Torah Studies
  CATALOG   NEW SEASON STARTING WEDENSDAY 10/17

The Rohr Chabad Center, is proud to present our Torah Studies catalog of classes for the first season of the 2013 academic year.

At Chabad, we value a deep, rich learning experience and we aim to provide this in an unequivocal way. This is why we have brought you a Torah Studies program of the highest caliber, developed by the world-renowned Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. The program brings you a series of stimulating text and discussion based classes that take place on a weekly basis.

Our lessons will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.

I invite you to browse through the topics in this catalog and to join us for some weekly inspirational study. In this new season, you will also find a class about the upcoming holiday of Chanukah. These classes are open to all, whatever your level of learning may be, and we encourage you to bring your friends along.

Rabbi Yossi Brackman

PS The class will meet each Wednesday at 8 pm beginning next week (10/17), I'd be delighted to welcome you.
PPS There is no fee at attend Torah Studies, please do however RSVP.

Mirror on the Wall
Why What You See in Others is a Reflection of Yourself
Two people witness the same event, one finds flaw, while the other sees opportunity. Why do people see things differently? What do our interpretations reveal about who we are? And how can paying more attention to them help us become better people?
For the Sake of Love
How to Nurture Unconditional Love
Do we love others for what we get from them, or do we love them for who they really are? On the other hand, are we even capable of loving without getting anything in return? This lesson shows the way toward an attainable balance.
Livening The Human Core Wed. 10/31
How to Get Up when Life is Down
Material worries cause emotional drain, depleting us of our inner reserves and the conviction to go on. This class introduces profound advice from the prophet Elisha about how to reignite our inner spark.
Behind the Wedding Ring Wed. 11/7
Steps to Acquiring a Flourishing Marriage
Marriage is forever. Husband and wife should both feel they are getting a winning deal. These are some of the secrets we explore as we unravel the surprising biblical origins of the wedding ring.
Living to Laugh Wed. 11/14
Humor as our Reason for Being
What makes us laugh? What gives us our greatest giggles? Humor is born from the radically unexpected, unfamiliar, and abnormal. This lesson views laughter as the purpose of life, that by transcending and defying our nature we can make G‑d chuckle.
Jacob's Ladder Wed. 11/21
Actualizing Your Higher Calling
Climbing from who we are to our heavenly visage (what we can become) is perhaps life's greatest challenge. This lesson introduces a practical daily meditative exercise to keep our potential in sight and the tools to actualize it.
A Love Called Hatred Wed. 11/28
The Fascinating Story of King Menasheh
The opposite of love is not hatred, but indifference. Hatred is love turned sour. When people are too gripped by love to let go and be indifferent, they instead redefine their strong relationship as hate. This lesson examines the biography of a hateful Jewish king who ultimately uncovered the love behind his hatred.
The Tune of Ambivalence Wed. 12/5
Navigating Through Tough Existential Dilemmas
Discover the guiding principles that help us make critical and courageous decisions. Torn between temptation, hesitation, and cognitive dissonance, this lesson examines three biblical tales of everyday struggle that share a common tune—literally!
Decorate, Then Sweep Wed. 12/12
Starting Out on a Positive Note
You need to rid yourself of bad habits to inculcate positive ones, but if you don't start with the good right away, you may end up waiting forever. This lesson explores the pros and cons of cognitive versus behavioral therapy and the wisdom in the order of the Chanukah candles and of Joseph's sons.
Reconstructing Crossed Lines Wed. 12/19
An Exploration of the Workings of Teshuvah
When we cross a line, we become desensitized to the line and prone to cross it again. How do we return to our former selves? This lesson explores the innovative, three-step process Joseph used to aid his brothers return, including reconstructing their original circumstances to prove they had truly changed.
Deaf to Nuance Wed. 12/26
The Positive Side to Selective Hearing
Subtleties sometimes dilutes and distorts the lines of truth, and complexity gets in the way of us standing up for what is right. This lesson amplifies the story of Chushim—the deaf grandson of Jacob—who stood by the obvious when others were blinded by the details.

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