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Torah Studies

  • Every Wednesday Evening 7:00 - 8:00 PM

    ONLY $18 for all 12 Sessions! 

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  • The Torah Studies program brings you the tradition of classical Jewish learning in a series of enticing weekly classes. Each lesson probes into the depths of contemporary Torah thought, with a special focus on issues surrounding spirituality, the human psyche, love, and relationships. Every experience offers meaningful and timely lessons from the most timeless of texts.

    You will walk away surprised, inspired, and knowing more about who we are as Jews, and who you are as an individual.

  • Class 1Wednesday, April 7 2021
    Can We Pick and Choose in Judaism'
    Learning to Love the Entire Package

    Does every part of Judaism excite you the same way? A tragic death during the most joyous of times in the desert clues us in as to how we ought to approach our religious life–the exciting, the mundane, and even those parts that feel boring.

    Class 1Wednesday, April 14 2021
    The Road Ahead Is Right in Front of You. Just Take the First Step
    An Effective Piecemeal Approach to Progress

    The story of sacrificial scents wafting in the air inspiring Jews to do a radical mitzvah in the middle of the night sounds too fantastical to be true. Thankfully, it is true, and the message it tells us is one of attainable and practical change.

    Class 1Wednesday, April 21 2021
    The Joy of Family
    Judaism's Overemphasis on Raising the Next Generation

    Parenting is arguably the most and least rewarding job on the planet. It’s tremendous work, but yields immeasurable joy. Judaism has always promoted family life; in fact, the very first mitzvah in the Torah is to have children. Discover how this value has served us so well—and should continue to do so.

    Class 1Wednesday, April 28 2021
    Shabbat: A Day of Rest'
    Reimagining the Essence of Shabbat

    It’s a classic question: What does it mean that G-d "rested" on the seventh day? Was He tired? Discover the true core of what Shabbat is all about—and the tremendous opportunity that comes with it. You may be surprised: it’s not  about sleeping in.

    Class 1Wednesday, May 5 2021
    The Torah Isn't (Only) Your Therapist. Or Your Professor
    Appreciating the Divinity of Torah

    As the “People of the Book,” Jews have applied themselves to the Torah, using it to sharpen their minds and inform their values along the path to a fulfilling life. Perhaps slightly overlooked is this one incredibly important detail: the Torah is not a psychotherapy manual, nor is it an academic guide; rather, it is G-d’s wisdom. Let’s keep that in mind.

    Class 1Wednesday, May 12 2021
    Education Starts from Day One
    Every Person Counts from Their First Day on Earth

    There’s something about a cute little child that perhaps causes us to dismiss them, not seriously considering just how important they are in the chain of history. A detail about the Levite count in the desert sets the record straight.

    Class 1Wednesday, May 19 2021
    Sing Your Song
    Listening to the Unique Rhythm of Every Single Day

    A year, a month, or even a week is arguably consequential. But a day? A day is but a mere blip on the radar, gone before one can think! The Levites’ songs in the Temple and our memorialization of them in the morning prayers forcefully argue to the contrary: every day is an entirely new tune.

    Class 1Wednesday, May 26 2021
    The Age-Old Balance of Individualism vs. Collectivism
    An Audacious Argument to Find Yourself in the Location Least Expected

    It’s a struggle of identity that has challenged humanity since the beginning of time: How do we maintain our unique individuality while identifying with the broader community? Many years ago, the veteran sage Hillel presented a bold answer while discussing the laws of the Passover sacrifice, and we’re privileged to explore it still.

    Class 1Wednesday, June 2 2021
    The Imperative to Reach Out and Help Another
    Can We Sacrifice Personal Morals to Help Another'

    Juggling personal morals and values with the need to help another is a thorny ethical dilemma. Taking a closer look at the Torah’s juxtaposition of two random events makes one thing very clear: staying in your own comfort zone is not an option. 

    Class 1Wednesday, June 9 2021
    Aim High
    Emulating Korach's Noble Intentions

    For too long, Korach has been perceived as a one-dimensional villain. This class argues that there’s much to learn from his intentions. After all, there’s something to say about someone who has a passionate drive to connect with the Divine. Ask yourself: Does a lack of G-d in your life make YOU cry?

    Class 1Wednesday, June 16 2021
    A Rational Mind Is Great. It's Also Extremely Limiting
    Why Logic Alone Is Not Enough

    It’s wonderful, even necessary, to understand and appreciate religion. But just as you don’t love your spouse, your children, or your parents strictly because it makes sense, so it is with G-d: to really enjoy the relationship, your commitment must run faith-deep. Discover this idea in the obscure laws of the red heifer.

    Class 1Wednesday, June 23 2021
    Redefining Messiah
    Are You Waiting for the Right Messiah'

    Ask anyone in synagogue what Messiah is, and you’ll get answers about utopia, peace, love, and harmony. While that’s not untrue, it’s time to take a proper look at the legal definition of Messiah so we know what we’re waiting for. The answer may surprise you.

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