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Chabad at UNC 127 mallette Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA
Office: 919-630-5129
Email: rabbizalmanb@gmail.com
Web: www.chabaddch.com

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Flash PromoThe Core: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
About the Course

Course Overview

The objective of this course is to explore core elements of Jewish thought, literature and practice.  Judaism spans 4000 years. You can fill up libraries with its literature. Its practices are more vast and complex than perhaps any other society. They are as vast and complex as life itself. So to think we will cover Judaism in one 8 week course is not a very Jewish thought. What we are aiming for is to explore some of its core elements; core to Judaism, and core to us—modern Jews in the 21st Century.

 

These are issues we must be familiar with if we want to say with integrity “I am a Jew. This is not an in-depth exploration to become a scholar, get a PhD, or become “religious”. This is to have a healthy, adult-level, understanding of the core elements of our heritage and identity.

Lesson 1: Identity– What does it mean to be a Jew?

From the dawn of time, the quest for one’s identity has been fraught with confusion and yet, deep meaning. How is it that this search, which has shaped the lives of individuals and nations, still remains a mystery of many labels? In this course, we will analyze the inherent link that binds every Jew to our nation. We will question the state of Jewish being and discover that it is not just a genetic toss of the dice.

Lesson 2: Approaching life on Planet Earth:

Dizzying patterns and definitions of human rights have contributed to the value system upon which society has built itself today. The template of society is defined by the rights that every individual has. But how does one adhere to this system and remain focused on the inherent goodness in others?

Enrol now to discover the right way to peel back the layers concealing the goodness in others and in the world itself.

Lesson 3: Mitzvot– What is the meaning of Jewish practices?

"Perhaps you’ve always thought that Mitzvot are strange and archaic rituals. Some of them seem to be unrelated to being a “good person”.  In this lesson, you will unravel the mystery of Jewish practices and discover the significance behind the menial details.


Lesson 4: Shabbat - In what way can Shabbat enhance life?

Ever wondered why there is such a fuss about ‘Shabbat’? The delicacy and intricacy of its observance has ignited debate and fascination throughout the ages.  In this lesson, discover what the unique blend of Shabbat can bring into your weekend and the powerful boost it can provide into the maze of life beyond.

Lesson 5: Relationships - How can true love turn into lasting love?

“And they lived happily ever after”... Did they? The merciless turn of the clock can turn time into an enemy when love does not last. How can we turn True Love into a love that lasts the tests of time?  It is a quest that forms the basis for one of the most fundamental and powerful human motives. Viewed through the prism of Torah, this lesson will unlock the secret to achieving long-term love, romance and passion.

Lesson 6: Torah - In what way can an ancient legal code inform modern-day dilemmas?

It’s been 3000 years. We’ve gone from wagons to Volkswagens and entered a world of fast paced, moving technology. Has time truly accelerated modern life beyond the reach of Torah?  

Come join the Sages in the ancient study halls to debate the ethical and legal issues surrounding life and death as it was then, and now.

Lesson 7: Mysticism – In what way can every Jewish idea inform daily life?

Every visible structure has an inner power that energizes it. Underneath that mild Clark Kent exterior of daily life, we are moving worlds and causing cosmic explosions. What force is within, that propels Torah thought? In this lesson, we will examine the deepest parts of Torah, known as Chassidic Mysticism and discover its origin and application to us today.

Lesson 8: Paying it Forward

Now what? The future starts with you. What is your vision for the Jewish future?

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Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Sunday, January 29 201712:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Sunday, February 5 201712:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, February 12 201712:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, February 19 201712:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 5 -
Sunday, February 26 201712:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, March 5 201712:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, March 12 201712:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 8 -
Sunday, March 19 201712:30 PM - 2:15 PM


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Past Courses

Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
About the Course

Course Overview

The Ten Commandments are one of the most well-known passages of the Bible, and are significant to non-Jewish people as well. During the eight weeks of the course, three primary questions will be explored:

1. What, if anything, is Jewish about the Ten Commandments? Aren’t these ethical principles that have been adopted by most religious communities? Does Judaism understand them in a particular way, or is the foundation of the Jewish religion universalistic in its orientation?

2. Why these ten? There are many possible ways to articulate a foundational  manifesto of purpose. Yet the Ten Commandments select only ten of hundreds of possible commandments to be conveyed by G-d directly to the Jewish people. What is special about these ten? In what way do each of them represent a sphere of significance?

3. How does this commandment make a difference to your life? Most of us don’t grapple with whether to murder or not, and idol worship is currently out of fashion. Are these ten still of central relevance to us today? Do they continue to speak to us today?

Course Syllabus

Orientation Session

In this session, you will review the goals and requirements of the program.

Lesson One: If You Were G-d

In this lesson, you will examine the structure and order of the ten commandments, and explore its role as the foundation of Jewish thought and modern civilization.

Lesson Two: Who Am I?

In this lesson, you will examine the Jewish concept of G-d and the nature of Jewish belief. You will also investigate the contemporary relevance of the concept of idolatry.

Lesson Three: To Be or Not to Be

This lesson concentrates on the Jewish idea of the Sabbath and sanctity in time. You will become familiar with the basic practices governing the Jewish Sabbath, and you will look at the interplay between the Sabbath and the other days of the week.

Field Trip One

You will have the opportunity to observe and participate in a Shabbat dinner with your instructor.

Lesson Four: The Creators

This lesson looks at how Jewish law codifies the requirement to honor and respect 

parents, and invites you to consider the significance of this commandment to our spiritual development.

