Chabad Lubavitch launching new educational series

Posted Friday, Aug 24th, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Jewish Learning Institute is the first international educational institution to present traditional Judaism in a professional, innovative, academically challenging yet accessible format. The JLI was created to address the need of Jews for in-depth Jewish knowledge. Authorities on each subject have organized the curriculum and teaching materials for each course.

As the world's pre-eminent provider of adult Jewish learning with 350 chapters around the globe, JLI's mission is to make the wisdom of Jewish learning accessible to everyone.

"The Jewish Learning Institute allows you to explore basic Jewish ideas, to share critical analysis and intensive discussion with exciting instructors and classmates," said Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, chairman of the local JLI committee.

"At the heart of Jewish culture there has always been Jewish learning, an engaged and vibrant meeting of minds," said Minkowicz, the local JLI instructor. "We're excited to be able to bring this open and interactive learning environment to our community."

The program begins with The Kabbalah of You in November, continues with Living with Integrity in February and concludes with Curious Tales of the Talmud in April. This sequence is designed to provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of Jewish thought, heritage and tradition, and enables students to achieve basic Jewish literacy as well as an understanding of cardinal Jewish beliefs and observances.

The new fall course, The Kabbalah of You, explores Kabbalistic insights about the soul and how to unleash human potential. The course will be held six consecutive Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. given by Mrs. Nechamie Minkowicz and Wednesday evenings at 7 given by Rabbi Minkowicz. The course will begin Oct. 22 and will be located at Chabad Lubavitch of SW Florida, 5620 Winkler Road. The course fee is $99 with a 10 percent early bird special before Oct. 1, and includes textbooks and refreshments. To register please go to

For additional information visit us on the web @ or contact Rabbi Minkowicz at 239-433-7708

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