Course Explores Jewish Faith In Modern World
Posted Tuesday, Jan 1st, 2008

This February, the Wellington Jewish Center is set to unveil Beyond Belief, an intriguing new course from the Jewish Learning Institute. Beyond Belief provides an innovative look at the process whereby lives are enriched and deepened by thinking about faith. Fresh, provocative and insightful, the course 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."Many people grapple with fundamental questions of ...

Chabad Unveils Talmudic Study Program In 15 Cities
Posted Monday, Dec 31st, 2007

Chabad Unveils Talmudic Study Program In 15 Cities LUBAVITCH HEADQUARTERS, NY -- (December 28, 2007)Dvora Lakein ( Yeshiva boys typically crack their first Talmudic sugiya (problem) at a young age. The dense Aramaic text, the endless back and forth of argument and counter-argument, are daunting, and starting them young gives them a lifelong edge: mastery over a daf, or page of gemara that leaves many adults feeling they’ve lost an irretrievable opportunity. Not any m ...

Semester ends with graduation
The Jewish Telegraph
Posted Monday, Dec 31st, 2007

Semester ends with graduation GRADUATES: Rabbi Eli Pink with the first set of graduates THE first semester of studies at the 'Land and the Spirit' JLI education programme concluded with a graduation ceremony on the first night of Chanucah. Participants received a diploma certifying completion of the course. John Goodwin chaired the ceremony, Rabbi Reuven Cohen lit the menorah and Helen Lorie reflected on the success of the programme. Rabbi Eli Pink and Mrs Dabr ...

Course Targets Apathy Toward Israel
Calgary Herald
Posted Thursday, Nov 22nd, 2007

Compiled by Graeme Morton Calgary Herald Saturday, October 27, 2007 Course Targets Apathy Toward Israel Educational opportunities with a spiritual grounding abound in Calgary during the next week. On Tuesday, the Calgary Jewish Learning Institute will launch a six-week series titled Israel: The Land and the Spirit. The course is for those under 30 and comes in response to a recent survey in the U.S. that showed growing apathy among young Jewish adults in their relationship with t ...

Combating Apathy to Israel: Chabad's New Israel Awareness Course
Arutz Sheva (
Posted Wednesday, Nov 21st, 2007

by Noelle Forde ( Chabad has launched a free Israel: The Land and the Spirit course in an attempt to fight growing apathy among young Jews in the Diaspora towards Israel and connect them with the Promised Land. The course, launched by the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) of Chabad in October in 750 locations around the world, is different from programs such as Birthright, according to Chabad. It explores "the nature of the deep spiritual bond that has existed between the Jewish p ...

Spirited lecture starts new JLI programme
Posted Friday, Nov 9th, 2007

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 ...

Class to bridge gap between Jews, Israel
Northbrook Star
Posted Thursday, Nov 1st, 2007

Class tries to bridge gap between Jews, Israel November 1, 2007 By KEN GOZE Staff Writer Concerned that the younger generation is losing touch with the importance of Israel to the Jewish people, Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook is joining synagogues around the world to offer a new course it hopes will help people see past politics, and discover Israel's spiritual meaning. The six-week course, "Israel: The Land and the Spirit," began Oct. 30 and runs on Tuesday and Wednesday evening sessio ...

Lectures explore Jews' ties to Israel
Posted Saturday, Oct 27th, 2007

Israel. The Holy Land. An ancient place of pilgrimage and turmoil. Why is it so crucial for Jews to sanctify and understand it?Give Rabbi Sholom Schmerling six weeks and he will tell you.At his congregation, Chabad of Venice and North Port, he is teaching a course titled "The Land and The Spirit," which explores the Jewish spiritual connection to Israel and the country's impact on religious history. The sessions begin Oct. 31 and run every Wednesday evening until mid-December. It is open to stud ...

Chabad Lubavitch of the Panhandle-Tallahassee
Tallahassee Democrat (FL)
Posted Friday, Oct 26th, 2007

Chabad Lubavitch of the Panhandle-Tallahassee: A recent study found that only half of American Jews younger than 35 are comfortable with the idea of a Jewish state. In response, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is holding a six-week course called "Israel: The Land and the Spirit" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. starting Oct. 30 at the Lubavitch Jewish Center, 402 Plantation Road. The fee is free (except for books) for anyone younger than 30; $65 for everyone else. Call 523-9294 or visit www.Chabad Tallah ...

To combat disconnect, Israel class free for young adults
Jewish Review (Portland, OR)
Posted Friday, Oct 26th, 2007

To combat disconnect, Israel class free for young adults By Jewish Review Just weeks after the release of a recent study that found only half of American Jews under the age of 35 are comfortable with the idea of a Jewish state, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute announced a new six-week course—to be offered at 750 locations around the world including Portland—that focuses on the millennia-old spiritual bond between Jews and Israel. In order to connect young Jews with their heritage, JLI ...

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