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Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned

  • Chabad 13576 Hunters Point Street Spring Hill, FL, 34609 United States (map)

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.


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.

Earlier Event: May 28
Cheesecake Making & Tasting Party
Later Event: September 10
Shofar Factory