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NEW!! Adult Education - Torah Studies Course

NEW!! Adult Education - Torah Studies Course

NEW SEASON STARTING Thursday, July 20 2017!

Chabad of Pierce County is proud to present our Torah Studies catalog of classes for Season four.

At Chabad, 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 Torah Studies 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. These classes are open to all, whatever your level of learning may be, and I encourage you to bring your friends along.

Rabbi Zalman Heber
2146 N. Mildred St. Tacoma

Class 1 Thursday, July 20 2017
No Wrong Turn
Each Person?s Individual Mission
Why do I get stuck in traffic? Why did I miss my flight? Why do I live in this neighborhood? What’s the meaning behind all the randomness in my life? Some may indeed assign it to the “Universe” or other haphazardness. This class tells a very different story.
Class 1 No class
Reparative Wreckage
The Positive Side of Destruction
Our Temple lies in ruins—a reality we’ve been forced to cope with for a couple of thousand years now. But was G‑d really allowed to put a wrecking ball to His sanctuary? A fresh look at the legalities of Temple damage leads us to a startling recalibrating of loss and tragedy.
Class 1 Thursday, August 3 2017
Summoning the Love
How to Master the Emotional Roadmap
If life were a romance novel, it would be easy to be “in love” at any given moment. Alas, it isn’t. Far from it. Love is quite an elusive trait, which makes the command, “Love your G‑d,” all the more baffling. Discover the key to summoning the love whenever you wish.
Class 1 Thursday, August 10 2017
Jewish Apocrypha?
Safeguarding the Purity of Faith
Throughout our storied past, the Jewish people have zealously clung to their faith, fiercely rejecting any threat to the fundamental tenets of our belief. So, what do we make of all the other literature out there? Explore the annals of apocrypha and, in a surprising twist, a battle of presses in nineteenth-century Europe.
Class 1 Thursday, August 17 2017
Pick a Side

Can you define who you are? Or at least define who you aren’t? If you can, then you’ve done something positive. Even if you find yourself in the heretic’s corner, you are headed in the right direction, because sometimes being undecided is worse than being wrong.
Class 1 Thursday, August 24 2017
Bearing Witness
Working as G‑d?s Agent
Whether it’s in a courtroom or a public hearing, giving testimony is serious business. But did you know that your very existence as a Jew is a testimony of sorts? Find out your legal rights and obligations as G‑d’s witness.
Class 1 Thursday, August 31 2017
The Divorce Dilemma
A Deep Dive into the Divorce Dynamic
Judaism seems to be downright divorce-phobic. Why is divorce really all that bad? Are there any situations that warrant a divorce in the Jewish conscience? Of course. Not only that, the very notion of divorce only aides the institution of marriage. Find out how.
Class 1 Thursday, September 7 2017
The Gift of the Giver
The Gratitude-Happiness Connection
Living in the age of “stuff,” it is becoming clearer that more is not always merrier. But If we are so well off compared to previous generations, why are we so unhappy? By understanding the root causes of misery, we find a simple formula for gratitude, happiness, and true wealth.
Class 1 No class
A Call For Unity
Hakhel, Then and Now
When the Temple stood, the Jewish nation would gather once in seven years to hear the King read publicly from the Torah. Standing united, every Jew would draw lasting inspiration to last for years to come. Though the Temple doesn’t currently stand, this class shows that we can and should observe hakhel in our time.
Class 1 Thursday, September 14 2017
The Silent Voice
Listening to the Shofar?s Call
Whether you are still young or already old and grey, Rosh Hashanah likely brings the shofar to mind. But what is the meaning of the shofar’s sound? This Rosh Hashanah anthology explains what a ram’s horn, long prayers, and the Jewish New Year have in common.
Class 1 Thursday, September 28 2017
The Holy Heretic
All Is Never Lost
Of all the Talmud’s characters, perhaps the most enigmatic is the story of Elisha ben Avuya—the illustrious scholar turned heretic. In an inspiring interpretation of the narrative, Elisha’s story is the story of all Jews. The point? All is never lost. G‑d is waiting for you to return.
Class 1 No class
What Moses Didn?t Know
Capturing the Core of the Jew
On the holiday that celebrates completing the Torah, we… hold it shut and dance around in circles. Have we gone mad? And where did this idea come from, anyway? Well, it’s as holy as Moses, or, as this class exposes, maybe even more.

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Torah Studies is a program of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute