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Chabad at FSU

Chabad at FSU
102 Chapel Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32303 USA
Office: (850) 523-9294
Email: chanie@chabadtallahassee.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?

Enroll 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

Shabbaton1 -
Saturday, October 7 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, October 24 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, October 31 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, November 7 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 12 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, November 14 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, November 21 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton2 -
Friday, November 24 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, November 28 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Graduation -
Sunday, December 3 2017 12:00 AM - 9:45 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, December 5 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 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

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, September 17 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, October 1 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, October 22 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, October 29 2014 7:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, November 5 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, November 12 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 16 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, November 19 2014 7:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, December 3 2014 7:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, December 5 2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Graduation -
Friday, December 5 2014 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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

Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, January 13 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, January 20 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, January 27 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, January 30 2015 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, February 3 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, February 17 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, February 22 2015 11:00 AM - 2:45 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, February 24 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, March 3 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, March 17 2015 7:00 PM - 12:30 PM


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Coordinator Tahl Benyamin
Phone: 954 494 1528
Email: tahlbenyamin1@gmail.com
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.

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?

Enroll 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?

Read More

Date

Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, October 20 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, October 27 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, November 3 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, November 10 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, November 17 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, November 24 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, December 1 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, December 8 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Coordinator jordan metviner
Phone: 9542049647
Email: sonofbruc@gmail.com
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoThe Core: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Lesson 1 -
Sunday, February 7 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, February 17 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, February 24 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, February 26 2016 7:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, March 2 2016 12:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, March 9 2016 12:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, March 16 2016 12:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, March 23 2016 12:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, March 30 2016 12:00 PM - 4:15 PM


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Coordinator Tahl Benyamin
Phone: 954 494 1528
Email: tahlbenyamin1@gmail.com
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.

 This class will meet on Sundays at 12pm for male students.

Flash PromoThe Core: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 8 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 15 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, February 22 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, February 29 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 14 2016 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, March 18 2016 12:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 21 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, March 28 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, April 3 2016 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 4 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Graduation -
Sunday, May 1 2016 12:00 AM - 2:30 PM


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Coordinator Rod Danan
Phone: 7862800764
Email: rodhdanan@aol.com
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.

 This course will meet on Mondays at 5pm for female students.

Flash PromoThe Core: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Shabbaton2 -
Monday, October 17 2016 12:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, October 21 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Monday, October 31 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Orientation

Tikun Olam -
Thursday, November 3 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, November 7 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, November 14 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, November 21 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, November 28 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, December 5 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, December 12 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, December 19 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Field Trip -
Monday, December 19 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Farbrengen


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Coordinator Jordana Kimelman
Phone: 5615164450
Email: jkimelman1@gmail.com
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.

 This class is for female students.

Flash PromoThe Core: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Field Trip -
Thursday, September 22 2016 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chessed Project

Shabbaton2 -
Sunday, October 16 2016 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, October 21 2016 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, November 1 2016 7:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Orientation

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, November 8 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tikun Olam -
Tuesday, November 15 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, November 22 2016 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, November 29 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, December 6 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, December 13 2016 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, December 20 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, December 27 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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

 This class is for male students.

Flash PromoThe Core: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Shabbaton1 -
Saturday, February 4 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, February 14 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Tikun Olam -
Tuesday, February 21 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, February 28 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, March 7 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, March 14 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 19 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
We will be visiting the local Mikvah in Tallahassee

Field Trip2 -
Sunday, March 19 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
We will be visiting the local Mikvah in Tallahassee

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, March 21 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 AM

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

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, April 4 2017 7:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, April 11 2017 7:30 PM - 1:00 PM


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