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TWO Days of Learning

Sun., Dec. 24

Mon., Dec. 25

Remembrance and Forgetting

The co-existence of both the ability to remember and to forget is one of the wonders in the creation of Man.  We are commanded to remember certain things, and others we are advised  to forget. Interestingly, these imperatives actually provide us with a roadmap for spiritual growth ,   In these two days of learning, by examining what we are supposed to remember and what to forget, we'll reveal the path to becoming our best selves.

 

 

Sunday, December 24

10:45 - 11:45      

The Phenomenon of the co-existence of memory and Forgetfulness and its Implications   (Mrs. Leah Kohn)

11:55 - 12:55     

Remembering for the sake of the Future (Rabbi Eliyahu Bergstein)

12:55 - 1:30   Lunch

1:30- 2:30 

"We are What We Remember"  The Collective Memory of the Jewish People 

 (Ms. Chani Gotlieb)

 

 

Monday, December 25

10:45 - 11:45      

Intertextual Memory: The Garden of Eden Recreated in the Vineyard of Noah (Mr. Daniel Feinberg)

11:55 - 12:55   

Remember the Sabbath to Sanctify It  (Mrs. Debbie Greenblatt)

12:55 - 1:30   Lunch

1:30- 2:30 

The Six Remembrances : A Roadmap to Spiritual Growth  (Mrs. Leah Kohn)

 

All Days of Learning take place at the JRC-  441 West End Avenue

 

Cost per day including lunch: $25.

 

 

 

 

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Humility, Self-Esteem, and Arrogance:

Finding the Right Balance

Day of Learning

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Day of Learning

Sun., Nov. 12

 

Humility, Self-Esteem, and Arrogance: Finding the Right Balance

Chazal advise us: Keep in one pocket a note: "For me alone the world was created." 

And, in the other: "I am but dust and ashes."  In other words -  one should have great

self-appreciation, and at the same time be completely humble.

 But balancing the two is easier said than done, especially in our time.  We are bombarded: Ads that tout beauty, or  wealth, or success  as what we must aspire to, and without which our lives are lacking. Social media that allow and encourage us to crow about our latest vacation to Italy.   Driven co-workers who believe and act as if humility is weakness.  How do we obtain equilibrium?  Our classes today will  explore how to develop a healthy self-esteem, while maintaining humility, and not succumbing to arrogance.

 

10:45 - 11:45       

Making Life Worth Living  (Mrs. Esther Wein)

11:55 - 12:55      

Finding the Balance Between Arrogance and Humility (Rabbi Eliyahu Bergstein)

12:55 - 1:30   Lunch

1:30- 2:30 

Creating the Utmost Image of Self  (Mrs. Chani Juravel)

 

 

 

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Rosh Hashanah:

A Day of Prayer

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Sunday, September 10

Rosh Hashanah: A Day of Prayer

Among the many ways we can understand the spiritual essence of a holiday is through its prayers and Torah reading. In this Day of Learning, we will explore Rosh Hashanah by studying some of the prayers we say, as well as the Torah reading.  We will reveal different dimensions of the holiday that will help us connect to its essence and materialize its inherent potential.

  

10:45 - 11:45       

Opening the Gates of Prayer (Mrs. Leah Kohn)

11:55 - 12:55

 Faith and Prayer: The lesson taught by the Women in the Torah Reading on Rosh Hashanah (Ms. Chani Gotlieb)

12:55 - 1:30   Lunch

1:30- 2:30 

Tashlich: How Deep are the Waters?  (Rabbi Eliyahu Bergstein)

 

                           

 

 

 

Save the Dates:

 

Day of Learning

Sun.,  Nov. 5

 

Two Days of Learning

Sun., Dec. 24

Mon., Dec. 25

 

 

 

 

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HASHGACHA

DIVINE PROVIDENCE

Day of Learning

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Day of Learning

Sunday, July 9

 

Hashgacha - Divine Providence

One of the basic tenets  of Judaism is that not only did G-d create the universe, He is actively involved in it every single moment.  Whatever term we are accustomed to using - hashgacha or Divine Providence, most of us don't really understand its complexity.  In what way is G-d involved?  Is it constant?  If not, what is it based on? In this Day of Learning, we'll explore the extent to which  G-d is involved in the life of every individual and creation, and discover how we can affect the level to which G-d is involved in our life.

