Topics for August - September 2019 

Every Monday 7:30 PM. Men and Women welcome

For the month of August we will met at Chabad

Do you ever wonder what is the Jewish perspective on;  eating, the evil eye, human psychology, Israel, dreams, freedom of choice or the purpose of life? These are just a small taste of the topics covered!

You've celebrated Jewish holidays, but have you ever wanted to know the deeper meaning behind the many traditions and customs that we keep?

 

Try one of our classes and you will be engaged intellectually, spiritually and emotionally.

 

Every Monday evening, 7:30 PM at the Water Garden Hotel. See below the topics for January - April 2019.

 

These classes are free of charge and are open to men and women, regardless of affiliation or level of knowledge.

 

Monday, August 5 2019

So You Think You Can Have Morality Without G‑d? Think Again

“Universal Morality” Was, and Always is, a Spectacular Failure

The most popular book of all time, the Bible, is probably also translated into the most languages ever. And that’s exactly what G‑d told the Jews to do in the desert—to translate the Torah into all languages. This interesting tidbit contains a message about morality that reverberates to this very day.

Monday, August 12 2019

Be a Good Neighbor

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, But Reaching Across Is Even Better

While some think they can live wherever they want and remain completely unchanged by their environment, most of us abandoned that fantasy a while ago. So what’s the best plan? To hide away in the safest place, or blaze trails in obscure locales? A law about neighbors contains the fine balance to this important question.

Monday, August 19 2019

Shattered Dreams

Ground Zero is a Construction Site

The image of a horrified Moses smashing the precious tablets is seared into the Jewish conscious forever. But what most people don’t know is that those broken shards are remembered not as a tragedy, but as a moment of glory. For buried in those broken pieces are wild dreams and incredible new beginnings.

Monday, August 26 2019

Lessons from an Animal

What the Kosher Signs of an Animal Can Tell Us About Life

Starting with a cow’s split hooves, continuing up to its abdominal habits, this lesson lands us into lessons about life and what it means to be a truly “religious” person.

Monday, September 2 2019

Sages vs. Scripture

Where Does the Bible End, and the Rabbis Begin?

As anyone with basic Jewish literacy knows, the Rabbis came up with a lot of stuff. And we mean A LOT. So what’s the deal? Are the Rabbis just an extension of the Torah? But aren’t they mere mortals? And why were they making up so much stuff anyway? Discover the rules of the game in this intriguing class.

Monday, September 9 2019

It’s My Body, I Can Do What I Want!

Wrong. It’s Not Your Body. Proceed Accordingly

It’s all skin and bones, right? No! In this joyful ride, we learn that our bodies are something uniquely special, perhaps more so than our very souls. But before you hit the gym, take a moment to discover the spiritual energy in that body—and do your best to unleash it.

Monday, September 16 2019

Herd Mentality is Bad. Joining Minds is Incredible

Chassidic Fabrengens Are the Original Group Therapy

Listen, we all have issues. But the good news is that your issues are probably not exactly the same as the next person’s issues. That’s where getting together comes in: It’s a powerful tool for recovery, inspiration, and direction. A one-off gathering on two dusty hilltops in the Judean desert brought home that message to the nascent Jewish people.

Monday, September 23 2019

Repentance Shouldn’t be Scary. Try it on For Size

How a Achieve a Joyful High Holidays in 30 Days or Less

That picture of a Jew crying in the corner, bitterly remorseful about his or her past misdeeds is, agreeably, a scary one. But it’s also counterintuitive—what happened to positive reinforcement? Find out how to ace repentance this season, and come out happier for it.