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Arizona State University

Sponsoring Agency: Chabad at Arizona State University

Arizona State University
971 S. Ash Avenue NE Corner of Ash and 10th, Tempe, AZ 85281 USA
Office: 480-736-8672
Email: rabbi@jewishasu.com
Web: www.asjew.org

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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 -
Sunday, September 21 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Welcome to the Sinai Scholars Society! This will be our 1st meeting as a group. A delicious dinner will be served. This evening you will be meeting your fellow students and getting to know each other. We will have an overview of the course and you will be receiving your personal Sinai Scholars Society Resource Manual

Lesson 1 -
Monday, September 22 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, October 6 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, October 12 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Due to the Holidays, this class will be on a Sunday

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 17 2008 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
A Shabbaton Experience to remember! We will be gathering at 5:45 for cocktails for the Sinai Scholars Society. Followed by Services at 6:30, followed by a joyous 5 course home-cooked gourmet Shabbat and Holiday Dinner under the Stars... in the Sukkah.

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, October 19 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Due to the Holidays, this class will be on Sunday

Lesson 5 -
Monday, October 27 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Back to classes on Monday

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 2 2008 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The Field trip will be on Sunday We will begin our field trip with lunch at a Kosher Restaurant in Phoenix, followed by visiting local Jewish sites.

Lesson 6 -
Monday, November 10 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 17 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 24 2008 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Graduation -
Monday, December 1 2008 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
An evening of celebration! Thursday, December 4th. An elegant dinner, where family and friends are invited to celebrate with you the completion of the Sinai Scholars Society Course, Tier 1. Graduates will receive a certificate of graduation. Special guest speaker


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Arizona State University is proud to be bringing the Sinai Scholars Society to our Campus. This is a wonderful opportunity for 20 students. Register to be part of this special society. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Rabbi Shmuel at rabbi@Jewishasu.com or at 480-736-TORA (office) or on his cell 480-766-9001
Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Orientation -
Sunday, February 8 2009 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
We\'ll eat and greet as we get to know each other and find out a bit about what we will be doing during the next eight weeks. We will review the goals and requirements of the program. Dinner is on us - Delicious BBQ!

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 9 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
If You Were G-d What\\\\\\\'s so Jewish about the 10 Commandments??? This lesson will examine the structure and order of the Ten Commandments, and explore its role as the foundation of Jewish thought and modern civilization.

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 16 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Who Am I? In this lesson, we 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 3 -
Monday, February 23 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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.

Shabbaton -
Friday, February 27 2009 5:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Experience the fourth commandment first hand: Celebrate Shabbat! You will have the opportunity to observe and participate in a Shabbat Service and gourmet Shabbat dinner with your instructor and fellow ASJew\\\\\\\'s. Details to follow

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 2 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 5 -
Monday, March 16 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Breath of Life This lesson examines Jewish life ethics governing such issues as murder, suicide, euthanasia, and abortion

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 22 2009 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Jewish day on the town! You will get the chance to eat a delicious Kosher lunch in a Kosher Deli in Scottsdale, Explore some local Jewish Landmarks, and visit a modern day Mikvah in Phoenix

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 23 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
~Please note: There is no class Monday, March 9th, as it's Purim (and spring break) - celebrate Purim wherever you are! ~ Born To Marry This lesson focuses on the Jewish ethics concerning love and marriage

Lesson 7 -
Monday, March 30 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
For Love or Money This lesson will explore the relationship between material wealth and how it can be reconciled with ethical values

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 6 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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

Graduation -
Monday, April 20 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sinai Scholars Society Spring 2009 Graduation A festive delectable dinner in honor of the graduating fellows Guest Speaker ~Awarding of Diplomas ~ A special evening


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Coordinator Miss Elyse Munoz
Phone: 2106631335
Email: elyse.munoz@asu.edu
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Space is limited ~ register early If you have any questions, please contact Elyse Munoz, Student Coordinator: elyse.munoz@asu.edu
Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Monday, October 12 2009 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We'll get to know each other and find out a bit about what we will be doing during the next eight weeks and discuss the goals and requirements of the program. Dinner is on us!

Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Monday, October 12 2009 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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 2 -
Monday, October 19 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 23 2009 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Shabbaton ~ Experience the fourth commandment first hand: Celebrate Shabbat. Friday, October 23rd - 5pm - 9 pm - Cocktails, Candle lighting, inspirational Shabbat Services, 5 course gourmet Shabbat Dinner Saturday, October 24th - 11:30 am - Shabbat Services and Torah reading 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Gourmet buffet lunch 6:30pm-7pm - Fiery Havdalah Service

Lesson 3 -
Monday, October 26 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 4 -
Monday, November 2 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 5 -
Monday, November 9 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Breath of Life ~ This lesson examines Jewish life ethics governing such issues as murder, suicide, euthanasia, and abortion.

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, November 18 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Born To Marry ~ This lesson focuses on the Jewish ethics concerning love and marriage. You will explore and discuss relationships and dating in modern day Please note this class in on a Wednesday

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 22 2009 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Experience Judaism in the real world! ~ From the books to the city. Visit a Kosher Restaurant, see the inside of the Torah Ark, and visit a modern day Mikvah. A day to remember!

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 23 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
For Love or Money ~ This lesson will explore the relationship between material wealth and how it can be reconciled with ethical values.

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 30 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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

Graduation -
Monday, December 7 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Celebrate your achievement ~ You are now a member of the Sinai Scholars Society (if you have fulfilled all Society requirements) A formal Graduation celebration and awarding of diplomas


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Coordinator Miss Elyse Munoz
Phone: 2106631335
Email: elyse.munoz@asu.edu
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Course begins October 12th and concludes on November 30th
Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Orientation -
Sunday, February 14 2010 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
We'll get to know each other and find out a bit about what we will be doing during the next eight weeks and discuss the goals and requirements of the program. Dinner is on us!

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 15 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 2 -
Monday, February 22 2010 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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 3 -
Monday, March 1 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.

Shabbaton -
Friday, March 5 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Experience the fourth commandment first hand: Celebrate Shabbat. Friday, March 5th - 5:30pm - 9:30 pm - Cocktails, Candle lighting, inspirational Shabbat Services, 5 course gourmet Shabbat Dinner Shabbat/Saturday, March 6th - 11:00 am - Shabbat Services and Torah reading 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Gourmet buffet Kiddush lunch 6:00 pm – Enjoyable and enriching Shabbat discussion 7:15pm-7:45pm - Havdalah Service @ the Lake – Tempe Town Lake You are invited to stay over at Chabad for Shabbat!

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 8 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 5 -
Monday, March 22 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Breath of Life ~ This lesson examines Jewish life ethics governing such issues as murder, suicide, euthanasia, and abortion.

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 12 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Born To Marry ~ This lesson focuses on the Jewish ethics concerning love and marriage. You will explore and discuss relationships and dating in modern day Please note this class in on a Wednesday

Field Trip -
Sunday, April 18 2010 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Experience Judaism in the real world! ~ From the books to the city. Visit a Kosher supermarket, see the inside of the Torah Ark, and visit a modern day Mikvah. A day to remember! We will be serving you lunch.

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 19 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
For Love or Money ~ This lesson will explore the relationship between material wealth and how it can be reconciled with ethical values.

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 26 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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

Graduation -
Wednesday, April 28 2010 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Celebrate your achievement ~ You are now a member of the Sinai Scholars Society (if you have fulfilled all Society requirements). A formal Graduation celebration and awarding of diplomas


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Coordinator Miss Elyse Munoz
Phone: 2106631335
Email: elyse.munoz@asu.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 -
Sunday, October 10 2010 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
We'll get to know each other and find out about what we will be doing during the next eight weeks and discuss the goals and requirements of the program. Dinner is on us!

