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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 28th. 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. 

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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Prayer at the Podium
Rabbi Zalman Chein 

Leading the congregation in prayer is a privilege and a responsibility.  In this course we will take a look at the ins and outs of this important role.  Learn what the Talmud and Code of Jewish Law teach us and discuss common questions that come up. 

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

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That Can't Be True! Or Is It
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

In this fascinating course we will debunk some of the most common urban legends and myths about Jews, Judaism and the Bible, and learn at least 101 things about Judaism you never knew.

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

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Soul Maps: Tanya in Five
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 as: what is the source of guilt, conflict, and confusion? What are useful strategies for developing joy and direction in everyday life?

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

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

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Introductory Talmud
Rabbi Zalman Chein

Have you always wanted to explore the Talmud but weren’t sure where to begin? Join us as we acquire the skills and proficiency to delve into this fundamental work.

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

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The Jewish Course of Why
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!

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

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Zmanim: The Halachik Clock
Rabbi Zalman Chein  

Time is ours to sanctify:  Shabbat comes once a week, holidays are seasonal, and so many other mitzvot are connected with specific times.  Learn about how Jewish law views time and the various opinions on how to calculate halachic hours and days.

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

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The Magic of Poetry and Prose
Mrs. Rochel Chein

Take a deeper look at your childhood favorites!  A discussion-based class on the lessons to be learned from the classical works of Dr. Suess and the wonders of Harry Potter.

Four sessions: 45 minutes each
Time and date to be determined by interested participants.

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