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jLearn

jLearn

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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 October 23rd. 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.

Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel through the lens of the Six Day War
Mrs. Rivka Slonim

Relive the miracles of fifty years ago. Debate the controversies. Explore ancient and contemporary insights into the conflict and its delicate complexities. 

Six sessions: 75 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.
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The Tastes of Judaism
Mrs. Rochel Chein

Latkes and hamantashen, kosher symbols and big holiday meals...explore Judaism’s take on all matters culinary, and prepare and taste classic Jewish cuisine.

Five sessions: 90 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.
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Torah from Sinai: Direct Transmission or Broken Telephone?
Rabbi Zalman Chein

How do we know that the Torah is true?  Who has the right to interpret it? How do ancient laws apply to modern times? Find out in this fascinating course.

Six sessions: 60 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.
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Matters of life and Death - Jewish Medical Ethics
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

This course will present an in-depth, text-based study and discussion of the Halachic sources on issues such as contraception, abortion, selected reproductive technologies and organ transplantation.

Six sessions: 85 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
Mrs. Rochel 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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Shabbat: The Ins and Outs
Rabbi Zalman Chein

Have you ever wondered what's behind the Shabbat do's and don'ts?  Examine common situations that come up on Shabbat and come to appreciate the tapestry of Biblical law, Rabbinic enactments, practical applications and customs.

Five sessions: 60 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants. 
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Jewish Women in Jewish Law
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

An in-depth, text-based exploration of issues related to women and prayer, Torah study and the performance of Mitzvot. Appropriate for beginners, advanced and everyone in between!

Five 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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Fascinating Facts
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

Fun, surprising, and inspirational: discover the mysteries and debunk the myths surrounding Jewish tradition and practice.

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