JLI Semesters – 5781


Season

Course Topics

Starts Week of

Ends Week of


Fall

Secrets of the Bible

Nov 1
14 Cheshvan

Dec 6

20 Kislev


Winter

Journey of the Soul

Jan 31

18 Shevat

Mar 7
23 Adar


Spring

Era of Mashiach

April 25
13 Iyar

May 30 
19 Sivan




Course Descriptions

Fall: Secrets of the Bible

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This course was scheduled to run last year, but by overwhelming affiliate consensus was postponed. This course explores key stories of the Chumash—e.g., chet etz hadaas, Yosef and his brothers, and Korach’s rebellion—uncovering their mystical significance as well as their practical applications for daily life in the here and now. Based on Chassidus, and the Rebbe’s works in particular, the lessons of this course demonstrate how the many details, questions, and mysterious twists in these iconic narratives are resolved by viewing them through the lens of the “soul of Torah.”

Revisit six seemingly absurd stories you likely remember from Hebrew school. Uncover their hidden themes and eye-opening insights into the mysteries of life. ~ What is the deeper meaning behind these stories?

~ How did they shape the Jewish worldview?
~ What wisdom do they hold for you today?
Sign up for a thought-provoking experience, sure to deepen your understanding of Judaism and enrich your life! 

More info here 


Winter: Journey of the Soul

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This course—which we are working on getting approved for accreditation for mental health and medical practitioners—is a revised and enhanced version of the bestselling course by the same title that JLI ran in 2015. The course discusses life and afterlife, burial and grave visitation, heaven and hell, reincarnation, shiva and grief, and more. The course provides a comforting perspective on the neshamah’s transition to the next world—with emphasis on how this perspective impacts our choices and priorities here in this world. We hope to repeat the success of last time around, when most affiliates saw record enrollment.

Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?

 

- Is there really a “better” place after this one?
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?

 

At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing.

It’s a journey we all take, and it’s yours to explore this winter.

More info here 

 


Spring: Era of Mashiach 

This course is timed for release thirty years following the historic sichah of 28 Nisan, 5751, and the subsequent sichos during that spring and summer in which the Rebbe highlighted the importance of learning inyanei geulah. The course sets for itself a formidable objective: to take a topic that to the average person is fantasy and irrelevant, and to make it real and highly pertinent. This course aims to educate about inyanei ge’ulah uMashiach, but more than that, to shift people’s conceptions in this area so that the subject becomes relatable and meaningful.

 

Register at www.myJLI.com or on our site