Forgot password?        
 

Princeton University

Sponsoring Agency: Chabad on Campus

Princeton University
Chabad House 15 Edwards Place, Princeton, NJ 08540 USA
Office: 609-683-3780
Email: chabad@princeton.edu
Web: www.princeton.edu/~chabad

Map & Directions Contact Us

Current Courses

Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai
About the Course

Please contact your instructor for more information. 

Read More

Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, February 27 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, March 6 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, March 27 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, April 3 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, April 10 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Field Trip -
Monday, May 7 2018 12:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Calendar URL help
Availability Apply Now

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.

Read More

Date

Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, October 2 2007 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, October 9 2007 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, October 16 2007 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, November 6 2007 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, November 13 2007 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, November 16 2007 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, November 20 2007 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, November 27 2007 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, December 3 2007 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip/Graduation -
Sunday, December 9 2007 1:30 PM - 11:30 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Miss Masha Shpolberg
Phone: 781-724-0207
Email: mshpolbe@princeton.edu
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 -
Wednesday, February 20 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, February 27 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, March 5 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, March 12 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, March 26 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, March 28 2008 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, April 2 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, April 9 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, April 16 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Graduation -
Wednesday, April 23 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Calendar URL help
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 21 2008 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Sunday, September 28 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, October 5 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, October 12 2008 7:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Sunday, November 9 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, November 16 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, November 23 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Sunday, December 7 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Mr. Mitchell Kirby
Phone: 8138175840
Email: mskirby@princeton.edu
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 -
Wednesday, February 18 2009 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
This class will begin with refreshments and some time for get-to-know-yous and discussion about the composition of the course.

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, February 25 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, March 4 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, March 11 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Shushan Purim

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, March 25 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, April 1 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Thursday, April 9 2009 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Special Passover Seder with dinner and discussion

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, April 22 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, April 29 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, May 3 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Trip to NY. Visit a scribe, see a mikvah and other Jewish sites. Dinner at a kosher restaurant.


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Miss Alana D'Alfonso
Phone: 6105001150
Email: dalfonso@princeton.edu
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 -
Tuesday, September 29 2009 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Please come on time. We will begin with orientation and then proceed directly into the first discussion.

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, October 6 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, October 13 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, October 20 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 23 2009 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
This Friday night dinner provides a unique opportunity for the Sinai Scholars to experience Shabbat, to relax, and enjoy.

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, October 27 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, November 10 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, November 17 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, November 24 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip/Graduation -
Sunday, December 13 2009 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Ms. Karen Azani
Phone: (818)321-8577
Email: kazani@princeton.edu
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Course dates to be determined.

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 -
Wednesday, February 17 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, February 24 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, March 3 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, March 10 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, March 31 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, April 7 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, April 14 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, April 18 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, April 21 2010 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Ms. Marina Shuster
Phone: 917 280 6594
Email: mshuster@princeton.edu
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 -
Tuesday, September 28 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 AM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, October 5 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, October 12 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, October 19 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, October 26 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, November 9 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, November 16 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, November 30 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Mr. James Hines
Phone: 2247170617
Email: jhines@princeton.edu

Ms. Caroline Pinke
Phone: 973 723-1192
Email: cpinke@princeton.edu
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 -
Tuesday, February 15 2011 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, February 22 2011 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, March 1 2011 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, March 8 2011 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, March 22 2011 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, March 29 2011 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, April 5 2011 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, April 12 2011 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, May 1 2011 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Mr. Robert Blatt
Phone: 201 247 6101
Email: rblatt@princeton.edu
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 -
Tuesday, September 27 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, October 4 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, October 11 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, October 18 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, November 8 2011 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 13 2011 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, November 15 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, November 22 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, December 6 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, December 13 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Mr. andrew finkelstein
Phone: 3015235238
Email: afinkels@princeton.edu
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 -
Tuesday, February 21 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, February 28 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, March 6 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, March 13 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, March 27 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, April 1 2012 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, April 3 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, April 10 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, April 17 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Miss Kate Smith
Phone: 781 439 8220
Email: kmstwo@princeton.edu

Miss Sasha Lieberman
Phone: 513-673-9126
Email: lieberma@princeton.edu
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Sunday, February 26 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Sunday, March 4 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, March 11 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, March 18 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Sunday, March 25 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, April 1 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, April 8 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Sunday, April 15 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Miss Susannah Sharpless
Phone: 3175081786
Email: ssharple@princeton.edu

Ms. Sandra Goldlust
Phone: 6099224060
Email: smgoldlu@princeton.edu
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, October 3 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, October 10 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, October 17 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, October 24 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, November 7 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, November 14 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton -
Saturday, November 17 2012 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, November 28 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, December 5 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Field Trip/Graduation -
Sunday, December 9 2012 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM


Calendar URL help
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 -
Wednesday, February 20 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, February 27 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, February 27 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, March 6 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, March 8 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, March 13 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, March 27 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, April 3 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, April 10 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Calendar URL help
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 -
Tuesday, October 1 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, October 8 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, October 15 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, November 5 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, November 12 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, November 15 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, November 19 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, December 3 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, December 10 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Field Trip -
Tuesday, January 7 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Calendar URL help
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, February 11 2014 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, February 18 2014 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, February 25 2014 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, March 4 2014 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, March 11 2014 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, March 25 2014 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 30 2014 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, April 1 2014 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, April 8 2014 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Calendar URL help
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, February 11 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, February 18 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, February 25 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, March 4 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, March 25 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 30 2014 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:00 AM - 6:45 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Ms. Hannah Schoen
Phone: 323-919-1820
Email: hschoen@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

Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, September 30 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, October 7 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, October 14 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, October 21 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, November 4 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, November 11 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, November 18 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, December 2 2014 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Field Trip -
Thursday, January 8 2015 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Jacob Zucker
Phone: 7038506650
Email: jacobmzucker@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

Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, February 17 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, February 24 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, March 3 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, March 24 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 29 2015 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, March 31 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, April 7 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, April 14 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, April 21 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Jacob Cannon
Phone: 9149602850
Email: jcannon924@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

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, September 30 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, October 7 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, October 14 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, October 21 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, November 11 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, November 18 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, December 2 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, December 9 2015 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Benjamin Ulene
Phone: 9144208894
Email: benulene@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

Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, February 16 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, February 23 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, March 1 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, March 22 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, March 29 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, April 5 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, April 12 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, April 19 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Theodore Furchtgott
Phone: (202) 412-5554
Email: theodore.furchtgott@gmail.com

Joseph Carlstein
Phone: 919-260-5056
Email: joseph.carlstein@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

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, September 28 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, October 5 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, October 19 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, November 9 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, November 16 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, November 30 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, December 7 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, December 14 2016 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Field Trip -
Tuesday, January 3 2017 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Calendar URL help
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.

Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
About the Course

A Jewish Educational Experience
Do you enjoy fun and lively conversations?

Do you want to challenge the status quo?

Do you have questions about Judaism that are important to discuss?

Do you want to discover how Judaism is relevant and forward-thinking?

Do you want to join a warm community?

Then join the club! Sinai Scholars is for you! This learning experience is different from any class you have ever attended!

Sinai Scholars is not a series of lectures; it is a series of interactive discussions. It is not a repeat of what you experienced in Hebrew school; it is fun, stimulating, deep, and relevant. It is not a time to listen; it’s a time to question. It is not geared to tell you what to think; it provides an opportunity to explore Judaism’s rich heritage at your own pace with you in the driver’s seat.

Sinai Scholars is a platform upon which participants explore central elements of Judaism that are relevant, interesting, and empowering for all Jews, irrespective of background, education, and level of commitment. By the end of this journey, you will have a richer appreciation for some of the core elements of Jewish heritage and Jewish identity, along with a deeper understanding about how these interface with modern life.

Session One
A Question of Identity: Perspectives on Jewish Identity in the Modern World

You meet a Jewish person who says, “You know, I don’t know why people consider me Jewish. I do not support Israel; I do not ever visit a synagogue; and I do not celebrate any Jewish holidays.” How would you respond?

What does it mean to be a Jew? Is Judaism a religion, culture, nationality, or some combination thereof?

Since the dawn of time, individuals and groups sought to define and explain their identities, and Jews throughout the ages questioned the meaning of their Jewish identity. Today, the shifting sands of Jewish life require that this conversation persist but with newer insights and profounder definitions.

Session Two
A People with a Purpose: Exploring Foundational Elements of the Jewish Ethos

If you were G-d and you were going to address a once-for-all-time message to all of humanity, what would you say?

What messages does humankind need to hear today?

Mark Twain noted that while many nations filled the planet with sound and splendor, all of them soon faded and vanished. But the Jews are different, he noted. “All things are mortal,” he wrote, “but the Jew.” For Jews, survival is not celebrated for survival’s sake; survival is seen as a call to a purpose. A dialogue about the nature of this purpose is one crucial step in making this world a better place.

Session Three
Reason and Ritual: On the Significance and Meaning of Jewish Observances

In medieval times, a despotic ruler once agreed to release a Jew from jail for one day each year to practice religion. The Jew was now in a quandary. Should that day be Yom Kippur? Passover? Rosh Hashanah? Some other day? How to choose?

What would you choose?

This leads into a broader discussion about Jewish rituals, which often seem foreign and archaic. In what ways can we find meaning and value in some of these observances?

Session Four
An Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat

Life is continuous and unrelenting. Might there be some benefit in a creative pause?

Enter the Jewish Sabbath. It is difficult to imagine a society functioning without a weekend, but this institution was unheard of in the ancient world. What meaning did Jews find in their Sabbath that allowed them to shrug off their cultural isolation?

Examining this question is relevant to those who are troubled that today’s society is insufficiently happy and inadequately connected in meaningful ways.

Read More

Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, February 15 2017 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, February 22 2017 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, March 1 2017 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, March 8 2017 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, March 29 2017 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, April 5 2017 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, April 12 2017 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Field Trip -
Monday, May 1 2017 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Graduation -
Thursday, May 18 2017 7:30 PM - 11:45 PM


Calendar URL help
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, February 15 2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, February 22 2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, March 1 2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, March 8 2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, March 29 2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, April 5 2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, April 12 2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, April 19 2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Monday, May 1 2017 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Calendar URL help
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, September 26 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, October 3 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, November 7 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, November 28 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, December 5 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Field Trip -
Tuesday, January 9 2018 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Calendar URL help
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.