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Designed and developed by the world-renowned Jewish Learning Institute, the Torah Studies program brings you the tradition of classical Jewish learning in a series of clear and engaging weekly classes. Probing ideas and issues, the Torah Studies classes offer timely lessons for living – from the most timeless of all texts.

The Torah Studies program will introduce you to new planes in spiritual, social and self-awareness - one week at a time.


  Wednesday Evenings - 7:30-8:30 pm

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Class is Free of Charge 


 Dedication Opportunities 

Season Sponsor - $540

Season Co-Sponsor - $180 


 

Wednesday, January 22 2020

There’s No Such Thing as Neutral

You Cannot Be a Bystander to Your Own Life

Oftentimes, “whatever” best sums up what you feel about your job, friends, or hobbies. But here’s the thing: There really is no such thing as “whatever” in life, for life is synonymous with passion and energy. And you must choose where to invest it before it chooses you.

Wednesday, January 29 2020

It’s Never Too Dark to See Someone Else

The Darkness of Division

When our lives are filled with unity and hope, the light shines brightly. But when we are alone and there is little hope, just darkness remains. Just how bad is darkness, and what can we do to avoid it?

Wednesday, February 5 2020

The Fourth Meal

Lessons from the Post Shabbat Meal

We all love Shabbat. It’s a time to rest, recalibrate, pray, and of course, eat. But did you know that there’s another meal after Shabbat ends? Discover the ins and outs of this ancient tradition, and how it holds the key to realizing the magic of Shabbat throughout the week.

Wednesday, February 12 2020

The Right Reason for Acting Right

Feel-good is a Faulty Barometer

We are constantly faced with moral dilemmas, sometimes so complex, every option seems worse than the next. How can we best navigate the moral mazes of life? The answer lies in an ancient multi-generational narrative that moves from Abraham to Amalek.

Wednesday, February 19 2020

I Moved. It Changed My Life

Gradual Change is Great; An About Face is Even Better

A goring ox is sold to a new owner, and “Poof!” it becomes a tame calf once again. What’s the secret? Discover a radical and effective approach to self-improvement in the Torah’s lesser known discussions of mad cows and property law.

Wednesday, February 26 2020

Jewish Education Starts From Day One

A Lesson in Jewish Education from a Baby-Faced Cherub

“Every day, set aside half an hour to tend to the education of your children!” declared the Rebbe. With an unorthodox set of graven images in the Holy of Holies for a backdrop, this class explores what it means to invest in Jewish education.

Wednesday, March 4 2020

Find Yourself Among the Crowd

Identify Your Faults—And Fix Them

It feels great to be part of a herd. Much comfort comes from belonging to a community, especially a collective with an inspiring leader. However, there comes a time when you must step aside and take responsibility for who you are as an individual. The good news? You emerge far better and stronger.

Wednesday, March 11 2020

Answering Anti-Semitism

The Jewish Response to Prejudice

“The Jews don’t fit in. They’re different.” The historical accusation has merit, doesn’t it? Are we not different in beliefs, dress, and in myriad other ways? How do we answer this charge? In the Purim story, the paradigm of antisemitism, we find the unexpected answer.

Wednesday, March 18 2020

Tradition vs Hard Evidence

The Battle Between Archeology and Axiom

Is there some thread that binds the Jerusalem Temple’s golden candelabra, the gleaming headplates worn by high priests, and a hidden library of ancient scrolls in the Dead Sea region? A fascinating look at history, scientific discovery and the weight of tradition.

Wednesday, March 25 2020

Can Religion be Enjoyable?

When Body and Soul Sit Down for Dinner

There are fewer things more diametrically opposite than body and soul. Yet, they are tasked with working together. In this lesson, we learn that the Afikomen isn’t just a thing you steal at the end of the Seder for a new X-box—it’s a primer of how to be a religious pro: to do what you love and love what you do.

Wednesday, April 1 2020

Time is a Continuum. Make the Most of It

The Past is Never Over, and the Future Always Within Reach

At the dawn of their birth, the Jewish nation was gifted with two mitzvot—offering the Paschal Lamb and the rite of circumcision. The deeper significance of these two mitzvot leads us to discover the key to successful, healthy living: the most important moment is the present—precisely because it is so closely tethered to the past and the future.