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Jewish Life & Learning

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The Center for Jewish Life and Learning promotes Jewish literacy, learning, exploration, and innovation through classes, workshops, lectures, and public forums. The Center’s diverse opportunities for learning and celebration are open to all and addresses adults at every level of Jewish education. 

Torah Studies

Who says there are no free lunches? Chabad, partnering with the Simon Family JCC, is pleased to announce the launch of Torah Studies, a weekly lunch and learn series at the JCC each Thursday at 12:30pm, beginning on January 11 in room 236.

The lunch and learn will consist of stimulating text and discussion-based classes that will challenge you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They will also explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.

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Pirkei Avot

Rabbi Haber in partnership with Simon Family JCC has a new  6 weeks Pirkei Avot class, starting at Monday, April 23 12:00-1:00. room 236.

Teacher: Rabbi Sender Haber
Topic: “An Historical, Philosophical, and Mystical Perspective on the Ethics of the Fathers”
Come and learn what the Ethics of the Fathers is and what its meaning is for us today.

For over two thousand years, Pirkei Avot or Ethics of Our Fathers has been a basic text on the Jewish approach to character development and personal development as Jews. Each paragraph of Pirkei Avot was authored by a different Rabbi of the Talmud presenting his world view and his message to the generation. Rabbi Haber, who has been teaching Pirkei Avot for almost two decades, will be exploring the life and times that served as the backdrop and impetus for their message. He will then show how it has deep meaning in our lives and society today. No prior knowledge is required.