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Wednesday, October 26, 8PM
What is your approach in life? Are you aesthetical, cherishing beautiful things or more corporeal, passionate and driven to achieve material success? Perhaps you have a transcendental viewpoint and seek an all-rounded perfection. This lesson explores the ideologies of three world civilizations, weighing pro against con in an attempt to apply their timeless lessons to your life.
Wednesday, November 2, 8PM
With the honeymoon-stage behind you, how do you
reignite the love and passion in your marriage? This
class examines the lives of Abraham and Sarah in
search of a biblical paradigm for relationships that
mature and improve with time.
Wednesday, November 9, 8PM
Is guilt healthy? Like salt on food, learn how a little
goes a long way. In this lesson, a study of biblical
references to salt will enlighten us on finding
equilibrium between drive and restraint to remain
motivated without being compulsive.
Wednesday, November 16 8PM
When love is young and fresh, novelty is abound.
When darkness sets in, the bonds of love are tried
and tested. But how does one find the enthusiasm
to cherish those uneventful afternoons of everyday
life? This lesson examines the psychological
parallels of morning, dusk, and evening, to unlock
secrets of human behavior that produce consistency
in our loving relationships.
Tuesday, November 22, 8PM
Rebellion can be an early indicator of a
revolutionary leader. Learn to detect the hidden
potential and untapped talents of the
nonconformist. This lesson challenges you to
discover the leader in the rebel, and to uncover the
unique strength in people who are often labeled as
Wednesday, November 30, 8PM
People are only happy when their needs are
fulfilled. How can you learn to satisfy your own
needs by satisfying others? In this lesson, you'll
learn to become a better — and more content —
lover with an approach that focuses on the one you
love, emphasizing the "you" over the "I."
Wednesday, December 7, 8PM
Must you resort to conformity to find acceptance
within a social circle? In this inspiring Torah lesson,
you'll discover how, instead of following the herd,
leaders gain competitive social advantage by
developing their unique inner strengths and
Wednesday, December 14, 8PM
There are encouraging moments that inspire us to
action and resolve, and then there is reality. Where
do you find inspiration when the excitement dies?
How do you fight lethargy in the reality of your
routine? This lesson explores ways to enrich
everyday life with an approach and skill-set for
embracing even the driest of times.
Wednesday, December 21, 8PM
Does Judaism reject the notion that the physical can
be beautiful? What is the unifying factor that draws
together contrasting colors and dimensions to unite
in harmony? More than just a class on art critique,
this lesson examines Jewish and Hellenistic
perspectives on beauty. Explore the essence of what
makes things beautiful and why the Maccabees so
opposed the Greek Hellenist's approach.
Wednesday, December 28, 8PM
When our world crumbles around us we choose to
either despair or repair. But where do we find the
willpower and courage to make this paradigm shift?
For answers, this class points to one of history's
most striking episodes of hope and renewal.
Wednesday, January 4, 8PM
Sometimes we wish we could turn back the clock.
In reality, you can't change the past, but you can
influence how the past will affect the future. This
class explains how you can break the spiritual time
barrier and transform past mistakes into an impetus
for driving future success.
Fee: Individual Class: $7
Semester: $55 (textbook included)