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University of Delaware

Sponsoring Agency: Chabad House

University of Delaware
262 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19711 USA
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Web: ChabadUD.org

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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.

 

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Date

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Wednesday, September 29 2021 - Thursday, September 30 2021


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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
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Sunday, May 15 2022 - Monday, May 16 2022


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Upon acceptance of this program, all students are required to attend 8 mandatory learning sessions, in addition to a field-trip, Shabbaton, and Chesed project/community service.
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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

Lesson 1 -
Monday, September 24 2007 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, October 1 2007 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, October 8 2007 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, October 15 2007 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, October 22 2007 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 26 2007 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, November 5 2007 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 12 2007 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 19 2007 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Field Trip/Graduation -
Tuesday, November 20 2007 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM


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

Orientation -
Monday, February 18 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 25 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, March 3 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 10 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 17 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, March 21 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 24 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 7 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 14 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 21 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Field Trip/Graduation -
Monday, May 5 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM


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

Orientation -
Monday, September 15 2008 6:30 AM - - 7:30 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, September 22 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, October 6 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, October 13 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, October 13 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 17 2008 6:30 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, October 20 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, October 27 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 3 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Field Trip -
Friday, November 7 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM
This year we will have an our field trip at the international student Shabbaton in NY. Students are strongly encouraged to join us for an amazing experience. If they can't there will be an alternate field trip to a Mikveh prior to graduation.

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 17 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Graduation -
Monday, December 1 2008 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM
At the Chabad Center for Jewish life in Wilmington.


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

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 23 2009 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, March 2 2009 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Orientation -
Monday, March 2 2009 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 9 2009 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 16 2009 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Shabbaton -
Friday, March 20 2009 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 23 2009 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 6 2009 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 13 2009 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 20 2009 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Field Trip/Graduation -
Monday, April 27 2009 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM


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

Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Monday, October 5 2009 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, October 12 2009 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, October 19 2009 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, October 26 2009 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 30 2009 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, November 2 2009 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, November 9 2009 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 16 2009 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 23 2009 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Field Trip -
Monday, November 30 2009 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Graduation -
Monday, December 7 2009 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM


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

Orientation -
Monday, September 14 2009 6:30 PM - - 7:30 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, September 21 2009 6:30 PM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, September 28 2009 6:30 PM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, October 5 2009 6:30 PM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, October 12 2009 6:30 PM - - 1:00 AM

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 16 2009 6:30 PM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, October 26 2009 6:30 PM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, November 2 2009 6:30 PM - - 1:00 AM

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 8 2009 1:30 PM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 9 2009 6:30 PM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 16 2009 6:30 PM - - 1:00 AM

Graduation -
Monday, December 7 2009 6:30 PM - - 1:00 AM


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

Orientation -
Monday, February 15 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 22 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, March 1 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 8 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 15 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, March 19 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 22 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 5 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 12 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 19 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Field Trip/Graduation -
Monday, April 26 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM


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

Orientation -
Monday, September 6 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, September 13 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, September 20 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, September 27 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 1 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, October 4 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, October 11 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, October 18 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, October 25 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 1 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Field Trip/Graduation -
Monday, November 15 2010 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM


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

Orientation -
Monday, February 21 2011 6:30 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 28 2011 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, March 7 2011 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 14 2011 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 21 2011 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, April 4 2011 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Shabbaton -
Thursday, April 7 2011 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 11 2011 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 18 2011 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 25 2011 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Field Trip/Graduation -
Monday, May 2 2011 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM


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

Orientation -
Tuesday, September 20 2011 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, September 27 2011 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, October 4 2011 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, October 11 2011 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, October 18 2011 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 21 2011 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, October 25 2011 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, November 1 2011 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, November 8 2011 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Field Trip -
Tuesday, November 22 2011 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM

Graduation -
Tuesday, December 6 2011 6:30 PM - - 8:30 PM


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

Orientation -
Monday, February 13 2012 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 20 2012 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 27 2012 7:00 AM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 5 2012 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 12 2012 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, March 16 2012 5:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, April 2 2012 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, April 8 2012 10:00 AM - - 1:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 9 2012 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 16 2012 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 23 2012 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Graduation -
Monday, May 7 2012 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM


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

Orientation -
Monday, September 17 2012 7:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 5 2012 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton -
Thursday, November 15 2012 5:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Graduation -
Monday, December 3 2012 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM


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

Orientation -
Monday, February 11 2013 7:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 18 2013 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 25 2013 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 4 2013 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Shabbaton -
Monday, March 11 2013 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 18 2013 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, April 1 2013 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 8 2013 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Field Trip -
Monday, April 15 2013 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 22 2013 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Graduation -
Monday, May 6 2013 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 28 2014 1:00 AM - - 1:00 AM


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 In addition there will be a field trip and a Shabbat dinner - dates to be announced