Lesson Five: The Breath of Life

This lesson examines Jewish life ethics governing such issues as murder, suicide, euthanasia, and abortion.

Lesson Six: Born To Marry

This lesson focuses on the Jewish ethics concerning love and marriage.

Field Trip Two

Lesson Seven: For Love or Money ( Do Not Steal; Do Not Covet)

This lesson will explore the relationship between material wealth and how it can be reconciled with ethical values.

Lesson Eight: The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth

This lesson focuses on the spiritual meaning of human communication and the
importance of honest and true words. We also examine classical Jewish thinking
regarding the authenticity and truth of the Jewish tradition.

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Date

Course dates to be determined.

Coordinator Mr. Isaac Mizrahi
Phone: 305 323-9442
Email: ism2@duke.edu
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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Course dates to be determined.

Coordinator Mr. jordan kassof
Phone: 954-599-5011
Email: jordan.kassof@duke.edu

Ms. Shana Starobin
Phone: 207-752-3888
Email: sms40@duke.edu
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The Dates are not the ones mentioned below rather dependant on YOUR schedule. Join us in examining the core values that guide a moral society: love and respect, gratitude and loyalty, faith and integrity. Debate opposing principles as you consider the self vs. others, truth vs. kindness and making the most of now vs. sacrificing for future goals. No Jewish Backround Knowledge Required ! Seriously :)
Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Course dates to be determined.

Coordinator Mr. Brian Goldhagen
Phone: 919-699-5313
Email: brian.goldhagen@duke.edu
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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Sunday, September 13 20093:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Sunday, January 17 20103:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Sunday, January 24 20103:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, January 31 20101:30 PM - 1:00 PM


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Dates are subject to change based on YOUR schedule
Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
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Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Sunday, October 3 20103:15 PM - 5:00 PM


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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
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Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Sunday, January 16 20113:15 PM - 5:00 PM


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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Sunday, September 11 20113:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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Coordinator Miss Haley Sklut
Phone: 704-621-7761
Email: sklut1@gmail.com

Mr. Mordy Touger
Phone: 3479814196
Email: mortouger@gmail.com
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Classes are held at the Bryan Center - Room B.

Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Orientation -
Thursday, September 6 20127:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Sunday, September 9 20127:00 PM - 8:00 PM
If You Were G-d

Lesson 2 -
Thursday, September 13 20127:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Who Am I?

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, September 23 20127:00 PM - 8:00 PM
To Be or Not to Be

Field Trip -
Friday, September 28 20127:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Shabbat dinner

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, October 14 20127:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Creators

Lesson 5 -
Sunday, October 21 20127:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Breath of Life

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, October 28 20127:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Born To Marry

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 4 20129:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, November 11 20127:00 PM - 8:00 PM
For Love or Money ( Do Not Steal; Do Not Covet)

Lesson 8 -
Sunday, November 18 20127:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth

Graduation -
Sunday, November 25 20127:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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Coordinator Miss Haley Sklut
Phone: 704-621-7761
Email: sklut1@gmail.com
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Sunday, January 27 201312:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Sunday, February 3 201312:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, February 10 201312:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, February 17 201312:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Field Trip -
Friday, February 22 20137:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Shabbat Dinner with Guest Speaker

Lesson 5 -
Monday, February 25 20137:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, March 3 201312:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, March 10 201312:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Sunday, March 17 201312:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Field Trip/Graduation -
Tuesday, March 19 20137:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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Coordinator Miss Haley Sklut
Phone: 704-621-7761
Email: sklut1@gmail.com
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Sunday, September 15 201312:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Sunday, September 22 201312:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, September 29 201312:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, October 6 201312:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Sunday, October 13 201312:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, October 20 201312:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, October 27 201312:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Sunday, November 3 201312:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Field Trip/Graduation -
Sunday, November 10 201312:30 PM - 3:00 PM


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Coordinator Ms. Lauren Donoghue
Phone: 704-701-5349
Email: laurenjdonoghue@gmail.com
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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Sunday, February 9 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Sunday, February 16 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, February 23 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, March 2 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Sunday, March 9 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 9 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, March 16 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, March 23 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM


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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Sunday, September 14 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Sunday, September 21 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, September 28 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, October 5 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Sunday, October 12 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, October 26 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, November 2 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Sunday, November 16 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM


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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Sunday, January 18 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Sunday, January 25 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, February 1 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, February 8 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Sunday, February 15 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, February 22 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, March 1 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Sunday, March 8 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM


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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Sunday, September 20 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Sunday, September 27 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, October 4 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, October 11 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Sunday, October 18 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, October 25 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, November 1 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Sunday, November 8 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM


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Coordinator Samantha Pompeo
Phone: 919 345 5942
Email: SamanthaPompeo@gmail.com
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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Field Trip -
Sunday, January 24 201612:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Sunday, January 24 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 2 -
Sunday, January 31 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, February 7 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, February 14 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 5 -
Sunday, February 21 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, February 28 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, March 6 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 8 -
Sunday, March 13 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Graduation -
Sunday, March 20 20167:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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Coordinator Noa allen
Phone: 6788230239
Email: noaallen@yahoo.com
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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Sunday, September 18 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 2 -
Sunday, September 25 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, October 9 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, October 16 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 5 -
Sunday, October 30 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, November 6 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, November 20 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Lesson 8 -
Sunday, December 4 201612:30 PM - 2:15 PM


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Coordinator Noa allen
Phone: 6788230239
Email: noaallen@yahoo.com
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