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jLearn is a unique program offering focused mini courses aimed at exploring new realms of Jewish thought and philosophy. Whether it’s Jewish history, ethics or digging beneath the surface of our rituals and traditions, jLearn focuses on the “why” and the “how” of Judaism. Participate in a course that interests YOU. 

Deepen your Jewish learning experience with short but chock-full-of-information courses that will have you thinking in a whole new way.

jLearn will begin during the week of January 30th. The times of each class will be determined to accommodate the schedules of participants.

For more information please contact Rochel Chein .

All texts and readings will be presented in English. The classes are crafted in such a manner as to be equally accessible and intriguing to students with advanced Judaic knowledge, those with no prior knowledge, and all in between.

jlearn courses will be offered with a four person participation minimum. If you are interested in a particular class and the times offered do not fit into your schedule, please do let us know which times you have available, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

The Essentials 
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

A fresh look at Jewish life and living. Topics include Shabbat: an Island in Time, Kosher: a Diet for the Soul, and Heaven, Hell and Reincarnation: What do we believe?

Not for beginners only!

Five sessions: 75 minutes each 
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.
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Your Kosher Kitchen
Rabbi Zalman Chein

Can I serve Chulent directly from my crockpot?  Can I dice vegetables on Shabbat?  A hot piece of pasta with cheese fell into my meat pot, what should I do?  Which greens can I buy? Find out the answers to these questions and more and become comfortable in your kosher kitchen.

Text-based study and hands-on experience. 

Five sessions: 60 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.
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Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Megillat Esther
Mrs. Rochel Chein

A thorough and intriguing study of the Book of Esther and its relevance for us today.

Five sessions: 60 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.

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From the Womb to the Tomb
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

How familiar are you with the laws, customs, and life cycle events surrounding conception, gestation, birth, engagement, marriage, death and mourning?

This class, not intended for beginners, will guide you through this important wealth of information. 

Five sessions: 75 minutes each 
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.
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Soul Maps: The Anatomy of Your Inner World
Rabbi Zalman Chein

This class uses ancient mystical teachings in a modern way to help us understand the psychology of our soul. It answers questions such as: What is the source of guilt, conflict, and confusion? What are useful strategies for developing joy and direction in everyday life?

Six sessions: 60 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.
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What Does Judaism Say About...
Rabbi Levi Slonim

Tattoos and piercings, drugs and alcohol, gun control, capital punishment and the prison system.
An overview of the Jewish view on contemporary issues.

Five sessions: 45 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.
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The Dilemma: Modern Conundrums. Talmudic Debates. Solutions for Today
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

This fast paced class is for anyone who loves to think and enjoys seeing how ancient wisdom is applied to the modern day constructs. Explore Jewish ethics and law and their philosophical underpinnings.

Appropriate for those with intermediate and advanced Jewish learning skills.

Six sessions: 75 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.
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Chassidus Unlocked
Rabbi Zalman Chein

An in-depth text-based study of classic Chassidic maamorim, discourses, that speak to the existential quest of man in a physical world to make space for a transcendent reality.

Five sessions: 60 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.
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The Jewish Course of Why - Back by popular demand!
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

Fifty fun, complex, and controversial questions about Jews and Judaism will be explored in this course.  Appropriate for beginners, advanced and everyone in between!

Six sessions: 75 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.
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