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New JLI Course Addresses Dissonance between Religion and Western Values

Friday, 17 August, 2018 - 1:37 pm

This November, the Jewish Learning Centre in Winnipeg will offer Wrestling with Faith, a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), that openly addresses common challenges people have in their relationship with G-d.

Beginning Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:30 pm, participants in the course will grapple with issues that many struggle with, including beliefs in Judaism that seem primitive or outdated, reconciling scientific findings with ideas that cannot be proven in a lab, and the role of religion regarding gender roles, relationship choices, and other such controversial issues.

“We recognize that almost everyone has some degree of skepticism when it comes to religion,” Rabbi Shmuly Altein of Chabad-Lubavitch, the local JLI Instructor in Winnipeg, told The Jewish Post and News, “We’ve created this course for participants to think critically about these challenges—to approach them with an array of insightful perspectives—so we can articulate our beliefs to ourselves and to the next generation with clarity and conviction.”

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