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

Orientation -
Monday, September 23 2013 7:00 PM - - 7:30 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, September 30 2013 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, October 7 2013 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 11 2013 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, October 14 2013 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, October 21 2013 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, October 28 2013 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, November 4 2013 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 11 2013 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 18 2013 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM


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

Orientation -
Monday, February 17 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 24 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, March 3 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 10 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, March 21 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 24 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, April 7 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 14 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 21 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Field Trip/Graduation -
Monday, May 5 2014 6:30 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, May 28 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM


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

Lesson 1 -
Thursday, March 6 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Thursday, March 13 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Thursday, March 20 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Thursday, March 27 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Thursday, April 3 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Thursday, April 10 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Thursday, April 17 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Thursday, April 24 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM


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

Orientation -
Monday, September 1 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, September 8 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, September 15 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, September 22 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, September 29 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, October 6 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, October 13 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, October 20 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, October 27 2014 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM


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

Orientation -
Monday, February 9 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 16 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 23 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 2 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 9 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 16 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 23 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 6 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 13 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM


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

Orientation -
Monday, February 23 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, March 2 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, March 9 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 16 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 23 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 30 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 6 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 13 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 20 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM


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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.

 

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Date

Orientation -
Monday, October 5 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, October 12 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, October 19 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, October 26 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, November 2 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, November 9 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, November 16 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 30 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, December 7 2015 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM


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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation -
Wednesday, February 10 2016 6:00 PM - - 7:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 15 2016 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 22 2016 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, February 29 2016 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 7 2016 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Saturday, March 12 2016 5:45 PM - - 0:00

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 14 2016 7:00 PM - - 12:00 AM

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 20 2016 11:00 AM - - 5:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 21 2016 7:00 PM - - 12:00 AM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 4 2016 7:00 PM - - 5:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 11 2016 7:00 PM - - 12:00 AM

Graduation -
Thursday, May 26 2016 8:00 PM - - 9:00 PM


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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, September 21 2016 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM
Orientation will be done prior to class

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, September 28 2016 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, October 5 2016 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, October 26 2016 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM
Due to Yom Kippur and Sukkot, classes will be pushed off a few weeks

Shabbaton1 -
Saturday, October 29 2016 7:00 PM - - 5:15 PM
There will be an option (which is also highly recommended) to stay for the entirety of Shabbat.

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, November 2 2016 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 6 2016 11:00 AM - - 5:15 PM
Subject to change.

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, November 16 2016 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, November 30 2016 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM
Due to thanksgiving break (Nov 18-27) sinai scholars will be moved off 1 week

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, December 7 2016 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM


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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 13 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 20 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, February 27 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 6 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, March 10 2017 5:45 PM - - 9:00 PM
(Date subject to change)
If Chabad renovations are finished - which they hopefully should - the Shabbaton will be on Friday the 10th

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 13 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 20 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 3 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM
Due to spring break - class will be pushed off a week

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 24 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM
Due to Pesach prep and the Holiday itself - class will be pushed off a few weeks


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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, September 26 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, October 10 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, October 20 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM
(Date subject to change)
This is a mandatory proponent of the course

Field Trip -
Sunday, October 22 2017 11:00 AM - - 9:00 PM
(Date subject to change)

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, October 24 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, October 31 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, November 7 2017 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Graduation -
Tuesday, November 14 2017 8:00 PM - - 11:00 AM


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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 19 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 26 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 5 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 12 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 19 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 26 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 2 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 9 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM


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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, September 12 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Tikun Olam -
Wednesday, September 26 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, October 3 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, October 10 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, October 17 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Shabbos 1 -
Friday, October 19 2018 5:30 PM - Friday, October 19 2018 8:00 PM
(Date subject to change)

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, October 24 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, October 28 2018 12:00 PM - - 6:00 PM
(Date subject to change)

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, October 31 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, November 7 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, November 14 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Graduation -
Wednesday, November 28 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM


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 All datesare subject to change. If this is something you'd like to do, but times/dates conflict --- APPLY ANYWAY and make a note of which days would work for you...we may be able to accomodate if enough people share interest!

Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 18 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 25 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 4 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 11 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 18 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbos 1 -
Friday, March 22 2019 12:00 AM - 0:00

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 25 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 1 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 8 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, May 5 2019 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Graduation -
Monday, May 13 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation -
Wednesday, September 18 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, September 25 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, October 2 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, October 9 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, October 16 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, October 23 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, October 30 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, November 6 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, November 13 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, February 26 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, March 4 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, March 11 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, March 18 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, March 25 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, April 1 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, April 8 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, April 15 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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This schedule is not 100% accurate.  What is accurate: meetings will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.

Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
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Course dates to be determined.


Upon acceptance of this program, all students are required to attend 8 mandatory learning sessions, in addition to a field-trip, Shabbaton, and Chesed project/community service.
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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
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Course dates to be determined.


Upon acceptance of this program, all students are required to attend 8 mandatory learning sessions, in addition to a field-trip, Shabbaton, and Chesed project/community service.
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