Lesson 1 -
Monday, October 11 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 2 -
Monday, October 18 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 3 -
Monday, October 25 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 29 2010 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Experience the fourth commandment first hand: Celebrate Shabbat. Friday, October 15th, 5:00pm - 9:00 pm - Cocktails, Candle lighting, inspirational Shabbat Services, 5 course gourmet Shabbat Dinner Shabbat/Saturday, October 16th - 11:00 am - Shabbat Services and Torah reading 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Gourmet buffet Kiddush lunch 5:15 pm - Refreshments and an enjoyable and enriching Jewish Identity discussion 6:30pm -7:15pm - Havdalah Service @ the Lake � Tempe Town Lake You are invited to stay over at Chabad for Shabbat!

Lesson 4 -
Monday, November 1 2010 7:31 PM - 9:30 PM
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 5 -
Monday, November 8 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Breath of Life ~ This lesson examines Jewish life ethics governing such issues as murder, suicide, euthanasia, and abortion.

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 14 2010 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Experience Judaism in the real world! From the books to the city. Visit a Kosher supermarket, see the inside of the Torah Ark, and visit a modern day Mikvah. A day to remember! We will be serving you a Kosher Pizza lunch.

Lesson 6 -
Monday, November 15 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Born To Marry ~ This lesson focuses on the Jewish ethics concerning love and marriage. You will explore and discuss relationships and dating in modern day.

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 22 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
For Love or Money ~ This lesson will explore the relationship between material wealth and how it can be reconciled with ethical values. We will also discuss the spiritual meaning of human communication and the importance of honest and true words.

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 29 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth ~ What is truth? How do we know historical facts are actually true? We will examine classical Jewish thinking regarding the authenticity and truth of the Jewish tradition

Graduation -
Monday, December 6 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Celebrate your achievement ~ You are now a member of the Sinai Scholars Society (if you have fulfilled all Society requirements). A formal Graduation, elegant dinner celebration and awarding of diplomas.


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Coordinator Mr. Gabe Wood-Isenberg
Phone: 520-425-6411
Email: gabewoodisenberg@yahoo.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

Orientation -
Sunday, February 20 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
We'll get to know each other and find out a bit about what we will be doing during the next eight weeks and discuss the goals and requirements of the program. Dinner is on us!

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 21 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 2 -
Monday, February 28 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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.

Shabbaton -
Friday, March 4 2011 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Experience the fourth commandment first hand: Celebrate Shabbat. Friday, 5:30pm - Cocktails, Candle lighting, inspirational Shabbat Services, 5 course gourmet Shabbat Dinner Shabbat/Saturday, am - Shabbat Services and Torah reading 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Gourmet buffet Kiddush lunch 6:00 pm – Enjoyable and enriching Shabbat discussion 7:15 - Havdalah Service @ the Lake – Tempe Town Lake You are invited to stay over at Chabad for Shabbat!

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 7 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 4 -
Monday, March 21 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 27 2011 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Experience Judaism in the real world! ~ From the books to the city. Visit a Kosher supermarket, see the inside of the Torah Ark, and visit a modern day Mikvah. A day to remember! We will be serving you lunch.

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 28 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Breath of Life ~ This lesson examines Jewish life ethics governing such issues as murder, suicide, euthanasia, and abortion.

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 4 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Born To Marry ~ This lesson focuses on the Jewish ethics concerning love and marriage. You will explore and discuss relationships and dating in modern day

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 11 2011 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
For Love or Money ~ This lesson will explore the relationship between material wealth and how it can be reconciled with ethical values.

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, April 27 2011 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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

Graduation -
Monday, May 2 2011 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Celebrate your achievement ~ You are now a member of the Sinai Scholars Society (if you have fulfilled all Society requirements). A formal Graduation celebration and awarding of diplomas


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Coordinator Mr. Gabe Wood-Isenberg
Phone: 520-425-6411
Email: gabewoodisenberg@yahoo.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

Orientation -
Sunday, September 18 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
We'll get to know each other, find out about what we will be doing during the next eight weeks and discuss the goals and requirements of the program. Dinner is on us!

Lesson 1 -
Monday, September 19 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 2 -
Monday, September 26 2011 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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.

