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Chabad NDG & Concordia University - Loyola Campus

Chabad NDG & Concordia University - Loyola Campus
6058 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC H4A 1Y1 Canada
Office: 514 686 6770
Email: rabbi@jewishmonkland.com
Web: http://www.jewishmonkland.com/

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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

Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Monday, October 21 2013 6:00 PM - - 7:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, October 28 2013 6:00 PM - - 7:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, November 4 2013 6:00 PM - - 7:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, November 11 2013 6:00 PM - - 7:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, November 15 2013 7:00 PM - - 10:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, November 18 2013 6:00 PM - - 7:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, November 25 2013 6:00 PM - - 7:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, December 2 2013 6:00 PM - - 7:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, December 9 2013 6:00 PM - - 7:30 PM


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Coordinator Mr. Chaim Kuhnreich
Phone: 4389856790
Email: ck2200@gmail.com
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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 3 2014 6:00 PM - - 7:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 10 2014 6:00 PM - - 7:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, February 17 2014 6:00 PM - - 7:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, February 24 2014 6:00 PM - - 7:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, February 28 2014 7:00 PM - - 11:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 3 2014 6:00 PM - - 11:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 10 2014 6:00 PM - - 11:00 PM

Field Trip -
Saturday, March 15 2014 9:00 PM - - 1:00 AM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, March 17 2014 6:00 PM - - 11:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, March 24 2014 6:00 PM - - 1:00 AM


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Coordinator Miss Chloe Landry
Phone: 514-262-2600
Email: chloelandry@gmail.com
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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Monday, October 27 2014 6:00 PM - - 2:00 AM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, November 3 2014 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, November 10 2014 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 16 2014 12:00 AM - - 4:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, November 17 2014 6:00 PM - - 4:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, November 24 2014 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, November 28 2014 7:00 PM - - 12:30 AM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, December 1 2014 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, December 8 2014 6:00 PM - - 12:30 AM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, December 15 2014 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM


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

Lesson 1 -
Monday, January 26 2015 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 2 2015 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, February 9 2015 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, February 15 2015 11:00 AM - - 2:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, February 16 2015 6:00 PM - - 2:00 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, February 20 2015 6:00 PM - - 10:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, February 23 2015 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 2 2015 6:00 PM - - 10:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, March 9 2015 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, March 16 2015 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

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


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Coordinator Lior Wisbaum
Phone: 5142444464
Email: wisbaum.lior@gmail.com
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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, October 14 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, October 21 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, October 28 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, November 4 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, November 11 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, November 18 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, November 25 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, November 27 2015 12:00 - - 1:45 PM

Shabbaton2 -
Saturday, November 28 2015 12:00 AM - - 11:00 AM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, December 2 2015 8:00 PM - - 1:45 PM

Field Trip -
Monday, December 7 2015 12:00 AM - - 2:00 PM


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Coordinator Maria Yordanova
Phone: 5144589339
Email: maria_yordanova@hotmail.com
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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Thursday, October 15 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 2 -
Thursday, October 22 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 3 -
Thursday, October 29 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 4 -
Thursday, November 5 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 5 -
Thursday, November 12 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 6 -
Thursday, November 19 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 7 -
Thursday, November 26 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM

Lesson 8 -
Thursday, December 3 2015 8:00 PM - - 9:45 PM


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

Lesson 1 -
Monday, January 25 2016 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 1 2016 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, February 8 2016 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, February 15 2016 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, February 22 2016 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, February 29 2016 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, March 7 2016 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, March 14 2016 6:00 PM - - 7:45 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, March 18 2016 4:00 PM - - 12:00 AM
Ottawa Shabbaton


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Coordinator Maria Yordanova
Phone: 5144589339
Email: maria_yordanova@hotmail.com
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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

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, November 16 2016 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, November 23 2016 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, November 30 2016 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, December 7 2016 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Tikun Olam -
Wednesday, December 7 2016 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, January 11 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, January 18 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, January 25 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Saturday, January 28 2017 12:00 AM - - 11:00 PM
Ottawa Shabbaton

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, February 1 2017 7:30 PM - - 11:00 PM

