Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned
Jul
19
Oct 4

Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned

  • Chabad

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
 

Join Chabad for a wonderful brunch spread of bagels, lox, shmear, juice, & coffee. Served up alongside the main dish: a healthy helping of Torah!

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 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.

  • $7 Per Class 
  • $15 Textbook
  • $65 Entire Course - Includes Textbook
  • $180 Sponsor 

Registration is required. 


Wednesday, July 19 2017
No Wrong Turn
Each Person?s Individual Mission

Why do I get stuck in traffic? Why did I miss my flight? Why do I live in this neighborhood? What’s the meaning behind all the randomness in my life? Some may indeed assign it to the “Universe” or other haphazardness. This class tells a very different story.


Wednesday, July 26 2017
Reparative Wreckage
The Positive Side of Destruction

Our Temple lies in ruins—a reality we’ve been forced to cope with for a couple of thousand years now. But was G-d really allowed to put a wrecking ball to His sanctuary? A fresh look at the legalities of Temple damage leads us to a startling recalibrating of loss and tragedy.


Wednesday, August 2 2017
Summoning the Love
How to Master the Emotional Roadmap

If life were a romance novel, it would be easy to be “in love” at any given moment. Alas, it isn’t. Far from it. Love is quite an elusive trait, which makes the command, “Love your G-d,” all the more baffling. Discover the key to summoning the love whenever you wish.


Wednesday, August 9 2017
Jewish Apocrypha?
Safeguarding the Purity of Faith

Throughout our storied past, the Jewish people have zealously clung to their faith, fiercely rejecting any threat to the fundamental tenets of our belief. So, what do we make of all the other literature out there? Explore the annals of apocrypha and, in a surprising twist, a battle of presses in nineteenth-century Europe.


Wednesday, August 16 2017
Pick a Side
 

Can you define who you are? Or at least define who you aren’t? If you can, then you’ve done something positive. Even if you find yourself in the heretic’s corner, you are headed in the right direction, because sometimes being undecided is worse than being wrong.


Wednesday, August 23 2017
Bearing Witness
Working as G-d?s Agent

Whether it’s in a courtroom or a public hearing, giving testimony is serious business. But did you know that your very existence as a Jew is a testimony of sorts? Find out your legal rights and obligations as G-d’s witness.


Wednesday, August 30 2017
The Divorce Dilemma
A Deep Dive into the Divorce Dynamic

Judaism seems to be downright divorce-phobic. Why is divorce really all that bad? Are there any situations that warrant a divorce in the Jewish conscience? Of course. Not only that, the very notion of divorce only aides the institution of marriage. Find out how.

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Wednesday, September 6 2017
The Gift of the Giver
The Gratitude-Happiness Connection

Living in the age of “stuff,” it is becoming clearer that more is not always merrier. But If we are so well off compared to previous generations, why are we so unhappy? By understanding the root causes of misery, we find a simple formula for gratitude, happiness, and true wealth.


Wednesday, September 13 2017
A Call For Unity
Hakhel, Then and Now

When the Temple stood, the Jewish nation would gather once in seven years to hear the King read publicly from the Torah. Standing united, every Jew would draw lasting inspiration to last for years to come. Though the Temple doesn’t currently stand, this class shows that we can and should observe hakhel in our time.


Wednesday, September 20 2017
The Silent Voice
Listening to the Shofar?s Call

Whether you are still young or already old and grey, Rosh Hashanah likely brings the shofar to mind. But what is the meaning of the shofar’s sound? This Rosh Hashanah anthology explains what a ram’s horn, long prayers, and the Jewish New Year have in common.


Wednesday, September 27 2017
The Holy Heretic
All Is Never Lost

Of all the Talmud’s characters, perhaps the most enigmatic is the story of Elisha ben Avuya—the illustrious scholar turned heretic. In an inspiring interpretation of the narrative, Elisha’s story is the story of all Jews. The point? All is never lost. G-d is waiting for you to return.


Wednesday, October 4 2017
What Moses Didn?t Know
Capturing the Core of the Jew

On the holiday that celebrates completing the Torah, we… hold it shut and dance around in circles. Have we gone mad? And where did this idea come from, anyway? Well, it’s as holy as Moses, or, as this class exposes, maybe even more.



Cheesecake Making & Tasting Party
May
28
5:00 pm17:00

Cheesecake Making & Tasting Party

  • 13576 Hunters Point Street Spring Hill, FL, 34609 United States

Women's Only Event

Join Chabad Spring Hill's Jewish Women's Circle

At the home of Rabbi Chaim and Seema Lipszyc

Will also be having light dairy refreshments.

