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JLI To Launch Timeless Tales For Inspired Living Course
Westchester.com
Posted Wednesday, Jan 27th, 2010

POSTED BY WESTCHESTER.COM   
SATURDAY, 23 JANUARY 2010

Dobbs Ferry, NY - This February, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will launch its winter course, Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living.

Portraits in Leadership is a study of the inspiring life story of six figures whose courage and determination helped Judaism weather its darkest hours. In the face of the first-century Roman assault on Jerusalem, the fundamental institutions of the Jewish people were utterly destroyed. But with wisdom and verve, these leaders took the radical steps that managed to preserve the essence of Judaism to this very day.

“This course is one part history, one part biography—all parts uplifting inspiration,” says Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, course author.” It is about decisions made two thousand years ago that continue to shape the contours of contemporary Jewish life.”

“Students are constantly looking for tools to deal with day-to-day challenges,” says local JLI instructor, Rabbi Benjy. “What better way to find guidance than from the wise example of others who encountered hardships and used them as the impetus for growth and change.”

Lessons will examine a range of classic Jewish sources, drawing extensively from the stories of the Talmud and modern commentaries that point out their personal significance to our lives.

Rabbi Benjy of Chabad of The Rivertowns will be teaching this course at Chabad of Rivertowns for six Sundays and Tuesdays, starting February 2nd and 7th , and potential students are welcome to call 914 693 6100 for more information.

Portraits in Leadership, like all JLI’s courses, is designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge. Participants without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning can attend and enjoy this course. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not to be a member of any particular synagogue or temple.

Members of the media are invited to attend a local class and/or interview local course facilitators in advance. Interviews with national facilitators and course creators can be arranged upon request as well. To arrange an interview, to visit an upcoming class, or for further information, please contact Rabbi Benjy Silverman, 914 693 6100 or email benjy@chabadrt.org.

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