Chabad Womens Circle is proud to present our Torah Studies catalog of classes.
At Chabad, we value a deep, rich learning experience and we aim to provide this in an unequivocal way. This is why we have brought you a Torah Studies program of the highest caliber, developed by the world-renowned Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. The program brings you a series of stimulating text and discussion based classes that take place on a weekly basis. Our lessons will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.
I invite you to browse through the topics in this catalog and to join us for some weekly inspirational study. These classes are open to all, whatever your level of learning may be, and I encourage you to bring your friends along. Dinie Mangel
The Top Ten Percent Behind the Commandment to Tithe
If you are like most people, you work hard for your money. And while instinct may say to keep your paycheck, we are obligated to set aside ten percent to charity. By giving that ten percent, we boldly affirm what we all really know—that G‑d is the true owner of the world.
Sorry, No Shortcuts Here Personal Investment in Judaism
After Avraham’s circumcision, why did G‑d wait until the third day to visit him? Didn’t He want Avraham to get well right away? Far from it. He (and Avraham) knew that for some things, there just are no shortcuts.
Matchmaker, Make Me a Match Dating in the Orthodox Jewish Community
Do arranged marriages exist today in the Jewish community? May parents force a child to marry someone of their choosing? An exploration of dating practices in the Orthodox Jewish community reveals some profound dating advice from a source you might least expect—the rabbis.
Truth or Consequences Is It Ever Okay to Lie?
We are taught from an early age the value of truth. But what if telling the truth comes at a high price? Is there any circumstance under which one may utter something untrue? By examining the conduct of our forefathers, we gain insight into this moral dilemma.
The Nighttime Plea Finding Hope in the Darkness
If you ever need help, you can simply ask. But if things have gotten to the point where nobody understands what you’re going through, what can you do? This lesson about prayer teaches how to ask G‑d at a time you don’t even know what to ask for.
The Principles of Punishment When Discipline Becomes Revenge
Too often, legitimate punishment turns into personal vengeance. How do we draw the line between the two? The actions of Levi and Shimon, wiping out the entire city of Shechem, show that when it comes to punishment, intention and action are equally important.
Do Something, Anything The Key to Getting Unstuck
When faced with a challenge, are you the type to wait for something to happen? Or do you get up and do something about it? The butler's and the baker’s dreams teach the importance of action. Make a move, any move, and there is hope. But sitting and brooding about your lot is unlikely to get you very far.
The Psychology of the Chanukah Candles Behaviorism vs. Cognitivism
Where does self-improvement start? By fixing what’s wrong or by starting to do what’s right? An age old debate about the Chanukah candles reveals how generations before Freud vs. Skinner, the sages weighed the pros and cons of cognitive versus behavioral therapy.
My Brother?s Keeper Mutual Responsibility in Judaism
Helping each other out is obviously a very Jewish value. In fact, Judaism teaches that we are all responsible for each other’s well-being. So, what is the extent of our responsibility to one another?
When is Mashiach Coming? Growing Out of the Exile Mentality
For over two thousand years, we have waited and waited for the Mashiach to come. Why hasn’t he finally come? This class examines the age-old hope of the Jewish people, and illuminates what it means to be truly redeemed.