Shabbaton -
Friday, September 30 2011 5:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Experience the fourth commandment first hand: Celebrate Shabbat. Friday, September 30, – 5:15pm – 9:30 pm - Cocktails, Candle lighting, inspirational Shabbat Services, 5 course gourmet Shabbat Dinner. Shabbat/Saturday, October 1st 11:00 am - Shabbat Services and Torah reading 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Gourmet buffet Kiddush lunch 3:00pm – Shabbos free time 5:30pm – Enjoyable and enriching Shabbat discussion 7:05 -7:55pm - Havdalah Service @ the Lake – Tempe Town Lake You are warmly invited to stay over at Chabad for Shabbat

Lesson 3 -
Monday, October 3 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 4 -
Monday, October 10 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 5 -
Monday, October 24 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Breath of Life ~ this lesson examines Jewish life ethics governing such issues as murder, suicide, euthanasia, and abortion.

Field Trip -
Sunday, October 30 2011 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Experience Judaism in the real world! ~ From the books to the city. Visit a Kosher supermarket, see the inside of the Torah Ark, and visit a modern day Mikvah. A day to remember! We will be serving you lunch.

Lesson 6 -
Monday, October 31 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Born To Marry ~ This lesson focuses on the Jewish ethics concerning love and marriage. You will explore and discuss relationships and dating in modern day.

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 7 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
For Love or Money ~ This lesson will explore the relationship between material wealth and how it can be reconciled with ethical values.

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 21 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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

Graduation -
Monday, December 5 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Celebrate your achievement ~ You are now a member of the Sinai Scholars Society (if you have fulfilled all Society requirements). A formal Graduation celebration and elegant dinner and awarding of diplomas. Your families are cordially invited.


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Coordinator Mr. Gabe Wood-Isenberg
Phone: 520-425-6411
Email: gabewoodisenberg@yahoo.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

Orientation -
Sunday, January 29 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
We'll get to know each other and discuss about what we will be doing during the next eight weeks and discuss the goals and requirements of the program. Dinner is on us!

Lesson 1 -
Monday, January 30 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 2 -
Monday, February 6 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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.

Shabbaton -
Friday, February 10 2012 5:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Experience the fourth commandment first hand: Celebrate Shabbat. Friday, February 10, – 5:15pm – 9:30 pm - Cocktails, Candle lighting, inspirational Shabbat Services, 5 course gourmet Shabbat Dinner. Shabbat/Saturday, February 11, 11:00 am - Shabbat Services and Torah reading 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Gourmet buffet Kiddush lunch 3:00pm – Shabbos free time 5:30pm – Enjoyable and enriching Shabbat discussion 7:00 -7:45pm - Havdalah Service @ the Lake – Tempe Town Lake You are warmly invited to stay over at Chabad for Shabbat.

Lesson 3 -
Monday, February 13 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 4 -
Monday, February 20 2012 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 5 -
Monday, February 27 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Breath of Life ~ this lesson examines Jewish life ethics governing such issues as murder, suicide, euthanasia, and abortion.

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 4 2012 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Experience Judaism in the real world! ~ From the books to the city. Visit a Kosher supermarket, see the inside of the Torah Ark, and visit a modern day Mikvah. A day to remember! We will be serving you lunch.

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 5 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Born To Marry ~ This lesson focuses on the Jewish ethics concerning love and marriage. You will explore and discuss relationships and dating in modern day.

Lesson 7 -
Monday, March 12 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
This lesson will explore the relationship between material wealth, the desire for money and how it can be reconciled with ethical values.

Lesson 8 -
Monday, March 26 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth Do words matter? We will discuss the spiritual meaning of human communication and the importance of honest and true words. ~ What is truth? How do we know historical facts are actually true? We will examine classical Jewish thinking regarding the authenticity and truth of the Jewish tradition. Please note this class in on a Wednesday and 30 minutes longer than usual.

Graduation -
Monday, April 23 2012 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Celebrate your achievement ~ You are now a member of the Sinai Scholars Society (if you have fulfilled all Society requirements). A formal Graduation celebration and elegant dinner and awarding of diplomas. Your families are cordially invited.


