with surrounding cultures. Rather than focus on the geopolitical, we have kept an eye towards themes that resonate with contemporary Jewish experience. We expect even those students who do not consider themselves history enthusiasts to find the readings compelling and relevant.

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Date 6 Tuesdays, Apr 17th - May 29th 2007
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $95.00

Talmudic Ethics: Finding Your Way to Good Decisions -
About the Course

 

This course is eligible for CLE credits in the following US States: AL, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, NC, NV, NM, NY, OH, OR, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, WA and WI


When your heart is pulled in two directions, how do you know which tug to follow? The Talmud lays down principles that can help you disentangle warring intuitions so that you can clearly discern right from wrong. In this course, we invite you to experience the fascinating application of law and logic as the rabbis struggle to determine what is just.

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Date 6 Wednesdays, May 14th - Jun 18th 2008
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $75.00

Beyond Never Again: How the Holocaust Speaks to Us Today -
About the Course

Explore the ways in which the Holocaust continues to affect our generation and colors what it means to live as a Jew today. 

The Holocaust forces us to grapple with the existence of evil and suffering. It challenges us to find faith and optimism in the face of devastation and despair. And it humbles us as we encounter heroes of the spirit who fought for truth and decency in the darkest of times.

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Date 6 Sundays, May 2nd - Jun 6th 2010
Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee $75.00

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 Thursdays, Oct 28th - Dec 9th 2010
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $75.00

The same class will be given on Sunday mornings 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM at the Bais Chabad Torah Center, you are welcome to alternate based on your schedule.

$18 for each individual class 


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 Thursdays, Feb 10th - Mar 17th 2011
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $75.00
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 Thursdays, May 12th - Jun 16th 2011
Time 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fee $75.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

The same class is given earlier in the week on Sundays, 11:00 AM at the Bais Chabad Torah Center - 5595 West Maple Rd in West Bloomfield

Feel free to attend either class or to alternate to accommodate your schedule.

Looking forward to greeting you there,

Rabbi Shneur 


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 Thursdays, Nov 10th - Dec 22nd 2011
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

The classes are offered on the Sunday earlier in the week as well. Sundays, 11:00 Am, at Bais Chabad Torah Center - 5595 West Maple Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48322 

Feel free to alternate locations

Price includes student text book

There will not be a class on Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving)


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 Thursdays, Jan 26th - Mar 1st 2012
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 AM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

 The same class will be given earlier in the week at the Bais Chabad Torah Center - 5595 West Maple Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48322. Feel free to alternate locations to best fit your schedule.

Contact Rabbi Shneur Silberberg with any questions by sending an email to Rabbishneur@baischabad.com


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 Thursdays, May 3rd - Jun 7th 2012
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

 The same class is given earlier in the week at the Bais Chabad Torah Center, feel free to alternate between locations.

Contact Rabbi Shneur Silberberg regarding scholarships.


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 Thursdays, Nov 1st - Dec 13th 2012
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

There will not be a class on Thanksgiving (Nov. 22).

The same class will be given earlier each week, on Sundays at 11:00 am, at the Bais Chabad Torah Center (5595 W. Maple Rd. W. Bloomfield, MI 48322). Feel free to altertnate locations based on your schedule.

Not sure if this is for you? Try the first class - free of charge - and then decide.


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 Thursdays, Jan 31st - Mar 7th 2013
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

 The class is given earlier in the week as well, Sundays, 11:00 am at Bais Chabad Torah Center. Feel free to alternate locations. 

Please contact Rabbishneur@baischabad.com with any questions or comments.


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 6 Thursdays, Apr 25th - May 30th 2013
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

The same class is given earlier in the week on Sundays, 11:00 am at the Tugman Bais Chabad Torah Center. Feel free to alternate locations/classes to suit your schedule.

Try out the first class (or bring a friend to try it out)at no cost.

We will not withhold Torah study from someone due to financial reasons. Please contact us regarding scholarships.

Rabbishneur@baischabad.com


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 Thursdays, Oct 31st - Dec 12th 2013
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

The same class is given weekly on Sunday mornings, 11:00 am at the Tugman Bais Chabad Torah Center in West Bloomfield (beginning Sunday Nov. 3). You are welcome to alternate locations to accommodate your schedule.

Not ready to commit? Try out the first class at no charge and then decide.

Sign up with a friend and receive a %15 discount.

No class on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28th.


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 Thursdays, Feb 6th - Mar 13th 2014
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

The same class is given weekly on Sunday mornings, 11:00 am at the Tugman Bais Chabad Torah Center in West Bloomfield (beginning Sunday Feb. 2). You are welcome to alternate locations to accommodate your schedule.

Not ready to commit? Try out the first class at no charge and then decide.

Sign up with a friend and receive a %15 discount.

Contact us regarding scholarships, rabbishneur@baischabad.com


Justice and the War on Terror -
About the Course

Part 1: Negotiating with Terror
In 2011, Israel set 1,027 prisoners free in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit. More recently, the rise of ISIS and the murders of James Foley and Steven Sutloff and others have forced us to revisit this heart wrenching debate: Should we pay hefty ransoms or release dangerous criminals in exchange for the life and freedom of an innocent hostage?

Part 2: Torturing to Save Lives
The recent "Torture Report" alleges that the brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11 were ineffective. But what if they did yield valuable information--would they have been justified? While the evils of terror must be combated, human rights must also be protected. How are we to balance these competing values?

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Date 2 Thursdays, Apr 16th - Apr 23rd 2015
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $25.00
Discount rate for JBAM members is $15

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 Thursdays, May 15th - Jun 19th 2014
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00

 Try out the first class at no charge.

Bring a friend and both of you will recieve a %15 discount.

This class is given earlier in the week, on Sunday, 11:00 am at the Bais Chabad Torah Center.You are welcome to alternate locations to accomodate your schedule.

Contact Rabbi Shneur with any questions or to inquire about a scholarship, rabbishneur@baischabad.com

Check out our adult education page for classes on a variety of Jewish topics.


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 Thursdays, Nov 6th - Dec 11th 2014
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Classes are also given on the Sunday earlier in the week. Feel free to alternate classes. Try out the first class at no charge! Bring a friend and each of you will receive a %15 discount


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 Thursdays, Jan 22nd - Feb 26th 2015
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special $0 off per student with minimum 2 signups
The same class is given earlier in the week, Sundays, 11:00 am at Hillel Day School. Feel free to alternate locations to best fit your schedule

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 Thursdays, May 7th - Jun 11th 2015
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 AM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Same class is given on Sundays, 11:00 am (earlier in the week) at the Bais Chabad Torah Center. Feel free to alternate locations to best fit your schedule. Contact Rabbi Shneur Silberberg with any questions or to request a scholarship. Rabbishneur@baischabad.com

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 Thursdays, Oct 29th - Dec 10th 2015
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 AM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Contact us regarding scholarships The same class is offered earlier in the week - Sundays at 11 am - at the Bais Chabad Torah Center in W.B. Feel free to alternate locations to fit your schedule Course is presented by the Tugman Bais Chabad Torah Center co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network and Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

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 6 Thursdays, Feb 11th - Mar 17th 2016
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
The same class is given on Sundays, 11:00 am at the Bais Chabad Torah Center. The Sunday classes will begin on Feb. 14. Feel free to alternate locations to accommodate your schedule. Contact Rabbi Shneur Silberberg regarding scholarships. Rabbishneur@baischabad.com

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 Thursdays, May 19th - Jun 23rd 2016
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Try out the first class at no charge. The class is given earlier in the week, on Sundays, 11:00 am at the Bais Chabad Torah Center. (feel free to alternate locations to best fit your schedule). Scholarships available, contact Rabbishneur@baischabad.com fr more information.

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 Thursdays, Nov 17th - Dec 22nd 2016
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Thursdays, Feb 2nd - Mar 9th 2017
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Class is given earlier in the week (as well) on Sundays, 11:00 am, at Bais Chabad of West Bloomfield. Feel free to try out the first class at no charge. Contact Rabbi Shneur Silberberg with any questions rabbishneur@baischabad.com

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 Thursdays, May 11th - Jun 15th 2017
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00

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 Thursdays, Nov 2nd - Dec 14th 2017
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $80.00
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Classes are also offered on Sunday mornings at Bais Chabad and on Tuesday evenings at Hillel Day School. Feel free to alternate locations to best fit your schedule. Try out the first class at no charge.

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