Graduation -
Wednesday, March 22 2017 7:30 PM - - 8:30 PM


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Coordinator Maria Yordanova
Phone: 5144589339
Email: maria_yordanova@hotmail.com

Melissa Maya Aflalo
Phone: 514-264-2593
Email: melaflalo@gmail.com
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Lesson 1 -
Monday, May 8 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Monday, May 15 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, May 19 2017 7:00 PM - - 11:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, May 22 2017 7:30 PM - - 11:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, May 29 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, June 5 2017 7:30 PM - - 11:00 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, June 11 2017 2:00 PM - - 6:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, June 12 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, June 19 2017 7:30 PM - - 6:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, June 26 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM

Graduation -
Sunday, September 3 2017 7:30 AM - - 7:00 PM


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Coordinator Melissa Maya Aflalo
Phone: 514-264-2593
Email: melaflalo@gmail.com
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.

 

Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, January 11 2017 7:30 PM - - 11:00 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, January 18 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, January 25 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, January 27 2017 7:00 PM - - 11:00 PM
Niagra Falls Shabbaton

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, February 1 2017 7:30 PM - - 11:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, February 8 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, February 15 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, February 22 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, March 1 2017 7:30 PM - - 9:15 PM

Graduation -
Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:30 AM - - 8:30 PM


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Coordinator Eden Moalem
Phone: 5149671424
Email: eden.moalem@gmail.com

Yonathan Moryoussef
Phone: +51(468)896-64_
Email: yonathan_moryoussef7@hotmail.com
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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Monday, November 6 2017 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Monday, November 13 2017 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, November 20 2017 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, November 27 2017 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, December 4 2017 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, December 11 2017 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, December 18 2017 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, December 25 2017 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Graduation -
Sunday, January 14 2018 7:30 PM - - 9:30 PM


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Coordinator Jonathan Mamane
Phone: 5147462194
Email: jonathmamane@gmail.com
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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 5 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 12 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, February 26 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 5 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Shabbos Day -
Friday, March 9 2018 12:00 PM - - 12:00 AM

Shabbos Night -
Friday, March 9 2018 6:00 PM - - 12:00 AM

Havdallah -
Friday, March 9 2018 7:00 PM - - 12:00 AM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, April 9 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 16 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 23 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 30 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM


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Coordinator Batya Miriam Taveira
Phone: (514) 777-3364
Email: miriamtaveira2@gmail.com
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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, May 2 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Chessed Project -
Wednesday, May 9 2018 5:00 PM - - 6:00 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Shabbos 1 -
Friday, May 25 2018 7:00 PM -

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, May 30 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, June 6 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM


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Coordinator Jocelyne Hazan
Phone: 5144663003
Email: jhazan7@gmail.com
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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Interview -
Monday, August 13 2018 12:00 AM -

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Monday, October 8 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Monday, October 15 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, October 22 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Shabbos 1 -
Friday, October 26 2018 6:00 PM - Monday, August 13 2018 11:00 PM

Shabbos 2 -
Saturday, October 27 2018 10:00 AM - Monday, August 13 2018 4:00 PM

Havdallah -
Saturday, October 27 2018 5:00 PM -

Lesson 4 -
Monday, October 29 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, November 5 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, November 19 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 26 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, December 3 2018 6:00 PM - - 8:00 PM

Graduation -
Sunday, January 27 2019 12:00 AM - - 7:00 PM


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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Monday, January 21 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tikun Olam -
Monday, January 28 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 4 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, February 11 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, February 18 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, February 25 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 4 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, March 11 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, March 18 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sleepover -
Tuesday, December 3 2019 - Wednesday, December 4 2019


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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Chessed Project -
Wednesday, October 16 2019 8:00 PM -

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, October 23 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Wednesday, October 30 2019 5:00 PM -

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, October 30 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, November 6 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbos 1 -
Friday, November 8 2019 12:00 AM -

Havdallah -
Saturday, November 9 2019 12:00 AM -

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, November 13 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, November 20 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, November 27 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, December 4 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, December 11 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Graduation -
Wednesday, January 15 2020 6:00 PM -


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Coordinator Liana Saghy
Phone: 4388788914
Email: Lilopinpin@live.ca
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