Calendar URL help
Coordinator Mr. Gabe Wood-Isenberg
Phone: 520-425-6411
Email: gabewoodisenberg@yahoo.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

Orientation/Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, October 3 2012 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
We'll get to know each other and find out a bit about what we will be doing during the next eight weeks and discuss the goals and requirements of the program. Dinner is on us! 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 2 -
Wednesday, October 10 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Please note: Because of the Holidays, this class in on Wednesday 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 3 -
Monday, October 22 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
To Be or Not to Be ~ This lesson concentrates on the Jewish idea of the Sabbath and the value of 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.

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 26 2012 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, October 29 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 5 -
Monday, November 12 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Breath of Life ~ this lesson examines Jewish life ethics governing such issues as murder, suicide, euthanasia, and abortion.

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 18 2012 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Experience Judaism in the real world! ~ From the books to the city. Visit a Kosher supermarket, see the inside of the Torah Ark, and visit a modern day Mikvah. A day to remember! We will be serving you lunch!.

Lesson 6 -
Monday, November 19 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Born To Marry ~ This lesson focuses on the Jewish ethics concerning love and marriage. You will explore and discuss relationships and dating in modern day.

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 26 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
For love of money - This lesson will explore the relationship between material wealth, the desire for money and how it can be reconciled with ethical values.

Lesson 8 -
Monday, December 3 2012 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth ~ What is truth? This lesson focuses on the spiritual meaning and power 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. How do we know historical facts are actually true? Please note this class 30 minutes longer than usual.

Graduation -
Monday, December 10 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Celebrate your achievement ~ You are now a member of the Sinai Scholars Society (if you have fulfilled all Society requirements). A formal Graduation celebration and elegant dinner and awarding of diplomas. Your families are cordially invited.


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Coordinator Mr. Gabe Wood-Isenberg
Phone: 520-425-6411
Email: gabewoodisenberg@yahoo.com
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Flash PromoWisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
Date

Orientation -
Monday, January 28 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
We'll have a dinner while we get to know each other and find out about the society. Dinner is on us!

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 4 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
If You Were G-d

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 11 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
To Be or Not to Be

Shabbaton -
Friday, February 15 2013 5:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Experience the 4th commandment LIVE! A full Shabbaton experience

Lesson 3 -
Monday, February 18 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Who Am I?

Lesson 4 -
Monday, February 25 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Creators

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 3 2013 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Experience Judaism in the real world! ~ From the books to the city. Visit a Kosher supermarket, see the inside of the Torah Ark, and visit a modern day Mikvah. A day to remember! We will be serving you lunch!

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 4 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Breath of Life

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 18 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Born To Marry?

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 8 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
For love of money

Shabbaton -
Friday, April 12 2013 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Experience a full Shabbaton experience!

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 15 2013 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth ~ What is truth?

Graduation -
Tuesday, April 16 2013 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


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Coordinator Miss Chloe Presti
Phone: 7023349578
Email: chloe.presti@asu.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, October 1 2013 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7-8:30 - Orientation - We will discuss the goals and syllabus of the class and get to know each other... and have a great dinner! 8-9:30If 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 2 -
Tuesday, October 8 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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.

Shabbaton -
Friday, October 18 2013 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Experience the 4th commandment LIVE! A full Shabbaton experience from Friday night through Saturday evening.

Lesson 3 -
Tuesday, October 22 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 4 -
Tuesday, October 29 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 5 -
Tuesday, November 5 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Breath of Life ~ This lesson examines Jewish life ethics governing such issues as murder, suicide, euthanasia, and abortion.

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 10 2013 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Experience Judaism in the real world! ~ From the books to the city. Visit a Kosher supermarket, see the inside of the Torah Ark, and visit a modern day Mikvah. A day to remember! We will be serving you lunch!

Lesson 6 -
Tuesday, November 12 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Born To Marry? ~ This lesson focuses on the Jewish ethics concerning love and marriage. You will explore and discuss relationships and dating in modern day.

Lesson 7 -
Tuesday, November 19 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 AM
For love of money ~ This lesson will explore the relationship between material wealth, the desire for money and how it can be reconciled with ethical values.

