Every Wednesday evening we host a round table discussion focusing on Jewish history, tradition, Laws & Customs, the Torah (Bible) & the Prophets, Talmud & Kabbalah.
The class is for all Jews regardless of level of knowledge and promises to get you thinking. Don’t think too hard, just come by and tickle your Jewish brain!
Check our calendar to RSVP for the next discussion.
We also provide 6-week courses created by The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute.
Oasis in Time (30 Oct - 11 Dec 2019)
How Success Thinks (15 Jan - 19 Feb 2020)
Land & Spirit (22 Apr - 27 May 2020)
Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World
30 October - 11 December 2019
6 Wednesday evenings
You are welcome to attend the first session for free before committing to the full course -
just email us to say that you'd like to join.
You can also book particular sessions without committing to the whole course.
Why do we tend to focus on what's urgent instead of what's truly important?
Imagine. 24 hours of digital silence. No phones. No computers. No TV. Just valuable time with the people you love, to do all the things you've needed to do but never quite found the time for.
We invite you to explore the mystical, psychological, social, and cultural dimensions of Shabbat as we unlock a model for achieving balance and serenity in the modern age.
Over six weeks, we’ll uncover timeless principles for how to achieve a life of inner peace while making each workday more productive and fulfilling.
1. THE GIFT OF REST
What role does net worth play in how we define our success? The gift of Shabbat provides a priceless sense of self-worth in our most basic state, without feeling the need to achieve.
2. THE GIFT OF INVESTMENT
The serenity and enjoyment of Shabbat is the culmination of a week’s work. Jewish culture’s emphasis on preparing for Shabbat presents a model for getting more out of life’s experiences by maximizing the effort we invest into shaping them.
3. THE GIFT OF LOVE
The light of the Shabbat candles and heightened spiritual awareness on Shabbat illuminates the need to value the uniqueness of others and to invest in family and interpersonal relationships. This lesson outlines a clear roadmap for how to approach conflict resolution.
4. THE GIFT OF PLEASURE
In this time of great bounty, we have never found it harder to negotiate moderation with healthy pleasure. Shabbat’s definition of holiness is a prototype for how to synthesize spirituality and enjoyment.
5. THE GIFT OF PURPOSE
Shabbat offers a transcendent frame of mind to objectively evaluate our work and add meaningful focus to our pursuit of a satisfying career. Shabbat’s neat construct of thirty-nine creative activities offers a framework to define a life of purposeful accomplishment.
6. THE GIFT OF EVERY MOMENT
From the multisensory experience of Havdalah, we learn how to introduce serenity into the chaotic moments. By identifying the spirituality within the mundane, we transform our week into one that is entirely Shabbat.