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Class 8 Monday, October 23, 8PM

Reclaiming the Love

There are encouraging moments that inspire us to action and resolve, and then there is reality. Where do you find inspiration when the excitement dies? How do you fight lethargy in the reality of your routine? This lesson explores ways to enrich everyday life with an approach and skill-set for embracing even the driest of times.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 9 Monday, October 23, 8PM

Reclaiming the Love

Does Judaism reject the notion that the physical can be beautiful? What is the unifying factor that draws together contrasting colors and dimensions to unite in harmony? More than just a class on art critique, this lesson examines Jewish and Hellenistic perspectives on beauty. Explore the essence of what makes things beautiful and why the Maccabees so opposed the Greek Hellenist's approach.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 10 Monday, October 23, 8PM

Reclaiming the Love

When our world crumbles around us we choose to either despair or repair. But where do we find the willpower and courage to make this paradigm shift? For answers, this class points to one of history's most striking episodes of hope and renewal.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 11 Monday, October 23, 8PM

Reclaiming the Love

Sometimes we wish we could turn back the clock. In reality, you can't change the past, but you can influence how the past will affect the future. This class explains how you can break the spiritual time barrier and transform past mistakes into an impetus for driving future success.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 1 Monday, October 23, 8PM

Trouble is no recent addition to the Jewish story. Our ancestors encountered it millennia ago, and it continues to cross paths with many Jews today. How do you respond to baseless hatred? This class explores three unique approaches.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 2 Monday, October 23, 8PM

Why thank a fellow undeserving of your thanks? This lesson questions why G-d rewarded a tyrannical monarch, and presents a counterintuitive approach to gratitude that champions action over intent.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 3 Monday, October 23, 8PM

Unlike money, time is a limited and irreplaceable resource. How do you spend it? This class looks beyond traditional time management techniques, to unlock deep inherent value that lies dormant within things we already do.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 4 Monday, October 23, 8PM

Followers may make leaders but leaders don’t make followers; they make more leaders. This class examines approaches to leadership and empowerment by observing Moses, the first Jewish leader.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 5 Monday, October 23, 8PM

What will be your legacy? The footprint we leave on the world is a measure of the life we live. This class explores the lessons of a tree, defining a successful life as one that makes a difference in the lives of others.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 6 Monday, October 23, 8PM

The marvel of 21st-century technological breakthroughs highlights man’s ability to alter nature’s course. Should we have the right to play G-d? If it should exist, why didn’t G-d create it? In this class, we examine Judaism’s surprisingly liberal approach to some modern advances of the human race.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 7 Monday, October 23, 8PM

Everyone wants their children to become good and decent people. What’s the secret of those who succeed? Why do some fail? This class explores a crucial piece in the puzzle of parenting, focusing on what we can do to plot the course of our children’s future.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 8 Monday, October 23, 8PM

The symptoms of anti-Semitism are all too familiar. In this class we step into the Purim story and the human psyche, to examine its cause. Is it a particular apprehension, some perceived misdeed? Or does our very existence generate an existential angst that cannot be calmed?

8:00-9:00pm

Class 9 Monday, October 23, 8PM

Trouble is no recent addition to the Jewish story. Our ancestors encountered it millennia ago, and it continues to cross paths with many Jews today. How do you respond to baseless hatred? This class explores three unique approaches.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 10 Monday, October 23, 8PM

While Plato spoke of the Universal—the dreamy ideal without concrete realization—Torah mobilizes to take action in the here and now. In this class we discover heaven on earth in Judaism’s more sublime sense of idealism, one deeply rooted in reality.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 11 Monday, October 23, 8PM

Throughout our history, there were times when all seemed lost. In our own personal lives, too, we sometimes feel that we are deadened, our inspiration gone. Today, it seems that our nation’s vitality has been sapped, our spirit crushed. This class shows how to bring it all back to life again.

8:00-9:00pm

Class 12 Monday, October 23, 8PM

We don’t buy a car unless we know everything about it. We won’t vote for a politician until we make sure their agendas are aligned with ours. But when it comes to G-d, we can leave our questions unanswered and believe, nonetheless. Why?

8:00-9:00pm

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