Intersection of Torah and the environment
Sparta Independent
Posted Friday, May 14th, 2010

Published: May 12, 2010 SPARTA — Beginning next week, The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute of Sussex County (located in Sparta) will explore the comprehensive and often surprising concepts, advice and guidelines that Jewish law, ethics, philosophy and mysticism have articulated about environmental issues.In a series of hour-long classes given once a week as part of the JLI’s Torah Studies program, this study will delve into the complex interactions between man, nature and the Divine, and will enl ...


Leon Leyson was youngest on Schindler's List
The Vancouver Sun
Posted Monday, May 10th, 2010

Holocaust survivor to deliver 'Saved By An Angel' speech Monday in RichmondBY GERRY BELLET, VANCOUVER SUNMAY 8, 2010 Leon Leyson can't compute the odds of his being alive today given that, at the age of 10, he was entombed in the Krakow ghetto with thousands of other Polish Jews whose fate — with rare exception — was to be murdered by the occupying Germans. "The odds of surviving were incredible. I was always skeptical I'd get through it. I was in the ghetto for two years, then the Plaszow Con ...


Jewish lessons examine why bad things happen
Stockton Record
Posted Thursday, Apr 29th, 2010

By Jo Ann KirbyApril 26, 2010Record Staff Writer It's a question that people ask over and over again: Why do bad things happen to good people? Chabad of Stockton - an outreach organization devoted to helping Jews reconnect with their faith - presents a six-week course, "Beyond Never Again," beginning Tuesday to address the timeless question. "Everyone can identify with this question," Rabbi Avremel Brod said. "If God is so loving, why does he allow bad things to happen to good people?" ...


Son of hero speaks at Niles West
Skokie Review
Posted Thursday, Apr 29th, 2010

April 25, 2010 Zvi Bielski, son of hero Zus Bielski, spoke April 13 at the Jewish Learning Institute's (JLI) "Evening of Defiance" at Niles West High School. The event was organized by JLI, a division of Lubavitch Chabad and co-sponsored by the Illinois Holocaust Museum. The evening was a prelude to the upcoming JLI six-week course "Beyond Never Again; how the Holocaust speaks to us today" offered in 10 Chicagoland locations. Visit www.JLIChicago.com for more information. ...


Wilhelm on National Board
Jewish Review
Posted Wednesday, Apr 28th, 2010

article created on: 2010-04-15T00:00:00 Rabbi Motti Wilhelm has joined the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s National Editorial Board, which reviews and comments on JLI course materials before they are published. The executive director of the Jewish Learning Institute, the adult educational arm of Chabad-Lubavitch, recently wrote to Wilhelm to acknowledge the latter for his achievement as Portland JLI instructor. Rabbi Efraim Mintz wrote, “In just a short time, Portland, Ore., has become a p ...


JLI Offers Course on Lessons of the Holocaust
Jewish Press of Tampa
Posted Wednesday, Apr 28th, 2010

JLI offers course on lessons of the Holocaust The Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), the adult education arm of Chabad-Lubavitch, is offering a six-session course on lessons of the Holocaust entitled “Beyond Never Again.” The series, timed to coincide with Yom HaShoahm Holocaust Remembrance Day, will be taught for six consecutive weeks at Tampa Bay area Chabad centers beginning the week of April 25. Although the program begins the same week around the nation, individual Chabad centers will dete ...


Course looks at effects of Holocaust
Roseville Press Tribune
Posted Monday, Apr 26th, 2010

Rabbi Yossi Korick hopes that the Holocaust education course, “Beyond Never Again,” will have a lasting impact on those take part in it. “A horrible event like the Holocaust makes us, everyone, confront such things as the nature of good and evil,” Korick said. “It makes us question many things. Why did this happen, how can we keep the faith when something like happens.” The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute created the six-part course as an educational program, Korick said. “It’s broken down in ...


Summit County to host Holocaust educational initiative
Summit Daily News
Posted Monday, Apr 26th, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT, FRISCO — Starting on April 27 at 7:15 p.m., the Chabad Jewish Center in Frisco will host “Beyond Never Again” — a course about the Holocaust — for six consecutive Tuesdays. Timed to coincide with Yom Hashoah, the course will premiere in more than 300 locations worldwide, including Summit County. Created by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, “Beyond Never Again” has won support from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem, a ...


Wilhelm on national board
Jewish Review
Posted Monday, Apr 26th, 2010

article created on: 2010-04-15T00:00:00 Rabbi Motti Wilhelm has joined the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s National Editorial Board, which reviews and comments on JLI course materials before they are published. The executive director of the Jewish Learning Institute, the adult educational arm of Chabad-Lubavitch, recently wrote to Wilhelm to acknowledge the latter for his achievement as Portland JLI instructor. Rabbi Efraim Mintz wrote, “In just a short time, Portland, Ore., has become a p ...


New Generation of Scholars Ponders Jewish Existential Issues
Lubavitch.com
Posted Monday, Apr 26th, 2010

2010 Sinai Scholars Symposium Hosted At Dartmouth (lubavitch.com) Is it rational to believe in the historical accuracy and divine origin of the Bible? Can Jews exist as a community without a land of their own? Is the traditional role of women in Judaism an affront to feminism? These were some of the questions Jewish students explored and debated this past Sunday-Monday, at the 2nd Annual Sinai Scholars Symposium, hosted at Dartmouth’s Nelson A. Rockefeller Center. Titled “Ancient Ethics in a ...


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