Lesson 8 -
Tuesday, November 26 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth ~ What is truth? ~ This lesson focuses on the spiritual meaning and power of human communication and the importance of honest and true words. We will also examine classical Jewish thinking regarding the authenticity and truth of the Jewish tradition. How do we know historical facts are actually true? Please note this class 30 minutes longer than usual.

Graduation -
Tuesday, December 3 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
You did it! Celebrate your achievement ~ You are now a member of the Sinai Scholars Society (if you have fulfilled all Society requirements). A formal Graduation celebration and elegant dinner and awarding of diplomas. Your families are cordially invited.


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Coordinator Mr. Eden Shuster
Phone: 6026151775
Email: gedsmusic@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

Orientation -
Monday, February 17 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In this session, we will have our orientation and the first class. This week only we begin at 7:00 pm. Dinner is on us!

Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 17 2014 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The 2nd part of the first evening will be our first class of the course.

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 24 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 3 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, March 7 2014 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 10 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 17 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 24 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 30 2014 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, March 31 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 7 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Shabbaton -
Friday, April 25 2014 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Graduation -
Monday, May 5 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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Coordinator Miss Chloe Presti
Phone: 7023349578
Email: chloe.presti@asu.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 -
Monday, September 22 2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
At the orientation - dinner will be served! We will discuss the syllabus, requirement and benefits of this course. Followed by the 1st class.

Lesson 2 -
Monday, September 29 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, October 6 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, October 20 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, October 24 2014 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, October 27 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 2 2014 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, November 3 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 10 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton2 -
Friday, November 14 2014 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 17 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Graduation -
Monday, December 1 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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Coordinator Mr. Philip Cramer
Phone: 9729744226
Email: philipcramer@ymail.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

Orientation -
Sunday, February 22 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, March 2 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, March 13 2015 5:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, March 16 2015 7:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, March 16 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 22 2015 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 23 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 30 2015 7:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, April 13 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Shabbaton2 -
Friday, April 17 2015 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, April 20 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 27 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Graduation -
Monday, May 4 2015 7:30 PM - 4:00 PM


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Coordinator Hannah Grabowsky
Phone: 4804958951
Email: hannah.grabowsky@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

Orientation -
Wednesday, October 14 2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, October 14 2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, October 19 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, October 26 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, October 30 2015 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, November 2 2015 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, November 9 2015 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 15 2015 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, November 16 2015 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Shabbaton2 -
Friday, November 20 2015 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, November 23 2015 7:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, November 30 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Graduation -
Monday, December 7 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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Coordinator Yael Domb
Phone: 4803696699
Email: yael77.domb@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

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Monday, February 15 2016 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, February 22 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, February 26 2016 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Monday, February 29 2016 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, March 7 2016 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, March 14 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, March 21 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, March 28 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, April 3 2016 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, April 4 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton2 -
Friday, April 15 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Graduation -
Monday, May 2 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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Coordinator itai kreisler
Phone: 5298619240
Email: itai.kreisler@asu.edu
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.

Flash PromoFascinating Facts: Exploring Myths and Mysteries of Judaism
About the Course

 Fascinating Facts is a four-lesson series in which four major components that sustain and shape Jewish life are explored: our book, our food, our bodies, and the cycle of life. Rather than thoroughly exploring one component of each of these themes, each class surveys various elements within the given topic. This will provide an opportunity to learn many new concepts while simultaneously developing an appreciation for a single larger idea. 

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Date

Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, November 21 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
It's time for a new reading of the Bible. We will start by picking out the bad apples and end by discovering who shattered something whole to fix what was broken. In between, we'll face justice eye to eye and find out what Jews did before they learned to quote chapter and verse.

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, November 28 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Taking a Bite Out of Life Learn about food fit for a feast! Some say this lesson will enhance your health; others assert it will make you more of mensch; still others argue it will benefit your soul. Decide for yourself.

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, December 5 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Beyond the Nose Job We will discuss when 2=1 and where you might be able to find the lost ark. We'll explore what to live for and what to die for and the difference between a nose job and a tattoo.