 

10:45 - 11:45      

When G-d Hides His Face (Ms. Chani Gotlieb)

11:55 - 12:55      

The Basis of G-d's Involvement in Our World (Mrs. Ivy Kalazan)

12:55 - 1:30  

Lunch

1:30- 2:30 

How do I Attain Hashem's Personal Involvement in my Life?  (Rabbi Yisroel Teichman)

 

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

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SUNDAY, MAY 21

Day of Learning

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A Living Torah

The giving of the Torah was a far-reaching spiritual event—one that

touched the essence of every Jewish soul for all times. One of the meanings of the

holiday on which we commemorate this event - Shavuot is “oaths”; on

this day G d swore eternal devotion to us, and we in turn pledged

everlasting loyalty to Him. Join all the previous generations of Jewish

people who set aside this time of the year to prepare to meet G-d at

Sinai and renew our acceptance of and dedication to our Torah.

 

110:45 - 11:45

A Hands-on Exploration of the Fascinating Phenomenon of the Accurate

Transmission of Torah from Generation to Generation (Mrs. Leah Kohn)

11:55 - 12:55

Hands-on Exploration continued (Mrs. L. Kohn)

12:55 - 1:30

Lunch

1:30 - 2:30

The Fourth Commandment: Remembering the Sabbath and Safeguarding it -

Their Meanings and How to Fulfill the Obligations in Thought, Speech and Action

(Rabbi Eliyahu Bergstein)

 

 

 

               

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 SUNDAY, MARCH 26

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Passover: A National and Personal Journey to Freedom

How does 210 years of enslavement 3300 years ago  relevant to us - to me - today?  

By studying the story and the commandments associated with this holiday, we'll discover

not only its relevance, but how our rigorous preparations and observances can guide

us on our journey to personal freedom.

 

10:45 - 12:00

"It is the responsibly of each person to see himself as if he went out of Egypt":

Experiencing the Ten Plagues Through the Words of the Torah   (Mrs. Mina Glick)

12:10 - 1:10

The Commandment to Narrate the Story of our Exodus (Mrs. Leah Kohn)

1:10 - 1:45

Lunch

1:45 - 2:45

Defining Freedom in Contemporary Times (Rabbi Yisroel Teichman)

 

 

 

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12

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Women's Mitzvot as a Reflection of Their Special Place in Judaism

Although all the negative commandments are equally binding for men and women, there

are positive commandments that obligate men that don't obligate women. However,

there are also commandments that are considered women's commandments that must

or should be performed by a woman.  By exploring some of these mitzvot, we will

discover what these facts  tell us about the role of women and her place in Judaism.

 

 

10:45 - 11:45

Women and the Commandment of Prayer  (Mrs. Leah Kohn)

11:55 - 12:55

The Special Commandment of Separating Challah (Mrs. Ivy Kalazan)

12:55 - 1:30

Lunch

1:30 - 2:30

Women and the obligation to  Learn Torah  (Mrs. Esther Wein)   

 

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TWO DAYS OF LEARNING

Sunday, December 25

Monday, December 26

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In Praise of the Jewish Woman
The Eishes Chayil (The Woman of Valor), portrayed by King

Solomon has been used through the generation both as an example

of the exemplary woman, and a metaphor for what is praiseworthy

and eternal. Our classes will focus on the Woman of Valor's personification in women in Tanach, the specific character traits associated with Jewish womanhood, and the "Woman of Valor"

as embodiment of Torah, the body and the soul. Both role model

and parable, the Eishes Chayil lies latent within every Jewish

woman, her unique potential awaiting actualization. These days

will offer and explore some of the tools we can utilize to develop

the Praiseworthy and Eternal within us all.

Sunday, December 25
11:15 - 12: 15

Shedding light on the True Eishes Chayil by
Examining the Parable of the Woman of Valor
Mrs. Leah Kohn


12:25 - 1:25

They Too Were Part of the Miracle
Ms. Chani Gotlieb


1:25 - 2:00 Lunch


2:00 - 3:00

Woman of Valor: The Modern Wonder Woman
Mrs. Racheli Luftglass

 

Monday, December 26
10:45 - 11:45

Yael: A Women of Valor that
Defined Jewish Femininity
Mrs. Leah Kohn


11:55 - 12:55

The Shunamit: "And she was a great woman."
Rabbi Eliyahu Bergstein


12:55 - 1:30 Lunch


1:30 - 2:30

A Woman of Valor Who Will Find?
Ms. Aviva Yodaiken

 


 

 

 
 
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