It’s a question that has launched a thousand self-help seminars, a riddle that has perplexed multitudes, a mystery that enthralled the ancients: What is the secret of happiness? Jewish thought has long emphasized the importance of living with joy. But how? And can you really choose to be happy? ThisContinue Reading

Women’s Torah & Tea meets weekly on Tuesdays 1-2pm. Deepen your understanding and change how you view reality. We will be studying the second book of the Tanya, Shaar HaYichud VeHaemunah. In this book, the Alter Rebbe addresses existential philosophy on the existence of the Creator and how to realizeContinue Reading

Crown Heights, Brooklyn, The Urban ShtetleMay 15-17 2020. A SPIRITED SHABBAT EXPERIENCEIN THE NERVE CENTER OF THE CHABAD-LUBAVITCH MOVEMENT   WHAT TO EXPECT Experience a taste of Crown Heights with an insider’s tour of the neighborhood highlighted by a visit to the iconic 770 building, the Rebbe’s Shul and ChabadContinue Reading

This course sheds light on the mysteries surrounding biblical interpretation. How do we know that our interpretation is true? If it is true, why are there differences of opinion? And with so many interpretations, how do we know which one reflects its true intent? Discover the elegance of the “sourceContinue Reading

The lives of our forefathers, their travails, triumphs, and disappointments underpin the world’s conception of monotheism and human integrity. The exodus from Egypt and the forty year sojourn in the desert illuminate the eternal conflict between faith and egotism, corruption, debasement, and humility.  By examining the lives and deeds ofContinue Reading

Drawing inspiration from the weekly Torah portion and Jewish holidays, The Jack London Square Lunch & Learn series are relevant, insightful and a refreshing break in the midst of a fast-paced work day. This weekly study group is held on Tuesdays, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, at Friedkin Investments 480Continue Reading

For the modern Jewish woman in search of a meaningful life. Interactive study, discussion and camaraderie. Homemade pastries & tea served.  Winter Session: Overcoming Life’s Challenges with the wisdom of the Tanya (Chassidic philosophy) Thursdays 8pm at a private home. RSVP to Shulamis@Jewishoakland.org.Continue Reading

Delve into the depths of Chassidus, the inner secrets of Torah. This text-based class explores “Lekutei Amarim”, the first part of the Alter Rebbe’s fundamental book “Tanya.” The major theme of Tanya is the ubiquitous Identity Crisis. There are days when one indeed feels inspired by Judaism and spirituality, and there areContinue Reading

Study Judaism: Your Level, Your Turf, Your Choice So the classes are all at the wrong times. Or you feel that the material is on a higher level/lower level than you are. Or you want to study something specific. No problem! Would you like to study with Rabbi or Rebbetzin one-on-one?Continue Reading