Taub curriculum on Tanya being used throughout world
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
Posted Friday, Oct 31st, 2008

Taub curriculum on Tanya being used throughout world The Jewish Learning Institute, a worldwide adult educational program of the international Chabad Lubavitch movement, launched an effort this fall to teach the Tanya, the movement’s foundational text, to Jews everywhere. And the curriculum for this effort was developed by Milwaukeean Rabbi Shais Taub, rabbi at The Shul East and director of the Institute for Jewish Literacy of Lubavitch of Wisconsin. The Tanya, as it is familiarly known from ...

Nebraska Joins Worldwide Debut of Soul Maps
Jewish Press
Posted Friday, Oct 31st, 2008

Let's face it: People are complicated. We have a warm, sensitive side and a wild, primitive side. We can act caring and nurturing one moment, and self-centered and aggressive the next. Making sense of our thoughts and emotions is not easy, and people often feel conflicted and overwhelmed.  "People struggle every day to understand themselves and find inner peace," says Rabbi Katzman of Chabad House. "They've been through every book in the self-help aisle and they visit their therapist or con ...

Educational series to have debut here
Staten Island Advance
Posted Monday, Oct 27th, 2008

Educational series to have debut here Jewish Learning Institute to offer three courses at the Bernikow JCC Friday, October 24, 2008 By Leslie Palma-Simoncek Advance Staff Writer STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Jewish Learning Institute will open its first branch on Staten Island, with plans to offer classes in traditional Judaism in an innovative and challenging format accessible to Jews of all levels of learning. Those curious about the classes can even try one for free. "The Jewish Learning ...

JLI Mission to Israel
Posted Friday, Aug 22nd, 2008

A contingent of 300, from Brazil, Australia, Finland, the US and Canada, who spent months studying Israel’s enduring centrality to Judaism, has just returned from the ultimate field trip. Like art majors exploring the Louvre, the six buses that filled with graduates of Chabad's Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s “The Land and the Spirit: Israel – Why We All Care” course arrived for their Israel mission equipped with the background knowledge to savor the sites. Offered as a culmination of ...

Course examines moral issues
Calgary Herald
Posted Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Saturday, May 03, 2008 What do timeless Jewish laws captured in the Talmud have to say about such contemporary issues as abortion, euthanasia and business conduct? You might be surprised, says Rabbi Mordecai Groner, who will be leading a six-week course in Talmudic ethics in Calgary starting mid-May. "You don't need a background in law to find this course both interesting and valuable," says Groner, a rabbi with the Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta in southwest Calgary. "I doubt that we'll prov ...

Talmudic Ethics Course Slated
Posted Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

05/10/2008Talmudic Ethics Course Slated LITCHFIELD - A six-week course, Talmudic Ethics: Timeless Wisdom for Timely Dilemmas, will be offered 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, May 12 through June 16, at the Litchfield County Jewish Community Center, 7 Village Green Drive. The same course will be offered 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, May 13 through June 17, at the Heritage Resort, 522 Heritage Rd., Southbury, and noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 13 through June 17, at Chabad Lubavitch of Northwest Connecticut, ...

Annual JLI Conference Held In New Jersey
5 Towns Jewish Times
Posted Monday, Mar 31st, 2008

By 5TJT Staff   on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 This November will mark the sixth year that the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will provide courses of Jewish interest in the Five Towns. Local residents who attend JLI courses will be joining a community of Jewish learners that spans the globe. This year, JLI has added 68 new centers, bringing the total number of JLI chapters to more than 250 worldwide. The Jewish Learning Institute has centers in over 30 states and more than 15 coun ...

Jewish faith is focus of class
Hunterdon County Democrat
Posted Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2008

Jewish faith is focus of classThursday, January 31, 2008 CLINTON TWP.-- Chabad of Hunterdon County will present a course entitled, Beyond Belief: Reflections on Jewish Faith, Reason and Experience, beginning Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and running for six consecutive Tuesdays. The course, from the Jewish Learning Institute, is designed to help students take a closer look at how their beliefs can bring meaning to their lives and guide their choices in the real world. It draws on 13 key principles of ...

Keeping the Faith
Calgary Herald
Posted Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2008

  Compiled by Graeme Morton Calgary Herald Saturday, February 02, 2008 - Beyond Belief Course Explores Judaism A six-week course exploring the fundamentals of the Jewish faith and their application in daily life is set to begin Tuesday. Beyond Belief, presented locally by the Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta, will be of interest and value to both devout followers and those with little or no faith background, says lead instructor Rabbi Mordechai Groner. "The bottom line is t ...

Spirited lecture starts new JLI programme
Posted Wednesday, Jan 2nd, 2008

THE Jewish Learning Institute's education programme has arrived in Leeds. The six-week series, titled The Land and the Spirit, examines what Israel was meant to be and what it means today. More than 20 people attended the first lecture at the Leeds Lubavitch Centre, which involved a lively discussion on why we care about Israel and what it means to our lives. After an introduction from JLI chairman John Goodwin, course organiser Rabbi Eli Pink discussed the life of Abraham and how he was ...

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