Chabad Jewish Center Upper Passaic County Offering New Course

Posted Thursday, Apr 19th, 2018

 Rabbi Mendy Gurkov of Chabad Jewish Center Upper Passaic County will be offering "What Is? Rethinking Everything We Know about Our Universe" — a fascinating, new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI).

The course begins on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
The course
The website description of the course reads: Drawing on the wisdom of Chasidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.
“I find that many people, particularly in North Jersey, are looking to deepen their experience of life,” said Rabbi Mendy Gurkov of Chabad Jewish Center Upper Passaic County, the local JLI instructor in Wanaque. “This JLI course invites participants to live more deeply, by deepening their thinking, insight, and awareness of the fundamentals of life and of our universe.”
"What Is?" explores six of the most intriguing questions that have ever challenged mankind: 
Is the world real? 
Is time travel possible? 
Why does evil exist? 
Who is God? 
What is consciousness?
Are we bound by fate?
“Our goal is to invite participants to seek out a deeper understanding of their world,” explained Rabbi Zalman Abraham, of JLI’s Brooklyn headquarters. “By doing so, we hope to give people the tools to experience a richer, deeper, and more meaningful life.”
Like all JLI programs, this course is designed to appeal to people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship.
To register
Interested students may call 201-696-7609, or visit for registration and for other course-related information. 
JLI courses are presented in Wanaque in conjunction with Chabad Jewish Center Upper Passaic County.
JLI, the adult education branch of Chabad-Lubavitch, offers programs in more than 800 locations in the United States and in numerous foreign countries. More than 400,000 students have attended JLI classes since the organization was founded in 1998.

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