High Holidays Educational Series:
The Jewish Academy is proud to present our catalog of classes for the High Holidays of the 2012 academic year.
At the Academy, we value a deep, rich learning experience and we aim to provide this in an unequivocal way. This is why we have brought you a program of the highest caliber, developed by the world-renowned Rohr Jewish Learning Institute.
The program brings you a series of stimulating text and discussion based classes that take place on a weekly basis. Our lessons will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.
I invite you to browse through the topics in this catalog and to join us for some weekly inspirational study about the upcoming Jewish High-Holidays Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkos. These classes are open to all, whatever your level of learning may be, and we encourage you to bring your friends along.
Rabbi Binyomin Bitton
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Location: The Jewish Academy, 1260 Howe Street
Instructor: Rabbi Binyomin Bitton
ROSH HASHANA CLASS:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 7:30-8:30 P.M.
A Sword in the Bedroom
Holding Onto Moments of Clarity to Withstand Temptation
In this inspiring biblical account of character, courage and determination, Palti ben Layish, an unsung hero and King Davidís personal confidante, teaches us how we can develop our own characters to become who we know we should be.
YOM KIPPUR CLASS:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 7:30-8:30 P.M.
Just One More Second Chance
Divine Compassion and the Nature of Forgiveness
Yom Kippur represents the idea that G-d gives us a chance to start over. Judaism appreciates the value of incremental growth, realizing that man cannot become perfect overnight. This lesson explores the nature of divine forgiveness and when we should be forgiving of others.
**PLEASE NOTE: This class will exclusively take place on Sunday, Sep. 23 due to conflicting events**
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 7:30-8:30 P.M.
The Pursuit of Happiness
Why Happiness Is So Elusive
What is happiness? We all want it, but tend to look for it in the wrong places. This lesson explores the quest for happiness and uncovers a clue to unlocking its secret from a bizarre Talmudic tale.
**PLEASE NOTE: This class will exclusively take place on Wednesday, Oct. 10 due to the holidays**