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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 10th. 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 jLearn schedule for spring 2020 has been set.  You can sign up for the following classes using the links below.

* Soul Trek - Tuesday at 10:10 AM
* Talmudic Ethics - Tuesday at 4:45 PM
* He Loves Me; He Loves Me Not - Tuesday at 6:15 PM
* Fantastic Beasts and Where They Daven - Tuesday at 8:15 PM
* Great Debates in Jewish History - Thursday at 8:30 PM

Great Debates in Jewish History
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim 

A fascinating look at six pivotal debates that engulfed the Jewish people at different periods in our history. We will look at the background, motives, key events and wide-ranging legacies of these debates.

Five sessions: 75 minutes each
Time and date to be determined by interested participants.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where They Daven
Rabbi Zalman Chein 

Do demons and unicorns really exist?  How about golems and werewolves? Learn what Jewish tradition has to say in this fascinating course.

Five sessions: 60 minutes each
Time and date to be determined by interested participants.

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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
Time and date to be determined by interested 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
Time and date to be determined by interested 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
Time and date to be determined by interested participants.

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What Do We Believe?
Rabbi Sruly Ohana

Explore the core foundation of Jewish beliefs that have enabled the survival of our faith for over 3000 years.

Four sessions: 60 minutes each
Time and date to be determined by interested 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
Time and date to be determined by interested 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
Time and date to be determined by interested 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   
Time and date to be determined by interested participants.

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