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, December 12 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunrise, Sunset Life is unpredictable, but it certainly is exciting. In this lesson, you will learn why a birthday is like a departing ship and what the Torah shares in common with poetry. You will find out how a dead body is like a Torah scroll and discover why and how one is married before marriage.


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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 / Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, September 21 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, September 28 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, October 5 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, October 21 2016 5:15 PM - 9:30 AM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, October 26 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 AM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, November 2 2016 7:30 PM - 10:45 AM

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 6 2016 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, November 9 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, November 16 2016 7:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Shabbaton2 -
Friday, November 18 2016 5:15 PM - 8:30 AM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, November 23 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Graduation -
Wednesday, November 30 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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Coordinator Mollie Rubin
Phone: (310) 420-8646
Email: molliearubin@gmail.com
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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, February 15 2017 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, February 22 2017 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, February 24 2017 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, March 1 2017 7:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, March 15 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, March 22 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbaton2 -
Friday, March 24 2017 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 26 2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, April 5 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Graduation -
Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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Coordinator Mara Friedman
Phone: 216-401-2305
Email: marasfriedman@gmail.com
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Lesson 1 -
Sunday, October 1 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Tikun Olam -
Sunday, October 8 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Sunday, October 15 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Sunday, October 22 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Sunday, October 29 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Sunday, November 5 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Sunday, November 12 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Sunday, November 19 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Sunday, November 26 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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Coordinator Neta Galili
Phone: 1 (916) 719-3761
Email: netagalili5@gmail.com
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Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, January 31 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, February 7 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, February 14 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbos 1 -
Friday, February 23 2018 5:45 PM - Saturday, February 24 2018 7:30 PM
This Shabbaton is 24 hours, beginning Friday evening at 5:45pm and ending after Shabbat on 2/24 at 7:30pm.

Field Trip -
Sunday, February 25 2018 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, March 14 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbos 2 -
Sunday, March 18 2018 5:45 PM - Monday, March 19 2018 7:30 PM
This Shabbaton is 24 hours, beginning Friday evening at 5:45pm and ending after Shabbat on 3/19 at 7:30pm.

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, March 21 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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Coordinator Nina Plunkett
Phone: 1 (602) 503-5269
Email: nlplunke@asu.edu
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.

 

Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, October 3 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, October 10 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, October 17 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, October 24 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shabbos 1 -
Friday, October 26 2018 5:00 PM - Saturday, October 27 2018 7:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, October 31 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, November 7 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, November 11 2018 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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

Shabbos 2 -
Friday, November 16 2018 5:00 PM - Saturday, November 17 2018 7:00 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, November 28 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Graduation -
Wednesday, December 5 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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Coordinator Zoe Tselos
Phone: 1 (612) 562-5838
Email: ztselos@asu.edu
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.
Flash PromoThink Jewish: Jewish Wisdom for Modern Life
Date

Sleepover -
Wednesday, January 30 2019 - Thursday, January 31 2019

Orientation / Lesson 1 -
Wednesday, January 30 2019 7:00 PM9:30 PM
Orientation and First Class

Tikun Olam / Lesson 2 -
Wednesday, February 6 2019 7:30 PM9:30 PM

Lesson 3 -
Wednesday, February 13 2019 7:30 PM9:30 PM

Lesson 4 -
Wednesday, February 20 2019 7:30 PM9:30 PM

Shabbos 1 -
Friday, February 22 2019 5:00 PM

Lesson 5 -
Wednesday, February 27 2019 7:30 PM9:30 PM

Lesson 6 -
Wednesday, March 13 2019 7:30 PM9:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, March 17 2019 11:00 AM5:30 PM
Subject to change

Lesson 7 -
Wednesday, March 27 2019 7:30 PM9:30 PM

Shabbos 2 -
Friday, March 29 2019 6:15 PM

Lesson 8 -
Wednesday, April 3 2019 7:00 PM9:30 PM

Graduation -
Wednesday, April 10 2019 7:30 PM9:30 PM


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Coordinator Morgan Fox
Phone: 1 (602) 910-1237
Email: msfox4@asu.edu
Availability Registration is now closed, please contact us for more information.

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