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 JLIC Weekly Torah Study Opportunities

Spring Semester 2014

 

 

MONDAYS

 

4:10 - 4:50PM: Men's Maharal: Gevurot Hashem

Rabbi Robby Charnoff, JLIC Educator

Hillel Beit Midrash

Join us as we draw back the curtain to reveal the depths of the Exodus!

The Maharal, one of the greatest Jewish philosophers of all time, critically

examines the process of yetziat Mitzrayim in ways that will change how 

you view all of Sefer Shemot. This chaburah is also an excellent opportunity

to prepare for Pesach and learn engaging divrei Torah to share at the Seder.

 

4:50 - 5:30PM: Women's Netivot Shalom - Essence of Purim

Rabbi Robby Charnoff, JLIC Educator

Hillel Beit Midrash

Take your simcha to a whole new level as we delve into the essence of Purim!

Netivot Shalom is a modern classic in Chassidic thought, bringing down beautiful,

enlivening ideas on the most fundamental aspects of our faith while always tying

them back to practical service of G-d. Whether you are looking for deep insights into

Purim, religious growth, or a way to uplift your holiday celebration, this is the 

chaburah for you! 

 

   

TUESDAYS 

 

1:00 - 1:20PM: Pre-Mincha Power Halacha!

Rabbi Robby Charnoff, JLIC Educator

Hillel Beit Midrash

We are currently learning bottom line hilchot Purim, including Ta'anit

Esther, matanot l'evyonimmishloach manotseudas Purim, dressing up 

on Purim, and mikrah Megillah! Be prepared for Purim this year with just 20

minutes before davening Mincha on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

 

 

WEDNESDAYS 

  

 

2:30 - 3:00PM: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives - Rav Hirsch on the Parsha

Shoshana Charnoff, JLIC Educator

Hillel Beit Midrash

The writings of Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch are as relevant today as they were 

when he composed them in the 1800s. Rav Hirsch is unique among Torah

commentators in that his reflections on the Torah text deal with the Jew in the

Modern World. Join us each week as we study his innovative commentary on the

Parsha in it's English translation from the original German. 

 

3:10 - 4:00PM: Men's Mishnah Brurah: Hilchot Tefillah

Rabbi Robby Charnoff, JLIC Educator

Hillel Beit Midrash

In this chaburah, we will be exploring the many intricate nuances of hilchot tefillah

by learning an average of two pages of Shulchan Aruch, Rama, and Mishnah Brurah

b'chevruta inside the text during each session. Rabbi Charnoff will be available during

the chaburah for assistance and to discuss issues that come up in the learning. At the

end of each session, we will gather together as a group and fully clarify what the

bottom line is halacha l’ma’aseh. Over the course of this semester, you will gain a

strong familiarity and comfort level with the Mishnah Brurah as well as have a stong

knowledge base of hilchot tefillah.

 

 

THURSDAYS

 

11:15AM - 12:00PM: Women's Netivot Shalom - Parsha

Rabbi Robby Charnoff, JLIC Educator

Hillel Beit Midrash

Explore the parsha in a whole new light! Netivot Shalom is a modern classic in

Chassidic thought, bringing down beautiful, enlivening ideas on the weekly Torah

portion while always tying them back to practical service of G-d. Whether you are

looking for deep insights into the Torah, religious growth, or something amazing to

say at the Shabbat table, this is the chaburah for you!

 

1:00 - 1:20PM: Pre-Mincha Power Halacha!

Rabbi Robby Charnoff, JLIC Educator

Hillel Beit Midrash

We are currently learning bottom line hilchot Purim, including Ta'anit

Esther, matanot l'evyonimmishloach manotseudas Purim, dressing up 

on Purim, and mikrah Megillah! Be prepared for Purim this year with just 20

minutes before davening Mincha on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

 

3:10 - 4:00PM: Men's Mishnah Brurah: Hilchot Tefillah

Rabbi Robby Charnoff, JLIC Educator

Hillel Beit Midrash

In this chaburah, we will be exploring the many intricate nuances of hilchot tefillah

by learning an average of two pages of Shulchan Aruch, Rama, and Mishnah Brurah

b'chevruta inside the text during each session. Rabbi Charnoff will be available during

the chaburah for assistance and to discuss issues that come up in the learning. At the

end of each session, we will gather together as a group and fully clarify what the

bottom line is halacha l’ma’aseh. Over the course of this semester, you will gain a

strong familiarity and comfort level with the Mishnah Brurah as well as have a stong

knowledge base of hilchot tefillah.

 

4:40 - 5:25PM: Derech Hashem II - Philosophical Constructs of Reality

Rabbi Robby Charnoff, JLIC Educator

Hillel Beit Midrash

Derech Hashem, the classic work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, is

considered by many to be the most comprehensive, expansive, and methodical work

on the totality of Jewish thought. Through the text, we will cover many exciting

topics, including: What we can and cannot know about God, the purpose of Creation,

Man's role in the world, the nature of Good and Evil, and the spiritual super-structure

of reality. This shiur will be an in depth, careful, textual analysis and discussion.

Text will be provided in both the original Hebrew and in English translation.

  

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Ateret-JLIC Classes: Fall 2013

 

Ateret at Queens College Hillel is designed to give women on college campuses the opportunity to continue serious Torah study! Classes are taught on an advanced level and focus on areas generally not covered in Yeshiva High Schools or Israeli Seminaries. Emphasis is placed upon accumulation of Jewish knowledge. Textual skills are used extensively in the learning process. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

 

Note: There is a no longer a cost for these classes!

 

Please contact Mrs. Yaffa Moskowitz at ymoskowitz@kesharim.org for more information.

 

Overview of Sifrei Nach

Mondays, 12:15 - 1:15PM

Powdermaker Hall, Room 110

Mrs. Elisheva Liss, JLIC-Ateret

This unique course seeks to explore a little bit about each sefer in Nach through a

broad lens. Most people, even those who are learned, can easily go their whole lives

without even touching on some of the sefarim contained in our core scripture. In this

course, the goal is for each class to be dedicated to learning about one (sometimes

even two) of these 24 books, so that by the end of the year, students will have a

working knowledge of the relevant biographical and historical backgrounds,

summaries, and overarching haskafic messages of each sefer. 

 

Unearthing Hidden Layers: Text, Theme and Structure in the Book of Genesis

Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15PM

Powdermaker Hall, Room 110

Rabbi Mordechai Kraft, JLIC-Ateret

Through a careful study of Torah texts, particularly focusing on the story lines in the

book of Genesis, we will uncover hidden layers of meaning in stories and episodes

with which we are most familiar. When one reads a text carefully, a multitude of

questions arise. Together, as a group, we will search to locate the difficulties the text

poses, and ultimately unearth the Torah's hidden gems. 

 

 

 

Searching for a class on a topic that you don’t see above? Learning opportunities don’t fit your schedule? Please contact your JLIC Educators with any and all questions, comments and requests! We are here for you!

Rabbi Robby Charnoff: JLICRabbi@QCHillel.org

Shoshana Charnoff: SCharnoff@QCHillel.org