‘Beyond Never Again:’ Madison course examines lessons of Holocaust

Posted Monday, Apr 26th, 2010
Madison Eagle

Published: Apr 16th, 7:09 AM

MADISON - On Wednesday, April 28, Chabad of Southeast Morris County will begin a new Jewish Learning Institute course, “Beyond Never Again - How the Holocaust Speaks to Us Today.”

The six-week course will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays, beginning April 28, at the Chabad Center at 42 Park Ave. in Madison.

“Beyond Never Again” was created by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, an internationally acclaimed adult education program operating in more than 300 cities worldwide, and boasting more than over 75,000 students.

Continuing Effects

Said Rabbi Shalom Lubin of the Chabad Center, “This particular course is structured as a six-step program, and lessons will examine and explore the ways in which the Holocaust continues to affect our generation and colors what it means to live as a Jew today.”

Said Lubin, “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.

“In this course we will explore the responses to suffering- in a spiritually uplifting, meaningful and inspirational way, said Lubin, a Jewish Learning Institute instructor and the director of Chabad of Southeast Morris County.

The course fee is $75, which includes the course workbook and all materials. All attendees are welcome to attend the first class on April 28 free of charge.

There is also a special couple’s rate of $125. A limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come basis.

Chabad of Southeast Morris County is a Jewish outreach and educational organization based at 42 Park Ave. in Madison. “Chabad seeks to strengthen and promote Jewish unity, awareness, and pride, by providing educational, religious, and social services to Jewish families and individuals from all backgrounds and affiliations,” Lubin said.

To reserve a place in the course, or for information about Chabad of Southeast Morris County, call (973) 377-0707, or e-mail[email protected].

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