Season Three

catalog - New Season Starting Monday, April 29 2019!

Chabad of Toluca Lake is proud to present our Torah Studies catalog of classes for Season Three.

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.

Shalom, 
Rabbi Moishe Carlebach
4613 Willowcrest Ave, Toluca Lake

 

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Monday, April 29 2019

It’s Just a Mistake, Isn’t It?

Identifying Your Unconscious Self

We all make mistakes. Period. That’s a fact of life. So why does the Torah require atonement for an inadvertent sin? Explore the pathways of consciousness exemplified in the Torah’s prescription for sin. You’ll be surprised to learn that you may not be who you really think you are.

Monday, May 6 2019

Allocation, Allocation, Allocation

Everything Has a Time and Place: Use Wisely

What if you were as strong as Samson, rich as Jeff Bezos, and beautiful as Cinderella? An interesting question, but completely irrelevant to you. A curious mix of the yearly donations to the Temple and an announcement about forbidden mixtures packs a powerful punch about staying—and thriving—in your lane.

Monday, May 13 2019

Speak Up!

A Word Is Not Just a Word

For too long, we have been told how we ought to refrain from negative speech. It’s time to flip the narrative and take an opposite approach: speak, and speak a lot: just make sure it’s positive speech. Never underestimate the impact of a good word, so get talking!

Monday, May 20 2019

Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground

The Deepest Connection Is the Simplest One

Is it, “I love you, therefore I am committed to our relationship”? Or is it, “I am committed to our relationship, therefore I love you”? The man who single-handedly brought kabbalah to the world and burned fields with his eyes, yet was simultaneously very down-to-earth, shines a light on this important question.

Monday, May 27 2019

When “WIIFM” Is a Good Thing

Judaism Is Not about Spirituality; It’s about Life

A six-week cruise with five-star accommodations, all expenses paid, plus free gifts. While that sounds like a terrific bonus package, it’s hardly what you would expect in return for leading a pious life. One would expect promises for spiritual delights and G‑dly pleasures. Well, Judaism has a radical idea about what religion means. Come discover what it is.

Monday, June 3 2019

The Day G‑d Gave Us the Torah . . . Or Not?

Making Sense of the Holiday of Shavuot

Shavuot is known as the day the Torah was given. A look at the phenomenon of crossing the international date line before the holiday unravels a whole new element to the holiday—and lends us fresh perspective on what it means to be Jewish.

Monday, June 10 2019

Give It All You’ve Got!

Frugality or Extravagance? A Third Option

Are you letting your inner artist go to waste? What about that project that you really wish you can accomplish one day: Are you letting the opportunity slip away? From the surprising behavior of certain desert princes, we learn that maximizing your potential is to realize the divinity in creation .

Monday, June 17 2019

When a Moment Counts

One Less Second of Pain Is Worth the World

An entire nation was put on hold. Travel plans for millions of people were thrown off course. Why? To hold off the inevitable suffering of one woman just a little longer. Let that sink in. Such is the import of one person’s pain. We ought to pay attention.

Monday, June 24 2019

Be Humble, Egoless . . . and Great

A Jewish Primer on Healthy Self-Esteem. It’s Not What You Think It Is

The meek, helpless Jew is a stereotype that has not boded well for the tribe. But taking one look at the doctrine of servitude embedded in the faith, one cannot help but think that we are some sort of seriously indentured bunch. Discover the secret to maintaining a healthy, if not glorious, sense of self-esteem in the Jewish way of life.

Monday, July 1 2019

Pipeline for Success

Remembering Whence the Blessings Come

Did you know that almonds bloom extremely quickly? If you’re not botanically inclined, don’t worry: this class is just for you. From hastily flowering almonds, we move on to how to make a living and the formula for a successful life-work-faith balance. Not a bad deal for a bunch of tree nuts.

Monday, July 8 2019

All’s Well

A Fresh Perspective on Life’s Miracles

When we look back at rough times and see how things turned out for the best, we become aware of the miracles in our lives. But perhaps the greatest miracles are the ones we are not even aware of. When we keep in mind the work G‑d is doing for us, we can truly be at ease.

Monday, July 15 2019

When You Dream a Dream

The Power of Imagination and Thought

In an effort to understand Judaism’s fascination with dreams, we explore the human capacity for prophecy and examine scenarios in which a single thought can make a world of difference.

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Chabad of Toluca Lake

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www.chabadoftolucalake.com

 
 

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Torah Studies is a program of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute