Chabad Education Center

Chabad Education Center

Sponsoring Agency: Chabad of Venice

Chabad Education Center
21560 Angela Ln, Venice, FL 34293 USA
Office: 9414932770
Email: info@chabadofvenice.com
Web: www.chabadofvenice.com

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Past Courses

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 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $79.00

Biblical Reflections: Find Yourself in the Stories of the Bible -
About the Course

 

Everybody loves a good story. A good story takes hold of the imagination and provides a window into the human soul.

The stories of the book of Genesis are the oldest stories in the world, yet they continue to inspire countless retellings and adaptations. They retain their power because they deal with the most powerful of human motives: the quests for love, purpose, identity, and redemption. They also explore the inner obstacles that threaten these goals: lust, greed, hatred and jealousy.

When you explore these stories, you will identify with characters who grapple with the feelings and dilemmas that are at the heart of the human experience. You will see how their stories are also the stories of YOUR life, reflecting your joy and your pain, your struggles and your victories. And you will learn how the Torah’s eternal values provide insight that helps you respond more thoughtfully as you face critical moments of your own.

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Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 6th - Jun 10th 2009
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $79.00

20% Discount for Seniors

you may attend the first Class for free, without any Obligation.

Biblical Reflections: Find Yourself in the Stories of the Bible -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, May 5th - Jun 9th 2009
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $79.00

this Class is for Women only, give by Rivka Schmerling

20% Discount for Seniors. Call the office for discount or scholarship.


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 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $79.00

Soul Maps: Kabbalah to Navigate Your Inner World -
About the Course

 

Perhaps you have struggled before with the elusive search for meaning, and wished you had a personal mentor to guide your growth. What if you had the chance to meet one of the greatest masters of Kabbalah and learn ancient proven strategies for self-realization and contentment?

This fall, you’ll have that chance. Soul Maps, a new course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, investigates Tanya, the fundamental text of Chassidic thought. The course is structured as a six-session consultation with the author of the Tanya, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. During each session, you will receive insight into your inner world and you will discover new strategies for overcoming obstacles to change and progress. You’ll learn to resolve guilt, conflict, and confusion, and to traverse life’s journey with joy, purpose, and direction.

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Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 12th - Dec 17th 2008
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $79.00

For Men and Women. Scholarships are available, call 493-2770.

Soul Maps: Kabbalah to Navigate Your Inner World -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Nov 11th - Dec 16th 2008
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee $79.00

The Tuesday Class is part of "Coffeine for the Soul" a weekly womens study group. For Women Only.


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 5th 2007
Time 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $79.00
Register by october 16 and get 10% back!

Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living -
About the Course

Discover inner courage, determination, and resilience in the life stories of legendary Talmudic figures. Witness the strength of human character in tales that are sure to resonate within your soul and inspire you to unleash the power within.

One part biography,
One part history,
All parts inspiration

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Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 3rd - Mar 17th 2010
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $79.00
Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Feb 2nd - Mar 16th 2010
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee $79.00

Lunch Served. Class given by Rivka Schmerling.  Seniors $63

Unsure? Try the first lesson for free.


SoulQuest: The Journey, Through Life, Death, and Beyond -
About the Course

 

The before, during, and after. Life is a journey, but it's also a cycle. Unravel the mystery of death by exploring life, and get answers to your questions on the afterlife and beyond.  

Learn where you come from, where your lost loved ones are to be found, and how the before and after is all about the here and now.

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Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 4th - Dec 9th 2009
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $79.00
SoulQuest: The Journey, Through Life, Death, and Beyond -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Nov 3rd - Dec 8th 2009
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee $79.00

this class is open to men and women. Presented by Rabbi Sholom & Rivka Schmerling.

20% Discount for Seniors


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Apr 28th - Jun 9th 2010
7:15 AM - 8:30 PM
Fee $79.00
Beyond Never Again: How the Holocaust Speaks to Us Today -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Apr 28th - Jun 9th 2010
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $79.00

Seniors: $63.

Attend the first class free with no obligation. Scholarships are available.


You Be the Judge II: An Exhilarating New Exploration of Jewish Civil Law -
About the Course

 

How does an ancient system of law adapt to the modern world? See how Talmudic scholars respond to new advances in technology and society while remaining faithful to eternal principles. You Be the Judge II presents six new cases that invite you to pit your wits against some of the best minds in Jewish history.


This course is eligible for CLE credits in the following US States: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Idaho, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and New Mexico

This course is approved for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits in the province of British Columbia, Canada by the Legal Society of British Columbia, Canada.

This course is approved for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits in the United Kingdom by both the Law Society and the Bar Council. Special thanks to the United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (UKAJLJ).

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Date 6 Wednesdays, Feb 11th - Mar 18th 2009
Time 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $79.00

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 Wednesdays, Oct 27th - Dec 1st 2010
Time 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $79.00
Seniors are $60 call the office 941-493-2770 for Reservation.

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 & Time 6 Tuesdays, Feb 8th - Mar 15th 2011
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM
Fee $49.00

Attend the first lesson free with no obligation.

Scholarships are available.

