A Journey into the Beauty of Jewish Learning
We are thrilled you will be learning with us. We are proud to be offering a number of classes for learners of all backgrounds and interests.
Winter/Spring Semester: Wednesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 22
All of our Wednesday classes are held in the Katz Building on the Campus of the David Posnak JCC. Our fall line up includes:
FIRST HOUR: 9:30am-10:30am
Judaism's 10 Best Ideas with Rabbi Akiva Mann
In today's environment where race, ethnicity, and religion are under attack this course is designed to present 10 core Jewish ideas that represent our people's greatest contributions to human civilization. The "10" will be a twenty-first-century response to the ancient request "teach me the essence of Judaism - while standing on one foot." Wouldn't it be absolutely wonderful for us, to finally be able to encapsulate Judaism's fundamental messages and visions and with great feeling and dedication incorporate them into our daily lives? This course is not only for people beginning their Jewish journey but also for the initiated seeker who wishes to reinforce and strengthen their understanding and appreciation of Jewish wisdom and its basic value system.
What Does Jewish Leadership Look Like? with Rabbi David Paskin
As we seek to decide who will be the next leader of the United States of America it is valuable to look to our sacred sources for insight and inspiration on what leadership looks like. In this class, we will explore teachings about leadership and meet many of the most powerful leaders in Jewish history examining what their leadership looked like and what made them effective leaders.
SECOND HOUR: 10:45am-11:45am
Jewish Reflections on Death and Dying with Rabbi Akiva Mann
There is hardly any topic or concept that challenges the human psyche more than the idea of our own mortality - death. This course is meant to encourage us to do some self-exploration of our attitudes concerning death - talk them out - and draw some thoughtful conclusions that we can "live" with. Gleaning from a plethora of Jewish sources - theological, mystical, practical and personal we will open our minds and hearts to new meaningful possibilities of understanding what life and death really mean. Text material from contemporary non-Jewish wisdom thinkers will be included. Some topics to be addressed: Fear of death; preparing for death; immortality of the soul; ethical wills; conscious dying; death as a homecoming; death as a supreme spiritual act...and more. Prerequisite for this class: BREATHING.
Biblical Family Dynamics - Contemporary Lessons with Bruce Greenberg
Exploration of our Patriarch's and Matriarch's perfections, imperfections and dysfunctions and we will see how these apply to our own lives today. We will start in the Garden of Eden and continue our exploration through to the children of Jacob.
Personalizing Passover with Rabbi David Paskin
Passover is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. While many people follow the Haggadah religiously, others have delved deeper into the text of the Passover story and the liturgy of the seder to find their own story of liberation. In this class we will walk through the Haggadah, step-by-step, learning about each stage of the seder and how we can make Passover personal.
ABOUT OUR PRICING
We have priced 1-hour classes in hopes of making these classes be accessible to all. The most important thing to us is that no one is excluded from learning! Scholarship pricing and monthly payment plans are readily available.
This fee does not cover all of our costs so if you are able, we hope you will make a scholarship donation when you register, sponsor a Day of Learning or underwrite your favorite teacher’s class!
Scholarships are available. Kim is readily available to help open the doors for you!
Reach her by email Kim@IJKL.org or by phone at 954-249-8290