Class 10Monday, January 1, 8PM
Determination is the wake-up call to the human will, and leadership is the revival of a nation. From the Crusades to the Holocaust, time and time again Judaism has been brought back from the brink of survival to flourish once more. This lesson examines the methods of great Jewish leaders who brought renewed life and hope to their generation.
Class 11Monday, January 1, 8PM
How do you deal with the loss of a loved one? Is it even possible? This lesson wrestles with one of life’s most painful challenges, confronting grief, pain, and the struggle to move on.
Class 12Monday, January 1, 8PM
To the casual observer, life’s road is marred with bumps and ditches. This class trains us to peel back the layers of darkness and discover life's true character of joy.
Class 1Wednesay, July 11, 8PM
Love your fellow as you love yourself. Belief in one G-d. These are some of the classic fundamentals of Jewish ideology. This lesson explores a less familiar and more surprising statement of our sages that summarizes the ultimate message of Torah.
Class 2Wednesay, July 18, 8PM
How do you make non-kosher dishes kosher? This lesson explores Torah’s mechanism for extracting deeply saturated, unwanted substances and how it can empower us to shed our undesired character traits.
Class 3Wednesay, July 25, 8PM
You lose a good job. Your marriage is falling apart. Your inner sense of security is crumbling from within. This class teaches you to seek out the opportunity buried within the misfortune.
Class 4Wednesay, August 1, 8PM
The 15th of Av on the Jewish calendar is traditionally commemorated as a day of matchmaking and festivities. Why all the celebrations? This lesson explores the deeper significance of this unusual Jewish holiday and why the sages dubbed it the most joyful day of the year.
Class 5Wednesay, August 8, 8PM
In addition to being our ancestral home, Israel is also the spiritual nexus of the world. Through a study of its indigenous fruits, this lesson will help you appreciate the multiple dimensions of Israel in a new light.
Class 6Wednesay, August 15, 8PM
Is it a good thing that you can’t get enough of a good thing? If you’re willing to do more good, why not do it? This class discusses life and Judaism as a delicate divine recipe in which adding is subtracting.
Class 7Wednesay, August 22, 8PM
While the Jewish judicial system upholds the rule of law, preference is always given to compromise and settlement over litigation. This lesson presents a Jewish approach to judicial proceedings in which justice is served alongside compassion.
Class 8Wednesay, August 29, 8PM
Are your responsibilities to your children a matter of choice? Why does Judaism favor the firstborn child? This lesson discusses the power of children in turning a husband and wife into a father and mother.
Class 9Wednesday, Sept. 5 8PM
If you’re always wrong, you’re never wrong. This class explores the mysterious mitzvah of “confession of tithes” to discover powerful lessons about the importance of acknowledging the good in ourselves and in others.
Class 10Wednesday, Sept. 12, 8PM
In this inspiring biblical account of character, courage and determination, Palti ben Layish, an unsung hero and King David’s personal confidante, teaches us how we can develop our own characters to become who we know we should be.
Class 11Wednesday, Sept.19 8PM
Yom Kippur represents the idea that G-d gives us a chance to start over. Judaism appreciates the value of incremental growth, realizing that man cannot become perfect overnight. This lesson explores the nature of divine forgiveness and when we should be forgiving of others.
Class 12Wednesday, Sept.26, 8PM
What is happiness? We all want it, but tend to look for it in the wrong places. This lesson explores the quest for happiness and uncovers a clue to unlocking its secret from a bizarre Talmudic tale.
Fee: Individual Class: $7
Semester: $30 (textbook included)