Suggested donation $12

Lag B'omer BBQ Time
May
14
5:00 pm17:00

Lag B'omer BBQ Time

  • Chabad

Lag B'Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer count—this year, May 14th 2017—is a festive day on the Jewish calendar. It is celebrated with outings (on which the children traditionally play with bows and arrows), bonfires, and other joyous events. Many visit the resting place (in Meron, northern Israel) of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the anniversary of whose passing is on this day.

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who lived in the second century of the common era, was the first to publicly teach the mystical dimension of the Torah known as the “Kabbalah,” and is the author of the basic work of Kabbalah, the Zohar. On the day of his passing, Rabbi Shimon instructed his disciples to mark the date as “the day of my joy.”

Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned
Apr
26
Jul 12

Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned

  • Chabad

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
 

Join Chabad for a wonderful brunch spread of bagels, lox, shmear, juice, & coffee. Served up alongside the main dish: a healthy helping of Torah!

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 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.

  • $7 Per Class 
  • $15 Textbook
  • $65 Entire Course - Includes Textbook
  • $180 Sponsor 

Registration is required. 


Wednesday, April 26 2017
Women in Judaism: The Inside Story
Is There a Jewish Glass Ceiling?

The role of the Jewish mother is so hallowed and romanticized that it can seem to be the ultimate goal of Jewish womanhood. But is that really true? Is there any place for womanhood in Judaism outside of motherhood and family—culturally, religiously, and socially?


Wednesday, May 3 2017
The Theology of Theft
An Honest Look at Honesty

As good people, most of us don’t take other people’s stuff, obviously. So when the Torah cautions us, “Thou shalt not steal,” we must consider what deeper ethical message is implied, beyond outright theft. What can an honest person learn from the laws of honesty?


Wednesday, May 10 2017
Have a Jewish Field Day
Why and How We Celebrate Lag Ba'Omer

The thirty-third day of the omer is a day of celebration, bonfires, and a variety of interesting customs. What lies behind it all? In presenting the story of Lag Ba’Omer, this class reveals the specialness of the day and what message we can take from it.


Wednesday, May 17 2017
The First Chasid
Ba'al Shem Tov: The Man and His Movement

The Chasidic movement was founded in the eighteenth century by Rabbi Israel Ba’al Shem. What is the story of this man and what was his mission? Enjoy a biography of the Ba’al Shem Tov, and a glimpse of his teachings and the revolution he sparked.


Wednesday, May 24 2017
Making Sense of the Census
Why G-d Counts the Jewish People

Numerous times G-d counted the Jewish people. Was He obsessed with numbers or is there some message hidden in the numbers game? This class gets to the bottom of the numbers game and explains how counting us makes us count.


Wednesday, June 7 2017
DIY Judaism
Achieving Spiritual Independence

Visit the Western Wall? Check. Talk to a rabbi? Check. Go to synagogue frequently? Check. There are many external ways to nurture Jewish inspiration, and we should make use of them. But our ultimate goal should be to stand spiritually on our own two feet.


Wednesday, June 14 2017
Timeless Moments
On Visiting the Resting Place of the Righteous

The resting place of a saintly Jewish leader or scholar is also a place of prayer and introspection. But are we really allowed to pray to the dead? That sounds awfully pagan! Discover what happens when we pray at a tzaddik’s graveside, and how it enables us to experience a unique, timeless connection with G-d.


Wednesday, June 21 2017
Journey of a Blessing
Turning Spiritual Capital into Physical Goods

If we are judged during the High Holidays for the coming year, why do we pray each day? What are we praying for if everything has already been decided? This lesson explores how spiritual blessing translates into material well-being—and the role of the kohanim in making that happen.


Wednesday, June 28 2017
Because I Said So
Finding Meaning in the Laws of Ritual Purity

It may seem superstitious: Enter the wrong house or touch the wrong thing and the Torah renders you impure. Dip in the holy water and—Voilà!—you’re good as new. What are we to make of this system? With this question as its backdrop, this lesson sheds light on the meaning of connection with G-d and doing what He wants.


Wednesday, July 5 2017
Don?t Be a Fool
Turning on the Light in the Theater of the Absurd

Ever wonder why smart people do such stupid things? Before you spend all your money on self-help books about effective time management or finding the secrets of success, come to this class, and learn the Torah-prescribed habits of highly successful people.


Wednesday, July 12 2017
A Time to Renew
Why We Celebrate Rosh Chodesh

Each month, the Jewish people celebrate Rosh Chodesh, and the beginning of a new Jewish month. What exactly are we celebrating, and how do we celebrate it? This class explores Rosh Chodesh traditions and explains the connection between the Jewish people, the new moon, and the miracle of renewal.