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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 February 5th. 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 Most Fascinating and Perplexing Biblical Sagas of All Time
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

This is a fast paced, exhilarating, deep treatment of the stories in our Torah that always raise an eyebrow.  Including: Rupture in Eden: Adam and Eve defy their Creator, Rachel, Leah and Jacob: the love triangle, Deceit on the Death-bed: Jacob vs. Esau,  Joseph and the Technicolor Coat, and Sin after Revelation: Why a Golden Calf?
Appropriate for beginners, advanced and everyone in between!

Six sessions: 70 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants.

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 Paradigm Shift
Rabbi Zalman Chein 

Take an elevator ride to the heights of what is possible!  Synchronize yourself with the mission for which you were placed on earth, and learn to recognize the inherent goodness and perfection in yourself, in others, and in every circumstance of your life.  This empowering course offers a revolutionary outlook on life, culled from the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.

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

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 The Jewish Course of Why
Mrs. Rochel Chein

Have you ever wondered why Jews eat gefilte fish and cholent?  What mazal tov means?  What causes anti-semitism, or the role of women in Judaism?  Fifty fun, complex, and controversial questions about Jews and Judaism will be explored in this intriguing course.  

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

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 He Loves Me; He Loves Me Not
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

In this age of friends, benefits, and hookups, are real relationships still possible?  What does the ancient wisdom of Judaism have to offer us on this topic, today? Find out in this "for women only" course.

Four sessions: 70 minutes each
The classes will be offered to accommodate the schedules of participants. 

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 Talmudic Ethics: Finding Your Way to Good Decisions
Rabbi Zalman Chein

A text based exploration of the Jewish view on issues such as abortion, euthanasia, free speech vs. privacy and others.

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

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 Soul Trek
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

For people interested in matters of identity, purpose and existence. What do Jews believe about Heaven, Hell, Reincarnation, Transmigration and Resurrection?  Explore what Judaism teaches about where souls come from, what they are doing in this world and where they go from here.

Four 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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 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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 Women in the Bible
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

This textual study - interwoven with a wide array of classic and contemporary commentary - will reveal the surprising contours of Biblical women's lives and how their vision, dedication and tenacity set the course of Jewish history for time immemorial.

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

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