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Class 1 Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 7:30 PM
A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS
Lessons from Noah’s Ark
Financial stress can be consuming. How does one keep from drowning in it all? How can we catch those breaths of fresh air that keep us afloat? A powerful lesson teaches us about staying focused and appreciating life’s challenges.
Class 2 Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 7:30 PM
TRIED AND TESTED
Don’t Underestimate the Details
Why is reaching my goals often so difficult? Abraham, too, had his share of trials and tribulations; ten to be exact. Couldn’t he get a break? A deeper look reveals a powerful lesson for finding our inner strength.
Class 3 Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:30 PM
PAIN WITH PURPOSE
Welcome to the World
At the tender age of just 8 days old, a Jewish boy is treated to his first mitzvah —circumcision. Couldn’t there be a better welcoming ceremony—something a little more easygoing? The true meaning of this mitzvah, its purpose, and its pain have a lot to teach us.
Class 4 Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 7:30 PM
MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
What's in a Shadchan
Good news, Grandma! The Talmud tells us that before a child is born the future spouse is handpicked up in heaven. The two children will eventually grow up, cross paths, meet, and marry. But if two people are really soul mates, what is our role in making the match?
Class 5 Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7:30 PM
THROUGH ISAAC’S EYES
Recognizing Potential
I am inclined to destructive behavior, and have a bad track record. Am I at a sad disadvantage? When Isaac chooses to bless his wicked son, he teaches us a powerful lesson in parenting and life in general.
Class 6 Tuesday, November 17 2015 , 7:30 PM
CONSUMER CULTURE
Balancing Mind and Matter
“Who is rich? He who is happy with his lot.” Many great sages sufficed with bread and water, shunning the caviar and the Rolls Royce. But is having a few extras really so bad? Discover how, when, and why praying for abundance can be the way to go.
Class 7 Tuesday, November 23, 2015, 7:30 PM
DEFINE PROVIDENCE
Whose Body Is It, Anyway?
Granted G-d runs the world. But to what extent? If He oversees cataclysmic world changing events, does He also dictate the direction and speed of each gust of wind? When we find ourselves caught in the motions of the daily grind, this lesson will offer us a spiritual boost.
Class 9 Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7:30 PM
KEEP ON DREAMING
Don't be Deterred by Reality
Are dreams good or bad? Of what use, if any, are these strange arrangements of people, places, and things combined in the most outlandish fashion? Insight from Joseph the dreamer reveals why sometimes the best thing is to keep on dreaming.
Class 9 Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 7:30 PM
THE MIRACLE OF THE OIL
What the Greeks Misunderstood
In a secular environment, should I keep my beliefs private, or should I strive to be a “light unto the nations?” In a most curious fashion, this question comes up in the story of Chanukah, and the key to the answer is found in the oil.
Class 10 Tuesday, December 15, 2015 , 7:30 PM
INTENT VS. ACTION
Which Takes the Cake?
Some of us thrive on ritu- als, doing the right deeds consistently and devotedly. Others like to develop their observance while taking the time to reflect and grow internally. All in all, what is more important, our actions or our intentions?
Class 11 Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 7:30 PM
THE SENSE OF SMELL
Seeing Beyond the Surface
Sometimes good judgment requires some intuition. The good news is that we are wired to sense more deeply than we can see and hear. But how, and when, can we look beyond the obvious and the tangible? The answer stems from this lesson of body and soul.


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