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Rome Universities
Viale di Villa Massimo 39, Rome, . 00161 Italy
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Email: sinai@lazar.it
Web: www.chabadpbrome.com

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Current Courses

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

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

Past Courses

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

Interview -
Monday, October 16 2017 9:00 AM - - 6:00 PM

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Thursday, November 2 2017 9:00 PM - - 10:30 PM

Chessed Project -
Tuesday, November 7 2017 8:00 PM - - 9:00 PM
(Date subject to change)

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, November 7 2017 9:00 PM - - 10:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:00 PM - - 10:30 PM

Shabbos Night -
Friday, November 17 2017 4:15 PM - - 9:00 PM

Shabbos Day -
Saturday, November 18 2017 2:00 - - 4:30 PM

Havdallah -
Saturday, November 18 2017 5:45 PM - - 6:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, November 21 2017 9:00 PM - - 10:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, November 28 2017 9:00 PM - - 10:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, December 5 2017 9:00 PM - - 10:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, December 12 2017 9:00 PM - - 10:30 PM

Field Trip -
Monday, December 18 2017 5:00 PM - - 7:00 PM
(Date subject to change)

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, December 19 2017 9:00 PM - - 10:30 PM

Graduation -
Monday, January 15 2018 4:00 PM - - 6:30 PM


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

Interview -
Sunday, September 9 2018 12:00 AM -

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, October 2 2018 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, October 9 2018 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, October 16 2018 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, October 23 2018 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Shabbos 1 -
Friday, October 26 2018 7:00 PM - Saturday, October 27 2018 8:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, October 30 2018 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, November 6 2018 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, November 20 2018 7:00 PM - - 9:00 PM


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

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

Corso sulle basi dell'ebraismo

8 lezioni di due ore ciascuna su Zoom.

In più una lezione attiva sullo Shabbat e una visita virtuale al Mikvè.

Ogni partecipante deve anche scrivere un tema da presentare alla cerimonia finale.

Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, May 6 2020 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, May 13 2020 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, May 20 2020 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, May 27 2020 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, June 3 2020 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, June 10 2020 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, June 17 2020 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, June 24 2020 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM


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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Monday, May 25 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Monday, June 1 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, June 8 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, June 15 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, June 22 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, June 29 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, July 6 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, July 13 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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Flash PromoSoul Maps: Kabbalah to Navigate Your Inner World
About the Course

 

Perhaps you have struggled before with the elusive search for meaning, and wished you had a personal mentor to guide your growth. What if you had the chance to meet one of the greatest masters of Kabbalah and learn ancient proven strategies for self-realization and contentment?

This fall, you’ll have that chance. Soul Maps, a new course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, investigates Tanya, the fundamental text of Chassidic thought. The course is structured as a six-session consultation with the author of the Tanya, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. During each session, you will receive insight into your inner world and you will discover new strategies for overcoming obstacles to change and progress. You’ll learn to resolve guilt, conflict, and confusion, and to traverse life’s journey with joy, purpose, and direction.

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Date

Lesson 1 -
Thursday, October 25 2018 8:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Thursday, November 1 2018 8:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Thursday, November 8 2018 8:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Thursday, November 15 2018 8:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Thursday, November 22 2018 8:00 PM - - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Thursday, November 29 2018 8:00 PM - - 9:00 PM


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Flash PromoSoul Maps: Kabbalah to Navigate Your Inner World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Monday, November 25 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, December 2 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, December 9 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, December 16 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, January 6 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, January 13 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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Intern
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Flash PromoSoul Maps: Kabbalah to Navigate Your Inner World
Date

Lesson 1 -
Monday, March 16 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, March 23 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 30 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, April 6 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, April 13 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 20 2020 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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Flash PromoYiddish Course
About the Course

Please contact your instructor for more information. 

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Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Tuesday, March 5 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Tuesday, March 12 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, March 19 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Tuesday, March 26 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Tuesday, April 2 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, April 9 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, April 16 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, April 23 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 9 -
Tuesday, April 30 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 10 -
Tuesday, May 7 2019 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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