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Winnipeg to Join Worldwide Release of Well-Connected

A new course for women, Well-Connected: It’s Not What You Know. It’s What You Do, explores how while we often think a faith is a core set of beliefs surrounded by ceremony, Judaism is, in fact, less a system of belief than a system of action.

This December, the Rosh Chodesh Society (RCS)—the women’s division of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI)—launches its latest course, Well-Connected, slated to run in over 220 locations across the globeIn this seven-part seriesWell-Connected examines how the dos and don’ts reveal the soul of Jewish ritual life and how each deed connects us to something far beyond ourselves. From the mysteries of the mezuzah and the kosher diet to th… Read More »

Learn To Read Hebrew Before The High Holidays

According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, only half of American Jews (52%) can read Hebrew. To fill this gap in Jewish education, the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) has developed Read it in Hebrew, an innovative Hebrew reading course that is sweeping the Jewish world. With interactive flashcards and its own mobile app for remote learning, Read it in Hebrew utilizes the latest technology to combine timeless learning methods with contemporary psychology for a course guaranteed to be effective in only five sessions.

“We are delighted to announce the debut of Read It In Hebrew this summer in Winnipeg. The popularity of RIIH (it’s been taught at over 600 locations across North America!) suggests that it meets a deeply-felt … Read More »

Waking Up To Life

Mendel Cotlar, a young but clearly intelligent, young man had one thing to say at his Bar Mitzvah in Houston, TX. “Gratitude makes you happy.” Developing an attitude of gratitude is crucial to remaining happy in our fast paced lives filled with crises and meetings. It is important to pause and appreciate how much we have to be thankful for, even when things seem to be going wrong.

These ideas are the foundation of a groundbreaking new seminar from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, entitled Waking Up to Life. As its title implies, the 90 minute workshop is designed to change the way we appreciate our lives by focusing on what we have for some time each morning. The ancient Jewish practice of reciting the Modeh Ani is a gr… Read More »

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