JLI Committee:

Abby Davis, Robert Goldman, Dori Zingmond

The JLI is partially underwritten by

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

Toward A Meaningful Life: A Soul-searching Journey for Every Jew -
Date & Time 6 Wednesdays, Feb 9th - Mar 16th 2011
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $49.00
Tuesday Class will be given by Mrs. Rivka Schmerling

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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 11th - Jun 22nd 2011
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $79.00

Seniors are $59 please call the office 941-493-2770 to register.

Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, May 10th - Jun 14th 2011
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $79.00

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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, Nov 9th - Dec 14th 2011
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $69.00 +$10.00 book fee

 JLI Committee: 
Abbie Davis, Robert Goldman, Dori Zingmond 
  
The JLI is partially underwritten by  The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee 

Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Nov 8th - Dec 13th 2011
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee $69.00 +$10.00 book fee

The Tuesday Morning Class is Part of the Womens Coffee & Conversation given by Rivka Schmerling

 JLI Committee: 

 

Abbie Davis, Robert Goldman, Dori Zingmond 
  

The JLI is partially underwritten by  The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee 


  

 

 


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 Wednesdays, Jan 25th - Feb 29th 2012
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $69.00 +$10.00 book fee
Multiple Signups Special $10 off per student with minimum 20 signups

 Each Class will be recorded (if you miss a class will be sending you the audio)!

Attend the first lesson free with no obligation.

Scholarships are available. This Course is approved for 11 CLE Credits ($20 per Credit)

JLI Committee: Abbie Davis, Robert Goldman, Dori Zingmond

The JLI is partially underwritten by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee 


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, May 7th - Jun 18th 2012
Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $69.00 +$10.00 book fee
Multiple Signups Special $20 off per student with minimum 2 signups

Each Class will be recorded (if you miss a class will be sending you the audio)!


Attend the first lesson free with no obligation. 
Scholarships are available.

JLI Committee: 
Abbie Davis, Robert Goldman, Dori Zingmond 

The JLI is partially underwritten by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee 


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 23rd - Dec 4th 2013
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $74.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups

Attend our first session at no cost or obligation.

Approved for 11 CLE credits in Florida (all general credits).

The JLI is partially underwritten by the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.

 


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 26th - Apr 2nd 2014
Time 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee $74.00

JLI Committee: 

Abbie Davis, Robert Goldman & Dr. Rick Simovitz

 

The JLI is partially underwritten by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.


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 & Time 6 Wednesdays, May 14th - Jun 18th 2014
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $74.00
Attend the first lesson free with no obligation.
 
For the free class just reply to this email, to register for the course click here.
 
Scholarships are available.
 
For more information visit us at www.chabadofvenice.com/myjlior call us at 941-493-2770
 
JLI Committee:
 
Abbie Davis, Robert Goldman & Dr. Rick Simovitz
 
The JLI is partially underwritten by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.
Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, May 20th - Jun 30th 2014
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee $74.00

Classes will be recorded in case you need to miss a class.

Attend the first lesson free with no obligation.

Scholarships are available.

JLI Committee: 

Abbie Davis, Robert Goldman & Dr. Rick Simovitz

The JLI is partially underwritten by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.


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 Tuesdays, Nov 4th - Dec 9th 2014
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee $74.00
Each class will be recorded and send out to registered students. Attend the first lesson free with no obligation. Scholarships are available. JLI Committee: Abbie Davis, Robert Goldman & Dr. Rick Simovitz The JLI is partially underwritten by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.
How Happiness Thinks -
Date & Time 6 Tuesdays, Nov 4th - Dec 9th 2014
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $74.00
Each class will be recorded and send out to registered students. Attend the first lesson free with no obligation. Scholarships are available. JLI Committee: Abbie Davis, Robert Goldman & Dr. Rick Simovitz The JLI is partially underwritten by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.

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 Tuesdays, May 5th - Jun 9th 2015
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $79.00
Early Bird Special 10% off before 04/24/2015
Multiple Signups Special $10 off per student with minimum 2 signups
Attend the first lesson free with no obligation. Every class will be recorded and emailed to registered Students. JLI Committee: Abbie Davis, Robert Goldman & Dr. Rick Simovitz The JLI is partially underwritten by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

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 Tuesdays, Feb 9th - Mar 15th 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fee $79.00

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 Tuesdays, May 17th - Jun 21st 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $79.00
Multiple Signups Special $10 off per student with minimum 2 signups

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 Tuesdays, Nov 15th - Dec 20th 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $79.00

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 Tuesdays, Jan 31st - Mar 7th 2017
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $79.00

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 Tuesdays, May 9th - Jun 20th 2017
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $79.00

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 Tuesdays, Feb 6th - Mar 13th 2018
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00
Couple Discount $20 off

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 Tuesdays, Nov 7th - Dec 11th 2017
Time 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Fee $89.00
Couple Discount $10 off
Join the first class free (with no obligation to continue) Travelling? Snowbird? Last minute family event? Don't miss a thing and take advantage of our audio recordings. You also have the option to have the Textbook mailed to you and we will email you the recording after every class.

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 Tuesdays, May 8th - Jun 12th 2018
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $89.00
Couple Discount $20 off

Wrestling with Faith -
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 Tuesdays, Oct 23rd - Nov 27th 2018
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee $79.00
Couple Discount $20 off