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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 11th. 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. 

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
Mondays at noon

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Your Kosher Kitchen
Rabbi Zalman Chein 

A hot piece of pasta with cheese fell into my meat pot, what should I do?  Which greens can I buy? Can I serve Chulent directly from my crockpot? Can I dice vegetables on Shabbat?  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
Time and date to be determined by interested 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.
Mondays at 8:45 PM

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Who’s Who: Jewish Sages Through the Ages  
Rabbi Zalman Chein

You’ve heard the names, but who are they?  How have they formed Jewish law and traditions as we know them today?Learn about Rashi, Rosh, Rif, Ramban, Rambam, Rashba, Ibn Ezra and many more.

Five sessions: 60 minutes each
Time and date to be determined by interested participants..
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Strength and Struggle: Fascinating Sagas of Our Prophets
Mrs. Rivkah Slonim

In this course we unlock the secrets of great character by exploring some of the most dramatic narratives and inspiring personalities in all of history. These thrilling tales of judges, kings, and prophets, including David, Ruth and Elijah, reach into the essence of the human condition. These heroes and antiheroes teach us eternal lessons of struggle and triumph, courage and humility, hope and resilience.

Six sessions: 85 minutes each
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
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Tour the Temple
Rabbi Zalman Chein

For 830 years, there stood an edifice upon a Jerusalem hilltop which served as the point of contact between heaven and earth. What was the Temple all about? What were its functions and what did it actually look like? Take a tour through the Holy Temple, walk through its corridors and discover the marvels of G‑d's dwelling place in our world.

Five 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: 60 minutes each
Time and date to be determined by interested participants.
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The Festivals in Jewish Law: A Talmudic Take
Rabbi Zalman Chein

Take a deeper look at the festivals and their Mitzvot that we encounter each year. Comb through the Talmud and the Codifiers in this text-based class.

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